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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaVol. 113, no. 135 business card insert p publishes j Une 30 334 1131 Call your rep today to place your business card and 85� / 67� Page a6 o Pinion Mirror Mirror. Page a4 hundreds share memories at reception for sister Phyllis in remembrance. J Ohn a Rmstrong / g Gettysburg t Imes nearly 200 people sat quietly sunday in the St. Francis Xavier Center As they listened to someone speak that touched every single one of their lives. With 43 years spent at the St. Francis Xavier school members of the Community held a reception to Honor sister Phyllis Simmons since she will be moving to Dallas pa., in july. I grew up Here and i grew old Here 76 year old sister Phyllis said sunday. Its All been very wonderful. Ism going to miss this place. While the Flushing n. Y. Native retired after 38 years serving As principal sister Phyllis continued to Volunteer in the classroom for five years. The line was out the door on sunday with Community members waiting for their Opportunity to hug sister Phyllis and wish her the Best on her move to the Pines at mercy Center which is about three hours away from Gettysburg. Sister Phyllis eyes lit up As she recognized each person greeting her at the reception. She was surprised by the turnout noting How some people travelled from Pittsburgh and out of state to the three hour event. Many described sister Phyllis As kind and wonderful when sharing their memories about her. The Impact sister Phyllis has had on the Community was evident with countless people in attendance to see her one last time. Pat Kimple was teary eyed seeing her Best Friend of 40 years say her goodbyes to Community members. Ism so sad that Sheds leaving the Gettysburg resident said wiping her eyes with a Napkin. But thatus life. Sheds the most wonderful and kind person you can meet. We had Many Many laughs together. We Are like Sisters. Becky Sieg the principal at St. Francis Xavier school saw a different Side of sister Phyllis than most. Sister Phyllis has been a Mentor to Sieg for five to six years after convincing her to take Over As principal of the school. It took her two times to convince me Sieg said with a laugh. When sister Phyllis was the principal her goal was to create a family atmosphere for All students. Sieg strives to do the same in her Honor she added. Sieg has known sister Phyllis since 1996 and worked at the school for 19 years. She was a math and science teacher for 14 years prior to becoming principal five years ago. I just think she epitomizes what it Means to be a Catholic educator Sieg continued. She has a Knack for seeing the Good by Vanessa Pellechio times staff writer j Ohn a Rmstrong / g Gettysburg t Imes friends sister Phyllis Simmons chats with Payton Kelly at a reception held in her Honor at St. Francis Xavier Center sunday. Fallen heroes Vietnam Veteran Timothy Wright discusses his Mobile memorial fallen heroes of the mid Atlantic with a. Rep. Dan Moul r 91, during the 4th annual veterans appreciation Day at Gettysburg Gas Moose Park saturday. The event sponsored by the 22nd District of the sons of the american legion and the Albert j. Lentz american legion family Post 202, featured guest speakers food entertainment and the moving memorial created by Wright his wife and daughter. Local students make their Mark on others and the Community a Quick walk around several Adams county schools this Spring revealed explosions of color to members of the school Community. From murals to mosaics to vivid sidewalk Chalk displays the artwork is part of a positive messaging Campaign resulting from cooperation Between Adams county teenagers and collaborating for youth. This years Campaign is called ism making my Mark explained Samiah Slusser the collaborating for youth project manager. Students at Bermudian Springs High school new Oxford High school and Littlestown High school have done just that through the creation of both permanent and temporary works of Art encouraging their Peers to share How they Are making a positive Impact on their world. As the school year wound to a close in late May a group of Littlestown High school students were hard at work painting encouraging messages for younger students at Alloway Creek intermediate school. Were trying to show kids a positive Way to in fluence others explained ninth grader Madeline Welch. She and senior Grace Rutter Are youth coalition members at Littlestown. The group which includes youth leaders from across Adams county works with collaborating for youth to create and maintain drug free by Jessica Rudy times night editor s submitted photo positive Steps footprints gathered by new Oxford students during the ism making my Mark positive messaging Campaign were posted at the High school. Race to the finish d Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes barnstormers the 6th annual cardboard boat regatta was held at Cross keys Village the Brethren Home on Friday. Seven teams competed in the event to see who could paddle their vessel around the Pond the quickest. The barnstormers team paddle their boat called the Doggie daydream around the Pond during the first heat race. They did not win the race but received Best of show for their boat. The winning team was the Amish outlaws. Governor two inmates must have taken Days to pull off prison escape Dannemora n. Y. A two murderers who used Power tools to escape from prison must have taken Days to Cut through steel Walls and pipes and break through the bricks gov. Andrew Cuomo said sunday As a $ 100,000 Reward was posted for information leading to their capture. Authorities were investigating How the inmates obtained the Power tools they used in the Shaw Shank redemption style breakout Over the weekend. It was a sophisticated plan Cuomo said. It took a period of time no doubt to execute. David sweat 34, was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a sheriffs Deputy. Richard Matt 48, had been sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping killing and dismembering his former Boss in 1997. These Are killers. They Are murderers the governor said. Theress never been a question about the crimes they committed. They Are now on the Loose and our first order of business is apprehending them. Of facials gave no details on How the men managed to avoid detection while cutting their Way out. They had to be heard Cuomo told abcs Good morning America. After the search is Over Well go through the exact details of what they did and How they did it to ensure this never happens again Cuomo said later. Authorities set up roadblocks and brought in bloodhounds and helicopters. Hundreds of Law enforcement of i cers fanned out around the prison about 20 Miles South of the Canadian Border following up on dozens of tips. They re going through garages Sheds Homes stores said Dannemora local historian Peter Light who worked at the prison As a correction of i cer for 31 years and now runs the prison museum inside the facility. But authorities acknowledged they did not have a Good idea where the convicts could be. Dubbed Little Siberia by locals the prison houses nearly 3,000 inmates guarded by about 1,400 correction of i cers. Surrounded by Farmland and forests the prison is Only about a 45 minute drive by car to Montreal. Cuomo said the escapees May have crossed into Canada or headed to another state. This is a crisis situation for the state he said. These Are dangerous men capable of committing grave crimes again. Prison of facials found the inmates Beds inside the 150 year old Clinton correctional facility stuffed with clothes on saturday morning in an apparent attempt to fool guards making their rounds. On a Cut steam pipe the prisoners left a taunting note containing a crude asian caricature and the words have a Nice Day. Of facials said the inmates Cut through the steel Wall at the s ports Truex bounces Back at Pocono raceway Page b1 see Mentor on Page a5 see Mark on Page a5 see escape on Page a5 Gettysburg Pennsylvania monday june 8, 2015 wow. Gettysburg times. Com 75� look for your june july Issue of companion Magazine inside to Days paper

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