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Page 8--The oabontas ime---September 11, 2003 Eibrarr 00ineS by Allen Johnson, Director of Pocahontas County Free Libraries Adults are conunonly find- ing out that their days of taking tests are not over after they fin- ish their formal schooling. Many job openings require applicants to take one or several tests to demonstrate knowledge, aptitude, or. even psychological fitness. Applicants who are well prepared for their tests are more apt to score well and thus stand a better chance of getting desir- able jobs or promotions. Over the years libraries have attempted to acquire test preparation books and study guides to help folks study. Because of the wide range of careers, small-budgeted lib- raries have difficulty keeping in stock a sufficient array of updat- ed materials for their patrons. A year ago the West Virginia Library Commission contracted with a private education ser- vices company, Learning Express, to provide all West @ff to College Beverage Attends WV School of Osteopathic Medicine Jennifer G. Beverage, of "F/io, was one of 104 stu- dents wi:ib-began first-year stud- ies at the West'Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in Lewisburg on August 11. She was among 1 A32 applicants who vied for a spot in this fall's freshman class. Beverage will study basic sciences on the WVSOM cam- Virginia residents with a com- prehensive test preparation ser- vice. LearningExpress Library is a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, stu- dents, and adult learners suc- ceed on the academic or licens- ing tests they must pass. Each individual gets immediate scor- ing, complete answer explana- tions, and an individualized analysis of his or her results. LearningExpress can be accessed through home comput- er,4 or library computers. An lnternet connection is required. The tests and study guides are easy to navigate, requiring only the most rudi- mentary computer skills. Some of the job-related study tests offered include the following: ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery); Nurse Aide; Civil Service (including postal work- er, federal careers, federal cleri- cal); Cosmetology; EMT-basic; Paramedic; Law Enforcement; Real Estate; and Firefighter. Additionally, Learning Express offers an array of prac- tice tests that include: Basic Skills (reading, math, writing, vocabulary and spelling); GED Preparation; College Prepa- ration (SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT); U.S. Citizenship; Teacher Certifica- tion (CREST, PPST, Praxis 1); Advanced Placement (biology, calculus, English literature and composition, and U.S. history): TOEFL; ESL (Spanish); Technical and Career College (math, reading, writing). Tutorial courses include a Skills Improvement Courses (grammar, practical math, read- ing comprehension, vocabulary and spelling, and SAT exam success course series). LearningExpress tests and courses are free and carry no obligation. Registration takes less than two minutes. Persons must hold a West Virginia library card (free) and register at a library site to gain initial access to LearningExpress. After regis- tration persons may access pro- grams through their home com- puters or the public computers at libraries. LearningExpress is for anyone from grade school through oldster seeking to climb the next step in the educational ladder, getting that desired job, or just brushing up his or her skills. Visit your library soon to sign up! Old Farmer's Almanac holds weather predictions for this. winter, next year The Old Farmer's Almanac a few days before Thanksgiving, 2004 has arrived in this office and is available at news stands and book stores. Its weather predic- tion summary for our area, the Greater Ohio Valley, is as fol- lows: Winter will be two degrees colder than normal, on average. December and early January will be particularly cold, averaging about seven degrees below nor- mal. Textures during the rest of the season will be a degree or two milder than normal, on aver- and in early April. Other than that early April snow, the month will be nice, with plenq of sunshine, above normal temperatures, and below- normal rainfall. May will bring more of the same. The summer will be rela- tively hot and dry. Expect the hottest temperatures in mid- to late June and late July, and through much of August. September will continue warm and dry. October will start medical education on clinical rotations at various hospitals, clinics, and private practices. She will graduate in May 2007 upon successful completion of the WVSOM medical program. Her first white coat was presented to her on August 23 by Dr. Roland P. Sharp. Beverage received a bache- lor of science degree in Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During her undergraduate study, she was listed in the national Dean's List for three consecutive years. Beverage is the daughter of Virginia Deputy, of Stony Bottom, and the late John Deputy, Jr. She is married to M Beverage. Jessica and Katie Sharp are at Greenbrier Community College for their second year Dove' s Fur Wanted to buy Wild native 5 years and older Ginseng Green 880/1b. Dry 8250- 8300/1b. Goldenseal 816/lb. Bloodroot 87/1b. Skunk Cabbage $3/1b Black Coahash 82.50/lb Other botanicals bought. Deer antler buying. B vue. rid, Sept. 16, Pocahontas Foodland I I a.m. - 1 p.m. 304-257-4491 i iii Berlin Road Weston, WV 1-800-427-4155 304-269-5155  Food, 42 HP, Diesd, RI Nke $?,9S0 rord, 6O UP, nie ........ .,5X) 4000 Ford, SZ trd, C, oodShe .............. .$75OO 4600 rcd, 52   ........ .$73OO L-555 Ik, w Hdmd gdd , 40 HP, mtnd ............. .$6,900 674  60 HP, Diesel..$$,950 470 Case, 3a HP, C,m, wAmder .$4,SSO tcrJn.o tlldi, is  4wD .S),Tso rd la,  , , ......... ..,.0 w/New 5' Brash Hog ........ New Kioti Trxton in Stock Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturday by appointment Closed Sunday mal. The heaviest snowfalls will age. occur early and late in the season, Martin V. Saffer 820 10th Avenue Office - 799-7388 Marlinton, WV 24954 Residence - 653-4418 HOME LOANS BY PHONE NO MONEY DOWN FHA-VA CONY Pm-clue/Remmce TODAY C,_h, Debt Consolidation S MORTGAGE CORP. Lower Rate 800-742-7001 COMAR OUR RATES OR TO THE ABSOLUTE LOWEST RATES 304-286-4000 AVAn.am   MORTGAGES SINCE 1983 TODAY'S MARKET LENDER 7)00ra 00Bro.,//e 8 7ink 5ho00 ,September 11, 12 and 13 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. qOe ,m,ht to i,,viu topin = once a ?tea; event on all st00ks all 00,'ics ! ! ! 115 00ird ,St.a, 00o.mto.m 304-637-8900 .,ill also be. i00roduci00 our mint li00: ,pini, tbz dian Charm racd! ! ! i Animal health officials discover Nile Virus in Northern Panhandle West Virginia Department of Agriculture Animal Health officials announced discovery of West Nile Virus in a,Hancock County horse. "The owner discovered the horse was sick August 20, and notified a local veterinarian," said State Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass. "At first it was thought to be rabies and then possibly West Nile Virus. Blood was taken and sent to a labora- tory in Pennsylvania for testing. The tests came back positive for West Nile." The unvaccinated horse was treated for the disease and is now recovering. State Veterinarian, Dr. Joe Starcher said it is important for horse owners to make sure their ani- mals are vaccinated against West Nile and other equine encephalitic viruses. /00Rinner YBOA rifle raffle Randy Shreve of Mill Creek was the lucky winner of a Ruger 77/17 HMR .17 caliber/ Hornady Magnum rifle in the YBOA rifle raffle. Proceeds from the raffle and the other fund-raising activities go to sup- port several girls basketball activities. Twenty Pocahontas County upper middle and high school girls participated in the Elkins Parks and Recreation Summer Basketball League each Tuesday and Thursday nights at Elkins High School. Fund raising also paid a portion of the cost for a week- long instructional camp at Mountain State University, a week-long varsity team camp at High Point University in North Carolina, and a day team camp at Marshall University. Mike Doss helped with the raffle as did all the fans in and out of the county who support- ed the raffle and the other fund raising activities this summer. "Effective vaccinations take two injections--a first injection, then a booster injec- tion is given one month later," Dr. Starcher said. "By the time the booster is given the threat this year will be reduced. However, getting the shots now and a booster in the spring will protect the animals at the begin- ning of the mosquito season next year." More than 15,000 cases of West Nile Virus were diagnosed this past year. Nearly one-third of these horses died or were euthanized. Dr. cially concerned rent case since tl located just five Mountaineer horse racing faci/ approximately housed. The threat to thai may be haven't been Starcher said. For more West Nile Virus, WVDA's Animal Division at call your local Have you, or a loved one, been dia MESOTHELIOMA? (A form of lung cancer asbestos) OR were you exposed to ASBESTOS shops 40's-70's? OR were you exposed to ROCK SAND working on the tracks? FOR A FREE X-RAY SCREENING CALL 1-800-542-0826 BONDURANT & APPLETON, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT L -' Walton G. Bondurant, Jr. - Portsmouth, VA As Seen on TV!... Now, through this exclusive get best-lfing "Free Money to Change your 15.000 sources of money to start a business, pay an education, follo yoar dreams 95 CALL 1-800-582-2111 Order 0n Line at : Clay County Golden Delicious Festival Clay, West Virginia September 18.21, 2003 FIREWORKS, ENTERTAINMENT-COUNTRY, ROCK, BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL, PARADE, AMUSEMENT RIDES, TUG-OF-WAR COMPETITION, APPLE BAKING ( SHOW, BINGO, AQUA LAUNCH, SOLOMON'S SECRET( DRAMA), ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, KARAOKE CHILI COOK-OFF-BEST CHILI $1000.00 / ........ --. www.goldendolieiousfestival.eom ,=1 a : Info: Call 304-587-4455, --" 304-587-4492 304-587-6063 County Humane Society . AUCTION ......... ......... Saturday, Sept. 20 10 a.m.. 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Broker 497-3646 Leslie Cain, Agent 799-6377 John Snyder, Agent 799-6109 Frank Santmyer, Agent 572-2100 Laura Santmyer, Agent 572-2946 Nancy Casto, Agent 456-5164 Snvmna: - has 4 hot tul rcl4n. io,ooo $900,000. ing the Rave at $68,000. Mha Hughes, t , cnydrte needs.