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I . I, PAGE Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Spirit, of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Ideas FROM PAGE C2 bility, mobility and strength, The 5 pan. clinic will focus on running form. Participants can attend one or both clinics each month. The next clinic will be April 6. Clin- ics will take place in the Wellness Center's aerobics room. To regis- ter, call 304-264-1287, Ext. 1814 or email ddejamett@cityhospi- For information on group runs and ongoing clinics, go to the Freedom's Run headquarters' website at Two Rivers Treads at Yoga workshop: Jala Yoga, the yoga studio at Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar at 117 W. Ger- man St. in Shepherdstown, is of- fering a Core Power workshop from 5 to 5:45 pan. April 6. The cost is $10 (or $8 for Jala Yoga class card holders). For details, visit or call 304-263-5367. Health Expo: Anyone can get free screenings, health and nutri- tional information and more April 14 from 8 to 11 ash. in the Mc- Cormack Center on the City Hos- pital campus in Martinsburg. The annual health expo, which is normally held in May, has been moved to April to coincide with the annual Martinsburg Noon Ro- tary Club's health fair. Other of- ferings include West Xrlrginia Uni- versity Hospitals-East trauma ser- vices and cancer program infor- marion, home health services and Wellness Center information. Event coordinator Jesi Graham "-said that in addition to free blood pressure checks and physical ther- apy screenings; free chair massag- es also will be available. For de- tails, call The Wellness Center at 304-264-1232. Scholarship fund 5K: The Mi- ana Stewart Scholarship 5K on April 14 benefits a scholarship fund created by Randy and Mary "Stewart of G-errardstown in mem- ory of their only child. Miana was killed Oct. 13, 2005, when she came home from Musselman High School and interrupted a "btirglary at the family's home. The 5K on the track at Musselman's football stadium begins at 9 aan. The cost is $20 for those who sign up by April 5 or $25 the day of the race. Those who pre-register get a T-shirt. There are discounts for students and members of the Shenandoah ValleyRunners. For a registration form or get more de- tails, call 304-229-5299. Foster care fundraiser: The an- nual "Walk With Me for Youth In Foster Care" starts at 1:30 pan. May 13 at Morgan's Grove Park in Shepherdstown. For more on the walk, which raises awareness and funding for foster care pro- gramming, visit www.walkwith- or call 866-call-mwv. Diabetes program: Endocrinol- ogist Sheila Ramirez will pres- ent "Diabetes 10l" - an UKdate on the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of diabetes - at 7 p.m. April 17 on the City Hospital campus in Martinsburg. Sign-in at the West Virginia Uni- versity Hospitals-East Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center be- gins at 6:30 pan.; light refresh- ments will be served at the pro- gram's conclusion at 8 Pan. To re- serve a seat for the free mini-med- ical school program or ask ques- .tions, call 304-264-1287, Ext. 1760. Shepherdstown 5K: This Race Is For The Birds happens April 21 at the National Conservation Train- ing Center in Shepherdstown. The event includes two professionally timed Wail races: one 4.9 miles long and another that covers 7.7 miles. A self-timed, two-mile run/ walk for families and a free, one- mile fun run for children also are offered. Proceeds benefit the Po- tomac Valley Audubon's pro- :grams for children. For more on the race, which begins at 9 aan go to www'racef rthebirds' rg" Cycling fundraiser: April 22 is the early-bird deadline to regis- ter for the CASA River Century, a Shepherdstown fundraiser that benefits the Eastern Panhandle chapter of Court Appointed Spe- cial Advocate, which provides volunteers to aid children have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. The self-paced bike ride on May 19 starts on the campus of Shep- herd University. Cyclists can choose from mutes of 25, 50 or 100 miles. There also is a 25-mile off-road option. Full support is provided, includ- ing breakfast, lunch, a swag bag, aid stations and a sag wagon for Attic those who sag behind and need a FROM PAGE C1 hand getting back to the starting line. wooden wagon that carried The event raises money through Brown to his 1859 hanging. The sponsorships and fees paid by rid- museum also has a bit of rope ers. Early-bird fees range from $20 used in his execution. for either of the 25-mile routes or Other highlights: Civil War $40 for the longer trips. Starting weapons and bullets, fine sil- April 23, fees increase to $35 or ver, a quilt, 19th-century toys $50. To sign up or find out more and dolls, farm tools, uniforms about the race, go to www.casariv- from World Wars I and artifacts, from Storer College, the African- American school in Harpers Fer- "Thunder" 5K: The Thunder ry that closed in the 1950s. Over the Blue Ridge air show and New this season is display of open house doesn't happen an- Harpers Ferry-manufactured til September, but a running event muskets and Hall rifles along at the Martinsburg air base hap- with an exhibit by the Jefferson pens next month. The C-5K hap- County Black History Preserva- pens April 28 at the 167th Airlift tion Society that spotlights the Wing at 9 aan. This 3.1-mile fun 200th anniversary of the birth of race offers a unique opportunity to Martin Delany. run alongside the unit's C-5 Gal- Born in Charles Town, Delany axy aircraft. New this year: a kids' learned to read and write despite one-mile fun run is free for all growing up in the slave state of children under the age of 12. Pro- Virginia. He went on to become ceeds from the race will help fund a physician, scientist, inventor, Kids Village activities. Last year author, newspaper publisher and the Kids Village presented $1,000 Unique guns are the new addition to Charles Town's Jefferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St. Union Army major - one of the to the United Way of the Eastern most prominent African-Ameri- Panhandle. For details, go to www. cans of the 19th century. Harpers Ferry Half-Mara- thon: The Ferry H df Mar- athon May 12 includes the 13-mile race as well as a four-mile trail run and a free kids' run. The race is part of the Two Rivers Heritage Partnership, with proceeds going toward the Harpers Ferry-based For the Love of Children organi- zarion's outdoor education center and to Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children. Details may be found at or by calling Two Rivers Treads at 304- 876-1100. The website is www. Healthier young people: Body- d~tg~:iii::: :i : . : .~ Works, a program for parents of For :::details. young adolescents, is offered in the Panhandle through West Vir- 8!628i e~t ii~::emt& ?=Jane: ginia University Hospitals-East, A display of Harpers Ferry-manufactured muskets and Hall rifles may be seen at the museum [i R~lefi @J~lef~t~i~u~: the Berkeley County Health De- which isopen 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. -:~: seum,org; igoon e i parmaent, the WVU Extension and j w Shenandoah Community Health Families who enroll in the Body- .: ~::~ :.::-: Works Program will receive a BodyWorks tool kit and will attend regular group meetings to help maintain behavior change. The kit Cave win the Donald Duck Medal for I'd keep running. Any insignifi- friend, country music star Brad Libby, which you get for corn- cant amountof pain I felt was Paisley, recorded it. The re- includes a video on healthy shop- FROM PAGE 02 pleting the race," Watson said. nothing compared to what she's lease of the song marks a spe- ping and cooking strategies, a reci- "I "I did all three." endured, and what she still en- cial initiative on behalf of the pe book, food and fitness journals, try to make people aware Libby and her mother joined dures." nonprofit A-T Children's Proj- a weekly meal planner refrigerator of the disease, and of rare dis- magnet and more. There is no fee eases in general, as there is Watson for the event, and Libby Watson and her mother are ect, the yearlong beneficiary of for the program, but registration is so much less publicity about participated in the 5Krace the currently planning an A-T golf Paisley's artist royalties from limited. For more information or them," she said. "Because day before, with her mom push- fundraiser in Maryland forU.S. sales. The song can be pur- to register, call 304-264-1287, Ext. there is no cure for A-T, in,g, her in the wheelchair. September. "We are trying to chased at all digital music out- thought about Libby a lot get Joe Kindregan, the song- lets. 1814oremailddejamett@cityhos- not even anything to slow it while I was training for the writer of "Hard Life," which To make a donation or find, down, if there's anything I can do, any fundraising effort event and then running it -- was written about A,T, to at- out more information about the I can participate in to foster about how I was being self- tend. We are hoping to raise at cause, visit We want your research, or help them figure ish about my own pain," she least $10,000 with this event," it out, or extend her life for a said. "The running was hard, 1 said Watson. - Katherine Cobb is a con- Health news month, I'd do it." didn't think I could do it, but Kindregan is a 23-year-oldtributing writer to the Spirit of then I'd think about her pare. from Springfield, Va with Jefferson. She lives in Charles Send your health-related news In January, Watson ran a and it would spur me on and A-T. He wrote the song and his Town. items to 'Christine Miller Ford at half-marathon at Disney- world. She had never run If you prefer, items may be faxed more than four consecutive (304-728-6856) or mailed (Spir- miles, so doing 13.1 took it newsroom, 210 N: George St fortitude. "My first goal was Charles Town,WV 25414). to finish; my second, to fin- ',~ ish running; and my third, to (304) 676-5703 CHARLES TOWN IIANSON Yard Waste will be collected city-wide on TuesdayAll yard waste and Dryer De-Linting Special $ 99.00 and Wednesday. other materials (metals) will be All other materials picked up according will be collected on your to your regularly regular, trash day. scheduled trash day, All trash will be picked up according to your regularly scheduled trash day: Monday, Wednesday or Friday Separate yard waste from all other materials and place it at your curb in biodegradable bags. No hazardous materials or appliances (refrigerators, tv's, computers, a/c units, paint, tires or building materials such as cement blocks, boards, etc.) willbe accepted.