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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 23 arpers Q Laura Galvin P.O. Box 868 535-1401 Methodist Dinner 29 from 4 to le United Methodist host a Ham and Tur- $7.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12. Free for children 5 and under. The church is located one mile off Bakerton Road. Make the first left after the underpass. Follows signs, or call 725-5350. to the Editor from Page 4 to be followed: 1) You sl~ ) sheet in or- had a 3-minute 3) You could only ca- commission not the Hunt Field. 4) applause after a describing was done very well. had only of the group, which considering what proposed. At this time on the sign up sheet for their questions and I believe it was the sec- who came out with opposition to the project. Upon comple- comments the crowd applause. Finally Scott the gavel Numerous the crowd stopped clap- Coyle then said, You are this meeting and to applaud. During ei~otional meeting such as think one would expect response and be pro- meeting. However Coyle has a job a little more be used in the continued for a and of the 30 or 2 or 3 were in fa- .e Hunt Field project. speakers against the some highly educated individuals. To beyond the shadow that the Hunt Field right for Jefferson if the group for Hunt may allow levels as high as the 23 mg/kg direct toxicity standard for risk-based remediations. The es- cape hatch for developers is that neither the WVDEP nor USEPA make a practice of enforcing these regs unless someone in appropri- ate authority (owners or develop- ers) asks them to make tests to de- termine if remediation is in order. Background levels of arsenic gen- erally ranges from 1-6 mg/kg (ppm). From persuing the internet, we have found several other examples of excessive levels of arsenic in old apple orchards. One recent case in Washington state reported that a truckload of carrots grown on a former apple orchard were found to contain arsenic and had to be de- stroyed. Since the Byrd orchard was the largest apple orchard in the world at its peak, it is to be ex- pected that pesticides applied over a period of 30 years would be re- tained in the soil. Regarding the tests reported by ECC, it is puzzling that even though their EIS told of an earlier removal of a drum of lead arsenate, they did not include testing for the components of this pesticide, lead and arsenic, especially since it is so widely understood that old or- chards usually contain these resi- dues. We have since learned that there were eight loading stations on the property, where pesticides were loaded into the sprayers. A former resident has told us of the carelessness with which all of the pesticides were used and stored, the booms moving from tree to tree without being shut off in between. The ECC report concludes that in two potable wells " none of the 10 herbicides were detected at or above their respective detec- '2Ylusic in the Mountains" Please mark your calendars! The planned concert schedule for the performances is Air Force Silver Wings - June 10; Army Blues Jazz Ensemble - July 8; Army Concert Band and Chorus - August 12; Navy Band and Sea Chanters - September 9. All concerts start at 6 p.m. at the Cavalier Heights Visitor Cen- ter and end approximately at 7:30 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. Plan to attend. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner! Concerts are sponsored by HFNHP and the Harpers Ferry- Bolivar Veterans Association. Public Library News Please drop off donations for the library book sale on May 20. Childreffs Storytime for Thurs- day, May 4 will be on the theme, "Pond Life." Around the Pond: Who's Been There? by Lindsay Barrett George, DucMin~s and Polliwogs by Anne Rockwell, and Have You Seen My by Nancy Tafuri will be read. The craft will be "Pussy Wil- lows," The film will be "Make Way for Ducklings." Storytime is for children ages 2 1/2 to 5, or through kindergarten, and meets every Thursday beginning at 11. Birthdays Happy birthday to Jacob Van Lead Community Sunrise Service I t ~g part in the Easter Community Sunrise Service at Harper Cemetery were, from left, Rev. Jim Hamrick, pastor of Bolivar United Methodist Church; Rev. Nathan Wright, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church; Rev. Victor Lawson, Jr who leads the Nelson Cluster of Episcopal Churches; and Rev. Douglas Fraim, pastor of Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church. (Photo by Laura Galvin) Want a voice? ,rre Vliet on Monday, May 1; to Angola Durkin and Bob Williams on Wednesday, May 3; to Terry Aronhalt and Tiffany Durkin on Thursday, May 4. HBC STUDENT RRST IN PBL COMPETITION Jeremy M. Poling of Summit Point, was awarded first place in the Accounting I competition at the Maryland State Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Conference. The conference was recently held at the Ramada Inn in Hagerstown, Md. This award qualifies Jeremy to compete at the National FLBA-PBL Conference that will be held at Long Beach, Calif in July. Jeremy, who is a business adminis- tration major at Hagerstown Business College, competed against students from Allegheny College. Poling had been an active FBLA member at Jefferson High School. He began his studies at HBC in September 1999. Jeremy is the son of Ronald and Louise Poling and is currently employed in the sporting goods department at Wal-Mart in Charles Town. You have a choice! First Lady-to-be Abigail Adams was referring to tea when she called a popular American import "that bainful weed." Re-Elect Gall magistrate email: gail@gailb00ber.0rg website: www.gailb00ber.0rg Paid for by Robed Smith, Treasurer the requirements to tion limits." By their own data, this i groUl~ (which is highly is not true. Two herbicides, MCPP nd thai the speakers identi- and MCPA (relatives of 2,4-D) (Large or SmallAmounts) r Ways to stop the project,were found at 10 times their detec-House ofDelegates AI ntio L buch to my surprise the tion limits (250 ppb with detection on to d~'t~unt Field was allowed a limits of 25 ppb). The EVA limit for B ~ ~9~efrt~,~rtt ~ lige~{ the citizens comments. MCPAis 180 ppb. Such inaccuracy W't .yOt |All I!!Y HABDWARi tup Went on to attempt to of reporting scientific data should ng wo~thee{tizen speakers often not be overlooked. ~ PACKAGED SEED ['?Uter that brow beating We hope that the Commission- ~ FULL SERVICE HARDWARE apassi~!eted the group turned to era will note specifically the num- ~ ~s its ~er for the finishing blow. ber of cautions expressed by ECC ~ FERTILIZER* INSECTICIDES 1 it se~r then discredited sev- in their Section 8, where they rec- Shef~~s and went on to tell the ommend repeatedly the sampling POTTING SOIL a fe~4~ f the commission the of soil, monitoring of excavations, ~ t . - GARDEN TOOLS ; the rs~Ces f n t appr ving the and perf rmance f test Pits during ~ ~ ~ ~ rt~re them. By now I was demolition of the site. ]~ be a member of the cam-Our efforts have shown that ar- "~ ~ they had no lawyer ofsonic and lead are present in de- ~to turn to for advice. I tectable amounts. This project ,m ~lt~ Commission for delay-should not be allowed to proceed , to Tb~ 0a this project and hope until a greater number of tests are ]Y they have had time to performed sampling known areas .s a nd$~arch the concerns of loading, handling, and storage of 121 WEST WASHINGT=~;R;TiTARLES TOWN,w.VA- ap~A~ fore them on March 28.pesticides. These tests should be ee:ye~t against development in conducted by or in the presence of ~eing ~t~ However I am opposed' official representatives of the ~,rass,~Sihle, image damaging, WVDEP or USEPA. ~t. tt ePleting, over taxing de- Sincerely, ~ for by the csnd~ate e GrS~.~ts such as Hunt Field. Richard and Frances Latterell liii M isast~.~0fthiscountyhavein-~cho na~' You to look out for the Shepherdstown III 'i I L ,1 '48,323 /] r fast ~e'st f the c unty and I(~ / i rq Just doesn't fit! ~lue (}~ Sincerely, Now Hiring-No Experience-Paid Training nothst] Ed Hannon in 2:0~1 Charles Town Great benefits - for application and exam info: ooo o o ;lille| |ti' ] ,ru 1-800-429-36 0 ext. J41W NTAMINATION 7 days a week ~; -~LINT '~~~ "Is anyone really surprised we are experiencing growth pains? Not affiliated with a government agency. va' dlY~submitted the f ll w'uy~eat to the Jefferson ~ Forthelast lOyears, Jefferson Countyhasneededstrongenabling i brSO e0ne race ~ain - -- -~ ~ 1~ g Commissioners: ------ legislation from Charleston to manage growth. I will do every- m on ~[~ Writin~ to clarify our Bob Tabb belleve~ in I~vln~ "' ' "" "" " " n yu tear re ,o. . ior : gardmgoursollsam- . thtn, posstble to makesureour County Commtssto ersand o ! now '. !y eSting (by Lancaster shown by Planning Commission has the local power to act." ':'--~?' nd the Greenvest- ment ~ tMu~, tokmt and eff~rt ~l~ ~o;~sta for toxic chemicals Issues of special concern o~.~t Field property as re- to thee eommunity cau~ ~m e~l~ir environmental con- arm" vomnta~" " o~mmmon~:" .More local input on roads BEFORE Charleston designs them c. ~Vlronmenta] Consult- * More emphasis on vocational and technical education Emergency Medical Techmc~an an o~t~tio " * Fair and proper implementation of user fees Diabetic Supp ies at no,or o cost. Delivered n (ECC) adur~ ~ ^s rear rt ok a small sampling Volunteer Firefighter, Independent your door free. No forms to fill. Save Money,! iv (h~tt~seaic and lead because Fire Company Better education through enhanced state support ,cn ,a" C LL18 I i~:{~tSxng concern natron- VocatioOalMember,e,erso~Adv's rYCountyC UnC"schools " A business-friendly state government, especial|y small business A (O0) 894 997 now ! " ~-'i'il][t~;~ese components of re- n ~ ~ ~ Tax incentives, workman's compensation issues ,I ~ rica, I ial,eW ~'t,i pl Int. :,lla,e,'i,'a,di.lwlc~.c, ,pc ~, [~tiCides in residential " County-fai-r " No, additional taxes Jr~ built on former a le Assistant 4-H C{ub Leader YOUr VOW for ~.~e In t~Dar~eston * : h" tPlth PP "" "'mg~sbl~:i~eas~'~ Our withinVery limitedone acreteSt'of :l:.~LF~:r~resldent. North Jefferson Endorsedbythe 1 Homeowners with money worries ;: rut ~re Membe# Trfluminar Lodge #117 ~:'1; property, we found ~,d,e.'a, ' Jefferson IGItllllll may qualify for low-interest loans. na.n. Y~rsenie more than 25 LOANS: Direct lender loosens its re- ! feet credit? Self-employed? Late house la in ~ li~a Jefferson County Democratic Cog nt~v, l/llll -5 ~ :, it of quantification quirements for homeowners who need ] payments? Financial problems? Medical rSr~T~8 mg per kg (ppm) of . ~.oci~t,on --, llF llill money now. I bills? IRS liens? lt doesn't matter.' Education l N i~, i~l~ Have you been turned down for a loan? I If you are a homeowner with sufficient = fi;14~ = 1.2 mg per kg. At- ,e.erson co ty Varm Sureau ~~~ ~sstv:;~o~,a .u.sery & Lan0sca0e I~1~ B~l=| B=~ ~ Do you need more than Sl0.000 for an; I equity, there s an excellent chance you ;"L~i~werful carcinogen, and reason? Are you paying more than 10% I will qualify for a loan-usually within 24 :,hn' ?~lrgitaia~. --a-" aa a state standards Charles Town Presbyterian Church Association run IBIItIURI er~, on any other h)ans or credit I hours. ~,l'-~tll~.~~ carcinogen say it cards'. I You can find out over the phone-and ~'t~or ;~'~d 0.43 mg/kg. For di-( Meet Bob at Wright Denny School' on MaY 2n'd 'ai'"7:15PM fo'r candid'ate'fo;u"m's". ) If you are a homeowner and an- I tree of ch,~ge-if you qualify Stone Castle an'g',~l~arsenie may not ex- " sTored "yes" to any of these questions. I Home Loans is licensed by the West Vir- "~' ~.t;T~g. WV has adopted Paid ,o~ by the. T. ~ ~ a.mpn~ e.*mmwam L~ne G*u~*,, ,o~t. #~, so, S~ r~."~,~, wv :zs430 30 2~,252 they can tell you over the phone and with-[ ginia Division of Banking. Open7 days. ckv I~;,~e~ from the USEPA out obligation if you qualify. ] Llll practice WVDEP High credit card debt'? Less-than-per- I Call 1-800-700-1242, ext. :~ You can find out over the phone-and free of charge-if you qualify. Stone Castle Home Loans is licensed by the West Vir- 55th District West Virginia House ol Delegates