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IOA The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 12, 1990 Helen Woodward Anyone who spends a lengthy amount of time in Florida or other tropical or semi-tropical zones soon learns to recognize the flower of the hibiscus. This very distinctive flower normally comes in yellow, red or pink, has five petals converging on a dark center with a long pistil and clustered stamen. When traveling to more central and northern zones close observation of hollyhocks, rose of Sharon and the wild mallow flowers bring to mind the same hi- biscus look. Perhaps they are re- lated? In checking herbals we soon dis- cover there are over 200 species of hibiscus alone. Either cultivated, hy- brid or wild, all are members of the malvaceae, or mallow family. On checking into this family the similari- ties noted with various northern Iook-alikes do include hollyhocks, rose of sharon and wild mallow as members of the same plant family Besides the similar flowering habits, typical features of these plants in- clude a basically sharply-lobed and irregularly toothed leaf, similar to a maple tree leaf. Color variations be- yond the pink and yellow shade nor- mally come from hybridization. Al- though these plants may not be easy to recognize when they are not blooming, any familiarity with the plant creates thoughts of recognition to the family when they are in bloom. Once recognized and re- membered, the nature of these plants creates a warm welcome of continuity, enjoyment and peace. Maybe innate thoughts resurge in our minds as we place this plant in our memory banks. Besides their beauty, all mallow plants have medicinal qualities. Their ability to soothe irritated tissue makes them a favorite choice for coughs and colds and other irrita- tions of the respiratory system. Hi- biscus tea, full of Vitamin C, can be found in many markets. From the mucilaginous root of the most common plant, marshmallow, althaea officinalis (malvaceae), the confection marshmallows is made. Originally the roots were soaked in a little water for about half an hour. The bark or outside skin was re- moved and the remaining parts were finely chopped, placed in a jar with water to cover, until a sticky paste formed. After flavoring with honey or orange the marshmallows were then divided into pieces and dusted with powdered sugar. The tasty confec- tion was also a preventative medi- cine. Today the sweet confection is made from corn syrup, gelatin, sugar and starch and bears no natu- ral relationship to its original "roots." Our Home: West Virginia '1"here's No Place Like It~ III II J You are cordially invited to for an exclusive showing of West Virginia's own MR. BRIAN VAN NOSTRAND'S exquisite pottery By Jonathan Wright Two sites of numerous traffic ac- cidents are undergoing renovation by the Department of Highways (DOH) approximately one mile north of Union on U.S. 219. The project is being funded by $140,000 recently appropriated by the DOH. According to Monroe County Highway Supervisor Junior Porter- field, the work is expected to be completed by late autumn. "This work has been needed for years," he said. "We're really happy the money finally came through to get this done." Highway crews are working on both curves simultaneously. One is at the intersection of U.S. 219 and Hiltsdale Toll Gate Road, where the curve will be straightened several feet to the west. "We will eliminate two turns by doing the work," Mr Porterfield said. "This has been a pretty mean intersection over the years. Drivers coming off of the Toll Gate Road have had very limited sight distance there, especially look- ing to the south for oncoming traffic. JIM McCUTCHEON, Managing Agent SPECIALISTS IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR BROCHURES & INFORMATION Williamsburg Takes High They've been able to see only 50 to 60 feet at the most, so it will be much safer." Sergeant Charles Mitchem of the State Highway Patrol in Union said the intersection has been the site of several accidents. Monroe County Sheriff Elmer Gatford said, "This will really help It's been a very danger- ous area for many years, especially when the roads have been been wet." Local officials have pointed to the other project site, about one-fourth mile south of the Hillsdale Foil Gate Road intersection, as one of the sharpest turns on U.S. 219 between Lewisburg and Peterstown. To straighten the curve, a 25-foot-deep hollow in the new route will be filled in. The Williamsburg Voluntet cue Squad has completed a Emergency Medical Course. All members of the are now Red Cross Certified die Pulmonary Resusci (C.P.R.). The squad wishes gratulate twelve members now Nationally Certified Em~ Medical Technicians (E.M.T. Ervin, Nora Judy, Ellen McCoy, Howard Schoonn Carolyn Stephens, Peter Suzie Stidom, Mickey Linda Vincent, Rick Winfre Gaither Williams. Since receiving their ct tions, the squad has won place trophy in The River Festival Emergency System Competition in the Life Support, Ambulance The squad was also ter of commendation from liamsburg Health Clinic for pert handling of a head tient injured in a logging The entire squad all other squads, individuals who lent help port. . ALLE Your Automotive Su one o PAYMENT BUYER OR LOWEST BOTTOM pound ~ fish t LINE BUYER- ALLEGHANY MOTORS IS THE e.ul ---- ~ at you' PLACE TO BUY YOUR NEXT CAR OR TRUCK. :ese r, b 1990 4 Dr. ' ' i Cavalier V.L. 1990 4 Dr. Cavaher w th rear w ndow defogge! 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