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30,000 Attended Clarke Fair; Grossed $100,000 30,000 people attended Clarke County Fair week of August 21 by County Ruritan Club Ruritan Fair Grounds. Fair Treasurer Eustace has estimated that the over $100,000.00. But Fair expenses were so it will be some before the actual profit is fair brought $18,500, while food sales over $24,000. The produced $15,000, of Ruritans will receive 4-H and FFA livestock produced the most money, in over $38,000. This was handled through 4-H the county extension program, and the local 4-H'ers will receive all the money that was spent at the sales. Saturday night the Clarke County Fair expected the biggest night in its history. "I guess we bad 6,000 or 7,000 people in there Saturday night. That's the most that's ever been on those grounds," said Jackson. Childs, who spent at least 16 hours a day keeping things running smoothly at the fair, said he wanted to thank the people of Clarke County and the surrounding areas for their support. Childs praised the 4-H and FFA youths for their hard work throughout the week in presenting top livestock exhibits. RIDGE ACRES Faith B. Cone Dial 725-5488 the Blue Ridge Acres with three different reminds you of a of musical chairs or odd- have a point. winter, Lucia Downing clime and Libby r picks up the tempo of her hospital work. So I, Cone, will be writing the with Libby Cooper as back-up in case I or goof-off. But there a BRA column bringing informal, fun news about ountain hamlet or nearby Day is a great time to there is so much on. There was a great and influx over the long a beautiful one for a especially for the last of the season. Our three have gone their ways. Early to leave Fisher and Nancy to return to their college Pare Lokkin, the pool ger, handled the pool the last of the season Weekend assists from Scan one of the Waterford Pare will be in the ton D.C. area for a tudying at the Institute for Perhaps she can now and again. and away for Labor Day were Dutch and Dee Y. Together with their two blonds, Darren and , tried out their new and headed for Dee's near the Cheasapeake Dee hopes to do some which she enjoyed so as a child. The Hardys a good vacation after hard year as president Blue Ridge Mountain Club, planning the Hardy family reunion, Debbie's spring to Alex Nagy, and a Wedding anniversary of their own. Dee is also a full-time working gal. Dutch says Dee cooked for the first 25 years and that now it's his turn. Lottsa luck ! Labor Day weekend was the time for the annual square dance rally, camp, whatever, also in the Chesapeake Bay area. A great time was had by Betty and Bill Steuart, Peggy McCullen, Hazel Kerner, and Betts and Joe Kitchen. Regular square dan- cers Talma and Irene Smith were unable to attend. The theme was to be Hawaiian and the last I heard Betts Kitchen was learning to hula so that she could be a coconut tree. "Better than being a witch like last year," says Betts. George Gaulrs granddaughter Kristine from Denver, Colorado, has been making her annual two week visit with George and Bette. Older residents will remember her mother Kit Gualt Kellinger who was among the early group of BRA small fry before there were any real residents on the property. While here, Kristine was in charge of the "let's give away some more zuccini" department making friends along the way. George says his garden was a great success except for the corn which was greatly enjoyed by one of our friendly neighborhood raccoons before the Gualts got a chance at it. Please note a recital by the Blue Ridge Quartet for the benefit of the Little People's Place, Inc. "Little People" workers are trying desperately to raise funds to start a Child Care Center in Ransom. So lets give them a big boost by at- tending the event at Jefferson High School, 8 P.M., Sept. 8, 1978. Tickets will cost $2.00 for children and students; $3.00 for adults. They may be obtained from Bette Gualt, 725-5637 or Mary Brown 725-2292. Warren Nystrom of Shenandoah Drive has been hospitalized for open-heart surgery this week. His long- standing problem of severe indigestion has been diagnosed as angina and four by-passes are planned. His entire family watched movies of the complete internal examination, a modern miracle in itself. This column goes to press before the operation, so I have no late news. However, if all goes well Warren should be home from the hospital by the end of next week. Since Anne retired from a long teaching career last June, she will be at home fulltime to take care of him. Daughter Karen Meyer from Vermont is at home giving Anne moral support. Maggie (Margaret) Koontz's short stay in the hospital produced great results. Although the doctor says she is midly diabetic and has put her on a special diet, Maggie says she feels better than she has in years. People at BRA are as quick to share the credit as they are the produce from their varied gardens. "Red Monk raised the berries," said Mary Bell as she eyed her red ribbon for black raspberry preserves which she won at the Jefferson County Fair. BJ LaMotte got two red ribbons: one for her own home- grown parsley (on Paul Daugherty's old garden plot) and one for her damson jam. Don't tell me we x-city gals can't learn some good ole country ways! Even spouse Russ got the bug and ran the Maggimix to make tomato juice out of his very own tomatoes. Joyce Bentley has returned from a well-earned vacation visiting relative in Wisconsin. Said she really enjoyed the short, but pleasant trip and returned home hearing three huge salmon which her brother had caught. Joe Kitchen and Russ and I were on the receiving end of this catch so the Cheshire cat grins you may see about DeGrechie of Westboro Massachusetts, was climbing the cliffs to take a picture of Harpers Ferry. He was stranded when he slipped and fell about four feet, landing against a tree about 150 feet above the road and the B and O Railroad bridge across the Potomac River. Rescue units from Dargan, Brunswick and Washington County (Md.) Civil Defense responded and rescued DeGrechie by lowering ropes from the top of the cliff. They were aided by National Park Service rangers. The Maryland State Police helicopter was called to the scene, but the rushing air from its rotor blades kicked up rocks and other debris and it was ordered away. Moose Women Enjoy State Meet August Thirteen co-worKers from Charles Town Chapter 1028, Women of the Moose, attended the West Virginia Moose con- vention August 17 through 19 at Clarksburg. The group included Muriel (Lucky) Russell, honored junior graduate Regent; Pearl Dean, senior Regent; Myra Braith- waite, junior Regent; Rosie Bradley, chaplain; Lillian Stagner, treasurer; Helen Bernard, recorder; Carolyn Vasser, guide; Yvonne Cramer, assistant guide; Debbie White and Helen Spates, escorts; Cathern Crum and Rusty Carr, chairmen; and Marie White, past deputy grand Regent. belong to us. Speaking of Kitchens, we have On the first day of the con- yet another Kitchen family in vention, the coronation of the queen of sponsors and pageant BRA which is becoming a took place with Sally McCarty veritable Kitchen Kompound serving as attendant to the Joe's brother Calvin with his queen, Helen Squires of Hun- wife and two medium-fry, Linda tington, r and Ricky, are settling in. They will rent the Hawkins house until Following the coronation the they can complete one of their own. Construction will not begin until next spring (people are a little leary of another winter like last one). The house will be located in the new area fairly close to the Talma Smiths. Calvin had a stint in the Navy some years ago and now wields a mean dishrag after coffee hour at St. John's Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry. Even wipes the tables and cabinets! The church really has a Klean Kit- chen. Have lots more news; it never rains but that it pours, but it will wait until next week when I'll probably flood it. And by the way, let the Spirit know if you enjoy ha,ing a "column from BRA (or anywhere else). How else can they know? Faithfully.. Cliff Climber Saved At Ferry Another cliff climber has been rescued from the sheer rocks of Potomac Heights of near Har- pers Ferry. Twenty-year-old Stephen queen was presented gifts from her daughter and from the Loyal Order of Moose of Huntington. She and her attendants were entertained by the senior citizens ladies band, the Sallie- ettes, followed by the presen- tation of gifts by the queen's CALLING ALL HOMEMAKERS attendants. On Saturday, August 19, at the ritual opening of the convention, the Charles Town chapter was honored for being second in the state of West Virginia for 1978. The top five honored Junior Graduate Regents delivered self-written speeches, with Mable Gallo of Martinsburg heading up the competitors in first place. Muriel (Lucky) Russell of Charles Town was second; Helen Haws, Nitro, third; Leona Shumate, Beckley, fourth; and Ida Butcher, Charleston, fifth. An address was delivered by Grand Chancellor Kay Garcie, followed by a question and an- swer period. The convention closed with group singing. The Charles Town delegation came away feeling this.was one of the most enjoyable con. ventions they had attended particularly the red and black tassel ceremony honoring Pas! Deputy Grand Regent Lenora White of Huntington, with Grand Council Member Mary Lorentz as presentation officer. The next meeting of the Charles Town Chapter will he held Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 p.m. at the local Moe SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 19 J Past, Present I Featured Charlesl Town's. Library The fiction best seller lists of other years continues with the year 1899; the great novel of the day was DAVID HARUM by Westeott which became a stage hit and many years later a movie with Will Rogers in the title role. It was the story of a down-to-earth countryman of upper New York state. In 1900 historical novels dominated the nation's reading: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD by Mary Johnston, ALICE OF OLD VINCENNES by Thompson, JANICE MEREDITH by Ford and others. To vary and to whet the in- terest of the reader the Old Charles Town Library has many 1978 new non-fiction titles: THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO, Solzhenitsyn; STORM by Besen; BETTER THAN EVER, Joyce Brothers; MAKING MUSICAL IN- STRUMENTS by Sloane; THE AND THEN by Robert Penn Warren; THE COMPLETE MEDICAL EXAM by Rosenfeld. New fiction titles will be plentiful this fall but summer is a slim publishing time. There aren't many free things in life but your library card is certainly one. However with the privilege of free library service there is also responsibility, that of returning books or paying fines if the books are overdue. By not returning books, other readers are inconvenienced since the library usually carries one or two copies. Your library 13 card can open up new worlds of adventure, new fields of en- deavor, new hobbies and in- terests, use it wisely and treasure its value to you. All children are urged to have their parents reserve September 30, 2:00 in the library auditorium for the Magic Show, starring Dave Sharps and his partner with their feats of magic. There is no charge for this en- tertainment. A coloring contest will be held by the Old Charles Town Library for kindergarten and the children of the first three grades. Accurate with figures? Like to meet the public? Want to earn extra money? Ill H&R BLOCK I co':,t t,e o,,,c n.,-,stvo..309 West King St. I" 1 Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401 1 Please send me free information about your tax preparation course, I understand there is no obligation. 1Name ........................................................ 1 Address 1 lcLiP AND MAIL TODAy1 1 1 BY We Care About Your Family We keep your pharmaceutical records on file...refer to them when needed. In our business, accuracy and speed is a must! You can depend on us. STUCK  ALGER Pharmacy, Inc. 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