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J ,jJ |HOW PAVILION FOR CATTLE, LATEST ADDITION AT FAIR GROUNDS show pavilion, which measures 48 feet wide as against the 36- of the other such facilities, has been completed at the Jefferson Fair grounds in time for use for this 26th annual fair, and it will provide much needed additional space for displaying the livestock air. This building, like all of the others constructed on the fair grounds, all done through volunteer labor, with the Fair Board providing the through financial contributions from variot/s businesses, industries anizations in the county, according to Jim Staley, Jefferson County's agent and secretary of the Fair Board. The above picture shows of the fair's board of directors and other volunteer labor putting the the most recent livestock exhibition area. Completion of this building the fair a total of seven separate buildings, including the South Jefferson concession stand. Work was expected to be completed this week over the stage at the fairgrounds, Staley stated, this work being done on Homemakers of Jefferson County. (Photo by Jim Tabb) ic Emergency Loans Offered gh FmHA Office EConomic Emergency for farmers who :ial caused or cost-price now in effect through Farmers Home Ad- PINNA. Jr., the agen- knty supervisor for Jefferson, and COunties reports that Prepared to take ap- at the FmHA County Office in Emergency loans under the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 signed by President Carter August 4. They offer special help to farmers who are hard-pressed by recent shortage of credit from their regular lenders, or by debts accumulated during the recent period of low farm prices. Rosier said the Economic Emergency loan program was enacted by Congress, with Administration support, in recognition of the fact that "economic conditions, as well as weather, are often beyond farmers' control." 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Loans made directly by FmHA will be at an interest rate equivalent to the cost of money secured by the government through sale of its securities to the public, plus an ad- ministrative add-on of up to one percent. The rate initially will be 81/2 percent. Guaranteed loans will be made at rates negotiated between borrower and lender the FmHA providing the lender up to a 90 percent guarantee against loss. Loans for operating purposes will be made for terms of up to 7 years, with loan consolidations and rescheduling for another 7 years permitted, and 20-year payment authorized under special conditions. Real estate loans may be made for up to 40 years. Loans for annually- recurring expenses will be repayable annually. 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They i include various programs of non-emergency real estate and production loans to family-size farms, terms of which will soon be broadened under the recent Credit Act; emergency loans to farms damaged by natural disaster, and loans or grants for mousing, community facilities and business and industry in rural areas. LEETOWN Mrs. Ruth Locke Dial 725-8309 The Extension Homemakers Club met at Cliffside Motel for a dutchtreat Wednesday, Aug. 16. Fifteen members were present. Mter the meal a short business meeting was held with Mrs. Glenn Quinn, president, in charge. Plans were made for the fair and book reports taken up. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Robert Whitmore, Kearneysville. Mrs. Ily Bratina will have the lesson. Word was received here Friday of the death of Barge R. Breslin, Springfield, Pa. He has relatives in both Jefferson and Berkeley County and visited in the area many times. Interment was in Hedgesville Cemetery, held Tuesday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Monte Stuckey is a surgical patient in Winchester Memorial Hospital. Mr. Carl Hill, Bakerton, and Mrs. Millard Edwards, attended the Singles Club at the home of Mrs. Louise Bradley on Wed- nesday, with 12 attending. Mrs. Charles Blue, Mar- tinsburg, spent Tuesday with Mrs. James S. Locke. Rev. and Mrs. John M. Emert moved on Friday to their new home near the Methodist Church. Mr. Charles "Whitt" Whit- tington is a patient in the Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Henry have returned from Nags Head and Hampton, Va., where they visited Dr. and Mrs. Frank Henry and family. UGHT& RIGHT for rugged work Cellulose cushion insole Cushion crepe sole and heel Rugged full-grain leather SOUTHERN STATES CHARLES TOWN,W.VA. "Does myinsurance cover that?" Have you bought an expensive item lately - color 'IV or stereo equipment, furniture, boat, camping equipment, fine art, jewelry? Moore Insurance and Realty Company, Washington, Alexander and Cooke Agency will review your added risks and policies to be sure of adequate insurance. Moore Insurance And Realty Compeny Washington, Alexander And Cooke Sinc 1870 Charles Town. W Va. 1 I0 North George St. - 725-5115 Mr. and Mrs. Marion Blue attended the Koonce and Everhart wedding in Shepherdstown at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday and the reception at the McFarland House, 409 South Queen Street in Martinsburg. The U.M. Sunday School had their picnic Sunday, Aug. 20, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hendricks. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hen- dricks and family of Maine, visited Dr. and Mrs. Graham Bullock and family over the weekend. Miss Lydia Starliper celebrated her birthday on August 24. The Edwards reunion was held Sunday, the 20th of August at the home of Donald Swartz, with 30 present. The young people en- joyed swimming and games. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Willson of Warrenton, Va., drove the farthest. Sale Surplus, Property Nets. Total $94,000 The Jefferson County Board of Education, expressing satisfaction with prices paid for real property auctioned off last Saturday, is holding an odds and ends public auction this Saturday at the old main- tenance headquarters in Ran- son. Saturday's auction, to be cried by Paul Miller, will feature such items as fifteen brass fire ex- tinguishers, five sculptured murals from old Wright-Denny School; twenty-five student desks; twelve electric motors; old tires; 55-gallon oil drums and other articles. Last Saturday, the board disposed of four pieces of surplus real property. Sold for $60,000 was the old Jefferson Beard of Education Maintenance Headquarters in Ranson. The property, corn- of about one - and - a - third acres with some im- provements, went to Carlos Niederhauser, who indicated he would utilize it as a repair center for foreign automobiles. One acre of land lying between Belvedere Heights and Jef- fersonian Manor Nursing Home was purchased by James F. Hocker, of the nursing home, for $5,000. The old Rippon Elementary School was knocked down for $28,000. It was bought by Steven L. Bittinger , who indicated it would be renovated and turned into apartments. And finally, a quarter of an acre of land in Middleway was purchased for $1,000 by Densie Trusdell. Linda Johnson Is Jefferson's JTop 4-H Leader In a special ceremony at the annual State 4-H Leaders' Weekend at Jackson's Mill, Mrs. Linda Johnson was chosen as the Outstanding 4-H Leader of 1978 by Jefferson County. Mrs. Johnson is the 4-H Leader for the Mountaineer 4-H Club of Harpers Ferry. She has worked with the club for three years,: and for two years she has been: the secretary for the 4-H Leaders Association. Mrs. Johnson was recently appointed to the Tri-County 4-H Camp Planning Circle. Mrs. Johnson has seven children of which six are active in 4-H. In addition to these 4-H ac- tivities she is the chairman of the board of directors for Jef- ferson Food Corporation. She is employed as a U.S. mail carrier for Harpers Ferry Post Office. and is also employed by Jef- ferson County Board of Education as a substitute school bus driver. Mrs. Edna "Bonnie" Viands was selected as the Outstanding New Leader of the year during the workshop weekend. Mrs SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE I THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1978 Viands is the assistant leader for the Mountaineer 4-H club. Mrs. Johnson was quoted as saying, "Our! club has made significant progress over the past year, and much of the credit for this goes to the tireless support and help I receive from Bonnie Viands and her family as well as the terrific group of kids we work with." Moose ladies In Monthly Meeting The ;harles Town Chapter of the Women of the Moose No. 1028 met on August 8. This meeting was conducted by chairman Marie White since it was the month for the Star Recorder to preside. Other Star Recorders present were Helen Barnard and Elizabeth Pope. At this meeting the committee presented a donation for business machines at Mooseheart and the scholarship fund. New members enrollei at this meeting were Betty Giffin, Wilma Hockensmith, Jane Link, Doris Robinson and Florence Thorpe. A new member enrolled in July, who has not been previously listed,.is Kathleen Linton. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served. Our next meeting will be held September 12 at 8 p.m. A Cholee "Which would you rather give up, wine or women?" "It depends on the vin- tage." 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