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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS / OBITUARIES PAGE A3 Wednesday, Mar(:h 7.2018 CHARLES TOWN - Members of the Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network recently delivered petitions to West Virginia's two rep- resentatives in the U.S. Senate. The petitions call on Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shel- ley Moore Capito to co-sponsor U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medi- care for All" bill. EPSPAN leaders point out that with improved Medicare for all, the rising costs associated with West Virginia's Public Employees Insur- ance Agency - one of the big driv- ers of the ongoing teacher walkout - would not be a factor. "Everyone in our country will have healthcare financed by a fair tax rather than by premiums, deductibles and copays, which will be eliminat- ed," explains EPSPAN leader Lynn Yellott. "For 95 percent of us, that tax will be less than we now pay for out-of-pocket expenses." Comprehensive services will in- clude vision, hearing, and den- tal, she said. "All of us will have free choice of physicians because there will be no insurance compa- ny networks limiting our freedom to choose and there will be no insur- ance companies dictating how doc- tors practice medicine." EPSPAN members also addressed questions of how our country can af- ford improved Medicare for all. Ne- gotiating the costs of prescription medicines, equipment and supplies as required by the bill will yield signifi- cant savings, according to Yellott. "In addition, no healthcare dol- RIGHT: Eastern Panhandle Single- Payer Action Network leaders Rie Wilson (center), Stephanle Nicodemus and Lynn Moses Yellott stand with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin staff members Keith Mclntosh and Mike Garcia at Manchin's office after they delivered a petition calling on Manchin to co- sponsor U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill. lars will be siphoned off by insurance company profits, excessive overhead, campaign contributions and lobbyists. The billing overhead now required of hospitals and practitioners will be vastly reduced. Economic analyses have shown how these savings will be significant factors in enabling a single-payer plan to provide compre- hensive healthcare for everyone" Anyone can learn more about the group's efforts at Danny Lee Pierson Danny Lee Pierson, 76, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his residence. Born April 7, 1941 in Charles Town, WV, he was the son of the late Dana Douglas Pierson and Nellie Frances Brackett Pierson. He was of the Methodist faith. Danny loved the horse race track, working on his truck and mowing everyone's lawn. He is survived by two sis- ters, Sally Tomlin of Charles Town and Nancy Loudan of Ranson; one brother, Benny Pierson of Florida, former- ly of Charles Town; loving companion of 23 years, Sue Dillow of Charles Town and numerous nieces and neph- ews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Hos- tler and Pearl Wilt and five brothers, Carl, James, Don- aid, Wallace and Marshall Pierson. The family will receive friends at the Eackles-Spen- cer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 2-4 pm. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles- PAID MEMORIAL Phyllis J. Beatty-Burdick Phyllis J. Beatty-Burdick, 78, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at her residence, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Washington, D.C she was the daughter of Phillip Smith and Jean (Mesmer) Smith. Mrs. Beatty-Burdick had been employed with the Jef- ferson County Board of Edu- cation as a dietitian and had worked at the Charles Town Walmart. She was of the Methodist faith. Phyllis was a member of the Shannondale LTD. She is survived by her second husband of 20 years, Robert N. Burdick Sr of Martinsburg; daughters, Brenda CoNey and husband, Kenneth, of Martins- burg and Bonnie Kems, of St. Petersburg, Florida; sons, Ken- neth "Don" Beatty, of Kear- neysville, Douglas Beatty and Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. Fairfax Blvd. o Charles Town / Ranson Full Service Funerals & Cremations J.B. Barr Licensee in Charge Family Owned since 1889 wife, Dawn, of Adamstown, Maryland, and Jeff Beatty, of Harpers Ferry; grandchildren, Justin and Brandon Conley, Adam and Ryan Kems, Ken- ny Beatty m, Kirsten Beatty, Daphne and Smith Beatty, Jen- na Beatty, Halley Beatty and Madilyn Beatty. With her sec- ond marriage, she had a total of 34 grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Robertson, of Flor- ida and Judy Smith, of Mar- tinsburg; brother, David Smith and wife, Chris, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Beatty, who died in 1995. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home, Ranson, with the Rev. Porky Jones officiating. Interment will be private. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Please sign the online guestbook and view her obit- uary at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414. PAID MEMORIAL 'Hip' plan gets OK CHARLES TOWN - Council members unani- mously approved the "His- torically Hip Charles Town 2040 Comprehensive Plan" Monday night. The plan will now be submitted to the city planning com- mission. The comprehensive plan is a guideline for future growth and development in the city. The planning commission held the first public hearing on the docu- ment Jan. 9 followed by a town council public hear- ing Feb. 20. A city's com- prehensive plan has to be revised every 10 years, per state code. The proposed 195-page plan was written by city planner Seth Rivard and Troy Truax, a consultant with Michael Baker Inter- national, based in Harris- burg, Pa. It was shaped by city and county residents who are members of the Citizen Advisory Commit- tee. The CAC conducted numerous meetings with local businesses, public hearings and also devel- oped a survey. - Bonnie Williamson St. Ranson, WV 25438 Phone: 304-725-5321 Fax: 30 7254767 www.BrownFunerall-lomesWV.eom Robert C. Fields, LIC ABOVE: The KKK fliers that went out in Charles Town came in a sandwich bag with birdseed. BELOW: The text of multi-page KKK announcement included vulgar images and lies about Jewish and African-American involvement with slavery. f S|averT Facts The Libtards Never Told You [1! ~g~ing to the1860 census 40% of Jews and 28% of Freed Blacks owned slaves,but onh' 1.4% of Whites. :ii [2~ The fi~t American toown slaves was a black man aame~ . 3~ ;Black slaves were sold to Jews by :Black Africans & sent ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : ,:: : :: : ~FROM PAGE A1 on Mildred Street, Samu- el Street, Huntfield Homes and Spruce Hill Estates. "We contacted foils [law enforcement] in the tristate area like Loudoun and Fred- erick counties [in Virginia] to see if this was happen- ing in their communities," Kutcher said. "It seemed pretty random. We haven't had this kind of thing hap- pen very often." Kutcher emphasized that there is not a lot the police department can do to stop this kind of action. 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