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Tri-State briefs

January 11, 2008

Pa. students awarded scholarships



HARRISBURG, Pa. - Twenty-five students, including two from Franklin County, received $3,500 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation on Tuesday at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Kristina Dice and Jaclyn Upperman, both of Chambersburg, were both announced as winners before the Sale of Champions, according to a news release.

Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded $632,000 in scholarships to 273 junior Farm Show exhibitors, the news release stated.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution and have been a Pennsylvania Farm Show exhibitor of junior market sheep, steers, swine or goats. Junior breeding and dairy exhibitors also are eligible.

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Scholarship funding comes from the Farm Show Sale of Champions, corporate membership dues, individual contributions and buyer contributions from the Farm Show's Junior Livestock Sale.




Waynesboro churches featured in series



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The history of Waynesboro's churches will be featured in a series starting today at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church "Lunch and Learn" program.

Every Friday through mid-March, the history of a local church will be presented by the church's pastor or members of the congregation.

The free program runs from noon to 1 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch.

Churches scheduled so far include: Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, today; Salem Church, Jan. 18; First Presbyterian Church, Jan. 25; Faith United Methodist Church, Feb. 1; Christ United Methodist Church, Feb. 8; St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church or St. Mary's Episcopal, Feb. 15; Grace Brethren Church, March 7.

Other churches might be scheduled in the future. It is planned to make a record of the presentations and pass them on to the Waynesboro Historical Society.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is at the corner of Broad and Second streets.




Lawmaker hosts town meeting Saturday



HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, will host a town meeting Saturday at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library to give local residents to discuss legislative issues with him.

The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library, 600 Polk St.

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