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PAGE Dpirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE News Wednesday, July 2s, 2o12 All HARPERS FERRY -- Cans, direct result of the contributions ment of Environmental Protec- bottles, diapers, and automobile and cooperation between gov- tion. parts are among the items that ernment agencies and private en- The Blue Ridge Watershed the Blue Ridge Watershed Coati- terprises.Among the groups par- Coalition hopes this and future tion and volunteers removed from ticipat'mg were: American Riv- clean-ups will help bring atten- the Shenandoah River on July 14. ers,Appalachian Surveys PLLC, tion to the extent of the prob- The cleanup was the second of River Riders, River and Trail lem of litter. "We just have to what the Blue Ridge Watershed Outfitters, Jumpin' Java, the Jef- remember that we're all down- Coalition plans to be a bi-annual ferson County Sheriff's Office, stream from somewhere, and it's event. Volunteers also found piles the West Virginia Department of going to take efforts like these to of tires, car doors, televisions and Highways, the Eastern Panhan- clean-up our"waterways," said computers, die Soil Conservation District, Ronda Lehman, Blue Ridge Wa- The success of the event was a and the West Virginia Depart- tershed Coalition Chair. Utilities Association and the West Virgin- ia Municipal League. Regulators FROM PAGE A10 want them to canvas the small utilities among their groups and the Black Diamond Power Co respond to the PSC. the cities of New Martinsville The PSC's order outlines 11 and Philippi, West Virginia- issues the companies must re- American Water Co Beckley port on. They range from esti- Water Co. and Frontier Commu- mating costs of restoration ser- nications, vices to providing a timeline of The PSC "encouraged" re- restoration efforts. sponses from the West Virginia Commissioners said their in- Rural Water Association, West tent is to ease the impact of future Virginia ,Small Public Utilities outages, not to assign blame. t The PSC launched an investiga- tion after a December 2009 storm left more than 334,000 West Vir- ginians without power. The com- mission found utilities didn't do enough to prevent and respond to widespread power outages such as clearing trees from rights of way before the storm. It directed Appalachian Power and Allegheny Power to take sig- nificant steps to improve prepa- rations and responses to future outages. Fire department receives $30,000 On July 3, Members of the Bolivar Town Council presented Friendship Fire Department a check for $30,000 to as-' sist with the purchase .of a new ambulance for their department. From left Jean Reed, recorder; Helen Dettmer, council member; Luther Mumaw, captain and vice president of Friendship Fire Company; Chris Higdon, president of Friendship Fire Co.; Mayor Robert Hardy; Frank Donadio and Paul Staubs, council members. W.Va. regional panel gets $2M to upgrade vehicles CHARLESTON (AP) -- The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority has received a $2 million in federal funding to retire outdated vehicles and update its fleet. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant comes through its 2012 State Of Good Repair program. U.S. Sees. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced the grant, saying that upgrading pub= lic transportation is an investment in Kanawha Valley residents who rely on it to travel to and from work and other essential tasks. 4; Once an optometrist for the mega-retailer Walmart, Pittaras knew she wanted her a-kind experience. At her new shop in Ranson, she even had a local builder create eyeglass frames customers may choose from. business to offer patients a one-of- beautiful wood cases to display the Pittaras in tears was the gentleman who all our lives. Knowing I can help traveled all day - walking and someone see the way they should FROM PAGEA10 then taking a bus - so that he makes this such a gratifying ca- could get. to us" she recalls, reef." Taking~advantage of the latest "I'm there, under a tent, with a Pittaras began setting up her technological breakthroughs alSO !~floor, doing eye exams - and practice at Potomac Marketplace is important to Pittaras. he'd never had one before,in February and now is seeing "I .embrace technology," the "He was in his 40s and hadpatients Tuesdays, Thursdays Frederick, Md resident explains, been extremely nearsighted for and Saturday, with both day and "If there are better ways of creat- decades. When we found a do- evening appointments available. ing lenses or fitting contacts or nated pair of glasses that was On Saturday, Electra's grand organizing patients' records, I close to the 15rescription he need- opening event will begin at 11 will adopt the new approach. It's ed and he put them on and for a.m. with cake and other refresh- very important to me that I pro- the first time, the world wasn't ments. vide my patients with absolutely blurry'anymore - the pure joy he She's also offering a back- the best vision care possible." felt once he could see was just to-school special through Sept. She also believes in giving incredible. The world wasn't a 30 where students can get basic back. She has traveled to Costa huge blur for him anymore." lenses for free with the purchase Rica and nations throughout the Pittaras says she feels a simi- of a set of frames. Her practice Third World with fellow medical lar satisfaction in her day-to-day also accepts a number of vision volunteers to provide eye care. work in Ranson. "Being able to plans, including VSP Insurance, "One experience that left me see is such an enormous part of EYEMED and Medicare. Hoxton FROM PAGE A10 obtain the required information from your current provider to fill out the new forms properly. Make sure you select the right options. Occasionally, it can be diff'lcult to fill out all the paperwork required. If you make a mistake, the rollover process can be delayed, costing you time and causing frustration. Follow up with the providers until you are sure the process is complete. After yon submit all the paperwork, you should fol- low up with both companies until the process is complete. If your funds haven't been deposited af- ter a few weeks, check with the companies to make sure all the paperwork was received and was correct. If you don't have time to gather the forms and complete the paperwork, a financial advi- sor can help you with the pro- cess. A 401(k) rollover offers many advantages for old plan funds. It is important to assess all your op- tions before making any invest- ment decisions, and if necessary, seek the help of a qualified fman- cial professional. -- Rob Hoxton is the president and CEO of HFI Wealth Man- agement, a leading fee-only in- vestment advisory firm. A co- fou, nder of the Rural Financial Planning Project, he began his career in the financial services industry in 1986, and he has won numerous awards for his work in the wealth management area. He can be reached at RHoxton@ or at 304-876- 2619. Jefferson County Board of Health FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS 2012 DATE NAME cagr. NONCE 6/4/1 2 Johns Family Restaurant 1 1 6/4/12Rainbow Diner 0 0 6/7/12Doc'sSports Bar 0 0 6/7/1 2 1Foodway Supermarket 0 0 6/7/12Charlie Brown Store 0 0 6/8/12T&S Concessions 0 0 6/8/1 2 Nectar Of The Vine 0 0 6/8/12Black Dog Coffee " 0 0 6/8/12West Virginia Fruit Butter 0 0 6/8/12Spriggs Relish Farm 0 0 6/8/12Bittersweet Herb Farm 0 0 6/8/12Ron& Franks Gourmet Drink Mixes 0 0 6/8/12Wildwoods Hickory Syrup 0 0 6/8/1 2 Ducks 0 0 6/8/12Pecan Yummies 0 0 6/9/I 2 Meadowcroft Farms LLC 0 0 6/] 3/12 Golden Horseshoe 0 0 I 6/16/12 Bob's Snack Bar 0 0 6/26/12 Kellwood's Trollystop Cafe 0 0 6/27/12, RollingSmoke BBQ 0 0 Jefferson County Health Department 1948 Wiltshire Rd, - Suite 1, Kearneysvil/e WV, 25430 304-728-8416 www.jchealthdept,org Lawrence FROM PAGE A10 ing campaign focused on raising money in Berkeley County. Paul Espinosa, chairman of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, said the board of directors was ex- cited about Lawrence's se- lection to the position. "We know she will help us move to the next level in aligning our constituents' volunteer. and donor aspirations with the many opportunities in- herent in our mission," Es- pinosa said. BSCRIB[ TO TIt[ SPI@ Give us Feedback 1. 0brain a Paper Survey Paper versions of the survey can be found at Region 9's office and all Public Libror;es in Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, They can be completed and submitted on site. 2. Go Online You con access the Broadband Survey at Www, Act), questions please contact the Region 9 office at (304) 263-1743 or emoil at African-American Heritage Festival Bonnie's Bus will be parked next to the Wright Denny School on the Corner of Lawrence & Avis Street Charles Town,WV 25414 Saturday, August 18, 2011: 8:00am - 4:00pm A doctor's order is required for screening: one may be obtained from your doctor or obtained the same day at the bus, We welcome out 0f state women who have insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, For more information, or to schedule an appointment call T011 Free 877-287-2272 Medicare, Medicaid, BCCSP and all private insurances accepted. Funds are available so that no W.V. woman over 40 is turned away. b0LPH CANCER CENTER Bonnie's Bns pro#ram supported in part b~ St/Sag E J Komen # " 'cufe. I~EHEDUH FO~J~T~ON I