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2A Dec. 20, 2008 Mountain Messenfler - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbder Valley www.mountainmessenqer.com For The Record Deeds- Christopher N. Brown to Alfred L. Arnett and Mary E. Arnett, 0.996 acre, Lewisburg DistriCt Delbert L. Gillespie and Charlotte Joan Gillespie to Delbert Leon Gillespie and Charlotte Joan Gillespie Family Irrevocable Living Trust, Surface of three tracts and two additional tracts, Meadow Bluff District Delbert L. Gillespie and Joan Gillespie to Delbert Leon Gillespie and Charlotte Joan Gillespie Family Irrevocable Living Trust, two tracts Blue Sulphur District Evelyn Anderson, heir of the Estate of Dougtas Joe Wilson and Pamela P. Wilson to Yuri L. Arvan, 4.03 acres, Lewisburg District Jeanne Yvonne Skaggs Executrix of the Estate of Regina Y. Woolridge Skaggs to John H. Skaggs, 3 acres, White Sulphur District Edith Belle Coleman devisee of the Estate of Basil Coleman to Danny W.Holland, two tracts Frankford District Jack M. Martin and Amy Martin to Julia B. Gillian, two lots, White Sul- phur Municipality Lisa White to Edward Blaine Phillips, II, 1 1/2 acres, Fort Spring District Pamela G. VanMeter and Kevin J. VanMeter to Larry W. Rife, Sr. and Elizabeth I. Rife lot, Meadow Bluff District Harold W. Markham, Terri L. Markham, David Lee Markham and Sharon K. Markham to Dennis F. Mankins and Patricia G. Mankins, 2.00 acres, I Fort Spring District New Suits HOLIDAY SPECIAL[ BB&T Company of Virginia vs. Stephen Lytle and Nila Lytle Beneficial West Virginia, Inc. vs. Kathleen S. Gladwell and LisaA. Gunter State of West Virginia vs. $372.00 in United States currency Craic Builders, Ihc., a West Virginia corporatioh vs. David E. Shaffer and Hatsy Heep Shaffer Norman Henry Bell vs. The Greenbrier Clinic, Inc. Patsy Dixon and Georgia K. Henson vs. Roxie Hume Branch Banking & Trust. Company of Virginia vs. Steve Martin Eugene A. McKenzie, d/b/a The McKenzie Company vs. Greenbrier Fine Homes, LLC, a West Virginia Limited Liability Company Eugene A. McKenzie d/b/a The McKenzie Company vs. Cornerstone Land Development, LLC a West Virginia Limited Liability Company Eugene A. McKenzie dlbla The McKenzie Company vs. Dean Brdlik, Douglas R. Eitel and Nathan Freeman EugeneA. McKenzie d/b/a The McKerlzie Company vs. FairviewAsso- ciates, LLC a West Virginia Limited Liability Company James W. Jackson and Barbara Johnson vs. Wesley Hylton d/b/a Handyman, LLC and Sears Roebuck and Co., a corporation In Re: The Marriage of: April Dawn Livesay Waid and Willard Lake Waid, Jr. In Re: The Marriage of: Jody L. Duncan and Marvin L. Duncan In Re: The Marriage of: Heather Dawn Hedrick and Jason Paul Hedrick In Re: The Marriage of: Sybil Lee Colver and Robert William Colver In Re: The Marriage of: Terrie Lynn Roberts and Aaron Clyde Roberts In Re: The Marriage of: Vickie Thomas Price and William Asbury Price In Re: The Marriage of: Gale Keener and Kimberly Keener Greenbrier Manor em provide gift boxes Employees at Greenbrier Manor are filling gift boxes with a deli- cious variety of foodstuffs to be delivered via Santa Claus to 14 elderly Greenbrier Valley residents, who were identified by the Commission on Aging and WV Home Health. This is the second year that the Greenbrier Manor has provided a holiday food deliv- ery for senior citizens. Last year there were seven recipients said Greenbrier Manor administrator Katherine Hill. Pictured are: Santa's helper Jimmy Kellison (left), social workers Penny Kellison and Kim Thomson, Santa's helpers Sheila Sharer and Michelle Dunsmore, bus driver Missy Starcher, and lena Stover who will stand in as Santa. (Not pictured: Santa's helper Marsha Weikle.) WV considers pay raises CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Government officials in West Vir- ginia are thinking about raising the starting pay for state employ- ees by at least $400 a month to help stave off a potential worker shortage. The West Virginia Division of Personnel is proposing raising the minimum monthly salary for the lowest paid state employees to $1,334 from $938. The maxi- mum monthly rate would in- I yees crease to $2,468 from $1,734. Similar increases are pro- posed for 24 other pay grades. Though cost estimates were not immediately available, the Legislative Auditor's Office says the state is facing significant staffing shortfalls as baby boomers reach retirement age. The State Personnel Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to set a public hearing on the proposal. in Marriage Licenses Daniel Jay Hinkley, Alderson and Jennifer Renee Baker, Alderson Kevin Todd Ellis, Louisville, KY and Mary Christina Smith, Louisville, KY A am Shane Thompson Clintonville and Ashley Elizabeth Frescas, Clintonville James George Savas, Playa Vista, CA and Amy Michelle Guills, Playa Vista. CA Mountain Messenger Media 2009 Barbara Elliott receiving service award from Greenbrier County Pub- lic Library Board of Trustee Vice President Danny Boone Barbara Elliott, long time li- brary supporter, was honored with a crystal plaque at the kick off event for the Greenbrier County Public Library's 2009 Operating Drive. Over the years Elliott has served as a trustee of the library, co-chair of the capital cam- paign's Great Expectations Com- mittee, and as publicity director for the capital campaign. As current trustee Danny Boone stated, "We knew her to be extremely experienced in public relations and were fortu- nate to find her agreeable to par- ticipate in our campaign." Elliott recently accepted a po- sition as Director of Public Re- lations with New River Commu- nity Technical College. Average per-gallon gas price in WV falls to $1.78 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The economic slowdown contin- ues to mean savings at the pump in West Virginia as the average price for a gallon of gasoline con- tinues to fall. According to AAA, the aver- age price for a gallon• of regular in the state is $1.78. That's 8 cents less then last week's aver- age. The national average is $1.66 per gallon. Parkersburg recorded the lowest average in the state with $1.70 per gallon. Huntington's average was $1.73 per gallon followed by Charleston's $1.74, Weirton's $1.75 and Wheeling's $1.82. Motorists reporting prices on the Web site WestVirginia GasPrices.com say a gallon of gasoline in Martinsburg was $1.69 per gallon, and $1.89 in Beckley. The state's average price for a gallon gas hit $4.12 a gallon in July. announces U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd announced on Dec. 16 that $909,395 has been awarded to West Virginia by the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) Program. Locally, Greenbrier County will receive $23,392. Additional ju- risdictions in West Virginia inay be selected at a later date by the EFS State Set-Aside Committee. "This funding will help pro- vide food and shelter to those in the greatest need," Byrd said. ""As we struggle through these tough economic times, we must remember those who are unable to afford a warm meal or a roof over their head. This program will provide badly needed re- sources to local communities so they can help their friends and neighbors in need." The EFS National Board, chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and composed of repre- sentatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; United Jewish Communi- ties; the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; and the United Way of America, provides supplemental funding to shel- Real Estate class ters, soup kitchens, and food banks. One-month awards for rent, mortgage, and utility assis- tance are also available. The funds are used to help individu- als and families with non-disas- ter, temporary emergency needs. In each funded jurisdiction, a Local Board advertises the avail- ability of the funds, establishes local priorities, selects local non- profit and government agencies to receive supplemental funding, and monitors program compli- ance. The Local Board's compo- sition mirrors the EFS National Board Program, with a local gov- ernment official replacing FEMA and board members voting to select their chair. The EFS Program has been in existence since 1983 and was authorized under the McKinney- Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. With the FY 2009 allo- cation, more than $3.3 billion in federal aid will have been dis- bursed through.the EFS Pro- gram since its inception to com- munities nationwide, and has accounted for millions of addi- tional meals and nights of shel- ter to the hungry and homeless most in need across the nation. offered at New ning Jan. 6 register, the instructor can as- sist with independent study. For information on the class and to register, telephone 793- 6101 or (304) 647-6570, or e- mail tbaker@newriver.edu. Class size is limited, and par- ticipants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site registrations will be ac- cepted at the first class if there are still slots available. Because the class is offered through the Center for Work- force Education, the tuition will be the same for in-state and out- of-state residents, Baker noted. "We have had a few students from the Alleghany Highlands in Virginia who have used this class to prepare for the WV li- censing requirements." The New River Greenbrier Valley Campus will be open 8: a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 23 and will reopen Jan. 5. The col- lege is located at 105 Church Street in Lewisburg. River GVC begin You can take the first steps towards becoming a licensed real estate salesperson through a course being offered at the New River Community and Technical College Greenbrier Valley Cam- pus. The pre-licensing course will begin on Jan. 6 and will be taught by Martha Hilton of ReMax in Lewisburg. "The first class will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the Hollowell Auditorium on the first floor of Greenbrier Hall, the main office and classroom building for the Greenbrier Valley Campus. Then the group will decide fu- ture meeting times and dates," explained Terri Baker of New River's Center for Workforce Education. The class covers criteria needed to comply with the re- quirements for taking the real estate licensing exam in West Virginia. A minimum of 10 stu- dents is needed for the class to be offered. The course fee is $300. If not enough students County Commission continued from page 1A incorrect, that hunters must get permission from property own- ers before entering property to retrieve their dogs. Hayslette again disagreed saying that had that been so, the bear hunters at the previous meeting would not have been so amenable to the final wording of the dog leash law as they apparently were. The meeting closed with Lowell Rose receiving a water- color print of the county court- house by Jeanne Brenneman. His term of office ends Dec. 31. Video Lottery continued from page 1A that arose from playing Limited Video Lottery machines in non- race.~rack environments. 1,124 gamblers sought help after us- ing slots and video lottery ter- minals at the racetracks. Far more video lottery machines are licensed at the state's four race tracks--about 12,000, com- pared to fewer than 9,000 li- censed video lottery terminals in all of the state's neighborhoods. The 2009 session of the West Virginia Legislature will consider the Limited Video Lottery Act. Will what Dan Page called the "cash-addicted Legislature" re- duce gambling as a source of state fund's? Don't bet on it. No matter how high the price in human suffer- ing and neighborhood blight, as Dan Page said, "The revenue is just too great." Quality affordable retirement living! 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