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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer&apos;s ADVOCATE 8 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1977 Some Scenes From Shepherdstown Harvest Fair Shown above are just a few of the scenes which caught the eye and fancy of many of the hun- dreds of persons who attended the third annual Shepherdstown Harvest Fair held Sat., Sept. 24. The top scene shows Joan Tabler, who grew up in Shepherdstown, but is now a resident of Martinsburg, who is demonstrating the art of spin- ning and weaving on a New Zealand spinning wheel. She also shows in the foreground a variety of the quilting which she has done and was offering for sale. She also does jewelry beading. In the center picture, Jay Hurley, also a native of Shepherdstown, who went into the ox business as a hobby some 18 years ago, He hand carves various types of oxen yoke as shown on display and he also hand-made the old wooden ox cart, also shown. He is an electrician by trade and is employed at the Baker V.A. Center. Jay developed the hobby while on some of the mahy Past Year Busy One 00cazw00d00 The past year was another very busy one for officers, committee chairmen and volunteers of the Jefferson County Chapter, American Red Cross, according to the annual committee activity reports submitted at the annual membership meeting held recently, For instance, blood program co-chairmen Rondo Smallwond and Henry "Hank" Jovanelly, reported there were eight visits of the Bloodmobile unit to arles Town during the year, six regular and two mini-units and a total of 565 pints of blood were donated by some 284 persons, which was 84-percont of the county's assigned quota. There was a total of 106 first- time donors and an average of 32 persons worked at the blond. mobile unit visits giving a total of 1,524 hours of volunteer service. Mrs. Forrest Willingham, chairman of the disasters program reported a total of 10 one-family firm were reported and given assistance by the Chapter. The Community response was great and we were able to help the families get back on their feet. There were several flood alerts affecting the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and residents were kept alert by volunteers from the chapter. A meeting was called by the Chapter in the spring of 77 to prepare for flooding expected as was 40 years ago. It was at- tended by Emergency Services, County Health Department, Red Cross and Spirit of Jefferson, National Historical Park of Harpers Ferry. The reports were all encouraging as to readiness, When the Spring floods hit Appalachia, our quota was $2,600 although we did not reach it, $726 was sent to National Red Cross. Clark Furr, first aid chair- man, reported I0 courses were taught in basic first aid, stan- dard first aid and personal safety, advanced ,first aid and emergency care and car- diopulmonary resuscitation basic life supping. He said there are 11 instructors. 135 cer- tificatm were awarded. Water Safety: Richard E. Neal, chairman, reported 27 courses taught and 223 cer- tificates awarded in beginners, advanced beginners, in- termediates, swimmers, basic rescue and water safety, ad- vanced lifesaving and water safety, 'water safety aide and swimming for the Handicapped. The safety programs had I0 demonstrations, 3 exhibits, 10 films and6 talks during the year. Service to Military Families, Veterans and Civilians: Mrs. J. D. Yowell, chairman, re[ ertod services were given to 415 persons not counted as cases. Total cases given service 182:48 servicemen, 14 veterans, and 120 civilians. Financial assistance from chapter funds were given to 35 cases in food orders heating fuel, gasoline and medicine. Red Cross Youth: Mrs. Harry Strouse, Mrs. Howard Fellers, cod:hairmen, reported 2800 tray favors were made for the rest homes of Jefferson County, the Jefferson Memorial Hospital and the Baker VA Center. Musical programs and refresh. merits were given at the Rest Homes during the year. Puppets were made for the pediatrics section of the local hospital and given to the young patients. Twenty.five dollar contributions were made to Romney School & Locust Grove Rest Home. 10 volunteers and many school children worked on this project. Seven elementary; 2 Junior Highs and Jefferson High School cooperate with the program. Volunteers: Mrs. Howard Fellers, chairman, reported 245 persons did some type of volunteer work for the Chapter during the year, giving over 5,500 hours of service. In dollars [worth of service to the Chapter computed at regular fees for each activity, the value would exceed $17,000. $$$$ Most of us give little time to giving thanks for all our blessings. travels he has taken in man, parts of the world. The bottom picture shows Mrs. Doug Perks, of Charles Town, at the exhibit sponsored by the Mecklenburg Homemakers Club of Shepherdstown, discussing some of the displays of pottery, colored flowers and varnished flower and garden seeds, as well as the wide selection of DeDigos made exactly like the ones made by the Mexican Indians in the southwest part of the country. Wise.0wl 4-H'ers Hear Presentation On Dental Health For the September meeting of the Wise Owl 4-H Club, a public meeting was held at the Lion's Center in Charles Town on September 19. The families of the club Miss N0ma AIf0rd, Billy F. Owens, Jr. United In Marriage Miss Noma Elaine Alford and Billy F. Owens, Jr., were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and-Mrs. Joseph T. AIford, Sr., of Lakeland, Fla. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy F. Owens, Sr., Rt. 1, Kear- neysville. The ceremony was performed by Judge Pierre Dostert in his chambers at the Berkeley County Court House. Mr. and Mrs. Aldred B. Owens ac- companied the couple and served as witnesses. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the groom's parents. Women Overcome The Men In Bridge Pby The women outplayed the men on Wed., Sept. 8th, in duplicate bridge game at the Charles Town Civic Center. Only three of the eight winning players were men. In the Howell movement, every pair meets every other pair, Sharland Trotter-Ginny Allen finished first;. Mary Mc- Farland-Craig Dodson, second; and third place was shared by Polly Houser-Fred Moayer and Dee Moler-Will Nowell. The weekly game starts at 7:45 and John Allen is the director. the meeting, which consisted of a covered dish dinner and a short business meeting. The entertainment was a team visual presentation on dental health by Stephanie Mickey and Stacey Reid. Their presentation was the state winner in the health category at the state round-up at Jackson's Mill. Kim Demory and Donna Cledening also provided en- tertainment with their ven- triloquist act, which was a winner at the regional round-up. Dr. Kenneth Psillas and his family were invited to attend the meeting because of his help with the visual presentation: Stacey Reid, club president, and Lannie Schreck, first year member, were awarded leadership pins for their work in the past year. 4-H'ers Elect New Slate of Officers Officers were elected at the Oct. 4th meeting of the Dolly Madison 4-H Club, which was held at the home of Jill Sowers. Serving this year are: Danny Rinaldi, president; Jill Sowers, vice president; David Leslie, secretary; Carl Tribble, llI, treasurer; Tammy Mills, reporter; Keith Crim and Bobby Mills, game leaders; and Jason Taylor and Carl Jenkins, song leaders. The next meeting will be at the Mills home on Cook Street in members were invited to attend Ranson. Mrs. Maggie Lo-ngerbeam Is Honored On 92nd Birthday Mrs. Maggie Longerbeam, one )f Jefferson County's eldest senior citizens, of RFD Harpers Ferry, was given a surprise birthday party on Thursday, Sept. 22, in honor of her 92nd birthday. The party was given by her children, Mrs. Estelle Cogle and Mrs. Ellie Piper, at the home of Harry Longerbeam, RFD Harpers Ferry. And the above picture shows the honored guest, center, with her two daughters -- Mrs. Cugle on the extreme left, and Mrs. Piper on the right. The occasion also marked the birthday of Elisha Longerbeam. large birthday cake, baked her granddaughter, Mrs. Joan Dinterman, was the center of attention on the table from where refreshments of ap- plesauce cake, macaroni salad, potato chips cheese twirls, ice cream, iced tea and Kool Aid were served. Mrs. Maggie, who has been an invalid for the past 51 years as the result of having been poisoned by eating bread with arsenic poison in it, had a most wonderful time and she received many nice gifts and well wishes from relatives and friends. Mrs. Maggie Jost the use of her hands and legs as a result of the arsenic poisoning, but otherwise she still enjoys life and is in very good health. Following the serving of the refreshments, Mrs. Maggie enjoyed a number of her favorite hymns rendered by her daughters, granddaughter and her great-granddaughter. Mrs. Maggie said this was the best time she had had in a long time. Miss Vicki Wiest United In Marriage With Mr. Mike Ott PUBLIC AUCTI MRS. MIKE OTT Miss Vicki Wiest became the bride of Mike Ott on August 20, at 3 o'clock on a beautiful summer afternoon in the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Charles Town. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Park Wiest of Alexandria, Va. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ott of Halltown, W. Va. As the wedding guests entered the church, they were greeted by the groom's sister, Mrs. Sharon Haines, at the guest book. The Rev. Fred Smith of- ficiated for the double-ring ceremony before an altar graced i with an array of white mums[ and gladioli, candelebra and I palms. Mrs. Ceil Frazier, organist, provided nuptial selections including 0 Perfect Love, Because, and More. Mrs. Betty Braithwaite, soloist, sang An- nie's Song, We've Only Just Begun, and The Lord's Prayer. Escorted to the altar on the arm of her father, the bride presented her mother with a kiss and a single long-stemmed white i rose. After the ceremony, she also presented the groom's mother with a rose. Following the pronouncement of marriage, the couple then performed the ceremony of candles to sym- bolize their separate lives being united as one. The bride was a picture of loveliness in her Bianchi original gown fashioned of white crepe[ over taffeta featuring a chapel' length train falling from the natural waistline. The high neckline, empire bodice and A- line skirt were accentuated by re-embroidered Alencon lace, tiny seed pearls and opalescents. The long fitted sleeves were flared at the wrist to form a trumpet motif. The chapel length mantilla of silk illusion was bordered with matching Alencon lace and seed pearls caught to a lace profile Juliette headdress enhanced by a fingertip double tiered blusher. Her trailing cascade of white roses, blue and green miniature carnations was nestled in a cloud of baby's breath. Her something old was her engagement ring; her something new was her gown and veil; her something borrowed was her mother's star sapphire ring; and her something blue was her wedding garter crocheted by her maternal grandmother. She wore a lucky penny in her shoe given to her by her father. A note of seasonal charm was add edby the attendants. Debbie Snyder, maid of honor, carried a nosegay of blue with green miniature carnations, encircled in lace, and worea dress of white organdy flocked with blue hearts. Flaring crisply, the skirt was finished with a wide hemline flounce. To this she added a headpiece of blue flowers with flowing shoulder-length streamers. Janie Parsons, Debbie Rinehart, and Lisa Wiest were bridesmaids gowned in identical fashion, but choosing white organdy dresses flocked with green hearts and a green headpiece. They carried nosegays of green with blue carnations encircled in lace. Mary Ann Leone, flower girl, appearod in fashion identical to the maid of honor. She carried a white wicker basket filled with blue and green carnations touched with baby's breath. All the attendants' dresses and headpieces were created and designed by the bride's mother. Bill Blackford was best man. Rick Wiest, Steve Wilt, and Steve Ott served as ushers. Tom Leone served as ring hearer, carrying the rings on a white pillow crocheted by the bride's maternal grandmother. The bride's mother chose a VALUABLE REAL SATURDAY. October 29fh 10:00 A.M. at mddence, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Estate of MARGARET F. HENSON 2 Story. tl l 3 Bedroom Res, dence / Good Location! floor length blue polyester gown with long chiffon sleeves, white accessories and a white Cattelya orchid. The groom's mother wore a long gown of green polyester with a floral chiffon jacket and added white accessories with a white Cattelya orchid. The grandmothers and great- grandmothers were attired in gowns coordinating the blue and green color scheme. Rice packets were distributed by the flower girl and ring hearer. A buffet catered by Mrs. Mary Noll was served at the Friend- ship Fire Company, Harpers Ferry, immediately following the ceremony. A satin covered arch decorated with love birds and flowers, crocheted by the bride's maternal grandmother, provided an unusual backdrop for the champagne toast given by the best man. The four-tierod wedding cake, surrounded by four heart-shaped cakes with cherubs, was placed over a fountain flowing with blue water. The cake was topped with a bride and groom standing in front of a large tilted bell. Replicas of the attendants stood in staircase fashion among the tiers of the cake. The cake was cut and served by Mary Ellen Haifley. The table was covered with blue antique satin swagged with spring green sheer, tied with the same hand-made flowers. Punch was dispensed from a flowing fountain topped with fresh flowers on a table decorated similar to the cake table. A nice selection of music was rendered by Kirk and Friends which commenced with the Wedding Waltz, "Colour My World". Flowers for the wedding and reception were arranged by 211 W.Washington Street Shepherdstown, W.Va. BANK of CHARLES TOWN Attomey. In- Fact HEIRS of MARGARET F. HENSON TERMS: Day of Sale: Balance at Closing Paul E. Millers TRUST DEPARTMENT BANK of CHARLES TOWN Phone (304) 725. 2071 Oct. 13 - 3 - T Local Musical Group To Present Program State Penitentiaff A group of local Country and Western musicians will present a special program of country music for the inmates of the W. Va. State Penitentiary at Moundsville, on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. a/ld running until 9:20 p.m. Included in the Cricket Lee, Dick Ford, who will provide numbers. The group, played at the state last year, is known "Country Dirt". **$$ Be a good sport woods this year. dumb friends a a chance to another season. 00ash= o, ;o Md. m The new Mrs. Ott is a 1977 I graduate of Thomas Edison "1= "d [I i[ High School of Alexandria, Va. I ,, a) --* (0 (n l >- o Mr. Ott is a 1972 graduate of < g " "' E . l Harpers Ferry High School and O _0 " ) o I is presently employed at the I-E ._m McLean,Central Intelligence Agency inva.  OO = I-- '. I'i [ .JO0 - Prior to the wedding, the bride =: .< I o  ,. IO I O " I" .. @ was honored at a kitchen shower ,  l .-  ! <2= U-'6 given by Carolyn Secrest and a   l miscellaneous shower hosted by  ' l Debbie Snyder and Naomi  0 ='o - c   OOl_3"6J Alnsworth. A buffet was hosted c o e','- '-J   m _o  I ;a-o I by the groom's mother for the  _ u c t: a-t= ,= m = IE 5o ! rehearsal party at which time  ee . I -- / " I gifts were distributed to the .   =o I O , IlO--I The couple spent their wed- m._ I = I ding night in their new home in . z:  .  o, Q._< w cr z m > Walnut Grove which was La ! , [n-= I - < c ' *'l secretly decorated by friends ---< Ou. 5 < 7 <l =l l-  with the traditional trickery for . " = ; L ............ J newlyweds. The following morning, they motored to the Poconos where they spent a week at the famed honeymoon resort, Paradise Stream. Upon the return from their honeymoon, a surprise grocery shower and barbecue was bestowed upon the couple by friends and family. Out-of-town guests attended from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia. The bride and groom are residing in their newly redecorated home at 102 Evergreen, Walnut Grove, Charles Town. ON MINIMUM PAY The Senate Labor subcom- mittee has unanimously ap- proved legislation which would raise the minimum wage to $2.65 an hour next year and provide automatic increases in the future geared to prevailing pay in manufacturing.