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Franklin County briefs

December 30, 2008

Grant to establish new scholarships at Wilson



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently approved a $300,000 grant to establish new scholarships at Wilson College through the Stabler Scholarship Endowment.

The grant, which will be distributed over five years, was approved by the Stabler Foundation Board of Trustees in October. Funds will provide need-based scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to enroll at Wilson.

"Gifts of endowed scholarship are always welcome, since they play such a critical role in enabling talented students with financial need to complete their education," Wilson President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson said in a news release.

"In today's uncertain economic times, this gift from the Stabler Foundation will permit us to help even more students and families who need assistance," she said.

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Scholarships will be given based on a student's financial need; character, motivation and achievements; and academic performance, according to Kathie Berard, Wilson vice president for corporate, foundation and community relations. She said scholarships will be available to both new and returning students.

The Stabler Foundation has supported Wilson College in the past, including funding the Curran Scholars Program in 1997 and providing funds to restore the Moller organ in Wilson's Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall.

Incoming state senator moves Chambersburg office



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sen.-elect Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams, has moved his Chambersburg district office on Main Street.

The new address is 37 S. Main St., Suite 200, Chambersburg, PA 17201. The telephone number is 717-264-6100.

The office is staffed and ready to serve the constituents of the 33rd Senatorial District.

Alloway will be sworn in to office on Jan. 6, 2009. The 33rd Senatorial District covers all of Franklin and Adams counties, and part of York County.

Waynesboro shelter to host spay/neuter clinic for cats



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Antietam Humane Society will sponsor a low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for cats on Sunday, Jan. 25.

The clinic is geared toward reducing the number of stray cats in the community.

Appointments are necessary. Call the shelter at 717-762-9091 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Pa. museum releases fourth edition of 'Gleanings' book



SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - The Preserving Our Heritage Archives & Museum has released its latest book, "Gleanings 4: 1890-1893."

The book includes more than 40 color reproductions of business ads and local correspondence taken from area newspapers, according to a news release.

Included are stories of teachers, accidents, farming, fights and more, the news release states.

Book signings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, as well as 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 12, at the museum on South Mountain Road. Books cost $15 each.

For more information, call 717-762-2367.

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