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May 11, 1978

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N SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY i 1, 1978 J b Mountain Fire Aid Given By Residents Fire units from Jefferson and Loudon Counties successfully fought a mountain-top forest fire on the Virginia-West Virginia boundry near Shannondale April 29, and wth the aid of scores of Shannondale residents, kept the blaze confined to an estimated four acres. Mobilized by the Shannondale Safety Patrol, a small army of residents lugged water, rakes, spades and back-pack ex- tinguishers through heavy un- i derl ;h, jagged rocks and steep slopes to reach the con- fligration. Directed by fire wardens from both States, residents as well as volunteer fire companies worked side-by- side to quickly control the fire which threatened to engulf a large part of the Appalachian Trail. Within three hours of the alert, the exhausted band could lean on shovels, view the scorched earth and charred trees, and see no further sign of flames. "It was not only the Safety Patrol that responded to our alert," said Mrs. Phyllis Beatty, Safety Patrol communicator, "but dozens of others as well. As usual, the Blue Ridge and In- dependence Companies responded quickly. It was im- possible to reach the fire by read, however, so the engines had to he left nearly a mile from the fire scene," she said. "That's why we needed all the help we could locate, something like the old fashioned fire brigade." Firefighters were also aided by the weather, only a light breeze was encountered. One of the fire wardens observed that, Mother00 Day sa Stop In This Week 20% off All Womens Sleepwear CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA 25414 SA L E 4.80 MEMBER F. D. I. C. Eye Exams Given At Shenandoah Home Residents of the Shenandoah Nursing Home in Ranson received free sight and eye examinations Saturday, April 29. Shown above are Dr. Vigilio Tan, opthalmologist, from Martinsburg, examining a resident's eyes while bein assisted by a nurse and members of the Charles Town Lions Club. Later .that evening, Dr. Tan was honored at the Lions Center in Ranson by the Lions of Zone 1 for his work in sight conservation. Similarly honored was Ernest V. Hedrick, optician and owner of Martinsburg Optical. Both were presented plaques of appreciation by Hugh Via, a trustee of the West Virginia Lions Sight Foundation and member of the Charles Town Lions Club. Both Tan and Hedrick are charter members of the Pikeside Lions Club. Working together they have contributed many hours of their time conducting free eye clinics in cooperation with the various Lions Clubs in the area. (Photo by Erroll Leslie) May 8. 1978 Please take notice that the Jefferson County Planning Commission. at their next ;'eguiar meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 23, 1978. at 7:30 P.M. in the offices of the Jefferson County Planning Commission m the City of Charles Town. West Virginia. will consider and review the pre-applieation information and the impact on the community of the following proposed project: Type of Name of Title of Location Size Subdivision Subdivider Plat , i Type II H & M Con- Leisure Approximately 41/z miles north 41 Lots struction Co., Acres of Shepherdstown at the inter- Inc.. Norman section of Routes 5-I and 5-2 171 Acres Mumaw. Pres. about one mile east of Scrabble ii . 1 All persons and governmental units having an interest in said proposed subdivision are invited to attend this meeting. Planning Commission files on subdivisions may be reviewed at any time during normal business hours. By Order of the Jefferson County Planning Commission Henry B. Davenport, President May I l-lt USAF Offers New Enlistment Incentive WASHINGTON. D. C. -- An accelerated promotion program for men and women cnlisting in the Air Force for training in one of four critical specialties was announced today by Air Force officials according to the local Air Force recruiter Persons enlisting before May 3l. 1978. and selecting technical training in security, munitions maintenance, voice processing, or fuel specialties will be eligible for promotion to Airman (E-2) after completing the six-week Air Force military training course at Lackland AFB. San Antonio. Tex. Normally promotion to the rank of Airman comes six months in the Air Force. The promotion increases the pay and allowances for a person without dependents from $564 to $615 monthly and from $625 to $670 monthly for an Airman with dependents. For more information on this special enlistment option and other Air Force benefits and opportunities, contact SSgt. Leon Johnson, Frederick Towne Mall, Frederick. Md. 301-662- 8313. Griffin Bell, Attorney General: "I think a tax credit for elementary and secondary schools is unconsti- tional." Reg. 6.00 100% Nylon Man Tailored Paiama with one pocket. Easy Care Easy Wear. Size 34 to 40. Sale ;T.2() Reg. %00 100% Nylon Tricot Long Gown in Softest Pastels with Pretty Lace and Embroiderey. P, S, M, L. 20/00 off All Womens Sandals NOW 3.19 to 1,t.39 Ori 9. 3.99 to 17.99 Choose from Many different Styles and heel treatments. Size 5- 10 Sale prlcel effective through Saturday. given the extren! leaves and tindm', been much spal started the speculated, "il much with this Shannondale men from the treated to beverage by the before the women returned i and families. Meanwhile touring the attractions were of the than a mile above mountain top. 20% off Selected fashion hand NOW 4.80 to Orig. 6.00 to 8.00 Save on a great handbags in Mom's favorite styles. Find and sleek vinyls, summery straws, roo my( totes. 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