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\ # Vol. VI No.22 August 9, 1990 / From the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia M Pres ~tating he is extremely lased bv the presidential Iluation" University System :c'rim Chancellor James officially presented the report el West Vir- lia School of Osteopathic (WVSOM) President :n ]ones to the Board of Trus- The report was received accepted at the June meet- of the Board of Trustees 'ting held in Institute. State requires evaluations every years to assess performance institutional presidents. /\ Stee's policy mandates an on- e~aluation to obtain an and objective" impres- el the performance of the to Board of Trustee David Hardesty, "the ~Sident of each University Svs- institution is expected'to ex- :ise effective leadership and a competent admmis- World-Famous Brewer's To The State Fair of West The world-famous Clvdes- dales, official symbols of the Anheuser-Bush brewing com- pany, will be at the West Vir- ginia State Fair August 15 from l p.m. to 4 p.m. Runyon Distributing Com- pany of Meadow Bluff is spon- sor of the eight-horse team's ap- pearance and performance at the State Fair. "VVe are delighted to bring the Clydesdales to the Fair. We hope eveyone will have the chance to view these mag- nificent animals," Don Runyon, general manager of l",tii-ivon Dis- t ribu ling, sa id. Since April 1933, when the iXiTheuser-Btisch comparw ac- quired a team of Clydesdah_'s to celebrate the repeal of prohibi- tion, the horses have thundered their way across America. In their 57-year history, the Ch, des- dales have traveled more tha'ma million miles and appeared in more than 7,000 pareades and events from the Tot|rnament of Roses and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades to small-town cele- brations. There are three traveling eight-horse hitch teams, based in Saint Louis; .Merrimack, No, v,' It a m p s h i r e; a n d R o m c ~ I a n d, California. The three team~, log approximately 9(),000 miles aim make more than 300 appear- ances country-wide al~nuallv. To be selected for one Of the three hitches, a horse must be at least three years old, stand ap- proximately 18 hands high, be bay in color, have four white stockings and feet, a blaze c,f white on the face and have a black mane and tail. Mr b,>unyon said the Ch, des- dales will perform at l-[arnc,ss Race tin;c' at the State Fair on August 15. "'The horse travel m style aboard custom-designed tractor trailers. Before truck transport ,,'.'as introduced in 1040, the horses, wagons and harness equipnlc, nt had to be tin- loaded from railroad trains, put on local trucks and then tin- loaded again where ever the horses were stabled," Mr Rtin- VOll eplained. Just A Country Gal: Linda Blue By Carol Hall Linda "Blue" Burnette is bh_le to the bone. She's obses~td with the color. She's true blue, and her penetrating light sapphire blue eyes demand immediate attention. What unique quality did the producers for the Nike Com- pany see in Linda Blue? What would you do if you were in a roolll full of youp, g beautiful men arid wornerb and the pow- ers-that-be chose you ior a tele- vision commercial? Such was tile case for the casting call l.,inda Blue attended. Linda, A West Virginia native from Fayette County, began her career at the age of three and a half in Norfolk, Virginia, when she ran away from home in a grass skirt and high-heeled shoes and was discovered, to tile dismay of her mother, m a local "honky tonk" performmg songs for the sailors! Losing all the ! of Pocahontas i Dr Olen Jones ire organization and staff to ;tire effective and efficient iinagement of the institution. chief executive officers, Uni- System Presidents have ,'ntly been charged with de- Oping a role and mission ement dedicated to anticipat- and responding to the higher needs of the state." Hardest said, a broad of the West Virginia loot of Osteopathic Medicme s was covered dur- the Evaluation Tearn's rneet- ~'hedule to indentifv areas Strength and areas in" which ~OM", Page 2-A By Jonathan Wright Mack's Home Bakery between Cass and Green Bank is truly a home bakery. James and Karen's five children help out in the eight-year-old business, located in the family's house. The bak- ery is now in its third year of full-time operation. "I've always worked around my home, around my wife and children," Mr Meek says. "We don't really thmk about it that much. We feel it's important to learn to work together, whether it's with family members or other people. The family is an important part of our religious beliefs, and an important part of lifo." Downtown Union Historic District Status town of Union, settled in by James Alexander and for its use as a meeting for troops, is asking to be ignated an Historical District be placed on the National Register. Uni()n will the first town in Monroe County that will receive this type of designation. Those working to accomplish this task are Delegate Mary Pearl Compton, Dr Ronald Ripley, a retired dentist, and Rodney Collins, Architectural Historian See "Union", Page 2-A 7 James Meck The Mennonite family bakes a variety of cookies, breads, sweet rolls, cakes, and pastries on the first floor of their farm house, situated on the Old Cass Road a half mile from the road connect- ing Cass to State Routes 92/28. Equipment for the bakery has been acquired gradually from auctions and dealers. Mr Meek says the family learned the trade entirely through self-training and consulting other bakers. The nostalgia evoked by the century-old house contrasts with the huge radio telescope anten- nae of the National Radio As- trop.omy Observatory, visible in the distance. The farm once be- longed to West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, which ca:sed hogs and cattle on the si e. The animals were slaugh- tered there, and the meat was transported to the company >tee at Cass and to area logging Inside Today About Herbs ...................... 5B Agriculture ........................ 7A Briefly ................................ 2A Classified .................... 6 & 7B For the Record .................. 5A Garden Patch .................... 8A Horoscopes ....................... 5B Joy of Farming .................. 7A Obituaries .......................... 8A Opinion .............................. 4A Roberta .............................. 8A Saints ................................. 3B Sports ................................ 1B camps. The operation ceased when Cass was sold to the state in the early 196ffs and became a state park. - Mr Meek says the majority of the family's business comes from tourists and campers. "/'d say one-third to one-half of our customers are persons who own camps around this area," he says. "Many of them are from ,lr(mnd ('harleston. We also get quite a few tourist~/' Mr Meek was a furniture Inaker for fourteen years and conducted his busmess from the house, too. The fancily moved to Green Bank from Buckhannon in i974. !t'noto: '1~!ta Greene Lin ,"Blue,,Burneue ....... candy bars and change thrown by the men did not deter Linda from her chosen path. In the intervening years, she was active in all phases of thea- ee "Linda Blue"_ Pae .A Greenbrier County School Suit Postponed A preliminary hearing relating to the proposed consolidation of junior high schools in Greenbrier County has been rescheduled at the request of presiding Judge John Ashworth. Originally scheduled for August 8, ludge Ashworth has re- scheduled the hearing for August 16 at 9 a.m. in the Greenbrier[ County Court House. ] According to the Greenbrier Circuit Court Judges' offices, Judge] Ashworth changed the hearing date due to a conflict he had with a trail in progress m Raleigh County. The hearing stems from a suit brought by 22 county resident,, against the local Board of Education, asking a writ of prohibitioi7 concerning the Board's proposed junior high school consolidatioi plans. 1940 Fiftieth Reunion Harry Miller (Back row, left to right), Robert Canterbury, Florence Smith McCarthy, Sterling Hanger, Char- les Fletcher, Richard Zopp. Elizabeth Skaggs (Middle row, left to right), Lucilla Croy Bostic, Mary Ruth Andrews (Teacher), Wayne Walkup, Gilbert Cofer, Charles Skaggs, Mary Alderson Graham, Mary M. Campbell Weigel, Ruth Farley Zopp, Lawrence O'Dell. Ethel Ayers Wilson (Seated, left to right), Alice Harrah McMeans, Eleanor Williams Gilpatrick, Mary Alice Eades King, Frances Zicafoose Kleinman, Lorene Burdette House, Pauline Honaker Taylor. Attending the reunion but not pictured: John Carden, Laeuna Hill Croy, Ruth Shelton Sprutll and Frances Alderson Swope (teacher). Se Column 5 5-A