JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS PROVIDE MEALS TO STUDENTS

AT NO COST

Charles Town, W.Va. - Students in Jefferson County will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high-poverty areas. This is the fourth year for the option.

The CEP serves as an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying household eligibility applications for free- and reduced-price eligible students in high-poverty Local Education Agencies (LEAs). If at least 40 percent of a school’s students are directly certified for free meal benefits, the entire school qualifies for the option.

“I am proud that Jefferson County Schools will be participating in the CEP program to help meet a crucial need for many students in our county,” said, Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. “We know academic achievement increases when our students are well-fed and ready to learn, and we must provide secure and reliable access to nutritious meals so all students have a chance to achieve at the highest level possible.” 

Jefferson County expects to have 5 schools participate in the CEP. The schools participating are Blue Ridge Campus, Ranson Elementary, TA Lowery Elementary, North Jefferson Elementary. The program allows the school system to feed nearly 1,800 students each day.

The 2017 Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap data reports high levels of food insecurity and hunger across the country. In West Virginia, more than 14 percent of residents, and over 79,000 children, live in food insecure households.

For more information, contact Jinny Demastes, jinny.demastes@k12.wv.us

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Public Notice

The City of Charles Town Receives African American Civil Rights Grant. The First Free Black School and Star Lodge No. 1 has received a $118,500 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) funded through the Historic Preservation Fund and African American Civil Rights grant program, for the Preservation & Restoration of the Star Lodge No. 1 and First Free Black School.

For more information on this project please contact Charles Town City Manager, Daryl Hennessy at 304-724-3244 or citymanager@charlestownwv.us. For questions regarding the African American Civil Rights grant program, or to comment on this or any other proposed Historic Preservation Fund grant project, please contact the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division, National Park Service, at 202-354-2020 or stlpg@nps.gov.

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FIDUCIARY NOTICE

I have in my hands for final settlement the accounts of Henry W. Morrow, Executor of the Estate of Anna S. Coffman.

June K. Jovanelly

Fiduciary Commissioner

Jefferson County, WV

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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

County commission of Jefferson County

Thursday, September 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Immediately following the Public Hearing for the Zoning Text Amendment ZTA19-03, Solar Energy Facilities

The County Commission of Jefferson County has scheduled a Public Hearing on the proposed Amendment to the Stormwater Management Ordinance, which has been drafted to support the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment File #ZTA19-03, Solar Energy Facilities. The proposed Amendment includes a new subsection “h.” under Article 1.D(2) entitled Solar Energy Facilities. The full memo, Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment, and Stormwater Management Ordinance Amendment can be found on the Office of Engineering, Planning and Zoning website through this link:

http://www.jefferson

countywv.org/home/showdocument?id=18623

Oral or written comments can be provided at the hearing, 1:00 PM Friday, September 11, 2020, which will be held virtually via GoTo Meeting. You may also submit written comments to info@jeffersoncountywv.org or to PO Box 250, Charles Town, WV 25414.

A copy of the proposed text amendment is available at the Office of Planning & Zoning or through the link above. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Planning & Zoning at 304-728-3228.

By Order of the Jefferson County Commission

Jane Tabb, President

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Notice of Administration to Creditors, Distributees & Legatees

Notice is hereby given that the following estate(s) have been opened for probate in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office at PO Box 208 Charles Town, WV 25414‑0208. Any person seeking to impeach or establish a will must make a complaint in accordance with the provisions of West Virginia Code 41‑5‑11 through 13.  Any interested person objecting to the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file written notice of an objection with the County Commission through the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office at the address listed above within 60 days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of the service of the notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not filed timely, the objection is forever barred. Any person interested in filing claims against an estate must file them in accordance with West Virginia Code 44‑2 or 44‑3A.

Settlement of the estate(s) of the following named decedent(s) will proceed without reference to a fiduciary commissioner unless within 60 days from the first publication of this notice a reference is requested by a party of interest or an unpaid creditor files a claim and good cause is shown to support reference to a fiduciary commissioner.

First Publication Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Claim Deadline: Sunday, October 4, 2020

ESTATE OF:

STAFFORD HOWARD KOONCE

EXECUTOR:

HOWARD STAFFORD LEIGH KOONCE

PO BOX 244

SUMMIT POINT WV 25446‑0244

ESTATE OF:

LESTER MELVIN WHITE

EXECUTOR:

LESTER L WHITE

4680 LEETOWN ROAD

SUMMIT POINT WV 25446‑3703

ESTATE OF:

TROY M HOTTLE

ADMINISTRATRIX:

BETTY LONGERBEAM

93 5TH STREET

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION WV 25442‑5021

ESTATE OF:

EMMA JANE DARLINGTON

EXECUTRIX:

RHONDA D COSTELLO

272 LONE OAK ROAD

RANSON WV 25438‑5613

ESTATE OF:

MAXINE JILL BLACK

EXECUTRIX:

SUZANNE SHACKELFORD

217 BILLMYER MILL ROAD

SHEPHERDSTOWN WV 25443‑4699

ESTATE OF:

WILLIAM STEPHEN SHULTZ

ADMINISTRATRIX:

LANA S SHULTZ

805 MORISON STREET

CHARLES TOWN WV 25414‑1434

ESTATE OF:

JOHN NEWTON THOMAS

EXECUTOR:

RAYMOND M THOMAS

913 ALISON AVENUE

MECHANICSBURG PA 17055‑3908

ESTATE OF:

EARL L PAINTER

EXECUTRIX:

VICKIE S WILEY

6226 LEETOWN ROAD

KEARNEYSVILLE WV 25430‑5765

ESTATE OF:

STEVEN MICHAEL BROWN

ADMINISTRATRIX:

LINDA M BROWN

2213 BERRYVILLE PIKE

CHARLES TOWN WV 25414

ESTATE OF:

KENNETH LIONEL PSILLAS

EXECUTRIX:

BARBARA A PSILLAS

622 SOUTH SAMUEL STREET

CHARLES TOWN WV 25414‑1412

ESTATE OF:

JANIS K BAYLIFF

ADMINISTRATOR:

BENJAMIN R BAYLIFF JR

322 E VILLAGE ROAD

ELKTON MD 21921‑6287

Subscribed and sworn to before me on 7/30/2020

Jacqueline C Shadle

Clerk of Jefferson County

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Notice of Ancillary Filing without any

Administration to Creditors, Distributees & Legatees

Notice is hereby given that the following foreign will or affidavit of heirs has been filed in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office at PO Box 208 Charles Town, WV 25414‑0208,  and no appointment or administration is being made pursuant to the provisions of West Virginia Code 44‑1‑14b.

An interested person(s) objecting to the filing of the foreign will or affidavit or objecting to the absence of appointment or administration being made in this state must file a statement with the Jefferson County Commission through the County Clerk’s Office at the address listed above within 60 days after the date of first publication or 30 days of service of the notice, whichever is later. If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred. The Jefferson County Commission upon receiving any timely objection thereto shall schedule a hearing or hearings thereon and order relief, if any, it considers proper including, but not limited to, an order directing that full and complete ancillary administration of the estate of the nonresident decedent be made in this state.

First Publication Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

DATE FILED

07/24/2020  

ESTATE NAME:

RICHARD A KROLL

10849 DONELSON DRIVE

WILLIAMSPORT MD 21795‑1421

MARY LOIS KROLL

10849 DONELSON DRIVE

WILLIAMSPORT MD 21795‑1421

ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATOR

JOHN K DORSEY

CONGRESS STREET

CHARLES TOWN WV 25414

ATTORNEY

DATE FILED

07/24/2020  

ESTATE NAME:

WILLIAM CLAYTON DONLEY

16911 GORSUCH MILL ROAD

UPPERCO MD 21155‑9437

BETTY LUCILLE DONLEY

16911 GORSUCH MILL ROAD

UPPERCO MD 21155‑9437

ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATOR

ALBERT J.A. YOUNG

BROWN, BROWN & YOUNG

200 SOUTH MAIN STREET

BEL AIR MD 21014‑3820

ATTORNEY

DATE FILED

08/19/2020  

ESTATE NAME:

CARROLL K RUSH JR

524 BANCROFT AVENUE

COLONIAL BEACH VA 22443‑2602

ALAN D RUSH

7526 MARYE ROAD

SPOTSYLVANIA VA 22551‑3086

ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATOR

Subscribed and sworn to before me on 8/21/2020

Jacqueline C Shadle

Clerk of Jefferson County

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ORDER OF PUBLICATION

FAMILY COURT OF

JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV

Miracle Lynn Osbourne,

Petitioner, vs. Patrick Wilson Osbourne, Respondent; Case Number: 20-D-237

The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce from the bonds of matrimony.

It appearing by the affidavit filed in this action in this action that the whereabouts of Patrick Osbourne are unknown, it is hereby ordered that Patrick Osbourne serve upon: Laura E. Storm Circuit Clerk, P.O. Box 1234, 219 N. George St., Charles Town, WV 25414 an answer including any related counter claim or defense you may have to the complaint filed in this action on or before September 22, 2020. If you fail to do so, thereafter judgment, upon proper hearing and trial, may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

A copy of said complaint can be obtained from the undersigned clerk at her office.

Entered by the Clerk of said Court this 18th day of August, 2020.

Laura E. Storm

Clerk of Court

By: L. Walters

Deputy Clerk

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ORDER OF PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY,

WEST VIRGINIA

IN RE: K.Y.

Case Number: 20-FIG-14

The object of this Petition is to establish guardianship of K.Y.

By sworn affidavit filed with the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk’s Office, the whereabouts of Ciarra Yates and Devonte Johnson, are unknown.

Ciarra Yates and Devonte Johnson, please take notice that a hearing will be held on September 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., at the Jefferson County Family Court, 119 N. George St., Charles Town, WV, 25414, on the matters contained in the Petition filed in Jefferson County Family Court Case #20-FIG-14. You have the right to appear and protect your interests in this matter.

A copy of said Petition can be obtained from the undersigned clerk at her office.

Entered by the clerk of said court 8/20/20.

Laura E. Storm

Circuit Clerk

119 N. George St.

Charles Town, WV 25414

By: N. Nobrega

Deputy Clerk

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IN THE CIRCUIT/FAMILY

COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME PETITION OF: ISABELLA IXCHEL ROBLES TO BEVERLY ISABELLAH VAN HELSING; CIVIL ACTION NUMBER: 20-D-238

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLICATION APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of October, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. on said day, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard Isabella Ixchel Robles applied by Petition to the Family Court of Jefferson County, West Virginia for the entry of an order by said Court changing their name from Isabella Ixchel Robles to Beverly Isabellah Van Helsing, at which time and place any interested party may appear and be heard, if they so desire. You are hereby notified that this matter may be rescheduled without further notice or publication.

A copy of said Petition can be obtained from the undersigned Clerk at her office: Clerk of Circuit Court, 119 North George Street, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Entered by the Clerk of said Court the 18th day of August, 2020.

Laura E. Storm, Circuit Clerk

Jefferson County, West Virginia

By: R. Chalk,

Deputy Clerk

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PUBLIC RELEASE OF COUNTY OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH, SCHOOL BREAKFAST, SNACK PROGRAM UNDER NSLP, CHILD AND ADULT CARE OR SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM SPONSORS ON FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK

The         Jefferson County Schools             today announced its policy for (free and reduced price meals) for participants who are unable to pay the full price meals or milk served in schools, centers, institutions or homes that participate in the National School Lunch, Breakfast Programs, the Snack Program under NSLP, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program or in the Special Milk Program.

The     Jefferson County Schools                 has adopted the following family size income criteria for use in determining the eligibility of participants for free and reduced price meals and free milk:

GUIDELINES TO DETERMINE PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY

FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

School Year 2020-2021

ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTIONS

FAMILY      ELIGIBLE FOR FREE            ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED

  SIZE        MEALS OR FREE MEALS        PRICE MEALS

ONE            $16,588                                           $23,606

TWO              22,412                                             31,894

THREE           28,236                                            40,182

FOUR             34,060                                             48,470

FIVE               39,884                                             56,758

SIX                 45,708                                              65,046

SEVEN           51,532                                              73,334

EIGHT            57,356                                              81,622

FOR EACH ADDITIONAL

FAMILY MEMBER, ADD           5,824                                   8,288

Participants from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free and reduced price meals (or for free milk).

Application forms are being sent to some homes with a letter to parents, guardians or adult household members.  All parents, guardians or adult household members wishing to apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk may fill out the application form sent home by the school, center, institution or home.  Additional copies of the application are available at all sites and county offices.  The information provided on the application is confidential information to be used only for the purposes of determining eligibility of the participant or sharing this information with other agencies sponsoring USDA Child Nutrition Programs.  An application may be submitted at any time during the school year, but must be submitted annually for continued eligibility.  Information given on the application may be verified at any time during the school year by school or program officials.

So that the school or program officials can determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits, the household applying for a child must provide all of the following information listed on the application:  Names of all household members; the last four-digits of the Social Security number of the household member who signs the application or a statement that the household member does not possess one; amount and source of income received by each household member; and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.   Households currently receiving Food Stamps or TANF benefits for children must indicate a Food Stamp/TANF Program Case Number for the household.  The signature of an adult household member is required to certify the information provided on the application is correct.

Households with foster and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child as a household member, as well as any personal income earned by the foster child, on the same household application that includes their non-foster children. Foster payments received by the family from the placing agency are not considered income and do not need to be reported.  The signature of an adult household member is required to certify the information provided on the application is correct.

To determine eligibility for free or reduced price benefits for adult participants, the household or adult participant must provide the following information on the application: name of adult participant and adult participant’s dependent(s) and spouse residing with the participant; the last four-digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application, or a statement that person does not possess one; participant’s income and dependent(s) and spouse’s income, if residing with the participant; and the signature of participant or adult household member.  Food Stamp, TANF, (or in the case of Adult Day Care SSI and Medicaid), households only have to provide the participant's name and current Food Stamp, TANF case number, SSI and Medicaid number and an adult household member's signature.  

Eligibility status remains in effect for one program year.  If there is a change in household size or income that would reflect an increase in benefits for the program participant, reapplication is encouraged.  

Under the provision of the free and reduced price meal and free milk policy the school principal or program director will review applications and determine eligibility.  If a parent, guardian, or adult household member is dissatisfied with the decision, he/she may wish to discuss the decision with the principal or director on an informal basis.  If the parent, guardian or adult household member wishes to make a formal complaint or request a hearing to appeal the decision, he/she should contact either orally or in writing:

Name     Jinny Demastes           Telephone 304-728-9201

Address     635 McGarry Blvd. Kearneysille, WV 25430        

The Sponsor (county school) policy contains an outline of the hearing procedures.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) FAX: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) EMAIL: program.intake@usda.gov  

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 
 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

Each school, child and adult care center, institution or site, home and the office of the Sponsor has a copy of the complete policy which may be reviewed by any interested party.

This is the public release we will send to:

The Spirit of Jefferson.

on August 27th, 2020

These groups must be advised of program availability, new programs or changes in existing programs.

Corporation of Harpers Ferry

MUNICIPAL TOWN ATTORNEY

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Corporation of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is seeking to contract the services of a qualified, licensed, West Virginia attorney, ideally specialized in the practice(s) of municipal law, who will act as Harpers Ferry’s municipal attorney for all legal matters and/or as special counsel, as may be needed from time to time.  The municipal attorney will play a valuable role in assisting the Harpers Ferry governing body carry out its responsibilities and accomplish its objectives in a lawful manner, ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the municipality and any matters enacted by its governing body comply with local, state and federal laws.  These laws include those that may affect any potential liability of the municipality and those elected or appointed individuals and employees involved in its operations.

Legal and professional services to assist the Corporation of Harpers Ferry will encompass a wide range of issues including, but not limited to;

• Employment law and labor relations issues

• Ordinance drafting and enforcement

• Land use, zoning matters

• Real estate

• Election law issues

• Annexation defense

• Imposition of taxes

• Public bidding and contracts

• Municipal finance, special assessments, installment purchases,

• First Amendment questions and privacy issues

• Municipal litigation and appeals

• Condemnation

• Environmental regulation and compliance

• Utility franchises and telecommunications

• Contracts, licensing issues and operating policies

• Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act issues

• Police powers

In addition to acting as an advocate for the municipality before various courts, and/or administrative agencies, as may be needed, the municipal attorney may frequently be asked to appear before the municipality’s various boards, commissions and committees.  

Attorneys interested in being considered must submit their curriculum vitae, along with an overview, detailing their qualifications, legal expertise, and any capabilities and related experience germane to the position.  Interested respondents are asked to provide a statement of their typical rates and fees, and state whether they would be willing to enter into alternative fee arrangements of any kind, such as per-task flat fees, monthly retainer payments, or other approaches.  All information requested and provided will be heavily weighed in the selection process.  Selected respondents will be interviewed, and the attorney judged most qualified to meet the needs of the Corporation of Harpers Ferry will be selected.

Please submit all requested information to: Corporation of Harpers Ferry, ATTN:  Kevin Carden, Recorder, 1000 Washington Street, PO Box 217, Harpers Ferry, WV  25425 or via e-mail at kevin.carden@harpersferrywv.us.  Curriculum Vitae and Qualifications will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020.

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