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6B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, September 20, 1990 Greenbrier County Board of Education News and Views from Chestnut Street By Bailey Tyler The Greenbrier Board of Edu- cation meeting began at 7:27 p.m. September 1 I. The meeUng began, as always, with prayer by Assistant Superintendent Dwight Livesay. Several persons had signed on to speak with the first being a group of practical nursing students. Sarah Jordan served as their spokesperson. Ms Jordan wanted to know when the Board was going to hlre a registered nurse to replace Ms Carol Weikle who resigned some time ago. According to State regulations there must be me instructor for each ten students. At present the program is lack- ing 1.5 instructors. The students say they are getting behind in their clinical and classroom in- struction and are in danger of not being prepared to sit for their April State Board Exams. It is their opinion the Board will have breached an implied con- tract if no teacher can be found and they are unable to sit for their exams. In fact, the stu- dents noted they are prepared to sue for damages accruing (which Include the tuition they paid of $100Q) as well as lost wages for now and any future wages they might have earned as licensed practical nurses. Board President Henry Ses- sions admitted receiving a letter from Ms Jordan and noted a search was under way for a qualified teacher. Superinten- dent Stephen Baldwin then said Ms Weikle's resignation was re- celved June 13, and approved June 20. The job was posted June 21, but no applications were received. However, in July of four applicants, one was deemed unacceptable, one uncertiflable, and the other two applicants turned down the Job due to the low wages that ac- company the position. Mi- Bald- win sald he was not sure what could be done, though his main objective was to keep the pro- gram going. Mr Baldwin's remarks an- gered many of the students -- who reiterated their proposed pursuit of justice via the court system. Several suggestions by other Board members were to advertise in the Beckley and other newspapers, rather than simply posting a vacancy for the position in local county Board offices. If It is, as the students say, a critical time for them, the Board should consider a motion to increase the salary to a com- petitive level to attract appll- cants. Emergency measures call for drastic actions, These stu- dents should not be made to lose valuable clinical and classroom hours simply due to the Board's serious attention to thls matter. The Board has had almost 90 days to fill a position they were aware of was most vital to this program's operation. This should be corrected now, with whatever drastic measures it must need. More next week of this Board meeting. Mr Moses Wins WVSOM Grant George Moses George Moses of Waldorf, Maryland, a second-year student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has been awarded a three-year scholarship from the Naval Health Professions Scholarship program. The scholarship is granted on a two, three or four-year basis and covers tuition, fees, sup- plies, books and a monthly sti- pend. Mr Moses will be obligated to three years of naval service after he completes his medical train- ing. Robert Soper of Norton, class of 1991; Chanson DeVaul of Be- thany, class of 1992; Tom Hat- ten of Bluefield, class of 1993, are other WVSOM students cur- rently studying under the naval scholarship. Hearing Test For Students Creenbrler County will con- duct hearing screening on stu- dents enrolled in those voca- tional and technical programs in which noisy equipment is used. Both junior and senior high stu- dents will be screened Septem- ber 25. Screening will consist of pure tone testing and a test of middle ear function for only those stu- dents who fail the pure tone test. All testing will be conducted by the Greenbrier county speech- language-hearlng staff. Parents of students failing this screening wlll be notified. if you have any questions or object to having your child screened, please call Linda Nel- son at 647-6483 during school hours. DRIVE SAFELY! I Lisa Adkins Wins[ Joseph Scott Med Scholarship I- Attends Art School Lisa Adkins, a first year stu- dent at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), has been awarded a one year scholarship from Hu- mana Hospital-Louisa in Louisa, Kentucky. Miss Adkins, of Ashland, Ken- tucky, attended the University of Kentucky where she received her bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1985. The scholarship will cover tui- tion. fees and books. Miss Adkins wit[ be obligated to prac- tice at Humana Hospital-Louisa for three years when she com- pletes her medical training. "Humana Hospital and Lisa are to be commended ~d con- gratulated," said Chuck Carpen- ter, director of financial aid and student affairs at WVSOM. *It is another' feather in our cap' that we are able to recruit and admit such outstanding students," The Art Institute of Pittsburgh announces that Joseph Scott of Lewisburg has enrolled in the Industrial Design Technology program and will begin classes in the 1990 Fall Quarter. Jo- seph, the son of Mr and Mrs Ha- rold Scott, is a 1990 graduate of Greenbrier East High School. Gorgeous Victorian - This 100 year oid restored Victorian 2-story sits on 3 large level lots in a quiet fiver town. Golden Oak woodwork, hardwood floors, 2 working ceramic-tiled fireplaces, bay windows and an efficient new heating system are just a few of the pluses. Treat yourself to a showing[ Price Reduced to only $59,000.00 57 acres of beautiful farmland with 2-story frame huose Exelent hunting, must see! Joan Ahem 645-3093 Bob Mack 645-4459 We have buyers, let us put our Pat Bauserm~ 645-1645 "Home Marketing System" to work for you! Liz Wickiine 645-4563 647-4171 Office 647-5030 & 392-5030 Rose McClung 438-7595 Betty L. Fox, Broker Margaret ~{arrah 484-7595 Craig Fox 392-5400 Karen Goodman 645-4207 107-D E. Washington St., Lewisburg, Nicholas & 7th St., Rupert The McCulloch TITAN" 50 Chain Saw is a powerful value. 3.1 cubic-inch engine Adjustable gear-driven oiler with manual override capability Chain BrakelHand Guard and &,-IU-vlbr~Ion system : _F_.asy-sr, arr, etectror~c ignition Professional hard-c~rome cylinder bore One-year consumer warrarcy (six-month pPofession~ warrant;yJ with 16" Bar 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 / / l Adult Education iClasses Will MeetI Greenbrie r County Schools' Fall Schedule 1990 Adult Education Courses Lewisburg Junior High School: Basic Computer Opera- tion, 36 hrs. $37. REGISTRA- TION INFORMATION: Registra- tion will be Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at Lewisburg Jun- Ior High School, main floor. En- rollment Is limited. Greenbrier East high School: Building Technology, 75 hrs, $45; Typewritlng/Accounting Technology, i00 hrs. $60. REG- ISTRATION INFORMATION: Reg- istration will be held Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at Greenbrler East High School. Registration for Building Tech- nology will be held in the Build- Ing Technology Shop -- "D" Building while registration for the typewriting/accounting pro- gram will be held in "C" Build- Ing. Greenbrier West High School: Basic Computer Operation, 42 hrs. $42. REGISTRATION iN- FORMATION: Registration will be Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at Greenbrier West High School in "C" Building. Enroll- ment is limited. All class offerings depend on sufficient class enrollments and availability of Instructors. Spe- cific class schedule of days and times will be given during regis- tration. Courses limited to adults only. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: In State $14.84 in State Senior Citizens $13.78 In State Students $11.13 (9 mos.} Out-of-State $15.00 $1 discount to Senior Citizens Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 647-5724 Many Ve Ins New Fund-Raisin By Vivian Conly The Lewisburg Elementary/ Intermediate schools Parent- Teacher Organization is trying a new approach to fund raising this year. Operation HEART (Helping Education Achieve Re- sults Today) has begun, instead of selling items, parents and teachers have developed a co6perative plan to raise monies needed in the classrooms and at the schools to provide resources essential for effective teaching. Here's how the project works: Each student has been given an envelope and color coded (by grade) card requesting a contri- bution from that student's fam- ily. Parents are to complete these cards and return them to school with the student or by mail. Each family may give any size contribution and may pledge to pay for that contribution over the course of the school year (in two, three or six equal pay- ments). For families with more than one child attending the Elemen- tary and Intermediate schools, all pledge cards are to be re- turned to school together (either by one child or sent to the Lewisburg Elementary School, 206-1/2 North Lee Street, Lewis- burg 24901. Each student whose card is returned will re- ceive a friendship bracelet fox each pledge card received. (Thai means that every child in a fam- ily who attends either of thes~ schools will receive a bracelet when the family's cards are re- turned.) Each contributor will receive a token of appreciation as soon as his contribution is paid in full. l~e important thing for each student, parent and teacher to remember is that all cards must be turned in, regardless of the amount of contribution pledged. Each class that reaches 100% will receive an additional prize: for the highest percentage of cards received, the winning class will receive $150; second highest - $I00; third hi dents and their of these classes will gether how the might best be classes. Monies collected eration Heart will be to the dents to the collected. All monies will be spent on and activities at both always, all monetary are made and voted entire Parent-Teacher tion membership monthly meetings Monday of each budget of $16,000 tablished -- if each families in the schools per family, we would amount. Copies l:~udgets will be first meeting of the this school year, held Monday, 7:30 p.m. at the mentary School. Operation Heart real opportunity for to see how much means and what can plashed when many work together. It IS well known fact in America today deal of support. chance to and teachers to best we can to meaningful here. All contributions ductlble and will strictest contributors amoUl made public. and anyone trlbutlng to this cause are patel Operation possible through provided by National Bank Ill Over 20 Factory Auction Cars In Stock At Fantastic SaVings, I I II IIII I 1986 Cavalier RS 4-Dr.-Fu, power, air, stereo ...... $4495 1986 Chev. Caprice 2-Dr. COUDe-Full power, air, one owner with less than 40,000 miles, stereo .................. $6195 1987 aids Flrenza GT 2 Dr. - Low miles, ex- cellent condition ......................... $6995 Hospltal-Greenbrier ! ners in Education mentary and Schools, y To Gull 1988 Chev. 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