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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, Septernber 1, 2005 23 Continued from Page 21 vision is to be the best in all ways. From our superior quality to our innovative approach to treatment, to our being, we continually strive to be the best! 9 ,An Excellent Benefits Package Flexible Schedules Salaries Interested applicants, please stop by and apply in person or contact: 110 Chalmers Court Berryville,VA 22611 / Tel: (540) 955-9995 Fax: (540) 955-4045 beve(!y for his annual Pack Horse Ford River Walk/Town Picnic. Hardy adventurers of Shepherdstown and the surrounding area are invited to meet at the college wall in front of McMurran Halt no later than 12 noon, whereupon the mayor will lead the group east on German Street down River Road to the famous Pack Horse Ford. The river will be forded, leading all to the C&O Canal towpath on the Maryland side of the river. A park service ranger will join the group at this point and describe the canal lock sys- tem. Following this sharing of information, boats will carry the participants on a return trip across the Potomac to the town boat launch for the town picnic with everyone encour- aged to bring a covered dish filled with wonderful gourmet taste treats which will join hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken for the meal. Not a river forder? Then join the group about 3 p.m.' at the Princess Street boat ramp for the picnic and some community fellowship. Questions? A call to the mayor at Town Hall will provide the answers. Father's Garden Perhaps you would like to increase your collection of favorite blooms, reproduce that difficult-to-find plant, or preserve a flower with family history. Taking cuttings is an in- teresting way to share or expand the beauty of your garden. When I moved from my par- ents' home in Martinsburg, I brought cuttings of several long-time favorites, including the wine-colored lilac, the hearty Rose of Sharon, our boxwoods, and several others which had been a part of our landscape, most for the 50-some years we occupied the property. These specimens were then rooted and many decorate my yard today bringing memories of home and family. .Many of us have had success rooting leafy plants such as coleus, philodendron, and even violets. A short stem with leaves will form roots quickly in water, potting soil, or vermicu- rite. However, the same is not true for trees and shrubs. With these you will want to pay more attention to the type of root cutting you take and the timing of your cut. It is impor- tant to know that these factors will vary, depending on the type of plant you wish to propa- gate. With a bit of know-how, plants like roses, lilacs, forsythia, and spireas will be taking root and adding color to your garden and yard. Before you begin the actual cutting process, it is important to know that there are some plants which are patented. This is true of many of the new ones. Therefore, you cannot take a cutting from an existing plant to begin a new one without the permission of the owner of the patent. The right to take cuttings, etc is that of the company which spent the time and money developing the new or unusual variety. A close look at the tag attached to the plant or a question directed to your nurseryman will reveal a patent number or in- formation that the patent is pending. These patents are about 20 years in duration. After that, cuttings may be taken. By honoring the patent, you help support those who work to introduce adaptations of a species for us to enjoy. Of course, there are lots of old family favorites and traditional garden beauties that are not under patents, and these make good candidates to grow from cuttings. A Glimpse Into History The following information may produce a memory dr two for some who read this col- umn, for it is a summary of the "Shepherdstown Bicentennial". Materials used are from the Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society. "Observance of the Bicentennial of Shepherdstown's Charter was planned by the His- toric Shepherdstown Commission to present a glimpse into the history of the old town through the years -- the people, their churches, homes, craftsmanship, schools, and cus- toms. Its program extended from October 20 through November 30, 1962." "However, The Independent, now the town's only newspaper, independently began the observance by publishing on the first Wednesday in January, the first of a series of sketch- es of Prominent Men of Shepherdstown during its First 200 Years. Each week, the paper had a sketch of some prominent man, no longer living, and continued such until 50 sketch- es appeared. They were written by a member of the Historic Shepherdstown Commis- sion." "Also antedating the October 20 to November 30 observance was a telephone call on August 21 from Mayor Louis Scribner, of Charlottesville, Va to Mayor Walter Knott, of Shepherdstown, extending felicitations and referring to the chartering of the two towns in the English colony of Virginia on the same day and their both being named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who became the wife of King George III of England late in 1761. Charlot- tesville and Mecklenburg (later called Shepherd's Town and finally Shepherdstown) were chartered at a time when it was popular to name towns and counties for the new Queen. The telephone call did not refer to Thomas Shepherd's having arrived by 1734 and having sold some twenty lots about a decade before his town was chartered as Mecklenburg in 1762." EOE M/F/D/V Drug-free workplace Help Wanted TOWN INWOOD Management positions hours/All shifts b tlniforms/Discount meals -- Benefits for full time --- fun atmosphere provided "Merit Based Raises --- potential Drug Testing lvailabfe: 160 Willow Spring Dr. Town, WV 25414 - 4859 Gerrardstown Rd. Inwood, WV 25428 Foods Company GOLF AND friendly, assertive following full and Part.time positions: Assistant Chef Bartender PM Bussers ' Cart Atlendant Olshwashers (.540) 338- 7679 interview. Professional pianist & teacher with music degree & 15 years teaching experience. Active member Music Teachers National Assoc. & National Guild of Piano Teachers. Are you tired of the 12 hour shifts? Are you tired of giving up holidays with your family? Are you Ured of being stuck on shifts sometimes by yourself?. If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then this position is for you. Position is in our Martinsburg office and entails home visits and super- vision of caregivers. Experience working with the elderly and disabled preferred. Muiti-c0unty travel required. RN licensure in good standing and valid WV Driver's License required. Fax resume with cover letter to Director, 304-472-4673. Position remains open until filled by qualified individual. EOE/AA Employer STRAW, CLEAN & bright. 2 BR house on Rt. 9 east. 725-5183.2/4/tf 2 BR upstairs apt. in Ke- NEW AND used farm ameysville. 725-5753. equipment. Rows, discs, 8/11/ff rotary cutters, 6, 7, and 8 3 8R ranch house, adja- ft. blades. $265 and up. cent to Locust Hill Gaff Used traders of various Course. Excellent condi-. sizes. EdgarA. Bohrer (304) tion. $1650/mo. + utili- 229-8354. 4/1/tf ties. Refs credit chock, NEW AND used ports for sec. dep no pets. Avail- older tractors. Edgar A. able now. 304-725-6670. Bohrer. 229-8354. 8/3/ff 8/18/4t Registered Angus bulls. 3 BR Ranch on 1/2 acre Eostwood Angus. Stanley with basement. $990.00. Dunn, 725-8308. J.F. Pekar, Broker. 725- 2/26/tf 6571 or 671-6227. 2 BR, 1 8A mobile home 9/1/lt in downtown Leesburg. 1 8R efficiency, 110 S. New paint, carpet, ap- Charles St. $440/mo. One pliances. Central A/C & person occupancy. 1 yr. shed. $19,500. 540-980- lease. Call Lou Ann (304) 5120. 9/1/2tpd 283-4794. 9/1/3t MAKE EXTRA MONEY. From Home Earn as you leam with this proven system. Complete Train- ing Provided. Eam extra income. For more infer- marion please contad Phoebe Assaad at 1-888- 417-8133 www.dreamlife- 8/18/4tpd NURSING Team Leader- team oriented Registered Nurse to supervise, hospice nursing care in Jefferson County. 2 yrs nursing exp. hospice or home health preferred, management exp. preferred. Some nurs- ing on call required. Com- petitive benefit package. Call Hospice of the Pan- . handle 304-264-0406. EOE. 8/25/4t Diesel Mechanics: Com- petitive Compensationl Vacation, Holiday & Sick Payl Great Benefits. FT/ PT Experience Preferred. 142 Musket Dr. All Truck Repair, Winchester, Va 22602. 800-932-4001 9/1/2t FOR A low cost for sixty and neutering coU Spoy Today. 728-8330. 5/30/ff M iscel. King & Queen pageant. Aug. 14, Front Royal. Sept. 11, Martinsburg. Call 304- 229-0130. 7/21/8t Blue Ridge Lawn Care Mowing & Trimming, Mulching, Power Washing, Driveway Seal Coating, Gutter Cleaning. Licensed & insured. 304-535- 1587. Owner Operated 8/18/4tpd End of Seasorl Sale. Pat- h/'s Pageant Wear. 304- 267-6704 or 304-260- 0770. 9/1/4t Halloween Pageant Oct. 9. Harpers Ferry Qual- ity Inn. No glitz King & Queen. For into call 304-229-0130 or sandyscott@direcway. cam 9/1/6t Carl the Spirit 725-2N6 Assemble Backpacks One of seven teams is pictured here from the Shepherdsfown Lutheran Parish that helped check and assemble 539 school backpacks for Jefferson County Community Ministries (JCCM). To date, 404 book bags and supplies have been distributed. Thirty-one churches from throughout the county donated the backpacks for this project. JCCM also received nu- merous cash donations to help purchase additional supplies. The Shepherdstown Lutheran Parish donated 40 complete backpacks and, with coopera- tion of Thrivent, a Lutheran financial organization: gave a $1,000 donation to Bill Willing- ham, director of JCCM. This is one of the monthly community ministry projects performed by the Shepherdstown Lutheran Parish. Pictured above, from left, are Pastor Fred Soltow, Paul Johnson, Karen Johnson, Bill Will- ingham, Sarah Soltow, and Norma Phelps. New Endowment to Benefit Free " " The Charles Town-based Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic will benefit from a newly es- tablished endowment fund within the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. The fund was created through the vision of 2005 Spirit of the Panhandle Katharine Costea, a Harpers Ferry area resident. Costea was honored in April as an exemplary volunteer in the community by the East- ern West Virginia Community Foundation. She has volunteered more than 16 years at Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital and the Food Pantry of Jefferson County Community Ministries. In addition to recognition, the Community Foundation awarded her grantmaking decision for a $5,000 endowment fund, donated by the Bank of Charles Town. Costea chose the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic as beneficiary of the fund because of the organization's free medical services, lab services, specialist referrals, and pharmaceu- ticals to so many in need in the Panhandle. She was impressed with the clinic's dedicated volunteer base of more than 120 and relationships with area medical schools and nursing programs. "This is a wonderful way to build our future medical services," said Kaye Napolitano; executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic. "We're honored to be part of Mrs. Costea's generous vision and to have this endowment partnership with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation." The Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic serves more than 1,000 poverty based and low-in- come patients. It depends upon private donations and grants to support its operations. It is also a United Way agency. The endowment fund will provide annual distributions to the clinic to help offset its annual operations cost. It can accept additional donations from any individual or organization The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation provides financial stewardship for more than 50 endowment funds and holds approximately $3.2 million in endowment and makes grants and scholarships of $85,000 to $100,0.00 each year. Donors name their fund and provide grantmaking vision for yearly distributions. It was founded in 1995. Multiples Club Meeting The Shenandoah Valley Parents of Multiples Club will meet on Tuesday, September 6, at 7 p.m. at the Winchester Medical Center Day Care Center Building that is located directly across from the Emergency Center. Mom's Night Out for members and prospective members is Thursday, September 22 at Brewbaker's in Old Towne Winchester beginning at 7 p.m. Leave the kids at home and come join other members for an evening of great conversation and food. The SVPOMC is open to any parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of multiple birth children (twins, triplets, quads, +). We are members of the Mid-Atlantic Parents of Mul- tiples Organization and the National Organization of Twins. To join this special club, dues are $25 per year. For more information about the club and its activities, please contact Georgia Gessler at 876-3923.