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PAGE /Hil n es Wednesday, March 28, 2012 pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE ii 4" Wheel "There was a lot of camara- It looks like we are playing in derie between all the contes- front of the audience, but the FROM PAGE C1 tants," Kristen said. "We were audience was above us, like rooting each other on." stadium style seating," Kristen Craig was born July 12,2011 -- Meeting legendary host Pat said. said they were nervous but elated Sajak and iconic letter-turner When it came time to actu- and began preparations to travel Vanna White was a highlight ally tape the show, Kristen was to Culver City, Calif. The con- 'of the experience. "He was so nervous. tract stipulates that there is an nice, and the same person he "I was sweating bullets. I 18-month time frame to appear portrays on the show," said was afraid of solving a puz- on the show. They were given a Kristen. "He was very person- zle incorrectly or saying some- two-week notice to come to Cal- able and genuine. Vanna was thing that didn't make sense," ifornia on Feb.23. Taping would a pleasure to meet in person." Kristen said. Johnathon was begin on March 9. "He told us to 'just have fun. calm. "I don't mind being in Being selected to appear on This will be the fastest twenty front of people, but it is com- a game show isn't a complete minutes of your life,'" Johna- pletely different from solving free ride. Contestants are re- thon said. puzzles in your living room quired to pay f6r airfare, food, The famous wheel is the cen- when you know you are going hotel accommodations -- at a terpiece of the show. Only one to be on national TV." hotel chosen by the produc- exists and is the same one that The Eylers are members of ers -- and taxi fares. All con- travels when the show goes on Covenant Baptist Church out- testants chosen for that week's the road. The wheel weighs a side of Shepherdstown. They taping stay at the same ho- whopping 2,400 pounds, plan to view the episode with tel. Arriving at the Double- Describing her first practice fellow church members. tree West by Hilton in Culver spin, Kristen said, "You grab "We can't wait for Jefferson City, the couple had one day of it, bring it to you and push it County to watch the show. We sightseeing, touring Los Ange- away. It is a lot harder to spin are proud to represent Shep- les and Hollywood. than it appears. After prac- herdstown," Kristen said. "Los Angeles is an amazing tice, I asked my husband if he The house minimum conso- city," Kristen said. "There is so would be in charge of spinning lation prize is $1,000 per per- much to see and do." the wheel and I would call out son, $2,000 per couple. But, The show tapes an entire letters." did they win? The couple week ofepisodes in one day. On The couple was also sur- won't say. "Contractually, we the day of taping, they arriVed prised by the studio. "What can't disclose whether we won at the studio at 7 a.m. with 15 the camera portrays is very de- or not. Jefferson County will other couples and didn't tape ceiving. Even the letter board have to wait and see for them- their show until 3:30 p.m. looks smaller, like the wheel, selves," Kristen said. Peaches FROM PAGE C1 Americans introduced the trees across the United States in the 17th century to the in- fluence of Thomas Jefferson -- who planted peach trees at Monticello -- peaches put down deep roots with fruit lovers. Today they're grown on some 117,000 acres in California, Georgia, South Carolina and other states. In the words of Paris-born, 19th-century illustrator/ novelist George du Mauri- er : "An apple is an excellent thing -- until you have tried a peach." i Stephanie and James Lon- pital. The baby weighed 6 pounds, gerbeam, of Harpers Ferry, '12 ounces and was 18 inches long. welcomes their daughter, Sky- Welcoming the baby at home was lar Renee Longerheam, at Madison Lee,2. 3:09 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012 at Jef- Paternal grandparents are Troy ferson Memorial Hospital. The and evelyn Stephenson, of Kear- baby weighed 7 pounds, 15neysville.Patemalgreat-grandpar- ounces and was 20 1/2 inch- entisAnnaStephenson, of Charles es long. Welcoming the baby Town. at home were Christian, 8 and ' Maternal grandparents are Trac- Jackson, 4. ey Myers, of Martinsburg and Paternal grandparents are Lynn Carroll, of Ranson. Mater- Charles and Frances Longer- nal great-grandparents are Barbara beam, of Charles Town. Maternal grandparents are Mick and Bonnie Ballenger, and Bruce Moler, all of Charles Town. Crystal and Paul Scott, of Ran- son, welcomed their son, Josiah Gabriel Scott, at 5:10 a.m. Feb. 29, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home was Isaac, 10; Caleb, 8; Lyndsey, 7; and Maddie, 3. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Diane Scott, of Ranson. Maternal grandparents are Pam and Mike Phillips, of Knoxville, Md. Ashley Gifft and Steven Dinter- man, of Harpers Ferry, welcomed their daughter, Ava MaKenzie Dinterman, at 12:36 aan. Feb. 22, 2012 at Jefferson Memori- al Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home was Sierra and Summer. Paternal grandparents are Crystal Dinterman, of Sharps- burg, Md. and Harry Dinterman, of Harpers Ferry. Paternal great- grandparents are Harry and Joan Dinterman, of Harpers Ferry. Matemal grandparents are Tammy and Donnie Fultz, of Charles Town. Maternal great- grandparents are Mary Bowles, of Harpers Ferry and Walter Bowles, of Charles Town. Valerie Myers and Troy Ste- phenson Jr of Mattinsburg, wel- comed their daughter, Amaya Marie Stephenson, on Feb. 23, 2012 at Jefferson Memorial Hos- Tammy Penwell and Wdliam Hutton, of Ranson, welcomed their son, Chaz William Hut- ton, at 12:41 aan. Feb. 19, 2012 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home was Tessa Jane Penwell, 16. Paternal grandparents are Manuel Hutton, of Berryville, Va. and Patricia Button, of Ran- and Norman Gilhart, of Martins- son. burg. Matemal grandparents are Glen August and Robert Cave, of Keameysville, welcomed their son, Robert Jesse Cave, at 6:38 p.m. Feb. 21, 2012 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10.3 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Wel- coming the baby at home was Ry- onn. Matemal grandparents are Phil and Rae Hama, of Pasco, Wash. Amy and Jesse Martin, of Ran- son, welcomed their son, Jasper Ptolemy Martin, at 7:54 a.m. Feb. 24, 2012 at Jefferson Memo- rial Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home was Asher, 11; Lona, 5; and Lacy, 2. Paternal.grandparents are Arthur and Brenda Martin of Inwood. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Gina Cook of Pasade- na, Md. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Jack and Grace Brown of Baltimore. Shara L. Fields and Justin L. Wil- liams, of Ranson, welcomed their son, Cameron Lee Williams, at 12:40 aan. Feb. 18, 2012 at Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Welcom- ing the baby at home was Darien Fields-Printz, 12 and Tailyn Wil- liams, 2. Paternal great-grandparents are Suzanne G. and Kenneth L. Staubs Sr. of Charles Town. Maternal grandparent is Mi- chelle L. Fields of Charles Town. Penwell, of Harpers Ferry and Barby Penwell of Ranson. Ma- temal great-grandparent is Esta Broadway of Charles Town. Jessica Hall and David Stall- ings, of Shepherdstown, wel- comed their son, Evan Wayne Stallings, at 5:50 pan. Feb. 16, 2012 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2.2 ounces and was 18 inches long. Paternal grandparent is Lynda Stallings of Martinsburg. Pater- nal great-grandparent is Edith AI- bright of Martinsburg. Maternal grandparent is Gall A. Masquat of Shepherdstown. Matemat great-grandparents are Mary and Louis Tabler of Shep- herdstown. Emily Smith and Darrell Bur- row, of Harpers Ferry, welcomed their son, Ayden William Bur- row, at 2:57 aan. Feb. 23, 2012 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home was Damon Burrow. Nicole and Ernest Rose Jr of Bunker Hill, welcomed their daughter, Bella Rae Rose, at 9:08 pan. Feb. 27, 2012 at City Hospi- tal. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and wag 20 3/4 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Ernest and Brenda Rose of Skygusty. Maternal grandparents are Er- nest and Mary Mitchem of. In- wood. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are Glen and Dorothy Baker of Charles Town. CommunityXote Community, CommunityJote Cornmunity. lc;e : CommunityXot Community CommunityoY&e Notes Poetry sought: Poets have until 5 FROM PAGE C2 p.m. April 6 to submit works that Helping hungry schoolehil- may be displayed during the Po- dren: Caring Cupboard, a pro- tomac Valley Audubon Society's Spaghetti fundraiser: Martins- gram that provides food baskets spring-themed Wildflower Fes- Help for"Coach Mike": There's burg High's Band Boosters will for struggling Shepherdstown el- rival. Poems may be dropped off still time to buy tickets to a cash hold its third-annual Jazz/Spa- ementary and middle school chil- at Four Seasons Books, 116 W. bonanza to benefit Mike Grant, ghetti Night April 21 from 5 to dren on weekends, is requesting German St, in Shepherdstown, the assistant Washington High 9 p.m. at the high school at 701 donations. Launched by Shep- emailed to 4seasons@citilink. football coach who has been S. Queen St Martinsburg, The herdstown Lutheran Church and net or mailed to Poetry Walk, c/ofighting cancer since late 2011. night will include a silent auc- now endorsed by the Shepherd- PVAS, P.O. Box 578, Shepherd- TheApri114fundraiser, tobeheld tion, a regular auction, the spa- stownMinisterialAssociation, the stown,WV25443.TheWildflow- from 6 tO 11 p.m. at the Ranson ghetti dinner, live jazz from stu- program initially gave out four er Festival will happen April 14at Civic Center, will offer $6.500 dents and more. For.details, call baskets each week at the start ofthe Audubon Society's Yankauer in cash prizes, including a grand 304-707-1812. the 2011-12 school year and Nature Preserve, north of Shep- prize of $2.500. Also planned: a Celebrating Earth Day: Mark & Chelsea McBee and Todd C. now provides more than 70.herdstown. For more informa- silent auction, a mini comhole your calendar for April 28 and Walker. To donate time or mon- Anyone may leave contribu-tion, call the Audubon Society at tournament, a DJ and other fun. the fourth annual Panhandle ey toward the event,call 304- tions or cans of soup, peanut 304-676-3397 or send an email " Each $50 ticket includes dinner Earth Day Celebration at Mor- 702-2620. More information ~butter, tuna and other non- to pvas-m/, for two and one chance for the gan's Grove Park on the comer is available a foods addressed cash drawing. Because the event of Kearneysville Pike and Mor- to "Caring Cupboard" at Basketball signup: Boys and will include gambling and beer gan Grove Road just outside of Four Seasons Books at 116 girls ages 4 to 18 must sign up by sales, it is not kid-friendly. To buy Shepherdstown. The family-Blood drives: Donors may give W. German St Shepherd- April 13 to take part in the Ran- tickets or drop off items for the friendly event, happening from blood every 56 days and the next stown. Any foods not includ- son Parks and Recreation and Jef- silent auction, stop bY Studio M, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m is free to those opportunities to give blood in the ed in local baskets will be de- ferson County Parks and Recre- 132 W. Washington St Charles who walk or bicycle to the park Panhandle come Tuesday (from livered to the Jefferson Coun- ation's basketball league. The Town; Jefferson Asphalt, 9390 or $10 per car. The fun includes 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Blue ty Food Bank. Send questions cost is $60 per child, with a dis- Middleway Pike, Charles Town; art, crafts, kids' activities, dem- Ridge Community' & Technical to for multiple youngsters or the Spirit of Jefferson, 210 N. onstrations from environmen- College, 315 W. Stephen St. in from the same household. Regis- George St Charles Town. Direct tal and conservation groups, Martinsburg) and from 10 a.m. ter online at For questions to Ronda Lehman at vendors, a farmers market and to 4 p.m. April 10 at Hollywood more information, call 304-728- 304-261-8070. more. Musicians performing will Casino at Charles Town Races. 3207. include Paul Pfau Trio, Acoustic For details, go to www.redcross- Burgoo, Zion Hearts, Bob Keel Council's Corner "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." ~ Eleanor Roosevzff BIB ~f'O0 II~lllOW? It is that time of year again where grass and weeds must be maintained and cut below 8 inches. Code Enforcement has issued a warning that it will be checking to make sure all accessory structures are pmpedy maintained and structurally sound. For specific questions or concerns please call Chuck Clingan at 304-724-3882 or email Brush pick up will resume the first Monday ONLY of each month begin- ning April 2rid. If the pick up day is a holiday, the pick up will be Tuesday. Arrangements for a pickup truck load or larger must be made by calling 304-724-3867 and an advance fee must be paid. You can view the brush policy and guidelines at the website listed below. The INDOOR SPORTING GOODS SALE scheduled for March 31st at the Ranson Civic Center has been cancelled due to lack of participation." The Fireworks Committee is working to raise funds to host the annual Jefferson County fireworks display at Sam Michael's Park and will host a dinner on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Hollywood Casino at Chades Town Races Ballroom. Ticket cost is $25 per person and can be purchased at Ranson City Hall, Sam Michael's Community Center or from any committee member. For more information, contact Chief Roper at 304-725-2411. The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson has announced the Annual Easter Flower Sale on April 6th from 2 to 6 pm and April 7th from 10 am to 2 pm at Dominos Pizza in Shepherdstown. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The Ranson Planning Commission regular meeting of April 2nd has been cancelled. The Planning Commission shall convene on Wednesday, April 18th at 7 pm for a Special Meeting in Council Chambers. Spring Clean Up is scheduled for the week of April 16-20. Details to follow. Residents ar# always encouraged to visit www.cifyMrnnsonwv.nut to learn about what is happening in their community or to get specific information. Week of April 16-20, 20]2 Sponsored by the Cities of Charles Town and Ranson, Apple Valley Waste and Tabb's Composting Look,for ALL the info.rmation in upcoming editions of the Spirit. Visit one of our many specialty shops downtown! ] EAGANS : family owned since 1953 Custom jewelry design, l" JEWELERS, INC jewelry repairs & remounts 230 W. Washington St Charles Town Call: 304-725-7411 Phone: 304-725-2311 101 E. Washington St./P0 Box 14 Charles Town, WV 25414-0014 FLOORS We specialize in sales & installation of Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet, Ceramic Tile &other types of flooring you may desire 202 W. Washington St. Charles Town, WV 25414 304.728.9980 Week End TOTALS 3/03/12 JEFFERSON COUNTY $2,942,04L68 BOLIVAR $166,255.71 CHARLES TOWN $836,353.47 HARPERS FERRY $45,471.67 RANSON . $706,028.53 SHEPHERDSTOWN $275,874.86 TOTAL FUNDS DISTRIBuTED $4,972,031.92 Don't skip over the Back Bone of America Support your local small businesses. 526 West King Street I Martinsburg, WV 25401 for a quote 304- 263-9646 on y ting needs [ l 4