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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 25 Bettie J. LaMotte 725-5523 certainly been lots of week. I understand that table is back to normal is certainly good news. these conditions last the remainder of the ;and into the summer There to have been lots of activity Community this week in for the Easter week- as spring break for the back at the computer this evening to finish up ttmn. Easter is our holiday the family comes for dinner egg hunt. The chil- getting older now, but we Convince the 18- and 19- Is to hunt eggs. These and nephew of mine are They always come up to put the adults their paces, usually an egg hunt. We have I was pleasantly sur- ',bat my grandniece Shan- come home for the from college near Nor- Shannon had al- a Spring Break, and to day would have meant for her parents. Sh- Easter last year was on a school trip to i~rrdam and didn't want to year. We were very glad see if I can come up with items that will interest ~:~ Club News ~ial this Friday at the will be a lasagna buffet ~a~lanie Eisenhart is sdin~ this event and it Lbe goo~d. Clubhouse opens so come join the fun. Planning now for the open /eVents on May 13. You will ~Watch the bulletin board ;~tils. We have also scheduled [e ~ rental in the ballroom for ~e day so we are hoping it ~tin on the day s events. T rain put a damper on some g tI~l work but a group of Lber, ~Orked on the concrete mosl; ;~Y Saturday until the rains |~fad Eaton says that be- ~z the weather, the group ~l~orking in the evenings af- i~ assuming no rain. These need help, so feel free to tlYt@ and pitch in. Linda Eaton |Uach for the group and Pall ~e afternoon, Annie Cobb ' ~ . ~ ~P coffee and cookies for ;0,~e snack on. Progress is John and Rita Brady answered the plea for pool furniture and have donated a lounge chair and umbrella to the pool. Don Orser also made a contribution toward pool repairs and hopes to be able to join the work parties now that his trip to Texas has been canceled. Civic News You will note that there is gravel on the Civic's lot, as well as some new culvert pipe. The civic workers will try to do some work on the roads, depending, of course, on weather conditions. Online It seems that just about every- one in Blue Ridge Acres is online these days. Chip Gallo has the club's web page up and running and has done quite nice job. You can get there by logging on to We have been passing the word on to every- one who might be online and the comments coming back are encour- aging. Chip has even added a couple of links including the State Department of Transportation, dealing with the orphan roads is- sue, and Jefferson County schools. Everyone should find that interest- ing. I will try to put together a direc- tory of Blue Ridge Acres folks on line, and if you will give me a call and give me your e-mail address, I will be happy to add your name to the list. Community Ministries Miggs Dotson reports that the food pantry is doing well at the present time. The pantry is expect- ing a shipment from the USDA in May. Items that continue to be in short supply are cold cereals, spa- ghetti sauces, crackers (all kinds), personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving needs, etc.). The adult clothing closet needs spring and summer clothing, male and female, all sizes. The children's closet needs infant and toddler clothing, espe- cially two- and three-year-old tots. The Eagle Scout is still looking for someone to help maintain the web site. If you can help, give Jane Bowers a call at 725-3186 (office), or 725-1988 (home). The Community Ministries is also searching for individuals who might be interested in supplying wood to some of the clients. The wood would be paid for (although I am sure your contribution would be appreciated) and the need is in- termittent. You can also telephone Jane Bowers if you can provide this service. ble, right, above, and leil, of RFJMAX Real ~tlp, Charles Town, par- an intensive, three-day [~Cialization course, in- select group of realtors t dramatically improve iI~c~ they render to buyers, i~ bling buyers to find the ~ they're looking for in with fewer hassles. hies learned 340 prin, t tr tegies, systems, and l for building a powerful, agent side of the will help buyers of their dreams content also em- buyers secure the Value and efficiently Lg a quick, smooth, and money-saving was presented as Brinton Seminars' the real es- 's only university- intensive, compre- programs. to Brinton, above vents ,elite group of agents. it is rare in any in- in real estate, of commitment to "Carol and a deep to better serve their dedication is evi- investment in this the substantial ex- to be here. Carol spe- )uyers and sellers by them are fo .rtu- nate indeed," he said. The Kable Team currently helps over 80 buyers and sellers move each year. The typical agent in the United States averages less than 10 transactions, buyer and sellers, per year. The Kahle Team may be con- tacted at RE/MAX Real Estate Group in Charles Town at 304-728- 7477 or 1-800-621-7477. STATE WINNER IN NATIONAL CORN CONTEST An area grower has been named a state winner in the 1999 Na- tional Corn Yield Contest (NCYC), sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Irvin King, of Charles Town, placed first in the state in the A No-Till Irrigated Class, with a yield of 168.3318 bushels per acre (b.p.a.). The hybrid used in the win- ning field was Pioneer 33Y09. The local grower was one of 487 state winners named out of a total of 3,049 entrants from 44 states in the contest's nine classes. The 487 winners produced an average yield of 206.4 b.p.a which was up 2.0 b.p.a, from last year's average win- ning yield, and 12.2 bushels higher than the 194.2-bushel ayes'age for all contest entrants. Top yield in the popular contest was 393.7 b.p,a produced by a grower in Manchester, la. Give the United Way This and That be towed. The company gave him When I caught up with Melanie Blue Ridge Acres south. It seems When it rains it usually pours,another vehicle with a dead bat- Eisenhart last Saturday evening, that Jim and Renie Wolford and Frank and Marcia Gosnell can at- tery. she told me she had been up most Dave and Fran Hoffmann are tak- test to this fact. Marcia was on her Needless to say, the Gosnells of the night. It seems that daugh- ing line dancing classes. We older way home from work last week af- missed our Friday night out. Miggs ter Randi accepted a challenge folks do get around! Maybe we can ter having met Frank for dinner in Dotson, Cal and I headed off tofrom a friend to do a flip. Randi did talk the Hoffmanns into a demon- Frederick when she was involvedtown for dinner. On the way over, the flip, but broke her arm in the stration when they come up this we stopped by to see how Bill and process. Melanie said the breaksummer. in a fender bender. No damage to Becky Gosnell'~ house is comingwasn't too bad and hadn't even That's about all the news that's Marcia's vehicle, but she was a bit along. There seems to be a bit more been put into a Cast. That was to fit to print this week. See you next sore the next day. On Friday night, work to be done, but I understand take place on Monday. week! the vehicle Frank was driving they might be in the house thisFaith Cone telephoned on Sun- Only Shadow (and Fluffy) "died" on the Beltway and had to week. day afternoon to give us news from know Mary Belle Starliper Rt. 3, Box 293 Kearneysville, WV 25430 Hi, folks! Easter Sunday morn- ing was one for the winter coats here in our town! I was like many of you, up before dawn and off to Easter Sunrise Service jut in time to see the sun trying, to peep through some clouds which hung around most of the day. Not a very good day to be hunting eggs, nor for the Easter Bunny to hide them! Final Interesting Egg Facts Once in a while we run across an article so interesting that we want to share it with others. So it is with this article about eggs that I found titled, "Eggstra! Eggstra! Read All About It - The Egg's Out of Its Shell" by Arlene Stadd. The article says that eggs con- tain small to significant amounts of 13 vitamins. It is one of the few foods that naturally contain Vita- min D and numerous minerals. They are not high in sodium or calories. Eggs are, however, high on the list for foods containing high amounts of cholesterol and the American Heart Association recommends a limit of four yolks per week (there is no cholesterol in the white). You've probably cracked an egg open and found a blood spot. The spot formed when a blood vessel on the yolk ruptured during the egg's formation. It actually indi- cates a fresh egg, since as the egg ages, water moves from the white into the yolk, diluting the blood spot. It is not a sign that the egg is fertile. Eggs can be frozen but not in their shells. They must be beaten just enough to blend the yolks and whites. Eggs must always be cooked until the whites are set and the yolks start to thicken - never eat them raw. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The Bible claims (in Genesis) that fowl came first. Modern scientists avoid a direct answer to the question by saying, "Neither!" They say both are alter- nating stages in life's never-end- ing progression. The article's writer likes the following answer to the age-old question best of all: She says that a thoughtful woman answered, when asked by a child, "Chickens. of course! Because ' God would never lay an egg." April Showers bring. May birthdays! Can you believe we'll be well into the merry month of May by the time we meet again? April is one of those 30-day months, and May be- gins this Tuesday. We like to get ahead of our birthday wishes so as not to miss anyone! On our birthday list for May are: Greg Bonar, Jr Charles Frum, Scan Flanagan, Shannon Mason, Linda err, Joel Bowers, Louise Magaha, Derek Walls, Sh- annon Donnelly, Betty Boyd White, Heath Imbach, Ray Walls, Florence Miller, Jason Bilmyer, Nancy Tabb, Kristi Mobley, and my "older" brother, Jimmy Locke. Happy birthday to all of you! Get out and do something you en- joy to celebrate your big day. Some folks just let their birthdays roll by without even thinking about it being "special." Don't you be that way - you deserve a celebrationl Then, of course, you must call and share your fun! Hint According to my magazine, the freezer may be the best place to keep insurance documents, deeds and cancelled checks - if you have no security deposit box. Put in a moistureproof container, they'll be safe in case of fire. Don't bother hiding your cash or jewelry here, however; this is one of the first places - besides the master bed- room and the toilet tank - that thieves look. Recipe This time of year is the peak time for asparagus. Whether you purchase it in the grocery store or take a field trip and gather your own, choose straight, bright green (or pale ivory) stalks of uniform ' size with tight tips and moist bases. The green has some vita- min C and A, and the vegetable is low in calories (unseasoned) - about 35-40 per serving. Cheese and Asparagus Casserole 2 (15 ounce) cans asparagus or 2 (10 ounce) packages boiled fresh or frozen asparagus - not drained; 1 pint light cream (about); 6 Tbs. butter or margarine; 6 Tbs. flour; 3/4 tsp. salt; 1/8 tsp. pepper; 2 cups coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese; 1 cup poultry stuffing mix. Preheat oven to 400". Drain butter. Bake uncovered 10-12 min- utes until bubbly and touched with brown. Hint: to prepare fresh aspara- gus, snap off tough stern ends, wash well in tepid water and re- move scales. If skins are coarse, peel with a vegetable peeler. Cook gently and quickly until the stalks are bright green, tender but crisp - never soft or mushy. canned asparagus liquid or as- paragus cooking water into a Visitor quart measure and add enough Kenna Fritts Caton drove to light cream to measure 3 cups. Jefferson County from her home Melt 4 Tbs. butter over moderate in Alexandria, Va to spend Eas- heat and blend in flour. Add the 3 ter weekend with her sister and cups liquid and heat, stirring con- brother-in-law, Geraldine and stantly, until thickened. Add salt, Boteler Link. pepper, and 1 cup cheese. Cook The Link home was filled with and stir until cheese is melted. Ar- family and friends on Saturday range asparagus in a buttered evening as Geraldine and Boteler shallow 2-quart casserole and top hosted their annual Easter dinner. with chees ;auce. Toss remaining More About Easter Day cheese witn stuffing mix, sprinkle Your FLC and her better half over sauce and dot with remaining enjoyed a delicious dinner on Eas- Unit Keeps to Home Larry Miller is shown with Jefferson Memorial Hospital's director of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Marilyn Lare. An illness or injury can change a person's life forever. That's what happened to Charles Town resi- dent Larry Miller. In November of 1998, a gunshot injury left Miller unable to participate in the daily living activities he had been used to. He found his life had changed in a single instant. On December 9, 1998, Miller was transferred from a hospital in Virginia to Jefferson Memorial Hospital to begin the long road to recovery and rehabili- tation. Miller wanted to be close to home and family while he was re- habilitating and Jefferson Memo- rial Hospital was able to provide him the care he needed. Miller needed to be close to his children in Jefferson County as his body began to heal. Prior to the intensive reha- bilitative therapy he received at JMH, Miller claims his morale was down. He was injured physically and was emotionally distraught. Miller states, "I just felt like giving up." The injury had left Miller un- able to walk without assistance. He gives credit to the nurses, thera- pists, and staff at JMH for helping him find the motivation he needed to begin working on his recovery. Miller refers to the insistence of his rehabilitation team as "tough love." "They gave me confidence that I could get back to normal," Miller explains. Nearly two years have passed since Miller was first admitted to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital. He contin- ues to walk with crutches and he credits his faith in God and the JMH team of caregivers for his positive attitude and physical re-~ covery. He often visits the Skilled Nursing Unit to try and assist oth- ers who may be going through a similar recovery process Miller de- scribes his coming back to the Skilled Nursing Unit as a way to give back to others what he re- ceived - friendship, Miller states, "I come back here (to JMH) to help out in any way I can." When asked what makes Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital different from larger city hospitals, Miller describes the Skilled Nursing Unit at JMH as "personal, you get more one-to-one care. I think a lot of people think you don't get the same kind of treatment at a small hospital that you'd get at a larger hospital, but a smaller hospital can give you more personalized treat- ment." Jefferson Memorial 'Hospital's skilled nursing unit is designed to provide rehabilitation and restor- ative care, according to unit direc- tor Marilyn Lare, RN. The staff fO- cuses on maximizing the patient's abilities with daily living, mobility, self-medications and self-care so that the patient is prepared to re- turn to home life. "Our 10-bed unit is specially designed to offer a structured program of services to individuals who no longer require acute care hospitalization, but can benefit from rehab and skilled nursing services before returning home," she said, referring to this type of service as transitional care. JMH skilled nursing services include 24-hour nursing care, an array of rehabilitation therapies (occupational, physical, respira- tory, speech pathology), laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, nutrition counseling, patient education, rec- reational activities and social ser- vices. Members of the Unit's inter- disciplinary team work together with the attending physician to de- velop a plan of care for each pa- tient admitted to the unit. Addi- tionally, a consultant medical director, Dr. Ken Parker, oversees the patient care on the unit. For more information on Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital's skilled nursing service, call the skilled nursing unit at 728-1718. To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labor, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view. --James McNeill Whistler IN Ill[ SWIM If you know a child with muscular dystrophy who can benefit from a special getaway, tell him or her about MDA summer camps. They're fun and free! Muscular Dystrophy Association Jerry Lewis, National Chairman 1-800-572-1717 www.mdausa .org ter Sunday afternoon - at the home of Cliff and Peggy Starliper. Other guests included Dot Wilson, Billy and Staci Mattei and chil- dren Kenzie, Tyler, and Cameron; Kristi Mobley and friend Brian Irving; Nancy and Steve Baker and son Travis; Joe and Nieole Wilt and children Michael and Amber; and Soloman Salguere After the meal, the older "kids" hid eggs for the younger ones, who had a great time hunting, as well as playing various kind of games on the lovely and spacious lawn surrounding the Starliper home. And John and Lydia Vickers had dinner on Easter Day at the home of Mrs. Florence Moler and son, Emmett. Florence Ann Vickers cooked the meal. When we asked Lydia what was on the menu, she responded, "Oh, my, everything, and it was delicions!" After Years of Planning For two and a half years, plan- ning committee members Scott Lan,ham, Cecil Arnold, Craig Simson, Allan Ladd, Steve Gorman and Jim Locke have drawn together plans for a new tanker at Shepherdstown Fire Hall. Their planning became a re- ality as four of the members left on Wednesday, April 19, for St. Louis, Me and across the Mississippi River into Perryville, Me to bring the new tanker home to Shepherd- stown. The new apparatus consists of a Mack truck and Seine three- thousand-gallon tanker, the tanker from Seine Tank Company in Missouri. The members rented a van for the trip, which was the least ex- pensive way for them to travel. Two would drive the van home and two, the tanker. Expenses were covered by the two trucking com- panies. Drivers were Jim Locke, Cecil Arnold, Craig Simson and . Steve German. Congratulations on the pur. chase - it will benefit all of Jeffer. son and surrounding counties we're sure. Don't Forget As we anticipate the warzz spring season leading into sum. mer, when we can get out and en joy being able to get out to partici. pate in all the activities that sum mertime offers, let's not forgel those who are ill, facing uncer tainty, etc. Our thoughts an~ prayers mean so much to thos who are hurting and we must kee up every day. Please keep Jim Blue and fan ily on your list, as well as Dori Anderson, John Demory, an Betty Scott. Call and let us know of tho~ who need to be on our though1 and prayers list, won't you, follu Can we somehow form a pray~ chain, right here in our Leetow column? I can't think of a more e fective way of showing our lo~ and concern. Please help. Till Then don't go at that yard too vJ orously, now! Sit and watch t' grass grow now and then - E tween clippings! Enjoy the "gree of it all. Have a great week a' call and share. Thought for the Week Opportunity knocks but onv temptation bangs on the door t] ever! LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS IN M FAMILY COURT O JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN RE: THE CHILD OF TINA PRICE, PETITIONE]E VS. STEPHEN RAY, RESPONDE] CIVIL ACTION NO. 00-D-8: Q DER OF PUBLICATIOI TO THE ABOVE NAMED ] FENDAN . It appearing by affidavit f in this action that Respondent non-resident of the State of Virginia, it is hereby ordered t Respondent serve upon Susa] MacDonald, Petitioner's att whose address is West Virg Legal Services Plan, Inc P.O. 6040, Martinsburg, WV 2540~ answer, including any reh counterclaim or defense you have to the complaint filed in action on or before May 29, 2 If you fail to do so, thereafter j ment, upon proper hearing trial, may be taken against yo, the relidf demanded in the plaint. A copy of said complaint ca obtained from the undersil Clerk at her office. ENTER: 4420/00. PATRICIA A. NOL' CLERK OF CIRCUIT COUR' JEFFERSON WEST VIRG: 4127/2T BY: M. FLICFAN