Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Candy Bingo to benefit K-9 campaign

The Columbia K-9 Campaign will hold a  Wolfgang CHOCOLATE Bingo, sponsored by the Columbia Consolidated Fire Company, 10th and Mifflin streets, on Saturday, March 13.
Proceeds from the event benefit Columbia K-9 Officer Max, who will offer a demonstration at 12:30 p.m.

Doors open at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m.
There will be 20 games played and winners get $100 worth of chocolate.
Tickets are $20 per two tickets and extra sheets are $5.
Call 684-5435 for tickets.

Police officers are honored

Four police officers from West Hempfield Township were honored by township supervisors at their monthly meeting tonight.

Honored were Sgt. Tim Coyle, Sgt. Russell Geier and Corp. Doug Ober and Officer James Gardill received honors.

Coyle received the Medal of Valor for an incident on Route 30 involving a speeding vehicle and a pursuit off of Route 30 into Columbia Borough, where the suspect got out of his vehicle and took off on foot. While on foot pursuit, the suspect turned and pointed a gun at police.

In addition to Coyle's honor, Corp. Ober and Officer Robert Small received letters of commendation.

Corp. Ober and Officer Gardill received the Life Saving Award as the result an incident in the township last March where they helped save the life of a 58-year-old township resident.

Geier received a Commendation Award for assisting a woman and her two-year-old son out of the second floor of a house during a domestic dispute, also in March of last year. Geier helped the two climb down a ladder during the incident that ended peacefully with the help of the Lancaster County SERT team.

Also at the meeting, new badges, honoring the 50th anniversary of the police department were unveiled. The West Hempfield Township Police Department was formed in September 1960 by then part-time patrolman Lester Myers, who became the township's first police chief. Currently there are 20 full-time officers and three full-time aides

Fire outside VFW

Firemen from Columbia battled a fire Monday morning outside the Red Rose Memorial Post 2435, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fourth and Manor streets around 9:49 a.m.
An outdoor building attached to the pavillion was damaged.
The police department was first on the scene with a small fire showing.
The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.

More predict

The District Three basketball tournament is headed down the home stretch.
Here are some more predictions for the championship and consolation games already determined.
Boys 3-A: Eastern over Lancaster Catholic in championship. Steel-High over East Pennboro in third place game and Hershey over Susquehanna Township in fifth place game.
Boys 1A: Reading C.C. over Greenwood in championship game and Lebanon Catholic over Millersburg in consi game.
Girls 4-A: In the fifth place game, Red Lion over C.D. East and in seventh place game, with winner advancing to state tournament, Hershey over Governor Mifflin. Championship and third place games will be decided tonight.
Girls 2-A: Might be the best championship game of them all -- York Catholic vs. Lancaster Mennonite. They've already played once this year with the Irish winning back in January. York Catholic is looking for its fourth straight state title and this one will feature a couple of PTP'ers in Erin LaVenice from Mennonite and Katie Shram from York Catholic. Neutral and big floor might give the edge to Mennonite, who I am taking in this one. In the consolation game, I like Delone over Wyomissing.

Here are the scores from last night:
Boys 3-A: Eastern 66, East Pennsboro 52; Lancaster Catholic 62, Steel-High 44; Susquehanna Township 71, West York 51 and Hershey 64, York Suburban 54.
Boys 2-A: Lancaster Mennonite 76, Upper Dauphin 46.
Boys 1-A: Central Catholic over Millersburg, 76-31 and Greenwood over Lebanon Catholic, 48-33.
Girls 4-A: Central Dauphin over Red Lion, 73-58; Red Lion 36, Hershey 32 and C.D. East over Governor Mifflin, 51-45.
Girls 2-A:  York Catholic over Wyomissing, 55-31 and Mennonite over Delone Catholic, 45-41.

Tonight's schedule:
Boys 4-A: Hempfield vs. York High and Reaading vs. Wilson.
Girls 4-A: Harrisburg vs. Mechanicsburg
Girls 3-A: Daniel Boone vs. Shippensburg and Manheim Central vs. Lancaster Catholic.
Girls 1-A: Steel-High vs. Bible Baptist and Greenwood vs. Camp Hill.

Wednesday's schedule:
Boys 2-A: Trinity vs. Hanover and Delone Catholic vs. Mennonite in semi-finals.
Girls 3-A: Trinity vs. Palmyra and West York vs. Oley Valley in semi-finals

Parents are seeking help

Dear Business Owner or Manager,

The Columbia High School Class of 2011 Parents Club needs your help! We are looking for door prizes to give out during the post prom on May 8, at the Hempfield Recreation Center.
The post-prom is an overnight event provided by the Junior Class parents to provide the students with safe and fun activities after the prom.
We are asking for your support in making this event a success. Any donation you could provide (.i.e: gift certificates, attire, souvenirs, cash, etc.would be greatly appreciated.
In addition to extending our heartfelt gratitude, each donor will be recognized for his or her generosity in a program distributed at the post prom.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Class of 2011 Parents officers
Penny Barton, president – pbarton@jjsnack.com
Norma Clark, treasurer – nclark2004@embarqmail.com
Julie Riggleman, secretary – jriggleman@lift-all.com

Penny Barton
Class of 2011 Parents
129 N 3rd St
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 917-4634