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4 :SP!RIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, August 7, 2003 Final Six Sites Chosen for Barn Tour 10 New Faculty By Bill Therlault The Jefferson County His- toric Landmarks Commission has finalized the six structures that will be on the Fall Barn 2~ur. Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, the tour will include the barns at the following farms: Aspen Pool -- An 1820's wooden bank barn near Shepherdstown. Owned by Commander and Mrs. Charles Printz. Rippon Lodge -- A 1930's wooden bank barn that was once part of the Wheatlands plantation. The large size .of the grain bins in the structure underline the importance of wheat growing in that area. Owned by Rusty and Cricket Morgan. Dunn Farm -- near Myers- town. This large, well pre- served barn appears to have been built in the late 19th cen- tury and is still actively used for cattle raising. Owned by Stanley and Kittie Dunn. York Hill -- near Shenan- doah Junction, a stone bank barn built in 1812, this struc- ture has been adapted for re- frigeration of apples. Linden Spring -- Built around the time of the Ameri- can Revolution, this 6xample of the Swisse style of barn has several features rarely found in the area. Owned by Mike and Jane Ishman. White House Farm -- This small stone structure is thought to be the oldest stand- ing barn in the county. Near Summit Point. Owned by Mr. Visitors to the Fall Barn Tour will be able to see two barns undergoing restoration. The Linden Spring barn, above, is undergoing structural repairs and exterior restoration. The barn at White House Farm, below lefL is being restored to its 1750's form after being damaged in this year's big snow storm. and Mrs. Curt Mason. The barns on the tour this year will offer visitors two types of experiences. The first four barns mentioned are part of working agricultural opera- tions and will provide impor- tant glimpses of cattle raising, orchards, and general farming activities in the county. The Linden Spring and White House Farm barns will allow visitors to view struc- tures now being restored and to talk with owners about their restoration experiences. The barn at Linden Spring is un- dergoing structural repairs and exCe~al restoration with a goal of adapting it to modern iiiii i Letter to the Editor money to pay for the advertise- ments and brochures for the concerts. This includes the small American Flags that are distributed to concert-goers. The Veterans Association is very disappointed with the Navy Band's decision to cancel the concert. It just doesn't seem fair that our military bands go all over the U.S. and the world without requesting payment. With all of the military and De- fense Department money spent overseas (especially in Iraq) you would think that there could be a few dollars spent at home to subsidize the appear- ance of the Navy Band. But, what else can you expect from the politicians? e On September 6, the U.S. Marine Corps will send its Free Country band (at no expense) for the final concert at Harpers Ferry this year. This band has drawn huge crowds in the past, making this a most enjoyable evening for the last concert of 2003. Next year, who knows what will happen! We hope we'll be able to have our eighth year of Music in the Mountains Mili- tary Concerts. Paul R. Ranalli, Commander Harpers Ferry-Bolivar DistriCt Veterans SUMMER MILITARY CONCERTS This is the seventh year for the military concerts sponsored by the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar District Veterans and the Na- tional Park Service in Harpers Ferry. The U.S. Marine Band held the concert at the park in June, and the U.S. Army Band con- cert was rained out in July,. The U.S. Air Force Band had a commitment to play over- seas in July, so we had no band ibr that month. The U.S. Navy Band was to play on August 9th at the park, but wanted $2,100 for travel expenses. There was no way that we (the District Veterans) could afford that amount of money for a concert. Our coordinator Bob Parker did everything humanly pos- sible to get the Navy Band to appear, but to no avail. The Navy made the statement that we (the District Veterans) can- celled the concert, not the band. So, who is to blame for not having the concert? This is the first time that any military band has asked for money to appear. The Dis- trict Veterans and other con- cert sponsors get just enough agricultural uses. The White House Farm barn was on the barn tour last year but was se- verely damaged by last winter's heavy snowfall. The owners have received a $65,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office and plan to restore the structure to its mid- eighteenth century appear- ance. : rtt iusPs 5,o-9 ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thin.lay by The Jefferson Publishing Company, Inc. 210 North George Street, Charles Town, West Virginia Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Mail Address: P.O. Box 966 Periodicals paid at Charles Town, W. Va. 25414 Charles Town and additional Periodicals Postage Paid mailing offices annlsu To Jefferson County addresses $23.00 (including tax) To all other West Vu~inia ad~ $25.00 (including tax.) To all other USA ad~.~:s $26~00 (no tax required) EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney POSTMASTER: Please send address change to The Spirit of Jefferson-Farmex's Advocate, P.O. Box 965, Charles Town, WV 25414. The Second Annual Jefferson County Barn Tour is sponsored to raise funds for lo- cal preservation activities and to inform the public about is- sues related to the preserva- tion of our agricultural heri- tage. The Landmarks Commis- sion is seeking volunteers to help with the event. Call Bill Theriault (876-3321) for more information. Marker to Be Unveiled The community of Johnsontown will host the unveiling and dedication of a marker denoting the longevity and history of the the oldest free black settlement in the state of West Virginia. The event will take place this Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in Upper Johnsontown. The ceremony coincides with annual homecoming services celebrating the 105th anniversary of the village church, Zion Baptist, and marks the 155th year of the Johnsontown commu- nity. Participants will include current a~d former families, a stu- dent who attended the one-room log schoolhouse built some 150 years ago and Johnson family clergy. Descendants of the original property owners have also been invited to participate. Homecoming worship celebrations convene at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. with dinner in the churchyard following the morning ser- vice. The morning service guest speaker is Pastor Walter A. Jack- son, of Wainwright Baptist Church, the sister church to Zion Baptist. Wainwright's doors will be closed and Rev. Jackson will be accompanied to Johnsontown by his choir and congregation. Johnsontown was founded in 1848 by George W. and Betsy Johnson. Shortly after its establishment, the village boasted a one-room log school where community and religious activities were centered for about 50 years until Zion Baptist Church was built in 1898. Zion Baptist is located off Leetown Road, about one-quarter mild on Hite Road. The public may attend the services and cel- ebration. , ,,,,,,, , , , , , , Hold Annual Retreat The newly-elected Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Jefferson County met recently at Aylemere Farm, Summit Point, to make plans for the coming year. In "every locality worldwide in which at least nine adult believers reside, a local governing body is re-formed annually by secret ballot. A Baha'i assembly has been active in Jefferson County since 1996. Assembly members attending the 2003 retreat in- cluded, from left, above, Amani Stevens, Jonathan Stevens, Kathleen Holsinger, Mahasa Khadir, Aram Hessami, Ardyth Gilbertson, William Gregg, Julie Gregg, and Mehrdad Erfani. qlto Animals chosen as pets differ around the world. Japanue children tame mice and teach them to dance to music, while in Atmtralla children sometimes make pets of kangaroos. WE KNOW INSURANCE COMPANIES Announced at SHEPHERDSTOWN-Ten gree in business and new faculty members will joifi in 1976 the Shepherd College teaching lege in Michigan. staff for the 2003-2004 aca- demic year. John Blihar, Shepherd- stown, has been appointed vis- iting assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies. He received a master of science degree in physical education in 1990 from Syracuse University, a bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1987 from the University of Dela- ware, and a bachelor of science degree in history in 1980 from Wilkes College, Pennsylvania. Blihar has been teaching in the Department of Health, Physi- cal Education, and Recreation Studies at Shepherd since Feb- ruary. E. Gordon DeMerritt, Luray, Va., has been appointed assis- tant professor of business ad- ministration. He received a master of business administra- tion degree in 2000 from Averett University in Virginia, and a bachelor of science de- gree in biology in 1972 from Valparaiso University in Indi- ana. Prior to coming to Shep- herd, DeMerritt was a professor in organization man- agement, human resource management, and strategic management at Bridgewater College. He managed the serol- ogy and immunology labora- tory at Commonwealth of Virginia, Shenandoah Regional Laboratory and conducted clinical evaluation and care of research colony at the Univer- sity of Rochester, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He taught secondary school bi- ology and West African history for the Peace Corps, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sarah Drennen, Shepherd- stown, has been appointed vis- iting assistant professor of Spanish. She received a board of regents degree in 1992 from Marshall University and a master of arts degree in Span- ish in 1994 from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Drennen taught Spanish at the University of Virginia and West Virginia State College. She was "Teacher of the Year" in 1996 as well as the department chair of foreign language at West Vir- ginia State College. Nicholas Felus, Lilly, Pa., has been appointed lecturer/as- sistant football coach. He re- ceived a bachelor of science degree in elementary educa- tion in 2001 from Lock Haven University. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Felus was a wide re- ceivers coach at Bethany Col- lege where he coached and taught the proper techniques and skills of the passing and running game, prepared scout- ing reports of the opponents, and developed the off-season and in-season strength devel- opment programs. Russell Halliday, Vermillion, S.D., has been appointed assis- tant professor of education. He received a Ph.D in curriculum and instruction in 1983 from Ohio University, a master's de- gree in economics in 1973 fcom- the University of Missouri, and a bachelor of arts degree in French from the University Oklahoma. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Halliday was an as- sistant professor at the Univer- sity of South Dakota. He was "an assistant professor of eco- nomics at the University of Ne- vada-Reno. He was a research associate, teaching associate, and instructor at Ohio Univer- sity. Maribeth Kradel, Schnecks- ville, Pa., has been appointed assistant professor of art. She received a bachelor of arts de- gree in graphic design in 2001 from Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. Prior to coming to Shepherd, Kradel was a teach- ing assistant at Tyler School of Art. Mark Patton, Marion, Ind., has been appointed associate professor of business adminis- tration]marketing. He received a doctorate degree in business administration with a major in international marketing and sales in 1990 from Nova South- East University in Fort Lauder- dale, Fla., a master of business administration degree in man- agemen[ in 1977 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and a bachelor of arts de- ing to Shepherd, professional and in business at Indiana University. He was business professor University in associate Australia seas program, Curtin's master s (international undergraduate ran in professor of Rapids Baptist Cornerstone Patrick has been sistant ceived a master in geograp planning in nia and a bachelor gree in sports 1998 from SlipperY versity. Prior to Shepherd, Rohrer side line cial teams coach Rock U He sive coo Brownsville Linda- Sabin, sistant degree in higher ministration in of master in 1988 from the Florida, a master' gree in nursing i elor of science from Syracuse a diploma in Johns Hopkins of Nursing. 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