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6A The Mountain Mes~nger, Thursday, September 27, 1990 Greenbrier County Board of Education News and Views from Chestnut Street By Bailey The Greenbrier Board of Edu- cation met September 9 at their regular scheduled time as you know by now. I did not stay ior the end of the meeting due to its undue length. As mentioned here previously, it Is unfortunate the Board continues to interrupt its regular meetings to convene in executive session. The execu- tive session which was called by Superintendent Baldwin lasted for well over 50 minutes and, once the Board returned, no de- cision was made on tile acq Asl tlon of the land for the proposed new junior high. I agree that more parents should attend these public meetings. However. the Board Is not fostering in- creased attendance when it con- tinues to allow closed door ses- sions to lengthen meetings. Should there be some reason as to why these sessions cannot be held prior to or after regular Board meetings, it would be- hoove our elected Board mem- bers to say what those reasons are. ful remark made by P. F. Collins. Mr Collins wanted to kalow why the Board did not know more about the anti-drug program used by the police department called D.A.R.E. He said, as Board members they should be knowledgeable of any school- based program. Member Henry Sessions said this was an idiotic comment by Mr Collins. The gist of Mr Sessions' remark was that the Board also runs the nursing program but he knew nothing about nursing. This was nothing new to the LPN students! Several months ago, Board member Cheryl Griffith suggested that each Board member be assigned one aspect of the School pro- grams so that each member would bring some expertise to the Board concerning day-to-day operations. I heartily endorse this idea and would hope to see It Implemented in the near future. As a health professional whc sees the loss of young pro- ductive lives to the ravages of drug abuse, I encourage this en- tire community to unite be- As mentioned in last week's hind Lewlsburg Police Chief report, the LPN students con-Welkle and his D.A.R.E. officers fronted th Board concerning the In fighting substance abuse and lack of an instructor. What was educating our youth in learning not brought out was the Insight- to "say no to drugs." If you like the Mountain Messenger Please thank our advertisers May Become Construction of a 9,500- square-foot addition to the Le- wisburg Post Office continues while local officials await word concerning the possibility of dis- continuing the office's designa- tion as a "mail processing cen- ter." Postmaster Major Walker said, "We don't know many of the details of the study, and I'm not really sure who's conducting it, but we know there is study going on about the feasibility of sending our mail and Bluefield's to a proposed facility in Beck- ley." Mr Walker said the postal service study Is an attempt to determine where cuts should be made in the general phasing out of smaller area-wide post offices, such as Lewisburg's, which still depend on manual sorting. The The new facilities will include a handicapped ramp, a reno- vated and enlarged front en- trance and lobby/service area, 185 addillonal post office boxes, and approximately 15 parking spaces on the west wide of the property. Handicapped parking will be available at the ramp on the east side. Crews are cur- rently building retaining wails for the parking areas at the rear and west side of the building. Mr Walker said he did not have a specific date yet as to when the work will be completed but added he expects it will be finished by December. fmmimmmmmmJmmJmmJmmJmmmmmm~ Lewisburg facility handles ap- | WALTER E. DEACON, II | proximately I00,000 pieces of Two new brochures about mall per day. Additionally, it for- common medications used to : MS IMo : wards mail for all post offices treat arthritis, a condition that BS, , MBA, PE with the "249" ZIP code prefix, in affects an estimated 300,000 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY : an area bounded by Barrow to West Vlrglnians, are now avail- " the north, Peterstown to the able free from the West Virginia south, Crawley to the west, andChapter of the Arthritis Founda- I ~ ' " : White Sulphur Springs to the tlon. | ~ * ORTHOPEDIC ~ HAND SURGERY east. Those pieces of mail range One brochure is about non- steroidal anti-in flammatory from 300,000 to 400,000 per drugs (NSAIDs). These Include II * JOINT REPLACEMENT * FRACTURES day. : J~ * SPORTS MEDICINE * AA~THRITIS Radford and Radford Con-asplrin and aspirin-like medica- | //~ ~ * ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY : struction Company of Becldey is tions used to reduce inflamma- the contractor for the $1.5 mil- tlon that causes the joint pain, stiffness and swelling of arthri- I ,~ ~ * LOW BACK INJURIES KNEE INJURIES lion project. The majority of the tis. The other brochure is about ' \ ll |'~) ~' PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS " work involves the addition of corticosterolds, stronger medica- work facilities at the rear of the i i! ~ : present bulldlng. The new addl- tins similar t a natural body 647 4727 tion will more than double the hormone, which are also used to " 8,900 square feet contained In reduce inflammation. 1 Greyr0ck Professional Park Fairlea, WV | the present building. Each brochure lists many of m, m m =. m, m m m I m I m m ,J m J .J m ml J .,- m m ,J me .I *The additional space will al- the generic brand names used, Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley would like to introduce someone special. Dr, Little is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He practiced in Virginia prior to his move to the Greenbrier Valley. To make an appointment, call: 647-5115 200 Maplewood Avenue Ronceverte, WV, low us to begin processing prior- Ity mail," Mr Walker said. "Up until now we've always had to forward it on to Charleston--we just haven't had the room to work on it." : NURSERX. It's Holland Bulb Planting Time ! Plant spring flowering bulbs n6w for spectacular displays next spring. E~y planting instructions are included with eash purchase. i See us for a wide Issoranent of the fine~ qulJty imported bulbs. Also mk about the qnantJt7 discount on Indbs. L~ I14 mile north of 1.64 on US 219, Windy Knoll Nursery is open Monday thru Satutdmy 800 am to 4:30 pm to help you with all your 9ar- anti lat~:~lca~ ne~s, ,s ttT " D. Downs Little, M.D., Internal Medicine, has recently joined the medical staff of Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley. He is in private practice with Green- brier Physicians, Inc., in Roncevene. Dr. Little is a native of Spartanburg, SC, and is a graduate of the Medical University of'South Caro- lina. He completed his training at the Cleveland Clinic, East_ _ Virgima Graduate Scflool of Medi- cine and Tulane University School I II II II I I II I mmm Single or Double Wide Homes! I ": __ .. Henderson ........... Hermitage Dealer and These two homes are exceptionally spacious with many optional features like ..... *shingled roof *vinyl siding ,storm windows *round or garden tubs *upgraded installation *gas, oil or electric heat *furnished or unfurnished *appliances *fireplace .... Plus many more options Come by & let us show you how you can BUY your OWN home for the price you Pay in Rentl describes when the medications are prescribed, how they work, what side effects may occur, and lists things to do and not do when taking the medications. To receive a free copy of either of the new brochures, call the Arthritis Foundation's toll-free number, 1-800-479-5044. The Arthritis Foundation is the source of help and hope for people who have arthritis. The foundation supports research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and seeks to improve the quality of life for those af- fected by the disease. Finally! A School Spirit Ring for the Junior High Student. This great new nng includes: , your school name . your mascot six stone choices , schomashc symbols And BEST OF ALL, this ring has a $25.00 trade-in value off the regular retail pnee of your ArtCarved High School Class Ring. WITH I,O By Pearl S. Buck Let me share, I pray In this joyous day. Let me, for your sake A small gilt to make. Inc. ]230 South Craig Avenue, Covington, Va. MADL II I And in such giving May some child's life, Now torn with strife, Be more worth living. September 22, at the birth- place of Pearl S. Buck, we cele- brated the annual Fall Festival. Frances Humphreys and I spent most of Monday last week together. Of course, the discus- sion led to the Fall Festival Mat- tie Stroebel of Lewisburg called and wanted to know if I could go and serve as hostess. "if I Possi- bly can," came the answer. "You know I work at the store til noon," "Have you called Frances?" came my question. "She's next." Mattte said. So Frances said, "she would pick me up at 11 a.m. and thence on to the festival." The Stulting house was open for tourists and our local people, The restored Sydenstricker house also was open. Just like every other event, there were refreshments there and down behind this house the annual applebutter making, stirred by the men. Yes, I took some home. The applebutter sale helps with lots of projects. Tastes just like my mother's rec- ipe. I wore the same skirt I had made for the West Virginia Cen- tennial in 1963t Frances usually is hostess to Grandfather Her.anus Stultlngs' room. By the way it has a deer skin trunk in it. I have a deer skin trunk too. It has been carried by missionar- ies, or so the lining of newspaper says. A date of 1833 is printed therein. I'm sure, since the trunk is in the birthplace, mts sionaries carried It. Pearl S. Buck's parents were Presbyte- rian missionaries and took Pearl with them to China. In China, Pearl spent most of her life writ- ing and learning the ways of the Chinese people. "The Good Earth." her novel, won her the Pulitzer Prize. All of her many books told of China and other Asian countries and the many there in misery. I was hostess in the parlor. The home went out of the hands of the family with its furnishings going to the four winds. Recover- ing it has been a hardship but some of tl~ .orig, lnal pieces have been acquired. This walnut table is an origi- nal piece of Stultlng furniture, made by Her.anus Stulting (Pearl Buck's grandfather). The family Bible rested on It. The Bible in place now is the Syden- stricker family Bible. The Cherry China and Linen press were in the Sydenstricker family. It originally rested In the SILADIUM (dudit) "d~ differed* The MCulloch TITAN" 50 Chain Saw is a powerful value. 3.1 cub~c~nch engine Adjustable gear~driven oiler with manual ovemde capability Chain Brake /Hand Guard and ant, i-vibration system Easy-start electror~c ignff.jon Professional hard-chrorne cyhnder bore One-year consumer wamanty [six-month professional warranty] with 16" Bar 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 . , , , lly ltol)t~rt:~ l';~ t ton old Sydenstricker Ronceverte, which constrtlcled on The matching ch~ side of the china are from tile Old rian Church in believe they were in Absalom $3 dained minister there, Pearl Buck's Stulting Syden back from China that country's lore to Her.anus, in purse and a pair shoes were among These Chinese items sented to lhe Stulttng Smith -- cousin. The John Beltcr rosewood chair and rare, were of the though not original to t The portrait of Miss done by Ma0 stown. "rile green represents the eax"~ painting was novel and movie Earth." Peek out ihe fro# and see the beautiful tree anytime of the Once again the Room of Carnegie burg will be gallery. The tag. of Art Jutted grace its walls frofl~ opening day, until the closing, OCi 3 p.m. Artists frona represented with First Place and tion ribbons. Prizes will be public reception in Room Sunday, OctC p.m. to 4 p.m. by donors of the each category, as Show. Winners of these Edith Montgolnery Charlottesville, of Show. awarded by Valley National First place, awarded National Bank of her watercolor, ", Nita Honaker of Place. awarded by Monroe. for her sweet': Lawra G Alderson. First by the Greenbrier manities Council, Power Drawing #3 of Alderson, First by The Bank of Springs, for his "Foul Ball": and mer. of Lewisburg, awarded by The Bank of Peterst~ Charlotte Mason Elizabeth Dickson her color Hall'. Honorable MeO awarded to Renick. for her June Bailes. of her watercolor. Jeanne Brennman, her watercolor, Jazz': Marian juhl, for her watercolor, enteen"; Natalie for her acrylic, dow'; and Lawra Alderson. for her Drawing #2. These and marly will be on display Saturdays from 9 and on p.m. Volunteers with the show for a hosts/hostesses call Maggie La 7525 Group To The nomic Develo a nonprofit Greenbrier, hontas cou annual meeting tober 3, at the wisburg. Dinner p.m.. followed buslness meetll~g organization's laws will be membership for Guest speaker D. Reeves, the Greater Development Ington, Virginia. and the public tend these everett' per person. PleaSe tions no later tober I, by con Gouiiere, the corporation,