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SONS 162 B002 BOOK BINDERY 2 MI 49284-0162 Jefferson County's newspaper 1844 o{ Id{tr on,o,o, flb;oocate ) pages -per copy 47 I IMlUlmgll ~, nln~mm m Imllllll IiiiiiimllmlRm iiiiilll iiii1~ Ag Hall .s on a dozen students who earned their GEDs this year through the Jefferson County Adult Basic Education program took part recently in a graduation cer- Wright Denny Intermediate, the new graduates were told not to stop learning by key- Richard Strader, news director at Radio Station WRNR in Martinsburg. earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree through the GI service bill, said he learn today. was held following the ceremony. The Adult Basic Education program provides with a study program in preparation for the GED exams. For more information contact the board office at 725-9741. are some of the graduates from the Jefferson County Board of Education's GED They are, front row, left to right, Elizabeth Carden, Samantha Longerbeam, Sonia Jenkins, Christina Bergmann and Tabitha Oden. In the back row are Jessica Bell, instructor Mary Beth Reeves, Christi Allen, Walter Bergmann and Gary Foster. Trail Confer- the Honor Roll concept, which is patible development, Congress in today its being supported by Backpacker 1968 made the Appalachian Trail Volunteers, exem- magazine and American Express part of the national park system as states of the thou- (the primary corporate sponsor of the first national scenic trail. As a worked to build, the national millennium trailstestament to the strength of the America's project). Members ofit were chosen volunteers - primarily working over the by local clubs and the conference within 31 independent outdoors or- the more based on the amount of volunteer ganization along the trail - the De- low. work hours (on and off the trail), partment of the Interior in 1984 t came as willingness to serve as mentors to delegated back to ATC the day-to- S t a r t z e 11, t h e other volunteers and the staff, and day responsibility for maintaining executive director, special leadership skills, the footpath .and managing the of two recent Two of the honorees were surrounding public lands. has re- present for the announcement: Leaders of those 31 organiza- outside Marian (Tockie) Baker of Monkton, lions held their biennial meeting ATC's home since Md, who has fielded written and with the ATC and National Park telephone requests for information Service Appalachian Trail Park of- Trail (orA.T.), and greeted visitors here once a rice leadership last weekend in )ath through 14 week, virtually every week, for 22 Harpers Ferry. Georgia, was years; andJohn Killam of Tusca- ATC, a private, nonprofit orga- by a Massachu- loosa, Ala aretiredsocial-services nization with 32,000 members planner, official who has thru-hiked the around the world, is also the pri- in 1925 per- trail and given thousands of hours mary source for public information of planning as- back to it, both on the footpath as a about the trail and principal pub- a meeting in member of special seasonal work lisher of guidebooks, maps, and and form the Ap- crews and inside ATC facilities, other publications related to the Conference - to handling a wide variety of projects, trail project. More than 25 employ- Proposal through All those men and women, ees work out of the Harpers Ferry all along the Startzell said, "symbolize the hard central offices, with its remaining work and dedication of the thou- staff working at small regional of- Laveiled a bronze sands of volunteers who help man- rices in New Hampshire, Pennsyl- on the Washing- age and protect one of America's vania, Virginia, and North Caro- OfATC headquar- premier hiking trails and the lina. designation of theworld's longest footpath." Further information about the planning land- At ATC's urging over almost trail and the conference is avail- as anational three decades, to protect thisable on the Internet at That award was backcountry preserve from incom- American Insti- Planners, the So- City andand Re-heGrippe 4th Runner-up in Miss W. Va. anning Associa- Sheri Grippe, 18, the reigning Miss Shenandoah, of Charles Town, was the fourth runner-up in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pag- eant Saturday night in Clarksburg. Grippe, who will attend West Virginia University this fall, had a platform based on helping people with autism. She has been extremely active in helping educate the public about this malady. Winning the title from among the 17 hopefuls was Miss Point Pleasant Jodi Clark. She earned a trip to Atlantic City in October for the Miss America Pageant. Clark, a 22-year-old from Moundsville, is currently studying law at West Virginia University. Miss Jefferson County Allison Williams made the top ten in the competition. the official lng the footpath's the White House as one of 16 trails. The 16 "are all that define us as House said The designa- "reaffirms the and is the ajor consciously a route of explo- or trade, it is recognition no trails in rood- we purposely INSIDE was corn- Volunteers, with the Corps in and North Care- have always noted. as the as the pri- Yoder Will Make Run for High Court Jefferson Countian John Yoder, a former state senator, will gear up his campaign for the West Virginia Supreme Court because the state Elections Commission refused to take his name off the ballot in this fall's generalelection. He asked that his name be removed from the ballot in the general election in March, but the commission refused, noting that Yoder failed to prove that he could not serve if elected, a requirement of state law. Yoder is the lone Republican running for two 12-year terms on the court. His opponents in November will be incumbent Justice Robin Davis and former Justice Joseph Albright. Yoder's withdrawal request was made because of a possible conflict of interest that may result from a case on which he is currently work- ing. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON-FARMER'S ADVOCATE Serving the citizens of Jefferson County, W.Va. since 1844 approved Harpers Ferry National His- No entrance fee will be charged torical Park cordially invites the for this event. Parking will be public to attend an Independence available at the Cavalier Heights Day Heritage Celebration, visitor Center throughout the day. "Freedom's Birth: An American Parking will be available at Boll- Experience", on Saturday, July 1. var Heights starting at 4:30 p.m. Special programming begins at 11 Parking areas will close at 9:15 a.m. p.m. Public safety is of utmost im- portance on this very busy day, The day's events include pre- therefore visitors are reminded sentations by the American The- there will be no parking along the ater actor William Sommerfield as shoulder of Route 340, the sides of George Washington; Jim Getty as Washington Street and Whitman Abraham Lincoln, Bill Barker as Avenue. Also in the interest of pub- Thomas Jefferson and Fred lic safety, personal fireworks, such Morsell as Frederick Douglass; as sparklers, are not allowed in the "Wonders of the Modern World" ex- park. hibition; musical concerts by the Those planning to attend the Wildcat Regiment Band; Etta fireworks display should bring Baker, a Piedmont Blues artist; blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, a and John Jackson playing Pied- variety of weather gear (umbrellas mont folk blues. Events celebrate for showers and sweaters for a cool the cultural heritage of the com- munity and our nation, evening), insect repellent, and Activities on Bolivar Heights flashlights. In the event of heavy rains or begin at 5 p.m. and include signal thunderstorms on July 1, the fire- corps, engineer corps and quarter- works program will be held at 9:45 master display designed to illus- p.m. on Sunday, July 2. No con- trate the importance of Harpers certs will be held on Sunday Ferry during the Civil War. evening. Culminating Saturday's events The park also wishes to remind will be musical concerts and a fire- animal owners in the Harpers works finale. The concert at Cava- Ferry area of the explosive noises lier Heights begins at 7 p.m. with that accompany professional fire- Etta Baker, Piedmont Blues artist, works displays. Owners may want followed at 8 p.m. by John Jackson. to take extra precautions and The concert from Bolivar Heights safely secure their animals to at 8 p.m. highlights the musical guard against injury if animals sounds of the Wildcat Regiment should become startled during the Band. These concerts will be im- evening presentation from ap- mediately followed by a spectacu- proximately 9:45 to 10:15 p.m. lar fireworks finale from Bolivar For further information, call Heights. 304-535-6298. William E. 'qPete" Walker William E. "Pete" Walker, of Shenandoah Junction, will be one of the eight people inducted into the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame during its 26th Annual Enshrinee Recogni- tion Dinner at 6 p.m, Saturday, July 8, at WVU Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center. Walker continues an active role in the Eastern Panhandle Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) and in the West Virginia DHIA. He has been president, vice president, and director of the West Virginia Holstein Association. He has served as a promoter of the West Virginia Dairy Heifer Re- placement Program and supporter of the Annual West Virginia Hol- stein Field Day. He organized the first 4-H Dairy Club in West Vir- Schedule of Events ginia. He has promoted the West Vir- ginia Dairy Show and Festival at WVU Jackson's Mill, serving as president for over 25 years. He has been active in many community groups and events including the Jefferson County Fair Association, Farm Bureau, Camp Frame 4-H Association, Chamber of Com- merce, Planning Commission, and the Southern States Board. He has been honored with a Special Certificate of Merit for Dis- tinguished Service to West Vir- ginia University by the WVU chap- ter of Gamma Sigma Delta, state Friend of 4-H, coach of the West Virginia State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Team, and several DHIA and Holstein Association produc- tion awards. He currently serves on the WVU College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Science Visiting Committee. Until his retirement, he oper- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - "Wonders of the Modern world", a 19th-century exhibition featuring industrial achievements of the time period; Arse- nal Square Tent 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Civil War Engineers; Hamilton Street, Lower Town 11 a.m. -12 noon - 19th-century music concert, Wildcat Regiment Band; Arsenal Square Tent 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - "The Potomac: The Path to the West," with Bill Sommerfield as George Washington; Hamilton Street 12:30 p.m.-l:15 p.m. - "This Scene is Worth a Voyage Across the Atlantic," with Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson; Hamilton Street 1:30-2:15 p.m. - Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass; Hamilton Street 2:30-3:15 p.m. - "Mr. Lincoln Returns to Harpers Ferry" with Jim Getty as Abraham Lincoln; Hamilton Street 2:30-3:30 p.m. - 19th-century music concert, Wildcat Regiment Band; Arsenal Square Tent 4-4:45 p.m. - Jeremiah's Run presents "Village of Convergence"; Festival Tent, Visitor Center 5-8 p.m. - "Harpers Ferry and the American Civil War" activities such as a quartermaster wagon, signal corps significance and engineer corps will interpret Harpers Ferry's significance during the Civil War; Bolivar Heights 5:30-6:30 p.m. - "The Meeting of Minds: George Washington, Tho- mas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln"; Festival Tent, Visitor Center 7-7:45 p.m. - Etta Baker, Piedmont folk blues; Main Stage, Visitor Center 8-9:45 p.m. - John Jackson, Piedmont folk blues; Main Stage, Visi- tor Center 8-9:45 p.m. - Wildcat Regiment Band; Bolivar Heights 9:45-10:15 p.m. - Fireworks Finale Cavalier Heights; Visitor Center and Bolivar Heights ated Driswood Farm in Shenan- doah Junction and milked a herd of over 80 registered Holstein cows. The management and staff of The Spirit of Jefferson-Farmer's Advo- cate will follow tradition next Tuesday, July 4, by closing its offices to observe Independence Day. All advertisers, colum- 9 nists and others wishing to submit materials for the July 6 edition of the news- paper should do so as early as possible. Our staff will be on hand Monday to assist custom- ers, and following the holi- day, will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Development Au- thority announced this week that Garland H. Moore, Jr former president of the board, has been nominated for the West Virginia Economic Development Council's 2000 Volunteer of the Year Award. WVEDC is the state's associa- tion of economic development pro- fessionals, and this award is made OBITUARIES Page 2 WEATHER BILL THERIAULT COLUMN Page 4 The extended forecast for the SOCIAL Page 7 area through Sunday is: SPORTS Page 11 Cloudy, chance of showers today. CHURCH NOTICES Page 14 Clearing Friday and mostly clear SALES Page 16 through the remainder of the period. LEGALS Page 17. Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s CLASSIFIED Page 19 by Sunday, Lows in the lower 60s REAL ESTATE Page 19 through Monday. annually to recognize and honor the dedication of volunteers throughout the state. Jane K. Peters, executive direc- tor of the Development Authority, is Jefferson County's member on the WVEDC. If chosen the state winner, Moore would serve as West Virginia's nominee for the Southern Eco- nomic Development Council's Vol- unteer of the Year award. SEDC is the regional association of eco- nomic developers, made up of the 17 southern states. The winner of the state award will be announced at the WVEDC annual conference at Pipestem State Park in September. A lifelong resident of Jefferson County, Moore has devoted much of his adult life to serving the com- munity, including 24 years of in- volvement and active support of economic development. During his 12 years on the Jefferson County Commission, he was instrumental in the following Continued on Page 2