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Neighborhood News

February 15, 1998

Neighborhood News

The Tri-State Chapter of the Wellness Council of West Virginia, which serves West Virginia and Virginia, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 in conference room 1 at 333 West Cork St. in Winchester, Va.

Teresa H. Clay of the Community Assistance Program of Shalom et Benedictus will discuss overcoming problems with early intervention.

Through this chapter, which is still forming, local employers have an opportunity to participate in professional seminars, network and join problem-solving discussions about worksite wellness. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month and alternate between Martinsburg, W.Va., and Winchester.

For more information, call Joi McClung at City Hospital at 1-304-264-1000, Ext. 1814, or Justine Beck Rose at the Clean Focus Coalition at 1-540-722-3589.

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Vision 21, Quality of Life Committee of the Eastern Panhandle, invites clubs, dance studios, Boy and Girl Scout troops, sports and recreational organizations, choral groups and businesses to participate in the Just for the Fun of It recreation fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Martinsburg, W.Va., Mall.

Vendors can display information about their club, service facility or business. Nonprofit organizations will be provided with a table. A $25 fee will be charged to commercial vendors.

For details, call Brenda Wonsettler at 1-304-264-0121 or Anna Mary Walsh at 1-304-876-6828.




A class on citizenship will begin Tuesday, March 10 in the Waynesboro, Pa., area.

The class will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two months at the home of Phil Stapleton, 8775 Orlando Drive, Waynesboro.

Legal immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years or are married to and have lived with an American citizen for three years are eligible to apply for citizenship. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and should be able to read and write English at a basic level.

For more information or to register, call the Franklin County Literacy Council at 1-717-267-2212.




Applications are now available through the West Virginia Department of Education for funds under the Adult Education Act.

The purpose of these funds is to operate Adult Basic Education programs that will enable adults over 16 and out of school to study basic academic skills, prepare for the GED test or participate in English as a Second Language programs.

Written proposals must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 10. Past program effectiveness is a prerequisite for application approval.

Eligible applicants are county boards of education, the state corrections agency, community-based organizations, public or private nonprofit and for-profit agencies and post-secondary educational institutions that serve educationally disadvantaged adults.

Applications are available from Kathy Polis, West Virginia Department of Education, Building 6, Room 230, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, W.Va. 25305-0330 or by calling 1-304-558-6318.

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