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?,,A October 1. 2011 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley II ,or II'ruanc' Deeds Charles E. Patton to Jeanette L. Huffman, 2 Lots, Ronceverte Mu- nicipality Alan Keith Smothers to Ida Laura Smothers, 2 Parcels, Ronceverte Municipality Jeffrey W. Deskins and Apdl D. Deskins to Maria Kathleen McCall, 2 Lots, Fort Spring District Elinor Sue Poe and Kent Lee Poe to Betty E. Shumate, 38 1/4 Acres, Irish Comer District Jason D. Roberts to Jerry D. Roberts, 8.95 Acres, Falling Spdng District David Scott Ducic to Thomas F. Clinton and Elaine L. Clinton, 1 Acre, Frankford Distdct B.E.& T.P. Inc. to Sunset Rentals, LLC, 1 Parcel, Lewisburg Munici- palj Thelma M. Pomeroy to Sunset Rentals, LLC 1 Parcel, Lewisburg Municipality Joe B. Wilson and Rita Faye Wilson to Rita F. Wilson and Joe B. Wil- son Family Irrevocable Living Trust, 15.53 Acres, Williamsburg District Michael L. Patterson and Carolyn S. Patterson to Thelma Pomeroy Irrevocable Trust, 2.92 Acres, Lewisburg District Stephen B. Lytle and Nila G. Lytle to "13na Louise Forren, 1 Acre, Blue Sulphur District Donald W. Henson, Carol H. Dixon and Olivia Henson Coleman to Jamie L. Jackson and Jennifer A. Jackson, 1 Lot, Ronceverte Munici- pality Shirley R. Perdne to Paul A. Bland, 0.13 Acre, Ronceverte Munici- palj Ruth Lusk Wiley to Jennifer Lynn Wiley and Leslie Ann Wiley, 1 Tract, Williamsburg District Jenna S. Woodrum to Toader Gruia and V'mlete Gruia, 0.438 Acre, Lewisburg Municipality Florence Ide to Wayne W. Wylie and Mary S. Wylie, 0.33 Acre, Wil- liamsburg District Richard Keener and Shelby Keener to Cad Franklin Osbome, 1 Lot, Meadow Bluff District Helen Callison to Sandra Callison, D.V.M., 1 Parcel, Lewisburg Dis- trict Robert T. Must and Virginia D.T. Must to Rodney L. Fleshman and Vera L. Fleshman, 3.00 Acres, Frankford District Mary Lester to Ruby L. (riffey, 0.153 Acre, Falling Spdng District George Dauwel and Joyce Dauwel to Corey Dauwel, 8.52 Acres and R/W, Irish Comer District Raymond Walker and Brenda J. Walker to Marlene S. Neathawk and John D. Neathawk, Surface Only of I Lot, Meadow Bluff DistriCt Greenbrier County Airport Authority to Mary M. Jones and Susan M. Gee, 0.498 Acre, Lewisburg District William S. Hadder to Scott W. Shepherd and Laura A. Shepherd, 1 Lot, White Sulphur Springs District Marriage Licenses John Charles Hackworth, Concord, NC and Jodi Lynn Persinger, Rainelle Joseph Robed Cooper, Lewisburg and Cheryl Bealnce Wickline, Lewisburg Roger Ead Seldomddge, Lewisburg and Apdl Leeann Rose, Low- h;burg Jeffrey Stuart Richards, Renick and Angela June Wise, Renick Christopher Henry Newsome, Greensboro, NC and Elizabeth Ann Kavanagh, Greensboro, NC Orbry Dale HulI,Faidea and Jo Ann Sue Bowiin, Fairlea James Joseph Bums, Lewisburg and Rece Woods Lynn, Lewisburg Richard Joseph Ward, II, Adington, VA and Carolyn Grace Coda, Arlington, VA New Suits FIA Card Services, N.A. vs. Billy R. Crookshanks Rebecca Kucera, D.D.S.; and David Kucera vs. Francisco Martinez, Iris Lourdes Hemandez; Nestor A: Martinez, Gloria E. Marlinez, and Gregory E.:Nlman I:IA Card Services, NA. a subsidiary of Bank of America, a national bank vs. Valerie W. Sabbag Justin Woolard vs. Angela Looney Lee Johnson and Jean Johnson vs. Anthony J. Bowden Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., assignee of Household Bank vs. Theo- dore F. Shafran III • Select Staff, Inc. vs. D & D Polymer Co. Inc. trading as Unique Balance G. S. Dixon, Jr., Zelinda Dixon, and Deboarh S. Echois vs. The State Fair of West Virginia, a West Virginia corporation; Lynch Con Company,. Inc., a West Virginia corporation; and Geological Technologies, inc., a West Virginia Cocpomtkm • Ray Jones vs. Robed M. Sams and John D. Sams : FIA Card Services, N.A. vs. Karen E. Morgan : Conservit, Inc. vs. Atlantic Refrigeration Company, Inc. and Eugene Monte, individually Michael L. Murphy, III and Sandra Murphy, his wife vs. Delana Feury and Maynard Feury Credit Acceptance Corporation vs. Bonita Justice and James Justice Richard T. Lindsey vs. Brent O'Dell linda S. Montgomery vs. Rachel Rookstool Weaver and/or Edward Weaver William W. Cook, Jr. and Terry A. Cook vs. Jemj L. McClung, Sr. Citibank, N_A. successor to Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. vs. Orville L. Childers Joe A. Baker vs. Dennis Boggs, David L. Matheson andLaurel J. Matheson S. J. Neathawk Lumber, Inc. vs. Harold R. Fleschner, Sharon R. Flesch- net, Curt A. Morgan, individually and d/b/a C A M Constnx:tion, LLC In Re" The Marriage of: Kenneth Brewer and Lisa Ann Brewer In Re: The Marriage of:. Lisa M. Lafferty and Jamie Laffedy In Re: The Marriage of:. Veronica rd and Larry Goddard In Re: The Marriage of: Lisa Robin Marquez and Christian Carlos Mar- quez In Re: The Marriage of:. Lila Noreen carlson and Jeffery Ross Carlson National Megan's Law Helpline & Sex Offender Registration Tips Program The National Megan's Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to commu- ties: on issues related to ac- cessing sex offender registra- tion information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services. Parents for Megan's Law (PFlVlL) staff pro- vide assistance to the commu- rdty in accessing their state sex offender registries and prevention specialists provide support to parents and coin- munity members to assist in their sexual abuse prevention education strategies. Certi- fied rape cris counselors are available to support all vic- tims of violent crime and to provide geographicatly appro- priate referrals. Tips can be provided via the Helpline or website at www.parentsformeganslaw. org. The program is not in- tended to be used to report police emergendes. Dial 911 or contact your local law en- forcement agency directly for emergencies. one school year is l O excused absences. "Absenteeism," he said, "is proven to be the high- est predictor of disengaging in thelearning process, and when frequent it indicates the student Itkely will drop out early." And lastly, he added, "-truancy is a risk factor for crimJnallsm." The issues intersect when one looks at statistics. Moats explained that eight out of every 10 prisoners in West Virginia are high school drop- outs. "What we know," Moats said, "is truancy of elemen- tary age children is an indica- tion of neglect and/or abuse. By the 4th or 5th grades we must intervene." The problem, he said, is multigenerat/onal and will continue and not stop by itself. "Intervention has to start at the elementary level. This is a war we must not al- low to continue." The long term consequences of truancy and dropping out of school affects the entire learn- ing process and contributes to a lack of work skills, low stan- dards of living and low prop- erty values. Additional issues develop in the form of crlme, abuse and neglect. "Ids is a serf-perpetuating cycle which grows exponentially," he sa/d. Building prisons, as a solu- tion, is "growing at the back end. It does not stop the flow." Seventy-five percent of all crimes are drug related. The number one problem is abuse of prescription narcotics, whether it is selling, buying, theft, or breaking and enter- ing. West Virginia has the highest per capita rate of pre- scription drug use in the U.S. It also has the highest drug overdose death rate in the na- tion. 0Vhose problem is this?" he asked rhetorically. "The schools? The court system? DHHR? Law enforcement?" The answer, he said, is the en- tire community and the key to the success of thls initiative is to include support agencies. One facet of the Supreme Court's program is a call to action for stakeholders such as principals,  superlnten- dents, probation officers, at- tendance directors, members of theDepartment of Health and Human Resources and circu/t court Judges. This ini- t/ative isn't Just a call to ac- Greenbrier County takes home three awards during Governor's Conference on Tourism It's been an amazing year for tourism in Greenbrler County and it was proven on last week when The Greenbr/er and the Greenbr/er County Conven- tion & Visitors Bureau (CVB) were awarded three Stars of the industry Awards at the 2011 WV Governor's Conference on Tourism. The Greenbrler rece/ved two awards, Best Print Article and Best Print Photography Layout, for the art/de, "The Greenbr/er Resort Hopes to Preserve Its Past." The' artlcle appeared L the Aug. 12, 2010, issue of the New York Times. "We were absolutely thrilled w/th this feature in the New York T/rues," sald Lynn Swarm, Director of Public Relations for The Greenbrler. "The arti- cle, and especially the photos, captured The Greenbr/er ex- perience from afternoon tea to paLntball. It was a wonderful showcase for the entire area." The Greenbrler County Con- vention and Visitors Bureau was awarded Best Overall Marke_g Campalgn wh/ch is given to the organlzatlon that uses the most tmaghm- tlve and innovative marketing. The campaign utilized a variety of marketing tactics, including a story- .book theme that was woven into collateral materials like the Official Visitors Guide and in online, radio and print advertlsing; a consistent social med/a campa/gn using Face- book and Twitter, and a strong public relations component that included promoting Lew- isburg as Budget Travel maga- zine's America's Coolest Small Town. "It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers," said CVB Director, Kara Dense. "We feel as though we have an amaz- ing product to promote - the Greenbr/er Valley. To be able to do that and be recognlzcd for it is axt honor." The ,WV Dlvlslon of Tourism hosts the Stars of the industry Awards program annually for projects that have taken place between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. For more inforntion about it and its recipients, please contact the CVB at 304-645-1000. WSS continued from Front Page advice. Until then, h e said, "I'm not saying anything." Thomas's mother Cindy Tay- lor had disclosed that Taylor's resignation stemmed from a confrontation with White Sul- phur Springs Pol/ce CbJef James Hylton. She claimed Taylor had been under pressure following the alleged confronta- t/on. Nelther Taylor nor Hylton were available for comment. Public Meetings NaturoJ Resources Commission will meet Sunday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Division of Natural Re- sources Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston. Items on the agenda include an update on the White-tailed Deer Opera- tional Planning Process. The public is invited to attend and make comments on any DNR program or issue. ’/ty Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, OCt. 3. Agenda items include: Ap- proval of Minutes, Citizens' Comments, Intedm Administrator Selec- tion, City Administrator Search Committee, Waste Sludge Land Ap- plication, Draw Resolution #4 for Sewer Design Loan, Adoption of Brownfieids Project Master Plan, Tdck-or-Treat, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Administrator Comments and Council Members Comments. will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: • Cemetery Maintenance Contract New River Board of Governors will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in 'the ApPalachian Room of the Mountaineer Conference Center in the Country Inn and Suites on Harper Road in Bed(kay. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda will be posted on the New River website, www.newriver.edu, three days pdor to the meeting. manning CommOn will meet Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Dudng the Septem- ber meeting, Planning Commission officers ware elected. They are President Fawn Valentine, Vloe-President Ann Eskins and Secretary Chadle Mulkey. All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. Mountain Transit Authority Board of Directors will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:40 p.m. The meeting will be held at the MTA garage/office facility located on Broad Street in Summersville. The public is invited to attend. www.mountainmessenoencom ,  continued from Front Page , tlon however. Justice Davis said this program will be an ongoing effort by following up on the counties' programs. Additional components for an effective truancy reduc- tion program include 1} par- ent/guardian involvement, or whole family involvement, 2) a'continuum of supports, Including meaningful incen- fives for good attendance and consequences for poor atten- dance, 3) collaboration among community actors such as law enforcement, mental health workers, mentors, and social service providers, In addition to educators, 4) concrete and measurable goals for program performance and student per- formances, and 5) good record keeping and on-going evalua- tion of progress toward those goals. So far, Davis says the pro- gram has been well rece/ved. "It has been incredible," she said. "People are getting ex- cited about this issue." Davis said it's important for the courts to get together to tackle truancy at its start in- stead of waiting for a student to get involved in the cr/minal system, the aim of the in/tia- five is to educate the publ/c and save hundreds of thou- sands of taxpayer dollars in the process. "We want these students to go to on to college or technical skills, get the skills necessary to be a good, productive West Virgin/arts and contr/bute to our tax base and to our great workforce," Davis said. =I think our society demands it." ' In Greenbrier County, prog= ress has been made, according to Charles Calllson, Assistant Superintendent of Greenbrier. County Schools. He provlde the courtroom with an update on an initiative program start; ed last year clung a variety o school programs in use to in tervene in truancy rates anC] dropouts within the county, school system. He listed thq value of the PRO officers, the Option Pathway, the Syner= voice System, Credit Recov- ery program, Response to In i terventlon (RTI), Col'nmunit-y in the Schools program, and Marshall University's Online College Courses in the Htg17, School program (OCCHS). In two years time, Ca111son said, Greenbrler East and West High Schools together dropped from 112 to 53 inci- dences of truancy/attendance rates, while at the same tim the student populations had increased. The next steps for the county will include im- proved SAT involvement, im, proved communications with parents, continued reporting attendance, refining the eva], uation process, have potential dropouts conferences wi superintendent, and to review elementary truancy statistics'. "The numbers show it'd making a difference," Callison said. 50138 Occasiom] showers pos- sible. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upp 30s. 63144 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs inth’ low 60s and lows in the mid 40s. 74/49 Sunny. 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