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Panhandle Live for Nov. 13, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Nov 13 2012 1:04PM
This morning we got a behind the scenes look at the Rumsey Radio Hour with Mark Kraham and Todd Coyle. The beloved Shepherdstown tradition is back this weekend (11/16 & 11/17) for two shows. The Rumsey Radio Hour is an old style radio program featuring music from local performers. With political satire, comedy skits, and far fetched stories the Rumsey Radio Hour offers a unique form of entertainment. The shows will be 8PM at the Opera House in Shepherdstown Friday night and 8PM at the Frank Arts Center on Saturday. For ticket information and other details check uot the website, visit them on facebook or just call 304-876-2786 or 304-876-2783. They had to turn people away last year so hurry!
We welcomed back Donna Seiler, Berkeley County’s Litter Control Officer for our trash talk segment. She is back on the job and ready to go. A lot of people kept moving forward with the effort but she said some new dump sites have cropped up that she plans to deal with asap. She still needs everybody's help, though. She can be reached via email and by calling (304) 267-5091.
And David Melton from the Social Security office was in to talk about some big changes there. First, Effective November 19, 2012, the Martinsburg Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. It was not all bad news today. David also reminded Veterans about their opportunities with Social Security. For those who return home with injuries, it will be our turn to help them. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they are unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security.