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www.mountainmessenqer.corn The Weekend 1 lll Food Distribution/USDA Commodities A food distribution including USDA commodities will be held Satur- day, Dec. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Pentecos- tal Holiness Church food pantry. The food distribution will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Items include 10 pounds of frozen chicken. Some items are limited. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Be sure to register or to update your information. City of Lewisburg will not pick up garbage on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas. The pickup schedule will be as follows: Thursday and Friday garbage next week will De picked up on Wednes- day, Dec. 24. Lewisburg City Hall will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec 24, and remain closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26. GreenbrierPublic Service District No. 1 will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Dec. 24, 25, and 26. Customers during that time may use the drop slot at the office to make payments. If an emergency occurs, please contact the Greenbrier County Emergency 911 Center at (304) 647-7911. Do not call the 911 Center with billing or other related business. The administrative office will reopen for normal business on Dec. 29, at 8 a.m. Bloodmobile in Ronceverte There will be a visit of theAmerican Red Cross Bloodmobile to the Ronceverte Moose Lodge on Monday, Dec. 29, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. If eligible to donate blood at this time, please make an effort to come out and help close out 2008 on a positive note. WV Birth to Three All children grow and learn at their own pace. But some children may have delays in their develc pment or trouble learning certain skills. Do you know of a child, age birth to three, whose development is just not on track? If so., the WV Birth to Three system of early intervention services wants to help. There are no income guidelines and anyone, including a concerned parent, can make a referral to this statewide System. Please call WV Birth to Three toll free at 1-866-321-4728 for more information. We want to help. )ear Santa, I want a punching bag, boxing gloves, a whoopee cushion, a fake machine gun, an army set, a desk for my room, and Mario Cart DS game. I hope you have a safe trip to and from the North Pole. I will make sure to make you some yummy cookies and I will make some for Mrs. Clause too. I will also put some rein- deer food for your rein- deer in my yard. I love you Santa. Colby (Age 6) P.S. Bring my sister Krystal the Twilight Dude - Edward Cullen! Greenbrier East High School's Chamber Choir offered a sample of their Christmas repertoire for the Lewisburg Rotary club. am By Edward J. Pluchar Switching from solemn to humorous, from declarative to jazzy, the Chamber Choir from Greenbrier East High School entertained Lewisburg Rotarians at their Dec. 15 meeting. Director Barbara Lutz led the choir through selected songs from their upcoming perfor- mance at Carnegie Hall on Sun- day, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. The pub- lic is encouraged to come and admission is free. Rotarian Andy Evans an- nounced the club's next inter- national project, providing clean water to a village near the town of Iquitos, Peru. Evans indicated that a contingency from the club would travel to visit the village in the spring. There will be no meeting of the Lewisburg Rotary Club until Monday, Jan. 5. 1 jury Dear Santa Claus, I want a Princess scooter, a Barbie playhouse, and a Barbie doll. MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP}-- A Marshall County grand jury will consider charges against a mother accused of burning the word "wimp" into her 6-year-old daughter's neck with a cigarette. Tammy Smith of Moundsville waived her right to a preliminary hearing this week in Marshall County Magistrate Court. The 43-year-old Smith is charged with six felony counts" of child abuse and six felony counts of malicious wounding. Moundsville police detective Shawn Allman said at an earlier hearing that a medical exam of the girl performed after Smith's Nov. 21 arrest found several other burns. Smith remains in custody at the Northern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. Her daughter has been placed in foster care. I have been'a good g.irl. $909,000 I helped Mommy put the lights on the house. I helped Daddy put the rein- deer in the yard. I will leave you ch6colate cookies on the kitchen counter. Love, Kylie Criddle Age 3 Santa letters 121-20 grant to CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia is receiving more than $909,000 in emergency federal funds to provide food and shelter to people in need. The grant includes $90,203 for Kanawha County, $69,719 for Marshall and Wayne coun- ties and $10,722 for Boone County. The money will support shel- ters, soup kitchens and food shelter banks. Sen. Robert C. Byrd an- nounced the grant Wedne~sday. Some individuals may qualify for one-month awards to pay rent, mortgage payments or util- ity bills. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program has distributed more than $3.3 billion to com- munities across the nation since it was established in 1983. KY woman interstate Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a green camera, a new bed commerce charge in WV CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)--- computer without authorization A 33-year-old Kentucky woman m-ld deleted active directory ac- Paper for the Greenbrier Valley- Mountain Messen.qer Dec. 20, 2008 3A I 't II By Rev. Leroy Crane Christmas Shopping '08 Mankind spends many rest- shop for patience, like l see my less days and hours meditating on what they, can get for them- selves and others for Christmas, they search the unwanted gift catalogs, brochures, the stores in the shopping malls, and most any place they can find a bar- gain gift. Many times they come home with very few bargains or gifts either. With God's matchless help, let us lay that aside for awhile ., and let me take you on the greatest shopping trips you have probably never been on. Let's get our King James Bibles out and stop at the drinking fountain because I am spiritu- ally thirsty. I am sure Jesus is there at Jacob's well talking to a Samaritan woman, offering her water that will satisfy her spiritual thirst. Blessed is he that hungereth and thirsteth after righteousness. He shall be filled. To prove the eternal pres- ence of God with us, let us shop in the first Bible book: Gen. 1 : 1 in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, John 1:1 in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, v.3, all things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. God always was and al- ways shall be, and if we shop any farther we must get rightly dressed. Let us put on the wed- ding garment (eternal salvation) and be sure we are putting on the whole armor of God, righ- teousness, truth and His pure holiness. Titus 2:11, for the grace of God that bringeth sal- vation hath appeared to all men. For l say unto you except your righteousness exceed the righ- teousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Now let's shop for peace of mind that only God can give, we may be a little low on that, John 14:27. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, that in this world ye may have peace. With peace of mind, let's neighbor have, it looks well on them. Rom. 5:3. Tribulation worketh patience. Luke 2 1 : 19 in your patience, possess ye your souls. James 5:7. Be pa- tient unto the coming of the Lord Be patient toward all men. 1 Thes. 5:14. Now that I am convinced on how to be patient, I checked my list the other day, I found I was a little low on longsuffering, never thought I would need it, but the shopping list shows I do. Preachers exhort with all longsuffering and in 2 Peter 3:i5, the longsuffering of the Lord is salvation. Col. 3:12. Put on a heart of longsuffering. As I look around, I see the need of having our sense of humor mended, it is surprising how soon our stock of goodness is depleted. Rom. 2:4. The good- ness of God leadeth thee to re- pentance. We all seem to be very low on that, especially just before we eat together at the Lord's table together. Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise per- ish: repentance brings joy. James 1:2. I count it all joy when ye fall into diversetemp- tations, the fruit of the spirit is joy unspeakable and full of glory. Love, mercy, peace and good will toward men. As I look around in God's holy shopping book (the Bible) I see the deep need of burdens for lost souls, we see in our storehouse of God that our burdens for others are at a low ebb. Prov. 29: 18. Where there, is no vision the people perish; I will just pick up a few visions as I see others passing them up. Just when I thought I was through shopping and had ev- erything I needed, I thought of prayer. Samuel said: God for- bid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you. Much more shopping to do, but time and space will not permit. Let's pray: We thank Thee O God for saving our soul, keep us walking'and living according to your Holy Word this Christ- mas and always. Amen. WV man accused in mother's fatal burning PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) plaint filedin Wood County Mag- --A 29-year-old West Virginia man is being accused of setting his mother's house on fire while she was trapped inside because she told him she couldn't care for him anymore. George Medardo Banales of Parkersbbrg was charged Wednesday with murder. His 52-year-old mother, Rebecca Banales, died Tuesday. According to a criminal corn- Dear Santa, cover top and the movie is accused of sabotaging a mat- counts. That action made itim- I would like: a soft i-do,9, Corps Bride. That's all I tress company's ability to con- possible for 275 employees in a Nintendo D-S, Kevin 11 sIwant. Thanks and have a duct businessin Ohio andthree West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio Car, and a Ben 10 Allen Force berry merry Christmas. other states, and Indiana to do their work~ ['~E Misty Dawn Evans of Ashlandfrom 3 p.m. Apr. 9 until 6:30 ~/~ Wii game. was indicted Wednesday in U.S. a.m. the next day. soHb Thank you very much, District Court in West Virginia Mattress Solutions is an of- Peyton Pack on one count of causing dam- fice service provider for Mattress Age 7 age to computers used in inter- Warehouse and Sleep Outfitters. state commerce. The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years m prison and a $250,000 fine. The indictment alleges the former employee of Innovative Mattress Solutions accessed a ATTORNEY AT LAW Criminal * Divorce * Property Lewisburg 304-646-5988 faerberlaw@gmail.com Rt. 219, Downtown Lewisburg 'In The Dip' 645-9050 TUESDAYS .- F & B NIGHT 1/2 price drinks for F&B employees. $1.00 Draft Open Mic starts about 9:30 p.m. w/Josh Sheridan Early Births alarmed at rise CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Medically unnecessary proce- dures to deliver babies early are on the rose in West Virginia, prompting officials to aim at re- versing the trend. A new report from the West Virginia Health Care Authority, Perinatal Partnership and the March of Dimes shows the num- ber Of unnecessary Caesarean sections rose from 3,990 in 2005 to 4,325 in 2007. The number of births from unne'cessary induced labor climbed from 1,622 to 2,141 over the same period. C-sections were performed in more then a third of the births in the state. West Virginia has the fifth-highest C-section rate in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Jersey ranks No. 1. The coalition of organizations examined C-section and in- duced-labor births among moth- ers less than 39 weeks pregnant. Doctors performed the proce- dures on mothers with no medi- cal risk factors. "It is a shocking and terrible trend that "needs to be reversed - WV officials in early births quickly," said Nancy Tolliver, director of the Perinatal Partner- ship. "You're looking at medical treatments that are costly and provide poor outcomes. It's just become common that births are induced for the convenience of the family and the physician." The procedures are popular because they're convenient for hospitals and patients, espe- cially m rural areas where doc- tors may not always be on hand when women go into labor. In response to the rise in elec- tive births, state Health Care Au- thority Chairwoman Sonia Chambers sent a letter in Octo- ber to 33 hospital executives across West Virginia, urging them to take part m an initia- tive to reverse the trend. "The risks of these procedures far outweigh the benefits," Chambers said. So far, a dozen hospitals have signed up. The hospitals plm~ to form teams of doctors, nurses, female patients, insurance ex- ecutives and hospital adm!nis- trators to make changes. Some groups would be composed of two or more smaller hospitals in the same regmn. WEDNESDAYS ,- KARAOKE With D.J. Darryll. Nightly drink specials. Show starts at lOp.re. THURSDAYS ,- LADIES NIGHT D.J. Dave Hill will play the dance hits & take requests all nighty Ladies $2.00 well drinks & bottled beer FRIDAYS -- LIVE MUSIC Theme Night. 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