Neighborhood News for Aug. 14

August 13, 2000

Neighborhood News for Aug. 14

Martinsburg to host bike race

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Portions of several downtown streets will be closed to parking and traffic Wednesday evening for the Criterium America 2000 bicycle race.

The first race will begin at 6 p.m. and be limited to the 100 block of North Queen Street, which will be closed beginning at 5 p.m.

The entire race route will be closed from 6:15 p.m. to about 10 p.m. It includes parts of Queen, John, Maple, King, Burke and Martin streets.

Any vehicles parked along the race course will be towed. Martinsburg police will be assigned along the race route to assist motorists and pedestrians as needed.

Free concert set Saturday

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan Arts Council will present Harmonia at 5:30 p.m., Saturday in a free concert at Berkeley Springs State Park.

Harmonia performs Central European music. Instruments the group uses include the violin, clarinet, accordion, frula, nai and a cimbalon, a percussion instrument, organizers said.

The Summer Concerts in the Park series is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and local hotel-motel taxes. Rain location for the concert is the Ice House on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets. For more information, organizers ask that 304-258-2300 by contacted.

Sign-up day for insurance scheduled

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - State Sen. Robert C. Jubelirer, R-Fulton, will host an information sign-up day for the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Jubelirer's Fulton County district office.

Jubelirer's district office is on the second floor of Annex 1 of the Fulton County Courthouse.

CHIP provides free or affordable health insurance for uninsured children through age 19. Families must meet certain income deadlines. Children will not be enrolled in the program at the sign-up; however, applications for children will be taken and processed. A CHIP representative will be available. CHIP applications take four to six weeks to process.

For more information, organizers ask that Jubelirer's Fulton County district office be contacted at 717-485-5589.

Hedgesville student meets Clinton

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jacqueline Truman, a Hedgesville, W.Va., high school senior, met President Clinton last month while attending the 54th annual session of Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., noted Mary Jo Brown, director of public relations for the Berkeley County Schools.

Truman was one of two girls representing West Virginia and was selected to the national meeting while she was a delegate at West Virginia Girls State. Truman was sponsored by the local American Legion Unit.

Truman met Clinton on July 28. Participants in the government education program for outstanding girls also witnessed the changing of the guard and laid a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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