Tri-State briefs

August 11, 2004

Ag brochures now available

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Brochures touting local agricultural products and services are available at local libraries, visitors centers, agricultural supply centers and the West Virginia University Extension Office in Jefferson County.

The brochures feature products and services ranging from vegetables to the boarding and training of horses, according to a release from the Jefferson County Extension Service office.

Four brochures make up the series:

  • "Eastern Panhandle Livestock Sales, Products and Services" includes information on 12 farms that offer horses and cattle for sale, boarding and training, and meats and eggs from grass-fed animals.

  • "Farm Work for Hire" will help landowners with small acreage and no equipment make hay or build a fence.

  • "Fruit and Vegetable Vendor" lists eight producers as sellers of fruits and vegetables.

  • "Eastern Panhandle Hay and Straw Vendors" explains what types of hay nine producers grow, what size bales are made and whether they deliver.

The brochures also are available at on the Web.

Literacy Council seeks volunteers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Literacy Council is looking for volunteers in the Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas, according to a news release.

Volunteers are needed to teach reading, writing, spelling, English as a second language and basic computer skills.

Several training formats are available.

More information can be obtained by calling the council office at 717-267-2212.

James Rumsey orientation set

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Rumsey Technical Institute, 3274 Hedgesville Road, will hold student orientation Monday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school's assembly area.

All new and returning high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 304-754-7925.

James Buchanan High orientation set

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - James Buchanan High School will hold a Freshman Orientation Night Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

All incoming freshmen, students new to the building and their parents are welcome to attend.

"Our goal is to make the transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible," James Buchanan High School Principal Robert B. Beaumont said in a prepared release.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation and a short tour of the building will be offered by the school's Student Council members.

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