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July 14, 1988

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4 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1988 CH.,"tRLES TC Joyce Rhyne Dial 725-1288 It was a neighborhood picnic to celebrate a national holiday. The topic at our table was the use of drugs -- nationwide and locally. Opi- nions were coming fast and furious. i i ii LOCAL CADET MAKES COMMANDANT'S LIST Cadet Leslie Anne Skinner, daughter of Lt. Col. Robert Skinner, of Charles Town, has been placed on the Com- mandant's List for military excellence at the United States Air Force beademy. She is a sophomore and a graduate of Jefferson High School. . To be named to the Commandant's ist, cadets must have a 3.0 or greater rfiilitary performance average at the nd of the fall or spring semester. adets who receive this distinction wear a silver wreath on their uniform. The mission of the Air Force Academy is to provide instruction and experience to all cadets so that they {raduate with the knowledge and .character essential for leadership and the motivation to become career of. ricers in the U.S. Air Force. gxVEl m m m m m m m m m mm [] [] [] m m m [] m m m i m m m [] m m m m The only thing we could agree on was that drugs were becoming more of a problem. One gentleman in particular spoke out more strongly than most - his opinions were very strong. J.T. was a narcotics agent. As I recall he was for a strong hard-core line on everyone from the small guy at the bottom to the kingpin on top. Ah - you're thinking this discussion was a few weeks ago on July 4th here in town. Actually it was held "18 years" ago this coming Labor Day in Ashton, Md. J.T. is retired now, but still works for private industry on drug programs. He has even spoken in our area. We see him from time to time at family evmts for his son, who married ooe of our daughters. J.T. is still on the drug bandwagon, while the rest of us who managed to finally see our kids grown, put it in the back of our minds. It is 18 years later and things are worse, not better and our "problems" are just a younger age now and more widespread. It's no longer a quick smoke behind the shed or a bottle of beer at a ball game. Sometimes it's a deadly mixture of all three. As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, as lust plain human beings - we are kidding ourselves if we think We Care About Your Health We're the pharmacists you can depend on in emergencies to fill all of your health needs. STUCK and ALGEI: PHA RMA C Y, INC. DIAL 725-2621  Charles Town HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Sunday 12-noon to 1:00 p.m. "our" children have "never done drugs." Right - and "Space Gordon" is the only man who's been on the moon ! We can confront, rant, rave, threaten, punish, deny - when we should be educating. Educating ourselves, our children, our friends and our neighbors. Educating - an on- going process - it doesn't stop with our children. It is human nature to want to sam- ple anything forbidden - for some there is only one. Perhaps it is time for a new idea or two - the old ones aren't working. Perhaps it is time for part of J.T.'s ideas. And perhaps the time has come for a totally new approach. There is one thing for certain...We have discovered the problem and it's ourselves ! ABOUT TOWN Barb and Al Hooper's new house in Maine is coming along nicely. The scenery at their new place is especial- ly enjoyable this season. The Renderio family of South Samuel Street, is leaving for a two- year tour of Russia. We wish them a safe journey to their new home. And lots o ftm for the children discovering those wonderful Russian toymakers. Though Elsie McKenney doesn't reside in our fair town - she spends enough time here to quality for this column. To those who have asked and been concerned - new morn - Elsie is home doing fine and taking things easy. Daughter Emily McKenney Thompson is doing nicely also and slowly gaining weight. Elsie and Duane will, hopefully, be able to bring baby Emily home from Georgetown Hospital in about 14 weeks. WISHFUL THINKING That the ugly signs in our downtown business section be replaced with the attractive painted wooden signs we've seen in other towns. Wouldn't it be nice if Charles Town Junior High fmaliy woke up to the fact that a parent support group could be a great advantage. (No, I don't mean a "booster club"). The parents are willing-imw about the school? Ranson Elementary can tell you how it's done! Just wishful thinking. Fishing Derbies Held at Leetown A fine crowd was on hand at the National Fisheries shown above, while two young people, Center in Leetown for one of the fishing derbies, as luck at snaringa big one. 35 Million Cash Balance Is Realized balance of $35 million, according to Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. "There were those who almost dai. ly pronounced the benediction of this state, yet we met our obligations. We have worked our way through this fiscal minefield, and ended the year in reasonably good shape," the governor said. Moore said the "fiscal minefield" m w, generated by imperfections in the m new tax law which went into effect in • 1987. He said that revenues under the • new law flow unevenly into the state m throughout the year. Because of that m uneven flow, there are months in which it is difficult to make ends meet. • Governor Moore has repeatedly sug- [] gested that the Legislature correct the • uneven flow. • "By the end of the fiscal year June The State of West Virginia ended the 1988 fiscal year on June 30 with a cash mmmmm00 The Furnace That-- Talked To You At The Fair Is Now Available At Your Local LENNOX Dealers! ii Retuim Engagement 1988 Jefferson County Fair August 29 - September 3 i i I1" • the state was on solid financial • ground, but during the year it took a • ,  youngsters and guests of the little administrative artistry to work through the difficult months," Moore noted. He said he reduced.state spending during the fiscal year, and surprised the Legislature by running the govern- ment so lean. "If those lawmakers who have been talking this state down, and complain- ing about this so-called debt--if they sincerely believed what they were say- ing, why did they request more money in the budget for themselves and set aside money for perk barrel projects? The answer is, they did all that because the debt doesn't exist." i i m m [] m m [] m m [] m m m Give the United ;Fay derbies at the handicapped. To better ticipants, as in the past, Guests were from education and similar groups. In addition to benefits the total of 572 fu center's staff and assisted cleaned and Balloons provided by ed a festive flair for Five prizes-ZebC combos--were categories with Pikeside Center, a ching 14 fish Rohan Griffiths, of largest fish were Crawford (4 pound, catfish) 18-inch | • LOW INTEREST LOANS FOR HIGHER EDUCAT ! We have the money if you have the desire to continue your education -- either college, vocational or technical school. Inquire about our low interest Guaranteed Student Loans -- you don't have to pay back a penny until you graduate or withdraw. We're equal opportunity lenders. II I IIII I I I |  l 01'LLEY'S i i H EAT' "Gt,21RToC:n?DI:/O,N' N O' I "C" i m 1,304.725.70 F" Phone: 13041725-1234 • i ,..oo.izz.o,o. m mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimmmmmmmmmmmm£ Member FDIC SHEPHERDSTO','N • 876-2501 Corner of Princess & Washington Streets ROUTE 340 • 723-9752 Charles Town Plaza