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Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Bedford, Pennsylvania Partying on the Trail raises ire a Page la a sports pm. 7boys soccer preview county agrees to share 911 technology a Page 5 a Bedford Gazette Bedford a. 75m published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 210 no. 291 september 2, 2015 wednesday Topper speaker of the House at Mil company shows what hard work perseverance can achieve Benefit lunch is set for sept. 13. A lasagna lunch will be served from noon to 2 sept. 13 at Providence lutheran Church to Benefit the Cumberland Valley Volunteer fire depart ment. Admission will be $10 for anyone 12 or older and $5 for children under age 12. In addition to lasagna each meal will include garlic bread salad dessert and beverage. Local organic and homemade food will be served. Providence is located along route 220, just North of Centerville. The fire department is raising funds for needed equip ment. Bats Apple cider and animal tracks will be discussed this weekend at Blue Knob state Park. Bats and their benefits to humans will be discussed during a presentation from 7 to 8 . Sept. 4 at the Buck Hill Amphitheater. Participants will learn about bats habits and How to coexist with them. A plan for building a Bat roosting Box will be available. On sept. 5, a demonstration on Apple cider making will be offered on a press donated to the Park by the Elmer and Mary Dibert family. Volunteers will be needed to help work the press. The demonstration will be held from 7 to 8 . At the Amphitheater. During a program from to toll . Sept. 6, children and adults will learn about the tracks left by local animals in the mud and Snow. Participants will make animal track guides. The program will be offered at the Amphitheater. Deaths. Obituaries on Page 16 Dennison Tammy re a 54, of Green Lane Bedford. Lightner Georgeen a 83, of Bedford died tuesday , 2015, at a pm Altoona Hospital. Arrangements by the Timothy a. Berkebile funeral Home in Bedford. Obituary in thursday s Gazette. Minnick Richard Kenneth 82, of Minnick s drive Dudley. Wertz Helen j., 84, of Bedford. �4 visit us conv thebe Fonk Gazette his. com 8943cp600101 a photo submitted Community representatives hold and Cut the ribbon at the 27th annual United Way kick off event at the Bedford Post office on Juliana Street on tuesday morning. Pictured from left to right Rick Smith United Way Bedford Carol stump United Way Bedford Sonya ooh Kenn Metal Greg Jones mat Bank and David Dipasquale Bedford county technical Center. County United Way sets Campaign goal at $170,000 Cassidy Sherman Gazette staff writer the United Way of Bedford county dedicated to helping area non profits provide services to the Community kicked off its 27th annual fundraising Campaign tuesday morning during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the giant donation Progress Board outside the Bedford Post office. This year the organization Hopes to raise $170,000, Topping last years total of $155,000, said Rick Smith executive director of United Way of Bedford county. A Progress Board in the shape of the United Way logo is new to this years Campaign. Smith said that the new Model will help the organization More accurately gauge donations that qualify for the Bronze Silver Gold and Platinum level donations. Previously the United Way used a thermometer shaped visual to Monitor the Progress of donations. Businesses that donate $5,000 or More Are considered Diamond donors and will have their logo placed on the Progress Board Smith said. At the annual Spring luncheon following the fundraising season Smith said everyone who made a $500 donation will be recognized for their generosity. The United Way has also brought Back its celebrity program. Businesses who donate More than $500 will get the Opportunity to have a life size cutout made of someone in the business and that cutout will be placed on or near the Board Smith said. Although the organization does not want to encourage people to donate to receive something in return it is offering an incentive for individuals to donate too. Smith said. A continued on Page 16 Wyatt Mearkle by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette managing editor two communities a the Broad top Clearville areas a Are mourning the loss of 13-year-old Wyatt Mearkle a Young boy with an unforgettable smile who helped out with the family farm loved the outdoors and was fun to by around friends and family said. Wyatt died sunday at his Home on sleepy hollow Road Clearville. His grandmother Janice Snyder called Wyatt a one of a kind and a Happy Light heated youngster. A the always made everyone else smile. It seemed that was his goal a to make people Happy a Snyder said tuesday. A continued on Page 6 and Jason Wyatt Mearkle is shown having fun on the water in this photo supplied by his family. Wyatt loved being outdoors and he had a memorable smile family and friends said. Shawnee Valley Street fair of roast starts thursday by Andrew Carr Gazette associate editor the Shawnee Valley Volunteer fire company will be holding us 55th annual Street fair and of roast beginning thursday. For 55 years the Shellsburg Community a. Sup ported the fire company by attending and taking part in the Street fair Judy Felix co chair of the event said. A it has been a lot of years we appreciate the Community support that they have supported us for those 55 years a Felix said. A continued on Page 16 2011 Ford Taurus Sho Las on oot imm no it in tax n pm 9m to shot Mot of com. Cote a no in no my is com san we to Sot Tai Mem so Tai sep wish so so nmn i Sam. Tar Sot a Tai Tai no Sot tax no to com of Sot Smy Tai to Emmlu a Ftp. Of in com oms to Iota mar Kab 14,304 Stock to. L52s079 discount 1,368 12.949 Long s outpost having what you want when you need it a Salute to the employees of Long a outpost and the other hard working people that make the area great. New Paris Martinsburg 8394087 793-4930 flu 7 no cloned bundt no communities mourn loss of by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette managing editor Pennsylvania speaker of the House Mike Turzai and rep. Jesse Topper of Bedford said its a tale of achievement like Doug Lingsch a that shows what american hard work and perseverance can achieve. Lingsch ceo and founder of Mil manufacturing industries in Bedford led Turzai and Topper r-78, tuesday through the Plant where Mil manufactures parts for Energy defense and commercial industries using lasers plasma cutters and saws to transform Large blocks of metals and non Metal products into a wide Range of products. Lingsch showed off the welds and cutting equipment with machinery that provides hardware for All branches of the . Armed forces a number of prominent defense contractors and medical and engineering research according to the company. Lingsch built the company from the ground. As a welder by Trade he started As a one Man welding operation that has received Industry wide recognition. He recounted the Story of How he got started in the business in the mid 1980s. As a Young Man he told Topper and Turzai he simply got the boost he needed from his Mother who told him to get up off the Couch and find a Job. This admonishment kick started his career a my mum finally came to me. And she finally said a its time to do something with yourself Quot he said. A continued on Page 3 Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle i Oug Lingsch ceo and founder of Mil manufacturing industries shows the results of some of his company a High tech welding and cutting tuesday to state reps. Jesse Topper Center and Mike Turzai who toured the Plant. 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