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2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 In Memoriam FRANCIS A. PAINTER Francis A. Painter, 83, of North Childs Road, Kearneysville, died Friday, October 23, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born May 5, 1915, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late Raymond and Angle Fadeley Painter. He owned and trained thor- oughbred race horses at the Charles Town Races. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Weller and Anna Magaha; and two brothers, Gerald Painter and Edgar Painter. Mr. Painter was the last of his immediate family. On Friday, the seventh race at Charles Town Races will honor his memory. Friends may meet at the racetrack Friday at 8 p.m. Burial will be private. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are byMelvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. fILBERT E. KENNAN SR. Wilbert Eugene Kennan Sr 54, of 107 E. Third Ave died Monday, October 26, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born September 14, 1944, in Knoxville, Md he was the son of the late Clarence W. Kennan Sr. and Leona Turner Kennan. He was a retired carpenter with Butch Simons Construction in Shenandoah Junction. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by two daugh- ters, Rose Ann Baryon, Kear- neysville, and Charlotte Leona Taylor, Inwood; three sons, Charles Raymond Kennan, Charles Town, Mack Lain Kennan and Wilbert E. Kennan, Jr both at home; two sisters, Mary Lou Davis of Sharpsburg and Cathe- rine Cronise, of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Ed Kennan and Buddy Kennan, both of Brun- swick, Md and Mike Kennan, Harpers Ferry; and nine grand- children. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Butch Kennan and Clarence Kennan, Jr. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Eacldes-Spencer Fu- neral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Doug Fraim officiated. Burial was in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar. EVELYN A DICKEY Evelyn Arline Dickey, 73, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, Oc- tober 22, at Winchester Medical Center. Born April 5, 1925, in Ritchie County, she was the daughter of the late Hilton H. Critchfield and Mona Thompson Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Dickey. She was a member of Shannon- dale Springs Chapel. She is survived by a daughter Lauran Miller, Carrollton, Va.; a son, Wesley Mossburg, Harpers Ferry; and a sister, Jean Whiteman, Kalamazoo, Mich. Memorial services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. The Rev. Harold "Porky" Jones, Jr officiated. Burial was in Edge Hill Cem- etery. brother, Millard Ott, Harpers Ferry; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna O. Turner, Elda O. Barr, Betty O. Tarman, Mary Ann O'Chaney and'Beulah O. Fellers; and three brothers, Lester Ott, Theodore "Jiggs" Ott and Gil- bert Ott. Services were conducted Mon- day at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Dr. Wyman Hall officiated. Burial was in Murrill Hill Methodist Church Yard, Harpers Ferry. Continued from Page One national-non-profit volunteer membership program established in 1956 by President Eisenhower as a means of promoting citizen di- plomacy after World War II. Today, more than 1,100 cities have estab- lished partnerships with 2,000 companion cities in more than 120 countries. The goals of Sister Cities Inter- national are to create opportuni- ties for citizens of each city and country to explore othe~ cultures, to create an atmosphere in which economic trade can be developed and implemented, to build rela- tionships that allow communities to exchange resources, to learn, work and solve problems together. As an example, Mayor Nencioni is a middle school teacher and hopes to conduct an exchange pro- gram for teachers from Charles Town and San Gimignano in the future. Members of the Sister City Committee locally include Pat Fiori, Vicky Hilton, Francina Stonesifer, Pam Parziale, Ren Parziale, Larry Togans and Kathy Millay. The program is not without cost and efforts have been underway to seek sponsorship of the program through individuals and local busi- nesses. Anyone wishing to help through sponsorship may contact Francina Stonesifer or Charles Town City Hall. Another program fundraiser is the sale of a pen and ink drawing by Dorothy L. Tabb entitled "Senti- nels" which shows outstanding ar- chitectural details of three down- town buildings the Jefferson County Court House, Rouss Memo- rial Hall and Charles Washington Hall. The print sells for $25 and is suitable for framing. Available also is a set of 12 note cards of "Senti- nels" at a cost of $6. These items may be obtained by calling either 725-3681 or 725-2311. Continued from Page One tering partnerships with and con- tributing to the success of its cus- tomers. The additional capacity from this new plant will help Royal Vendors maintain those commitments. Royal Vendors has redefined the domestic and international soft drink vending industry and has become the model against which the industry is evaluated. Additionally, the contributions of Royal Vendors to *.he economic de- velopment of West Virginia have CHARLES W. OTT SR. been recognized by the local corn- Charles William Ott, Sr 79, of munity and state government. Mannings, died Thursday, Octo- ber 22, at Veterans Medical Cen- ter, Martinsburg. OLDE TYME Born April 21, 1919, in Jeffer- CHRISTMAS son County, he was the son of the December 4, 5, 6 and December late Charles Bushrod and Lettie11, 12, 13. Fridays 6 to 10 p.m.; Dillow Ott. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun- He retired after 35 years of ser- days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. vice with Dixie-Narco, Inc Ran- The National Park Service and son. local merchants of Harpers Ferry, He had served with the U.S. West Virginia, will celebrate an Army during World War II, and Olde Tyme Christmas on Decem- was of the Protestant faith, bey 4, 5, 6 and December 11, 12, He is survived by his children,13. The town of Harpers Ferry, lo- Charles W. Ott, Jr Millville,cated where the Shenandoah and Mifflin Grant Ott, Charles Town, Potomac Rivers meet, will be deco- Larry Aldrich Ott and Jeffrey Ellis rated in the simple finery of natu- Ott, both of Harpers Ferry; a ral greens and flickering candles. ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thursday by The Jefferson Publishing Company, Inc. 210 North George Street Charles Town, West Virginia Telephone: (304) 725-2046Second Class Postage Mail Address: P.O. Box 966 Paid at Charles Town, W.Va. Charles Town, W.Va. 25414USPS No. 510-960 Annual Subscription Price To Jefferson County addresses $20.00, including tax To all other West Virginia addresses $22.00, including tax To all other USA addresses $23.00, no tax required EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney I'()~TM. ~TE]{ l'l ly, ~,JH ;~ddI~,~* ~h,m'.rt's h~ Th,' .~lfiril ,I .h,tb,rson-F,rmer'.': .Ml~.talo PO. I~ ,x 9t ; 'h;.} ,~ ~ I V 2", i Five Mishaps For Deputies Five traffic accidents were in- /restigated by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department last Thurs- day and Friday. One of those involved a 1989 van operated by Jeffrey D. Guess, 27, of Ocala, Fla. The van was headed west on the Chestnut Hill Road when the driver lost control, , left the roadway and hit a tree head on. Guess received minor injuries, but was not transported to a medi- cal facility for further treatment. Deputies said Guess failed to maintain control of hs vehicle in the 10:05 p.m. mishap on Thurs- day. Another crash occurred on the same roadway the same day at 5:29 a.m and involved vehicles operated by Charles Henry Woodward, 53, of Blue Ridge Acres, and Jeffrey Wayne Hetzel, Jr 19, of 216 East 13th Avenue, Ranson. According to reports, the ve- hicles were headed in opposite di- rections when the Hetzel car crossed the center line and struck the oncoming Woodward car. There were no injuries and offic- ers said that Hetzel failed to main- tain control of his vehicle. On Friday, the 23rd, a pickup truck operated by Misti Dawn George, 18, of Route 5, Harpers Ferry, sustained heavy damage af- ter it topped the crest of a hill on Chestnut Hill Road and went out of control, hit a roadside embank- ment and overturned. Neither the driver, nora pas- senger, Eric Summers, 19, of Frederick, Md were injured. Au- thorities said George failed to maintain control of her vehicle. Another single vehicle accident was reported Friday at 8 p.m this time on the Leetown Road near the intersection of Hite Road. Driver of the vehicle was Mary Anne Shewbridge, 30, of Route 1, Kearneysville. Her compact car was headed north when it struck a small deer. The driver and a pas- senger, Troy Mosey, 24, of Kearneysville, escaped injury. There were no charges. The Charles Town bypass at the Route 9 east exit was the scene of the last accident, this occurring at 5:25 p.m. last Friday. Involved was a 1997 vehicle op- erated by Merle C. Douglas, 43, of Manassas, Va which was headed south on the bypass and tried to make a turn onto an exit ramp at an excessive rate of speed and struck a concrete curb on the ramp. Authorities noted damage to the undercarriage of the vehicle, which had to be towed away. Calling one and all to help Charles Town spread the joyous Christmas spirit throughout the land! The Charles Town Christ- mas celebration begins in five weeks and we need more volun- teers of all kinds to bring it to- gether. Planning for Christmas starts in February every year. The plan- ning has just about finished. Now is the time for us, the people of Charles Town, to jump in volun- teering our time to make our cel- ebration a huge success. What bet~,er way to start off our Christ- ma4~ season than by being a part of Christmas in Historic Charles Town 1998. The events planned include the 56th Annual Christ- mas Parade, the 3rd Annual Christmas Parade of Horses, a house tour, caroling, hay rides and bonfires and lots of activities for our children. These activities and more take place during the first two week- ends in December. So, no matter what your talents are, you 'are needed. Please call Betsy Wells at 725-6598 to volunteer. You can also reach us on our web site: azz 1! christmas. Come one! Come all! Come join in' the merriment, joy and fun of the Christmas season. Come be a part of a Victorian Christmas in Charles Town. II II EACKLES FUNERAL HOME Since 1918 ROBERT L. SPENCER FUNERAL DIRECTOR Pre-Arrangement Plans Available A Member of The National Funeral Directors Association Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 535-6500 I GOLF COURSE / New "at Locust to the The new management team at Locust HAll Golf Course will usher in a new era facilities when a new, full service clubhouse is constructed this year. Shown, from Kastle, recently named the new general manager at Locust Hill; Keith Biser, manager; Nelson Orndoff, assistant superintendent; and Dan Murphy, greens Craig Kastle, well-known local businessman, has been named the general manager at Locust Hill Golf Course by AZ Golf Manage- ment, of Alloway, N.J. The appoint- ment was effective last Friday, Oc- tober 23. Kastle will be joined in the op- eration of the 18-hole golf complex by Keith Biser, assistant general manager. Handling the chore of making certain that the course is in top shape will be Dan Murphy, greens superintendent, and Nelson Orndoff, assistant. "This will be a true team effort Kastle is a on our part we want everyone to Masonic Lodge 8 come on out and enjoy the Locust Charles Town Hill experience," Kastle concluded. Martinsburg Elks The general manager attended serves on the Boards local schools and Shepherd College both the West and was in business with his fa- Classics and they at Kastle's Men's Shop in Park. downtown ChetrlesTown He has two chi He resides at Locust Hill rightOliver, of Las Vegas, off the third fairway, nifer, Prior to assuming his new du- ties, Kastle was the tournament and marketing director for the course owners. He plans to do much of that same job in his new position. One of the new features for the course in the future will be the con- strnction of a new full service club- house. The new clubhouse will be completed by the fall of next year. "The clubhouse will be situated between the 1st and 18th holes and will overlook the 18th green," Kastle said. The new general manager also emphasized that Locust Hill will be looking to bolster its member- ship. "Right now, we're looking at 100 memberships and we have just under 70 left," Kastle noted. Locust Hill hosted over I00 golf outings or fundraisers this past season, something that will con- tinue next year, according to the new management team. The local course, located off Route 51, was rated by Golf Digest as the 8th best course in West Vir- ginia. The Greenbrier Resort course at White Sulphur Springs was the top course, while Speidel Wheeling was ranked 7th. The course plays just over 7,000 yards from the championship tees, but has tee boxes that shorten the course to 6,394 and 5,772 yards. Ladies tees put the course at 5,112 yards. Granites Bronze * Marble Plaques * Vases Cemetery Engraving Service No Overhead Service The Area J. Thomas Dailey (SO4) 535-2278 CEMETERY LOTS FOR Singles, Side-by-Side Double and Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangements in advance rather leaving more decisions for your at a difficult time. EDGE HILL Charles Town, W. Va. Omission in Ame The West Virginia Secretary of has notified this newspaper of an in the wording of the ex Amendment No. 1 in the ballot November 3 General Election. "1 feel, Omittedtax were NothebondsW rds "fOrbethe ind tl like 1.1 revenues, may issue, -, The sample ballot in today's new t carries a ,corrected sample o! Amendment s wording, i A human being sheda skin The Secretary continually, replacing It with an ----n' --'--r i! O SON NTY PUB II I II PAID FOR BY THE