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2A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, November 1,199C Local Farmers... r ments, wells, ponds, fencing and a few land treatment measures," Mr Vance said. There was some feeling in agencies, Mr Vance said, that there may not be a lot of concern at this time for water quality problems or potential problems in the project area. "People are concerned," he said. "In working with this proj- ect, we've found that farmers are aware of and concerned about hazards of pesticide use and other farm pollutants., He said most farm homes in the Greenbrler unit have wells. Farmers can suffer from gro, nd- water pollution, which is a ~jo~ ....... :3 C: :: .... Raven wood GaKerv 106 E. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV 645-6405 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 ORIGINAL ART. PRINTS . COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS CUSTOM FRAMING RESTORATIONS concern under the hydrologic unit concept. The West Virginia University Extension Service is conducting a random sampling of water wells to check for levels of ni- trates and pesticides. Extension is working with four farms this year In an inte- grated crop management project. A scout checks farms at least weekly for Insects, weeds, and diseases in corn and alfalfa. Ex- tension recommends to produc- ers when and how much pesti- cides to use to meet specific threats. Fertilizers are reconl- mended as needed according to soft tests. "Tile goal of the program Is to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers while keeping produc- tion levels high," Mr Vance said. "ASCS will cost-share on the costs of scouting If a producer can show a 20-per cent reduc- tion." The USDA's Agricultural Re- search Service (ARS) is monitor- Ing water In 3,800 acres of the hydrologic unit. The portion was selected because drainage is well defined and effects of land treat- ment can be monitored at two springs. Testing is for nitrates, Continued From Page 1-A pesticides, and bacteria levels. Mr Vance said ARS studies may be expanded to additional springs and wells in the 260.000-acre project area. de- pending on budget considera- tions. The West Virginia State Soil Conservation Committee used a grant from the U. S. Environ- mental Protection Agency to sur- vey farmers and commercial ap- plicators on the kinds of pesti- cides used and the rates and methods of application, That study is now being tabulated and summarized. SCS provides technical assis- tance for conservation practices and does detailed planning and engineering designs for aniinal waste storage facilities and water developments. Besides adding two soil conservationists to Mr Vance's staff of two persons, SCS assigned a third conserva- tionist to his office this summer and employed an agricultural student. Also adding a staff member was the Greenbrler Valley Soil Conservation District, which helps USDA agencies carry out the water quality project among its conservation co6perators. Delmas Workman and Barbara White, Telephone Pioneers members, deliver donated clothes to the clothes closet at Clifton Presbyterian Church, Maxwelton. Laubach Program Telephone Pioneers Busy Helping Many Worthwhile Organizations By Jonathan Wright The Telephone Pioneers of America do more than hang around the phone. The conmm- nity service group is busy edu- cating children, providing assis- tance to tile economically disad- vantaged, and helping the handi- capped. Barbara White, storekeeper at the Fairlea office of tile Chesap- eake and Ohio (C & P) Telephone Company, is president of the group's Beckley Council, which has approximately 150 mem- bers. Membership consists of those who have had al leasl 14 years' employment with the tele- phone company. "One of our important activi- ties is what we do with the schools," she said. "We try to get to all elementary schools each year and give a presentation of emergency telephone service. We teach the children how to use the phone to get help if they're lost. We even bring a coin tele- phone with us tbr them to use [In a mock-up situation] to give each one a chance to practice what he's learned." Greenbrier will once again be portunity to LAUBACH Literacy through the forts of Delta Kappa seven county Greenbrier County Service. Ms Jess/ca Jones, of West Virginia acy will be the at an or Friday, November 2, p. m. at the Library on Lewisburg. Prospective aged to attend this well as any other interested in he] Greenbrier County read or to upgrade skills. This readin joyed I: many years in the because of the unteer tutors who one-to-one basis students. Be Sure To X-Mas The Lewlsburg Association is s annual Christmas wisburg on Saturday December 8, at 2 The parade parking area of tl~e Junior high Football lowell Park). It will Greenbrier Road, Street and then hand turn onto Street. At the Washington and will turn left and Stone Church. A $50 first-place awarded for the best walking the best horse/at and the best In lieu of awards departments sing/ and bands that Merchants' nate $10 in their Penny Pitch Drive. Any person or ested in rade should phone fore 5 p.m. or Christmas Parade, Home Center, 120 ton Street, Lewisburg, Entries must be later than The Pioneers provide the pro- gram mostly to first-, second- and third-graders. The Pioneers help area chari- table groups in their efforts to meet the needs of the poor. They regularly collect used clothing and give it to the Salvation Army, the Family Refuge Center, and the Clifton Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet. The group's efforts are indica- tive of those of the West Virginia Chapter,. which encompasses several "councils" within the state. At the national convention in Atlanta this year, the chapter earned a first-place trophy for the "I Care" Award, given by the national organization for state chapters' work in assisting the homeless. "Our chapter got it for the third straight year." Mrs White said. "That's the first time any chapter has won that many times." One of Mrs White's favorite events, she said, is the "sports jaml oree" held by the state chapter each July at North Bend State Park near Parkersburg for the handicapped. Each council in the state provides money to fund the jamboree. The Beckley Council gives $800. Handi- capped individuals come not only from West Virginia. but from throughout the United States and Canada, Mrs White sald. "One of the things we most look forward to is the last night, when the kids who participated entertain those who helped with it. It's a really great time for eve- rybody." The group provides a "com- munity service kit" locally for the blind and hearing impaired, ena- bung them to play basketball, "frlsbee, and other games wlth the use of electronic equipment New MoneIir that provides sensory stimuli in- .. dlcatlng the location of goals and uontinueo r targets and making communica- ing leased to EnvirO t/on more effective. Other proj- tectlon Systems. ects include helping the Salva- expansion, which t/on Army "bell ringers" during because of a suc the Christmas season and sup- year, will allow the ! porting the "Make-A-Wish" hire 18 employees Foundation in helping fulfill the year and 3"3 ~withI dreams of terminally ill Children. three years. II BARRY L. BRUCE [[ Attorney at Law [] Announces the opening of his i[ Lewisburg Law Office I[ 101 West Randolph Street ii Suite 29 [] Post Office Box 388 [] Lewisburg, West Virginia [[ 24901 [ (E304)645"4182 [| ",if, t'n~ October l, 1990 Lite Dining Bodaclous Burgers Hea: Sandwiches Gz =tat 112