Tri-State briefs

April 08, 2013

Franklin Co. residents not eligible for FEMA funding
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County, Pa., residents and businesses will not be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for damage stemming from Superstorm Sandy, Franklin County Department of Emergency Services director David Donohue said Monday.
The ineligibility is related to the state not qualifying, Donohue said.
Government bodies and some non-government organizations that provide support services are eligible for reimbursements, which must be extensively documented, Donohue said. The funding will not be available for several months, he said.
The Franklin County Commissioners declared a state of emergency prior to Superstorm Sandy hitting the area. The St. Thomas, Pa., area was hit especially hard.

Blue Ridge CTC to host career fair on April 18
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is hosting its fifth annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m.
This will be the first Career Fair at the new main campus at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive in Martinsburg.
The Career Fair provides opportunities for current job seekers to actively network with organizations, and also apply for available positions. All members of the community are invited to participate. For companies actively recruiting candidates, on-site interviews will be held. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring an up-to-date copy of their resume and to be prepared for a potential interview.
Approximately 30 organizations registered to participate in the event.

Dairy Princess candidates sought in Franklin County
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County, Pa., dairy industry is seeking candidates to serve as County Dairy Princess for a one-year period beginning in mid-May.
Any single young woman from a dairy background or with an interest in the dairy industry who can consider devoting a year of her spare time helping to further the interest of the largest industry in Franklin County is eligible.
The 2013-14 Franklin County Dairy Princess will be selected Friday, May 17, during a contest to be held at the Kauffman Community Center. The contest is sponsored by the Franklin County Dairy Promotion Committee.
The county committee is also seeking young ladies ages 4 to 24 interested in serving on the promotional court as Dairy Ambassadors, Dairy Misses or Dairy Little Misses for 2013-14.
Anyone interested in entering the Franklin County Dairy Princess contest should contact Jesse Kline, booking chairman for the county committee, by calling 263-7009 or 240-304-5735 or by email at jesse.kline44@gmail.
The deadline to enter is May 1, 2013.
Those interested in being part of the promotional court should also contact Kline.
Items needed for  Pa. historical society auction
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Historical Society is sponsoring a fundraising auction on Saturday, June 1, and is looking for good, salable items.
Anyone interested in donating objects may call the society at 717-264-1667 or email to

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