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Page 6---!le otabonta ffneS--September 25, 2003 i i ilU I 9Librarp 9Line00 by Allen Johnson, ] Direclor of Pocahontas County Free Libraries ] I All Pocahontas Libraries are busy with the librarians tireless- ly re-bar-coding most of their books to meet a regional dead- line of September 30 for transi- tion into a new automated data- base. After the twists and turns of the new database are straight- ened out, the system will permit library card carriers to easily borrow materials from any li- brary in our multi-county region as well as help libraries generate much needed reports to track their collections. "'When is the new Green Bank Library opening up'?" This per- sistent question can be answered now that the re-bar-coding effort is under control. The answer is, "October i 3 !" On that crisp Monday morn- ing with hardwood trees ablaze in red, gold, and lingering green. the first patrons will set foot in that new building to launch a new era. The new library is al- most three times larger with an attractive, well-lighted, open in- terior. A real circulation desk and an office will facilitate or- ganization and put an end to the cluttered feel of the present building. A kitchen, a meeting room that can be partitioned into two rooms, two bath- rooms, and a back porch overseeing a stunning view. all combine to make this new building a community asset for decades to come. The new facility construction is entirely funded through pri- vately raised money, a signifi- cant feat for such a small com- munity. The County Commis- sion, Budget Digest, and Wesl Virginia Library Commission are providing funding for fur- nishings and new books, and shelving has been donated b3, the law finn of Potter Andersor and Corroon. The Green Bank Library will be closed the week of October 6- 10 as moving week. Several folks have generously offered to help out moving the books and supplies. Anyone interested in pitching in with the move is welcome. Call Jane to find out when help is especially needed. Vicky Terry is now an official VISTA volunteer working out of the Green Bank Library. Vickv recently moved to Poca- hontas County from Michigan, where she had directed a small library tbr several years. With a master's degree in library sci- ence, excellent library skills and experience, a cheerful disposi- tion. the willingness to work hard. and a down-home friendli- ness. Vicky's presence is a real gift to Green Bank especially during this tine of moving into the new building. On September 5, I attended the annual literacy awards cere- mony at the state cultural cen- ter, with Governor Wise as key- note speaker. Pocahontas Libra- ries received a grant award of $3100 from the West Virginia Literacy Foundation, part of which will go toward establish- ing education workstations at the Green Bank and Hillsboro libraries. McClintic already has a work- station, and Durbin will get one at a later date. The workstations are not only for adult basic liter- acy but also for adults working on their GED, distance college courses, or who want to pursue specialized training utilizing computer software. Cassell Appointed Maid Silvia Tausha Marie Cassell, of Dunmore, has been appointed by Delegate William Hartman as a princess in the court of Martin V. 820 10th Avenue Marlinton, WV 24954 00eople Maid Silvia during the 67th Mountain State Forest Festival. Cassell is the daughter of Jeff and Abby Cassell, of Durbin, and Brenda and Greg Cochran, of Dunmore. Her grandparents are Joe and Becky Judy, of Bartow. and Shirley and Bill Adams, of Marlinton. She has two broth- ers, Kellvn and Ty. and two sisters, Courtney and Makinsey. The princess is a 2002 gradu- ate of Pocahontas County High School and is currently attend- ing West Virginia University. Cassell's high school honors and activities include National Honor Society, French Honor Society. FBLA. student council. class president for three years. and homecoming court for three years. A letterman she also served as She lettered in soccer and was a member of and High Rocks participated for 13 Scouts of America, Girl Scout Gold Scout Wider Opportun A freshman at is a member of the vice Rowing Team. plans include earning a degree in the field "ou mi//never '111 - Charles BuxtO Beck00th Saffer Office - 799-7388 Residence - 653-4418 572-1 Foxcross Angus Complete Dispersal i Domestic Violence: The Largest Angus Sale I in WV History! I [ 9AM * Monday, Sept. 29, & Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at the farm ncarAIderson, WV. [ [ 1000+ HEAD SELL: 300 Spring Bred Cows. 160 Spring Heifer Calves. ] 155 Spring Bull CalveS,Calf/RecipllO Spring Bred HeiferS.cow/Calf40 ET Pregnant Recip Cows. [ 25 Summer & Fall ET Pans. 25 Fall Pairs. 20 Fall Bred Females. 20 Fall Open Heifers, 20 Fall Bulls. 10 Open DonorS. 4 Herd Sires. [ ] 100 Commercial Bred Females. Embryos and Semen. ] [ For your free reference catalog, contact anyone in the office of the sale manager, L. A_meri__nAngus H.__ of Fame (._816) 532-811.Z.. E-_..maih angmhall@carthlink.net J It IS a crime. It IS your business. call ] -800-7??-SAFE. W,.st Vrg:nia Coahrion Against Domestic VolenCe: For a Safer State of Fatuity Opera House presents two performers 'bitten by the funny fairy' Comic actress Margaret Baker of Pocahontas County teams up with Lewisburg-based comic performer Glenn Singer for an Evening of Comedy at the Po- cahontas County Opera House on Third Avenue in Marlinton on Saturday, October I1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can only be purchased at the door. Before moving to Pocahontas County in 1991, Margaret Baker spent seven years in Philadel- phia garnering rave reviews for her hilarious one-woman shows, which she wrote as well as per- fl)rmed. She will revisit some of her favorite characters for this performance. T h e Philadelphia Inquirer called Baker "'a very talented, very versatile actress ... a writer of wit and intelligence." The Philadelphia Ci' Paper raved that "'Baker variously recalls Lily Tomlin, Laurie Anderson, Catherine O'Hara, Woody Al- len, and a chameloid shapeshift- er from outer space." She has also been described as ridiculous, imaginative. buoyant, deeply weird, bitten by the funny fairy, wild, zany, wacky and wonderful! Glenn Singer is also well known to regional audiences for 'his side-splitting act featuring his hyper-inflated alter-ego, "'El Gleno Grande." Having per- |armed tar over 15 years on eve- ry continent except Antarctica ("it's just a matter of time"). Singer has secured a place tar himself at the very bottom of the big time, with engagements at such places as Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Universal Studios in Hollywood, and Ed's Big Top in Hurricane. Singer's act is a bit hard to describe, but here's the way hc explains it: "I've always liked the circus. I loved the clowns. although I couldn't help feeling sorry for the animals. So now I put on a real live wild animal act, only funnier." The critics agree. As one put it, "He brings such fun and originality to his show the crowd can do nothing but scream in helpless laughter." This show is part of a perfor- mance series sponsored by the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation with finan- cial assistance from Pocahontas County Dramas, Fairs and Fes- tivals, the West Virginia Com- mission on the Arts and the Na- tional Endowment for the Arts. Opera House performances are informal and family friendly. Refreshments are available for a donation to the Opera House Foundation. For further infor- mation, call (304) 799-4009. 6randpa Guardian angel ones are taken