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2 SRIRLT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, September 1,2005 In Memoriam Helene J. Bazzrea Helene J. Bazzrea, 66, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born October 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Arsenio Albert Alvarez and Helen (Shuma) Alvarez. She was twice married, first to Benny Jack Cameron, who died November 28, 1980, and then to Jerry F. Bazzrea, who died November 23, 1997. Mrs. Bazzrea had been em- ployed at the Little Be Peep Day Care Center in Ranson. She previously retired from the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md after 30 years of service. She had also been employed at the for- mer Dixie-Narco, Inc plant in aanson. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Bazzrea was a graduate of Charles Town High School in the Class of 1956 and attended Shepherd College. She was a CEO member and a member of the Scarborough Society. She was a former Girl Scout leader. She is survived by a daugh- ter, Jacquelyn "Jacky" Camer- on, Stephens City, Va.; three brothers, Ramon Alvarez, Shepherdstown, Manuell A1- varez, Middleway, and Mike Alvarez, Kabletown; one niece and six nephews. A Memorial Mass was held at the Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home last Satur- day, August 27, at 10 a.m. Fa- ther George W. Pucciarelli of- ficiated and interment was in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Harpers Ferry. Memorial remembrances may take the form of contribu- tions to the American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Avenue, :Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601, or to the Shepherd Universi- :ty Foundation, P.O. Box 3210, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Martha Lou Whisner Martha Lou Whisner, 57, of 'Charles Town, died Sunday, August 28, 2005, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Born in Jefferson County, January 25, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Alonza S. Welch and Katherine L. (Frit- ts) Welch. Mrs. Whisner had been for- merly employed at the CVS Store in Somerset Village and Hilldale Shopping Center. She was of the Methodist :faith. Survivors include one grand- daughter, Katelin Thompson; two sisters, Hope E. Thomp- son, Charles Town, and Peggy J. Adrian, Inwood; three neph- ews; two nieces; two great-niec- Since1918 EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Alan H. Norton, Licensee Robert L. Spencer, Licensee-In-Charge Traditional & Cremation Funerals Family Owned & Operated 304.535.6500 Harpers Ferry, WV es; and one great-nephew. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Delores A. Welch and Doris L. Newcomb. Services were conducted Wednesday, August 31, at 9:30 a.m. at the Melvin T. Strid- er Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor Michael Staubs officiated and interment was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery at Great Cacapon, W.Va. Republican's Women's Club The Jefferson County Repub- lican Women's Club will hold a business meeting on Septem- ber 7 at the home of Mrs. Anne Dungan, Bohvar Heights. Members are reminded to bring a bag lunch and meet at the Dungan residence at 11 a.m.' For directions and further information, please contact Su- san Collins at 263-4353. Reopening of Ram's Den Announced The Shepherd University Dining Services will hold the grand opening of the remodeled Ram's Den on Monday, Septem- ber 12 at 10 a.m. in the Student Center. Members of Dining Services, Student Affairs, senior officials from U.S. Foods and Tysons Foodservice, and representa- tives from Callas Construction will be on hand to celebrate the upgraded services within the Ram's Den. Dining Services spent $60,000 to add 360 square feet of ex- panded retail space and equip- ment to create a scatter service format with. a restaurant food court look and feel. With the help of Tyson Food- service and U.S. Foods, the Ram's Den has added four new retail concepts including Island Oasis smoothies, Nescaf6 hot and cold blended coffee bever- ages, Crustano's sandwiches, and On the Go express sand- wiches and salads to the over- all menu. Dining Services also repainted and installed new cabinetry to create a unified de- sign throughout the Ram's Den while preserving the unique im- age of each concept within the respective spaces. A second cash register was added to increase speed of service. Service at the Ram's Den be- gan Monday, August 12. The new concepts and service for- mat are working well with Shepherd's new meal plan that began this semester. Funding for the renovations was secured through retained earnings at the end of fiscal year 2005 gen- erated through operational cost reductions. Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate Closing To Observe Labor Day Holiday The Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate will be closing its business office this coming Monday, September 5, 2005, to allow its staff members to enjoy the last full holiday of the summer Labor Day. This day honors the workers of the United States and the management of The Spirit wants its employees to share in the celebration of this day in their honor. All editorial and news materials should be submitted to the newspaper no later than Friday, September 2. This includes materials from the newspaper's correspondents. We hope that Labor Day 2005 is a very enjoyable holiday for everyone. This holiday traditionally means lots of traffic on area highways, so please exercise extreme caution when trav- eling. Also, check Page One to see about the sobriety checkpoint being put into place by the Charles Town Police Department. Enjoy your holiday! Girls Scouts Honor Eastern Panhandle Women of Distinction Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council will honor seven outstanding women in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia at its first Women of Distinction luncheon, underwritten by Mountain State University, at 11 a.m. on September 8 at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown. The Women of Distinction highlights the importance of positive female role models and the significance of Girl Scouting in the lives of the girls. The seven honorees represent the Arts, Busi- ness/Industry, Human Services, Legal Profession, Public Services, Health Care and Education. Nominations were received from indi- viduals, local business and service organizations in Berkeley, Jef- ferson and Morgan counties. Each honoree has been teamed up with a Senior Girl Scout who will interview her and prepare a presentation for the luncheon pro- gram. They will also receive a distinctive award custom designed by the staff of Christian Caine Jewelers in Shepherdstown. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Girl Scouts of the East- ern Panhandle. Women of Distinction sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tickets for the luncheon are $40 in advance. To obtain a Women in Distinction sponsorship packet or to purchase tickets, contact the Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council at 263-8833. Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council, a United Way agency, serves over 5,000 girls with the support of 1,400 adult volunteers in a 15-coun- ty area. Jefferson County Memorial of the United States. Our ex- VFW Post 3522 Ladies Auxil-citing programs involve local, iary is having a membershipdistrict, state and national lev- drive. As a member of the VFW els of our organization. Join us Ladies Auxiliary, you couldnow. Be a volunteer, learn to support our troops by sending become a leeider and best of all, letters; assisting families left make new friends. behind; donating to care pack- Those eligible for member- ages; or by providing long dis- ship are wiws, widows, moth- tance telephone cards whichers, foster and stepmothers would give those who have kept (who have performed the du- America free what they wantties of parent), grandmoth- most, a chance to hear a loved ers, daughters, granddaugh- one's voice, ters, foster and step-daughters You may also sponsor promis- (who attained the status prior ing cancer research and rejoice to age 16 and the duties of par- with us as scientists develop ent were performed); sisters, new treatments and curve for half-sisters, foster sisters and this dreaded disease. Delight stepsisters (who attained the in the creative patriotism ex- status before the age of 16) of pressed by students in grades persons who were or are eligi- 9-12 in the Young America Cre- ble for membership in the Vet- ative Patriotic Art contest offer- erans of Foreign Wars of the ing opportunities to more than United States. Authorization is 5,000 students each year. shown on veteran's separation You may also encourage 12- documents. If you think you 15 year old students to enter would like to be a member of the Outstanding Young Vol- this great organization, contact unteer of the Year Award con- Betty Jean Zigler, 725-2575 or test and gain new insight into Pat Callahan, 725-1253. their energy and compassion. You can help with any of these programs by becoming a mem- ber of the Ladies Auxiliary to Volunteer the Veterans of Foreign Wars Orientation Beginning Thursday, Sep- tember 8, the South Jefferson Public Library will begin offer- ing a lap babies program. The program is open to ages 3 and under with their parent. Songs, books, finger play and more will be offered during the program. For more information, contact the library at 725-6227. New books are arriving week- ly at the library. The latest addi- tions to the collection are Chill Factor by Sandra Brown, Life- guard by James Patterson, The Historian by Elizabeth Kosto- va, Double Tap by Steve Mar- tini and many more along with biographies and cookbooks. Ti- tles are also being added to our audio and CD collection. Stop by today to see what we offer. Preschool story hour is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and Wednesday at 1 p.m. for chil- dren ages 3-5. Weekly themes are planned with stories, rhymes or songs and crafts. Join in the fun and make this a weekly visit for your child. Watch for future articles on upcoming programs for fall. Library hours are Mon- day and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. A notary is available Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library also offers copier service, fax ser- vice, internet use and the use of their meeting room. Contact the library for more informa- tion about the meeting room for community use. Good Shepherd Caregivers, a Faith in Action program and United Way member agency, is hosting a volunteer orientation and training workshop. These sessions are held quarterly for new volunteers to learn about Good Shepherd Caregivers and how they can volunteer to help their neighbor, and for current volunteers to share their expe- riences. Good Shepherd volun- teers provide non-medical care- giving to elderly, disabled and homebound residents of Jef- ferson County. Good Shepherd volunteers help to enhance in- dependence, dignity, and quali- ty of life for the Jefferson Coun- ty community. Please join in the next orien- tation and training to find out how you can help your neigh- bor. Call 876-3325 or 725-2262 for more information or stop by the Shepherdstown office at 101 S. Princess Street. The date and time of the ses- sion is: '~golunteer Orienta- tion and Training Workshop" Wednesday, September 7 at 4 p.m. at the Parish House of Zion Episcopal Church, 221 East Washington Street, Charles Town. Granites .Bronze .Marble .Plaques .Vases Cemetery Engraving Service I No Overhead mpare Our Prices S ce The m-State Area 11 e.O. Box216 Harpers iCerry. W. Va. 254~" 535-2278 13 Bubble Contest Tanner Cantrell of Harpers Ferry, recently won Wal-mart and Dubble Bubble's Bubble Blowing eight-inch bubble. The national competition s Mart and Double Bubble, was held in August. with a Charles Town WaI-Mart's store manager. Flare 2005 will be hosted by Rock Spring Saturday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Farm Road, Kearneysville. See Tony Depot Car. 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