Ceremony says farewell to 11 departing soldiers

Ceremony says farewellto 11 departing soldiers
FARRELL, Pa. -- The 475th Quartermaster Group, Family Readiness Group, will have a farewell ceremony for 11 soldiers departing for Iraq at 6 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Pendel-Caminiti Army Reserve Center, 950 Sharon-New Castle Ave. The public is invited. The ceremony will include local government officials.
Grants approved for Pa. arts organizations
HARRISBURG -- Pa. State Sen. Bob Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, announced the approval of state grants to support three arts organizations in Mercer County.
Robbins said the following grants were approved at a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts:
UBach Society in Grove City, $850.
UGreenville Symphony Society, $792.
UValley Lyric Opera in Greenville, $997.
Poetry festival entry deadline on Friday
EAST PALESTINE -- The deadline for poem entries in the East Palestine Memorial Public Library Poetry Festival is Friday. People of all ages are invited to participate and send up to three poems to the library. They can be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or carried in. Call (330) 426-3778 for more information.

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