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10A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 2, 1990 The Garden Patch Leslie Price Shaver I have tried to be an innovator at gardening this summer instead of a consumer. I have avoided purchas- ing all the delights in the catalogues from statuary to bird baths and houses to bubbling fountains to topi- ary forms to Chippendale planters. Instead of buying a lattice work trel- lis for my vines to grow on I have constructed my own apparatus for climbers out of odds and ends I dis- covered in my basement and ga- rage. At the edge of my patio I up- ended two chimney liners -- i knew there was a reason we had been willing to move these one hundred pound pieces -- and laid a two by four over them to form a shelf. I gathered about twelve assorted sized terracotta pots, some cracked and chipped. I filled each with pot- ting soil. Purchasing potting soil is warranted because regular garden soil is too heavy for container gar- dening. Around the first of May I planted them with nasturtium seeds, morning glory seeds, and sweet peas, all of which I soaked overnight in a cup like my grandfather used to do his dentures. They will sprout more quickly this way. My first batch of seeds were just peeking their green heads out of the dirt when they got killed by a late frost. I re- planted. Next 1 stuck some bamboo stakes across the front of the chim- ney liners so that the tops reached the level of the shelf. I strung green twine around these stakes forming a stairstep of string for my flowers to cling to. The edge of the shelf abuts the side of the house and a gutter so I tied some green twine to lead up the side of the house as well_ Before the plants began their growth the whole arrangement was vary tacky. My children all asked me what in the world were all that string and sticks doing. I told them just to wait and all would be beautiful. Now that summer is in full swing and my sweet peas are trailing their curly vines, my nasturtiums are,cas- cading out of their pots, and my morning glories are beginning their ascent of the guttering, all the string and sticks are invisible. You wouldn't be able to guess that my pots are broken or that they are sit- ting on an old plank instead of a marble shelf because it is all cov- ered in riotous color. Somehow nothing clashes. All of the hues are deep and dramatic, but manage to blend together. The nasturtiums range from crimson to gold, the morning glories are a vibrant blue, and sweet peas trail in a multitude of the palest pink shades to the deepest wine colored to a pure red. The leaves and vines of all three are meshed together so that it is im- possible to tell which flower is springing from which plant. There is only this screen of wonderful trailing, climbing growth and color. I deadhead every morning to in- sure that my homemade trellis will keep on blooming as long as pos- sible. I water it daily since container gardens require more frequent at- tention than beds. Let me assure you it is worth it. I set my coffee mug on the shelf and take a sip every now and then as I work in the postdawn hour. The birds chirp away, the bees and but- terflies begin their fluttering, and I get to watch the light brighten the colors of my flowers climbing in all shades over, under, up, and down the corners of my house. Family Picnic Renick Homemakers held their annual family picnic July 18, at the Renick Park. Members and guests swam, played volleyball and ate. Linda Bare reported on the county council meeting she attended in Lewisburg. Plans were made to meet at 10 a.m. at the Renick Firehouse August 15, to work on the scrapbook; with lunch and the regular meeting to fol- low at 1 p.m with a program on Ra- don by Erie Ann Crane. The public is invited. Those attending were Grace Myles, Erie Ann Crane and her hus- band Orville, Louise Clark, Virginia Hanna, Linda Bare and daughter Michelle and granddaughter Jessica Gillilan of M~lir~on, Louise Gillilan and great granddaughter Courtney Taylor of Droop Mountain. Martha Workman and daughters Melinda and Heather, and Nellie Knight. III I AT ARE OUT TO WIN YOU OVER The month of August could be our biggest month ever. k cars O O $5.00 over invoice on Tercel * Corola * Camry WHILE THEY LAST ,ueg.an.y + 21 s. Alieghany Ave. Covington, VA 1-703-962-8400 VADC Elders Meet At McRoss Oldest man at the countywide pic- nic was Tyler Suttle. The oldest woman was Jessie Gwinn. The Greenbrier County Commit- tee on Aging, Inc., held a County- wide Picnic at the Roadside Park in McRoss July 19. Sixty-one persons attended. After the luncheon, games were played and prizes were awarded to the couple married the longest -- Philip and Dolly Kincaid, two dinners from Bonanza; oldest man -- Tyler Suttle --- $10 gift cer- tificate from Crawford's Food Cen- ter; oldest woman -- Jessie Gwinn, flowers from Mountain Floral; horse- shoe contest -- Troy Pittman and Tom Farren, $5 gift certificates from A=des in Fairlea; egg toss -- Roxie Campbell, Mary Baker, Maxine Adkins, Virginia Keene, Elizabeth Knapp and Laura Spencer straw- berry pie certificates from Shoneys; balloon toss -- Elizabeth Knapp, Laura Spencer, Hazel Pittman, Vir- ginia Keene, Hardees dinner certifi- cates; watermelon seed spitting con- test, first place, Tom Farren, $10 gift d'ertificate from Crawford's Food Center; second place, John Crane, Hardees dinner certifica[e: most liv- ing chddren. Eunice Manning, two Hardees sandwtch certificates. Door prizes were won by: Della Wiley, Flowers from Lewisburg Floral: Le- one Whitaker. Western Sizziin gift cerhficate. The Greenbner County Commit- tee on Aging staff assisting at the picnic were: Alice Hicks and Lynn Fields, outreach workers Uphene DePnest. van driver: Dolores Bar- nett. van driver: Tom Farren. MTA ous driver. Installing officers at Rainelle Chapter, Order of Eastern Star are (left to right) Vernon Barley, Dixie Barley, Jean Perkins, Ann Carmichael, Joan Corbett, Marolyn Williams. Not pictured, Ann Livesay. New Eastern Star officers at Rainelle are (left to right) James Edens, Thelma Bailey, Brenda Crookshanks and Dale Crookshanks. Star New Officers Chapter 137 Order of the Eastern Star held installation of officers June 25 at the Masonic Hall in Rainelle. Serving as installing officers were Dixie Barley, Post Matron, and Ver- non Barley, Post Grand Patron, members of Winolia Chapter in Mount Hope. Officers installed were: Brenda Crookshanks, Worthy Ma- tron; Dale Crookshanks, Worthy Pa- tron: Thelma Bailey, Associate Ma- tron; James Edens, Associate Pa- tron; Alma Lively, secretary; Helen Ripley, Treasurer; Dorothy Kraus, Conductress; Nora Crane, Associate Conductress; Kathy Mason, Chap- lain; Betty Carter, Marshall, Ethel Reed, Organist; Pamela Edens. Ruth; Elizabeth Lambert, Esther: Rainelle Chosen Site For State Hardwood Grading Classes wood log and tree grading rules. The two days will include a study and explanation of the relationship between lumber grades and log grades and the development of log grading rules. In addition, tips will be given on maximizing grade and lum- ber recovery during the manufactur- ing process. The course will also discuss veneer log grades and the grading of standing trees. The course will be a combination of lec- ture and practical experience in ap- plying the grading rules on logs and standing trees. Full information and reservation forms are available from Edward C. Murriner, Division of Forestry, Capi- tol, Charleston 25305; or phone 348-2788. Reservations are now being ac- cepted for a Hardwood Log and Tree Grading Short Course, accord- ~ng to Richard Waybright, Executive Director, West Virginia Forestry As- sociation. The course will be offered September 25 and 26 at the Rainetle Volunteer Fire Department and is sponsored by the Forestry Association and the West Virginia Division of Forestry. Registration is restricted to 40 students and is on a first-come basis. All participants must be preregistered by September 17. Ed Murriner, Assistant Adminis- trative Forester, noted that the course will be taught by Mike Long, a forestry consultant recognized re- gionally for his expertise in hard- Rent To Own At I 00 0 0 0 0 O 0 OOOBOO " August Special . I 1st. Prize 50 tickets W.Va. Lottery Drawing 2nd. Prize 25 tickets . No Purchase Necessary 3rd. Prize 10 tickets Stop by to register II O OQ $OOOOOOO VCRs-TVs-STEREOs A PPL lANCEs-FURNITURE . No Down Payment Order By Phone Same Day Delivery Brand Name Products No Credit Check 50%'Cash Buyout Service Included No Long Term Obligations Sharon Johnson, Martha; Clista Bar- nett, Electa: and Edith O'Dell Huffman, Warders. Assisting the Barleys with the in- stallation were Jean Perkins; Ma- rolyn Williams, Ann Carmichael, Joan Corbett: and Ann Levisay. At- tending the guest book was Agnes Haynes. Remernber T * natnhe.." OPoen rhur , Rentals ]1~ - s 0-7 Next to 158 Seneca Trail Friday 10-8 Gadd's IGA Fairlea, WV Saturday 9-6 , ... ...... ]~ "Minimum 2 week Rental I:)q.~-/~Z[ ---i,~ Following the meeting, refresh- ments were served in the dining room. The" head table was covered in blue and white. The centerpiece was a floral arrangement of blue with daisies. Daisies were also used in vases on each table. Elizabeth Lambert, Past Matron, was in Nursery In Ron A group of has organized to open a nursery school in Se children three and four The Ronceverte Coll Nursery School will Ronceverte Presbyterian Greenbrier Avenue Street Plans call for the be open two days a bor Day to late May. from 9:30 a.m. to noon. tional two-day schedule added if enrollment is large, Organizer Pam Arnold been involved in Story Ronceverte Public we're losing only three kindergarten in the fall. lot of little ones out than we used to have, I'm erie O'Brien [Ronceverte and I began talking about! for an affordable nursery Ronceverte, and we're about our plans for this An advisory board parents and various has organized to direct for the school. are scheduled for the pu equipment. "We want to by all past matrons welcOme Wagon to the parents as tow ~. m~ courts Ms Arnold said. of the s, According to board melt. The , -- t~ady for u en Hanshaw, curriculum ~_ d~cent im focus on providing conte ~[" periences to help children made tc ~all field teem. :~ . ,~ark benc Parents may contact ~planned at 647-5512 for additionaJ:~ and mo lion. Ms Arnold also invite~rnore th~ ment from persons inter~ of it an, serving on the advisory ~"We're ~ or helping with fund-raising~ Dorie Mi ~'| West ~, .,~ West ~, Members of the boar~'~n ^- Doug F sk, Donald Hollid~a;S-sc H. Wallace, Betty Holt Br4 Le.-.,~n ' :--' WISDu s ey. Karen P erce Li~li ^_, ompson, Betty Ralsto~:we have charge of the refreshments, assisted Moore, Ms Arnold, Ms ~cor acorn- and Ms O'Brien. ~Farks ar munittes, ~t,+:,~, o, on Celeb~at~t,o : . o n, C AnniversaI;d a ;l ~-Cone~'ace ev, ~tic;ng the ltd..Mr Ma str en and setfl 'e in the town. "Fhis tr~,e, mai' to he revived with the format~ ~s by st company in 1928. ~[,. In conjunction with ~ol the v it'!iih~~Ygs!:i: ' er ;~and for orgamzations off P ~is members an immediate ! ~" surer to become acquainted changing situations an( pate in their local These include making bein to charitable organiZ~ each causes and community s service projects. Karen|East H president of the local to hear from anyone information. She may be 647-3029. The week of July 29 was Wel- come Wagon Birthday Week in the Greenbrier Valley, to honor the anni- versary of the founding of Welcome Wagon International, Inc. in 1928. Welcome Wagon representatives call on households to present gifts from local businesses and profes- sionals. As a community service, they also distribute information for many civic and cultural groups as well as governmental agencies. To request a Welcome Wagon visit, contact Joanne Perry or Merle Shank at 647-4789 or 645-2303.. The largest national service of its kind, Welcome Wagon provides per- sonalized advertising for over 100,000 commercial businesses and professionals in the medical, dental, health-care, and animal-care fields nationwide. Annually, thou- sands of Welcome Wagon represen- tatives call on households to greet or congratulate new U. S. citizens, engaged women, new parents, and movers. The organization was founded in I AUC and parts. Lloyd Cox formerly associated Williams Equipment in White Sulphur has now/oined our service d, lill ;r Iczplemelzt ,219 North, Lewisburg, WV