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4B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 19, 1990 By Helen W. Searle SAINT ARSENIUS, MONK There is a saying, "you don't have to tell everything you know." Sometimes we think we have to do this to appear up-to-date, smart, and knowledgeable when actually we need to learn to listen and perhaps, say less, Arsenius was born in Rome and lived for 95 years between the Fourth and Fifth Centuries (c.355- c,450). He became a deacon in the Church and later, by the recom len- dation of Pope Saint Damasus, was the tutor of Emperor Theodosisus's sons in Constantinople. His life was one of splendor. He taught the boys well while living in beautifully ap- pointed quarters attended by a host of servants who daily presented him with banquet meals and lavish clothes to wear. After ten years of this luscious life he left for Alexandria. When he heard of the death of Theodosius he joined the desert monks at Skete and became a basic recluse. He even refused an inheritance left him by a senator who was his relative for now he wore the most basic cloth- ing, devoted himself to prayer and practiced the severest of penances. Although he had tremendous com- passion for his fellowman, he actu- ally shunned their company. About 434, barbarous raids forced him to leave this area for the rock of Troe in Memphis. Except for some time spent on the island of Canopus near Alexandria, he remained in Troe for the next ten years until his death. Often surnamed "the Great," Saint Arsenius has left us with 44 maxims and moral anecdotes, each of which demonstrates the shrewd- ness of human nature as learned by the "desert fathers." A prime ex- ample, '1 have often been sorry for having spoken, but never for having held my tongue." (In almost six years of researching and writing about saints this is the first time I have ever come across the state- ment, "He had the gift of tears to a surprising degree.") Saint Arsenius is remembered on July 19. Elizabeth Chapel Bible School To Be Held July 30 to August 3 This year's Vacation Bible School at Elizabeth Chapel United Method- ist Church, July 30 through August 3, will feature Bible games, Bible foods, Bible costumes, Bible crafts and Bible stories. There will be classes for children age three to teens. Sessions will begin at six each evening and end at 8 p.m. The theme for this year's Bible School is "Ways Bible People Lived." All the children's classes will learn about daily life in Bible times. In the process, they will study sev- eral Bible characters, including Ruth, David, Peter and Paul. The youth class, taught by Marl- anne Blakestee, will study daily life in Bible times from an archeological perspective. The adult class, taught by Roger Hodges, will study the geography and history of Bible lands. Elizabeth Chapel is on Green- brier County Road 62. To get there, turn west (toward the new turkey farm) off U. S. 219 at the Organ Cave community, and continue on the paved road for two and one half miles. There is a Bible School sign at the church. To learn more about this Bible School, or to arrange for a ride, con- tact Reverend Mark Flynn at 647- 4504. Tyler David Flack Flacks Have Son: Tyler David Daniel and Brenda Fiack of Le- wisburg announce the birth of their son Tyler David June 23. Tyler weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John Wolff of Blue Anchor, Maryland and Lorraine Rosenthal of Pikesville, Maryland. Paternal grandparents are Fred Flack of Lewisburg and the late Georgia Flack,. Maternal great grandparents are Willis and Fern Oswald of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Paternal great grandparents are Charlie and Sissie Mac Jones of Lewisburg. Ronceverte Gospel . Sing July 21 The Brighter Side Quartet from Belva will sing at Ronceverte Bap- tist, Saturday July 21 at 7 p.m.; Greystone Baptist, Fairlea, July 22 at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.; Lib- erty Baptist, Lewisburg, July 22, 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these sings. 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT Coupe sunroof; aluminum wheels, consolette, cassette with graphic equalizer, Red. 1989 Chevrolet Full-Size Luxury Van raised roof, Teakwood trim power re- clining rear sofa, VCR/TV, power door windows, front & rear air condition, demo ,to ,Ic 1989 Chevrolet H.D. Chassis 4X4 Pickup air, 5.7 litre E. fuel injected V8 engine, HD, auto. trans.. ETR AM/FM/cassette e e SAVE $2,767 was $15,567 Now $12,800 sAve $8,ooo was $29,800 Now $21,800 was $20,695 Now $16,690 SA VE S4,O05 SAVE $2,250 Now $10,650 990 Chevrolet Lumina 4- Door power window & door locks, tilt wheel, 3.1 V6 engine, Red, GM Program Car. ,to ,It ,to 1990 Geo Pri m 4.Door 16 value 4 cyl, engine, 5 spd. trans, air, po~er door locks ETR AM/FM)ILight Blue ,to 5 spd. trans.. 3 cyl. engine. Heartbeat graphics, est. 46 city, 50 highway MPG. ,to 1989 Buick Park Avenue astro roof. memory power seat. remote keyless entry, Prestige pkg.. Twilite sentinel, auto, day/night mirror "1~ Dark Blue, demo with 11,000 miles Meeting Place By Lonnie S. Miles I have a secret meeting place Where all my dreams are filled. I meet my heroe, s of the past, My wandering thoughts are stilled. ,Just off the path, where dogwoods bloom, And screened from sight below; A leafy carpet pads the earth, Where purple blossoms grow. I creep into this little cove, And lay me down to rest; And here come floating down to me, The spirits I love best. I there meet Venus, face to face, her beauty to behold; And all the love she brings to earth Is more than can be told. Here comes Cupid with his smile, Armed with his bow and dart; And all the charm the world could know To break a maiden's heart. Melanie Lynn Fraley Melanie Fraley Jeffery Sheppard Engaged And Aphrodite comes floating down, To stand by Venus' side: And challenge all the love of man, With all her goddess pride. t hear the voice of Echo then; Her face I never see; She floats upon the gentle breeze, And fans her voice to me. And many others I behold, Who gather in this place; But Iris is most beautiful, With color on her face. She brings a message from the gods; And when the words are told, She rides a rainbow to the earth, With pots of gems and gold. Mr and Mrs Howard Fraley, Jr, of White Sulphur Springs, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melanie Lynn to Jeffrey Lee Sheppard, son of Mr and Mrs Roger Sheppard of Lewisburg. Miss Fraley is a 1989 graduate of Greenbrier East High School, at- tended Greenbrier Comrhunity Col- lege, and is employed by Stone & Thomas. Mr Sheppard is a 1988 graduate of Greenbrier East High School, attended Greenbrier Com- munity College, and is employed by Fredrick Schill and Company. Friends and family are invited to attend the open church wedding on August 18 at 7 p.m. at the Emman- uel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs. Golden Anniversary Paul and Belva Rhodes celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary July 1 on the lawn of their home at Dawson. They were honored by more than 100 relatives, friends and neighbors. ~" Mrs Rhodes is the former Belva Faye Walkup. A graduate of Sum- ~" mers County School of Nursing, She is a retired licensed practical ;1~ nurse. ~. Mr Rhodes was employed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad at Rainelle where he retired in July 1981. ]1~ The Rhodes have nine sons, one daughter, 16 grandchildren, and ~l~ two great-grandchildren Livesay Reuni To Be At Bril Members of a family, roots in this country go colonial days, will meet at Inn in Lewisburg, through Saturday, July cording to an by John R. (Bob) Ronceverte, Vice Preside; organization. The Livesay Historical will hold its 34th annual Lewisburg for the first tir~e organizational meeting at in 1957. Officers of the Livesay Society are Richard Norton the, Illinois, President; Nell Sneedville, Tennessee, S Treasurer; Hugh K. lem, Pennsylvania, Scra tor; Virginia Smith, Pennsylvania, Bulletin Edil James J. Livesay, gan, Historian. The Livesay Historical a national, non-profit dedicated to the recording, vation and publishing of the of the family in the United and England. Membership to all descendants who ancestry to England, the spelling of the name Livesays (and variant spellir invited to attend this annu~ ing. The family originated cashire in Northwest Enc name is first found in ear Century England. The ord of Livesays entering County, Virginia was there they moved to tions in Gre~ "We are expecting all parts of the United Australia, England and Livesay said. "We do a ous research but we have fun and fellowship, too. wonderful spirit of family commitment at our The Livesay Historical will be greeted by Mayor at their opening session at July 26 in the Rotary Room Inn. Ask About The Chevy Thunder Promotion Register To Win A Lumina Coupe j was $12,299 Now $9,600 1990 Geo Metro LSL Coupe was $9,101 Now $7,900 1990 Oldsmobile Ninety.eight 4.Door dual power seats. Regency Luxury group, White ~. 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"If at home, leave a recorder and your call turned," Mr Livesay said. Take out a subscription to t Mountain & Glenna Bransford Subscription Sixty Years InState: $I In State Senior Mr and Mrs Earle Bransford were honored on their 60th Wedding An- niversary at their home with an open house reception. Mrs Bransford was the former Glenna Katherine Simmons of Wil- liamsburg. Mr Bransford is retired from the U. S. Department of Agri- culture, ASCS, in Lewisburg. They are the parents of a son John Earl Simmons Bransford of Lewisburg and a daughter, Mrs Dave (Phyllis Anne) Crickenberger of Hiltsboro. They are grandparents of Kristin and John Bransford of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs Larry (Katherine) Ickes of Summersville, Sara Crickenberger of Tacoma, Washington, Joe Crick- enberger of Elkins and Tom Crick- enberger of Hillsboro. 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