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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, Au~lust 7, 2003 II I 17 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Commission of the City of Charles Town will p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2003 at City to the Mayor and the City Council following proposed rezoning, text amendments, and of Charles Town Zoning Ordinance: #ZOAM 2003-0004: Changes to definitions and requirements, consisting of the following: to Article 2, Definitions, to add definitions in asso- street parking requirements. of regulations to Article 15, Division 1, Off-Street #REZO 2003-0001: Rezoning request for 105 Fairfax Boulevard. The applicant, Braun Hamstead, is ;to rezone the above properties from OR (Office Residen- Commercial). The intended use for 105 is a small beauty salon. 113 Fairfax Boulevard used as a law office. Council of the City of Charles Town will hold a 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2003 at City comments from the public and conduct first reading above changes and additions. Public is invited to comment at both public hearings. information, Contact the Building, Planning & at City Hall, 725-2311, ext. 221 during nor- hours. 8/712t Mrs. Wallace Welsh 876-6845 Club Wins Award 4-H Club was group is a of the West Virginia Program environmental year in- plant~ tree for Arbor photo, front is Molly Collier, check, Rachael With the trophy and Back row, IS Emmie Collier, Staci Mills, Kim- and Samantha the certifi_ca~ Not pictured were Nicole Landon Congratu- this conscientious Club of Jef- is one of more groups of young all ages that are in the West Vir- Environmental according to State Coordinator These youth some 60,000 who learn environmental in many commu- state. for their participa- from more than cash awards that by concerned bnsi- organizations like of Which Pro- the West Virginia Resources. and cer- of the corn- Presented during Environmen- Lhe third Saturday Bend State from the organizations are Present awards to Winners. a $10,000 four-year award, and an art whose winner in one of the rVation camps in Approximately Ire given to the in all age elementary, high schools state. Spon- awards for a variety n~ental projects $50 fifth place first place the many spon- offered in the Program Virginia State made pqssible Inc. The groups working or forest staff as trail main- control, and will share $.500 and partici- projects recycling, I, tree planting, aware- Haid, "young people can become better stew- ards of West Virginia's natural resources. Projects such as these are the foundation of a coordinated, sustained en- deavor on which good environ- mental principles are formed." The leaders of the Ever- green 4-H Club, your corre- spondent, Pamela Smith, Jeanne DeGrave, Little Pi- necone Cloverbud leader Rose Wolf, and parents are very proud of the members. Kear- neysville can also be proud of the work from this group. Victory Puppets of Praise Kimberly Smith returned from Tampa, Fla., for the Na- tional Free Will Baptist Youth Conference. As part of the Vic- tory Puppets of Praise along with other puppeteers Peyton Edwards and Tori Hardy, they competed for the state of West " Virginia in Recorded Puppetry. Traveling with the group were Puppet Coach Theresa Powers, her husband Keith, and their daughter Camden. Tori's mother, Tina, also accompanied the group. In addition to the competi- tion they enjoyed their stay at the Hyatt Regency (near the ocean) and enjoyed shopping, fishing, bowling, and swim- ruing. The group also went to Sea World and took a boat trip to watch the dolphins. The group did not place first in the competition, but got a number one rating for their score. This was Kimberlfs fifth year com- peting, three years in Bible Sword Drill and one year in Bible Memorization. They must compete and win in the district and state competitions to the nationals and represent the state of West Virginia. This was the first time the trio of Kim, Tori and Tins had flown and from all reports, they had a great time. Condolences Condolences to the family and friends of Dora Lloyd on her passing and to the family and friends of Gertrude Crouse. They will be sorely missed. Former resident Marie Smith who resided in Bunker Hill, passed recently. She and her husband, Fred and sons Robert and Jimmy resided for many years on Leetown Road south of the new bank. The Power of Volunteering Your correspondent had the opportunity to attend the West Virginia State 4-H Volunteer Leaders Weekend July 25-27, held at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Conference Center. Other Jefferson County attendees were Kathy Blue, Judy Benner, Elaine Friend, Charles Barton, Kristie Friend, Nancy Cleaver, Margaret Rose Peterson and Ann Spurgas, with Scott Friend and other family mem- bers joining the group on Sat- urday. The objective of the fast- paced weekend was for partici- pants to enhance skills and gain ideas of work as a volun- teer leader; become energized as a volunteer for the 4-H pro- gram; share in fellowship with other 4-H volunteer leaders COMPLETE SALES SERVICES Specializing In Estate, Personal, Real Estate, Farm Equipment (No Sale too Big or too Small) We Sell the Earth and Everything on it. Call Us. We Come to You. Bunker Hill, W.Va. (3HI 229-8354 5/11frF ALmk2 Adam Link Home Page: links2homes.com "Let This Link Be Your Link to Selling or Buying." Call Adam Today! Let Adam assist you in making one of the Most important decisions of your life in selling or tntying a home. ERA Liberty Realty, John Kilroy, Broker 201 Jefferson Ave., Charles Town, WV 25414 R$ON COUN~ LARGE Estate Sale. Fri. & Sat. Aug. 8 & 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Across from Citgo Gas Sta- tion in Ranson. 724- 9981. 8/7/ltpd AUGUST 16, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 102 Polar Court, Tuscawilla Hills, Charles Town. 8/7/ltpd LARGE yard sale Sat- urday, August 9, 8 a.m.-? 1 mile west of Kearneysville Sheetz towards Martinsburg at the apple orchard. 8/7/ltpd WHAT'S IN THE CLASSIFIEDS? Cats, bikes, RVs, auto repair services, boats, electronics, pet supplies, antiques, ~, home fumishtt~s, je~,,q~/, spotli~ goods, r~sical instruments, personal se~ces, real es',~, ravel l~cka~s, employment and Ix~ess opportunities, pesonals, public notices and much more... Pick up your copy today. pirit ~.~.,,~ 304-725-2046, ~[I from all over the state; and to recognize outstanding 4-H leaders from counties. Those attending had the op portunity to choose dasses that will enhance"their respective clubs and themselves from choices: Hands-on Science, Tradi- tional 4-H Music, My Hands for Larger Sorvic~ Light One Candle, Who Are You?, Ethical Decision Making, Real Colors, and Basics for Effective Volunteer Manage- ment, Character and Community, Craft.s, Thoughts and Feelings and Team Building. What a hard choice to only attend four sessions. All those attending shared their sess/ons w/th others. Jefferson County can be proud of three new inductees into the West Virginia All- Stars. Congratulations go to Nancy Cleaver, Zristie Friend, and Charles Barton. All others attending are already West Vir- ginia All Stars. The keynote speaker for the weekend was Dr. Cathy Sutphin, Extension Specialist, Volunteer Development, Vir- ginia Tech. Dr. Sutphin is a West Virginia native. Saturday evening, a share- fair was set up in the West Vir- ginia Building with handouts and door prizes. Diane Haid was on hand and yours truly signed up for a drawing and won a denim shirt with the in- signia. I was ecstatic for there were hundreds of names in the basket. Diane said she was tickled that someone who is a member of the organization won the shirt. Tri-Psrish Picnic Sunday evening the Kear- neysville Reformed United Church of Christ hosted a pic- nic with members and friends from the Martinsburg and Shepherdstown churches along with guests from other local churches. The attendance was light, however, everyone en- joyed the food, fellowship and following the meal, an old-fash- ioned sing-a-long with Mat- thew Albright on the keyboard. In addition to the traditional hymns, old favorites including songs taken from a Pioneer Songbook compiled by Brenda Eisenhart, were enjoyed. Leaving you- with this thought: Words have power. Words have altered the course of history and changed forever the destiny of individuals who spoke out. That's all for this week... HI i iiiii TSGT VIANDS RECEIVES DEGREE TSgt. Byron Viands has re- ceived his BS degree in profes- sional aeronautics from Embry Riddle University. He also holds an A.B: degree in avionics systems from the Community College of the Air Force. Viands graduated from Jefferson High School in 1993. 'He is scheduled to report to Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., this week for officer train- ing school. He served the last eight and one-half years at Ramstein AFB, Germany. While in Germany, he re- ceived the following awards: Logistics Professional of the Year nominee in 1999; Mainte- nance Professional of the Quar- ter Airman for April 1 through June 30, 1996; the same award for the period July 1 through September 30, 1998, Air Force Good Conduct Medal; First Sergeant's Look Sharp Award for September, 1998, and an honorable mention in the same category for December, 1998; Certificate of Accomplishment Communication/Navigation System Craftsman in April, 1999. Viands is married to the former Blessie Barretto, of Ma- nila, Philippines. He is the son of Jack and Anita Viands, Charles Town, and the grand- son of Eleanor Viands, Charles Town, and the later Travels Vi- ands, and Daniel Gaynor, of Middleway, and the late Sally Gaynor. : unity by Commtwdty~ IIIIII I II II NEW LISTING BLUE RIDGE ACRES ...... $165,000 Well-maintained 3 BR, 2 BA Cedar Ranch on 1 ac. M/L near Harpers Ferry only 30 minutes from Frederick & Leesburg. Great lot, half wooded & half open (actually 2 lots). Brick fireplace in Hiving room, futl walkout basement, heat pump/central air..... JF4587039. CALL JEFF SPICIgJER NEW LISTING CHARLES TOWN ............. $189,900 Very, very charming 3 BR, 1.5 BA home on the East side. Some amenities include: yellow pine flooring throughout most of house, 2 working fire- places, beautifully landscaped corner lot with pri- vate backyard and paved alleyway, basement and more..... JF4563318. CALL JEFF SPICKLER i i i ii i i ii Hospice Patient, Families Receive Care and Support One of the unique features of hospice care is the fact that care and support are provided to the family or caregivers of the patient. Hospice recognizes that end-stage illness is a fam- ily affair and everyone related to the patient is impacted by the fact that a loved one is dy- ing. The burden of providing support and care to a sick loved one is tremendous. It's a 24- hour-a-day job-one that is per- formed with many mixed feelings, thoughts and emo- tions. On the one hand the fam- ily is trying to help their loved one see hope and polity in every day. On the other, they are trying to prepare for a time when the patient is no longer here. It is a time of ambiguity, stress and hard work and fami- lies often show signs of fatigue, depression and anger. Not knowing what to expect, won- dering how long this can go on, losing sleep, having responsi- bilities rearranged and sched- ules upset, all take a toll on caregivers. Hospice cannot take away the sadness people feel about the coming death of their loved one. We cannot change the fact that a loved one will die. But hospice can relieve the burden of those providing the care. Nurses visit weekly to manage pain and symptoms, explain the disease process and answer questions. A nurse is on call 24/ 7 to handle emergencies and provide assistance in the home when needed. Social workers help patients and families to consider and set goals. They provide counseling as well as assist with funeral arrange- ments and legal matters. The Spiritual Care Coordinator is available to help families con- sider difficult and confusing spiritual questions-questions that often have no good an- swers. Hospice aides relieve families of some of the practical and personal care needs of the patient. And Hospice volun- teers provide a much-needed break for the caregivers, assist with chores and other of life's demands. All staff listen, en- courage, validate and support hospice families in their desire to care for their loved one at home. When a patient enrolls in hospice care, they are accessing a program of support that wraps around everyone who is close to the patient. After the patient dies, families receive another offer of help through the Hospice Bereavement Pro- gram which provides ongoing bereavement care for more than a year after the patient has died. Most people will say, "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be a burden to my family." Hospice is the reassurance that a family of caregivers will also be given care. For information about hospice care for someone you love, call 1-800-345-6538 or 264-0406. FLOWER SHOW CLASSES ANNOUNCED Treasure Hunt is the title of the Design Division for this year's Jefferson County Fair Flower Show. Advance regis- tration is required and may be made by calling Mary Koonce, Superintendent, at 725-5609. The four adult classes are "King Tut's Tomb," "The Mother Lode," "Pirate's Cove" and "Granny's Attic." Entries for these design classes and all horticulture classes will be taken on Saturday, August 16 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Exhibitors in the Youth De- sign Division are asked to bring their materials and make their designs at the Flower Show Building on Friday, Au- gust 15 between 6 and 8 p.m. The title of the class is "Rainbow's End." Punch and cookies will be served. Mary Koonce will conduct a workshop on staging horticul- ture specimens at the Flower Show Building on Monday, Au- gust 11 at 7 p.m. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to sharpen their exhibiting Skills. Additional information may be found on pages 184-87 in the Fair Catalog which is available at the Extension Office at Bardane or at the local banks. GOP PICNIC The Jefferson County Re- publican Party will hold its an- num covered dish picnic at Sam Michaels Park on Job Corps Road on Thursday, August 7 be- ginning at 6 p.m. All Republi- cans and Independents and their families, including chil- dren, are welcome. Please call Gary Dungan at 535-6914 for more information.