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Panhandle Live for July 27, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Jul 27 2012 6:53AM
It sounds like a good win for child care centers across the state. On Tuesday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin lifted the freeze on new applications for the child care subsidy program. Director of the Shepherdstown Daycare Center Melissa Holman spoke with us about the positive implications that has for business, but warns there is more to be done.
Doug Hovatter explained the significance of the Berkeley County Youth Fair, the country's only remaining county fair focusing on youth. He spoke about the lessons learned and the importance of community support! Get a full schedule of information at http://www.berkeleycountyyouthfair.org/
Jefferson County Commissioner Lyn Widmyer spoke about the roughly $200,000 “scrape” from last year's budget. About $150,000 of that will be helping out at the CVB and $50,000 will go to the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. We spoke also about the importance of spay neuter. Find out about the society at http://www.awsjc.org/ and the Spay Today Program at 3731 Berryville Pike (Route 340)