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2A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, November 8, 1990 ...... would get right to it and stay Harr School... busy." Continued From Page 1-A Mrs Fuell said that while teaching at the school had its school. There was very little rewards, it was rough. The dis- interference--that's what I liked tance, tile remoteness, and the so well. Except for the man who trouble it was to get to the site brought our supplies, there were each week was a problem. "My few interruptions, and kids husband would often say to me, could concentrate. When they 'You don't have to do this! Why closed the smaller schools and I don't you just quit?' And actu- had to go to Frank.ford to teach, ally, one day the superintendent it seemed the door was being told me I would have to settle for opened every few minutes--a lot $65 a month, when I had been more distractions, and of course getting $85 a month in another it's natural for kids to look each school. He said if I didn't take time someone comes to the door. the school, he could just as eas- But students at the one-room lly get someone else. That really schools were very good about upset me. I was about to quit their studies. I hardly ever had when my mother told nze, to say to one, 'Hurry up and get 'Maybe you'd better go ahead ausy with your work.' "they and take it. It may be hard now, but someday the flowers will bloom for you.' So I took the school." Some of the Harr students still live In the Greenbrier Valley, including Lorraine Kellison Gab- bert of Renick. "We had a happy childhood up on the mountain," she said. "We really didn't know anylhing else. We learned a lot at the school. I feel you learn a lot more when there are not so many to teach, when the teacher can spend more time with you. I remember little things like how cold it was tn the winter. My mother would have a big pot of potato soup ready for us when we got home. Our teacher was good to us. 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Miss Harrison taught at Harr School from 1934 to 1936 and soon afterwards entered nursing school. Mrs Fuell taught there from 1936 to 1941. Other one- room schools she served were Clendenin, Slab Cmnp. Burdette, Oabbert. Brushy Ridge, Butler Mountain, Anthony, and Parker schools. In the early 1960s she moved to Frankford Elementary School following the closing of most of the county's one-room schools. She retired in 1972. The old Hart School building has been used many years as a hunting lodge and is 'locally known as *Tom's Camp," nmned for a previous owner. It is.lo- cated approximately three miles off Slab Camp Road, which runs between Auto and Little Creek Road near Blue Bend, Although Miss Harrison has never returned to the old school building, her sister has been back twice--once in 1982, and again November 2, accompanied by family members and this writer. Humana Seniors Activities Set All members and individuals over the age of 55 are invited to Humana Seniors Association ac- tivities: Bowling -- Greenbrier Lanes, 10 a.m. to noon. $1/person, Fri- day, November 9 and 16. Insurance Filing Made Easy -- 10:30 a.m. in the Seniors Asso- ciation Office located to the right of the hospital. All persons over the age of 55 years are invited. November 13. Quilting group classes -- No- vember 14, 20, 28, 1-3 p.m. in the Seniors Office located in the trailer to the right of the hospi- tal. Monthly covered dish lunch- con -- Carnegie Hall, Old Stone Room, noon to 2 p.m, November 19. "Fake a covered dish and conle join the fun. Home Computer That Guarantees Success! Color Monitor Save s100 Reg. Separate Items 899.90 Includes DeskMate"' Home Organizer software with 24 programs for the home. #25-1450t1043 VHS MovieCorder With 12x Continuous Zoom Save slO0 $ Reg. 999.00 You be the director! Has 12x variable-speed zoom with macro- focus, flying erase head and audio/video insert editing. #16-826 Dot-Matrix Printer Save $90 Reg. 359.95 For home or business. "randy and IBM" modes. #26-2848 Dual-Cassette Stereo / Cut *60 Reg. 179.95 Turt;~able, AM/FM steteo. #13-1237 Pictures To Be Auct For Family Refuge Four oil paintings created by Linda Blue Burnette ware dis- played in the main lobby of the Greenbrier Valley National Bank in Lewisburg. The paintings, all winter scenes, are being auc- tioned for the benefit of the Fam- ily Refuge Center (FRCI. According to outreach worker Gloria Martin. the FRC Is a tem- porary solution to an ongoing problem -- physical, sexual and emotional abuse in families. She noted that programs such as Intervention, Shelter. Prevention and others are provided to vic- tims and abusers. "ltaey also en- deavor to develop community awareness and responsiveness through the use of these pro- grams. A not-for-profit organization, the Family Refuge Center is funded by government grants, in-kind donations, and monies donated by the private sector. ~ , Their current needs, such as ~ k office supplies, and other operat- ing costs will benefit by the sale of Ms Burnette's paintings. Bid forms and envelopes are pro- vided near the paintings at the bank. Linda Blue Civil War Unknown Grave To Be By Jonathan Wright Local veterans' groups will gather at Ronceverte's Morgan Cemetery at noon November 9 to dedicate a marker for the grave of an unknown Civil War soldier. "According to our records, this is the first time in West Virginia a marker for an unknown soldier has been formally dedicated," Nash Powell said. Mr Powell is director of the local Veterans" Af- fairs Office at the Greenbrier County Courthouse in Lewis- burg. Civil War reenactors IYom throughout the area will partici pate in the ceremonies. The cemetery is located near U. S. 219 approximately two miles south of Ronceverte. According to information sup- plied by the late George Morgan of Ronceverte, who died several months ago, an ill soldier came to the home of Mr Morgan's ~,reat-grandfather, also named George Morgan, late 1863. The family man to bed i "My grandmother the children," Mr "She was mght time. I mother came in the ing saying he hadn't come out long enough to tell No one knows whether he was a Confederate soldier.~ Mr Morgan said the young man was dier, though, since stoW include that to buW him at night. County was largely federate persuasion war. Mr Morgan sumed the family dier in the darknes Southern sympatlq The public is dedication. Local Telephone Win First Place Recently in Atlanta, Georgia. the local Telephone Pioneers of America Chapter won first place in the "People Who Care" award for the second year in a row in Bell Atlantic. They accomplished this with 77.89 average hours per member in participation in community service and environ- mental activities. qtTe West Vir Telephone Pioneers competition with 11t the United States for the "People Wh~ There are 10 lantic in the state ginia, Virginia, ington, D.C., Jersey and Ronceverte Announces Fire Department X-Mas The Ronceverte Volunteer Fire Department announces its An- nual Christmas Parade, to be held Monday, December 3. This year's parade will begin at Island Park at 7 p.m. Invitations are now being ex- tended to any clubs, bands, or- ganizations and businesses that would like to place an entry in mm this parade. following entry ber 19. For more Donald Dowdy John Miller, Jr, the Ronceverte Department on 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ENTRY FORM Name of Club or Organization Type of Entry Add ress {Floats, Antique ears, Walkers, and Number of Entries Please return entry form to: Ronceverte Volunteer Main and Maple Streets Ronceverte, WV 24970 If you like the Mountain Please thank our adv Fashion Extravag, Monday, November 12, 1990 - 7:001 Women's Clothing - Yarids Children,s clothing - Carria $6 r ncludes dessert buffet provided by The Blue MoOO ...... For the benefit of Came8 For tickets, call 645-7917