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Gorgeous Autumn Weather Ushers In Busy Harvest Season

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Farmers across Lancaster County are keeping busy with harvesting work as fall gets underway in full swing. Many local farms are opting to bring in outside sources who can get the job done in a more timely and efficient manner, all the while using the latest equipment. This farm just outside of New Holland provides a scenic backdrop for some automated baling.


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Adamstown Library Welcomes FairyTale Acres Guest

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FairyTale Acres Pig Rescue visited with children at the Adamstown Library to share interesting facts about therapy pigs, demonstrate a few tricks and teach visitors about all the cool things these amazing animals can do. FairyTale Acres owner Chris Hainley is shown (orange shirt) watching youngsters having a good time feeding Charlie, the therapy pig, animal crackers, which are his favorite treat.


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Rotary Recognizes Three With Youth Leadership Award

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The Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club is pleased to recognize three local students as their 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) recipients. The three students named received scholarships to attend Messiah College during the summer of 2019 for leadership training. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award training emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth. The program was established in 1959 by a Rotary Club in Australia and has become an elite experience for selected high school stu­dents worldwide. Locally, high school students from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Leb­anon, Perry and York Counties attended RYLA at Messiah College during the summer of 2019.

Recently, this year’s local award recipients presented information about their experiences to the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club. “RYLA was an amazing experience,” reported Bryce Popolis, a senior at Cocalico High School. “I learned how I could become a better leader and the role I may play for others watching my leadership.” “The experi­ence helped me improve my leadership skills,” stated Ciara Deemer, a senior at Ephrata High School. “The guest speakers were phe­nomenal.” “I loved it!” said Carrie Buckwalter, a senior at Cocalico High School. “I met many great people and learned a lot about being a better leader.”

The 2020 leadership award winners will be selected from the Junior year classes at Cocalico and Ephrata High Schools. Cocalico and Ephrata juniors are encouraged to apply in their respective school counseling office.

Pictured being recognized at the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club meeting are, from left to right, Scott Bennetch (Cocalico High School Assistant Principal), Larry Maier (Rotary Presi­dent), Carrie Buckwalter, Bryce Popolis, Ciara Deem­er, Dave Davies (Rotary RYLA Coordinator) and Chris Irvine (Cocalico High School Principal).


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Garden Spot Recognizes Four Students

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Garden Spot High School is pleased to honor the following four students who truly exemplify the trait of leadership. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Blake Weaver, Angellia Brenneman and Lejla Hamzic.


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Cocalico Yearbook Editors Selected

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Cocalico High School has chosen yearbook editors for this year and they include, from left to right, Bethany Garner (Business Manager), Laura Whittaker (Section Editor), Brianna Burkholder (Editor In Chief), Karin Rathman (Photo Editor) and Katie Ziegler (Copy Editor).