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Oct 7th-Oct 13th e Mr Hechler Asks Handicapped To Contact County Clerks March 2 l/April 20 extra cash in hand by week. as you will be tar past labors. many loved ones out on your company I't neglect problems which COncerning you for some is the time to resolve are strong and have April 21lMay 21 Weeks ahead, conditions work will become a and this may spoil any in mind. At present, more to gain than lose in with other people's Ily, what's being lined will be fun. 22/June 21 ',hag more of colleagues Plans involving ps are well aspected. You may be uncertain of present relation- have faith in your more accurate than you life is also much "Although we have made great progress in making it easier for handicapped voters to cast their votes, as Secretary of State I am urging all county and local offi- cials to work toward removing the barriers which discourage those with disabilities from reg- istering and voting," Ken Hechler declared at a news conference. Mr Hechler joined representa- tives of West Virginia's commu- nity of activists for people with disabilities to urge every voting age citizen, regardless of physi- cal disabilities, to exercise their rights to register and vote, and to urge counties to improve ac- cessibility of polling places in ev- ery possible way. "Apathy is the barrier which keeps many West Virginlans away from the polls on election day. But for many citizens there may also be physical barriers to discourage participation," Mr Hechler said. "We issue a call for communities to join in the effort to tear down the barriers which June 22/July 22 have taken place in of our life and now, side is getting a it means that chil- ~ rewarding company and a keen interest in the Oil. 23 and late November, side of life will be of interest to you and You'll be giving more to enterprising plans in will be coming to the local community as AUgust 24/Sept 22 remain. ' much going for you as as if everything is "Since 1985, changes in state election law have required an accessible polling place tn every district and have added to op- tions for disabled voters. Where buildings are not accessible, vot- ers can transfer registration to a nearby precinct, vote absentee in person or by mail, or vote a chal- lenged ballot at any accessible precinct in their district. "But I believe it is time now," Mr Hech- ler continued, "to step up the ef- fort to make registration and voting accessible to every person with a disability. In other states, ,ou are tending to in mind. The end Will pro',e to be very SCORPIO - October 24/Nov 22 You'll be getting much more fun out of life between now and the end of the year. The wheel of fortune is revolving strongly in your favor! Panners can be counted on to pro- vide support for every dream and scheme. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Because your lifestyle is original, you often run into obstacles where ambition is concerned. Nevertheless, the weekend gets things off to a good start. Keep the trusting side of your nature within bounds, as some- one could be taking unfair advantage of it and making you false promises. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Life may not be wildly exciting, but at least it's under control. Investigate the mysteries in your life that keep you from attaining happiness. You're at peace with your working environment and savings are mount- ing up. Make the most of opportuni- ties to enjoy changes of scene. AQUARIUS - January 21/Feb 18 Best to avoid making unchangeable plans and remain open to what the week brings. It's well worthwhile putting in extra effort at work; for the next few weeks you'll be strengthening your ground there and prospects of promotion are promis- ing. There's still a little tension in partnerships; tr3, to keep them free of friction. PISCES - February 19/March 20 Financial success tends to catalyze your deeply erotic nature; you col- lect gifts as proof of affection. If you're married, the financial outlook is bright, as your partner's prospects are improving. You'll be able to give more thought to pleasure. 23/Oct 23 forceful and positive, use common sense. much easier to come so grab the .to add to earnings. Aim on hobbies, for they 'lucrative. community service groups, schools, and businesses have adopted precincts and worked to remove barriers. One-thlrd of West Virginia's precincts still have barriers which spot dis- abled voters before they reach the voting booth." Mr Hechler urged disabled people to take the initiative to call their county clerks to find out how to register before the October 9 deadline, and to find out whether their home pre- cincts will be accessible. He asked election officials and vot- ers to watch for barriers which create problems and report those to the county clerk, and to be sensitive to the special needs of disabled voters. He also sug- gested that county officials en- courage handicapped people to serve as election officials. "Disabled voters are no differ- ent than the rest of us. If the ballot were printed in braille, most of us would need assis- tance to read it. If the door weighed 300 pounds, we might not be able to get through it alone. Buildings and procedures were long constructed to match the abilities of the desingers, by they need to match the abilities of all users." Counties are required to sur- vey polling places for accessibil- ity In every general election. "We see an Increasing awareness and commitment to filling the need for accessibility. Many polling places have been moved to ac- cessible locations. I hope before 1992 we can Increase accessibil- ity to 90 percent," Mr Hechler said. The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 4, 1990 7B The Garden Patch Last Halloween we had only a small jack-o-lantern. Usually we buy three in graduating sizes to carve into elaborate grimaced hobgoblins and set them on the steps leading to the front door. Procrastinating, we didn't even get around to buying a pumpkin until last October 31. Between supper and the time for trick-or- treaters, I hastily cut a happy smile and two square eyes and lit the candle just in time to greet a four-foot black witch on my way out to the landing. The next week I carelessly tossed the withered pumpkin in back of the garage. I figured the birds would enjoy the leftovers. I never gave it another thought. This past spring, however, I wondered where the three seed- lings came from and to what species they belonged. I knew they weren't weeds. I could have swam they were cucumbers. But I knew enough to leave them alone and let them declare them- selves. Of course they were pumpkin plants. My trashed jack-o-lan- tern was bearing fruit despite my inattention. The birds had left some of the seed lodged in the black dirt at the back of the ga- rage. What started as a tiny two leaf stein was spreading wildly out of control by mid-July. With leaves the size of elephant ears and a two inch round stem, my pumpkin vine began taking over the yard. It wrapped itself around the comer of the garage and started toward the driveway before I detoured it. It grew across the herb garden until I insisted it head back to its roots. The bright yellow blooms were large enough to hold a quarter cup of morning dew. I could hardly wait for the pumpkins. There must have been a hundred blossoms before I saw the first little green ball I knew would turn into a pumpkin, llke Cinderella's carriage. It was the only pumpkin growing on my monster vine. Maybe because it was the single one, it grew so huge, the plant giving its all to its only wonder child. By mid- August the pumpkin was large enough to scoop out and put two basketballs inside. It was hi-col- the 647-5724 ored, green and orange, Nathaniel N. Harris, M.D. Welcomes Catherine J. Hyndman, M.D. to his practice at . 207 W. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV Board Certified in family practive, Dr. Hyndman has a special interest in pediatrics, gynecology and adult hospital care. The expanded office hours are 8:00 am. to 4:00 pro. Monday thru. Friday. Office and House Call SAVE $4,758* S SUPREME 4. DOOR Wheels, 3.1 litre V-6 engine locks, ETR AM/FM/Cass. blue, Demonstrator NOW $13,200' Your birthday this week SAVE $3,404* 1990 CALAIS 4-DOOR Quad 4 engine, ETR AM/FM/Cass. aluminum wheels, speed control, driver 4-way seat, tilt wheel, pulse wipers WAS $15,354 NOW $11,950" SAVE $3,322* 1990 ClERA "S" 4-DOOR 55/45 seat, Tech IV engine criuse control, tilt wheel, pulse wipers company car WAS $15,232 NOW $11,900 SAVE $3,711" ClERA 4-DOOR MFI engine, speed control ers, ETR AM/FM/Cass. 55/45 seat, tilt wheel $16,611 NOW $12,900' THE NEXT 12 MONTHS From now until just after Christmas, you must take care that you are not being too idealistic and unrealistic about emotional ties and attach- ments. The coming year opens on a bright note socially; you will be meeting a lot of new friends. Anything connected with advertis- ing, publishing, television or the the- ater is well starred. Others have not always appreciated how kind and generous you can be. but now you'll be rewarded for past efforts. SAVE $3,962' EIGHTY.EIGHTY 4-DOOR POwer seat, power windows & aluminum wheels, speed ETR AM/FM/Cass. ),662 NOW $15,700' Appointments can be made by calling: 645-6240 C----- Give your home long-lasting beauty with weather- resistant MoorGard Low.Lustre Latex House Paint. Choose from ~ver 1600 custom and ready- mixed colors. *2 OFF PER CUSTOM COLOR l Sale ends Oct. 13th. Leslie Price Shaver 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 green fading and the orange growing orangier. I could hardly walt for this year's jack-o-law tern carving. I had grown my own specimen, nurtured It with pride, even set It on a fiat dry rock to prevent It from rotting In the wet grass. Three days ago, in a last cele- bration of summer before school started, my son and his compa- triots went "hunting" on tile back of our property. Since It's only a couple of acres, mostly cleared, this sport mainly In- volves setting up empty soda pop cans In strategic places. Then all three boys set out to retrieve their aluminum prey. dis,in gulshed by at least one hole in the side. This game occupied them all morning and through the lunch hour. They didn't come In for grilled cheese until mid-afternoon. The next morning when I checked on my pumpkin, it didn't seem as large or healthy as usual. "Fuming It on Its side, 1 discovered the telltale sign of a dozen BB holes. I didn't know whether to cry or to rage. I stomped my foot and said a word I've told my sons not to say. How could they do this to my Innocent, longsufferlng pumpkin, soon to be the star of halloween. I called my son and his friend over from the horse field where they were throwing a Neff ball. "I didn't do it, Mommy," said iny son. "How'd a thing like that happen," commented Jeff. "Gee, who would do something like SAVE $5,275* 1990 TORONADO COUPE 3800 V-6 SFI enjine, driver & pass. power seat, illumination package, custom two-tone, ETR AM/FM/Cass. with equalizer WAS $24,175 NOW $18,900' of our professional salespeople about other new Oldsmobiles or 10 used Oldsmobiles in inventory "56 years proud because promises made were kept" * Offer expires October 27, 1990. Savings include factory rebate. Taxes & fees not included South of 1-64 Lewisburg, WV. 645-2424 that," remarked Billy. Mr Forren $ Randy Forren Notre Dame University and their Center for Continuing Edu- cation recently hosted over 150 Independent retailers, among them Randy Forren, assistant manager of John W. Eye Co. in Lewlsburg, for a five-day Insti- tute of Management conducted by the National Association of Retail Dealers of America (NARDA). NARDA, John W. Eye's trade association, has conducted the Independent retailer's Institute of Management for over 35 years. John Shields, Executive Director of NARDA, said that Mr Forren's attendance at this ses- sion "put him in a special cate- gory of truly concerned mer- chants. Fewer than 2 per cent of the country's Independent retail- ers bother to spend their time or money at schools like this to find ways to better serve their cus- tomers. Residents of the Green- brier Valley should feel fortunate they have one of the few so nearby." Mr Forren has been employed by the John W. Eye Company for three years. He and his wife Marcy live at Plckaway. They are the parents of a four-month-old son, Jonathan. Job Service Seminars Set The Ronceverte/Marlinton Job Service Employer Committee will sponsor a Worker's Compen- sation Seminar Tuesday, Octo- ber 23, at the Circle J Steak House on Route 219 South in Falrlea. Lunch will be served at. noon. Andrew N. Richardson, Commissioner of Employment Security and Worker's Compen- sation, will be the guest speaker after lunch. At 1:15 p.m. a "mini worker's compensation seminar" will take place. Please telephone your reservation to John Gher- man or Valerle Volosin at 647- 7415 by Friday, October 19. Miss Sheets On Dean's List Sandra Massey Sheets of Charleston, has made the 0 Dean's llst for the first Quarter with a 4.0 average. 0 Sandy is attending West Vir- ginia Career College in Char- t leston. She Is the daughter of Gary and Elaine Massey of Maxwelton.