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OF THE Year, Loretta Maicomb, is pic- with County Commission President Joel Calli- the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Charleston No- 8. Ed Tallman, Pendleton Times, photo. THE POCAHONTAS County Democrats who the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Charleston Hubert Callison, Joel Cailison, State Senator Helmick, Rita Helmick, Delegate Bill Hartmann, Malcomb, Sue Ann Heatherly and Jane Price Ed Tallman, Pendleton Times, photo. & 1 'lem "' to Ca legie Hall popular series "Barbara programs. Cooper Gallery (122 featuring pianist Bar- Washington Street) invites the returns to Came- public to meet Barbara at a on Friday, December reception following the Friday 8 xm. Join Barbara for evening concert. Robert, Clara and On Saturday, December 13, and experience the at 1 p.m., at the Greenbner Val- music of the roman- ley Theatre, Barbara will host a Schumann and special children's concert. Child- An evening of great ten of all ages and their fanulies plus lively, informal chat are invited to meet Barbara and you. Come and listen and her special composer friends. about their loves, their Robert and Clara Schumann and and their triumphs. Brahams and even Clara's father on the series filmed will take part in this musical for BBC Tele- event. There will be no admis- these informal programs sion charge, but donations will for everyone- be accepted. All children and first-time listener. No their families are invited to is requiredjust a attend. Children will be encour- ears and an open soul to aged to sit on the floor close to experience. Barbara the piano. Make sure to mark us to share the world of your calendar. Give your child composer "friends" the opportunity to enter the brings their music and magical world of music. For to life. These lively ore information, contact GVT also include a at 645-3838. and answer session with Reserve your seats Barbara's programs are top sellers! Although mot a Carnegie Hail spon- tickets may be pur- by calling the Hall Box Office at 645-7917. Dedicated of the series have under- the continuation of the Performer, writer, lecturer and frequent guest artist/teacher, Barbara Nissman has toured and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, the Far East, New Zealand, and South America. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now calls West Virginia home and lives on a farm outside of Lewisburg. 12 noon 8 p.m. hot bar, 26 item mlod bar, homemade desserts, soup of the day. S8. so ,. honey gked ham. mm potcoes, snn sweet potatoe cra good seUon of vegetab have differenl hol bor on Fnday, & Sundoy. dinners or parties 2 miles below Frost on Iit'. 92. Call 799-6247 for more information t}latlm & c--iadav udsSv all ow cusloaws, a of Mo tn ale Saturday, November 29 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 50%, ,ff all donated clothing Goodwill Store Elkins Plaza SNOWSHOE i 00Soob 2100eWe by Joe Stevens, Director of Communications Opening Day on standby at Snowshoe Montain Okay, who is the one that made Mother Nature mad this time around? Someone needs to remind her that it's time to start making snow, so we would ap- preciate a little bit of attention on the cold temperature fronL However, due to the milder temperatures earlier this week, it looks like it's going to be a Friday, December 5, slope opening at the earliest. It all de- pends on how much the temper- ature holds below freezing. The resort will be open for Thanksgiving this week and there will be plenty of activities going on and around the Village at Snowshoe. I went out with our Snow- making Manager last Friday and there is still a large amount of snow from top to bottom espe- cially in the Spruce Glades Ter- rain Park. Last week's 4.15 inches of rain worked on it a bit, but I Was pleasarifly sur- prised by the amount still on the trails. Come to think of iL ff that under-developed snow had been the real stuff, we would've had 40 inches of natural to play on. Oh well, life goes on doesn't it. When we drop the ropes for the season we are go- ing to open with quality and ;be )etabontat Tim--November 27, 2003--Page 3 plenty of snow to have fun with. The weather forecast is called for these mild temperatures to leave here Monday and be re- placed with some cold temper- atures and snow. Then temper- atures in the teens should return by Thursday night and I can hear those snow guns now. Remem- ber, when temperatures are in the teens the snowmaking team is producing over 2700 tons of snow an hour. That's a lot of snow, folks. Here are some of the events coming up: *Traditional Thanksgiving Day in the Village at Snowshoe, Thursday, November 27. *Opening Day, Friday, De- cember 5, 2003 (Weather Per- miring) *Winter Celebration and Demo Weekend, December 12 - 14. In case you haven't heard, Snowshoe Mountain is now ranked #20 in the east's resort rankings in SKI Magazine's an- nnal reader survey. Not a bad way to celebrate Snowshoe Mountain's 30th sea- son. To find out what else is hap- pening in the area or throughout West Virginia for this coming winter, check out the Pocahon- tas County Tourism website at www.pocahontascountywv.com or go to www.callwva.com. For the latest resort news check out www.southeastski.com or www.dcski.com. Hope to see you on the slopes this season at Snowshoe Mountain! I II II Illll Eettere to toe Ebit0r Dear Editor: The panoramic view of Snowshoe Mountain Resort in the Mountain Times (Vol. 2, No. 11), is a vivid reminder that 'beauty is in the mind of the beholder.' Some see economic development as the salvation of all ills while others see environ- mental desecration as the ills of salvation. I think all would agree that the development has brought financial gain to the investors, to the tax base of the counties and the state, to the employees, and to the commer- cial interests that cater to the many people attracted to the facility. But the flip side is that viewed from afar the once verd- ant mountaintop is a moon- scape. I find it interesting that we become paranoid when moun- taintop removal is practiced, or even suggested, in the recovery of coal, but we call it progress when a shopping center or a recreational facility is the sub- ject. It's interesting also that the hue and cry against forest clear cutting in the 1960s all but stopped that silvacultural prac- tice on public land and greatly reduced it on private land. The reason: It was ugly. Some might say that the panoramic view fits into that same cate- '. I wonder how former resi- dents of the area would react to the 'progress' that has been made to Cheat Mountain. Some in the generation saw the removal of the virgin spruce for- est as described by Roy Clark- son in Tumult on the Moun- tain, but they also saw it regen- erate into a second forest. The generation following us will see only more shops, more houses, more trails and more traffic where a forest once stood. Sincerely, Bob Kellison Greensboro, North Carolina Dear Editor: Concerning last week's letter submitted by Beth Little about opening up the Cranberry Back- country, I would just like to say I thought it was wonderful. In the first place, this created a perfect opportunity for those who are physically challenged to enjoy the pristine beauty of a wilderness area that they other- wise may never have been able to experience. Secondly, an- glers, hunters, bikers and other outdoors enthusiasts managed, without having to plan any kind of extremely elaborate trip, to get a grand chance to sample a place to which many will want to return. Lastly, words can barely ex- . press the beauty of this trip and I also discovered a place to which I want to return. I hope the USDA Forest Service, disregarding tradition, has the good sense to continue this novelty trip year after year, and highly recommend the Cranberry Backcountry to anyone who truly wants to ex- perience a wildetmss area. Sincerely, Joshua Baridey Hillsboro Dear Editor: I'd like to comn-tent on the letter written by Beth Little complaining about the Cranber- ry Backcountry being open to vehicle travel. I'm not trying to start a lengthy argument, I feel ( 1 ,f Pl ( { / By Jack O. Moore, Action unfolds in real places Shocking Revelafion In Pocahontas County Vibrant characters win captivate ymt with mystery, intrigue, heart throbbing remaace, humor aud the untmagtname as martinton struggles to survive the murder trial of the century. The towns elite must face their illklt put. By: California Trend Publisher & X]ibrls. To Order: 888-795-4274 Email: Orders@Xllbris.com or fumnw-U-ls.eom/m.wh,.mrelattnutnPocahoutasCountv-htmn. mBlq 141t-015101   1-41S4-01110-3 Trsde Ptpedmck it's just been an oversight on her part that she has not consid- ered there are many people who cannot hike or bike the area, such as the elderly, those with a serious illness, or those with a mobility handicap. I really don't think two days a year is too much to ask for these people to get to visit the backcountry on this particular road. The Monongahela National Forest belongs to all of us. Ranger Oliver deserves thanks. We all need to be more compassionate and understand- ing. Nanettte Beekwith Slaty Fork Dear Editor: In response to the recent letter submitted by Beth Little con- cerning the opening of the Cranberry Backcountry for auto- mobile travel on two Sundays in October, I was one of the many people who participated in this unique experience. During this time, I observed many people, both young and old, having a wonderful time in some of the most beautiful country in the world. The forest rangers were both friendly and helpful and because of them, the drive went smoothly and effi- ciently. It seems a shame that such a wonderful idea by Dis- trict Ranger Doug Oliver, would be contradicted merely because he departed from tradition. Sincerely, Caleb J. Barkley Hillsboro i i Located 4 miles south of McDowell, Va. on Rt. 678 Select your REAL tree We Can Cut, Clean, Bale or Dig a Tree Cut White Pine to 71t2 ft ...... $15.25 Cut Norway" Spruce to 61/2ft..$20.95 Cut Scotch Pine to 7 1/2 ft ...... $17.25 Cut Frasier Fir to 61/2 ft ....... $38.50 Cut Blue Spruce to 61/2 ft ..... $20.95 Live Blue Spinace, Norway Spruce, Scotch and White Pine. LARGER TREES AVAILABLE Fresh Wreaths and White Pine Roping Start a tradition sipping hot cider around the yule log at Gobblers Nob Open Sat., Nov. 29 - Mon., Dec. 22. 12 noon - 5 p.m., weekdays 10 a,m. - 5 p.m., weekends 540-396-6228 Member Vir(,inia Nurserymans Association Toys, Dolls, Games, Trains, Decorate inside and out with our selection of collapsible, prelit Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, lawn sculptures, ornaments and lights at CLOSEOUT PRICES. OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Layaway at 1/2 down until Christmas Eve, no interest. Free assembly batteries included at cost. Gift Wrapping Service. We can hide items until Christmas Eve Stereos, DVD, VCR, Jewelry Chests, Exercise Items, Luggage Sets, NASCAR Collectibles, Hummel, WV Glass, Fenton, Pilgrim, Boyd's Bears, German Cuckoo Clocks Large selection of brand name ladies shoes & boots at deep discounts, linens, small appli- ances and more. Large selec- tion at closeout prices. Orders accepted for gift and fruit baskets. We still carry a full line of gro- ceries, gasoline and oil products. ii a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays noon to 7 Sundays Come see us for an "O/d Fashioned Christmas" i i Due to hav0000g 13 inches of flood water in our store Wednesday, we were not able to receive a warehouse delivery Friday. As a result, our advertising flyers will be available only in the store. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the following for assisting our cleawup by providing labor and equipment. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lipman Pocahontas Foodland, Andy Landis Brandon lendenen Lee McGee P.C. 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