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14 SPIRIT OF.JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1984 J, O Shepherdstown's Tom Schwietz Wins National Champib hlp a 99 a CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The an- nual Directors meeting of the Charles Town Races, Inc operators of the Charles Town Race Track, was held Wednesday, October 31. The following officers were elected: D. Keith Wagner, of Kearneysville, W.Va president; Junior R. Wagner, Martinsburg, W.Va first vice presi- dent; George Yeatras, Winchester, Va second vice president; Ronald L. Evans, Kearneysville, W.Va secretary; Jerry L. Salsano, Charles Town, W.Va assistant secretary; John Propst, Charles Town, W.Va RIPPON Mrs. Austin Nicodemus Dial 725-9098 Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Poston were Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colbert, Bluemont, Va. Mrs. Grace Harris has been a pa- tient in Waynesboro (Va.) Hospital and Staunton (Va.) Hospital for the past two weeks. She returned to her home on Saturday. She has arthritis. Her sen and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harris, Jr drove to Raphine, Va to visit Mrs. Harris and family. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sowers celebrated their 30th wedding anniver- sary on October 30. They were mar- ried in Summit Point. Mrs. Julian Roden, son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Roden and daughter Patricia, Richmond, Va Mrs. Thomas Frost of Warrenton, Va were Sunday guests of Miss Welford Smith and family. Mrs. Roden and Mrs. Frost were former classmates and graduates of Welford Smith at Hannah Moore Academy of Reisterstown, Md. Janie and Jimmy Jenkins and daughters Missy and Patty of Win- chester, Va were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jenkins and family. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Breeden Jr and son Woodie and Wanda Hopp were Sunday guests of Mrs. Bessie Breeden. Jean Gordon of Winchester, Va PaRy Gordon and Sean of Berryville, Va. and Angel Jenkins and Heather were Tuesday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins Sr. Congratulations to Mrs. Helen Nicodemus, Dale and Gale Edwards and Mary Ann Griffith who observed their birthdays this week. Mrs. Bertha Nicodemus is spending some time with her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Marion- Nicodemus in Berryville, Va. Mrs. Edward Pritchard and Mrs. Robert Randolph Smith Jr attended the wedding of Miss Ruth E. Barr and Paul E. Bugas held in St. Charles Berean Church in White Sulphur Springs on Saturday. On returning home on Saturday they were guests of treasurer; and George S. Orr, Mar- tinsburg, W.Va assistant treasurer. Officers and directors of the operating company, in a joint state- ment, said they had reviewed "with great satisfaction" business during the first year of their ownership and were looking forward to continuing solid growth under General Manager, Donald E. Hudson. Hudson, appointed general manager in 1981, has "guided the track through four years of steady growth," the statement said. Mrs. Pritehard daughter, Betsy Prit- chard who is a student at Stuart Hall, at Staunton, Va. Janice and Joe Richards and sons, Brian and Lee of Berryville, Va were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Richards and daughters, Augie and Donna. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colbert of ' Bluemont, Va were Friday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Poston. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins and grandson, David Warner of Stephens City, Va and Marvin Jenkins were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Pope and sons, Jason and Timmy of Berryville, Va and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicodemus were Simday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Garland I. Pope in Berryvflle, Va. Sonny Nicodemus was a Sunday din- ner guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Perry Nicodemus, Sr. Mrs. Perry Nicodemus celebrated her birthday November 8. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Randolph and daughter, Barbara of Fredericksburg, Va Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kearns and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gardner and son, Chuckle, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hough. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicodemns were Thursday night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harris Jr and family. Powhatan Soccer Teams Win Three Powhatan School Soccer teams recorded three wins, one tie, and a loss in games played October 30 and 31 with the Hill School. The boys' v~rsi- ty soccer squad eased by comfortably at 3 to 1 en Hill turf in Middleburg, Va while the injury-ridden JV's tied 2-2. The 6th, 7th and ~h grade girls' field hockey team, also plagued by disabl- ed players, went down 1-2. Wednesday, on the home felds in Boyce, Va the fourth and fifth grade girls' soccer eleven pat together a han- dy 4 - I victory. The boys' soccer team, with goals made by John Byrd and Glenn Hovermale, maintained its unscored-on status with a 3-0 breeze. Both of these teams Continue undefeated for the season. ner Tom Schwietz, winner of the GT4 Race at Road Atlanta, is shown above, surrounded by the third place finishers, Sam Jones (left) Miss Road Atlanta, and Doug Peterson (right) second place finisher. Junior Wagner, President of Wagner Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, recently an- nounced the sale of his Wilson Street :lealership to George L. Miller of Miller Auto Sales, in Winchester, Va. This sale culminates Mr. Wagner's 39 year career in the automotive business. He established the dealer- ship on April 20, 1961 and has served his customers and the surrounding community since that time. The new dealership will be called Miller's Apple Valley Chevrolet- Oldsmobile. It will continue to be a direct factory discount center carry- Un g the complete line of new Chevrolet and Oldsmobile cars and trucks. They salesmen in the area and in 1961 he saw an opportunity to acquire his own automobile agency in Martinsburg, when the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile agen- cy became available and for the past 23 years he has been able to develop this business into one of the largest of its kind in the area. Local race car driver, Tom while earning enough points for the in- Schwietz, won the National Champion- vitation to the Run-Offs. He won four ship in the 21st Annual Sports Car Club of the seven races he entered this sum- of America (SCCA) Champion Spark met and left a string of new lap Plug Road Racing Classic at the SCCA records behind him from Lime Rock, National Championships Run-Offs at Connecticut to Summit Point Road Atlanta October 19. Schwietz Raceway. powered his ten year old Volkswagen Schwietz spends his working hours Rabbit to an exciting victory over the on the track also. He instructs for Bill favored-to-win Doug Peterson from Scott Racing, located at Summit Point California with barely a two second Raceway, where he teaches counter- margin of victory. Schwietz averaged terrorist and other high performance 93 mph around the hilly 2.52 mile, driving techniques. He even stretches 12-turn road racing course, the track's usefulness to him by fan- More than 5,000 National licensed ding his Piper Comanche on the main SCCA drivers competed in 76 SCCA straight-a-way whenever he funds it National Club races in 1984. Invitations handy. were extended to the top 6 drivers in Schwietz is new among the ranks of the points standings in each of the the best SCCA drivers in America. SCCA's 7 geographical racing divi- Since winning this NationaI Champion- sions. Schwietz won the Northeast ship his racing future looks very Division Championship along his way promising. Dolly Madison 4-H Club Elects Officers O The Dolly Madison 4-H Club, meeting last month, elected Roxanne Wiltshire president; Mark Barron, vice-president; Theresa Iden, secretary, and Kenny Crawford, treasurer. The October meeting was conducted at the home of Harry Puster, club leader. Two events of the month were an officers training school and making a poster to let people know about 4-H week. Also discussed was a paper drive to be held in November The next meeting will be held at the home of Theresa Iden. Anyone in- terested in joining the club should call 725-5360. "9 ment, George set highest service and customer satisfaction priorities, employing excellent, service personnel headed by service manager Dick Owens, who joined t~e firm soon after the Honda franchise acquisition. The established Miller automotive customer satisfaction reputation In 1938 James M. Miller, Sr. began helped establish credibility and sales to establish the Miller~ automotive for Honda motorcycles, and Miller tradition in Northern Virginia and Auto Sales, Inc. soon became one of closely adjoining areas of West Honda's most successful franchises, Virginia and Maryland. He sold winning a number of Honda sales and Cadillacs and Pontiacs in Mar- service awards. tinshurg. Then after marrying and settling in Winchester, he continued to In 1967 the Kawasaki motorcycle sell Pentiacs for Smith Pontiac of Win- franchise was added, broadening the Shepherd Debate Team Winner In Penn State 0pen SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd College's debate team recently took top honors at the Penn State Nittany Lion Open Debate Tournament, win- ning the novice division with a 6-0 record. The tournament, held October 27-28 at Penn State's University Park Cam- pus, included competition between 10 schools. Shepherd's team of Judyth Forsythe of Charles Town and Charles Butler of Luray, Va won the team trophy and Forsythe also received a speaker's trophy. Shepherd won over novice division teams from James Madison Universi- ty, Navy, Akron University, Alderson Broaddus, and two Penn State teams. Other teams participating in the tour- nament included the University of Pittsburgh, George Mason University, Canisius, and the University of Scranton. Prior to this tournament, Shepherd's debate team attended workshops at The College of William and Mary, and at Penn State. The squad will compete in a tournament in Montreal, Canada in January. Shepherd's debate program is directed by Dr. Joyce Webb, assistant professor of speech. Red Cross Youth Plans Programs At a meeting on Monday, October 22rid, the Jefferson County Red Cross Youth Committee, along with Mrs. Elsie Mac Heflebower, Chapter Chair- man, made plans for the forthcoming year. Serving on the committee this year are: Mr. Denver Hipp, They're thinking basketball at Charles Town Junior High School where the perfect or near perfect cage season is the rule rather than the exception. The veteran Harry Barker, assisted by Meredith Polen, former Jefferson High assistant coach, will be out to maintain one of the better marks for any junior high school in West Virginia, Barker has coached basketball at Charles Town Junior High for 21 seasons. During that time, he has amassed an 84 per cent winning record, (303 victories, 57 defeats); his teams have been tournament cham- pions in eight of twelve tourneys in which they have competed. Last year was no exception to the rule. The Panther freshmen won 19 games, l~t one and captured two tournaments, the Romney Freshman Tournament and the annual Panther. classic. While Barker handles the varsity the freshman team) Polen will coach the seventh and eighth grades, which have also always enjoyed winning seasons under Polen's Here's the Charles High cage schedule for DECEMBER 20-22 Christmas JANUARY 3 Berkeley Springs 7 Hedgesville 9 Loudoun Co. 14 Martinslmrg 17 Harpers Ferry 19 Loudoun Val. 22 Handley 28 Handley 29 Shepherdstown FEBRUARY 2 Loudoun Co. 4 Loudoun Val. 5 Shepherdstown 7 Hedgesville II Harpers Ferry 13 Martinsburg 14 Berkeley Springs Feb. 21, 22, 25, 26, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Musseiman, St. Maria County, Va at Charles High. the first week in November. The com- n'dttee is extremely appreciative to all BUDDY POPPY of the school students for supporting FRIDAY, and participating in this very wor- thwhile project. The annual ] ducted and SlXmsored by t BOARD EDUCATION of Foreign Wars, will MEETS NOV. 8 Charles and Ranson this A special meeting of the Board of Saturday, November 9 Education of the county of Jefferson ceeds from the will be held on Thursday, November utilized in aidng needy 8, 1984, at 7: 30 p.m. at Shepherdstown veterans, the VFW's way Junior High School, Shephordstown. ing the Dead by Helping CONGRA TULA TO G 0 VERNOR AR CH MOORE You Have our Support and Best Wishes Jefferson County Friends of Clyde See. J. Moler, Should be an important part of your health care. DON'T SUFFER -- Healthy Feet are Ha Dr. Robert L. Josephs, D.P.M. -- Richard L. 706 WILSON ST. MARTINSmJI~ WIEST VIRGINIA ! -$04-26741Lq 1519 W. Frederick, MIB)~.~ J~NO ~ FOOT ~ See Your Pedlutrist for Pro~ssionol Foot Core Hammer Toes * Corns * Calluses Warts Bunions Ingrown Nails Painful Arches Heel Pain will also have in stock a large inven- tory of clean, low mileage used cars and trucks. Mr. Miller states that as an authorized service center, factory trained technicians, will continue to of- fer fast, efficient service. And the Body/Paint Shop and Parts Depart- ment will offer the most reasonable prices. The Miller Corporation, owners of the new Apple Valley Chevrolet- Oldsmobile, are based in Winchester, Va. In addition to the new dealership, they also own Miller Auto Sales, Inc. which sells Honda automobiles and Action Cycle and Accessories, selling Honda and Kawasaki Motorcycles, and Honda power products. Addi- tionally, they own Miller Isuzu, which sells Isuzu automobiles and trucks. Residents of the tri-state area are encouraged to stop by Miller's Apple Valley Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, conve- niently located just off 1-81, on Wilson Street in Martinsburg, and let the Millers show you how they can EARN your business. Mr. Wagner, a native of Elkins, W. Va grew up in Belington and then moved to Jefferson Cotmty as a young man. He had been employed by the Balt~ore & Ohio Railroad for some two years when he decided he wanted to get into some other line of work. He began his career in the automobile business by becoming a salesman for Virts Chevrolet agency, then located in downtown Charles Town. He soon became one of the top automobile chester, while at the same time work- Miller motorcycle offerings at a time Mesdames "Dot" Strouse Arrah Mae ing as a security guard at the main when the senior James Miller's health Lehman, Harriet Perks, Margaret employee entrance for American began to decline, and used car Skinner, Linda Burch, Marie Conrad Viscose, a major industrialemployer, business activity was overtaken by and "Suzie" Wilt. His industrial guard position allow- motorcycle sales and service. By the Holiday tray favors will again be ed him to meet thousands of prime early 1970's motorcycles made up 60% furnished throughout the year by the automobile prospects, and over the of the dealership's business, and school students for all rest homes in years he developed an exceptionally Miller Auto Sales, Inc. was highly the area, the Jefferson Memorial 1985 PHILCO VHS VIDEO RECORDERS loyal and satisfied clientele for regarded by other businesses and the Hospital and the VA Center. We are CABLE READY - - - TWO HEAD automobile sales. His two jobs helped general public as one of the best and grateful to the Wright Denny School FOURTEEN DAY, ONE EVENT PROGRAMMABLE TI him raise four sons: Jim, Jr horn in most successhfl motor vehicle dealers and their sponsor, Mr. "Mike" Har- FIVE FUNCTION REMOTE CONTROL . 1941, Ron, horn in 1943, and the twins, in this area. ding, for the attractive Halloween SLO-MO, FREEZE FRAME, FORWARD-REVERSE SC~kPI napkin holders, as well as Peoples George and John, hem in 1945. In 1973 James Miller, Sr. died of Bank for supplying the napkins. In 1955 the Millers founded their own heart disease. Twenty-eight year old Checks are being prer, ented to the automobile dealership, Miller Auto George Miller was president of the local Food Bank, the Locust Grove Sales, to capitalize on the strong Miller Corporation. His brother John clientele Mr. Miller had developed had completed his masters degree at Rest Home in Harpers Ferry and the since 1938. Active participation in the the University of Kansas and joined Special Educational School Olympics. In addition, programs and entertain- ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SPECIAL PRICE: business by all four sons was also in- the family corporation as vice- ment events are in the planning stage tended to provide a practical business president for sales. Brother Ronald for each of the Nursing Homes. 100 FREE thrN day movie rentals. education, and eventually provide ~ Miller was vice-president of a The Red Cross Youth Fund Drive, FREE popcorn with each movie rental. them assistance for either higher for- Leesburg, Va. bank and soon towithin the schools, will again be held Discounts on VHS blank tapos. mal education or their own business become president of a successful in- careers, dependent bank in Straslmrg. e ~ ~ ,-J ~ D o ~ ~ ~ Discounts on club renewals. Miller Auto Sales became one of the most successful used car dealerships in the area, establishing strong sales penetration within a 60 mile radius of Winchester. On Friday, August ],I, 1964, nineteen year old George Miller received the Honda Motorcycle franchise, setting legal precedent by personally obtain- ing the loan for the purchase and operation of the franchise under Miller Auto Sales' corporate umbrella. Following the successful pattern of the Miller automobile sales develop~ The Miller cot~mration added the O BUY YOUR 1985 Honda automobile franchise on,D~ItM()BJ : February 2, 1976, and received its first ) Car April 16 of that Year" Tbe additi n I (;U of Honda cars, twelve years of excep- ~ | tional Honda customer satisfaction AT : from a broad geographic and O demographic market, and the MllaUP0NTIAC.OLI~ GMC cumulative 1~8-1976 thirty-eight year 1 Route 9 North t Miller automobile clientele all combin- Charle Town, W.Va. ed with current business factors to | build an "extraordinary Honda t Call 725-3448 , automobile sales and service record. , ; ! Discounts on video accossories. Discounts on movie purchases. OPEN 8 AM - I 1 PM EVERYDAY ENTERTAINMENT TONITE VIDEO SPECIALISTS Located In Country Boy Farmers Market U.S. Rte. 340 -- Chades Town PHONE: 725-1216