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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaVol. 113, no. 68 healthy y of Call your sales rep today to participate in our next Issue 334 1131 the Battle of Bentonville went into a third Day today As the dug in confederates simply refused to yield. Eventually us maj. Gen. J. A. Mowers men managed to flank the Confederate left which endangered a Bridge that was the last Avenue of Retreat. Johnston fended off the threat until Nightfall then retreated. Regional Ems forms two Volunteer fire companies have created a joint entity to provide emergency medical services Ems for much of Adams county after Gettysburg Well Span hospitals upcoming exit from the ambulance business. The new Adams regional Ems areas represents a merger of ambulance operations by the Gettysburg fire department and the new Oxford based United Hook & ladder company. The two companies members voted unanimously in january to authorize the Ems merger according a news release issued Friday by areas. The companies fire operations will remain separate the release said. Areas is an excellent stepping Stone toward further Region ligation Adams county commissioners chair Randy Phiel said Friday in an interview. The new entity will reach out to other organizations that May be interested in joining or in contracting for services said Phiel who is one of nine members of the areas Board of directors. Operations Are set to begin june 28, with ambulances in Gettysburg new Oxford and Bonneauville Kevin Moul said Friday in an interview. Moul is another areas Board member and unit eds treasurer. The Hospital expects to shut Down its ambulance services july 1, though the precise Date has yet to be finalized and reported to regulatory agencies Hospital president Janet Hyde said Friday in an inter fair i eld school Board candidates petition challenged a member of the fair i eld area school districts Board of education who is seeking the Republican and democratic nominations for novembers general election could be tossed off of the democratic primary ballot. Sara Laird a Democrat filed a suit in Adams county court claiming that two names on Mathews petition Are invalid. Since Mathews Only collected the minimum number of signatures 10, he will not be on the ballot if judge John Kuhn rules in lairds favor. Kuhn heard the Case on Friday and expects to make a decision next week. Lairds complaint filed by snowy Start to Spring d Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes Worth the wait above people wait in line As Snow flakes fall on the first Day of Spring to get their free ritas italian ice on Friday left Hannah Gardner from left Matt Gentile and Eric Knox owner of the Gettysburg ritas serve up free cups of italian ice on Friday at their shop along Baltimore Street. This is the 19th year that ritas has Given away free italian ice to celebrate the first Day of Spring. By Alex j. Hayes times managing editor by Jim Hale times staff writer at first Mike Tasto said what was at one time a Small idea was just that an idea backed up with some talk. Tasto the assistant program manager for the special olympics Adams county did not really foresee the sport of equestrian or horse Back Riding coming to the special olympics. Not until now. He and Mark Murosky education director with shining stars therapeutic ministries began talking. The More they talked the More the reality of the two programs coming together came to Light. We were More or less kicking around having the sport of horse Back Riding As a 12th sport for the not Only the Adams county special olympics Tasto said. It has been something we have been talking about for some time said Tasto surrounded by at least 75 people at the shining stars therapeutic ministries at Freedom Valley facility on York Road thursday afternoon. In fact looking Back i cant Tell you How Many times Mike and i talked about it he said. It was All a matter Tasto said of funding training and education. And finally it came to pass Tasto said. Brandy Crago founder and executive director of shining stars said she saw the new equestrian program coming to pass Between the two programs some time ago. I think it was something that was going to happen eventually Between us. This is a dream come True i think for the parents and certainly for me. We Are two special programs that wanted to work together Crago said. The newest sport for the special olympics Adams county will be provided to almost 130 athletes. At the facility thursday five grand horses Rio Willie legend trooper and Buzz walked patiently in the Hay posed for pictures and when asked to took a person on a ride or two. Bob Evans the Public relations coordinator and coach for special olympics Adams county could not hold Back his excitement at the shining stars facility. I just think this is a culmination of a lot of people putting in a lot of work. I think what we Are seeing is How work can turn into fun. This has been fun for All of us Evans said. Year round Competition and training Are offered in numerous sports by special olympics adds equestrian program by Jeff Widmer times staff writer see Ems on Page a6 see special olympics on Page a2 t of f Montana / g Gettysburg t Imes author talk Seminary Ridge museum opened its annual author symposium on Friday night March 20, with civil War author David blight As the keynote speaker in Valenine Hall on the lutheran theological Seminary Campus. Some of those who attended the lecture included left to right Brianna Kirk Gettysburg Colle Estephanie Rappazzo it. St. Maryus University historian David blight Seminary Ridge museum director Barbara Franco Alexandria Andrioli Gettysburg Colleg and Alex totter Gettysburg College. By Tom Fontana for the Gettysburg times memory is about the present according to civil War historian and author David blight. Its also about the past he reassured an audience of about 50 attendees of the annual Seminary Ridge symposium a three Day event which began Friday night March 20, with blight As the keynote speaker in the Valentine Hall auditorium on the Campus of the lutheran theological Seminary. The symposium continues on saturday and sunday March 21 and 22, featuring several civil War authors. Historian keeps civil War alive at symposiums Start see hearing on Page a2 see symposium on Page a2 s submitted p photograph new sport Alyssa Redding rides a horse during the special olympics program on thursday. S ports times area track set to score records Page b1 l ocal children of Eden opens at Community theatre Page a3 Gettysburg Pennsylvania saturday March 21, 2015 weekend edition wow. Gettysburg times. Com 75� to grids grids they re Back they re Back Check out the co cast to Grid on Page b7 on b7

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