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the Year Coun- of Math- Selected Wilma Mariinton Mid- as the Junior of the Year. presented annual con- West Liberty held on May Mrs. Dale re- from the Na- of Teachers and the D. a the picture with are Tom Sand- of Marlinton and Hat- s, Assistant Yadgozinski, resident, has Mensa's Coordina- Virginia. been elect- Col- andalia Mensa, State's sub- international for geniuses. is the member in County. Only in the top of itelligence to join. She for Inter- accepts for those in the cent IQ. currently 100 .living in The group a newsletter, and .meets Saturday of somewhere in Will visit the Valley area in will administer for intelli- per- County. provided and the New York Mensa, fee. to Law- Music Green Bank lates 10, 1982, the ment of was Mountain in De- upon grad- Jerry Fat- of the uple was from College. Jr. and both re- of Science received her Minis- in Theol- Sci- last at to List both received a Semester. She at the As- the Award, Year to that to Sally tad jim are their is due in Graduates On Saturday, May 15, 1982, Michael E. Hogan graduated from West Vir- ginia Institute of Technol- ogy with an associate de- gree in both Mechanical Engineering Technology and Fluid Power Technol- ogy. Mike is the sen of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hogan, of Dunmore. They attended the ceremonies at Mont- gomery, wlong with his sis- ter, Lois, and Kay Wood- dell, his fiance. Mike now resides in Newport News, Virginia, where he is em- ployed as an Associate Test Technician at the Newport News Ship building and Dry Dock Company. Graduate Mr. & Mrs. Robert Workman and sen, Don, of Falls Church, Virginia were in Johnson City, Tennessee recently to attend the grad- uation of their sen and brother, Bob, from East Tennessee State Universi- ty. Bob received a B.S. degree in Institutional Edu- cation. The Workman's son, Don, an honor student at George Mason High School in Falls Church, will graduate in June and enter E.T.S.U. in September ma- joring in Architecture. Bob and Don are the grandsens of Mrs. Blanche Workman and Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Bowers all Of Marlinton. Graduate Student Andrea Fleetham was among six gifted Noble Middle School students whose team took first place in their division in the State Olympics of the Mind com- petition held recently at East Central University in Ads, Oklahoma. By winning the state competition the students will be representing the state of Oklahoma in the world finals being held in Glassboro, New Jersey on May 27 and 28. There they will compete against other state winners from all over the country. Andrea is the grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Kramer, of Crewe, Virginia, and the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Carpenter, of Seebert. Student Anita Jane Pntchard, a senior at Marshall Univer- sity, has been accepted to the clinical program in Medical Technology at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington. She was named to the Dean's List for the 1982 Spring semester with a grade point average of 3.58. Jane has also been elect- ed as president of Chi Beta Phi, Kappa Chapter at Marshall for the year 1982- 83. Chi Beta Phi is an honorary organization for students of science. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Cornelius, of Marlinton, and the late C. P. {Neal} Pritchard. with a degree a He year years, honors, Jim was Bap- each was also National 1981 and He was 1982 edi- Graduates Tracy Daniel Rebel, sen of Elizabeth Rebel, of Arbo- vale, and Daniel Rebel will graduate June "., 1982, from Herbert Hoover High School in Charleston. After graduation, Tracy will be training at Parris Island, South Carolina, with the U. S. Marines. Tracyis a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mc- Donough, Sr., of Charles- ton, Mrs. Maude Rebel, of Attending the com- South Charleston, and the mencement, exercises at late John Albert Rebel. He Hood College, Frederick,  the great-andsen of Md., on May 22; vre Mr:  ,.va tcoonougn, and Mrs. Gray Wilfong, of unanesmn. . Bartow, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilfong and Bryan, of Bridgeport, Drs. Jim and Nancy Cook and daughter, Elizabeth, of Charlottes- viUe, Va. Graduating was Laura Ann McGroder with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology. Lau- ra is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGro- der, of Balitmore, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gray Wilfong. Pocahontas Countian has Charma K. Roy , been named to the Ian s List at Shepherd College for the 1982 spring semester, col- lege officials have an- nounced. A total of 289 Shepherd students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. To earn this hon- or, a student must maintain a 3.2 grade point average and carry at least 15 hours of course work or be enroll- ed in a professional teach-! led in a professional teacli- ing block. Charma lives in Marlin- ton at Rt. 1. A graduate of Pocahontas High School, Charma is majoring in ele- mentary education at Shep- herd. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mr. Joe Ro', Jr. ,. tion of Who's Who Among Students in American Col- leges and Universities. In December of last year, Jim was accepted as a stu- dent at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, making him the first student from Liberty Baptist College ever to be accepted into a school of medicine. At last month's Academic Awards Assem, bly, Jim was named the top biology student at LBC and received the 1982 Biology Award. Jim and-Sally are now" living in Green Bank, where they will remain until September. They will then be moving to Lewis- burg so Jim can begin his medical training. Four years of medical school, plus a one year intern- ship will qualify him to practice as a general prac- titioner. Upon completion of his training, Jhn plans to return to Pntas tyto  up his p r. tice. D Cynthia and Deborah Smith, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Smith, of Lewisburg, graduated Fri- day from Greenbrier East High School. They are th granddaughte of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bilrns, Sr., Marlinton.  -I Everyone Plays Soccer The 1982 Pocahontas County Soccer League Pic- nic and Awards Day will be held Friday evening, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The covered dish picnic will be held at the Buckskin Scout Reservation at Dil- ley's Mill. Awards will be presented to each player and a special award will be presented to each player and a special award will be presentedto the wihhing team members. Each play- er will receive additional information about the pic- nic and awards day at their next practice or game. The following contribu- tors re helping to support our youth soccer program. The list below is in addition to those previously report- ed. Our suppbrtefs' are cordially invited to attend the picnic. Snowshoe Co.-S. Frank- lin Burford, Ladies Auxilia- ry of the V.F.W.-Green- brier Fork Post 3453, Joan and Martin Barkley, Elkins Builders Supply, Dr. George T. Harper, D.D.S., Sheets Garage, Inc.-Alfred Ervine, Marlinton Lions Club. Dallas Williams, grand- son of Ann and Ernest Baxter and great-grandsen, of Mrs. Lena Baxter, all of Hilisboro, has been select- ed from the top 5 per cent of high school stu- dents nationally to be nam- ed a 1982 United States Na- tional Award winner in English by the United States Achievement Acad- emy. The criteria for selec- tion are a student's ae- cademic performance, in- terest, and aptitude, lead- ership qualities, responsi- bility, enthusiasm, etc. Dallas was also chosen to be included in the 1982 Who's Who in High Shool. Mrs. Diane Smith's Kindergarten Class of the Marlinton School visited the Times Office last week. Danny Giadwell Michael Gross Cynthia Brace Jason Shinaberry Teresa Tracy R.I.F. The Green Bank Elemen- tary and Middle Schools had their final R. I. F. {Reading is Fundamental} book distribution. "Books - your travel tick- et to adventure" was this year's theme. Dr. Ken Kellerman at- tended both distributions giving a slide presenta- tion on his travels in China. The two previous book distributions present- ed information about Australia and Russia. This includefl disolays about both countries which the children were encouraged to touch and feel. Softball In a softball tournament held Saturday, May 22, 1982, at Denmar Hospital involving A. S. Rowan Home from Sweet Springs, Greenbrier Center of Lew- isburg, Pinecrest Hospital of Beckley and Hopemont Hospital from Kingwood, Denmar emerged as the eventual champion with a 4-0 record in the tourna- ment. The residents of Den- mar and children from the Greenbrier Center enjoyed the fine entertainment pro- vided by all the teams involved. The staff of Den- mar Hospital extends a spe- cial thanks to Bob and Mike Dunz and Randy and Mike Collins for donating their time to help officiate the tournament, and to the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department for the use of their canopy tent. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Withers, of Newport, Mich- igan, spent the holiday weekend here with his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Withers, and attended the graduation of his brother, Brett, from Pocahontas County High School. Billie Jean McCarty Jay McLaughlin John Duncan Christopher Irvine Scan Gares Aaron Michael Kershner Jennifer Dilley Brian Beverage Cindy Gainer THE POCAHONTAS TIMES - JUNE 3, 1982--Page 3 BARTOW DRIVE-IN THEATRE Admission: Adults $2.50 Children, 6 to 12, $1.00 Lewis Theatre LEWISBURG Where all the first run pictures are played FRI.. SAT.. SUN. Jmn 4-10 JUNE 4-5-6 lhe Legend of the 2nd BIG WEEK! Porky's Lone Ranger R Klinton Spilsbury Coming Michael Horse Robin Hood PG Also Sunday Shows 2 and 8 Weeknights (Mon.-Thurs.) '"mg of the Mountain 1 eomplets Show beginsat 7:30 Dennis.Hopper Frida & Saturday-- First Show begins at 7 PG AdmiHion: $3.00 andS1.50 Essay Contest Winner Pocahontas County High School senior Cindy Shank has been named the tenth place winner in the state- wide essay contest based on Ralph Waldo Emersen's self-reliance concepts. Congratulating Shank on her achievement, contest sponsor Ken Auvil, presi- dent of New Era Homes in Belington, said, "The Self Reliance Challenge is de- signed to stimulate study of the contestant's unlimited personal potential, encour- aging that student to look first to himself for answers. It is obvious that Cindy spent much time on her essay and I am pleased to announce her placement." For her efforts, Shank will receive a volume of Emerson's early essays. Placing first was Kim Son'ells of Magnolia High School in Wetzel County, with Karen Swaim of Berkeley Springs High School, Morgan County second, and Taube Marie Cyrus of Huntington High School, Cabell County, third. Each will receive four-year scholarships, the first year such substantial prizes have been awarded. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shank of Green Bank, Shank ranks 15th in her graduating class of 155. She is active in a number of school organiza- tions including Future Homemakers of America, Future Business Leaders of America and 4-H. She holds the office of secretary-treasurer in the National Honor Society and is secretary of the FHA. Outside of school she is president of the Metho- dist Youth Fellowship of the Green Bank United Methodist Church. She is also president of the county Methodist Youth Fellow- ship. Hobbies include soccer, reading, music, swimming and cooking. She will be attending Fairmont State College this fall as an accounting major. Essays were judged by six state residents, includ- ing former Governor Cecil Underwood, of Huntington; Mrs. Ned Chilton and Uni- versity of Charleston Presi- dent Thomas G. Voss, both of Charleston; Jennings Boyd, of Northfork; Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Halbritter of Kingwood, and Michele Ash, of Terra Alta, communications di- rector for Associated Pro- fessional Services. Self-Reliance Today Self-Reliance is obsolete! Oxford Universal Dic- tionary defines self-reliance as: "Reliance upon oneself and one's own powers." According to Oxford's defi- nition "of self-reliance, the statement that self-reliance is obsolete is true. Total self-reliance does not exist in today's society. Every- one relies, in some aspect, on someone else; ',he is not an island of himself." For example, America has become almost totally reliant on machines. Busi- nesses to supply needed work materials. Likewise, people depend on other people for food, work, and safety. But to me, self-reliance is being a true individual and following one's own be- liefs. According to this defi- nition, America is still sad- ly lacking in the power of self-reliance. Conformity is always easier than being different. When people confrm and adhere to the established way of doing something, they are say- ing that they were wrong and society was right. The most popular way of doing semething is not necessarily the best way. America seems to have adopted an attitude of ac- ceptance toward new fads or ideas that appear in Vogue or any popular magazine. Acceptance of fads or ideas of certain groups is not wrong, but neither is choosing the way that best suits the indi- vidual. This is self-reliance on the individual's de- cision. If a person rationally de- cides upon a different course of action, that does not make him bad, stupid, or crazy. It means he, is unique. People may laugh in the beginning because of his uniqueness, but in the end he will probably be admired for his ability to avoid conformity - the easy way out or someone else's ideas. On the other hand, con- formity is not always bad; it means that he is able to accept or try new fads or ideas. But when one gets to the point where he no longer thinks for himself, conformity is wrong. One must do what he believes is right or what he wants to do. He should not always do what other people think is right for him, if it does not suit his ideas or ive credence to his ideals. Common belief is that if one patterns himself after someone that has not or did not fail, then he will not fail either. Situations and peo- ple change so this belief may not be true. Also, he risks as much self-respect by following others as he would by being different. When one conforms he loses the ability to say, "I did it my way and I made it to the top." What he can say is, "Well, their plan worked for me, too." Lack of self-reliance, as a channel of escape from criticism and failure can carry a heavy price. The ultimate cost would be the loss of self-respect; there- fore, one must decide how he wants to live, then pro- ceed accordingly. Each must be an individual; "he must choose his route of individualism, even if it is the road not taken by others." Straight.Answers from Monongahela Power How Can I Keep Electricity Costs Down While Using Air-Conditioning in My Home? Whether you have individual room units or a central air-conditioning system, there a re a number of ways to help cool your home more efficiently and use less electricity. * Set the thermostat at the highest possible comfort setting {we recom- mend no lower than 78 degrees}. * Keep outdoor sections of cooling equipment free from shrubbery and other obstructions. Make sure room air registers, both supply and return, are not obstructed by draperies and/or furniture. Have adequate insulation through- out the house. Weatherstrip doors and windows and keep them closed as much as possible. Keep humidity level down by turn- ing on the kitchen exhaust fan when cooking and switching on the bath- room exhaust fan when showering or bathing. Turn exhaust fans off when no longer needed to avoid venting Cooled air. For units having filters, wash or vacuum the filters at [east once a month to keep the units running effi- ciently. * Keep window shades, venetian blinds, or drapes closed on the sunny side of the house. . Installawnings over windows on the southwest side of the house. Do not place any lamp, TV, or other heat-producing device within close range of the indoor thermostat. * Try to reschedule activities that pro- duce heat and humidity te.g. laun- dry, bathingl to cooler early morning or evening periods. Be sure clothes dryer is vented to outside. For more information on ways to conserve and keep electricity costs down, send for the free booklet, "111 Ways to Control Your Electric Bill," Write tO Monongahela Power, 1310 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, W, Vs. 26554. Attn: Public Information. Do You Have A Question? If you have a question you think would be of interest o our customers, please send it to Straight Answers {same address as above}. We'd be happy to hear from you. Monongahela Power Part of the Allegheny Power System I