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: // 876-6845 now embracing the March with its 31 15 million greeting ~sent annually to mark Day on March 17, largest card-selling year in the U.S. on March 20 and fall in March on the of fun facts about St Patrick, the pa- Ireland, is credit- bringing Christianity Isle and some the snakes off the shamrock is the traditional symbol secular St. celebration in the in Boston. Today, are conducted Boston, Chicago, and elsewhere. Birthdays of the folks here, wish them a Their birth- Bloodstone and or and their flower Daffodil. Daniel celebrates on March 9 Basore on the 12th. DeGrave will turn a on the 15th, Anna and Terry on the 17th, Terry the 18th, Anne Cren- the 20th, Verita Stride st, my sister-in-law on the 22nd, her Laura Baker Lisa DeGrave on Corev Walsh and Anderson Cushman on Sympathy to Walter Rog- passing of his sis- Campbell. Her in- Was in Virginia: to the tad friends of Garnett who was interred in in Charles to Ruth Farmer and the passing of her sis- Sigler, whose servic- on the 23rd with in Pleasant View Gardens. Nearing Churches are planning and activities during season. Grace Re- nited Church of Christ a Maundy Thursday 7 ).m. on March 24 Communion. Craft Time, Games from ted- years old ~ invit- COmmunity egg hunt Reformed Church on March 19, at 1 p.m., For more infer- You can call your cor- at 876-6845. March 20, will he Easter program at Grace Church, the morning worship The program will by the covered dish is open to the settings will be MAJO R 3 DAY CONSIGN NOW Sunday, March 27, will hold a Sunrise 7 a.m., followed with served by the men prior to regular at 9 a.m. Sun- at 10 a.m. Services |to the community. Easter Bonnet" will hold an on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Create Easter bonnet and This can be a fatal- main street Your Easter bonnet. dress up their pets to describe the beautiful sand creation. In their colorful attire, the monks appeared at the Frank Center and performed ritual and sacred music, chants and dance establishing communica- tion with the highest powers of good that brings about healing on environmental, social and personal levels. In Tibet, when- ever a monastery celebrated a spiritual festival, people from surrounding villages and no- madic tribes would assemble in the monastery's courtyard for three or four days of sacred music and dance. The Tibetan monks are carrying out these traditions. One of my granddaughter's favorites was the Senggey Gar- cham: The Snow Lion Dance. In Tibet, the snow lion symbolized the fearless and elegant quali- ty of the enlightened mind. Sa- cred activities performed by hu- man beings are believed to cre- ate a healthy and harmonious environment, where all beings, including animals, rejoice. The snow lion dance captures this spirit. The Drepung I~sehng Mon- astery was estabhshed near Lhasa, Tibet in 1416 as a spir- itual institution dedicated to preserving and transmitting the ancient Buddhist traditions. It was the largest monaste~" in the world, housing more than 10.000 monks. It has played a critical role in the life of Tibet's culture for centuries. Our Changing Community History Thanks to all those folks for their phone calls on recent re- ports on the past history of our community and the changes that have occurred here. I have only touched the surface and would like to hear from anyone with more interesting tidbits on Kearneysvitle. This week. I would like to tell you about two of the lo- cal churches. One of the old- est buildings at the intersec- tion of Route 9 and Route 480 (now Kearneysville and Lee- town pikes), is the Presbyte- rian Church built on a parcel of land conveyed by Mr. Hen- ry Bitner in 1868 for the "sum" of one dollar "current money" for so long as it was used for church purposes or cemetery. The new building was dedicat- Summit Point is the month for the of great Girl Scout Scouts have been since the early though the order you can still con- Scout or your lo- office. March is for delivery. Cookies Local troops have to our Armed Forc- overseas and also money from sales of the tsunami of Tibet opportunity to at- of the Ti- at Shepherd Uni- accompa- Sarah, 9ther grandmother, This group to Shepherdstown PASS (Perform- ~it Shepherd). reside in the Tibet- Center in Atlanta, tour the country pro- of Ti- by the Shepherd Library; stu- staff, communi- children and vis- across the region the beautiful Read- to meet the monks, creation of a tradi- and learn I can't find a word Dot Snyder 725-7769 Last week the temperature was cold, but the sunshine was nice and warm. Just think it will not be long and we can say goodbye to all these heavy clothes and cold weather. It is nearing time for the re- turn of the Canadian geese that flew south to winter. Many of these geese stay around here all winter, if they can find a pond and shelter. When they fly over in formation, they des- ignate a sure sign of changing season. Most flocks are small, family-sized groups. Some- times though these birds gath- er into flocks made up of thou- sands of individuals. Pilots have seen geese flying as high as 8,000 feet. The Canadian goose is a wildlife success sto- ry. The numbers doubled be- tween 1955-1975, thanks to the efforts of professional wa- terfowl managers. About three million geese fly south each year. They nest in the spring ed on March 7, 1869, with its first pastor Rev. Everette Wade Bedinger. The church stands as a reminder of 146 years of ser- vice to the community. In earlier years, the Presby- terians held services in the for- mer Butler schoolhouse on the Elmer Vickers Farm. ,~so us- ing the facilities of the school were some six families that formed a nucleus of the first congregation of the Grace Re- formed Evangelical Church in 1884 (now the Grace Reformed United Church of Christ), a breakaway from the Christ Church, the oldest church in Shepherdstown founded in the 1700s. The congregations built the small wooden frame church in 1884 on land donat- ed by Dr. D.$~: Border with Reg. Bauseman as the first minis- ter to preach in the little white church. In 1954, the educa- tion building was added to the church, providing classrooms, auditorium, and social hall with full kitchen. I hope to have a report on St. Paul's Baptist Church next week. Please call me with com- ments on this and other inter- esting stories. Leaving you with this thought: Don't tear down the fence until you know why it was built. That's all for this week. in all kinds of places, from low- land marshes to the top of high bluffs. They are so adaptable that they sometimes nest in tubs, which some wildlife man- agers set out for them. There is not much more beautiful than to see these graceful birds in flight. St. Patrick's Day Even if you~are not Irish, you can participate in March 17's St. Patricks Day by wearing green. St. Patrick is one of Ireland's biggest celebrities. He is cred- ited with bringing Christiani- ty to the country. He was born in Britain near the end of the fourth century-. At 16, he was taken prisoner for more than six years by Irish raiders, who attacked his family home. Dur- ing his imprisonment, he be- came a devout Christian. He escaped his imprisonment and tells of hearing a voice tell- ing him to leave Ireland. He had his religious training and was ordained as a priest and was sent to Ireland to convert more people to Christianity. To make a cross part of Irish Catholic's lifestyle, he created the Celtic cross. Legend says he died on March 17, thus St. Patrick's Day. Chicken Casserole Melt 1 stick oleo; stir intx~ 1 pkg. cornbread stuffing. Put 1/2 the mixture into a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole. Cut into small pieces 4 chicken breasts or a cooked chicken, diced and boned. Add 1/2 cup frozen peas and put all in casserole. Mix 1 can cream of chicken soup and 1 can cream of celery soup with 1 can chicken broth. Pour over chicken. Top with remaining stuffing mix. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until brown. Cold Wild Rice Salad Cook 1 cup wild rice by boil- ing in 5 cups water for about 45 minutes or until done. Cool. Mix rice with 1 cup chopped broccoli, 1 cup chopped cauli- flower; 2 small cans shrimp, drained OR 2 cups cubed smoked turkey breast; 1/2 cup diced celery and 1 medium on- ion, diced. For dressing: Mix 1/2 cup ranch dressing; 1/2 cup mayon- naise; 1 teaspoon lemon juice; 1 tablespoon hamburger rel- ish. Toss with rice mixture and chill. Densil L. Ntbert, LLC Auctioneer/Broker SHENANDOAH JCT, WV e-mail dcer@frontiernet.net www.nibertauctions.com 304-876-2418 Call now to schedule your auction for the Spring and ask about our ESTAIE AUCTION NO ; GM, SMARTBUY PeG, PB-Anti Lock, Rear Def, PB, 6 Pass Seab'ng, Side num Wheels, PS, PB, Tinted AJ)" Bags, 16" Alum Wheels, DtC, Pwr Lumbar, Pwr Dr Glass, Adjustable Pedals, Seat Lumbar, Power Seat, Locks, Tilt Wheel, CC, Tinted Glass, PW, CD, Height Adj, Root Mats, Trunk Net, P~, PL, Pwr Ext Remote Mirrors, Middleway Mrs. Austin Nieodemus Bev and l)onnie l)awson and his mother. Kath~rin~ l)awson. spent the weekend at the horn- of Nit:ole and Bart R~mmno. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nicole is the daughter of Bey and Donnie. ()n Sunday, February 20. the Dawsons' ~randdaught~ r. Virgini ~ l~enee l)aw- son, was baI)tized in the First [)rated .Methodis~ (h~Jr(:h in Mvrtle Beach. Ther( were four generations present |))r thin c~((as]~m. Liz and "l))(td Swartz and son. Noah Ri( hat(l, of ~ iil~;hestel'. Ms_ were recent v~sitors with I,mwood S~artz and Elsie l)untap. Helen and Joe Seal hosted a dinner tbr all their children r~ cent- ly. Present were Roger and IAnda Seal Brenda and Joe Seal. Ra- chel Campbell. Telena Seal. t)arline Springer and daughter Amy, and Jimmy Seal. .\lrs. Austin Nmodemus acc(,mtmnied her si>~vr. /',ggy Hart, and family to Fairview United *lethodist (~hur(}~ :n Steph~ns City,. Va., where a surprise birthday dinner and I)ar~3 was held for Sherry Smith. The occasion was planned by h{-r husband, Roy Smith. and the Women of the Church assisted in pr~,paration and serwing. The occasion al.~, honored Sherrv's svrvic~ ~(, tho church and it was largely attended. Sherry received many gills and good wishes on her special day. Birthday wishes go out this week to Ben \:,~rous, Pamela Sue Fisher, Nicole Fritts, Susie Owens. Terry Mellar. l)or(M~y McI)an- iel, Carleigh Boyd, l,eonard White. fdr(nda Seal. Nancy Renner, Lawrence Ring, Peggy Nicodemus, Kenneth Koons. Evelyn Paint- er, Marjori Carper, Hehm Vorous, Elizabelh Nicodemus, Margaret Fiddler. Bobby Carter Tabb, Connie Richards. Dennis Chamblin, Linda Feltner. Kathy Duvall, Heather Childs, Peter Casin. Fred- die Kibler, Johnny Ring, deanie Koons, Peggy Hart. and Jimmy Fiddler. Special anniversary wishes go out this week to David and Carol Brill and Rosie and Francis Cunningham. Fritzi Hart hosted a surprise birthday party Sunday to honor Aaron Joshua Hart's first birthday and th9 birthday cd sister, Bre- da Jenkins. The dinner and party were held at the home of Peggy Hart. After a bountiful dinner, the afternoon was spent opening gifts and serving Mickey Mouse birthday cake and u:e cream. Mrs. Austin Nicodemus was among the guests. Others attended I>om Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Attention Persons Age 55+ Are you looking tbr employment and/or on-the.job training? The Senior Community Service Employment Program may be abh, to assist with your employment needs. Contact one of the' tbllowing persons at Potomac Highlands Support Services f(w more infor- mation. Call Brenda Humphreys, program director, at 1-800-296- 1221; or Janice Wildman, program representative, at 7:54-8771. "Draw-In" Artists'. The Naturalist Center will be holding a "Draw-ln" on Saturday, April 2. from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Artisls and illustra- tors 10 years of age or older are encouraged to try their hand at drawing objects from the large, diverse collection of natural histo- ry specimens at the center. The Naturalist Center is located at 741 Miller Drive in Lees- burg, Va. For more intb, call (703) 779-9712 or toll free at 1 (800) 729-7725. western mary~and REGIONAL CONTRACTORS AUCTION APRIL 7r" " 8T" AND 9TH COCHRAN AUCTION COMPLEX NEAR HAGERSTOWN MARYLAND For further information or to consign your equipment and trucks, contact Cochran Auctioneers at (301) 739-0538 or 1-800-310-2844 (MO). AUCTIONEERS & ASSOCIATES, LTD. ~sional Consb~on & IndusO'ial Equipmerrt AucUoneers Since 1972 Ill i III,III",IIIIIIIIH"I :" ":i Public Auction of Valuable Real Estate u~ LOCATION: 406 S. Reymann St., Ranson, West Virginia L At 10;00 a.m., we wi!l offer for s~le a one-story r__esidence. DESCRIPTION: Two (2) bedrooms, living room, kitchen, full bath w/laundry room. Amenities include oil heat, wood/carpet floors, public water & sep- tic, vinyl siding, metal roof, front and back porches, cellar/base- ment, appliances convey and black top driveway. Property recorded in the office of the Jefferson County Clerk, Jefferson County, West Virginia in Deed Book 954 Page 323. Lots 29 8, 30 (50x125). Terms o__f aLle on Real Estate: A non-refundable Cashiers Check or Cash in the amount of $5,000, paid on day of sale, with the balance due upon delivery of deed not lo exceed 45 days from date of sale. Property sold in "as is" condition without warranty. For viewing or information, call 304/876-2418. Richard & Angela Jenkins 5It L. NIBERT, Shenandoah Junction, VVest Virginia wv Lic #660 Phone: 304/876-2418 Email: dcer@Frontiernet.net www.nibertauctions.com ==