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2B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, November 22, 1990 Mountain Messenger's Weekly Church By Helen W. Searle Hebron Baptist Church is located on Routes 92 and 28 in Green Bankl The congregation organized in November 1975 as a mission of the First Baptist Church of Fairlea and first met at the Rock Inn in Bartow. Reverend Leonard Arnold of Warm Springs, Virginia, was the first pastor. The First Baptist Church of Huntersville adopted the church as a mission about a year later. The group moved to Coleman Trailer Park in Green Bank and moved to the present property when it was purchased in 1979. Members and friends constructed the wood build- ing in 1982. Reverend John Sullivan has been pastor since 1986. Classifieds 647-5724 'The Messiah' To Be At Carnegie Hall The Greenbrler Valley Com- munity Chorus, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, will present Handel's "The Mes- siah" Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m. "Ikhe Community Chorus be- gan in 1964 for the purpose of developing a means to produce "The Messiah." The first director was Edgar Lewis; piano accom- panlsis were Betty Shaver and Bill Fearnley. The first chorus was comprised of 100 partici- pants. ['he Mountain Messenger Stands Tall In Southeastern West Virginia The Chorus' Board of Direc- tors includes Dorcas Mitchell: president; Marts Lemley, vice- president; and Debbie Hedrick; secretary/treasurer. The goals of the organization are to promote community fellowship and sing- ing in the Greenbrier Valley. Approximately 40 singers comprise this year's chorus which is being directed by Bar- bara Wygal. Piano iaecompanist is Dorothy Arbogast of White Sulphur Springs. Soloists in- clude Mickey Hicks of Frankford, Renee Fife of White Sulphur Springs. Ginny Walls of Lewis- burg. Robert Morris of Glenville and Charlie McClung of Alder- son. There is no admission charge for the Carnegie Hall perform- ance December 2. For additional information, call 645-7917. 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 Barri, M.D. Dr. Walter is certified by the AmericaJa Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. During his .,;idency at the . Aed; val 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: 645-3267 Valley Medical Associates Davis Stuart Road Lewisburg, WV SAINT CECILIA Cecily, as she was often called, was born to a patrician family in Rome. She was raised as a Christian. When she was of age to marry, her father, al- though it was against her wishes, consented to her mar- riage with a young nobleman named Valerian. The groom, out of respect for his new bride, al- lowed her to remain a virgin. Like many young nobles of the time, neither Valerian or his brother Tiburtlus were Chris- tians. In her simple way, Cecilia converted first her husband, then his brother. As this was a dangerous time to openly prac- tice your faith the brothers were soon discovered. Both were be- headed. Cecilia was then caught and charged with burying their bodies. Since she refused to re- nounce her faith, the authorities decided to execute her in secret to avoid any criticism. First they tried to suffocate her in a steam bath but. when she was found alive after a day and a night, an executioner was sent to deliver the three blows as prescribed by law. The execu- tioner fled, leaving her fully con- scious with her head half sev- ered, when he realized he did not complete his task. She lay in prayer with her face to the floor for three days and nights before she died. When she was discov- ered. three fingers on her right Said To According to Austin Caperton, co-chairman of the Area 5 Part- nership for Progress Council, southeastern West Virginia is in a good position to attract top notch firms to locate work opera- tions here. The Area 5 Partner- ship Council is one of nine Area Councils in the state organized to support economic develop- ment through the Governor's Partnership for Progress. Area 5 includes Raleigh, Mercer, Fay- ette, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe and Greenbrier counties. Mr Caperton pointed out that although terms like "recession" and "economic slowdown" are currently being used to describe the U. S. economy, they do not apply to West Virginia. "We didn't participate in the national recovery from the 1980-82 reces- sions. Because of that, West Vir- ginia has been able to offer some very attractive opportunities to businesses willing to move: low real estate costs, a readily avail- able supply of high quality labor, good transportation routes and a pro-business climate," he said. Many of the work operations which have already located in West Virginia are *back office" operations. These are work groups which perform services for other parts of the country. An example is the new Bell Atlantic Directory Assistance Center in Beckley. The I00 plus employees provide directory assistance to telephone customers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, *Bell Atlantic and other firms have located work opera- tions in West Virginia because they know we have an excellent work force and general business costs are low," Mr Caperton said. A study analyzing West Virginia's suitability as a busi- ness location was recently com- pleted by Bell Atlantic Business Research. The report compares West Virginia to I I other states in the surrounding region. It demonstrates that West Virginia ranks ahead of the other states in almost every category. The categories include work force ex- Hospital Beds Canes. Commodes Wheelchairs. Walkers Bathroom Safety Products In the past few years a large variety of health related products have become available for home use. What- ever your particular need is, we have the solution to your problem at Greenbrier Respiratory Care Services, Inc. You find a large selection of products as well as a staff of trained personnel who can provide expert assistance in selecting those items which best meet your needs. Many of these products are covered under medi- care and insurance plans, which we will be glad to dis- cuss wihh you. We're here fo help...because we care. GREENBRIER RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES 405 2nO. Ave. Hinton, W.Va. Ph.: 466 9523 Rt. 219 Fairlea. W.Va. Ph.: 645-6351 Firs.: 7:30-5:00 404 Main St. Raindle. W.Va. Ph.: 438-7911 Hrs.: 9:00-5:00 Locally Owned & Managed hand and one on her left were extended outward. She was bur- ied in rich silks and robes and buried in a cypress coffin in the exact position in which she had died. The cloths used to collect her blood were placed at her feet. She was placed in the Cata- comb of Saint Callistus by the priest who later became Pope Urban. He had baptized her hus- band and his brother. In 822 Pope Pascal I wanted to transfer Cecilia's remains to a place of honor in a cathedral bearing her name. The relic was found to be exactly as placed. In 1599, 777 years later, Cardinal Sfondrato ordered work to be done on the church. The cypress casket was discovered and the mortal remains were found pre- Menotti Opera Dec, served exactly as she was bur- At Lewisburg led. A sculptor, Stefano Mad- ts emo, was commissioned to pre- pare a marble statue of the saint. This work of art, repre- To add to the enjoyment of Carolina's Director of seniing Saint Cecilia as she ap- this year's Christmas Season,and Outreach, Dale pears at the time of her death, is Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg will Set design is by located at the Basilica of Saint present Gian-Carlo Menotti's and costumes are Cecilia in Rome. Christmas Opera "Amahl And Patti Manning. Saint Cecilia is thought to The Night Visitors" Saturday,Also appeanng be the first body to remain incor- December 8 at 8 p.m. The holt- of the local rupt. In 1584 when the Academyday story comes to life when Op- participate in the of Music was established in era Carolina Theatre unveils its chorus members. Rome she was made the patron- new production. "Amahl" is a consists of ess. Now she is universally con- poignant story of a poor crippled Fife, Ginger sidered as the patroness of mu- boy who is healed through hisJohnson, Donna sic and musicians. Her feast (lay act of kindness. Fully staged and Chambers, Barbara is honored on November 22. costumed, this production is ac- Lane, Jim Morgan, companled, by a small instru-Kim Holbrook, mental ensemble. C.P. Burdette, and Bob Fisk. The This performance features rected by Barbara Opera Carolina Theatre's rest- wisburg. dent artists. The artists were Admission is $8 chosen from applicants through- and $7 for seniors out the United States. The pro- To reserve lickets call perience, ease of recruiting, duction is directed by Opera 7917. training, wages, turnover, absen- teeism, productivity, office space, telecommunications network, Oma Young taxes and living environment. "With the excellent business Has Birthday climate and other advantages that firms are recognizing in On-a beautiful Sunday after- Nadine Smith. West Virginia, growth should noon this fail, Mrs Oma Young the Lewisburg continue well into the middle of was surrounded by her loved fessional Women's the decade," said Mr Caperton.ones as they came to help her Arts and Crafts Fair, During the first quarter of this celebrate the special occasion of recent weekend year, West Virginia's personalher 85th birthday. Cars, vans,success with plans income surged at a 10 per centand trucks full of kinfolks rolled the making for next annual rate. This was comforts- in at the lunch hour, carryingThe weekend of bly above inflation and higherpicnic boxes full of wonderfuland 7 was the tenth than the national average growth food to share. Mrs Young lives at & Crafts Show for of 7.8 per cent. The value of con- her summer home at Valley BPW Club with eacl struction contracts in the Moun- Brook Farm in Alderson. panding to a bigger tain State rose by 45 per centAs the leaves begin to change show. It was held during the first seven nionths of colors and fall arrives along with Vlrginia State 1990 compared to 1989 and her birthday, she knows it won't provided ample roo home building has remained be long till she will be traveling displayers and also steady even though the rest ofto her winter home in Clendenin. parking space and the nation has slumped. New So making the most of this stands," Ms Smith business incorporations are run- birthday feast Mrs Young opened Ribbon awards ning 0.I per cent ahead of last and displayed cards, gifts andsented for First, year through the first six other birthday surprises. Those and Fourth place in months. This is significant since enjoying the clay with the hon- ceramics, needle West Virginia is one of only 18 ored guest were her brother items and art work. states to show a gain. Marvin Lacy and his wife Ruby.was also presented for Another Area 5 co-chairman, Many fun stories were shared by all display. Exhibits Dr Jerry Beasley, president ofthe brother and sister as theyon display Concord College, agrees with talked of birthdays and holidays nality and neatness. Austin Caperton's projection for which have left precious memo-place in woodcrafts economic growth in West Vir- ries of those whose lives theyPasserby and ginia and more specifically inhad shared. Ions Ryan, Edwin "Appalachian RustiCS Area 5. According to Beasley, Harris, and Hugh Harris, the Springs; second Area 5 offers advantages for niece and nephews of Mrs and Mrs Milton business that outpace not onlyYoung, also added memories andwlsburg; third place, other parts of the nation but also rememberances of days gone by.Homer Ware, Jr other parts of West Virginia. *In Great nephews attending the Sulphur Springs; Area 5 our highway system is party with their families wereOral Mann of good and getting better, our edu- Garland Harris, Arnold Ryan, In the ceramiC' cation system ensures a readily and Eddie Harris, and great Linda Winebrenner available, high quality work niece Dee Dee Harris. Great, captured the blue force, our business costs are great nieces and nephews enjoy- Forn Houchins low, and we have a wonderful ing the day together were Melvin ond place; Peggy climate, environment and quality Ryan It. A.W. Ryan, Joshua Hat- Springs in third; of life," he said. In fact, Dr Bea- ris, Shawn Harris, Larry Harris, Low Moor, Virginia sley thinks that Area 5 will need Angels Harris, Stephanie Harris, Blue Ribbon in to be increasingly selective in Emily Harris, Peggy Harris, and division went to Beo terms of the kinds of businesses Mary Ann Harris. Rupert; second to it encourages to locate here. Little Miss Mary Ann Harris, Ronceverte; third to "We've got many of the advan- five-year-old great, great niece, of Grassy MeadoW; tages businesses want so we was the official birthday candle Peggy Smith should encourage firms to locate lighter and also assisted her Bonnie BlankeW here which offer some of the ceverte took first great, great Aunt Oma in blow- In the artwork things which we see as advanta- ing out her candles as the Happy geous," he said. 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