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R SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1978 Pleasance Listed as Jefferson Co. Historic Landmark Pleasance, at Walper's Crossroads, has been listed as a Jefferson County Historic Landmark. The house, which stands below the level of present road surfaces, is built of brick laid in Flemish bond. A separate kitchen is now joined to the house. The completion date, 1895, is inscribed on one of its bricks. Interior woodwork includes original floors, period door and window frames, chair rails, mantels and a stairway reaching to the attic. The house was built by Casper Walper, a licensed tavern keeper who owned 1000 surrounding acres. Originally an outside door opened into the present living room, presumably to admit customers. The location, at the intersection of the Keyes Ferry-Bath and the Pack Horse Ford-Winchester Roads, sup- ported also Walper's blacksmith shop, built of limestone and recently coverted into a residence by Larry Crouse. Casper Walper and several of his family are buried nearby. The home passed from Walper ownership in 1853. In 1955, it was bought by the parents of Mrs. Frank Van Hilst, Dr. and Mrs. Gottschalk, who rehabilitated the house, laid out gardens and chose the name, Pleasance, after a Belgian estate owned b, relatives. Now it is the home of the Frank Van Hilsts and their children. Rinaldi Is Strout r=irnl Representative Locally Joseph D. Rinaldi, of Ranson, has been selected as the representative for this area by the Strout Realty, Inc., and will beworking out of a branch office at 101 S. Reymann Street in Ranson. Joe was born in Millville, and is a life-time resident of Jef- ferson County. He is a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School. He has been employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, starting as an ap- prentice in the car department. Upon completion of his ap- prenticeship, he assumed duties as an assistant car foreman in Brunswick, Md. He has com- pleted over 20 years of service with the Baltimore and Ohio. Railroad. He also served one full term as town recorder in Ranson in 1965. Rinaldi is also involved in the buying and selling of real estate as a personal endeavor, in- cluding the construction and leasing of the facility that presently houses Moffett's Pharmacy in Ransom Joe is married to the former Eugenia A. Tharpe and has three children, Danny, Stephanie and Tina. The family are members of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town. New To Politics But NotNew When It Comes To Knowing About Jefferson County And It's Problems Since I am a fairly newcomer to politics, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Barbara Pearrell, Democratic candidate for Magistrate. I was born and raised here in Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Marion "Guinea" Lanham and Mary J. Lanham. I am a 1969 graduate of Charles Town High School. I am a member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church and the Democratic Association. I am married to William Pearrell, Captain of the Ranson Police Department. We reside at 402 Cranes Lane in Ranson and have two children, Amy, who is 6, and Scott/e, 21 months. Upon graduation, I went to work for Dixie Narco as a secretary and later promoted to head of Personnel. In January 1973, I went to work for Prosecuting Attorney Robert Skinner. In January 1977, I became Assistant to Magistrate E. W. Day, which position I still hold. Two of the busiest offices in the county are the Prosecuting Attorney and Magistrate offices. I have had over 5 years of experience in both offices, and have become quite familiar with the prosecution and institution of both criminal and civil matters. When our son was born with an open spine, he needed immediate surgery and I had to put my faith in the doctor, who was a stranger to me, to do what he thought was best for him. I am, no doubt, a stranger to many of you. Put- your faith in me and let me do what I feel will he the best for you. My husband is a law enforcement officer; I have the knowledge and experience in the office to which I am seeking election, so I am depending upon you for your support. Your Support For My Candidacy As Joe is "looking forward to serving the fine people of Jef- ferson County and the surrounding area." Also, Joe recognizes residents of the area have become more transient. Through a National Referral Service, one of the many ser- vices offered by the Strout Realty Inc., be is prepared to provide assistance in locating a replacement home to one moving to another area. Joe is having "Open House" on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.n. and invites everyone to visit his new office at 101 S. Reymann St. in Ranson, and pick up a free catalog of Real Estate listings from coast to coast. Coffee and donuts will be served. Additional information may be obtained by calling 725-4018 or 725-9648. I I HARPERS FERRY BOLIVAR Mr. Reid Geronimo Dial 535-6528 I II St. John's Lutheran Church Women will hold a bake sale at the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Friendship Fire Hall on Saturday, May 6, starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be for sale, cakes, pies, rolls, candy and cupcakes. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elsea spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Lance and son Woodstock, Va. Mrs. Jane Reisman and daughter, Mrs. William Pullen, from. Hollywood, California, descendant of the Cockrell family, visited friends in the Harpers Ferry area last week. Charles Riley, of Silver Spring, Md., visited in the Harpers Ferry area last week. Mrs. Virginia Singhas, from Charles Town, and Mrs. Evelyn Gondson, from Bel Air, Md., were luncheon guests with Mrs. Mattie Singhas last Wednesday. Mrs. Ella Zombro, Mrs. Mattie Singhas and Mr. J. R. Dunn, had Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Meadows and family. Region 9 Council Has Meeting at Cliffs/de The general membership of the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council, Region 9, met recently at Cliffs/de in Harpers Ferry to discuss the FY79 budget and work program and to preview the Regional Development Plan. A budget of $91,000 was ap- proved and a new area was added to the work program for the coming year. Emphasis will continue to be placed on water and sewer projects, industrial development, improved tran- sportation and technical assistance to local governments. In addition, the general mem- hership identified the preser- vation of agricultural land as a topic to be actively explored in the coming year. The draft Regional Development Plan was distributed to the general membership for comment. The plan focuses on six areas of concern identified by the council. It develops goals and objectives and establishes project priorities for the region. Six public meetings will be conducted in May and June to obtain citizen input before the final plan is adopted and sub- mitted to the governor on June 30 for review and evaluation. The Region 9 Council is preparing to contact the governor in support of the ap- peal of the wage rates in the Eastern Panhandle currently underway by Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. The appeal will be heard on April 24, and the council plans to send a representative to confer with the governor. Rene Zabeau, of the Economic Development Administration in Clarksburg, outlined some EDA p:ograms and activities for the council. J. R. Hawvermale, executive director, announced that a )resentation on Route 9 has been completed by the staff and is available to the Chambers of Commerce. The next general membership meeting will be held on June 21 in Martinsburg. Mrs. Mary Eackles is 'getting along nicely after her operation on her leg. She is still a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffmaster and family, from Jefferson, Md., had Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. David Jones. The Harpers Ferry "Twins" Baseball Little League will have a bake sale this Saturday, April 29, starting at 10 a.m. at the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Friend- ship Fire Hall. For sale will be country ham sandwiches, cakes, pies, cookies and homemade bread. Franklin Jones has returned to Johns Hopkins Hospital for more treatment. II I MANNINGS Mrs. Pauline Ott Dial 725-2750 I Recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Magaha and daughter of Middleway; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Oden and daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Wilt and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W/liner Bell and son, Mrs. Martha Brackett of Ran' son; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Painter of Jefferson Avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stranger and Mrs. Frances Speck. Recent visitors of Mrs. Nellie Oden and Mrs. Pauline Oft were Mr. and Mrs. Merle Oden and family of Flowing Springs Road; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Oden and family and Mr. Sam Oden and family. Mr. Mildred Cline of Mannings was a recent visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Hutson of Walnut Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Walt Kuhn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Viands were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Mildred Ott. Glen and Tina Oden of Stuart Fla., spent a week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Oden and family. They also visited all of their friends while here. Mrs. Terry Staubs and family were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minor in Orchard Hills. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jenkins and family were weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jenkins and family. Mr. Mark Wiley was a recent visitor of Mrs. Cora Wiley and family. Rev. James Forkey, the pastor of the Mannings Assembly of God Church, is a patient at the Bethesda Institute in Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Lena Kerns and Mrs. Norman Beahm were Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Penwell and son. Rabbit Breedm To Hold Rabbit Show At Center On April 30, the Potomac Highlands Rabbit Breeders Association will sponsor its first nationally recognized rabbit show at the Jefferson County Community Center in Bardane. The Center is located between Charles Town and Kearneysville on Route 9. The show will be the first recognized and sanctioned in this area by the American Rabbit Breeders Association and all of the national specialty clubs. These groups are the governing bodies setting stan- dards for each of the more than 35 recognized breeds of rabbits and all cavies. Rabbit breeds "FIREMEN'S MESSAGE" It's time for that spring cleaning, Your Jefferson county Volunteer Firemen's Association would like to give you a few tips. Cleaning out your garage, home or shed, throw away all combustible materials which may be fire hazards. Check lawn mowers for blade tightness. Alao, never fill mower when hot. For electric mowers, check cords for short circuits or breaks in the power cord. Painting your house con be a problem if your ladder is not level. Also, don't reach any further than normal, since this can cause o balance problem. These are just a few tips on "Spring Cleaning" The best tip is to observe "safety first." ,Any time you need fire or rescue, cu11725 - 8484. JEFFERSON COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION AGNES B. THOMAS Democratic Candidate House of Delegates 36th District ONE OF THE ISSUES JOBS BICYCLES PRESENTED TO VA CENTER BY THREE KIWANIS In a ceremony at Martinsburg's Veterans Hospital, three presented the Veterans Hospital with a number of bicycles to use in for the patients there. Representing the Charles Town Kiwanis Richard Adams, past distinguished Lt. Governor, on extreme left, D. Ott, Lt. Governor, Fifth Division, third from left. The Mar was represented by Floyd Fenton, Lt. Governor elect, 2nd from left;  Clark, past distinguished Lt. Governor, to extreme right behind President of VA Center club, Ed Jones, represented his club. In the V. Billes, administrator of the Veterans Hospital. include the largest Flemish i Giant to the 2]Jz pound Netherland Dwarf, and the familiar New Zealand White and puppy-like French Lop. There are more than 40 recognized breeders in the Potomac Highlands area. Six Hundred rabbits are expected to be exhibited from as far away as New Jersey and North Carolina. The public is invited to attend at no charge. Members of the club will be available to help those interested in rabbits. This is a pre-registration show open to ARBA recognized breeds. All rabbits exhibited must be permanently earmarked for identification. For information, call Saul Schiffman, 304-876-2658, Michael Davis, 304-725-5870; Dan Rohrer, 301-582-2682, Diabetes Group To Meet On May 4th The Eastern Panhandle Diabetes Association will meet on May 4 at 7 p.m. in the second [ followed by a floor meeting room at[ swer period. Shenandoah Home, Inc., 131 E:[ have  Third Avenue, Ranson, it was[ families or othelt 0 announced today. ] persons are A film strip, "This isl Senator EastlS Diabetes", will be shown, nounces DALLY LUNCHEON SPECIALS THURSDAY, APRIL 27th Spaghetti W/Meat Sauce/Salad FRIDAY, APRIL 28th Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad/Cole Slaw, ter SATURDAY, APRIL 29th $ Chicken CasseroleVegetableRoll & Butter SUNDAY, APRIL 30th Roast Beef, Choice of 2 Vegetables, Salad, DeSS'" , ,14.  Butter MONDAY, MAY 1st ::t Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich, Salad TUESDAY, MAY 2nd * : Stacked Uam, Swiss Cheese on Rye. Salad WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd Crea med Chipped Beef over Home Ilot Bisc JEFFERSON INN ROUTE 9 -- CHARLES TOWN, q/" VOTE FOR A NATIVE JEFFERSON COU CHARLES D. "Bill" BOYER, Jr. CANDIDATE FOR DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE KABLETOWN DISTRICT LIFETIME DEMOCRAT Veteran of World War II, Korea Vietnam Wars OVER 20 YEARS SERVICE TO THIS CC An HONEST, CONCERNED & HOPEFUL JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRAT Pol. Ad Authorized by Friends of Candidate ONE CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSlOI HAS A GOOD SOLID DIVERSIFIED BUSINESS AND A PROVEN RECORD OF CHURCH AND CIVIC BUSINESS Retired from Badger.Powhatan a'fter 36 years of service including salelb i personnel, budgeting and general management. Serving my 16th year on the Board of Directors, Bank of Charles Town. Presently with Ranson Real Estate and Insurance Company as a sales rep CHURCH Past Chairman of the Official Board, past Vice President Board o( Chairman of the Building Committee for Educational Building -- Asnury Church, i CIVIC Past President Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce during which tl p was completely reorganized and a full time secretary employed. Past mere'her of Board of Directors of the W. Va. Chamber and served Membershi Committee of the U.S. Chamber. Past President Jefferson County Easter Seal Society and one term Directors of the W. Va. Easter Seal Society. Past President of Old Charles Town Library and presently on its Board d Was Vice Chairman of the fund raising committee for Past Adjutant Jackson-Perks Post No. 71 American Legion. Presently on the Board of Directors J.E.D.E.Co., Inc. (jefferson poration). Now President Board of Managers, Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Past President Charles Town Kiwanis Club. Board of Directors Jefferson County Memorial Park. PLAIN TALKING SOLUTIONS VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN ASSOCIATED CLEAN WATER--One of the most urgent future problems GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY Democratic Candidate For for our fast growing population. We must increase fun- Jefferson County Magistrate ding to provide additional sanitarians in the State Health ALLEN R. MARSHALL Will Be Appreciated. Thanks Department to break the log-jam of applications for water Candidate for County Commissioner BARBARA J. PEARRELL and sewage. Kabletown District citizens for Agnes B. Thomas, Pamela Seal, Treasurer A POLITICAL April 27 IT PoL Ad by Candidate