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October 04, 2008

Restrictions for burning in place

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Outdoor-burning restrictions are in effect through Dec. 31, announced the Division of Forestry .

Outdoor burning is permitted between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Keep a rake, shovel and water hose available if a fire begins to escape. Fires must be attended at all times.

A violation of any outdoor-burning restrictions may result in a misdemeanor charge, a fine of up to $300 and liability for costs of fighting the fire and the damage caused by the fire to property.

Rose expert to present program

CLEAR SPRING - Douglas Seidel, a national expert on heritage roses, will present a program on the flowers at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 21 E. Cumberland St.

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Seidel is a consultant for the heritage rose gardens at the home of President Thomas Jefferson and will share his knowledge about forgotten roses.

The program is free and is sponsored by the Clear Spring Historical Association.

After the presentation, a tour of heritage roses will take place at Plumb Grove mansion.

Tilling class set for November

A "Tilling the Soil of Opportunity" informational meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Washington County Agriculture Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, U.S. 65, south of Hagerstown.

The "Tilling the Soil" class will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 9, through Jan. 27.

Lunch is provided each class day. The class costs $150.

For more information or to register, call Leslie Hendrickson at 301-791-1504, ext. 21.

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