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8 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, May 6, 1999 O Engagements -, Weddings Announcements P h O ne I III I]1 Donation to School The Charles Town Women's Club recently made a sizable donation to the Wright Denny Intermediate School library. Shown during the check presentation were, left to right, school librarian Billie Jo Shackleford, Women's Club member Stacy Pflieger, student Daniel Glascock, Principal William Willingham, student Cara Vogler, and Women's Club member Debra Bennett. Shenandoah Health Care to Celebrate Nursing Home Week Shenandoah Health Village Center, Genesis ElderCare Net- work, will celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 9-15. Activities with various themes are planned each day for residents and employees. On Sunday, the center will host a Mother's Day social with special refreshments. Corsages will be provided to all female residents to wear for their children or in memory of their own mothers. Mothers will win prizes for the oldest, youngest, and most chil- dren. All mothers over 100 years will receive a gift as well. "The New Creations," a gospel string band, will perform to honor all mothers. Monday begins with a mystery ride on the center's van to a mys- tery location. The afternoon will provide entertainment. Tuesday residents will enjoy lunch at Carehaven Center and play bingo mania. Monday night is men's night. Activities geared towards men include, wrestling videos, non-alcoholic beer, and card games. Wednesday presents a restau- rant night for residents. Staffwill dress in black tie attire and serve residents a choice of three differ- ent dinners. The atmosphere will consist of dim lights in the dining room and soft dinner music. Thursday the center will host an evening hymn sing. Area church choirs and volunteers will sing 1 to 2 selections each for resi- dents. Keepsake programs will be given to all residents. The evening will begin with a prayer by a resident volunteer, and end with a prayer by area pastors. Friday residents will enjoy a talent show. Area youth groups and veteran groups will perform a variety show, competing for prize money. Residents will judge the show. Saturday the center will hold a flea market in the center's park- ing lot. Vendors will have tables set up and all proceeds will benefit the resident council fund. At 2 p.m residents will celebrate a monthly birthday party for all residents with birthdays in the month of May. Genesis ElderCare owns and manages 27 nursing centers in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Susan Lopp is the administrator of the 78-bed Shenandoah Health Village Cen- ter, 219 Prospect Avenue, in Charles Town. For more informa- tion about the center or National Nursing Home Week, contact the center at (304) 724-11(51. SHANNONDALE GARDEN CLUB The Shannondale Garden Club met Monday, April 19, in the din- ing room of the Shannondale Clubhouse with 49 members and 3 guests present. Doris Nicholas, president, led the members in the salute to the flag and in the reading of the gar- den club prayer. She then an- nounced that the present slate of officers had agreed to serve an- other term if no volunteers stepped forward. The slate was elected, and installation will take place at the May meeting. Nicho- las also reported that she is work- ing out a new plan for any annual trips to be taken by the garden club this year. Fran Poyner introduced guest speaker Judy Warner, a nurse at City Hospital, Martinsburg. She has a background of many talents and she showed films and gave a very amusing talk on "Laughing Your Way To Good Health." She stressed focusing on the positive and gave examples of people helped by laughter. 12 Betsy Ross Club Members Hold Meeting Twelve Betsy Ross members met at the home of Chris Leigh Wednesday, April 21. Devotions were given by vice president Eloise Welsh, who read from REMINISCES, "St. Peter At The Gate". ("The last shall be first and the first shall be last.") The lesson, "Container Garden- ing," was given by Bonnie Carroll. The elderly, the disabled, apart- ment dwellers and cooks find con- tainer gardening handy especially growing the different herbs and annuals. They are decorative on sunny windowsills, patios, decks, porches and door steeps. Leave ample spaces for the roots of crops like leaf lettuce, peppers, herbs and most annuals. Appropriate containers should have adequate drainage. Larger tub containers rant MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS INCLUDE: Rack of Lamb Prime Rib of Beef Fresh Salmon (with Red Pepper Sauce) Computers Topic of Club Nine members attended the April 21 meeting of the Leetown CEO Club held at the home of Ellie Hendricks. President Vir- ginia Tabb led devotions from Psalm 29 and two readings by Helen Steiner Rice. A short busi- ness meeting followed advising us of the theme for this year's exhibit at the Jefferson County Fair. Shepherd College is offering free adult education classes on Tuesday evenings 6:30-8 and de- fensive driving classes are being held in Martinsburg May 10 and 11 at the Senior Center for a cost of $8. The spring meeting will be May 24 at Asbury Methodist Church in Charles Town. A thank- you letter from St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Nevada was re- ceived for the used Christmas card fronts sent to them. The children recycle these cards and they are sold to the public. Their program has been expanded to also include Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Eas- ter and other special occasion cards. Their most popular re- quests are for angel and teddy bear cards. Their address is St. Jude's Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude Street, Boulder City, NV 89005-1618. The program on computers was presented by June Hedricks. It is becoming almost impossible to avoid dealing with a computer on a frequent basis. They control our cars, telephones, and many other household and office equipment. We can shop and buy items from around the world without leaving our homes. Computers allow us to communicate with people of simi- lar interests and there is virtually no topic you can think of that you cannot find a site for on the Inter- net. Those who have not been ex- posed to computers automatically think they are too complicated or see no reason to use or own one. The terminology is all strange but computer people will tell you that they learned by asking a lot of questions. Like any new learning experi- ence, people have to try things out, explore, and experiment in or- der to learn how to use a com- puter. Cardboard drawings described computers, keyboard, RAM, ROM, etc. Next month's meeting will be May 19 at the home of Virginia Tabb. New members are wel- come. ,51 ~" / "~ili Miss Senior Hi The 1999 Miss Jefferson Junior and Senior High Pageant was held April 10 at School. The pageant is an annual event sponsored by the Jefferson Vocal Music This year, 28 girls from the county were entered in the competition. Above, from left, winners in the Senior Division, including Whitney Burch, fourth runner-up; Serena ond runner-up; SheLl Grippo, Miss Jefferson High 1999; Samantha Waiters, first Karen James, third runner-up. Junior High Division winners, shown below, from left, include Candice York, fourth up; Amanda Pearl, second runner-up; Nicole Johnson, Miss Jefferson Junior High 1999;~ Feagans, Miss Jefferson Junior High 1998; Kasha Brown, first runner-up; and Nicole third runner-up. are needed for tomatoes, cucum- bers and deep-rooted perennials. Use a fairly lightweight mixture and fertilize every 2 to 3 weeks. Pay attention to watering con- tainer plants - daily or twice- daily. Watering may be needed because small containers dry out quickly. Seeds and small peat pots were taken home. Chris Leigh spoke about the recipes and samples given at the Right Bite cooking school for dia- betics and their families. She and Alice Briscoe are attending the one in Shepherdstown. The Camp Frame Chicken Bar- becue will be held May 15. Plans were made for a trip to the Harrisburg Book Fair and the Amish Market, May 20. Dot Meyers brought refresh- ments to the river clean-up volun- teers, April 10. Alice Briscoe read and donated a WISHBONE MYSTERY BOOK to the fifth grade at the Wright Denny School. On May 24, the county spring meeting will be held in Charles Town, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Hostesses Chris Leigh and Idamarie Sletten served a musical birthday cake in honor of mem- bers Edna Dodson, Dot Wilson and Ana Bretsch. There is more treasure in books than in all the Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these day of your life. The Bavarian Inn Dining Room and Lounge For, Reservations (304) 725-2081 Mother's Day Menu Includes: Fresh Asparagus "Hollandaise" Breast of Chicken "Princess" Shepherd's Roll Roast of Beef Sauteed Filet Mi Jaegerschniitzel (Veal Steak, sauteed with Roast Leg of Lamb Prime Rib of Beef Bavarian Sauerbraten Fresh Pork Roast Bavarian Inn's Crab Cakes(with Lobster Sauce) Filet of Sole "Neptune" Vegetarian Casserole Taste-Tempting Appetizers & Desserts CHILDREN'S MENU OVERLOOKING THE POTOMAC RIVER ,o SHEPHERDSTOWN DIAMOND ^ o,o e.a.o 876 2551 *,'~aio,~-,', ' ,*, v v ,v,Please Call: "