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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Beckley, West Virginia Inside today school closing coach Dave Barksdale reloads As Wyoming county comprehensive Woodrow Wilson seeks to defend title plan spells end for Glen Rogers As state s basketball team of the mostly Cloud eagles ready to Fly i listed highs near 60 c Ace school Pao a decade Page is Register Herald Beckley West Virginia thursday december 9,1999 50 cents a Fayette county commission gets an earful on Ove Billings by Joe Myers Thomson we network Fayetteville a Fayette county commissioners fielded stiff criticism wednesday Over the handling of a $391,000 Billing error in property taxes. Harold Bragg a Glen Jean resident who frequently attends county commission meetings blasted commissioners for not reprimanding assessor Tom Aiello. An employee in Aiellos office misplaced a Decimal Point in setting tax rates for one account resulting in the overfilling in the july tax statements. County employees Are in the process of sending More than 27,000 refund checks totalling $201,000 to residents who have paid their taxes. Revised statements Are being mailed to the others. Bragg noted that sending the refund checks will Cost the county approximately $13,000 in postage. Several months ago Aiellos office sent out unnecessary real estate reappraisal notices that Cost the county about $5,000 in postage Bragg claimed. A these errors go unnoticed a he told commissioners. A that office has made two major mistakes that Cost us nearly $20,000.�?� see Fayette on Page 12a a Gray Eagle Van meter tells tales of legend for esp Hob Hae Tike Heral dangers sing by Neale r. Clark Register Herald reporter Hbous a a Century of living documentary evidently was three years in the making at least As far As fabled Beckley coach Jerome Van meter is concerned. An esp special also featuring Van meter did no to take quite As Long. A Lou Webb who is one of coaches greatest athletes and friends and now a successful business Man in California Learned about this upcoming Hob program in 1996, i think a said Mel Hancock a longtime Friend of Van meters. Van meter Webb contacted the Hob producers who flew Van meter to California and spent an entire Day interviewing the a Gray Eagle at Webb a Home. Then As Hancock see Van meter on Page 12a my Morgan the Register Herald students from Clear Fork elementary Carol the Bells wednesday for shoppers on the concourse of Crossroads mall. Inundated Cinda Guy sorts mail at the Beckley Post office wednesday. After six years working for the postal service Guy said she has Learned to have her shopping done Early and her tree up because the letter Rush in the final two weeks leading up to Christmas leaves Little time for anything else. W. Dayton whittle the Register Herald no guarantees after tomorrow packages must be shipped by Friday for Christmas delivery by Lynne Gilham Register Herald reporter Santa selves on duty at area Post offices need your help in getting Christmas packages and cards delivered by dec. 25th. To ensure delivery by Christmas packages that will be mailed Standard mail need to be shipped by Friday said Rick Campbell Beckley a postmaster. Priority mail packages should be shipped by the 20th, he said. Express mail parcels Are guaranteed Christmas delivery if they Are mailed by the 23rd. Postal elves will deliver on Christmas Day. Campbells tips on shipping packages a make sure its Well packed in a Good sturdy Box. Done to use string. We sort on machines and string can get caught in the a do not wrap the Box in paper. Just in Case the address would get torn off the Box put a piece of paper on the inside of the Box with the tape on the Label would also help he said. Get Christmas cards and letters in the mail by the 20th to ensure delivery beset no guarantees on Page 12a �8226 77777 volume 120 number 153 lotto West Virginia daily 3 6-6-8 daily 4 5-7-5-1 Power Ball 13-34-40-44-47 Power Ball 24 Jackpot $41 million Cash 4 Ufa 46-50-54-65 housing loan approved for Beckley apartments inside today staff report a $56,000 housing loan has been approved by the Federal Home loan Bank of Pittsburgh for South Vance drive apartments in Beckley rep. Nick Rahall d-w.va., said wednesday. Rahall said the program will provide for construction of a new two building connected Structure containing 16 units of rental housing. A this new construction will provide valuable housing opportunities for Low income people who Are chronically mentally ill and developmentally disabled and includes extensive support services a Rahall said. Vance housing housing inc served As the Lead sponsors of the project. Bridge. ____6b horoscopes. .7b Calendar. ____3a news of record 3a 2 = 5 2 o .9b-14b opinion. .4a comics. ____7b sports. .1b-5b dear Abby ____6b stocks. .9a deaths. .10a television. .6b history. ____3a weather. .12a a news hotline 255 4400 m delivery problem Call 255 4444 or 1-800-950 0250

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