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NEWS
August 16, 2005
RESTON, Va. - The Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative has awarded scholarships to several students from Western Maryland. "These students are the future of our industry and it is our responsibility to make sure they have access to the best education possible," said Jay Bryant, general manager of the co-op. "We know these scholarships are an investment that will return dividends for years to come," Bryant said. Receiving a $1,000 scholarship is Ryan Shank. He hopes to use his dairy science and agricultural business degrees to manage, and someday, purchase, his family's dairy farm south of Hagerstown, the co-op said in a press release.
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NEWS
November 5, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport man was listed in serious condition at the Washington County Hospital Friday evening, a day after being hurt when a mobile home he was helping move fell on him and two other family members. The condition of the man, Carl Lester Eby, 51,was upgraded from critical Friday morning, a spokesman said. His son, Arvin Laray Eby, 16, of 14256 Clearspring Road, Williamsport, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital following the 11:30 a.m. accident, rescuers said.
NEWS
July 8, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Since 1993, approximately 200 tons of phone books have been collected through Franklin County's annual telephone book collection program, which began last week and runs through Aug. 15. In 2004 county government offices, along with businesses and individuals, recycled 30,000 pounds of phone books, said Dan Wolfe, a community planner with the Franklin County Planning Department. Containers for used phone books have been placed at the theater entrance of Chambersburg Mall; AC&T Fast Gas on North Antrim Way in Greencastle, Pa.; the Mercersburg Borough Hall; and the Waynesboro Mall on East Main Street, Waynesboro, Pa., Wolfe said.
OBITUARIES
April 22, 2011
DEC. 17, 1912-APRIL 22, 2011 Mrs. Doris Pearsall, 98, of 19431 Garretts Mill Road, Knoxville, Md., died April 22, 2011, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1912, in Laurens, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maude Fuller Brightman. She attended Laurens Central School and was a member of the Laurens Methodist Church. Doris married Robert J. Pearsall on Sept. 15, 1931. They lived and operated a dairy farm in Westford, N.Y., for 17 years. Following Mr. Pearsall's death in 1971, Doris moved to Orlando, Fla., where she lived for 35 years.
NEWS
September 9, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest will be Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's hosts will be Reich-Dale Farms, owned by Ed and Frances Reichard and family, and the Appalachian Nurseries, owned by Tom McCloud. Reich-Dale Farm is a dairy farm on Hades Church Road that milks about 95 cows and produces about 5,000 pounds of milk per day. Participants can go on wagon tours of the farm, visit dairy cows up close and pet baby calves. There will be free milk and ice cream for all visitors.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 16, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com When Kenneth George Plank was just a boy, his mother sat him down at the piano and told him he was to play for one hour each day. There was no debate, he was just to do it. "She just put the music in front of me and, after awhile, I learned to read music," Plank said. From that modest beginning, Plank grew musically and, in 1954, he began playing the organ for church services at Salem Reformed Church in Cearfoss. This year, he is beginning his 51st year playing that same organ in the same sanctuary.
NEWS
By CATHERINE SUDUE | July 24, 2007
Growing the next generation of farmers Betsy Herbst stood behind a fenced area as her 16-month-old grandson, Kaleb Long, played a game of chase with a pygmy goat and her two kids. The director and coordinator of activities within the tent that houses the Ag Ventures and Birthing Center, Herbst said the expo is a great place for children to learn about agriculture and the food they eat. "Food doesn't start in the grocery store. It starts with cows, pigs and chickens," said Herbst, of Williamsport.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | June 6, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Charles and Alliene Downs' bucolic farmland north of Clear Spring has been in her family since 1858 and a contract approved Wednesday will insure that it is permanently protected from development. The couple has agreed to sell the development rights to 129 acres of their land north of Clear Spring, which is farmed by a tenant crop farmer. "I feel that somebody has to make a stand and go against all this random development," Charles Downs said. Downs owns one of five Washington County farms accepted Wednesday into the state's Agricultural Land Preservation program.
NEWS
April 9, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The open, gently rolling land along Oellig Road has served the Stoner family well for five generations, and now the family is taking steps to ensure that the 1,650-acre property will remain much as it is down through the years. The five brothers who make up Stoner's Inc. are selling development rights to the land, a few hundred acres at a time, to the state's farmland preservation program. Eleven other farms in Franklin County also have been placed in the preservation program.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
Is agriculture an economic engine, a part of national defense or is it just producing food? I guess it depends on your point of view. However, I would say it is all three. How can it be, you say? First, let's look at agriculture as an economic engine. According to a report from the Pennsylvania Dairy Task Force Economic Development Committee, when a dairy farm spends money locally, it creates a multiplier effect more than two times the original dollar. In other words, for every $1 a dairy farm spends, roughly $2.50 in wages and related business transactions is contributed to the local economy.
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