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/!:ii~!.~/:i i~!i~!ii ~ii! i~ i ii : i~, ~: : 2A n The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, August 25, 1987 : Ronceverte traffic request by LeRoy Crane to purchase a ten foot right-of-way beside his property will be studied Avenue between Walker Street and ,, Clay Street, ~lue to reported ,4, breakings and enterings and 2: disturbances from juveniles at .,~ night. It was stressed that the scheduled removal of a light elsewhere in the city and its V% ~,~ placement on North Avenuewoutd ,.,, make it possible to do the work at ~. no additional charge to the City. 6, The request was granted. ...... Clark Thacker of Renick spoke to ,:,. the group of a local concern regarding Title 6 of HR900, which ~. he claims would end chances of ~,, having flood control on the ~,, Greenbrier River by placing it ... under "Wild and Scenic River" " guidelines. He urged local ~, residents to write to congressmen ~c asking them to remove Title 6 from the bill. Mayor Hobbs agreed to write a letter to that effect for the ,~. Commissioners. ? The Commissioners were asked ,,, to comment on recent allegations by a former employee of the City's L,~L ~ sewage treatment plant that the ,F City is dumping raw sewage into .~ the river. Mayor Hobbs responded ;,~ that it is physically impossible to ; ,,~ run sewage into the river without ..... going through the plant, and that the accusations are totally unfounded. w P eeeooe~ooeoooooo Cont. from 1A Police Chief William Rose reported 56 tickets issued in July, resulting in 73 charges. Seventeen were for expired registration, two for public intoxication, 12 for speeding, one for failure to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, one for running studded tires out of season, two for driving with a suspended driver's license, two for improper registration, one for failure to yield the right of way, three for driving under the influence of alcohol, six for no proof of insurance, and other miscellaneous violatidhs. Darrell West of the Ronceverte Volunteer Fire Department reported nine calls answered in July, with 15 hours spent on the calls. Three were; six were out of town. Richard Ford reappointed By CAROL HALL Lewisburg attorney Richard E. Ford has been reappointed to the chairmanship of the West Virginia Commission on Uniform State ,,Laws. Mr. Ford has been a member of the Commission for approxi- mate 23 years. The Commission on Uniform State Laws usually has three commissioners appointed by the Governor of each state. The usual Greenbrier term is three years, but reappointment is not unusual. All V ey Mall commissioners are members of the Bar and receive no salary or compensation for their work on the JACKPOT Com=.,oo The commissioners draft many acts. They also discuss, consider and amend the drafts of others. They decide whether to recommend an act as a Uniform Act. The Commission was organized in 1892 to promote uniformity in State laws by voluntary action ef each state government. PLAY TO WIN! Every Thursday 10 A.M. to 11 A.M Cards FREE and Distributed At The Mall On : Thursdays D o o lT~ t~l lr tllF. 1441Jle e l ii High Style , : By Don M cCoy~ '.. Make-it-yourself night cream calls for a tablespoon each of olive oil and ,." corn oil, #lus i teaspoon almond oil and 2 teaspoons water. Heat the oils in a double boiler, add water and beat until it's cream. Store in the refrigerator. ***@*$*@*@ Fashion magazines are featuring menswear styles for women, who look extra delicate and feminine in them. Why? Because the clothes are more than a bit too big for the models. Cosmetic surgeons are now using computer imaging to show patients what they'll look like "after'. You can even get a three-dimensional view. Frosted lipstick shades are more likely to feather in the fine lines around your lips. Nail polish is more than just pretty. It protects your nails from wafer and other insults. To keep nails looking good and staying strong, treat your hands to a regular manicure .... ! ? !. t, l, t L g. 1 ! i" f, i* I. |, I i ~e P I, i* % I, k a 1 I' I" g t, ! b h I, r White Sulph~ Sp~8 636.3768 IV~ 798-7151 The West Virginia Legislature passed "Emergency" Tax legislation that became effective July 1 of this year. Comprehension of the new tax laws by tax practitioners, lawyers, and even the State Tax Department is, at best, vague, yet this legislation affects every resident and organization in the state. The taxes affected by this legislation include the Consumers Sales and Use Tax; Individual and Corporate Income Tax, Business and Occupation Tax, Business Franchise Tax, and the Severance Tax on Coal and Timber Production. Through this series of articles, I will attempt to highlight the major changes in these taxes, however, time and space restraints prohibit a detailed explanation of all aspects of the tax laws. Effective July 1, 1987, the West Virginia Business and Occupation Tax was eliminated for most industries. B&O tax returns were sent to businesses to be filed for the period January 1, 1987 to June 30, 1987. Hopefully, these are the last B&O returns that most businesses will file. These returns were due to be filed with the State on July 31, 1987. The Consumer's Sale and Use Tax was dramatically changed. Effective July 1, 1987, all sales tax exemptions certificates on file with business were invalid. A new procedure for paying and collecting sales tax was initiated. This procedure requires the seller to collect salestax on all purchases unless the buyer has either a new exemption certificate or a direct pay permit. Before describing the new procedures established by the State Tax Department, it may help to understand some of the intent of the new legislation. The State Legislature has adopted the I I i iii I iii ii I i A RESTAURANT _ I ii i I i ii I MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS Appreciation of good food. Serving Monday - Saturday From 6:00 P.M. RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED 536-2202 Rt. 60 W. between Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs Retirees Explore Second Career Through H&R Block's Tax Course Many retirees take their initial and hands-on experience step toward a second career with preparing individual tax returns. the H&R Block Income Tax This years course will also cover Course. 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Classwork includes discussion, practice problems, Advertisement ,, ment, nor are graduates under any obligation to accept employ- ment with Block. One low fee includes all materials, supplies, and textbooks. Students who successfully complete the course receive certificates and 7.5 continuing education units. For more information about the course and registration form, contact the H&R Block offices at 102 Goheen Street, Fairlea, WV 645-6199 dr 70 Willow Drive, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 536- 3159. PACKAGES "Deluxe Package" e3 pair jeans -Chic, Levi, Sunset Blues & Calvin Klein e3 sweaters or tops 1 designer sweater =159 UP TO $200 VALUE Plus...Up to ~;11.00 Rebate on Chic items. "Economy Package" =2 pair jeans - Chic, Levi, Sunset Blues, & Calvin Klein e2 sweaters e2 tops =119 UP TO $160 VALUE. Plu~...up to $11.00 Rebate on Chic items. All the latest styles available now at Your Back-To-School Headquarters Spo swear Shoppe 119 E" Washington Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 Phone 645-3950 position that the only items exempt from sales tax in a business are those items that are purchased by the business for resale, i.e. inventory items. Any items that are used in the business that are directly related to the manufac- ture, preparation, or have some other effect on a product or service for which sales tax will be collected are exempt from sales tax. All other items that are used in the business are subject to sales tax. Some examples should help clarify this. A retailer who purchases items for resale does not have to pay sales tax on those items. However, that same retailer must pay sales tax on any other items he purchases for use in his business, such as cash registers, sales receipts, cleaning supplies, etc. The following examples were told to me by a representative of the State Tax Department: A motel purchases air conditioners for the rooms it rents. Since the motel collects sales tax when it rents the rooms, it does not have to pay sales tax on the air conditioning units. However, the motel must pay sales tax on any contract labor used to install the units. When purchasing a house, the purchaser is not required to pay sales tax on the purchase price of the house. If the purchaser is contracting for the house to be built, he does not have to pay sales tax to the contractor. If the individual is building the house himself, he must pay sales tax on all materials used in construction of the house. On a contracted house, once the owner takes possession of the house, he must pay sales tax on the purchase of all materials used to finish the house. Take for example, carpeting. If the owner has taken possession of a contracted house which has not yet had the carpeting installed, he must pay sales tax on both the carpetingand any contracted labor used to install Bluegrass Market Report At the Bluegrass Market, Inc. sale held Saturday, August 22, 1987, 761 head of livestock was sold to 107 buyers amounting to $210,386.05. Stocker and Feeder Steers: under 500#, 64.00 to 109.00; 500- 750#, 58.00 to 73.50; over 750#, 52.00 to 68.75. Heifers: under 500#, 57.00 to 72.00; 501-750#, 56.00 to 69.50; over 750#, 55.00 to 65.00. Bull Calves: 52.oo to 81.00. Baby Calves: 35 to 85. Slaughter Cattle: 43.50; Most Sold 36i under 1000, 44.00 to Over 1000;'46 to 54. Cow and Calf 660.02. Hogs: Slaughter, 53 39.50 to 45.00; Ponies.-37.50. Horses: 180.00 Sheep & Lambs: Ewes, 17.00 to 23.~ 19.00 to 24.00. Monroe placement & Monroe County Schools provide advanced placement for students that meet the standards of sufficient mental and physical competencies. Children who are five years of age between September 1 and October 31 may qualify for advanced kindergarten placement. A series of test batteries will be given to each child to help determine their readiness Carnegie Hall fall classes the carpeting. If he hasn't yettaken possession of the house, and the contractor installs carpeting, then he does not have to pay sales tax on the carpeting or the labor. This should help explain the statement I made in the first paragraph of this article. More on the sales tax and the new State Tax The following schedule of classes will begin September 14 at Carnegie Hall. Places may be limited, so early enrollment is encouraged. Persons may enroll by calling Carnegie Hall at 645-7917. Mondays: Basic Photo~aphy - six weeks, begins September 14, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Instructor, Mary Leb. Tuesdays: Acting I Workshop - 10 weeks, begins September 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Co-instructors, Barbara Wygal and Mary Lob. Weavin Advanced Beginners - 8 weeks, Four-harness weaving, begins September 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor - Fawn Valentine. Wednesdays: Painting - 6 weeks, begins September 23, time to be announced. Instructor, Theresa Currance. Thursdays: Basic Drawing- 8 weeks, begins September 17, 10 a.m.- .12 noon, or 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Instructor Maggie Lapetina.. Vocal Technique for linger= on-going class, begins September 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor, Barbara Wygal. Department procedures in my next For more information, call article. Carnegie Hall at 645-7917. Now Leasing Seneca Square o! Fairlea 102 Goheen Street A professional building for professional people. 5800 SQUARE FEET FOR RENT 645"6199 645-1195 '" ~:~ PM for school. Any parent wishing~ to be considered placement should elementary school Aug. 25. Any questions addressed to Monroe County 3094 or 832-6259. The Monroe CountY be conducting language kindergarten, first grades, parent transfer students. Hearing and will be con kindergarten, fourth grades, parent students, and students. These September 2 and school system to that may have hearing problems. You will be the screening needs follow up object to your child any of the screenings, your local school writing within the next further assistance or please call your education office at 832-6259. Terminal before any decision is necesity of raising was Torn Campbell, volunteered for and on the Visitors The skateboard discussed and he would prepare a Policy which skateboards 5:00 p.m. orat anyott pedestrians are in Council dis( problem of yard placed and city. Council ideas which are An in-depth report Pat Baker, presid Greenbrier Coun~ Association. Baker Council that the Libr days a week, 355 da'. In closing acti( approved changing tl at the corner of Wa~ Court Streets to a fie