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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, February 20, 2003 In Memoriam HIS OT RY OURNAL: and Cleat Hose, III, Halttown; AUSTIN B. MYATT Austin Brock Myatt, 83, of Charles Town, died Saturday, February 15, at Jefferson Me- morial Hospital. He was born March 2, 1919, in Bombay. India. Mr. Myatt was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Myatt. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the AI-. lied Forces in the Indian Army and retiring as a colonel. In 1965, he immigrated to the United States and became a citizen of this country. He was a Christian. blr. Myatt was a member of Sleepy Hollow Country Club. He is survived by one son, John Myatt, of Charles Town; and one grandson. There will be no services. Memorial remembrances may take the form of donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, 334 N. Lawrence Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. Arrangements were by Jeff- erson Chapel Funeral Home. ANNA PAINTER Anna Mary Butler Jones Painter, 84, of Bakerton, died Wednesday, February 12, at Shenandoah Health Village Center. Born February 8, 1919, in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Grant L. Butler and Laura Hinkins But- ler. She was formerly employed at Dixie-Narco in Ranson and at Interwoven, in Martinsburg. She was a member of Daisy Chapel at Harpers Ferry.. She was active in the Jeffer- son County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Bakerton Little League and participated in the bake sales at the Friend- ship Fire Company. She is sur~dved by a daugh- ter, Donna Brining, Inwood; a son, Earl Lee Jones, Shepherd- stown; one sister, Frances Pinkerton, Lancaster, Va.; three brothers, Harry Butler and Grant G. Butler, both of Martinsburg, and Earl D. But- ler, Purcellville, Va.; five grand- children; nine great-grandchil- dren; one great-great grand- daughter; and a number of step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, George E. Jones and Thomas E. Painter; and two brothers, Stewart But- ler and Robert Butler. Funeral services were held last Saturday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home. Cedrick A. Sullivao offi- ciated. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Mar- tinsburg. LARRY G. HOSE Larry Gene Hose, 29, of Kearneysville, died Sunday, February 9, at Jefferson Memo- rial Hospital. Born May 15, 1973, in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of Cleal Hose, of Moorefield, and Mary Funk Jacques, of Kear- neysville. He was a carpenter. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Shelby Hose and Savanna Hose, both at home; one son, Larry Hose, Jr., at home; three sisters, Patsy Fortune, Bunker Hill, Linda Everhart, Martinsburg, and Michelle Myers, Kear- neysville; two half-sisters, Malissa Hose and Daisy Hose, both of Moorefield; two half- brothers, Jose Hose, Moorefield, ~ofOUr kind expression sympathy is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated. ~ The gates Family and maternal grandfather, Floyd Funk, Baker, W Va. Services were held last Thursday at 11 am. at McKee Funeral Home Chapel in Baker. Pastor Jim Runion offi- ciated. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery, Baker. MARY E. GAITHER Mary E. Gaither, 79, of Shepherdstewn, died Monday; February 17, at Canterbury Center there. Born November 25, 1924, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Snowden Martin. Her husband, William Gaither, preceded her in death. She is survived by one sis- ter, Jean Raney, of Martins- burg. She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Johnson; and three brothers, Merls A. Martin, Fred Martin, and Will- iam Martin. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Pleasant View Memory Gar- dens, Martinsburg. Rev. Charles W. Henry officiated. Arrangements were made by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. JAMES LAKE JR. James "Bo" Lake, Jr., of Bolivar, died Sunday, February 16, at his residence. Born August 25, 1964, in Ranson, he was the son of Mabel Stokes Lake Clemons, of Bolivar, and the late James S. Lake, Sr. He had been employed for the past 17 years with Mont- gomery County, Md. He attended Bolivar Pente- costal Church. He was a member of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Local No. 400, Gaithersburg, Md. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Lake, at home; two step- daughters, Chasity Madison, Hopewell, N.C., and Melissa Madison, Petersburg, Va.; two stepsons, David Lee Madison, Martinsburg, and Jamey Scott Madison, Charles Town; two brothers, Gary Lake, Dam- ascus, Md., and Rickey Lake, Inwood; 11 stepgrandchildren; three uncles; five aunts; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held this Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. Rev. B.G. Turner will of- ficiate and burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. OLD-TIME COUNTRY DANCE SATURDAY Bluemont's popular series of old-time country dances contin- ues this Saturday with figure caller Ann Fallon, of Annapolis, Md., and music by Joe DeZarn and Liz Donaldson from Free State, Va. The dance begins at 8 p.m. with a beginner's work- shop at 7:30 at the Old Blue- mont (Va.) Community Center. Sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series for the past 28 years, these dances are held the third Saturday each month October through May. The vil- lage of Bluemont is located in western Loudoun County just off Route 7 on the east slop~ of the Blue Ridge. From Route 7, exit at Bluemont on Clayton Hall Road (Route 760), proceed 200 yards to the T intersection with Snickersville Tunrpike (Route 734) at the Snickersville Country Store, then turn left. By Bill Theriault P.O. Box 173 Bakerton, WV 25410 876-3321 WMTHERIAULT@AOL.COM In 1972, architectural histo- rian Russell Wright conducted a preliminary survey of historic sites. This effort was funded by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Jefferson County Commission. His rec- ommendations were submitted to the Planning Commission on May 1, 1972, and included the following: 1. Nomination of the follow- ing buildings to the National Register of Historic Places: Blakeley, Cedar Lawn, Claymont, the Court House, Happy Retreat, Harewood, Piedmont, Prato Rio, Rion Hall, the Ruins of St. Georges Chapel, and Travellers Rest. He noted that "There are probably a num- ber of other places worthy of nomination..." 2. "[Tlhe entire town of Shepherdstown should be placed on the National Register as a district...this is the most important item in Jefferson County to protect, more impor- tant than any of the individual buildings elsewhere. A detailed preservation plan should also be prepared immediately for the town, possibly as part of the on-going Comprehensive Plan." 3. "A complete architectural- historic inventory should be prepared for Jefferson County and the towns and cities within its boundaries..." 4. "Immediate and loud lob- bying should be promoted to in- sure the early passage of State enabling legislation to permit Historic District Zoning..." During the next two years, Wright's recommendation for a complete architectural historic inventory was attempted and a "Survey of Structures of Archi- tectural Merit" was prepared. Geological survey maps (quad- rangles) were used to pinpoint and number locations, and notebooks containing survey forms and photographs were filed in the County Planning Commission's office. These were supposed to have been used by the Planning Commission s Subdivision Re- view Panel, although they have not been consulted extensively for at least a decade. The deteriorating maps were re-created as transparent overlays by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission in the mid-1990s (with a grant from the Jeffer- son County Historical Society) and have been incorporated into the Jefferson County Ex, plorer CD Database. Despite the effort that went into this project, many of the forms are incomplete and the informa- tion is now out of date. In March 1974 the Jefferson County Commission, in accor- dance with the Oates Leonard Bill, appointed an Historic Landmarks Commission of five members-one from each dis- trict. The Landmarks Commis- sion was authorized to deal only with places outside mu- nicipalities. One of the major accomplishments of this first Landmarks Commission was the establishment of a county register of historic places and the listing of more than 70 sites. The Jefferson County Land- marks Commission was re-es- tablished in the late 1980s and has continued in operation since that time. The responsi- bilities of the Commission in- clude: * Supporting local efforts to have properties added to the National Register of Historic Places; * Reviewing applications to the County Register of Historic (USPS 510-960) ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thursday by The Jefferson Publishing Company, Inc. 210 North George Street Charles Town, West Virginia Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Mail Address: P.O. Box 966 Periodicals paid at Charles Town, W. Va. 25414 Charles Town andadditional Periodicals Postage Paid mailing offices Annual Subscription Price To Jefferson Count' adch-esses $23.00 To all other West Vmginia addresses $25.00 To all other USA addresses $26.00 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney POSTMAb~I'ER: Please send address change tO The Spirit of Jefferson-Farmer's Advocate, P.O. Box 966, Charles Town, WV 25414. (including tax) (including tax) (no tax required) Places; Providing input to the sub- division review process regard- ing the impact of the proposed development on cultural re- sources; Conducting cultural re- source surveys; Reviewing National Regis- ter applications; Reviewing environmental impact statements for pro- posed projects within the county which make use of state or Federal funds; and, Sponsoring and encourag- ing educational programs re- lated to historic preservation. As the owner of the Peter Burr House, a National Regis- ter site, the Landmarks Com- mission is also responsible for the restoration and mainte- nance of this structure. In 1995, The Explorer Jeffer- son County History Database was published on compact disc by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Contain, ing historic maps, photographs, and books as well as census in- formation and historic survey data, this work remains the most comprehensive reference work on local history and his- teric sites and is an important tool for preservation planning. During the past decade, Shepherd College has taken an increasingly important role in historic preservation through the work of Dr. Charles Hulse, who has conducted courses in archeology and cultural re- source management and has performed numerous archeo- logical surveys in Jefferson County. The following are among his most significant re- ports related to historic sites in Jefferson County: The 1990-91 Jefferson County, West Virginia, African- American Cemetery Survey, with an Annotated Narrative of the African-American Commu- nity in Jefferson County, W. Va. by Hannah Geffert, Shepherd College. A Collection-Based Recon- naissance Survey of Jefferson County, West ~rginia: A Confi- dential Report in Prehistoric Archaeology. West Virginia De- partment of Culture and His- tory (1987). Throughout this period, the scope of preservation-related studies has continued to ex- pand at Shepherd College, with a Preservation Certificate pro- gram added in the late 1990s under the direction of Dr. Paula Reed. A four-year degree pro- gram was scheduled to be in place by the end of the year 2000 under the direction of Dr. Hulas. In 1998 the George Wash- ington Heritage Trail was es- tablished in the Eastern Panhandle, providing highway markers and descriptions of historic sites throughout the area. This project is designed to promote historic preservation "and encourage heritage tour- ism in the area. Various groups and individu- als have been responsible for placing local sites and districts on the National Register of His- toric Places. These efforts are summarized in Table 1. To date, Jefferson County has'~ive his- toric districts (Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Middleway, and Morgan's Grove) and 57 historic sites as well as Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. National Register ~ites in- elude "~cts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that pos- sess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workman- ship, feeling, and association and: A. That are associated with events that have made a sig- nificant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or, B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in our past; or, C. That embody the distinc- tive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construc- tion, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and dis- tinguishable entity whose com- ponents may lack individual distinction; or, D. That have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or his- tory." (From the National Register of Historic Places, Website) These criteria help state and local governments, Federal agencies, and others identify, important historic and archeo- logical properties worthy of preservation and of consider- ation in planning and develop- ment decisions. Listing in the National Register contributes to preserving historic proper- ties by recognizing that a prop- erty is of significance to the Nation, the State, or the com- munity; ensures consideration in the planning for Federal or federally assisted projects; makes owners eligible for Fed- eral tax benefits; and qualifies an applicant for Federal assis- tance for historic preservation, when funds are available. WORK ON BILLS Continued from Page One tial revenue from the cigarette tax. The only possibility that isn't being considered is the idea of legalizing table games at state race tracks, he said. Last Tuesday in the House of Delegates, where activity has slowed considerably after the first week's rush, Delegate Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, asked that the bill combining a reduction in the blood alcohol level for drunk driving with a new primary offense seat belt law be separated so members could vote on the issues sepa- rately. "If you want to vote against the seat belt law, you have to vote against the blood alcohol reduction level, too," he said in a floor speech. "And that's wrong." Also last week, Gov. Wise got the ball rolling with an ex- ecutive message in hopes of convincing the House and Sen- ate to adopt a resolution to per- mit a $3.9 million revenue bond issue to help solve the un- funded liability in state pen- sion programs, primarily the Teachers Retirement System. "We want to get this moving so the state treasurer can file a friendly lawsuit in the Su- preme Court and determine if we can legally proceed," said Secretary of Administration Greg Burton. In another move, Secretary of Transportation Fred VanKirk said he's eager to is- sue $350 million of grant an- ticipation notes to complete a 20-mile section of Corridor H from Moorefield in Hardy County to Bismark in Tucker County, if and when Congress approves the next five years of federal highway funding. He said that the state can issue revenue bonds that would be repaid with the anticipated $70 million per year in federal funding that would be autho- rized by the program. "We can take advantage of the current low interest rates and beat inflation," he said. And the latest addition to vanity license plates also began moving in the Legislature last week with a bill that would au- thorize special plates for mem- bers of both the Democrat and Republican party executive committees if at least 100 of each political party apply for the plates. The cost as usual would be an exti'a $25 the first year and $10 each year thereafter for plates that would carry the party emblem of donkey or el- ephant. Give the United Way EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Since 1918 ROBERT L. SPENCER FUNERAL DIRECTOR Pre-Arrangement Plans Available A Member of The National Funeral Directors Association Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 535-6500 Continued from that students datory days of Wednesday was the day of the year in County and opening on "slim" because buseS~ likely be able to on roads where traffic has been Dr. tendent of schools County, indicated to open schools on a "da The school administrative open on WednesdaY, closed the first week. Some county and government offices Tuesday, but found that securing place was not Most Monday and the dampers on dents' Day sales throughout the area Economic storm cost of dollars in lost having to close on sales day. Law continue to warn the impending ated with the heavy! In addition to in a snow bank, look out for of snow and evening hours. drive slowly, use watch out for the Meanwhile ways was being temperatures low 40s on Wednesday. These warmer will assist in the cess, and rain is dicted by Saturday. Many West papers were day that flooding is in some counties snow and then peratures. Overall, the mulcT will take a officials predict. B-HF Continued from Reach Out program. tor Mary Mahan the service of provi materials to homebound The put been Anyone ticipating in any programs or in additional funding pansion is invited to brary at 535-2301. BULLWALA MARK ANGUS BullwE ipher, member A~mociation, Crouch, executive dent of the istry, organizatio~ seph, Mo. The American ciation, with more active adult and bers, is the largest registry world. Its comP1, records include marion registered Angus. The associatio~ cestral informatios J production -viddal animals for bers. These help members the best animals i~ to produce high cient then recorded with LOTS FOR Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four- Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangements in advance rather le-a*Sng mor~ decisions for your family at a difficult time. For More Information Call EDGE HILL Charles Town W. Va. "-d Jefferson Monument Granites *Bronze .Marble -Plaques .Vas# Cemetery Engraving Service No Overhead Compare Our Service The Tri-State Area J. 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