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/ Vol. VI No.26 "%_. September 6, 1990 "\ From the Greenbrier \ Valley of West Virginia June Jennings (left) and Ettie Mac Greene Oldest Person In World: E ttle Greene Of Lindside :ptember 8, Monroe Mac Greene will a feat realized by she will be a "teetl- second time in her as she is affec- by staff members Comprehensive near Lindside, will 8. Tile cente- it all in stride, how- ls have been grand style every late 90's--with alton. to Duputy Editor mlth of The Guin- Records in London, [rs Greene is the in the world of her is Carrie C. of Palatka, Florida. Next in line are Jeanne Louise Cahnent, 116, of France; and Charlotte Hughes, 113, of Eng- land. Ms Hughes was born in August 1877, only a month or less before Mrs Greene was born. Mrs Greene has four children still living, 21 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 35 great-great grandchildren. Her oldest child is 88, and her oldest grandchild is 63. Her oldest great-grandchild is 36; the oldest great-great grandchild is 16. According to Springfield's Di- rector of Nursing Services Marri- anne Blakeslee, family members frequently visit, write letters, and telephone "Miss Ettie," keeping her up-to-date on fmnily news. She has been a resident of Springfield since 1988. See "Mrs Greene", Page 2-A Hospital Construction In October: Land Paid For Osteopaths To Practice At CMAC Officials of Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), West Virginia University (WVU) Health Sciences Center Charleston Divi- sion and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine today announced a new co6pera- tive venture that will provide more physicians to practice in West Virginia. The three parties have signed an agreement to place four graduates of the osteopathic school in internship positions at CAMC beginning in July, 1991. "Because of the strong corre- lation between where physicians complete their postdoctoral training and the location of their practice site, we expect to see many of the physicians going through this program choosing to slay in West Virginia to prac- tice," said Phillip H. Goodwin, CAMC president. "This new agreement represents our con- tinuing commitment to keeping our medical resources in West Virginia," Mr Goodwin added. James Stookey, D.O., dean lor academic affairs at WVSOM, noted, "Our school's mission is to provide family physicians for rural West Virginia. This new agreement with CAMC and WVU will provide another top quality- clinical training site in West Vir- ginia for our graduates. It also represents another milestone in co6peration between medical schools in this state, the end re- sult of which will be improved health care for West Vlrginians." William O. McMillan, Jr, M.D., associate vice-president for health sciences, West Vir- ginia University Health Science Center Charleston Division wel- comed the new program, adding. "I am impressed wilh the osteo- pathic mission of providing pri- mary care physicians for West Virginia. It is my hope that os- teopathic school graduates will eonttnue their primary care training at our facility." t Ohio ModeI-A Ford enthusiasts take a break in Rainelle on their way to Cass: Tom Johnston (left, front), Betty Johnston, Phyllis Massie, Scott Zimmer, Stephanie Zimmer, Jake Massie (left, rear), Charlie Roe, Jean Roe, Becky Zimmer, Jim Zimmer, Norma Massie and Kenny Massie. Tin Lizzie Lovers Let Loose Locally: Model-A Drivers Tour Tri-County By Jonathan Wright They travel orlly about 45 miles per hour, stop a lot. draw a lot of stares--and (heir owucqs love every minute of it. The growing popularity of aw tique car restoralion and collect- ing has resulted in tile lbrmation of numerous clubs devoted to the interest. The Seiolo Mo(lel-A Club of Columbus, Ohio, boasts 31 vehicles owned by 60 mcm bers.who get iogelhe| lor monthly Ineetings and take palt in various outings each yc;u. On the weekend of At|gust 24 2(;. 3ti members of the group traveled to Cass Scenic RailrQi~tgl State Park in Pocahontas County. They drove U.S. Route 60 thlt)tlKh Rainelle, Rupert, and l.ewisbta-g, stopping at various points of scenic interest along the way. "We went to Cass mainly to ride the railroad, enjoy tile scen- ery, and have soinelhmg 1o do," menlber Kenny Massie said. The group spenl tile Dight of AU~LISI 24 at the Brier Inn in Le\visbtu:g. Members say they enjoy a va riety of aspects of tile hobby. "We see a lot of back coulllly we wouldn't gel to see olht'rv,'i~,c," Charlie Roe said. Toni Johnston said, "\Vc draw the most interesl l'ronl older people. We get a lot of grins fl-Oll| theln-Tb(~C0)Jsg tI~ICy rt~ll!3;~lllL).cr these cars." "The older lolks will colne tip to us and say,'l had a cm like thai--I had my firsl ctah-, ht il.'" Norma Massie said. Becky Zimmer laughs. "1 like finding out what can break on these things--and how h)~la il takes our guys to ILx themF' Mrs Zimmer's son Scotl ~tdds, "I enjoy helping my dad fix tile car and polish it. Several menlbers of Itw Ohio club regularly attend the .]ltlll[l{tl conventions of the Model A Re storers. Past xnectings havc beell held in Kansas City; Green []ay, Wisconsin; Seven Springs, Pcm~ sylvania: Virginia Beach: and D ea M it:h TI ~ ~ ~ xt meeling will be in lndianap dis. Indianai il ~i Hospital's U.S. 219 Middle closer atten- approaches lbr new building Hospt- board recently on the property. The of 40 acres at to be going administra- Said. "We hope late October, s occur to Week Osteopathic |nunity will groups na- Na- medicine 15. of national icine Week, School of will screen- Uced rate of blood pres- !nd distribute materials alley mall 8, 10 EcoTheater Sponsored Ten Youth In Statewide Summer Program Beard Heights property, Marlinton The present building on Eighth Street in downtown Mar- linlon dates from the 1930s, wilh a newer wing added in the 1950s. Last year the board de- cided to proceed with plans to construct new facilities at Beard Heights following years of prob- lems with flooding, inadequate facilities, and low occupancy. The current capacity is 40 beds, but occupancy averages 30 per cent. The new building will have a capacity of only 27 beds, with an expected occupancy of 60 per cent. Completion is anticipated for 1992. Funds for the $4.2 million fa- cility will come from the sale of See "Hospital", Page 2-A EcoTheater of Lewisburg again sponsored ten young people through the Governor's Summer Youth Program. Under the guidance of Kathy Jackson of Hinlon, they wrote, directed and performed their own Eco- Theater-style scenes, "A Ix)ok at Life." At the culmination of this six-week program, they per- formed at Carnegie Hall's Old Stone Room August 1, with Dr Jean Cash, Instructor and Assis- tant Professor at James Madison University, as guest humanities scholar. Dr Cash is a "generalist" in American Literature wiih a spe- cial knowledge of the writers of the Southern Literary Renais- sance, including Flannery O'Connor, who was a close friend of Maryat Lee, founder of EcoTheater. The evening's program in- cluded a tribute to Ms Lee, with Kathy and the troupe reviving the final scenes from "John Henry." Pipestem State Park's Amphi- theater was the scene of the Youth Program's final perform- ance of 1990. with six of the ten participating. Paula Jackson, also of Hin- ton, was Assistant Supervisor and participated tn the Carnegie and Pipestem tribute scenes. Performers were Stephanie Spencer, Stephen Hu~hari, Melissa Clutter, Von Jackson, Tanya Clark, Margaret Simnls, Karen Stewart, Deanrm Dowdy, Kami Richards and George Bryant, Jr. "EcoTheater hopes to increase their involvement in the Governor's program by training others to work with young people in expanding the simple program of summer employment Of the 23.500+ households served by the Mountain Messenger. 448 (approximately 2%) responded in our Public Opinion Poll con- ducted to find out how you feel about the proposed consolidation of junior high schools in Eastern Greenbrier County. One hundred two (I02) ballots were cast in favor of consolidation proposal: 346 were cast in opposition. The ballot, published in our August 23 edition, simply asked whether you were in favor of the consolidation of Eastern County junior high schools or whether you were opposed. Ballots were either mailed to our offices or hand-delivered, lp. an effort to determine geographic preferences concerning this issue, we Kathy Jackson I into a method of encouraging them to develop their latent abilities, thereby giving them the confidence io achieve more tn life," according to Martha Asbury-Faulkner, EcoTheater administrative assistant. Martha Youmans (left) Gypsie Smith, Nadine Smith and Ruth Ray. Fall Arts And Crafts To Be Held At Fair Grounds The Lewisburg Business and Professional Women's Club will again sponsor a fall Arts and Crafts show. Ways and Means Chairman Nadine Smith said this will be the Tenth Annual Show for her club. Members of the committee consisting of Martha Youmans, Lilly Richmond, .Phyllis Hamrick, Peg~ Sifers, Gypsie Smith, Ruth Ray and Charlotte Burdette met recently and set the weekend of October 5, 6, and 7 for the show. Hours on Friday wiU be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. On Sunday the hours have been extended to 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The show will be at the State Fairgrounds where there is ample parking " with both gates open for better access. In addition to the booths noted the postmarks on mailed ballots and asked those who hand- delivered their ballots where they lived. The majority of those voting in lavor of consolidation (67) were Lewisburgers while 49 Lewisburg residents voted against the issue. Twenty-eight (28) Williamsburg persons voted against the consolidation issue. A total of 14 voles opposing consolidation were received from the eastern portion of Greenbrier County (they were from Clintonville, Rupert, Rainelle, Smoot, Keiffer, Hines, and Crawley.) The ballots will be relained in the Mountain Messenger offices at 122 North Court Street, Ix~wisburg, until October I. /Mlyone wishing to examine them may do so between 8 a,m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. consisting of woodcrafts, cermn- ics, needlework and baked goods, there will be concession stands for light hmches and din- ners. The booths will be judged with ribbons being awarded to Ihe best in several different care-, gories. Monies raised from this project are used'by the Lewis- burg BI~V Club for charitable projects, including donations to the Family Refuge Center, Greenbrier Center, Carnegie hall and Greenbrier County Library. Admission is free, so browse and shop for those unusual hand- crafted items. For fi|rther hlfof mation call Dare Brown 645- 2117 or Dreama Pc/tit 645- 2212. Inside Today About Herbs ................... IOA Agriculture ....................... 7A Briefly ............................... 3A Carnegie Column ............ 5A Classified ......................... 7B For the Record ................ 2A Garden Patch ................... 8A Home Accent ................. 11A Horoscopes ..................... 5B Joy of Farming, .............. 7A Obituaries ........................ 9A Opinion ............................ 4A Roberta ............................ 2A Saints ................................ 3B Sports ............................... 1B Teen Notes ............ ; .......... 6A