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November 12, 1998

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, November 12, 1998 7 Engagements Weddings Announcements Pho e n 725-2046 I rl II rll I ]IIF'TiVIr-fIliffI~TfTIff~ITINITT i:i!i < 7! ~i~: j~ :~i~i Alumni Weekend Successful The first annual Jefferson High School Alumni Weekend has been declared a huge success by its or- ganizers. From the beginning of the Homecoming Parade to the last song at the Alumni get-to- gether, the weekend was full of PLANNING MEETING Ten members of the Leetown Homemakers Club attended the annual planning meeting and pot luck luncheon October 19 at the home of Dorothy Tabb. The monthly plans for 1999 were com- pleted as well as several reports on our 1998 achievements, New officers were elected to begin their terms in January 1999. Current president Virginia Sagle informed all of the following items of business: November.4 from 9 to 3, there will be a crafts day at the Community Center; cookies were requested for the 4-H Achievements Awards on Novem- ber 7 and several members volun- teered to bake them. Members are encouraged to attend the Novem- ber 12 County Fair Association meeting. December 7 is the date for the Homemakers Achievement Banquet. Reading With A Purpose lists were collected and plans for the Christmas party in December was discussed. The November 18 meeting of the club will be held at the home of Mary Jane Wilt. smiles, fond remembrances, and fun. Several alunmi kicked off the weekend by decorating a truck and riding in the parade. They had fun handing out lollipops and singing the "Eat 'Em up" song. The next day several alumni were seen proudly wearing their newly finished hand-painted alumni sweatshirts around the county. Later at the Homecoming game, loads of alumni enjoyed see- ing the school (many had not seen it since graduation) and tailgating in the parking lot. The stands were full of alunmi when the Mar- tinsburg-Jefferson game got un- derway. Several former football players formed the chute through which the current players ran. Three special former players, Andre McDonald, Jim Breeden, and Lawrence Vickers, got a chance to "high five" their sons, now varsity players. Former Homecoming queens participated in the half- time ceremonies. During the game, the an- nouncer recognized each decade of graduates, as the alumni stood and cheered. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five-year classes were also recognized. The excitement of beating arch rival Martinsburg carried over into the Alumni get-together the next day at the Shannondale Country Club. Everyone cheered wildly when DJ Kevin Hall played Charlotte Carroll Joseph Knotts Carroll and Joseph Knotts wish to announce their en- is a 1998 graduate of Jefferson High School, while Knotts at JHS in 1995. He is employed with Jefferson Memorial I. Security. is planned for December 12, 1998, at First Baptist with a reception to follow at the Jefferson County Allen ine for applications grants has been ex- December 1, so it These grants were indi- projects in the are intended to pre- cultural heri- may include opera- for existing arts 'SUPport to initiate new '.projects, and direct Individual develop- Lrts and humanities. and to re- , call Peg at 876-3194. big advantages of County is that have the best of We're still a small area et we' ,y re close city to enjoy the ur- The long lines for Crowds of people view- exhibit at the of Art are prob- n part to familiarity of the artist's life. 'is glowing, still vi- worth the effort to An excellent exhibit in Winter': at Collection reflects of change in the ges from an : approach to ere a reflection of World at large, and foreseen how would change in century. live in the past. We learn from the past, JACKSON TO ]SARY RECEPTION kson Elementary will kick offa week es celebrating the anniversary with a inday, November 2 to 4 p.m. Staff, administrators Will be attending the ty residents, and students and oth- :ed to attend. the United Way and adapt those lessons to the world as it exists today. We don't need to constantly re-invent the wheel, yet no one could predict which uses for the wheel will still be viable a hundred years from now. The factory in my small hometown of Tennessee that was one of the last major makers of wagon wheel spokes now sells more parts for chairs than spokes. Those of us who still prefer a foun- tain pen to a ballpoint can still en- joy using a computer. It isn't necessary for us to travel to the city to enjoy the expe- rience of seeing art work of excel- lent quality. The Over the Moun- tain Studio Tour this weekend gives us a chance to talk with the artists and see the new work they're doing. The Art Walk in Shepherdstown on Saturday will feature talks at 5 and 6 p.m. on landscape painting by Joe Mayer and on Raku pottery by Debbie Dickinson Red and yellow bal- loons mark the locations of the participating galleries. WV President SAR Speaker Raymond Musgraves, right, state president of the Sons of the American Revolution, is welcomed to the meeting of the General Adam Stephen Chapter by Charles F. Printz, presi- dent. The General Adam Stephen Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, held their quarterly meeting on Friday, October 16, at the McFarland House in Martins- burg. Forty-four members and guests attended. The President, FPG Charles F. Printz, presided, leading the members and guests in the first verse of America, the devotion and a moment of silent prayer in memory of the late John Parkinson of Martinsburg. Introduction of guests was made including the widows of former members: Mrs. William Trussell, Mrs. William Groves, Mrs. Buck Martin, Mrs. John Parkinson and Mrs. George Dean. Also, Matthew Musgrave from Mt. Pleasant. The speaker, Raymond Musgraves, an attorney for 35 years in Point Pleasant, and state president of the SAR, has served in various capacities in the Sons of the American Revolution Society. He has served as vice-president, general of the Central District and chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee. Musgraves spoke on his ances- try, being a fifth generation of An- drew Lewis who came to this coun- try from Ireland. He first settled in Philadelphia and went to Staunton, Va. At that time, Staunton was located in Orange County, Va which encompassed a large portion of the eastern United States. He spoke of the sacrifices made by those new ar- rivals in this country and how they survived those hardships. Musgraves expressed his hopes that one day the morals and hard work undertaken by our ancestors would become a part of our countrymen in today's world. President Printz presented Mr. Musgraves a Liberty Bell, a token of our freedoms and to help keep him awake at his desk. The next meeting will be held the third Friday in January, 1999. "Overlooking the Potomac River" Start A Shepherdstown, WV (~ DL~V[OND AWARD ~VV Join Us For Our Festive Dinner from Noon 'til 8:OO p.m. Featuring: Traditional Turkey Dinner Prime Rib Filet Mignon Fresh Pork Roast Roast Pheasant Roast Venison Veal Specialties ,i? Fresh Fillet of Sole Stuffed with Crabmeat Sauerbraten Other German Favorites * Fresh Baked Bread Homemade Desserts CHILDREN'S MENU AVAILABLE! For Reservations Please Call + (304) 876-2551 Credit During the recent JHS Alumni get-together, several prizes were awarded, including for most family members in atten- dance, including the Smith sisters and the Hall siblings. Shown in the photo, back row, are Alice Smith Giardina ('77) and Kevin Hall ('83). Front, Peggy Smith Whetzel ('75) and Cheryl Hall LaVigne ('91). Not shown are the May sisters, Debbie ('78) and Jennifer ('94). "We Are the Champions." Many prizes were given during the get-together. The Class of '75 had the most representatives, and those that attended will get a dis- count at their next reunion. Most family members in attendance were the Halls, Smith sisters, and the May sisters, each with two. Jody Nerhood Edwards traveled the most distance - all the way from South Carolina! Several alumni were also recognized for having a child graduate from the high school: Traci Welsh Taylor, Greg and Karen (Cameron) Weigel, Patty Jones Marshall and ,Jane Marshall. Plans are already being made for the second Alumni Weekend. The next meeting of the JHS Alumni is set for November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school (driver's ed room). 4-H DANCING CLOVERS SCHEDULE Many 4-H Dancing Clovers were seen at the annual Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Night which was held November 2 at Jefferson High School. Once again, the 4-H Dancing Clovers will be rustling their green skirts in public. They will dancing at the VA Center on Mon- day, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. They try to encourage their audi- ences to participate in the danc- ing. In celebration of the Christmas season, the 4-H Dancing Clovers will be seen dancing in several places. On December 5, they will dancing in the Charles Town, Ran- son Christmas Parade. Then on December 17, they will be dancing at the Martinsburg Mall on the shopping night for men. It's Time to Plan Your Christmas Party! Dates Still Available For Both On Premise & Catering? Parties up to 125people on premise. tauranl We Will Be THANKSGIVING DAY! NaJoi' CrolN! Cards Accepted 1270 Washington St. Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Reservations Recommended flai -,Ut Dining Room and Lounge The Turf Garden Room is the perfect setting for your lwliday entertaining, whether an intimate dinner, a banquet, or a buffet for 50. Plan Early for Your Holiday Party! Washington St Route 340, Charles Town (304) 725-2081 For Reservations