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Signs . . . ~' is pleased with the new "cav- Ours" signs• "We took pictures the commercial caverns signs Interstate 81 in Virginia and them to the governor's of- I'm glad to see the sngns up I. Our business picked up al- ;las soon as they were installed• of our visitors have told us the signs on the inter- Blake, owner of Lost World near Lewisburg, was not so "These signs get people off awrong exit to visit Lost World," "When you get people off and they see no other directing them to the attrac- attitude, when they finally is not going to be the lan Cave is approximately miles from the Hart's Run e via Routes 60 and 63 at Several signs along U. S. Harrs Run and Caldwell pro- to the cave. Travel- 1.64 at HaWs Run en • =to Lost World, however, must )n • • • Continued from Page 1-A which is paid for by the indi- department has two Ad- Life Support-equipped am- They also have a rescue in which they carry some of in equipment such as the of Life." "All equipment pur- by the department is pur- with money from the sub- lion plan, donations and very ) from state and local agen- according to Lisa Ballard, for the fire depart- does the plan work? All in the Alderson service ar- Will get a subscription plan on- in the mail. To join the plan out the information sheet Is enclosed with the plan and $10 per person in your for each person you want covered and return them in Pre-addressed envelope pro- Ballard said. You or another covered mem- taken to the hospital for an your insurance will be If your insurance doesn't pay amount of the bill you will not for the remainder if a subscriber. Most insur- do not pay 100 per cent and way is there to cover for the remaining 20-30 per Ballard said. You did not get a subscription in the mail, and you live the Alderson service area, Lisa Ballard, 445-2531; Kyle, 4457897; or Jackie 445-2729. hope you never need our but remember we are here We need your support," Ms COncluded. Continued from Page 1-A 7 travel approximately eight miles through Catdwell and Lewisburg via Route 60 and Fairview Road. Lost World has no directional signs at the Hart's Run exit. "It takes a tot of red tape and an incredible amount of expense to put up signs along a U. S. highway any more," Mr Blake said. Eastbound motorists on 1-64 who exit at Hart's Run must back- track to a point one mile from the Lewisburg exit, which they pass be- fore reaching the Hart's Run exit. "Virginia has put up signs for many commercial caverns along Interstate 81," Mr Blake said. "They provide signs for Endless. Luray, Shenandoah, and other caverns, and they seem to have had no prob- lem at all with that." "As a matter of fact," he conhn- ued, "When the DOH put up the WVSOM sign near the Lewisburg exLL we asked to be the next to be considered for a sign. Then, the next thing you know, they put up a sign for the Lewisburg Historic Dis- trict. We've been working since 1983 for a sign there--and now they put up this one at the Hart's Run interchange. The state has confused the tourist for years. After all our ef- forts going nowhere, I'm just getting to the point I don't care that much anymore." • • • Continued from Page 1-A the surrounding area, according to Dr Ripley. "Lack of support caused the school to be sold in 1872 to a cooperative group, which re-opened the school as the West Virginia Fe- male Seminary," Dr Ripley says. It was operated under the auspices of the Methodist Church until 1876, when it was sold to Cabell Johnson and re-named Johnson Female Col- lege. It functioned under that name and ownership for 12 years. Following its closing in 1888, the building was neglected. "In his ob- servations of Union in 1894, John Frances wrote about the buitding's being dilapidated and said he won- dered if anything would happen to bring it back to its former useful con- dition," Dr Ripley says. W. B. Morton bought the building at the turn of the century, renovated it, and turned it into a residence. At that time the double portico which stands today was added onto the front. The building served as a store in later years, and again as a private home. It was owned by Paul Chris- tensen from 1982 until 1989, when he deeded it to the J. Kennedy Craig Trust of Chattanooga, Ten- nessee. By Jonathan Wright Three recommendations from the White Sulphur Springs Recreation Committee were brought before the City Council at its regular monthly meeting June 11. Council member Michael Hager, who heads the community group, presented the items to the Council. The committee recommends the City try tO acquire ownership of White Sulphur Springs Junior High School for civic activities upon its closing in 1991 or 1992. The closing is due to the Board of Education's plans to consolidate six junior high schools in eastern Greenbrier County. The Committee also recom- mends Dry Creek be included in the Howard's Creek Watershed Project. The project is still in the planning stages and is expected to be com- pleted in the mid-1990's. It is funded by federal, state, and city momes• The third recommendation is that the City initiate a voluntary program to raise additional money for recrea- tion and beautification• Under the plan, citizens would voluntarily round up their utility bill payments to the next dollar. The extra money would be put into a special fund for the work. The Council discussed the pro- posals and will consider for possible future action. In other business, the Council voted to allow city softball teams us- ing the Memorial Park ballfield to in- clude participants from other com- munities. The new arrangement will be on a trial basis. City softball teams use the field three nights per week. The Council voted to raise water deposits for new customers from the current $30 to $50. It was an- nounced that property owners are no longer ultimately responsible for their tenants' delinquent wa!er bills, a result of action taken by the Coun- cil at a previous meeting. Two appli- cations for door-to-door solicitation licenses were rejected by the Coun- cil. They included Charleston News- paper Company, which had asked for a license to solicit new subscrib- ers, and Southwestern Book Com- pany, which wished to sell children's books• The next meeting of the Council will be July 9, 7 p.m., at City Hall. Holliday's Greenhouse South Ronceverte Bedding Plants 1/2 price Hanging Baskets $2 $3 & $5 If you like the Mountain Messenger Please thank our advertisers Bung 8 In stock 4x2 P/U's (only 2 left 6 in sto 6 In stock MR 2's 2 in Tercels 7 in stock Runners ( 4 in stock) Previa ( 2 in stock in Today and You'll Love The Deal Too! 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Mr Boone responded, "We want to do our part in helping fight cancer, and we feel this was a good way to help people become more aware of what can be done." Swimwear Sale Ladies Swimwear reg. $28.00 to $55.00 SALE $16.77 t/O $32.97 Men's Swimwear reg. $10.00 to $18.00 SALE $6.97 tO $1 2.57 .Fede ted r Cir. L. . , Lewl burg, W /24901 Phone: 645-1944 The Messenger Means o iii John D. Longanacre HELP THE WIDOW THROUGH 6.8.E£.8.TA6_ The newly widowed (or "widow- ed") progresses through several emo- tional stages during mourning. 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