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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, February 20, 2003 Shepherdstown Becky Shaffer 876-0600 Men's Club Neither icy temperatures nor blus{ery winds could deter 40-some members of the Shepherdstown Men's Club from attending their Wednes- day bi-weekly dinner. Tables decorated in the ~,~dentine tra- dition, red and white cloths and centered with a single red rose, brought color to the fes- tivities. A chicken concoction with veggies, salad and des- sert, prepared and served by a local 4-H club under the guid- ance of Kathryn McAteer, was a highlight of the evening. Barbara Keech, of Wild- spirit Photography, explained her interest in wild and domes- tic animals. Barbara and Deborah Barr were involved in a 2002 project in which they photographed a number of dogs from the Shepherdstown area and, using the photographs and autobiographies of 12 of the pooches, created a calendar for 2003. A part of the proceeds from the sales of these popular calendars were donated to the Jefferson County Animal Wel- tare Society and Spay Today. Additionally, the two women have become involved with wildlife preservation and will use their photography skills to express this interest and to raise funds. Frank Galvin, Sharpsburg, Md., a wildlife restorationist, exhibited and spoke about a blind hawk which he rescued. The hawk lost its sight because of sprayed chemicals and has been cared for by Galvin for a number of years. Galvin has other birds in his care, some of which will be returned to their habitats when they are healed and some which will never be able to go back because of the nature of wounds and illnesses. Frank is approved by the State of Maryland for this type of work, a requirement before one ~becomes involved. Barbara brought along some beautiful photos of wildlife. My personal favorites were those of the wolves...several of which seemed to be smiling. Men's Club President Bill Ayers announced that Ed Moore had stepped forward to become a member of the organization's board of direc- tors and would assume the po- sition of treasurer. Waterfowl Outing Veteran birders, beginners, and/or the curious are invited to join with members of'the Potomac Valley Audubon Soci- ety (PVAS) tbr its annual Cathy Shewbridge Waterfowl Outing on Sunday, February 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. PVAS regulars Tess England, Lynn Wiseman, and Brunt Haydl will lead this popular field trip, and you are invited to get your feet wet (not a hard and fast rule) as you share the fun of searching the waters of the Shenandoah River and the skies above it for waterfowl, raptors, or an.vthing else that has wings and moves. The 2002 "discoveries" ran the gamut from buffieheads to bluebirds with significant numbers of hooded mergan- sers, wood ducks, red heads, scaups, belted kingfishes, American coots, green-wing teals, ring-necked and ruddy ducks, red-tailed hawks, and yellowbellied sapsuckers com- pleting the roster. Dress warmly, bring your binoculars and your enthusi- asm and meet the group at Bakerton Road, just west of Harpers Ferry, a bit before 1 p.m. Park on the broad (west) side of the road. Travels usu- ally include the Bloomery Road area and Shannondale. For in- formation, call 304-876-2539. Bloodmobile It is so safe and easy to do- nate blood to, perhaps, save another's life. One hour is all that it takes! And your body quickly replaces the blood that you give!! So, if you are age 17 or older and weigh at least 105 pounds, stop by the Shepherdstown Fire Hall, Route 45 west, on Monday, February 24, between the hours of 2 and 7 p.m. and give so that another may live. For information, call the Jefferson County Red Cross. Hospice Event There is an upcoming Hos- pice of the Panhandle event which I would like for you to consider for your calendar. The Ned Morrow Memorial Auction to benefit Hospice will be held Saturday, April 5, be- ginning at 10 am. at the Ber- kelev County Youth Fair grounds. The reason that I mention this activity is so that you have time to consider do- nating an item, a service, or an activity for this special fundraiser. For information, call 264-0406 or 800-345-6538. Father's Garden Few sights are more delight- ful that that of a butterfly or a hummingbird dancing on the breeze. But, sadly, butterflies have become somewhat rare in our rapidly growing world. The beauty of these winged crea- tures has, in the past, prompted the hobby of collect- ing them and, sometimes, sell- ing them to other collectors Twenty-five years ago, this may have been blamed for their disappearance, but it is very unusual today for a collector to capture and to kill a butterfly. Today's collectors tend to cap- ture their specimens on film. So, where have the butter- flies gone? We are largely to blame for the disappearance of butterflies. Fields and grassy meadows have been taken over by condominiums and shop- ping malls. The areas which were formerly open served as breeding grounds for many butterflies. And, of course, the misuse of backyard pesticides has left then] with no alterna- tive environment in which to live and multiply. Father did not intentionally cultivate what we today call a "butterfly garden," but you can be assured that many of his plantings attracted these beau- ties to our yard. We had several butterfly bushes, numerous azaleas, large blooming lilacs, and honeysuckle...lots of honeysuckle_.a staple on most farms. And, as a result, we had a variety of butterflies which we were to observe and not cap- ture and kill (Father's law!}. By growing a few chosen plants in your yard, you will be making a major contribution toward the preservation of these fragile insects, supplying them with a safe habitat in which to live and breed. You don't need a huge area to have a successful butterfly garden filled with winged color. Such a garden can be grown in a window box, from hanging pots on a terrace, or a patch of yard. All that is needed is a bit of planning. With all of those seed and plant catalogs spread out be- fore you this time of year, now would be the time to plan for butterflies. In another column, we will list plantings appropri- ate for your garden. There is one "need to" for your butterfly garden. You will need tc p]ant your garden in a sunny spot, for these winged creatures are notorious sun worshippers. And why the sun?? Well, a butterfly needs the warmth to raise its body temperature so that it can fly. It will perch on flowers and shrubs and absorb the solar benefits until their bodies reach temperatures of 86-104 degrees Farenheit. Scientists now know that l)uttertlies have the ability to identify colors, so colors in a butterfly garden play a nmjor role in attracting them. Purple, pink, yellow, and white are pre- letted colors, so keep them in mind when creating your sanc- t U a ry. A Glimpse Into History When we left our legend of Wizard Clip last week, 1797 Middleway resident Adam Livingston, a Lutheran farmer, reportedly haunted by voices and strange happenings, had just had a dream in which he was climbing a high mountain, struggling to reach the top. When he reached the summit, he saw a beautiful church and its minister "dressed in pecu- liar robes" and heard a voice telling him, "That is the man who can relieve you" (of those strange occurences). Upon waking, Livingston decided to travel to Shepherds- town in search for the pecu- liarly-dressed minister. In Shepherdstown, Giuseppe Minghini, an Italian valet, in- formed the farmer that the minister in his dream might be Catholic. To help with the an- swer, Minghini directed Liv- ingston to the McSherry family, who were Catholics. The McSherrys lived about four miles from Middleway (Kear- neysville area, perhaps?). Mrs. McSherry met Livingston at her gate and, upon being ques- tioned, informed him that there was no priest in the area at that time but that one would offer services in a Shepherdstown home the next Sunday morn- ing. According to the story, Mr. Richard McSherry had come to America after acquiring his for- tune in trade in Jamaica. Ac- cording to residents of the com- munity, "He was of fine per- sonal appearance, dressing carefully in the fashion of the day, with lace ruffles, powdered hair, and silver knee buckles." Could this have been the "pecu- liar robes" of which Livingston dreamed? On the following Sunday at the appearance of Father Den- nis Cahill, of Hagerstown, Md., WELLNESS CENTER TO OFFER SWIM LESSONS S HEPHERDSTOWN--The Shepherd College Wellness Center will offer swimming les- sons in its heated indoor pool February 25 to March 20. All classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Age groups and times are 2 to 4 year olds, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; 5 to 10 )'ear olds, 4:30 to 5 p.m.; and 10 )'ears and up, 5 to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $40 for the four- week session. For more infor- mation or to register, call the Wellness Center at 304/876- 5471. 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Find word "ENTRY" under wedding bonus a~d ma*t in for a chance to be a contestant o# gameshow Good th~ngs happen when you play at the altar in his vestments, the Lutheran farmer, who had traveled from Middleway for the service, broke into tears and told the others in atten- dance that "This is the man I saw in my dream...the one who will relieve me" (of my haunt- ings } Father Cahill was not con- vinced by Livingston's story at first, thinking the farmer to be delusioned and that his neigh- bors were playing jokes, but the McSherrys and Minghini persuaded the priest to visit the haunted house with them. After questioning the Livingston family, all of whom told the exact story as their pa- triarch, the priest sprinkled the house with Holy Water. Thinking that this would end the matter, Cahill headed for the door where a sum of money, which had mysteriously disap- peared from Livingston's locked chest at an earlier time, suddenly appeared on the door sill between the priest's feet. After a hiatus of several days, the activity began again, so the priest returned and cel- ebrated Holy Mass in the house. Thus endeth the various disturbances...for good! The old farmer tiff tbr the relief diately decided that 1~i family would accept lic faith. Next: The Mystl Stranger. Need a Doctor? Looking for Health Coverage Looking for Health Education? Looking for Healthcare Services? Looking for Medication Assistance? If you answered yes to any of these questions the Regional Health Resource Center may be able to you in the right direction. q s 12.7 MILLION /.~ in aJl games ~ I~ize , amounts c~trned in Decembe 2002 Aim, ~ $100.000 Sharcm L Metnax ~ Cac~ Dav~ E yarner Pr',~0 Cray H'~CVa rKdt Or~ Wayn~ Ettqns KeY, ova $~0,000 St 5,000 $25.000 $~CO,000 3 For the Money Vrgln~a Baker. Cow.~lo~, VA $.3.000 Richard Brght, Mocg&ntowr~ $3,000 Peggy C~am Ather~s AL $.3.00~ A~ur J Chr~. G4bert $.3000 Crero~ee Coes. Osage $3,000 Br~an H Combs Hu~tir~c~ $.3030 Keffy L~n G~es. Scarbro $.3,000 Lk~a M&qm. B~rc, n Ra,~ $3,000 Jomnn.e Morgan, Pq,qcetc'~q $,3.000 Mary Par'Goast. Pursgiove $.3.000 Carte S~onaug~e, New M~to~ $3.(k30 M,c.~e~e Stevens. Wa~qce ~3.000 Parr',e~ St~ltwelL Moar~s~tie $3.000 Knsta~n W~, Oarksburg $3.000 Ju!a L Wlt~ms. Oak H~li ,~3,000 Bna~ Wood. Cross Lares $3.CO0 George ~fo~d, Jr. French Creek $2.100 Haro{~ Oar~ntw. MaR*qsburg $2 1 CO Ira Kemp n. SO Charleston $2.t00 C~:lar C4~sh Frances M E0gett, Waverly $1,200 Sanue4 Ked:h. Lavaletle $1,200 Sharc~ L Methax. Hunt~:.:3to,~ $10.000 Cash Stash JOhn Hess, H&r"Cc~k. MD $5.000 Robert. H~,erman, Fo4tanst:~e $5,000 Dee Arm, Rob~son. Netle $5.0CO Fa, eg~r-,,a Wtm'~oth, Cra~gsv*lle ,$5.000 II~ ~ll, tlilall~ls ,illm 144 $25O Je~ MSer. Arrk~dsb~g $20,000 Ex~,a Bin~ E~ten, Ogden.. RIvesv'#e $1 ,CO0 Fast 5's Bruce W H~cks, Westc, q $5,000 Great 8~ -~ Helen Crowett. Ma~.sburg $888 donn C F~her. ~aegow $888 Nancy Henry Ga~li00~s Ferry $888 Shawn H~, Mays~e $888 J&mes O Hc4stem. E)u~bar $888 PIw{hs E. 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