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Tri-state briefs

September 04, 2007

Shriners host health screening on Sept. 22



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Ali Ghan Shriners are sponsoring a screening clinic for children in need care for orthopaedic conditions, burn and spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

This clinic is open to any child younger than 18 for admission to receive care at Shriners Hospitals for Children where all care is provided at no charge, regardless of financial need, insurance coverage or relationship to a Shriner.

No appointments are necessary. The clinic will be in the Dyche-Kidwell Professional Building, 81 War Memorial Drive.

For more information, contact Fred Widmyer at 304-258-0181 or Ali Ghan Shrine based in Cumberland, Md., at 301-722-5970.




Cordes exhibit opens at Wilson College



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 to mark the opening of Metanoia, an exhibition of paintings by Washington, D.C. artist Franck Cordes.

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The exhibit, presented by Wilson's Department of Fine Arts and Dance, will run from Sept. 16 through Oct. 25 in the Bogigian Gallery on the ground floor of Warfield Hall.

Known for mixing media, Cordes combines painting with drawing, film/video and performance. He has exhibited widely throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

For his show at Wilson, Cordes will exhibit paintings on paper, several sculptures and possibly a short film. His work has always addressed memory and emotion, but this show will focus on the effects and experiences of a recent illness.

Bogigian Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.




Wings planned for Shepherd homecoming



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - As part of homecoming week at Shepherd University, the Alumni Association will hold a pre-game wings eating tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the midway.

The cost is $7 and the menu will consist of plain, barbecue, hot, and Asian wings with ranch and blue cheese dressings. Potato wedges, boardwalk fries, green beans, corn, three-bean cold salad, coleslaw, dessert and drinks will also be available.

An alumni brunch will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of McMurran Hall. The breakfast is free to everyone. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Shepherd University Foundation.

The homecoming parade begins at 11 a.m. and can be seen from German Street. The football game against Charleston begins at 1:30 p.m.




Pa. shelter seeks executive director



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The New Hope Shelter is looking for an executive director.

Duties of the director include management of daily operations of the shelter and its residents, oversight of the Thrift Shop, program development, fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and coordination, and community outreach.

The position requires good administrative, interpersonal, and computer skills.

If interested, send resum to Shelter Position, c/o 140 S. Phillips Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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