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oirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'SADVOCATE News Wednesday, August 22, 2012 A Ranson Renewed underway CHRISTINE FORD Crews continue work on a new, wider sidewalk on the 100 block of Mildred Street in Ranson, the first part of a project that will transform the town as well as Charles Town. The aim, according to officials in both commu- nities, is to make the area more pleasing to the eye and friendlier to pedestrians. W.Va. state vet urges CHARLESTON CAP) -- West Virginia's state veterinarian says the riskiest time of year for hors- es contracting West Nile Virus is fast approaching. Jewell Plumley says vaccination is advisable, and horses should re- eeiwe a booster at the end of Au- gust or early September since most of West Virginia's cases are in the early fall. Once a horse is infected, there's no cure. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 500 people have contracted the disease this year, none in West Virginia. However, 116 water pools containing mosquitoes have turned up positive for West Nile. The disease is spread by mos- quitoes, so controlling them is the key to controlling West Nile. FARM Dates to File: USE FORMS and FARM STATISTICS File by September 1,2012 PERSONAL PROPERTY REPORT (online filing available) Due by October 1, 2012 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS REPORT Due by September 1, 2012 (Corporation & Business Forms) JEFFERSON COUNTY DOG TAGS Due by July 1,2012 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION Apply by December 1, 2012 Handicapped entrance located at 108 East Washington Street http ://ieff erson, CHARLESTON (AP) -- The state House of Delegates' cham- CH~RL~TO~ ~itat~ ~pre~ ~ ~ffi~i~ : bers is getting an audio upgrade, i~ w~ing O~ ~ aUt~ai~a pho~ g~ i~ol~ng ~at~ ~ The new $77,000 audio system should be installed by the end of next month, haye rep0rted re~i~i~g th~ ~!s H~ ~ ~h~ ~ attom~ The Charleston Daily Mail re- gene~ S office has bee, mforme~ 0fth~ ~ ports House officials decided the upgrade was needed after an failed to ap ar as ajurorand must m id cre i 8-year-old touch-screen computer that runs the House microphone information or else (a~ejaii time : system crashed during this year s People can face jail fi~e ~nd a fine for kn6~n~[~ ~s~ legislative session. That forced ing jury duty, butthey ~summon~i~ delegates to yell in order to recog- nize visitors, make floor speech- es and debate bills up for passage that day. It also eliminated the House's online audio broadcast. "We didn't want to get into the situation we had last session," said Majority Leader Brent Boggs, D-Braxton. The old sound system was in- stalled in 2004 and is no longer manufactured. Until the com- puterized board was fixed sev- eral days after going out, House staffers were forced to use a tem- porary public-address system in- volving cordless microphones that were rushed back and forth between floor debates. "It was certainly an inconve- nience last session," Boggs said. "I thought everyone handled it very well; we just felt this was something we needed to have up- graded." The House has been streaming its floor sessions and committee meetings online since 2010, but Boggs said the old system wasn't designed for that purpose. "It was just not of the age and technology that we felt comfort- able trying to put a Band-Aid on it," he said. The old system also generat- ed heat in the back rooms where equipment was stored, causing malfunctions if left on too long. For more info. on the Heritage Quest, live music, crafts and family friendly events, visit our website for details: c The City of Charles Town is looking for volunteers to fill two vacancies: Building Commission and Parks& Recreation Board. For additional information or to submit applications, contact City Clerk Kiya Tabb at 304-725-2311, extension 239. Phone: 304-725-2311 E. Washington St./PO Box 14 i SEPTEMBER Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is directed and choreographed by Susan Thornton with musical direction by Charles Johnson, the same creative team that brought My Fair Lady to the Old Opera House stage last season. Show times and prices: Thursday evenings 7:30 p.m $13 Adults/S8 Students Friday & Saturday evenings 8:00 p.m $17 Adults/S8 Students Sunday Matinees 2:30 p.m $15 Adults/S8 Students call 304'725-4420 A Community Thrift Store 115 N. Charles St Charles Town (304) 725-6605 Operated by dedicated volunteers; all proceeds are used to enhance programming and maintain. Charles Town's historic Old Opera House. The Old Opera House 204 N. George Street Charles Town, WV 25414 (304) 725-4420 Brown's Tire, Towing & Auto Care Center, In(. 7735 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, INV. 25443 (304) 876-6835 Support JCYSL 9/8/12 - 10/8/12 Fundraiser Brown's will match Michelin's $2/tire donation to JCYSL for all Miche|in Tires sold 918112-1018112 150 FREE Soccer Balls at Opening Day - 918112, 8am www. brownsti re. net Mon-Fri Sam-6pm, Sat. 8arn-12pm, Sun.-Closed CLEAN - PROFESSIONAL - FRIENDLY 8|,OW WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPoRTATION " i DOw i I 'ilt