October 16, 2002

Affordable housing open house is Thursday

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Franklin County Commissioners will host an open house at the Sheffield Manor affordable housing project on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Picadilly Circle.

Potential homeowners are welcome to tour a townhouse and learn about program eligibility.

The Sheffield Manor affordable housing project began in 1996 as a partnership between the commissioners, the Mid Atlantic Coalition for Housing Opportunities, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Home Ownership Program.

The commissioners have secured more than $2 million for the project from the Pennsylvania Home Investment Partnership Program. To date, 50 townhouses have been built on Kings Road and Picadilly Circle. Thirty-nine units have been sold to qualified buyers.

For more information, call 717-762-9139.

Meeting to address crime on Blue Ridge

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - West Virginia Secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety Joe Martin will be the guest at a town meeting today at 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Hall on Keys Ferry Road.


The meeting is being held to discuss ways in which law enforcement can be increased and crime reduced on the Blue Ridge, said Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, who is co-sponsoring the meeting with Del. Dale Manuel, D-Jefferson.

Area residents are invited to attended and express their concerns, Doyle said in a news release.

Martin was appointed to his current position by Gov. Bob Wise in February 2001.

Civil War author to lecture at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College Bookstore and the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will co-host a lecture and book signing by Herman Hattaway at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Scarborough Library.

Hattaway, professor of history and religious studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an ordained Anglican priest, will discuss his new book, "Jefferson Davis, Confederate President."

Hattaway co-authored the book with Richard E. Beringer, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Dakota. Hattaway is also author of six other books, including "How the North Won" and "Shades of Blue and Gray."

Following the lecture, a book signing and reception will be held at the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, 136 German St., Shepherdstown.

Annual fair membership meeting set for Nov. 7

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The 2002 Jefferson County Fair Association's annual membership meeting will be held Nov. 7 in the fellowship hall at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St.

All fair association members are invited. The Uvilla United Methodist Church Women will serve dinner at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 8.

A complete financial report on the 2002 fair will be given, a new board of directors will be elected and plans for the 2003 fair will be discussed.

A life membership to the fair association can be purchased at the dinner or at the Jefferson County Extension Office for $10.

Call 304-725-3744 to make a reservation.

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