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NDTICE OF SPECIAL ELECtiON FOR ISSUANCE 0F S 0OL BONDS TO THE VOTERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: I, T. tL Lowery, Secretary, do hereby certify that at a regular meet- ing of the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson of the Jefferson County School District, held on January 11, 1966, at which meeting a quorum was presented and acting throughout, an order was made and entered of record in words and figures as follows: AN ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON DIRECTING AN ELECTION TO BE HELD FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS OF JEFFER- SON COUNTY ALL QUESTIONS CONNECTED WITH THE CON- TRACTING OF DEBT AND ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE PRIN- CIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,710,000 FOR A SCHOOL BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. Be it ordered by the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson: That it appears to the Board of Education of the County of Jeff. erson and the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson does accordingly find ,that it is necessary that improvements be made in Jefferson County School District as follows: 1. To construct, erect, purchase sites (where needed), furnish and equip new buildings, in the following approximate amounts, as fol- lows: New high school for grades 10-12 for Harpers Ferry - Charles Town areas, approximately $770,000. New elementary building to be centrally located to serve the Kabletown, Rlppon, Summit Point and Middleway areas approximately $206,000. New elementary building to serve Harpers Ferry, BaKerton and Millville areas to be located in Harpers Ferry Magisterial District, approximately $238,000. New elementary school to be centrally located to serve the Lee- town, Kearneysville and Shenandoah Junction areas, approximately $206,00~). Sub Total $1,420,000. 2. To make additions, to renovate, enlarge, reconstruct, improve and provide additional or replacement furniture and equipment, in the following approximate amounts, as follows: To convert the present Charles Town Senior High to a junior high and make additions thereto to service the present Charles Town Junior High attendance area, approximately $148,000. Additions to Ranson Elementary School, approximately $55,000. Additions to Blue Ridge Elementary School, approximately $16,000. Additions to Shepherdstown High School approximately $71,000. Sub Total $290,000. Total approximate cost $1,710,000 3. That the above amounts, for said improvements, include all engineering and inspection costs, the cost of issuance and sale of bonds, the cost of acquiring necessary lands, sites and rights-of-way therefor, and such other costs as may be necessary or properly in- curred in carrying out the foregoing purpose or purposes. 4. That the funds derived from current levies, applicable to mak, ing said improvements, which this body is now authorized by law to lay, after providing for the administration of the affairs of said Board of Education of the County of Jefferson and meeting the cur. rent expenses thereof, as required by law, are insufficient to make said improvements, and that, therefore, bonds should be issued to provide funds for such purposes. 5. That it appears to the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson and the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson does accordingly find, that the valuation of the taxable property in the Jefferson County School District as shown by the last assessment thereof for state and county taxation purposes is $44;065,655; and that the valuation of each class of property therein is as follows: CHARLES TOWN DISTRICT Precinct No. 1 -Shenandoah Junction - Shenandoah Junction School Commissioners. James Blue, Abner Hockensmith and Gladys Snyder Clerks - Bertha Leith and Naomi Benner. Precinct No. 2 - Charles Town - Court House Commissioners. Nellie V. Clark, Mamie llann and Harriet Taylor Clerks . Elizabeth Ingram and Betty Clopper. Precinct No. 3 - Charles Town. Citizen's Fire Hall Commissioners - F. B. Wysong, Bessie I. Bell and E. M. Dandridge Clerks - Cora Foster and Addle Green. Precinct No. 4. Charles Town - Wright Denny School Commissioners - Edna Roper, Mary E. Grimes and Lucille Berry Clerks - Anna J. Everhart and Henry W. Weller. Precinct No. 5 - Charles Town - Junior High School Commissioners . Delcia Swartz, Emma Bane and Virginia E. Metz Clerks - Kathleen Riddleberger and Beulah Goode. Precinct No. 6 - Mt. Mission. Blue Ridge School Commissioners - Harold Fritts, Carl Wiley and Hazelteen Dailey Clerks. Charlotte D. Ott and Gertude Heidrick. Precinct No. 7. Ranson - New Elementary School Commissioners - Mary M. Dunaway, Helen M. Slusher and Kathleen Viands Clerks - Elizabeth Hinton and June R. Willingham. Precinct No. 8. Charles Town -Senior High School Commissioners - Doris M. Cline, Ruth Morison and Mabel Cain Clerks - Elizabeth Brenneman and Marguerite S. Beeg. Precinct No. 9 - Charles Town. Independent Fire Hall Commissioners - Kenna Knott Traveli, Lacey Bailey and Nellie Riley Clerks. Elizabeth Riddleberger and Ruth Shaffer. Precinct No. 10 - Ranson. Old Elementary School - 5th Avenue Commissioners - Katie Jenkins, Elizabeth Jenkins and Pauline Robinson Clerks. Lillian Hough and Elva Lancaster. HARPERS FERRY DISTRICT Precinct No. 12 - Bakerton. Bakerton School Commissioners - Juanita Horn, Anna M. Hetzel and Ethel Watson Clerks - Julia Rowland and Isabel K. Flanagan. Precinct No. 13 - Halltown - Basement, Halltown Presbyterian Church Commissioners Roxie Watson, Virginia M. Gray an dClifton E. Haines Clerks - Elizabeth Love and Cora Ott. Precinct No. 14 . Harpers Ferry - Harpers Ferry Graded School Commissioners - Alley G. Rissler, Eleanor J. White and Dorothy Reed. Clerks - Virginia Moler and B. M. Dennis. Precinct No. 15 - Bolivar - High School Commissioners . C. M. Trundle, Hazel F. Eggborn and Annie U Mauzy Clerks. Margery Wilt and Geraldine Willis. Precinct No. 16. Millville - Millville School Commissioners - B. W. Hoffman. T. E. Lake and Maude Milton Clerks . Geraldine Rice and Mamie Wiltshire. KABLETOWN DISTRICT Precinct No. 20. Kabletown - Kabletown School Commissioners - Kathleen C. Hughes, Howard O. Bush and Mar- lann Smailwood Clerks - Mary F. Hough and Virginia H. Clipp. Precinct No. 21. Rippon - Rippon School Commissioners - Caleb F. Burns, Mary R. Wilt and Mary R. Smith Clerks. Helen R. Coulter and Ethel H. Chapman. Precinct No. 22 - Summit Point - Summit Point School Commissioners Mary W. Hinton, Frances Hott and Elizabeth Crlm Clerks. Shirley Macoughtry and Betty Crane. Class I $ 4,756,475 Class II $15,848,865 Class III $15,67Q255 Class IV $ 7,784,060 TOTAL $44,065,655 6. That the bonded indebtedness of said Jefferson County School District is $491,000 outstanding for School Improvements Bonds issued July 1, 1955 and that therefore, bonds in the sum of $1,710,000 may be issued without exceeding any constitutional or statutory limitations and the only other indebtedness, of said School District, is for current expenses, which can be paid from current levy funds. 7. That bonds Nos., 1 to 342, inclusive, for $5,000 each, aggregat- ing $1,710,000 be issued and sold, the proceeds of which shall be used only for the improvements hereinabove set forth; provided, however, that the Board in its discretion may allocate to and expend for any one or more of said projects any sums remaining unused upon com- pletion of any of such projects; and provided further that in the event that any part of the bond proceeds should not be needed for corn- pletion of all such projects as hereinabove and hereinafter ProVided, such unneeded part shall be deposited with the Sinking Fu~ Corn- mission of West Virginia to be used for purchase of any bonds out- standing issued hereunder at not more than the par value thereof plus accrued interest or for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon at the maturities thereof. The proceeds of sale of bonds will not be used except as herein specified and provided. 8. That said bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exeeeding four per centum per annum, payable semiannually and be payable from one to twenty years from their date; and that the maturities of each series of said bonds shall be as follows: Bonds in the amount of $55,000, due and payable one year after date. Bonds in the amount of $60,000, due and payable two years after date. Bonds in the amount of $65,000, due and payable three years after date. Bonds in the amount of $85,000, due and payable four years after date. Bonds in the amount of $70,000, due and~payabi_e five years after date. Bonds in the amount of $70,000, due and payable six years after date. Bonds in the amount of $75,000, due and payable seven years after date. Bonds in the amount of $75,000, due and payable eight years after date. Bonds in the amount of $80,000, due and payable nine years after date. Bonds in the amount of $80,000, due and payable ten years after date. Bonds in the amount of $85,000, due and payable eleven years after date. .. Bonds in the amount of $85,000, due and payable twelve years after date. Bonds in the amount of $95,000, due and payable thirteen years after date Bonds in the amount of $95,000, due and payable fourteen years after date. Bonds in the amount of $100,000, due and payable fifteen years after date. Bonds in the amount of $105,000, due and payable sixteen years after date. Bonds in the amount of $110,000, due and payable seventeen years after date. MIDDLEWAY DISTRICT Precinct No. 25 - Middleway - Middleway School Commissioners - Holmes D. White, Reva J. Smith and Mary M. Hardesty Clerks - Roy J. Lambert and Mabel Durst. No. 2e ,l aown - Leetow School Cbmmlssioilers . Taylor Winkler, Mary B. Furr and Margaret B. Gardiner Clerks - Ruth B. Locke and Emily M. Bell. Precinct No. 27. Kearneysville. Kearneysville School Commissioners . H. H. Benner, Norval Johnston, Sr. and Elmer Vickers Clerks. Kathleen Miller and Fannie C. Boyd. SHEPHERDSTOWN DISTRICT Precinct No. 31 - Dufflelds - Elk Branch Church Academy Commissioners . Adam Link, Jr., Evelyn Hendricks and Lula V. Catrow Clerks. Jane J. Jones and Mary F. Hockman. Precinct No. 32 - Molers Cross Roads - F. M. Donley Residence Commissioners . Charlotte Koontz, Vernice H. Morgan and Lillian Staley Clerks - Lillian Moler and Richard S. Renaud. Precinct No. 33 - Shepherdstown - War Memorial Building Commissioners- Mildred S. Rhodes, Yolande Gehri and Reva White Clerks - Zula Knode and John W. Harris. Precinct No. 34 - Shepherdstown - Old Grade School. Front Door Commissioners - Laird Marshall. Alice B. Strider and Sarah Tennant Clerks - Louise T. Rentch and Jean V. Ambrose. Precinct No. 35 - Shepherdstown. Old Grade School, Back Door Commissioners - Clara D. Banks, Russell White and Newt Wash. ington Clerks - Sarah Snyder and Elizabeth V. Parkinson. 9. That the registration of voters and the use of the registration books shall be governed by the permanent registration law of the state and the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson hereby adopts the registration list of Jefferson County as amended and corrected according to law as the official registration list of said Jefferson County School District for this election. ................. 10. The form of ballot for such election shah be as follows: THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON OFFICIAL BOND BALLOT MARCH 9, 1966 Shall the Boar~l of Education of the County of Jefferson incur debt and issue bonds in the amount of $1,710,000, to run not more than 20 years from the date thereof, with interest not exceeding the rate of four per centum per annum, for the purpose of - 1. To construct, erect, iaurchase sites (where needed), furnish and equip new buildings, in the following approximate amounts, as follows: New high school for grades 10-12 for Harpers Ferry - Charles Town areas, approximately $770,000 New elementary building to be centrally located to serve Kable- town, Rippon, Summit Point and Middleway areas, approximately $206,000 New elementary building to serve the Harpers Ferry, Bakerton and Millvllle areas to be located in Harpers Ferry Magisterial District, approximately $238,000 New elementary school to be centrally located to serve the Lee. town, Kearneysville and Shenandoah Junction areas, approximately $206,000 Sub Total $1,420,000 2. To make additions, to renovate, enlarge, reconstruct, improve Bonds in the amount of JU0,000, due and payable eighteen years and provide additional or replace furniture and equipment, ill the after date. Bonds in the amount of $115,000, due and payable nineteen years after date. Bonds In the amount of $115,000, due and payable twenty years after date. It is further ordered that a Special Election be held in Jefferson County School District on the 8th day of March, 1966, for the purpose of voting upon the question of incurring the debt and issuing said bonds, and all other questions properly connected therewith; and that commissioners and clerks for each of the legally established voting precincts of Jefferson County for holding satfl election be and are appointed a~ foUow~, namely: following approximate amounts, as follows: To convert the present Charles Town Senior High t9 a junior high and make additions thereto to service the present Charles Town Junior High attendance area. approximately $1~8,000 Additions to Ranson Elementary School, approximately $ 55,000 Additions to Blue Ridge Elementary School, approximately $ 16,000 Additions to Shepherdstown lligh School, approximately $ 71,000 Sub Total $290,000 Total approximate cost $1,710,000 and levy taxes sufficient to pay interest on, and the principal of such bond . Mrs. Bernard Ott Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ott, and children, Sharon, Michael, Larry and Stephen, spent Tuesday even ing with Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Will- iams, Sr., of Ranson, Mr. Will- iams, has been on the sick list but is some what improved at this writing. Mrs. Marshall McAboy, and son Marshall, Jr., spent Tuesday even ing in Ranson with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McKee, and children, Karla Kaye and John. Mrs. Bernard Ott, spent Wed- nesday with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anders, and children, Terry, Jeff rey, Scott and Timothy of Ranson Mrs. William Hoak and Miss Dohothy Bowers, visited, Mrs. Hoak's daughter, Mrs. Frank Sim ons and son, Michael and Mark, of Ranson on Wednesday. Mrs. Mary Wysong of Charles Town visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ott, and children, Shar- on, Michael, Larry and Stephen on Wednesday. Miss Sharon Ott and brothers spent the week end in Ranson with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Williams, Sr. and uncle Mr. Donald Williams. Mrs. Bernard Ott, spent Satur- day in Ranson, with her son-in- iaw, Mr. Kenneth Anders and children, Terry, Jeffrey, Scotty, and Timothy, also in the after- noon she visited her daughter, v Mrs. Kenneth Anders who is a surgical patient in the Charles Town General Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ott att- boro, Md., High Schooland Hager ended the yearly dance in honor stown School of Beauty Culture, of the employees of Shenandoah is owner and operator of the Downs, dancing was from nine to Bonnie Dee Beauty Salon. one. Miss Kaye Davy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Davy of Summit Point and Mr. David Paul McAboy son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McAboy of Halltown, were married in Sharpsburg, Md. on Wednesday, January 26, 1966. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Harold Beck. Mrs. McAboy was a graduate of the Charles Town High School she also attended Shepherd Col- lege and is employed at Double Day in Berryville, Va. Mr. Mc- Aboy attended Harpers Ferry High School, he served six years in the United States Navy and he is employed at the Halltown Paperboard, Co. at Halltown. They are residing at the Henesy Apartments on West Washington Street in Charles Town. Thomas Palamar To Wed Keedysvifle, Md. Girl Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Bon- nie Dee Line, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Line, Keedys- ville, Md., and Thomas Michael Palamar, son of Mrs. Martin Pal- amar, Rahway, N. J., and the late Mr. Palamar. Miss Line, a graduate of Boons- I YES t I NO NOTICE TO VOTERS: To vote in favor of the proposition sub- mitted on this ballot place an X mark in the square before the word "Yes." To vote against it, place a similar mark before the word "No." 11. That the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson be, and is hereby authorized to lay annually upon the assessed valuation of all taxable property within said Jefferson County, a levy sufficient to provide funds for the payment of the annual interest upon said bonds, as it accrues semiannually, and the principal thereof at matur- ity; for which purpose a levy upon each hundred dollars valuation, based upon the last assessments of said property for state and county purposes, will be required as follows: Upon Class I property, approximately 10 cents Upon Class II property, approximately 20 cents Upon Class III property, approximately 40 cents Upon Class IV property, approximately 40 cents In the laying of said levy, the assessment levy authorized to be laid by the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson by the Consti- tution of West Virginia and the statutes enacted pursuant thereto shall not be exceeded: Provided, however, that said rates hereinabove set forth may whenever necessary be exceeded in making the annual levy for interest and principal of said bonds within statutory and constitutional limitations; and that in the levy, collection and dis. bursements of taxes within constitutional and statutory limitations this levy for interest and principal shall have preference over all other taxes coUeeted by said Board of ~Edueation of the County of Jefferson for any purpose whatever, except the payment of interest and sinking fund requirements on bond issue or issues which here- tofore have lawfully been authorized or which hereafter may be lawfully authorized. 12. If the debt represented by this bond any issue shall be ap- proved by the voters, such bonds together with all existing bonded Indebtedness heretofore incurred by Section I, Article X of the Cons. titution, will not exceed in the aggregate five per centum of ,the taxable property in the Jefferson County School District ascertained in accordance with Sections 8 and 10, Article X of the Constitution of this State, and will be payable from a direct annual tax levied and collected in each year on all taxable property in said Jefferson County School District, sufficient to pay the principal and interest maturing on said bonds in each year, together with any deficiencies for prior years, within, and not exceeding thirty-f0ur years which tax levies will be laid separate and apart from and in addition to the maximum rates provided for tax levies for school districts on the several classes of property in Section I, Article X of the Constitution, but in the same proportions as such maximum rates are levied on the several classes of property; and said tax will be levied outside the limits fixed by Section I, Article X of the Constitution. 13. That if the debt and bonds submitted to the voters shall be approved by virtue of Section 8, Article X of the Constitution, known as the "School Bond Amendment," and Section 10, Article X of the Constitution, known as the "Better Schools Amendment," and the enabling legislation enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia, Regular Session, 1951, amending and reenacting Sections 3 and 4, Article 1, Chapter 13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, and the enabling Legislation enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia, Regular Session, 1959, amending and reenacting Section 4 and adding Section 34, Article 1, Chapter 13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, the levies hereinafter provided will not violate any constitutional or statuto provisions of this State establishing maximum levies; that said levies herein provided shall be levied and allocated each year for the purpose of discharging the interest and principal of the bonds to be authorized, and for such purposes shall be laid separate and apart from all other levies made for all other purposes of the Jefferson County School District, and that the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson does further find that after laying and allocating said special levies for payment of bond principal and inter. est requirements of said bonds, there will be out of the levies author. ized by law and apportioned for current expenses a sufficient levy authorized by law. which when added to other income, will be suffic. lent to carry on the proper requisite functions of said Board and of said Jefferson County School District. 14. The Secretary of the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson Is hereby authorized and directed to procure and furnish to the election commissioners at each voting precinct, insofar as practical, the ballots, poll books, tally sheets and other things necess- ary for conducting the election as provided by Sectiou 11, Article 1, Chapter 13 of the Official Code of West Virginia, and perform all duties imposed by law upon clerks of the Circuit Courts in relation to general elections, insofar as practical, and, in accordance with Section 13. Article 1, of said Chapter 13, the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson shall canvass the election returns. 15. It is further ordered that notice calling such election shall be given by the publication of this order at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date of the election in the Spirit of Jefferson - Advocate and The Independent. two newspapers of different politics published in the Jefferson County School District; and further that notice shall also be given by posting printed copies of this order at the front door of the meeting place of the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson, and at each voting precinct at which the election is to be held at least ten days before the election. Given under my hand this 3rd day of February, 1966. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1966 Mr. Palamar, graduate of Rah- way High School and Shepherd College, serves as athletic instruc tor of South Potomac Junior High School. He is a former coach at Shepherdstown High School and is well known in this community. 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PHONE 876-2901 I Reg'ularly -- At The Following Places In Charles Town, l anson, Jefferson County And Surrounding Areas: CHARLES TOWN COLONIAL NEWS-STAND MOFFETT'S PHARMACY PAUL'S SUPER MARKET MILLER'S MEAT MARKET WHITE'S SUPER MARKET PEOPLES DRUG STORE ACME MARKET CONKLYN'S STORE MARKET MANOR RANSON RANSON GROCERY CO. JOHN'S RESTAURANT SANITARY GROCERY SHEPHERI)STOWN SHEPHERDSTOWNNEWS AGENCY HARPEl{S FERRY REED'S GROCERY STORE RINALDrS GROCERY SEXTON'S STORE. R.F.D., Harpers Ferry MARTINSBURG BERKELEY NEWS-STAND NEWTON D. BAKER HOSPITAL BUNKER HILL GROCERY BERRYVILLE, VA. BERRYVILLE NEWS-STAND JEFFERSON COUNTY WELSH'S STORE - Bakerton STOKES' STORE - Bloomery FRITTS' STORE - Mechanicstown JOHNSON'S STORE - Kabletown LEETOWN MARKET - Leetown LOCKE S STORE - Leetown KEARNEYSVILLE ESSO . Kearneysville The Board of Education of the County of Jefferson -- HAVE YOUR COPY RESERVED TODAY -- LOWELL H. IIETZEL, Vi e President Attest: T. A. LOWERY, Secretary Feb. 3-5t- (At The News Stand Most Convenient For