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TREI~II as 1 lay in bed lis- rain, I was thinking saw on tv, planting trees. There will planted this fall that have died have been sold for trees. The American included, are so many ways, be- the people of .free are so abundantly our freedom and a favorite poem this column. own our homes. alade from the tim- Our forefathers from their own and seasoned it to the mills on had it sawed into with the help of hired hands, de- built our heritage are now being re- original look. proud possessor of Screen doors circa They have l he and curlicues. all wooden. I hope use them and re- who planted the ~cut the tree, who the wagon (mostly then hauled it mills then were as were almost are stand- By l{oherta Patton Rodgers ing. One we recently visited was in Greenville, Monroe County. Did we cross a wooden bridge to get to it? Within, there were many artists working in wood. There were wooden people. wooden cars, wooden checker- boards, wooden barrels and I can't remember all the beauti- fully carved pieces, which origi- nated from some tree, which someone planted many moons ago. Why do we plant? Can you, while reading this, name some important reasons? How about paper, doesn't it too originate from the trees? This morning, enroute to my car, walking through the pine needles was a joy. A sidewalk of thickly strewn long pine needles. The sizes are now shedding be- cause it's time to prepare for new needles. It is dangerous to drive through the woods hearing shots from hunters of squirrels. Our boys who are In Saudi Arabia would love to feel their sacrifices are for freedom of all people on God's gift the good earth. Let's plant a tree somewhere for each soldier facing eternal life. Dedicated to Roy Shope who hoisted a big American Flag as soon as he bought his old home- place on Chflders Road on the Greenbrier/Monroe County bor- der. He was honoring his broth- ers who served in Viet Nam a sad but patriotic story. The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 18, 1990 11A Ronceverte Commissioners Order Clean-Up The Ronceverte Board of Commissioners discussed action October 2 on several pieces of property about which some neighboring residents have com- plained. City regulations allow owners 90 days to clean up property after receiving notice from City Hall. Three lots are currently under surveillance after their owners were sent notices. They are lo- cated on Pocahontas Avenue. Chesapeake Street. and Acad- emy Drive. Junked cars on af- fected properties will be towed away at the property owners" ex- pense after the 90-day limit, ac- cording to the Commissioners. In other business, the Board voted to co-sponsor, with the Ronceverte Merchants' Associa- tion, a Halloween carnival at Clifford Amory. The annual event will be held on the evening of October 31. Trick-or-trealing will be between 6 and 8 p.m. that evening. Fire Chief Freddie Hedges said the Eastern Green- brier County Jaycees would con- duct a "haunted house" at the old Blue Grass Electric building in late October. The Commissioners w,lcd to reserve five parking spin,- for the First National Bank in Ron- ceverte. The spaces are localed in the parking lot across from the post office. The City will charge the bank $I0 per month for each. The Commissioners approved a resolution offering City em- ployees an opportunity to par- ticipate in the Deferred Compen- sation Program of the United States Conference of Mayors, Mayor Eugene Kelley proclaimed October as Recycling Month in Ronceverte. Fire Chief Freddie Hedges re- ported six calls answered by his department in August, Including four out of town. September calls totaled 6. including three out of town. The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be Novem- ber 6. 7 p.m.. at City Hall. Surplus Food Greenbrier Community Serv- ices will distribute surplus food to eligible residents of Greenbrier County on Wednesday, October 24, beginning at 9 a.m. appli- cants must take proof of income and residence to the distribution site nearest their homes. Each household should plan to pick their surplus food up in person. Please take containers or bags to carry your food items. Greenbrier County sites in- clude: Greenbrler Valley Mall; First Presbyterian Church of White Sulphur Springs; Renick Firehouse: Rainelle Firehouse. Call 645-6331 for information on eligibility. On Sale October 17th Through October 27th ALL Remaining 1990 Model Toyotas Will Be SOLD! Also All Used Car & Truck Prices Have Been REDUCED In Order To Make Room For Our 1990's Arriving Now! 1990 TOYOTAS REMAINING IN STOCK ] I0 Grand Wright of an eleven-min- touting Pocahon- attractions in late August available through the County Tourism Video Services of the film ~e features the Streams wildlife, offerings ty. The narrator aspect of region and says come to the Summer to escape is put on the four of the moun- the winter skiing Still On season. *When snow comes to Pocahontas County, things really begin to heat up," the narrator says. Bicycling, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and automobile touring of the countryside are featured as major recreational activities available to visitors. All major parks and historic sites are In- cluded. According to Pocahontas County Tourism Commission di- rector Cara Hefner, copies of the videotape will be available for rental by tour operators inter- ested in bringing groups to the area. The tape will also be made available for showing at hoiels~ motels, schools, and for various use by the Pocahontas County Economic Development Author- ity. Showings of the videotape are available daily at the tourism commission's welcome center at the former Marlinton railroad depot. from the Preservation the most recent the restoration Mill at Mill Point. County Hlstori- announced matching grant, tiSed for the ongo- of the ex- struc- to Jane Price of the mill res- t, the group has $24,000 of since beginning 1985. *Work is than we had come in as had anticipated," probably still be we're able to Public. Things are said she antici- [ $1,800 from the Preservation work still re- done includes in- the construction and the installa- of a race- to the wheel. believe Isaac mill in 1868. It In 1948 and re- today. Cur- are Lanty and Who lease the Pocahontas Society. The ting the drive year the an $8,000 his- from the )artment of Story and used a sunken floor The approximately Own money to piers, restore Put the wheel of the as it was left in the operations approxl- Stamping along ailding. at the 219 and State sOuthern Poca, eight miles Fairlea Group To Light Up It's the rime of year to start thinking of Holiday Events. One new event celebrated last year for the first time was the lighting of the Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Falrlea Merchants' Asso- clarion, This year's event is scheduled for Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m. The Fairlea Merchants As- sociation would like to invite anyone interested in a display for an organization, church group, or civic group to notify Jo Ann Jones at 645-1810. She will be glad to come to your organi- zation or meeting and discuss this project with you. Your pro- posal needs to be presented by November 15. Students Study Via Airwaves Thirteen high school sludents in Pocahontas County High School are taking a college level psychology class from Bluefleld State College (BSC) this fall. Yet, they wlll stay in Pocahontas County, over I00 miles from Bluefleld. According to Sharon Vance, teacher of the "gifted" at the high school, these students are taking Discovery Psychology through the BSC Instructional Television Program (ITP) that allows college credit to be earned through pub- lic television courses. Dr Tom Blevins who directs the ITP, this course is broadcast statewide. To earn credit for the course, students must meet sev- eral requirements. First they must register with the college. The Pocahontas County High School students have special permission from the college to take this course. Then they must have a teacher with a master's degree to work personally with them to discuss subject matter with the students, answer questions. administer tests and assign grades. They have an instructor. Quentin Stewart, to supervise this course. 1990 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN 4-cyl., Auto Stock # 485 Derno Reduced $2646_ 1990 TOYOTA CELICA 5 speed, air, cass Stock # 381 Demo Reduced 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY 4 DOOR V-6, Auto, Air, Value Package Stock #.425 Derno Reduced $3102 | t 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY SEDAN 4-cyl., Auto Stock # 489 Reduced $2438 1990 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER Fully loaded, Stock #466, Demo Model Reduced $4849 1990 TOYOTA 4X2 PICKUP Stock # 484 Reduced $2874 October To Be Our Best Month Ever! 75 New & Used Units Will Be Sold. Remember .......... W ,re: On The 1989 OLDS CUTLASS CIERRA LS V-6, Auto, AM/FM Cass,, Air, and many other extras, locally owned Retail $8995 Reduced $1195 NOW $7800 1984 FORD F150 4X4 PICK-UP 6-cyl., 4 speed, Only 54,029 miles Retail $5995 Reduced $795 NOW $5200 1987 TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN 4-cyl., 5 speed Retail $5995 Reduced $1295 NOW $4700 1988 RENAULT MEDALUON WAGON 4-cyl., 5 speed, Air, Rack Retail $5995 Reduced $1295 NOW $4700 1989 NISSAN 4X2 PICK-UP 5-spd., clean, same owner as above Buy both and Save! Retail $6995 Reduced $1295 NOW $5700 1988 NISSAN STANZA SEDAN 4-cyl., 5 speed, 1 owner Retail $8995 Reduced $2095 NOW $6900 1987 MERCURY TOPAZ 4-cyl., 5 speed Retail $5995 Reduced $1600 NOW $4995 1986 MERCURY LYNX Your Choice Retail $3995 Reduced $1295 NOW $2700 1989 FORD TEMPO GL 4 DOOR Auto, Air, Cass., T/C, P.S., P.W., 1 owner, Only 22,996 miles, Extra Clean Retail $9995 Reduced $1495 NOW $8500 1988 TOYOTA 4X4 SR5 PICK.UP 5 speed, 1 owner, low miles, charcoal grey, sharp! Retail $9995 Reduced $1045 NOW $8950 1989 HONDA CRX S.I. EDmON 5 speed, Cass., ! owner Solid Red, Priced to Sell Retail $8995 Reduced $1195 NOW $7800 1987 FORD F150 4X4 PICK-UP L.W. Base, V-8 engine, 4 speed, Bed Liner, 1 owner Retail $9995 Reduced $1045 NOW $8950 1988 JEEP CHEROKEE 4X4 ~c~4., Auto, Air, P.S.. P.B., Cass., 1 owner, Must See To Appreciate! SOLD 1987 DODGE 2"00 CONVERSION VAN V-8, Auto, Air, Tilt, Cru'tse, P.W., P.L., 4 Capfian Chairs, 3 pass. rear seat 1 owner, Priced to Sell Retail $9995 Reduced $1045 NOW $8950 Retail $10,995 Reduced $1495 NOW $85O0 1987 ESCORT GL 4 DOOR 4-cyl., 5 speed, 1 owner Retail $4995 Reduced $1000 NOW $3995 1976 FORD GRANADA COUPE 302 V-8 engine, Auto, P.S., 2 speed wipers, cold air, bucket seats Retail $3495 Reduced $795 NOW $2700 1985 PONTIAC TRANS AM T-tops, loaded, must see to appreciate Retail $6985 Reduced $1185 NOW $5800 1987 FORD TEMPO SEDAN 4-cyl., Auto, Air, Nicel Retail $8985 Reduced $1495 NOW $5500 1985 AUD15000 4 DOOR WAGON Fully loaded, 1 owner, 38,785 miles Retail $5995 Reduced $1195 NOW $48OO 1984 CADILAC COUPE Loaded with extras, Only 54,822 miles Retail 16995 Reduced $1195 NOW $5700 1979 CHEVY CONVERSION VAN L.W.B., V-8, Auto, Air, High Back Bucket Seats Retail $3995 Reduced $1060 Now $2995 1988 CHEVY SPECTRUM 4 DOOR SEDAN 4-cyl., Auto, Air, 31,801 miles Retail 16995 Reduced $1195 NOW $5800 1977 FORD GRANADA 4 DOOR V-8, Auto, Air, 77,280 miles Priced to Sell Retail $199u Reduced $300 NOW $1595 1987 CHEW SILVERADO 4X4 PICK-UP S.W.B., V-8, Auto, P.S., P.B., Air, Cass.. T/C, Pre.owned Retail $10,995 Reduced $1195 Now $9800 1974 GMC PICK-UP V-8, L.W.B., Must See Retail $2995 Reduced $700 NOW $2295 1988 MONTE CARLO LANDAU Landau, Priced Right! Retail $6985 Reduced $1700 NOW $5295 "12 PROGRAM UNITS IN STOCK" Discount on straight out sales onlyl This Week's Specials! 1990 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 4 DOOR V-6, Auto, P.S., P.B., Air, Cass, T/C, W/L, Must See, Real Luxury at an Affordable Price! Retail $19,995 Reduced $2195 NOW $17,800 Dave Mann, Sales Manager John Gordon Rick Honaker Guy Hsger Tony Lytle Shnon Leht/nen Frankie Prltt 1989 TOYOTA SUPRA TURBO _ . 5 speed, lift-back, AIr, Cass., T/C, R~c~a~:1$~9~ P.W., P.L., Sold & serviced by us NOW $17,800 Only 9,000 miles Exit Allegheny Toyora~ 1121 S. Alleghany Ave. Covington, VA !fill :i!ii!