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2A August 30 2014 I II For The Record , New Suits Gary O. Knicely vs. David Gum arid Sandra Schmocker, his wife Branch Banking & Trust Company vs. Robert Flook Jeana M. Church vs. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Michael Adelman, President/Chief Executive Officer; and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Governors, Cheryl Schreiber, Chairperson Branch Banking & Trust Company vs. Phillip Jarvis C & F Finance Company vs. Jerry L. Mcclung and Vickie S. Mcclung In Re: The Marriage of: Janice Gay Reynolds and Jerry Kevin Reynolds In Re: The Marriage of: Azjah Lynn Hinkley and David Austio Hinkley In Re: The Marriage of: Sarah Kay Lokant and Frank S. Lokant In Re: The Marriage of: Lisa Jean Mccallister Scott and Nycoma Grey Scott In Re: The Marriage Of: Michelle Dennise Williams and Mark Kevin Williams In Re: The Marriage Of: Brian Stacy Stewart And Angela Marie Stewart In Re: The Marriage Of: Gary Flora And Carol Flora • Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paoer for the Greenbrier Valley [I Mayor shares news of tov "s award winning efforts Marriage Licenses Charles William Smith and Deborah Joyce Smith, Lewisburg Gary Wayne Bland and Judith Kaye Hunter, Fairlea Nicholas Brian Patterson, Meadow Creek and Amy Sue Brunty Flack, Smoot Robert Brannon Osborn and Monica Jean Thomas, Adair, KY Scott Quick Harris and Angela Michelle Conatser, Dandridge, TN Allen Bryon Martin and Angela Catherine Garrett, Lewisburg Matthew Charles Thornton and April Dawn Reyes, Rainelle Todd Christopher Holler and Patricia B. Ripley, Rainelle George Conrad Douwel III and Tricia Emily Dixon, Caldwell Marty Allen Holliday and Stephanie Dawn Galford, Smoot Bernhard Waldermar Chestnut, Jr. and Jo Ann Roake, White Sulphur Springs John Andrew Mooney and Ann Taylor Beall, North Chesterfield, VA Robert Allen Ray, Friers Hill and Victoria Michelle Luke, Clintonville Allen Eugene Bryant and Arlene Frances Verdine, Clint0nville Nikolaus Travler Flora and Sarah Jade Glotfelty, Maxwelton Christopher Eric Holliday and Emily Renee Hall, Lewisburg All Ottman and Asmaa Arthem Hashim, Arizona, AZ Jonathan William McDowell, Alderson and Elizabeth Lauren Wickline, Lewisburg Russell Edward Haynes III, Williamsburg, VA and Mondi IRene David- son, Millington, TN Justin David Smith and Stacy Ellen Johnston, Renick Richard Lee Bricker and Agnes Eugenia Winston, Lewisburg Matthew Noel Molpus and Kristen Holly Bittinger, White Sulphur Springs Public Meetings Lewisburg Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber in Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West, Lewis- burgl On the agenda: • Approval of Minutes -Aug. 5, 2014 • Lewisburg Foundation Overview • Dog Park Update • Project Updates • Communication from Mark Carver • Communication from members Greenbrier County Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. in a Working Session in the Main Floor Courtroom of the Greenbrier County Courthouse, Lewisburg. On the agenda: • Discussion on proposed Comprehensive Plan and requirements of State Code • Meet with Planning Commission to discuss proposed Comprehensive Plan Greenbrier County Planning Commission will meet in a working session Tuesday, Sept. 2'at 5 p.m. in the Main Floor Courtroom of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: • Communication with County Commission on Comprehensive Plan Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Main Floor Courtroom of the Greenbrier County Courthouse. On the agenda: • Disclosure of Appeal Process Article 1014.05 of the Zoning Ordinance -Appeal from a Decision of the Board "Any person or persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision or order of the Board may present to the Circuit Court of Greenbrier County a petition duly verified, setting forth that such decision or order is illegal in whole or in part, and specifying the grounds of the alleged illegafity. The petition shall be presented to the Court within thirty (30) days of the date of the decision or order of the Board." Public Hearing 1. Appeal by Michael A. Dietz for Special Exception from Greenbrier County Zoning Ordinance. The appellant requests to run a small assisted living home at 134 Sunset Drivel Ronceverte. New Business • Action on Minutes - May 6, 2014 meeting • Election of Officer for 2014-2015 Ronceverte Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in a Work Session Agenda at Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: • Approval of Minutes • Maintenance Bids • Personnel Matters • Accounts Receivable • Accounts Payable • Other Business New River CTC Board of Governors will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Advanced Technol- ogy Center, 527 Odd Road, Ghent. An agenda will be posted on the New River website,, three days before the meeting. The meeting will include a presentation on the Accreditation Self-Study Report thathas been prepared in advance of a site visit by a team from the Higher Learning Commission in October. The HLC team will evalu- ate whether the college's accreditation should be reaffirmed. The meet- ing is open to the public. New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Green- brier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beckley). Administrative offices are located in Beckley. Energy Medicine 101 workshop offered to: Strengthen immune system, Boost metabolism, Reduce stress and anxiety, Release toxins safely and Stay grounded and resilient• To register call 304-389-8841 or email For more information see Events tab at Six NCBTMB Continuing Educa- tion Units offered to Licensed Mas- sage Therapists. No prior energy work experience is needed to take this course. Energy Medicine 101,, a work- shop by Dr. Donna Panucci will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marvin Chapel, Chapel Ridge Farm in Union. Introduction to Eden Energy Medicine In this enlightening workshop, Dr. Donna Panucci, Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practi- tioner, guides you through learning how to harness your body's own healing abilities and provides effec- tive tools to enhance your health• Simple techniques will be taught .By David Esteppe The City of Lewisburg has re- ceived recognition of its efforts in community redevelopment in re- gards to the Montwell Park project. As reported in the West Virginia Daily News, Mayor John Manches- ter ended his term as West Virginia Municipal League president on Aug. 15 at the annual conference in Bridgeport. Manchester says the city had applied for the All Star Commu- nity Enrichment Award based on the city's involvement with transform- ing the blighted area entering down- town on Route 219 South known as Fort Savannah. Lewisburg was pre- sented the award for the ninth year in a row at the conference. Only three cities in the state received this award this year. Manchester says the second award, The Vision of Tomorrow Award, came as a surprise. It was presented to the city from Thrasher Engineering in only the second year of giving out the award. Manchester said, "We are ex- tremely pleased to have been se- lected by both the Municipal League and Thrasher Engineering based on our community efforts now taking place at Montwell Park. They rec- ognize what a significant difference that redevelopment is making to the entrance to our city." Upcoming exhibit includes photos related to African American religious traditions Enslaved Africans transported to the New World beginning in the 15th century brought with them a wide range of local religious beliefs and practices• In a world turned upside down, these slaves clung to some semblance of normality through the religions they knew. Over time many converted to Christianity, making it their own by combining it with their remembered traditions, beliefs, and practices• Pri- or to emancipation, African Ameri- cans organized their own "invisible institution" in the slave quarters and inside family homes. It was here that the spirituals, with their double meanings of religious salvation and freedom from slavery, developed and flourished. After emancipation, more recog- nizable and formal churches were possible. One such church is Shiloh Baptist Church in Alderson, which was built in 1879 specifically for African Americans. Others include John Wesley Methodist Church and Mr. Tabor Baptist Church in Lewis- burg each of which have unique and illustrious histories. These churches and several others in the Greenbrier Valley became a place of refuge for African Ameri- cans where they were free to wor- ship and socialize and build a com- munity of strength as Christians. They continue to be a main focal point in the community for African Americans. Mrs. Opal Jones, long time mem- ber of Shiloh Baptist Church in A1- derson, said, "The churches in the Greenbrier Valley were very impor- tant. Church was the first avenue, besides home, where you received instruction on how to conduct your- self, your manners, and how to treat others• It was a primary source of • socialization and education• Black teachers were usually Sunday School teachers and had added influence on the children's learning." African American religious life in the Greenbrier Valley will be one of the tracks of the exhibit "Invis- ible Roots and Legends: A Photo- graphic View of African American History in Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia" which will be held at the Cooper Gallery, 122 East Washing- ton Street, Lewisburg, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept• 20 and be avail- able on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thurs- days and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. It will consist of a collection of photographs and artifacts, from post-civil war to today, of African Americans who have contributed to the growth and development of this area in business, religion, education, sports, politics, and entertainment as well as general family life. The exhibit is free to the public and the photographs, many of which have been donated just for this exhibit, are not for sale• On Friday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m., Exhibit Curator Janice Cooley and Greenbrier Historical Society Archivist Jim Talbert will co-host a round table discussion of more in- depth history of African Americans in the Greenbrier Valley• A Sunday School class at Shiloh Baptist Church in Alderson, WV, built in 1879 Protest continued from Front Page i h ..... This is the bicycle Hill and Holler is donating to the Ecofest fund- raiser at The Spring on Sept. 20. The winner may choose either the male or female version of the bike. Raffle tickets are $10 and available now through Sept. 20 at Hill and Holler on Washington Street in Lewisburg. ful, balanced environnaental educa- ing that our environment and our tion for all ages in a fun interactive lives are all inter-connected. The atmosphere. Ecofest says, "It is our more informed we become, the bet- hope that you walk away with a re- ter choices we are able to make." newed commitment and understand- www.m0untainmessenger.c0m Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall announce funding for emergency food and shelter program statewide This week, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Representative Nick Rahall, an- nounced $526,266 in funding to help individuals and families in West Vir- ginia with non-disaster related emer- gencies. The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Manage- ment Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and will be used to expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for West Virgin- ians in need. "As West Virginians, we under- stand the importance of making sure our neighbors in need have a place to turn to for support," Senator Man- chin said• "This critical funding of- fers hope and assistance to West Virginians with the ultimate goal of helping individuals rise above' chal- lenging circumstances and get back on their feet." "This funding award is critical to organizations in southern West Vir- ginia that focus everyday on mak- ing sure no one in their communities goes to bed hungry or without a roof over their head," Rockefeller said. "Their presence also goes a long way toward helping lift West Virgin- ians out of poverty and putting them on a path to a brighter future." "West V'trginians know well what it means to 'help thy neighbor,' espe- cially those in our communities who are struggling with family emergen- cies," said Rahall. "Federal funds like these are an important lifeline to help needy families with children get through some very difficult times•" Member agencies of the EFSP Na- tional Board include: American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; The Jewish Federations of North Ameri- ca; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Way Worldwide; and FEMA. Locally, Greenbrier County was awarded $12,267 and Monroe Coun- ty was awarded $2,800. Notice Re: Vacant Structures The city ofLewisburg adopted a Vacant Structure Code (Ordinance 218 passed Dec. 21, 2010), requiring all owners of real estate within the City of Lewisburg that contain a vacant structure, as defined in Article 1121.03 of the Codified Ordinances of Lewisburg, to register such structure with the office of the building inspector of the City within 30 calendar days after the structure is found to meet the definition of a vacant structure. There is no fee involved in the registration process. The City has determined that uninspected and unmonitored vacant buildings may present a fire hazard, may provide temporary occupancy by transients (including drug users and traffickers), may detract from private and/or public efforts to rehabilitate or maintain surrounding buildings and that the health, safety and welfare of the public is served by the regulation , of such vacant buildings• This Article ensures that through a registration, inspection and monitor- ing process, vacant buildings will be kept weather tight and secure from trespassers. To register your vacant structure, contact the City of Lewisburg Building Department at 304-645-2080. WV Agricultural Enhancement Program Cover Crop practice applications The Greenbrier Valley Conserva- tion District announces that they are accepting applications for the WV Agricultural Enhancement Program Cover Crop practice. Applications will be accepted from Aug. 27 through Sept. 15, until 4 p.m. and will be received at the GVCD of- fice at 179 Northridge Drive (Lewis- burg USDA Service Center). Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact Grassland Techni- cian, Devin Johnston at 304-645-6172 extension 110, cell # 304-667-4460 or the Grenbrier Valley Conserva- tion District at 304-645-6173 for questions about the program. 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