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6C Wednesday, September 15, 2010 UPCOMING EVENTS/SCHOOL/HEALTH Book signing scheduled The Charles Town Library will host a book signing Octo- ber 9 at 10 a.m. for local author Ann Khiel Fern. Fern's publi- cation, "Charles Town, WV - A Haunted History" was re- cently released in September in time for the city's annual ghost tour. She was inspired to research and write the book af- ter she volunteered to lead last year's highly successful tour. "After this tout, I found that I wanted to learn more about the families that shaped this town. I wanted to tell authentic, doc- umented stories while preserv- ing the dignity of those fami- lies. The book contains tales of oxer 100 restless spirits. Read- ing the book is a great way to learn about the historical sig- nificance of this city while en- joying some spine-tingling sto- ries." Fern will present a reading from her book and will sign copies. Books will be avail- able for purchase price of $10. Books are also available at Al- bert and Arnold's wine shop on Washington Street and the Vis- itor's Center on George Street. Lunch-N-Learn Thursday On Thursday, September 16, Jefferson County Homeland Se- curity and Emergency Manage- ment will be hosting a Lunch- N-Learn session at 28 Industrial Blvd., Suite 101 in Kearneysville at 12 noon. Take an hour out of your day to learn about the lat- est health issues facing Jefferson County. Members of the public are welcome, so bring along your family, friends or neighbors. This is a free event. We will be giving away a door prize from McDonald's and BB&T. Every- one at the Lunch-N-Learn will receive a token for a free kids size cone from Dairy Queen in Ranson. Please be sure to bring your own lunch and pre-register by calling 304-724-8914. Two West Virginia agencies seeking , CHARLESTON (AP) -- Two West Virginia agencies are look- ing in Charleston to spend up to $2 million for new headquar- ters. i The state Water Development Authority and Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council now operate out of an office building in the capital city, The water authority's execu- tive director, Chris Jarrett, tells the Charleston Gazette his agen- cy needs more room. Jarrett said the water authority and the council hope to purchase land for the new headquarters by the end of November. Construc- new headquarters tion would start soon after, and the building would be completed in six to nine months. The departments need addi- tional space for up to a dozen new workers and a new com- puter system that will track wa- ter and sewer projects across the state. The Spirit of Jefferson - ;TMS n ,no:r:00 two former employees Charles Town Middle School staff and Assistant Principal Ann Workman gathered in the hallway in front of plaques honoring two former employees who are now deceased: Charles Hine and Richard L. Bussard, Sr. The families of both men were on hand for the memorial service and the unveiling of the plaques' honoring these two outstanding employees who "had dedicated many years of service to Charles Town Middle School and to the Jefferson County School System. Deadline for grants Sept. 20 September 20 is the dead- line for grants submission to the Two Rivers Donor Advised Fund of Eastern West Virgin- ia Community Foundation for conservation and preserva- tion programs benefitting Jef- ferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties. All guidelines and applica- tion forms can be downloaded from the Community Founda- tion's Web site, www.EWVCF. org or call 304-264-0353. Technology has changed quickly over the last 40 years. But major upgrades to the region's electric grid to support advancing technologies haven't come nearly as fast. Efforts are under way to strengthen the grid to meet our growing demand for electricity. The PATH transmission line will add much-needed reliability and security to our electrical system. So all of us have the power we need to move forward. Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline The Power We Need to Move Forward pathtransmission.com