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250 Years

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Members of the Shepherdstown Middle School Band led Sunday's parade of distinguished Shepherdstown families.

Shepherdstown’s anniversary celebration ends with parade, gifts and tears Toni Milbourne Chronicle Editor

Shepherdstown residents, friends and neighbors gathered on a beautiful fall weekend to close out a year-long celebration of the 250th signing of the town’s charter. Saturday started off the closing weekend with a dedication of a plaque honoring town founder Thomas Shepherd. The plaque was presented by the town’s Ministerial Association. After the ceremony, visitors were able to travel through town to the Thomas Shepherd

Grist Mill on High Street where Shepherd established his business even before the town was granted its charter. The mill was established prior to 1739, near Pack Horse Ford crossing point of the Potomac. Included on the National Register of Historic Places, the mill is opened at various times throughout the year by caretaker Patrinka Kelch, for visitors to witness the turning of the wheel and learn on the historical importance to the town. Shepherdstown, earliest known as Mecklenburg, was later renamed

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Shepherdstown in honor of Thomas Shepherd. The 250th anniversary celebration culminated on Sunday with a parade of more than 50 families traversing German Street as their family histories were read aloud to the crowd. The families were all descendants of the early families of Mecklenburg, later Shepherdstown. Participants in families such as the Martins, Lemens, Washingtons, Buckles, Hendricks and of course, the Shepherds, marched in alphabetical order. Participants came from

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Christmas schedule announced

The historic town of Shepherdstown will kick off its annual “Christmas in Shepherdstown” celebration the last weekend of November and the first weekend of December. Organizers say this year’s celebration will be as festive as ever, with a wide variety of events and activities scheduled. The celebration will begin with a series of events the evening of Friday, Nov. 23, including a bonfire, the lighting of the town tree and the arrival of Santa. Other events during the November 2325 weekend will include a Friday evening chili and cornbread supper and a Sunday Christmas concert at O’Hurley’s General Store. Saturday, Dec. 1 will feature Shepherdstown’s annual Christmas parade and the Shepherd University Music Department’s annual holiday concert and a brand new event, a Dolls’ Tea Party for ladies, girls and their dolls. This event will feature the “Tea Lady,” Judy Larkin, talking about the history of dolls and sharing an interactive lecture on tea parties. Events scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, include an afternoon version of Shepherd University Music Department’s annual holiday concert and a sing-along at O’Hurley’s Store. Both weekends will also feature carriage rides; a special indoor Christmas Bazaar selling greens, crafts and baked goods; an outdoor farmer’s market Sunday mornings; opportunities for children to

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Betty Lou Kearney, (nee Henshaw), 85, of Pompton Plains, N.J., formerly of Bergenfield, N.J., Allendale, N.J., and Shepherdstown, died peacefully at home Nov. 9, 2012 She was born in Charles Town and was a world traveler, teacher, model, librarian, church elder, mother and loving wife. In her youth, Betty met President Truman at the White House as a member of the 4-H club. She later served as national president of the Future

Richard Cavagnaro, 84, died Nov. 5, 2012 peacefully at his home in Shepherdstown. He was born May 31, 1928, in Staten Island, N.Y., to

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Homemakers Association. She received her BS in education from Madison College (now James Madison University); and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. She received her MS in Home Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Betty was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R). She worked for Singer Sewing Co., where she was featured in magazines as a model in her own cloth-

Florence and August Cavagnaro. He graduated from Curtis High School and Wagner College in Staten Island and



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ing designs. She was a home economics teacher in West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey and a member of the Bergenfield Board of Education. She served as a librarian at Dwight-Englewood Prep School. Betty was an avid reader and member of many book clubs. She was a member of Ridgewood’s West Side Presbyterian Church Feisty Ladies Group. Betty was the wife of the late W. Frank Kearney; mother of

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Notre Dame football. He loved a challenge, to argue and the desire to win! He is survived by his wife, Clare Cavagnaro, of 58 years; his children, Nancy McManus, Susan Mangels, Richard Cavagnaro and Lynn Margaret Pryzbylkowski; 10 grand- children; seven great-grandchildren; and other extended family members. His family wrote, “He was

our rock but also could drive us all a little crazy but that’s what he liked to do best! He always told great stories and he will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.” A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Inwood with Father Brian Shoda, celebrant. Interment was held at a later date at Our Lady of the


Mountain Cemetery, Long Valley. Memorial contributions may be made St. Leo Catholic Church, P.O. Box 83, Inwood, WV 25428. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Online condolences may be made to www.BrownFuneral

Carrie Mary Jenkins

Carrie Mary Jenkins, 90, of Charles Town, passed away Monday Nov. 12, 2012 at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Kearneysville, the daughter of the late James Harrison Twyman and Dorothy Virginia Jenkins Twyman. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great- and great-great grandmother who loved her family and the Redskins. She retired as a cook from both the Iron Rail Inn and the New Central Restaurant. Carrie is survived by four sons: Warren W. Jenkins, and wife Debra A., of Ranson, Jeffrey Jenkins, and wife Crystal, of Charles Town, Donald Branson Jenkins, of N.J., and Phillip Adams, and wife Diane, of Martinsburg; three daughters: Margaret “Sue” Doleman and Pam Jenkins, both of Ranson, Joannette “Rainey” Jenkins, of Charles Town;

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Philip Henshaw Kearney and his wife, Laura Weyant Kearney, of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; grandmother of Luke, Bennett and Anja Elizabeth; sister to Marion Henshaw and the late Bill Henshaw; and sister-in-law to Doris Williams, Jean Beckwermert and the late Lois Hicks. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Send a lasting condolence at riewerts memorial

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later served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from teaching after 25 years in the New York City Public Schools system to Shepherdstown. Prior to moving to West Virginia, he was an active parent and friend to many of Long Valley, N.J. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Inwood and enjoyed reading history, watching movies and

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Margaret Lee Lowe Binns, 98, a former resident of Shepherdstown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Annapolis, Md. Born May 30, 1914, she was the oldest daughter of the late John D. Lowe and Ella Lee Walper Lowe. She was a member of the

one daughter-in-law, Nancy Branson, of Shepherdstown; one sister, Eliza Jenkins, of Fairmont, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Charles Branson and Kilroy Jenkins; four brothers: Bobby, Jake, Randolph and Harry Jenkins, and one sister, Dorothy Twyman. Funeral services will be held at noon today at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffrey Berry officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be offered at

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Greenburg United Methodist Church. Her late husband, Otway P. Binns, was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army. The family was stationed in locations nationally and internationally. She is survived by a daughter, Georgia Christensen (Steve); grandchildren Gabrielle Carsala (Eric

McKown), Michael Binns, Jr., Christopher George (Andrea); great-grandchildren Alaina Reilly, Carsten Reilly, Lydia Reilly; a brother, William Lowe; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael

Binns, Sr.; brothers, Randolph Lowe, Ken Lowe, Sr., Eugene Lowe and John Lowe, Jr.; sisters Dorothy Lowe and Virginia Ramsburg. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2171 Greensburg, Road.

Tour takes visitors over hill and dale

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By Rachel Molenda Ogden News Service

Driving through Jefferson County, one might not realize just how much art one passes by. Whether traveling on the new Route 9 or winding back roads, tucked away are the studios of many practicing artists. Residents and visitors of the county were given a behind-the-scenes look at local art and craft Saturday with the 23rd Annual Over the Mountain Studio Tour. More than 20 artists were featured on the nine-stop tour this year. Arts such as painting, photography and printmaking were featured, as well as crafts that included blacksmithing, stained glass and folk-art sculpture. Sheila Brannan, of Shepherdstown, displayed her stained glass creations for visitors. The pieces Brannon makes are meant to hang in windows to catch sunlight and throw it across walls in a decorative, albeit temporary, manner. Brannon works with natural imagery such as sunsets and has been commissioned to do pet portraits. While many of her pieces are representational, she has several smaller abstract ones as well. “I almost approach it like doing a painting — for texture contrast, color contrast

Kiwanis Club hosting chili feed

An integral part of Christmas in Shepherdstown is the annual chili and cornbread event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown. It will be served upstairs of the War Memorial Building (Men’s Club) on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 - 8 p.m. There will be a dozen or more varieties of homemade chili. Cost for adults is $6; children 6-12,

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Pat Langerhans, second from right, speaks with patrons about her folk art sculptures. Langerhans’ work was part of the 23rd Annual Over the Mountain Studio Tour, which continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout Jefferson County.

and sometimes a particular piece will dictate what I build around,” Brannon said. Pat Langerhans, who hand-crafts animal sculp-

tures from wood and fabric, said she started making her designs after she had a decorative need in her home, but felt store prices were not

$4; under six eat free. Baked goods, a raffle and Shepherdstown ornaments will also be available. All

funds raised are returned to support the children and youth of the community and the world.

affordable for the aesthetic she wanted. “I couldn’t afford a wooden (swan) and didn’t like ceramic ones, so I decided to

make my own,” Langerhans said. “That’s how it all started.” Langerhans, of Middleway, has expanded

her menagerie to include pigs, chickens, cows, giraffes and zebras. She also crafts snowmen and angels for the holiday season. She does not consider herself a business woman. “It’s whatever I feel like making,” she said. “It keeps my blood pressure down. I have fun making it.” Brannon said the studio tour allows people to meet the artists, as well as learn about their craft. “It’s an opportunity for people to learn about the process, to actually talk to the artists and see what does it take to get there ... to have the completed work,” she said. The tour also brings together an art community that might not connect otherwise. “All of us are creative, but we’re creative in our own separate ways,” Brannon said. “It’s fascinating to see all the different kinds of skills and talent.” The Over the Mountain Studio Tour was free and open to the public. A list of studios can be found at - Staff writer Rachel Molenda can be reached at 304-263-8931, ext. 215, or



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Honoring those who served

As we have headed into the holiday season first by enjoying delicious treats at Halloween and now dreaming of those Thanksgiving meals and farther ahead to the smell of fresh cut pine and the suspense of opening Christmas gifts, I realized this week that there is a holiday slipped in there that often does not receive the attention it deserves. That day of which I speak is Nov. 11, the day set aside to honor our nations’ Veterans. These are men and women who have given of themselves on our behalf and it seemed, at least to me this year, that the date set aside for them was just one more three day weekend for many. Instead, that day and many more, should be spent in remembering all these service members do for our country defending our freedoms and protecting us so that we may enjoy peace, prosperity

and comfort in our homes. We need to educate our children on the sacrifices made by these men and women over our nation’s history and what they have given to secure the lifestyle we enjoy today. We need to take time to sit and listen to the stories of these folks and remember what they share with us and realize there is much that they do not share. It was an honor for me, this past weekend, to sit and have coffee with a Veteran who has “adopted” my daughter. “Garfield” shared stories with us about his life and his family and even a little about his military service. To see his eyes sparkle when he received a hug or two, made the morning seem that it was much too short a time to give to someone who deserves so much more. I also spent time this past Veteran’s

Day weekend attending ceremonies and watching a parade dedicated to the men and women from our community who have served. I was saddened by the low turnout at events, as if we are just too busy to give a little time to listen to a few words of a Veteran or watch as a ceremonial wreath or two is laid. Shame on us. We need to make a point of not only remembering these dedicated individuals, but searching them out and offering to share a cup of coffee, an iced tea and some conversation. There are many, many Veterans in our community and it should be our honor to meet them, listen to their stories and thank them for their service, not only on Nov. 11 but throughout the year. I challenge you to take some time to spend a few moments with a Veteran today!

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Reasons to be thankful for the Holidays

What makes me thankful as the holiday season arrives once again? As the inevitable rush of retail store ads and TV infomercials pound us relentlessly with annoying pressure and the tacky yet somewhat nostalgic plastic holiday decorations fill every available space in every store, I think, “I am not ready yet!” As they beg us to believe that this year we possibly may actually need that spinning fiber optic rainbow LED mini Christmas tree, or that giant air filled North Pole elf singing snow globe yard event, I can only say “Not yet!” This year, like each year, I say no to it all. I fantasize about spending Christmas on a big boat in the tropics, lounging seaside and sipping cocktails in a sarong under a palm tree covered in red and green blinking string lights. ‘YES!” I say to the Santa in my head, “This is what I

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By Andrea Hines want!” But hold on a minute. In between the not so subtle hints that Christmas is practically tomorrow, and the multi-aisle sale racks of leftover Halloween decorations, I see a small shelf in a small aisle still filled with, yes, autumn; the season that is actually here. Go away skeletons and plastic rats; go away Rudolf! We will see you soon but not yet. I want to enjoy the here and the now if you don’t

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have photos taken with Santa; stage presentations of “A Christmas Carol” and live nativity scenes at Trinity Episcopal Church. Shops will be open late Fridays and Saturdays both weekends. There will be free parking in all the metered spaces in town both Saturdays and Sundays and on Friday, Nov. 23. Additional Christmas events will continue in the town through Dec. 22. For a full listing of all events see the Christmas in Shepherdstown website at www.christmasinshepherdstown. com.

I am thankful for the concept of balance to keep me standing firm at the end of it all. And I am thankful to all the people who love me and for letting me lean on them when it all becomes too much. I am thankful for all these things but I realize I am so grateful to be here in this life, as crazy as it can be, healthy, with everyone and everything I need beside me.

mind. I want to savor all the savory things about Thanksgiving. I love the crackling fire, the smell of smoke wafting through the neighborhood on a crisp post supper walk, the perusing of delicious looking recipes, the fragrance of roasting herbs and spices, the coordinated planning of the table and yes, even the ironing of the linens. The best part about Thanksgiving for me is making the house extremely cozy,

welcoming and most of all, warm. I want to laugh and eat and be with family and friends. These gifts are far better than all of the plastic glow in the dark snowmen and solar powered giant candy canes in the entire world. But what am I thankful for? I am thankful for the concept, the sheer willpower of the holiday tradition. As much as I may dream about my island escape from it all, the truth is it would not be the

ful for my life, in all its interesting facets and looking ahead to what the next year may bring, and what I can try to bring to the table. I do feel the tug of Christmas, but I refuse to let it take me away from the uniqueness of Thanksgiving. I will eventually succumb to its full gravity pull, but only after dinner is over and everything that is the color orange or yellow is put away. That first roll of silver reindeer wrapping paper will start holidays for me to be anythe race, ignite this year’s where else but where I am. I am thankful for the con- theme and help to solidify the plans. Everyone I love will cept of balance to keep me receive yet another handmade standing firm at the end of it gift this year. And someday, all. And I am thankful to all when I win the lottery, I will the people who love me and make it up to them by taking for letting me lean on them when it all becomes too much. them on a big boat in the tropics, lounging seaside sipping I am thankful for all these cocktails in sarongs under things but I realize I am so grateful to be here in this life, palm trees covered in blinking as crazy as it can be, healthy, red and green string lights. with everyone and everything That is, if any of us can bear I need beside me. I am grate- to pull ourselves away.

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Plum to host Trunk Show

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Plum will host a trunk show featuring the work of local artist Meghan Reed; or as many may know her, ‘Square Peg Meg’ Reed will have over 1,000 items for sale, many of which are from her new Winter 2012 line. This will be the unveiling of Square Peg Meg’s Winter 2012 jewelry and accessory line and all are cordially invited to attend. Be among the first to secure her fabulous designs with prices ranging from just $7 to $40. Reed will have several discounted items in her debuting Winter 2012 line as well as a sweet little discount code for her online etsy shop, these discounts and specials are only happening at Plum. Plum is located at 108 East German Street. The event is scheduled to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. EspinosaforDelegate @PaulEspinosa_WV Paid for by Espinosa for Delegate, Mary C. Espinosa, Treasurer


StopPATH WV makes donations to churches

StopPATH WV, Inc. presented gifts of $1,000 each to two local churches at a ceremony in Charles Town on Nov. 7. The payments represent a distribution of remaining assets as the organization prepares to wrap up its business affairs. “We strongly believe in ‘paying it forward’ to the communities that supported our organization to achieve its goal of stopping the PATH Project,” said Robin Huyett Thomas, president of StopPATH WV, Inc. The gifts were presented to Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church of Harpers Ferry and Summit Point United Methodist Church of Summit Point. Accepting the check on behalf of Chestnut Hill UMC, Pam Gearhart said, “Because many members of our congregation would have been affected by PATH, we were happy to do whatever we could to help fight the battle and we appreciated

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all the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the effort.” Dianna Dick from Summit Point UMC expressed the Summit Point community’s appreciation for the dedication and countless hours organization members contributed to the successful effort. The PATH Project was a 765kV, 275-mile, high voltage electric transmission line that was proposed to cut through 16 miles of Jefferson County on its route from St. Albans, W.Va. to Mt. Airy, Md. The $ 2.1 billion project, proposed in 2007, was recently removed from regional transmission expansion plans and cancelled for good. “The churches recognized that the project posed grave threats to their communities,” said Keryn Newman, treasurer of StopPATH WV, “and they supported our Submitted Photo efforts by fostering community dis- StopPATH WV, Inc. presented gifts of $1,000 each to two local churches at a ceremony in Charles Town on cussions and donating the use of Nov. 7. The payments represent a distribution of remaining assets as the organization prepares to wrap up its their facilities as meeting venues.” business affairs.

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Rumsey Radio Show is back

Shepherdstown’s always-popular Rumsey Radio Hour is back in 2012 with two shows and the return of the Roadkill Cafe Gala Dinner. A special one-hour benefit show will be performed at the Shepherdstown Opera House on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., with the proceeds from the show going to the Shepherdstown Public Library. The second show will again take place live on stage at the Shepherd University Frank Center, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. It will be preceded by the Roadkill Cafe Dinner at the Wellness Center, on Shepherd University campus next to the Frank Center, at 6 p.m. Capacity will limit seating at both the Friday night show at the Opera House and at the dinner, so please plan ahead to buy tickets. The Frank Center event sold out last year, even with a large seating capacity. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Shepherdstown Public Library and the Four Seasons Book Store on German Street. To buy tickets via phone, please call the Thomas Shepherd Inn at 304-876-3715 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Advance tickets for the show will be priced at $15 each or two for $25. Individual tickets for the dinner will be priced at $35. A date night package is available of two dinner tickets and two show tickets for $90, available as space allows at the dinner. Tickets will also be sold at the door if space is still available for $20 each. Performed originally from 1989 to 1995 and revived in 2004, the Rumsey Radio Hour is Shepherdstown’s version of National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion. It features music and comedy, with a full array of old-time radio sound effects performed by students from Shepherd University’s communication department. For further information go to either www.RumseyRadio or or contact Jeanne Muir at 304-876-3715 or

Wee Naturalists to focus on winter birds

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s December Wee Naturalists program for preschoolers will be entitled “Snowflakes and Snowbirds.” It will focus on the different birds that live in our forests during the winter months. The program will be held at the Society’s Yankauer Nature Preserve on Whiting’s Neck in northeastern Berkeley County. Two sessions will be offered: one on Monday Dec. 3 and another on Thursday, Dec. 6. Each session will last from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Wee Naturalists program is designed to provide regular monthly opportunities for children ages 3-5 to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instructor. At each session, children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, other adult relative or guardian. To ensure that everyone receives close, personal attention, enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Easy on-line registration is available on the Society’s website at The fee is $5 per child/adult team per session. The program is led by Suzi Taylor, of Sharpsburg, Md., a veteran Audubon camp director who has a degree in environmental education. For more information, contact Ms. Taylor at 301-432-1908 or The Wee Naturalists program was established in 2009 with support from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Two Rivers Giving Circle.

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Paquet inducted into Honor Society

Kathryn Paquet, of Shepherdstown, was inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society in November. First-year students who maintain a GPA that puts them in the top ten percent of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited into the society. Paquet is majoring in TVR, Scriptwriting in the college’s Park School of Communications. From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience in the classroom and with internships, practica, research opportunities and study abroad. Its integrative core curriculum builds bridges across discplines with an unparalleled blend of liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the college is home to 6,1200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business,

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Shepherd faculty enjoy TUBAchristmas

Dr. Erik Jones, associate professor of music at Shepherd University, will conduct the Shepherdstown TUBAChristmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. on the steps of McMurran Hall. Dr. Kathleen Corpus, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences and Dr. Keith Alexander, visiting assistant professor of environmental and physical sciences, are coordinators for the event. The concert will last an hour, and any skill level tuba and euphonium players can participate. TUBAChristmas player registration will begin at 10 a.m. in Reynolds Hall and is $5 to participate, which will include a commemorative pin. TUBAChristmas music will be available for purchase during registration. Rehearsal will follow at 10:30 a.m. Players need to bring their own instrument and music stand. Players


Washington, award-winning medical journalist and author, at the Erma Ora Byrd auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Washington will present a lecture featuring Shepherd’s Common Reading selection “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot and her own book on social history of medical research mentioned in Skloot’s book, “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.” There will be a postlecture question and answer, as well a book signing. The lecture is free and open to the public. Washington has been a research fellow in ethics at Harvard Medical School. She has worked as a page one editor for USA Today and a science editor for metropolitan dailies and several national magazines. Washington’s work has appeared in Health, Emerge, Psychology Today, Harvard Public Health Review, Harvard AIDS Review, Nature, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health and New England Journal of Medicine. Her awards include the Congressional Black Caucus Beacon of Light Award, two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and a Unity Award from Emerge. Washington is the founding editor of the Harvard Journal of Minority The Shepherd University Public Health and has presentCommon Reading Program ed her work at universities in and Shepherd University the U.S. and abroad. She has Foundation will sponsor a lectaught at venues that include ture by Harriet A.

are encouraged to decorate their instruments and music stands. In 2011, 26 musicians, from ages 12 to 80 came from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Ohio, and Texas to participate in the Shepherdstown TUBAChristmas. TUBAChristmas is a public concert of Christmas carols played on the tuba and euphonium held at different locations throughout the United States. The event was conceived as a tribute to the late teacher and tuba player William J. Bell. The first TUBAChristmaswas performed on New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1974. The Harvey Phillips Foundation of Indiana continues the legacy of TUBAChristmas in honor of Bell and Phillips, who was a tuba player and creator of TUBAChristmas For more information about Shepherdstown’s TUBAChristmascontact Corpus at 304-876-5318 or For more information about the national TUBAChristmas visit

Common Reading Program and Foundation to present lecture

Friday, November 16, 2012 the New School University, SUNY, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Harvard School of Public Health and Tuskegee University. Washington has also worked as a laboratory technician, a medical social worker, manager of a poisoncontrol center/suicide hotline and has performed as an oboist and classical music announcer for WXXI-FM, a PBS affiliate in Rochester, N.Y.

Presentation to explore Middleway’s past

A presentation and workshop on digitizing and maintaining papers and records from the founding of Middleway in 1795 to present times will be held on Friday, Nov. 30. The event, a joint project by the Middleway Conservancy Association and the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, will be at 7 p.m. in the Grace Church Parish Hall, 112 East Street, Middleway. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The two organizations agreed in June that the archives of the Middleway Conservancy merited scanning and adding to the county’s historic documents data-base, known as the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project. These archives include Civil War-era correspondence, Middleway Town Council minute books and records from local businesses as well as personal papers of residents.

In September a grant was received from the WV Humanities Council for the project, and the project is underway under the direction of Bill Theriault and Brad Wiles. Completion of the project’s first phase is expected to be in March 2013. The presentation will explain how the WV GeoExplorer Project database works, what is being done to digitize Middleway Conservancy’s records and the forms of research and educational opportunities that the Project will make possible. Brad Wiles will demonstrate the computer digitization process and the research capabilities of the Project. Members of the public are invited to add any historic documents relating to Middleway and to share their knowledge of the community’s history. The original documents are copied and returned intact to their owners. One possible use of the data is to create a virtual Historic Middleway. This would show visually how the village changed through time with maps that link to photographs, Census records, newspaper articles and the archived records. This will require considerable work on the part of the Conservancy and the WV GeoExplorer Project. For more information about the presentation and the project contact Bill Theriault, WV GeoExplorer Project ( For more information about the Middleway Conservancy Association, contact Peter Fricke (

Special meeting held on Rumsey Green Friday, November 16, 2012

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At a special meeting of the Shepherdstown Planning Commission last week, commissioners discussed PlaceMakers’s draft regulatory plan for the proposed Rumsey Green development. The purpose of last Tuesday’s meeting, as requested by PlaceMakers- the consulting firm Shepherdstown employs as principal planners

of the Rumsey Green development—- was to fill in any major gaps in a draft regulatory plan and code submitted to the commission. Commissioners voted unanimously to create a subcommittee on Rumsey Green in order to more efficiently review all submitted materials by both PlaceMakers and the Rumsey Green Development Group. Three members of the Planning Commission, Mayor Jim Auxer, Kathryn Bragg-

Friends of Music Holiday gala planned for Dec. 1

The much anticipated Friends of Music Annual Holiday Gala will be held on Saturday, Dec, 1, at 7:30 p.m. and, as always there will be a matinee performance, on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Frank Center of Shepherd University. Always a sold-out favorite, this year’s Saturday’s performance is being followed by a reception at Cress Creek Country Club. The Sunday matinee is a special treat for children and their families. In addition to the concert, a singalong led by Dr. Rob Tudor, chairman of the Department of Music, an instrument petting zoo with SUDOM students and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus is all part of the afternoon. Ticket prices for Sunday’s Holiday Family Gala are $22 for adults, $5 for those 18 and under and children 5 and under are free. “We all get so busy at this time of year and the Holiday Concert is a great time for the families and friends in our community to come together to share in this season of generosity, wonder and gratitude.” said Dr. Tudor, “The carol sing during the concert is a wonderful

way for us to express this together through music. It feels like coming home because it invokes such a strong sense of community.” Come enjoy the sounds of the season and narrative ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring the Shepherd University Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Women’s Camerata, Men’s Choir, Jazz Octet, Chamber Singers and a wonderful time for the whole family. The mission of Friends of Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to support the Shepherd University Department of Music and promote musical excellence throughout the region. The 2011-2012 season has featured the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Masterworks and Piffaro have played to a soldout audience. Mini-series subscriptions for three or five concerts are now being offered. To purchase tickets to the Holiday Gala and Cress Creek reception, mini-series information and to learn more about the Friends of Music, call 304876-5765 or visit

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Stella and Steve Ayraud agreed to sit on the subcommittee, which will meet in the coming weeks and discuss the proposed details with PlaceMakers staff. The subcommittee was asked to determine a schedule of deliverables to be presented at the next planning commission meeting. A public meeting to include remarks from the Rumsey Green Development Group. is expected to be held following


the subcommittees review of materials. Concerns discussed at Tuesday night’s meeting included the need for more specifics with regard to parking plans, building usages and green space. Commissioner Bane Schill echoed concerns made in the past about the new form-based zoning process versus Title 9. Schill said the commission should continue to be cognizant of the potential for inequities

Old Opera House plans fundraiser

The Old Opera House, built in 1911, located in Charles Town, is West Virginia’s oldest theatre and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Every autumn the Old Opera House hosts the Annual Auction which provides a significant portion of the operating revenue. Funds from this effort help to defray the cost of royalties, costumes, sets and other expenses associated with mounting stage productions, as well as the cost of maintaining the 1911 historic opera house. This year the Annual Autumn Auction and Dinner is being held on Saturday evening, Nov. 17. This annual

resulting from two separate sets of zoning requirements for downtown businesses, and the new the development, calling some the “haves” and others, “the have nots.” “I’m talking about the political sentiment,” he said. Commission President Josh Stella restated the commission’s decision to move ahead with plans for the development under new rules, as Title 9 was found to be an impractical guideline for new development

event is the ideal way to kick off the holiday season and to support the work of the Old Opera House. For those looking for a special gift, wanting to finish or start holiday shopping, or just loving a great bargain, this auction is the place to be. Fine arts, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles, furniture and a variety of other items will be available. Tickets are only $45 per person for an evening that includes a delicious buffet dinner, cash bar and loads of fun. The event will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased through the Old Opera House box-office at (304) 7254420 or from any OOH board member

during past discussion. “We’re trying something,” he said. Stella requested the addition of a Rumsey Green subcommittee report at every future Planning Commission meeting until the annexation proposal is ultimately decided upon. Planning Commission meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 104 North King Street, unless otherwise scheduled.

listed on the OOH website Don’t hesitate, get tickets now! The Opera House is currently accepting donations of goods and/or services for the silent or live auction and there are still sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Steven Brewer at the Old Opera House office at (304) 725-4420 or Ray Bolyard at (304) 728-7418.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Shepherd clinches football title SPORTS

Senior quarterback Bobby Cooper (Davidsonville, MD/South River) completed 27-of-38 passes for a schoolrecord 430 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shepherd University to a 49-23 win over Fairmont State in WVIAC football action at Ram Stadium on Saturday. Shepherd clinched the WVIAC title with the victory. Fairmont State took a 3-0 lead on a 34-yard field goal by Johnny Dearstine with 10:00 left in the first quarter. Shepherd answered back on a one-yard touchdown plunge by junior running back

Jihad Rasheed (Detroit, MI/Southeastern/Michigan) with 5:34 left in the first quarter to a take a 7-3 lead. Redshirt-freshman kicker Ryan Earls (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) added the extra point. Freshman running back Allen Cross (Elkridge, MD/Long Reach) scored a three-yard run with 54 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Rams a 14-3 advantage. The Falcons cut the lead to 14-10 when Bobby Vega connected with Kendrick Washington on a five-yard scoring pass with 12:59 left in

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the second quarter. Fairmont State took a 1614 lead when Vega teamed with Chris St. Hilaire on a sixyard scoring strike with 1:50 left in the second quarter. Sophomore defensive back David Carter (Winchester, VA/John Handley) blocked the extra point. Rasheed scored a one-yard run with 58 seconds left in the half to give the Rams a 21-16 advantage. The Rams took a 28-16 lead into intermission when Cooper teamed with freshman wide receiver Billy Brown ( G a i t h e r s b u r g , MD/Gaithersburg) on a 23yard scoring strike with 18 seconds left in the half. Cooper connected with junior wide receiver Trevor Turner (Hanover, MD /Meade/Rhode Island) on a 46-yard scoring strike with 8:10 left in the third quarter. Cooper teamed with sophomore wide receiver Dalton Boyd (Winchester, VA/ Sherando) on a 44-yard score with 56 seconds left in the third quarter to up the Shepherd lead to 42-16. Cross added a two-yard scoring run with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter. Tyler Pate teamed with Sean Marion on an 11-yard scoring pass with 2:25 left in the game to account for the final score. Vega connected on 20-of38 passes for 264 yards for the Falcons. Senior wide receiver Larry Lowe (Stafford, VA/Brooke Point) led the Shepherd receiving corps with seven receptions for 117 yards. Brown added seven catches for 113 yards. Charaun Goodwin had seven grabs for a game-high 141 yards to lead Fairmont State. Rasheed rushed 17 times for a game-high 95 yards to lead the Rams.Shepherd had 608 yards of total offense, while Fairmont State had 312. Shepherd limited the Falcons to minus 11 rushing yards on

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Shepherd football playrs celebrate after a touchdown earlier this year.

16 carries. Tolson (Forestville, MD/ Central) had 10 tackles (eight solo), while senior linebacker A.J. Parrish (Madison Heights, VA/Amherst County) added eight stops (seven solo) to lead the Shepherd defense. Devin Cain and Nate Ingersoll each

had 10 stops to pace the Pioneers. Shepherd improves to 8-2, 7-1 in WVIAC play, while Glenville State falls to 4-6, 44. The Rams await word on postseason seeding . Shepherd earned its 18th overall and 15th outright

WVIAC football title. Both are league marks. Shepherd had two receivers with 100 receiving yards or more in the same game for the first time in program history. No team rushed for over 100 yards or more against the Rams this season.

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Shepherd tied in AFCA Poll

the 2012 All-WVIAC Men’s Soccer Team as announced by the conference office today. Senior forward Shane The Shepherd University Lowery (Boonsboro, football team is MD/Boonsboro) and tied for 25th in senior defender Robel the latest 2012 Desta (Addis Abeba, AFCA Division Ethiopia/Springbrook II Coaches’ Poll {MD}) were first for November team selections, while 12. The Rams junior midfielder/forrecorded a 49ward Kevin Doyle 23 win over (Leesburg, Fairmont State VA/Loudoun on Saturday to County), junior midfielder improve to 8-2 on the year. Griffin Frazier (Prince Shepherd will travel to Frederick, MD/Calvert) and face 11th-ranked Indiana freshman defender Chris (Pa.) for a noon game on Saturday at George P. Miller Mashinski (LaPlata, Stadium in first round action MD/North Point) gained honorable mention accolades. of the NCAA Division II Lowery started in all 19 Football championship. games for the Rams. He led the team in goals (9), scoring (21 points) and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals with three. His three assists were second on the Senior forward Chad team. Moore (Winchester, VA/John Desta started in all 19 Handley) of the Shepherd games for the Rams. He University men’s basketball recorded one goal on the team has been named the year. Desta helped anchor a WVIAC Men’s Basketball defense recorded nine Player of the Week, as shutouts and allowed only announced by the league one goal in two contests. office. Doyle started in all 19 Moore led the Rams to a games for the Rams. He had 1-1 week. He averaged 27.5 three goals on the year that points and 11 rebounds in were all game-winners. the season-opening weekend. Frazier started in all 19 Moore chipped in eight games for the Rams. He steals, seven assists, and two posted a pair of assists for blocks. the Rams. In the victory over Bowie Mashinski played in 19 State, he produced a 31gamed with 18 starts. A point, 12-rebound performmain cog in the Shepherd ance. He canned 12-of-21 defense, he had a goal and an from the floor, had five assist on the year. steals, five offensive Shepherd completed the rebounds and three assists. season at 9-9-1 with a 5-4-0 Moore drained nine-of-17 conference mark. shots, dished out four assists and had three steals against East Stroudsburg. In the two games, he also drained 80 percent of his foul shots. Senior outside Moore was also named to hitter/libero Kasey Mercier the Clarion Hotel Tipoff (Baltimore, MD/Mount de Classic All-Classic Team. Sales Academy) of the Shepherd University volleyball team has been named the WVIAC Volleyball Player of the Week, as Five members of the announced by the league Shepherd University men’s office. soccer team were named to

Moore named player of week

Mercier named player of week

Rams gain soccer honors

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Mercier guided the Rams to a 2-0 week. Her performance helped Shepherd move into the No. 8 spot, allowing the squad to host West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday night in the first round of the WVIAC Tournament. Against Davis & Elkins, she slammed home 12 kills and had 16 digs to go along with an ace. In the upset of Alderson-Broaddus, Mercier accounted for 12 kills, 14 digs and three aces. She also chipped in a block assist.

Hayes gains All-District honors

Junior defensive lineman Robert Hayes (Sterling, VA/Park View) of the Shepherd University football team has been named to the Capital One Academic AllDistrict Team. Hayes has recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) with seven tackles-for loss and a pair of sacks through nine games this year. He also has a pair

11 of blocked kicks. Hayes boasts a 3.56 grade point average as a fitness and exercise science major. Individuals are selected based on their academic and athletic accomplishments and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible, players must have spent more than one season at the institution, participated in 50 percent of the team’s games and have a cumulative grade-point average higher than 3.30. As a first team Academic

All-District selection Hayes advances for consideration for Academic All-America honors. The 2012 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District One Football Team encompasses all student-athletes from NCAA Division II Super Region One member conferences (West Virginia Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Northeast-10).


Shepherd professor researches social media and the election, study to be published

Dr. Matthew J. Kushin, assistant professor of communications at Shepherd University, will have a study he conducted with a colleague about the role social media played in the 2008 presidential election in the decision-making process among young adults published in a future edition of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC). “More Harm Than Good? Online Media Use and Political Disaffection Among College Students in the 2008 Election” builds on an earlier study in which the pair found some indication that social media might not have been as important in helping young people in their political decision-making process as originally thought. “We were interested in, while social media might not have had a positive role, did it have a negative role?” Kushin said. “Is there a negative element to social media?” He said he wanted to know specifically whether people who used social media were more cynical, skeptical and apathetic about politics. Kushin and his research partners are gathering data about the 2012 election for future studies. “I’m sure people are much more savvy with social media, and so it is possible that social media is having a verypositive role in this election and getting people engaged,” he said.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Caring for Veterans

Attention Animal Welfare Society Supporters

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be participating in the 2 p.m. Charles Town Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. The AWS walking unit will be comprised of dogs that have been adopted from shelters, rescue groups, AWS dogs that are in need of homes or other canine companions. Those who, along with their special dogs, would like to help represent the Animal Welfare Society in the parade, please call the number below to register or find AWS in the line up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy the parade from a new perspective. Each canine pal will have a great time. For those who do not have a dog but wish to participate, shelter dogs are available to be walked. Banner carriers are also needed. For more information and registration, please call 304-725-5972. The line-up time for Charles Town is 1:30 at a location to be announced at a later date.

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Caring for Veterans was the theme during the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) luncheon at Cress Creek on Saturday, Nov. 3. The speaker for the luncheon was Medical Director for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Martinsburg Ann R. Brown. She has been in this position since January 2008. Brown is responsible for the health care delivery of the 69-bed acute care hospital, 178-bed community living center, 312-bed domiciliary, and 8-bed transitional unit. Martinsburg VAMC provides the highest quality of care for over 133,000 Veteran patients from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The vision of the VA Center is to be the provider of choice for Veterans by offering an efficient, integrated health care system that will be readily accessible, proactive, and flexible to meeting changing needs. The core values are known collectively as “I CARE” for Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. Community partnership is important to the Martinsburg VAMC. Over 200 organizations have made donations to this facility, including the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, NSDAR. Each year the chapter provides 90 Christmas stockings filled with items for Veteran patients at Martinsburg VAMC. This year’s stockings were handmade by Katherine Genung. During the business meeting, following lunch, the Chapter selected Cyril L. Kammeier as its Outstanding Veteran Volunteer of 2012-2013. Mr. Kammeier is the former Editor Emeritus of the Purple Heart Magazine and serves as the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) Executive Council for the Martinsburg VAMC. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education, and promoting patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit For membership information, contact Chapter Registrar Dorrene Hale at 304-725-6140.

Coat Drive for Jefferson Ministries planned

Coats are being collected at the Blue Moon ly appreciated. Male and female are needed Cafe to be donated to Jefferson Ministries to Please drop donations off at the Blue Moon support Jefferson County Citizens who are in Cafe from now to Nov. 26. need this season! For more information, please contact Clara All winter coats and winter gear (gloves, hats, scarves ,jackets, sweaters would be great- McGonigle at

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County celebrates Veteran’s Day 2012

Veterans’ Day 2012

Editor’s Note: The following poem was read at a the Veteran’s Day ceremony at Harpers Ferry Middle School Monday morning by guest speaker Capt. Keith A. Lowry, USN (Ret.). A Different Christmas Poem — Author Unknown

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep. In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream. The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near, But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear. Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow. My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, And I crept to the door just to see who was near. Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night, A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight. A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled there in the cold. Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. “What are you doing?” I asked without fear, “Come in this moment, it’s freezing our here! Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeves, You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!” For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts. To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light Then he sighed and he said, “It’s really all right, I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.” “It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line, That separates you from the darkest of times, No one had to ask or beg or implore me, I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me. My Gramps died at ‘Pearl on a day in December,” Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas Gram always remembers.” “My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam, And now it is my turn and so, here I am. I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while, But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.” Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag, The red, white and blue…an American flag. “I can live through the cold and the being alone, Away from my family, my house and my home. I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. I can carry the weight of killing another, Or lay down my life for my sister and brother… Who stand at the front against any and all, To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall. So go back inside,” he said. “Harbor no fright. Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.” “But isn’t there something I can do, at the least, Give you money?” I asked, “or prepare you a feast? It seems all too little for all that you’ve done, For being away from your wife and your son.” Then his eyes welled a tear that held no regret, “Just tell us you love us, and never forget. To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how long. For when we come home, either standing or dead, To know you remember we fought and we bled, Is payment enough, and with that we will trust, That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”


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Several events throughout Jefferson County commemorated Veteran’s Day. The Jefferson County Council on Aging, in Ranson, held a ceremony Friday honoring those veterans who attend there. Each veteran received a certificate of appreciation and a round of applause from those gathered for a brief ceremony. The seniors welcomed Col. Kim Sencindiver, chief CBRD Enterprise Medical Forces at the National Guard Base in Washington, D.C. Sencindiver shared information about the National Guard and all the responsibilities held by that

entity. She explained that the National Guard trains on two levels and serves on two levels: that of a military force abroad when needed and that of an assistance force here at home. Sencindiver shared a video with the attendees that showed many places and projects where National Guard members serve both in their foreign and domestic services. Sencindiver, who has served for 30 years in the military, has been a firefighter, medic, flight nurse, WMD officer and CBRD expert. She has traveled extensively to Israel and Russia to work with Special Forces in emergency response and has represented the United States on interna-

tional crisis management meetings and exercises. A Jefferson County local, she has a masters degree in Homeland Security and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College. Also held in celebration of the Veteran’s Day holiday was the annual ceremony at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. The event, held at 11 a.m. Sunday, had guest speaker Lt. Col. Rodney Neely share his thoughts on service to country. Neely serves in the U.S. Air Force National Guard and told those in attendance that he had been in the Guard for 25 years before being called

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Veterans’ Day 2012

Above: Capt. Keith A. Lowry, USN (Ret.), waits to speak to the crowd gathered at the Boliver-Harpers Ferry Veteran's Day gathering. Top right: Agatha “Pete” Murphy and Esther Briney, both in the Nurse Corps in World War II (Murphy in Navy, Briney in Army) stand to be recogized at the BolivarHarpers Ferry Veteran's Parade. Bottom right: Members of the Jefferson High's JROTC stand at attention after raising the flags at a Veteran's Day celebration at the Jefferson County Council on Aging in Ranson.

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to active duty. It was just a few short weeks ago that Neely returned from a tour in Afghanistan. In addition to Neely’s comments, the ceremony Sunday had the laying of wreaths by several organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3522, American Legion Post #71, Sons of the Legion, the Daughters of the American Revolution Beeline Chapter and members of the Jefferson High School JROTC.

Ann Rock, a member of the VFW Post #3522 Ladies Auxiliary explained the significance of a small empty table set with a candle, a rose and an inverted glass in honor and memory of prisoners of war and those missing in action. The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps by members of the JHS JROTC, followed by a lunch at the American Legion Post. Sunday in Shepherdstown had veterans honored as part of the 250thanniversary closing ceremonies.

In Harpers Ferry, an annual parade took place on Monday morning to honor those who served. Members of the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry District Veterans were the focal point of the parade and were joined by the middle school’s marching band, cub scouts and American Girl marchers as well as local police and mayors of both towns. Speaking at the ceremony following the parade was Capt. Keith A. Lowry, USN (Ret.) Lowry resides outside of Shepherdstown and had served

as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer. Lowry spoke on veterans and how they perceive themselves, specifically not as heroes. Lowry explained that prior to his own service, he had considered veterans heroes. His father was a veteran, his brother also and to him they were heroes. “It wasn’t until I returned from a second overseas tour that it really dawned on me that I too was a veteran,” he said. “However, my perspec-

tive on the term hero has changed slightly, because I don’t consider myself a hero.” He shared that veterans are people who serve their country, often looking danger in the eye, saying “Today you will not harm my friends or fellow countrymen. Not today. Not on my watch.” He said that when asked about being a hero, he denies he is one himself. “I am not a hero, but I served with many,” he concluded.

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Veterans’ Day 2012

Photos by Toni Millbourne


Top left: Col. Kim Sencindiver shares information on the functions of the National Guard as she spoke to senior citizens at Jefferson County Council on Aging last week. Top Right: Cadets with the Jefferson High School JROTC salute after placing a memorial wreath at the Veteran's Memorial at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town. Bottom left: WWII Veteran Garnett Morison, 92, of Charles Town, watches the Veteran's Day ceremony as Jefferson JROTC members wait to lay a wreath in honor those who served. Bottom right: Lt. Col. Rodney Neely shares his story of service in the National Guard at Charles Town's annual Veteran's Day celebration.


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SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY The Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., so neither the morning nor the afternoon group of “Threes, Fours, & Fives” will meet that day. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the 22nd and 23rd, and reopen on Saturday the 24th. A live performance of “The Rumsey Radio Hour” will be held on the 16th from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Opera House, 131 West German Street. All proceeds will benefit the Shepherdstown Library, and tickets may be purchased at the Library, Four Seasons Books, or the Thomas Shepherd Inn. A second show will be held at the Frank Center from 8 to 10 p.m. on the 17th, and will be proceeded by a “Roadkill Cafe Gala” at the Wellness Center starting at 6 p.m. Saturday’s show benefits WSHC and the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, and details may be found at or by calling (304) 876-2786 or -2783. The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library to discuss the novel Serena by Ron Rash at 4 p.m. on Nov. 30. It’s an unforgettable story of greed, corruption, and revenge. The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. If you are interested in this Market House Re-Use Committee or in the Safe Access Committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call the Library at (304) 876-2783. Learn 60 languages for free if you have a Shepherdstown Library card and an email address! Just click on the “Pronunciator” link on our homepage at Free downloads of over 1500 Audiobooks and over 1100 eBooks are also available for library patrons from the adjacent link, “AudioBook & eBook downloads,” on our homepage. ONGOING Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Reduced rates available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets! MANY vets participating in a WIDE area!! For more info and a list of vet clinics: or 304-728-8330.

Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.

Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.

A Photo Exhibit of Jefferson County artists/artisans by Frank Robbins showing now through Nov. 20 at the Fire Hall Gallery in the Visitors Center in Charles Town. Gallery hours - Wed - Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. Opening Reception - Nov. 2nd, 5:30 - 8 p.m., 108 N. George Street, Charles Town. TODAY Shepherdstown Film Society will show “Purple Rose of Cairo” at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Hall. Admission is free. For more info go to See you at the movies! Shepherdstown’s always-popular Rumsey Radio Hour is back in 2012 with two shows and the return of the Roadkill Cafe Gala Dinner. A special one-hour benefit show will be performed at the Shepherdstown Opera House at 8 p.m., with the proceeds from the show going to the Shepherdstown Public Library.

NOV. 16 & 17 St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. Church located at 950 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry. Our holiday bazaar offers a large silent auction, crafts, homemade soups, sandwiches, bake sale, yard sale and much more. We look forward to welcoming the community to our annual bazaar. NOV. 17 Plum will host a trunk show featuring the work of local artist Meghan Reed; or as many may know her, Square Peg Meg! Reed will have over 1,000 items for sale, many of which are from her new Winter 2012 line. Reed will have several discounted items in her debut-

ing Winter 2012 line as well as a sweet little discount code for her online etsy shop, these discounts and specials are only happening at Plum. Plum is located at 108 East German Street. The event is scheduled to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. NOV. 17 & 18 The Valley Craft Network Studio Tour offers 12 artisans and crafts persons at 9 stops in nearby Boonsboro, Keedysville and Middletown who will open their studios filled with one of a kind, made in Maryland creations on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the 31st Valley Craft Network Studio tour. Offerings include clothing and accessories, pottery, wood products, yarn, paintings and more. For a map and more information go to www. or pick up a brochure from Dickinson and Wait or Hipnocoffee. A Craft Fair & Family EXPO will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Hotel in Harpers Ferry. This great event offers many fabulous gifts for the holidays. No admission fee and attractions may include: free Pony Rides & Face Painting, Mascots, Crafts for kids (including sand bottles), kid’s shopping table (have them bring their piggy bank change), fire engine, food and more. Over 30 prizes to win, Freebees, Samples, Shopping and fun for all ages. The first 100 families will receive a bag full of freebees including free meals and discounts for several local restaurants, coupons, pens and more. NOV. 18 St. James’ Lutheran Church of Uvilla, (4328 Shepherdstown Pike) invites the community to a dedication service on at 11 a.m. This special worship will celebrate the church’s newly renovated and expanded fellowship hall with the Honorable Bishop Ralph Dunkin presiding. A reception will follow in the new hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

NOV. 23 An integral part of Christmas in Shepherdstown is the annual Chili and Cornbread event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown. It will be served upstairs of the War Memorial Building (Men’s Club) on from 5 - 8 p.m.. There will be dozen or more varieties of homemade chili. Adults - $6; Children 6-12 - $4; under 6 - free. Baked goods, a raffle and Shepherd-

stown ornaments will also be available. All funds raised are returned to support the children and youth of the community and the world.

DEC. 1 Contra Dance: Jack Mitchell calls lively squares and contras to Gypsy Meltdown with Kathy Frey Kerr on fiddle, Colleen Reed on flute, and Keith Gillis on guitar at the War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, softsoled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at Annual holiday potluck starts at 6 p.m.; bring a favorite dish to share. DEC. 4 The Eastern Panhandle Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group of the Brain Injury Alliance of West Virginia is holding a fundraiser at the Charles Town Applebees. The restaurant will donate 15% of guest checks that evening to help us continue the work of supporting individuals in our community and their families who are dealing with traumatic brain injury. A flyer announcing the event must be submitted to gain the donation. Contact members of the organization to secure a copy.

DEC. 23 Holiday Concert with Trio Gallilei at 4 p.m. Rekindling a passion for Early music, this trio melds the elegance of chamber music with the excitement of traditional music. With founding members of the five piece national touring ensemble Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, and harpist Sue Richards joined by 1997 Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel on violin; this holiday concert is sure to please all of your family members and be a highlight of this year’s celebration. The concert will be held in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at, or see the web page at

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Harpers Ferry announces events of Old Tyme Christmas

Harpers Ferry Park invites the public to join a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’s 1864 US Quartermaster city. Everything that General Philip Sheridan’s Army would need to fight in the Shenandoah Valley, was stored and moved out of the town’s former US Armory site. It is through this 1864 Yuletide event, that the park continues to reflect on what the Civil War will determine; the Union of the States and eventual freedom of 4 million enslaved people. It’s December…American troops are deployed in the field, new insurgent attacks occur almost every day. The death

toll is rising and the country is thinking about the recent contentious presidential election. The Democrats wanted to regain the White House charging that the war is mismanaged, and that an exit strategy should be pursued. The Republican incumbent stated that America will finish the fight and will do so victorious. Abraham Lincoln’s second election hinged on the success of Union General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaign. For many citizens and soldiers, Harpers Ferry was both a home and military post. To represent Capt. Flagg’s Quartermaster city, Harpers Ferry will be depicted as a

Union garrisoned town during the Christmas season of 1864. The town is under federal occupation, and the American flag that flies over this national park flew here 148 years ago. For several months, Harpers Ferry had been the staging area for Union operations in the Shenandoah Valley; successful operations that brought the inevitable end of the conflict ever closer. Troops and supplies steadily poured south from the Ferry by rail and wagon train. Over 60,000 federal soldiers and all their gear passed through into the Shenandoah Valley. Those same means of transportation brought back a steady stream of

wounded soldiers, prisoners, and the dead. Buildings at Harpers Ferry that are not used to house supplies are occupied by hospitals, the Christian Commission, and the Sanitary Commission. These organizations provided charity, aid and comfort to soldiers spending another Christmas far from home. On the home front, the Christmas spirit is tempered by concern for the safety of loved ones far from home and deployed in harm’s way. Hopes and prayers are that Santa Claus will visit every home, but that a notice of sad tidings from the battlefield will not. The spirit of Christmas , the spirit of hope, charity, the spirit of joy are muted this holiday season, overshadowed by the clouds of war, and an occupying army in the field. War and Christmas—it sounds like an oxymoron. Almost as if the two should be mutually exclusive. And yet we know from history and from our present day experience that the two exist side by side. Living history talks, tours and special exhibits, will explore the past and the present, that war and Christmas are more similar than we might think. Schedule of Events

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12 — 4 p.m. “Captain Flagg’s US Quarter Master City”: A Ranger Guided Horse and Wagon Tour Experience the military and civilian workers who transformed the town into a successful war machine. Sign up & reserve your free ticket at the Soldiers Rest exhibit on Potomac Street. 1 p.m. “Mail Call: Packages From Home” Witness local citizens and soldiers gathering to receive their censored mail from the US Provost Marshal’s office. Begins at the Lyceum Tent on Arsenal Square. 2 p.m. “Caught Yesterday, French Bill, Notorious Murderer and Bushwhacker”. Follow the Provost Marshal as they deal with the crime and punishment of a well known deserter. Begins at Lyceum Tent on Arsenal Square. Guided tour including weapons firing and demonstration. 3 p.m. “Feeding the War Machine: Soft Bread for Sheridan’s Army” See how 5,000 loaves of bread were made and baked in brick ovens. Meet at the backyard of Roeder’s Confectionery. 3-5 p.m. “A Grand Military and Citizen’s Ball” Join the 34th Massachusetts Officers and their wives as they host a Victorian Dance. Dance instruction provided by the Victorian Dance Ensemble to period dance music by Wheaton’s Parlor Orchestra. 7 p.m. “Emerging From the Darkness: Christmas In the Depth of War” A Living History Lantern Light evening program. Join Ranger John Rudy at the Lyceum Tent. Pre- Register at the park visitor center at 304-535-6298. 9:30 p.m. Last park shuttle departs the lower town for entrance station parking.

Saturday, Dec. 1 11-9 p.m. Historic exhibits open. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. “While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads” Workshop. Join Carol Anderson, Historic Foodways & 19th Century Confections Expert to learn the art and mystery of the Confectioner’s Yuletide trade and treats while exploring the world of sugar work. Pre-registration required along with payment at 304-535-1523. “sugarplums-danced-in-theirheads”-workshop/ 11-3 p.m. “Decking the Halls: Ornaments for the Tree” Make and take a 19th Sunday, December 2 century style ornament. At 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic the Lyceum Tent on Arsenal exhibits open Square. Make real tin tinsel 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to & tin spiral ornaments for 4 p.m. “While Visions of

Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads” Workshop. Join Carol Anderson, Historic Foodways & 19th Century Confections Expert to learn the art and mystery of the Confectioner’s Yuletide trade and treats while exploring the world of sugar work. Pre-registration required along with payment at 304-535-1523. “sugarplums-danced-in-theirheads”-workshop/ 12 to 4 p.m. “Captain Flagg’s US Quarter Master City”: A Ranger Guided Horse and Wagon Tour Experience the military and civilian workers who transformed the town into a successful war machine. Sign up & reserve your free ticket at the Soldiers Rest exhibit on Potomac Street. 1 to 2 p.m. “Mail Call: Packages From Home” Witness local citizens and soldiers gathering to receive their censored mail from the US Provost Marshal’s office. Begins at the Lyceum Tent. 1 to 2 p.m. “Feeding the War Machine: Soft Bread for Sheridan’s Army” See how 5,000 loaves of bread were made and baked in brick ovens. Meet at the backyard of Roeder’s Confectionery. 2 to 3 p.m. “Caught Yesterday, French Bill, Notorious Murderer and Bushwhacker”. Follow the Provost Marshal as they deal with the crime and punishment of a well known deserter. Begins at Lyceum Tent on Arsenal Square. Guided tour including weapons firing and demonstration. 3 to 4 p.m. ”Ho For Christmas” Carolers, sometimes called ballad mongers, strolled the streets in America tempting pedestrians to purchase sheet music of carols. Join this musical performance in the 2nd floor of the John Brown Museum, Mrs. Stephenson’s Christmas Parlor. 4 p.m. Special exhibits close.

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Shepherdstown celebrates 250th anniversary

By Rachel Molenda Ogden News Service

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Situated along the banks of the Potomac River is Shepherdstown, a separate peace from the hustle and bustle of D.C. and Baltimore that also boasts its own personality. The town formerly known as Mecklenberg was chartered in 1762 by Thomas Shepherd, according to Patrinka Kelch, a longtime Shepherdstown resident and owner of the historic grist mill. The name was changed to Shepherdstown in 1798 to honor its founder. Very little is known of Shepherd. From his birthday to his burial location, the man remains a mystery to many of the town’s residents. Despite this, the Shepherdstown Ministerial Association dedicated a plaque of remembrance for Shepherd Saturday morning. The ceremony took place at the Shepherd family cemetery, which is located on New Street. “(Shepherd) was a man of courage and vision and imagination,” said Rev. Fred Soltow of the Shepherdstown Lutheran Parish. “Two hundred and fifty years later, we are the beneficiaries of his vision and imagination and hard work.” Several descendants of Shepherd were in attendance. Some still live in Shepherdstown, while others traveled from as far as London, England, to celebrate. “I always thought that Shepherdstown was a wonderful place to be from,” said William Lashley, a nephew of Henry Shepherd V and London resident. William said, while he has fond memories of growing up in Shepherdstown, he believes the town has improved since then. “Shepherdstown is a better community now than when I left it years ago,” he said. “I think that Shepherdstown is one of the model towns of West Virginia.” Claiborne Lashley, also a nephew of Henry Shepherd V, described Shepherdstown as “magical.” “The community is so strong and so wonderful. It’s our little vortex here. They think New Mexico’s got it, but I think it’s Shepherdstown,” he said, laughing. The Shepherdstown 250th Anniversary closing events continued Saturday with a steam engine demonstration, Coming Home parade and ceremony in front of McMurran Hall. Events began at 1 p.m.

Journal photo by Rachel Molenda

- Staff writer Rachel Molenda can be reached at 304-263-8931, ext. 215, or Rev. Fred Soltow of the Shepherdstown Lutheran Parish, second from right, gives remarks at Saturday’s plaque dedication ceremony. The event was part of Shepherdstown’s 250th anniversary closing celebration weekend.

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The Chronicle is taking the space in today’s issue to present the commentary from Sunday’s parade honoring the founding families of Shepherdstown. The text, as it was read during the event, in alphabetical order, follows. We extend our appreciation to the families who contributed the information and to Jerry Thomas, Betty Ann Lowe and Peter Smith who worked to compile the information for the parade.


descended from Washington Banks, born in 1812. His eldest son, George Washington Banks, was born in 1855 at Molers Cross Roads. During the Civil War, his parent’s home was destroyed and he, his father and brothers had to work as farm laborers to support the family. George graduated from Shepherd College, taught school and was its principal. In 1889 he married Imogene Tanner, the BANKS daughter of a doctor, and had two Our first family in the parade is children. the Banks family. The family is At the age of 38 he attended the

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University of Maryland and received a medical degree in 1897. He was a popular doctor, taking good caring of his patients, especially the poor. He was also active in the fire department, a member of the Town Council for four terms, head of the local Board of Health for over 10 years and was president of the school board for 22 years. The family is represented by Thomas Banks of Maryland; Lucille Banks Waltz, of Shepherdstown; and other family members.

BEDINGER Next we have the Bedinger family. The Bedingers were among the earliest settlers of Shepherdstown. Two brothers, Henry and Peter, each bought four of the original town lots in 1764. Their family had immigrated to America from Alsace in 1737. Henry had three sons who were raised in Shepherdstown and served in the American Revolution. One was Henry, who later served in the Virginia Assembly. Another, George Michael, became a leader in the Indian wars in Kentucky and Ohio. The third son, Daniel, served two terms as the first congressman from Kentucky and was married to Henrietta Clay, Henry Clay’s aunt. Daniel’s son, also Henry, was named the first U.S. Ambassador to Denmark and served two terms in Congress. He was the father of Danske Bedinger Dandridge, who we will hear more about later. About a dozen direct descendants of the first Henry Bedinger are present for today’s parade, led by Mr. and Mrs. John Bedinger, of Reston, Va. BELTZHOOVER Now we have the Beltzhoover family. The first Beltzhoover in Shepherdstown was George Beltzhoover, Sr., who was born in 1844 and moved here in 1866, after having had the distinction of hearing Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address. He was an attorney and married a local girl, Lucy Entler. He was one of the founders of Shepherd College and the Jefferson Security Bank and served on the boards of both organizations for many years until his death in 1935. For 60 years he was also president of the Shepherdstown Branch of the American Bible Society. His son, George Jr., also an attorney, attended Shepherd College and then WVU. His senior thesis was about James Rumsey, and that paper eventually led to the re-establishment of the Rumseyan Society and the construction of the Rumsey Park monument. Representing the family today are George Sr.’s great grand-

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daughter, Betsy Butzner Greene who had a long career at the and her husband Jim, who live in Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Annandale, Va. He served on the Town Council, the deacon board at St. John’s BILLMYER Baptist Church and the founding The next family represented is board of the Shepherdstown Day the Billmyer family. David Billmyer Care Center. was one of the town’s most illustriShe was a long-time lay leader ous 19th Century citizens. He of the Asbury United Methodist owned 1,400 acres in the area Church and a member of the and had many business interests, NAACP. including the first toll bridge across Shepherd University alumnus the Potomac River here. Robert Holmes has established a David served as town council- scholarship at the university in man and treasurer, and as a honor of the Branson, Stubbs and member of the House of Washington families of Delegates. Confederate forces Shepherdstown. burned his toll bridge in 1861 and for that and other reasons he BUCKLES remained a Unionist during the Next in the parade is Susannah Civil War and a Republican there- Buckles Flanagan, representing after. the Buckles family. The first He is buried in Elmwood Buckles in this area was Robert Cemetery along with 77 other Buckles, who was born in England Billmyers. in 1702. He came to America in The family is represented by 1719 and settled initially in Bucks Samuel Robert Billmyer and his County, Pa., where he married family from Shepherdstown, and Ann Brown and started a family. Daniel Peck, from the Baltimore They moved here around 1732 area. with 16 other families, including Edward Lucas. They all settled BOTELER outside of what is now Next is the Boteler family. Shepherdstown on Rattlesnake Alexander Boteler was born in Run. Shepherdstown in 1815. He gradRobert served in Captain uated from Princeton in 1835 and Richard Morgan’s Company durreturned home to farm his father’s ing the French and Indian War. It estate. He was active politically was then that, during a time when and served in the United States Robert and other men of the comCongress from 1859 to 1861. munity were away with Morgan’s Like many Virginians of the Company, a party of Indians came time, he was a unionist who didn’t into the neighborhood, killing and favor succession. But when scalping all the inhabitants they Virginia joined the Confederacy could find. he sided with his state. During the Robert’s wife and children were War, he was a member of surprised in the night but manGeneral Stonewall Jackson’s sen- aged to escape. In the confusion ior staff and served in the their two-year-old daughter, Jane, Confederate Congress. was left behind. She was scalped For this, his home, which stood and left lying in the cabin. where Morgan’s Grove Park is Fortunately she survived, grew now, was burned to the ground by up to marry Daniel Hendricks, and Federal forces in 1864. lived to a ripe old age. After the war he held appointed Speaking of ripe old ages, federal posts under presidents Susannah is the daughter of Arthur and Cleveland. He was one Frank Woodruff Buckles, who of the founders of Shepherd died last year at the age of 110. College and helped bring the first He was the last surviving rail line to Shepherdstown. American World War I Veteran. He is represented here today by another distinguished Southern BYERS, MCKEE & YEASLEY gentleman, town resident Dabney Next, we have Chapman. Shepherdstown’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Jim Price, and BRANSON members of his family, including Coming up now is the Branson his niece Nancy Moshier and her family, represented by Clifford husband Bob and their children Branson, who is often called “the and grandchildren, and his cousin unofficial mayor of Joy Lewis and members of her Shepherdstown.” family. The Bransons are an old and They are all descended from large Shepherdstown family three early Shepherdstown famiwhose roots here date back at lies: Byers, McKee, and Yeasley. least to the early 19th Century. The Byers came here from Descendents of those earliest Germany in the 1740s. They were Bransons have been active in farmers. Jim’s maternal greatmany civic and religious activities. grandfather, George Byers, was Notable examples are Charles first mayor of Shepherdstown Branson and his wife, Jane. after this area became West He was a Storer College alum- Virginia. nus and World War II Veteran The first McKee to come here

was John McKee, an Ulster Scot and staunch Presbyterian. He settled in Unionville (now Uvilla) in 1800 and spawned a large family of farmers, blacksmiths and wheelwrights. Several served in the Confederate Army. There are still many descendants here. Michael Yeasley was born in Germany and served in the American Revolution as a member of a German battalion from Pennsylvania. He moved to Shepherdstown in 1789 and built the large stone house on German Street where the toy store is now. In 1798 he procured four bells from Germany for the Christ Reformed Church and had them transported here by ox cart. The bells are still there.

CARTER The Carter family is next. The Carters arrived in Tidewater Virginia in the mid 17th Century, making them one of the earliest landowners in the Virginia Colony. They were farmers and business owners, and continued their trades when Berry Carter moved to this area during the Civil War, working as a blacksmith. He lived out his days here and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery. Berry’s sons took up farming and operated some businesses in town, including the Shepherd Grist Mill. Today, their numerous descendants are widely scattered around the Shepherdstown area. Several of them are with us today, including Kevin Carter of Shepherdstown.

CHAPLINE Next are the Chaplines, represented by a descendant, Patty Martineau and her husband, Neal. The Chaplines were one of the town’s earliest families. William Chapline, III secured a grant in 1730 for a 465-acre tract just north of Shepherdstown, where the Steamboat Run subdivision is now. His son, Joseph, amassed land grants totaling some 13,000 acres across the river in Maryland and founded the town of Sharpsburg.

COOKUS Now we have the Cookus family. Henry Cookus, born in 1722, was among the earliest settlers of Shepherdstown, and the first of a long line of his family members who have left their mark here. The Cookuses were among the first group of settlers to hold a formal worship service here and the family donated land for both the Lutheran and German Reformed churches. Cookus family members served in the Revolution, dealt in farmland and town lots and served as town constables. The descendants representing the family today are the husband

Friday, November 16, 2012 and children of the late Louise Cookus. Louise’s father, Joseph Robert Cookus and her grandfather, Joseph Lambright Cookus, operated a butcher shop on German Street. DANDRIDGE Next is the Dandridge family. This is a distinguished old Virginia family, descended from Colonel John Dandridge, who was Martha Washington’s father. The family member who lived in Shepherdstown was Adam Stephen Dandridge, III, born in 1845. He was a great-great grandson of General Adam Stephen, the founder of Martinsburg. He was a prosperous farmer and landowner who served three terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates in the 1890s. Locally, the family is today best known for Adam’s wife, Danske Bedinger Dandridge, who was the daughter of Henry Bedinger, a United States Ambassador to Denmark. Danske was a poet, historian and naturalist, and she was published widely in her day The family is represented today by Caitlin McAteer, whose family lives in Rosebrake, where Adam and Danske Dandridge lived. ENTLER Next, the Entler family, represented by Bill Strider, a descendant, who lives in Ranson. Philip Adam Entler was probably the first Entler here; he was born in Germany in 1717, and came to America in 1737. He settled first in Pennsylvania. He was

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an innkeeper and butcher. He died in 1799 and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery. It was Philip’s grandsons who made their mark on Shepherdstown as innkeepers in the 19th century. Daniel owned and operated the Entler Hotel on lower German street for many years, and his brother owned and operated the Great Northern Hotel up the street. Daniel’s hotel was the more upscale of the two; it was where the gentry would have stayed. Joseph’s hotel catered to the rougher wagon trade, serving wagon trains and drovers who moved goods and cattle across the Potomac here at Pack Horse Ford.

FLEMING Next in the parade is the Fleming family. Joseph and Catherine Fleming settled in Shepherdstown well before the Civil War and their descendants still live in Shepherdstown and the surrounding area. Joseph Fleming was a prominent businessman active in the affairs of the town. He was a member of the town council and the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where he was instrumental in the purchase of the pipe organ still in use today. Joseph and Catherine’s son, John, was also active in town affairs, serving as town clerk. Their daughter, Ida May Fleming, was one of the first women to graduate from Shepherd College, earning her degree in 1877. Representing the family today are three generations of Ida May

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Entler Hotel when it was a Shepherd College dormitory, which it became after the hotel closed for the last time in 1917. All of these four families have been in Jefferson County and have lived in Shepherdstown all their lives, residing on West High Street. Marching with Wanda are aunts and uncles Gilmore Robinson, FOLK Next is the Folk family, repre- Margaret Robinson, Beatrice sented by George Welch Folk, Boyd Fox and Warren and Leslie Clark. from Martinsburg, and relatives. The Folks are descended from HAWN Friedrich Volk, who came to Next we have the Hawn family. America from Germany. Frederich and his wife Sophia The Hawns have been in lived first in Pennsylvania and Jefferson County for many years. One Hawn ancestor, David raised a large family there but moved to Shepherdstown in time Hawn, served in Company F of for a son named George to be the 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as the Shepherdstown Regiment, in born here in 1786. George married Lurana Byers. the Civil War. He was captured at Her father, Conrad, was one of Gettysburg in July 1863 and spent Shepherdstown’s original trustees the reminder of the war in various after the Virginia Assembly grant- POW camps. He is buried at ed the residents the power to form Elmwood Cemetery. Hawn descendants still live in a government and elect their own Berkeley and Jefferson counties. officers in 1793. Representing the family are Their descendants have been farming in this area ever since, descendants Penny Carter and the family has been continu- Pickles of Martinsburg and her ously involved in the farm at Swan mother. Pond since 1828. The George HEDGES Folk who is with us today is carryNow we have the Hedges famiing on that tradition. ly, represented by descendant Vivian Park Snyder of GRANTHAM, BOYD, Martinsburg and members of her ROBINSON AND CLARK Next is Wanda Smith and her family. Hedges family members were family, who are descendants of four old Shepherdstown families: prominent among the early setthe Granthams, Boyds, tlers of Berkeley County. Peter, Joshua, Benjamin and Samuel Robinsons and Clarks. Wanda’s grandfather, John Hedges all owned land in the Edward Grantham, worked at the county at the time of the

Fleming’s descendants. They include Marianne Alexander, who’s wearing Ida May’s “Sunday best” outfit found in a family trunk, and Kristin Alexander, who’s wearing a sun bonnet of Ida May’s that hung for years on the hall coat rack in her home.


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Revolution. The town of Hedgesville was laid out in 1830 on land originally settled by Josiah Hedges. The Hedges family illustrates the interconnectedness of many of this area’s early families. Through marriages, today’s Hedges are related to many of Shepherdstown’s prominent early families, including the Lemens, the Thornburgs and the Shepherds. The Hedges are also marching as members of the Lemen family, and the group includes Chet and Cindi Bushong from Lancaster, Pa. They are here to represent a Lemen Cousin, Almrya Lemen, who passed away two years ago. HENDRICKS Next up is the Hendricks family. Most, if not all, of this family’s local members are descended from Albert Hendricks who was born in Holland in1641. He and his wife Lysbeth came to America in 1662 and settled in Pennsylvania. One of Albert’s great grandsons, James Hendricks, moved to Sandy Ridge near Shenandoah Junction around 1760. His son, Daniel, was a giant of a man, seven feet tall, known as “Big Dan.” He served in the Revolutionary War in Captain William Darke’s company and, as we noted earlier, married Robert Buckles daughter, Jane. The Hendricks family prospered here, eventually owning some 1,000 acres and intermarrying with many other old families, such as the Osbournes and Snyders. Two groups of Hendricks are with us here today. Jay Hendricks

21 and his family, who live on River Road, and Erick Hendricks Jenkins and his mother, Teresa Hendricks, who live on Uvilla Road.

HOGE Next is the Hoge family, represented by Randy Tremba, the current pastor of the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, and some of his parishioners. The Presbyterian Church is the town’s oldest congregation, established in 1743, and Moses Hoge was its first full-time, resident minister. He served in that capacity for 20 years, from 1787 to 1807, and it’s said that the church grew rapidly in influence and numbers under his stewardship. He then went on to become the President of Hampden-Sydney College and a professor of divinity at Virginia’s Union Theological Seminary. He died in Philadelphia in 1820 and is buried there. A plaque that marks his grave states that he was “a man of genius, profound erudition and ardent piety.”

HUMRICKHOUSE Now we have the Humrickhouse family, represented by a descendant, State Senator Herb Snyder. Two Humrickhouse brothers settled in Shepherdstown in the early 19th Century. They were sons of Captain Peter Humrickhouse, a Pennsylvanian who had served with distinction in

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the Revolutionary war. One of the brothers was named Samuel, the other Albert. Both married into established Shepherdstown families. Albert owned a coach line that ran from Boonsboro through Shepherdstown to points west. In 1834, one of his sons was killed when the coach he was driving had an accident near Winchester. One of the passengers was one of the most famous Americans of the time, United States Senator Henry Clay, who was traveling from Kentucky to Washington. Clay escaped unharmed and later sent a letter of condolences to the boy’s parents. The Humrickhouses were skilled carpenters and musicians and, later, photographers.

plies. Their farm-supply store Town and other members of their finally closed just last year. families. Bill is still chairman of the board The first of the Shepherdstown of Jefferson Security Bank. Lees was Edmund Jennings Lee II. He was a nephew of Richard KNOTT Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Now we have the Knott family who served with distinction under The Knotts settled here in the General George Washington. early l820s. Over the years, A graduate of Princeton they’ve operated a variety of suc- College, Edmund practiced law cessful businesses. for nearly 50 years, first in Some quarried stone, shipping Wheeling and later in it to Washington on the C&O Shepherdstown. He married Canal for the construction of gov- Eliza Shepherd in 1823. ernment buildings. Over the years, Edmund Lee Others have been farmers. had to face many tragedies. His Willow Well Farm outside first wife and three young children Shepherdstown is still farmed by died in a cholera epidemic and his Knotts. home was destroyed by fire twice, Samuel Tanner Knott served one by Federal troops during the the community as a physician Civil War. from the l880s through the l920s, A son, Edwin Gray Lee served and also served on the County as a Confederate general during KNODE Court. the war. Next we have the Knode family, The family helped construct the No members of George represented by Bill Knode. Methodist Church at Moler’s Washington’s family ever lived in The Knodes, of German stock, Crossroads in the 1870s and in Shepherdstown, but they were came down from Pennsylvania to still active in that congregation. numerous in the Charles Town Sharpsburg, Md., before the Civil Members of the family have area and they and the Lees are War and have remained active in served in most of the country’s closely related. this area ever since. wars. Bill’s great-great-grandfather The Knott family is represented LEMEN Urias, was strongly involved with today by descendants Susan Now we have the Lemen family. the Episcopal Church and other Knott and her granddaughter, The Lemens are one of the councommunity activities. Livia; Martha Knott Putz; Linda ty’s oldest families. Nicholas When the C&O Canal was in its Peralta and her children, Lawson Lemen obtained the first land heyday, the family started a store and Katherine, and Linda’s broth- grant from Lord Fairfax in the just across the river in the place er, Samuel Mills. Kearneysville area in 1756. called Bridgeport, selling supplies The family is represented here to the canal-boat owners and their LEE AND WASHINGTON today by Elizabeth Snyder Lowe families. Now we have Lees and and members of her family. They Eventually, as the canal failed, Washingtons, represented by are all direct descendents of the family moved their operations descendants Georgia Lee William Lemen, of to Shepherdstown, first selling McElheny, of Shepherdstown, Shepherdstown, who was born in coal and ice and then farm sup- Walter Washington, of Charles 1756. William served as a captain in the Revolutionary War, and died in 1809. He is buried in the Episcopal Cemetery. He was married to a granddaughter of Thomas Shepherd, Mercy Thornburg. Their son, Willoughby Newton Lemen, was a prominent local merchant who traded in grain and coal and served as a lieutenant in the Civil War. He owned the Bellevue estate before it was Fri, Nov 23: The lighting of the town tree and acquired by the Shepherd family in 1900. His business ledger and arrival of Santa! diary are in the manuscript collections of the West Virginia State Sat, Dec 1: Annual Christmas Parade, plus A Archives.

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LINK Our next family is the Links, represented by Cindy Jones Nicewarner and members of her family. They are descendants of John Jacob Link who arrived in Philadelphia on a ship named “Hope” in 1733. His grandson, John Adam Link Jr., was an Ensign in the Catoctin Battalion of the Frederick County, Md. militia in the American Revolution. He built a house outside Shepherdstown in 1788 and the

Link family has been well represented here ever since. Many members of this family are also descended from the Buckles, Hendricks and Osbourn families. The links celebrated their 60th Annual Link Family Reunion this August.

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MARTIN Our next family is the Martin family, represented by Upton Martin, III and other family members. Martin’s grandfather, Upton Martin, Sr., was a prominent businessman in Shepherdstown in the early 20th century. He purchased the Thomas Shepherd Grist Mill in 1904, moving the mill’s giant iron wheel 100 feet uphill to the mill to increase its efficiency. He built the Mill House that’s now on the National Register of Historic Places and built Opera House that’s still in use today on German Street. He brought the first gas station to Shepherdstown, in the building that now houses the Blue Moon Cafe. He was mayor of the town for six terms.

LOWE Now we have the Lowe family, represented by Ken Lowe and his relatives. The Lowes came to the Eastern Panhandle from Loudoun County. Virginia. Ken’s grandfather farmed in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, then moved to Shepherdstown and became the town’s only policeman. Cletus Lowe was a football coach at the local high school and also at Shepherd College. Ken is one of the area’s leading businessmen. He has been active in real estate and business develMCMURRAN opment and property manageNow we have the McMurran ment. family. Joseph McMurran was the first principal of Shepherd LUCAS College. Our next marcher is John A Shepherdstown native, he Lucas, of Martinsburg. He is the graduated from Hamptongreat-great grandson of Edward Sydney College in 1852 and Lucas the Fifth, who was born in became a teacher. Shepherdstown in 1780. When the Civil War broke out, Edward, for his part, was a he enlisted in the Stonewall great-great grandson of the first Brigade. He was wounded twice Lucas to settle here, Edward and spent six months in a Union Lucas, Jr. prison. Edward V was an important figAfter the war, he helped found ure in his own right. He graduated Shepherd College and served as from Dickenson College in 1809, its principal for 10 years, until served in the War of 1812 as a 1882. first lieutenant and acting captain He later operated a drug store and then practiced law here and here but remained a strong sup“engaged in mercantile pursuits.” porter of Shepherd and served He served in the Virginia House on its Board of Trustees. He died of Delegates six times between in 1902. 1819 and 1831, and then served He is represented here today in the United States Congress by members of Shepherd from 1833 to 1837. University’s McMurran Scholars In his later years, he was the Association. These individuals Military Storekeeper of Ordinance are all recipients of the at the Harpers Ferry Armory. University’s McMurran Scholar Award, which is the institution’s MARSHALL highest academic honor. Next up is the Marshall family. The earliest Marshall in the MORGAN Shepherdstown area was William Here come the Morgans, lots of Marshall, Sr., who arrived in them. They are all descended Virginia in the mid to late 18th cen- from Richard Morgan, one of this tury. His son James Marshall is area’s earliest settlers, who credited with building the Marshall arrived here from Wales in 1732. family home where members of Early on, Richard secured the family lived until the late 20th grants for several thousand acres century. of land in this vicinity. He sold 50 The Marshalls have long been of them to Thomas Shepherd, associated with the rich fruit-grow- who owned adjacent land, and ing heritage of the Shenandoah much of present-day Valley. Shepherdstown sits on those 50 They are represented here acres. today by Miss Mable Jo Just south of present-day Cotgreave, a 10th generation Shepherdstown, Morgan built a Marshall, along with various mem- small stone house that still bers of her family. Mable is one of stands today above a spring. the youngest Marshalls in That is where the famous Bee Jefferson County. Line March to Boston began in

1775. In the 1830s, Richard’s grandson, Jacob, built a mansion nearby called Falling Spring, which also still stands today. Jacob’s son, William, served as a Colonel under Robert E. Lee during the Civil War and was involved in many major battles. Many Morgan descendants still live in Shepherdstown, including Mary Ann, D.L. and Ross Morgan, Holly Morgan Frye, George Alwin and Diane Boppe.

OSBOURN Next is the Osbourn family, represented by descendants Sandra Osbourn, who lives in Shepherdstown, and her cousin James Stuart Osbourn, who is from New York City The first Osbourn to come to America was David, an Irish Presbyterian from Ulster. He built a home in 1737 near present-day Shenandoah Junction. During the French and Indian War he served in Captain Richard Morgan’s company, and took part in General Braddock’s ill-fated march. Afterwards, he was active in the community, serving on juries and supervising the construction and repair of roads. He was constable of Berkeley County in 1772. He had two sons, David and William. David’s wife, Margaret, is said to have been one of the earliest Shepherdstown residents to embrace Methodist teachings. William married Mary, a daughter of Robert Buckles. QUIGLEY Now we have the Quigley family. John Quigley was a doctor in Shepherdstown in the 19th Century. He was born in 1802 in Shippinsburg, Pa., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1823. He married Mary Swearingen of Shepherdstown in 1827 and practiced medicine here until his death in 1883. During the aftermath of the battle of Antietam, he and Mary took 34 wounded confederate soldiers into their home on German Street, and their children helped care for them. Imagine what that must have been like. The Quigleys are represented here today by a descendant, Byron Snowdon, of Shepherdstown, and members of her family. RAY Next in the parade is Etta Ray Griffin, of Westminster, Md., who is the great-granddaughter of John Reason Ray.

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“I cannot put into words how this makes me feel. It’s what you feel and what you see, you just can’t find a way to say it.”

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Shepherdstown but also from beyond the town’s borders. Some traveled from as far as New York, Pennsylvania and even London, England to take part in the town’s wrap-up of the year-long anniversary. Following the parade, a closing ceremony was held on the lawn of McMurran Hall. Looking out as the crowd gathered in chairs in the middle of German Street, Mayor Jim Auxer said, “We’ve got a hell of a town, don’t we?” His amazement at the gathering continued throughout the evening as he often was seen with a tear in his eye. “I cannot put into words how this makes me feel,” he said. “It’s what you feel and what you see, you just can’t find a way to say it.” During the closing ceremonies, attendees had the opportunity to view some gifts that were presented to the town including the quilt stiched by the Tuesday afternoon sewing group. The project included more than 500 signatures gathered for the quilt. What will be an heirloom one day will be hung in townhall. Also given to the town were several books commemorating the past year including a book of photos by Hali Taylor,

an historical writing by Jim Price and poetry given by Georgia Lee McElhaney. The Students from Shepherdstown Elementary who were on hand to sing songs also shared that they had constructed a time capsule including items in celebration of this year’s event. Chuckles were heard throughout the crowd as some of the students shared essays on what they expect Shepherdstown to be like at its 300th anniversary. Jenna Everhart prophesied that there will be a Dairy Queen. She prefaced that with the fact that it is almost ready to open. Guests spoke about the significance of the 250th anniversary as well as about the town itself. State Senator Herb Snyder, who graduated from Shepherdstown High School in its last year, 1972, said, “It’s the fabric of the citizens that makes Shepherdstown what it is today.” In recognizing the veterans on Veteran’s Day, County Commissioner Walt Pellish said, “Isn’t it wonderful that we live in a community that we can gather on a day like today and do what we’re doing. Thanks to the veterans,” he

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The Lemen and Hedges families marched together to show that their families had combined over time.

said. The night did not end with the applause as the speakers finished their comments. After the chairs were folded and microphones put away, citizens and guests traveled to nine different locations to enjoy the Soup Fest. The Community Club and the

Entler Hotel were hit early with many hungry folks and they soon ran out of their soups; however, a bit further down some side streets found delicious butternut squash, potato, chicken corn chowder, kale and sausage and any other combinations of tasty bowls. Homemade breads were found

at some locations while others offered crackers and even desserts. The churches, Community Club and Fire Department saw initially hungry individuals leave happy and fulfilled. The chair of the 250th event, Meredith Wait, was her usual quiet self as she watched

the afternoon and evening unfold on what has been a most successful celebration. She said that between she and Mayor Auxer, there were many tears shed over the day as they witnessed the turnout to the final event. “It’s pretty amazing,” Auxer said.


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Clockwise from top left: Pete Smith and Jerry May prepare for the announcement of each family's history during Sunday's parade. Pride in the the Banks family name carries on as members of the family marched Sunday. The Billmyer family walks during the parade. A young member of the Fleming family prepares to take his place in the parade lineup.

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Clockwise from top left: The Robinson, Grantham, Clark and Boyd families were all represented as important members of the Shepherdstown community. Susannah Buckles Flannigan carries the Buckles family banner. She is the daughter of the late Frank W. Buckles, last American WWI Veteran who died last year at the age of 110. Descendants of Thomas Shepherd, the founder of Shepherdstown, had a strong showing in Sunday's parade with representatives all the way from London, England. Neal Martineau proudly represented the Chapline family.


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Clockwise from top left: Bill Strider carries the banner representing the Entler family during Sunday's closing parade. Many participants dressed in period clothing for the parade. The signature quilt which has been gifted to the town by the Tuesday afternoon sewing group was shown to the crowd. Students with the Shepherdstown Elementary School chorus entertain during closing ceremonies.

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John was a blacksmith who lived here in the 19th century and died in 1894. He served many years as mayor. He was a member of the County Board of Supervisors in 1870, and was among those who fought unsuccessfully to keep the county seat from being taken back to Charles Town after the Civil War. He has been described as a “colorful and highly respected” man. Shortly before he died, in recognition of his service, townspeople presented him with a gold-headed cane. Mrs. Griffin has recently donated this can to the Shepherdstown museum.

RICKARD Next in the parade is the Rickard family. The Rickards were among the many skilled German craftsmen who settled in Shepherdstown in the 18th century. The first Rickard here, Michael, was what was known at the time as a “whitesmith” someone who made locks, hardware and small implements of unforged metal. The buildings that housed his shop and home still stand on West German Street; his descendants continued to live and work there for many years. The family is best known for its locks. They invented a particular kind of lock, known as a screw lock, that was widely used by railroads. Legend has it that the Rickards also made the handcuffs John Brown wore at his trial in Charles Town in 1859. The family is represented today by a descendant, James Harrison Rickard, of Martinsburg, and his wife, Nancy. RUMSEY Next in line are members of the Rumsey family, riding in the town’s replica of James Rumsey’s boat. James Rumsey was an inventor and early steamboat pioneer who is famous for successfully exhibiting a working steamboat in Shepherdstown on Dec. 3, 1787. This was twenty years before Robert Fulton constructed his boat. Rumsey moved to England the next year to secure patents and seek financial backing. Sadly, he was stricken with a severe pain in his head right after delivering a lecture in London. He is buried in that city. Representing the family are two sets of Rumsey descendants: they include Nicholas and Monica Rumsey, from Richmond, Va., and David and Debbie Rumsey and Jodi

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Rumsey Keyes, from Nazareth, Virginia Beach, Va.; her daughPa. ter Ginny, who has come from North Carolina; her cousin Will SCHLEY Lashley, who has come all the Now we have the Schley fami- way from London, England, with ly. The Schleys are descended his wife Anna; Barham Lashley from John Thomas Schley, an of Ithaca, N.Y., and four of his immigrant schoolmaster who led children; and many other a group of Germans to Frederick, Shepherds. Md. in 1735. He is said to have All of them, of course, are built the first house in that town. descended from our town’s The first Schley to settle in founder, Thomas Shepherd. It Shepherdstown was John was he who secured a tract of Edward Schley, who arrived in land here in 1734, laid out a 1844 after he married Mary town, and incorporated it in Towner. For four generations, 1762. the family lived in the house He is the reason we are all known as Rockland on here today, and we’re glad to see Kearneysville Pike. so many members of his family The family is represented coming from all over to particitoday by descendant John pate in this celebration. Schley and some of his relatives. John is a veteran of World War SHINDLER II as well as of the Korean and Now we have the Shindler Vietnam wars. He served a long family, represented by Tom career commanding ships of the White, of the George Tyler U.S. Navy. Moore Center for the Study of His late brother, Ben Schley, the Civil War, which is located in also a World War II veteran, was the old Shindler house on a famous fly fisherman. Ben’s German Street. fishing companions included Conrad Shindler, Sr. migrated presidents Dwight Eisenhower to America from Germany in and Jimmy Carter and the indus- 1752. He settled first in trialist Howard Hughes. Pennsylvania, served in the Revolutionary War, then moved SHEETZ to Shepherdstown in 1792. He Now we have the Sheetz fam- was a coppersmith. ily, perhaps the best-known of His son, Conrad Jr., also a the German artisan families who coppersmith, bought the German settled in Shepherdstown in the Street house in 1815, and estab18th Century. lished his shop and home there The first Sheetzes here were with his wife Elizabeth. Phillip and Henry, gunsmiths The family continued to live who came from York County, Pa. and work in the house until 1869, before 1775. when they sold it to the German They supplied guns for the Reformed Church for a parsonfamous Bee Line March, and age. one of their brothers, Adam, was In 1995, the actress Mary Tyler part of the march. Afterwards Moore, a Shindler descendant, they continued to supply guns to bought the house from the the Virginia Militia throughout the Reformed Church and donated it Revolutionary War. to Shepherd University to house After the war, many of Phillip’s the Civil War Center. The Center and Henry’s sons and grandsons is named in honor of her father, continued gunsmithing here, and George. their guns are prized by collecThe Shindlers are another tors. Descendants of Sheetzes example of the town’s old of Shepherdstown can be found all across the United States. To prove that point the Sheetzes in our parade are Gene Sheets and his wife Joan, from California; his sister, Carol Sheets McFawn, and her husband Les, from Ohio; Gene’s daughter, Dora Sheets Simpson, and her family from Texas; and Dawson Sheetz and his family, from Illinois.

German craftsmen families. SHOW Next is the Show family, represented by a descendants, Ron and Bob Starry of Waynesboro, Pa. The Shows first appeared in Shepherdstown in the 1810 Census, which indicates that George Show was residing here with his wife Margaret Ellen. They lived out their lives in Shepherdstown and are buried in the Reformed Church Cemetery on German Street. One of George’s sons, Joseph Collin Show, served in Company D of the 12th Virginia Roseers Brigade of the Army of Virginia during the Civil War. The 19th Century piano in our town museum belonged to the Show family. Ron’s uncle and Bob’s brother, Silas, was mayor of Shepherdstown for two terms, from 1972 to 1980. SHUTT FAMILY Next is the Shutt family. Philip Shutt was born in the 1750s in Bucks County, Pa. He moved here in 1790 with his wife Anna Maria and established a brewery known as “Philip Shutt’s Brewhouse.” This was located in the row of stone buildings now known as Stone Row on the south side of East New Street. Philip became a prominent citizen and was elected twice as a town trustee. He served as treasurer of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for nearly 30 years. For many years, local workers, including the Irish who built the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the 1830s, enjoyed “Shutt’s Cream Beer” and other products of the brewery. Representing the Shutt family is our current Mayor, Jim Auxer, who lives in Stone Row, and other residents of those buildings.

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SHEPHERD Next are the Shepherds, led by Gay Shepherd Henderson, who still lives here in Shepherdstown, and her uncle, Thomas Shepherd, who lives in Stow, Mass. With them are Elizabeth Shepherd Scott, who now lives in

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became the sole proprietor of the Shepherdstown Register newspaper. He held that post until his death in 1935. Harry has been described as “an editor of unusual ability, a perfect paragrapher, one who loved his home town and won recognition for his paper.” Harry was committed to public service, serving on the boards of many nonprofit organizations. He was a great friend to Shepherd College and chaired the committee that planned the college’s first modern building, Knutti Hall, in 1903. Shepherd’s science building is named for him. STALEY Next is the Staley family, represented by descendants Jim and Peachy Staley of Shepherdstown. The Staleys are descended from John Jacob Staley, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1720, and his wife Catherine, who was born in Germany. The couple moved to Shepherdstown in 1777. Their children remained in the area, intermarrying with other old families such the Fishers, Yeasleys and Hollidas. Son Peter participated in the Bee Line March. The husband of daughter Sarah was likely the Peter Fisher of Shepherdstown who served in the siege of Yorktown in 1781. A Jacob Staley of the next generation

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fought in the War of 1812. In peace, the Staleys were farmers and millers, establishing farms in the Scrabble and Rocky Marsh Run area. Many of the early generations of Staleys are buried in the German Reformed Graveyard.

SWEARINGEN Next we have the Swearingen family, represented by descendants Don Amoroso, of Shepherdstown, and delegate John Overington. Brothers Thomas and Van

Swearingen were among the first settlers in the Shepherdstown area. Both were awarded land grants in the 1730s. Thomas was a prosperous landowner who operated the original ferry across the Potomac here. He successfully opposed George Washington for the local seat in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1757, beating him by a vote of 270 to 40. George was not amused by this and described Thomas as

“a man of great weight with the meaner class of people.” Thomas’s younger brother Van was also a large landowner. He fought in the French and Indian War and served as the local militia commander during the Revolution. TURNER Up next is the Turner family, represented by descendant Thomas Turner, and his wife Mary, of Martinsburg. His forebear, also Thomas Turner, was one of the earliest

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settlers in this area. A Scottish Presbyterian born in the 1660s, he came here around 1718 and settled along what is now known as Turner Road. This was so early, there were no formal land grants to be had and it’s believed Thomas secured “tomahawk rights” to his property?which meant his property lines were defined by trees marked with tomahawks. He died in 1744. His descendants continued to acquire more land and the Turner Farm flourished as a family enterprise until 1974, when the property was partitioned. Thomas Turner’s original land holding is now the site of the Freshwater Institute, an internationally recognized conservation research facility on Turner Road. VERDIER Now we have Cheryl Brown, of Shepherdstown, who is a member of the Verdier family. Her ancestor, James Verdier, came here and bought property just southwest of Shepherdstown in 1771. There he built the home now known as “Rockland.” According to his will, dated 1785, he owned a tanyard and lot in Shepherdstown. He provided wheat for the government’s use during the Revolution. Family tradition says that James, a French Huguenot, and his wife Susannah, a Catholic, escaped persecution by fleeing in disguise to America with gold coins and other valuables sewn into the lining of their clothing. James’s second son, Paul, was being educated to return to France to retrieve the family’s fortune when his father died. He never made that journey, and instead moved to Orange, Virginia in 1798. “Rockland” remained in the Verdier family until 1836. WALPER Next in line is the Walper family, represented by a descendant, Barbara Knott Nickell and members of her family. The first Walper in the area, Casper Walper settled in Shepherdstown following the Revolutionary War probably because it reminded him of his native Germany. He became active in the Reformed Church and later built and operated a successful Inn and tavern. The building still stands today as a residence at Walper’s Cross Roads. Casper’s numerous descendants have included prominent

Friday, November 16, 2012 farmers, teachers, military veterans, lawyers, and church and community leaders. Some held government positions and others have had careers in the business world. At least five generations have graduated from Shepherd University. The Walper name in Shepherdstown is now extinct, but its spirit will continue to thrive in generations to come. WASHINGTON Next in the parade are members of Shepherdstown’s Washington family: Francine Kidrick and Curtis Grantham. They are grandchildren of Dora M Washington, and niece and nephew of Leon Washington, who were born and raised here. Dora was very active in the community, serving on Shepherdstown’s Outreach Committee, Interfaith Caregivers and the Shepherdstown Historical Commission. Leon was a respected businessman who owned and operated the 5- and 10- cent store on German Street. WEIS FAMILY Next is the Weis family, who were potters here in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are represented today by two of the town’s current potters, Debbie Dickenson and Joan Johnston. The first Weis, John Sr., founded a pottery in Hagerstown around 1750 and later established another pottery here. He is regarded by some as the father of the Shenandoah potting tradition, with his influence extending down beyond Winchester to Strasburg. Three generations of his descendents worked at their home and shop on the northwest corner of German and Duke Streets, first in a wooden house that burned in 1815 and later in the large brick house now on the site. Among other items, they turned out an unglazed reddish brown pottery that is now prized by collectors. Examples can be seen in the Shepherdstown Museum. WELSHANS Here is the Welshans family, represented by Elise Baach, who lives in the house on King Street where the Welshans lived. Joseph Welshans was born here in 1804, and he worked as a farmer and a blacksmith. In 1838 he married Margaret Bennett Entler, and they had three children.

He served the town as councilman and treasurer, and then was mayor from 1857 to 1859, the crucial time leading up to the Civil War. He opposed secession when it came. After the war, from 1872 to 1885, he concentrated on being town postmaster. He was a member of the Reformed Church for some 75 years, and he served for many years as superintendant of its Sunday School. He died in 1897 at the age of 93.

WILLIS Next we have David Lillard, the editor and publisher of the Observer newspaper, representing Nathaniel Willis, who was Shepherdstown’s first newspaper publisher. Willis seems to have been a restless man. He started out in Massachusetts, where he participated in the Boston Tea Party at the age of 18 and then published two different newspapers. In 1784, he headed toward the western frontier, first publishing a paper in Winchester and then coming to Shepherdstown. Here, from 1790 to 1791 he published the “Potowmac Guardian and Berkeley Advertiser.” This was the first newspaper in what is now West Virginia. In 1792 he moved the paper to Martinsburg and published it there until he moved again in 1796. This time, he went way west to Chillicothe, Ohio. He finally settled down there and lived out his days, first in newspapering and printing, and then as a farmer. He died in 1831.

WYNCOOP Last but not least is the Wyncoop family, represented by Shepherdstown residents David and Susan Kemnitzer. They live in the large brick house on German Street that was built by Cornelius Wyncoop in 1792. Cornelius was a tavern keeper, and he began operating a tavern in an earlier building on the same site in 1781. His tavern was considered a fashionable stopover place for visitors for many years. Wyncoop was very interested in James Rumsey’s steamboat experiments and he witnessed and attested to the success of Rumsey’s run on the Potomac in December, 1787. Ironically, it’s said that one of Rumsey’s rivals, John Fitch of Connecticut, stayed at Wyncoop’s tavern while trying to gather intelligence on Rumsey’s activities.

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FIREWOOD- All seasoned hardwood. $70 a 1/2 cord, $140 a cord. 304-582-0040 301-305-2873

FIREWOOD- $60/pick-up load. Seasoned, cut and split. You load and haul. 304-279-7253 or 304-820-5360

FIREWOOD, seasoned, mixed hardwoods. Reasonable pricing. Will deliver! 304-579-7974 FREE FIREWOOD, Elm & Maple. 304-263-1114

HOMEMAKER/AIDES & CNAs, 20-29 hrs. wk. Enjoy a variety of tasks incl. personal care & light homemaking for seniors & disabled in their home. No exp. nec., will train. Must be dependable, have reliable transportation, & good ref. Competitive hourly pay. $250 Sign-on bonus after 6 mo. of employment. Apply in person at âPink Houseã next to Berkeley Senior Services, 217 N. High St., EOE Senior Citizens are encouraged to apply.



AA FIREWOOD, all seasoned oak, $150/cord. 304-582-8916


Seasoned, split & delivered. 1, 2 & 4 cord loads. R. Barrett: 304-671-3713 or 304-754-8683

All Persian carpets imported before US Trade Embargo

PUBLIC NOTICE AUCTION OF AIR CARGO At The State Government Facility VALUABLE PERSIAN RUGS Bales consist of Tabriz, Kashan, Shiraz, Hamadan, Nain, Silk, Isfahan Balouchi, Turkoman, Bijar, Bokhara, Heriz and other Handknotted Caucasian, Armenian and Turkish Rugs Bales to be opened on site and Liquidated piece by piece to the public at: National Guard Armory, 2096 Kelly Island Rd., Martinsburg, WV (I-81, Exit 12, turn right at 5th light)

Sun. Nov. 25th at 1 pm Inspection at 12:30 Terms:Cash, Check, Visa, M/C, Discover. 10% premium. No admission charge. No liens/encumbrances or outstanding charges. No delivery. Goods released only for immediate disposal, payment and reoval. In accordance with U.S. Governemtn laws each carpet labeled with country of origin, fiber content, and certified genuine handmade. Certified W.V. License Auctioneer #209 301-762-6981



Home Furnishings

BEDROOM SET- 7 piece. Queen, headboard, frontboard, nightstand/chest, dresser, mirror. $1,700 304-267-1772

HUTCH- Knotty pine. Very large. $250 minimum or best offer. Contact: 304-274-5126



GUITARS: Gretsch G5122. Fender-Acoustic 2 Oscar SchmidtElectric/Acoustic +more 304-725-8540/582-5973


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Adjustable Queen Sleep Number Bed w/ pump and remotes, full massage, excellent cond., $1,400 304-262-3014 CEMETERY LOTS, Five, Rosedale. Double-stack capacity. $2,400 each or $11,000 for all five. 301-898-5175


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HOT TUB- Two-Person. Solara, excellent shape w/ massager $1500 obo. 304-754-3860 Inside granite front mausoleum for cremation. Pleasant View, Martinsburg $2,850 obo 240-675-1777

In Veterans sect. Rosedale Cemetery, 1 lot & 2 spaces, 1 burial vault. SPECIAL: $2,500 for all. 304-229-5594 / 767-5594 JC Higgins automatic 22, like new, $600 304-725-8529

OAK WOOD, 18 in. pcs., $225. Door, 6 panel, interior, $10. Dresser, antique, cherry, mirror.$500 304-724-1468

PLAYBOY MAGAZINES: Selling each year in sets. 60’s: $35/yr. 70’s: $25/yr. 80’s & 90’s+up: $15/yr. Info: 410-227-4292 POOL TABLE, Olhausen, 8 ft. 3/4” slate, leather pockets. Many extras! Ping pong top $1,500/obo. 304-268-1887 after 6pm Qauntum Power Chair w/ tilt, recline, elevating rest, Q-logic joy stick,purchase price $24k asking $3,500 304-279-4118 QURAN: FREE English translation copy of the noble Quran.


RIFLE- Winchester 300 short mag, bolt action, Shot less than 1 box of shells. $625. 304-283-7502

SHOTGUN - Browning “Gold” 12 ga. 3 1/2, Semi-auto, excellent condition w/ extras. $700. 304-676-9335

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Airplane propellers, pre1930s buttons & political items, compasses, surveying equip., Civil War, steamship menus.


Always Buying! Jewelryall kinds. Old postcards, photos & other old stuff! CASH Paid! Call Now! 304-261-5271

Berkeley Co. books, postcards, jewelry of all kinds, elegant glassware, Fostoria, Fenton, Heisey. 304-279-2298

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Cash paid for canning jars Fruit, sausages presses, cabbage shredders, any tools, peelers & pitters 304-995-6157 COINS/COLLECTIONS Small Collector pays cash for coins/collections/gold.

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Licensed Christian private preschool, in Kearneysville, ages 3 & up. Exc. ref.,Karen 304-728-8231



Apartments Furnished

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Apartments UnFurnished

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Old Milk Bottles, vintage restaurant creamers, small antiques, etc. Call: 304-582-6070 or 229-9911



Dogs/Cats/ Others


$475+deposit. No pets.

SHOTGUN- Harrington & Richardson. 20 gauge. Rifled barrel. Like new. $175. 304-263-1366

Move- in Special: 2 BR: Move in for $99 &

receive $99 off of next month! 3 BR: Even Better! Ask us! W/D incl! Call: 304-262-6257 Restrictions Apply. Oak Tree Village Apts. Vouchers Welcome. Pets with restrictions.

CEMETERY PLOTS Edge Hill, Charles Town. Sixspots: Cost $1,500 but selling for $700 each. 410-206-1904

USED TIRES, $15 and up, mounting, balancing available. 304-274-6666


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AA coins & Currency. I buy 1 or complete collections + any gold & silver jewelry, Top prices! Call 304-268-3451

304-267-6333 / 904-6289

Cute Puppies For Sale! Finance, Credit or Cash

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Farmhouse, 2 BD, 1 BA, no pets, $700 +dep. 304-267-6433, 267-7089

Huge Home Near Berkeley Springs Gorgeous 3-level house. 4 BR, 3 full BA, 2 half BA, in-ground pool, 2-car garage, hardwood floors, covered porch, decks, rec room, jetted tubs, 2 laundry, designer kit w/dual oven, 2 wood fireplaces, 2 gas fireplaces, central a/c, storage sheds, fruit trees, mt. view, exquisite setting. Approx. 5,000 sq ft. $1,400/mo.

Call: 304-258-6099

Modern sm. 3 Br 2 Ba rancher in Martinsburg $895/mo. +1 yr. lease, credit check & references No pets. Ideal for young or retired couple 304-267-4748

Modern sm. 3 Br 2 Ba rancher in Martinsburg $895/mo. +1 yr. lease, credit check & references No pets. Ideal for young or retired couple 304-267-4748

Business Property

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in Middleway Modern office space for short or long term lease available as low as $1.15 per sq. ft. Call 386-672-4560


Mobile Homes for Rent


Houses for Rent

59 East Rd. Martinsburg, WV Yorkie, Morkie , Foxy Chi, Yorkie Chon, Yorkie Pom, Chihuahua, Shih Poo, Mal Shih, Mini Bull & Many More!

Exceptional 2 Br 1.5 Ba Duplex w/ garage in Martinsburg. W/D incl., Lots of outdoor space $900/mo. +sec. dep. 304-728-1960


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$$$$ in YOUR POCKET Newly Renovated 2 & 3 BR Apartments!

Cute Puppies For Sale! Yorkie, Morkie , Foxy Chi, Yorkie Chon, Yorkie Pom, Chihuahua, Shih Poo, Mal Shih, Mini Bull & Many More!


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59 East Rd. Martinsburg, WV

ßßCEMETERY LOTSßß 2 spaces Garden of Everlasting Life in Pleasant View. $1,800 304-274-0361

GOLF CART- Yamaha. Gas. 4” lift-kit. Runs great $1,500 obo. 304-886-1264


4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 cargarage 1 acre. Deck. Martinsburg/Hedgesville



2 Br near Charles Town on 1 acre, no pets, $700 301-676-2502

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Mobile Homes for Rent

One acre lot! W/S incl. $580+dep. No pets.



New14’ wide 2 Bedroom already set up in nice community parks





341 5th St. 3 Br, 2 Ba 14x80, great shape, ref. req. No Pets $680/mo


88 Rooms for Rent

Available on Local Farm with private entrance. Charles Town. $425/mo.



90 Houses for Sale

Bank Owned On-Site REAL ESTATE AUCTION Ranson, Single Family 309 E. 12th Ave. 3 BD, 1 BA, 1056 sq. ft. Sale: Sat, Dec.15th, 2pm FREE Color Brochure! 800-260-5846 5% Buyers Premium Monroe Meadows, WV Lic. # WVAL-53

92 Lots & Acreage

8+/- acres, ready to build pretty & private, 5 mins. outside Shepherdstown along River Rd. $120,000 304-702-0552


Mobile Homes Sale

3 BR, 1 BA Singlewide set in nice park. Possible owner finance. $16,900.


CLOSE OUT SALE HUGE SAVINGS on New Models Already Set-Up in Parks! No payments for 90 days!



Martinsburg, used 14x70, 3 Br, 2 Ba, set up in nice quiet park. Financing avail. $14,900


Mobile Homes Sale

Antique/ Classic Car

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BUICK LeSabre- ‘99. 3.8 litre. V-6. 120k mi., new paint/headliner, Michelin tires. $3,500. 304-820-8456 CADILLAC Seville ‘77, new blue paint, sun roof, excellent condition, Beautiful car!! $2,000 304-728-4350 STUDEBAKER Lark ‘63, V8, everything new, needs paint, No Rust. Excellent driver. $2,500 304-728-4350


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ZODIAK RAFT, 12 ft., & 6hp Yamaha motor. $1,000. 304-995-6975


Domestic Autos

CHEVROLET Nova ‘73 350 turbo, Posi rear, Mag wheels, Yenko clon, Price Negotiable 410-227-4292 CHEVY Impala Lt ‘12, 27k mi, spoiler, V6, remote start, warranty, accepting trade, $14,500 firm 301-730-8817

CORVETTES WANTED 1953-1982 & 1995-2008. Any condition, cash buyer. Call Frank: 1-800-369-6148

DODGE RAM 1500 SLT, ‘01, V8, 4x4, w/tool box, 4 drs, 154,900 mi., great shape, runs good.$5,300 304-229-8167 or 270-0495

FORD Mustang ‘03 GT, blue, runs great, V8, body damage, 82k mi, every thing works, $6000 obo 540-326-6223 FORD PROBE GT, ‘95, 5 speed, 194K mi., new plugs, wires, full exhaust. Needs work. $1250 304-820-8660


Domestic Autos

KIA SPECTRA- ‘02, four dr., auto., 128K mi., A/C, gray, new tires, tune up, good cond. $2,500 obo. 304-995-4872

LINCOLN MARK IIIV LSC,‘98, MINT cond., only125K mi., $5,000 obo 304-728-4350

MERCURY SABLE GS2005. Good cond. 4 door. Approx122k mi, new tires, metallic green $3,750 obo 304-261-4509

OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Sierra, ‘94. 3.1 litre V-6, Loaded! 93k mi. New paint. $3,000. 304-820-8456


Imported Autos

PONTIAC Firebird ‘95 Convertible, white, auto, great cond., 120k/mi., $3100 obo, Harper’s Ferry 202-280-9926 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE, ‘04, silver, 43K mi., good inspection, $12,000. Call before 6 pm. 304-725-7905 VW, Jetta, ‘01, power locks, drs & moonroof, Monsoon stereo, 5 speed a/c, 205K mi., $2,500 obo 304-279-2425



Camper, unknown model 26ft., 2 axle, A/C, fridge, bath, no title, sleeps 4 hunting/river lot, $500 obo 304-995-2053 NEWMAR Kountry Star 3904, ‘04, 39 ft, diesel, 28,400 mi., 3 slide outs, sleeps 6, a/c. $46,700 304-806-3154


Trucks/ Trailers

BUICK Roadmaster station wagon, ‘94, excellent condition, Seating for 7. Yes, I said 7! $5,000 obo 304-728-4350 CAR MATE, ‘06, encl. 7’x16’ trailer, screwless sides, dbl back drs, 1 side dr, many extras! 304-671-5814, after 5pm

CHEVY, Pathfinder ‘77 4x4 Van, 350/350, NP205 transfer, Dana 44/56,body needs work, $4800 obo 304-261-8417

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Trucks/ Trailers

CHEVY, Silverado 2500 ext cab 4x4, ‘91, new 350 v8, cold a/c,new tires,etc. w/cap. $4,000 obo. 304-728-4350

107 Autos Wanted

I will pay $200 and up for unwanted cars, trucks & vans 304-725-0688 or 304-671-4373

I will pay $200 up to $600 cash for unwanted cars, trucks, and vans. We will pick up. 304-596-7097

WE BUY Unwanted cars & trucks. We will pick up AND PAY TOP $$$ 304-229-3522

WILL PAY Top $$$ for Junk Cars and Trucks. 304-754-7505 304-261-4899


4 Wheel Drive

CHEVY SILVERADO, LS ‘02, garage kept, exc. cond.,reg cab, full bed w/liner,Z71,99K mi $7900, 304-839-6095 CHEVY Trail Blazer, ‘03, fully loaded, tow package, new tires. $7,000, Firm. 304-725-2382

TOYOTA Tundra Limited ‘06. Double-cab V-8, 4wd. Leather, sun-roof, one owner. $32k mi. $25,500 304-724-1758



GMC ‘88, a work horse, heavy 1/2 ton, tow pkg., spare tires, no windows, $800 Obo 304-995-2053

HONDA Element EX ‘10 Handicap acc. x-wav, hydrolic dr. ramp sys. under 6k/mi. cost $47k $33,000 304-263-0321


111 Bargains Under $500

AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Harvard, 6’x3’, owners manual $40. 304-229-5064

AIR PURIFIER, Ionic Pro, (no filters needed), pd. $190 at Bed & Bath, asking $50. 304-754-5352

111 Bargains Under

111 Bargains Under

AMPLIFIERS- Frontman 212R, $120. Randen R675D, $150. 304-725-8540/582-5973

COMPUTER, HP, Windows XP Pavilion. Pur chased from Sam’s Club. $125 304-725-2569, 279-4869


ANTENNA- For TV box if you have home antenna. $20. 304-820-2015

BARRELS (10) 55 gallon metal w/removable lids. Like new, great for feed, burning, fuel. 2 for $25 304-267-4648, 268-5952

BASEBALL CARD Factory, Topps, 1987, sealed set, 792 cards. $25 304-263-1383

BED & MATTRESS, electric lift, Leisure Lift Ultima Homecare Bed, 600 lb. capacity. $500 obo. 304-995-5666

BICYCLE, Boys, 12 in. w/helmet, like new $12. 304-267-9166

BIRDCAGE for Cockatiel 775-772-9139

BIRD PERCH for Cockateil- $25 775-772-9139

BOOTS, High top Wolverine boots, 10 1/2, extra wide, never worn, $189 new, will sell for $100 firm 304-725-6234 / 676-8717 BULBS, new, 40W, 48”, cool white, 30/box $35 304-229-5694

BUNK-BED- U.S. Army WWII wooden. Easy setup (8 bolts). $100. Call Joe 304-725-9179

BUSH HOG, 5 FT., 3 pt hitch, like new, used 6 times, $450, negotiable 304-274-2497

CAKE DECORATING EQUIPMENT- Retiring after 30 yrs. Stands, pans etc. All for $250. 304-616-2939

CANNING EQUIPMENT, Food processor $50. Over 80 jars, water bath canner & tools, caps & rings $50. 304-702-5083 CHAIR, oval, rattan w/cushion. $30. Rattan shelves, 4 tier, $25. 304-707-2905

CHANDELIER, Crystal & Brass, $49 obo. 304-261-5271

CHINA, 30pcs. set for 6, white w/ gold trim, plates, soup bowls, salad plates, cups,saucers, perfect $35 304-229-0332 COFFE TABLE, oval w/ 2 matching drop-leaf end tables. All for $125 304-754-3978

COMMODE - Adult portable, $75. Walker, w/ wheels, $25. 2 Shower chairs, $35/1-$25 Call 304-725-2480,10-2

COMMODE, new bedside, sturdy built. $35 Call 304-283-3118


CROSS-BOW w/ scope. New bolts and cocking device. $150 obo. 304-886-1264

DESK, Maple, secretary, small w/drawer & storage area, 2’wide x 3’tall, 12” deep, $80 304-725-4167

DINING ROOM TABLEStucturally perfect, little wear. Seats 6, includes 4 chairs. $100 obo. 304-725-4775

DINING TABLE, 1930’s, (2 leaves & 6 chairs), serving & sm. hutch. $250 -$350 will separate. 304-262-0002

DOLLS, Royal Doulton, 5 Victorian dolls, $175 304-283-1089 DRESSER, antique w/mirror, good condition. $175 304-886-1288 DRY SINK, $175 304-262-0002

FILE CABINET- 4 drawer, metal, like new, $10. 304-274-6044

FURNACE, Miller, used 3 months, burns #1 or #2 fuel. Input 75,000. Output 56,000 - $300 304-725-7664 GENERATOR Switch for whole house, 50 amp, 10 circuit, brand new, still in box. $425 540-664-5433 GOLF CLUB: metal driving iron, graphite. Used twice. $25. Oversize metal putter $10. 304-754-6066

HARLEY V-Rod pipes/muffler, brand new, 2003. $100 304-229-4299

HORSE, old child’s riding, metal. Asking $100. 304-725-5073 JEANS, boys, AE Size (x3) & Aero (26x28), Urban Pipeline, Lee Dungarees, sz 14. 9 pr./$25 304-229-0881 JEANS, size 32 x 30, 4 pairs. $10 304 229-5970

KINDLE FIRE w/case & stand, like new, hardly used. $125 304-264-0172

KITCHEN CABINET, Hoosier, green-ivory color, w/flour sifter, great original shape. $480 304-839-1138

KITCHEN TABLE, 2 fold-up sides & a middle leaf w/ 4 matching chairs. $100 304-754-8968


111 Bargains Under $500

LAWNMOWER, Murray, 5 HP, runs great. $40 304-731-0391

LIONEL TRAIN, ‘79, in orange box w/ paperwork. $125. 304-725-7664 MANURE-straw horse manure. 304-596-4253

MEAT/FOOD GRINDER, oyster, works good/good condition. $40. Call 304-263-2653

ORNAMENTS, Christmas, gingerbread theme, 46 pcs+2 standing ginger -bread people, all for $55. 304-876-1558 PIANO, upright, for free, you move 936-225-0083

111 Bargains Under $500

TABLE, Oak, claw foot w/leaf & 6 chairs. Hutch w/glass doors. $175 all. 304-676-6931

TIRES - 4, P205-70-R-15, All season, excellent condition.$200 obo. Call 10am-2pm 304-725-2480 TIRES, Snow, 225x15, Michelin on Ford wheels, excellent shape. $90 304-725-4167

TRAINS (HO) lg. assortment of accessories, platform, bldgs., landscaping, etc. Take all $400 304-267-6745 TREES - ready for you to cut for firewood. FREE! 304-274-3268

PRINTER, HP 1020, Laser jet, & 2 new cartridges, $100. 304-702-0955

TRUCK RACK, Overcab, fits 8’ bed, $115. Skid fuel tank, 225 gal. w/pump $240. 304-676-6213

RACING WHEELS (4), Mitsubishi 3000 GT, $50 each. 304-876-0909

VINTAGE RADIO, 8 track, record player, floor model, wooden, works. $30 304-754-5352

SAW, Craftsman Compound 10” on a rigid miter saw utility vehicle. Asking $250 obo, Call 304-671-5814

WASHER & DRYER, Maytag Proforma, 9 yrs. old, works great, must take both. $400 pr. 540-664-5433

QUILTING FRAME, Q-Snap. Free standing, 28”x39” work surface, ht. 30 1/2 in. PVC type. $50 304-876-1558

RING- Diamond and sapphires, $295. 304-283-1089

SAW, DeWalt 12” Combination miter saw in exc. cond., $195. Miter saw stand, $75. 304-267-0209 SHOES, Men’s size 8D, prices vary according to style. 4 pairs. 304 229-5970 SHOWER DOOR, New, sliding, framed, Kohler, “Naturalist” glass. $100. 304-258-8775 SINK, white pedestal base & bowl, new. $70 304-229-0332

SMARTPHONE, Samsung Galaxy Prevail, new, sealed/box, no activation fee or contract, $80 304-229-7154 SOFA- Beige sectional, 4 piece. 2 recliners & 1 chaise in sectional. $300 304-267-1772

TURKEY COOKER, new, propane, never used $65 obo. 304-261-2919

WALNUT, air dried over 25 yrs, $1.25 foot, approx. 300 ft. 304-267-4748

WATER SOFTENER, Culligan. $499 obo, barely used, paid $1500 304-283-5690

WATERTUB- Rubber mate, 60 gallon & free water heater. $40 304-596-4253

WELDER, Lincoln, 180 amp, helmet, cart... $75 Torches, bottles, helmet, cart, $150, or $195/all 304-398-0531 WHEELCHAIR- $65. 304-229-5694

WHEELCHAIR, Electric, excellent condition. $500, firm 304-676-3955

WHEELS, Cavalier factory aluminum, 16x6 w/205-55-16 tires, fits ‘95 -2003, $200 firm. 304-229-5064

SOFA & Matching chair, barely used, apt. size, charcoal. $500 firm. 304-725-8540/582-5973

WICKER COUCH, lg. $125, High back wicker chair, $40 304-707-2905

SWING, lightweight, wooden, $25 304-274-6044

WRINGER WASHER, square aluminum tub, works good. $175 304-535-2364

STOOLS, solid oak swivel bar stools, great condition, 3 total, $110 304-229-4299

WINDSHIELD, Honda cycle, new. $50 304-876-0909


The Shepherdstown Chronicle

Friday, November 16, 2012

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