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Mr Napier Mr & Mrs Napier Teresa Patrick and Pel- "Randall" Napier were married 19 at the Pentecostal Holiness Caldwell. r'he bride is the daughter of Mr Mrs Jerry L. Patrick of Caldwetl. 'groom is the son of Mr and Mrs Napier of Lewisburg. ring ceremony was per- by Reverend Russell Church was decorated with :ching seven-arm candelabras with peach roses. An ar- ~]ement of gladiolas and roses ned the altar. by her father, and given larriage by her parents, the bride a formal gown of pure silk. The sleeves were of alenc~on lace. shirred bodice was accented alenon lace and sequins. The extended into a Chapel-length She carried a cascading bou- of lilies. of honor was Christina Pat- of Caldwell. Bridesmaids were astity Lynn Patrick and Paula lOlds, also of Caldwetl. The Wore tea-length gowns in tch. Flower girl was Stefani of Lewisburg. She wore a ading gown of lace. The was Travis Kyger. He a knickers tuxedo in white and man was David Masters of ~. Ushers were Eric Turner Napier of Lewisburg. The the father ofthe b'rlde, best and UShers all wore gray tuxe- director was Mary let of Roanoke, Virginia, the pi- 'as played by Dawn Price of ter a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, '~essee, the couple will live in Crookshanks Mr Frack Teresa Crookshanks & William Frack Crookshanks of Lewis- and William Frack of Asbury OUnce their engagement and marriage. Crookshanks is the daugh- of Mr and Mrs. Clarence C. of Lewisburg. She is with the City of Lewis- Mr Frack is the son of Mrs Hazard of Asbury and William of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. employed with La Pied, Inc., le Couple will be married at the Pentecostal Church Satur- f, August 25, at 1 p.m. A recep- Will follow in church fellowship All family and friends are in- The Messenger SERVING George Wells, By April Hefner George Wells, a missionary to Curitiba, Brazil, was the special speaker during the Family Week of Pleasure Island Bible Camp at Greenbrier Youth Center, Anthony. Mr Wells, a native of Martinsvilie, Virginia, finds many similarities be- tween the United States and the in- dustrialized area of two million in which he lives. However, he did admit that Brazil, a largely Catholic nation, shows strong evidence of having a greater poor population. Graduating from Piedmont Bible College in 1969, the young pastor and his wife moved to Brazil in 1971. After raising his own four chil- dren in a foreign country the dy- namic missionary spent one week of his furlough teaching youngsters from this area about life in Brazil as well as about the work of a mission- ary. 'Tve enjoyed it. We've got a good ,;taff of pastors and it is well organ- ized. Of course, it's always a chal- lenge to keep children's attention with this age group, but the kids have been real good." Mr Wells continued by saying, "My concern is to plant a seed as far as missionary work." The camp is an annual event sponsored by over ten churches from West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Family Week, which consists of campers through the age of 12, was followed by Teen Week on July 9-13 with speaker John Rasey of Piedmont Bible College. Pleasure Island Bible Camp's stated purpose is to "reach unsaved young people with the Gospel of Christ and to teach them the word of God." As counselor Dale Hollins ob- served, the idea of camp is " . . . to help these kids make their lives count, to help them realize how im- portant Jesus is." Aspects of the daily routine in- clude flag raising, a missionary hour, a Bible quiz and cabin devotions. Special activities for the week ranged from a night hike to a river ride to a challenging and extremely muddy obstacle course. The camp- fire services and the Friday night awards banquet are two special events. Anyone desiring information for next year's camp should contact Pastor Skip Furrow of Calvary Bap- tist Church in Lewisburg. Red C bss The Greenbrier Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross wishes to give a hearty thanks to the Woman's Club of White Sulphur Springs and to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church for the use of their church building for the successful bloodmo- bile visit July 17. The Red Cross col- lected 52 pints of blood, with three first-time donors. Arlana Withers and Charlotte Mengel were one gallon donors; Carl Lee Hefner and Linda Brammer were two gallon donors. One donor presented her 148th pint of blood. VFW Holds The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of West Virginia held their annual School of Instruction at Cedar Lakes, near Ripley, July 21- 22. Conducting the ladies' meeting was Linda Hill of Belington, Depart- ment President. Conducting the men's meeting was Jim Burkhart of Parkersburg, Department Com- mander. All of the ladies' chairmen presented their program and goals for the coming year. Attending from John Page Post and its Ladies Aux- iliary were Mary and Gene Walker, Mary Crigger, Carlos Bishop, E. R. Crigger, Dewey Bishop and Kelly Goddard. The Post and it Ladies Auxiliary, and their families held their annual picnic and cookout at the Meadow River Park July 24. The District Commander Ralph Baber and Dis- trict President Mary Baber of Craigsville were guests. Flag pins were presented to everyone who at- tended. There was a potato race, balloon relay, egg relay and horse- shoes. ..... II II Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's Forty! The Mountain Messen Weekly Church Carmel Presbyterian Church, located on Zenith Road in Gap Mills, was organized in 1835. The oldest member at the time of organization, Tho- mas Steele, chose the name in reference to the Biblical Mount Carmel. Reverend Dion C. Pharr was the first pastor. The congregation met in various homes as a mission of Union Presbyterian Church beginning in 1808. Doctor John McEIhenney of Lewisburg preached the first sermon that year. The first building was constructed at the present site in 1835, replaced by another building in 1858. The current brick structure was built in 1958. Reverend Richard Hill has been pastor since 1986. Mr & Mrs Costa To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Mr and Mrs Joe Costa of Crawley will celebrate their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary with an open house, given by their children, from 7 to 9 p.m. August 4 at their home on Keif- fer Road at Crawley. Mrs Costa is the former Meta Coughlin. Mr Costa is a retired coal miner. Their children ~ar,,~ Rita Bostic and Kaye Burkholder of Rupert and Bob of Crawley. Salem & McLean Homecoming Set The Salem and McLean Presby- terian Churches will hold their an- nual Homecoming Services Sunday, August 12. Worship service will be- gin at 11 a.m. at the McLean Pres- byterian Church located approxi- mately 3-1/2 miles south of Roncev- erte, Reverend Calvin P. Gentry, pas- tor of the McLean and Salem churches wilt lead the worship and deliver the sermon. A native of Charlottesville, Mr Gentry was edu- cated at King College, Bristol, Ten- nessee; the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminar in Virginia. He and his wife Julia, have three grown children. Mr Gentry has previously held pastorates in West Virginia and North Carolina. Immediately following the serv- ices, there will be dinner on the grounds. Also an afternoon of Gos- pel singing will follow. The congregations of both churches would like to extend an in- vitation to all friends and relatives to join them on this special day. Hobbs Family Has Reunion On Sunday July 15, the annual reunion of the late Mathias Newton and Martha Elizabeth Deem Hobbs' family was held at the home of Joe and Joanne Hobbs in Ronceverte. Family and friends attended the cookout on Saturday and the picnic on Sunday. They included Mr and Mrs Lindy Lindamood (Elizabeth Hobbs) of Roanoke, Virginia; Thelma Alderson of Vienna; Mr and Mrs Edward Martin (Betty) of Caldwell; Mr and Mrs Bob Toothman (Bonnie Martin) of Greensboro, North Carolina; Mr and Mrs Charles F. Hobbs Jr of Kensington, Mary- land; Mr and Mrs John Hobbs of Charleston; Katie Crookshanks; Mr and Mrs Bob Baker (Ann) and Sharon of Ronceverte; Mr and Mrs Bruce Robertson and Chris Hedrick of Lewisburg; Lee and Benjie Shel- ton of Princeton; Danny and Casey Morgan of Ronceverte. The hosts and hostesses were Joe and Joanne Hobbs; Stacy Hobbs; Debbie Hodge and her daughters Kimberiy and Chrissy of Hamilton, ~Virg~nia; Lawre0ce Hobbs; Mr and Mrs Mike Bell and children Leslie and Stewart of Roseland, Vir- ginia; Lynn and Marvin Terry of Lewisburg; Mr and Mrs Rex Sanford (Norma Hobbs) of Greensboro, North Carolina. Others attending were Ginny Morgan, Ronceverte; Larz and Susan Bennett, Boomer; Clara McClung and Paul Bennett of Rupert; Patty and Lou Milam, Belle; Michael Dillon, Albis Valley, Virginia. East Class of '85 Reunion Aug. 12 The Greenbrier East Class of lg85 Reunion will be held August 12. Members of the Class of '85 should pay $10 per person to cover food and activities, as food must be paid for in advance. Camp Shaw-Mi- DeI-Eca offers horseback riding and tennis. You are welcome to take your own frisbees and footballs. Take a bathing suit if you want to swim in the pool or river. The Reunion will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 12. A group photo will be taken at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, or still need to make your reservation: call or write Teresa Persinger, P. O. Box 1154, Lewisburg, 645-3733, or Jen- nifer Shafer-Morgan, Rt. 2 Box 419A, Ronceverte, 645-3536. NEVER The best foundation for a good education is the basics - reading, writing, and arithmetic. We care about children and think in today's competitive world our children must have a strong foundation in order to succeed. We seek to be your partner in helping your child become all he was meant to be. Start your child's "basic" training now by enrolling for the fall term. SENECA TRAIL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY K-12 CALL 647-4878 The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 2, 1990 3B Tracy Leigh Turpin Weds Mrs John Edward Patterson (nee Tracy Turpin) Tracy Leigh Turpin and John Edward Patterson were married May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard B. Turpin of White Sulphur Springs. The groom is the son of Dr and Mrs J. L. Patterson of Pulaski, Virginia. Reverend D. Homer Stewart per- formed the double-ring ceremony. Wedding music was provided by organist Linda Walls of Lewisburg and Mary Kaye Bennett of Jumping Branch. Escorted to the altar by her fa- ther, and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown of white bridal satin and alenqon lace designed with a Sabrina neckline. Seed pearls and iridescent deco- rated the fitted bodice which fea- tured a deep V-back. The puffed sleeves were tapered and ended points at the wrists. The semi-full skirt had a satin bow in the back creating a peplum effect. The front was appliqued with seed pearls and iridescent and was scalloped at the hemline. Scallops of appliqued iridescent and seed pearls also bordered {the cathedral train. Her crown of seed pearls was designed with a pouff of illusion highlighted with sprigs of satin flow- ers and seed pearls. A walking- length veil of illusion fell from the crown. She carried a cascading bouquet of Lady Di roses, miniature purple iris, deep purple statis, Queen Anne's lace, ivy and heather. Matron of honor was Barbara Phillips, sister of the bride, of Lewis- burg. Maid of honor was Sherri Doggett of White Sulphur Springs. Bridesmaids were Christine Bowling of White Sulphur Springs and Robyn Patterson, sister-in-law of the groom, of Vinton, Virginia. Junior bridesmaid was Sara Boggess, cousin of the bride, of Bedford, Virginia. Flower girls were Nicote Beamer, cousin of the groom, of Galax, Vir- ginia and Heather Hollingsworth of Lewisburg. Ring-bearer was John Colin Boggess of Bedford. -Dr J. L. Patterson Jr served his son as best man. Ushers were Jimmy Patterson of Vinton and Tommy Patterson of Pu- laski, cousins of the groom, and Tommy Patterson, brother of the bride, of White Sulphur Springs. Acolytes were Christopher Shomo, cousin of the groom, of Pu- laski and Matthew Boggess, cousin of the bride, of Bedford. The guest book was attended by Becky Sowder of Johnson City, Ten- nessee. Wedding director was Emily Ber- isford King of Roanoke. A reception followed on the lawn of the General Lewis Inn, Lewis- burg. The bride is a 1984 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and a graduate of Concord College with a bachelor of arts degree in business management, The groom is a graduate of Pu- laski County High School and Con- cord College with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He is employed as assistant man- ager of McAdo's in Roanoke, iijii I" If you like the Mountain Messenger Please thank our advertisers I !L ANNouNCING . NoW IN LEWISBUP.G KARE ACADEMY OF D.RN OvER RAVENWOOD GALLERY 106 E. WASHINGTON STREET TAP, BALLET, JAZZ, BATON, & GYMNASTICS ENROLLMENTS- AUGUST 6th, 13th, & 20th 4:00 - 6:30 P.M. ..~ RAVENWOOD GALLERY KAREN FAMA, DIRECTOR 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE TEACHING CHILDREN IN SOUTHERN WV: 252-3001 FALL CLASSES STARTING SEPT. 5th BASKETS MAIN STREET- RUPERT ET.D. and TELEFLoRAL DAILY DELIVERY