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Students Demonstrate Their Coding Abilities At District Contest

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata Area School District held their first night of the Coding Contest for 2019 recently, which in­cluded students from Eph­rata Intermediate School, Ephrata Middle School, Akron and Clay Elementary Schools.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are several students being judged on their coding project at Ephrata High School and they include Moses Kapp, Nathan Brubaker, judge Tracie Homsher (learning support teacher at Fulton), judge Tania Kreider (teacher at Akron) who is testing their project, and Theodore Smith. Students partici­pating in this event demonstrated the skills needed to be ready for the future.


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Adamstown Library Friends Annual Book Sale To Be Held

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Shown helping with this year’s Adamstown Library Friends Book Sale is, from left to right, Jane Lesher, Carole Evans, Mary Stewart, Margaret Harting, Lorraine Stevens, Ann Roseboro, Winnie Cammauf and Donna Eckert.

Anyone with an interest in used books will surely find treasures at the annual book sale being held by the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library. The event is scheduled to be held in the Peace U.C.C. Church fellowship hall, 37 East Swartzville Road, Denver. The Early Bird event will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a small admission charge. Regular sales will be held Thursday, May 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Saturday there will be a fill a bag sale.

The books are carefully sorted twice a month throughout the year into categories ranging from A for Art through the alphabet to W for Western. DVDs, CDs and puzzles are also for sale. The sale proceeds are donated to the library for the purchase of children’s books and programs.

This event is made possible with the cooperation of the local Boy Scout Troops, the Cocalico Leos, Peace U.C.C. Church and the Cocalico football players, as well as the many library supporters in the community.

The Keystone Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on Saturday morning for anyone wishing to make a blood donation.



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Ephrata Public Library Mystery Lovers Book Sale

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A Mystery Lovers’ Book Sale will be held at the Ephrata Public Library Community Commons building Thursday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. All book sale purchases will be by donation with all proceeds benefitting the Ephrata Public Library. There will be lunch available by donation each day also.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Lauren Fisher (Library Development Coordinator) and Edgar Stoesz (volunteer).


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Quiz Bowl Team Attains Recognition

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Congratulations to the Cocalico High School Quiz Bowl Team for their sixth place finish in the Lancaster-Lebanon Quiz Bowl League Tournament. The varsity team, shown in the photo, from left to right, was comprised of Landon Leininger, Gabe Plotnikov, Captain Zoe Smith and Stephen Ranck, who jointly competed against the top 16 teams that qualified for the playoff tournament. The sixth place finish is the highest final ranking for Cocalico in school history!



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Women Veterans Retreat Seminars

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania hosted a Women Veterans Retreat that took place in Ephrata recently. Over 100 women veterans/active duty military personnel from across the state, from all branches of military attended the weekend of seminars and fellowship.

A “Meet and Greet” at the Ephrata VFW with the VFW State Commander started the weekend, then continued with Saturday seminars/workshops that were held at Bethany U.C.C. During lunch they had at least ten new military recruits join them, young women who are about to enter the military and they were encouraged to ask questions of the more seasoned and experienced women veterans to hopefully ease their transition into military service.

Shown are attendees looking at a quilt honoring women who served.