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January 26, 2006

Tech Prep college fair set for Feb. 4



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle Tech Prep Consortium will hold its annual College Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Martinsburg Mall.

Representatives from community colleges, technical schools, military programs and employment agencies will be at the college fair. All high school students and recent graduates are invited to attend.

Attendees will be advised on how they can use their EDGE credits toward an associate degree.

Financial-aid overview sessions will be at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Parents may sign up for free sessions on financial aid to be held at a later date.

Students may sign up for work-based learning credits, and may "Spin the Wheel" to win prizes.

The consortium is comprised of schools in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties; James Rumsey Technical Institute and The Community and Technical College of Shepherd.

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For more information about Tech Prep call Tech Prep/EDGE coordinator Peggy Talley at 304-260-4365 or go online at www.easternpanhandletechprep.net.




Pa. Democrats to host annual dinner



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Franklin County Democrats will pay tribute to the city of New Orleans at its annual Democratic Jefferson Jackson Dinner Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Club at 66 W. Main St. in Waynesboro.

Local Democratic candidates, elected officials and party activists will be available to discuss issues from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

A buffet dinner will be served, followed by guest speakers Shirley Warshaw, from Gettysburg (Pa.) College, presenting "The Imperial Presidency of George Bush;" retired Maj. Gen. Gerald Sajer, of Pennsylvania's U.S. National Guard, presenting Bob Casey for Pennsylvania Senate campaign and Franklin County, Pa. Commissioner Cheryl Plummer presenting "Democrats in Franklin County."

Part of the proceeds from the dinner will go to the Hurricane Relief Fund. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person, $15 for students and $40 for patrons. To reserve a seat, make a check payable to: Franklin County Democrats and mail to; B. Overholtzer, 6944 Fairway Drive East, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

For questions about the dinner call 717-352-4933 or e-mail bonnieo@comcast.net.




Pa. band festival set for this weekend



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin-Fulton County Band Festival will be hosted by the Chambersburg Area School District at the senior high school Friday and Saturday.

The festival includes students in seventh through 12th grades from Franklin and Fulton counties. The group is divided into two bands, grouped by grades. Students in seventh through ninth grade are in the junior high group, and students in 10th through 12th grade are in the senior high group.

Students were chosen by their band directors to attend the festival.

The bands will be guest directed by two members of the music department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. Bill Stowman, department chair, will direct the junior high band, and Brad Genevero, director of bands, will direct the high school band.

The students will arrive Friday morning and rehearse that day with the directors. The students will return Saturday morning and rehearse until noon.

The concert is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Admission is $5.

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