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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 23, 1990 1B n everqncreasing effort to fishing in West Vir- Department of Natural has announced the of over 4,000 tiger s. The fish were West Virginia wa- closest to our area the tiger muskv Lake ill Greeri- J news from the Diet- Resources, Direc- Harnrick has announced of a handicap on Watoga Lake in Ltas County, 3.5 miles on Cotmty Route new pier is open for and allows the ph.vsi- angler easy ac- excellent fishing ep- ics available at Watoga amrick said. long by 8-foot constructed of pres- wood, has handrails for the anglers comfort. Two handi- parking spaces have d, along with a long walkway from the area to the~pier. The is built on Division of nd Recreation land and is venture between :) divisions. contractor for the $6,t)0(I Was Concr*.te Founda- West Virginia located in By JAMES CREWS provement> to the >tate's wild turkey population, In 1~7% ac- cording to Ed t lamrick, the spring turkey harvest m 37 counties ~as an all time high record. 'Thi.s figure pales in comparison to the 1989 spring harvest of 7,245 gobbler,s and that legal gobbler,~ were taken in all 55 counties. We ap- preciate West Virginia's wild turkey program being recog- nizer{ by the Izaak Walton l,eague, as one of the best, if not the best, wild turkey program in the nation.'" On the Local Front l.cwis Christian is shown with a bass that weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21- 1/2 inches long. leremy Lucas of Ronceverte has two big trout that were both over 2 pounds. ng for the pier, parking Walkway was provided and fishing license and federal aid lunds the Wallop-Breaux to the Sport Fish Act. The federal ~riginate from taxes paid when they pur- equipment or boa t s. recently received a ndation frol~n the lzaak League. During their rneetine "the League la o, resolution praising st V~rginia Division of I%SOurces for their We wild turkey restora- The resolu tion Wild turkey restoration initiated bv the Wildlife Res(mrces and the resulting ira- Lewis Christian Jeremy Lucas H&R Block Offers Income Tax Course In Fairlea & Rainelle ~n_ds of people learn prepare income tax atom H&R Block and how to save money on their arn money as income ~ers. H&R Block, largest income service, of- ncome Tax Course llth. mg available. ienced instructors theory and ap- discus- practice preoble m s !Udents with a thor- ncludeg of each in the learn how to dngly complex tions as the ~gresses. peple who want to increase their tax knowledge, the course teaches students taxes and also prepares them for a rewarding career. The affordable fee includes textbooks and supplies. Graduates receive Certifi- cates of Achievement and continuing education units (CEU's). Qualified graduatcs of the course may be oflk~red joh interviews with II&R Block but are under no obli- gation to accept employment. Those interested in more in- formation about the Ii&R Block Income Tax Course may contact: 1006 Matin Street, Rainelle or Seneca Square, 102 Goheen St. Fairlea, WV or call ,138-6182 or 645-6199 Advertisement Tournament Committee for the Vaughn Memorial Golf Tournament includes Warren R. Arnold, Jr.; Gary Dent, President of the Men's Or- ganization; Duane Boggs; Paul Yates; and Harry Hager, Valley View Country Club Board of Director Member. Ray Vaughn Golf Tournament Plans have been finalized for the Ray 'v'aughn Memorial Invi- tational Golf Tournament to be held at Valley View Country ('lub in White Sulphur Springs, l.abor Day weekend, September I and 2. "Ibis two-day flighted tourna- ment, sponsor~_'d by the Club's Men's ()rganization is a flighted tournament, 36 hole, medal play. [(ntrv deadline is Friday, Au- gust 3]. The entry fee is $45 which includes greensfees and a free practice round; a reception ,vhich will be held Sat:,rdav ev,.,- ning, from 7 until 9; an awards ceremony which will take place Sunday afternoon immediately following the Championship Flight tournament. Prizes totaling $5,(X)0 will be awarded in the seven flights. $500 cash for the first hole-in- one on designated hole; and, carry-all bags will be awarded to the closest to the pin both days. For additional tournament m- formation, phone Judy at 536- 3707; or Valley View Country Club, 530- 1600. Backpack Hiking At Cranberry Exciting Even For Old Hand By Amy Donaldson After working at the Cran- berry Mountain Visitor Center for ti~e :--;tln'illler, [ finally decided a couple of weeks ago to experi- ence first-hand the trails I often recommend to hikers. So two fellow Forest Service employees and l set a date for a wilderness experience. (_)he bright August rnorning l lound iYivself loaded with eqmpmcnt an'd food and on the trail to adventure. lhc weather was perfect for backpacking, warm (but not too warm) and breezy with st,nlight dancing through the leaves. The first part of our trip was uphill. We saved our breath and en- joyed, instead of conversation, the quiet bustle of the forest. We were m no hurry as we leisurely wended our solitary wavs akmg the path, observing intimate de- tails ot our surroundings. After a short while we found some old logging equipment where the trail lollowed an abandoned rail- ro,{d grade. This discovery seemed even more to remove us from the'present, but we left our discoveries undisturbed -- as they belong to the wilderness and the past. We resumed our hike and e\entually reached our destina- tion A campsite was chosen on a small flat that was at least I00 leet lrom the trail, and we com- menced setting up camp. After this was accomplished, we wan- dered around the area admiring the flora and fauna until dinner time. While we were eating, our first visitors to camp arrived .... two button bucks. The deer seemed unafraid and even curi- ous, and, as the night pro- gressed, they and sew,ral other "Your New Connection To Better Lighting" """ 256-2200 1-800-642-2762 - :etttie Working To Make Your Life A Little Brighter 456 Ragland Road, Beckley ItlOnllO O deer became braver and allowed us to approach them to within two feet and take flash photos. The deer visited our camp all night and even woke me up at times with their snortir~g. But what really kept me awake as the most exciting thing that happened (m rny trip. Just as I was ready to fall asleep, a bobcat screamed nearby. It was the eeriest, wildest sound I have ever heard, and it was enough to keep me from sleeping for sev- eral hours, The deer were alarmed, too, and I could hear them snorting at short intervals as they ran deeper into the words. But eventually they re- turned, along with my peace of mind, and 1 slept. Sunrise is the camper's alarm clock, and when I awoke at dawn, I looked out of my tent rote what could have been a pri- mordial forest. The fog hugged the ground and the early morn- ing light lent an eerie glow to the scene. One could easily envision the world prior to the destruc- tive entrance of man. Bht, the world returned to normal as the day progressed, and we packed tip camp leaving as little sign of our presence as possible. The trip out was as beautiful and as exciting as the trip in had been, yet it was unique in many ways. And I can truly say that I felt as carefree and as clo~' to Mother Earth as the frolicking little fawn that fob lowed us for ahnost half a mile. When the hike was over, I knew that I would be doing more backpacking in the future. I had discovered the peace that the forest can impart to the soul attuned to the harmonious gifts of nature. Youth Basketball of America's Southern West Virginia team: Marie Lindsay (front, left), Cheryl Cooper, Patricia Sea, Susan Turner, Le- sley Schumacher, and Tonya Allen, Assistant Coach Jerry Cooper (back, left), Beth Farley, Erica Williams, Joetta Cales, Farrah Lilly, Sharon Kessler, Lori Shaver, and Head Coach Roger Hedge. Not picured: Micah Lewis and Shelly Fogarty National Runners-Up By Jonathan Wright A group of local 12-year-old girls Came home from Orlando, Florida, with more than a suntan last month. Comprising the Southern West Virginia Team of the Amateur Athletic Union's Youth Basketball of America (YBOA), the students earned the title of National Runners-Up in the nationwide tournament. According to Head Coach Roger Hedge of Hinton, the team was organized two years ago from representatives of schools mainly throughout St, m- iners, Mercer, Raleigh, and Greenbrier counties. "It isn't ev- ery day a team from West Vir- ginia finishes second in the country," he said. "I'm proud of these kids. They've gained a huge accomplishment ...... sen'w- thing we can all be proud of.,, The Southern West Virginia Team began its Orlando stint July 2 by defeating a team from Orlando 75-40 to win the first game in pool play. On ]uly 3 they defeated St. Louis, Mis- souri, 47-19, fffllowed by a luly 4 loss to Kenner, Louisiana, 41-40. The quarter finals began ]uly 5, during which Southern West Virginia defeated Saint l.ouis once again, advancing to the semi-finals. The team then won over Seattle, Washington, 57-54, during which Lesley Schuma- cher of Glenwood Junior High School (Princeton) won the na- tional three-point and free- throw contests in her age divi- sion. l,ori Sharer finished a close second as the contestants from Southern West Virginia made 23 of 3() free throws with the final day's free throws as the deciding tatter. The final elimination game came July 7 as Kenner, l.,ouisi- aria, deteated Southern West Virginia 33-28. Southern fought back from a late l()-point deficit7 and with only one minute to go it was down four points with the ball. It was asclose as the team got, however, finishing as na- ti(~al runners-up with a 27-12 5edbon, l'eam members Ioetta (.'ales and Farrah Lilly were named to the All-Tournament Tearn, and l.ori Shafer received the Heart and I tustle Award. Team mr, tubers and schools they attend include Marie Lind- sav of Beckley lunior High; Mi- ca'i~ l.ewis of White Sulphur Springs Junior High; Patricia Sea, Susan Turner, and Erica Williams of I'alcott Junior High; l.esley Schumacher of Glenwood lunior [tigh (Mercer County); Cheryl Cooper, ]oetta Cales, Far- rah Lilly, and Sharon Kessler of l linton junior High; Tonva Al- len 0f Hinton Area Elern~,ntary; Lori Shafer of Sandstone Junior High; Beth Farley of Bellepoint Elementary; and Shelly Fogarty of Morgantown Junior High. Jerry Cooper serves as assis- tant coach of the team. n-Up September Registration for the Monroe Youth Soccer League will be held Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Monroe Community House located on Main Street in Union. Registration forms are currently available at the Monroe Com- munity House and will be avail- able at the Union, Greenville, and Gap Mills Elementary Schools for those people unable to be in Union on ,~ptember I. The soccer league is open to children born from 1977 to 1984. The registration fee is $7. Uni- forms are provided by the league. The season will begin with practices held twice a week at Union Elementary School and i ONEIDA - THE NEW BREED INTRODUCING " THE STRIKE EAGLE" Also: JLJ Manufacturing Co. Crab Orchard, WV THE MOUNTAINEER 80% Relaxation the Little League field at Picka- way. As the season progresses practices will decrease to once a week. The soccer season consists of about six games. Generally three games are played at the home field and three away. Home games are played at Moncove Lake. The season begins in mid September, extending through the end of October. Eric's Archery Supplies 1 mile North of Alderson on RI. 63 'g/~ 7 80 ~J ' 445" 5 :ll..-...J; Also' BEAR " JENNINGS, XI, and ASTRO ~ ! Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6-9 PM Sat. & Sun. 1-6 PM .',. The first practice of the season will be Thursday, September 6 at () p.m. at Union Elementary School with all.ages reporting. 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