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! PAQEA8 i" Wednesdaz May 30, 2018 NEWS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE A celebration unfolds as Gap View Farm joins county farmland protection program i~~ By CHRISTINE SNYDER ,WANT OWMORE. : : = more out the : , CHARLES TOWN - County leaders, farmers, enviro entalists and others came together recent- go to Jcffersoni .org ly to formally celebrate Susannah ' Buckles' Gap View Farm as part of i: i, ~ .!4 : :: ': :: : :ii:iiiii!il i!i:ii ii !i ROBERT SNYDER the Jefferson County Farmland Pro- and went on to serve as an ambu- Susannah Buckles poses at Gap View Farm, the 318-acre property recently accepted into Jefferson County's program tection Program. lance driver in England and France. that ensures the future of farmland In the county. Liz Wheeler and others with the Jefferson County Farmland Protec- The beautiful 320-acre farm just During World War H when Bucklestion Board formally celebrated the move esrller this month with a special event and tour at the farm. off old U.S. 9 in Charles Town is the was a civilian working for an Amer- largest-ever accepted into the coun- ican steamship company in the Phil- Eastern Panhandle leaders gather- and the Jefferson County Farmland its appraised value. ty's 16-year-old program that safe- ippines, he endured more than three ing in a barn on the farm on May Protection Board. An agricultural conservation ease- guards agricultural properties for- years in a Japanese prisoner of war 20 for a reception, to hear remarks Wheeler notes that besides the ment is a voluntary, legally record- ever. camp. from leaders of the Jefferson Coun- farm's important agricultural soils, ed deed restriction that is placed on The farm dates to 1774, making it During his decades farming inty Farmland Protection Program, hay production and grass-fed beef a property used for agricultural pro- one of the county's few remaining Charles Town, Frank Buckles was and to go on a walking tour of the cattle, the site also contains a num- duction. farms from before the Revolution- a leader with the Jefferson County farm with Susannah Buckles. ber of valuable conservation fea- An easement lets lafidowners to ary War. Buckles' parents, Frank Historical Society and active with Elizabeth Wheeler, director of the tures, including the headwaters of permanently protect the agricultur- and Audrey Buckles, bought the the Gen. Adam Stephen ChapterJefferson County Farmland Protec- Elks Run. al, natural, scenic and hiStOriC val- land in and an 18th-century home of the Sons of the American Revo- tion Program, worked with Shep- Jefferson County's farmland pro- ues of their property from being de- in 1954. lution. His World War I uniform is herdstown's Bridge Art Gallery to tection program is governed by a veloped and subdivided. Under an Decades later, her Missouri-born now part of the collection at the Jef- connect with local artists and pho- board of directors that was estab- easement, property owners retain father would become international- ferson County Museum in Charles tographer Mark Muse to createlishedasaresultofastatelawpassed full use and ownership of the land. ly known as the United States' last Town. works inspired by visits to the farm, in 2000. The law allows West Vir- and an easement is transferred with surviving veteran of World War I With the inclusion of Gap View with the paintings and photographs ginia counties to levy a transfer tax the property when the property is and as an advocate for a national Farm, the county's farmland protec- on display at the reception, on real estate to purchase develop- sold. memorial for the country's service- tion board now includes 4,320 acres The reception also featured refresh- ment rights from landowners who According to the 2012 U.S. De- men from the Great War. A widow- of land. ments provided by Middleway Farm wish to protect their land for agri7 partment of Agriculture Census, be- er, he died at age 110 in 2010. Though the conservation ease-and Shepherd's Whey Creamery.cultural purposes, tween 2007 and 2012, the number He'd signed up for military ser- ment was completed in the fall, the Matching funds for the purchase Wheeler said the property's own- of farms in Jefferson County de- vice at 16 after leading Army offi- fanfare was scheduled for spring - were provided by the USDA Natu- er offered the easement as a gener- creased from 546 to 501 - a loss of cials to believe he was of legal age with dozens of local residents and ral Resources Conservation Service ous "bargain sale" for under half of 5,126 acres. Jefferson County Property Transactions Speak Story Series presents May 21-25, 2017 Certificates Series 2006-QS4; Kabletown District; $126,000.00 Justin Lief Elderidge, Patri- cia Susan Wood AIF Kristine David F. Minor to U.S. Bank Margaret Mumaw and Pa- National Association TR and tricia Susan Wood to John Springleaf Mortgage Loan Trust C=Grindstead and Dawn 2013-3; LT D-18; Charles Town Grinstead; LT C20Residue, CT District; $3,500.00 2.0785 ACS; Kabletown District; $375,000.00 Abhishek K. Singh and Neha P. Singh to Gary L. Shumaker Misty Frank and Lester Dillow and Helen V. Shumaker; LT 8, to Stacey A. Keisling and Lisa PH I; Harpers Ferry District; K. Keisling; LT 189, Block D, $472,000.00 PH II-A; Ranson Corporation; $206,000.00 LarryA. Houchins and Karen Sue Houchins to John H. Whitworth III; LT 33, SEC 2-S; Kabletown District; $20,000.00 Golden & Amos PLLC TR, Melissa D. Smith Property and shane D. Smith Property to Da- vid W. Irvin; LT 27, PH II, Trust BK 21061465; Harpers Ferry District; $245,041.00 J. Hess Group LLC to JeremyA. Martin and Tiffany Martin; LT 1, CT 2.375 ACS; Shepherdstown District; $399.864.00 Veda Holly FKA, Veda Ford, ' duliaSmith FKA, Julia Bright, Terry L. McDowell, Rena Arscott FKA, Rena McDowell, Ayisha L Drummond, James McDowell Jr. Andre McDwell Sr Vin- cent McDowell, Katrina Smith, Samantha McDowell, Latisha Blackwood, Charles W. Cook Jr Roderick McDowell, Sabrina L. Cook and Kandice L. Plotner to Lynnette McDowell Minter FKA Lynnette McDowell Shel- ton; LT 1; Middleway District; $26,000.00 Robert Dillon, Teresa Lyn Dillon and Lauren E. Dillon to Lauren E. Dillon and Wesley M. Taylor; PCL CT 0.46 AC; Shepherd- stown District; $122,500.00 Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas TR, Residential Ac- credit Loans Inc. and Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through William J. Andrew and Thelma Simpson to Brian K. Smith; LT 229, PH 2B, SEC 1B; Charles Town District; $294,000.00 Wayne D. Reed II and Franc- esca A. Reed to Thomas Sapp; LT 284; Chades Town District; $314,900.00 Radoslav V. Slavov and Ganka A. Slavova to Christopher J. Horbatak and Jamie L. Hor- batak; LT 93, SEC 2A, PH I; Chades Town Corporation; $295,000.00 Duane Leslie Hicks ATA and D. Leslie Hicks to Andrew R. Cave and Lorena Quintana Cave, Lorena Quintant-Cave; LT 5, SEC 7-J; Charles Town District; $1,500.00 Kathryn E. Tustanowski FKA, Kathryn E. Tustanowski-Marsh and Kathryn E. Tustanowski Marsh to Garabed Kyle Den'; First Oustsale LT; Shepherd- stown District; $184,000.00 Constance Staliper and Linda M. Staliper to Victor Temple Faith; LT 25; Chades Town Corpora- tion; $155,000.00 Derek W. Victor and Katie L. Vic- tor FKA, Katie L. Zebley to Eric W. Ritchie; TH LT 128; Charles Town District; $204,900.00 Dan Ryan Builders West Virginia LLC to Michael J. Falzone and Peggy A. Falzone; Unit 16, PH 1A; Charles Town District; Sponsored by: REALTY $483,528.00 Harold W. Flowers Jr. and Shirley J. Flowers to Bradley J. Bamhart and Kimbedy J. Barn- hart; TH LT 43, Charles Town Corporation; $174,000.00 Michael L. Wamer to Mengyu Hal, Edi Dong, Jiaming Dong and Zhongning Dong; LTS 1 and 2, BLK 144; Ranson Corpora- tion; $90,160.00 Ashley Elisbath Grey and Jeffrey Adam Grey to Colleen A. Joseph and Matthew R. Joseph; LT 66A; Kabletown District; $366 000,00- John A. Stefano and Karen R, Stefano to Kotachi Real Estate LLC; LTS 12, 13, 14 and 15, BLK 80; Ranson Corporation; $640,000.00 . U.S. Bank National Association TR, Wells Fargo Asset Securi- ties Corporation, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Sedes 2006-AR5 and Wells Fargo Bank NAAIF to Variety Properties LLC; PCL CT 2.000 ACS; Shepherdstown District; $119,000.00 Margaret A. Phillips and David B. Phillips to William Daniel Henry and Ann Rosenlof Henry; LT 56, PH II; Charles Town District; $218,000.00 Federal National Mortgage As- sociation Fannie Mae AKA Con- tinental Real Estate Services AIF to Valede L. Lado; PCL 1, LTS 16 and 17, SeC 1 and PCL 2, LTS 18 and 19, SeC 1; Charles Town District; $34,900.00 Pill & Pill PLLC SUB TR and Al- len W. Lantz Property to Forward Momentum LLC; LT 60, SEC 12-J, CT 0.546 ACS; Charles town District; $30,500.00 Stephen R. Stupar and Alethea N. Stupar to Gerald L. Preston and Laurie E. Preston; LT 61, PH I; Chades Town Corporation; $279,00O.00 on Tuesday, June 12 7:30 p.m. / Reynolds ,Hall 009 N. King Shepherdstown) Admission .$12 at the door Scott Whitehair is a storyteller, producer and teacher from Chicago. He is the producer of "This Much Is True," one of the city's longest- running personal narrative series and creator of Story Lab Chicago, which has put 500+ new and firsttime tellers on stage Since 2011. * Full-time Shepherd students with valid, Rambler ID may attend for free. Express entry for Speak season ticket holders. Speak is for adult audiences. 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