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February 2, 1978     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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110 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1978 The Wind Blew.... And A House And Barn Came Tumbling A twister, accompanied by tornadic-like winds which swept across Jefferson County and this section early Thursday morning, inflicted considerable damage to a number of homes, at least several in the Bakerton area, and felled a lot of ees and some power lines. And the high winds wch had been preceded by heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday, sent some people scurrying for shelter. While the high winds which gusted at times as high as 84 miles per hour, proved costly to some Jefferson Countians as shown in the above pictures. There were no personal injuries. Probably the most costly wind damages that this newspaper learned of, was to a new house being constructed on a side road near Bakerton by Terry Lee "Ted" Johnson, of the Millville section. The house, as shown in the above picture to the extreme right, was almost completely swept off the concrete and concrete block foundation. The house, which was being con- structed for Mr. and Mrs. Johnson by John Oliver, was about halfway completed. The framework of the home was pretty well completed and some work, including plumbing, had been completed inside the structure. In fact, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson hoped to have their new home completed and ready to move into within the next several months. It is located on some 11 acres of land formerly known as the old Duke farm. Although no accurate estimate of the damage has been com- pleted. Most of the damage to the home was covered by in- surance, it was stated. On the same road leading into the Johnson property, there was considerable damage done by the "twister" to the huge and attractive old two-story frame home, known as Scholfield, as shown in the above center pic- ture. A new family in Jefferson County, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shanton, had just moved into the home a short time ago and they were in the house at the time the twister hit. But despite the ex- tensive damages to the house, Mr. and Mrs. Shanton were not injured. But they did, with help from Jefferson County Rescue units and firemen, have to make a quick exit from the home in the early hours of Thursday mor- ning. They moved some of their household furnishings out that morning and the rest on Thur- sday afternoon. Damage to the home was to the roof and front part of the house as shown. About a quarter of a mile to the east of the Shanton and Johnson properties, the "twister" also struck at a newly constructed hay barn and storage shed on Mardee Farm, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyr, as shown in the above picture to the extreme right. Not only did the high winds pull off the roof of the structure, but also a part of the top floor of the building which was being 'utilized as a storage area for bay. Debris from the roof of the structure, which the winds deposited some several hundred yards from the barn, can he seen in the picture to the extreme left of the barn. Mrs. Boyer said she heard the terrific roar of the winds about 2 a.m. and went to look out the window of their home, located not far from the barn structure. She said she saw some of the porch furniture flying through the air, but at the time she did not notice the damage to the hay barn. It was not until about 5 a.m. when Mr. Boyer went to feed the some seven horses and yearlings in the barn that he discovered the barn damage. Fortunately none of the animals in the barn were injured. Nor was there any real damage to the Boyer home other than the winds that took down their television antenna. There was also some minor wind damage to houses and other buildings in other parts of the county as well as to some power and telephone lines, especially in the Tuseawilla Hills and Summit Point sections. There was considerable damage to the home of Ronald Kidwfler, where the wind blew off a part of the roof and two chimneys and did some damage to the two farm buildings. Also at the Calvin Butler farm near Bakerton, some 22 trees were blown down along with a television antennae. The trees blocked the highway for quite some time until crews from the Power Company and state road could get them and remove them from across the highway. The sudden drop in the tem- peratures which had been above SUMMIT POINT Mrs. Joyce Rudolph Mother nature did it again! The children are assured of her love, but we adults are questioning. The road conditions in this area, especially to Middleway, are treacherous. Please be careful! Last Saturday, the Rev. and Mrs. David Wood and family motored to Woodland Park, Md., to visit overnight with the lat- ter's sister, Mrs. Valerie Carlow and family. Mr. and mrs. Ulis Johnson visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Rudolph of Charles Town on Thursday. On Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henry and sons gathered for cake and ice' cream at the home of Mr. and. Mrs. Sonny Burner to celebrate. the birthdays of Mr. Burner and Jody Henry, who turned nine on Tuesday. The village extends a warm welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Cameron and son, former residents of the Park- view Trailer Park, who moved on Thursday into their newly completed home on the Shirley Road constructed on a portion of land on the farm, Monte View, owned by Mrs. Cameron's grandmother, Mrs. Stuart Crim. It was reported on Sunday that Mrs. Jim Burner who is seriously ill, but residing at home, fought a.battle with her diabetes condition this week and is now doing much better. On Sunday, following dinner at the Bonanza Steak House, in Winchester, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Burner visited with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Copenhaver. Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Jenkins were Mrs. Tony Bydler and ughter Jane Marie, of Clarke County; Mrs. Jake Frye and 'I p L..A I{Jl I daughter of Charles Town, and ml.qhll Mr. Woodrow Jenkins of Ran- ,-- 'U/sOn.on Sunday, Mrs. Smart Crim * /1.,,. [ and grandson, Scott Stagner, I _.4 . [ were dinner guests of Mr. and  t././[ Mrs. Phillip Creamer and family m ........... _ I at Locust Grove. @$f [ Mrs. Margaret Crim and U_# .,dPP,@A/'J daughter Tammy, Mr. and Mrs. [v=[ .,.__ /:/ Kenneth Crim and daughter Melody, Mrs. Grand Megargee, [#l ,tD##q,6 III, Mrs. Tom Jenkins and  [daughter Beth and Karen ]  1,O./ [Burner, and Mr. and Mrs. I "'-'1 Charles Hott and children, of I " r-LT,-WIRusseils Trailer Park, were /1lrrl[I present on Sunday with 20 other i...,, .sm-: ,LwJ,.v,.Wl ,uests at a baby shower given in AWAY I00nor of Mrs, Larry Crim, of _ I:Wincbester, who is expecting [ her first child in March. VALLEY I Several people, despite the " /dreadful weather conditions, HARDWARE CO. [faithfully participated in the tlm$ T  W v,- [ enjoyable Bible study taught by ..... ' ...... / Mr. Bob Howard at the Baptist f ,,, , Church for six c3nsecutive If You Have Electrical Problems Call Us nights this past week. The U.M. Church has scheduled again the Youth Alive singing group from the Charles Town Baptist Church for Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Please mark this change on your calendar and plan to hear this group. Mark Rudolph spent Saturday night at the home of Dwayne Frazier in Charles Town, and the following day they accompanied Mr. Garland Ott, Brent Humer, Harry Barker, Doug Nicodemus, Ernie Benner, Chris Bush, Craig Kershner, Steve Engle, all of Charles Town; and Sam hart, of Shepherdstown, to the .Capitol Centre in Washington, D.C., to see the Bullets' victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. ..... %_ ............... SILVER GROVE Mrs. Juanita Buzzard Alice Piper was admitted to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Saturday. Church Services on Sunday at the Silver Grove U.M. Church is as follows: 10 a.m., Worship; Church School, 11 a.m., prayer meeting on Friday, 7:30 p.m. Rev. Mary Kvapil, pastor. Alta Mac Stewart of Fox Glen was an overnight guest on Saturday with Christine and Kelly Buzzard. Mrs. Darlene Cole and Mrs. Lucille Waters and son were visitors Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and Mrs. Sharon Longerbeam and daughter. Dinner guests on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Everhart and family were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Smith and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cole and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Everhart and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and family of Fox Glen, were visRors on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cogle and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Buzzard. Mr. Harvey Longerbeam returned home on Thursday rein Jefferson Memorial Hospital from where he was a patient for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and family were visitors on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cogle. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Whitehair and son of Shepherdstown, and Mrs. Vanessa Everhart were supper guests on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. John Whitehair and son. MAGAHA, Inc. Brian Whitehair, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitehair, was an overnight guest on Saturday Specialeing in Commercial & Industrial with Mr. and Mrs. Keitb Whitehair and son. Wiring & Selce Mrs. Diane Neidringhaus MAKES CONTRIBUTION TO OLD OPERA HOUSE'S RESTORATION PROJECT Mrs. John F. Ambrose is shown presenting a sizeable check to Shirley Hunt, Vice President of the Old Opera House, Inc., for the restoration of the Old Opera House. This is helping to rebuild yesterday for tomorrow and to restore a priceless bit of structural Americana, one of the few remaining community opera houses in the United States. i i i Monday and at this writing, she is recuperating nicely. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Grove of the community and the wife of Larry Neidriughaus of Frederick, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Grove and family were visitors during the week with Mr. and Mrs. Dearl Grove. Rev. and Mrs. Little of Mid- dleway, were visitors on Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Grove and family. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Chapman and granddaughter Amy, were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Viands. I Miss Lisa Oden of Mannings [ was a recent guest of her friend, [ Miss Karen Manuel of Old Cave [ Road. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Penwell and family of Ott's Trailer Court, and Mrs. Donald Painter and family were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Penwell and family. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Forkey were recent visitors of Rev. and Mrs. David Forkey and family of Mannings. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ott and daughter Susie were recent guests of Mrs. Nellie eden and Mrs. Pauline Oft and Mr. 'Bill Oden. KABLETOWN Mrs. Marianna Smallwood Traveling on secondary roads is no problem except in spots. Roads leading off these roads are icy and dangerous. The Rocks Ferry Road remains precarious. Mr. Stephen Cloud, who returned home from the Win- chester Memorial Hospital is showing improvement. He wishes to thank all those who have remembered him during his illness. Dr. H. B. Langdon, retired Veterinarian, is a patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. His host of friends wish for him a recovery soon. Mr. Howard Bush ac- son, Mr. Roger Cole and Tracey, companied his son-in-law and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Grove and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Miss Roxanne Everhart were McDonald and children, of near visitors during the week with Winchester, on Sunday, to visit Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Everhart the former's sons, Bob and and daughters. Cecelia Bush and Howard B. "sonny" Bush, of near Mar- tinsburg. MANNINGS George David Bush spent the Mrs. Pauline Ott" past weekend at the home of his 'brother, C. D. Boyer, Jr., prior i :_===_-===--===?--?-=---- to his being admitted this week Recent visitors of Mr. and to the City Hospital in Mar- [ Mrs. Frank Bell were Mr. and tinsburg, for eye surgery. Mrs. Kenneth Wilt and daughter Mervin Rederick filled an guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Diane, Mr. and Mrs. Larry appointment in Baltimore on Thomas Longerbeam and Magaha and daughter Shelley of Monday when he consulted with daughr of Fox Glen. Middleway, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Cox concerning his being Mr. William Walling of Wilmer Bell and son Mike, Mr. stricken with Bell's Palsy. Hagerstown, was a visitor on and Mrs. Philip Oden and Ricky Brooks, son of Mr. and Saturday With Mr. and Mrs. daughters Marsha and Lisa. Mrs. Robert Brooks, Sr., was a Michael Rodgers and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Walt Kuhn and patient in the Jefferson Mr. Gary Harriss of Dargan, family of Middleway; Mr. and Memorial Hospital from Friday Md., was a visitor during the Mrs. Martin Viands were week with Mr. and Mrs. Walter visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Cogle and Susan. Oft. : Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grove and Mr. Mark Wiley of Charles evening through Sunday, where he received treatment for a slight concussion and facial cuts. Mrs. Charles McDonald ac- companied by Mrs. Clarence Smallwood, were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Don Sours and son Craig, of near Martinsburg. The occasion was in observance of Mrs. Smallwood's birthday. Later in the afternoon, they were joined by Miss Mary Webher and Mr. Fred O'Roke, Martinsburg, when a decorated birthday cake with candles and refreshments were served. Mrs. Smallwood was the recipient o/some nice gifts. Incidentally, Mr. O'Roke recently observed his birthday also. =-- -=-- ......... - - RIPPON Mrs. Austin Nicodemus Mrs. Rbbert "Jane" Me- ] Donough entered the City Hospital on Tuesday and un- derwent major surgery. At this writing, she is showing some improvement and hopes to be home with her family soon. The Rippon Go-Getters 4-H Club will sponsor a skating party on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Berryville, for members and guests. Mrs. Lucy Fellows was a patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital for several weeks. She is a house guest at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Nicndemus. Jimmy and Janie Jenkins and daughter of Winchester, were Sunday .visitors of his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jenkins. Mrs. Robert Brown has returned to her home on Thursday after being a patient in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital for a week. She underwent surgery on her leg after falling and breaking her leg. Lecna is a house guest of Mrs. Helen Burch for several days. Mrs. Victoria Christman is a patient in the Winchester work Hospital having been taken furniture i there on Friday for observation, have and Jimmy and Chris Coates and son, of Brunswick, Md., were just the Sunday dinner guests of their might grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. brighten} freezing for two daY had melted some d snow did, some of the high waters Thursday. The peratures which the high winds did slow down the snow and ice Water Heater elements. & Heaters. And Many Popular Types. & Sizes. of Wire Dial 725.5576 smaller streams and section were their ba0ks by although the Shenandoah RiverS full for the most some of the lower caused some Baker Mr. and Mrs. were SaturdaY daughter and and Mrs. sons of Sterling Mr. and Mrs. visRed at the home Mr. Paul Hardy in on Monday. Califano Jr., says range financing not over and nation general zeveneeS retirement system" CALLING, DON'T BE Some times women are reluctant to ask for help . in choosing and arranging furnishings for their homes. But he afraid help. We are and able t 'fact, in and particular situation. we have FOR. I w.o00 son, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Town, was a Sunday guest of his US ""' YOUR Longerboam of Chestnut Hill, mother, Mrs. Cora Wiley. and Mr. Nelson Grove were Mr. andMrs. DonaldOdenofvisitors )N :ReTe visitors on Sunday with Mr. and Bakerton were Sunday MIX Mrs. Dear, Grove. of Mrs. Nellie Oden and Mrs. Wo00HIHe All 5xm00te Mr and Mrs. Fred Nick of Pauline Ott and Bill Oden. ,. Chestnut Hill were visitors Miss Marsha Oden of Man. entered John Hopkins Hospital Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. nings spent the weekend with a .... Stocking ma. Brands, Na, mea of: on Thursday for an ear Dearl Grove. ' friend, Miss Dianne Robinson of  p.IM!ly " Electrical Devices. & equipment operation. She returned hem on Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grove Harpers Ferry Camp Sites. Miss Terry Staubs and son I CARPORTS PATIOS DRIVEWAYS Flourescent & Inc00idescent Lamps- Jerry and daughter Chrism/ were recent visitors of Mr. and .t. t SIDEWALKS BASEMENT FLOORS RAYS AUTO SERVICE Mrs. Frank Minor of Orchard POURING FiNISHiNG Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Beamer and family were recent guests of MAGAHA, Inc. North George St- Ranson, W, Va. AUTO BODY & COMPLETE PAINT JOB Mrs.Patty " F Hill was a Friday visitor of Mr snd Mrs. Woody Wiley. ] TURF CONCRETE $ T 5OOOO *ndmecs{Uanick? ' Mr, and Mrs. David Dillo, tl tlt 1 iPRODUCTS Insured work done by. certified . and son Michael of Walnut iGreve were recent visotrs of Mr. ,, Free ptck up and Deflvery land Mrs. Theodore Ott and Division Of Turf Enterprises Calltm damily.  " , ' 00,kforDan Ph. 725- 7612 or 725- 9233- Charles Town with furnishings. And it you have small one. We've