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May 01, 2010

Forrester Lincoln Mercury



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Forrester Lincoln Mercury recently received the 2009 President's Award from the Ford Motor Co.

The award honors dealerships that excelled in automotive retailing in 2009 by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

Only 36 Lincoln Mercury dealerships nationwide received the honor. This marks the eighth year that Forrester Lincoln Mercury has earned the award.

Orrstown Financial Services



SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown Financial Services Inc. reported net income of $3,406,000 for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 12.6 percent over the first quarter of 2009.

The company also reported that net interest income improved by 30.9 percent over first quarter of 2009, and net interest margin improved by 36 basis points over the first quarter of 2009.

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Primary earnings per share increased 10.6 percent over the first quarter of 2009. Loans increased 8.5 percent and deposits increased 27.6 percent over the first quarter of 2009.

The company's board of directors approved a second-quarter cash dividend of 22 cents per share for shareholders of record on May 7. The dividend will be paid May 19.

Giant Food Stores

Martin's Food Markets

CARLISLE, Pa. - Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets recently donated $435,305 to the fight against hunger.

During the stores' Bag Hunger campaign from Feb. 28 to March 13, customers were asked to donate $1 at checkout to benefit their regional food banks and local pantries.

This is the first of two in-store Bag Hunger campaigns at Giant and Martin's this year. The second is scheduled to coincide with Hunger Action Month in September.

Food Resources of Washington County and the Food Bank of Western Maryland were among the agencies that received money.

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