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June 29, 1978     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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June 29, 1978

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Falling Spdng, Near Shepherdsbwn, Named Another Jefferson County Historic Landmark Spring, near Shepherdstown, has been listed as a Jefferson County . The house was built in 1831 by Jacob Morgan, a grandson Morgan. (It was Richard Morgan who built, in the 1740's, the nearby, immediately above the famous spring.) Falling Second owner was Col. William Morgan, a prominent Confederate is one of the many fine homes built in this county during the four decades before the Civil War. It is built of brick, covered with stucco common to this era but more often applied to stone houses. Portico, nearest the camera, covers the entrance driveway. The front the west side is just visible. The elegance of the interior matches exterior. e from Morgan ownership in 1904. Today it is the home of Thomas Hastry. Administrative Kabletown United will meet at 7 p.m. tinily met Sun- their family of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Haines. This was a double occasion as the ob- servances of the birthdays of their twin son and daughter, Billy and Debbie, were celebrated. Mrs. Frances Pipes and daughters, Vickie, Sandra, Donna and Pamela, visited on Tuesday the farmer's aunt, Mrs. Gladys Lloyd, Middleburg, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Alkire and family spent the weekend of spent several enjoyable days camping in Canaan Valley. They returned home Tuesday. Amy Sperry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Sperry, of near Leetown, who were former residents, participattd in the West Virginia State Twirling Competition Saturday, June 17, which was held in Martinsburg. Amy came away with nine awards in the 3-6 age division. Among these awards were six firsts, two seconds and one third. She was first runner-up in the Miss Rhododendron contest. In all Amy has 16 trophies and a number of medals. Congratulations Amy. Mr. Howard O. Bush returned to his home Thursday morning after visiting his sons, Bob and Sonny Bush and their families since Sunday. Mrs. David Palmer, of Flowing Springs Road, en- tertained on Father's Day to a family dinner, honoring her father, Mr. Henry Clipp. The occasion was held at the home of her parents, and was attended by the immediate families. Thursday evening, Bob and Susan Sheeley accompanied by Mike and Keith Sheeley enjoyed a cook-out at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rissler. Mike, who is in the U.S. Navy, is temporarily stationed" at Ft. Meade, Md., and remained at the Rissler home for a few days. I.,ast Sunday, Mrs. Jessie Clipp saw a car strike an opossum which she later removed out of the way of traffic. Upon lifting the dead animal she saw a movement in the animal's pouch. To satisfy her curiosity she investigated and saw three June 18, in Pittsburgh, Pa., tiny baby opossums about as visiting relatives. A graduation large as mice. She removed party combined with a birthday these from the dead mother's celebration was held at a pouch, placedthem in a box and recreatincenter'Thisbserved after disposing of the dead the graduation of Dana Alkire I animal, she began to feed them and the birthday of her cousin. Jane Rissler and her friend, with milk, using a doll's nursing botte. She soon learned they Margaret Waterman of Ithaca were fond of honey in milk, New York, who is a house guest bread and chicken, as she feeds of the Lewis Rissler family, I them separately each will wrap its tail around her fingers. Talking to them results in their replies in opossum language. Jessie, who is an observant lover of animals, both domestic and wild, shares this recreation with hr pet kittens and cats. Kathy and Karol McDonald and friend Teresa Lupis, of Martinsburg, were recent visitors of the farmer's grand- mother, Mrs. Charles Mc- Donald, Rippon. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hill and daughters Aundrea and Jen- nifer, attended' the Goode-Webl: family reunion Sunday. BLUE RIDGE ACRES Lucia M. Downing Dial 725-3291 The chicken bar-b-cue on Sunday was well attended. Many residents and guests came to enjoy the good food that Bob Bell, chairman, and his crew bad cooked up. Helping Bob were Randy Smisek, Carl Roberts, Johnny Bell, Dave Hickson, Frank McCann, Red Monk and BOb Garman. Bar- bara Evans, Edie Garman and Hazel Kerner took care of the table work. A special thanks goes to Red Monk and Clark Browning for getting the pit for the bar-b-cue. The howling group still gets in their Thursday games in spite of the delay in getting across the Potomac River into Brunswick. The regulars are Bertha DeVese, Gladys Gooch, Mattie Fhmk, Marion Wellman, David Uhler, Hazel Kerner and the Warfields, Charles and Peggy. Glen and Marion Wellman enjoyed their trip to the graduation in Lisbon Falls, Maine, except that they nearly froze to death. Granddaughter Jan Botma is an honor student and was elected into the Worumbo Chapter of the National Honor Society. One of her gifts was a trip to visit her [grandmother in Cleveland. Bob Cronise dropped in for a visit one afternoon. He has a big garden but he also is busy now doing the housework until wife Thelma, returns from London. Larry and Gwen Krug, Karen and Terry, visited Gwen's mother, Edna Peddicord over the weekend. Naturally, Edna had jobs for them all the time they were here. This was a big weekend for Calvin and Bettie LaMotte. Nan and Bill Parker have been visiting from Palm Coast, Fla. On Saturday, family members gathered for a picnic. Bill and Bertie Baird and their family came from Alexandria. George and Peggy Baird and son came up from Falls Church. Lea and Avery Ruckman and her mother drove over from Charles Town. Ted and Doris Saunders and their sons arrived from Fairfax. George and Betty Fault, old friends, joined them for the cook-out. A special treat being fresh caught river trout. The schedule for the plays at the Old opera House arrived last' week. It is an excellent program and we will have a lot of fun and entertainment while supporting one of our favorite projects. Free Legal Smices Now Being Offered By Legal Services Plan The Region III office of the W. Va. Legal Services Plan, Inc., serving the seven counties of the Eastern Panhandle, has been in SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE 7 THURSDAY, JUNE 29. 1978 Heart Association Award Goes Mrs. Phoebe Shorts In the above picture, Robert D. Ott, right, president of the Jefferson County Heart Association, is shown presenting Mrs. Phoebe Shorts, chairman of the city of Ranson drive, with a plaque honoring Mrs. Shorts for an out- standing job in this year's Heart Fund Drive. According to Ott, the drive has just about reached its goal, with five sections yet to report. Those responsible for areas not reporting are urged to turn in their funds as quickly as possible. Ott also extended special thanks to all Heart Fund workers; to The Spirit of Jefferson, Martinsburg Journal and John Lace at WXVA. operation since June 1975. The eligibility interviews will he I appointments for an eligibility Plan has provided free civil done at the Legal Services of- I interview by calling 263-8871 in legal assistance to eligible in- rices, and there will no longer be [ Martinsburg and 8224440 in dividuals under a hybrid staff- a need for legal services cards, t Romney. No one will be seen for judicare system unique to West as in the past. The two office I an interview without an ap- Virginia. Eligibility for free locations are 222 N. College [p ointment. legal assistance is determined Strut, Martinsburg, and 92 E. I on the basis of net income and Main Street, Romney, W. Va. [ The staff of Legal Services is family size, as well as certain The Martinsburg office covers lhopeful that this new intake restrictions on subject matter Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan [ system will allow them to eligibility.  ounties, and the Romney office, continue to improve the quality The Legal Services Plan will i handles Grant, Hampshire,  of legal assistance they can continue to serve the seven- Hardy and Mineral counties, provide to the low-income i county area in the future, but on Individuals who need civil I community of the Ea stern l a slightly different basis. All legal assistance may make Panhandle of West Virginia. CUTOR SALE to settle several estates, we will sell at public the parking lot of the Bank of Charles Town, W. Va., on: SATURDAY . JULY I, 1978 Beginning at 10:00 A.M. table, cherry corner table, mahogany Several tables, mahogany and cherry; library small stands, corner shelf, 2 sofas, gun chairs, straight chairs, arm chairs, desk needlepoint stool, hassock, pine chest, pine spool bed, double beds, single beds, bedside of drawers, hampers, rugs and runners, lamps, able, pictures, some original paintings and par- electric fans, Sears portable sewing radio, Sunbeam mixmaster, 2 electric wood grates, fishing tackle, rods, reels, hunting gear, Scopes, 30-30 Marlin with scope, 22, 12 ga. Western Field, meat saw, r, bench grinder, electric drill, 7" cut-off saw, tools, battery charger, metal lawn chairs, cart, S.P. lawn mower, bed linens, kitchen appliances, quantity of glassware, 'himi, shaving mugs, many, many items too mention. Bank of Charles Town, Executor Miller-Furr for accidents on property. 00OTICE [ JUNE 30th. GEN'=RAL00STgRE5 su,, ,.3.4 w. WAsHmNOTON ST. Satisfaction Guaranteed c,,,,,s ,ow,,. w. v,. COLD PACK Canners WITH RACK 21qt. llolds 7 pint or qt. jars s 30 QUART FOAM ,COOLER CHEST * handles $ GIRLS' KNIT TOPS eFirst quality and slight irregulars oAssorted fabric blends and colors Sizes 7-14 JULY I, 1978 THE RATES AT THE JEFFERSON 12.,,0' O P E N ,,,,,o, o,,oo LANDFILL WILL BE AS Conning Jars Paper Plates Automobiles NO CHARGE eQums Igons, Vans end f (Pertiel Leds)""" "sl"O0 r00)l 9inch tl Trucks (Full Loads ) [, j ,0, end Traders....... s2.00 , de Trucks.Under 9:30 - 5:00 rds. Capacnty....... s4.00 Of Trucks 12 cu. yds. Ivs SHORT SLEEVE RUBBING ISOPROPYL end Over........ '7.00 " SHIRTS B R00:00CK Packer Trucks and 00-00ALCOHOL /'')' First quality El dight  HAIR SPRAY Axle Trucks" sg"o0 l../iJ ir   s ca. yd. _ s2 'lr'/I .A..,.dr.,.,..., !  :- . d f .Sim-l$ lip  Q( ol6oz. $' s........... 0.00   BY ORDER OFTHE t  P [ 2t,  i..oz. I ! F SON COUNTY COMMISSION   , !  i JOHN E. OTT, CLERK 0