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January 14, 1982

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Preston Chew" Subject Civil War Roundtable part of the Con- States Army will be lecture for the Ferry Civil War at the group's meeting scheduled January 13, in Ferry United Church. will present a titled: "R. Preston Lee's Flying Horse The meeting will reservations only p.m. in the church hall. Persons in- only are Join the gropup at 8 no advance notice Preston Chew was 1843 in Loudoun ,Va. In 1846, the family to Jefferson County they made their home Hermitage Farm miles southeast of Town. Young Chew Charles and later at Military Institute Which he graduated in the opening of Chew entered the and with lares from VMI, a battery of horse quickly became as "Chew's Battery" its captain. The Jr tarred with Turner rade throughout Campaign in I2. ws later at- to Stuart's Horse Artillery with Chew becoming the chief of ar- tillery with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He rose in command to lead all the horse artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia. The group, present at Appomattox, did not surrender with the rest of Lee's army, but cut itself through Federal lines in at- tempt to Join other Con- federate units in North Carolina. Following the war, Col. Chew returned to Jefferson County and engagd in far- mine. In 1871, he married Louise Washington, a descendent of George Washington's brother, John. From 1884 to 1890 he represented his county in the West Virginia Legislature. He remained active in com- munity affairs until his death in 1921. Mr. Caskey is a graduate of Shepherd College and West Virginia University. A native of the Eastern Panhandle, he currently teaches social studies at Hedgesville Middle School. A specialist on Civil War activities in the Shenandoah Valley, he is a member of the 2nd Virginia Inbfantry in the North-South Skirmish Association. In modern day format, he is an active member of the West Virginia National Guard in Martinsburg. Reservations for the meal can be made by calling Round Table president Dennis Frye after 5 p.m. 304-535.-6898. is Lesson Enjoyed Jefferson Homemakers Club D. Saline Sturgis Into her home 13 of the Extension frem Jefferson m January 5th for a assisted by co- l Mrs. Norval Johnston, was ca[led by Mrs. Hammond and Mrs. ave devotions. -7 were read by a poem, for the New Year" Brothers and Another Year" She closed for the Begin- by Lois Snelling. warned Mrs. this lesson will uiz she said, her words we the third largest of West Indian Caribbean and its name from the Word "Xaepmeaca," land of wood and s three color flag in future, Green for k, Cold for warmth and Kingston is the society has three class, group. Among divorces and children. racial and cultural (The Jamaican is described as heterogeneous in the world). Both of these classes are very well educated. The maJority of Jamaican women belong to the lower class. A high proportion are working women, either self employed in the open market or as domestic servants. Family authority rests mainly with the mother or grand- mother living in the home. Mrs. Tomiin read the story of how"h 1971 Edie May Gidden became the first Extension Home Economist to work with hrm families in St. Catherine Parish, on the island and holds that position still. She is teaching and advising the rural families in ways that will improve their standards of living. She is convinced there is a need for further work with rural families in Jamaica especially toward improving health and better nutrition. Mrs. W.H. McDermitt, Mrs. Grady Owens, Mrs. Ray Trussell and Mrs. Kenneth Schuler, gave book reports. Mrs. Eleanor Viands was presented the Friendship giR. Locust Grove Home will be visited by the club on January 27 at 10 a.m. to conduct a games and singing social. The February meeting of the Jefferson Extension Homemakers Club will be held at the Extension Office Conference Room at 10 a.m., February 2rid. Our guest will be a speaker from the Dental Health Society. A buffet lunch will follow the meeting. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, I'2 Amy Butts Chosen Charles Town Woman's Club For State Seminar Had Enjoyable Christmas Party By the time members of the Charles Town Woman's Club met on January 4th at the home of Mrs. Gaius Brown, club president, Christmas festivities ,had all been wrapped up for most Jefferson Countians, but not for the members of the dub. Mrs. Don Hench, second vice-president and Mrs. Richard Riley, first vice- president, assisted by Mrs. Brown had arranged a most enjoyable and eventful Christmas party for the club membership'. The Brown home was decorated in an exquisite Christmas motif throughout and the business session was rather short so that the Christmas spirit could take over. Only a small number of reports were presented. It was reported by the Lending Closet committee that a folding commode, walker and bed pan had been received from the Banks family of Shepherdstown. Mrs. Leo Ruckman reported that the entry in the Christmas parade by the club had finished as a second place prize winner. She also reported on the same of a ceramic Christmas tree which was made by Mrs. Warren Lusby, a member of the committee. Mrs. Brown also reported Amy Butts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Butts of Shepherdstowa, a sophomore at Jefferson High School, has been selected to represent Jefferson High School at the 1902 Hugh O-Brian Youth Foundation West Virginia State Seminar to be held April 23-25 at Jackson's Mill in Weston. Miss Butts is active in Jefferson's Student Govern- ment, is past secretary of a youth group from the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Martinsburg, is past president of the Missionettes, and is a volunteer teacher of retarded children from the Eastern Panhandle Training Center on weekends. Each year, high schools are asked to select a sophomore with outstanding leadership to participate in the Hugh O'Brian seminar. The seminar exposes the sophomore representatives to the principles of democracy, leadership and good govern- ment as well as to the American political and free enterprise systems. Selected representatives at theState seminar will attend a week-long international seminar in Chicago next August. Candidates in the local high schools fill out an application, detailing their participation in school and community ac- tivities, and submit a wrRten essay indicating their leadership potential. Selection is then made by faculty and guidance staff members of the individual schools. VFW Auxiliary Sets Activities For Jan. The Ladies' Auxiliary of Jefferson Memorial Post No. 3522, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was held January 4, at the Post Home in Charles Town with ten members present. A list of activities for the month of January was ap- proved. It includes conducting party for the patients at the Baker VA Center on Friday, Jan. 11; helping the wheel chair patients at the VA Center attend church at the Center on January 17; a Mid- Winter Conference at East Huntington High School. Members planning to attend should contact Mrs. Rhonda Wolfe, Auxiliary president. Members d the Auxiliary were also asked to donate to the American Cancer Drive in the county this month. For additional information about this contact Mrs. Isabel Albright. Rhonda Wolfe, president, presided for the meeting. The next meeting will be held Jan. 25 at the Post Home in Charles Town. BETTY LOU'S DANCE STUDIO : * Presents MID-YEAR REGISTRATION TAP JAZZ BALLET TECHNIQUE OeOOOdD oooooe ONLY TWO CLASS OPENINGS AT THIS TIME: TOTS .......... JUNIORS the club is sponsoring a Girl Scout h'om Brownie Troop No. 418 and she reported con- tributions to both Charles Town Fire Companies as well as the Meals on Wheels program. And R was reported a very successful well-baby clinic had been held during the month of December, with Mrs. Jay Wysong providing the treat. Several members reported they plan to attend the State Convention  be in at the Greenbrier Hotel in White sulphur Springs in March. At the close of the business session President Brown conducted a very impressive ceremony by candlelight for all new club members. She ga'e a short resume of the club's many accomplishments during the year of 1981, and also the success the club's projects enjoyed. All members were delighted that a gift Vcertificate was given to the first baby born in Jefferson County for 1982. Mention was made of the good publicity given such club projects as the Restraint Seat, Highway Safety project, the latter being a part of the West Virginia Federation's program on highway safety; and the gift certificate program which will provide certificates to all babies born in the county in 1982. District Nurses To Meet Monday, Jan. 18 District No. 6 of the West Virginia Nurses Association will meet at the City Hospital in Martinsburg Monday, January 18th. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Please make reservations with Carol Davis in Mar- tinsburg at 267-6091 by Thursday. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Timothy Bowers will speak on the work done by the new Hospice Committee. All nurses are invited to attend. Woman's Club Names Nominating Group The Shepherdstown Woman's Club met on Friday, January 8 in the Town Library with Hazel Hendricks presiding. A Bring and Buy Sale, under the chairmanship of Margaret dnner of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Project Com- mittee, was a feature of the meeting. Polly Hockensrnith of the Highway Safety Committhe announced that the dub-sponsored Highway Safety Essay Contest for sixth graders at Shepherdstown Elementary School was a great success and revealed a good understanding of safety issues. A nominating committee comprised of Lorraine Buterhaugh, Aline Fieger and Lavetta Fraley was named to select a slate for Club officers in the forthcoming election. Following the business meeting, the Club heard Jean Elliott of the Shepherd College Library speak on "Our Family Tree." She described methods of research, available sources and ways of recording and charting one's pedigree. Next, Lavetta Fraley presented a slide show of exterior and interior views of the Pearl S. Buck home at Hillsbero, which is of special interest as the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs is instrumental in preseing and maintaining the home. Refreshments were served by the hostesses for the day from a table centered with a pineapple arrangement, the symbol of hospitality. i CLASSES LIMITED..........REGIsTER NOW HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA O "Christmas Love" Served Up By Jaycees 9 At the next meeting, Friday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Library, Polly Hockensmith will present a program on "Highway Safety." Shown above a portion of the 150 Senior citizens of Shepherdstown and Jefferson County who attended the annual "Christmas With Love" dinner sponsored by the Shepherdstown Jaycees and Jaycee-ettes. The Jaycee president, Nelson B. Robinson, Jr., is shown serving one of those who enjoyed the dinner, made possible by donations. SHEPHERDSTOWN-- The Florists, Shepherdstown Shepherdstown Jaycees and Realty, Keith Knost Fine Christine Jayceettes capped off their Gifts, Barber's Bazaar, holiday season activities Serendipity Arts and Crafts Named Dean's list recently with the group's Shop, Geno', Henry's Country annual "Christmas With Inn, Jefferson Security Bank, Christine Adel Banvard of Love" senior citizens dinner W.H. Knode and Sons, Jefferson County has been at the Shepherdstown Men's Nldson's Coins and Collec- named to the dean's list at Club. tibles, WaR's Restaurant, Fairmont State College, ac- A record attendance of 150 Kearneysville General Store, cording to Dr. H. Dean senior citizens from Vicki Lynch, Bavarian Inn, Peters, vice president for Shepherdstown and Jefferson Highs of Shepherdstown, academic affairs. County turned out for the Farm Automation, Inc., The She is the daughter of Capt. seventh annual event. Martinsburg Journal, The Theodore J. Banvard, USN Following dinner, served by Spirit of Jefferson Ad- (Ret.) and Mrs. Banvard, approximately 20 Jaycees and vacate and the Shepherd- Morgan Grove Heights Jayceettes, entertainment stown Women's Club. Shepherdstown. was provided by a local vocal "The Brothers of  i i i _ i i1 group, Harmony." "We were very pleased with the dinner. It was just a small way in which we could show our love and appreciation to the area's senior citizens," Shepherdstown Jaycee president Nelson B. Robinson Jr. said. The night was made possible through funds donated by the following merchants and individuals: Shepherdstown Pharmacy, Shepherdstown Paint and Art, Schiack's Gulf Service, Dr. R.J. Estigoy, epherdstown Insurance Spedalty Binding and Printing, Greg Didden Reaity, Kathy Unger, The Pan Tree, Margaret Moore, Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, Margaret Hammond, Henry's Elec- tronios, Dr. Riley F. 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