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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE | 1 THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1978 s P O VIEWS NEWS R T S BY DON RENTCH ADDITION TO PARK -- The latest to the ever expanding recreational programs in Jefferson County possible through the initiative and the Jefferson County Parks and Commission, is the new Little diamond located on a section of the Park which was formally dedicated afternoon about 1:30 in appropriate ee years ago, Charles F. Reininger, and civic leader, acting of the committee for the develop- recreational areas in various parts of an instrument of the Jefferson and Recreation Commission, rein the Jefferson County Commission acres of land which had been a part of County Landfill area, formerly a County Farm property. He then long and tiresome job of finding ways land into what he dreamed would become a well-rounded recreational to serve the residents, especially the of the Leetown and Middleway had a master plan of the complex and began to move from there. latest phase of the development of became a reality with the formal of a regulation size little league is to be used currently for the Potomac Little League games. With of Little League play, the is already being enlarged, will the Jefferson County Fast-Pitch as its home field. So this latest at the park will in the very near a dual basis -- Little League Softball. Prior-to the completion se of the project, Reininger and his Commissioners had worked over the L a half years to provide other phases )ment which included first the of a regulation Fast-Pitch Softball with fence, dugouts, concession Much of the work on the and bleachers, along with the was done by members of the leagues under the direction of of Fast-Pitch League. A and picnic areas were layed out parking area was provided, wells to provide water for the park and ad a septic basins and rest rooms care for the hecessities of those park and its facilities. Work is on the cor.,truction of two at the par' site and other facilities will ;e added later. And of +this park site was over a five-year period, what has been planned for the in less than three years. Countians, the Jefferson and the Park and , can be justifiably proud in the. #ay of added at the Leetown Park. said this week, work is being development of 'land recently the Park and Recreation Com- Bolivar. This park, numbered Series of 12 such recreational parks the Recreational Commission for Iefferson County, will of the Bolivar and Harpers Reininger said work on filling Bolivar land site started this Concrete and dirt being removed 340 bridge at Harpers Ferry, repaired, to be used as fill for a Once this has been completed be hauled in and spread on the development of this park site ahead at full speed. Jefferson total of six county parks, and is in the state that has developed in areas outside the county's Jr. High Boys' 'reams Now 5-0 the 50-yard dash, the 100-yard dash, the long jump anda second place in the high jump for a total of 18 points. Also in the girls' competition, Mtllicent Carr won the shetput and discus events for Charles Town; Heloiso Flowers won the 70-yard low hurdles in 12.6 seconds; Paula Evans won the 880-yard run in 2:46 minutes and Veronica McDonald finished first in the 220-yard dash in 28,5 Jefferson Little LeagueSeason Opens, This. Sunday The Jefferson Little League will open its season here at 1 p.m. this Sunday with a doubleheader scheduled to kick off the two and one-half month schedule of games. The initial games of the season were scheduled on Sunday in order not to conflict with plans by parents, players or officials of the league in connection with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival being held in Win- chester this weekend. The ten-team league will inaugurate the season with games involving the Astros against the Indians and another involving the Cubs and Giants. Teams and their sponsors include the Astros, I.G.A. Market Manor; Braves, J&L Sporting Goods; Cardinals, Bank of Charles Town; Cubs, Lions Club; Dodgers, Smoot's Insurance Agency; Giants, Western Auto; Indians, Charles Town Jaycees; Mets, Jefferson Civitan Club; Twins, V.F.W. Post 3522; and the Yankees, Van Mater Real Estate. Officials of the league include Norman Ballenger, president; James L. Taylor, vice- president; Taun Stambaugh, ccretary; Virginia Jackson, treasurer; and Beverly Jones, player agent. The two games initiating the season will be staged at the Downs. To Continue Through June 24th the first half of the 1978 season here, General Manager William McDonald announced today. Racing will shift to Charles Town on June 26, with that track closing out the year on December 16. McDonald said the decision to remain at Shenandoah Downs will enable work to be completed on the Charles Town racing strip, "giving horsemen here what promises to be the best surface in the area." Shenandoah Downs is racing six nights a week with post time at 7:15. TENNIS STROKES BY BIDDY SMOOT I enjoyed Joan Ryan's sports column in the Washing Post April 29 titled, "The Sports Crisis of Middle Women" and thought I'd pass some excerpts on to my athletic enthusiasts. There were subtle hints as I neared middle age that I needed to step up my physical fitness program. My sons gave me a T- shirt for jogging imprinted with the legend, "Forty is Forever". Just blowing out the candles on my birthday cake winded me. I tried jumping rope, but broke my best chandelier. Once I borrowed a 10-speed and pedaled for 30 minutes without noticing it was downhill all the way. The driver who brought me back home charged double for carting the bike. "Yes, my midlife crisis is in finding a sport that lives up to my expectations and plays down my lack of skill. I am not alone in this crisis. There are millions of women like me around. We are the generation gap between double deodorants and sweatbands. We are part of a Title 9 backlash. I call it the Mature Woman's Sports Crisis Syndrome. We are the women who wear tennis dresses to the grocery store. But behind our backs, the pro whispers the fatal appraisal, 'Pitty-pat serve.' Somewhere, somehow, I keep telling myself I am going to find a fun sport of exercise, a sport I can play without em- harrassment." SINGLES Ann Hilton outscored Barbara Strader, 8-4; Gall Price bested Toni Erchak, 8-4; Barbara Strader outstroked Dottle Glllwald, 8-1; Ann Hilton won over Wanda Perry, 8-2; Gall Price by forfeit from Barb Benner; Dottle Gillwald over- came Wanda Perry, 8-6; Grace Vitez outlasted Rachel Hayes, 9- 7; Claudia Testa outscored Barbara Strader, 8-5; Linda Spunich bested Barb Benner, 8- 4; Ann Hilton outstroked Bar- bara Hail, 8-1; Gall Price won over Rachel Hayes, 8-2, Pat Dopson over Lynn Umscheid, 8- 4; Betty Hodgson over Snowden Kisner, 6-3; Marge Fargo over Turn To Page 14 seconds. In the boys' competition, Chris Rutherford led the Panther boys to victory by winning the 50-yard dash, the 100-yard dash in 10.9 seconds, a second in the 220-yard dash after being injured, and he was also on the winning relay 'team. He scored a total of 141/2 points. Other winners for the Panther boys were: Mike Hill won the mile, 5:15. , Bill Smith won the 220-yard dash, 25.7 seconds. " Gary ,Carl,ey won the long jump, 17 6% '. Jamie Merriman won the pole vault, 9' 6". , Brian Jones won the 120 low hurdles, 16.1 seconds. Robert Willis won the 440, 59.9. Ernie Benner was second in the 880-yard run, 2:18. u + I/ .( I-:+- .... .... BY BARBARA HOOPER April 27th dawned with sun and clouds vying for position, and the day was cool. Yet, true to our rugged make-up, about a dozen or so women golfers showed up on the first tee at 9:30, ready for play. (However, since we are also human and have "thinner" blood than you men, and because it was colder than we thought, we decided to make the tournament for the day a nine-hole one.) So, we had a Point Tour- nament, 8 points for an eagle, 6 for a bird, etc., with handicap. And the winner was: none other than Ginny Nutzman, with 36 points. Good going, Ginny. Having played with you this ear, this reporter wants to go on record as predicting a good competitive year for Ms. Nutz- man t Guess who won low putts? Marge Brown, who is a con- sistenly excellent putter. She had 12 for nine holes - and I'm signing up for putting lessons, Marget Congratulations to the winners and to Katie Moler, who chipped in on number nine. Her game is definitely improved this year, so keep up the good work, Katie ! The column is written by yours truly this week as a favor to your regular reporter, Nancy Roth -- golfer par excellence -- who took time off to have a beautiful wedding for her lovely daughter, Jeannie. And, not to he outdone, Jeannie's dad, Dr. Bill Roth, sang the Ave Maria at Ranson Little League Park, home site for all ten of the league teams. During the rest of the regular season, all weekday games will start at 8:15 p.m. Brief ceremonies prior to the start of the games will be con- ducted in order to introduce players and league officials and team pictures will also be taken. Teams playing Sunday will he allowed to have their pictures taken first in order that action may begin promptly thereafter. All other teams will then have their photographs taken. League officials are hopeful for a good turnout for this initial action of the season, which will run through July 14th. MEN'S GOLF COSTY CARAS Larry Ambrose and Bob Meadows, playing with 23 and 37 handicaps respectively, ex- perienced the dream of many duffer club golfers, as they teamed up for a 19-under par 197 in last Sunday's Spring Member- Member tournament at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course. The winner's score proved best in a field of 32 teams en- tered in the two day best ball- medal play test. Ambrose 'and Meadows carded a net 65 in the first round and closed out the play under medal scoring with a 67-65 for the 197. Another pair of high han- dicappers took second place honors, Steve Anderson and Jay Cepelka checked in .with 203, his daughter's wedding. It was a Lou Tiano-Tim Brinkiey 69-W- delightful day and Jeannie and her new husband, Captain I 74-220. " . James B. Hawkins, are now I Dale Appell-Henry Aaron 69- 97-78-234. starting married life in Berlin, [ Russell Miller-J0hn Propst 69- Germany. And next week,172.75.216. Nancy will be her old self again! [ IRon Evans-Craig Kastle 68-77- Before I sign off, I must make a confession, and at the same time, thank my "cub reporter," Charlotte Gano, for getting to me the facts of the April 27th Ladies Day. You see, I was comfortably enscoused in my warm house that morning, because it was too cold for me on the links!! See you there on a warm, breezy (not windy) day. Action In Ten.Team Potomac Little League Gets, Underway With Dedication Of Diamond At Leetown Park; Senators + Defeat Twins The ten-team Potomac Little League officially opened, their 1977 season Saturday afternoon on a brand new diamond con- structed recently on land which is a part of the Leetown Park. And the sizeable crowd which was on hand for the openirig day ceremonies and the single game that was played, saw the Shenandoah Junction Senators score a 14-12 victory over the Harpers Ferry Twins. It was a game which saw almost as many errors and walks and hits by the two teams. Prior to the game, the new field which has been designated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission, as the home field+ for teams in the Potomac League, was dedicated in fine style. Mickey Johnson, president of while first round leaders Les 73-80.228. Bourniat and Hamp Staubs, Tom Doyle-Dean Bosh 70-71- slipped back after posting a 87-228. crisp 59 opening round score, into a three way tie for third place at 209. Also checking in with 209 were Mere Johnson-Ray Kohlhepp, Jr., and Charles Johnson-Harry Dorsey. Complete Member-Member scores follow: Larry Ambrose-Bob Meadows 65-67-65-197. Steve Anderson-Jay Cepelka 62-75-66-203. Lea Bourniat-Hamp Staubs 59- 75-75-209. Merle Johnson-Ray Kohlhepp, Jr. 69-73-67-209. Charles Johnson-Harry Dorsey 66-69-74-209. Ray Doyle-David Ward 66-72- 72-210. Bill Kave-Keith Kave 67-75-76- 218. Cliff Peacber-Charles Lutman 67-75-69-211, Bill Huffins-Bill George 67-73- 81-221. Bob AppeAl-Jim Appell 66-73- 75-214. Ron Russell-Be Blaekford 66- 75-72-213. II Del Brady-Al Nussbaum 70-73- 76-219. Marshall Brown-Ed Gano 70- 75-66-211. 70-215. Woody Woodford-John Simons 68-83-82-233. John Skinner-Staley Shoemaker 67-81-78-226. Charles Clendening-Marty Blackford 74-72-78-224. Larry Butch-Junior Linton 73- 94-88-255. Joe Groves-Carl Benton 76-86- 61-234. Don Clendening-Rick Black- RECREATION CENTER BILLIARDS- PINBALL Hour 1. to 9 p.m. Taekwondo ,["Q% Sat. 11 a.m.. Karate W \\;, l p.m. Private m. '. ILl ... . Lesson F,.Y00 sun. i- p.m. Anytzme ' $8 Monthly Weillltliftini-00. -.+ Arm Wrestli.II ford 72-76-86-234. Charles Cunningham-Oliver Kastle 73-74-72-219. John Emmert-Jim Clinton 72- 85-74-231. Craig Russell-Al Begeman 71- 75-84-230. Kent Shock-Mike Buracher 70- Jim Hecker-Lou Nutzman 65- 82-74-221. John Bolen-Phil Boggs 65-87- 65-217. Gene Crum-Austin Myatt 65- 71-77-213. John Rutherford-Wayne DiAngelo 64-77-76-217. Teen-Agers Welcome Phone 725-9871. N. George St. - Charles Town 20-4t the league had all ten of the league teams present for picture taking ceremonies prior to the start of the dedicatory program. Then he introduced managers and sponsors of the league teams and presented certificates+ of appreciation to the team sponsors. Next, Mickey introduced Q. D. Fleming, president of the Jef- ferson County Parks and Recreation Commission, who spoke briefly, relating how the diamond, which was being dedicated came about. He gave full credit to Charles F. Reininger, chairman of the porks development committee of the Recreation Commission. He said that while the com- mission saw the Jefferson County Commission played key roles in the Leetown Park diamond becoming a reality, it was the initiative and deter- mined efforts and devotion of Reininger, who was the real driving force behind the project. Reininger was then introduced and his remarks were directed to the over-all development of ,the 10 acres of land which was formerly part of the Jefferson County Landfill property, into a recreational complex. He ex- pressed appreciation to all those who had helped to make the complex become a reality. Johnson said he had been notified by Senator Jennings Randolph that he would not be able to participate in the dedicatory program as he had originally planned to do, because FOR EXPERIENCE, INVOLVEMENT, Knowledge and DEDICATION... of commitments in other parts of the state. And Bradley D. Nash represented Senator Randolph at the program. Nelson "Shug" Kisner, of Martinsburg, district director of Little League of America for this West Virginia District, who also introduced and contributed some brief remarks about Little League before congratulating the Potomac League on the new playing site it was being provided. The above picture shows, left to right -- Reininger, Kisner, Johnson, Fleming and Bradley Nash, as they participated in the opening day ceremonies. At 3 p.m., there was also another opening day ceremony at the Pony League Park in Ransom with the Athletics scoring a victory Second Graders Give 'Spring Sing' The Second Graders of Wright Denny School will present their annual music program "Spring Sing" on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., May 4th in the auditorium. Mrs. Lange's class will per- form "I Love the Mountains"; Mrs. Lemon's class: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; Mrs. Kline's class: MacNamara's Band; Mrs. Lott's class: While Strolling Through the Park; Mrs. Miller's class: "I've Been Working on the Railroad"; and Mrs. Allara's class: "This Land is Your Land." VOTE FOR Q D. FLEMING FOR Jefferson County Board of Education Fleming is a native West Virginian who began his teaching career in Georgia. After two years as principal.teacher in the Elementary School he spent five years as a classroom teacher and coach in the State of Georgia. Since 1947 he has moved through the ranks in jef- ferson County as a classroom teacher, coach, and in his last five years in the profession as administrative assistant at Jefferson High School. He retired on June 30, 1977. His experience as an educator qualifies him as a candidate for the Jefferson County Board of Education. He knows first hand many of the problems and concerns of the educational system. He is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, and has done graduate work at Pennsylvania State, Wisconsin State, George Washington University, and West Virginia University. Fleming is an involved individual. In addition to his involvement with educational programs, he is a member of the Jefferson'County Crime-Delinquency and Correction Committee, a member of the Charles Town City Council, President of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission, and a member of St. Phiilip's Episcopal Church. Q.D. is a man dedicated to his profession, his family and his com- munity. His greatest interests are: 1. Bridging the gap between the educational system end the community. 2. Preparing our youth to meet today s urgent needs  tomorrow's ovr changing and imperious challengel. and Dedicution m.e somo of tho oggtnllill of I good Burd Member ud i.D. +ll,i We yw,t, for i.D. I Ill 'The Committee for Fleming Pol, Ad by CANDIDATE. r