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    Ruth Doughty To Celebrate 100 Years

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    This coming Saturday, March 28 marks a very special day for Ephrata resident Ruth Doughty. Ruth, who resides at The Groves in Ephrata, is celebrating her 100th birthday and is looking forward to this special milestone. Ruth was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lived in Kearny, New Jersey as we…
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    President’s Service Award

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    Abigail Kachel, an Eph­rata High School senior, is a recent recipient of the Presi­dent’s Volunteer Serv­ice Award for her exemplary volunteer service. The award recognizes Americans who have volunteered sig­nificant amounts of their time to serve their comm­unities and their country.


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    Brecknock Real Life Economics Lessons Encourages Third Grade Entrepreneurs

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    The third grade learners in Cristen Miller’s Language Arts class from Brecknock Elementary School had a chance to experience being an entrepreneur. The learners worked independently or with a team to create a product to sell at an Entrepreneur Bazaar held on Friday, March 6. Learners from third…
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    VFW Voice of Democracy Recognizes Winning Essay Writers

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    Ephrata VFW recently presented the winners of the Voice of Democracy (VoD) contest with their prizes. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed rec…
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    PMEA Region V Band Selections

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    Congratulations to the following three Ephrata High School students who earned a seat through the audition process for PMEA District 7 Honors Band. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Gavin Grove, Aubree High and Braden Mulcahy.


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    Students Commit To Serve In Armed Forces

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    Five Cocalico High School students have made commitments to serve in various branches of the United States military. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front row) Katelyn Geib (Navy), Pascquale Lunsford (National Guard); (back row) Michael Flucke (Army), Marshall Patterson (Army) and Je…
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