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Edmund L. Reel is shown presenting the book '~Be- the Medal" to Connie Ott, of the Old Charles Town Li- left, and to Sara Lueck, librarian at Jefferson High right. Chapter 579 Military Order of the Purple Heart these books and placed a copy in each high county library in District Five. Heart recipient is invited to become a member organization. For more information, contact Reel Run Road, Moorefield, WV 26836. ie' n fe ~n:Y p4 Ho Li~: s~ ::bCy 1 ~br urn::?::; h: 3rma nd ,held ~'~" " ~lArk~,'~g the tour, the club learned about raising hogs, the v---,= aa )unds~ s d finishing weight of the purchased hogs, feeding geme a" stogie? nts and the rotating of groups of hogs. It was L~e~t~that hogs can tear up anything but concrete. Later in ivisio~lle club plans a trip to a Red Angus beef farm. Scenes lea~-l~e trip to the Gruber farm are shown above. :~-- uSsion was held on jog shadowing at the fair, as well as ~egr ~ 3 mcltt l~t an 1 COnduct the jog Eleven members volunteered for the vr tr0$; d a committee was formed to plan the cake and pie -- ';r" at the fair. pionMkk ~Io 'er ol~t~ useholder and Todd Walt gave a demonstration on II nr0~'. OUtchering, and curing a hog for the FFA Ham, Bacon .~*-rfo~ [gg Auction, and Cate Bennett gave a demonstration on mtio~,~ )-667"~.~ lq[Eekl YE -" COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS Jefferson County Board of Education (725-9741) 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p m. Board Office, M0rdingt0n Ave. Jefferson County Commission (728-3284) 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 10 a.m. other Thursdays County Courthouse Jefferson County Development Authority (728-3255) 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Bardane Center Jefferson County Board of Health(728.8415) 1st Friday, 1:00 p.m. Bardane Center a County Historic Landmarks Commission (725-3284) ?rsday, 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting Room County Solid Waste Authority (728-0430) /[vo~(laesday, 7:00 p.m. Landfill Office J{ County Parks and Recreation (728-3207) ,: dnesday, 7:00 p.m. Plannning Commission Meeting Room County Planning Commission (728-3228) ~:~thTuesdays, 730p.m. Planning Commission Meeting Room County Zoning Appeals Board (728.3228) sday, 3"00 p m Planning Commission Meeting Room County Public Service District Board Meetings (725-4647) i[':CtaY of each month, 7:00 p.m. Planning Comm. Meeting Room County Ambulance Authority (728-3287) esday, 7:30p.m. Planning Comm!ss!on Room esda 7 0 m Count CommlssmnOffice y, :3 p Y ntS County Proverty Safety Enforcement Agency "" - I aeSday of each }n0nth, 7:30 p.m. Planning Comm. Meeting Room HEAR TY GOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS Ouncil (535-2476) ( tl day, 7:30 p.m. Bolivar Town Hall Council (725-2311) rci Mondays, 7:30 p.m. City Hall Ca / Town Historic Commission It !: itl~day, 7:30 p.m. (725-2311)City Hall "Uaday, 7:00 p.m. Town Hall 2 ([h 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. (725-1010)Town Hall toMeetingSchange;SVb}eCtcalt ahead to confirm ' edStown Council (876-2312) meeting time and ;on 'U Sday' 7:30 p.m. Town Hall agenda, SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 Boy Scout troops from Jefferson and Berkeley counties did not al- low the threat of bad weather all weekend long dampen their spirits at the Potomac District Spring Camporee. The camporee was or- ganized and produced by Troop 948 of Charles Town, sponsored by the Charles Town Moose Tony Braithwaite is Scoutmaster. Held' at Sam Michaels Park on Job Corps Road in Jefferson County on April 14-16, nine scout troops and one cub pack attended the three-day event. There were about 125 scouts and adult volun- teer leaders at the camporee. The theme of the camporee was The Great Outdoor Experience. Scouts could work on first aid, cooking, wilderness survival and camping merit badges by participating in a round robin tournament. Rotating from station to station, patrols completed in compass ori- entation called "Which Way Did They Go?"; a blind tent pitch; building a fire and boiling water called "Farenheit 212"; and rescue rope which required knot-tying. Troops also were judged on their campsite safety and cleanliness, building a gateway to their camp- sites with natural materials found at the campground and cooking stew over an open fire. A 13-acre section of Sam Michaels Park including the origi- nal Michaels' house, was willed to the Boy Scouts by the late Sam Michaels. Jefferson County troops maintain the Boy Scouts' part of the park. The Boy Scout section features a meadow for camping and the site of the Michaels' homestead. The house has burned down but four towering pillars fromthe front porch remain standing. They serve as a backdrop for campfire pro- grams. The Potomac District of the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America includes Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Wiqners of scout crafts at the Potomac District Spring Camporee 2000 held April 14-16 at Sam Michaels Park in Jefferson County: Which way did they go compass orientation - 1st, Troops 42 and 142; 2nd, Troop 23; 3rd, Troops 412 and 83. Blind tent pitch - 1st, Troop 26; 2rid, Troop 42; 3rd, Troop 412. Farenheit 212 - 1st, Troop 42; 2rid, Troop 83; 3rd, Troop 23. Rescue rope - 1st, Troop 83; 2nd, Troop 68; 3rd,Troop 23. Gate- way - 1st, Troop 412; 2rid, Troop 26; 3rd, Troop 83. Best tasting stew - 1st, Troop 412; 2nd, Troop 948; 3rd, Troop 83. Campsite inspection - 1st, Troop 412; 2nd, Troop 42. Blue ribbon - Troops 83,412 and 984. Red ribbon - Troops 23, 42 and 142. Yellow ribbon - Troops 16, 26 and 68. Pack 84 won the scavenger hunt, bird feeder and gateway in the Cub Scout category. For more information about joining or becoming an adult vol- unteer, call the council office in Winchester at 540-662-2551. FUNDS AVAILABLE TO PAY ADVANCED EXAMINATION FEES The West Virginia Center for Professional Development has re- ceived grant funds to pay College Board Advanced Placement exami- nation fees for qualifying students taking an exam in May 2000, The Advanced Placement Fee Program Grant was received by the Center for Professional Development through the U.S. Department of Education, The College Board's Advanced Placement Program is an opportu- nity for students to pursue college level studies while still in high school. Advanced Placement courses follow a rigorous curricu- lum and students take an exami- nation in May of each year. If the student's score is high enough the student qualifies for college credit. The National Education Goals Panel recently announced that West Virginia had a 60% increase in the number of llth- and 12th- grade students passing advanced placement exams. Scores on Ad- vanced Placement exams from 1991 were matched with scores from 1999 and showed a 60% in- crease. Students taking Advanced Placement courses throughout West Virginia may apply through their school for the funds Applica- tions are due from schools on April 2L To date, the number of students participating in the program for 2000 has shown an increase of 50% over 1999. For more information about the Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program Grant please call the West Virginia Center for Profes- sional Development at 1-800- WVCPD 4 U. You may also visit our website at or e-mail us at ORIENTATION An elderly or disabled indi- vidual in Jefferson County needs your help .once a week, or once a month. Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers is sponsoring a volunteer orientation session on Thursday, April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the GSIVC office, 101 South Princess Street, Shepherdstown Anyone considering becoming a caregiver is urged to attend, as well as current volunteers who have yet to attend a formal tra~ing session Members of the Charles Town Middle/Junior High School 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders are shown above. From left, front, are Maggie Smith and Vanessa Waiters. Second row, Angie Lewis, Stephanie Kimble, and Erin Costello. Third row, Tara Wheeler, Kassi Ruffner, Ashley Breeden and Melissa Godwin. Fourth row, Ashley Vecchio and Olivia Madden. Fifth row, Morgan Smith, Amy Lewis and Emily Alexander. , 15 Details of Mountaineer Gas Heard by WV Most parties involved in the proposed sale of Mountaineer Gas to Allegheny Power have presented a stipulated agreement for consid- eration by the West Virginia Public Service Commission, whose ap- proval, in addition to federal agen- cies, is necessary to complete the deal. The proposed $323 million sale of Mountaineer stock, reported to be more than twice its listed "book value," led PSC Staff, the PSC Consumer Advocate Division and other parties to seek Allegheny's assurance that it would not seek to recover the purchase price through increased rates, which the com- pany agreed to, according to Caryn Short, a PSC attorney working on the case. "The agreement also contains the company's guarantee of keep- ing the Mountaineer call center in Sissonville, and of maintaining a corporate office and its meter shop in Charleston for a period of at least two years," Short said. Addi- tional provisions agreed to by the parties assure that no service cen- ters will be closed for at least two years, and that the company must provide to the PSC a six-month no- tice of any future service center closings. Attorneys representing several unions at a public hearing last week in Charleston presented rea- sons why worker retention and possible retraining should be in- corporated into any PSC Order granting the sale. "Allegheny has assured the unions that it will honor all labor contracts held by Mountaineer," Short said. The stipulation further pro- vides for Allegheny's commitment to maintain Mountaineer's bare steel replacement/protection pro- gram and its required capital ex- penditures of $9 million per year, and the capital expenditure of $1.5 million over three (3) years as re- quired pursuant to Mountaineer Gas' acquisition of substantially all of the West Virginia assets of Shenandoah Gas Company, as re- quired by earlier PSC Orders. The companies had asked the PSC for a decision by July 1. Approval of the sale is also re- quired of three federal agencies, Securities and Exchange Commis- sion, Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. TV puppet Howdy Doody had a sister. Her name was Heidi Democrat Tuesday, May 9th 23rd Judicial Circuit, 4th Division Serving Jefferson, Berkeley & Morgan Counties Strong on law and order. Born 1953 in Martinsburg. Education at Martinsburg High School, 1971, UVA (B.A. 1975), and WVU (J.D. 1979). Member of First Presbyterian Church, Sons of the American Revolution, and formerly Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee. Assistant Attorney General for WV, Trial Division, 1979-1982. Trial attorney in Eastern Panhandle since 1982 with numerous trials and appeals in state and federal courts. Presently partner with Spilman Thomas & Battle. Visit my web site at www.silverforjudgecom HONEST EXPERIENCED HARDWORKING Paid for by Silver for Judge Coraraitee, Margaret W. 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