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September 22, 1988

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 5 TON, Bill Theriault 876-3321 IE HARVEST feel the year stops on of December. For me, it of autumn. Next ter that golden period almost too late to worry the grass and still too the icy roads. That You start thinking about hay in the barn and extra cord of firewood. apples. And apple butter. , for looking and comparing year. The ap- then. Ken Bush, Peter Ker- lPhenneger, and I were at Shady Hill Orchards loading a truck with 40 bushels of Golden Delicious to make apple butter. Now Ken's gone. along with Jessie Houser, and Bill Holler, and Juanita Horn. If you knew them, be glad that you did and keep those mmories alive. A year ago, we were still wondering if we would ever have a zoning or- dinance. We do now, and pretty soon we'll be able to sample the fruits of that effort. Will it be what we expected? A year ago, the Charles Town Bypass was still a fairy tale to most of us. Today we can see where it's going, even it it doesn't take us anywhere. And a year ago, I started writing this column. I can't believe I've slipped 52 of these things through the mail slot in the Spirit door. It's been a pretty good year, as years go. A few callers have told me that my fare was too common for their taste, and I can live with that. Others were disappointed that I didn't deal with things they felt strongly about. All I can say is that it's easier to write about people and events you've been close to. Only one caller has threaten- ed me with a lawsuit, but I did promLse to talk about real issues, didn't I? And a lot of people have said thanks or passed on some words of encourage- ment. It's been greatly appreciated. If I had to sum up what I've written here in the past year, I'd say that I turned out a couple of really good col- umns, a few that weren't too bad, and some that were just filling up space. Next year, I'll try to write a few more good ones. To make you laugh a little harder, and cry a little longer, and yell a little louder. I may even 6 \\; \\; -Bobs" Entertain the Bullskin Happy Workers 4-H Lvinner in the annual 4-H talent show, has been this summer.., at the 4-H leaders pic- the Presbyterian Church, the state ) at Jackson's Mill and the Jefferson Coun- ty Fair. The happy group, above, left to right, front row, Erin Hylton, Ellen Rockwell, Andrew Workman and Amy Willingham. Back row, Mary Margaret Mickey, choreographer and Diane Rockwell, assistant. Fruit & Veggie Wagon Fresh from our Garden: Sih-er Queen Corn. Raspberries, Home Grown Tomatoes, Yellow Squas h , Italian Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Cantaloupes, Nectarines, Pears, Concord and Suffolk Red Grapes, Red and Golden Delicious, ]ohnathan and Grimes Apples. Also Available: New Potatoes, Texas Sweet Onions, Plums, Honeydew Melons, Cold Watermelon, Cold Apple Cider, Jams and Jellies. " .L OPEN DAILY From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ('orncr of(ountrv ('lub hloatl & hlt. 340 72;5-7110 Over 50 In The Panhandle.! We're the gas company your Grandparents trusted in 1933 We're the ones you can still trust today! TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT US YOU CAN SEE OUR QUALITY 725-7087 . report on some things that happened recently. But no social stuff. M word processor glows cherry red and starts to melt when I start writing about Ef- fie May's visit to cousin Zeke in Hoboken. By now, beads of perspiration are breaking out on Pat Dockeney's forehead. He's worrying that I'm go_ ing to break into that forbidden mode of expression -- VERSE. Don't worry. It's almost out of my system. I'll postpone the temptation to discuss all creation in words that rhyme. Another time. As for the apples, I bet they'll be bet- ter next year. Don't you? THE OLYMPICS Forget about the Olympics in Korea. You can witness a competition of olympic proportions any weekday evening at the Brunswick or Harpers Ferry train stations. It's the com- muter triathelon. Competitions start by jumping from the train while it's still in motion and hurtling themselves across several sets of railroad tracks. The final leg of the event begins when the survivors leap into their cars and peel out, try- ing to nail the remaining competitors who are still on foot. Each week's competition culminates in the Friday night scram- ble. Here the more daring contestants try to top their previous efforts by per- forming all three events with a Budweiser in each hand One time I witnessed a very eager participant sprawl flat across the railroad tracks while he was carrying two six packs. He didn't spill a drop, though. He kept his mouth closed. CADET SELECTED Cadet Leslie Anne Skinner, daughter of Lt. Col. Robert Skinner, of Charles Town, has been placed on the Com- mandant's List for military excellence at the Air Force Academy. A graduate of Jefferson High School, she is a junior at the academy. To be named to the Commandant's List, cadets must have a 3.0 or better military performance average at the end of the semester. Cadets who receive this distinction wear a silver wreath on their uniform. EQUIPMENT NEEDED BY PALSY GROUP Cerebral Palsy of West Virginia, Inc., is in urgent need of used equip- ment in order to provide needed ser- vices to those suffering from the disease. Wheelchairs, both for children and adults, are desperately needed, accor- ding to officials. Other equipment needed will be for the bath, transporter chairs, beds for children and adults, and other priority items. Lifts for the automobile or home are frequently needed, officials said. These items are reworked and recycled. All donations are tax-deductible and the organization will arrange to have the items picked up from the donor. Inquiries should be directed to Cerebral Palsy of West Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 2004, St. Albans, WV 25177-6293, or telephone 304-727-6677. i Precisely Accurate! We're a friendly neigh- borhood drug store that you can rely on for all your medications! Prompt, efficient service. Come in today! STUCK and ALGEi00 PHARMA C Y, INC. DIAL 725-2621  Charles Town HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 8:30 a.rn. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday 12-noon to I :00 p.m. f Potomac Supermarket Try Our New Soup & Salad Bar Sandwich of the Week Turkey Sub $159 HOURS: 9 A M.. I0 p.m. Mon. - Fri. 8 A.M.. I0 p.m. Saturday ! 1 .M. - 6 P.M. Sunday State Rt. 45, West Shepherdstown 876-2222 We Have The Most Complete Deli-Bakery In The Area Breads All Baki:d Fresh lially This Week We Are Featuring: Wilson's Roast Beef or Pork Amish Macaroni Salad Fresh Baked Golden Rolls Fresh Baked Coconut Custard Pie lb. $4 49 ,00.99 00oz. 99 $329 Equity in your home ts moae00 ta batik! 00E00mex There s one thing worse than not ownin a home Not using the equity in the home you own Equity is money you have earned Why not put it to use to add more rooms to your home completeiy redecorate build a swimmin pool buy a boat or send your children to the college of their choice " And now, Old National Bank of Jefferson County offers you 'SPECIAL CAP'" PROTECTION- on Equity Line Loans Pus, we I1 keep your rate at just 2 % over prime* Our SPECIAL CAP''PROTECTIQN protects your equity line from unlimited interest rate increases over the hfe of the loan Call us today for more details, because the more you know about Home Equity Credit Lines the more confident youll feel that Old National Bank can help keep interest rates within your grasp P, r,;e re a qur,!ed r he Wat} Sree journai 725-2072 ILn$on Square, Rt. 9, Ransom WV Member F.DIC