Tri-State briefs

May 30, 2008

Township might add to its office space

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township Supervisors are considering adding to their municipal offices on South Welty Road.

The 24-foot by 40-foot addition being considered for the existing modular structures would give township officials three additional offices and extra room for filing cabinets, which are currently blocked by other stored items.

Township officials painted marks in the parking lot to indicate where the new structure would be built, demonstrating that it would convert the building into a T-shape.

The matter will be discussed at Monday's supervisors meeting.

Superintendent search continues

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Late June would be the earliest for the Waynesboro Area School Board to announce a superintendent for the school district, the board president said this week.


The board started with 13 candidates to replace Barry L. Dallara, who retired in mid-April.

Board President Stanley Barkdoll said that the nine-person school board narrowed the number to three final candidates, each of whom were interviewed twice.

Now, with the time that has passed, the school board must determine whether those people are still interested in the job, according to Barkdoll.

"We're accepting applications and letters of interest again from the three candidates we interviewed," Barkdoll said.

Board OKs upgrade for library system

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday agreed to spend $32,000 on a library management system in the coming school year.

The Follett Library Management System will replace the aging software that could crash at any time, according to Gloria Walker, the district's interim superintendent.

The vote to move forward with Follett was 7-2, with Leland Lemley and Chris Devers in dissent. Devers expressed frustration that his colleagues were voting for the system after just voting down PowerSchool.

Five board members voted against spending $138,000 for PowerSchool, which is a mostly paperless student records system. Walker had recommended using the system for things like menus, calendars, class assignments and course request forms.

Voting against PowerSchool were Lemley, Firmadge Crutchfield, Ed Wilson, Mindy Rouzer and Pat Heefner. In favor were Devers, K. Marilyn Smith, Stanley Barkdoll and John Fitz.

- Jennifer Fitch

Research retreat set for next month

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Edgar Cayce Foundation, A.R.E., (Association for Research and Enlightenment) is sponsoring its 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Region Retreat at Shepherd University beginning Friday, June 13.

Energy Medicine is the topic of the hands-on workshop which will be presented by Denise Furgason and Ellen Selover, graduates of Donna Eden's Energy Medicine Certification Program and long-time students of the Edgar Cayce readings and holistic wellness modalities.

Participants will learn skills to use in daily life to enhance their health.

Lodging and meals are available on the college campus. Visit the A.R.E. Web site at for more information. To register, call 410-242-3831 or e-mail

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