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October 8, 2011 Mountain Messenaer - The Weekend PaDer for the Greenbrier Velley For The Record Robert F. Massie and Joan C. Massie to Matthew Ewing and Jamie C. Ewing, 26, 912 Square Feet, Lewisburg District David W. Neely and Linda W. Neely to Curtis R. Clark, II, 14.05 Acres, Lewisburg District Maxwell Cunningham and Diana Cunningham to Danny W. Holland, 10.925 Acres, F'rankford District Gary B. Blankenship and Jennifer Blankenship to Jeffrey W. Estep and Kimberly R. Estep, 1 lot, Lewisburg Municipality Donald L. Ratliff and Betty S. Ratliff Billy Joe Ratliff and Brandy M. Ratliff, 5.06 Acres, Meadow Bluff District Larry Clevenger and Chastity L. Clevenger to George Argabright and Marjorie Argabright, 1.00 Acres, Lewisburg District Vance Vaughan and Elizabeth Vaughan to Mark A. Smith and Mary P. Smith, 2 Lots, Lewisburg District Julian L. Zickafoose and Nanittia M. Zickafoose to Everette Lee Hol- comb and James Earl Walkup, Sr., One Parcel, Meadow Bluff District Eric S. McManamay and Amy J. McManamay to Northfork Holdings, LLC, 2 Tracts, Lewisburg District Willard L. Surgeon, Jr. and Melinda D. Surgeon to Kenneth M. Miller and Janet G. Miller, 1 Lot, Lewisburg District Serenity Estates and Equistrian Center, LLC to David W. Neely and Linda W. Neely, 10.56 Acres Lewisburg District Pamela G. Cross and Wetzel B Linville, II to Marion D. Lowman and Kath[een R. Ewing, 2 Tracts, Frankford District Ida Laura Smothers to Richard E. Ford, Jr., 2 Parcels, Ronceverte Municipality Richard E. Ford, Jr. and Patricia A. Ford to Ida Laura Smothers and Alan Keith Smothers, 2 Parcels, Ronceverte Municipality Anita Cede, Alice Holliday, Jeanette D. Gipson, Judity McClung, Margaret D. Pepper f/k/a Margaret D. Crutchfield, Joanna C. Kilmer and Glenna Lilly to Patricia Blevins, 1 Lot, Blue Sulphur District Marcellus continued from Front Page and during drilling operations,by The Pocahontas Times. pa id for by gas operators; no The commissioners also period of limitations for water heard from Donald McNeel, contamination and a $5 mil- chairman of the Pocahontas lion bond for every hydrofrack County Farm Bureau, who Well drilled; no hydrofrack said Farm Bureau members wells within sight of state were "on both sides of the is- parks or within one mile of sue," but chief among their .incorporated municipalities; concerns were the protec- 11o water withdrawal from any tion of water resources and : vater source without county the right of owners to develop commission review and pub- their property. State Farm lic comment; DOH road and Bureau president Charles bridge monitoring for weight Wilfong said regulations are and safety violations and a needed to protect water sup- ban on forced pooling, plies, but that a complete ban Commissioner Saffer con- on hydrofrack drilling would ceded that the DEP was likely "be a taking of property, re- to di~-egard much of wh~ quiring fair compensation." the le~er requested, but "ti~}e For more information on how ~ourtr~om crowd "erupt~ hydrofracturing works, hydro- in celebration after the co~i" fracture myths and facts, see ~.~.missioners unanimously proved the letter," as quoted ©20~9 American Profile Hometown Content Servi~ Site in Wetzel County showing before and after images of the effects of hydrofracture drilling on the land. (Photos courtesy of Wetzel County Action Group) improve Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin. along with Congressman Nick Rahall (all D-WV), announced recently that eight airports across West Virginia have been awarded more than $15 mil- lion in federal funding. The grants, which were awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (ALP), are being used to improve airport safety by developing existing facilities and upgrad- ing or replacing runways and other structures. "This oney for West Vir- ginia airports will continue to build on our state's vital aviation infrastructure and help those who work in and travel to the Mountain State," said Sen. Rockefeller, Cha_ir- man of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. "Investing in our transpor- tation infrastructure in West Virginia is just one way we can begin the critical work of rebuilding America," Sen. Manchin said. "This funding helps to light up the runway for a brighter, more prosperous future for our citizens. Federal invest- ments in our local airports help to build our region's economy," said Rep. Rahall, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infra- structure Committee. Locally, Greenbrier County Airport received $2,624,542 in funding to repair the taxi- way and purchase rescue and fire fighting safety equipment. Public Meetings Lewisburg Public Works Committee will meet TueSday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Cham- ber in Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West, Lewisburg. On the agenda: • Approval of Minutes - Sept. 13, 2011 • Radio Read Pro ject Update • Street Paving Schedule Update • Water Accountability Report • Public Works Project Reports • Communication from Mark Carver .. Communication from members Greenbrier County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Greenbrier County Board of Edu- cation office located at 202 Chestnut Street..(Please note the change in time from 7 to 6 p.m.) On the agenda: • "time-out for Applause • Go Global Presentation • State of the Schools Presentation • Student Breakfast Price Decrease • Legislative Priorities Resolution • Bid Awards • Personnel Lewisburg Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West. The following topics are schedu ed for discussion: • Approval of Minutes - Sept. 13, 2011 • Police Department Radar Equipment • Approving invoices relating to construction for Downtown Water Project • Approving invoices relating to Radio Read Meter Project • Public Works Replacement Hire • Communications from members Greenbrier County Commission will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Room 212. On the agenda: • Regular Business -Approve Minutes - Sept. 27, 2011 regular meeting - Settlements of Estates - Exonerations/County Splits/Consolidations • Financial Approvals - Arts & Recreation Transfer - Budget Revisions - Line Item Transfer - Pay Bills • Presentations - Update on "Greenbrier County Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative" • Public Comment for Agenda Items • Old Business • New Business - Consider signing addendum on Courthouse Security Manual - Consider signing Resolution for Greenbrier County Sheriff's Dept for radar equipment - Consider hiring Pre-Trial Officer for Day Report/Home Confinement - Consider adopting policy and procedures manual for Purchase Cards • Public Comment Ronceverte Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. in Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: • Water Rates • Sewer Fund • Trash Fund , General Fund • Comments Ronceverte City Council Will meet in special session Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. in Ronceverte City Hall. On the agenda: • d;ity Administrator candidate interviews L,, wisburg Parks'Coinm ~Is~on wili-~'neet Wednesday, Oct: "~2, at 7 ~:h~/~ the Paul ~. Cooley Council Cham- ber in Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West. Lewisburg. On the agenda: • Approval of Minutes - Sept. 14, 2011 • Accept the Green Space into Parks System • Project Updates • Communication from Mark Carver • Communication from members Alderson Town Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda: • Approvarof Sept. 8 Council meeting Minutes • Mayor's Travel Expenses • Mayor's Report • Website status report • Council reports • Building inspections • Alderson Halloween dates and hours • Energy Systems Group • Police Chief Worley address to Council • Citizens' comments Greenbrier Co. Schools to receive ,144 Carol M. White Physical Education program grant Grants awarded to local education agencies, community- based organizations for physical, nutrition education Greenbrier County Schools in Lewisburg received a $336,144 Carol M. White Physical Educa- tion Program (PEP) grant from the U.S. Department of Educa- tion to implement comprehen- sive, integrated physical ac- tivity and nutrition programs for its students. The grant is part of more than $35 million awarded to 76 Local Educa- tion Agencies (LEAs) and'com- ness activities that include at least one of the following: • fitness education and as- sossment to help students un- derstand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being; * instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical ac- tivities designed to enhance the physical, mental, and so- cial or emotional development of every student; munity-based including Greenbrier County Schools. Funding is intended to assist the entities with initi- ating, expanding, or enhancing physical education and nutri- tion education programs, in- eluding after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. "As a result of these grants, schools will have additional resources to help students be- come healthier and more ac- tive," U.S.Secretary of Educa- tion Arne Duncan said. Grant recipients must imple- ment programs that help stu- dents make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. In ad- dition, these programs must undertake 1} instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition, and 2) physical fit- organizations, • development of and in- struction in cognitive concepts about motor skills and physi- cal fitness that support a life- long healthy lifestyIe; • opportunities to develop positive social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation and; • opportunities for profes- sional development for physi- cal education teachers to stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of physical education. The U.S. Department of Ed- ucation's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools manages the PEP grants and supports efforts to create safe schools, ensure the health and well-be- ing of students, teach students good citizenship and character, respond to crises, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Winner of the annual sunflower contest at Lewisburg Elemen- tary School was Brooke Davis with her 56-inch entry from Ms. Ambler's second grade class. Townley Hamilton, sunflower and conservation chair of the Lewisburg House and Garden Club, sponsor of the project, congratulates Brooke on her achieve- ment. 75/47 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s, 78/46 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 40s. 74154 Cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s. 64/55 Showers. Highs in the upper 60s • and lows in the upper 50s. 72150 Few showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s. 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