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12A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 2, 1990 Front Row (left to right) Mary Crane Snuffer, Patsy Hines McClung, Madeline Toler Lawson, Mrs Core, Dorothy Jack Richard, Ann Bivens, Nannie Ballangee Starcher, Coach Bruffey, Leora Ford Tincher, Mina Thompson Shafer, Virginia Crum Peters, Wayne Flanagan. Back row: Lewis Crawford, Murl Dorsey, Boone Neeley, Rodney Burns, Jarrett Bivens, Betty Cox Eckstorm, AI Ware, Clifford McKen- zie and Ray Burns. Class of '45 Reunion: 40 Attend The 1945 graduating class of Rupert High School celebrated a 45 year class reunion July 7, with 19 classmates attending at the Rupert Community Building. A dinner was prepared by the Rupert Women's Club. One classmate, Dorothy Jack Richard hadn't been seen since graduation until the reunion. Ms Richard is from Louisiana: Lots of reminiscing, joy, happi- ness and showing of grandchildren pictures took place. Classmates attending were: era Mac Ballangee, Starcher; James Bivens; Ray Burns and Joan; Rod- ney Burns and Joann; Betty Cox Eckstorm; Mary Crane Snuffer and Jim; Virginia Crum Peters and Me- linda; Mud Dorsey; Wayne Flanagan and Jason; Leora Ford Tincher and Clyde; Dorothy Jack Richard and husband; Patsy Hines McClung; Clifford McKenzie and Dee; Iva Shearl McCtung; Madetine Toler Lawson; Mina Thompson, Shafer; Alfred Ware and Dee; O. O. Neely, Jr and Glenna; Lewis Crawford and Enid; Also attending were Edna Schoolcraft Hawkins, Virginia Bryant Meadows; Sonny Thompson; Helen Miller; Mr and Mrs Bill Lively and Gurney Fasick. Three teachers were also pres- ent, Coach and Mrs Robert Bruffey; Mrs E. V. Core and Ann Bivins. The class of '45 would like to thank the following businesses who were generous with favors and gifts: L & S Store; Leckie Smokeless Coal Co.: Alpine Shop; Shafer's Hardware: Walker's Department Store; Leggett; Rupert Floral; Napa Parts; Sawdust & Stitches; Ross Professional Pharmacy; Fox Insur- ance; Westvaco; One Valley Bank in Fairlea and Princeton; First State Bank & Trust; and Terminal Drug. Also a big thanks to Alvis Floral and Geraldine for the red and white cen- terpiece arrangement. One of"West 'Virginia's Finest Newspapers Enter Your Subscription Today 52 ISSUES: $14.00 - IN STATE, $15.00 - OUT OF STAT Name:, ....... Address: City: State: Zip: Send, with your remittance, to: THE MOUNTAIN M SSENQER .. 122 Norti~ CoUrt Sti~'Ct, I.wi~-hurg, x,~,~, ~24901 i itHHillU GREENBRIER MOTOR CO., INC. U.S. 219 SOUTH AT FAIRLEA Airport Has Record Year By Jonathan Wright Year-end reports show the high- est gross sales in the 21-year his- tory of the Greenbrier Valley Airport, according to manager Colonel (re- tired) John Gwinn. Figures released by comptroller Jim Ferguson at the quarterly meeting of the Airport Au- thority July 16 show $1,690,864.78 in gross sales, with a profit of $219,918.93. "Profits are the sec- ond-best in the airport's history," Colonel Gwinn said. The best year on record was 1986-87, when profits totalled $230,226. The 1989-90 fiscal year ran from July 1 to June 30. A total of 26,000 passengers (including repeat pas- sengers) on regularly scheduled flights was recorded for the year. The figure was 75,000 for private and charter airplane customers dur- ing the same period. The 1990-91 budget projects gross sales of $1,659,000 and a net profit of $116,600. Projected profits are less, Colonel Gwinn said, due to an increase in fuel prices. The air- port will absorb the increase rather than passing on to its customers, he said, in order to remain competitive. In other business, the Authority approved a contract with Sherman McCtung, who plans to operate an aircraft parts and repair business at the airport. Mr McClung will initially lease one of the airport's T-hangars in the southwestern corner of the grounds. The contract states he must begin construction of his own proposed 10,000-square-foot build- ing within one year of beginning his business at the airport. The Authority was informed that Ambler Building Contractors will complete is slated to complete con- "struction of the airport's new 10,000- square-foot hangar building by the first of October. The facility will cost $131,692 and will provide rental space for eight to twelve aircraft. A grant agreement with the Fed- eral Aviation Authority (FAA) was signed by the Authority for a series of five projects. Included are the up- dating of the airport's master plan, expansion of the airport parking Youth Find I) At Local Amateur Theater By Amy Ingrain The Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) has expanded its apprentice and intern programs now in their second year. Through the programs GVT employs high school and col- lege students to help with theater productions. The theater is also em- ploying a box office intern part-time this summer. Although the programs are now fund,~d through contributions and box-office receipts, GVT hopes the program will soon be funded solely by community contributions. This can be done through individual sponsorship. For example, Lewis- burg resident Tom Zimmerman sponsored an apprentice for the 1990 summer season. The program helps to fulfill "the mission" of GVT, which is to provide an educational opportunity for young people in the performing arts with local youth re- ceiving the first chance at positions. Mr Jasse is a resident of Topsfield, Massachusetts, and he attends Hobart College. He applied for the internship after being told about the program by his uncle, who is acquainted with Wayne Bowman, GVT's director. Lisa Varga is a native of Char- lesion, where she attends West Vir- ginia State College. She says the in- ternship was recommended to her by her college advisor as a way to fulfill the requirements of her major in communications. Lisa enjoys theater and pursues it as a pastime. Her career interest is television news. Lara Simms is from the Lewis- burg area where she has lived since she was eight years old. Lara has done previous work at GVT as an accompanist for the play "Sugar." She has also pursued drama at Concord College where she is ma- joring in music. Chris Lockhart, also a Lewisburg native, is employed at GVT as the box-office intern this summer. Mr Lockhart is responsible for ticket sales on show nights He enjoys his job and says the need for work ex- perience, and previous volunteer work at GVT, led him to apply. Both Mr Jasse and Mr Cambell were asked to compare the condi- tions at GVT with other theater work they have done. Mr Cambell noted the "more intense atmosphere" at GVT as compared to a dinner thea- ter where he previously worked. He also mentioned "clear organization" as one of the strong points of the Greenbrier Valley Theater. Mr Jasse said the local people were out-going and giving and pur- sued theater for the work itself in- stead of the benefits it could give to them. He also enjoys learning tech- nical work and costuming, rather than being limited to acting and di- recting. Some of the benefits of this pro- gram mentioned by the students were the experience for a career, work with theater aspects other than acting, and the freedom to apply what you have learned. The theater employs three ap- prentices this summer. All are local high school students with previous theater experience. They are Melissa Dunbar, Amy Johnson and Joy Seldomridge. This year GVT increased the number of interns from three full- time to four full-time and one part- time. Eike Cambell and Michael Jasse are the actors on summer in- ternship. Mr Cambell is from Fer- rum, Virginia, where he attended Ferrum College. He has an associ- ate degree in acting and music and a bachelors degree in acting and di- recting. He came to GVT as his first job acting after completing college and says it is an "honor and a bless- ing" to have such a job immediately after completing his degree. New Filing Requirement For Medicare Recipients At Camp A mountaintop band musicians, music friends will be held Washington-Carver Au( 5. Make a weekend of band concerts, contests dancing, and campsite sions. Gates open at noon primitive camping at $10 and parking at $2 per and showers are Registration for cont, time banjo, fiddle, and have far exceeded the of festival organizers. best-known string band the region will be peting and jamming d~ three-day festival. Four West Virginia musicians will host the stage events. Hosts Dobbs, Jim Costa, Gerr John Blisard, 1990 ing Old-time Banjo Free concerts, bands are scheduled weekend. West Virginia clude Critton Hollow from Ebenezer String Band and the Bing Brothers Also featured are The Red Hots, Spring ders and Tunesmith. On Sunday, August 5, t will sponsor "Old Time includes a square dance and traditional Some highlights include away, horseshoe-pitching( water balloon toss, seed-spitting contest, bingo, and the greased (with the slippery swine winner). Take your Washington-Carver for for homestyle food. (omelettes, sausage, cults), lunch (hot dogs, sandwiches and hambur~ dinner (BBQ chicken homemade rolls) will the dining hall of the Lodge. Outdoor feature cold drinks, hot apron, sealing of the existing apron, cones, and popcorn. construction of a maintenance build- ing for snow plow storage, and the People who have Medicare medi-must send in the claim even if they purchase of a two-and-a-half-ton cal insurance (Part B Medicare) don't accept assignment. Mr Evans Lots of outdoor fun dump truck equipped with snow should know about an importantstressed that the service provider ages is available in the plow blades. The FAA grant totals change in the way claims are sub- cannot charge for preparing anding, fishing, volleyball $672,244, to which the Authority is mitted, Roger BI Evans, Social Se- submitting the Medicare claim. "If a and playground facilitie teq~r~,t6"~add' tetl pet cent, or curry manager in Covington. said. service ~r~v~ rAff~es to prepare try Store will be open $67,224. "Beginning September 1. the Medi- andsubmi'tth "e"Me'dical claiml or "and: sh pphlg featuri care medical insurance claim must charges a fe~ for doing so, theitems in an ol:l-fashk ~~t~i~ be preparedandsubmittedbythe beneficiary shouldcontacthisorher Special festivalt-shirts service provider the doctor, labora- Medicare carrier. For West Virginia able. tory, medical supply company, or Nationwide Mutual insurance Corn- The Appalachian other party giving the service," Mr Evans said. In the past, Medicare beneficiaries had to submit a form 1490S (Patient's Request for Medi- care) unless the doctor or service provider accepted "assignment." (Assignment means that the doctor or other service provider accepts the Medicare-approved charge as the total charge.) Starting in September, the doctor or other service provider pany, P. O. Box 57, Columbus, Ohio 43216 would be the one to contact. Their toll free telephone number is 1-800-848-0108. Questions about Social Security programs may be answered by call- ing Social Security. Greenbrier County residents may dial "00" and ask for ENTERPRISE 1135 or call collect 1-703-962-4941. The Coving- ton office is located at 214 W. Main Street. Festival is part of ton-Carver's Summer i produced by the and History. Camp Carver is located Babcock State Park, Route 60. For more palachian String Band the Summer 6429 or 438-8625. STEPHANIE "SAM" FIXTER Certified Massage Therapist Specializing In ReleLvation Pain Relief Stress Management At the office of Dr. William Lemley 203 lf2 E. Washington St., Lewisburg By Appointment- 645-1174 Affordable care in a professional, sensitive environmenL WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US (AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 122 NORTH COURT ST. LEWlSBURG, 24901 647-5724 I I II I IIIII Too bad that guy didn't see you when he was backing out of the c wded parking lot at the mall. 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