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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 25, 1990 Stephen Broyles President of Monroe Vocational Future Farmers The Monroe County Voca- tional Ag-Educatlon morning class announces its 1990-91 FFA officers. Stephen Broyles from Lindslde was elected presi- dent. Stephen is a senior at Pe- terstown High School and is the son of Dewey and Linda Broyles. F~e has been active ha FFA for three years. He has achieved the State Proficiency Award in Farm and Homestead Improvements and is Southeastern Region Vice President. He is also an active 4- H member and a member of the Spruce Run Church of the Brethren. James Rldgeway was elected vice-president. He Is from Union and the son of Charles and Catherine Rldgeway. He has won several awards tn FFA, and has been an active member for three years. Hershel Walker was elected secretary. Hershel attends Peter- stown High School and is the son of Nellie and Hershel Walker. A sophomore, he has been active in the FFA for one year.s Jerry Farmer was elected treasurer for Union. He is the son of David and Deihale Farmer. He has been in FFA for four years. A senior at Union High School, David has accom- plished the Star Farmer Degree. Mike Bowling was elected treasurer for Peterstown. He is the son of Linda Bowling of Pe- terstown. He is a sopllomore at Peterstown High School and has been an active member of the FFA for two years. Chris Burks was elected sen- tinel. He is the son of Ehner and Dorothy Burks of Peterstown. Chris is a sophomore at Peter- stown High School and has been an active member of the FFA for one year. Marvin Miller was elected par- llamentarian. He is the son of Mary Miller of Union. He is a junior at Union High School and has been an active member of the FFA for three years. Kenny Hodge was elected re- porter. He is the son of Charles and Sandra Hodge of Union. He is a junior at Union High School and has been an active FFA member for three years. He has also been a member of the Ze- nith Hllltoppers 4-H club for nine years. Other members include David Farmer from Union High School and louis Handy and Dale Terry from Peterstown High School. National Forest Products Week October 21-27 This year October 21-27 has been designated as National For- est Products Week. Sponsored by the forest community, the theme will be "Wise Use of America's Forests." This special period is de- signed to bring attention to the growing need for production and healthy forests to meet the nation's increasing demand for wood products. In America alone, the average person uses wood and paper products equivalent to what can be pro- duced from one 100-foot tree each year. Wise use of the forest means that proper forest management will produce more trees for the future, to support wildlife, as well as abundant supply of raw material for products to be manufactured. West Virginia has more trees today than it did in 1937 and 37% more timber vol- ume than in 1976. In West Virginia. forest prod- ucts attribute $1 billion to tile state's economy every year, Seventy-eight percent of West Virginia or 12.1 million acres is timberland: making West Vir- ginia the third most forested state in the nation. Timber growth tn the state currently ex- ceeds timber removal by 3.7 cu- bic feet to 1. This accounts for an increase of 350,000 cubic feet of timber per year. The state's primary forest in- dustry includes 265 sawmills, 25 rustic fence mills and one ve- neer mill supporting other state facilities Including furniture and building manufacturers. A Page For People Work Close To The Earth 799-4066 or 799-4945 Sxnce~elY* of Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Mullcna~, of Durt, m. Moving Out the 1990 At Great Savings To You 10 Cars and 7)'ucks to Choose From Ui) to $2,000 Cash Back on Selected Models Bluegrass Market Saturday October 20, 1990 I010 head sold to 145 buyers Amounting to $344,039.89 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: Under 500# 61.00 I I 1.00 500-750# 66.00 91.00 Over 750# 45.00 78.00 HEIFERS: Under 500# 56.00 90.00 501-750# 47.00 76.00 Over 750# 54.00 62.00 BULL CLVS 60.00 97.00 BABY CLVS 105.00 120.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS 60.50 HEIFERS 57.50 COWS 38.00 56.00 MOST SOLD 45.00 48.00 BULLS 38.00 66.50 Under 1000# 49.00 66.00 Over I000# 38.00 66.50 COW & CALF PAIRS 490.00 795.00 COWS, BH 450.00 565,00 Alderson Market Friday, October 19. 1990 448 head sold to 61 buyers Ainotmting to $158,124.07 STOCKER & FEEDER HEIFERS: UNDER 500# 76.00 85.00 500 to 600# 65.00 81,00 OVER 700# 56.00 72.50 MEDIUM COMMON STOCKERS & FEEDERS STEERS: UNDER 500# 72.00 I I 0.00 500 to 700# 76.00 92.00 OVER 700# 68.00 79.00 COMMON STOCKERS & FEEDERS BULLS BABY CALVES HOGS NO.2 36.00 SOWS BOARS SHOATS 30.00 PIGS 17.00 HORSES 37.50 46.00 62.00 30.00 HOGS SLAUGHTER 54.00 72.00 SOWS BOARS 40.00 PIGS & SHOATS By Head 22.50 37.00 COWS COMMERCIAL 46.00 UTILITY 48.00 CANNER 38.00 & CUTTER COWS&CLVS 400.()0 COWS, B.H. 400.00 49.00 54.00 48.00 725,00 585.00 HORSES PONIES 90.00 HORSE 225.00 BULLS COMMERCIAL & GOOD CUTTER SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE 46.00 RED 40.00 OTHERS I 0.00 EWES 14.00 BUCKS 18.00 WETHERS 23.00 SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE BLUE HEAD 43.00 50.75 MEDIUM 45.00 20.00 COMMON EWES, CWT 12.00 16.00 GOATS GOATS By Head 21.00 36.00 By Head 21.00 50.00 Imaginary Ramps iX \', I An Original Recipe by Anna Shue Atkins I An old Pocahontas County Ramp "Lover" \ ~'/ I lh'esently, a misplaced Hillbilly ~ il~ l 1. Put 1 Tb. oleo in a skillet. Set on mediunl heat. ~}// I 2. Dump in 1 quart sliced onions ~/] | This will brown some of the onions as you stir-fry / [ I a few rain. Do not bum any. /! I 3. Add: 1 cup water ~{ U 2 to 3 "I'D. Soy Sauce \ ,' 1/2 ts. Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master (Gravy Master and Kitchen Bouquet are the same thing, just differ- ent comp.'mies 1/2 "Is. Garlic powder 4. lower heat to simmer. Put lid on. Cook till onions are tender, not mushy. If it seems soupy, lift onions into bowl with slotted spoon and reduce liquid by boiling.. Return onions to heat in reduced liquid. Serve hot. Four ample or 6 neat servings Good with steak or burgers too. Cooks can adjust amounts of soy sauce or garlic to their taste. SNAPPER Hi-Vac Riders and opbonal attachments provide year round perform- ance. Bag clippings, leaves or pine straw. Even doze light snow. HI-VAC CUTTING DECK: Cuts grass evenly. Vacuums clippings with ease. CHOICE OF HORSE- POWER: Choose among 6, 8, 10, 11 or 12HP engines. DISC DRIVE: Provides on- the-go shifting through five forward speeds. * HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS: Made quickly and easily --- six positions. CHOICE OF GRASS CATCHERS: Optional bag attachments give you a choice of sizes. Visit your SNAPPER dealer and join the millions of satis- fied SNAPPER users. :tivision of FuQua Industries AMERICA'S #1 CHOICE IN REAR ENGINE RIDERS 8H.P. 28 cut 95 JOIN THE MILLIONS OF SATISFIED SNAPPER USERS. 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 of Farmi Ella S. While my poor husband toiled on the farm this summer I was getting educated by working as a tour guide at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum. People from 34 states and 15 different for- eign countries visited there this season and I found these tour- ists to be interesting folk who readily shared their knowledge of museum items with me. The tour of this museum starts in the parlor where an ori- ental fire screen guards the fire- place. This is not a metal screen made to keep live coals from the floor but is a three paneled hinged affair made of wood and heavy silk. A gentleman, who told me he was a plastic sur- geon, said that before the advent of the smallpox vaccine many people suffered this dread dis- ease and were left with horribly pock marked faces. Ladies woukl camouflage these pock marks by filling them with wax. The pow- der and other make-up was ap- plied and blended until the woman would appear to have a perfect complexion. If by some quirk of misfortune such a lady was seated near the open flmn- ing fireplace, the wax would melt and run. (W-hat a gruesome ap- pearance.) To prevent this from happening fire screens came into being. Now the lady was shielded from the open flames and the heat from the fire deflected away from her. Fire screens soon de- veloped into very ornate decora- tor items and became a popular item of decor. In olden days, no one had a bathroom and a chamber pot in the bedroom was a necessary item. Many times I had heard this "item called a thunder mug but I was not aware of how it had come by this name. On the advise of one of our tourists, a co-worker and I tried an experi- ment. I stood on the main floor while she held a glass of water about two feet above the cham- ber pot and poured it into the pot. The water hitting the inskte of the pot echoed and reverber- ated throughout the main floor. I can't really say it sounded ex- actly like thunder but it did make one of tile most infernal rackets I ever heard. In one of the bedrooms is a bed with the rope springs com- mon to most of our forefathers. Most everyone has heard the ditty that begins "Good Night. Sleep Tight." But did you know this ditty originated because of the rope springs. Over a period of time the sleeper found his ropes gave and sagged until he began to feel he was sleeping in a hammock. Thus to have a good night's sleep he must tighten up his ropes. On exhibit in this museum is a small Chinese boy's t'hristen- ing outfit. It has the small bot- tomless breeches still worn by boys in China man from China that babies in China diapers, pampers and said this made legged and assured never see a bow le man. As soon as born his bed is a and immediately starts potty training holds the baby so his bare and makes a noise. When he potti and praises him. By child is a few months ties when she makes Gee I forgot to ask oped emotional all this early potty Tiny corseted hooped shirts gave glamorous appear~ hoops held her ground and thus freeing her ing up her shirt when ~ around. These ated perfect sails for and finally went out cause ladies living ers and the ocean blown into the many of them continued to be years and ladies other to see who smallest waistline. fainting chaises piece of furniture these ladies swooned be laid up so their would not drag on smelling salts were vive them. that most women own smelling salts who seldom with askance -- were not really ladieS. There is a pict~ Buck's parents in that was taken on day. Like most pict time he is seated with her hand on his s photographer told those days it could as 30 minutes to Because the ladies corsets so tightly very uncomfortable sit very long at a this was the couples assumed I have seen rian ladies and all seated. Surely for more than a few time. Now tell me, that if the been women, they the man be seated poor woman hour? Most of the season have been ested and added humor and tours through the you know to miss them. 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