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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, May 18, 2000 9 Barbara Hooper 615 S. Seminary St. 725-7742 m| i . Center, Part II friend told me I should Senior Center. Bar- sang its praises, cit- alany times they have unable Barb said, "The so much for so many, I people could know place is so deserving J donations." rvices does the Senior besides a delicious ~g to their bro- have weekly blood transportation - to meals at er, grocery shopping, - letter-writing, and programs, visit- g to check on a continuing edu- events/recreation housing as- other services. is In-Home Ser- care, to at- to enable them to re- ir own homes as long as is available at no who meet the medi- and assets require- more, visit the cen- a brochure. lter is a busy place. coordinator Dottle Carla Hamilton, aurae Tracie Ott attest to ~ Is always lots to do - for who visit daily, for need assistance at those who need help group of dedicated those who need Place to live. And they in furnishing it! Here take that extra chair or any other They will be and put to good SUpport' Services are the Jefferson County in the person of She can be reached 725-5498. SUpermarket gives pies and cakes to the day. The.seniors look out what's be- they can take some them. There Connie's Cor- is for sale. The having a band the dance that's held of every month. A lunch is also Friday, for everyone a birthday in the activities occur daily, Lrough Friday, from 1 p.m. Exercise and special music and often, bridge every p.m. (not Thursday as bus trips most at Hopewell Fishing Area on ~3, July 28, Septem- 6. visit Shenandoah once a month and Elementary every the first graders 23, Julia Stephenson, General's office, about consumer or Memorial Day, a planted in memory of Bob Tabb, who do- Lamental Aristocrat prepare the hole and Mac services are based on cannot charge for no one away to the cen- Check to: Jefferson Center, 103 West Ra~-son, WV 25438. to keep oper- those who are In this reporter's Center is very supporting it in Home and auto d'scounts. Rice: "The South Mid-Atlantic Koi people who are in- enjoyment of koi, ponds, will be Koi Show at Koi Saturday and Sun- aa~d 21. Koi under sev- judged. that have been colors and eat backyard pond era have developed the years to pro- raore vibrant colors, fish more pleasing clubs all over the at which hobby- enter their koi to confirmation, color, and elegance, and The koi are and 14 classes. developed the the names of Japanese words. greatly, from do- as little as $2.50, to Mary Belle Starliper Rt. 3, Box 293 :, Kearneysville, WV 25430 Israeli and Japanese koi costing tens of thousands of dollars. They have individual personalities and can be trained to eat from the pondkeeper's hand. Koi Unlimited is located at 5305 Jefferson Pike (take Mt. Zion Road exit off of 340) near Frederick, Md. There will also be a Japanese breeder with fish for sale, along with various artists and demon- strations throughout the weekend. For further information, call 725- 2333 (leave message). A Community Christian Concert will he presented by the sing- ing group "Praise Three" on Sun- day, May21 at 3 p.m. It will take place in the Fellowship Hall of As- bury United Methodist Church, Charles Town. There will be fellowship and re- freshments after the program, which is sponsored by Make Today Count. Everyone is invited to come and hear some beautiful singing. A 'qWalk In the Son" The Charles Town Presbyterian Church invites our community to join in the third annual "Walk in the Son" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. The walk begins at the church on West Washington Street and will wind through town, going by 12 other churches. This is an after- noon of song, prayer and fellow- ship. Just come to the Presbyte- rian Church a little before 3 p.m. and walk in the Son. Mother's Day What a lovely day I had! Hope yours was lovely, too. After early church, I came home to a breakfast all ready for me, prepare.d by AI, the "Continental Chef." Later fam- ily had a delicious dinner at Brenda's prepared by two of my children, Pare and Jack. And New York son Steve called and sent a package and a note for me. All the presents were great, for all moth- ers present. As if that weren't enough - my son Jack came to our house with his truck and trailer loaded with equipment, and proceeded to clear out a badly weedy and overgrown area in the backyard. And then he tilled my tomato garden. What a wonderful day! Much love to all my children, and Al and Era, too. Birthdays and Anniversaries Happy birthday to: Gall Mickey on May 19; Gary Be~amin, Betty Day, James Ferguson, Cheryl Gla- zier, Andrea Rinaldi and Middle Roberts on May 20; Sandra Burke, Guy Hendrick, and Rose Ann Swanson on May 21; Anne Andagan, Kevin Bovard, Alice Painter, Ellen Rockwell, Coggie Stokes, Mark Thompson and Patrick White on May 22; Dorothy Davis, Elsie Harne, Debra Hockensmith, Sonja James and Spencer Webb on May 23; Braxton Davenport, Erin Fargo, Jessica Fort, Jack Huyett, Ian McIlroy, Nance Phillips, Roscoe Payne and Margaret Saunders on May 24; Beverly Hankins, Marie Hummer, Jennifer King, Jason Mickey, Keithea Moore, Lester Reed, Ruth Rice and Clyde Young (11) on May 25. Anniversary congratulations to: Rick and Eva Alexander, and Glenn and Elizabeth Mclntyre, on May 20; Todd and Colleen Brady, and Russ and Vicki Quinn, on May 21; Jud and Jean Romine on May 22; David and Andrea Fort, and Mark and Marilynn Swenson on May 23. All for now see you next time. Take care. I.h"tibad VVaH Hi, folks! We forgot to wish you a happy Mother's Day last week, so-better late than never-happy Mother's Day! We hope you had a wonderful day last Sunday! Your FLC had a great day - dinner out and received a beautiful hanging pot of purple petunias, which I hung from the tree by our back door, where I can enjoy its beauty from inside and outside! In church, we sing a song called, "Mothers Are a Gift From God." Don't you think that says a lot? I know my mother was a gift from God - and I miss her every day. Her guidance, humor, funny sayings, her walk, talk and the way she'd swing her pocketbook when she was shopping; and yes, even her contrariness - I miss herr I was lucky enough to have been blessed with a Morn #2. Mrs. Eunice Fritts was a special lady who babysat for us from the time our children were only months old until they started school. She even did my turn at carpooling a group of Leetown's 5-year-olds to kinder- garten in Charles Town, as there was no kindergarten in the Jeffer- son County public school system at that time (1960-70). She came to our home, took care of our chil- dren like a grandmother would, and did so much more to help us besides just babysitting. Later, after I retired, Mrs. Fritts helped me with our column and became known as Mrs. X - my expert source of information. I miss her Leetown stories, her quick wit, just talking with her and seeing her wear her special "paper apron" - not really made of paper, but she wore this apron when she read the daily paper be- cause the ink rubbed off on her dress if she didn't wear her "paper apron"! Take every opportunity to honor your mother, folks! Don't put off going to see her or doing those special little things you know she loves. It's so easy to take Morn for granted and think she'll always be there for you - think again. When she's gone, you'll thi~k of all the things you could have done Hint I just gave you a hint! Do your- self a favor - if you still have your morn, get in touch with her at least twice a week. Call, write or best of all, go see her. Think of all she's done for you, and then ask if you can do anything for her. Recipe Strawberry Pie Make the following pastry for 1 single crust, 8", 9" or 10": 1 1/4 cups sifted flour, U2 tap. salt, U3 cup chilled vegetable shortening or lard, 1/4 cup ice water. Place flour in salt in a shallow bowl and cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture re- sembles coarse meal. Sprinkle wa- ter over surface, 1 Tbs. at a time, and mix in lightly and quickly with a fork, just until pastry holds together. Shape gently into a ball on a lightly floured surface, then flatten into a circle about 1" thick. Roll into a circle about 3" larger than pan. Transfer to pan, trim. Prick pastry with fork and bake in preheated 425" oven for 10-12 minutes. Filling 1/2 cup sugar; 1/4 cup corn- starch; 1 small pkg. strawberry Jello; whipped cream; 1 quart strawberries. Pack strawberries in shell. Boil water, sugar, cornstarch until thick. Remove from stove. Add Jello. Cool. Pour over strawberries and serve with whipped cream. Glazed Pie 1 quart strawberries; 1 cup sugar; 1 1/2 cups water; 4 Tbs. cornstarch; 1 tap. lemon juice; few drops red food coloring. Wash and hull berries. Mash 1 cup berries and add sugar and wa- ter. Stir and heat mixture until sugar is dissolved. Make a paste of cornstarch and berry mixture. Add to mashed berries and cook until thick. Add food coloring. Cool slightly and add lemon juice. Cool until mixture starts to thicken. Place remaining berries in shell and pour mixture over them. Serve with whipped cream. Sisters, Plus One After a long rest from their travels, those Traveling Graham Sisters have been "On the Road Again"! The following sisters, plus one (chauffeur, I think) left last Tuesday and returned Saturday: Melvin and Devona Snyder of Ranson, Glenda Pierce of Charles Town, Irene Gray of Berkeley Springs and Nita Collis of our town, visited Irene's son and granddaughter, David and Shan- non Gray at their home in Port Heron, Michigan. Nita said. the temperature was in the high 80s when they left home and when they arrived in Michigan they were greeted with temps in the 50s! while there, the group crossed into Canada by way of the Blue Sky Bridge over the St. Clair River. The river water, Neat said, was a beautiful indigo blue. In Canada, they toured Ontario. The trip home was hampered by lots of construction sites and thunderstorms - aside from that inconvenience, they reported hav- ing their usual "fun" time! Big City? You'd have thought Leetown was a metropolitan area last Sat- urday! We looked out to see what all the noise was about and found bumper to bumper traffic that lasted all evening! All Route 9 traffic was being detoured because of an accident in Bardane - bring- ing that traffic right through the heart of our town! A Winner Congratulations to Shepherd College student Bradley Yeakle for winning first prize at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Sciences student com- petition. This is the second year in a row that a Shepherd student has won the award! These Shepherd winners work as interns with the Freshwater Institute. Mr. Yeakie's work, judged on content, quality and presentation, won first place in the biology/ chemistry session at the 75th an- nual competition held April 15 at Fairmont State College. The project was conducted un- der the direction of Dr. Clifford E. Starliper at the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Divi- Whether you're at home or on the road, Nationwide has lots of ways to save you money So call us today to find out more about our airbag discount, safe driver discount, home and car discount and more. Nationwide Is On Your Side~ Tom and Angle Jones 300 W. Washington Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Nationwide" (304) Insurance & Financial Services " fax (304) 725-3436 Your one stop shop Jones Tag & Title Services Vehicle Tags, Titles, Transfers, Insurance, Etc. 302 W. Washington St. Charles Town, WV Call toll-free at: 1.888.535.4453 sion Leetown Science Center in Leetown. Dr. Starliper, a lifelong Leetowner, is active in the college's science internship pro- gram, and serves as mentor to stu- dents who complete research pro- grams at the center's National Fish .Health Laboratory - right here in our town[ Don't Forget Folks, each week we try and keep you up to date as to who's ill, etc. That is so you can show your concern through your thoughts and prayers each day, We hope you're not neglecting your oppor- tunity to help someone in need. Please keep Catherine and Lee Demory, Jim Blue, Emmert Moler and John Demory on your list. John says he has a good day every now and then - one of them hap- pened to be last Sunday and sure enough, he was right there in church where he'd be every Sun- day, if possible. Keep us up-to-date, folks. Let us know of those who need our thoughts and prayers for we be- lieve we can help. Till Then Have a great week! This is the time of year to get it done, if you're ever going to do it! If you've al- ready done it all, just praise and enjoy greeting each day with a smile on your face and a melody in your heart! Then - call your FLC! Thought for the Week Some folks give up looking for work just as soon as they find a job! BAZAAR JUNE 10 Come one and all to St. James Parish grounds, 311 South George Street, on June 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual St. James Ba- zaar, featuring baked goods, cratLs, plants, toys, books, white elephant items, jewelry, and refreshments. 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