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18 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, September 1, 2005 ,Jefferson Through County for Comes The Jefferson County Organization of Democratic Women would like to thank the people of Jefferson County for their generous do- nations of food, personal care and other items needed by our troops serving in Iraq. The donated items were collected by the JCODW during last week's county fair. Sarah Birnbach, JCODW President, spent the day Sunday sort- ing and organizing the hundreds of donations. "It is so gratifying to see the response of the people to the soldiers. It is another re- minder to me that, no matter how we feel about thewar, we have not lost our humanity to one another as people." The final inven- tory of donations included 2,600 minutes of AT&T calling cards, 16 books, 83 packages of ramen noodles, 88 bags of microwave pop- corn, 17 bags of dried fruit/trail mix, 23 bars of soap, 43 razors and numerous other items of all kinds. JCODW Coordinating Vice President Amy Morgan says she's not surprised by the generous outpouring of support. "Everyone I met who came to donate items seemed almost grateful to have an opportunity to help out; so appreciative of what we were doing and glad to be part of it. We felt that this was an effort that everyone could get behind and Jefferson County really came through." Donations continued to pour in all week. On Wednesday, two little girls came with a large bag filled with dozens of their Beanie Baby toys, happy to part with them knowing that they would end up in the loving hands of Iraqi children in need of their small com- fort. AVietnam veteran came by to say how much it meant to him and his fellow soldiers in Vietnam to receive books and other read- ing material from home. One little boy, Aaron Murdock, brought in a hand made card expressing his support, to be included in one of the packages. '~Fhese days, when American war casualties fall behind celeb- rity gossip in the news, I think it's important to remind ourselves that our 'forces' in Iraq are not just numbers or units. They are our friends, family, neighbors - individuals who sometimes need to escape into a good book, enjoy a favorite snack or just know that someone somewhere cares about them. When you are in the midst of a war, those things really mean a lot." noted Ms. Morgan. The JCODW express appreciation to all the wonderful volun- teers who helped make this project a success. Announces 17 New Shepherd University has added 17 new full-time faculty mem- bers for the fall 2005 semester. Karen Austin, Shepherdstown, has been named director of aca- demic support services/clinical assistant professor under the dean of Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resource. Austin holds a M.A. in Enghsh studies from Brigham Young University (1991). Dr. Mark Cook, Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been appointed special assistant professor, director of jazz studies in the Depart- ment of Music and Theater. Cook received a Ph.D. in music theory from the Catholic University of America in 2004. Dr. Heidi Dobish, Dewitt, New York, has been appointed assis- tant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Tufts Uni- versity, Medford, Massachusetts (2004). Dr. Margie Edwards, Newark, Delaware, has been named assis- tant professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Ge- ography. In 1999 she received her Ph.D. in family studies from the University of Delaware. Frederick Fleisher, Long Island City, New York, has been ap- pointed visiting professor of art in the Department of Art. He re- ceived a master of fine arts degree in studio art from Queens Col- lege, CUNY in 1999. D. Aaron Germ, North Olmstead, Ohio, has been named lectur- er/assistant librarian-coordinator of systems. He holds a master of library and information science degree from Kent State University (2002). Dr. David Gonzol, Pocatello, Idaho, has been appointed assis- tant professor of music in the Department of Music and Theater. He holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Mary- land at College Park (1995). Robert Haley, Hagerstown, Maryland, has been named lecturer/ assistant football coach. He holds a master of arts degree in geog- raphy from California University of Pennsylvama (1984). Erik Jones, Takoma Park, Maryland, has been appointed assis- tant professor of music in the Department of Music and Theater. Jones holds a master of music in choral conducting from the um- versity of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (1994). He is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts in choral conducting at the University of Maryland, College Park. Kristin Kaineg, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been named as- sistant professor of graphic arts in the Department of Art. She holds a master of fine art degree in graphic and interactive design from Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania (2004). Dr. Elizabeth Ann Miller, Harpers Ferry, has been named assis- tant p~ofessor of elementary education in the Department of Edu- cation. She holds a Ph.D. in elementary education from the Uni- versity of Iowa (2001). Dr. Robert Parkinson, Charlottesville, Virginia, has been ap- pointed assistant professor of history in the Department of His- tory. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 2005. Dr. Helen Lois Patton, Martinsburg, has been named busi- ness assistant professor of marketing and director of the Center for Economic Excellence. She received a Ph.D. in marketing/com- merce from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (19,98). Dr. Rajeev Rajaram, Ames, Iowa, has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University (2005). Sarah Smith, Mankato, Minnesota, has been appointed wom- en's volleyball coach. She holds a master of arts degree in sports management from Minnesota State University (2005). Dr. Barri Tinkler, Columbia, Maryland, has been named assis- tant professor of education in the Department of Education. She received a Ph.D. in education with emphasis in teacher education and qualitative research methods from the University of Denver (2004). James Willen, Chestertown, Maryland, has been appointed lec- turer/assistant men's basketball coach. He received a master's de- gree in psychology from Washington College, Chestertown, Mary- land (2005). Eastern Division Welcomes New Class The West Virginia Universi- vices. '~ e feel confident that ty Robert C. Byrd Health Sci- these medical students, the ences Center Eastern DiviSion class of 2007, will receive qual- welcomes new third-year medi- ity, hands-on training that will cal students to campus, successfully prepare them for a Sixteen students, five from career in medicine." the West Virginia School of Os- Returning home to the East- teopathic Medicine and 11 from ern Panhandle are WVU School of the West Virginia University Medicine students Justin Glasford School of Medicine, will learn and John Paul Jansen from Mar- medicine one-on-one from corn- tinsburg, Brian Green from In- munity based physicians in the wood, and Travis ~,]aildt from region and train at the WVU Berkeley Springs. "[fs nice to be Hospitals East (City Hospital back home with family and friends and Jefferson Memorial Hospi- andto havethe opportumty to con- tal), the Veterans Affairs Medi- tinue my medical education m the cal Center, Harpers Ferry Fam- community," said Schildt~ ily Medicine and Shenandoah The Eastern Division has. Community Health Center. a total of 27 medical students '"~Ve have an outstanding enrolled and 28 pharmacy stu- group of men and women," said dents that will complete at Rosemarie Cannarella, MD, as- least one rotation in the East- sociate dean for student ser- ern Panhandle. Geraldine Zinner Provides Example of Entrepreneurship Geraldine Zinner, at age 92, displays and events. is living proof that it's never too Defining Willow Run Farms, late to stay ahead of the curve LLC, as Time and Space to and start your own business. Take a Break, Geraldine's goal When her husband became ill, is to keep the farms a peaceful Geraldine took on the challenge and natural habitat where, for of managing the family farm in a small fee, guests can come for Back Creek Valley, where she a quiet, renewing stroll in the has lived for almost 45 years, woods, a picnic, or pitch a tent In an effort to keep ahead of and spend the night at one of the developers and pressure to the campsites and enjoy nature sell her land, Geraldine joined in its own home. For that tea- with her children and their son, visitors must come pre- spouses, who also live on the pared to walk and move at a property, to create a unique slower pace as no motorized agritourism business, Willow vehicles or RV camping are al- Run Farms, LLC. lowed. A family atmosphere is Half of her farm is devoted important. to traditional farming, cultivat- Geraldine likes to say that ing hay and raising beef cat- Willow Run Farms, LLC, of- tle. But the other half is now fer Green Therapy as the cure open to the public on weekends for NDD (Nature Deficit Disor- for hiking the four trails that der). wind through woods and fields, For more information, call primitive camping and historic Geraldine at 754-3906. Library to Host Exhibition Gayle Marshall Johnson Johnson Promoted at BCT Gayle Marshall Johnson has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Finan- cial Officer at Bank of Charles Town (BCT) and Potomac Banc- shares, Inc announced Presi- dent and CEO Robert F. Baron- ner, Jr. A native of Charles Town, Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English litera- ture from University of Tennes- see at Chattanooga. After tak- ing additional coursework in accounting, she received her CPA in 1980. With a background in public accounting, secretarial work, bookkeeping and auditing, Johnson has been with BCT since 1977. She started her ca- reer as an Internal Auditor, a position that Bank of Charles Town created at that time. In 1988, the bank found that it needed to separate its account- ing and auditing functions and she became Financial Officer, also a newly-created position. Johnson was promoted to Vice President in 1990 and has been Chief Financial Officer of Potomac Bancshares, the hold- ing company for BCT, since its inception in 1994. In addition to her new title, Johnson also serves as secre- tary of BCT and treasurer of Potomac Bancshares. She is an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town, participating in the sanctuary choir and as church treasurer. She serves on the Jefferson Healthcare Foun- dation Board of Directors. Johnson resides in Charles Town with her husband, Earl. BCT is a full service bank with locations in Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Kearneysville, Hedgesville and Martinsburg and is a wholly-owned subsid- iary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. The bank recently com- pleted a new, full-service loca- tion on Tuscarora Pike in Mar- tinsburg. The Shepherd University Scarborough Library will host an exhibitionofblack-and-white photographs from the recently published Still Life Images of Antietam, by Shepherdstown resident H. Casser-Jayne, from August 8-October 29. A recep- tion for the artist will be held Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 p.m. Signed copies of her book will be available. Featuring 70 duotone images with Civil War era quotes, the book captures the spirit that in- habits the battlefield. "With an artistic eye, H. Casser-Jayne portrays a refreshing view of the battle, her vision defined, clear, recreating the technical and tactical within the confines of her art," said John Howard, Antietam National Battlefield Park superintendent. A working artist for 25 years, Casser-Jayne became obsessed with the Battle of Antietam af- ter discovering a Civil War bul- let on her farm six miles across the Potomac from the site of one of the most devastating days in American history. For more information on the exhibit contact Steve War- rick, reserves coordinator, at 304/876-5691. Annual Senior The Senior Annual Picnic will be held at the Moose Lodge on September 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Come join the fun with music, dancing, games and prizes. Cost is $3 per person. Call 725-4044 for reservations. 7th Rocking Day Scheduled The Auxiliary of City Hospi- tal will sponsor its seventh an- nual Rocking "Chair"-ity Day on Saturday, September 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Martins- burg Cracker Barrel Restaurant. The proceeds from the fundrais- er will be used to purchase wheel chairs for City Hospital. Age and skill are not an issue for the event since individuals of all ages can participate. There will be plenty of rocking chairs, including smaller versions for the youngest of rockers. Anyone may sign up for as many half- hour segments of rocking as they VISIONS Program to Benefit Seniors West Wwginians who have visu- al impairments no longer have to leave the house to receive servic- es. VISIONS, a new program that provides m-home servies to West V',rginians age 35 and older helps people with visual impairments to live more independently m their homes. VISIONS, which stands for Vi- sually Impaired Seniors In-home Outreach and Networking Ser- vices, is a statewide program con- ducted through the Center for Excenence m Disabilities (CED) at West V'lrginia University that provides independent h~ng plans and low vision aids to help with reading, cooking, organizing and communicating. VISIONS staff also conduct presentations on low vision assistive technology. To qualify for this program in- dividuals must be 55 years of age or older, have best corrected vision of 20/70 or worse m both eyes, and be unemployed. For more information, to make a referral to the program, or to schedule outreach activities m your community call 1-800-642- 3021. wish, getting otherst ' their efforts. donations on for each half-hour '~qae entire vited to join us for a lowship cause," says Ruth er, auxiliary Cracker Barrel's such a pleasant time with friends and you know. The management are so tic about helping us everyone ly adds to the We are very hosting this event for 1 In the same past, the restaurant vide food and drinks and each rocker into the drawing chair. An awarded to the es the most money. Individuals, nesses and teams are and encouraged to in this "fun" more information mg "Chail;'-ity Day City Hospital's 1223. Fitness A class Tuesday, October 4, from 6 Gharles Town The instructor will Winston, To register for sive start to Jefferson County tion at 728-9224. formation on the don Winston at John Sheridan Named Shepherd Library Dean John Sheridan has been named the dean ruction sciences at Shepherd University. He will join sity staff on October 3. Sheridan has been the library supervisor at Zayed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 2002. university librarian at Soka University of American i~ (1999-2001), college librarian at Colorado College head librarian at Transylvania University in 1984), technical service librarian at Knox Colle 1984), and cataloging librarian and coordinator of vices at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (1973-1 idan was an ALA-USIA Bookfellow at the University c hyla Academy in Kiev, Ukraine (December He received a B.A. in classics from City College 1970, an A.M. in classical studies from I and an M.A. in library science from the University Milwaukee in 1973. He has served as a councilor-at-large of the Association and as a board of directors member tion of College and Research Libraries. Do you want to learn QuickBooks? Have no time manuals? QuickBooks: Fundamentals and QuickBookS: and Business Management are for you. "QuickBooks: Fundamentals," will be presented e~ September 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will learn Books software can do to help you manage your igating through QuickBooks, and working on data, hands on at a computer. "QuickBooks: Reporting and Business Mana presented on Thursday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to learn how to customize QuickBooks and filter duce customized reports for your business, and do cash flow forecasting. These workshops will be held at CTC Shepherd, West Stephen Street in Martinsburg. A one time fee enroll you in both workshops. Seating is limited and tion is required by September 9. Please call SBDC to register. Christina Lundberg of the Small Business of CTC Shepherd in conjunction with Lisa beth Jones, of Cox Holhda LLP, CPAs, will be informative workshops. Quad State Meeting The Quad State Women Veterans will meet ber 10 at noon, at Stinger's 7704 Old National Pike, i~ Md. All women veterans are welcome. For more (301) 432-4780. Subscribe to the Spirit of CALL (304) 725-2046