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April 16, 2003

School Psychology week adopted


The Washington County Board of Education signed a resolution Tuesday to designate the week of May 5-9 Maryland School Psychology Week in Washington County Public Schools.

School Board President Bernadette M. Wagner said the school system's 12 school psychologists are important to the students. "By serving (the students) you serve our community as a whole," she said.

The resolution was created to recognize the efforts of school psychologists in delivering mental health services to students.




Visitors bureaus to host tourism seminar


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a regional tourism seminar on May 21 and 22 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The two-day workshop will include local, state and regional speakers on topics covering the seminar theme, "Packaging, Promoting and Partnerships."

Participants may attend all or parts of the seminar. The entire seminar costs $55 for members of the two bureaus and members of the Regional Hospitality Alliance. Nonmembers may attend the entire seminar for $75, which includes both days of presentations and the awards dinner. The cost for students is $15.

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For more information or a brochure, call 304-264-8801.




National Day of Prayer breakfast set


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Christian Emphasis Committee of the Chambersburg YMCA is hosting a National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 1 from 7-8 a.m. at Main Street Deli, 177 S. Main St.

Several local leaders are expected to take part in leading the group in prayer, including Franklin County Judge Carol Van Horn, County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott, the Rev. Dave Erisman and Greencastle-Antrim Schools Superintendent P. Duff Rearick.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Chambersburg YMCA.

For more information, call 717-263-8508.




Officers elected for visitors bureau


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - New officers for 2003 have been elected for the Martinsburg Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The officers are as follows: Bill Lucht, president; Judy Erskine, vice president; David Blythe, secretary; and Thomas Belfield, treasurer. Kim Reid, president for the last two years, is a past president.

In its 11th year, the convention and visitors bureau promotes tourism and area events.

For more information, call 304-264-8801.




State DMV number wrong in phonebook


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The state Department of Transportation and Division of Motor Vehicles are alerting residents of Berkeley County that the telephone number for the Martinsburg regional office is incorrect in a local telephone directory.

The correct numbers are 800-642-9066 and 304-558-3900, according to a new release.

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