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Classified & Real Estate lr Marlinsburg oflke, we are here to save money and hassles. loans, processing, D'hour approvals and ~ler~Titing are done by We call it the Advanla.qe. In Charles Town 104.725.8400 MORTGAGE INC. & ]rust Bank Member FDIC EMPLOYMENT FAIR Tammy Palmer & Dana DeGrave Home Financing Specialist Team Sheryl Russell, LI~ Loan Officer TODIAN Comm~ is looking r person to work in the Maintenance Dept. This will be a full w~ county benefits. Applicant at least I year experience in the responsible for perform- required for keeping the facility ,, and presentable con- ~le employees and the public. a Valid driver's license and be able to ; obtained and dropped I E Washington St., Charles Town, area or viewed on the at ~~'n~. org and/or resumes can also be 0 P0 Box 250 ~Town, WV, off away, current driver's license, some care-giving and light cooking. Must have recent references. 703.556.9526 or 202.234.6251 If no answer, DA Carpentry, Inc., Owner Albert Alnsworth, in Jefferson & Berkeley Counties, WV & Fre~ck, MD. Some transportation provided, wage based upon exp. Paid we. after ~ year.Six paid holidays after 90 days. Hospital Ins. offer after 90 days. ~4..5~2T/8, 9 AM-4 PM CONTRACTOR LICENSE -- WVOOO~>O7 Maintenance Mechanic__ The Jefferson County Commission is look- ing for a highly motivated person to work in the Facilities Maintenance Dept. This will be a full time position with county benefits. Applicant must have at least 3 to 5 years experience and a working knowledge of all aspects of facility maintenance, plumbing, electrical, hvac, preventive maintenance, and unscheduled maintenance. Any addi- tional knovAed~ of office renovations, bluepnnt reading, or education in the related fields will be helpful. Possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check. Applications and job descnption can be obtained and dropped off at 100 E. Washington St., Chades Town, WV, 25414, Receptionist area or viewed on the county web site at jeffersoncountywv.org Applications and/or resumes can also be mailed to PO Box 250, Charles Town, WV, 25414 ATTN: Maintenance Helper. IIUNITED BANK WEST VIRGINIA'S BANK Representatives from United Bank would like to meet with you and dis- cuss many exciting career opportuni- ties in our Shepherdstown, Tuscawilla and Charles Town office. We are looking for Full-Time and Part-Time Employees who want to join an aggressive, growing regional banking company. No prior banking experience necessary. Bring your resume to: Charles Town Office 106 W. Washington Street Charles Town, WV on March 16, 2005 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EEOIAA/H/V STRAW, CLEAN & bright 725-5183 2/4/ff NEW AND used form equipment Plows, discs, rotory cutters, 6, 7, and 8 ft. tdades. $265 and up used trecto~ of vari- ous ~. Edgar A Bohrer (304) 229-B354. 4/I/ff NEW AND used parts for older troctors. Edgar A Bohrer. 229-8354 8/3/ff Registered Angus bulls. Eostwood Amgus Stan- ley Dunn, 725-8308 2/26/tf OLD COIN Collection: 1853 dime, buffalo/In- dian head nickel, White House commemorative and proof sets. 18 coins based on 1998 prices. $275. Call 535-6505 be- fore 9 p.m. 3/3/2tpd Shepherdstown Becky Shaffer Essay Winners the Pack Horse D.A.R. sponsors COm~ in the and seventh grades Some event history, of Ameri- the theme for these 2004 focus was Clark expedi- writers were to participant cross country jour- Write from that per- :he travel- feelings and ob- young people in the 2004 com- the imagi- contest judges choice of first, third places in each and cre- ~eeting of the chap- youngsters their work with the parents, Hotel where first their entries presented pins and monetary place entries to the state consideration. tnaes Reinhart mod- event and present- with assistance NickeU. Mrs. chapter regent, organized Blostone, were the presenta- Check High Association re- $2,665 to the Middle School repairs to the tile school foyer. The proceeds from a held in 2004 and Daffy Gos- Mirror Bou- ~herdstown High the fash- Reyer Black, Liz Judy Kidwiler Ficklin, Cindy Miller Keller. Betty Ann Snyder Imwe, Bar- bara Knott Nickell, Linda Porterfiel Renaud, Margaret Rose Orndorff Smith, Wanda Grantham Smith, and Joyce Stanley Thornton. Entertainment for the fash- ion show was presented by John Rhodes Ballroom Danc- ers. A number of local mer- chants donated door prizes. In Your Easter Bonnet ...with all the frills upon it, you can be a participant in Shepherdstown's famous Eas- ter Parade. Put your imagina- tion to work, create one of a kind Easter bonnet, and join in the fun of the annual Easter parade on Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m Line up spot is at the corner of Church and German streets with a 10:45 a.m. arriv- al time. Traveling down that famous Shepherdstown German Street hill and east, you will be greet- ed by the cheers and applause of your friends and neighbors. This is a family affair, dogs in- cluded, so work together to build those hats. Following the parade, the an- nual Easter egg hunt will take place in the garden and near the little house on the Shep- herd University campus. To the Market... ...wearing your Easter bon- net and there will be coupons for special discounts for adults, cookies for the youngsters and dog treats for your canine fam- ily member. Just remember... you must wear you parade hat to qualify for these goodies. Yes, the Shepherdstown Farmers Market will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, in its usual spot behind the pub- lic library with a number of fa- miliar vendors offering season- al vegetables and fruits, meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, milk, Easter items, and much more. Don't miss this first mar- keting session of the 2005 sea- son. Easter Egg Hunt The pigs on our family farm did not provide the eggs for our breakfasts, but at the Pigs Ani- real Sanctuary they must be of a different breed, for they are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m The hunt will be- gin at 11 a.m. In addition, there will be games for children, crafts, face painting, a moon bounce and people food. Visi- tors are invited to bring fruits and veggms for the animal res- idents and have their pictures taken with the Easter bunny. Though certain activities re- quire a small donation, admis- sion is free. For information, call 262-0080. Potter's Bowl The Good Shepherd Inter- faith Caregivers annual Pot- ters' Bowl will take place on Saturday, March 19, 6- 8 p.m. in the War Memorial Building, E. German Street, Shepherdstown. The whole family will enjoy a hearty meal of homemade soup and bread. For your donation of $20 your soup will be served in a beau- tiful hand-crafted bowl, which you choose and keep, created and donated by area potters. Tickets are available by calling 876-3325 or at the door. Mon- ies from this event will be used to provide service to elderly; disabled, and homebound resi- dents of Jefferson County. Father's Garden For the past several weeks we have considered our garden soil, its components, and a step or two in preparing it for plant- ing. Last week rototilling or working the dirt with a garden fork loosened the soil for the step we will take today...add- ing compost. Compost is an extremely im- portant way to add organic matter into your soft. Although compost is available at your lo- cal garden centers, it is also fun to concoct your own using lawn clippings, dead leaves, and oth- er materials generated by your garden or left-over from your culinary efforts. To make a fast or "hot" com- post pile, you will want a car- bon-to-nitrogeneration of about 25-30 to one. To achieve this, yod will need about four or five parts "brown stuff," leaves, straw, etc. and one part "green stu~ such as weeds or grass clippings. Arrange these mate- rials in layers with a tad of gar- den soil added to the pile to in- fuse it with microorganisms. Water your compost pile but do not make it soggy. The tem- perature in the stack should rise and give a nice, steamy mix. When the temperature falls, turn the pile with that garden fork. When the "ingre- dients" have become a well-di- gested, crumbly brown or black material, that compost is ready to use your garden. If you do not want the addi- tional work of turning your pile continually, you may let it de- compose more slowly with the same results. You may also add manure to it, but for food safety reasons, apply this at least 120 days before you plan to harvest that first pea or radish. After you have nourished the soil to the point where it is healthy, an inch or so of com- post applied yearly should maintain the nutrient levels. *Next week: mulching. A Glimpse Into History "Pioneering" is the subject which we continue this week. Our material is from the "WV Encyclopedia," published in 1976 by Jim Comstock, editor of '`The West Virginia Hillbilly," ~a statewide newspaper filled with history and folklore and current events of the mountain state. "Today one can scarcely imag- ine a farmer building a three- tiered fodder stack, tied togeth- er with hickory withes. But the pioneer farmer might not have a storage place for his fodder, so he had to improvise a way to keep it from spo~ng. Some- time in October, as he husked his corn, he tied the fodder into convenient bundles with corn- stalks. He then set the bun- , dles around a center pole in a diameter he needed for the size of the stack. The base tier was then tied securely with hickory withes. Using a ladder, he set a second and third tier in place, shaping them and tying them to form a steep roof against rain and melting snow. "The withes came from seed- ling hickory saplings, which were plentiful under or near a mother tree. Countless nuts that escaped the eyes of the squirrels and chipmunks found a resting place in the soft under fallen leaves. In a year or two the slender sprouts, about an inch in diameter reached up- ward six or seven feet toward Jeanie Hamilton With FIXED Rates As Low As Available Programs Include: "* Up To 103% Financing * Construction Purchase, Improvement & Lot/Land Financ4ng Modular Homes on Permanent Foundattons ,, Rate Locks. Down Payment Assistance & Refinancing AND MORE! (304) 724-8767 Get Pre-Approved or Apply Online at: wv, nN.countryhm.com HARPERS FERRY A'rea. Apt. for rent, restored stone residence 1 BR, 2 Boors w/ parches Full kitchen w/dw. W/D avail- able. 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Constance Barn- hart, Broker 3/10/3t BRIGHT START Learn- ing Center has immedi- ate openings for full-time chitdcare employees /No- plionts must be creative, energetic, fun-loving and a team player Please call Julie for an interview at 304-725-8503 3/10/2t FOR A low cost for spay and neutering coil Spoy Today 728-8330 5/30/ff BEAUTIFUL long-haired tabby cat: young neutered mole, perfect health, oil shots, needs quiet, lov- ing home where he con be pampered. Free, 535- 6505 3/3/2tpd Upcoming Sunday Dress Pageant. April 24, Mar- tinsburg All gids receive trophy and crown. Call 304-229-0130 3/3/8t the sunlight. These sprouts could be split easily and spliced with a locking joint to make a tie of any length needed. The knowledge of a simple tech- nique was needed to split the sapling correctly. After cutting it loose from the ground one trimmed off the sparse side twigs and then began the split from the top or small end. After starting the split with a knife, one guided the process by ap- plying pressure alternately to each split." The hickory withe was as strong as any rope of comparable size. "When the fodder stack was fed, the bottom bundles were i:emoved first, thus the roof structure was maintained until the last. A pile of husked corn could be kept most of the win- ter by covering it carefully with bundles of ibdder set up and tied together the same way as the tbdder stack." Next week: Fodd sources. Winners of the seventh grade essay competition, sponsored by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, D.A.R., are, seated, from left, Joseph Hill, second place; and Joselyn Auxer, most creative. Standing, Pa- mela Smoot, first place; Helary Grabowska, second place; and Mi- randa Rachel Beahm, third place. Sierra Grabowska, left, first place, and Nahdi Bropleh, sec- ond place, were the fifth grade winners of Pack Horse Ford Chapter D.A.R. Essay Competi- tion, using the Lewis and Clark Expedition as their theme. (Photos by Diane Steece) Winners of the sixth grade Essay Competition, sponsored by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, D.A.R., are, standing, from left, Emily Claire Humberson, most creative; Caylin Botsford, first place, and Alex DeMarco, second place; seated, Sara Hornbeck, second place; Giovani Fleri, third place; and Erick Elias Smith, third place.