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Thursday, September 10, 2009 Public Oilmo www.publicopiniononIine.com PUT AW NEWS TCHAMBERSBURG Local Fundraiser set for homeless shelter "Our headliner band is ,' The Left Edge from; Philadelphia, and they will entertain what we expect to be a huge crowd with classic rock from the 1950s and 1960s," Ridgeway said. "Without funding like this, the threat is always there for the shelter to have to close its doors," said Joe Patterson, the event's media contact. conduct a festival: Help "Our Shelter" Musical Benefit. The festival is set for Oct. 10 at the Fort Loudon Community Center grounds. According to Trudy Wesley, director of the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless, she was approached by event planner Kathryn Ridgeway to start organizing a benefit slowed down." Wesley hopes to raise awareness of the shelter's needs in order to keep it operating. With cold weath- . er approaching, Wesley worries that the 16 residents of the shelter will have no place to go if the situation worsens. With Ridgeway's help, the two have been able to put a plan into action. tabs pn TIN digest FRANKLliil COUNTY Deadline extended for gypsy moth spraying The deadline for registering for the 2010 gypsy moth spray program in Franklin County has been extended to Tuesday. Franklin County is cooperating with the Bureau of Forestry in the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service to spray gypsy moth caterpillars next spring in certain residential wood lots and public high-use areas in the county. Repeated high population of the pest weakens oak forests. The gypsy moth numbers crashed this spring as a result of a cool spring and spraying. Residents who have experienced defoliation this year due to gypsy moth, caterpillars and meet the survey requirements may contact the Extension office at 263-9226 or by e-mail at rcellpsu.edu. Field analysis of the applicants will be conducted this month. Landowners will be notified about their eligibility, T CARLISLE 1-81 work will be done during night hours Crews will be working at night on Interstate 81 north of Carlisle for the next week, weather permitting. ' : Crews are cutting out and removing s ections of concrete at seven locations in the northbound lanes of 1-81 between the Clare-mont Road overpass and ' the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge through Sept 17. Motorists can expect single lane restrictions during work hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. today, then Sunday through Sept. 17. A quick-curing concrete will patch the holes. Trucks account for as . much as 26 percent of the daily traffic volume (19,846 vehicles). The work is part of a $4.8 million contract to repair and resurface more than seven miles of 1-81 from the Susquehanna River to Exit 57. TCHAMBERSBURG Holiday parade set for Nov. 21 in downtown Chambersburg's 40th Annual Holiday Parade will kick off the 2009 holiday season on Nov. 21. The parade participants ' step off at 6:30 p.m. at King and Main streets and will proceed south on Main Street, east on Washington Street, and north on Second Street, completing the one-mile parade route at Second and Grant streets. The judging stand will once again be in the first block of South Main Street, in front of Olympia Candy Kitchen. Companies and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade with marching units and floats decorated with holiday themes. Deadline for entries is Nov. 3. For an entry form, or more information, contact the Downtown Business Council at 261-0072, dbcinnemet.net or http: www.chambersburg.biz. F&M Trust is the sponsor of this year's parade. MID-ATLANTIC By JULIA STEIN Staff writer The Pennsylvania state budget impasse has caused a daily battle to exist for the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless. Without state funding, the shelter has relied on volunteer-collected donations and handouts. To raise more money, the shelter plans to TGREENE TOWNSHIP By JIM HOOK Senior writer The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter kicked off its building campaign Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new animal shelter. The relocation of the shelter from Country Road in Guilford Township to 11 acres near Letterkenny Army Depot is to cost $4.2 million. The shelter to date has raised $1.28 million in pledges and cash. C.Q. Smith, a retired Chambersburg businessman, most recently pledged $250,000. He joined other community leaders on Wednesday scooping with chrome shovels. "I have always had a soft spot in my heart for animals," said Smith, former owner of an employment agency. "Three of my pets have come through the animal shelter. The old shelter has become inadequate and now that they must move, it is the opportune time for the community to rally around and create a safe and modern facility for our animals." An anonymous donor recently gave $100,000 to T FRANKLIN COUNTY 2 county By MARCUS RAUHUT Staff writer Two local dairy farms have been honored for promoting a positive image of the dairy industry. Air, Hill Acres of Cham-bersburg and Meyers Brothers Dairy of St. Thomas were each named a Dairy of Distinction. Only a handful of farms hi the Northeast earned the award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautificatipn Program. Pennsylvania's Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff recently congratulated the winners during Ag Progress Days in State College. Judging teams visited the farms in May and assessed them on neatness, maintenance and farm operations. The award is designed to recognize farmers who present a positive impression of the dairy industry, even when times are tough. IK For the animals: Joan Sachs brought her dog Moondust to ceremony for the new Cumberland valley Animal Shelter. to help the shelter. Wesley says Ridgeway contacted her about raising awareness about the need for donations and volunteers when the news was out that the state's budget is in limbo. The ramifications of this, if s just going to take so long to get back up on our feet and running," Wesley said, "The past donations have Tatum, a shar-pei up for adoption at the shelter, dug in. The shelter is moving because of the noise coming from the CSX train-truck terminal. CSX built the terminal and two years ago offered the shelter $600,000 See CVAS, Page 6A f ; - w 41 J Public OpinionMirkeH DeLoatch Brothers Farm recently won Meyerses, from left, are Ed, maintain a herd of about 190 Holsteins and 20 Jerseys and also farm corn, alfalfa, soybeans and hay. The farm has been in the family since 1963. Brothers Bob and Ed Meyers formed a partnership in 1978 and later bought the farm from their S3ns You are special when you need something . special. we will go the extra mile for you. szm the shelter's Rallying to Relocate campaign. Heavy equipment interrupted with demolition of a concrete pad at the building site at the hour-long event. Ten of the 60 people attending posed with the ceremonial shovels. Even 0 . C . 0 X ' -1 Public OpinionMirkell DtLoltch Wednesday's groundbreaking How to help For more information about the Rallying to Relocate campaign or to contribute, contact the shelter at 263-5791 ore-mail ' father. Bob's son Steve joined the partnership in 2004. "I guess (the award) puts us in a group of several other Franklin County farmers that try to keep our farm presentable and do a good job with our cows to make high-quality milk," Steve Meyers said. "The purpose of the award is to give a good image of farmers to the general public as they go by and look in at our farm. It gives us incentive to keep it neat and clean," Ed Meyers said. Justin and Doreen Geisinger run Air Hill Acres on Nyesville Road. The farm north of Chambersburg covers about 160 acres with about 85 Holsteins, Ayr-shires and Guernseys. Justin Geisinger could not be reached Wednesday. The Dairy of Distinction program was started in 1983. All active dairy farmers may apply. TGREENCASTLE - - . Friends recall Amsley By ROSCOE BARNES III Staff writer Carl Edward Amsley will be remembered as the Greencastle Borough Councilman who had a cool head, and made a big difference in the borough, according to , those who knew himY "He was a good man," Mayor Robert Eberly said-Wednesday. "He was a peace ' maker and a good negotiator. ' I truly believe that Green- castle is a better place because of his 20 years of service," r, Eberly and members of council said recently that : Amsley's death is a major loss to the community, and that his contributions as a ' borough official will not soon be forgotten. Amsley, 77, Greencastle," died at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 in his home at 27 W. Madisoft St. ' Originally from Cove Gap, -Amsley served 20 years on . borough council as both a member and president. "I served eight years with him," said council President Charles Eckstine. "He was a class act." He and his wife, Joyce V. Daley, had been married since 1952, according to his obituary. They lived at the West Madison Street address for 56 years. Eberly said he knew Amsley for many years. He served as district justice-when Amsley was council president: "My recollection of him during that time is that he was level-headed.2 don't recall him ever have a cross word with anybody.'- Councilman Harry Foley, who served on council during Amsley's terms in office, said he also remembers him as being a good man and strong leader, and as someone with whom he enjoyed working. "I knew him before 1 served a term on council, back in the early to mid-'70s," Foley said. "He was. very much concerned about the community. I found him to be a fair person. He was not pushy to the extent of stepping on people's toes. He didn't believe in that" Foley said Amsley also was "quite easygoing," and tried to approach things in a friendly manner "He was cheerful. That was quite clear." ; He also was a "great family man," Foley said. . Amsley was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church of Greencastle, where he served as church treasurer for 35 years. 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