Tri-State briefs

June 12, 2008

Angel Food effort at Jefferson County church

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - For families struggling to make ends meet, help is available from Oakland Church, a host-site for Angel Food Ministries.

The program provides affordable, nutritious meals and food items, including rib eye steaks, Italian sausage, supreme pizza, and more. The groceries are sold in units of $30, as opposed to $65-$85 at a retail grocery store.

Order forms are available at Oakland Church, 70 Oakland Terrace, or can be downloaded from

Orders can also be placed online and paid for by credit or debit card, electronic check, or through PayPal. Angel Food also accepts food stamps. Pick-up day is June 28 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, call 304-725-3737.

Jefferson County Relay For Life location changed

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - The location of the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Relay For Life scheduled for June 20 and 21 has been changed to the Jefferson High School track.


The survivors reception still will be held in the Jefferson High Ninth Grade Complex cafeteria.

The relay begins June 20 with campsite setup starting at noon. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the opening ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

Special events include the celebrity silent auction from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., midnight madness auction from midnight to 1:45 a.m. and kids karaoke from 2 to 4 a.m. Kids must be 18 or younger with the first 20 registered kids participating.

For more information, contact Michelle Hart, event chairwoman, at 304-725-0246 or More information is available at the relay's Web site:

Financial seminar offered next week in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Financial educator Jane Landis of Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a two-hour mandatory class to assist county residents filing for debt relief on June 16 at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office on Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.

The class will be held in room 4 in the lower level of the building, which is handicapped-accessible.

The cost of the class is $40 per person or $50 per married couple. Scholarships are available.

The two-hour class, which is approved under the Bankruptcy Abuse Protection and Consumer Protection Act, provides practical strategies to help attendees reduce spending, manage credit wisely, plan for emergencies and increase savings. The session will provide information about and tools for personal financial management.

The federal bankruptcy law that became effective in October 2005 requires anyone filing for Chapters 7 or 13 bankruptcies to complete a class before the discharge of their debts is final.

All registrations must be sent to Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Penn State University, 323 Ag Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802. Class registration information also can be found at or by calling the Dauphin County Cooperative Extension at 717-921-8803.

For information, call Landis at 717-921-8803.

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