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lore Letters... I Dear Editor: ~The third annual Mother's Day [ke Trek to benefit research and Jkucational programs to fight lung in West Virginia was a huge Jccess thanks in great part to the !forts of the Eastern Greenbrier Sixty bikers enjoyed the 90-mile ek from Whittaker Station at Cass Organ Cave while raising nearly in pledges for the American ung Association of West Virginia. Jaycees assisted with much refreshments along the in Greenbrier County, dinner at Anthony and a picnic lunch at irgan Cave. Along the way they rovided transportation for tired but most of all their warm ielcome coming out of Droop tunnel was inspiration for and sagging spirits. The ALAWV would especially like recognize the following Jaycees their volunteer efforts: Brian Doug Honaker, Mike Moore, Lewis, Jeff Steele, Mike Dixon, ret Dotson. chairman, G. P. Matt Tuckwiller, Kyle Jones, Keith McCormick, Lowell Larry Napier. 7 \ Jo Coniinued From Pg. 4-A Also a special thanks to the Tele- phone Pioneers who hosted the event at Cass, George and Lee Sively hosts at Organ Cave: and to the local sponsors who supported the Jaycees: Bill Lewis Motors, Bowling's Hardware, Griffith-Bryant Ford, First National Bank in Roncev- erte, Greenbrier Valley Bank, Bank of White Sulphur Springs, C. W. Lewis, One Valley Bank. True Value Home Center. Our sincere thanks from the Lung Association and all the trekkers. With your community's support, we are making plans to make next year's Mother's Day Bike Trek big- ger and better. Yours Truly, Lucian N. Schrader Director of Development American Lung Assoc. of W. Va. Charleston Dear Editor: Two legislative actions during the past year will have considerable im- pact on the availability and delivery of mental health services for West Virginians. One occurred in Char- leston while the other happened in Washington. The West Virginia Legislature enacted legislation effecting Blue Cross,Blue Shield of West Virginia whereby licensed psychologists are now included as approved providers for any policy that offers benefits for mental or nervous disorders. Previ- ously only psychiatrists were reim- bursed in West Virginia. Senator Tom Hawse (Hardy County) spon- sored and championed this legisla- tion because two-thirds of all West Virg~nla counties do not have psy- chiatrists living within them, while psychologists are much more preva- lent throughout the state and espe- cially in rural areas. Also, psycholo- gists' services are typically less ex- penswe. Over in Washington, DC, Con- gress recently modified the Medi- care system and in doing so, adopted legislation sponsored by Senator Jay Rockefeller. Effective July 1, 1990, Medicare will now re- rmburse for the services of clinical psychologists in all settings-inpa- tient, outpatient, nursing homes, etc. Th~s action dramatically increases the availability of mental health serv- ices to our nation's elderly, but es- pecially so in rural states like West Virginia. now our nation's elderly urn have alternatives so as to choose the treatments and providers of their choice and will no longer be forced to drive extended distances to ob- tain mental health services. While most of the recent stones about West Virginia have dealt with negative and embarrassing Issues, I believe there is another, often less published, part of West Virginia poli- tics. Namely, where legislators like Senator Hawse and Senator Rockefeller introduce, advocate and succeed in enacting legislation that benefits thousands of their constitu- ents. I just thought this was some- thing of which readers in our state should be made aware. Sincerely, Thomas C. Stein President, West Virginia Psychological Association Charleston IIIIIIII Dear Editor: Three months ago, on April 16, I was in Lewisburg to invite my oppo- nent in the 1990 Congressional election, Harley O. Staggers, Jr., to participate in a debate in Greenbrier County. The West Virginia Daily News has agreed to be the nonparti- san sponsor. The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 26, 1990 5A Although I have not personally heard from my opponent, I under- stand that he will not schedule a de- bate until late October because of "Congressional duties," As many voters know, Congress is in recess for the month of August. During this time virtually every member of Con- gress goes back to his or her district to meet with constituents and cam- paign. For this reason, I think August would be an ideal time for Mr Stag- gers and myself to meet in Lewis- burg and discuss the issues impor- tant to the voters of Greenbrier County. Several voters in Greenbrier County have expressed interest in the debate. A debate will provide us with an excellent opportunity to dis- cuss important issues which con- cern the future of West Virginia. Therefore, I again invite Mr Stag- gers to join me in a forum for the benefit of the voters. But let's make it sooner rather than later so every- one can benefit. For the future of West Virginia, Oliver Luck Morgantown Greenbrier School Personnel Changes Greenbrier County Board of Edu- cation Personnel changes 1990-91 Session include: Resignations: Con- nie Burgess, Cheerleader Sponsor, Greenbrier West, effective 7/17/90; None~te Cosgrove, Vocational Home Economics Teacher, Half- time, Greenbrier West; Half-time, Rainelle Junior, effective 7/5/90; Jennifer Curry, Cheerleader Spon- sor, Renick Junior High, effective 6/ 30/90: Larry Price, Teacher,\ PE/ Health/Soc. Studies, Renick,Jr High, effective 8/2/90; James Williams, Elementary Teacher, Lewisburg In- termediate, effective 7/3/90; Gary C. Beverage, Teacher (Voc.) Electron- ics, Greenbrier East, effective 7/14/ 90; John Michael Surber, Teacher (Drop-out Prevention), Itinerant, Western End, Football Coach, White Sulphur junior High, effective 8/10/ 90: Susan Surber-Legg, Teacher, Sp. Ed., (MI/SLD/BD), Alderson Elem., Girls' Basketball Coach, White Sulphur Springs Junior High, effective 8/15/90. Employment of Professional Per- sonnel on Permit for the 1990-91 School Year; Kara Bowles, Karen Erskine, Arlene Fitzwater, Genevieve Friedman, Margaret Golden, Nila Golden, Alfina Holden, James Kent King, Stephen Lytle, Rovena Nicely, Donna Nickeil, Nancy Osborne, Jennifer Taylor, Connie Viers, Joseph Vincent, John Wilcox, Patricia Withrow, Carol Workman. Extra Curricular Contract for 1990-91 School Year: Lawrence Smead, Assistant Football Coach, Greenbrier East. Abolishment of Position -- Effec- tive 8/24/90: Coordinator of Text- books and Curriculum Materials, ,Driver Education, Title IX and Test- ing. Placement of Employees from the 1989-900 Termination List: Sue Curley, Teacher, Transitional Gr. 2, Lewisburg Elem.; Ann Rapp, Teacher, Split Grade 2/3, Crichton Elm.; Darlene Richmond, Teacher, Transitional Gr. 4, Lewisburg Etem. Approval for Out-of-field Authori- zation: Jonathan Averilt, Teacher, Spanish, Greenbrier East. Employments: Sharon Byers, Teacher, Adult Basic Education, Daytime, (Part- time, four (4) days per week, 20 hours teaching, 5 hours preparation time). Position contingent upon suffi- cient program enrollment. Effective 7/30/90 through 6/30 91. Salina Butler, Teacher, After School Remedial Program, Lewis- burg Junior High. Employment: One (1) hour per day for a total of 100 days, three or four days weekly. Sal- ary: $13 per hour, effective Septem- ber, 1990. Elba Coulter, Jr, Custodian III, Lewisburg Elementary. Hours: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Employment: 12 Calen- dar Months, effective 7/18/90. Donna Nickell, Teacher, After School Remedial Program, Lewis- burg Junior high. Employment: One (1) hour per day for a total of 100 days, three or four days weekly. Sal- ary: $13 per our, effective Septem- ber 1990. Jack Persinger, Custodian III, Frankford Elementary, Hours: 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Employment: 12 Cal- endar Months, effective 8t6/90. Delford Walkup, Bus Operator, Western End. Governor's Summer Youth Enhancement Program, ef- fective 7//18/90. Sarah Umberger, Teacher, After School Remedial Program, Lewis- burg Junior .High. Employment: One (1) hour per day for a total of 100 days, three or four days weekly. Sal- on/: $13 per hour, effective Septem- ber, 1990. Service Personnel to Receive Probationary Contract for 1990-91 School Year: Elba Coulter, Jr and Jack Persin- With an all-new 25,000 sq. ft. Super Store, John W. Eye Furnitureland combines their new concept and pleasurable environment along with the areas best product and best prices to say "Nothing Is Impossible". * Although still under construction come in and see us. ger. Requested Transfers: Susan Harvey, from: Aide, Sp. Ed. (Classroom/Bus), Lewisburg El. To: Aide, Kindergarten (Half-time), Ronceverte El., effective 8/27/90. Connie Viers, from: Teacher, Spe- cial Educ. (MItSLD/BD), Crichton Elem/Junior High to: Teacher, Spe- cial Educ. (MI/SLD/BD, Smoot Elem/ Junior High, effective 8/27/90. Create New Positions - Effective 7/17/9O One (1) Half-time Kindergarten Teacher, Alderson Elementary One (1) Half-time Kindergarten Aide, Alderson Elementary. W COMPANY e Local Bank Financing Layaway [ West Virginia's Largest and Finest ] 219 North J Selection of Fine Quality Brand Name 756 N. Jefferson St. , | Merchandise J Lewisburg, WV 645-2100 I_= 300 Industrial Dr. I" Beckley 255-0508 Accepted