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i in Priscilla Maren Tips on Avoiding Trauma Over a Lost Toy Daddy." Iht, Susie. Sleep tight." ;usie starts up the stairs and remembers: "Wait, Mommy. I Teddy." looks around for him. have you seen Teddy?" helps her look, No Teddy. look on the couch, behind the chair, under the table, on the ir of the coat closet. Mommy rles downstairs and helps in the Still no Teddy. Susie starts says that maybe Teddy dropped when they were carry- things in from the car. He goes and looks in the car and under car. Susie and Mommy follow and look along the walk, in the in front of the porch, on the r,h, and in the entryway. No Susie breaks out crying in "We'll find him in the morn- I'm sure," Mommy tells her. can take Funny Bunny to bed 1 you. He's soft and cuddly." "No!" Susie weeps even louder. "1 Teddy!" Idy says, "1'11 keep looking for art, but it's dark out- and hard to see things. In the rning we'll all look and I bet we'll him. won't accept this. "1 want now! You know I can't go to Without Teddy. We have to for him until we find him. Get big flashlight. Daddy. Mommy, my little flashlight? We have ik for Teddy." all search, but no Teddy be found. Finally Susie gives up Weeps hopelessly. Daddy rocks and tells her that tonight he will to be her Teddy. He carries up to her bed and lies down be- her, patting her gently and her hair as she cries herself Many of us have suffered, like sie, When we lost a beloved toy or doll. And many of us who Parents have had to try to com- a child who is grieving for a lost favorite toy, What have you done to help your children cope with their loss? What did your parents do to help you? What do you think Susie's parents should do if Teddy never shows up in spite of all their searching? I would love to hear from you, whether you are a child or an adult. Write to me in care of the Hunterdon Democrat, Box 32, Flemington O8822. Perhaps a column quoting some of your ideas on how to handle the loss of a favorite toy would be a help to other parents and children facing this situation. Something To Do Try this game of make believe. Pretend that you are tired and have to take a nap. Tell your child that you hope there won't be any loud noise that will wake you up. Pretend to go to sleep, perhaps murmuring how nice and quiet it is. Your child will (with a hint or two from you) make a noise, and you will "wakeup," surprised, and ask the child, "Did you hear a noise?" or "What in the world was that?" Then you'll go back to "sleep," your child will make a noise, you'll "wake up" surprised again, and so on. Continue as long as you both are having fun. Something to Make You can make stand-up toy ani- mals quickly and easily if you have some heavy paper or light card- board, scissors, and clip-type clothespins --two per animal. Draw the side-view outline of an animal; dogs, horses, sheep, or ele- phants are easiest to start with. It doesn't have to look perfect, just as long as it has a body and a head. It should be between five and seven inches long. Cut it out, minus the legs, and let your child clip the clothespins on for legs. As soon as you stand it up, it will take on character and seem almost to have come to life! Your child can decorate the animal's body on both sides, using crayons or making pens. Older children can make these animals without help, once you've shown them how. Shannon Sprague Is Fair's Queen Shannon Leigh Ann Sprague of White Sulphur Springs is the official hostess for the 66th annual State Fair of West Virginia, August 10-18, according to Lynne Smith, publicity director. Miss Sprague was named "Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals" during the association's annual convention and pageant held in Charleston earlier this year. She represented the Dan- delion Festival of White Sulphur Springs. She was among 56 con- testants competing for the title of queen. The final decision was made upon the contestants personal inter- view, sportswear, evening gown competition, poise, appearance, personality, intelligence, and inter- view in front of an audience. Miss Sprague is a 1990 graduate of Greenbrier East high School in Fairlea. At East she was president of the Weight Lifting Club, delegate of the Student Council, and member of the marketing Club. She will be attending Lynchburg College this fall where she will major in Art. She is the daughter of Jesse and Patricia Sams of White Sulphur Springs. Among the scheduled activities for her visit to the fair are the morn- ing cattle judging sessions, arts'a'nd crafts demonstrations, harness rac- ing, horse shows, and top name en- tertainment for the grandstand. Miss Sprague will join Governor Caperton on August 16, Governor's and West Virginia Day. "1 am looking forward to being hostess of the State Fair of West Virginia and would like to invite ev- eryone to come and enjoy a 'Tradi- tion of People and Pride' August 10- 18," stated Miss Sprague. The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 26, 1990 5B Performing Artist Directory Seeks State Names To List The West Virginia Theatre Con- ference (WVTC) has received a grant from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Commission to de- velop a "West Virginia Performing Artists Register." The register will be a spiral-bound directory of state per- forming artists. West Virginia actors, singers, dancers and radio talent 18 years and older are invited to be listed. The WVTC is a non-profit organi- zation and has been the official state theater association for over 15 years. Its board members represent university and college theater de- partments, community theaters and children theater groups, as well as state professional theater and sec- ondary school theater programs. "For some time, it has been ap- parent producers and directors in a variety of media often search for tal- ent and the lack of a centralized source or register often forces them to go outside the state for actors. The WVTC is committed to helping all performing artists in West Vir- ginia. The publication of a register is a project the WVTC has been inter- ested in for some time," David Wohl, WVTC spokesman, said. The register will consist of black and white photos and brief resumes of approximately 200 performing art- ists throughout the state. "It will be made available to all state media agencies, film producers, video pro- duction companies and public rela- tions firms. The new State Film De- velopment Office will also encour- age out-of-state producers to utilize the directory," Dr Wohl said. "The cost is $10 per listing. Par- ticipants will be listed in the directory for one year and will have the option of renewing their listing at the end of that year. Publication of the first edi- tion is scheduled for this coming fall," Dr Wohl added. Performers interested in being listed in the reg- ister, or those needing further infor- mation, may contact Dr David Wohl at West Virginia State College, (304) 766-3195. New Chairs Given Hospital Barbara Shaper Receives Award Greenbrier East Reunion News In ceremonies recently held in Le- wisburg at ABB Process Analyt- ics, Barbara Shaper, Supervisor of Material Administration re- ceived her 15 year Service Award from John Barnes, Manager of Materials. Process Analytics is a unit of Asea Brown Boveri Inc., a Stamford, Connecticut based company. ABB acquired Combus- tion Engineering in January and is part of the ABB Group, which has 215,000 employees world- wide. Greenbrier East High School, Class of 1980, will hold its ten-year reunion the weekend of July 27, 28 and 29. The schedule of events for the three days is: Friday, Registra- tion, 8 p.m., Camp Wood Complex at Alvon. Saturday, Registration, 6 p.m., Brier Inn Motel Jn Lewisburg; 7 p.m., class picture; 7:30 p.m., din- ner; 8 p.m., program; 9 p.m. dance. Anyone interested in attending the dance only may enter at 9 p.m. with a $3 cover charge. No one un- der 21 will be admitted. Sunday's registration will be at 11:30 a.m. at the school stadium, picnic at noon. In case of rain on Sunday, report to the cafeteria for registration, with activities following in the gym. Isabel Holt presents sleeper chairs to Pediatrics' Division at Fairlea hospital. The Voluntary Auxiliary of Hu- mana HospitaI-Greenbrier Valley re- cently purchased and presented to the Pediatric Department five reclin- ing sleeper chairs. "The chairs are very practical. They easily adjust into upright, lounge and sleep positions. These chairs will facilitate mothers who wish to stay with their children who are pediatric patients," according to Volunteer President Isabel Holt. 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