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Z0 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAy, JULY 6, 1978 Welfare's Head Lady Retires "That head lady with red hair up at the welfare office" has turned in her public welfare manual. Mter twenty years of commitment to serving all those in need, Mrs. Dorothy R. Weller, above, Martinsburg Area Ad- ministration, has decided to do some volunteer work, work in her church, and serve as a .- substitute teacher in the secondary school system. The sometimes fiery ad- ministrator, who could always be counted upon to look out for *those less fortunate, has spent most of her twenty years engaged daily in the job at hand and after hours in serving on varmus boards, community projects, and handling emergencies. She has been known to be at a noon board meeting in Martinsburg and that evening attend another session in an outlying county. Her commitment to various projects and active participation in community affairs have been reflected in the many successes of her endeavors. She could. always be counted upon to' do more than her fair share in any project that ultimately .would help people, Her leadership in the welfare department was one of fairness, directness, and with an open-door policy. Mrs. Weller can be credited with having helped make the welfare department a respec. table working agency in the community, always encouraging staff to take part in civic affairs and making the public aware of the agency's many faceted services. Her capabilities have been widely recognized and acknowledged. Dr. Leon Gin- sberg, State Commissioner of Welfare, said the Department would not be the same without her. The Berkeley County Commissioners called her before them when they heard of her retirement plans, asking if they could change her mind. They stressed their pleasure in working with her and com- mended her for the fine job. Various agencies, ad- ministrators, and civic groups have been in touch with her to wish her well. Born in Rowlesburg, W. Va., to Fannie Treutle and the late Ernest Treutle, she was the youngest of four children. Her mother is a guest at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs. She has a sister living in Florida and one in Penn- sylvania. A brother is deceased. Mrs. Weller speaks fondly of her youth, remembering her father as a railroad engineer and the winters spent traveling the Summers County and Preston County roads when she taught school. She was graduated from the Rowlesburg High School, Potomac State College, and West Virginia University with a teacher's degree in secondary education, having majored in home economics ,and biology. Last year she took some catch- up courses to renew her teaching certi[icate. In addition she had also graduate hours toward a master's degree in social work. She met her husband Ted, of Martinsburg, at W. Va. University. They married in 1947. A son, Ted, Jr., born in 1949, is a landscape architect in Texas. Mike, hem in 1952, is a social worker in the Wheeling area. Both are West Virginia University graduates. Mike also achieved a MSW from W. Va. University. Recently retired from the medical lab at Newton D. Balcer, her husband has accepted a position as head of quality control in the microbiology, chemistry, and hematology division of the Cedar Creek Plant, Middletown, Va., of Technic.on Institute Corporation. He presently is training at the main office in Terrytown, N.Y. Having begun as a child welfare worker in September" 1948 to April 1949, she left the agency to rear her children. She. returned in September 1958 and had wprked for a year in 1952 as executive secretary of the American Red Cross. She said she liked her job of working with people and did not find her job of covering children's services in eight counties too had. "We did not have the scope of services then, so we were limited in what service we could provide. The biggest change I've noted is the scope of programs and services available. Too, the clients have changed from one where we served the truly indigent to one today where all levels of income are served." She said one had to be dedicated, concerned, and caring to cover the areas 1 geographically and with such limited budgets. She feels I today's socia] workers are basically dedicated and able to cope with the many changes. A detriment to the Department, she feels, is the national public image of welfare, which she related could also be demoralizing. This she says is gradually changing as more and more people come for services. The volume of paper work, she believes, will never change as its validity is founded upon justifying taxpayers' costs and feels this is justifiable. She became Berkeley County director in 1962 and was ap- pointed area administrator in 1969. She has served under six State welfare commissioners, beginning with Mr. Robert Roth. who was also of Martinsburg. Serving actively on various committees and working in the community, she feels, helped her in her job and was a way to let others know that she cared about what was going on. She has derived great satisfaction with the cooperation she has received from other agencies. The organizations and the years she has served include: West Virginia Welfare Conference, 15 years: American Public Welfare Association, 15 years: Inter- agency Council, 5 years; United Church of Christ, 30 years; Board of Directors. Eastern Panhandle Training Center, 10 years; Salvation Army Auxiliary,' 10 years; Berkeley County Civil Defense, I0 years; Order of Eastern Star, 35 yea; Friends of the Library, I0 years; Board of Control Curriculum Im- provement Center, Shepherd College, 6 years. Board of Directors, Regional Education Service Agency, 6 years; State Inter-agency Council, Early Childhood Development, 3 years; Inter- county Health Services, Inc., 1 year; and Welfare Liaison "member to Berkeley County Ministerial .ssociation, 6 months. Until a new administrator can he appointed, Denny P. Pentony of the local area is serving as acting administrator. Regar- dless of who is appointed the job, area staff members have proclaimed, "She'll be a tough act to follow." I I MIDDLEWAY Mrs. Larry Ring Dial 725-2500 I II BRIDAL SHOWER A bridal shower was given for Miss Kathy Combs by her mother, Mrs. Alice Posi and sister, Miss Penny Combs, on the lawn of their home at Tuscawitla Hills on Friday, June 30. Game prizes went to Miss Susie Markle, Mrs. Betty Engle, Miss Karen Nicndemus, Mrs. Naomi Barrow and Miss Gaff Brown. Refreshments consisted of cake, punch, chips, dip and mints. Those present were Mrs. Helen Shirley, Mrs. Betty Engle, Mrs. Judy Mills, Mrs. Karen Shirley, Mrs. Debbie Shirley, Mrs. Debbie Breeden, Mrs. Connie Shirley, Mrs. Marjorie Carper, Miss Patty Markle, Miss Susie Markle, Miss Penny Combs, Miss Karen Nicodemus, Mrs. Edna Markle, Miss Bar- bara Longerbeam, Mrs. Terrie Markle, Miss Carrie Markle, Miss Jodison Richards, Miss Gaff Brown, Miss Karen Stamey, Miss Vicki Pipes, Miss Sandi Pipes, Miss Vickie Pifer, Mrs. Maxine Shadrach, Mrs. Naomi Barrow, Miss Renee Mills and Mrs. Alice Peal. Many useful gifts were received from those in at- tendance and also from those unable to attend. Kathy will become the bride of P.F.C. Charles "Rusty" Shirley in an open church wedding on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Assembly of GOd Church in Ranson. The U.M. Women of the Middleway U.M. Church, met on Wednesday, June 28, at the home of Mrs. Paul Jefferson with ten members andone guest present. The meeting was  called to order by the president, Mrs. Sandra Gruber. The lesson for the evening was presented by Mrs. Robert Mason. The topic was "More Signs and Wonders" and given in five parts. The Miracle of Fish and Loaves, The Living Bread, the Hard Choice The Feast of Tabernacle, The Prophet From Galilee. A very interesting lesson was given by Mrs. Mason. Mrs. Gruber, the president, conducted the business session. The ladies were reminded of the birthday of Mr. Paul Mullineaux on July 7, the U.M. Women's "Adopted Grandpa", of the Reeders Memorial Methodist Home in Boonsboro, Md. The ladies noted to visit him and have him a small party on his birthday. The ladies joined in their friendship circle for the Mizpah. The hostess served refresh- ments frollowed by a social hour. The next meeting will be held on July 26 at the home of Mrs. Harry Nicely and Mrs. Janet Whitmore will present the program. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Staubs on a son born in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital on June 20. The little one weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and has been named Benjamin Craig. Mrs. Staubs is the former Tona Braithwaite, daughter of Mrs. Betty Longerbeam and Glenn Braith- waite. The paternal grand- mother is Mrs. Virginia Braith- waite. This is the couple's first child. Mrs. Mary White returned home after spending the past four weeks with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Toddle" White and,family of Denver, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Charles White and Donna returned home with Mrs. White for their vacation here. On Monday they were dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. William Friend, Anessa and Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ring, Billy and Becky and Mrs. Naomi Barrow, spent three days at Lancaster, Pa., touring the Amish Country. They visited the National Wax Museum of Lancaster County Heritage, Jim Garraky Fudge Kitchen, Dutch Wonderland and many other places of interest also enjoying a meal at the Good 'N Plenty Restaurant at Smoketown. While there, they stayed at the Amish Lanterns Motel in Strasburg, Pa., and also visited the Strasburg Railroad. The Wizard Clipp Singles will hold their yard sale on Saturday, July 8 at Scollay Hall in Mid- dleway. Also on sale will be country ham sandwiches, hot dogs and iced tea. The storm this past week did a lot of damage in the village with the worst to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ring's house. The wind blew half of the roof off. A lot of trees were also down in the village along with telephone poles. It is good to see that Mrs. Helen White has moved back into her home after having her home rented out. Russian flu outbreaks found in U.S. EPA 00nductingl Study Of Water In Rural Areas PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- A national study of rural drinking water, which has been in progress since May, will include a survey of randomly selected residences from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginial En- vironmental Protection Agency Region III Administrator Jack J. Schramm announced. The research project, which ll be conducted by Trans- :ntu'y Corporation under EPA contract, is the first thorough national assessment of rural water systems. The goal of the research is to examine the quality and quantity of the water that is available to the vast numbers of people living in rural America. The study, which will end in mid-October, includes 4S-minute interviews of the residents and analyzing water samples from taps and wells. Congress mandated this study in the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 because complete in- formation about rural water conditions has been unavailable. The data gathered by the study I Dell, John Nelson, will provide information which l Pinson and ;eorge will aid the Agency in un- I Downing. derstanding and solving water I This is a b sy time problems-that exist, the types of I parents up i re households that are ex-! Libby Cooper had periencing these problems, and the sections of the country in which they occur. Counties being surveyed in- clude Jefferson County in West Virginia and a number of counties in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. BLUE RIDGE ACRES Lucia M. Downing Dial 725-3291 The annual Country Fair Day held Saturday was a success. Members had brought homemade articles, there were games for the children and many baked goods. Talma and Irene Smith were busy making cotton candy with their new candy machine. I think they inherited it from the Smithsonian, but it still works. Edna Peddicord entertained at a cocktail party Tuesday afternoon at her home on River View Drive. Many old friends and a new friend from Brun- swick came to enjoy her hospitality. Guests were Red and Edie Monk, Bill and Ruth VanVleck, Libby Cooper, Bob lease g Luty, for the and Cynthia Earl and Thelma their daughter children with them Marvin and were showing off at the club. Frank Uhler took their Williamsburg on grandpa ? You meet the bridge games. my husband and Martinsburg Diamond and at a tournam t Southhampton Bermuda. Marilyn Pinsoa collecting fourth-coming Succeed with Without Trying. Virginia Curley Jersey had been Taneyhill this week. "Is there doctor?" ! "It depends, what you are SUMMER V00'HITE SALE Save on all our sheets Sale 2.9900w,n Reg. 3.99. Bright flowers on cotton/ poly percale sheets. Full; req. 4.99. Sale 3.99 Pil owcases, pkg. of 2 Standard: reg. 3,99, Sale 3.39 Sale 1.ggrwin Reg. 3.49. Pastel flowers on white cotton/poly muslin sheets. Full; reg. 4.49 Sale 3.38 Queen; reg. 7.99, Sale 6.29 King; reg. 9.99. Sale 8.29 Pillowcases, pkg. of 2. Standard: reg. 3.49. Sale 2.38 Queen: reg. 3.99, Sale 3.29 Sale 3.23 Tw,n Save Reg. 3.89. Smooth white cotton/poly percale sheets. Full; reg. 4.89, Sale 4.23 Pillowcases, pkg. of 2, Standard: reg. 3,59, Sale 2.97 Flat and fitted sheets are the same price. Sale prices effective through Saturday, July 29th. On blankets. Sale 8.80 Twin Reg. $11. Warm, soft acrylic thermal blanket is loom woven, Nice as lightweight cover, doubly warm when paired with another. Full; reg. $13, Sale 10.40 Queen; reg. $16, Sale 12.80 = 20%off All quilted bedspreads & comforters SALE 11.99 to 28.00 Reg. 14.99to 36.00 Choose from a beautiful selection of Solid g Patterned quilted bedspreads & Comforters. Machine washable or Dry Clean. Save on towels. Sale $4 Bath Reg. $5. The thick. thirsty JCPenney bath towel of absorbent combed cotton/poly. Many fashion lightsand brights. Hand towel; reg. 3.50, Sale 2.80 Washcloth; reg 1 50. Sale 1.20 Sale 2.8000ath Reg. 3.50. Soft-touch cotton/poly velour towels with a jacquard border. Fashion solids. Hand: reg 2.50 Sale $2 Washcloth; reg. 1,50, Sale 1.20 Save On blankets. Sale 5.99 Twin/full Reg. 6.99. Lightweicht polyester thermal blanket woven for comfort in summer, insulates when topped by another blanket, Machine washable, 72x90". 20% All pillows, mattress pads. Sale 4.80Standard Reg. $6. Cushiony Dacron fiberfill II polyester with resilient cotton/poly ticking. Machine washable and dryable. Queen; reg. $8, Sale 6.40 King; reg. $10, Sale $8 20%off Mattress pads. Sale 6.39 00w,n fitted Reg. 7.99. Protective mattress pad of soft poly/cotton filled with polyester. Full fitted; )) reg. 10.99, Sale 8.79 Queen fitted; ,, reg. 13.99, Sale 11.99 King fitted; reg. 16.99, Sale 13.59 Flat styles on sale in all sizes. 20% off Bath coordinates. S _^ 21x24" contour or ale 4.00u 24x00,, oblong Reg. $6. Plush nylon pile bath mat in fashion colors. non-skid latex backing. 2 pc. tank set; reg. 7.50, Sale $6 Lid cover; reg. 2.99, Sale 2.39 MONDAY g FRIDAY 9--9 TUES. -- WED. -- THURS. SATURDAY 9 - 5 T! ' ,s'jCR00nney RETAIL 725- 3577 CATALOG 725- 8471 -