Community Notes

Scholarship available: Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Woman’s Club of Harpers Ferry Carrie Schilling College Scholarship. The scholarship is for $1,000 and is open to students at Washington or Jefferson high schools who plan a college major in the arts and humanities, environmental studies or public service fields. For an application, contact the guidance department at Jefferson High School at 304-725-8491 and at Washington High School at 304-885-5110. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday.

Book donations needed: The Friends of South Jefferson Public Library is seeking donations of books on gardening, crafts, hobbies and DIY for the April 13 sale. Books may be dropped off at the library in Summit Point.

Deadline approaching for bus trip: The deadline for the Shepherd University Foundation and Scarborough Society bus trip to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is April 1. The trip will leave Shepherd at 8 a.m. and will return to Shepherdstown at 7 p.m. on April 18. The trip is open to the public. The cost, including lunch in the Delegate’s Café and the museum fee, is $75 per person. To reserve a seat, send a check to the Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown 25443 or contact Meg Peterson at 304-876-5021 or email

Nominate a senior citizen: The search is on for West Virginia’s outstanding senior volunteers. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations will be accepted through Sunday. To complete and submit a nomination form online and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue NE 68005.

JCCOA bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging will host the following bus trips in 2013: Mount Vernon on May 7; Noah at Sights and Sounds Theater on May 15; West Virginia mine wars tour on May 17 to 19; Maryland’s Eastern Shore on June 13 and 14; Hatfield & McCoy tour on June 20 to 22; Ring of Fire at Riverside Dinner Theater on July 3; Monticello on Sept. 21; Fall Scenic Western Railroad train ride on Oct. 16; Seasonal Allergies at Rainbow Dinner Theater on Nov. 6; “A Christmas Carol” at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater on Dec. 4. For more information or to register for a trip, call 304-725-4045.

Class of 1978 seeks classmates: The Jefferson High School Class of 1978 is looking for former classmates. The 35th reunion is planned for June 29 at the Charles Town Moose Lodge. The event will feature a social hour, cash bar, buffet dinner and DJ. Cost will be $45 per person and $80 per couple. Reservations are required by June 1. Make checks payable to JHS Class of 1978, P.O. Box 946, Inwood 25428. For questions, email, or

Low-cost vet service: Spay Today offers reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


– Compiled by Robert Smith

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