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Lewisburg Merchants Endorse Site For Local College Here an Photo )her Ken Sherman a collection of his pho- on display at Carnegie December 1. was born in New moved to Orange California. when he was has taken photographs eight when he won two rolls of film of light bulbs as prize in a coloring Sponsored by a super- It= Los Angeles. At the Wanted to win the sec- prize, a bicycle, how- he got the camera, he with photography. He during high school sports events and work as a fl'eelance in the 1960s. A ssignment for Psy- magazine in 1971 to Appalachia. He ~r~ asked to photograph Sial churches in the re- of the region of the people him greatly. He kept to visit West Virginia assignment. In 1979, a 60-acre ridgetop Oreenbrier County and tile Mountain home. Nikon House in New hosted his exhibition Place in Ap- Mr Sherman feels this )icts an area where Still share and will take for their favors -- where are welcome." He also Ite to what he calls "a from that of America, left by the and mostly forgotten." portray various Williams Auctioneer W. Williams has com- :basic course in auc- affered by the Men- of Auctioneering North Carolina, awarded a di- is designed to train people in auc- are courses livestock, automo- business llquida- n galleries, con- farm equipment, ~hlering, advertising, bid-calllng, and flty includes 16 business men. each lasting two COnducted each year. COnsists of over I00 Auctions are the public is Students do the ac- was one of 49 ~'ho completed the Auctioneering. communities in the region, in- habited by people full of native wit and common sense, who re- main resilient despite their lack of material possessions. ~rhese individuals are imbued with a deep inner goodness and a vital- ity that springs out of their sur- roundings," states Mr Sherman. Also on exhibition at the Nikon House was "~l'he Influence of Sci- ence and Technology on Our Lives." This project highlights both the positive and negative ef- fects of technological change -- and constitutes a cross-section of pictures taken by Mr Sherman during his career. His pictures have appeared in Life, Discover, National Geo- graphic Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and others. Mr Sherman has just received an assignment from National Geo- graphic to do a story on Ap- palachia. "Insph'ed by such black-and- while masters as Walker Evans. W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange and Andre Kertez, Mr Sherman's work has been called 'color in the black-and-white tra- dition." He uses color as an inte- gral, natural component of a pic- ture, but heMs it secondary to the strength of the graphic im- age. He uses his camera as a means to capture the spirit of his subjects, preferring 35mm because its spontaneity and re sponsiveness allow him to main- tain pace with a dynamic envi- ronment," according to Carnegie Hall's Artistic Director Mary Leb. This exhibit will be on display through the month of December. For additional information, call 645-7917. Democratic Xmas Dinner Dec. 5 By Jonathan Wright Points ill favor of moving the Greenbrier Community College Center (GCCC) to tile present site of the Greenbrier Center (fornlerly Greenbrier College for Wonlerl) were presented by members of the Lewisburg Mer- chants Association at a meeting November 15 at tile Greenbrier Valley Airport in Maxwelton. The Greenbrier Center, a resi- dential facility for the develop- mentally d.isabled, is planning to build new facilities on McIlhen- nay Road and has announced plans to vacate the present building. No definite date has been given Ior vacating the building, however. The points in favor for the move to tile Greenbrier Center were directed to GCCC Dean James Cox, who attended the meeting. Merchant Liz Scott said, "This site would offer you instant identity and would chal- lenge your institution to offer the sortie to your students as had been offered at Greenbrier Col- lege for Women. Mrs Scott said the tree-lined, "traditional" lea- lures of tile eampus, along with its proximity to Carnegie H~l's cultnral activities, would be con- ducive to the college. Planning consultant David Halley, who is helping devise a strategic plan lbr tile city. said hoped-lot exit/entrance ramps at Interstale 64 and U. S. 60 at Richlands would provide access to Lewisburg from the west. The facility wouM relieve some of the traffic problems of motorists en- terhlg and exiting town and would give easy access to the possible college site in downtown Lewisburg. Mr Halley said stu- dents could park on campus and could then easily walk downtown for hmch and shopping needs. Merchant Munir Yarid said. "We're riot talking big bucks here. The building is strong on its owrl and can be restored tbr a lninilntlnl amount of money compared to what would be spent putting up a new build ing." Mr Yarid also said the taeility's swhnming pool could be useful not only to GCCC but also to GEHS in starting a competi- tive swhnming program. Dr Cox replied by saying the campus is a beautiful site. "I'm very impressed with it--it's a very collegiate setting." }te men- tioned two drawbacks to tile pro- posal, however: file cost of reno- vation and the utility bills, Costs of $2.5 million to $3 million could be expected to remodel the building, he said, and the college would likely have insuffh:ient limds to pay the utilities for the large building. "We don't really need all that space, either," he added. "We need only about 30,000 square feet. The Green- brier Center has about 160,000." The present GCCC facilities, on tile campus of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. contain 14,000 square feet. Merchants countered by say- ing the building would provide room for growth and could be renovated in ptlases, Elaine Pugh, president of the Mer- chants Association and vice- presklent of the Greenbrier Col- lege Alumnae Association, said the Greenbrier College alumnae would provide tlnancial support in GCCC's efforts to relocate to the facility. Dr Cox said he would welcome any projected fig- ures relating to such efforts. The Bluefield State College Board of Advisors will meet De- cember 6 to consider informa- tion gaihered on all proposed sites, which include tile Green- brier Center, a plot on the north side of Sparian Stadhlm at Greenbrier East High School in Fairtea; anti two sites north of Lewisburg on U. S. 219. Dr Cox said a decision on the site will likely not be made until March. YOUR ADVERTISMENT LOOKS IN THE MOUNTAIN M "llae Greenbrler County Demo- cratlc Woman's Club will meet Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m., at the home of Mr and Mrs Okey McCraw in Lewisburg. All Democrats are asked to take a dish of their favorite food. Following the dinner an Auc- tion will be held. Members are asked to take articles suitable for Christmas gifts for this event. The auctioneer will be Kenny Baker with Irma Powell as his assistant. Meat, bread and drinks will be provided by Mr and Mrs McCraw. Those attending are asked to take vegetables, salad. or dessert. Emmanuel Methodist Church in Asbury will hold a revial start- ing Monday, December 3, at 7 p.m. Pastor Garland Grove and the congregation invite everyone to attend. * Special music will be per- } formed every evening. research aisles. ltter of breath. SeaI Peopte Y ton St. rg, WV Hours: 10-5 PRINTS ON CARPETS BY & MANNINGTON & FLOOR COVERINGS BY Special distributor lines of carpets, floor coverings and tiles. Buy now and have your new look installed for the holidays KITCHENS & CARPETS PLUS Route 60 & Anjean Road, Rupert 392-6941 The Mountain Messenger,Thursday, November 29, 1990 3A I l Ircf Tiahf / ' '' '"'"' A- A t. i, / CONTACT THE In Lewisburg / MOUNTAINM?SENGER Lewlsburg's First Night fes- tivities may be on a smaller scale than those of larger cities, but the annual event draws increas ing interest and participation each year, organizers say. Lewisburg joins over 34 cities throughout the United States and Canada which last year held First Night celebrations, focus- ing attention on winter tradi- tions and fantasy. Lewisburg's First Night activi- ties will begin at 6:30 p.m. De- cember 5 at Andrew Lewis Park. The chorus and brass ensemble from Lewisburg Junior High School will perform, and tile crowd will be led ill carols. Win- nlng Christmas essays from Ix~- wisburg-Bolhlg Intermediate School students will be read. and savings bonds will be pre- sented to their authors. At the end of the program, a new Nor way spruce tree, recently do noted to the park and decorated by Lewisburg students, will be lighted. The Quota Club will decorate the park ill preparation for the celebration, and the Le- wlsburg Rotary Club will serve hot chocolate. Audience nlem- bers will also be provided candles for a candlelight care many. Culminating the festivities will be the arrival of Santa Claus in a carriage pulled by six of Bedford Hinkle's Belgian horses. Mr Claus will give candy to the children. The Lewisburg Foundation sponsors the annual event. The Lewisburg Volunteer Fire De partment will instMl the Christ- mas lights on the tree. Find the time. Have a manmaogram. you .lfth, chatuze ofa hfi- c. YOUR NEWS 122 NORTH COURT ST. LEWiSBURG, 24901 647-5724 __ I II If~ ! John D. 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Some of these questions can't be an- swered without some action on your part You should investigate and dis- cuss them with representatives of cemeteries under consideration If you have specific questions, feel free to call on us We'll try to hetp you find the answers LONGANACRE FUNERAL HOME Fort Spring, WV 647-4025 I .be tinw-tested favorite With its perfect fit, soft comfort and versotilestyle, this Naturalizer pump has earned a treasured place in many women s wardrobes. Make it your new favorite $42.95 MACEY Lewlsburg, WV 24901 Phone: 645-1944 ( Formerly The Squire's Inn ) On Williamsburg Road in CUntonviUe. Good food & your favorite legal beverages O O November 30 & 31 Square Dancing