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2B The Moun~in fi Messenger, Thursday, December 6, 1990 The Mountain Messenger's Weekly Church Salute Helen W. Searle Fairview Christian Church, located near Keenan on Central Church Road (Route 11) was organized in 1905 by several families who had moved to Monroe County from Craig County, Virginia. The name was selected because of the church s sweeping view of a large valley bounded to the southeast by Peters Mountain. Augustus C. Givens donated property for the church building and cemetery. Timber for the sanctuary was cut on adjacent property owned by Mr Givens brother Oscar. John T. Watson was the first pastor. Roy E. Hall Jr has been minister of the congregation since 1977. Antiques and Collecting bv Ralph & Terry Kovel This Week In History A collection of tin no~ makers won the mostdnteresting-collection contest in "Kovels' Page-a-day Col- lectibles Calendar" (Workman Pub- lishing, $8.95, available in bookstores). Most of the pre-1980 noisemakers were made by Ameri- can companies, Kirkhof of Newark, NJ., made Life of the Party brand; U.S. Metal Toy Manufacturing Com- pany of New York made similar noisemakers; other brands are Bugle Toy and T. Cohn Inc. We are looking for information about these companies and the lithographed party favors that they made. The noisemakers were prob- ably made from the 1920s to the 1940s, and similar tin rattles are now being made in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The early noisemakers had pressed metal or wooden ball clap- pets and some even had wooden handles. Please ~te us in care of this newspaper if you know anything about the companies or their pro- duets Q. We found a metal lamp in my aunt's new home. The glass shade was marked with a paper label that says "Miller Lamps". The bent glass of the shade is painted with a leaf pattern that has worn off. Is the lamp old? A. Edward Miller and Company of Meriden, Conn., made oil lamps in the 1890s. At the turn of the century, they started making electric lamps. They were often made with pierced metal and bent glass shades. The fhTn was still working in the 1920s. q, When were the first Buddy "L" trucks made? A. The first Buddy "L" trucks were the number 200 Express body trucks made from 1921 to 1929. * * = TIP: One moth can lay 300 eggs. Each egg will batch a larva that eats 15 times its body weight in wool. If you see a single flying moth, you probably have a family. Look under the rugs regularly for signs of damase,~t~xtneis or tufts of wool. Have all your rugs cleaned. Remove any ruined pad- ding. Spray baseboards and moldings for insect, Have all of your woolen elotheb dry cleaned. Do all of this at the\same time to be sure to find all of the larvae or eggs. For a copy of the Kovels' leaflet "How to Refinish and Date a Trunk," send $1 and a double-stamped, long, self- addressed envelope to Koveis' P.O. Box 22900, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. ) 1990 by King Features Synd, You are invited to shop from our great variety of Mountain Craft & Gift Items Downtown Hillsboro, WV 653-4320 . Hours: Daily 10-6 Sunday, 1-6 IIII IIII On December 4, 1783, George Washington bade farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City ... December 6, 1790, Congress met in Philadelphia, the new temporary Capital ... December 4, 1867, the Grange was organized to protect farmer interests ... December 8, 1886, the American Federation of Labor was f rmed by 25 craft unions ... December 7, 1915, President Wilson asked for a military fund increase ... December 5, 1933, Prohibition ended in the U.S. as the 36th state ratified the 21st Amendment ... December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii at 7:55 ~m .... December 8, 1941, the U.S. declared war o1~ Japan ... December 8, 1950, the U.S. banned shipments to Communist China and Jeremy Morgan Born November 1 to Asiatac ports trading with it ... December 5, 1955, the merger of Addison and Patricia Morgan of America's two largest labor organi- Ronceverte to announce the arri- val of their son, Jeremy Wade, on zations was effected under the November 1. Jeremy weighed 6 name'AmericanFederatinfLalmr Ibs, 13-1/2 oz. and was 19-1/2 and Congress of Indus~lal Organize- inches long. Grandparents are t!ons. The merged AFt~CIO had a Bill and Neva Boggs of Frankford membership ~d at 15 million and Palmer Morgan of Second ... December 6, 1973, Gerald R. Creek and the late Janet Morgan. Ford was officially sworn in as Vice Great grandparents are Mr and President, replacbtg Spiro Agnew, Mrs Ray Morgan of Ronceverte who resigned in October ... Decem- and Lonnie Miles of Frankford. ber 8, 1980, former Beetle John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment building in New York City by Mark David Chapman, a former psychiatric patient. 647"5724 fOur Home: West V!rginia lace It~ I THE O O Open Daily 5 pm to ? Space Cowboys A Great Country & Western Band from Fayetteville, North Carolina December 7 & 8 HEAVY-DUTY 2-POWER SETTING CONTINOUS CHARGE DB6000 SUG. RETAIL $70.98 WEEKEND SPECIAL $44.97 UTORS ROUTE 219 FAIRLEA, BEHIND HARDEE'S 645- 2710 Saint Abraham of Kratia The ancient city of Emesa, now called Horns, is a large silk manufacturing enter in Syria, located on the Orontes River about 100 miles northeast of Heirut, Lebanon, Abraham, whose name means "father of the multitude." was born here in 474 AD. Abraham became a monk in a near-by coinmunit~ of Emesa but constant raids on this com- Illuniiy lorced him to leave the area. He traveled to Constantin- ople where he became the ad- ininistrator of a monastery. At the age of 26 he was named the abbot of a monastery at Kratia. Ten years later. Abraham de- cided to leave this position to seek a life of contemplation and solitude in the mountains of Pal- teSlille. This dream did not last very long. His bishop soon forced him to return to Kratia. Soon af- terwards this bishop died and Abraham, much to his disap- pointment, was chosen Bishop of Kratia. For 13 years, Abraham faith- fully served Kratia as their Bishop. He never lost sight of his dream and one day again fled to Palestine in his quest for soli- tude. This time there was no one to call him back. He lived in a monastery In Palestine until his death at the age of 84 in 558. He is remembered on December 6. Timothy Wayne Dent Wayne & Kim Have Third Mr and Mrs Wayne is the former Klm nounce the birth of their Timothy Wayne. The member of their ly November 4. Timothy lbs. 9.2 ozs. and was inches long. brothers, Travis and is the grandson of Bettie Masters of Organ Mae Long Mrs Mae Long Of Greenville Her 90th Birthday Mrs Mae Long of Greenville celebrated her 90th birthday Oc- tober 28. Her family hosted a sit down dinner. Family members attending the dinner were Otis and Vivian Long; Sandra Dowdy; Dave and T. J.; Sonny Long. TrLxie, Johnnie and Tammy. Or- ville and Reba Long; Steve and Vera Long; Janena. Stephanie. and John. Vicki Francis, Nathan. Josh and Erin. Linda Dixon, Dickie, Clint and Lance. Also attending: sister Zola McDaniel from Forest Hill and daughter Norma Jean Young, sister Felicia Caldwell from Charltorr Heights and two other guests. Mrs Long's birthday party was a surprise and she said "I have so many friends and I love every one of them. Thank each of you who were there to help me enjoy this special event." Three -Day At Holiness Reverend Terry Kirk more, Maryland, will guest evangelist in ices at the Pentecostal Church, 18 lngleside White Sulphur sprin~ dates of the meeting are ber 10, 11 and 12. gin at 7 p.m. ministry has taken him the world. He has South America and cently in the Soviet 1983 he began a new Baltimore. Central sembly, located in tt Marsh area of the city, rienced tremendous physically and end Kirk's message is powerful and timely. music will be A supervised nursery available. Reverend Mike Edds pastor. For more call 536-2555. \ 0 PAUL WRITES God would have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of th01 For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all... Where unto I am an apostle, I speak the truth in Christ and lie not. A teacher of the I Timothy 2:4-7 Paid f, If you think about it, one of the able gifts you could ever give someone love is safety or better health care. That's why Greenbrier Respiratory would like to suggest the gifts we practical and very useful as special gifts... BATHTUB SAFETY RAILS ADJUsTABLE BATH BENCHES GRAB BARS WALKERS CANES FIRST AID KITS HOME BLOOD PRESSURE KITS THERMOPHORE HEATING pAD LAP TRAYS Give a gift of health and safety We're always here to help you-- Rt. 219 4~ Fairlea, W.Va. 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