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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE -Thursday, May 18, 2000 MEET AUTHOR MILLBROOK ANN RINALDI MEMBERSHIP TEA Ann Rinaldi, an award-winning THIS FRIDAY author of historical fiction for The Millbrook Orchestra Auxil- young adults, will be at Bolivar- iary will hold its annual Member- Harpers Ferry Public Library on ship Tea tomorrow, May 19, from 2 Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pendelton House, As part of the commemoration home of Judy and Cem Martin, of John Brown 2000, she will talk Martinsburg. briefly about Mine Eves Have Millbrook Auxiliary currently Seen, a book about John Brown's has 115 members from Maryland, daughter, Annie. Her newest book, Virginia and West Virginia. Dues ~, is based on the docu- are $15 annually, and the Auxil- ments history of the ransom of iaryis open to anyone interested in Hagerstown during the Civil War. cultivating the orchestra's social A book signing and reception and cultural identity in the com- will follow. The library is located at munity. 600 Polk Street behind Harpers S o m e o f t h e a u x i 1 i a r y Ferry Junior High School. Forfundraisers this past year to sup- more information call 304-535- port and help maintain the profes- 2301. sional orchestra are a film festival This project is supported in and supper; wine-tasting, Listen at whole or in part by the U.S. Insti- Lunch (at which time the conduc- tuto of Museum and Library Ser- ter gives an informative lecture on vices under the provisions of the musical selections and their com- Library Services and Technology posers. Usually held each Friday Act, administered in West Virgirda prior to a concert), cards and by the State Librarian. games at Cress Creek four times a year (including lunch), and the JMH ANNOUNCES Millbrook Gala! (lawn party, music and food and coming up on June JUNIOR VOLUNTEER 11). ORIENTATION For tea reservations, call 304- If you're between the ages of 14 262-1744. and 18 and interested in pursuing For Millbrook Orchestra Auxil- a health care career, Jefferson Me- iary memberships or information, morial Hospital's junior volunteer call 304-876-3170. program may be just right for you. A general orientation from the hospital's junior volunteer pro- gram will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 9-i1:30 a.m. in the hospital's first floor conference room. Area youth interest in volun- teering this summer at the hospi- tal are invited to join the program. To be eligible for the program, you must be 14 by June 1, and provide record of a current TB test prior to volunteering. Junior volunteers who attended the May orientation must be present at 9 a.m. on June 3 for the hospital tour. For more information on Jefferson Memorial Hospital's junior volunteer pro- gram, contact Gail Mickey, junior volunteer coordinator, at 725-7825. JEFFERSON JUNIOR INTERSCHOLASTIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT The Jefferson Junior Interscho- lastic Open USTA tennis tourna- ment will be held at Jefferson High School on June 3 and 4. Girls and boys singles and doubles for age groups 18, 16, 14, 12 and under. Trophy awards for first through fifth place both singles and doubles. Consolation play in singles. Entry fee is $15 for singles and $15 per doubles team. ' Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Glenn Edwards, 618 South Church Street, Charles Town, WV 25414 to receive an en- try form. Standard forms and phone en- try not accepted. Mail early. Start- ing times for each event appear on the entry form, The entry deadline is Wednesday, May 31. 9hc TUESDAY NIGHT! Doors Open at 6:00 Early Bird Games 6:30 , Regular Bingo 7:00 The Relay For Life season runs from early May through August. Contact your local American Can- cer Society office for more informa- tion about the Relay For Life in your community. You can also con- tact one of the ACS Regional of- rices. In Morgantown, phone 1- 800-287-2317, or in Charleston you can reach them at 1-800-288-3618. POLLYANNA CLASS FUNDRAISING EVENT Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Featuring a silent auc- tion table, bake sale, plant sale, in- door sale, soup and sandwiches, etc. To be held in the social room of the Bolivar United Methodist Church located on Washington Street in Bolivar. COUNTY PLAN AT S.J. LIBRARY The South Jefferson Public Li- brary has received rive copies of the Jefferson County Comprehen- sive Plan. The library will circulate the plans to library patrons. One copy will be kept in the library, at all times, for patron use. If you have any concerns regarding the plan, this is the time to check it out and read. The library will be closed Mon- day, May 29 in observance of Me- morial Day. Summer hours will be- RELAY FOR LIFE gin on Thursday, June 1. From , DRAWS CLOSER June 1 through September 4, the The American Cancer Society's library will be open Monday 2000 Relay for Life season is one through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 day closer and it's not too late to p.m. The library will be closed Fri- get your team together. "All you day, Saturday, and Sunday. Regu- need to do is get your friends, ram- lar library hours will resume on ily or coworkers together and con- Tuesday, September 5. tact your local unit of the ACS to Plans for the 2000 Summer register your team," said MarkReading Program have been de- Knabenshue, assistant communi-layed, but the program will still go cations director for the Mid-Atlan- on. Watch for more information in tic Division. early June. This year the program This year, Regions X and XI, will be divided into two days per which includes 52 counties in West week, due to the library's limited Virginia along with Garrett and space since the arrival of the Allegany in Maryland, and Gates' computers. Children will be Tazewell in Virginia, are planning asked to sign up for either Monday 46 Relay For Life events, or Thursday programs. Programs "Interest in the event is the and activities will be the same on greatest ever," said Knabenshue. both days. "Many events are seeing record Preschool story hour will con- team registrations." The overnight tinue during the summer months celebration of life includes an open- on Tuesday mornings and Wednes- ing ceremony honoring cancer sur- day afternoons. If participation vivors and a luminary service rec- slows down, the program will be ognizing those who have eitherreduced to one day per week dur- fought or are fighting cancer,ing the summer months. Watch for "This is a one-of-a-kind event," further information regarding any added Knabenshue. "Bring your program changes. Themes planned kids, your grandma, and your {br June are ABC's, Father's Day, grandpa and have some good clean and fish. Call the library at 725- fun. There are games, food, con- 6227 if you have any questions re- tests and prizes for all ages." garding the preschool program. Serving the tri-state area for formal wear ON OUR WAGON THZ5 WEEK: "Our" Spring Onions "Tasty" Tomatoes Geraniums in gallon pots Bedding Plants =Herbs Vegetable Plants Including: .Pepper (severalvarieties) -Cabbage -Egg Plant Corner of US 340 & Country Club Rd. 725-7110 Services available at the library at are fax machine, copier, notary service, and four computers for pa- tron use. BELLE BOYD'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The Berkeley County Historical Society will celebrate the 157th an- niversary of the birth of Belle Boyd, Martinsburg's famous Con- federate spy, on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belle Boyd House, 126 East Race Street, Mar- tinsburg. Belle Boyd was born May 9, 1843 in the Mill Creek District and died 100 years ago on June 11, 1900. A historical skit will be per- formed by local people in the Rose Garden at 1 p.m. Dialogue is taken from the diary of Miss Betty Hunter, a local school teacher of the Civil War era, and others. Have you ever heard of "dress- ing out"? From 2 to 3 p.m Ann Whipp and Robin Beveridge will demonstrate what garments women and girls wore in the Civil War period. This will be done on live models from the chemise out. Modern women will be thankful they live in today's world. There will be tours of the house all day by guides in period dress. Martin's Market will provide a birthday cake which will be served with punch in the ballroom. Dulci- mer music will set the background from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crystal and Daniel W. Wageley will show their prize-winning So- cial Studies project. Daniel is a 6th grade student at Hedgesville Middle School. Daniel featured his project on the B & O Railroad in the Civil War. He took first prize. Crystal is a 4th grade student at Potomac Intermediate School, who featured her project on the B & O Roundhouse. She took third prize. Daniel and Crystal are the son and daughter of David W. and Betty J. Wageley. Daniel and Crystal will tell about their projects at 10:30 a.m. Exhibits in the museum will display artifacts of the Civil War period. OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE SATURDAY IN BLUEMONT Bluemont's popular series of old-time country dances continues Saturday, May 20 with music by The June Apple Band of Reston, and figure calling by the incompa- rable Susan Taylor of Baltimore, Md. The dance begins at 8 p.m. with a beginner's workshop at 7:30 p.m at the Old Bluemont Commu- nity Center in Bluemont, Va. Ad- mission is $5 per person, $3 Blue- mont Friends. All are welcome. "These are nice, old-fashioned evenings," says Peter Dunning, President of the Bluemont Concert Series. "Instruction and calling are provided at the 7:30 workshop and throughout each dance; families and single dancers are welcome. By the end of the evening, you'll have danced with everyone in the hall. Everyone is encouraged to bring something for the potluck re- freshments." This will be the final Bluemont dance of the 2000 winter season, but the dances will start again on October 21. A Bluemont dance committee of volunteers helps plan and present the dances; anyone who'would like to help out should contact Bluemont Concert Series, Box 208, Leesburg, VA 20178, or call 703-777-6306. Give the United Way BAG SALE The Op Shop, located! Charles Street, is popular "Bag Sales" through June 30. Stuffa bag or bags asf sible for only $5 per bag. The Op Shop is through Saturday from p.m. SANTUCCI ON Three landscape local artist Santucci have been two prestigious juried Santucci works in is best known for her derings of local farm rural landscapes. She ceived recognition for tures and has currently several commissions traits and house Her work, artists, may be seen atI ington County Art's 68th Annual Valley Artists' Hagerstown, Md through July 22, and at sociation of H; nual Juried burg, Pa May 20 Thank for selecting me as one of your Democratic candidates for Magistrate in the general election to all the land owners who allowed me to place signs on their property I appreciate your confidence and support Sincerely, Mary Paul Rissler Paid for by the Candidate DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF JEFFERSON The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Spirit of Advocate are soliciting nominees for this prestigious award. Nominations the Chamber office by Monday, May 29. Winners will be determined by a of judges and the award will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Wednesday, June 28 at the Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown. Criteria: Citizen of the Year nominees can be anyone who resides in and they need not be Chamber members. The winner will be selected on his/her contribibution to Jefferson County, not in connection with their em Nominating Instructions: (I) Fill out all appropiate spaces on the form below; (2) Fax to (304) 728.8307 or mail to: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. P.O. Box 426, Charles Town, WV25414 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE'S NAME NOMINEE'S ADDRESS NAME OF NOMINATOR: *REASONS FOR NOMINATION: Democratic Candidate Paid for,Manuel for House ates, Fran Hall Treasurer *If more space is required, attached a letter of no more than 150 words and mail or fax with the