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Page 8--llt 0tabonta ime--April 3, 2003 00ibrarp by Allen Johnson, Director of Pocahontas County Free Libraries Dedicated volunteers are key to effective operation of the Pocahon- tas Libraries. Volunteers staff ex- tended hours, run fundraising cam- paigns, assist with book selection, help with maintenance, and contrib- ute their time to a myriad variety of activities and programs. Each of the four county library branches is blessed with committed and com- petent volunteers whose efforts tru- ly shine for the benefit of their community. During the next few months each of the branches will have events to honor their volunteers. The event for McClintic volunteers is sched- uled for April 9, while the one for the Green Bank helpers is April 27. Hillsboro is planning an event for May, and Durbin will follow. This year each volunteer will select a book, audio book, periodical sub- scription, or video of his or her choice to be dedicated to the branch library. Materials will be purchased with library funds and will have bookplates to honor the volunteers. These volunteer appreciation ev- ents are being planned by local branch advisory committees who themselves are volunteers. Advi- sory committees provide consulta- tion to their local librarians and help out with fundraising and pro- motion. A good portion of the books, videos, and magazines on library shelves are slightly used materials donated by supporters. On March 19 the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, out of McLean, Virgi- nia, sponsored a book drive for the new Green Bank Library. An over- whelmingly generous 80 boxes of books were collected and delivered the next day to Green Bank. Lena Braatz, a locally-based employee of the firm, sparked the initiative. Then last week Old Spruce Realty brought in to McClintic a dozen boxes loaded with kid's books, quality videos, and other materials. And almost daily, somewhere in our system, someone brings in a book or two, a video, an audio book. These gifts do help fill some of the gaps our limited book budget cannot reach. I should mention that libraries do operate on recognized collection standards. For a variety of reasons many donated books are not selected for a library's collection. Donated books that do not fit into our criter- ia for public circulation are then of- fered to the public at book sales whose revenue then goes toward the purchase of new materials. Concerning other library news, the dry wall finishing was complet- ed on Tuesday at the new Green Bank Library. Interior painting is next. Laying the outside brick should start up in the next few days. The septic system should go in later this month. The process of moving into the new library will begin next month with a library dedication and community celebra- tion scheduled for May 24. Hepatitis A update for Pocahontas County citizens There have been six cases of Hepatitis A in Pocahontas County since January. Four were adults, one was a four-year-old child who attends preschool at Marlinton Ele- mentary, and one child was nineteen months old. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus found in the stool of an infected person. It is spread from person to person by improper hand washing after going to the bathroom or by touching items such as diapers or linens soiled by stool. It is also spread by contaminated water or ice, sexual contact, drug use or foods that may have become contaminated during handling. The symptoms are tiredness, stomach pain, fever, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, yellowing of the skin and eyeballs (jaundice). Small children may have no symp- toms of Hepatitis A infection but still have Hepatitis A and pass the virus on to others. Hepatitis A is similar to Chick- enpox in that once you have the disease it has to run its course and then you develop immunity to it. There is no medicine for Hepatitis A once you have it. Children may not show symptoms but it is more severe with adults. Immune globin can be taken within two weeks after exposure to an active case to pre- vent or lessen symptoms. Contacts of contacts are not vaccinated. Hepatitis A can be prevented by observing the following: Always wash your hands after using the bathroom. Always wash your hands after cleaning the toilet. Always wash your hands after changing diapers. Always wash your hands after handling soiled towels or linens. Always wash your hands before 00gi00iting Frances McKenney spent last week in Driftwood Pennsylvania visiting her sister and family. Frank's Tax Service Serving Individuals, Farmers and Small Businesses for over 15 years. 799-6330 Men., Tues., Thurs., Fri: 8:00 - 5:00 Wed. & 5at.: 8:00 - Noon Other times by appointment 220 Thomastown Rd. Marlinton, WV 24954 POTEEN BRINGS "APPAL- IRISH" SOUND TO POCA- HONTAS COUNTY OPERA HOUSE Poteen, a band with a unique and irresistible "Appal-Irish" sound, will perform at the Pocahontas County Opera House on Third Ave- nue in Marlinton on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. The group performs both tradi- tional Appalachian old-time songs and the Celtic tunes from which the Appalachian musical tradition emerged. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Poteen was born in 1978 under the watchful eye of Jane and Frank George. Originally formed to ac- company a 4-H youth dance group in Monroe County, the band has expanded its cultural horizons sig- nificantly over the years. Although it has changed the focus of its rep- ertoire, changed faces and even changed its name, Poteen has never lost sight of its original intention: to make quality music with wide appeal with an eye turned to its Ap- palachian heritage. Each of the musicians brings an individual and unique contribution i00Ipt0rning 00bent00 to the group. Dr. Timothy Pence leads his share of sets playing fid- dle. bouzouki and cittern; Don Dransfield handles the Irish bag pipes, the Highland pipes, whistles. guitar and vocals. Tim Payton plays rhythm guitar and leads the vocals. Elizabeth Destiny plays the Irish drum. knov, n as the bodhran. and keyboards. While at Marshall University, three of the band's members became fascinated with the beautiful and in- tricate sound of Celtic music and since that time they have played al- most entirely the music of their an- cestors in the mountainous region of Southern West Virginia. In 1982 band members traveled together to Ireland to broaden their knowledge and skills. In the years since the group has traveled throughout the mid-Atlan- tic region, playing for many audi- ences, at festivals, colleges and pri- vate engagements. At festivals such as Vandalia and the Stonewall Jack- son Jubilee, the band has become part of the tradition and is often. showcased as one of the best known and popular bands in Southern West Virginia. Clean-up day set for Laurel Run, Odie Gay and Hill Road areas As a public service Seneca State Forest is coordinating the an- nual volunteer cleanup of Laurel Run, Odie Gay Road, and the Hill Road from Rt. 92 to the Odie Gay intersection. The cleanup day is set for Saturday, April 12, rain or shine. Seneca's staff will clean up litter along state-owned lands, and at 8:30 a.m. on that day Seneca employees will be at the intersec- tion of Laurel Run Road and Rt. 28, and also at the intersection of the Odie Gay Road and Hill Road, in order to issue trash bags, safety vests, and gloves to volunteers, and fixing food or eating. If exposed to active Hepatitis A ask the Pocahontas County Health Department about immune globu- lin. ............................................................................................................................ QraceFamilyClhlic. pllc Board Certified Family l'lume Practitioner For all your family medical needs / ,:,\\; Julia M. Jackson, MSN, CFNP Monday - Friday * 8 - 5 Let us draw your labwork, prescribe your medication, order your tests, set you on tract for health wellness. All insurances accepted, Medicare, Medicaid, self pay WV Breast and Cervical Screening Program; WVChtldren's Health PAASProvider: WV Vaccination Program Ear Wash Irrigation Performed in office ' Call Us Today 799-6141 LITTLE LEVELS CLINIC, INC. to help them organize to insure maximum coverage of the roadsides along privately owned land. If you are interested in helping Grahams Motel * Buckeye 799-0805 Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dr. Mudassir Nawaz, M.D. Internal Medicine, Board Certified By appointment only. Ehab & Awad, PA-C Please call for an appointment. Women's & children's health, lacerations, lab work.We also treat depression and anxie, men's health, physicals & preventive care, diabetes, nigh blool pressure & high cholesterol. We accept all major health insurance programs. NORTHERN POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEALTH CLINIC  Main Street, Durbin :.-a:  (304) 456-5115 Open to see patients: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Kent W. VanDevender, PA-C Dr. Debra Auble, M.D. We will continue to provide quality health care to our patients, community and surrounding area. D,- :ahontas Medical Clinics MARLINTON CLINIC 799-4645 Dr. John C. Sharp, PH.D., DO Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 8"30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. GREEN BANK CLINIC 799-4211 or 456-4006 Amy Riley, FNP, APRN, BC Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dr. John C. Sharp, Ph.D., DO Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon Tuesday & Thursday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dave W. Plank, PA-C Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SERVICES PERFORMED AT OUR CLINIC Family Practice Medicine & Osteopathic Medicine Health & Wellness Preventative Heatlh Bone Density Screenings (DEXA) Disability Examinations DOT Physicals Women's Health/PAP smears 24 Hour Cardiac Monitoring Pediatric Screening Skin Lesion Removal METABOLIC SYNDROME ' This condition affects almost a { quarter of Americans and greatly I raises the risk of diabetes, heart [ disease, and stroke." Are you one I your health care i schedule, an[ appointment to find oday, III I I II l our community to shine, please come out and help. If eeryone pitches in we can be finished by noon. If you want to help. but can- " not on that day, contact Seneca at 799-6213 to arrange for the neces- sary orange bags you will need, and you can do your part a day or two early. Or call if you live along another road near Seneca you want included in next year's cleanup. EYE GLASSES or HEARING AIDS Dr. William H. Perrine 799-4468 Tuesdays & Fridays Marlinton The Poteen concert is one of an ongoing series featuring performers from in and around Pocahontas County sponsored by the Pocahon- tas County Opera House Founda- tion. The performance is presented with financial assistance from Po- cahontas County Fairs and Festi- vals, the West Virginia Commis- sion on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call (304) 799-4009. Teen Drama Club Presents Footloose The GVTeen Drama Club and Greenbrier East High school is pre- senting Footloose, a lively dynamic musical based on the popular film with the same title. Remaining performances will be April 1-5 at 7 VanReenen Funeral Home Ivan VanReenen, Owner James Smith, Hanalger Hadlnton. WV 2495 0fflco--799,4555 Home--799-4074 and April 6 at 3 at Valley Theatre burg. Footloose dom of listening to guiding them with an open mind. Wh moves to a town been banned by law, teenagers set out to selves trustworthy. story, with music a generation, will mal! c', and dance in your Tickets are $7 $10 for adults. fast so please hurry (645-3838, day, 1-5 p.m. to etA! Two from county eligible for state The Regional Math Field Day was held Friday. March 21. at Summersville Junior High School with several Pocahontas County students participating. Two county students placed to make them eligible to attend the State Math Field Da Martin Bank Elementary the Regional ConteSt grade level. third place in the high peution. KEEP A-/ERICA BAUTII?XJL MON Ivs ..... ..... KEEP IT CLEAN Family Health Care Sarlta Bennett, D.O. 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