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Vol. VI No, 34 November I. 1990 From the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia Liquor Store Moved: Residents Unhappy Wright )urchase of the Beverage Con- Store in Rainelle by Corporation has from area citi- problems have been the local police de- store was one of Aide drug stores Virginia which purchase operations. Rite moved the ABC to their Park ing Center store inventory occu- section of the seen no problems than a few traffic Ralnelle Police Chief said. "Some cus- been parking at the in to pick up r. We can control Assistant Direc- Affairs of the in Harris- said liquor conducted at the throughout Michl- and Maryland. are trained to on things." he said. our alcoholic bever- side. without a easy sight of the Our West Virginia have been trained program-- the precautions OUr security people it. We do take though-- right to be con- express dis- the store now. of Stoner said, "I don't like it very much at all. I'm not for any kind of whiskey or alcoholic beverage. It's not what I'm used to seeing in there." "I don't like liquor being sold anywhere--especially in a drug store," Jean Herndon of Charmco said. Area resident Barbara Walker said. "This will affect the amount of business I do there, l'm totally against any beer or liquor. My daughter doesn't like it, either. A few nights ago she was sick and I had to go there to get some medicine. It really upset her that I had to go in there to get it." Other customers expressed no concern for the Rite Aid move. Bobby Ward of Danese said. "It doesn't make much dif- ference to me. If you don't want to. you don't have to buy it. A man's going to do what we wants to do anyway." "It doesn't matter to me one way or another." Ronald Holland of Smoot said. "I don't use it [liq- uor], but if I did, I'd go there to get it. You have to go with the flow." One local pharmacy has seen small increase in business as a result of the Rite Aid decision. Jerry Ross, owner of Ross' Pro- fesslonal Pharmacy, said he has gained several new customers who are uncomfortable going into Rite Aid now or are angry with the chain store's inclusion of liquor into its inventory. "A lot of older PeoPle. espe- cially, don't seem to want to go into a place where liquor is sold. l~,e had several ministers come in and tell me they are trying to get their people to avoid the store. Of course, beer has been sold there all along--but a lot of people feel they've gone a bit too far in selling liquor." Perform At fans -- and all fine musl- a great night to to soon[ Charlie will perform Lewlsburg, Sat- 17, at 8 p.m. A ce by Mr been arranged efforts of Sandy Radio in Le- is a native of Fay- very proud West .'r hearing about s mission in our to appear at a p~. rformance fee raise money for l~d operation of the had extraordl- in the music from doing more sessions a musicians, a re- of his own going released 16 al- l8 years), he ~a Musical Director syndicated "Hee Haw.". has been of Charlle McCoy I Three Area Persons Waive To Grand Jury [ In Connection With Local Man's Murder By Clms. A. Goddard Three Greenbrler countians have been charged in connection with the alleged murder of Ted McQuaid, 36, of Lewisburg. Mr McQuaid, owner of Temac Security Systems. was killed Oc- tober 6 at a private residence on Coffman Hill Road near Roncev- erte, according to State Police Trooper B. A. Sloan. Mr McQuaid's body was transported from this area to Powhatan Point. Ohio, near Wheeling, and hastily buried there, according nary hearings before local mag- Istrates and have been bound over to the Greenbrier County Grand Jury which convenes No- vember 13. "This [murder] has been the cause of much concern in the county," Prosecutor Lorenson said. *and needs to be dealt with without delay." Each of the accused has been appointed a lawyer by the Greenbrier County Circuit Court Prosecutor Lorenson said. Mr Cline is represented by Paul S. Detch; Ms Wilson by William E. Local Farmers 'Snap Up' Monies Farmers living in the Green- brier River Hydrologic Unit Area "have snapped up $500,000 in cost-sharing that will help them improve water quality," accord- ing to the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Twenty-four will develop ani- mal waste management systems over the next three to five years, mainly for dairy cattle, but also for beef cattle in feedlots and hog operations. Another lO1 ap- proved requests are for' annual practices, with emphasis on live- stock water supplies. to police. . King, Mr Johnson by Richard E. The Greenbrier County Agri- Belmont County, Ohio, police Ford, Jr. All three of the court- servationCUltural StabilizatiOncommittee fundedand Con-125 were called by an unidentiflec appointed attorneys practice in of 340 requests from farmers, woman about 3 a.m. October 2~. Lewisburg. and told there was a body. which! According to Mr Lorenson. Mr according to Tom Vance, project the woman said was along Tow~, McQuaid was born in a Pitts- co6rdinator and district conser- vationist for the Soil Conserva- Road off Ohio Route 148, ac- "rod McQuald burgh, Pennsylvania, suburb. He Lion Service (SCS). cording to a news story in The (Messenger File Photo) was divorced and the father of Wheeling Intelligencer and News Register. It was that tele- Mr Lorenson said Mr Cllne one child, Mr Lorenson added. It's been overwhelming," Mr Mr McQuaid's parents and his Vance said. "I don't think any- body anticipated this kind of phone call which lead police to was "... arrested at the Le- former wife came to Lewisburgsign-up this year, particularly the shallow grave where the wisburg State Police Barracks at after police made the final identi- body, identified by police as approximately 6:30 a.m. October flcation of the body. Upon the with animal waste facilities." He added. "It means people McQuaid's, was found. 23. The other two accused were completion of the autopsy, Mrare thinking about animal waste arrested October 24, by StateMcQuaid's body was turned over management. They know it's Charged with murder is Roger Police Trooper Sloan. Trooper to his parents, said Trooper something that's going to be re- E. Cline, 25, of Alderson. First Class T. H. Johnson, and Sloan. The body was cremated quired in the near future, plus Tammy S. Wilson, 29, of Roncev:- Corporal R. L. Green. October 26, according to Trooper the 75 per cent cost-share is a erte and Harry Joe Johnson, 22, Although the official state Sloan. ~I'he family is planning good component, too." of Gap Mills have been charged Medical Examiner's determina-three memorial services for Mr Livestock water received ap- with aiding and abetting a mur- tion on the exact cause of MrMcQuaid, Trooper Sloan said, proval because many animals der, according to Greenbrier McQuaid's death has not yet "one here in Lewisburg, one in drink from muddy springs or County Prosecuting Attorney been released, Trooper Sloan Pittsburgh where Mr McQuaid streams, he said. Developed Richard Lorenson. Mr Lorensonsaid it was his understanding Mr was born, and one in New Jersey springs and ponds with troughs said all three of the personsMcQuaid died as the result of a where he grew up. help clean up water sources. charged were employees of single bullet wound to the head The Lewisburg memorial serv- Temac Security Systems. Mr from a small caliber pistol. *Fri- Ice planned by Mr McQuaid's He said the USDA's Agrlcul- tural Stabilization and Conser- Cline was a maintenance man; day (November 2} I am taking family will be held at Carnegie vatlon Service ~SCS}, which is Ms Wilson, a dispatcher; Mr two pistols to Charleston for bal- Hall Saturday, November I0, at Johnson, a security guard. The firm supplied guards for private properties in the Greenbrier County area. The accused are being held at the Greenbrier County Jail. No bail has been requested nor set. according to court records. Nashville Musician, the in-demand session musi- cians in Nashville, playing for such greats as Roy Orbison, EI- vis Presley and Bob Dylan. He has won a Grammy Award, two Country Music Association Awards, and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. Addi- tionally, Mr McCoy has won nu- merous accolades by the three Editorial 6 is General Election Day in West Virginia. This whether you agree with the political repre- had or not - to say whether you believe the or whether you have hopes of a brighter for new-comers to the political arena. and Pocahontas counties it is also your day want levies to pass or not. very easy for the Mountain Me~,enger to - to suggest to you the way we think you However, we feel advice is pretty easy to give - to take. '. firmly in the democratic principals which have a great country. One of the basic principals of your right to vote and for that vote to be secret 10-A to see what your choices are this Elec- please, exercise your right to vote. Help free. --Chas. A. Goddard music industry trade publica- tions, Billboard, Cash Box and Record World. Mr McCoy tends to be the perpetual country in- strumentalist nominee year after year. While he is predominantly known as a harmonica player, his musical prowess encom- passes many instruments in- eluding guitar, bass, drums and keyboards as well as a variety of wind and brass instruments. Appearing with Mr McCoy will be the Charlie McCoy Band and recording artist and actress Laney Hicks. Admission is $I0 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 304- 645-7917. Ewart Family Memorial Fund Betty Ewart. health educator for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, recently presented a check for the Ruth Deerlng Ewart Memorial Re- search Fund to the National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver. The Ruth Deering Ewart Me- morial Research Fund was started with contributions re- ceived after the 1988 death of the Ewart's daughter. Ruthie. of asthma. The fund supports re- search in pediatric asthma. The center was established for work with tuberculosis patients and now is involved in research into all pulmonary and immu- nological problems. Asthma deaths are increasing world- wide, and much of the present research is being conducted by the center. Mrs Ewart toured the center and met physicians and re- searchers working in the area of pediatric asthma. Mrs Ewart was in Denver for the 42nd Annual Delegate Assembly of the Ameri- can Heart Association. During the AHA annual meeting, cur- rent research and projects in the study of heart disease were pre- sented. lisLics tests, we'll know more when we have the results back," Trooper Sloan said. One of the pistols was registered in Mr McQuaid's name. according to Trooper Sloan. All three of the accused waived their rights to prelimi- ilU ! Be Sure To Vote November 6. 7:30 p.m. The barbershop har- mony choraL] organization *Men of Greenbrier" will participate in the service, according to the group's director Tommy Holbrook. Mr Holbrook said Mr McQuatd was an ~ctDe ~etnber of "The Men of Greenbrler'. disbursing the money, has re- quested an additional $300.000 for unfilled requests, but the outcome won't be known until the 215 requests not were 47 multi- New Money For More New Jobs Governor Gaston Caperton announced today that the West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEA} approved three loans to projects which are expected to create 418 jobs. Lamplighter Industries, Inc.. which manufactures ceramic electroluminescent lamps, is re- locating from North Carolina to Oak Hill. The $3 million project, including a $472,500 WVEDA loan, will create 374 Jobs in the next three years. LaRocco Enterprises, Inc., op- erating as Frederick Schill & Co. in Ronceverte. will create 11 jobs in the next three years after a $531,000 expansion of their ex- isting facilities. In business In West Virginia since 1969, the company manufactures and in- stalls custom building interiors using some West Virginia hard- woods and will be purchasing equipment with the $239,620 WVEDA loan as part of the ex- pansion project. The Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Cor- poration of Wheeling received a $225,000 loan for a $500,000 expansion project on theft build- See "New Money", Pg. 2-A Inside Today About Herbs ..................... 8B Agriculture ....................... 7A Briefly ............................... 3A Carnegie Column .......... 11A Classified ............... . ........ 7B Election Information ..... 10A For the'Record ................ 5A Funny Page ...................... 6B Joy of Farming ................ 7A Obituaries ........................ 9A Opinion ........................... 4A Roberta ........................... 11A Saints ............................... 3B Sports ............................... 1B Teen Notes ....................... 2B (I-r) Frank Groves, Eric Smith and Matt hall were part of th team that helped to erect a new rail fence at the Rupert School. Rupert Junior High School Gets Help From Area Businesses Fiori RicotLiUl Fence Company and Westvaco Corporation teamed up to help the Rupert Jr. High and Elementary School re- place their aging and broken raft fence. Gaye Keech and Joe Lancas- ter of Westvaco helped coSrdi- nate the project wlth Rupert Principal Sandy Aldrldge and Greenbrier County School Board employee Joey Fltzwater. Mr Ricottilll custom manufactured Forest Research Dasher the company hole digger and their considerable fence experience to get the proj- ect under way. Old cement use d for the previous posts was re- moved and new holes were dug. Eric Smith, Frank Groves. Jim Grobowaki, Matt Hail and Kevln Dasher. all Westvaco employees, pitched in and setting of the posts and rails began, Upon completion of half of the project the balance was turned over to and completed by Joey Fltzwater and members of the Rupert Ath- letic Boasters. The result is a handsome and practical Improvement to the school environment, featuring native wood products produced by a local forest products busi- ness. The locust posts and hem- lock rails came from trees har- vested on Westvaco timberlands. the level of that exists between products industry and the local schools and communi- ties. The entire project was com- pleted within two weeks of when it was first contemplated. The Rupert School takes much pride in their new fence, and plans to stain it and attach a sign documenting the joint project. e ) f~ i, }