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Page 6--i]e otalgonta ime:--July 17, 2003 C ty hial&apos;oeeS m pl I NRAO h y S oun new em oyees osts Star Part at Come outand see the stars at Planets, the Moon, stars, and displays, exhibits, a ca,-  The County Commission anufacturer, at a cost amount option, the National Radio Astronomy nebulae can be enjoyed with the puter labs, and other met for a regular meeting on of $640 each. Seven weapons The new option also provided Observatory (NRAO) in Green naked eye, and are revealed in for visitors and guestS. Tuesday. are needed, a small amount of the money to Bank Saturday, July 19. stunning detail with binoculars Check the NRAO i,,,,.__ Circuit Clerk Earl Michael The Commission directed that county governments to use for a NRAO astronomers and edu- and telescopes. By attending star www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/y, appeared before the Commission the matter be placed on the project of its choosing. This cation staff will conduct an e- parties, many people get their htmi for more concerning the hiring of a new agenda for the next meeting, money has been going to the citing evening of star gazing, first guided tours of the night updates. Other star employee in his office. He asked Legal aspects of using of the ex- Pocahontas Woods project. The public is encouraged t o sky and develop a life-long in- 2003 are scheduled f0[ about the memo sent to elected isting pistols as trade-ins will be Although commissioners were bring their binoculars and opti- terest in astronomy. 23 at 8 p.m., officials concerning the need to checked out. certain the Board of Education cal telescopes to this ideal Ioca- Several telescopes will be p.m., and October ! have Commission approval be- Norman Alderman met with would not want to change how tion nestled in the hills of Poca- available for viewing. This The National RadioJ of fore placing new employees on the Commission and expressed it receives the money and they hontas County. event is free to the public, my Observator, ns a relativ the payroll. It was explained his concern that a number of are satisfied with the progress The star party will begin at 8 Cloudy skies will cancel this the National that by law, the Commission is people either employed by the being made by Pocahontas p.m. at the observatory's sci- program, tion, operated the co-employer of all county county or appointed by the" Woods, the law requires a 45 day ence center, weather permitting. The NRAO site in Green agreement by Dale employees, Commission to various boards public comment period. Guests may arrive early to take Bank is home to one of the versities, Inc. Mr. Michael said he had 27 have not yet taken oaths of of- Approval was given to writ- the final daily bus tour of the most advanced astronomical in- Mr. Sla applications for the position and rice. He stated that the results ing a letter of support for the NRAO site, which starts at 6 struments on Earth, the Robert has selected Jamie Friel. The of the recent lawsuit he filed Marlinton Community Design p.m., and includes a close-up C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope ,, .. Commission gave its approval against the Board of Education Team project, sponsored by the view of the Robert C. Byrd (GBT). The GBT is the world's \\; !o this employment, established the need for all pep- Marlinton Business Association. Green Bank Telescope, and the largest fully steerable radio rely- ' ttl'l/lllhe tops. r In another matter concerning pie employed or appointed by The project, named the Marlin- other historical telescopes on scope, and the largest moving .''/r" G t-:ad liml new employees, Deputy Sheriff the Commission to take an oath "ton Recreational Plaza Project. site. structure on land. In addition, -- lilEevgrun' David Walton reported that Mike of office, will concentrate on improve- Befbre sundown, participants this site also features some his- eyed w Walker and Brian Puffenbarger There was not total agreement ments to Ninth Street. particu- will proceed to the viewing area torical telescopes, which catalog ,-.,,[llfc wa., have been selected for open po- with Mr. Alderman's opinion on lady between Second and Sixth to set up their telescopeff and much of the history of radio as- sitions at the jail. He noted that this matter, but the commie- Avenues. talk to the other guests, tronomy. they had been put to work prior sioners made plans to see all the The Commission gave appro- Star parties are wonderful NRAO's official tour season Z Y fell. to the Commission's approval oaths were taken, vii to a resolution designating events where amateur and pro- began on Memorial Day :,_--'-'-- -..,,a SUgar c due to the 24 hour/seven days a The Commission discussed the Greenbrier Valley Economic fessional astronomers, along Weekend. This summer the ,,c, telJ a hillside week nature of jail operations, the need for a review of the Development Corporation as the with the interested public, share NRAO opens its new Science agUess. is Commissioners expressed no method of allocating the money Lead Economic Development in their passion for astronomy. Center, which features hands-on levy opposition to this as long the received from the federal govern- Organization the county. two men are aware that their ment for resource sales on ryder- The Commission again ex- COME ONE, COME ALL employment is only temporary al land. In the past 25% of the pressed its opposition to the to until the Commission approves, money from timber and mineral East Fork of the Greenbrier Riv- Pocahontas Memorial Hos o, They agreed to have a special sales came back to counties, er and John Run being designat- tha Ire meeting on Thursday. July 17. with most allocated for schools ed as "Tier 2.5" streams for po- x.;,\\;.l.o<X  Youth Health Fair at 9:30 a.m. to approve the hit- and a small amount for roads, lution control purposes and gave k his farm. ing of the two new jailers. The amount of money each year preference to "Tier 2.0'" designa- \\;x,Cx "  eSx\\;c'OJ'6'_ox Chief Tax Deputy Tabby varied, based on the amount of tion. Concern is that the higher ,9.c' for kids of all ages Mann discussed payment of the sales. Two years ago the law level might restrict use of the e"b So $13.500 (,wed on the new tax was changed and gave counties East Fork Industrial Park. xb\\;?"5" 'aS- eilin  l,  il "ln, computer system in her office, the options either receiving a /Vladge Bledsoe and Jessie Po- .-" " ,s ' kO' .. ,xke,\\;,L oO.xoO=, .,okxlr .QulNm Pmrol Xollth ill "f-r| She noted there is $5500 in her fixed amount each year or the well were reappointed to the Po- July  budget that can be used and she varying amount. At the request cahontas County Historic Land- r'xx .\\;oX^'xo | | a.m. Noon  ll.m. -  pJn, .requested the use of carryover of the Board-of Education, the marks Commission. , C ,'" funds from the 2002-03 fiscal Commission selected the fixed --- year to pay off the balance. ..,,, Free Sports Physicals call 799-7400 ext. 298 This will avoid paying 4.3% in- _'- for appointments. Was in t terest. C';d WV State Police Pocahontas Sheriff Department WV 'ith a yen The Commission agreed with and Recreation CHIPS (Children's Health Insurance of the aJ ",\\; \\;\\ Robin Tywoniw Pocahontas County Health De a mou paying off the entire amount and will use money from the Capital Family Resource Network Girl Scouts Dr. Harper'S eraftsrr Improvement Fund for the Pocahontas Soccer League Madinton Rescue of Cas $8(X)0 balance. Pocahontas Midget Football Gesundheit Institute SOme Deputy Sheriff Troy McCoy WV State Department Health and Human reported to the Commission on a problem that has arisen with , Community Action Rod Cross Head Start some of the pistols used by the WIC Family Refuge Center Amedcan rush to deputies. He said several of the WV Birth to Three weapons, which are about 12 years old and made by the Smith ", Door Prizes Snacks Music tt and Wesson Company, have de- BALLOONS AND MUCH, MUCH wtt veloped hairline cracks in their ler came arrels. . p:l::lll,l=--ll.ll ,ll I I i I I i I I I I  arid W : Deputy MeCo;c said the State //PT-'--ut" Police have had the same prob- We Need Your lem with some of their guns and wheel had barrels replaced, but he did not know if the company or the Moore's Ready HLx state paid. He recommended re- | The Pocahontas County Board of Education welcomes your input search for a count,,, superintendent to replace Dr. lames Phares, placing the pistols with one by I taken a position in Marion County. We're interested in your res l STIHL UIPMENT = V li [orStp at IA tn ]Baxtwyour cldLn saw =fed=. li Dn er Wanted u these type questzons:" LI  vd -  II wein the ate=. We aze a f-nlllmVe the be=t pricing II .,-, ,-, . -- ,,..,, ,..., | * What qualities should the new superintendent possess?  .-'L.%% [ CUE requ,reo u,ass t , . What ..ion .ho=d he or .he ,ave for Po.hon,as Co.. Schoo; !_ "" I What experience or other qualifications should the individual pos r,..,799. "' : o r b ette r.  What type leadership should the superintendent provide? !i ,,, I * What should they do to be open and accessible to the public, i I What other ideas or thoughts do you have? ., I Please use the form below to answer these questions. Responses / I received until August 1, 2003, and will be used for citizen intervie 1 tions. All responsesl be kept confidential and will not be per 1. 799,6137 [ i/ Ask for Shane 4564777  identifiable. Infact, your signamre is not required. -IW I .......... Pocahontas County Superintendent Search ..... i | License #WV026639 ............. I ,:'-, ,. & r.= Here are my ideas regarding the position of superintendent for poctu [" I County Schools: . ( = " ; - 12 noon' I ! Ambrel00' :]ors for. rlst , pme , - -, ettng i July z8 to August zoo3 Huntersvnlle, WV 1 arlinton I Fdto00 t HOurs: J Evening speclker z I ',,cov i -l-l-otmoon. ,' "-B-I acher ,'<' i ", 9randl 0000jde. /j  ) ntras e:j4  ;, I ohav, -children's work k,d o, I . o.nd  ! " '   I iea 10 aim, Bible stud I  eat i 7 p.m. Even.in9 service , I Please do one of the following: (I) fax the form to the W.V. School [i  Association at 304.346.0572, (2) mail the form to ,Pocahontas I Comejoin us in o fashioned Campmeeting services! , Superintendent Search, rio W.V. School Boards Association, p.o. I) orl, [ Great preachmg & teaching/Joyful music! I Charleston, WV 25324, or (3)e-mail a response to info@wvsba.org, Nor ll 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1