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10A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, December 20, 1990 nB mmw'v U U e .. ' th d- Bluegrass Market Alderson Market Frank h L. he~ ~ Saturday December 15. 1990 Friday, November 16, 1990 of Farmln asked ~ /~I,. =,, 397 head sold to 76 buyers 263 head sold to 38 buyers (~(~,~r~x~ ~[,~.~ Amounting to $I00,883.01 Amounting to $40,513.33 ~ of th, ~~' ~" " t STOCKER&FEEDER STOuKER&FEEDER EIIaS. GalJ ~.~eww~ ~,~J~J~ ~'-~~ Under 500# 59.00 96.00 UNDER 500# 74 00 78 00 ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ete~s f~~.~ 500-750# 72.00 85.50 500 to 700# 70100 75100 The United States was settled holes in the branches as t~. d t ~---~. ~;~J~ ]~ ~,~,' ~*t|~,, Over 750# 74.00 77.00 UNDER 700# 65.00 76.00 by people from ,,any countries, claimed their dinner. Wh~l,]~ve,g] thus we Americans enjoy a richhunt through the snow-c0w~,~'. ~';'~",' ,~. "~'~, ~'~~ ~i ~[ ~, COMMON 60.00 66.50 culture. A culture made by se-woods we are aware of thetra~t me t, .~ J~"~'..~'~'x~~~i ]~~ HEIFERS: leering, mixing and blending of the many animals that l~ung m~ .,~ ~~ Iz~'~-~l~l, ,~I~----.~ I- Under 500# 66.00 86.00 STOCKERS & FEEDERS customs and traditions from here Juncos sparrows andeS, He w /Y ~~~i~-~tg~~/r#~.~ ~ .... 501-750# 63 00 77 00 STEERS: these other countries and en- dinals flit here and there a;~ tthellCh .... " " UNDER 500# 77 00 93 00 hanced by our native Americansis easy to imagine them per~ e" .~ , ~. Over 750# 52.00 76. O0 " " ..... ~ ~ ~'~ ~ ] :~ ~ 500 to 700# 73 50 91 00 and the ingenuity of our pioneer as decorations in that /a~len o ~'~::~ BULL CLVS 71.00 97.00 OVER 700# 73"00 83"00 ancestors. Perhaps there is no spruce with other animals g;~her.,as ,_.: ..... ~,~L,~~~ "~'~,~'~,, , "~ .... ' BABYCLVS 30.00 102.50 rr~T, my,~a 63"50 87"00 .... =:~'- ~ i i~& W" .. ~ ~,, ~.Z.z~.~ ~,~-~ ~;~ ~: " ........... other time of the year that this ered beneath it's proteCts[each, ", ".,- l~t ~I ~~_ ~ ._:= < z- ~"~ xa ,/" " blending of cultures is so appar- boughs to forms perfect C:tr~:enea? ~'~ II~~ ~ ~:~e>~l~ts~~~ SLAUGHTER CATTLE STOCKERS & FEEDERS ~I~~~L~u ~ .,~'~ - STEERS BULLS 63.50 87 00 eat as it is at Christmas. Many mas scene. Robert laughs a!.rVe [ - ~. l"~"kJ ~ " HEIFERS 48.00 62.50 BABY CALVF~ 170.00 of us set up a Nativity Scene and and declares foxes, owls, ~u]~. LOtS "deck the halls with boughs ofand weasels would certainly waY Any -~ COWS 35.00 54.25 holly" -- a heritage from France. joy such a gathering, i ~e2[y MOST SOLD 45.00 48.00 HOGS From the Scandinavian coun- ,_~,t BULLS 52.00 68.50 NO. I 50.50 54.00 sweet, rich Christmas breads,a couple of trees that w ~2e o} x 0 NO. 2 tries we inherit the traditions of By this time we have sel~0SngOt a~ - . ..--. Under 1000# 52.00 68.5 SOWS 47 00 "rho ~wodes to,~ether with Ger- use for our Christinas tree, (,.'][ere goln~ [ ,. ~., . ..... ~ .............. ~ . , -.,.~ -.- Over 1000# 50 00 57 00 ..... " .......... ~, d :" -"',"~ -- COW & CALF SHOATS 40.00 41.00 ..... :~ ......... ":' " ":~f,~ "- / " ". ' PIGS 16 00 " ,~,,~ , ; .', PAIRS 525.00 730.00 " molded, designed and decorated Who knows -- we migh;dn0L~e wro -";~f:( COWS, BH 440.00 665,00 ..... cookies thai are part of our holt- found the perfect one.!twe;g~rCra~t~2 ~'~' - HOGS COMMERCIAL 42.00 48.00 day fare. Like the English we LOOKeO lurmer, finally, ~e~:stcu,. " ~:-~" >;~' i UTILITY 44 00 51 25 hang our stockings, go caroling on a tree: No, itisnotper';~an ola [ . ~~ ~ SLAUGHTER 45.00 57.50 ...... " " and gather around the wassail is a wua tree ano has n~ith 4:;i ,I .~,, .... ~'~. ~ ,:~ ~a"u~li~l~l bowl to sip punch and eggnog pruned and shaped..Wl_t~tm.aK.e I :~ ~' :; ~'-%~,: =~ SOWS 44.00 48 00 & CUTTER 32.00 40.00 while we feast on fruit cakes and this pruning me orancrlesTg~'~ jau. [ ~~ ] ~I~ BOARS 24.00 33100 COWS steamed puddings. The German grow so thlck, but that ,;;K2eep , " G &CLVS 640 00 [ ~ :: - PI S &SHOATS ................... custom oLores~mg m cu~tume to because decorations. ._c,.,~" ~raas.L, ... so I '. . ay ..... n.ua xo.vv'= .... o-*.~vrm COWS, B.H. go caroling still exists in parts of placed and hung 13acKtg; tQ'~teatplth ......... ...... ""~'~1~. " o. . " ,- West Virginia. When. these "Bell Drancnes as well as o. ,g 1~ a,:' HORSES BULLS Snlglers" call you must either be of them. One branch is.~~. ~i~eanw ................. PONIES COMMERCIAL [ ,, ff7~... /"T ~ /"7/') 7.1 HORSE 140.00 470.00 & GOOD 57.00 59.50 gibvl: t~g~fthi~i;2udei~tsistYur_ ~rUatn~tcl~ ~Is~ole-t~n~Willt;~l~ees~ 1 L~_~I]/~~ C~-O~tU~) CUTTER 50.25 55.00 der the mistletoe you are prac- tree is decorated that fact ~ow it's Jt/olldoy8 ,,c,., an ancient custom insti- camouflaged. "Then yoL~.uppo SHEEP & IAMBS SHEEP & LAMBS tuted by the Druids long before this one will do?" Rob.err ~y~t. ~r~ . . _ BLUE 45.00 BLUE 37.00 there was a Christmas celebra- ter I explain all this to ,~t~t~r~,~. lhe splrlt Of RE*D 40.25 BLUE HEAD tion. While most every country when I nod he bends to u,~ ".m=,tary xo I Chri~tlrila.s,~allaround. EO~:RS 32:00 52:00 ~DIUM 49.00 ufw2t?a~oltt~el~'~:t~a?2sineatbucke~'~a;~al:hadlahtmythdicahlil!~~wths f:TlitgsltmdeWts~;evYe~,~ I ~' thank you for your valued stt I)por/. BUCKS 18.00 COMMON 44.00 WETHERS EWES.CWT: 13.00 23.00 [ We will be closed Friday Dec. 21th WETHERS thr~ngle. Although there are While Robert does chO~la~lt~,~l~" abo, [ We will be oven Friday Dec. 28th COATS GOATS many stories of the origin of the arrange the !lwng room. you - By Head 2700 43.50 By Head Christmas tree, it was Germany must stanct in lront oI a ;~iu~g t Alderson Livestock. bol to English speaking people. ~'S twlnkllng fig{ItS. /Mt~ l;'~_o~u ] ~_ ~111~ that gave i/as a Christmas sym-so tho.se drlvlng Dy Can r~S~'~ew I ~~ Today many of us shll consider lxooert puts the _tree l~twgru- Market I Soil Office Wins ! iiot!r:esa 2g:ghfthtg22' e2t i 445-2945- 445-7340 L Exhibit Honors Christmas trees come in be~ ][i,~,~,,~ j~,~,~,~,~p,~.,~,~.v..v..v_,~ll,,~l,,~,~,~ ~ ~ ~ ............ ~ w w -- ~t ~t ~t r-,~L ~'Jff ~k-~~/~ ,/./,|,\\ The Greenbrier Valley Soil" many disguises" . q hey" may be leamlnO he thought theto hand" ictcles was tO ~'t"~ wh :!~tl~ l~help .~ , ~__ ~ k~ ~~ ~el~~ Conservation District (SCD) re- from a few inches to over a handsful of them at the ~.,~s Ev a~. "r," J~/~, . ~,,~,.~,J~ ~%~ ~ cenfly won first place honors in hundred feet in height. They am ~rateful he doesn't ~v#._t~[~ kin 1~ ~q~_z~o "9.~ u.a.~l~ "~ ~1~.~ II]:J'// ~,~1~'~ State-wide competition for their maybe leafless branches such helo'When the bovs were ;ou E ~, ~-.._ f_2 ' ~. II~l~l~.; ~ IN'~~/ ~ .I~W~, ~ exhibit at the 49th Annual Meet- as a thorn, an artificial tree, or they" helned decorate tbc,~cl ' ..~ .... 12".~b.i~ ~d "_. _ ..... = ........... ~'~.~~~,~'~ ~ V/if[ ~%~:~ ing of the WV Soll and Water one of ceramics. , paper, . , cloth, while'~' dri~nking" " eggnog and. ~ee (icy '~. '4i~"~lff '. J=, '[[[ I ~-"f~.~i~ Conservation District Supervt- crochet_ , wood ............. or whatever you o,,,,~-~,~s N .... ~ v,-J"l'~" cbrl=~l~,-,ht[ rtpo,,,.: .... I1" ~ Ill .I sors Association at dacksons decide to snape into a pyramiu carols and hum along wttl u~ -the b II" j~. ,~.-.* .~-r/. ~ ~ '~~J"- .,~/'/P'~ Mill. The theme of the meeting and decorate. Most live trees are ~-('deT~r[~t-~ -A-l,-hn,~h tt lS'~tl hl,~ . 16" ~ "i~r" '~-----~#.~#..~ ~ / ~ * !~|1 \\I /~-,~ and the exhibits was "Water either holly, cedar, pine, fir or ~uitetlae-t'lain'~'t'o-~aavela, .t.'it'se', ]~ ~I[ Jillt ~~ Quality, Conservation and You." spruce. To me a true Christmas crafted decorations, rn.Y,~t~_n hac _. At n|/~ /~i~l ~F,-~..~~~ All 14 State districts were repre- tree is only one thing and that is doesn't have such. Instead ~ Unpre ; ~k~,/I~]~ seated by exhibits and were a spruce tree. Going after and are some straw ornament~ommc ~1~ ' ~~-'~--"." .o _ - " J~, [ U:., | ...... D.'-....,~....... "~ [ judged by the Chairman or Vice-cutting this tree is part of our me hv a friend who'd be,_~as is 14, "~ I 111~ IAJ~ IMIll~b llUlt I Chairman of each SCED. Second Christmas ritual. We don't have S"wede~n - -'l'dss'~)ulbs and ~ a at ~I~ ' ~K [ ,~ ........~ ..... l place was the Eastern Pan- a Christmas tree plantation but satin ann'S electric li~hLS, ~q~ag P~h ~k ~ [ lhroughout theworld, [ handle SCD and third place in the woods of the back forty corn s~ring's and tinsel. /~for o~ ~r ~, I -~e~nd'h'~rmo-n~"7' | went to the Potomac Valley SCD. red spruce abound. About a han~ the glass ornamen~ ~gle" ~I" ~ [ ~ceiebr~te [ The SCD has plans to place the week before Christmas Robert tract~tlon originally frona_~l~ tin 1~" ~r~ , .. ~[ thismost jWous of times. ] exhibit in the lobby of The sets aside time to go after the manv---I handle them c a#~r th, Ihe spirit ol lJ~ [ To MI we wish a season of / Greenb.rier valley Nationm .l:lanK Christmas tree. When we reach as some were from our ~ht"~;-" : : ,, -- [ loy and a world of thanks. / in Lewlsourg lor me public's Christmas is all arouno. I ,u,. ........... ,, ...... _ / viewing. We thank you for your valu.d . npl, ort. IEImre's Farm Supply / 117 E. Edgar Ave. ; - Greenbr, e, Tractor Sales [ A Page For People Who Route 219 N,, Lewisourg, wv 1- .... Work Close To The Earth kiy ..... p can product. I think of hl :, You that hump is too ousny, we see tradtHmn nnd the rich 11 , 0 11t !,,,, .. the one that the top has been this't'ree"represents'as I~ famll~ broken from a fallen limb and ..... ts d call to " ' . ' , ~. me ilgn an ~tl~. ~atribl. a others that the deer nave le~t come admire my handlwr~ LIn the Merry Christmas ana a Ha py New'year We wish to all, a warm, Joyous Holiday Season. Your friendship means a lot. We will be closed Sat. Dec. 22 We will be open Sat. Dec. 29 BLUEGRASS MARKET, INC. Caldwell, West Virginia Farm Ron Brother racy 200 W. Washington, St., Lswisburg 645-7100 SPECIALS m Corn .......................... 50,,.4.05 Layer Crumbles .................. ., @16% Stock Pellets ........... ,0, .4.50 g Ration ........................ ,00c EBHog Feed Meal .................. . 00 .9.50 Pnces Good Thurs. thru Sat.(12-19 thrul 2-22, 1990) "Cash & Carry 0nly" GR EENBRIER-VALLEY FARM CENTER 920 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, WV 647-4911 or 1-800-464-1717 (WV Toll Free Line) ~'~ Lir Red Cat Food ........ 25 lb. 9.95 Big Red Nuggets ..... 50 ih 10.75