Tri-state briefs for 8/4

August 04, 2005

Opponents of ethanol plant to host picnic

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Citizens for a Quality Environment will hold a picnic today at 6 p.m. for opponents of a proposed ethanol plant in the Cumberland Valley Business Park.

The picnic will be at the AMVETS Post 224 Pavilion, 750 Fifth Ave. An update on the environmental and legal challenges to the plant will begin at 6:45 p.m. and a question-and-answer period also will be held.

T-shirts, bumper stickers and yard signs will be available.

Citizens for a Quality Environment has led opposition to a plant proposed by Penn-Mar Ethanol of York, Pa. The company plans to invest $80 million in the plant to produce about 60 million gallons of the fuel additive a year from 20 million bushels of corn.

Street in Ranson to close next week

RANSON, W.Va. - W.Va. 115, a street in Ranson near the 7-Eleven, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Monday and Tuesday.


The street will be closed at the railroad crossing, according to a press release from the Division of Highways.

Drivers heading south are asked to follow detour signs at Ambrose Drive, while drivers heading north should follow detour signs at Cranes Lane.

New students may enroll at Hedgesville

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - New students who need to enroll at Hedgesville High School for the 2005-06 school year may do so beginning Aug. 16, according to a news release from the school.

To register, students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have the following: copy of birth certificate, copy of transcripts from previous school, immunization records and proof of residence.

To schedule an appointment, call 304-754-3354, ext. 3106.

Hedgesville High School will be hosting Freshman/New Student Parent Orientation on Aug. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school. All parents are encouraged to attend. This meeting is for parents only.

Kids wellness camp to be held next week

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Wellness Center, in conjunction with WVU Extension Service, will hold Kids' CARDIAC Camp Challenge Aug. 8 to 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am for kids 5 to 10 years of age.

The purpose of this program is to increase kids' knowledge and practice of good physical activity and nutrition habits in a fun, active atmosphere.

This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To register, call The Wellness Center at 304-264-1232.

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