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4 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE KASTL :'S MEN'S SHOP HEADQUARTERS FOR A COMPLETE Mrs, Camilla Willingham Named J e ,, e::o nw iEmp ,o,ee ?l00v M o ntho best suggestion for the month of February. Mrs. Coffman's suggestion involved a new schedule of billing rates for future residents of the facility. In a personal letter to her, Mr. Hecker stated, "I find much merit in your suggestion and I intend to consider its feasibility when the next rate raise is contemplated. In any event, I appreciate sincerely your in- terest in the management of our facility. The suggestion program is designed to solicit this type of stggestion which bears on economy or other budget related matters". Mrs. Coffman is employed as a nursing assistant. A cash award was tendered 4n recognition. been selected as the "Employee of the Month" for February 1978 at Jeffersonian Manor, Inc., Nursing Home. This an- nouncement was made by Dr. James S. Hecker, the Ad- ministrator of the Facility In a personal letter to Mrs. Willingham, Mr. Hecker stated in part, "this recognition is made in view of your excellence in the performance of your duties during the month of February, this month being characterized by the most trying of weather conditions. I noted with appreciation your work record which is free of ab- senteeism during that period. This is especially noteworthy siitce you are assigned to the evening shift which means you must contend with traveling conditions during the worst hours. I have also noted your willingness to work other shifts when personnel were absent either because of weather or illness. This fidelity coupled with your competence in the food preparation field renders you a valuable asset to the management of this facility. I want to commend you for your dedication to the interests of our residents who indeed are well served by your attention to their needs in a function.vital to their health and morale. As such your contribution is marked indeed and I find great pleasure in this selection". Mrs. Willingham has been employed at Jeffersonian Manor m the Dietary Section since 1969 m a part time status and has been a full time employee since July 1977. She is a life long resident of the Charles Town area A cash award was ten- dered in recognition of this selection. In a related matter, Mrs. Mildred Ann Coffman was Kevin Sowder, Jr. Honored On His 4th Birthday With Party A birthday party was given in honor of Kevin Sowder, Jr., on March 4th, by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dillow of the Bloomery. A "Mickey Mouse" cake with three candles was baked, along with chips, ice cream and Pepsi were served to the guests along with birthday hats, noice makers, balloons and party favors. Those helping Kevin celebrate his 3rd birthday were  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dillow and Tonda, Mrs. Marcia Hines and Ryan, Josh and Zack of the Bloomery; Kent, Candee, Justin and Nickie Dillow, of Bolivar; Preston Burger and Tana Dillow, of Harpers Ferry, Sherrie Ford and Donald Webster, of Charles Town; and Mary Joy and Irene Green of Point of Rocks, Md. Kevin received many nice gifts and a good time was had by all. Tired of looking at the sam e four walls? Change them with wall coverings from PERSON A LS Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Houser, suffered a broken leg in a fall in charles Town last Friday night. She was taken to the Winchester Memorial Hospital for treat- ment and remains in a satisfactory recovery condition there as of this week. Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of l East Congress Street, is a i patient in the Jefferson i Memorial Hospital. Sgt. Billy L. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Thompson, Ranson, re-enlisted in the U.S. Army on Friday, March 3, for a period of three years. Sgt. Thompson, who entered the service in July 1973, is presen- they stationed at Fort Ritchie, Md., where he serves as the re- enlistment non-commissioned officer for the Headquarters and service company. Sgt. Thomp- son is planning a tour of duty in Germany in August 1978 with his wife, the former Debra K. Smith of Lantz, Md. They are now residing near Waynesboro, Pa. Mrs. Barbara Strider Kuehn and daughters Susane and Carolyn of South Windsor, Conn., were in Jefferson County over the weekend 7N Do inverted air masses cause tornadoes? Are the causes of tornadoes all known and understood? Many weather experts (if there are any) agree that in- verted air masses make for tornado conditions. This is logical from the standpoint that heavier air falling through to lower altitudes is likely to set off all sorts of disturbances and whirls. The varied causes of torna- does are not fully understood-- even with all the modern scientific knowledge at our disposal. The theory that in- verted air masses produce tor- nadoes is one of several. This story holds that heavier air, pouring down, gets turned, or twisted, so to speak, in a whirlwind manner, and creates one or more tornadoes. The inversion and the rush- ing and falling air masses might cover an area of a hun- dred miles or more, while the small tornadoes created might be separated by many miles, each less than a mile in diam- eter and some never touching the surface of the earth. One small tornado, either bopncing off the surface or staying above is often the result of an inversion--though several are more often oroduced. RIDDLEBERGER'S 211 W. Washington St. PHONE: 725- 26.24 FOR THE IRISH AT HEART! Also Wide Selection Lovely Easter Cards To Accent That New Easter Bonnet, Try Our Perfect Perfumes And You'll Want To Get Some of Our Camera Suppliesfor Taking Those Easter Bunny Pictures SCOTT & WHITE Charles Town Pharmacy YOUR DISCOUNT PHARMACY 125 W. Washington St.. Charles Town, W.Va. Miss Brenda Burdette, Mr. Hamilton Exchanged Vows Miss Brenda Sue Burdettei became the bride of Mr. Michael Wade Hamilton, both of Bakerton, on February 11, at two o'clock in the Assemblies of God Church in Ranson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Burdette, Sr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hamilton, all of Bakerton. The Rev. William P. Reed officiated for the double ring ceremony before an altar of soft orange gladioli and mums. Traci Welsh, a friend of the bride, sang We've Only Just Begun and the Wedding Song. Given in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a gown of white satin, trimmed with floral lace. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Phyllis Chaney served as maid of honor and the bridesmaids were Shirley and Jeanna Bur- dette. The maid of honor wore a mint green floral gown and the bridesmaids were dressed in solid medium green gowns, and all carried bouquets of soft orange gladioli and mums. Kristi Marie Chancy was flower girl. Mr. Dale Trice served as best man, and ushers were Mr. Darby Burdette, Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Mr. John Burdette, Jr., and Mr. Kevin Hamilton. Ring hearer was Karl Hamilton. The mother of the bride selected a floral baby blue gown, and the groom's mother chose a purple gown. A reception followed the ceremony at the Fellowship Hall in the Assemblies of God Church, Ranson. Members from both sides of the bride and the group. During the business session, the president gave a report of the county council meeting. Twenty-five dollars was presented to the Community Center for improvements. Pennies for Friendship were collected, contribution was given to the Student Fund, and reading lists for the year were distributed to the members. Miss Camilla Wiltshire, Cultural Arts Chairman, en- couraged members to attend music concerts, plays, craft programs and workshops, and continue reading programs. Quickie book reports were given by Mrs. Paul Holden, Mrs. Salome Sturgis and Mrs. Marion Sousa. Citizenship chairman, Mrs.' Grady Owens, Jr., read a thank you note from patients at Weston State Hospital for the recent gifts, and a thank you note from the Children's Orphanage at Guatemala. Mrs. Norval Johnston, public information chairman, reported on the County Planning meeting. The Jefferson County Ext. Homemakers Week is May 7-13. The Tea will be, Sunday, May 7, 2:30-4:30 pro. at the Community Center. Each club is to have a card table exhibit on the theme, "Onward, Ever Onward". The County spring meeting will be May 23, at the Com- munity Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a covered dish lunch at noon, followed by the County Council meeting at 1:30 p.m. The Keyser Area Ext. Homemakers meeting will be Wed., June 14, at the Frankfort High School, Short Gap, Mineral County. The State Spring Conference will be April 24-26 at Jackson's Mill. Clubs will participate in Arts and Crafts Festival in June. The Friendship gift was won by Mrs. James Hammond. A luncheon was served by the hostess and co-hostess, Mrs. Francis Stickel. The next meeting will be April 4, at 10 a.m., at the home of Mrs. Paul groom assisted in serving Holden, with Mrs. Cora Foster, refreshments, co-hostess. Out of town guests attended! the wedding from points in i Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. The couple will reside in an apartment in Charles Town. Mrs. Lester Viands Presents Lesson Jefferson Homemakers The Jefferson Extension Club met March 7, at the home of Mrs. David Wilt, with Mrs. Francis Stickel as co-hostess with 16 members present. The president, Mrs. Paul Holden, opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag. Devotions were by Mrs. Corn Foster who used the "Resurrection" St. Mark, 16th Chapter, an Easter poem and prayer, followed by the Legend of the Dogwood Tree. Mrs. tester Viands presented an interesting lesson on the "Creative Woman in Her Home". Each member has to become aware of the things in her environment which gives her pleasure, gain some skill and confidence in her ability to solve problems creatively, develop some ideas to use resources to enrich the family life, and then make a commitment for in- creased activity in the home. Creative people are able to save time, money and energy by the way they use things and life is much richer. Creativity tests and exercises were enjoyed by ON $ PLUNGE The Carter administration has taken steps to shore up the sagging dollar by intervening directly in international cur- rency exchange markets, and cleared the way for more extensive interventions in the future. CHRYSLER PIumoutl Fire Fighters Message Should a fire break out in your home tonight, wouM your family get out safely? This question surfaces more and more each day. Most residential fires occur between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM. With a smoke detector, your family may receive an early warning. The cost of this "Life Saver" is very low corn pared to a loss of life. However, when purchasing your smoke detector, make sure they are UL approved. If you desire additional information on smoke detectors, you may contact your nearest fire station. JEFFERSON COUNT/VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION Citizens- Independent- Harpers Ferry/Bolivar Shepherdstown. Blue Ridge Mt. Fire Unit /I HarpersFerry , SurveyedTown s Planning Com On Sunday afternoon March 12, 1977, from 1-6 p.m., the] members of the Harpers Ferry I Plantfing Commission knocked ll on the door of the 186 homes in I Harpers Ferry to conduct a i survey of Harpers Ferry's needs as viewed by its residents. The survey is the first step in an overall planning effort being undertaken by the newly formed Planning Commission. The Commission hopes to determine what should be included in the overall community development plan as perceived by the residents of Harpers Ferry and to use this data in establishing priorities for meeting these needs. A sub-committee of the  Planning Commission will also use the information provided from the questionnaire to assemble a list of projects that will accomplish the planning goals. The committee will also attempt to match needs with projects that can appropriately be funded through the Housing and Urban Development Block Grant Program. There are three types of grants now available under the Small Cities Program funded by HUD and Harpers Ferry hopes to apply for a single-purpose, one-year grant. This grant can he used for a variety of activities including such things as the following: development of parks and recreational facilities; street re- Legion Auxiliary To Dance Friday Night The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Pest No. 71, Charles Town, will have a St. Patrick's Day Dance, at the home on Friday, March 17, from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethon. Door prizes. Tickets from any auxiliary member or at the door for members and guests. I BANK OF CHARI FS NEWLY REMODELED paving, sidewalks, malls, construction types of water storm drains and the acquisition rehabilitation of housing, and preservation. Included in the Commission sur questions about street paving, rehabilitation, struction, street sidewalk and etc. Also of Planning community input acceptable types these projects a projects about have interest. The survey cellent opportunity of Harpers Ferry more closely ac members of Commission, greater degree countability and the federal i process as well as planning effort. Results of the compiled and dis preparation for hearing on the )lication on April CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA Member