Tri-State briefs

March 16, 2007

JLG honored by Letterkenny Depot

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., recently received an award from Letterkenny Army Depot.

Col. Robert A. Swenson, Letterkenny Depot commander, presented the award to Peter Bonafede Jr., senior vice president of manufacturing and global supply chain.

The award was given in appreciation to JLG for sharing lean manufacturing practices and allowing Letterkenny personnel to visit JLG manufacturing facilities over the past three years, according to a JLG news release.

Letterkenny has implemented many of JLG's best practices and is a two-time Shingo Prize recipient of the Public Sector Award. This award recently recognized Letterkenny for not only saving the American taxpayers money, but increasing the quality of Humvees for the war effort.


Mother's Day radio breakfast on tap

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Shindledecker will host a Mother's Day-oriented Breakfast in Waynesboro on Saturday, May 12, at the Elks Club on West Main Street.

Shindledecker first staged "Breakfast in Waynesboro" for WaynesboroFest 2006. The show is based on Waynesboro-native Tom Breneman's work in the 1950s radio show "Breakfast in Hollywood" and has since been performed for special events in Waynesboro and Greencastle, Pa.

The show features music, comedy and prizes and will be broadcast on WJEJ-AM 1240.

"Each lady receives a fresh carnation," Shindledecker said.

A buffet will be served from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by the hour-long show.

Tickets cost $12 and will be available, starting Monday, at the 1912 Hoover House, James Shoes, Key Insurance Group, and Sanders Furniture Refinishing and Upholstery.

For more information, call Shindledecker at 717-762-4752.

"Come and wish your mother a Happy Mother's Day over the radio," he said.

Stop smoking classes offered at Pa. hospital

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Staying Tobacco Free is offering free Stop Smoking classes every Monday, beginning March 19 and continuing through April 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Waynesboro Hospital.

Professionally trained instructors will emphasize long-term "Freedom From Smoking." Class topics include, Thinking About Quitting, Wanting to Quit, Quit Day, On The Road to Freedom, Winning Strategies, Staying Off, The New You, and Celebration. The program is funded in part under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Call 717-262-4691 to register and for more information.

Pregnancy center to host open house

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - PMI Pregnancy Resource Center will host an open house March 22 from 1 to 7 p.m. at its new location, 220 S. Potomac St.

PMI, a nonprofit organization, invites community members to tour the new facility and learn about the agency's programs.

For more information, call 717-762-8066.

Assistant vice president finance named

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Summit Health has announced that Jeff Carty has been named assistant vice president for finance at Waynesboro Hospital.

Carty, employed at the hospital for 23 years, previously held the job title of Controller.

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