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1 2, SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1978 Don Combs One Of Youngest Summer Schedule In Race Track Officials, Around Jefferson Park Set Donald Eugene Combs is 23-" years-old and a racing official at Shenandoah Downs and the Charles Town Turf Club. At that age, the Winchester, Va., native is one of the youngest racing officials in the country. Combs came about it through the Racing Industry Program offered at the University of . Arizona. Combs graduated from John Handley High School in Win- chester in 1973 and then attended Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va., before enrolling at the University of Arizona. As part of his schooling in the Racing Industry Program he spent the summer of 1976 working in every phase of race track management at the Charles Town Turf Club. Mter graduating from the Racing Industry Program he returned to Charles Town and worked as a jockey's agent representing Steve Bruder, Romulo Quezada and Kenneth Pichette until he took the position in the Racing Secretary's Office at Shenan- doah Downs. Combs works as Stall Man, a job which entails the assigning of stalls at both Shenandoah Downs and Cahrles Town Turf Club, taking care of horses DON COMBS shipping in for the night's races, and .keeping the racing secretary informed on what is happening in the barn area. He also takes entries in the morning and works in the secretary's office throughout the evening program. Combs' main worry is to make sure that horsemen are using the stalls they are assigned and when stalls become available to see that they are assigned to someone who will make good use of them. He works directly" under Racing Secretary William Dick during the present meeting at Shenandoah Downs and when Elwood Heironimus serves in the same capacity at Charles Town he will work under his direction. Combs became interested in horse racing in 1964 when his step-father, Ralph "Sonny" Underwood, bought his first horse. "I started coming to the races with him and next was going to the barn area. I really liked it," he said. "I really became interested after I got out of high school. When I finished two years at Lord Fairfax, I found out about the Racing Industry Program at Arizona and decided I would like to take it," Combs stated. "The Summer I worked at Charles Town was a great ex- perience. I worked in every department of the race track for several days but most of the time was spent in the racing secretary's office. "Working at the race track is an interesting job. You meet many different kinds of people and get many different views of racing. You get to see how beth :sides, management and the i horsemen, operate." Don Combs has started out in a field different from many others and at an age when marly people are unsure what they want to do. His future is to move higher up in the field of horse racing. LADIES' GOLF From Page II nament will be in progress on May 18th and 19th. Defending Champ Barb Hooper informs me she is planning to make it back to back wins. However, I'm sure there are many of us planning to prove her wrong. The Sleepy Hollow Ladies Invitational will be played on May 25th. Clubs from Maryland and Virginia will be taking part in this yearly event. See ya' next week. TENNIS STROKES From Page 11 and this is a big help to the whole swing schedule finishing with  all games completed. Did you see the Jimmy Con- nors-Roscoe Tanner match last Sunday? It was hard fought and grueling for both players - a match so good, no one should have to lose - but Connors' confident, persistent manner finally overcame Tanner after two tie-breakers. SINGLES Ann Hilton over Grace Vitez, 8-1; Toni Erchak over Barb Banner, 8-1; Grace Vitez over Dottle Gillwald, 8-0; Claudia Testa over Barb Banner, 8-3; Barbara Strader over Barbara Hall, 8.4; Rachel Hayes over Toni Ercbak, 9-7; Ann Hilton over Gaff Price, 8-3; Barbara Hall over Wanda Perry, 8.4; Peggy Crawford over Barbara Hall, 9-1; Marcia Mayberry over Farley Whitley, 8.4; Pat Dopson over Snowden Kisner, 8-2; Pat Meehan over Marge Fargo, 8.4; Betty Hedgson over Marcia Mayberry, 8-6; Pat Meehan over Farley Whitley, 8-1; Lucy Athey war Snowden Kisner, 8-3; Barb Ramey over Pat Dopson, 9-8; Clissy Funkhouser over Farley Whitley, 8-5; Lynn Umscheid over Pat Meehan, 8-6; Patsy Perkins-Eleanor Manzuk, 8-2; Grace Vitez-Elaine Begeman over Nancy Ruth-Jean Doyle, 8- 6; Biddy Smoot-Betty Dickey over Peggy McCullen-Gail Smallwood, 8-5. Page Jackson Has It's 2nd Annual School Art Show Aimee Soubier, Derek Ferrett and Shelly Magaha have won the "Best iti Class +* awards in the Second Annual Page Jackson Art Show. Their entries were chosen to be the best entry in their grade. Over 600 art works were entered in the show. Aimee Soubier, the fourth grade winner, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Soubie, of Charles Town. Her entry was a cat drawing done in pencil and crayon. Derek Ferrett, the fifth grade winner, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sienkiewicz of Charles Town. His entry was a drawing of a car carrier in a tropical sunset. Shelly Magaha, the sixth grade winner, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Magaha, of Charles Town. Her entry was a watercolor flower still life. Each of the "Best of Class" award winners received a special ribbon and a "mini art studio" consisting of various art supplies. Some of these supplies were donated by Otis Business Supply and the Everman House, both of Cahrles Town. Thirty-six ribbon winners were als0 chosen in the Art Show which was held May 10, at the school. These first, second and third place ribbons were awarded in various categories according to grade level. Each student of the school had at least one entry. The art instructor at Page Noland over Gaff Smallwood, 4. DOUBLES Barb Strader-Lynn Umscheid over Nancy Ruth-Jean Doyle, 8- 2; Barb Strader-Lynn Umscheid over Biddy Smoot-Betty Dickey, 8-1;_ Ceil Frazier-Pat Dopson over Pat Meehan-Barb Psillas, 9-8; Nancy Ruth-Jean Doyle over Peg Butler-Susan Skinner, 9-7; Rachel Hayes-Judy McGeehee over June Huyett-Pat Dopson, 8-3; Barb St rader-Lynn Umscheid over Grace Vitez-Dot Caperton, 8.4: Grace Vitez- Marge Fargo over Pearl Ill/l/ 8-Jackson School is Michael Harding. HOSPITAL NOTES Patients admitted to Jefferson Memorial Hospital May 8 through 14 included: Caroline Hart, Charles Town. David Fox, Charles Town. Walter Garrison, Charles Town. Geraldine Breinig, Shepherdstown, 11. Billie Milburn, Charles Town. Andrew Hamrick, Charles Town. Rhoda Cooper, Ransom Janice Frye, Charles Town. Lucy Meuse, Harpers Ferry. William Goode, Charles Town. Joseph Bussard, Millville. William Yanuzzi, New York. Dana Breeden, Shepherd- stown. Mary Longerbeam, Harpers Ferry. Stanley Small, Ranson. Charles Mauck, Ranson. Michael Jenkins, Jr., Harpers Ferry. Lennibelle Gaudoin, Harpers Ferry. Linda Breeden, Ranson. Elaine Brinkley, Harpers Ferry. Linda Hunt, Ranson. Elsie Seal, Ranson. Lynda Reynolds, Charles Town. Mildred Frick, Charles Town. Gary Rutherford, Charles Town. Mabel Simmons, Hyattsville, Md. Anna Allison, Ranson. Karen Upwright, Kear- neysville. Eliza Lanbam, Ranson. Katrina Taylor, Charles Town. Sandra Penwell, Harpers Ferry. Carolyn Weister, Shenandoah Junction. Merle Johnson, Ranson. Lucy Glover, Charles Town. Annie Wilt, Charles Town. James Jenkins, Charles Town. Melba Norton, Harpers Ferry. Hazel Nelson, Shepherdstown. Mary Custer, Ransom Jeremy Madison, Charles Town. Gregory Marshall, Charles Town. Howard Ainsworth, Jr., Harpers Ferry. Robert Wilt, Charles Town. Ellen Propps, Charles Town. Homer Griffith, Charles Town. Nelli Welch, Kearneysville. James Nicholson, Ranson. William Trail, Shepherdstown. Georgia Grove, Bunker Hill. Diane Routzhan, Kear- neysville. Boyd Staubs, Harpers Ferry. Anna Rockenbaugh, Charles Town. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. John Verburg, KearneysVille. a son May 8. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Haddox, Charles Town, a son May 10. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eiliott, Shenandoah Junction, a son May Regular Retail Value $125.95 1 The summer schedule of activities for the Jefferson County Memorial Park was announced by park officials. The swimming pool will be open on May 27-28-29, June 3-4, and then reopen on June 9, for the remainder of the summer. The pool will be open six days a week from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. A special adult recreation swim will be held on weekdays from 12 noon until 1 p.m. The pool admission fees will be as follows: 19 and over, $1.30; 13-18 years, 80 cents; 12 and under, 55 cents; baby pool, 25 cents for each person entering the gate; and adult recreation swim, 50 cents. All persons entering the pool after 4 p.m. on Saturdays will be admitted for 50 cents. Books of season tickets offering a savings may be purchased at the pool. Private swim parties may be scheduled on Friday and Sunday evenings throughout the summer. Red Cross swim lessons under the direction of Richard Neal will be held at the pool from July 10, until Jury 21. Persons ages 8 througl adult will be offered a variety of classes. Registration must be done in advance. Registration forms will be available at the Red Cross office and the pool after July 1. Private swim lessons for all ages will be taught by the park staff throughout the summer. Contact any lifeguard or phone. 725-8313 for additional in- formation. Jefferson Park will once again field a team in the Interstate Swim League with the registration dates to be an- nounced. The team is oached by Jerry Rhodes. Additional in- formation may be obtained by phoning Mrs. Lawrence Reed swim parents association at 535-6872. The team is open to both girls and boys, ages 6 through 18. The first meet is June 20. Youth tennis registration for girls and boys ages 6 through 18, will be held at the park on June ! and 10, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The tenaim program will include lessons, league play, tournament play, and matches with other cities. All new and returning players who desire to participate in any part of the tennis program must.register on one of the above dates it was stated. The tennis program wilt be under the direction of Harry Barker, Paul Espinosa, Monte Keiter, and Glenn Edwards. Tennis lessons will be June 12-16, with league play to begin June 19. Special evenings will be set aside for various groups to have first priority at the tennis courts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays will be men's doubles nights; Tuesdays and thursdays will be women's doubles nights; Fridays will be teen night; and Saturdays and Sundays will be on a first come basis with a one set limit when other players are waiting. Jimmy Myers and David Ramsburg will supervise the play. Volleyball and horseshoes for all'ages will be held on Mondays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the park. No advance registration is needed for these activities or for the evening tennis. Just show up. Jimmy Myers and David Ramsburg will. also supervise these activities. Mrs. Peggy Turner will once again handle the pavilion reservations. She may be reached at 725-5792. The annual "Festival in the Park" wilt be held on July 8, under the direction of Mr. Robert Ott. A variety of food, entertainment, games, athletic events, and more will be offered. Glenn Edwards will once again serve as recreation director and pool manager. This marks the llth year that Ed- wards has been with the park. Debbie Gaither will be head lifeguard. She is beginning her third year with the park. Other guards named include: Faith Barker, Julia Perry, Matt Meyers, Mary Barker, Nancy Nichols, and Paul Espinosa. All have guarded for at least one season, Catherine Whiting will begin her third year as head of the basketroom. Other basketroom workers include: Mary Small, Jackie Willingham, Tina Smallwood, Lisa Titus, Sharon Banner, and Michelle Shewbridge. Kenneth Tyler, Mark Owens, Tonya Smallwond, and Dana Shumaker'will help with the grounds. An adult beginners tennis class will be held for two weekends, June 17-18, and June 24-25. The class will meet from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. each day. Class size will be limited to sixteen persons. Enrollment deadline is June 10. The class will be taught by Glenn Ed- wards. Any men ages 19 and up in- terested in forming an adult basketball league to play Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the summer months at the park should phone 725-8313 before June 1, and leave your name and )hone number. Any person desiring additional nformation on any phase of the programs may contact Edwards at 725-8313 or 725-7929. The programs are open to all county residents as well as to persons living in the immediate tri-state area. Shepherdstown Cystic Fibrosis Bike.A.Thon Successful Event Mrs. Robin Truax, general chairman, announces this week the Shepherdstown Cystic Fibrosis Bike-A-Then staged recently was a complete suc- cess, with a host of persons participating and riding a total distance of 162 miles. As a result their sponsors paid in the fund a sum of $227.63 which Mrs. Truax says will be of great help towards research and development of treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. Mrs. Truax said there are still some pledges to be mailed in and they should be collected and mailed together with their registration form to the Jefferson Security Bank as soon as possible. Special thanks goes to my committee and staffers which included: Cathy Bahr, Colleen Kemp, Bev More, JoAnn Perry, Merry Wait, Lynn Taylor and Terri Kropp/ Without them there couldn't have been a Bike- A-Then. And last, but certainly not least, I'd like to extend thanks and appreciation to the mer- chants of Shepherdstown who donated refreshments and money; Richard Hessenauer for lending tables and chairs and Shepherd College foir the use of their facilities. Administration proposes $15 million flu program. ,.THINKING OF BUYING A POOL? I COMPAREMYPRICE$! | h the 'sale" and "mark | a SeacsGuys, toy stores, and any i other low priced stores. "4P.>/. "+ I .+,+m,++, I IC:++ ..,-,'---I,,,,.+oo With 2" With 6" 20 Ga, A}I Have Heavy 4" Pets & Rails Size TOp TOp Liner Size Price 15 ft. $1 $450 $14 12 x 18 $715 18 ft. 444 $52 32 12 x 24 981 21 ft. 503 631 32 15 x 24 1003 24 ft. $46 6S7 60 15 x 30 1137 18x33, 1327 All my pools are nil aluminum (nee lu.r +he w.,.p. All pools include sand filters that are big enough to keep the water so clean, you can read heads or tails on a dime at the bottom of the pool. You will never have to buy cartridges. POOLS WITH DECKS AND FENCES (as shown) WITH FILTERS AND 20 GA. LINERS ,, '- s OVAL 1ROUND ' ire" Price Size Price 12 x 18 $1374 18 ft. $1270 12 X 24 1700 21 ft, 1365 15 X 24 1796 24 ft. t468 15 x  2059 +, 27 It, 1661 18 x 3 ' 2289 "M 860 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. 'I'H E HAGERSTOWN, MO. 21740 POOL (]ot) MAN ot, m., m,+'... ,,,. +,,. $,.-. T, I0 kM. llli P,M. SUN J10011 to i P,M, Lions, Kiwanis To Meet Again In Kable Oil Golf Classic The annual golf match bet- ticipant will be involved as one ween the Lions and Kiwanis sponsored by the Kable Oil Company, Inc., will he held on Tuesday, June 6th at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club starting no later than 5:30 p.m. Unusual interest is manifesting this year as the teams tied in last years event. It appears that each club will field more teams than previous years. Instead of one point for low ball per hole, each team par: paint for low ball and one point for low total or a maximum of two points per hole. Charlie Printz, president of Kable Oil Co., Inc., will present a check for several hundred dollars to the winning club for youth services. The Kiwanians will be without the faithful services of Max Brown this year. Dinner will be served by the Village House of Shenandoah Junction. 250 Students-Participated In Jefferson's Special Olympics A smile was displayed on each of the faces of the 250 students who shared in the festival of the Jefferson County Special Olympics on Friday, April 28. To share the day's event, 100 students from Jefferson High School spent the day with some off the students taking them to the events and the various sport clinics. Bill Brundridge of the Washington Redskins was on hand to distribute awards and cheer the Special Olympians on. Along with going home with a day to remember, the students left with 400 first, second and third place ribbons dr medals. We would like to salute the athletes who were the overall age winners: 8-9 year aids, Cecilia Covington, Brenda Fritts, Carlos Branson, Bobby Davis; 10-12 year olds, Debbie Wrighton, Tammy Cole, Kim Curry, Fred Armstrong, Jane Coats, Francis Wolfe, Brenda Weaver, Charles Weaver; 16 -year aids and up, Patty Jianeeny, Betty Morris, Maurice Tobin, Marty Conway and Mike Viands; winner of the 440 School Relay, Ransqn Elementary, Shepherdstown Junior High, Jefferson High and Center for Exceptional Children; winner of the Tug-a-War, Shepherdstown Elementary, Harpers Ferry Junior High, Pikeside and Hagerstown. A special thanks is extended to the citizens and organizations of Jefferson County for their contribution. Without their helpful assistance none of the students could benefit from this event. A special thanks is in order for Dr. Williams, Dr. Allara and Dr. Ophas for their assistance in providing a free clinic to give physical examinations to the students. For most of the Special Olympians a waiting period of a year must be endured before taking part in another special olympics; but for 25 students the waiting period will only be to June 2 and 3 beforethey have the opportunity to participate in the State Sepcial Olympics at Parkersburg, W. Va. Note: A special thanks is extended to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Ridge Educated Association, and Tri-State Mobile Homes, who were not acknowledged in the April 27 article for their donations. Junior Boys' Varsity Net Team Wins Three .Outings The Jefferson Junior boys varsity tennis team completed a grueling three match road trip this past week but managed to. return home victorious in each outing. On Tuesday, May 9, the boys topped Randolph-Macon Academy by the score of 7-2, at Front Royal. Thursday, May 11, found the junior boys at St. James near Hagerstown where they topped their hosts 7-2. Then on Saturday, May 13, the team avenged its only loss of the campaign when they downed Massanutten Academy 7-2, at Woodstock, Va. The Jefferson Junior, varsity boys now sport a 9-1 record and have won 72 singles matches while dropping only 11 singles matches thus far in the season, for an .867 winning percentage. The varsity singles results for the three matches were as follows: David Ramsburg, J. defeated Tederick, RMA, 8-5; Lopez, S J, 8-3, and Wainwright, MA, 8-0; Monte Keither, J defeated Christopher, RMA, 8.4; Ragsdale, SJ, 9-8; and Moshari, MA, 8-2. Craig Kershner, J, defeated Johnson, RMA, 8-2; Huff man, SJ, 8-1; and Reading, MA, 8-2. Kerry Fries, J, defeated S. Davis, RMA, 8-5; Winde, SJ, 8- 6; and Miglarese, MA, 8-3. Mike Smith, J, defeated Truitt, S J, 9- 7; defeated Rappaport, MA, 8-2; lost to J. Davis, RMA, 8-1. Dung Nicodemus, J, defeated Ordway, SJ, 8-5; and lost to Smith, MA, 8- 1. David McDaniel, J, defeated J. Collins, RMA, 9-8. The varsity doubles results were: Ramsburg-Keither, J, lost to Tederick-Johnson, RMA, 9-7; lost to Lopez-Ragsdale, SJ, 8-3. Ramsburg-Nicodemus, J, lost to Smith-Wainwrht, MA, 8-2. Kershner-Fries, J, defeated Bradshaw-J. Collins, RMA, 9-8; and Ordway-Winde, S J, 8-2. Smith-Kelly Colbert, J, defeated Moshari-Rappaport, MA, 8-4. Smith-David McDaniel, J, defeated S. Collins-Booth, RMA, 9-7. McDaniel-Colbert, J, lost to Ramey-Kenny defeated MA, 8-5. tennis team were {ds01 both of their week as Mac on raise their two matches were Doug Nicoddnus, Kardis, S J, 8-2. J, lost to Kelly Colbert, J, Collins, RMA, Whitesell, S J, 8-2. J, Tadyan, S J, Cameron, J, waldt, 8-3. Scott Atkins, RMA, 8-6, S J, 8-6. defeated Basalo, Schenkel, S J, 8-6. The J.V. doubles Colbert-Jay Davis-Kardis, Watson-Todd Mc Basalo-Atkins, Bush-Lannie Atkins-Basalo, Whitese Birney-Lilly, S J, The Jefferson varsity, boys team will on Saturday, MaY journey to Academy for a 1 Air Taking In Canal A total of 40 167th Tactical West Virginia Guard in three, C-130 early on May Panama Operation Volant The joint exercise Air Southern Air U.S. Air Force for support. The initial volved both maintenance 167th TAG. This two weeks, aircraft of the number of for the Canal provid, Force for a tota in the steamy first three for a period of while the final be for one week. This is just ways the duty Air ForCe world-wide. For Vietnam War, many missions Southeast Asia Armed ForceS. unit has flown Continental overseas for the Webster house as FOR THE TENNI PLAYER COllar an# hit h rise ROYALPtKedSEDGE \\;+s++ +' +/'et++, e f  Extended U.throat , + Z,,o,+ 35. f minimize, Leather MEN'S WOM , DuraKool s34.95 $32 (Nylon) 26.95 24.95 Fabric 18.95 b , 237 W. 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