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tri-state briefs 3/2

March 02, 2001

Tri-State briefs 3/2



FFA ham auction to be held today


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Annual Tri-County FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg show will be at the Berkeley County Youth Fair Grounds at 7 p.m. today.

FFA members from across the Tri-County region will be selling their sugar-cured hams and bacons as well as farm fresh eggs to the highest bidder, organizers said.

Jim Edwards and Wesley Ware will provide auctioneering services. Clerks for the sale will be Carolyn Borher and Joy Shreck.

Program reduces cost of prescriptions


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia Senior Prescription Assistance Program II (SPAN II) can help Berkeley County senior citizens save money, officials said in a release.

SPAN II is available at area pharmacies.

SPAN II is not an insurance benefit, but reduces the cost of prescription drugs by offering participants the best price assurance through negotiated discounts, officials said.

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West Virginians who are 65 or older and who are West Virginia residents with income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level, are eligible for the program, according to Public Employees Insurance Agency Director Tom Susman.

Big Bear, Kmart, and Kroger pharmacies in West Virginia are is the SPAN II network.

Berkeley County pharmacies participating in the SPAN II program include Reed's Pharmacy, Hedgesville; South Berkeley Pharmacy, Inwood; and the Medicine Shoppe, Patterson's Drug Store, and Martins Pharmacy, all in Martinsburg.

Applications for the program are available through the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and may be obtained by calling 1-877-987-4463.

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