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CHARLES TOWN, (Jeffern County), WEST VIRGINIA Thursday March 2, 1978 Per Copy - 15 "Pop Singers" Champions State "Show Choir" Contest 911 New Emergency Telephone Number For Jeffemon County The Jefferson County Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Jefferson County Communications Commission have initiated plans for establishing the 911 emergency phone numbers for Jefferson County through the General Telephone Company. The 3 digit 911 emergency number, which will eventually be nationwide, is much quicker to dial, aids the Handicapped and is beneficial to tourists and r + +++ new residents to the county. Pop Singers in School and John Marshall High at Nashville, Tenn. Sims, Andy Meyers, Dana Mter a letter of intent is lL,am, SatUTdSy,won,with Seh 1 from__ from Wheeling followed the Pop The Jefferson Pop Singers Willis, Joe Bouchelle, Stephanie submitted to the phone company t the W. Va. Singers in the ratings, have become well known Mickey. Second row -- Chuck by the County Commission it will l['i ''mrs annual "Show The Pop Singers for winning throughout the State performing Boyle, Mark Turnhow, Ronnie take approximately 12 to 18 the competition will be the inS0 counties on recent State Kidwiler, Brian Sager, Todd months for completion. The 911 tours. The group also performs Henshaw, Kaye Anders. First number will replace the present i:lg.gl tSchOOI.BuckhannOn:Each featured group on the opening for many civic and fraternal row -- Kristi Hendricks, Karen emergency number of 725-8484 minutes on mpletely staged, The judge "l[ll -' was Mr Ron l: ", vocal Each program at the W. Va. Music ' organizations in the Jefferson, Hammann, Ellen Senseney, telymlnuteSstaged,n MarchEducators30 ConventlOnAprIl 1. "I';WpoUp Winchester areasBerkeley' Hagerstown, and ElaineCarl Didden,Donley,ROdneYand Deirdre]us_,Sharp' SONS Co00edmte... ,, The judge Singers along with the state his. Mr. Ron Stage Band winner will perform Didden. Not pictured are --ivelecans mO mailer lc coach for the convention at the rne m.emhers .of the Pop-- ShortYAndyHamrck ]M t ffRanalli' Denise Ring and]__ New-- - " State Uni I Creative Arts Centre. Singers pictured ave,include, The poD S!--ers are under the,--JflD Central  versity. The , . . . v u, ,,78 out of a I The group will' then enter KbaCksWSg:ttleifnt; ?::3 C:bnn ,fr Mr- Harold Lil Fifty-one members of the win_ the I , ., o are part ol Mr,,n competition to be included in the Lloyd, James Barrat, Julie I m .Kyd Camp, Sons the tota usm' program offered I . . ot :omeaerate veterans, met at Convention to be held Perry, Danny Wilhams, Barb1 at Jefferson High School Lay --   ' -- --1 Charles Town Tuesday night for LRacing Bill "'-":- n..,,,.,. A" their regular mnthly meeting [|||||[ UH UUt LU] The New Central management [ uluuuw  ............ served a swiss steak dinner, . g*'000n Th gh--mu-- "'""" "' . l while Commandant the Rev. IMMIII Ma %lfllMal I ]lwlll Lester Link gave the invecation. IIIIII IqI qlq/ffqU IJUIIll Secretary Craig Kasfle handled " "" " " e reading of the minutes and " tcx:ai of the U Families d@serve one y each '  r. Jeffersnty i00afm Smdays e t :.ers e r y Park and 'other tost ,'- tractions which funnel:visitors through the county. We are i convinced you can save the i people ot Jefferson County a traumatic experience and considerable expense Idy killing this proposal now", said Charle F. Adams, president of the During Bridge Work Commercial, Industrial' Power Usage Is Cut By 30% Effective March 2 County-Wide World Day Prayer Service All Potomac Edison industrial' and commercial customers in West Virginia will be required to reduce their electrical con- sumption to 70 pereeht of the corresponding period last year, effective Thursday, March 2. The reduction, which was ordered by the W. Va. Public Service Commission's Energy introduced Tax. Jefferson County Taxpayers [Association. The Taxpayers Association will assume an active role in defeating any attempt to race in Jefferson County on Sundays. The South Jefferson Ministerial Association also announced a short time ago they are opposing Sunday racing both because of the moral aspect and also the added traffic it would put on Jefferson County high- ways on Sundays West Virginia legislators have also received many letters in opposition to the bill from in- dividuals in Jefferson and Berkeley counties. The bill does not legalize Sunday racing in West Virginia, it means if passed, that counties wherein there are horse and dog tracks could have a local referendum to determine the issue. Officials of Shenandoah Corporation, members of the Horsemen's Association, the Mutuel Clerk's Association, and a majority of the members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, who participated in a Chamber survey, have given endorsement to the bill authorizing the local referen- dum. To Hold Day Dinner top round of beef, carved to order; chicken pot-pie, with topping; baked potato butter and sour cream, green beans, buttered corn, hot !Is, garden tossed salad, iced tea, pie and ice ere.am. Tickets are $7.50 and may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Bratina at 725-7387; Foley, 725-9334, or any member of the Jefferson County Executive Cola- Washiaglon Street in Charles rch3 RansonChurchl00mo+oo, Operating Plan, II10 tentative agreement reached February 24 between the United Harpm Feny Mayor Not Suppmting Any Candidate A widespread rumor going the rounds in Jefferson County, especially in the Bolivar and Harpers Ferry area, has it that Harpers Ferry's Mayer, William "Bill" Brawley, is supporting One of the four candidates for County Commission of the Harpers Ferry District, and Mbyer Brawley says the rumor is a pure fabrication. In a statement to this roll call of the membership, newspaper Wednesday morning, Illness to two members,. J. Mayor Brawley said, "the Emgry Kable and Brown rumor is totally without fonn- . Heaths, was noted m! a few datio'n since I am not now sop- I ..........  ..... ad si-ns alertin  he I brief matters of o business porting, and will not, or to [ lignwayu-amcwmemoweo I rv  , 1 ,.,. ..... .',,.n., ... . . , .... , .  :conside  but it will _v" p,b]ic . the bride .,u,  ..avm' ,.,.,,.. y r rtmaUon t  while maim. h are |as far back from the bridee as20 J?"'?',''  " " - ,meeandidaes.lwisnallo[the [ teinmadetU S Ro miles in a num'of dtrectieds regular me  }well andam confident thevoters I .a.,o ..... "tt, o , .... ;... . *ho* m.,,a.,, ,,o, h ..... th mp will be held at the|of Jefferson County are fully ' R"i'veratS lok":'3. '" coic'e'o'ak'mg "" an""alt'e'rnat C!tiz: Fire Company in ] capable of, and will make the This was" the information route while the onstruction naries TOWn, on "leso.ay, j right choice for the Democratic h .... ,, .,z. ,,, oo,... work is takin nlace ' 4arcn s, wlzn ene I. Alger I,nomination for that office and ....  ................... or- s .............. n of the host  ...... County on Monday by George Signs will also show motorists' ervmas cp.wma u.. . mey ao not neea any in- , conunme The meeung no- terference from me" Vlckers, nmuaaer of the Jef- a number of alternate routes . _ .'_ ._ o journea at S'15 p m ferson County Chamber of they can take. " ' School For Disturbed iJan Sutton Woody, Charles /Town Native Will Be Feature Children Wants To Locate In County A World Day of Prayer Ser- vice will be held for the Charles Town, Ranson, and Jefferson County area at the Calvary Assembly of God in Ranson. The service will be on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The prayer ser- vice, sponsored by the South Jefferson Ministerial Association, will feature REv. Nancy Webb, minister-at-large for the Jefferson County Cooperative Parish, as the principle speaker. Special music will be provided by the Mt. Zion U.M Gospel choir and possibly other local groups. The main emphasis of the evening will be the time of prayer led by lay persons from many ef the local churches. These services were revived last yar by the :Mine Workers and Mine Operators. "We have no assurance the tentative contract will be ratified ', according to Potomac Edison executive vice president and general manager, J. M. MeCardell. "We only hope it will be and that coal deliveries will be resumed". McCardell said it may take several weeks after a final contract agreement before adequate, sustained coal deliveries are being made to all Allegheny Power System generating stations. "We are currently ap- proaching/the 20-day level in coal supplies". McCardell continued, "which means we would totally exhaust our coal inventory and our ability to Ministerial ,association after generate any electricity at that many years non-observance time if;we used only.our existing the day of prayer. A com-[ .oal. Supplies! B purchasing i mite  mind. l''ng we' are. persons repredenting - nix [ trying to stre that s.lpply as denominations and 14 lcall long as possib '. ' churches  last week to make [ The presnt PSC plan affects all final plans for this observance.[commercial and industrial A' freewig offering will be[customers of Potomac Edison. An earlier order from the taken in the service for provling religious tracts and literature for the patients at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. ! Artist Plata (Md.) Ad Show Commerce and Tom Mentzer Jefferson County Commissioner from the Harpers Ferry District, who attended a meeting on the bridge repairs held in the Maryland District Engineer's offices in LaVale, Md. Mentzer said plans for the major repairs to he done to the bridge were fully explained to those present and questions were permitted. Mentzer said the plans call for letting con- struction bids on the project within the next two weeks, with construction work to actually begin about the middle of April. The work is expected to be completed about January I, 1979, with the contract to be let, based on calendar days and net work days. Construction work will be done first on one side of the bridge and then the other, with a guard rail to be placed down the center of the span to prevent traffic from crossing onto the side of the bridge where the men are working. Mentzer said traffic will be slowed across the bridge to a speed of 5 miles per hour and thus while traffic on U.S. Route 340, will undoubtedly be slowed down considerable, especially during the heavy periods of the day and night, the District Engineer said it will be kept open at all times. Mentzer said construction work will be carried on 7 days each week, with possibly some night shifts being used on days when it is not feasible to pour concrete in the daylight hours. It is expected to take about nine months to replace the old con- crete slabs on the floor of the bridge and re-pour them. The traffic control will be handled from both ends of the bride, with easily visible traffi lights at both ends, along with a flagman being on duty around the clock. There will also be phone communication to the men working on the bridge which will make it possible to cut off and-or regulate the traffic lights in the event of any emergency or long traffic back. up on either side of the bridge. There will not be any restriction of traffic weight I limits, it was stated, since no] permits will be issued for over-[ sized 'and over-weighted[ vehicles. I The Jefferson County Beard of volunteer workers would he Education, meeting in regular comprised of 30 to 50 persons semi-monthly session Monday under the Maranetha, a Seventh- night, gave tentative approval to Day Adventist group and about the opening and operating of a the same number from the private school for emotionally FLOC group. disturbed boys in Jefferson Frazier said school board County, members want to know more The School, called FLOC 'For about the school and they will Love of Children' Wilderness arrange to have officials of i School, would, of course, have to FLOC meet with the board for a l first be licensed by the State discussion of same in the near Department ofEducationbefere future. Frazier said no funds it could operate in Jefferson Turn ToPage6 County, and that officials of the I proposed school are nowWilliam Staylor Is working with the state beard on ] such licensing, Frazier told the ] New ManagerPenn00 local board. He said, as of now, J there is not any classification in West Virginia under which the r Chad Tn school would, or could, be In a story carried on the from page of this newspaper on February 23, reporting on the managerial change at the J. C. Penney Company store in Charles Town, the name of the new manager was incorrectly spelled, completely changing the surname of the new manager. The new manager is William "Bill" Staylor and not Slayton as was incorrectly listed in the story last week, Mr. Staylor came here Monday, February 20 to replace Mr. Robert "Bob" Bernstein, who was promoted and transferred to the Bluefieid W. Va., store. Mr. Staylor, a native of Huntingdon, Pa., has been serving as General Mer- chandising Manager for the Peuney store in Ann Arbor Michigan for the past several years. He has been cunnected i with the Penncy Company since 1957, starting first in the Penney store in Huntingdon, then going to Richmond, Va., thence to Detroit; Michigan and Ann Arbor. He is married and the Staylors have two children. Mr/. Staylor and the two children will join Mr. Staylor at the end of the  m:Imof term. licensed. Frazier told the board, of- ficials of the school had met with him on the matter and had in- formed them that such a similar facility is now in operation in Strasburg, Va., and has an enrollment of 30 students. But if, and when it is moved to Jef- ferson County, it would be ex- panded to 40 or so. The students range in age from 9 to 15 years and Frazier said school officials say they are of generally average intelligence, but show a record of academic failure and a history of behaviorial problems at home, in the school, and in the community. School officials told Frazier, construction of ihe facility is currently underway on a section of a 225-acre tract of land on the Mission Road near the Virginia line. He said FLOC officials stated they have a 40-acre lease with the Rolling Ridge Foun- dation, which owns the Weal Virginia property. The Foundation of the building is expected to be completed by mid-Spring, and volunteer construction crews are expected to complete the building by mid: May. FLOC officials ,aid the: Joan Sutton Wood who I Woeddystated. grew up in the Charles Town J The show will run through area as the daughter of Mr. and[ March 30 and may be seen Mrs. Joseph E. Sutton, will be] during regular business hoursof the featured artist during March [ the Pepco Information Center. in the Center Gallery of the} Joan lives in a riverside hOme Pepco Information Center, Lal in the Port Tobacco area with Plata, Md. The show will open her hushand Arthur, a physician with a reception for the artist who practices in La Plata. She and the general public in the came to Charles County, Md., fresh from Shepherd College in Sepherdstown. She pent her early life in Charles Town with her family, the Suttons; they now live on an old family farm near Martinsburg, enjoying their horses and a collection of old automobiles and antique i eighs. Mrs. Wooddy's early years in Charles County included ad- ditional education at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, where she worked in sculpture. For years, she also was a driving force in the Pm't Tobacco Art Guild and in the art program of the Charles County Public Scho sysLam. Gallery, located at the in- tersection of Rtes. 301 and 6 in La Plata, Md., Saturday, March 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. Mrs. Wooddy is shown above with several of her paintings that will be on display at the art show. Theme for the show will he "Winter of '7". Sponsored by the Gallery Committee of the Arts Council of the Charles County, Md., Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Potomac Electd Power Co., the show will include recent works of Mrs..Wonddy, mainly in acrylics with some watotwolors. "My work will depict recognizable landmarks and, At present, Jn is at home landaca ,pi", says the perky [ with her husband worki in her painter. "Fney're as crisp and[studio or on the road in her bdgl i a wm'a day, or l coission applied only to large, use customers Cur- tailment orders do not apply to customers providing essential services to the public. Other customers suffering particular hardships may apply to the Public Service Commission for an exemption. The emergency plan also requests all customers to reduce their electrical load at least I0 percent "and preferably to a . level which is just sufficient to ........ meet only their essential human needs". Welfare Offices In Ramon, Ramcked Some Articles Stolen The Jefferson County Welfare office, located in the basement of Shenandoah Nursing Home in Runson, was broken into early Tuesday morning and not only was there some damage to the offices and equipment, but some calculators, a radio and an adding machine were stolen. Mrs, Dorothy Weller, regional director of the West Virginia Department of Welfare, said no money or food stamps were taken since neither are left in the offices at night. The intruder or intruders gained entrance to the office by breaking in a side window. Once inside, the office was completely vandalized with the contents of desk cabinets, etc., being strewn all over the floor. An attempt was also made to break open the safe in the office, and while there was some damage to it, the safe did not open. Mrs. Weller said, apparently the breaking and ntering oc- curred about 4:50 a.m., since the electric clock had stopped at that time when the cord was pulled from the wall socket. Investigation of the: breaking and entering is being handled by Ranson and Charles Town SLate Police. WEATHER