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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1988 23 .d IkG # ;r Contest Winners ;'s Parent-Teacher Association sponsored a "litter" theme First place winners received $5 ribbons. Posters were placed in local businesses of litter and will also be displayed at the Jeffer- r Utter booth. Top left photo are Heather Durham, Deanna J Carey, Bruce Hodge, David Garver and Mary Alger; top right, Megan McBride, Katherine Danner and Amy Hoover; lower left, Rebecca Siper, April Hoover, Michele Durham and Misty Chrlsman; lower right, IVfichael Gaynor, Chrls Slroech and Ellseo Rozas. | Science Fair Winners Science fair winners at North Jefferson Elementary School have been an- noonced by the school. In grades three and fotw, shown above, winners in- cluded, front row, from left, Megan McBride, Greg Bonar, Tammy Summers, Shawn Coloy and Landis Watsen. Second row are Leslie Abshire, Chris Strocch, Bobby Tabb, Scan MeGowen and Michael Arave. Below are fifth and sixth grade winners and include, front row, Michelle Chrisman, Dwayne Hoak, Jim Coates, Donald Kelly and Anny Sipper. Second row - Brian Tabb, Dorothy Crawford, Rebecca Sipper, Michael Lee and Adam Pentoney. SHANNONDALE Waiters 02 CUA1rER Day - A day of the English fell on this day it more. It all of St. Swithin to Winchester for 40 days. half "St. . The Chinese most wonderful benevolence." when the water )ley -9334 the Walnut the Shenan- area of Jefferson Walnut Grove, grand- bus to Get- ger, and enjoyed the in great detail After touring the to the Dwight They arriv- but very en- no doubt enjoy understand it (I already good student). TROOP 142 ROCK ENON Clark all met as the Mt. Zion at 9 a.m. Sunday Debbie Thomp- Jeey and the services Grove area. After then reassembled wonderful the group em- Gore, Va. Week (tomorrow) r closing campfwe all parents spending with his son's should take ad- e'!A-ience. met of Sue Blue called the gave a "A It was a twoof the babies in and They were from was shallow on the Missouri River, an old recluse, living on a river- bank, chose to come down for a pail of water. As he did, he caught the eye of a riverboat captain who yelled, "Hey, you put that water back !" Maybe not so farfetched these days! Joan Boland, Jane Scott, Margaret Topper, Margaret Klare, and Helen Vitacco celebrate their birthdays and Doc and Aurelia Baumgardner have another wedding anniversary. Throw in a little prayer so that all of these have happiness, health and prosperi- ty in the year to come! Speaking of prayers, we need them for Jim Rizzi, Gen Antonelli, my cousin; Debbie Jennings, Mrs. King, Mrs. Erickson, Evelyn Slinkman, Bon- nie Weber, Carville Mohr, Margaret ON the members. Refreshments were a beautifully decorated baby cake and refreshing fruit punch. Plans were made for the meetings for the next year and new officers were elecJ. Officers who will begin in October are: Barbara Haines, president; Kathy Blue, vice-president; Sue Blue, secretary; Dorrie Blue, treasurer; and Sue Foley, scraphook coordinator. Plans were made for the annual pic- nic which will he held August 2, at the home of Barbara Haines, in the Job Corps Road vicinity. Members who at- tended were Barbara Haines, Louise Bradley, Sue Blue, Doreen Stewart, Melanie Utterback, Debbie Thomp- son, Rebekah Donaldson, Dome Blue, and Sue Foley. A guest was a neighbor of Sue Foley's, Kim Pinkstaff. WALNUT GROVE/SECURITY HILLS CITIZENS, HELP - On Wednesday evenings, citizens are asked to report to the "commons area" (near the end of Marie Drive). Together as a group, we decide our task for the evening. Some jobs that need done now are repair of pot holes in the road, repair and painting of street signs, painting the yellow line for the school ires, cleaning OF the com- mous area needs cleaned up and could eventually be a great spot for a bas'ket- ball court and playground for chfldrcn, plus picnic tables and perhaps picnics for the community cound he held there. So, please come down and f'md out what you can de to help beautify our community. Even if you can't help, maybe you could lend ideas or help someone at another time. Just come and show an interest. Last week, about ten adults were present and many went to cut weeds, some swept gravel, and many discussed ideas that could be done. But most of all we need help. If everyone did just a little we would accomplish a lot. Please, come do your part to help improve our liv- ing area. DR. MASTERS SPEAKS Sure was interesting to bear and see our very own Mayor Master on na- tional TV on the Phil Donahue Show last Friday. As he and the other panelists spoke, they want to reform drug laws and prod was given by facts presented from the Dutch population wherein drugs were legalized and use has dropped. Some alarming facts I managed to jot down were: 1) Twenty- five grams of cocaine will not fill 1/5 Tepper, Sanford Cooke, Joe Fitz- patrick, Rebecca Hoffman, lone Slothbower, Acky Viana, Alma Deaner, Alma Dietz, Mr. Dietz, Bill Derrickson, Charles Fridrich, Rose Saunders, Ray Kern and Joe Carson. Orville Dietz died recently and the family is grateful for your prayers. Remember the luau July 23; "It's a Grand Night for Singing" at the Old Opera House, July 15 and 16; area din- ners for 6 and 14, July 16; areas 1 and 2, July 30. Please always honor all reservation requests. This can cause a hassle if you do not and it is so easy to pick up the phone, and besides, it is polite and considerate, especially when an RSVP is noted. Also if heat is a problem remember, at the luau you may eat in the dining room instead of WALNUT GROVE of a small baggie and can be bought for $200. But when sold, the price is $9,000. Quite a difference! 2) The largest cash profit ever made in California was a marijuana sale. 3) Thirty-seven million people violated drug laws last year in the U.S. 4) Five million users of cocaine and last year 120 million deaths. 5) Sixty million use marijuana at least once, 20-30 million use it currently and daily. 6) Ten billion dollars last year were spent on drugs. 7) Forty percent of prisons are filled with drug abusers. Remarks were made that if smoking could be stopped, and it is now down 26 percent, perhaps drugs could be, too. It's at least worth a try. Dr. Master, you did us proud. I especially enjoyed your history of Charles Town. The current population for Jefferson County is 35,000 and Charles Town, 2,873. We're growing! ALL ABOUT JILL ELLISON Jill Ellison is the six-year-old daughter of Chuck and Connie Ellison, formerly of Daisy Lane, Walnut Grove, but now of Ranson. Jill is a delightful young lady who enjoys school where she just completed kindergarten in Mrs. Fellers' class at Page-Jackson. I ran into Jill at the home of Debbie Thompson in Securi- ty Hills. Debbie is her babysitter for the summer. SOon Jill hopes  be liv- ing in her new home at Shiloh Develup- ment on Route 9. The home is not quite ready yet. Some favorites of Jill's are cheese, milk, peas, carrots, and meat. She absolutely hates tomatoes. She likes music and she recited her ABC's for me without missing a letter. She enjoys playing with her dog Snoopy, who is black with white on his stomach. He likes to jump and get her cheese. Jill has an ll-year-old brother, Chris, who is at Scout camp this week. Her favorite show is Double Dare and her favorite color is red. She enjoys eating out at the steak house in Charles Town and she likes almost everything they serve. As I talked with her she clutched her most favorite stuffed animal...tan, furry, Peter Rabbit, which she received for Easter. Mr. Ellison is employed with GTE in Charles Town and Mrs. Ellison is employed by Serenity Motel. As a family they attend the Catholic Church in Charles Town. They just returned from Ocean City and a delightful vacation. the patio, so do not let that deter you. The Woman's Club met July 7 with Marion Warfel presiding. Ida Reil- inger read a eulogy for the late Melba Hahn, then the usual business transpired. Lorraine Ricketts explain- ed the newly signed Catastrophic Medical Bill. Sixty-eight were present including guests: Peg Sandberg, Lou- dean Shanahan, Ann Blum, Sammy Mac Testa and Joann Hicks. Winners of the day were Sandy Cookson and Goldie Viana who won a lovely basket d flowers and then generously donated them to Betty Colgrove. The group voted to donate money to the Shannon- dale Club toward two air conditioners and ice crusher machines. Sylvia Hartman invited all to the Opera House Guild meeting to be held at the Sharmonda]e Club on July 14 at a cost of $5. At the next meeting of the Woman's Club, Guy Yolton will be the featured speaker. June Nicolette reminded all of the upcoming luau. The meeting adjourned and all en- joyed a delicious summer lunch. Then Sarah High delved into the popular subject of astrology telling of its history, the signs of the zodiac and she answered many questions. Her talk was interesting and enjoyable. Jessie Nowell got some culture in lately when she visited the art of Paul Gauguin at National Art Gallery, East Building. She learned much about this post-impressionist. The exhibit is there through July. She also enjoyed the play, "Eleemosynary," which deals with donations to non-profit organizations. Now for day four aboard the Mississippi Queen. This found Lor- raine and me enjoying our fine breakfast buffet in the Grand Saloon. Some folks joined Sandra for a health session while others got ready for their tour of Memphis. Three options were offered: one to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley which most folks found rather ghtzy and commercial, and I agreed as I bad seen Memphis a few years ago; others took in Mud Island which is very unique with its ship museum and its depiction of the Mississippi River, its towns and its amonnUs of water at each; others took in the tour of the city and did not get to see too much, they felt. They did get to Beale Street, the home of jazz; to see some of the hospitals; and of course, to the Peabody Hotel, famous for its ducks who march out of the elevator in a single line at two designated times of the day. They travel over a red velvet carpet to their wading pool in the lobby and then later return in the same fashion to their $20,000 Duck Palace on the roof of the hotel. I visited relatives in Memphis - my cousin, Amelia and her sister, Louise, came down to Edgar's Point where we were docked and then took me to see my dear old aunt, Vivian, and her daughter, Gen. We chatted for a long time - I also met Mary, Aunt Viv's attendant, and she was the kind one one would like to have around. "flare Gen, Amelia, Louise and I drove to a lovely restaurant, "Jeffrey's," and had one of the nicest chef salads of my life and a beverage, before Gen drove me back to the boat This was one of the highlights of my trip. We had learned from Toots in the morn- ing, that Memphis was the location of one of the world's worst ship disasters when during the Civil War, 15 were lost. At dinner, we learned that our waiter, Tim Skipworth intended to be a lawyer some day. He and his assis- tant, Gerry Patrick, were the best for service, courtesy, info and charm always in the dining room. Here also at Memphis, thanks to our gnial, handsome Commodore, we were to lay here overnight so that the next day we might then travel in daylight and see the sights as we sailed. A sad thing happened here at Memphis. As one group was loading for one of the tours, one of the passengers did not hear or heed the policeman who was helping out. This man stepped forward and was killed by an oncoming auto. This saddened all of us. After a fine dinner and, I must say, all of the food all of the time was simp- ly outstanding, we retired to the Grand Saloon where there was always something going on, mostly some kind of music. Here I accidentally met some folks who knew Guy and Elaine Brinkiey and who lived in the same town. (Small world - glad my past is not too checkered. Jim says I could have fooled him!) Tonight Shirley Robbins was to perform. She was most charming, humorous, attractive and could belt out any kind of song and this night she paid a nostalgic tribute to songs of yesterday and today, Then after the late night buffet, one could retire, happy, filled, and feeling hospitable warmth. Today we had learned that Mark Twain loved the river and paddle wheel steamboat and always wanted to be a pilot on one. This he achieved when he was in his 20's and. this influenced his later writinBs. It even influenced his name, "Mark Twain," which was a frequent call of the "sounder" showing the water was two fathoms or 12 feet deep. He said, "It takes your enemy and your friend working together to hurt you tothe heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you." Also, "Morals are an acquirement - like money, like a foreign language, 'like piety - like poker - like paralysis - No man is born with them." And finally - "Virtue has never been as respected as money." And with that, I leave you until next week. Do keep cool, do not overdo, I need you. Have a happy and remember, "Life gives back what we put into it - with interest !" AEROBIC DANCE Course I M,WF* 9:00-10:00am Shepherdstown Elementary Shields: Course2 T,TH 7:30-8:30am Charles Town Presby. Church Perry Course3 M,W 6:45-7:45pm RansonElementary Dillow Course4 T,TH 6:45-7:45pm Blue Ridge Elementary Dillow BODY BUSINESS Course5 M,W** 5:30-6:30pm ShepherdstownElementary Goodrich Course6 T,TH 6:30-7:30pm Ranson Elementary Reedy; BODY & SOUL CHRISTIAN AEROBICS Course 7 T,TH** 9:00-10:00am South Jefferson Elementary Lorenzen TRIMNASTICS Course 8 T,TH 6:00-6:40pm Blue Ridge Elementary Dillow WATER EXERCISE ,Course 9 M,W,F* 10:30-11:30am Small's Pool' Shields ourse I0 M,W,F* 5:30-6:30pm Serenity Motel Dillow Course 11 T,TH** 10:30-11:30am Keller's Pool' Goodrich *Friday Optional **Babysitting Available 'Meet at Shepherdstown Jr. High parking lot first day. CLASS FEES Aerobic Dance, Body Business, Body & Soul, Trimnastics: 2.days/week- $14 3 days/week - $18 4 days/week - $22 5 days/week - $25 Water Exercise: 2 days/week - $20 3 days/week - $25 EASY REGISTRATION 1. Maid - Just fill out the rogistration'form and mail it with your check or money order to C.E Jefferson County Schools, P.O. Box 967, Charles Town, WV 25414.. Z. Telephone - To register by phone call 725-9741 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. 3. In person - Visit our office at 110 Mordlngton Avenue, Charles Town, be- tween 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. 4. First Class - Present your check or money order and registration form to the instructor prior to the beginning of the first class session FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 725-9741 r ---1 I Registration Form I I Name, I I Address, I I [ City State Zip [ [ Day Phone ....... Night Phone [ I Course No. Course Title Course Fee I I I I I I I I I I [ Make Checks Payable to: C.E. Jefferson Co. Schools l [ Total Enclosed [ I .............. l I I ,/