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Community briefs

November 12, 1997

Community briefs

Board, commission to canvass votes

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet with the Jefferson County Commissioners at 9 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse to conduct a final canvass of votes cast in the school system's Nov. 1 excess levy election.

The meeting is open to the public.

Pre-law lecture set for Emmitsburg

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Gary Hartman, a Gettysburg, Pa., attorney featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" news program, will be the keynote speaker at a pre-law lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg.

Hartman, of the law firm of Hartman and Yannetti, will speak on Superfund legislation and its adverse effect on small business.

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He was recently interviewed by "60 Minutes" because of his work in the case of United States vs. Keystone Sanitation Company.

For more information, call Frank Buhrman at 1-301-447-5366.

Chamber dinner planned for Nov. 19

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 71st annual Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce membership dinner will be held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.

The dinner will be highlighted by awards for Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Quality of Life. A silent auction will also be held.

For more information, call the Chamber at 1-304-267-4841.

Family violence subject of forum

A community forum titled "Family Violence and the Criminal Justice System" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the community room of the W.Va. Department of Health and Human Services, 1700 Mid-Atlantic Park, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Del. Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, will moderate a panel discussion on the role of law enforcement, prosecution and the courts in family cases.

The panel will include agency representatives from Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

The forum is the first in a series of upcoming informational programs to be presented throughout the Eastern Panhandle.

Breakfast program set for Nov. 21

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Rise & Shine breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.

Sen. Harry Dugan, R-Berkeley/Morgan, and Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson, will speak on "West Virginia Government and You."

The cost to attend is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers, with reservations only.

Make reservations by calling the Chamber office at 1-304-267-4841.

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