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20 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, March 25, 1999 Tuscawilla Hills Continued from Page 18 Easter Fun The boys and I have been decorat- ing for Easter. We have found and tried some new cratLs and have had a messy good time! First, we attempted to papier- mache eggs while Timmy tried to papier-mache himself to the table!! smiles We mixed 1 cup flour and 1 cups water. We tore newspaper into strips, and blew up a balloon. We dipped the strips into the water mixture and placed the paper around the balloon. I had never done this with the boys because I did not think all three were old enough, and guess what? Timmy still isn't! The older two were doing their best and tried to put the paper on their balloons. They dipped the strips and tried to squeeze out the excess. They were not totally enjoying it but were 'doing their best. They hated the gee on their hands and tried to clean their hands after each strip was placed! And Timmy? Well, he grabbed a handful of paper and dunked it into the water mixture. He thought that the mixture was neat so he dove right in, so to speak! Needless to say, he was a mess!! He busied himself and dunked several pieces into the mixture before slap- ping it onto the balloon. He quickly got bored, though, and asked me to finish. While I was trying to get the paper shaped around his balloon, he decided that the mixture made a great finger-paint. He painted the table, chair, his nose, his shirt, his hail', and all parts in between!! He had a blast! It took me forever to clean him up and unstick him from the chair! smiles Our eggs are now dry and the bal- loons have been popped. We hope to fill them with goodies before sealing the openings and painting them. If you have older kids, they will enjoy this activity. Plan for a mess, though! Enjoy!! More Eggs Afl,er the paper maiche mess, we needed something that all of us could do I also wanted something less messy! So we decided to tie dye eggs! You will need several coffee filt- ers, magic markers, water, and scissors. Cut large eggs out of the filters. Place on a paper plate and have the children decorate them with the markers. When done, sprinkle water on it for a tie-dyed effect. (Make sure the whole egg is wet.) My boys loved watching the colors swirl together! Let dry before hanging in a window! (Side note: Timmy, of course, could not let this activity slide by without putting his mark on it, so to speak. While I was helping Andy sprinkle water on his first egg, Timmy decided to color his hands blue! When I noticed what he was doing, he said "uh oh" Oh, I love two-year olds!! smiles ) More Activities The boys and I are now looking for Timmy-proof activities. If you have any fun spring activities, please call us or e-mail us ( Bad Day [ have shared with my kind read- ers stories of my upcoming 15-year class reunion. Last week was THE WEEK to mail out our invitations. I promised the committee that my two oldest boys would help me fold, label, and stamp them so that they could be mailed last week. I had the invitations copied and the labels were ready. All I needed was 370 stamps. No problem, right? All I had to do was go the the post office and buy them. But there was a problem that nasty flu bug! A promise is a pro- mise, though, so I decided to drag myself to the post office. I could zip in before picking Andy up from pre- school and be home before I started coughing again. The best laid plans I saw an easy parking spot on Main Street in town and could not believe my luck. I hate parallel parking so I was thrilled. I pulled right in and grabbed my checkbook, a dime, and Timmy. Arghhhhh! The meter only took nickels! I unlock my door and rummage through my purse and car and can find no nickel. I really needed those stamps so steam starts coming out of my ears. Before I popped, the car in front of me pulls out so Timmy and I pull our car forward and head to the post office. Maybe the day can be saved. Oh no!! I tell the postman that I need 400 stamps and open my checkbook ( I had to use mine because the committee's checks need two signatures, and I had for- gotten to get the other signature.) I could not believe my eyes NO CHECKS!!! I was furious. I could only shake my head and tell the kind gentlemen that I was having a bad day. He readily told me that he took VISA but I had left my big cumbersome purse in the car! Man By the time Timmy and I made it back to the car, it was time to get Andy. After I got home, I collapsed on the couch and took a nap with the kids. What else can one do on a bad day? smiles In The Mail The invitations did get mailed on Monday. David and Andy helped me label and stamp all of them over the weekend. If you, my kind class- mate, (to not receive an invitation by the end of March, call me. See you in July!! Umm Good Last Friday IAz and good buddy Jeanne Brosh helped the Kiwanis serve up their annual Pancake Dinner. They both enjoy helping out with this event. Gourmet Cookie Mix In A Jar Shelby Payne shared this favorite cookie recipe with Mother Goose Preschool. It makes a perfect house- warming gift! You will need the following: tsp. baking powder, tsp. baking soda, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup rolled oats, cup brown sugar, -1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, cup sugar, and one wide mouthed canning jar. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour into the jar. Pack oatmeal on top of the flour mixture. Add white sugar, then the brown sugar and pack down. Top with the chocolate chips. Pack as tightly as you can so the ingredients do not shift. Put on the lid and tie a pretty bow to the top. Attach the following instructions to the front: "Preheat oven to 3500. Spoon the chocolate chips into a small bowl and set aside. Spoon brown sugar and white sugar into a mixing bowl. Add cup butter. Cream well. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from the jar into the bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add the cho- colate chips. Roll into walnut size balls and place onto a greased coo- kie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Makes 3 dozen." The finished jar is quite pretty and will be appreciated by any who receives it. Birthdays Ellen Brosh turns 15 today! Wish her a very happy birthday! James Lanham turns 18 on March 28! Wish him a happy day! Bill whittington turns 84 also on March 28. Wish him a happy birthday! Shannon White celebrates her spe- cial day on March 31. Easy Carrots The next time you make Rice Krispy treats, add orange food col- oring and shape them into carrots. Place a green gumdrop at the top for the leafy part. Umm good. April Fool's Day Plan now for that super April Fool's Day joke. Switch the sugar and the salt set the clocks ahead and watch the mad rush when eve- The Arts and Humanities Alli- ance of Jefferson County (Aha!) has, for the third year, been able to match the award of $2,500 from the West Virginia Commission for the Arts and Humanities. This money ~ill be used for grants to deserving members of the arts community after careful review by the Aha! re-grant committee. Ten grant applications were re- ceived, and after close scrutiny by the committee, the following grants were awarded: 1. Historic Shepherdstown Mu- seum: $1,000 to assemble materi- als pertaining to the impact of the Civil War on Shepherdstown. Re- productions of photos, correspon- dence and personal accounts will be a permanent exhibit in the mu- seum. A traveling exhibit will also be assembled. 2. Hall Taylor, photographer: $400 to initiate a photography workshop for "at risk" adolescents in the community. All equipment purchased will be re-used in subse- ryone thinks they are late tuck a note inside a loved one's sandwich serve supper for breakfast and vice versa freeze some fake bugs in ice cubes hide some snap 'n pops in doorways (my Dad's personal favor- ite) and for driving teens, switch where your morn parked her car! (This is my Mom's favorite!! smiles ) It will make her wonder if she has lost her mind!! Prayer List Please keep Bill Whittington in your thoughts and prayers. All For Now Tee-ball season has started, and my boys are eagerly waiting for opening day. The weather is not cooperating, though. It seems as though winter has returned! This does not surprise Steve because for the last three years, the weather has turned cold just in time for the practices to get underway! The boys and girls are sporting their gloves on one hand and a winter glove on the other!! smiles Have a good week and enjoy the last bit of March. Take the time to decorate your windows for Easter. Take care. quent workshops. A public exhibit of the student work will be held. 3. The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County: $1,000 to finance a workshop and field trips for de- serving members. Club members will ]earn basket-weaving and at- tend a Charles Town Theater Youth Workshop. Prior to his per- formance at a Harpers Ferry Church, the black history charac- ter Booker T. Washington will be introduced to the children. AB&C GROUP NAMES ELAINE LOONEY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER The AB&C Group, one of the nation's largest direct marketing and fulfillment services compa- nies, today announced that Elaine P. Looney, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Looney will be responsible for all produc- tion and operational divisions and departments of AB&C at its facili- ties in nearby Charles Town and Martinsburg, and Winchester and Orange, Va. Looney, formerly Senior Vice President of Operations, joined AB&C as its first full-time Staff Member in 1973. Originally Man- ager of Data Conversion, she has contributed to the organization's phenomenal growth by serving in senior management positions in the Information Systems, Distri- bution, Order Processing, and Call Center departments during the past 26 years. "Elaine brings many years of hands-on experience and excep- tional facilitator skills to this criti- cally important position," com- mented R. Michael O'Hara, Chair- man and Chief Executive Officer. "She epitomizes the AB&C corpo- rate culture and has earned the respect of our Clients and Staff with her 'Can Do' attitude and her passion for excellence." Give the United Way 98 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 5 spe d, 14K Mi $147.00 rno.* 4. The newly-formed Potomac Youth Orchestra: $1,000. Young people 10 to 16 from the Eastern Panhandle comprise the orchestra which operates under the guidance of the Shepherd College Depart- ment of Music. 5. The Upper Potomac D met Festival, Joanie Blanto~ rector. $600. 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