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Bishop wins scholarship

A new scholarship was awarded last Tuesday to Alex Bishop.

Bishop, who has been a member of the Panthers Band as trumpet player and drum major, was awarded a scholarship that has been established in memory of Herbert Young, who served 25 years as director of bands at Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

Young's career spanned 40 years in the Hancock area teaching music, directing bands, choruses and church choirs.

This scholarship is co-sponsored by the Band Boosters and the Young family and was the idea of Scott Benford, director of bands at the school. Young's granddaughter, Sarah Wagner, is in band class at Hancock. The Young scholarship will be awarded annually.

Love Your Neighbor Day

Love Your Neighbor Day, sponsored by the Hancock Assembly of God on Saturday, June 6, takes place on the church grounds, 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave.


The annual event has lots of free stuff -- food, clothing, other household items, fun for the kids, a volleyball tournament, special music and a classic vehicle cruise-in. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m.

Circus coming to town

The circus is coming to town Friday morning. Plan to be at Widmeyer Park in the morning, and you may get to see the big tent go up. Today is the last day to purchase advance tickets for $10 for adults and $6 for children at the Hancock Truck Stop, Shives Pizza and CNB bank. Tickets the day of the shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. will be $14 per adult and $7 per child. This event is sponsored by the Hancock Fire Co.

Fishing rodeo

Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club's annual fishing rodeo is Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Tonoloway Lake, Woodmont Road.

Refreshments and prizes will be offered for the free event, open to all area youths age 13 and younger. Sponsors include Safari Club International, C&O Bicycle Shop and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

Student learning hours

The Counseling Center at Hancock Middle-Senior High School reminds eighth-graders that they can begin earning student service learning hours this summer by volunteering at a local charitable agency. Work done with a parent (e.g., chores) or for an individual does not count. I want to add that the Interfaith Service Coalition is an excellent place to volunteer, and many churches also provide opportunities to attend work camps such as Camp Joy.


And finally, Hancock's class of 2009 will step into their future next Thursday evening, June 4. Commencement is at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Admission is by ticket only. The Class Baccalaureate is the preceding evening, Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m., also in the auditorium. This year's Baccalaureate speaker will be the Rev. Allan Weatherholt, rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. Tickets are not needed for Baccalaureate, which is open to all.

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