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July 8, 2014

Mineral County will soon resume offering passport services

County clerk’s office workers will be trained

— KEYSER, W.Va. — Two employees from the Mineral County clerk’s office will be trained to offer passport services and will offer those services in the circuit clerk’s office, according to Richard Lechliter, commissioner.

 No date has been set for when the passport service will be offered but it will be discussed further during a commission meeting on July 30. Lauren Ellifritz, county clerk and Krista Dixon, circuit clerk, will be working together to offer this service, said Lechliter.

 During a commission meeting in May, Dixon indicated that her office is too busy getting ready for a new electronic system to offer passport services that the commission requested. The training on the new system could take up to two years, according to Dixon.

“We don’t want to give this up and we are hoping you would at least consider training two people to do this,” said LaRue during the May meeting. “You would have to do it by appointment. We don’t want it to leave the courthouse.”

The next commission meeting will be held July 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room.

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