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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, November 29, 1990 7A I Irons -4357 ) "~,r- Bradley Montgomery 8O 80 C= Ives from one local farm in conjuction with regular Saturday Sale. RKET, INC. Lewisburg, WV FOR INFORMATION CALL: Bluegrass Market 645-7861 Charlie Long 645-2120 MOUNTAIN HOME PROPERTIES ST STEP Dave Cedarleaf: Broker 108 S. Jefferson St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 6454110 ANYTIME Sales Associates: Maranne Cedafleaf 645-4110 In Pocahontas 653-4421 TOWARD SELLING YOUR PROPERTY UNITED NATIONAL TODAY! or Stop by for FREE Property Brochures! Local Student Receives Highest National Award Bradley N. Montgomery of Ronceverte received the highest degree of membership awarded by the National (FFA) organiza- tion, the American FFA Degree. Along with 1,056 other degree recipients, the Greenbrier East FFA chapter member was hon- ored at tile 63rd National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. One of the highlights of the convention, the American FFA degree ceremony, included the presentation of a certificate and gold key to Brad as he walked across the convention stage with thousands of FFA members in the audience. The American FFA degree is presented annually at the Na- tional convention to the top two- tenths of one percent of FFA membership. Awarding of the degree is based upon a member's Supervised Agricul- tural Experience (SAE) program in agribusiness or production agriculture and on his leader- ship ability as demo'rrgtrated through involvement in FFA and community activities. FFA is a national organization of 387,042 members in 7,634 lo- cal chapters preparing for ca- reers in science, business and technology of agriculture. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide oppor- tunities for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired through agricultural education. FFA members strive to develop agricultural leadership, co6pera- tion and citizenship. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1990 7:00 p.m. Market, Inc. Lewisburg, West Virginia Bluegrass Market Saturday November 24, 1990 432 head sold to 75 buyers Amounting to $145,850.27 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: Under 500# 62.00 I I 0.00 500-750# 64.00 92.00 Over 750# 61.00 75.00 HEIFERS: Under 500# 66.00 89.50 501-750# 52.00 75.00 Over 750# 60.00 BULL CLVS 65.00 90.00 BABY CLVS 27.50 150.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS HEIFERS 52.00 55.25 COWS 38.00 53.00 MOST SOLD 46.00 49.00 BULLS 42.00 59.00 Under I000# 42.00 59.00 Over I000# 50.00 58.00 COW & CALF PAIRS COWS, BH 450.00 HOGS SLAUGHTER 48.00 56.00 SOWS 45.00 46.00 BOARS 38.25 38.50 PIGS & SHOATS By Head 24.00 40.00 HORSES PONIES HORSE 335.00 650.00 SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE 44.50 RED 44.50 OTHERS 35.00 EWES 12.00 BUCKS 15.00 WETHERS 50.50 14.00 19.50 of Farmin Ella S. Galford A friend and were Christmas shopping recently. We paused for a soft drink and to rest a bit and I checked my shopping list and remarked that I still needed to purchase Christmas cards. "Oh!", she said, "that is some- thing I never buy anymore. I quit sending cards a couple of year ago. Everyone is so busy during the Holiday Season that they re- ally don't have time to read them and with postage so high and really good cards, so expensive I decided it wasn't worth the effort and cost to send them. After all," she laughed, "it is the card com- panies that encourage and get the good from this custom. Everything she said made sense, yet when I got home I had my boxes of Christmas cards be- cause --just like my friend not sending cards because it pleased her. I send cards because It brings me pleasure and pleases llle. Although Robert gives sugges- tions, writing the greeting cards is my job. I always start writing them the last week in November because it takes me several eve- nings to get them done. This is because some must have letters accompanying them, others just have the back of the card written flfll, a few will contain two or three lines and then some will have only our names signed on them. These last are usually to business acquaintances and folks we see fairly ollen. One year I tried to write a form letter but it didn't work for me. Regardless of Ann Landers' scorn for form letters l enjoy get- ting them but haven't been able to figure out how to use one to my advantage. Many of the friends I send cards to are inter- ested in different aspects of our annual activities. For example, Kate, a city gal, is fascinated by any of the farming activities; while Sylvia, who grew up on a farm and is a homemaker and teacher, likes to exchange new about children, grandchildren and time-saving recipes. Wanda rags, I send cards to folks I know will not send me a card. Some of these are older folks and shut- ins. During the last,years of my mother's life it was very difficult for her to send cards. She had to depend on someone else to shop for her and to mail the cards. Then, too, prior to her cataract surgery she even had trouble signing her name. Yet, she took great pleasure in receiving Christmas cards. She kept them on a stand in the living room and everyone who visited her was encouraged to read the cards she had received as she named the lblks who had sent them. It meant a great deal to her that, even though she could not send cards, folks outside her family showed they remembered her and wanted her to have a MerO, Christmas by sending her a greeting card. For several years I had a re- tarded neighbor who I saw at least once a week. I always sent her a Christmas card because she looked forward to receiving it. She could not read them but she enjoyed the pictures and when someone else read them to her she always remembered who had sent each card she received. So during these long dark No- vember evening before I start my Christmas baking, house deco- rating, gift wrapping, festive dln- ners and gala events, I will write the Christmas cards. As I write them I picture the recipient opening the mall box and re- trieving the card with a little thrill of anticipation. Perhaps the recipient is very busy and rushed with only time to glance at the card and will lay It aside to be enjoyed and relished when time is more plentiful. Maybe they are caught up In the "Iwan- tas" of children and family and have reached the stage where he is beginning to wish there wasn't such a thing as Christmas. My card will remind them there is a friend who really wants them to likes to lmow about church ac- have a Men7 Christmas and is tivities, craft ideas and my ha-truly wising them a Happy New ture walks: Audry an English Year. Perhaps they just barely friend, is interested in any and all American customs and family activities. Of course, cards to relatives whom we seldom see include chatty letters of family and mutual friends. Now if l tried to include all these things in one form letter I'd have to ship it by parcel post and no one would have ttme to read it. Although I love getting Christ- mas cards, which 1 display as decorations by hanging them on ribbons attached to the door fac- glance at the card and throw It in the trash. So whatl This has not dimmed the pleasure I have received by sending them a card. So while I hope everyone I send a card will enjoy it. It is I who really get the satisfaction and joy of sending it. Before the full rush of the Christmas season descends on each of you I wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year that will be the best year of your life. If you like the Mountain Messenger , Please thank our advertisers (clothes, toys & household items) Inside Greenbrier Valley Mall Friday, November 30, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Penny Pitch and needy families Sponsored by Medical Auxiliary ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ......................... All cattle pregnancy checked, Bled and TB checked for interstate shipment. Information on each set of cattle will be available as to what they are bred to and when they will calve. For Information Call: Bill Irons 304-647-4357 or Charlie Long 304.645-2120 Sale Day Phone: Market , , i iii The buy of the year this month at The 6150- 54 hp. with all hydraulic loader. Regular Price $22,105 Sale Price $14,998 You Save $7,107 GREENBRIER TRACTOR SALES r Route 219 N., Lew=sbu g, WV 645-1711 J