Tri-State briefs

February 21, 2006

Borough committees to meet Wednesday

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Three committees of the Waynesboro Borough Council are scheduled to hold a public meeting Wednesday evening to review ongoing issues.

The property and public safety, personnel and downtown finance committees will meet consecutively, beginning at 7 p.m. in Waynesboro Borough Hall.

The agenda includes a review of both the electronic and temporary signs ordinances, problems with vandalism at the park on Franklin Street, trash containers on Main Street, a housing rehabilitation program and concerns about streetlights.

- Jennifer Fitch

Garcia appointed to medical center post

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pedro E. Garcia has been appointed associate director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, effective Sunday.


Garcia will be responsible for coordination and supervision of the facility's administrative and ancillary services, according to a news release.

He will work with the director, chief of staff, and AMCD/Nursing & Education in maintaining quality of care for the veteran patients of the 69-bed hospital, 312-bed rehabilitation center and 178-bed nursing home care unit.

With a 25-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Garcia recently served as the chief of facilities management service for the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in biomedical engineering and a master's in Health Services Administration, according to the release.

Pizza & Praise service is Saturday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, will host a Pizza & Praise Saturday Night Worship service starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday in St. John's Fellowship Hall.

The community is invited to share a meal with family, friends and members of St. John's and stay for a Saturday night emerging worship service.

Music is planned and the format of the service will be different from that of the regular Sunday morning contemporary service, according to a news release from St. John's.

This service will emphasize the praise aspect of worship.

For more information, call the church office at 717-263-8593.

'Soldier' screening on tap at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University will hold a screening and discussion of "Winter Soldier" on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The film, a documentary chronicle of the 1971 Winter Soldier investigation conducted by Vietnam Veterans Against the War, features 125 veterans, including John Kerry, testifying about war crimes and atrocities they either participated in or witnessed in Vietnam. Bill Crandell, one of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organizers of the Winter Soldier investigations, will speak before the screening of the film and be available for questions afterward.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Hostetter, director of research and programs, at 304-876-5701.

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