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~llll]~~~bll~dl~UIk~llllJl~lI.LIIIl~..lilgLJ|jllJL,~,l~ll i IQImUIIIRI~IqAAIII~~~ i -~ "3C - Mountain Messenger - December 17, 2011 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley Visit Santa, win great door prizes on the fairgrounds , Join in the festivities at the State Fair Flea Market Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 17l Enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate all day and be sure to visit Santa from 1 to 3 p,m. Flea market vendors will 'h~ave special sales and door i p'_~izes throughout the day, and the concession stand is featuring a lunch special with turkey and all the "trimmins" for $6.50. Don't miss this great opportunity to find a unique giftl Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the heated West Virginia building. Space is limited, however, White Sulphur Springs Christmas Parade '. Winners in the 2011 WSS Cliristmas Parade were ~ounced this week. They are: * Commercial Floats: ilst Place Lewees, 2nd Place E-Rat Saloon, 3rd place - Bobby Sams * Walkers: t; Ist Place - Honor Society, 2nd Place - Girl Scout Troop 8157 Horses: 1st Place - Mini Farms, 2nd Place - Black & White, 3rd Place - Black Youth Group Non Commercial Floats: 1st Place - Girl Scout Troop 2131, 2nd Place - Rt 92 4-H Club, 3rd Place Falcon Football vendors interested in participating may phone 304- 645-1090. The State Fair Event Center is a 175 acre multi-purpose meeting and exposition facility providing a wide variety of event rental opportunities. Winners announced Adult Group Floats: 1st Place - Neola Baptist, 2nd Place - WSS Lions Club, 3rd Place - New Vision Baptist Judges for the Parade were Paulette King, Martha Buckley, Toni Cooley, Dana Gfllian and Bob Neff. Parade announcer was Paul Moya. The Presbyterian Church is once again hosting the Can- dlelight Service (an annual Ronceverte tradition) at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. "People start contacting us in October to ask when this year's candlelight service will be," explains Rev. Stephen Baldwin, who will preach at each Christmas service this year. "It's a Ronceverte tradi- tion filled with your favorite carols and special perfor- mances from our talented musiciansI" The acclaimed Rodger and Leah Trent pro- vide musical leadership. ,:Also, back by popular de- mand is the Christmas Eve Communion service, which will be celebrated on Satur- flay, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. Rev. Baldwin says this worship experience is unique in Ron- ceverte, "The 11 p.m. service ~rows every year, and I think that's because when people take a break from their hec- tic schedules they can appre- ciate the gravity of the still moments when Christmas arrives." The Christmas Eve service includes communion, Symbolizing the peace, unity, arid purity of the Christ child. i"Come as you are," Rev. Baldwin says. "Some people Wear suits and others wear jeans. What's important is t! ,,at we all gather together an, d .celebrate the birth of Je- .=en entre .~iNew River Community and Technical College will offer a .Imique course, Special Topics in Green Entrepreneurship, during the spring semester. The three-credit hour course will examine characteristics of excellent entrepreneurs and the impact of small businesses on our economy. ;@tudents will be taught how to'start a business from scratch Wlth the creation of a business i~lan and a green action plan. The class will address green business opportunities, energy conservation and resource management and project management. Instructor Jill Redden Holliday notes that Gallup studies reveal that seven out of Also, the church will hold Sunday morning services as normal on Christmas Day at 11 a.m. Ronceverte Presbyterian Church is located at 305 Lo- cust Street in Ronceverte. They belong to the Presbyte- 10 high school students want to start their own companies, and according to the 2011 Free Enterprise National Survey, 15 percent of high school juniors have already started their own business. Among the guest speakers Holliday has invited to address the class are Anthony Mazelon, chartered wealth advisor with Hflliard Lyons in Charleston, and Joe Brouse, a business lender with Natural Capital Investment Fund in Beckley. To convey to her students the idea of what entrepreneurship is all about, Holliday says she often quotes Harvey Firestone, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company: "Capitalism isn't so important in business. I rian Church {USA) and hold] worship at I I a.m. on Sun- days. For more information please visit: www.Roncev- at New River Experience isn't so important You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. II you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life." The Green Entrepreneurship Class will begin Jan. 17 and end May 4. The class will be offered at the Advancec~ Technology Center in Ghen~ on Tuesdays, Wednesdays an~ Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:3(~ p.m. An online class also will be] offered starting Jan. 17. Seats in both sections are limited. Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contaci Holliday at 304-929-3305. wins meq "This is an amazing acknowledgement of John's work and our Hand Crafted quality," said TAG Galyean, President and Founder of SAS, "After only 17 months of production we are now ranked with the top quality spirits from around the world. World Class l~remium quality, made in West Virginia and sold everywhere is 6Ur goal. We are on our way." The quality products from Smooth Ambler Spirits are now sold in 15 states. John Little in NYC receiving two Bronze Medal awards. John is an owner an( the head distiller at Smooth Ambler Spirits, Co. in Maxwelton (near Lewisburg). Booktalk. . . mln West Virginia U.niversity Press is pleased to announce the publication of Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings, a native of Harper's Ferry,i and author of critically acclaimed novel The Night I Freed John Brown. In Ugly to Start With, John Michael Cummings taps into his own childhood experiences to create the story of a boy named Jason Stevens. Jason is growing up in picturesque Harper's Ferry in the 1970s. Back then the roads are smaller, the cars slower, the people more colorful, and Washington, DC is way across the mountains---a winding 65 miles away. He dreams of going to art school in the city, but he must first survive his teenage years. He witnesses a street artist from Italy charm his mother from the backseat of the family car. He stands up to an abusive husband--and then feels sorry for the jerk. He puts up with his father's hard- skulled backwoods ways, his grandfather's showy younger wife, and the fist-throwing schoolmates and eccentric mountain characters that make up Harpers Ferry--all topped off by a basement art project with a girl from the poor side of town. Ugly to Start With punctuates the exuberant highs, bewildering midpoints, and painful lows of growing up, and affirms that adolescent dreams and desires are often fulfilled in surprising ways. John Michael Cummings is a short story writer and novelist from Harpers Ferry. He is the award-winning author of The Night I Freed John Brown. "A balance of grit and wonder." - Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever "Beautiful and gut- wrenchingly raw." - Blake Nelson, author of Paranoid Park "I can't wait to pass along this book." - Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon "Full of warmth, innocence, and holy terrors of childhood." - Peter Selgin, author Drowning Lessons Purchase Ugly to Start With at Learn more about John Michael Cummings and his work at www.j ohnmichaelcummings. com/. Ugly to Start With - PB 978- i -935978-08-4, 144pp, $16.99. To learn more about this title or any West Virginia University Press book, please contact Abby Freeland, WVU Press marketing manager, at 304-293-6585 abby. freeland@mail.wvu, edu. #5606082 "Might D" #2155588 148 Pc. Now #5150115 #4663324 Rockwell #6938823 37 Pc. Sonicrafter Danby #9375718 7-1/4" Circular #5007F Werner 6' Aluminum #9599176 #WS7041TDC Visit our E-Showroom at *All Specials While Supplies Last Free Job Site YOUR HOME SOLUTION Visit our Showroom at www.Neath 771 N. 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