today’s news … Monday, May 27, 2013

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Question for todayWonder why??? – Locust Heights Swimming Pool is not listed in this article about pool openings?MyColumbiaNews

  • us flag half staff“The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) hopes that all Americans will choose to display the Stars and Stripes in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.  Flying the American flag would not only be an expression of gratitude and respect for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, but also show support for the men and women who are currently fighting to keep our country safe. FMAA has suggestions for ways US citizens can observe Memorial Day: Fly the US flag at half-staff until noon.  For US flags displayed on a short staff or for indoor flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff, tie a black bow above the full-staffed US flag. The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole.  At noon, the flag should be raised quickly to the top of the flag pole.  At the end of the day, the flag should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously for the day.”

columbia vet lays wreathDebra Daley of Columbia adjusts the bow on a wreath placed next to a memorial stone at Greenwood Cemetery in Lancaster on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America and Associcates from Lancaster Chapter 1008. (Suzette Wenger / Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era Staff) Click here to read the article.

  • These area residents were among the 78 Lancaster County students graduated from Elizabethtown College on Saturday, May 18: Erin Bixler, Columbia, B.A., sociology/anthropology; Jonathan Markel, Columbia, B.S., business administration; Derek Shive, Columbia, B.A., psychology; Tyler Kaltreider, Marietta, B.S., business administration; Richard Marcelo, Marietta, B.S., business administration (summa cum laude); Phillip McJunkins, Marietta, B.S., business administration and Mina Abdelshahid, Marietta, B.S., biology. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • Stefanie Kalbach recently graduated cum laude from Liberty  University in Lynchburg, Va., with a major in family and child  development  psychology. Kalbach  also was named to the dean’s list for  the fall semester and was honored with  an Award of  excellence for  being the school’s Outstanding Intern. A Hempfield High School graduate, she is the daughter of Patricia Kalbach of Columbia.” – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

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