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Tri-State briefs

October 19, 2007

Teen pool player competes at U.S. Open



A Mont Alto, Pa., teenager won two matches this week at the 2007 U.S. Open pool championship in Chesapeake, Va., before he was eliminated.

Richard Barney, 15, lost his first-round match to Mark Jarvis, 11-5, according to the Web site www.azbilliards.com, which is posting tournament results.

That match was Monday, according to results shown at www.insidepoolmag.com.

In the bracket for players who lost one match, Richard defeated Alan Jewell, 11-1, on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, he defeated Stanley Wilkie, 11-6.

On Thursday, in the next round, Shaun Wilkie beat Richard, 11-9, according to www.azbilliards.com.

The tournament concludes Saturday.

Richard won the 2007 junior national nine-ball championship in Minnesota in July, earning a berth in the junior world championships in Germany in November.

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- Andrew Schotz




Pa. Food Lion to host chili cook-off



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Food Lion of Greencastle is hosting a chili cook-off fundraiser on Oct. 27 at the American Legion on South Carlisle Street in Greencastle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support the Children's Miracle Network.

The network is a nonprofit organization that raises money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

This particular fundraiser will support the National Children's Center in Washington D.C., which is one of the top children's hospitals in the country.

There are 14 Food Lions in the region that support the National Children's Center. Representatives from each Food Lion will attend the fundraiser and will bring two types of chili for the public to taste - one mild and one spicy.

For $4 for adults 12 and over and $2 for children under 12, the public can taste 28 different types of chili and vote on their favorite one.

There will be sand art and other games for children and a 50/50 drawing.

"The money that we raise goes directly for research and development into childhood diseases and supports a number of programs for the children while they are staying in the hospital," said Beth Lovell, who is organizing the event and works at the Food Lion in Greencastle.

- Ashley Hartman




Stop Smoking classes offered at Pa. hospital



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Staying Tobacco Free is offering free Stop Smoking classes every Monday, beginning Nov. 5 and continuing through Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Waynesboro Hospital's Family Birthing Classroom.

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.

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




Shepherd names outreach coordinator



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University has named Douglas C. Smith coordinator of educational outreach for the Office of Graduate Studies. He will be responsible for working with graduate courses and programs specifically designed for working professionals.

Smith has served as a professor at Glenville State College and recently retired from West Virginia University after 36 years of service. He was awarded senior professor emeritus at the time of his retirement. He has published 50 books, monographs and articles, most of which deal with Chinese education and family life.

He was recently invited to the Harvard University College of Education to lecture and spent a week at Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts as guest professor.




Leave No Trace hike set at Cowans Gap



FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Leave No Trace Hike will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Cowans Gap State Park starting at 10 a.m.

The hike leaves from the park amphitheater at 10 a.m. and includes a four-mile walk on moderate trails along Cove Mountain and the South Branch Little Aughwick Creek.

Walkers are asked to dress in comfortable, layered clothing and good hiking shoes or boots. Walkers can bring a lunch for a picnic along the way.

Hike size is limited, and registration is required. To register for the hike, call the park office at 717-485-3948 by noon on Friday, Nov. 2.

All programs at Cowans Gap State Park are free.

ยท Cowans Gap State Park is seeking conservation volunteers for the 2008 season.

Volunteer help is needed in several areas of the park, including trail maintenance, interpretation/environmental education, research, and wildlife habitat.

If interested, or to obtain more information, call 717-485-3948 or stop by the park office to fill out an application.

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