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4B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 18, 1990 The Roof In Ronceverte Mr and Mrs Clyde Mann Celebrate Anniversary Mr and Mrs Clyde Mann of Renlck (formerly of Shrewsbury), will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary October 20. Mr Mann is retired from Shrewsbury Coal Co. Mrs Mann, a homemaker, is the former Ra- moth Morgan. An open reception will be held October 20 at Ranch Room Res- taurant, Lewlsburg Airport, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Manns have five children: James of Shrewsbury: Mazie Melton, Chesterfield, Virginia; Forest of Charleston; Sarah Horn, Ridgeville, South Carolina: Ann Ramsey, Charleston; eight grandchildren; five great-grand- ehfldren. ,a Humana Hospital. Greenbrier Valley would like to introduce someone special. 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 Ronceverte. Dr. Little is a native of Spananburg, SC, and is a graduate of the Medical University of South Caro- lina. He completed his training at the Cleveland Clinic, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medi- cine and Tulane University School of Medicine. 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 Local gospel quartet, The Be- lievers, are firm believers that if you want help with a good cause, just appeal to gospel mu- sic lovers. In their annual sing held this year at Ronceverte's Is- land Park Amphitheater Septem- ber 16, the quartet appealed for money to go toward the installa- tion of a permanent roof for the new riverside facility. A quick passing of the hat among tile approximate 450 visitors pro- duced close to $600 lor this pur- pose. Quartet members thank everyone who helped with their sing and all who donated time, food and money. Believers' piano player, alto, and only lady of tile group, Bar bara Stone, spoke warmly of many bnsmesses and individu- als who had helped in some way. "I began inviting singers months ago," Ms Stone said. "About everyone I asked readily accepted and was happy to help." "rills was also true of friends who donated food and time and folks who helped with the public relations. Singers there for the after- noon included The Believers, Sweet Charity; The Kingdom Heirs, tteaven's Ethos, The Elmore Family, The dames Chapel Trio and Joy In The Morning. Reverend Sterling Mor- gan, bass singer, and Frank Hanlpton, lead singer, enjoyed acting as Masters of Ceremony for the afternoon sing. Believers' member Pete Piercy explained that even though the projected cost of the amphithea- ter roof would probably exceed $11,000, based on volunteer la- bor) tills donation and any other donations would be large drops in the bucket. Mr Piercy joins Is- land Park conlmissioners and the amphitheater committee in urging other groups and organi- zalions to find ways of raising money for /he roof. They hope to have it completed before winter. ~rhls is a facility to be proud of and enjoyed by everyone," said Mr Piercy. "It's beautiful location here by the river makes it special to me." Mr Piercy explained that donations may be made by con- tacting Keith Morgan at tile First National Bank in Ronceverte. Rentals of the facility are handled by an amphitheater committee chaired by Charlotte Morgan. Other committee mem- bers are Pat Bausennan, Bernie Deskins, Ann Fisk, Rosalee Am- bler and Hall Walls. The Believers extend special thanks to Crawfords Food Cen- ter, Rudy's Corner Grill, Ken, lucky Fried Chicken, Lewisburg Produce, Shoneys, Corner Mar- ket, Akles, McDonalds. Farmer Mac's, ttardees, Wiseman's Flo- ral and Burger King for dana- lions. "Also the media were all great," said Barbara Stone. "All of our local newspapers and ra- dio stations were very supportive and helpful." Among these were The Valley Ranger, the Mountain Messenger, Daily News, The Meadow River Post, WRON, WVKM, WRRL, WSLS and WKCJ. Another special thanks went to Island Park Commissioner Lindy Hodges who, along with the help of Bernie Deskins, put a temporary plastic roof over the amphitheater for the benefit sing. Walton Baby Boy Born Logan Michael Walton, son of Don and Kathi Walton, was born July 23 at Community Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. He weighed 7 Ibs. 10 ozs. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Joyce Walton of Frankford and Mary Gibbs of Carlsbad, New Mexico. ....... i Th.sn r PEOPLEi SERVINGI PEOpLEj The FT1) I' Bosses Week Bouquet. Just call or visit-us today. Bosses Week is October 15-19, MOUNTAIN HERITAGE ~ Red Oaks Shopping Center Ronceverte ~W 24970 (304) 647-5870 If er sur: f! The name may be a lot longer that the incision. Actual size ~ff" the largest irwision. Traditiowal gallbladder surgery requires an iru.'i.~ion up to 16 times larger than this. New procedure means faster recovery and less discomfort. Here's what happens. A tiny tube is inserted into the abdomen through an incision about three-eights of an inch long. This allows the gallbladder to be observed on a high-resolution TV monitor. Three small incisions about the diameter of a ballpoint pen are made to permit the insertion of instruments to reach and remove the gall bladder. Three local surgeons are currently pertbrining laparoscopic cholecystectomies at Humat a Hospital - Greenbrier Valley. They are D s. Alan Lee, William Mossburg and Benjamin Plybon. It's possible to be back to normal in days instead of weeks. Many patients experience little di.,,comlbrt and are ready to leave the hospital the next day. In fact, it's highly possible that the proce- dure can be completed on an outpatient basis. Some patients are usually able to return to a normal diet the same day and regular daily routines in as few as three days. "Daditional gallbladder surgery requires a hospital stay of some four or five days and as much as a six- week recovery period. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the latest in a long list of new state-of-the-an technologies introduced to tiffs area by ltumana l lospital - Greenbrier Valley. pit - Davis Stuart Road, Fairlea/Ronceverte, WV 304--647-4411 Three original founders of Trinity United Methodist M. Casdorph (left), Mrs A. K. Piercy, and Mrs H. E. F Lois Fry (left) presents Ruth Diem a corsage in honor of membership at Trinity Methodist Church, Ronceverte. 50 Years' Three of the original 33 char- ter members of the Trinity United Methodist Women's or- ganization attended a special fif- tieth anniversary celebration September 23 in Ronceverte. The three, Mrs M. M. Casdorph, Mrs H. E. Johnson-Moses and Mrs A. K. Piercy, were all officers of the women's church group when it was organized September 19, 1940. Three additional founding members, Mrs L. A. Dent, Mrs C. J. Farren, and Mrs Howard Loudin, were unable to attend the golden anniversary meeting. Reverend Mark the program and tesheard read 8. The ensemble Eyes That I May current president nacre read the United Elizabeth Altizer, nied by Alma Hogse Touched Me" and related the Each of the three launders who attended the party were given corsages of carnations tipped with gold. In addition, 52- year church member Ruth Diem was presented a certificate and flowers by the women's group. Opal Fullen and June Peters. both long-time members of Trlnity's women's organ~ation, coordinated the event. Approxi- mately 75 persons attended the program, Mrs Peters said. Don- nie O'Brlen of White Sulphur Springs created the gold-deco- rated cake and gold- imprinted plates and napkins were used to carry out the 50-year theme. A special bulletin board was created which outlined "...the jllllon things the Women of the Church do," Mrs Peters said. "Over the years the ladies found many ways to emphasize the purpose of the organization and serve their church. It was be- cause of that dedication to God's women's organizatiorl. presented the floral the charter group sang "Blest That Binds." Refreshments were Mary Glover, Pauline Mary Alice Welkle, and Mrs Longanacre. Trinity United Church was art the "new" Church South. It first services September 1~ the corner of Walnut Pocahontas Avenue. The By-Laws of United Methodist "The organized United Methodist be a community purpose is to know experience freedom persons throu develop a creative, fellowship, and to cepts of mission patton in the global the Church." Sixty-four attended bration -- 33 work performed by the Women ofguests. The guests the Church, that we gathered to White Sulphur honor the living charter mem- burg, Falrlea, bers -- those who were always Charleston, there to help," Mrs Peters said. and Pittsford, New RE-ELECT JIM ROWE To The House of I I Proven Leadership for G reenbrier Cou nty "Delegate Rowe understands the agriculture plays in the state and those rural people need and those things that need to have forced upon them. He certain the extra mile and we appreciate all he has the people of West Virginia." --Steve Hannah West Virginia Farm Paid for by the Rowe Volunteer Committee, John W. Deitz, Treasurer