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Pumpkins, Pigtails And Perfect Autumn Weather

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

The changing of the seasons is again knocking on our doorstep and signs are all around to remind us summer is just a memory. From cool nights to changing leaves to roadside stands brimming with countless fall décor, autumn is beginning to unveil her beauty. The two young sisters shown here were busy stacking pumpkins at this roadside stand near Talmage on a recent fall morning.


The Ephrata VFW Presents The John Radko Award

(Shopping News Photo by Crystle Eby)

Every community certainly has at least one “Outstanding Police Officer” who should be recognized. The John Radko Award will be presented so those brave and honest men and women in the field of Law Enforcement Service might know that their dedication and good will are appreciated.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3376, “The Ephrata VFW” is pleased to participate in the National VFW Safety Pro­gram, wherein we recognize and thank all First Respon­ders, but highlight the ser­vice and dedication of one individual in particular.

The 2017-2018 John Radko award was presented on Wednesday, October 3 to Ephrata Police Chief Will­iam Harvey, for his excellent record of service, dedication to the community of Ephrata and the surrounding area. The Chief was presented with a certificate of appre­ciation from the VFW Department of Pennsylvania, a name plaque (courtesy of VFW Post 3376 Chaplain Bruce Wolf) and dining gift certificate, so that he can enjoy a well-deserved night of rest and relaxation.

The award for the Fire­fighter they are recognizing will be presented at a future date.

The VFW Post is now accepting nominations for outstanding Law Enforce­ment, Firefighters, and EMT’s for the 2018-2019 year. Please contact Amy MacKenzie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 717-733-9904 if you wish to nominate a deserving individual.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, is Amy MacKenzie (VFW Post 3376 Quartermaster and Safety Program Chairperson), Eph­rata Police Chief William Harvey (2017-2018 award recipient) and Dwayne Mac­Kenzie (VFW Post 3376 Commander).


Future Business Leaders Plan Powder Puff Football Game

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Students are busy planning the Annual Powder Puff Football game, which will be played on Wednesday, October 24 in the Cocalico High School Stadium. Each grade needs to recruit members and also a teacher to coach the team. An entry fee will cover the cost of team t-shirts. The activity is sponsored by the Cocalico Chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Katie Heck, James Voutsinos and Allyson Hirneisen.


National Advanced Placement Scholar Earns Recognition

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Jacob Digman of Denver was recognized as the Cocalico High School October Student of the Month by the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club. Jacob is the son of Mike and Andrea Digman and is a senior at Cocalico High School. Jacob is a member of National Honor Society, FBLA, Student Government and participates in soccer, basketball and tennis teams. Jacob is a National Advanced Placement Scholar. He has earned various student of the month awards in several disciplines. After high school graduation, Jacob plans to attend college majoring in Actuarial Sciences.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Mrs. Laura Stehr (Cocalico High School Teacher), Eric Nissley (President, Denver-Ephrata Rotary), Jacob Digman, Andrea Digman (mother) and Mike Digman (father).

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