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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 gS, Here is the squad that cheered the athletic teams at Shepherdstown Junior High School this year. Front row, left, is Amy Barger and Ceejae Bennett, captains. Middle row, Kristie Young, Amanda Seal, Shaina Cogan, Nikki Mose and Markita Hosby0 Back row, Kari Conway, Mia Brown, Ebonee Winfrey, Jessica Huegel, Erin Dilley, Ashley Banks and Janica Delauney. g at Expo 4-H Clover Bud Julia Lopez is one of hundreds of exhibitors planning to bring animals to Expo 2000. Expo 2000 will provide over 200 youth and adults from the Tri.County area the opportunity to promote and show their livestock on Saturday, May 13, at the Jefferson County Fai grounds on the Leetown Pike. The program for the May 13 event will include the horse show at 8:30 a m.; sheep and goat show at 9 a.m.; dairy fitting and showing workshop at 9:30 a.m.; the dairy show at 10 a.m.; rabbit workshop and show at 10 a.m.; a llama exhibition at 12:30 p.m.; and the beef show for breeding classes and feeder steers at 1 p.m. Registration forms will be received at the Jef- ferson County Extension Office through May 5. Food concessions will be provided by the South Jefferson Ruritan Club. Admission is free to the public. For more information, con- tact the Jefferson County Extension Office at 728-7415. Shepherdstown Museum Open The Historic Shepherdstown Museum reopened for visitors on April 1. The museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur- days, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun- days, as well as on special occa- sions or by appointment. The museum is housed in the old Entler Hotel building at the corner of German and Princess streets. The building, which is on the National Register of historic Sites, dates from the early 1800s and was operated as a hotel until 1920. After many years of neglect, the historic structure was restored 'through the efforts of local towns- :people and first opened as a mu- ,scum in 1983. ,Several of the rooms in the mu- +scum recapture the feeling of a ismall town hotel as it must have ibeen back before the Civil War, -when the Entler was in its heyday. :Period furnishings, many of them :having strong association with ,Shepherdstown and its early resi- :dents, grace two rooms on the :main floor - the old hotel's parlors. +The second floor features a traveler's, room as it might have 'been around 1840 (when a night's ,lodging could be had for 25 to 50 icents), and a Victorian sitting :room. Among the museum's prized :holdings are three tall clocks made :in Shepherdstown in the late ,1700s by Jacob Kraft, one of many :craftsmen of German ancestry at- tracted to Thomas Shepherd's new .town shortly after it was chartered fin 1762. On the second floor are a :number of items dating from the Revolutionary and Civil War peri- iods, including Sheetz long rifles, locks, and uniforms, and textiles dating from the early 18th century. Of particular interest is a mail wagon from about 1910, given by the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Company. Housed in a structure to the rear of the main building is a half- scale replica of James Rumsey's steamboat, the first known adapta- tion of steam power to water travel. Rurnsey successfully dem- onstrated his experimental craft on the Potomac River in December 1787, fully twenty years before Robert Fulton. The more modern craft, built to Rumsey's patent specifications, is often exhibited steaming under its own power on special occasions, such as the Rum- sey Regatta in July. For more information on the Museum, its collection and hours of operation, or to arrange special tours or access the museum ar- chives, please call Ms. Cindy Cook at Historic Shepherdstown, 304- 876-0910. No easy problems ever come to the president of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them. ---Dwight D. Eisenhower for County Commissioner Paid for by the candidate, Stacey ANNOUNCES PROMOTION Stargate Industries, LLC, one of the nation's largest Internet Ser- vice Providers (ISP), has promoted Cindy Albin to office manager at its Shepherdstown office. She pre- viously was billing administrator at that facility. "Cindy has done a great job, in- cluding appearing at many trade shows," said Marcus Ruscitto, Stargate's CEO and founder. "We are confident she will continue to provide great service to our cus- tomers in the Shepherdstown area as we continue to grow and offer the latest online services." Albinjoined Stargate in 1997 as a technical support and billing as- sistant. Pittsburgh-based Stargate, southwestern Pennsylvania's larg- est ISP for residential and com- mercial customers, provides ser- vice primarily in western Pennsyl- vania, West Virginia, and neigh- boring portions of Ohio and Mary- land. In addition to its strong resi- dential customer base, the com- pany is the area's premier provider of Internet solutions for businesses and commercial enterprises. EXPERIENCE AMERICA WITH PARKS PASS In 1998, Congressional action authorized the National Park Ser- vice to create a new annual pass specific to national parks. On April 18 this pass, the National Parks Pass, will go on sale at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Used by visitors for admission to 379 national parks, the National Parks Pass is a passport to experi- ence America from Maui to Maine, Alaska to the Everglades. Sold for $50, the pass is good for one full year from the date of purchase. For an extra $15, purchasers can get a yellow hologram sticker that will provide the Golden Eagle upgrade. The Golden Eagle Pass entitles purchasers to free admission to other land management agency sites that charge fees, such as U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wild- life Service, Bureau of Land Man- agement, etc. Seventy percent of the proceeds from the sales of a National Park Pass in a park will stay with the park. The remaining 30% goes into the national fee demonstration fund that benefits all national parks. The National park Pass will also be available online at vCww.national or by call- ing 1-888-GO-PARKS. For additional information about purchasing a National Park Pass call 304-535-2904. "Let me serve you/" Former Municipal Court Judge, board's procedures. Health Board Gets Report volvesthe record keeping of the ing minutes and the Regarding Annual Audit for a resolution amonthly payment The board The Jefferson County Board of Sanitarian Judi Rice discussedproved the Health met April 7 at the Bardane in detail the scheduled Health Fair It was noted that 80 Health Center, with Board Chair- held on April 8 at the Wal-Mart in inspections were man James Hecker opening the Charles Town. home loan evaluations meeting by advising board mem- The chairman reported that the9 septic system ins bers that the annual audit re- Transitions Bill (SB542) had pleted, 12 mobile quired by state regulations had passed the Legislature. The bill de- spections completed, been completed, fines the basic health services that other varied services The exit interview with the au- are mandated and provides for uni- The chairman ditor revealed no deficiencies. This formity of services throughout the ceived the board's result reflects the efforts of the state. These services are Disease natories on the board's administrator during the Control and Surveillance, Environ- counts, which reflects initial months of his tenure to mental Health, Community make up of board streamline internal systems and Health Promotion, and Adminis-He stated that he improve record keeping. It was tration, document during the also noted that the cost of the audit Discussion of the Health De- board members would be less than in previous partment web page surfaced andpolicies in the county years, board members discussed rendi-comments at the May The chairman reported that the tion of its contents. The web page The chairm annual budget submitted to the can be reached at the following to developareference County Commission had been ap-w e b a d d r e s s : West Nile Virus in the] proved for FY2000-2001 and he ex- www, i, vere virus confirmed pressed the board's appreciation to The chairman advised the York City area. Commissioner Ridgeway for his as- board that as a future matter two The next regular sistance in this regard, changes would be made in the May 5. ACTOR ROBERT URICH TO ATTEND APPLE FESTIVAL Actor Robert Urich will assume another role May 5 in Winchester. But for this part, it won't be a "scene one, take two" scenario. This real-life characterization will be the one where the proud father. crowns his lovely daughter, Emily Rebecca Urich, as Queen Shenan- doah LXXIII. Urich and his wife, Heather, will both be attending the 73rd An- nual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as their daughter reigns over the annual springtime event, May 3 through 7. Prior to Urich's part in the Fri- day, May 5th Coronation ceremony at 2 p.m. at Handley High School, he will be the featured speaker at the festival's inaugural Prayer Brunch that same day at 10 a.m. at the Winchester Church of God on U.S. 522 North. Tickets for the Prayer Brunch are $12.50 per per- son, and are available at the ticket outlet at Apple Blossom Mall. An- other festival guest and celebrity, Tom Netherton of the Lawrence Welk Show, will perform at the brunch. Netherton has recorded 12 albums and performed in Broad- way musicals and theatre. %e power" of" U" United Paid for by the candidate, INDOOR TENNIS AT CRESS It takes 120 drops of water to fill a teaspoon. on May 9th Vote To 0 E M 0 C R A T NIAQISTRATE We are now accepting reservations for Indoor court time and tennis memberships. Projected October 2000 opening. 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