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Wednesday, February .22, 2012 Life PAGE C3 pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE PROVIDED PHOTO Christian with his mother andfather, Lesley and Jamie Lopez. I Lopez FROM PAGE C1 Interacting with other 'Idol' hopefuls young lady about 20 or 21 Parents' reward seemed very nervous before "Lesley and I are especially Round One so Lesley and I proud of his fearlessness. Over struck up a conversation. We the summer, more than 125,000 seemed to put her at ease and young people auditioned for just as she prepared to go out on 309 spots. A common thread stage to 'sing for her life,' she ran through all those great and tal- turned to us and asked if we ented young people we met while would cheer for her because in Hollywood: they had determi- she was alone at the competi- nation, they had hope and they tion. We told her we would and all really loved to sing. There she hit the stage with a huge were 13,800 kids auditioning smile. She made it past Round for the 38 spots awarded to the Hol- One and we cheered as loud lywood finalists in Pittsburgh that as we could. Chris' reaction to day, and Christian didn't shrink for all the attention has been very a moment. There is no greater thrill measured. He remains focused for a parent than to see one of your on his band, Joe Taxi, and its children doing the one thing most exposure." important - making an effort." "We had great experiences during Hollywood Week. One memory, that stands out, a i ili Water F[:IOM PAGE C1 i@luding George Washinon's : ::!i! !!|!i!i:!i Bathtub, open 24 hours a day. ' :This year's panel of water judg- i ii i i es again includes MichaeI Cervin, senior editor of BottledWaterWeb. com and Mark Kraham, news di- rector at WHAG-TV in Hager- stown, Md., as well as D.C.-based WUSA-TV reporter Bruce Le- shan; Hagerstown Herald-Mail clumnist and Berkeley Springs nitive Tim Rowland; Reed Hell- rfian, a food/travel writer and for- rtier editor of Recreation News; Blue Ridge Country magazine's Ken Doss Bowman; Cecelia Ma- son of West Virginia Public Radio; Barry Lee, host of TV's Talk of the Town in Winchester, Va.; and free- Mnce journalists Maggie Wolff Pe- terson and Laura Powell. -riVal:  '::  i : iiiiii;:: : 00iiiiiii iiiiiiiiiii0000!ii!iiiii00000000iiiiiii00i00iiiii !re:N: NNI t ..............................  :...!a ........... ,,b ..................................... , , ii  :::ii .... :::ii: :: ii :::::::::::i ii::::::: :::::::::"ii iii  i::  ...... A quartet serenade SUBMITTED PHOTO Members of the Sound of the Shenandoah, Charles Town Chapter of the Society of the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America greet Nora Robinson, 100, and Dorcas Ramsburg. The quartet is, from left, baritone Bill Floyd, bass Bill Armel, lead singer Gary Whittington and tenor Kenny Floyd. Outstanding alumni nominations being accepted The Hedgesville High School Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the Outstand- ing Alumni Award. The award will be presented Saturday, May 19 at the annual banquet held at Hedgesville High School. Outstanding alumni nominees must be: 1) a graduate of Hedges - ville High School 2) Be outstand- ing in their community service/ work 3) Be outstanding in their personal achievements 4) Be out- , standing intheir field of work. Nominations must be submit- ted by April 4, be limited to two typed pages and include the fol- lowing: 1) Reason(s) for nomi- nation 2) list of achievements 3) Year the nominee graduated from Hedgesville High School 4) A cover letter indicating the name(s), phone number(s), and address of the individual(s) mak- ing the nomination. Nominations remain active for consideration by the out- standing alumni committee for" two years. Please submit nomina-, tions in writing to: The Outstand- ing Alumni Committee, Attn: Ruth Lord Hill, 401 W. Burke St., Mar- tinsburg, WV 25401 or contact Ruth Hill Lord at 304-267-0401 for more details. RESTAURANT i ).d]| Open 7 Days ::iiij a Week! :: Downtown Charles Tow 304-728-0033 Family Movie Night AT OAKLAND CHURCH Friday, March 2 at 7:00 pm Veggie Tales: Robin Good & His Not So Merry Men :, ,Movie Cost: Free $14.95 with Prime Rib * $10.95 without Prime Rib $6.95 for children 4-9 $5.95 for Soup and Salad Only Buffet is from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Call (304) 725-PAUL (72851 Located at Oakland Church on Charles Town Road- across from Crosswinds ......... ' .... Have You Been to the Bavarian Inn Lately? Established in Shepherdstown - 1977 , iii ,