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November 24, 2009

Chambersburg coaches attend impact seminar



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than 70 coaches from the Chambersburg Area School District attended a seminar called "Double-Goal Coach: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors" on Nov. 17 in the district's administration building.

Sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance, the Double-Goal Coaches "strive to create Triple-Impact Competitors" who make themselves better, make teammates better and make the game better, a news release stated.

"Coaching is about much more than just winning a game. We want all of our coaches to excel at promoting positive teamwork and leadership skills our students will carry with them for a lifetime," Chambersburg athletic director Don Folmar said in the news release

The Positive Coaching Alliance has three goals, including to replace the "win-at-all-cost" model of coaching.

"This workshop gave me some great ideas I can use to reinforce some of my own practices as a coach," said Wendy Grove, girls' volleyball coach.

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Annual Welsh Run candlelight service set for Dec. 12



WELSH RUN, Pa. - The Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Christmas candlelight service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

All are invited to share the nondenominational celebration of the Christmas spirit. This structure has welcomed worshippers for 138 years.

Found at the intersection of Pa. 995 and Pa. 416, the church is the center of the village of Welsh Run. Fellowship at the residence of Sid and Pam Craddock will follow the services.

Please note there are no indoor restroom facilities at the church.

For information, call 717-369-4666 or 717-643-0442.

Mercersburg to host community tree lighting



MERCERSBURG, Pa. - On Friday, Dec. 4, the Borough of Mercersburg will host a lighting of the community Christmas tree on the square in front of the Irwin House at 6 p.m. with caroling by the James Buchanan Middle School Chorus.

The Buchanan Lioness Club will be serving hot chocolate and cookies. All are invited to attend.

Mont Alto Road bridge project in stimulus funds



MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced Friday that low bids on the current 293 stimulus projects allowed the state to take on additional ones.

Included is rehabilitation of the Mont Alto Road bridge over a tributary to the Conococheague Creek in Guilford Township. The project cost is $584,000, according to a news release.

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