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By Helen W. Searle Crowned Martyrs Colosseum between and the Lateran, hills of Rome, of the "Quat- the Four Crowned 15 centuries ago. reign of Diocletian, work for artisans standards, the pollution of those artists work- stone, or perhaps k sculpture and archi- refused to exercise talents and skills of the emperor, very difficult. Of- were condemned starvation. Some- were exiled. Most were martyred by methods. Some some were placed and thrown into were simply be- know how the vari- Mission November 12, at Louis Parish House a program entitled Home To Me" will by Michael Vin- of the southern Community Serv- Is Home To Me" Catholic Bish- letter on Ap- Vincent's program of peace and people of this area Bishops' letter. is the only state in Appalachia, es parts of nine New York to subject is timely area. Parish House is lo- Drive in tents will be i the program and interested per- are cordially in- is by Guild. For please call p.m. Mr Witt Jones, daughter of of Sam Black R. Witt, son of Carl of Dawson an- and The cere- 'at McElhenny Pres- in Grassy B p.m. on November will follow at the All family and away time for @ 156 US even s Tree. Methodist Women's Conference Held ous punishments were awarded nor exactly how the names of those who suffered such martyr- dom came to be revealed. How- ever at the church of the "Quat- tro-Coronatl" stands as witness to the courage and piety of these men and, in particular, to the four men whose decapitated bodies were found on this site. Today, the stonecutters and builders of Rome remain the proprietors of the principal chapel dedicated to Saint Sylvester. The attached convent belongs to the Sisterhood of Charity where deserted orphans are housed, cared for and edu- cated. These martyrs, portrayed both in Roman and German Art with crowns on their heads, palms in hand, and various implements of their trade such as the chisel, the mallet, the rule, and the square at their feet, are remem- bered on their feast day, Novem- ber 8. Stephanle Anne Willis Dr Jeff and Mandy Willis of Alderson announce the birth of their first child, Stephanie Anne Willis. Stephanie was born Au- gust 22, 1990 at Humana Hospi- tal of Greenbrier Valley. She weighed 7' pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Carroll and Jean Willis of Alder- son. Maternal grandparents are Vee and Graham "IMll of Madi- son, Virginia. Great-grandpar- ents are Bessie Gwinn and Eliza- beth Willis of Ald~erson, iind Mildred Weaver of Madison, VIr= ginia. If /Vest I mile Crawley, WV. (304) 392-6500 The Power of Love was the theme for the annual meeting of the West Virginia Annual Con- ference of United Methodist Women held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Bluefleld, in early October. Reverend Timothy Bias, min- ister of Duff Street Church in Clarksburg and leader of church growth workshops, was the key- note speaker for the Friday eve- ning session. Through many il- lustrations, Reverend Bias, stated the greatest gift each can give to another is the gift of en- couragement -- an encouraging word. Speaking at the afternoon session Homer Ball, member Conference Board of Global Min- istries, explained the purpose of a new project in southern West Virginia -- the McDowell County Project. He told of the many needs of the people in this area who are unemployed, the low birth rate of young mothers, the need for nutrition training, the need for food and clothing, and the need to love and give an en- couraging word. Women take food, clothing, toys, and school supplies for this project. In addi- tion to the many gifts, the women gave $1250 as an offer- ing. Dan Farley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Glen- wood Park Retirement Village, gave a report on the Village. Many of the women had toured the facilities and had lunch there before the meeting. During the Pledge service, the eleven districts pledged $310,500 to mission for 1991. President Jean Price, in her re- port, commended the women in West Virginia for their persis- tence and hard work. "We lead Mrs Jeffrey Scott Rodgers (nee Rachel C. Clemons) Rachel Christina Clemons Weds Jeffrey Scott Rodgers Rachel Christina Clemons and Jeffrey Scott Rodgers were mar- ried July 28 at The Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Dr J. Dex- ter Taylor officiated at the double-ring, afternoon cere- mony. Wedding music was per- formed by Renee Fife, soloist and Bridgette Armentrout, organist. Escorted by her father, the the nation in returning the com--bride wore a white, floor-length mitment forms for the Campaign gown of taffeta. The gown fea- for Children," she said. "In addl- tured an off-the-shoulder neck- tion, we lead the Jurisdiction in llne, short puffed sleeves presenting special mission rec- ognitions, gifts to mission, and gifts in memory. We also lead the jurisdiction in participation In the following action projects: let- ter writing to government agen- cies, action network groups, and coalitions. We also lead the ju- risdiction for participation in the Reading Program." she added. Betty Riser, Romney, and Tom Burger, editor of The West Virginia United Methodist, were presented with special mission recognition pins. A memorial service was held to honor members who died in the past year. Reverend Daniel Johnson, superintendent of the Parkers- burg District, installed Lucllle Slates, vice-president; Phyllis Knight, treasurer; Leona Goff, Mission CoOrdinator of Global Concerns; Clara Belle Denning. Secretary. Publicity & Public Re- lations; Lorene Seibert, Secre- tary Financial Interpretation; Mary Ann Lang, chairperson committee on nominations; Susie Castle, committee on nbminatlon; Carolyn Ganoe, committee on nominations; Caroline Becker. committee on nominations. More Church & Club News, Page 4-B wore black tuxedos with short jackets, houndstooth trousers and black accessories. Ring bearer was Christopher Douglas Clemons, nephew of the bride, of Lewisburg. He, too, wore a black tuxedo with a short jacket, houndstooth trousers and black accessories. Christo- pher carried a white, lace- trimmed ring pillow, The reception was held on the lawn at Carnegie Hall in Lewis- burg. The groom's aunt. Mrs Linda Rodgers coordinated the reception. Floral arrangements for the reception tables were cre- ated by Mrs Lucille Skaggs. Mu- sic was provided by "Easy Lis- tening." John and Vicki Wilson and Frank and JoAnn Joliffe hosted a rehearsal cook-out for the couple. The bride is the daughter of Troy and Rachel Clemons of Lewisburg. She graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 1984, West Virginia University in 1988 with a ba'c bqors degfde in Social Work and West Virginia University in 1989 with a mas- ters in Social Work. She is a Site CoOrdinator for The Florence Crittendon Outreach Program in Morgantown. The groom is the son of John and Kaye Rodgers of Lewisburg. He graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 1984. West Virginia University in 1989 with a bachelors degree in History and Political Science. He is a law student at the West Virginia Uni- versity College of Law. Following a wedding trip to Pocono, Pennsylvania, the couple is living in Morgantown. adorned with bows. a dropped torso bodice and a full skirt. Her headpiece featured a pear and silk floral headband and a shoul- der length veil accented by pearl sprays. She carried a cascade of white gardenias, pink sweetheart roses, stephanotis, baby's breath and ivy. Included in the bouquet was an antique white handker- chief given to the bride by her mother. Matron of Honor was Diana Cook-Mallory of Washington. D.C. Bridesmaids were Sarah Echols of Williamsburg, Virginia; Robble Harnsberger of Atlanta, Georgia; and Stephanle Masters of Ronceverte. The attendants wore tea- length dresses of black floral chintz. Each attendant carried a long-stemmed pink rose with baby's breath and pink satin rib- bon. Best man was Michael Woods of Richmond. Virginia. Grooms- men were Bill Snyder of Lewis- burg; Mark Burnette of White Sulphur Springs; and Brad Hoylman of Lewisburg. The groom and his attendants The Mountain Messenaer, Thursday, November 8, 1990 3B IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT MATERIAl. FOR PUI3IACATION: Articles submitted to The Mounlain Messenger should be type- written or clearly written in order to be considered for publication. Please Include your name and a telephonel number where you may be reached during business hours. The Mountain Messenger reserves the right to edit any material and regrets articles cannot be returned. Letters to the editor must include a full signature and address. If you would like a photograph returned, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope. Lewisburg United Methodist Meet Gail Losch, President of the Lewisburg District of United Methodist Women presided at a recent meeting, held at Lewis- burg United Methodist Church. Wilma Reynolds gave a devotion entitled "Faith -- Where Is Your Faith." Mrs Losch welcomed Dr Law- rence Sherwood, District Super- Intendent. Correspondence from Beckley Child Care Center was pre- sented, thanking the District for money and gifts received. The next newsletter will be mailed November 15. The 1991 Summer newsletter will be sent out August 10 and we must have news articles to the secretary by August 1. Goals for 1990 have been completed and a Gift to Mission was made for the year. Lorene Seibert of Sum- mersville was Installed as Secre- tary of Financial Interpretation for the West Virginia Conference of United Methodist Women. Lorene has held offices in the District and in her local unit. This appointment was made at the Annual Conference in Blue- field this month. The following officers will serve the District for 1990-91: Gaff Losch, President; Wtlma Reynolds, Vice-President; Betty Donahue, Secretary; Virginia Bostic, Treasurer; Anita Burr, Christian Personhood; Erma Thompson, Christian Social In- volvement; Barb Plttsenbarger, Supportive Community; Marie Basham, Global Concerns; Mildred Allen, Secretary of Pro- gram Resources; Margaret lrv- inc. Secretary of Publicity and Public Relations; Gayle Lesure, Membership; Frances Bowman, Secretary of Financial Interpre- tation. The Shepherdess Program for 1990-91 was discussed, and those serving are encouraged to contact the units assigned to them and keep them advised of the numerous activities of the District. Mrs Losch called attention to the following meetings, the first of which is a meeting to be held at Rock Camp, April 6, 1991. This Is a meeting mainly for the under 40 age group In the Dis- trict; however, our sense of hu- mor dictated that those over 40 will also participate in this worthwhile meeting. Spiritual Growth Retreat. Jackson's Mill, April 11-14; cost is $40. A District officers' planning retreat at Pipestem, May 2 and 3, 1991. The Spring meeting of the District will be held May 16 at Johnson Memorial, Alderson. Wllma Reynolds reviewed a pro- posed program for the meeting. Bishop William Boyd Grove has accepted an invitation to join us at this meeting and share his sermon on children. Wilma thanked Dr. Sherwood for his assistanc~ in getting the Bishop to meet with us In May. The School of Christian Mis- sions cost is $80. Those wanting to attend the school should con- tact their local unit president. The Rainelle Methodist Churdh will host the Fall District Meeting on September 18. More information on the an- nual meeting at Parkersburg, October 11-12, 1991 will be forthcoming to individual units. District officers will meet again October 23. 1991 at Lewis- burg United Methodist Church, The Northeast Jurisdiction Open your One Valley Bank 1991 Christmas Club Account today. Charge your checking account & receive 6% interest. Use a weekly coupon book & receive 51/2% interest. Either way you'll receive a FREE Holly Snack Jar with your One Valley Bank 1991 Christmas Club deposit of $2 or more. Ilcmct,~vt 100 Map/eu~ Avenue at Red Oaks Shopping Center 647.5700/I,llwhd~Nd Rotae 219, North 647.5187 meeting at Charleston, April 3-5, 1992. Closing devotions were given by Barbara Pitsenbarger. In Memory Of Janet Talbott Humana Hospital - Greenbrier Valley would like you to meet someone special. Steve Walter, M.D., Internal Medicine, has recently joined the staff of Humana Hospital - Green- brier Valley. He is in private practice with Lynn Smith, M.D., Don'is Ragsdale, M.D. and Michael Bah'i, M.D. Dr. Walter is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. During his ~sidency at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo he was chief resident. Dr. Walter is an avid golfer and enjoys playing racket- ball. To make an appointment, call: 645-3207 Valley Medical Associates Davis Stuart Road Lewisburg, WV In loving memory of our daughter and sister, Janet Mor- ris Talbott, who was taken away from us November 7, 1989. It's been one year since you left us And we still feel the grief Because those happy thnes Seem Oh, so very brief SO we look back everyday and relish on your smile Because we know you are out In the golden somewhere In the home of the pure and blest Sadly missed by Dad and Morn Brothers, Sisters and their families 647,5030 392-5030 d m ~