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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1985 5 he United Way Ag is being sponsored by the Woman's Seri ~,o~ o, Harpers Ferry District. Shenandoah Women's Center By Tom Low Director of the Shenan- speaks with an that is reflective of her years as a professional traditionally some ing that a family pro- the way the community it. It's only been in the or eight years that people have talk about family violence." a few minutes from what to be an intensive schedule to at her desk and discuss the the Center. of her seventeen year old as a supporting ac- ithe movie "Sweet Dreams", bookcase. servmes are to ad- and she explains. "But we help all the family members they're all affected. In some is a victim too." get a lot of support from local Many ministers say that knew what to do when women and husbands ap- this problem. Now them to us." r six years of slow expansion, at 118 North RaleighStreet is now able to aecom- e twelve to fifteen clients. They as many as 23 at one time. have been com- Conty since the in- of a local hotline there last generally ask for shelter," "because friends or have closed their doors and to be involved anymore." most all very low income They have little or no funds. of their last resort. Ages 16 to 91. We just had two ~who were 80 and 91 years old, came in on walkers. them initially to get over brought them in. They haven't been able to talk about other people." woman is assigned to an in- counselor. They discuss the lble to the client with them to set some short stresses that their most im- role is to try and help the themselves to make for themselves. so many of them, their is zero. They've been over the years, too, that they don't believe can do anything - or even a decision. Our efforts are teach them that, yes, they them. We try to give and say, now you need yourself. I personally feel - not doing it for stay is about ten days, ianyone can remain up to thJr- women just come to the door to talk with someone. ) counselling, twice a week, is for all residents. "Basical- Va. 22611 703/955-1269 of Beef' Hogs & Veal. All bop Fall & Winter all meats p.oc~sed in our plant. MEATS ARE EARLY FOR AN AND FOR I REASONABLE RATES, ly it's a time for them to share com- mon feelings, concerns and fears," says Kelch. "What we've seen over the years, and this sort of holds true nationally too. is that women will usually leave a bad situation three to five times over a number of years and go back. "Then it's an unusually severe, physically violent act towards them or the children that will make them leave and not want to return." In the Center, the women can also attend special topic groups that deal with needs such as seeking employ- ment and parenting skills. "The have difficulty disciplining their kids. The children are caught up in the cycle of violence too. Where the male abuser is taking all his anger and frustration out on the wife; she often is taking it out on the children." The Center operates a children's program to help kids that come in displaying violent behavior. Most of them are preschoolers. The recently established men's pro- gram grew out of staff observations over the years. "We were beginning to get the second wife or girlfriend of the same batterer," Kelch explains, "and all of a sudden we realized that we should start looking at the batterer's needs too, and try to help him. "He's oftentimes been abused as a child, and learned a pattern of behavior that he's just repeating." According to Kelch, couples counselling does not work until the violent behavior has been addressed on an individual basis. In a final note, she observes that "the shorter the amount of time that there has been abuse, and the woman seeks help, the better the chances are Protect the full value of your heme for now and in the future, call: DOMINICK "We/Is" FARGO 300 W. Washington St Charles Town Rkme: 72$.3454 or 725-$$3| that something can be done to save the relationship." The Center's small staff is sup- plemented by a trained group of volunteers, primarily from Jefferson County. The 24 hour hotline numbers are 876-6511 (Jefferson County~ and 263-8292 (Berkeley County ). HARPERS FERRY BOLIVAR Mrs. Lee Miller Dial 535-6508 The scene on Bolivar Heights Satur- day evening reminded me of a Civil War print I own showing a long line of tents stretched out along the ridge. A sign at the entrance road explained that it was a Boy Scout Camporee. They couldn't have picked a nicer weekend to be outdoors. There are still a few seats left on the bus to the Flower Show in Washington Thursday, March 14. The bus will leave the front parking lot in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 9 a.m and leave Washington at 3 p.m for the return trip home. Tickets are $15, including admission to the show. Call 535-2489 to reserve seats. The trip For A With This Ad ATED FOOT HEALTH, P.A. Robert L. Josephs, D.P.M. Richard L. Rosenblatt, D.P.M. 706 Wilson St Martinsburg 267,8185 W. Patrick St Frederick, Md. 663-FEET Showing Foreign Films At Library The Swedish film "Through a Glass French film "Nosferata" will be Friends of the Library, a local pro- Darkly" directed by superstar film- shown March 20, and on March 27 ject of the Woman's Club of Harpers maker Ingmar Bergman, will be "The Diary of a Country Priest" will Ferry District, served brownies and shown at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry be shown. Each full-length feature coffee to those attending the Friday Public Library on Wednesday, March Library Concert February 15. The 6 at 8 p.m. film will begin at 8 p.m. next concert in the series will feature This is the first of four foreign films For further information call the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library West Virginia music and storytelling for grown-ups featured each Wednes- at 535-2301. and will be held in May. day evening during March at the Came Donivan and Hilda Creamer spent February 17 with Mrs. Creamer's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Creamer, and other family members in Mar- tinsburg. The first birthday of the twin sons of Candy and David Carper and grandsons of the Creamers was celebrated. Newspapers and magazines will be collected Saturday morning at the Post Office parking lot by the Harpers Ferry and Bolivar Lions Club. library. 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SALE S199 2 PIECE TRADITIONAL BROYHILL OAK T~ SWIVEL lOCKER ENGLANO ~Y 6 CHAIRS WITH HUTCH Rpiluler $229.9~ .eg. s $1 S 6 s899 SALE s899 SALE 66 2 PIIECE EAJ~Y ~N Relmlar $789 SALE s544 TRESTLE TAIKE, 4 CHAIRS R~I~ulo $349.95 SALE s249 ~PLE TARLE & 4 CHALK Regula~ $429.95 SALE s366 KINCAID 6 CHAIR PINE ~nr~, SALE $499 LAZY-laY Rpiivlm $&119.9~ SALE $349 HERCULON RECLINER Regular $169.9S SALE s99 I~AT1FORM ROCKER Regular $149.9~ SALE S 119 SOLID OAK GLASS TABLES s68oo ~C~ EARLY AMEmOkN TABLi~ Itegvlor $129.00 In. SALE s78oo SERTA BEDDING TWIN Reg~ $199.95 SALE S110.45 EACH SALE $144.45 SALE $356.95 fl| YEAR WARRANYY.~ S PIECE PiNE FINISH SALE s499 OAK FI~ ILR, SUITE Regular $$49.00 SALE $399 PIECE RAS$~rT Reguim $1,289.9S SALE S888 $ PIIK:I VAUGHN DARK PINE Tm~ ~ular $1 ,$29.9S SALE $ ], 144 S ~ W/HUTCH MIRROr ~e, S~eg.ts SALE *749 ENORMOUS VALUEI tl PC. FAIMILY ROOM .ow '888 SNOW DATEI FRIDAY MARCH 8 LANE CEDAR CHEST Regular $269.9S SALE S 189 MIRRORED TARt.U Reg~d~ $26~.95 SALE S188 9xl2, 12x12, 12xlS CJ~mT STARTING AT 10-GUN OA~ ~.AINNET SALE $288 KINGSDOWN BEDDING ~Slff Regular $278:00 SET SALE $127.45 Regvllr 13SII.Ot ~:"1' SALE $169.75 QUEEN SEt SALE s237.95 10 AM to 10 PM PHONS: 725-9734 APPLIANCE & FURNITURE CENTER 309 W. Washington St Charles Town, W.Va. 25414. STORE HOURS: 9-S MaN. - SAT.; 9-9 FR~AY -- 'IUDGET TERMS'