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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, December 17, 1998 9 e III I I CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR aal tour of" the Jefferson House fl)r the sea- be held at 6 p.m. on EVe, be a candlelight tour by a costumed guide. refreshments and sea- be offered. is cordially invited final end of the sea- of the tour, each family gift. that this special saved for Christmas that it be opened on Eve, as close to mid- no fee for the tour. Do- County Court on town square at Section of George and Streets in historic Charles Town. or additional in- please call Nan Furioso can see, the "Spotlight" been changed from Homemaker to CEO CEO means Com- and Outreach. ange is due to a law us the use of homemakers in any County CEO on November 23, ~.m with eight mere- clubs present. The called to order by co- Gates and Jason urg, are the baby girl, Rachelle Lynn on Thursday, Decem- p.m. in City Hospital, rg. The new arrival POunds, 13 ounces and long at birth. are Allen Pamela Ann Plotner, paternal great-grand- Ann Reynolds; arents are Terry Gates, Hedgesville; lal great-grandparents Allen Gates, also of t Ann Plotner and Andrew of Martinsburg, an- birth of their daughter, Seman, on Sunday, at 8:45 a.m. in City little girl weighed 8 18 3/4 inches long grandparents are Linda Martinsburg, and Middleway; paternal lnlother is Florence 9; maternal are Allen and Pam and maternal are Mary and Ann and Florida. and Eric Carr, of announce the birth of E'lecia Chaine' Carr, December 3, in Hospital. The in- 6 9 ounces long at birth. and Gregory Lee Rippon, proudly an- of their son, iregory Jenkins, on 3, at 8:32 p.m. Hospital. The 7 pounds, 9 19 1/2 inches long are Gre- P. Jenkins, great-grandparents Jenkins, Rippon, Pearson, Summit al grandparents are Hawkins, Harpers great-grandpar- Hawkins, Annabell leda Bartlett, all of ~ue Gutierrez, of announces the birth 9hter, Lexi Renee BLUEMONT MIDWINTER BALL WITH SEASONAL MUSIC AND DANCE Bluemont's popular series of old-time country dances continue this Saturday, December 19, with the annual Midwinter Ball at the old schoolhouse Bluemont Com- munity Center in Bluemont, Va. The Ball features lively old-time dance music by the Charlottesville Geezer Band with figure calling by Tom Hinds, of Charlottesville, Va. The dance begins at 8 p.m. with a beginner's workshop at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. At the dance intermission, there will be our traditional fare of midwinter special offerings and irreverencies, including: the sing- ing of old English and American carols and a special performance by the Rees family of Winchester performing as Linda and the Lucky 4. Instruction and calling are pro- vided throughout the dance; single dancers are welcome. The festivities will begin with a pot- luck supper at 6:30. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and join in the festivities. Admission is $5 per person; $3 for Bluemont Friends. Anyone willing to help with the dance setup, special deco- rations and/or the potluck dinner, call Melissa Dunning at (540) 955- 3616. Bluemont is located in western Loudoun County just off Route 7 on the east slope of the Blue Ridge. From Route 7, exit at Blue- mont on Route 760; proceed 200 yards to the T intersection with Route 734 at the Snickersville Country Store; turn left, Blue- mont Community Center is 1/4 mile on left. HOLIDAY DANCE Sunday, December 20, 2-5 p.m holiday dance at War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets in historic Shepherd- stown. Dance traditional Appala- chian and New England dances and waltzes. Beginners' workshop at 2 p.m. No experience, no part- ner needed. All dances taught. $4.50 for first-timers and mem- bers, $6 adults, $3 dancers under 25. For more information, call (304) 876-6728. MUSEUMfrO OFFER ART CLASSES HAGERSTOWN - The Wash- ington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will be offer- ing the following adult art classes: Watercolor Workshop taught by Bob Wantz, Introduction tp Water- color taught by Rosemary Reus; and Basics of Photography, a one- day class, perfect for the begin- ning photographer, by local pho- tographer Dale Swope. The following children's classes will be offered: Art Experiences for ages 4 and 5 taught by Rosanna Gonzalez; Clay Works for ages 7-12 taught by Hilda Eiber; and Drawing and Painting for ages 7-11 taught by Betsy Stempien. Registration is required for all classes and teenagers are welcome to sign up for any adult class. For more information on dates, times and fees, call the museum at 301- 739-5727. Speaker for Nov. Meeting president, Wallis Anne Magaha. Members repeated the Pledge to the Flag and devotions were pre- sented by Mrs. Magaha of the Summit Point Club. She read an article entitled, "The First Thanksgiving Dinner," a poem and closed with a prayer, "Every- thing Give Thanks." Issues Committees Continuing Education: Environmental No report. Global The Guatemala oct was ex- Gutierrez, on Wednesday, Decem- ber 2, at 11:26 p.m. in Jefferson Me- morial Hospital. Lexi Renee weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Baudelio and Kim Gutierrez, of Charles Town. Tracy and Del Underwood, of Ranson, are the parents of a son, Del Anthony Underwood, II, born on Monday, December 7, at 7:16 a.m. in City Hospital. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long at birth. Paternal grandparents are Vir- ginia Underwood, Berryville, Va and Frank Paige, Austin, Tex.; pater- nal great-grandmother is Frances Underwood, Berryville; maternal grandparents are Anna Thomas, Ranson, Allen Pulse, Jr. and Sharon Pulse, Martinsburg; and maternal great-grandparents are Allen and Clara Pulse, Charles Town. Unil;ed V aM The power' o ' U" plained and it was noted Mecklen- burg Club had sent a cash contri- bution. Heritage No report. Family Alice Briscoe reported on Breast Cancer Awareness project. Marketing/Membership Dot Snyder reported she needed reports from several clubs. It was voted by the group to place an 1/8 page ad in the Spirit of Jefferson in January to an- nounce the name change of the council and clubs. Organizational Committees Bloodmobile Lucy Milton reported there will be upcoming bloodmobiles at Inde- pendent Fire Company on Decem- ber 3, Moose on December 7 and Mather Training Center, Decem- ber 11. Community Center Polly Hockensmith reported the steps to the fire exist are com- pleted, but a door needs to be cut. Craft Day Wallis Magaha reported 26 people attended and they had a good lunch and interesting pro- gram. Jefferson County Fair Dot Meyers was re-elected to the Fair Board. Tours It was announced that Dot Wil- son had to cancel the "Christmas Craft Day" trip to Harrisburg, Pa due to lack of interest. Dot needs 5 more people for the "American Christmas Shop" trip to Lancaster, Pa on December 8. Reading With A Purpose Wallis Magaha reported 49 readers had sent reports. Spotlight - Old Business Election of Officers Jolene Stanton was re-elected as treasurer. Cook Books Still have books available. 1999 Dues Please turn money in with name sheet this month (Decem- ber). Constitution Revision Commit- tee and Budget meeting will be in January. Quilt Give-Away Tickets available for quilt made in Berkeley County. Lillian Viana, above, was the speaker for the recent meeting of the Shannondale Garden Club. The Shannondale Garden Club met Monday, November 16, in the dining room of the Shannondale Clubhouse with 38 members present. President Doris Nicholas opened the meeting. Charlotte Kirtley, corresponding secretary, reported on cards sent and re- ceived, and led the group in sing- ing Happy Birthday to members with November birthdays. Horti- culture Chairman Chester Shura gave a report on winterizing gar- dens, especially evergreens. Wa- ter evergreens thoroughly and don't mulch until the ground is frozen. Shake snow and ice off of shrubs and brace small trees, etc. Mary Schroder, group photog- rapher and keeper of the scrap- book, reported on the books. Bobbie Derrickson was thanked for her great work all summer on the plantings around the club- house. Fran Poyner, Vice President, introduced Lillian Viana, club member in charge of all decora- tions at the clubhouse. She showed beautiful seasonal ar- rangements using gingerbread houses that will be centerpieces for the women's club dinner dance. Coral $69.99 Slim 7 thru 11 Narrow 6 1/2 thru 12 Medium j Wide 5 thru 13 6 thin 10 X-Wide 6 thru 10 Quality and Fashion in Calfskin Leather REGATTA STEAMS INTO SHEPHERDSTOWN The Rumsey Regatta steering committee announces this annual event will be held the last week- end in July. The celebration has been established to honor James Rumsey, the inventor of the steamboat, and to highlight Shepherdstown's heritage with activities in the town, on the Poto- mac River, and the surrounding area. This will be a way to provide a homecoming for the community and to instill in the residents a commitment to the past and the present. "There are many exciting events being planned for this weekend," states Ken Lowe, chair- man of the steering committee. "We have plans for an arts and crafts fair, a "Taste of the Town", a golf tournament, a Rumsey Legacy Tableau, a parade and street dance, hot air balloon rides, tours of the Entler Hotel and mu- seum and other historical sites." Mayor Vince Parmesano further adds, "The highlights of the busy weekend will be "Ridge to River Races", the launching of the Rum- soy Steamboat, the Grand Regatta Ball, and the special appearance of the U.S. Navy Brass Ceremo- nial Orchestra." The committee promises an in- teresting experience for all with plenty of local involvement. De- tailed information will be forth- coming over the next several months. Members of the Rumsey Re- gatta Steering Committee are Ken Lowe, Mary Clare Eros, Jay Hurley, Laura Jones, Dick Klein, Julia Lam, Valerie Owens, Mayor Vince Parmesano, Lt. Comm. Rick Pineiro, Tim Pownell, Heather Schott, and Harold Snyder. SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP DEC. 18 SHEPHERDSTOWN - The Small Business Development Cen- ter (SBDC) at Shepherd College will offer a small business work- shop, Starting a Business in West Virginia, on Friday, December 18 in the College Center's Blue-Gray Room from 8:30 - 10 a.m. and re- peated from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Topics will include how to get financing, which licenses are needed to begin a business, and the purpose of a business plan. Christina Lundberg, business analyst of the SBDC, will present the workshop. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more informa- tion, call the SBDC at 304/876- 5261. Arrangements for disabled persons will be made if requests are made in advance. CHRISTMAS TOUR OF CHURCHES Sunday, December 20, 2 until 8 p.m. Kick-off- Martinsburg Pub- lic Library at 2:30 p.m, A brass ensemble will provide entertain- ment. Brochures outlining the tour and location of the 16 churches participating in the tour will be available at the church. CHRISTMAS EVE Fe D.J, Starts st 8 p.m. '~ CHRISTMAS DAY D.J. Starts at 8 p.m. Located On Route 51 Half Way Between : Inwood and r Charles Town IRISH MUSIC CONCERT Shepherdstown Music and Dance presents an evening of fine Irish music in a special candle- light concert with Grey Larsen on Irish flute, concertina and more and Danny Noveck. Saturday, De- cember 19, at 8 p.m at the Shep- herdstown Presbyterian Church, corner of King and Washington streets, Shepherdstown. Admis- sion: $12 adults, $10 seniors and members, and $6 children. Sea- . son tickets are still available! Funded by the West Virginia Commission for the Arts. West Virginia Division of Culture and + History. For information, call (304) 263- 2531. SHEPHERDSTOWN MARKET MEETING The Shepherdstown Farm Mar- ket will hold its first open meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Janu- ' ary 5, 1999, 7:30 p.m. at the Agri- culture Extension Office, Bar- dane. All 1998 vendors and those interested in applying for space in the coming season's markets are asked to attend. There is a full agenda of issues to discuss includ- ing revision of the Market Rules & " Regulations and distribution of applications. Vendors are re- minded that they must have their completed applications ready by ' the February meeting to assure their market space and to avoid a late fee. Anyone interested in joining the market or learning more about market activities is invited to at- tend this meeting. For more information, call Bill Grantham: 304-725-3149. LAWV MEETING The next scheduled meeting for the Martinsburg Region of Legal Assistants of West Virginia (LAWV) will be held Tuesday, January 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the law firm of Greenberg & Scales, 314 West John Street, Martinsburg. All interested persons are invited to attend. 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