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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, November 12, 1998 9 Barbara Hooper 615 S. Seminary St. 725-7742 Are In Order family members. husband Am, who ran son County managing to be the Greg Lance, a con- campaigner himself, in Jlations and condo- who had the courage an elected office; Jeffer- can be proud of every our special good luck daughter-in-law who, on lunday, October 24 )pening Cel- or Valerie's Village 77-04 101st Avenue, York. with the help of hus- "who took a few days iob in Manhattan, and Sasha - who will m proprietor of "Special bag breakfast and lunch fresh baked cider, Boar's Head soups and and beef and more, as aUsual Gifts & Col- Flea Market Prices". featuring country unusual fare for who love them. you'll be a ter- Phone Scam! ~ this can happen to work: a telephone call ! identifying an AT&T service tech- says he is running a Phone line and wants theme "Teaching and Dream," School will kick off We.ek with a game on Satur- 14, 6 p.m. in the m. The WPGC the Jeffer- Faculty and for the JHS Bas- The public is in- for the game will Basketball Hash, JV Bas- November 16, em- on "Character Two will be flu shots for by Jefferson and the Jeffer- "Read In" pro- :45-8:05 a.m when Students will read a or newspaper ar- comprehension. also feature the Week Procla- you to touch 90# and then hang up, to help him complete the test - Hang up at once - because this is a scam. The telephone company in- formed the writer of an Internet memo that by pushing 90# you lar. Each Cards of Hope package has 20 cards and 21 envelopes. There is one design per package, or two of each design in the Holi- day Collection. The cards can be purchased here in Jefferson County at the U.S. Cellular kiosk in our Wal-Mart store. The cost is $12.50 a package. To order by mail, send a ~heck, payable to Children's Cancer Care & Research Fund, to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Devel- opment Office, P.O. Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26505-9300. For phone orders billed to Visa, Discover or Master Card, call 293- 3711. soup, undiluted; 1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk; 2 tsp. soy sauce; 6 to 8 slices French bread, 1/2-inch thick; 6 to 8 slices swiss cheese. In a large skillet melt butter; saute onions and mushrooms. Place in a 13-x9-2 inch casserole. Sprinkle cheese on top. Combine soup, milk and soy sauce. Pour over. Top with bread and cheese slices. Cover and refrigerator overnight. Bake, loosely covered, 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Un- cover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Let stand 5 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings. Birthdays and Anniversaries A very happy birthday to: Bill Chesley, Steve Fowler, Johnny ii end up giving the individual who called access to your telephone line, and this allows him to place a long distance call with the charge appearing on your telephone bill. Furthermore, this scam has been originating from many of the local jails anal prisons, verified with UCB Telecomm. GTE secu- rity also verified that this is a defi- nite possibility; do not press 90# for anyone. Attention: Government Workers If your agency participates in the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, you can now direct your charitable contribution to the Jefferson County Community Ministries, Inc instead of giving it to the D.C. area. Just designate JCCM, Inc to receive your donations, using the designation number 7993. Cards Of Hope The sad fact is approximately 7,000 children, from birth to 18 years, are diagnosed with cancer every year. Research helps in- crease the cure-rate of these young patients, and of course, money is always needed for this process. You can help by buying Cards of Hope. These are greeting cards designed by young patients and their families, as a joint project of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the West Virginia Uni- versity Children,s Hospitals. It is sponsored by United States Cellu- Commission. The purpose is to make students aware of the re- sponsibilities of citizens of the United States and the State of West Virginia. In addition to the voter regis- tration program, Service Learning students will be visiting the Se- nior Citizens' Center in Ranson or the Veterans' Administration Hos- pital. Other activities scheduled for this day will be Faculty Health Screening (for cholesterol, blood pressure, stress); a Salute to Ad- ministrators' Day and Multi~cul- tural Fair Display; the latter be- ing held in the library/media cen- ter; and a lecture/display/film, en- titled "All About Auto Insurance," sponsored by Frank Fargo of Na- tionwide Insurance. Wednesday, November 18, will be the day to focus on Character Counts - Respect. The day will be- gin with a salute to the support staff breakfast in the Family & Consumer Science dining room. Students in the SUCCESS pro- gram will be touring WUSA TV- The cards are also available at N e w c o m e r a n d M a r y B. thetwoMartinsburgU.S. Celluiar Porterfield on November 13; locations, at Edwin Miller Blvd. or Fox Croft Avenue. A Daily Prayer (From the EpisCople News, Comple Parish, Va.) So far today, God I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't cursed, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or over-indulgent. I'm really glad about that. But, in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help. Amen. The Recipe Corner This came from the recipe col- lection of my sister, Marge Wilt. She was an excellent cook who fol- lowed recipes to the letter. It's a very good. Heavenly Onion Casserole 3 Tbsp. butter or oleo; 3 me- dium onions, sliced; 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced; 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded; 1 can mushroom Charles Adams, Flip Dorsey, Luci- lle Heflebower and Donald Nell Noland, Sr. on November 14; June Adams, Addle Crawford, Darrin Hardy, Lindsay Hockensmith, Marshall Montgomery, Turner Ramey, Betty C. Riley and C. Locke Wysong, Jr. on November 15; Joseph A. Baldwin, Patricia Coulter, Elsie Mae Heflebower, Janet Lloyd, Steve McLaughlin, Jeannie Snow and Dawn Watson on November 16; Matthew Adams, Sarah Bitner (age 5), Donald Boyer, Doris Cline, Faye Daven- port, Bertha DeVese, Ashley Ever- hart, Sharon Harrell, Frances Owens, Donald Watts, Bill Willinham and Evelyn Writt on November 17; Helen Fleagle on November 18; Michael Ciccone, Lane McCarron and AI Standish on November 19. Anniversary congratulations to Lindsey and David Biber on No- vember 13. All for now take care. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman reminded landowners to consider putting their land in the Conservation Reserve Pro- gram, CRP, during the 18th sign- up period. For the next seven weeks, landowners may apply to enroll environmentally sensitive land in the program. The sign-up period closes Friday, December 11. "I encourage all producers and landowners to consider enrolling their eligible environmentally- sensitive land in this program," said Glickman. "They should get all the facts about how the CRP can be applied across their entire landscape." The CRP is a voluntary pro- gram under which landowners and operators agree to place eli- gible cropland into the program for 10 to 15 years in return for an- nual rental payments and cost- share assistance for establishing conservation practices. The pro- gram was modified in 1997 to em- phasize benefits to the environ- ment in reducing soil erosion, wa- ter and air pollution, and enhanc- ing wildlife habitat. Land enrolled in the program competes for acceptance based on an Environmental Benefits Index, EBI, that ensures fair and equal consideration of all offers and for all types of land. The EBI evalu- ates the offers based on seven fac- tors: soil erosion, wildlife habitat, water quality, air quality, endur- ing benefits, conservation priority areas, and cost. "CRP is a highly competitive program and the EBI has been slightly modified to better protect natural resources," Glickman said. "Applicants should consult with USDA experts locally on how to maximize EBI points, and in- crease the likelihood that their acreage will be accepted." Approximately 30.5 million acres are under CRP contracts as of October 1, 1998. Just over 3.6 million acres are under contracts that expire next year on Septem- ber 30. USDA is authorized to maintain enrollment of up to 36.4 million acres. The CRP is administered by the USDA's Farm Service Agency, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, State forestry agencies, and local soil and water conservation dis- tricts. Contact local FSA and NRCS offices for more informa- tion. The Jefferson County office is located at 209 E. Third Avenue, Ranson, WV. Phone: 304-725- 3471. Emergency Nurses' Day National Emergency Nurses Day was celebrated at Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital with an array of activities including lunch for the entire emergency department staff courtesy of Martin's Food and Wal-Mart Supercenter. Cynthia's Flower & Gifts sent a plant to brighten the emergency department nurses' station while hospital administration presented each nurse with a logo fountain pin. Emergency department staff pictured during the recent celebration include (first row) Nonnie Bently, Heather Fee, Libby Powell, Karen Christie, Connie Whittington, (second row) Martha Mumaw, Bob Hartman, Debbie Hartman and Syd Walsh. Military, Corner CALEB M. GARRETT Air National Guard Airman Caleb M. Garrett has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San An- tonio, Texas. During the six weeks of train- ing, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs and received special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who com- plete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Garrett is the son of William E. and Martha E. Garrett, Route 1, Shepherdstown. He is a 1998 graduate of Faith Christian Academy. JASON M. HUBBARD Army Pvt. Jason M. Hubbard has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Colum- bia, S.C. During the training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map read- a.m hosted by the Channel 9 in Washington, D.C Charles Town, with Topper Shutt as tour coordi- Ranson, and Shep-nator. The purpose of this trip is * ,~ S" purpose of this for the students to explore career community in- Each mayor will education's vital and our na- business part- at a brunch the Family and Con- room. The following ions and businesses Invited: JHS Alumni Bank of Charles Chamber Charles Town Race Department of Pizza, Jeffer- One Val- College, U.S. ~gency, Air Na- persons in- Mr. Dave Markoe, nt of Schools, the Board of Educa- mayors. have an opportu- meet with rep- the agencies a JHS. These rep- Will discuss career and the role of their in the Jef-" COmmunity. Driver Education host Cecil Arnold, in Shepherdstown ansen, of the Jeffer- Department. officials opportunities in science (meteorol- ogy), English (journalism), math- ematics (statistics and engineer- ing), history (research). The group will also witness a live news broadcast. Other activities for this day in- clude Skinfolds Examination, sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Hospitars Physical Therapy De- partment; a biofeed back/stress management testing, sponsored by City Hospital of Martinsburg, to determine health status as re- lated to stress. On Thursday, November 19, with emphasis on "Character Counts - Fairness", students will have an opportunity to meet with and learn about various colleges and businesses. This program will be presented from 10:30 to 1 p.m. In attendance will be repre- sentatives and/or video presenta- tions from numerous schools and businesses. On Friday, November 20, with emphasis on "Character Counts - Citizenship", JHS will participate in two major activities: a program to stress driver safety on the high- way and a mock disaster drill. The first event, sponsored by the Driver's Ed Department, will see Toni Green of America's Road Team discussion "Sharing the Road with Large Trucks." The second event, the Mock Di- saster preparedness Day, from 10 to 11:30 a.m will focus on a "Bleacher Collapse in the JHS Gymnasium". Plans for this di- saster drill are currently being made by the Jefferson County Di- saster Preparedness Team: Fire and ambulance departments, Sheriffs Department, and Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital. Scouts Present Basket to Newborn Members of Girl Scout Troop 620 prepared a basket to be given to a baby girl born at Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently. The baby was Daneisha Vernell, born November 1, at 9:17 a.m. The little girl weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was born to Lakisha Taylor. Making the basket presentation to JMH staff nurse Jan Rata, right, are, from left, Britny Gor- don, Julie Adams, Loretta McDonald, Breezy Gordon, Caitlyn Rausch, Kimberly Park, Kaysie Park, Shannon Conneily, Alice Gordon, and Jennie Park. Girls not present for the photo were Emily DeRonda, Melissa Glasscock, Devon Moreland, Katie Potter, Claire Prince and Katelyn Ray. ing, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions. Hubbard is the son of Helene A. Burwell, of Route 2, Shepherd- stown. He is a 1998 graduate of Jeffer- son High School. STATE DIRECT MARKETING CONFERENCE Direct marketers from throughout the region will gather January 29 and 30 at Cedar Lakes Conference Ce~nter in Ripley for its annual conference. Seven tracks will focus on specialty foods, for- estry, herbs and dried flowers, tailgate and farmer's markets, brambles and small fruit produc- tion, livestock and grazing, and aquaculture. Association Presi- dent, Fred Welshans, explains, "Each track was planned by a West Virginia producer and will feature at least four sessmns on relevant topics in each area." Stephen F. Hall, author of From Kitchen To Market, head- lines a slate of speakers with na- tional recognition. Hall will present an intense two day work- shop designed to assist home- based specialty food producers with marketing and distribution issues. Arlyn Perkey, USDA Crop Tree specialist; Paul and Kathy Easely, Central U.S. Tree Farmer's of the Year; and John and Susan Stephens, National Paul Bunyan Winner and The Game of Logging Instructors headline the forestry track. Ed Vollburn, Ohio State University Grazing specialist leads the live- stock and grazing program. Dr. Mike Ellis and Dr. Richard Funt from Ohio State University will address production and man- agement issues as part of the brambles and small fruit produc- tion section. Dr. Frank Porter heads the program in the herb and dried flower arena which includes several successful West Virginia producers. ,John Marra, WVU Ex- tension agent will instruct partici- pants in the tailgate and farmer's SAMANTHA BLOODSWORTH Navy Seaman Recruit Saman- tha Bloodsworth, daughter of Wadevs J. Bloodsworth of 323 W. First Ave Charles Town, W.Va recently completed U.S. Navy ba- sic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week pro-'. gram, Bloodsworth completed a: variety of training which included~ classroom study and practical in- struction on naval customs, first' aid, fire fighting, water safety and~ survival, and shipboard and air-" craR safety. An emphasis is also placed on physical fitness. Bloodsworth and other recruits also received instruction on the Navy's core values - honor, cour- age and commitment - and how to apply them in their military per- formance and personal conduct. Bloodsworth joins 55,000 men and women who will enter the Navy this year from all over the country. Men and women train together from their first day in the Navy, just as they do aboard ships and at shore commands around the world. To reinforce the team con- cept, Bloodsworth and other re- cruits also were trained in pre- venting sexual harassment and ensuring equal opportunity. Even as the naval service gets smaller over the next few years, highly motivated young people like Bloodsworth are still finding, an opportunity to improve their, knowledge and education as they become part of the most highly, technical naval force in history.: This year alone the Navy will have, more than 57,000 job openings. and opportunities which include guaranteed training. , The graduate of Jefferson High School joined the Navy in June 1998. PLANS UNDERWAY FOR YULE PARADE Final preparations are being made for the 56th Annual Charles Town/Ranson Christmas Parade scheduled for December 5 begin- ning at 2 p.m. If you would like to. participate in this year's proces-. sion, you may contact Larry' Willingham at (304) 728-2288,~ visit on the web at www netcom.com/~iazz 1/Christina ~, or" visit the Jefferson County Chain-. ber of Commerce home page at www.ieffersoncountv.com/cham-, hr, L then click on "The Christmas, Celebration". You can find out, about the annual parade as well as all the other Christmas activi-: ties in Charles Town on this web page. Also, if there are additions or changes to any activities, this; web page is the first place to find' out, so you can get first hand infor-, ruction here. "The theme for this year's pa- rade is "An Old Fashioned Christ- mas." The deadline for registra- tion is November 20, market line-up. Beginning and experienced aquaculture opera- tions will benefit from a program ; that features state specialists in production, health and processing : issues. For a program brochure and registration information, please contact Fred Welshans, President, entitled "Fatal at 304/527-2030 or the West Vir- ginia Department of Agriculture's for Tuesday, Novem- and activity sched- will be voter reg- 10:30 a.m. to i p.m Jefferson County Marketing and Development Divi- sion at 304/558-2210.