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Guess “Where’s Bella?” And Enjoy Hockey

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The “Where’s Bella?” contest continues with a new photo and location. Shopping News readers have the opportunity to win a gift certificate valid for four Silver Zone ticket vouchers to a Reading Royals hockey game during the 2014-2015 regular season.

By correctly identifying the location in which Bella, the black lab, is photographed, your entry will be entered to win a weekly random drawing. This week, the contest entry form, rules and regulations can be found on page 15A. Remember to check back weekly for a new chance to win!

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Lions Club Donates Toys To Ephrata Area Social Services

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The Ephrata Lions Club took time out of their busy schedules to go shopping for toys that will make Christmas morning brighter for children whose parents will do their last minute selections in Santa’s Room, a function of the EASS Holiday Exchange Program. The Ephrata Lions Club has been a contributor to the EASS holiday programs for many years. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Michelle Cisney, Jeff Donahue, Barry Rupp, Bill Peters, Nevin Rutt (Lions President) and Tom Swalwell (EASS Director).


Garden Spot Honors Six

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Garden Spot High Schools Students of the Month for November were chosen for exemplifying the characteristic, Respect. Shown are (front) Abigail Fricke (Grade 10), Leeah Figueroa (Grade 9), Pagie Martin (Grade 11); (back) William Horning (Grade 10), Blake Hurst (Grade 9), and Jacob Mast (Grade 11).


High School Pianist Excels

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Junior Kayla Logar has accomplished something no Cocalico High School student has done before: she has successfully auditioned to accompany not only the LLMEA County Chorus, but the PMEA District 7 Chorus as well. From the multitude of pianists who auditioned on some very advanced repertoire, Kayla placed first and is one of only two accompanists selected. For her audition, she was given two songs to prepare, which she then performed under the direction of a conductor. She also had to play all the voice parts at once, a skill that required her to read several lines of music at one time. Kayla is the daughter of Dave and Justine Logar. She currently takes private piano lessons with Mrs. Nikki Metzler of Lancaster.


Local Youth Give Thumbs Up To New Skate Park

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Although the official opening of Ephrata Borough’s newly completed skate park has not happened yet, youth from around the area were showing off their skills on a warm winter day recently. Whether on a skateboard, a scooter or BMX bike, teens were exhibiting some awesome skills on the park’s challenging layout.

Shown is a BMX rider getting some air on a ramp, while a talented skateboarder lands a trick beside him.

The park is located beside the Ephrata Public Library.

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