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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, September 6, 1990 I ] C & P Telephone Company [ Aching Bones? I State Lifts Some Installs New Eqmpment Answers ID1al For Bridge Limits Telephone eqmpment ser~qng over 4,500 C&P Telephone cus- tamers in Greenville, Meadow Bridge, Petersh)wn and Urlion will be updated next week ac- cording to conlpally spokesman Ji]n Davis. Cuslomers with phone numbers beginning with 832, 484, 753 and 772 will be served by tile new equipnleni. The system, which will be put into sevvice in the early morrllng~ llours Sephlllber 4. is a digit;~d electronic switching machine which will help provide more eM. cienl service and lower nlainte- nance costs," atcording to Mr Davis. "To custonlers, the inost obvi- ous change will be that abbrevi- ated dialing will no longer be available,~ I)avid said. "Ctlstoin ers will need to dial tile ltdl seven digits to reach local num- bers." "For home and business tele- phone custolners, optional IQ Katures will be awdlable, and for I)usiness Cllsh)lllers, we'll have Digital Centrex capabilities," Mr Davis slated. "Cenh'ex" is a central office~ based service lor business cus- tomers. Digital Centrex will allow business custonlers to more eas- ily and efficiently lransmlt data, according to Mr Davis. Optional "IQ" fe.atures provide Call Waiting, Three-Way Calling, (:all Forwarding and Speed Call- ing. Four new options. Return Calt, Caller II), Call Trace and Repeat Call will provide options, Additional {barges apply to these new services. "These new tealures rise tile nlost inodern technology m the nation," Mr Davis said. "Thc'y are offered in only a few other places ill the country." Return Call allows enstomers to enter a code which will aulo- lnalically redial lhe number of tile last incolniltg caller whetller or not the ring was answered. If the line is busy, this ~,rvtce will try to reach tile party for 30 minutes. When the line is IYee a special ring signals tile (:all has gone through. Residence cus tamers wilt) select this option pay an additional $4 pet- month. The charge for business Ctlsh)ill ers is $,1.50 per month. Wilh Caller ID, customers can view Ihe telephone number o! an JnconlJng call on a CtlSlolner pro vided display screen which is at- tached to tile t)hone. This en- ables the custolner to idelltit}" who is calling before answering tile phone. The charge is ml ad ditional $6,50 per month for residence customers and $8.50 for businesses, The display screen Is available through Bell Atlanllc Business Supplies or to. car retail stores. Call Trace can provide cus tamers with relief from annoy- ante call problems. After receiv- ing a threatening or harassing call, the customer may dial a code which locks in and traces the number. 1"he call is auto- maritally reported to C&P who will then provide the number of the calling party to the police. The cost is $1 for each success- ful trace Repeat Call will continuously redial a busy number lor up to 30 ininules. A special ring stg- nals thai the call has gone through. Residence customers pay an additional $2 per month for this service while business customers pay $2.50. The new system also makes it possible for customers to ct]oose any long distance company serv- ing the area as their primary long dislance ca]Tier, Tile cus- tonler will be able to use their primary long distance company for calls outside the regional eallirlg area by dialing "'1" l)lus |he rmmber. Customers will re- ceive ballots in the mail so they may make lheh" long dislance se- lection. From qualified, experienced teacher. Starting at age 7 thru High School - also :-BEGINNING -- INTERMEDIATE -- ADVANCED Call Jane Kline at 645.7141 The ka'thrilis Foundation is holding a nationwide, toll-free callm program for people to ask queslions and get answers at)otll osteoarthritis. The call-in is scheduled ibr l:riday, Seplember 14, from 9 a.m.o7 pm. The num- ber is 1-800283-7800. According to John Law, devel- opnlent director tar tile West Vir ginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundati(m, as many as hall the people with osteoarthrilis, lhe most -ommon Ibrin of arthritis, do not Mmw what type of arthri- tis they have and cannol make informed decisions about iheir ('are. The Arthritis Foundation's trained inlbrmalion specialisls will stall" the phones during this one-day "Dial-ague on Os- teoarihritis and Aspirin" to all- swer questions about the disease including causes, symptoms, risk factors and tile role of exer- cise and medications such as aspirin and other treatment methods. Osteoarlhritis affects an esti- nlated 15.8 million Americans. In the disease, earlilage that cushions the stlrface of joints wears away as people age. This causes bones to rub together, resulting in pain and loss of movenlent. It usually affects the hands and weight-bearing joints. such as knees, hips and feet. Eighty per cei lt of people with osteoarthritis report sonae fonn of lilllilalion ill lnovelnent or ac- livities. "Marly things can be done to reduce pain and prevent loss of lnoveinenl it1 arthritis, but lot accurate lreatlnent people need to see their physician and know what type of arthritis they have." M~" l,qw said. "If people will (:all us. tile Arthritis Foundation can provide a wealth of information and programs that can help make daily activities easier for someone with osteoarthritis or any form of at'thrills." The Arlhritis Foundation is lhe source of help and hope for an estimated 37 million Alneri- cans with arthritis. The founda- tion supports research to find the cure lbr and prevention of arthritis and seeks to improve the quality of. life lbr those af- fected by arthritis. For more in- lormation on arthritis locally, phone the West Virginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation at 1- 800-479- 5044. Tile one-day "Dial-ague on Osteoarthritis and Aspirin" is made possible by an educational grant to the Arthritis Foundation by the Aspirin Foundation of America. Previous restrictions have been lifted from two Greenbrier Calmly bridges by tile West Vir- ginia Division of Highways. Prior to being ret)laced, tile US 60 crossing of Litlle Clear Creek east of County 8 near Rupert had been restricted to trucks and buses crossing one al a time. Repairs to tile County 68 bridge over Muddy Creek north of County 25 near Blaker Mills has allowed a 12 ton limit to be removed. Voter's Lists Still Open SecretalT of State Ken Hech ler is coordinating a statewide voter registration drive, keyed to a daily "countdown" to the Otto ber 9 deadline -- the last day to register to vote in tile November 6 general election. Business , la- bor, education and other public interest groups will join in kick mg off the countdown with a news conference scheduled lot 10:30 September 6 in lhe Secre tary of State's oflk'e. "Out of about 1.3 million West Virginians over 18 years old and eligible to register, it is shocMng that only 881,602 people in tile state have actually registered. This means that over ,100,000 West Virginians of voting age haven't even bothered to regis- ter," Mr Hechler noted. "Only through a thorough gxass roots effort will we be able to convince all these drop-outs that they have a real stake in shaping the future of West Virginia," he added. Joining in tile cotmtdown drive will be tile I,eague of Women Voters, Chanlber of Commerce, West Virginia labor Federation, Farln t3ureau, Denlocratic an(l Republican State Committees and their youth affiliates, and many other civic and professional organiza- tions. "We hope to extend lhis drive to scimols, colleges and universities and to slir the con- science of every unregistered West Virginian, Mr Hechler said. "This Cotlnldown drive will only succeed ff every group, every ernployer, every employee and every institution takes it upon themselves to devise and carry out their own programs to insure that everyone is regis- tered. We must make this a great countdown for delnocracy," Mr. Hechler concluded. 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Ed- wina was a young women in her middle twenties with two tad dling sons. Of Iranian descenl, she was small and wiry. olive skinned and black eyed, with blue black hair swept into a po- nytail. Her husband left her the day after they moved into their house. Edwina went about that early spring with a quiet desperation m her dark eyes, but there was nothing still about her. A whirl- wind of inovement -- she talked loudly and gestured allen with her hands. She yelled frequently at her sons, two kmelic blurs of energy, turning ever browner in the sun while she busie(I herself with creating something. She carved, she painted, she wove, she potted, she gardened. I mar- veled at this wild sorceress who lived al the bottom of lhe hill. Her hands made art Otll of conl- man items, beauty out of other people's trash. She brealhed lilb into dried up things, unre- stricted by her poverty, limited by no culture. She grabbed her art otll of the air and earth, The earth was her master me- diunl. For if she were all arlist extraordinaire oil canvas or lab- ric, she reached her peak in the garden. The earth responded happily to her, obeyed her like a slave. She created transient paintings of greens and grays, never allowing a siatic inonlenl. tler gardening techniques ex- pressed no specific heritage or culture. The beds were neither English nor Mediterranean, nei- ther country nor citified. You couldn't pin them down.She didn't read gardening manuals so she didn'l know the rules. She never walched "Victory Gar- den." Rather she sensed where her seedlings and plants and shrubs belonged, and wherever she plopped them in lhe ground, the flourished. Edwina'would move a mahog- any-colored peony next to tile dark pink rambler rose simply because she liked the color jux- taposition. She didn't know peo- nies shouktn't be transplanled, but the peony didn't mind. Her scarlet monarda grew ahnost tree sized with one bodacious spidery bloom on top of the other. Her violas and johnny jump-ups shoved out every weed -- so determined were they lo multiply. Her perennials never considered driving -- they were more like tableaux, separate ar- rangements diversely shaped and colored. Multihued gravels and dirt, fringed and ovate leaves, every shade and texture. Her garden was her tapestry.] Her ponytail pinned on top of her head, stle gardened wearing a black bikini, cupping tender shoals, squatting on her haunches to dig and cultivate. Edwina gardened as intensely as she painted. She arranged the gravel paths by hand, the colored stones, and swept the dirt paths with a t)room. She nlounded the t toes, planting nasturtiul~ I at the base, oranges and to contrast wilh the Stle C:Llt a tunlle] forsylhia hedge io vale bower k)r her yoga cises. Gold poppies sprang LI~ gravel; lemony ah.hemilla over the squared edges to soften the geometl2g, raced the herbs with rocks (lug out of the den [)lot. She leaves before they had a to yellow lhe greene~'. perimented with co/or, her head at a glistening eggplant drooping its against a blue-red rose. She mulched with shells, bark. coffee grinds ing all the diflerent her garden never trived or fussed over. it seem Io evoh'e. den apt)eared to have one day oul of the earlh, a work of art s tile ground, beautiful Edwina's plants shocked by timing, ph or weather eonditions. sumed lhev were in hands, knc;w they would tered soon, were sIIlLlg their position. Her warded off evil intent One of Edwina's peasanl skirts g~psy scarecrow. The ends of cornsilk provi scarecrow's wild hairdo. Several chains beans hung around her The charged and cocksure in her eye would scare boldest rabbit, the Her fringed shawl against the wind, night and wild beasts. had no need lbr You see, Edwina's vm3, litlle lo do with produce; culinary not tim aim. She had tan purposes. To tame was never her plan. sought to work in with it. Behir)d who Edwina had no fashion her statement, new possibilities of neighbors had not yet ol: She trusted the co artist. Their a private victory over ness in the world. The summer my f~ to another state, I one evening at dusk for last lime. She was middle of her freshly den. Hands on the never bothered to wi tears. Edwina simply over the earth. I whether it was from or despair or the beauty she was chosen to Alderson Fourth Of Volunteers To Have The Alderson Fourth of July Celebration will hold a covered dish picnic Saturday, September 8, 6 p.m., at the Federal Con-ec- tional Inslitution Training Cen- ter in Alderson. All committee members and their families and tile volunteers who helped serve in the conces- sion stands and in the cafeteria are invited. The fflrnish the meat Take a covered disl~ choice. A business meeting the dates for the lion will follow the piC~ tional informalion rained by c~ling Hall at 445-2916, Most drivers love their cars but not their car insurance. 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