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121 -- NO.9 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1985 20 PAGES PER COPY 20 Newman Crowned "Miss Jefferson County" I in the above picture are some of the who participated in the an- Jefferson County Scholarship staged in the Jefferson High School Saturday night under sponsorship County Chamber of Com- are: (left to right)--Dawn Bed- "Miss Berkeley County was not as large had hoped for, the and the beauty com- excellent and most en- the "Miss Jef- Scholarship Pageant" Marie Newman, and a senior stu- College, as "Miss of 1985." outstanding rendition of interpretation of "I Am which role the edge over contestan in the final in the Jeffer- the honor Miss of Mr. and Mrs. earned the right to in the state beau- of 1984" and runner-up in state competition last year; Cheri Small, of Ranson, "Miss Jef- ferson County of 1984", who crowned the new Queen; Angela Kable, first runne -up; Donna Newman, "Miss Jefferson County '1985"; Keisha Taylor of Martinsburg and Michele Ours of Shepherd College, other contestants. (Photo by Kable Photo-Graphics) the "Miss Jefferson County" Dance Troupe and gave two solo perfor- mances including one she used in state competition last July. Also giving guest performances on the show were: Dawn Beddow, "Miss Berkeley County of 1984" who was the second runner-up in the state pageant last year. Miss Kable was awarded $400 in cash for finishing second in the contest and Keisha Taylor, of Martinsburg and Michele Ours, a student at Shepherd College were each awarded $50 savings bonds. The "Miss Jefferson County Scholarship pageant" is sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. ty pageant competition to be held in Clarksburg in June; and she was awarded $600 in scholarship funds along with her tiara crown. First runner-up in the contest was Miss Angela Sue Kable, a Jefferson High senior, who sang "Memories" as her talent contribution. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kable. In addition to judging for talent, thexe was also separate competition in beauty, evening gown and public speaking all of which figured in the final totals of scoring. Mrs. Deborah Wolfe of Huntington, "Mrs. America of 1984," served as mistress of ceremonies for the pro- gram and Cheri Small, "Miss Jeffer- son County of 1984" surrendered her crown to Miss Newman. She also per- formed several dance numbers with Stonegate founder and leader Dorothy McClellan, convicted on two criminal charges of conspiracy to commit unlawful wounding, a felony, and involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor, is scheduled to be sentenced in Jefferson County Circuit Court Friday Marion County Circuit Judge Fred L. Fox II is to pronounce sentence at 10 o'clock. McClellan could face a prison sentence of one to five years on- the felony charge and a one-year sentence on the misdemeanor charge, plus fines up to $11,000. Mrs. McClellan, whose trial was held in November in Grant County, was convicted of the charges stemm- ing from the death of 23-month-old Joseph Green, son of Stuart and Leslie Green, occupants of the Stonegate colllnlune. The Greens both served jail sentences for their part in the 2-hour paddling of their son which resulted in his death. @ A Mayland State Police hehcopter the fact that the weather anytime some 50 stockhofders of Bank of Charles Town Inn Tuesday, Feb. ,shares of to that held by these pre- and in to the stockholders stated retard onefor the bank standpoint. He the end assets which was up k $5-m over the 1963 the figure was about the pest two years. $55,995,000 as against l the bank's ear- about lS-lm-cem go- 1983 to $5.72 in 1954 to $503,000 in I~4. to stockholders went 1963 to $2.50 in 1984, stated. The bank also reported a heavy increase in Christmas Club Savings for the year. Following his report and brief remarks by Board Cl irman Francis N. White the stocklmlders voted to re- elect all present directors. They are: Wade W. Banks, of Shepherdstown, Paul Cain, Roger J. Perry, Roger Ramey, Turner mmaey and -anc White, all of Charles Town; John H. K. Christman of Shepherdstovm; James M. Davis of Rippon; Henry M. Snyder, Jr of Shenandoah Junction and Frisby T. Fiery of Hagerstown, Md. Later the Directors ovgenLTecl for the year and re~lected the following as officers: Francis N. White, chair- man of the hoard: Turner A. Ramey, and James M. Davis. vice chairmen; John H. K. Christman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jack F. Scott, executive vice-president and cash~; Ronakl M. Willis, and Juanita V. Pierce. vice-prsidents; Rose M. Chandler, assistant vice-president; Miktred A. Polen and Patricia C. Scott, assistant cashers: Beverly J. Merritt, ass~tant cashier and assistant Trust Officer; Melissa A. Fritts, Assistant Cashier; Roger J. Perry, attorney and Stanley C. PeRers~n. CI~A, Auditor. Aware 0 Need For Term Flood Control; Lists Present Plans ph ued by a is well nesdstoheOono can to solve the that comes from Greg Lance in the ' tmder many times l~ fadng nansoa, either from an ex- trytoob- Lance. the money. receiving state and federal grants for all kinds of water, sewer and storm sewer rehal tation, Ranson was not eligible because it had not rly met guidelines dea .ling with a previous small cities grant. A. g to Iam,application was made in 1981-82 for a $500,000 small cities grant for storm sewers; and anothor was made for $500,000 in 1983. for sewer extension and housing rehabilita . Neither was granted. In 1~4, a small citieS grant of $290,000 was finally received, but that was not earmarked for storm sewers work rather for street paving. In een, there was an effort to find some to the as Ranson approached the Jefferson Comty ion, the Soil Conser- vation, and the West Wwginta delega- tion in Again, the effort was to no avail. er, in 1964, the Soil Conserva- tion ~ion received a $254,000 agocation to conduct a survey of flooding area and establish a flood plain, a task that is already underway TURN TO PAGE TEN William Will Continue To Retail Merchants Assn. At a s~l meeting'of the Charles Town Merchants Association held recently William (Bill) ~y, of the Western Auto Store in downtown Charies T~'n, agreed to remain on for another year as president of the association. He has served in this capacity for a number of years. Henry (Hank) Jovanelly, vice- president of the Bank of Charles Town. who has been serving as treasurer of the association for a number of years will continue in that capacity and William Chesley, manager of the J.C. Penney store in Charles Town, will continue as promotional director for the association. A financial report was given on the 1984 we-Christmas parade and other promotional projects was given which showed a total of $1,728.00 collected from downtown businesses and $2,208 in "expenses. There was limited discussion on street decorations, with the feeling of the merchants presentbeing" that the decorations will soon bein need of some repairs and possibly some replacements. Copies of the promotional calendars showing the special sales promotimm to be staged by the merchants in t98s were passed out by Mr. Chesley. Fomaste Of Spring Registered Sunday A surprise f~etaste of Spring visited the tri-county area S,mday. The afternoon temperature establi, shed a now high record for the month, and broke at least a 55-yenr old February record, shortly aft 2 p.m. the mercury peaked for a very brief time, at a reading of 80 ~ in Charles Town. The began Wiltshire, 54, of Charles Town, and David Longerheam, 42, of Harpers Ferry, set out in a canoe to retrieve an abandoned canoe they spotted earlier. When they reached the empty canoe, Wiltshh~ jumped into it, but then ~m's canoe overturned throwing Longerheam into the water. W tshire pedd back to provide help for Longerbeam, then his canoe over- turned and both were swept against a cluster of underwater rocks. They braced themselves against the rocks to keep from being swept away in the cold river waters, unable to move toward shore because of swift currents. "they were six~d from the ~mre by a friend, Ronaid Willis, who summon- The previous high for the m~ of Febrnary had bee 79 degrees record- ed on FebruAry IS, 1949; and 32 degrees in 1954, and a degree reading register on Feb. ac- cording to weather observer Laurence Lloyd, S . Also the first robins were aoted in the fields east of Charles Town, which is some three weeks ear than last year. The un y warm temperatures For the past years Beatrice (Bea) Miller, wife of Russell C. Miller. Jr of South Seminary Charles Town, has bern as a part- clerk in the Charles Town A&P store. But at 3:15 Saturday afternoon, were caused by a weather pattern Feb. 23, rang up her last sale on usually seen emly the Summer' the store register and became a months, that of a high immsm system retired dork. located east of the ~arolina coast ex- tending to Bemmda. T'he are called "Bermuda Highs". The wind circulation around Such cells causes a stro~ s(Xlthes*ly ~ Over the local area, and also tends to block the movement of cooler frontal from the West and T'ne peture Mrs. Miil at mm of dmck-out aiMes just befoxe she was honored by her fellow employees of the store her long tenure of service. She was presented a gold pin with her engraved on the and the dates of 19M- on beck. And M courso thore was a Mrs. McClellan's part in the paddl- Democratic members of the United States Senate will meet in caucus Fri- day, March 29, through Sunday, March 31, at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. They'll gather there at the invitation of West Virginia's Senator Robert Byrd (D), minority leader of the Senate. The theme of the conference will be "85 and Forward," according to a ing was credited to her "mimt control" spokesperson in Byrd's office where over the Greens. She has been free on the announcement was made $20,000 bond since her conviction Wed ~ay. November 10. Senator Byrd, saying he was pleas- Her attorney, Steven Askin, has ed tobe able to bring his Senate col- already indicated he could very well leagues to a serene and comfortable appeal both the conviction and Judge West Virginia setting where "we can Fox' sentence, once imposed, d~uss important issues facing the Following the McClellan sentenc~ag, country away from the pressures in Judge Fox will also hear motions deal- Washington." ing with the children of other families This will be the second time in this decade that the Democratic Senate who were in Stonegate at the time of members have come to West Virginia. the paddling which caused Joseph At Senator Byrd s invitation they Green's death. gathered at Canaan Valley State Park Technically, all Stonegate children were placed under the jurisdiction of the West Virginia Department of Human Services after the incident. However, many of the Stonegate families have since moved from the commune and indicate their children no longer need the DHS surveillance. At last count, only one family remain- ed in Stonegate, and the property was listed for sale. in 1981. There were plans to return to West Virginia in 1982, but these were cancelled because of important ac- tions in Congress. Senator Byrd was quoted as saying he was "glad I can bring my col- leagues back to West Virginia where we can freely discuss the issues of the day and come up with acceptable solutions." While the agenda for the meeting has not been finalized, it is expected those Democrats attending will be broken into discussion groups which will discuss international matters, the nation's economic posture and defense. ed help. ~~g were Captain Jerry Powell and ambulance chief Alvin reached Wiltshire and Longerbaam, lifted them into the boat then found themselves strancled onU~e rocks. Maryland State Police surr~ helicopter pilot Ed Hanna of Cumberland. Md. Shortly be[ore 8 p.m Hanna maneuvered the c~ter above the four men, picked them one at a time from the boat, and ~ them safely to shore. The whole episode covered a three-hour period Manuel and Powell were treated for ~. The rescue hoat was retrie~ ed, the canoes were not found. The rescue was aided by search lights on the helicopter and by a light power unit from the Jefferson County Enu~rgency Services, stationed on the Rt. 340 bridge. Jefferson County's second highway fatality" of 19~5 was recorded last Saturday with the death, in Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, of 26-year-old Richard Joseph Walsh of Shannon- dale, Route 2, Harpers Ferry. Young Walsh succumbed to injuries sustak, md Tuesday, February 12, when the car he was driving skidded on a patch of ice oq Mission Road. left the highway and smashed into a tree. His companion, Jeffrey Osborn, Fair- fax, Va was injured but not as seriously. Daniel B. Jones. ~te 5, Mar- tinsburg, was charged with driving mulet the influence of alcohol after the vehicle he was driving left Route 230 near Shepherdstown and struck a stone wall and embankment. Damage was $1,500. Both Jones and a passenger, Terry Houpt, also of Mar- tinsburg, were in. red. Deer on the l-dghway caused two ac~- cidents involving property damage. A car driven by Brien M. J~, Route 2, Charles Town, hit one on Route 9 east, causing $1,200 damage; and a v le operated by Eomlie A, Mason, Berryville, Vs, struck a second deer on Route 340 south, with $500 damage resulting. Harold Penwell, Jr of Cavalier huge and lovely decorated cake say- ing to "Bea" along with other rdreshments. "Bea," as she is referred to try her family, the of friends and ac- quaintances she has made over the ed his vehicle into a parked car own- ed by Enos J. Kitchen, Jr of Blue Ridge Acres in a parking area on Jefferson Dar/mge was $350. A two-car collision on ~ 17, near Charles Town, involving vehicles driven by William S. Smoot, of Halltown, and La~ Gi~no, of Waynesboro, Pa caused $1,100 damage, but no personal injury. And in a ~ mishap, a car operated by Richard A. Fadeley, Charles Town, ran off Route 17 and over a bank. causing $100 da ge. as a formor office secretary at Omrlee Town High Sclmel, says she is now free to do a lot of things that shehas wer ted e tended forecast for the period todo, but ~ found the ~. Oueof Thnrsday through Saturday. Fair to them being ~ more Often her . partly cloudy weather thrmagh ~e daughter and son--w, Mr. and M3"s. period. CoM Thursday, beeoming Michael Stanislawczyk and two pleasantly mild agaht by the weekend. grandchildren Michelle 11, andDaily highs in the SOs to near e0. TURN TO PAGE TEN NigM~lme lows in the ~s.