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  • Home, Farm & GardenThe Pocahontas TimesMay 12, 2011Page 1B

    Jaynell GrahamStaff Writer

    It has been said that if youhave a job you love, you willnever work a day in your life.

    That statement fits Willard Wil-son, Jr. to a tee.

    Junior and his wife, Vada, lovetheir job and put in 10 12 hours aday, seven days a week to makesure that it is done right.

    They are the caring owners ofWilsons Greenhouse, which couldmore aptly be described as Wil-sons oasis. The results of theirlong hours are positively breath-taking.

    The Wilsons have found the rightformula for taking seeds to fullbloom. Junior equates the requiredtime, attention and love to raisingchildren, and they have done that,as well.

    In their 48 years of mar-riage they have raised fourchildren and now haveseven grandchildren.

    When your kids areyoung and are outsideplaying, thats whereyou need to be. Youcant be in the housein front of the TVor computer, youneed to be watch-ing your kids, Wil-son said. Thatsthe same waywith plants. Idont go in thehouse even 10minutes early, be-cause I know thereis something I canbe doing out here.

    In response to acomment about theoverall high qualityof the flowers, Vadasaid they get a badflower every now andthen and we have to fig-ure out what it needs.

    That response mirrors Ju-niors comparison of plants andchildren.

    Junior is more than willing toshare his knowledge of gardening,such as his secret to good toma-toes. He uses a mixture of Epsomsalt and bone meal.

    That recipe calls for one cupEpsom salt in a coffee can of bonemeal. He recommends putting a ta-blespoon of that mixture in the holebefore placing the tomato plant.

    Another bit of advice concernsthe amount of work it takes for asuccessful greenhouse business.

    Dont get into this for a living,Junior said. Youd better enjoy

    doing it. Neglectmeans your plants gobad.

    The Wilsons obvi-ously enjoy the workwhich began this yearon February 7. Eachplant and flower wasstarted from a seed orplug. The pansy houseis now a plethora ofcolor and the 138 footlong, 60 foot wide veg-etable and beddingplant greenhouse is fullof life in many ways.

    There is alwaysmusic in the air.

    They say thatmusic is

    goodfor plants,but the music is really for me,Junior laughed.

    He recently discovered that oth-ers enjoy those tunes, as well.

    Junior looked up from his workone morning to find Tom andDreama Burns, of Marlinton,dancing to the oldies just insidethe greenhouse.

    Adding to the bright atmosphereare huge fans circulating the air and

    1,000,000BTUs ofp r o p a n eh e a t e r snurturingevery vari-ety of plantand flowerimaginable

    46 varietiesof tomatoes,

    14 varieties ofpeppers, water-

    melons, straw-berries, herbs and

    even celery. Youname it, theyve got

    it. For the long-termgarden there is rhubarb

    and asparagus.The health of the plants de-

    pends on water. Junior watersthem three to four times a day. Theplants flourish and Junior got abonus in that he has lost 17 poundsin the process.

    Although Juniors eye is alwayson his plants, he keeps an eye outfor his neighbors, as well.

    An elderly couple makes the tripfrom Staunton, Virginia, to getwhat has become a rarity - old-timey yellow hanover plants.

    Though they are rare, the

    Wilsons dont try to profit fromthat fact.

    This is the fourth year withouta raise in prices, he said.

    With the economy the way it is,older folks cant afford to cut backbecause of price. If they need 24tomato plants, they shouldnt haveto get by with six because of highprices, he added.

    A recent article in The Recorder,the Bath and Highland County Vir-ginia newsaper, has increased thetraffic from Virginia.

    On Thursday, two ladies fromStaunton spent more than twohours at the greenhouse. As theydeparted with their plants and flow-ers they said they would be back.

    The quality of the plants andthe prices are better than anythingwe can find in Staunton, they said.

    Junior was instrumental in bring-ing about the Marlinton FarmersMarket, working with DougBernier and Larry Lucas. He canbe found there most Saturdaymornings with his plants andshrubs, but not his vegetables.

    The only thing better than goodplants and prices at the greenhouseis being Wilsons neighbors.

    They put out a big garden,which last year included 86 tomato

    plants, but none of that extra pro-duce makes it to the Farmers Mar-ket. It is, instead, given to theirneighbors who can no longer tendto a garden themselves.

    And what do they receive in re-turn?

    Their smiles are enough forme, Junior said.

    Given the amount of time and ef-fort one growing season takes, youwould think that the Wilsons wouldbe relieved when it was all said anddone.

    But that is not the case.They started the greenhouse

    business 17 years ago.It started small and it just gets

    bigger and bigger, Vada said.And it might get bigger still.Junior has found a new interest

    low-tunnel gardening.His vision is for folks to become

    self-sufficient with year-round gar-dening. His excitement is palatableas he talks about a low-tunnel at-tached to the end of the house, get-ting sun every day and heated bythe homes source of heat.

    Sitting in the midst of beautifulplants, flowers and shrubs, even anovice can see that as a possibility.

    For Junior Wilson, it is morelikely a probability.

    GardenLove blossomsin the home and

    THE PANSY HOUSE at Wilsons Greenhouse is a crown for the hard work ofdoing a job you love. At left, Junior Wilson is totally at home as he waters theplants up to four times a day. His job may be in jeopardy when folks find out hehas lost 17 pounds since February. J. Graham photo

    CHECK IT OUT! Stroll through and buy seven days a week at Wilsons Greenhouse on Stony Creek. It is a goldmine for garden enthusiasts and a sanctuary for stressrelief for those who have no green thumb. J. Graham photo

  • Drew TannerStaff Writer

    With the arrival ofwarmer weather,home insulationmight not be at the top ofyour summer-time to-do list.But a little bit of time in-vested now can pay big divi-dends over the next severalyears in terms of year-roundcomfort and savings on yourenergy bills.

    When people talk aboutadding insulation to an exist-ing home, the attic is usuallythe first thing that come tomind. In most homes its aneasy space to access and addthe most insulation. Butwhen retrofitting an olderhome, the walls should notbe overlooked. Most homesbuilt before 1930 had no in-sulation at all.

    With some of the insula-tion options available today,you dont have to tear offsiding or drywall to get to theempty stud cavities. Blown-in cellulose or chopped fiber-glass allow homeowners toadd significant insulation totheir walls through drilledholes as small as one inch.

    Last summer, as I consid-ered insulation options formy familys renovated 1920sschoolhouse, this was an im-portant consideration. Be-cause we are living in thehouse as we renovate, tear-ing out the plaster and gyp-sum board of the interiorwalls out wasnt an option;we were already entering thelast stages of renovating theinterior. Our exterior renova-tions were only just begin-ning, so I decided we wouldinsulate the house from theoutside, using blown-in cel-lulose.

    Cellulose insulation ismade from up to 85% recy-cled paper fibers. Much ofthis comes in the form ofshredded newsprint. Thefibers of cellulose insulationare much finer than fiber-glass. When cellulose isblown or dense-packed intowalls and ceilings, cellulose

    takes on almost liquid-likeproperties that let it flow intocavities and around obstruc-tions to completely fill wallsand seal cracks and seams. Iteasily flows around wires,electrical boxes and pipesand conforms to odd-shapedcavities. So, in addition toadding significant insulationvalue to walls, it can stopdrafts and cold air infiltrationduring the winter months.

    If you think blowing aproduct made primarily fromfinely-shredded paper intoyour walls would be a recipefor fire, youd be wrong.Cellulose insulation istreated with a flame retar-dantusually low-toxicityboric acid. If a fire occurs,the blown-in cellulose and itsflame retardants can actuallyslow the spread of fire andcreate a two-hour firewall.Studies by the National Re-search Council of Canadahave shown blown-in cellu-lose insulation increases awalls fire resistance by any-where from 22 to 55 percent.

    Cellulose insulation inwalls once earned a bad rep-utation for settling over timeand leaving gaps at the top of

    wall cavities, but using thedense-pack method to in-stall it both minimizes thepotential for settling andwrings the highest r-valuefrom the insulation. Mostmanufacturers list their rec-ommendations for dense-pack installation. Typically,the method is to drill a seriesof holes along the height ofeach wall cavity, every fewfeet, and fill these workingfrom top to bottom, usingplenty of air in the blowingmachine to drive the insula-tion into the cavity.

    To get the job done, youllneed to estimate how muchinsulation youll need (itstypically sold in 20-poundbales). Again, most insula-tion manufacturers have datasheets on their websites thatgive the particulars on esti-mating the amount of theirproduct needed for a project.Youll also need to rent ablower, which is usually

    available from the placewhere youll buy your insu-lation. Other necessary toolsand materials include eyeprotection, a dust mask, aladder, a drill, bits fordrilling the size of hole rec-ommended by your insula-tions manufacturer, plugsfor the holes and a nozzle tofunnel the insulation fromthe blowers hose into thedrilled holes in the walls.Some manufacturers selltheir own nozzle kits. In mycase, I was able to get a 20-ounce drink bottle the samediameter as the hose, secureit to the hose with duct tape,and cut the tapered, cappedend of the bottle to the diam-eter of the holes I drilled inthe wall.

    And doing an insulationretrofit with blown-in cello-luse means drilling holes.Lots of them. In our particu-lar case, the walls are 12 feettall, with studs on 16-inch

    centers. All of our exteriorwalls have blocking in theframing2x4s that run hor-izontally between studsattwo and four feet from thefloor level, where the school-houses interior wainscotingis secured. There is alsosome diagonal bracing at thecorners of the house. All ofthese odd cavities requiretheir own holes. Addition-ally, cavities that are 8 orgreater in height should haveholes spaced every three-to-four feet along their height,with the last hole being aboutone foot from the top. Forour modest little school-house, this translated intoabout 280 1-inch holes.Thesize of the holes you drillwill depend on the insulationmanufacturers instructions.For the the particular brandof insulation I chose, the rec-ommendation was a 1-inchhole.

    If youre going to be re-placing your siding, you cantear it off and drill throughthe underlying sheathing. Ifyoud like to keep your ex-isting siding, you can simplyremove one row of siding atthe height at which you needto drill your holes. Fordense-pack installation, thismeans removing at least acouple courses of siding atdifferent heights. If you havevinyl siding, most hardware

    stores carry a tool that willlet you unzip a row of sidingso you can get to the nailsthat hold it in place. If youhave wooden clapboard or ashingle type of siding, youcan score or cut the row to beremoved along its top edge,where it meets the bottom ofthe next row, and carefullypry and snap it off. Whenyoure finished with the in-sulation, you can then nailthe siding back in place, thencaulk and re-paint the cutedge.

    My plan last summer wasto drill through the existingclap-board. I knew I wasgoing to replace it. I just had-nt yet decided on a materialor method. As I drilled, Iused an untwisted wire coat-hanger or my electriciansfish-tape to probe the cavi-ties to check for any addi-tional blocking or obstaclesthat would require additionalholes. This was also helpfulin making sure the holes Idrilled were centered in thestud cavities, so they wouldfill evenly.

    A word of caution: If youhave electrical receptacles orlight switches located on ex-terior walls in your home, beextremely careful aboutdrilling near their respectivelocations from the outside.

    see Walls pg 6B

    Home, Farm & GardenPage 2BThe Pocahontas TimesMay 12, 2011

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  • Geoff HamillStaff Writer

    Pocahontas County haslots of rocks. Those ofus living higher up onthe mountains have little top-soil, but lots of rocks. Whenit comes to gardening, rocksare good for nothing, exceptfor rock gardens, and youcant eat rocks.

    But people with rockyyards can still grow vegeta-bles with a raised bed gar-den.

    As food prices continue torise, a good vegetable gardencan save hundreds of dollarsa year in grocery bills. Theprice of two plastic-wrappedtomatoes in a local grocerystore this week was $2.50. Atthose prices, a few goodtomato plants alone will saveyou a fortune.

    Food from your own gar-den is as fresh as can be andthe sense of accomplishmentfrom growing your own foodis extraordinary. Even asmall, well-tended gardencan be bountiful and you willbe a neighborhood herowhen you share your extraproduce with friends.

    You can put a raised bed ina rocky yard and fill it withgood soil. A raised bed offersseveral advantages. You canmix different ingredients toadjust the soil texture moreeasily with a raised bed. Inspring, soil in raised beds de-frosts more quickly than theground, allowing you towork the garden earlier. Thesoil in raised beds doesntget compacted as much anddrains better than an in-ground garden. If you buildyour raised bed with wood,its easy to attach a PVC-pipe frame for placing net-ting over your garden.

    Raised beds are excellentfor growing vegetables,herbs, flowers and fruit, in-cluding strawberries, grapes,blueberries, and raspberries.

    Like many county resi-dents, I have nothing butrocks in my yard, so I de-cided to build a raised bedgarden for this summer.

    The first step in planning araised bed garden is to find agood spot. This will be thearea of your yard that getsthe most sunshine. Orient thebed so the long side is facingthe sun, if possible.

    The easiest way to build araised bed container is withlumber, but you can use any-thing that will contain soilsix to 12 inches deep, likelandscaping blocks or rocks(rocks are good for some-

    thing, after all). I decided to use pressure-

    treated lumber for my bed.Pressure treated lumber nolonger contains arsenic,which was used in the past asan insecticide to protect thewood. Some people worriedabout arsenic leaching intothe soil, but thats no longer aconcern. Alternatives topressure-treated lumber in-clude composite and cedarlumber, both of which aremuch more expensive thanstandard pressure-treatedlumber.

    My first raised bed gardenwould be 10x5 feet and 15inches deep. The main con-cern with size is not makingthe container too wide to digout weeds, tend the plantsand harvest vegetables fromthe side. You dont want towalk on top of your raisedbed and compact the soil.Many gardeners build four-foot wide beds, but I wanteda little more growing space.

    The materials are fairly in-expensive, considering howmuch money you will saveon groceries and how muchfun you will have. A 10x5container requires six2x8x10s, one 4x4x8, 20 six-inch lag bolts and a couplefurring strips. The total costfor these materials at GladesHardware is about $75.

    What youre doing isbuilding a rectangular box,without a top or bottom. Two2x8s on top of each othermake the side rails. 2x8s areactually 7-and-three-quarterinches wide, so the containerwill be 15-and-a-half inches

    deep. Two 2x8x10s make thelong-side rails on each side.Two 2x8x5s make the endrails on each end. Four 24-inch 4x4s make the cornersupports and legs. The 4x4sextend eight-and-a-halfinches below the rails to setinto the ground for stability.

    Make the long-side piecesfirst. Use lag bolts to attach a10-foot board to a 24-inch4x4 post, flush with the topof the post. Attach the otherend of the board to another24-inch post in the samemanner and then attach an-other 10-foot board flushwith the board you have al-ready attached. Thats yourfirst long-side rail. Make an-other.

    Cut your two remaining2x8x10s in half to make fourfive-foot boards. Use nails toput the end pieces on yourcontainer and secure with alag bolt. What you have nowshould look like a truck bedrailing with eight-and-a-halfinch legs at each corner.

    Get some help and putyour bed into position inyour yard. Mark the pointswhere the legs touch theground and dig post holes 10inches deep. Put gravel in theholes, as necessary, to levelthe bed. If there are gaps be-tween the bottom of the railsand the ground, due to slope,use some rocks or bricks toplug the gaps to keep soilfrom spilling out (Im sorry Iinsulted them earlier - rocksreally are useful).

    Now its time to fill thebed with soil. A 150 squarefoot raised bed, 15 inches

    deep, will require about 55cubic feet of dirt. Uh-oh,where to get topsoil in rockyPocahontas County? Ifyoure lucky, the Division ofHighways will be doingsome digging in your areaand you can request a load oftopsoil. You might not getthe best soil but it will befree and you can add ingre-dients to make it great forgardening.

    Some local farmers and

    landowners sell soil but youwill have to ask around andyou might not have any luck.A 40-pound bag of topsoil atBuckeye Country Mart costs$2.49. Garden centers inneighboring counties sellgood topsoil in bulk. A gar-den center in GreenbrierCounty quoted $120 for 60cubic feet of topsoil. If youdont have a truck to pick it

    see Raised pg 6B

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    JEANNIE DUNHAM, THE proprietor of The CarriageHouse Inn in Huntersville, grows herbs, flowers and avariety of vegetables in raised beds, above, in her beau-tiful backyard garden. Dunham said the taste of producefrom commercial growers cannot compare to that offresh vegetables from her backyard. She is replacinglumber containers with rocks to give the garden a dif-ferent, nicer look. G. Hamill photo

    THE AUTHORS DESIGN is a 5x10 foot raised bedwith a depth of 15.5 inches. The cost of materials for thisproject, using pressure treated lumber and 6-inch lagbolts, is about $75 at Glades Hardware. The containerrequires about 55 cubic feet of dirt, which varies in costfrom free to $120, not including any delivery charge. G.Hamill drawing.

  • Restoration of rareWest Virginia habitattakes teamwork anddedication. A multitude ofagencies, non-profits andvolunteers gathered at Bar-ton Bench on Cheat Moun-tain to help restore a portionof the states rare red spruce-northern hardwood ecosys-tem by planting trees. Thiskind of cooperative energy isbecoming not only morecommon, but necessary,said Evan Burks, PartnershipCoordinator for the Monon-gahela National Forest.

    The Barton Bench arearefers to a 90-acre parcel ofland mined for coal in the1970s prior to becoming partof the National Forest sys-tem. This tract is a portion ofthe 40,856 acres acquired bythe US Forest Service in thelate 1980s that has becomeknown as the Mower Tract.

    The reclamation tech-niques employed by the coaloperators left the area in aless than desirable condition.To ensure stability, soilswere heavily compacted, andall disturbances were sowedwith aggressive, non-nativegrass species. After severaldecades, the area was stillcovered by only a densegrass mat which has inhib-ited native species from be-coming established. Thisseemingly permanent condi-tion is referred to as ar-rested succession and canbe reversed with human in-tervention. The ultimate goalof Barton Bench ecologicalrestoration project is totalnaturalization. In the shortterm, the project will provideearly successional habitat forwildlife species. In the long-term restoration will lead tohealthy watershed conditionsand native red spruce-north-ern hardwood ecosystemwithin the project area.

    The project kicked offwhen The WesMonTy Re-

    source Conservation and De-velopment Project, Inc., andthe Monongahela NationalForest received a $5,000Stage I grant and $12,000Stage II grant through the2010 FOCUS WV Brown-fields program to addressbarriers to revitalization ofBarton Bench EcologicalProject Area and plan formarketing implementation.

    Patrick Kirby, FOCUSWV Director said, The Bar-ton Bench EcologicalRestoration Project providesa stepping stone for restora-tion efforts at the minescarred and ecologically bar-ren Barton Bench, initiatingrestoration progress andspurring community in-volvement.

    The Monongahela Na-

    tional Forest then partneredwith Appalachian RegionalReforestation Initiative(ARRI) and the Office ofSurface Mining Reclamationand Enforcement (OSMRE)to plan the site preparation. Atechnique known as deeptillage was used in the fall of2010 to decompact soils andprepare the site for planting.This effort grew into morepartnerships with the ArborDay Foundation to fund thepurchase of native treespecies from Clements StateNursery and Alderson PlantMaterial Center, AmeriCorpsNCCC to provide plantinglabor, and, finally, an agree-ment with the West VirginiaDepartment of Environmen-see Barton pg 6B

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    JOE PIZARCHIK, DIRECTOR of the U.S. Department of the Interiors Office ofSurface Mining (left) explains the importance of partnerships in restoration. ClydeThompson, Forest Supervisor of the Monongahela National Forest (middle), and JackTribble, Greenbrier District Ranger (right).

    TWO YOUNGSTERS ASSIST with the reclamation atBarton Bench.

  • tal Protection (WVDEP) tohelp fund vernal pool cre-ation and wetland redesign.

    To celebrate Arbor Dayvolunteers gathered on site toplant 4,000 native treespecies including red spruce.They were joined by OSMDirector, Joe Pizarchik andForest Supervisor ClydeThompson. Other partnersattending included represen-

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    D and the Central Ap-palachian Spruce RestorationInitiative (CASRI). Volun-teers enjoyed lunch providedby Appalachian Forest Her-itage Area.

    This project is part of alarger effort to restore redspruce-northern hardwoodecosystems across hundredsof thousands of acres in Cen-tral Appalachia known as theCentral Appalachian SpruceRestoration Initiative(CASRI).

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    With the holes drilled,youre ready to start blowingthe cellulose into the wall.After all the prep, this is theeasy part. With a friendbreaking up the bales andfeeding them into the hopperof the blowing machine, youplace the nozzle into the holeand fill up the cavity.

    Most cellulose blowershave a sliding door in thepath of the hose connectionthat allows you to adjust theair flow that propels the cel-lulose through the hose andinto the wall. For the firstfew holes, it may take somepractice to get a feel for theright mix of air and cellulose

    to keep the hose and nozzlefrom clogging.

    As you fill a cavity, youllbe able to tell that its gettingfull when you start feelingsome back-pressure build upand stiffen the hose. Eventu-ally, youll get enough re-sistance that the cellulosewill stop flowing through thehose and you can let yourhelper know to turn theblower off so you can installa plug and move on to thenext hole. The first fewtimesas you get the hangof itthe nozzle might popoff the wall and cast a nicelittle shower of cellulose in-sulation around you andyour helper, which makes fora good laugh the first coupletimes it happens. Its also agood reminder that youshould be wearing eye pro-tection and a dust mask.

    To complete the project onour house, which is about thesize of an average ranch-style home, took two fullweekends, with a helper. Itwas four days of work that

    have already made a notice-able difference in the pastfew seasons.

    We use our electric base-boardswhich supplementthe heat from our woodstoveabout half as muchas we did last winter, andthere are far fewer cold spotsin our old schoolhouse. Thismeans the house is stayingmore comfortable for muchless money. With some ofthe warmer days weve ex-perienced lately, the temper-ature inside our house isconsistently cooler than itwould have been in the past.Im looking forward to see-ing how the difference willplay out in mid-July or Au-gust.

    Interestingly, there wasanother benefit I hadnt an-ticipated. The number ofthose pesky asian lady bee-tles that found their way in-side the house this spring

    was significantly less than inpast years. The insulationhas filled the cavities in thewalls where they used tospend the winter, and theboric acid used to as a flameretardant in the insulation isalso an insecticide.

    If you want to read up onthe subject before tacklingan insulation retrofit, checkout the websites of a few in-sulation manufacturers.Most have data sheets andinstallation guides availableto download. And find agood book on the subject.Before doing our retrofit, Ispent a lot of time withBruce Harleys Insulate andWeatherize (The TauntonPress, 2002), which containslots of detail about thedense-pack method and lotsof additional tips on control-ling temperature and airflowin the home.

    Of course, as anyone

    working on an old house willtell you, youre never reallyfinished with it. As wecontinue our work on the ex-terior this summer, well beadding some rigid foam in-sulation over our recently in-sulated walls as we prepare

    to install some new sidingand sealing up the exteriorsurface of the house.

    And next summer, I mightinsulate that crawlspace sothe floors stay a littlewarmer. Theres alwayssomething to do.

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    If you werent in Marlin-ton last Saturday, youmissed some real fun. WithThe Great Marlinton YardSale, Mothers Day and theFarmers Market, it seemedlike half the county was intown!

    At the Farmers Marketfrequent wakeup callsfrom Maxines roostermade it feel like a real farmwhile folks tapped theirtoes to bluegrass music byHomer Hunter and friends.

    Trevor and Corey addedmore tunes with fiddle andmandolin. Doug promisesmore live music.

    There was plenty of va-riety. The cut flowers,hanging baskets and Loisdelightful quilted tote bagswere a rainbow of colors.Folks sold jams, jellies,eggs, fresh greens, salt-ris-ing bread and cookies.Corenias pepperoni rollswere a big hit.

    The Student Seed Storeis a new addition to themarket. Kids from theMarlinton Elementary

    Schools Use Your Noo-dle program hand-paintedseed packets which werethen filled by middle-school students. Trevor,Skylar and Kaitlyn shouldbe back at The Seed Storenext week. For one lowprice you get both seedsand original art.

    Now is the time for liveplants. See Junior andDoug next Saturday. Help-ful hint: when plantingtomatoes, bury half of thestem in the ground. Thatway youll get a biggerplant with more fruit.

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  • (SPM Wire) Some shop-pers thump fresh summerfruit before buying it. Oth-ers squeeze it, sniff it orhold it aloft as they try todiscern which is the fresh-est or sweetest or juiciest.

    So whats the proper wayto pick the best summerfruits for your family?

    Shoppers should remem-ber that each fruit is differ-ent. With this in mind, theexperts at FruitAndVeggie-Guru.com have put togethersome guidelines to helpsavvy consumers find thefreshest fruits for theirtable:

    Peaches: The reddestpeaches arent always theripest. The ones that tastethe best should give withsome pressure, have astrong aroma and no mushyor dark spots. If you need toripen peaches put them intoa brown paper bag on yourcountertop to soften overthe course of a day or two.

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    melon, go ahead, but besure it has a hollow sound.A better test of freshness isto look for one thats heavyfor its size and that has amild yellow underside.

    Cherries: When pickingcherries, opt for ones with afirm texture and deep redcolor. Beware of ones that

    are very soft or too dark.

    Cantaloupes: Thesemelons should give under

    soft pressure from yourthumb and should have ayellowish tinge to theirrinds. Cantaloupes with thestem attached are immatureand wont be the tastiest.

    Be sure to wash all fruitbefore slicing into it, sinceany germs or bacteria onthe skin will enter the fruitwhen your knife goes intoit.

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    Summer is the best timeto incorporate more fruitsand vegetables into yourfamilys diet, since so manydifferent varieties are attheir freshest and tastiest.

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    A few simple tips cantransform a cluttered kitcheninto an efficient space forcooking and entertaining.Plus, you can save money,time, energy and water in theprocess.

    Simple Changes: Smalladditions can make yourculinary life easier. Considerpainting a strip of chalkboardpaint on your kitchen wall sofamily members can main-tain to-do lists, share notesand recipes. This helps youstay organized while addingan interactive element toyour decor. Also consideradding roll-out cabinetshelves to make storing andfinding pots and pans easier.

    It is no surprise that thekitchen faucet can be turnedon and off anywhere from 30to 50 times a day by a familyof four. Install a touch faucet,such as one of Delta Faucet'skitchen faucets withTouch2O Technology, whichprovides the option to startand stop the flow of waterwith a tap anywhere on thespout or handle. When handsget messy, water flow can bestarted with the wrist or fore-arm, keeping the processmore efficient while reduc-

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    Energy Savers: Being ef-ficient is about more thanjust saving time. It's impor-tant to conserve energy andwater too. Save energy bycooking large batches offood and freezing half forlater. It takes less energy toturn on the range once tocook a big pot, than multipletimes to cook smaller por-tions.

    Make sure your kitchenfaucet is also eco-friendlyand can help you conservewater. Look for one with aMulti-Flow wand that cantoggle between spray andstream functionality. Thefunction adds conveniencebecause a simple push canincrease the flow from 1.5gallons per minute for taskslike hand washing, to 2.2gallons per minute whenmore water is needed to fillpots and vases.

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    Street Smarts: Think likea short-order cook to runyour kitchen when things be-come hectic. Keep a mag-netic pad on the fridge and

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    NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATESThe following Estates:PHYLLIS LORENE PRITCHARD, FILE NUMBER 13143, said

    Personal Representative being Betty A. Herbster, 1330 10th StreetPlace NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

    EDITH ROBERTA HEAVNER, FILE NUMBER 13150, said Per-sonal Representative being Carolyn C. Doerr, 105 Cantis Hilltop Vil-las, Morgantown, WV 26505are before the POCAHONTAS COUNTY COMMISSION, MELISSAL. BENNETT, CLERK, 900C TENTH AVENUE, MARLINTON,WEST VIRGINIA, 24954, PHONE: 304-799-4549. Any claimsagainst said Estates must be filed in accordance with the provisionsof article 2 or article 3-a of chapter 44;

    Any person seeking to impeach or establish a will must make acomplaint in accordance with the provisions of section 11, 12 or 13,article 5, chapter 41 of this code;

    Any objections to the qualifications of the personal representa-tive or the venue of jurisdiction of the court must be filed with thecounty commission within three months after the date of first publi-cation or 30 days of service of the notice, whichever is later.

    Notice is hereby given that settlement of this estate will proceedwithout reference to a fiduciary commissioner unless within ninetydays after the date of the first publication such reference is re-quested by a party of interest or an unpaid creditor files a claim andgood cause is shown to support reference to a fiduciary commis-sioner.

    Given under my hand this the 9th day of May, 2011.Melissa L. Bennett, CLERK

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    ACCEPTING SEALED BIDSThe Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority (PCSWA) is ac-

    cepting sealed bids for the processing of recyclables collected by theAuthority. The PCSWA collects approximately 9 tons of #1 plastic,9 tons of #2 plastic, 1 ton of bi-metal cans, and 140 tons of card-board and paper (including newspaper and mixed office paper) peryear at the Green Box sites throughout Pocahontas County. Noglass was collected in 2010 due to the lack of a market. Approxi-mately 74 tons of tires and 42 tons of white goods are received peryear. Bidders may bid on Proposal 1, Proposal 2, Proposal 3, orProposal 4. A separate bid is required for each proposal. Any ques-tions concerning the bids should be directed to Mary Clendenen,PCSWA Office Administrator, at 304-799-6262.

    Proposal 1 - Bidders should state the amount to be paid to thePCSWA per ton for newspaper, office paper, magazines, cardboard,plastics, bi-metals cans, and glass delivered by the PCSWA to yourfacility for recycling. Please specify whether glass will be accepted.Recycling equipment owned by the PCSWA used for processingmay be leased by the successful bidder for $10.00 per year. Thelessee shall be responsible for maintenance of all equipment whileleased.

    Proposal 2 - Bidders should state the amount to be paid to thePCSWA per ton for newspaper, office paper, magazines, cardboardand glass to be picked up the by the successful bidder from the fivegreen box locations throughout Pocahontas County. Bidders shouldalso state the amount to be paid per ton for plastics and bi-metalcans to be delivered at no cost by the PCSWA to your facility.Please specify whether glass will be accepted. Recycling equip-ment owned by the PCSWA used for processing may be leased bythe successful bidder for $10.00 per year. Recycling trailers forcardboard/paper can be leased from the PCSWA for $5.00 per year.The lessee shall be responsible for maintenance of all equipmentwhile leased.

    Proposal 3 - Used tires to be collected from the PocahontasCounty Landfill and recycled. Bids should include the cost of pro-viding a trailer at the landfill for collection of tires.

    Proposal 4 - White goods and scrap metal to be collected fromthe Pocahontas County Landfill and recycled. Refrigerant is re-moved by the Authority prior to recycling. Bids should include thecost of providing a container at the landfill for placement of whitegoods.

    Sealed bids must be received by the PCSWA no later than 8:00p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011, to be considered, and should beaddressed to: Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority, SealedBids - Recyclables, 900C Tenth Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954. Thecontracts will be for one year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012). Bidsare good for 30 days. The PCSWA reserves the right to reject anyor all bids.

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    PRE-BID MEETNGThe Pocahontas County Board of Education will conduct a pre-bid

    meeting for removal of old paint and painting on the roof at Marlin-ton Middle School located at RR 2 Box 52S, Buckeye, WV, 24924.Call Darin W. McKenney, Supervisor of Maintenance, at 304-799-4505, ext. 2232, for details.

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    NOTICEThe Pocahontas County Commission is seeking individuals in-

    terested in serving on the Pocahontas County Emergency MedicalServices Authority. These appointments will be for three year terms,effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014. Please respond to the Com-mission in writing. Any individual who is eighteen years of age anda resident of, or member of the governing body of any participatinggovernment is eligible to serve as a member of the board; however,as set out in the bylaws of the EMS Authority, these appointmentswill be limited to one representative from Bartow, Frank and DurbinAmbulance Service; one representative from Little Levels Ambu-lance Service; and one representative from Cass Ambulance Serv-ice. For more information please contact the Pocahontas CountyCommission Office at 900 Tenth Avenue, Marlinton, West Virginia24954, 304-799-6063 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.Monday through Friday.

    David M. Fleming, PresidentPocahontas County Commission

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    TRUSTEES SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATEThe undersigned Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority

    vested in him by that certain Deed of Trust, dated the 8th day ofJanuary, 2007, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of theCounty Commission of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in TrustDeed Book 293, at page 122, Charles J. Winters and Anne A.Winters did convey unto Richard A. Pill, Esq., Trustee(s), certainreal property described in said Deed of Trust; and the beneficiary

    has elected to appoint Seneca Trustees, Inc., as Substitute Trusteeby a Substitution of Trustee dated March 11, 2011 and recorded inthe aforesaid Clerks office; and default having been made underthe aforementioned Deed of Trust, and the undersigned SubstituteTrustee having been instructed by the secured party to foreclosethereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front doorof the Pocahontas County Courthouse in Marlinton, West Vir-ginia, on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 o'clock p.m. the following de-scribed real estate, together with its improvements, easements andappurtenances thereunto belonging, situate in Edray District, Poc-ahontas County, West Virginia, and more particularly described asfollows:

    All of the following described parcel, tract, or unit of real estate,together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lyingand being in Edray District, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, andmore particularly described as follows:

    All of Unit 412 of Soaring Eagle Lodge as shown and illustratedon that plat of survey recorded among the land records in the Officeof the Clerk of the County Commission of Pocahontas County, WestVirginia, on November 30, 2006, in Deed Book No. 306, at page 62.

    Together with a non-exclusive undivided 0.017319 percent inter-est in all the common elements of Soaring Eagle Lodge Associa-tion, Inc., as shown and designated on the aforesaid plat as SoaringEagle Lodge Phase One Building, together with a non-exclusive un-divided 0.010585 percent interest in all the common elements ofSoaring Eagle Lodge Master Association, Inc., as shown and des-ignated on the aforesaid plat.

    This conveyance is specifically made subject to the terms, con-ditions, provisions, restrictions, protective covenants, rights, pow-ers and duties pertaining to Soaring Eagle Lodge as moreparticularly set forth in the Declaration, Plats or maps of survey andBy-Laws of Soaring Eagle Lodge Association, Inc., a West Virginiacorporation, and as, from time to time may be amended, which doc-uments are recorded in the aforesaid County Clerks Office as fol-lows:

    DECLARATION: DEED BOOK NO. 306, AT PAGE 1DECLARATION: DEED BOOK NO. 306, AT PAGE 62PLAT OF SURVEY: HANGING FILE IThe Grantees, for and on behalf of the grantees and the grantees

    heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, by the ac-ceptance of this deed covenant and agree to pay such charges forthe maintenance of, repairs to, replacement of and expenses in con-nection with the common elements as may be assessed from timeto time by the council in accordance with the Unit Property Act ofWest Virginia, and further covenant and agree that the unit con-veyed by this deed shall be subject to a charge for all amounts soassessed and that, except insofar as section five [ 36A-7-5], arti-cle seven of said Unit Property Act may relieve a subsequent unitowner of liability for prior unpaid assessments, this covenant shallrun with and bind the land or unit hereby conveyed and all subse-quent owners thereof.

    The Grantees herein, for and on behalf of their heirs, personalrepresentatives, successors and assigns, by acceptance of thisdeed, also agree (a) to comply with all of the provisions of SoaringEagle Lodge Declaration, By-Laws and Exhibits attached thereto:(b) to abide by all of the rules and regulations adopted by SoaringEagle Lodge Association, Inc., as described in the Declaration By-Laws, and as subsequently amended; (c) to abide by all the rulesand regulations adopted by Soaring Eagle Lodge Master Associa-tion, Inc., and its By-Laws, and as subsequently amended; (d) topay and acknowledge continuing liability to pay all dues and as-sessments properly levied against the Unit by Soaring Eagle LodgeAssociation, Inc. and Soaring Eagle Lodge Master Association, Inc.,and; (e) that amendments to the aforesaid Declaration and relateddocuments which incorporate the Lot or Unit hereby conveyed intoSoaring Eagle Lodge may be prepared, and that the Grantees, theirheirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, agree thatthe subject Unit is a part of Soaring Eagle Lodge and subject to thecurrent Declaration and related documents and all amendments andmodifications thereto.

    The Grantor warrants that it has no knowledge or reason to be-lieve that the subject property or its substrata contains an under-ground storage tank which is regulated by the provisions of the WestVirginia Underground Storage Tank Act, W. Va. Code 22-17-19.

    This conveyance is made subject to all covenants, conditions, re-strictions, easements and rights-of-way affecting the title to the prop-erty hereby conveyed that are of record in the Clerks Office;provided, however, that any such covenants, conditions or restric-tions indicating a preference, limitation or discrimination based onrace, color, religion, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, handi-cap, familial status or national origin is hereby deleted to the extentsuch covenants, conditions or restrictions violated 42 USC 3604(c).

    This conveyance is made subject to all exceptions, reservationsand conditions contained in all prior deeds and to those apparentupon an inspection of the property.

    At the time of the execution of the Deed of Trust, this propertywas reported to have an address of: 412 Soaring Eagle Lodge,Snowshoe, WV 26209.

    The referenced real estate will be conveyed with no covenants ofwarranty, and subject to all covenants, restrictions, easements,rights-of-way and reservations which may be a matter of record inthe aforesaid Clerks Office or visible upon the ground, all prior liensand encumbrances, including, without limitation, liens for real es-tate taxes, incinerator, sanitary and sewer charges. The purchasersat the sale shall be responsible for paying the recording costs andalso the tax on the privilege of transferring real property (the cost ofthe tax stamp to be affixed to the deed). The purchasers shall be re-sponsible for payment of all real estate taxes.

    The subject property will be sold in "AS IS" condition. The Sub-stitute Trustee shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenantor person occupying the subject property to vacate said property.

    TERMS: $50,000.00 in cash and/or certified funds as depositwith the balance due and payable within 30 days of the day of sale.

    FEDERAL TAX LIEN: In the event that there are Federal TaxLiens against the property, the United States would have the right toredeem the property within a period of 120 days from the date ofsuch sale or the period allowable for redemption under local law,whichever is longer.

    Pursuant to the Deed of Trust, the Trustee may postpone the saleby public announcement at the time and place designated or byposting a notice of the same, and act by agent in the execution ofthe sale. The parties secured by the Deed of Trust reserve the rightto purchase the property at such sale.

    SENECA TRUSTEES, INC.6108 Mid Atlantic Drive

    Morgantown, WV 26508(304) 413-0044

    (304) 292-2918Toll free: (888) 534-3132

    Reference File No. 20-026224-105/12/2c

    TRUSTEES SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATEThe undersigned Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority

    vested in him by that certain Deed of Trust, dated the 5th day ofJanuary, 2007, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of theCounty Commission of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in TrustDeed Book 293, at page 1, Dean H. Stanton aka Dean HowardStanton and Kimberly M. Stanton aka Kimberly Hall did conveyunto Richard A. Pill, Esq., Trustee(s), certain real property describedin said Deed of Trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appointSeneca Trustees, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by a Substitution ofTrustee dated April 20, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Clerksoffice; and default having been made under the aforementionedDeed of Trust, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee having beeninstructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offerfor sale at public auction at the front door of the PocahontasCounty Courthouse in Marlinton, West Virginia, on May 31, 2011at 12:00 o'clock p.m. the following described real estate, togetherwith its improvements, easements and appurtenances thereunto be-longing, situate in Edray District, Pocahontas County, West Virginia,and more particularly described as follows:

    All of the following described parcel, tract, or unit of real estate,together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lyingand being in Edray District, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, andmore particularly described as follows:

    All of Unit 408 of Soaring Eagle Lodge as shown and illustratedon that plat of survey recorded among the land records in the Officeof the Clerk of the County Commission of Pocahontas County, WestVirginia, on November 30, 2006, in Deed Book No. 306, at page 62.

    Together with a non-exclusive undivided 0.007837 percent inter-est in all the common elements of Soaring Eagle Lodge Associa-tion, Inc., as shown and designated on the aforesaid plat as SoaringEagle Lodge Phase One Building, together with a non-exclusive un-divided 0.004790 percent interest in all the common elements ofSoaring Eagle Lodge Master Association, Inc., as shown and des-ignated on the aforesaid plat.

    This conveyance is specifically made subject to the terms, con-ditions, provisions, restrictions, protective covenants, rights, pow-ers and duties pertaining to Soaring Eagle Lodge as moreparticularly set forth in the Declaration, Plats or maps of survey andBy-Laws of Soaring Eagle Lodge Association, Inc., a West Virginiacorporation, and as, from time to time may be amended, which doc-uments are recorded in the aforesaid County Clerks Office as fol-lows:

    DECLARATION: DEED BOOK NO. 306, AT PAGE 1DECLARATION: DEED BOOK NO. 306, AT PAGE 62PLAT OF SURVEY: HANGING FILE IThe Grantees, for and on behalf of the grantees and the grantees

    heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, by the ac-ceptance of this deed covenant and agree to pay such charges forthe maintenance of, repairs to, replacement of and expenses in con-nection with the common elements as may be assessed from timeto time by the council in accordance with the Unit Property Act ofWest Virginia, and further covenant and agree that the unit con-veyed by this deed shall be subject to a charge for all amounts soassessed and that, except insofar as section five [ 36A-7-5], arti-cle seven of said Unitt Property Act may relieve a subsequent unitowner of liability for prior unpaid assessments, this covenant shallrun with and bind the land or unit hereby conveyed and all subse-quent owners thereof.

    The Grantees herein, for and on behalf of their heirs, personalrepresentatives, successors and assigns, by acceptance of thisdeed, also agree (a) to comply with all of the provisions of SoaringEagle Lodge Declaration, By-Laws and exhibits attached thereto;(b) to abide by all of the rules and regulations adopted by SoaringEagle Lodge Association, Inc., as described in the Declaration andBy-Laws, and as subsequently amended; (c) to abide by all the rulesand regulations adopted by Soaring Eagle Lodge Master Associa-tion, Inc., and its By-Laws, and as subsequently amended; (d) topay and acknowledge continuing liability to pay all dues and as-sessments properly levied against the Unit by Soaring Eagle LodgeAssociation, Inc., and Soaring Eagle Lodge Master Association, Inc.,and; (e) that amendments to the aforesaid Declaration and relateddocuments which incorporate the Lot or Unit hereby conveyed intoSoaring Eagle Lodge may be prepared, and that the Grantees, theirheirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, agree thatthe subject Unit is a part of Soaring Eagle Lodge and subject to thecurrent Declaration and related documents and all amendments andmodifications thereto.

    The Grantor warrants that it has no knowledge or reason to be-lieve that the subject property or its substrata contains an under-ground storage tank which is regulated by the provisions of the WestVirginia Underground Storage Tank Act, W.Va. Code 22-17-19.

    This conveyance is made subject to all covenants, conditions, re-strictions, easements and rights-of-way affecting the title to the prop-erty hereby conveyed that are of record in the Clerks Office;provided, however, that any such covenants, conditions or restric-tions indicating a preference, limitation or discrimination based onrace, color, religion, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, handi-cap, familial status or national origin is hereby deleted to the extentsuch covenants, conditions or restrictions violated 42 USC 3604(c).

    This conveyance is made subject to all exceptions, reservationsand conditions contained in all prior deed and to those apparentupon an inspection of the property.

    At the time of the execution of the Deed of Trust, this propertywas reported to have an address of: 408 Soaring Eagle Lodge,Snowshoe, WV 26209.

    The referenced real estate will be conveyed with no covenants ofwarranty, and subject to all covenants, restrictions, easements,rights-of=way and reservations which may be a matter of record inthe aforesaid Clerks Office or visible upon the ground, all prior liensand encumbrances, including, without limitation, liens for real es-tate taxes, incinerator, sanitary and sewer charges. The purchasersat the sale shall be responsible for paying the recording costs andalso the tax on the privilege of transferring real property (the cost ofthe tax stamp to be affixed to the deed). The purchasers shall be re-sponsible for payment of all real estate taxes.

    The subject property will be sold in "AS IS" condition. The Sub-stitute Trustee shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenantor person occupying the subject property to vacate said property.

    TERMS: $22,000.00 in cash and/or certified funds as deposit

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    PRECINCT NO. 18 BUCKEYE Marlinton Middle SchoolPRECINCT NO. 23 HUNTERSVILLE Huntersville Baptist ChurchPRECINCT NO. 26 MILL POINT Trinity Baptist ChurchPRECINCT NO. 27 HILLSBORO Hillsboro SchoolPRECINCT NO. 29 DROOP Mt. Olivet Church

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  • with the balance due and payable within 30 days of the day of sale. FEDERAL TAX LIEN: In the event that there are Federal Tax

    Liens against the property, the United States would have the right toredeem the property within a period of 120 days from the date ofsuch sale or the period allowable for redemption under local law,whichever is longer.

    Pursuant to the Deed of Trust, the Trustee may postpone the saleby public announcement at the time and place designated or byposting a notice of the same, and act by agent in the execution ofthe sale. The parties secured by the Deed of Trust reserve the rightto purchase the property at such sale.

    SENECA TRUSTEES, INC.6108 Mid Atlantic Drive

    Morgantown, WV 26508(304) 413-0044(304) 292-2918

    Toll free: (888) 534-3132Reference File No. 42-005646-11

    5/12/2c

    NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALEPursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by deed of

    trust dated the 4th day of April, 2008, signed by Starlena M. Robert-son and Paul J. Robertson, wife and husband, to Vickie L. Hylton,Trustee, which said deed of trust is of record in the Office of theClerk of the County Commission of Pocahontas County, West Vir-ginia, in Trust Deed Book 307, at page 62, and R. Vance Golden, III,Trustee having been requested so to do by the Lender, and defaulthaving been made under the terms and conditions of said deed oftrust, and the provisions in said deed of trust concerning accelera-tion having been complied with by the Lender and present holder ofthe note, said Trustee will sell at public auction at 9:00 o'clock,a.m. on the 19th day of May, 2011 at the front doors of theCourthouse in Pocahontas County, West Virginia the followingdescribed real estate:

    Situate in Little Levels District, Pocahontas County, West Virginia TRACT ONE: That certain tract, piece or parcel of real estate sit-

    uate near Hillsboro, in Little Levels District of Pocahontas County,West Virginia, containing Ten (10) acres, more or less. A more de-tailed description may be found in the Office of the Clerk of theCounty Commission of Pocahontas County in Deed Book 90 atpage 342.

    TRACT TWO: That certain tract, piece or parcel of real estate sit-uate near Hillsboro, in Little Levels District of Pocahontas County,West Virginia, adjoining the lands of John Jordan and George R.Wade, containing Fifteen (15) acres, more or less. A more detaileddescription may be found in the Office of the Clerk of the CountyCommission of Pocahontas County in Deed Book 104 at page102.There is excepted and reserved from the above tracts the fol-lowing described tracts or parcels of real estate:

    RESERVATION ONE: Beginning at a inch iron pipe set in theline of Steward and Nancy Galford, from which a corner post, a cor-ner to Galford and Gladys Holmes bears S. 05-01-50 E. 1030.40feet, thence with Galford and following a fence line N. 05-01-50 W.622.21 feet to a inch iron pin pipe set in the line of Galford at afence corner from which a 1 inch iron pipe on the north side ofSecondary Route 219/10 bears N. 05-01-50 W. 808.63 feet, thenceleaving Steward and Nancy Galford and cutting through the land ofGladys Holmes N. 76-15-55 E. 543.92 feet to a inch iron pipe seton the West Right-of-Way of Secondary Route 219/14, in a fencecorner, from which a Transformer Pole No. SB 10 bears S. 23 W.8.75 feet, thence with the West Right-of-Way of Secondary Route219/14 S. 01-19-00 W. 648.97 feet to a inch iron pipe set on saidRight of Way in a fence corner, thence leaving Secondary Route219/14 and cutting through the land of Gladys Holmes and follow-ing a fence line S. 77-41-15 W. 469.69 feet to the point of beginningand containing 7.24 acres, more or less, as surveyed by William E.Dilley, L.L.S., in February 1989, and as shown on a plat attached toDeed Book 202 at page 277, recorded in the Office of the Clerk ofthe County Commission of Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION TWO: Beginning at a corner post, a corner toCharles D. Beverage and Steward and Nancy Galford thence leav-ing Charles D. Beverage and with Galford N. 05-01-51 W. 142.00feet to a inch iron pipe set on the line of Steward and Nancy Gal-ford, thence leaving Galford and cutting through the land of GladysHolmes N. 73-54-22 E. 98.32 feet to a inch iron pipe set near apond beside a dead White Pine, thence N. 04-54-40 E. 174.76 feetto a inch iron pipe set in the field, thence N. 66-34-56 E. 287.69feet to a inch iron pipe set on the west Right-of-Way of Second-ary Route 219/14, thence with the said West R/W S. 01-02-36 W.299.95 feet to a point on said R/W, thence S. 10-20-23 W. 56.72feet to a point on said R/W, thence S. 21-16-16 W. 49.14 feet to apoint on said R/W, thence S. 23-56-06 W. 109.01 feet to a inchiron pipe set on said R/W, in a fence line, and a corner to CharlesD. Beverage, thence leaving said West R/W of Secondary Route219/14, and with Charles D. Beverage N. 46-55-48 W. 139.78 feetto a 1 inch iron rod with a flange top in a fence corner, thence S. 74-08-09 W. 188.33 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.605acres, more or less, as surveyed by William E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dun-more, West Virginia, in June 1989, and as shown on a plat attachedto Deed Book 205 at page 465, recorded in the Office of the Clerkof the County Commission of Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION THREE: Beginning at a inch iron pipe seat be-side a corner fence post, on the south right-of-way of SecondaryRoute 219/10, and a corner to Stewart and Nancy Galford, fromwhich a 1 inch iron pipe on the north side of Secondary Route219/10 bears N. 05-10-15 W. 45.00 feet, thence leaving Galford andwith the south right-of-way of said Road N. 55-30-31 E. 50.38 feetto a point on said R/W, thence N. 64-04-57 E. 43.94 feet to a pointon said R/W, thence N. 68-20-04 E. 231.97 feet to a inch ironpipe set on said R/W, thence leaving Secondary Route 219/10 and

    cutting through the land of Gladys Holmes S. 18-54-57 E. 122.93feet to a inch iron pipe set, thence S. 74-26-43 W. 342.25 feet toa inch iron pipe set beside the fence line in the line of Stewartand Nancy Galford, thence with Galford following the fence line N.05-10-15 W. 75.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing34,370 Square Feet or 0.79 acre, more or less, as surveyed byWilliam E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, West Virginia, in June of 1990,and as shown on a plat attached to Deed Book 209 at page 326,recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission ofPocahontas County, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION FOUR: Beginning at a inch iron pipe a cornerto Lot A, and on the West right-of-way of Secondary Route 219/14,thence leaving Lot A and with said R/W S. 01-04-09 W. 265.85 feetto a inch iron pipe set on the said right-of-way, thence cuttingthrough the land of Gladys Holmes S. 66-64-55 W. 421.16 feet to a inch iron pipe set in a field on the Galford line N. 05-01-51 W.321.31 feet along the Galford line to a point on the southwest cor-ner of Lot A thence with Lot A N. 74-54-50 E. 434.58 feet to the pointof beginning and containing 2.748 acres, more or less, as surveyedby William E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, West Virginia, in June 1989,as shown on two plats attached to Deed Book 211 at page 426,recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Pocahontas County,West Virginia.

    RESERVATION FIVE: Beginning at a inch iron pipe found onthe south right of way of Secondary Route 219/10, and being a cor-ner to the .79 acre tract owned by Romie and Margaret Hicks,thence leaving Hicks and with said right-of-way N. 70-16-49 E. 42.04feet to a point on said R/W, thence N. 79-41-18 E. 35.17 feet to apoint on said R/W, thence N. 87-04-18 E. 28.14 feet to a point onsaid R/W, thence S. 81-03-07 E. 58.14 feet to a inch iron pipe seton said right-of-way and cutting through the land of Gladys HolmesS. 02-19-21 E. 100.32 feet to a inch iron pipe set in a wet place,thence S. 76-51-03 W. 127.26 feet to a inch iron pipe found, acorner to the 0.79 acre tract of Romie and Margaret Hicks, thencewith Hicks N. 18-54-57 W. 122.95 feet to the point of beginning andcontaining 17,261 square feet or 0.396 acre, more or less, as sur-veyed by William E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, West Virginia, Augustof 1990, as shown on a plat attached to Deed Book 212 at page 5,recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission ofPocahontas County, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION SIX: Beginning at a inch iron pipe set on theWest Right-of-Way of Secondary Route 219/14, a corner to Lot Cthence leaving said Right-of-Way and with Lot C S. 76-16-37 W.585.81 feet to a inch iron pipe set on the line of Steward andNancy Galford and a corner to Lot C, thence leaving Lot C and withGalford N. 05-01-50 W. 188.01 feet to a inch iron pipe set in afence corner, on the line of Galford, from which a 2 inch iron pipe onthe North road bank bears N. 05-01-50 W. 347.46 feet, and a Trans-former Pole No. E0730 6F81 bears S. 25 E. 2.33 feet, thence leav-ing Galford and cutting through the land of Gladys Homes N.78-23-00 E. 424.33 feet to a inch iron pipe set at a fence corner,beside a water trough, from which a Power Pole No. E0730 HF62bears S. 70 E. 1.66 feet, thence leaving the fence line S. 53-26-09E. 138.58 feet to a inch iron pipe set in a fence line at a gate post,said gate post is the South end of the gate, thence S. 89-34-43 E.61.66 feet to a inch iron pipe set on the West Right-of-Way ofSecondary Route 219/14, thence leaving Gladys Holmes and withsaid Right-of-Way S. 03-25-20 W. 50.85 feet to the point of begin-ning, containing 2.10 acres, more or less, as surveyed by William E.Dilley, L.L.S. of Dunmore, West Virginia, in December, 1989, asshown on a plat attached to Deed Book 207 at page 96, recordedin the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of PocahontasCounty, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION SEVEN: Beginning at a corner to Gladys Holmesand Steward Galford, thence N. 66-34-55 E. 133.47 feet to a cornerand a point on the line with Gladys Holmes, thence S. 04-54-39 W.174.76 feet to a corner, thence S. 73-54-22 W. 98.32 feet to a cor-ner and point on the line with said Galford, thence N. 05-01-51 W.148.90 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 0.4 acre, moreor less, as surveyed by William E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, WestVirginia as shown on a plat attached to Deed Book 208 at page 276,recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission ofPocahontas County, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION EIGHT: Beginning at a inch iron pipe foundon the West Right-of-Way of Secondary Route 219/14, a corner toJohn Gores 7.24 acre lot, from which a Transformer Pole No. SB 10bears S. 23 W. 3.75 feet, thence leaving the said R/W and with JohnGore S. 76-16-37 W. 543.80 feet to a found inch iron pipe in afence corner, on the line of Steward and Nancy Galford N. 05-01-50W. 274.07 feet to a inch iron pipe set on the line of Galford, anda corner to Lot D, thence leaving Galford and with Lot D N. 76-16-37 E. 585.81 feet to a inch iron pipe set on the West R/W of Sec-ondary Route 219/14, a corner to Lot D, thence leaving Lot D andwith said R/W S. 03-25-21 W. 282.49 feet to the point of beginning,containing 3.50 acres, more or less, as surveyed by William E. Dil-ley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, West Virginia, in December of 1989, asshown on a plat attached to Deed Book 208 at page 501, recordedin the Officer of the Clerk of the County Commission of PocahontasCounty, West Virginia.

    RESERVATION NINE: Beginning at a inch iron pipe found ina fence corner, a corner to Lot D, and on the line of Steward andNancy Galford, thence leaving Lot D and with Galford and followinga fence line N. 04-55-19 W. 165.00 feet to a inch iron pipe set inthe Galford line, from which a inch iron pipe a corner to Romieand Margaret Hicks bears N. 04-55-19 W. 61.70 feet thence leav-ing Galford and running past the South side of a pond and cuttingthrough the land of Gladys Holmes N. 71-50-25 E. 224.01 feet to a inch iron pipe set in the field, thence S. 10-19-11 E. 189.45 feetto a inch iron pipe set on the line of Lot D beside a fence line,from which a inch iron pipe found in a fence corner at a watertrough, a corner to Lot D bears N. 78-23-00 E. 186.87 feet, thencewith Lot D. S. 78-23-00 W. 237.50 feet to the point of beginning con-

    taining 40,481 Square Feet or 0.93 of an acre, more or less as sur-veyed by William E. Dilley, L.L.S., of Dunmore, West Virginia, inSeptember 1991, as shown on a plat attached to Deed Book 215 atpage 136, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Com-mission of Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

    It is the intention of this notice to sell the secured property byproper description as was intended to be transferred and conveyedin the aforesaid deed of trust.The above described real estate is re-ported to have a mailing address of: HC 64 Box 497, Droop,WV 24946

    TERMS OF SALE: Cash in hand on day of sale or within 30 daysof date of sale upon terms to be agreed upon between Trustee andsuccessful bidder, time being of the essence; payment for unpaidreal estate taxes to be assumed by the purchaser. The Trustee doesnot warrant title or fitness to this property; it is being purchased asis; this is a buyer beware sale and any buyer is advised to retaincounsel before the sale. If there is any part of the process of salewhich is found to be objectionable, the Trustee reserves the right tocancel the sale. No purchaser should take possession or make im-provements in the premises until the Trustee deed is delivered orrecorded. A third party purchaser at sale may be required to pay thepurchase price plus all recording and transfer fees.

    Any sale hereunder may be adjourned from time to time withoutany notice other than oral proclamation at the time and place ap-pointed for this sale or by posting of a notice of same. Should theTrustee not appear at the time appointed for the sale and there is nonotice posted of a continuance please contact the office of theTrustee to make further inquiry. Any sale may be conducted or ad-journed by the designated agent or attorney of the Trustee. The un-dersigned is fully vested with the authority to sell said property asTrustee by instrument of record.

    Should any party have any inquires, objections to the sale orprotests regarding the sale, or requests regarding the sale, pleasenotify the trustee below by one of the means of communications setforth below.

    R. VANCE GOLDEN, III, TRUSTEE543 Fifth Street, P.O. Box 81

    Parkersburg, WV 26102Telephone (304) 4853851

    Fax (304) 485-0261E-mail: [email protected]

    Lender: Fifth Third Mortgage Company

    Processor: Liz DuboisRobertsonStarlena.ntc / Notices / agreen

    5/5/2c

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