Neighborhood news

August 24, 1998

Service veterans needing help with medical, employment, education and housing benefits can meet with specialists at a workshop from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Martinsburg, W.Va.

For information, call the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., at 1-304-965-0865.

The Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall will host Toddler Games Saturday for children ages 11/2 to 5.

The games will feature a safety street, miniature athletic stadium, and creativity corner and music center. Emphasis is on participation, not competition.

The festivities are free.

Registration will begin at noon on center stage. Events begin at 12:30 p.m. and the grand finale drawing will be at 3:45 p.m.

Participants can register anytime at the mall's customer service booth.

For information, call Denise M. McDowell at 1-717-263-5797.

Del. John Overington, R-Berkeley, is hosting two town meetings on Saturday in Berkeley County, W.Va.

The first will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marlowe (W.Va.) Ruritan building on Broad Lane.


The second is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department on W.Va. 9.

The Chambersburg Area Council of Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Republican headquarters at the South Gate Mall, Chambersburg, Pa.

The guest speaker will be District Attorney Jack Nelson, who will discuss the formation of a grand jury in Chambersburg.

For information, call 1-717-263-7999.

The Waynesboro (Pa.) Area School District will offer a new series of classes to help adults prepare to take the GED Test leading to a high school equivalency diploma.

The opportunity is for those 18 and older who did not graduate from high school.

Orientation and registration will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Meet in the front lobby near the flagpole.

Classes will begin the following week, with one group meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and the other group meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The classes are free to Pennsylvania residents, as is the pretest.

For information, call William Witherow, GED coordinator, at 1-717-762-1191 or 1-717-762-9782.

Susan Leighow, a Shippensburg (Pa.) University historian, will lead a discussion program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, at the Fendrick Library in Mercersburg, Pa.

"Homefront USA" will explore how Americans' lives were transformed during the 1940s. Participants will be able to share their memories, family mementos and stories of what life was like for them, as well as read about other Americans' homefront experiences.

The group will be limited to 20 and the cost is $20 per individual or couple, which includes printed materials and a copy of "Homefront American: Popular Culture of the World War II Era" by Robert Heide and John Gilman.

For information or to register, call the library at 1-717-328-9233 by Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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