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. i Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Life/Social ~pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE This week's Community Calendar Rummage sale: Shannondale Church dinner: Zion Baptist 6614. Springs Chapel hosts a rummage sale Church in Charles Town hosts a fund- Special speaker: Evangelist Marie from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Sat- miser from 11 a.m. to 3 pan. Saturday Brown speaks at at 8 a.m. and 10:30 urday at Asbury Methodist Church in for $8. Menu choices: fried fish, fried a.m. Sunday at Middleway United Charles Town. chicken, fried potatoes, mashed pota- Methodist Church at 7435 Queen St. Barbecue benefit: The annual Camp toes, seasoned greens, cole slaw, rolls. For details, call 304-728-4770. Frame 4-H chicken barbecue happens To place an order, call 304-725-3530. Special program: The women of St. from 3 until 7 p.m. Saturday in the Dinner: Knights of Pythias hosts a Philip's Episcopal Church hold their dining hall at Camp Frame 4-H Camp, spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to annual Women's Day at 3 p.m. Sun- three miles west of Hedgesville. Chick- 7 p.m. Saturday at the lodge hall, 105 day. en barbecued by the South Jefferson E. Sixth Ave., Ranson. Cost is $8 for Blood donations: Blood drives hap- Ruritan along with baked beans, cole adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12, free for 5 pen at Shepherd University from 11:30 slaw, bread and cakes. Cost is $8 for and under. Carryout available, a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and from l0 adults or $4 for children 12 and under. Plant sale: The Tuscawilla-Locust a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22 at the Jefferson Carryout orders will be available. Hills Garden Club hosts its annual plant County Commission. Signup online at Club meeting: The Gardeners Ex- and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. change Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Sat- Saturday on the soccer field near the urday at the home of Diana Eldridge in entrance to W.Va. 51. Compiled by Robert Smith Shepherdstown. Topic for discussion:" Organ concert: Asbury United "Native Plants and Wildflowers." For Methodist Church in Charles Town Send your news details, go to or call 240-405- hosts an organ concert at 3 p.m. Sun- Planning an event that's open to the 7013. day. Call 304-725-5513 or visit myas- community? Send your Community Birding trip: Potomac Valley Audu- Calendar submissions to Robert Smith bon Society sponsors a one-day bird- Candlelight m .... l.~l. ~h .... at news@spiritofjeffo .............. ing trip to the Bombay. Hook National doah Community Health Center and line for submitting calendar items is 2 Wildlife Refuge and other spots along Community Networks holds an AIDS p.m. Monday. Items may be faxed to the Delaware shore Saturday. For de- candlelight memorial starting at 6 p.m. 304-728-6856 or mailed to the news- tails, call 240-291-6465 or email mon- Sunday at War Memorial Park, Mar- room, 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town, tinsburg. For details, call 304-263- 25414. Questions? Call 304-725-2046. CommunityAro CommunityJV' Community Who should be the 2013 Jefferson County Citizen of the Year? Officials with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce are accepting nominations from the public through June 5. The winner will be announced June 26 at the chamber's annual awards banquet at Hollywood Ca- sino at Charles Town Races. The Spirit of Jefferson sponsors the Citizen of the Year award. The award com- mittee is looking for some- one who has contributed to the Jefferson County com- munity in many ways over a period of years. To nomi- nate someone, write a para- graph explaining why the person is deserving. Include individual accomplishments and community organiza- tions to which the nominee has given effort. Nomination forms are available at the Spirit of Jefferson office and may be returned to the Chamber. Questions may be directed to 304-725-2055. Tennis tournament: The first of five Junior USTA tennis tournaments will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park starting May 25. For details, call 304-725-7929. GED classes: The Jill S. Weekley Learning Center at James Rumsey Techni- cal Institute offers free pro- grams to students 16 or old- er who are out of the public school system. Orientations are set for Monday and May 31 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 304- 754-9712 for details. Immunization reminder: Students who will be seniors at ~lefferson or Washington high schools in August must bring proof of Tdap (teta- nus, diphtheria, pertussis) anytime during their teen years and MCV4 (meningi- tis) if the first dose was giv- en after the age of 16. If the first dose was given before age 16, a second dose is re- quired. Tennis program: City of Charles Town officials of- fer a summer tennis program for kids ages .3 to 18. Regis- tration costs $65 for the first child and $35 for each addi- tional child. Sign up at Jef- • ferson Memorial Park ten- nis pavilion from 4 to 7 p.m. May 31 and June 7 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and June 8. For details, call 304- 725-7929. Exchange student: The Rotary Club of Shepherd- stown seeks three local fam- ilies to host a Danish stu- dent who will live here dur- ing the next school year or email chatty2kathy@ 4045. through Rotary Interna- Classmates sought: tional's Youth Exchange Low-cost vet service: Jefferson High's Class program. For details, call Spay Today offers re- of 1978 hosts its 35th 304-267-2520 or email duced-cost spay and neu- reunion June 29 at the, ter program for dogs and Charles Town MOose Classmates sought: cats. To find vets and Lodge. With a social Jefferson High School more information, go to hour, cash bar, buffet din- Class of 1993's 20-year or call 304-728- ner and DJ, the cost is reunion on July 13 will 8330. $45 per person or $80 per include a family cookout Aging trips: Upcoming couple. Reservations due and a dinner. Email j~ Jefferson County Coun- June 1. For details, email cil on Aging plan bus, for details, trips including "Noah" at tbradley1027@yahoo. Fundraiser: Help the Sights and Sounds The- corn or ksfadeley@com- Animal Welfare Society ater Wednesday; West of Jefferson County by Virginia mine war tour Send your news dining at Glory Days Grill Friday through Sunday; Planning an event in Ranson through May Maryland's Eastern Shore that's open to the com- 31. For details, call the June 13-14; Hatfield & munity? Send your Com- AWS at 304-725-0589. McCoy tour June 20-22; munity Notes submis- Bus trip: The Pack "Ring of Fire" at River- ' sions to Robert Smith at Horse Chapter National side Dinner Theater July news@spiritofjefferson. Society Daughters of the 3; Monticello Sept. 21; com. Deadline for submit- American Revolution will fall scenic western rail- ting calendar items is 2 sponsor a chartered bus road train ride Oct. 16; p.m. Monday. Items may trip to Baltimore June 15. "Seasonal Allergies" at be faxed to 304-728-6856 The tour will cost $80 and Rainbow Dinner The- or mailed to the news- includes transportation, ater Nov. 6; "A Christmas room, 114 N. Charles tours, admittance fees, Carol" at Dutch Apple St., Charles Town 25414. lunch and gratuities. For Dinner Theater Dec. 4. Questions? Call 304-725- details, call 304-876-3817 For details, call 304-725- 2046. VALLEY TREE EXPERTS • FULLY INSURED DISEASE PAUL L. SIMMONS, LTE ISA Board Certified Arborist COMPLETE TREE SERVICE EVALUATION: HEALTH/RISK ASSESSMENT VISTA & FINE PRUNING, REMOVALS CRANE AND BUCKET SERVICE 304-876-3260 46 YEARS EXPERIENCE • LICENSED TREE EXPERT #001048 & INSECT CONTROL NOW SCHEDULING Deep-root Feedings • Ash Borer Treatments Hemlocks/Boxwoods • Blue Spruce Needle-Cast 304-876-3260 Asbury Methodist 'Church Invites you to an , Organ &' CPiano Concert May 19, 2013 --- 3:00 p.m. Pianist: T'errie q-loelscher Come and enjoy an afternoon of inspiring musicl Bring your family and firends, all are welcomel Reception to follow in Williams Hall Asbury United Methdist Church 110 West North St./Charles Town, WV 25414 | Cedar, a young male Poodle mix dog, is looking for a forever home. He is black in color, neutered, and current on all vaccinations. To visit him or any of the other 75 wonderful dogs and cats waiting for forever homes, pleas~ visit the Animal Welfare Soci- ety sl~elter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fairgrounds). Our public hours are 11 am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday. Visit our web site, Face- book, or call us at 304-725-0589. Engagement Cruz-Meadows David and Kelli Little of Inwood The bride-to-be is a student at proudly announce the engagement of West Virginia University, where she their daughter, Marlaena Cruz, to Mark is majoring in elementary education. Meadows, the son of Wayne and Linda The prospective groom is working to Meadows of Seabrook, Texas. complete his ASE certification in auto The couple met in 2009 when they mechanics. were attending Musselman High The couple plans a June 1 wedding School at Arden United Methodist Church. Linked in: Paul Jackson, Mike Fox, and Chick-fil-A. Lunch was provided William "Mickey" Jackson and Don- by the members of Star Lodge No. 1. nie Twyman were among the golfers Golfers had a chance to mix and min- who took part when Star Lodge No. gle with other golfers before teeing 1 hosted the second-annual Martin off at 9 a.m. Delany Golf Tournament May 3 at the Contests included longest drive, clos- Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles est to the pin, and first-, second- and Town. third-place teams. First-place team The tournament featured area golf- members were Manuel Washington, ers as well as players from Mary- Greg Foster and Cory Claytor. Claytor land, Virginia, Washington D.C., Indi- also won the longest drive and clos- ana and Ohio. The event began with est to the pin, and Morris Hosby won a breakfast provided by Panera Bread closest to the pin. MAY 23TH Why I am effective for you on City Council ....... • I am a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, over 57 years in Charles Town, and have an excellent understand ing of the issues facing us. • I have held very active memberships in many Civic organizations, Church activities and Committees and many other "periodic" activities. • I served as President of the Independent Fire Company for 27 years and am now a "Life Member" but no longer running fire & ambulance calls. • I served on the City of Charles Town Police Civil Service Commission for about 15 years. • I presently hold a "Ward 3" City Council seat and have been very active in nearly all phases of City Government for the past 8 years. The following are examples of"extra effort" and commitment I have for y0u! • I endeavor to attend all Council meetings. • I presently serve as "Vice Mayor" (Mayor-Pro-Tem) as elected by my Council peers. • I served a term as Chairperson of the City Planning Commission. • I have served on the City's Finance Committee for the p.ast 8 years. • I have served as Chairperson of the City's Personnel Committee for the past 8 years. • I have chaired our Mayor's Selection Committees to interview and recommend 2 new Police Chiefs. • I have served as Chairperson of our Council's Committee to select 2 new City Managers. • I served on the Committee to update and rewrite the City's Comprehensive Plan. • I served on the "Steering Committee" for the recommendations of the City's "Sub-division" and up-dating =Zoning" ordinances which were forwarded to the City Planning Commission and later to City Council for formal adoption. (This alone was a 2 1/2 year project of nearly weekly meetings). • I serve as Charles Town's representative to the County's "Partnership forAffordable Housing" that regularly meets at least monthly. • I am the City Council representative on the City's "Tree Board". • I have served on a "Review Committee" for area wage and benefit surveys necessary with keeping our City's employees on a reasonable and competitive level. • I have attended numerous meetings dudng the past 8 years for various studies to enhance our =Down Town" business interests. " • I am a Charles Town Council member of a Committee, attended meetings with the City of Ranson in review of many issues regarding potential "shared services". Examples include sharing Park and Recreation efforts to sharing equip ment and several "redundant" services of our two Cities. (This Committee looked at numerous areas but has been put on temporary hold.) • I attend nearly all West Virginia Municipal League meetings where many valuable seminars are conducted and con cems of other West Virginia Cities are shared. I have also been assigned to several committees of that organization. My Concerns ......... • We must continue efforts for commercial growth within City limits to increase the business base to keep your taxes lower. • The City must find ways to resolve financial short comings during economic down turns such as we are presently experiencing. Although I take' pride and some degree of responsibility that our City is financially stable right now, the future is very much an uncertainty. • Present financial reports and projections for income from building permits, B & O tax, Charles Town Races & Slots, sel'vice fees and some other sources are down to some degree. Long term shortfalls in all likelihood could result in reduction of societies desired services. 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