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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, December 17, 1998 Karen Scott 696 Tuscawilla Hills 725-O 158 Hi Neighbors! How has your week been? Mine has been a whirlwind of wonderful projects and activities! We are almost done our Christmas to - do lists and just have cookies yet to bake. Our cookie day is on Sunday, and Cheryl, Morn and Liz are joining the boys and I to roll, decorate and bake hundreds of cookies. We can- not wait! The boys are very excited about their upcoming two week vacation and are planning their days. I am also excited 'cause I'll get to sleep in! smiles Have you finished your Christ- mas to-do lists? Are you finding it easier this year? I think the warm weather made us get a jump start on our activities because it was easier to shop and decorate in the warmth! I know I seem to be ahead of where I was this time last year. Hope you are tackling your jobs with a smile on your and the two of them had fun. In The boys love these snowmen. face! fact, Timmy did not want to come Several years ago, Cheryl made Way To Go back! them a countdown wreath and a Mother Goose Preschool col- Cheryl and Timmy made a candy cane and they were used of- lected canned goods for the Com- Christmas Countdown Snowman ten. In fact, they were so worn munity Ministries Food Pantryfor each of the boys. They covered that they could not have anymore last week. Eighteen children two cardboard circles with white Reese Cups glued to them. These proudly collected 34 pounds of paper. They attached the two and snowmen filled the void. food for the needy and pulled their added a hat and scarf. They then We started on Sunday eating wagon the few blocks to the pantry added eyes, nose, mouth, and but- one of the twelve Reese Cups a last Friday. They were thrilled tons out of miniature Reese Cups. night. This will make the remain- when the ladies told them howCheryl ws quite proud of her-ing days go by faster. Kudos to much they had collected, self for being so creative until she Cheryl for such a cool idea. My Andy was one of these heard Timmy say "uh-oh". She Yeah, Daddy youngsters. He said two boys had had bought a runny glue stick, David got to spend Saturday to pull the heavy wagon! He was and Timmy wanted to use it. hunting with his daddy. Steve quite proud of giving food to help Since he is so spoiled, Cheryl killed a doe, and David was those that are not so fortunate, handed it to him. He was having thrilled to be on hand. He has told These small gestures really estab- fun squeezing the glue out and everyone about seeing his first lish the desire to help that will placing the Resee Cups where field dressing and actually continue a lifetime. I know Andy they belonged. Cherylbecame dis- grossed me out with all of the de- enjoys participating in the food tracted and suddenly heard antails. I'd rather be oblivious and drives and feels good knowing he "uh-oh". Timmy had squeezed too just pretend when I unwrap it to has done something "good." hard. A puddle formed on one of cook that it was always this clean! Cool Idea the snowmen. Timmy was upset smiles Cheryl was one of the lucky but they cleaned up the mess be- We now have a freezer full of relatives who got a boy last Sat- fore he could become stuck to the deer meat that David cannot wait urday! She kept Timmy for me,table! smiles to turn into Summer Sausage! I figure he will bug Steve until they IWt J: can make it! : Do you have any delicious veni- son recipes to share? Please do! I want new ideas! Bettie J. LaMotte 725-5523 Christmas Dinner/Party The Club's annual Christmas Dinner/Party was held Saturday night at the Clubhouse with 80 plus people in attendance. Every- one was decked out in their Christmas attire. The little chil- dren were dressed in their Christ- mas duds to have their photos taken with Santa. Melanie Eisenhart, the new chair of the Food Service Commit- tee, was in charge of the event. She and her helpers had decorated the Clubhouse. Frank Gosnell and Cal LaMotte had hung lights outside and Melanie had provided a beautiful live tree. The Junior Girl Scouts and Brownie Troop (most of them from right here in Blue Ridge Acres) had decorated the tables with greenery and ev- erything was very festive with the red table cloths and glowing candles. Melanie's husband, Eric, tended the libation table and pro- vided a friendly smile (and an oc- casional kiss on the cheek) to his many customers. Laura Jones, with husband Steve, son Adam ' and Paul's girlfriend Aaron, did yeoman's duty in the kitchen. There were lots of hot and cold ap- petizers followed by a turkey and ham dinner with all the trim- mings. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, and cakes for dessert were served just as Santa made his way up the stairway. While the group awaited Santa's arrival, the scout troops led everyone in a sing-a-long of some of our favorite Christmas carols. As the group began to sing "Here Comes Santa Claus" the jolly old fella bounced up the steps to the delight of all of the little children. The children, and some of the adults, too, took their turns sitting on Santa's lap while par- ents snapped pictures. Frank Gosnell, Club President, served as host for the evening. Club Vice President Dan Nelson led the group in grace preceding the meal. W I This is always one of the nicest P , events the Club holds each year. ,' In addition to the reasonably * priced meal, there were lots of | i prizes awarded, which had been i I donated by Kathy White. If you missed this one, you missed a good time. Christmas Lights ,Faith talked a little bit last week about holiday lights and decorations. All of you really J i should take a ride through Silver Grove. Our neighbors down the * way really help to put us in the J ,spirit with all their holiday deco- rations. The icicle lights are very popular this year and these have t added lots of sparkle to the area. ~, Brad Eaton got the lights on ' the tree at the office and later * Marcia and Bill Gosnell added a timer to save someone from hav- ! ing to cut them on and off each r night. I can remember when Ruby ', Browning spearheaded the project " to put a tree at the office. When it J was planted it was just about 4 l feet tall. Now it must be 12 feet tall! People News John and Shelia Kincaid were ' at the Christmas dinner. As most of you know, for more years than he probably cares to remember, l John had his own band and was seldom home on weekends. This is the first time in many years f ,that John and Shelia had been ,able to attend the dinner together # and they were thoroughly enjoy- ing their visit with everyone. As a matter of fact, they were heading off to Shannondale for another ! party. , Shelia told me that son Jeremy ' will be celebrating his 18th birth- day this month. I can remember when Shelia was pregnant with him, although I would rather not remember that the years are pass- , t ing. Daughter Sherri will be host- ing Christmas at her new home in t' ,w Waterford this year. The first '* time Shelia has had a break from * holiday cooking. D * Steve and Suzette Craun had joined John and Shelia for dinner. Suzette enjoys her nursing work and related a recent experience where she examined a friend's cat and when the friend got the cat to the vet's office, Suzette's diagno- sis was correct. That's called other duties as may be assigned. Bette Gault and friend Bill joined us for dinner. Bette contin- ues to have lots of trouble with her arthritic hands, but keeps on mov- ing. Bill enjoys hooking up with his buddies at the race track while Bette goes about her busy Church schedule. Dan and Heidi Nelson were also there with all of their chil- dren which is unusual to have all the Nelsons in one room at one time. We hardly recognize young Daniel who is now towering over his father. Andrew is not far be- hind in the height area. Alissa is working at the same place that Heidi works and is enjoying the job, which includes some mural painting. Caitlan is sporting a short, short haircut and had been helping her father with a painting job during the ,week. Karen and Ron Proctor and family took a break from their busy auto racing schedule to join the group for the evening. Ron re- cently changed jobs and has been far too busy to do any work on the construction of their new home across the way. Ron always stops in the basket classes to visit with the "girls" on his way home from work. We have been trying to get him to join the class, but he resists the temptation. Miggs Dotson arrived just a few minutes late for the dinner start- ing time. Daughter Lisa and granddaughter Amy, had spent. the day with Miggs and they had been shopping most of the day. That trio also had lunch out on Saturday. There is no way any of us can hold our weight down at the rate we are lunching and din- ing out. Annie Cobb was busy keeping tabs on her group of scouts. Alan was sickly with a cold and did not stay for dinner since the smoke from the fireplace was giving him a fit. Annie's sister, Nancy Stephens, was there long enough to deliver her children and to say hello to everyone. It was good to see Grover and Peggy Daniels, new residents and Club members from Pine Tree Road. They were joined at their table by Norm and Jane Kempster and seems to be enjoying them- selves. Ron and Jill Kauffman were there with their two cuties. Al- though I didn't have a chance to talk with them, Cal tells me that the Kauffman's youngest has asthma and they have been hav- ing quite a time getting her ad- justed to treatment. We hope that works out well. Debbi and Frances Snyers were having a good time with friends in the back. Debbi is sporting a Halloweenish looking eye patch to help the healing following eye surgery. Reliving Cancun Marcia and Frank G0snell, Bill G0snell, Miggs Dotson, Cal and I were indeed distressed to return Brenda Popkins looks for the tag bearing the name of her grandmother, Peggy Popkins, on one of the Hospice "Light Up A Life" trees at Stuck & Alger Pharmacy on Washington Street in Charles Town. The official tree-lighting ceremony was con- ducted by Hospice of the Panhandle on Sunday, December 6th at the local pharmacy. The trees were placed at the local business after owner Paul Manzuk volunteered the space. The trees had formerly been located at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, but because the tree area was converted to a waiting area, a new location had to be found. The 12th annual tree lighting was attended by some 30 local residents, along with Margaret Cogswell, Hospice executive director, Rev. G.T. Schramm and Kathie Campbell, community relations director for Hospice. Music was provided by Rico Masssimino and the trees were illuminated by Hospice volun- teer Deh Quinn and Brenda Popkins. The "Light Up A Life" program serves as both a memorial to loved ones and as a fundraiser for Hospice. Money raised from the programs helps provide care to all appropriate people, re- gardless of their ability to pay. A light may be placed on the tree at Stuck & Alger Phar- macy with a donation of $10. To obtain an invitation, stop by the pharmacy or call Hospice at 304-264-0406. Two early settlers in Treasure City, Nevada collected all the rocks they could, so they could build a shack for protection against the winter. The next spring, they discovered the rocks were high grads sliver ore worth $75,000. Curiosity is one of the permanent certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. --Samuel Johnson from our week in Cancun to such lovely weather here at home. At least it has gotten a little colder and we are feeling a little bit bet- ter about the return. It was certainly a wonderful trip. If you have not been there, you should at least try it once. This was our second trip (the third for the Gosnells). We have decided that if we are able to go again, we are just going to lay around the pools all day and let the hotel em- ployees wait on us hand and foot. Maybe one trip down town shop- ping, but everything we need is right there at the hotel. Miggs and I went parasailing in a two seater "sea rider" and had such fun. Cal was about ready to make the trip when something on the boat broke and they discontin- ued the rides for the day. Cal thinks perhaps this was an omen, but maybe he will get to do it next time. There was an article in one of the newspapers last week about the development in Cancun and the effect it is having on the locals as far as having beach access is concerned. Tha~ may be so, but those very large hotels certainly employ a lot of local people. That's about all the news for the week. Cal joins me in wishing all of our readers happy holidays. Until next time Only Shadow (and George's Fluffy) know OUR CUSTOMERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS "1 left my bank of 35 years and came to Jefferson Security. Your home town friendliness and responsive service makes me feel like a person, not a number." Betty Miller--Shepherdstown FREE Checking FAST Decision-Making FRIENDLY, Responsive Service SHEPHERDSTOWN * 876-9000 Corner of Washington and Princess Sts, CHARLES TOWN 725-9752 700 E. Washington St. at Jefferson Ave. MARTINSBURG 264-0900 1487 Edwin MilJer Blvd. Member FDIC L 1869 Paper Plate Snowman This is an easy craft that kids of all ages can do. You'll need two white paper plates, black paper, buttons, pipe cleaners, and glue sticks. Cut the inner circle out of one of the plates. Use this as the head and glue it on the bigger plate. Cut a hat out of the black paper and glue it to the head. Use the buttons for eyes, nose, mouth, etc. Now take a pipe cleaner and fash- ion a hand out of one end. Poke a hole in the side of the snowman's belly. Stick the pipe cleaner in so that the hand sticks out. Tape the back of the belly to the pipe cleaner. Repeat with the other hand. My boys loved making these on the rainy Sunday. David's was real elaborate; his snowman waves and throws snowballs. Timmy was stuck to his for awhile but we were able to pry them apart! Andy went for quantity and made one for everyone. Enjoy! Easy Wreaths Now take the left over paper plate rim and make a neat wreath. Tape it so that it is a complete circle. Trace your child's hand on green paper and red paper. You'll need about six green hands and two red hands. Glue the green hands around the back side of the paper plate so they look like leaves. Leave a space on the bot- tom for the two red hands. These are the ribbon. (I faced mine pointing down.) Cool, huh? We recycled the last project's scraps! Enjoy! Silly Fairy David finally lost his tooth on Saturday, and he could not wait to hear the story about Pearl, the Tooth Fairy. We cuddled on the couch and laughed ourselves silly! Later that night Pearl visited us and left a mess. She knocked stuff off David's dresser when she flew in the window. She~ trail of fairy dust. woke up the next mediately woke up bl Andy. They pulled nifying glasses loudly! The two dollar~ David, but I think thrilled him more. ing in bed listenin Floral Arran The Tuscawilla Club has rangements for sale. arrangements are can be seen at the Ridge Drive. Loose Several dogs have ing havoc in our They are roaming fenced dogs to bark ~ has driven me nuts dogs are teasin other penned in Please note on a leash or in a dogs will be picked warden. Neighbors i aware that loose dogs l dent waiting to dogs can be dan been known to or people. Obey the your dog on a leash or Birthdays Please wish BJ Thomas, and John happy birthday today. Angela Stine rOW. Scott Withers' December 20. Wish day. Robert and Rachel ebrate their cember 21. Please happy day. Help celebrate Unsung Hero by profiling those w seem to finish second. in which the slowest the a game. Winter Winter officially cember 21. Celebrate taking a flashlight the neighborhood. the evening All For Enjoy this last Christmas. Take your family. Take care, Save with Nationwide's Home & Car Insure both with Nationwide, special on your homeowners AND another mon discount on your Call today. 725-2586 Tom 300w. 725-: NIIII~ICle II Natior~i~ Mutual Ir~u~e~ ~ i Home 0~ ~: 0~e Natlo~ R~a, 227 W, Washington St. Charles Town Open 7 Days A Week Taking Orders Nov For Our Delicious -HOLIDAY - Pumpkin .Pecan .Etc pmlmmlmillilili I Inweod East Plaza Inweed, WV M, T, Th Fri. 10-6, Sat. 8.4 Closed Wed. & Sun. 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