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ello Greene County! The staff of Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union would like to take the opportunity to let you know that we are happy to serve your financial needs! We are conveniently located at 222 Elm Drive, Unit #3 (right next to Verizon Wireless). Stop in and ask for one of our Member Service Representatives, Tracy Pettit or Jamie Vilella, they are well informed and anxious to help you 5 days a week. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30 pm. We are the only credit union with an office located in Greene County. Tracy Pettit and Jamie Vilella are ready to serve you at the Waynesburg office of Frick Tri-County Federal Frick Tri-County FCU is a full-service, Credit Union. federally-insured, financial institution. The National Federal Credit Union Insurance Fund insures all deposits at our credit union up to $250,000. Our membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Fayette, Washington, and Greene Counties. And we have four conveniently located branches – Waynesburg, Uniontown, Washington, and Charleroi. Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union employs 19 full-time staff members and currently manages $66 million dollars in member deposits. Services include but are not limited to savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, IRA accounts, and more. We offer VISA credit cards and debit cards, on-line banking, E-statements, and other convenient electronic options. Our lending services provide solutions ranging from personal loans, auto loans, home equity loans, to first mortgages. If you are looking for a financial institution that has been part of the Waynesburg community for a long time and you want great personal service, low rates, and a variety of financial options, please contact us. Stop in at one of our convenient locations, visit our website at www.fricktricountyfcu.org, or call us at 1-800-SAY FRICK! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Left: 2012 attendees from Greene County ( l-r): Isaiah Rex, David Morgan, Logan Mowl and Tommy Ringer enjoyed a week at Camp Allegheny this past summer. Right: Cabins at Camp Allegheny.

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hink back to those long days of summer when you were a kid. The first couple of weeks after school was out were filled with fun stuff you just dreamed about doing while in math class. Then routine and boredom started to set in…. “That’s when the Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny saves the summer with lots of fun things to do,” says Sister Audrey of the Greene County Center. Located on 110 acres just outside Ellwood City, PA, Camp Allegheny is a Christian camp that promotes an awareness of and relationship with God in a fun-filled atmosphere. Campers participate in a variety of activities including swimming, boating, music, arts & crafts, organized games and more. A nature center allows campers to enjoy everything from fish to goats and explore the world around them. The air-conditioned dining hall provides delicious meals three times a day and a snack at bedtime. The only cost for Camp Allegheny is a $10 registration fee. If that is a hardship, the fee might be waived. Registrations are now being accepted at The Salvation Army, Greene County, 131 W. First Street in Waynesburg. 2013 camp dates for ages 6-12 are June 17-22; for ages 11-14, July 2631 (kids ages 11 - 12 can attend either or both camps). Bus transportation is provided. For more info go online at CampAllegheny.SalvationArmyPA.org, or call the Greene County Center at 724-852-1479.

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ri-State Health Care Associates, now a multispecialty clinic offering chiropractic, general medicine and physical therapy, takes pride in delivering patient-focused, results-driven care. Whether you see our Medical Doctor, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist or Licensed Massage Therapist or a combination of all, we will strive to provide quality, individualized care to meet all your health-care needs. New to chiropractic? Chiropractic is a health-care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited

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to, back pain, neck pain, sprains & strains, spinal disc problems, headaches and more. It is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health. Our chiropractor, Dr. Hughes, is a native of Greene County. He grew up in Mt. Morris and graduated from Waynesburg Central High School. After earning a degree in chemistry from WVU, he entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Hughes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2003. Immediately thereafter he joined Tri-State Health Care in Waynesburg, happy to once again be close to family, friends and to serve the community he calls home.

Physical Therapist, Dr. Ron Ermlick is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University’s School of Physical Therapy. Prior to enrolling in Physical Therapy School, Dr. Ron earned a B.S. degree from nearby Bethany College where he also played football. Tri-State Health Care is also pleased to have Stephen C. Love, M.Sc., M.D. on staff. Dr. Love brings with him 30 years of experience in family medicine, emergency medicine and urgent care, and enhances our services by evaluating for the appropriateness of physical therapy, providing fitnessfor-work evaluations, offering conservative management of pain by providing trigger-point injections, and minor-joint injections. Dr. Love also offers primary care services to help manage all of your health care needs. Both Dr. Hughes and Dr. Love have completed the prescribed course to perform D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) physicals for those needing commercial driver’s licenses. Our mission at Tri-State Health Care is to serve you - our patient. Our team will work with you to achieve your goals, whether that means getting out of pain, returning to work, enhancing performance or maintaining a state of wellness. Tri-State Health Care is conveniently located right off I-79 at the Waynesburg exit and maintains convenient hours. We are here to serve you Monday-Thursday from 7:30am6:30pm, Fridays from 7:30am-2pm. For more information, call 724-852-2727 to receive personalized answers to your questions from our friendly team or visit us online at www.tristatewebb.com.

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new Hampton Inn can be seen on the horizon these days in Greene County. Horizon Properties Group, LLC, a Canonsburg real estate development company will open its sixth developed hotel property on April 2, 2013 at 227 Greene Plaza in Waynesburg. The 80-room hotel is conveniently situated off I-79 at exit 14, Route 21. In addition to the mix of standard, king and double queen rooms there are four spacious studio suites with wet bars and sofa beds. The hotel will offer complimentary On The House® hot breakfast daily for guests staying at the property. The Cloud Nine bed experience, 40” HDTV, refrigerators and microwaves, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, business center and guest laundry facilities are just a few of the amenities in the hotel. The 700 square

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feet meeting space will be available for rent with options for audiovisual equipment and catering menus. The entire building offers complimentary high-speed internet with both the meeting room and perfect mix lobby offering several hard wire “The hotel will offer complimentary data ports. If you are interested in On The House® hot breakfast daily touring the property once it is open or making a reservation, please call for guests staying at the property.” 724.802.1010.

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fter working for 20 years in the orthotics and prosthetics industry, Jeff Roberts had a well established career and enjoyed his profession. So much so, that when his employer laid him off in a company-wide downsizing he knew what he needed to do. Instead of searching for another job, Jeff decided to go into business for himself. “I never really had the opportunity to pursue my dream of having my own business until being laid off; but I knew this business, and I knew L to R: Pam Judy, Jeff Roberts, Jared Smiley how much it meant to me to work with people and make a difference in their lives.” That was motivation enough, as he recalls the decision to open his own office over eleven years ago. Roberts Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. opened in 2000 at Central Plaza in Waynesburg, and Jeff began putting his extensive experience and knowledge of the orthotics and prosthetics business to work for the people of Greene County and surrounding area. Roberts Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. offers custom-fitted braces for a wide range of disabilities and injuries; as well as custom designed and fitted artificial limbs for both upper and lower extremities. “People come right here and we measure and work with them until the fit is perfect,” Jeff explains. If individuals are unable to come to the office, Jeff will also make a house call to provide the patient with the care they need from the comfort of their home. “We work closely with our patients and their health-care providers to meet both their specific needs and individual preferences. We provide one-on-one personal care and believe in providing our patients with the opportunity to live their lives without limitation.” Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays by appointment, Roberts Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. is also a very convenient choice. They accept most major insurances and handle all your billing needs. For more information please phone our office at 724-627-4600 (toll free 1-866-333-5462) or visit our website at www.robertsprosthetics.com. • GreeneSaver

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GreeneScene by Amy Duout

Greene County History By Brad A. Braddock

Waynesburg Brewing Company VS. The Women’s Temperance Union

Though the building is long gone, the Waynesburg Brewing Company was located on the south side of Ten Mile Creek, just south of Waynesburg, near Rt. 218.

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n the year 1900, on a cold October evening, a group of local businessmen sat in a game room around a roaring fire. They discussed the idea of opening a full-fledged, licensed brewery in their town. Waynesburg Brewing Company to be exact. They were excited at the thought of producing malt beverages and brewed liquors. Not only were they passionate about an art that had been passed down for thousands of years, but they could also foresee much potential of acquiring new wealth. This would allow them to enrich others they would hire as well, not to mention the stimulation of their local economy. What a grand idea! However, when the local women’s temperance union caught wind of what they felt was a fowl stench, they were swift with an outcry! Miss Mary E. Sayers, who was acting president, was fiery and passionate as she read to a courthouse, standing-room-onlycrowd. “I supported the newly established tin mill of Greene County because of the employment it has brought to this town. However,” she continued with a scowl upon her face, “for this brewery, no! Our hearts, our souls, our voices cry out against it. Let not

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this thing be! Oh, men, in the name of the wives and daughters, the young men and boys, we appeal to you to stop right where you are! Go no farther. You will gain nothing by it, but wretchedness and woe to many will be the result. We plead with you, establish no brewery, we do not need it, we do not want it, therefore, in the name of all that is manly and true and right and pure, save us this disgrace!” Well spoken and passionate, indeed. However, perhaps Miss Sayers would have been better suited to try out for a local stage play of Hamlet, given by the Waynesburg College Theatrical Society of the time, instead of raising the billy club of right and swift justice. Perhaps to teach the community that alcohol is not the Devil’s blend, but a gift handed down throughout the generations from father to son! How to enjoy a malt beverage, but not drown in it! Perhaps then the people of that era wouldn’t have had to sneak in the faint moonlight to a neighbors still for a drop or two of the so called, devil’s blend. Folks of that time had more trouble with poisoned brew from stills, than they would have ever had from a licensed brewery. She also ignored that our forefathers, from George Washington to Sam Adams were master brewers and distillers, as well as profound Christians claiming our nation in the name of God. As good hearted as Miss Sayers and their union meant to be, they lost a battle that they had dominated until 1900 from some twenty odd years before. This time sitting Judge R.L. Crawford granted the newly found brewery its license. However, to meet the cries of the locals who were opposed, he still held off all requests for hotels and taverns that wished the sale of adult beverages for travelers and locals. Judge Crawford sat at his highest position in the Greene County courthouse, and spoke these conditions to the businessmen of the brewery and those who attended. “No sales to minors! No sales in the streets or the alleys! In the parks or the stables, nor in the sheds! In addition, you men best conduct business in an orderly and proper manner… or else!” He finished with the slamming of his gavel on its hard, oak rest. For now, the brewers had won. To be continued… Source of information and picture: History of Greene County Pennsylvania by G. Wayne Smith

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with therapeutic vibrational movement over specific areas, to enhance healing where there is illness, and to improve both the physical and the emotional health of a horse. Patti Jo’s equineowning clientele has grown in recent years. These horse owners have found Equine Touch to be A Friesian Horse is shown during the Parade of Breeds a useful tool, and atti Jo Duda, well-known pet their appreciation for homeopathic apgroomer in Waynesburg, PA, has proaches to equine health and wellness become almost as familiar to the equine does not stop there. “There were several owner population as to those who have of us around here who have had experitrusted their furry friends to her for ence with various equine experts in difthe last 23 years. It’s not that horses are ferent areas – dentistry, hoof care, trainshowing up at the Patti Jo’s Pet Grooming and safety issues…we had the idea ing salon on Lincoln Street. No…it is to put on a wellness symposium last year something else that grew out of Patti at the Greene County Fairgrounds, and Jo’s experience and love of horses, and, the response was good, so we’re doing it specifically, her knowledge about how again,” said Patti Jo. to improve their health and well-being. The 2013 Equine Wellness SympoIn addition to being a pet groomer, Patti sium, is shaping up to be even bigger Jo Duda is a professional Equine Touch and better – and a highly valuable expractitioner. Equine Touch is the sciperience for all equestrians out there. ence of balancing the body of the horse

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Scheduled on April 27, 8am – 5pm, the symposium promises several new additions, including the offering of private sessions with individual clinicians on Sunday. “Every one of our clinicians has agreed to stay over the next day for private sessions, which will be booked in advance,” explains Patti Jo. Saturday’s schedule includes 8 different clinic topics: “Reconnecting the Horse to His Feet” by author Dutch Henry, “Footfall & Timing-Western Dressage” by Natural Horsemanship Trainer Patrick King; “Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry” by Jamie Colder, who studied with well-known equine dentist Spencer LeFlure; “Hoof Balance” by Suzanne Warsinsky of Appalachian Hoof Care, barefoot trim specialist. “Overcoming Your Fear & Trail Safety” by Robyn Yeager, trainer and accident survivor; “Is It Me or My Horse?” by Evon Montgomery; “It’s All Balance, Accupressure Diagnosis and Therapy” by homeopathic veterinarian John C. Harthorn, DVM; and “Equine Touch” by practitioner Patti Jo Duda. All this packed into one day for only $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. You can learn more about each clinician and the symposium by going to the Equine Wellness Symposium Facebook Event page (search Events by date April 27). Or email howlingoaks@yahoo.com or leave a message at 724-998-3296.

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ervant Song Ministries Retreat House and Spirituality Center, 720 East Greene Street, Waynesburg, is a unique nonprofit Ecumenical organization, not owned by any individual, denomination, or religious community. Our leadership, staff, and ministry team members come from major Christian denominations. Together we celebrate our unity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This group is an all-volunteer team! Formed in February 2005, Servant Song is a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization and an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible to Servant Song Ministries is located at 720 East Greene Street, Waynesburg. They are in need of a new roof. the full limit of the law. With only one part-time casual employee who works “as needed,” Servant Song depends on volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, call 724-852-2133. Servant Song offers a variety of programs, retreats, and workshops to nourish one’s body, mind and spirit; most are offered without charge! Donations are always welcome. Additionally, individual private-directed retreats, and private and group retreats may be scheduled anytime. Spiritual direction is available by appointment. Servant Song extends an open invitation to all Greene County clergy to come for times of personal spiritual respite without charge. According to cofounder Donna Koller, “In this place, God touches, heals, frees, renews, refreshes, and restores His children—one-by-one! All for the Glory of God!” To better serve, weekly healing prayer ministry with Rev. Peter Ostrander is now 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. Public healing services continue to be offered several times a year. Knowing the great threat drugs and alcohol have become in our area, Servant Song is offering two programs, May 3-5 and May 11, for those whose children, family members or loved ones are/have been in the throes of these addictions. Call for more information. The “Whatsoever” Christian Book Club continues to flourish. Likewise, the “Cups-ofKindness” outreach (meal cups) prepared monthly/made available at St. Ann’s Good Neighbor Lunches are a “hit.” We are pleased that the local community is benefiting from our offerings and continue to be amazed at the hundreds of miles people travel to retreat at Servant Song. It is our hope that Servant Song continues to be an ever-growing part of the Christian community both at home and beyond. Servant Song also has a great need for restoration at this time! The roof has been in serious need of replacement the past few years but delayed because of funding. On April 7th, Joanne Martin, long-time retreat visitor to Servant Song and sales associate with “Premier Designs,” will host “Stones for Shingles,” a high-fashion jewelry show to benefit Servant Song’s roof fund. The jewelry will be on display at Servant Song from 12 - 3 p.m.; 20% of the proceeds go to Servant Song’s roof fund! Your gift purchases can gift Servant Song as well!

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orty-six years of representing the community’s insurance needs and still one of the most trusted names in the business! Paul Braddock State Farm offers all lines of insurance, from life, auto, health, banking, and retirement…even covering your sweetheart’s diamond ring if it’s lost or stolen. When you walk into Paul’s office, located at 51 W. High St, Waynesburg, you will meet a group of competent, smiling, licensed professionals, ready to help you with all your insurance needs. Office manager Jim Braddock leads his team, and no insurance task is beyond them. Together, they have grown into one of the finest and most reliable in the business today. Paul and his staff have learned over time that one of the most overlooked of all family insurance needs is life insurance. “We as humans never think of our own demise, often leaving loved ones without a breadwinner. The end result I have seen for many spouses over the years is hardship and struggle. Life insurance is very affordable, and is not to be underestimated,” Paul explains, “You can’t put a price on making sure needs are met if a loved one is lost.”

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ive years ago, Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram joined the Ron Lewis Dealer Group, among the largest automotive groups in western Pennsylvania with five dealerships in Allegheny, Butler and Greene Counties. In 2012, Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram contributed to the Ron Lewis Dealer Group being the largest Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership group in Western Pennsylvania for three years running. As a matter of fact, the Waynesburg dealership is the largest Ram Volume Dealer in the Mid-Atlantic region covering a six state area (PA, MD, VA, NJ, WV, DE & DC). “We can’t say thank you enough to the Greene County area for helping us to achieve this honor,” comments Scott Spehar, General Manager, “with your help, Greene County, we can do it again in 2013.” Scott, who lives in Carmichaels, has worked in the auto industry for 22 years, the last five at the helm of Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. That’s just one example of the experience you’ll find in the management staff at this successful dealership. Office Manager Vicki Palmquist has been with the company for four years. Sales Manager Travis Penich, also from Carmichaels, is coming up on the 12-year-mark; Service & Parts Director Taylor Gall has 10 years experience, and Waynesburg resident and Finance Manager Chris Peterson has over 4 years in the business. Sales Manager Rob Bruce has been in the business for 7 years. The same goes for service Manager Candy Walters, Parts Manager Heidi Tharp and many more sales and service staff. What all this experience means is that customers of Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram are dealing with people who know how to meet their needs with competence. Whether buying a new or pre-owned vehicle or using the Five-Star rated service department, your experience at Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is hassle free and dependable. These

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people know what they’re doing. And they’ve got the resources to do it. In addition to more than 1,000 exciting, new Chryslers, Jeeps, Dodges & Rams, there are over 300 pre-owned vehicles available at any given time on the lot. That includes over 100 vehicles priced under $9,000. And they all come with the strongest warranty packages and financing opportunities in the industry. Even the pre-owned carry a 100,000-mile power train warranty. “You can also shop on line at www.ronlewisautomotive.com. If you don’t see what you want, you can file a request through the vehicle location service and we’ll find it for you,” Scott offers. Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram also now stocks 4500 and 5500 Ram Series trucks. “These are the heavy duty trucks for commercial use, perfect for adding utility beds, rollbacks and the like,” says Sales Manager Travis Penich. The Five-Star designation that Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has earned and continues to maintain is further proof of the confidence customers right here in Greene County have in this staff and operation. The highest recognition a dealership can obtain for excellence in customer service, the Five-Star rating acknowledges a dealership’s ongoing commitment to improving the customer’s experience and demands that Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram consistently follow a strict set of training, facility and process requirements - all designed to put you, the customer, first. In fact, the rating is only granted to dealerships that consistently meet Five Star score standards on customer surveys. It is an elite group. Dealership managers, customer contact staff and technicians must all achieve individual Five Star certification by attending training courses specifically related to their job. What does Five Star status mean for you? Quite simply: the best in customer service. With that goal at the forefront, Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is planning a major expansion with the construction of an additional service facility on site. This new facility will offer some exciting new opportunities for increased convenience to customers with quicker and easier “in & out” services. “When dealing with Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, it is like dealing with your neighbor,” declares Scott. “As your neighbor we have a vested interest in treating you right. Come see us.” And mark your calendars for May 18, 2013 when, for the 4th consecutive year, Waynesburg Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram will host the “Go Topless” Jeep Show event. Don’t miss the fun.

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new and quite flavorful activity complemented the annual Open House at Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) this year. With open hearts and empty stomachs, visitors became spectators of “Iron Chef ” Greene County style! Culinary Arts Program Advisor Dan Wagner was pleased with the results of the innovative and successful effort, which served as much more than a spectator event. “We had put on one of these competitions a few years ago, and after hearing from a few restaurants which were looking for students to hire after graduation, I decided to revive the competition as a fun way for prospective employers to interview the students,” Dan said. “It was really exciting.” In the television version of the Iron Chef competition, contestants are given a “secret” food item that they have to incorporate into every course of a meal. There are other ingredients available for them to use as well, but they can only use the ingredients offered in the set kitchen. At the GCCTC Iron Chef, actual area chefs were grouped with students and each team was required to cook with a “secret ingredient” - salmon. “The appetizer, salad, and entree courses all had to contain salmon,” Dan said. “They also had to use coconut, pear, avocado, and tofu. Then, I added a ‘Dan Wagner Twist’ and allowed the chefs to bring a spice or oil from their own kitchens that they may have been working with recently. We also had a walk-in cooler containing oils, herbs, and spices that they could choose from.” The chefs were Steven Lenhoff, from the Chuck Wagon Cafe in Carmichaels, Bill Aupperle, from Lardin House Inn in McClellandtown; Trisha Green, from Trisha’s Treats in Fredericktown; and Ken Shipley, from Sysco Food Corporation. “It was a varied and talented group,” Dan said. Open House visitors were very enthusiastic about the event. “We had a good crowd there watching,” Dan said, “The eleven kids who competed worked side-by-side with the chefs, and the chefs gave the students new ideas. It was neat to see how competitive the chefs were, and how they brought their own flair to their dishes. There were very different takes on salmon presented to the judges.” Judging the competition were Stacy Klink, a foods representative from US Foods, Liz Rogers, Editor and frequent food columnist for the “Observer-Reporter,” and the “GreeneSaver’s” own, Ricky Powell, who holds degrees in both Baking & Pastry, and Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales. “The judges were great,” Dan said. “They were all a benefit to the event. And it worked out

well, because I saw some of the kids getting business cards from the chefs. There is a good chance this will become an annual event, especially since our administration is so supportive of it. I hope next year we have an equally great and talented group.”

Megan Marietta was awarded the “Best in Class” title among student competitors.

First place team in the “Iron Chef Greene County” competition (l-r): student Nicholas Sijtsm, Chef Steven Lenhoff from the Chuck Wagon Café, and student Tiffani Sigley.

Participating chefs are surrounded by students as all celebrated the success of the recent “Iron Chef ” competition at Greene County Career and Technical Center

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f you love Bluegrass music, there’s only one destination for you on the third weekend of May - the Pike Fest celebration at Waleski Horse Farm in Richeyville. “It is truly one of the best collections of musicians and singers...we do Bluegrass for three solid days,” says Bunny Waleski, hostess of the event. The Waleskis do not charge an admission to the event; they welcome everyone to their beautiful farm to enjoy some major action on stage, as well as jam sessions all over the grounds. You’ll also find craft vendors, displays and more food and fun than you can imagine. The famous covered wagon train that travels the Pike every year makes a stop at Waleski’s Horse Farm during the festival. It has grown in popularity so much that the Waleskis begin their celebration on Friday, even though most of the Pike Festival elsewhere is only Sat. & Sun. “Friday is when the serious Bluegrass fans come for all the jam sessions,” says Bunny. All this fabulous live entertainment is absolutely free. Mark your calendars now! To enjoy some of the region’s best pickers, pluckers and strummers, plus great food, DO NOT miss the Bluegrass Festival May 17, 18 & 19 at Waleski Horse Farm (located behind PNC Bank) in Richeyville, PA.

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hen she was a young mother of three, Delores Rogers became divorced and found herself in need of an income. That’s when “The Cleaning Lady” was actually born, though at the time Delores didn’t have visions of the business it has become today. “Back then, I just knew I needed to spend time with my kids. That way I could work days and be there for them when they got home from school,” Delores explains. A humble beginning for what has become - well over 20 years later - a successful, professional cleaning service for residential and commercial clients in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, still operated from Delores’ home in Bobtown, PA. “I think one reason people hire us is because we’re detailed. I’m a bit ‘old school’,” Delores admits. Which means they do the job right. “We keep the prices fair, too. Some charge extra for cleaning things like fans and windowsills. Not us – that’s part of the job, part of what should be cleaned! With us it’s not just surface cleaning or a ‘lick and a promise’,” she says. The Cleaning Lady is a family business, with Delores, her two sisters, her daughter and friend all working together. “People know they can trust us, we don’t have turnover, we are honest, hard-working individuals,” Delores says. Offices, rentals, and personal homes – The Cleaning Lady is accepting new clients in Greene, Fayette & Monongalia Counties. Call Delores at 724-833-9899.

The back patch of the Patriot’s Dream Riding Association depicts an American Flag and the Liberty bell, which signifies the association’s dream of self-government and freedom. The patches are only given to full members of the Association.

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hen the members of this particular motorcycle gang get together, good things happen! Members of the Patriot’s Dream Riding Association (PDRA), which was formed two years ago in Greene County, formed a brotherhood that believes in promoting a family-friendly riding experience for its members and serving the community whenever possible as well. “We believe that motorcycle riding should be an activity families can do together,” President Tom Ayres said. “So our rides are alcohol-free and open to families. We also believe in giving back to our community, so we participate in charitable events throughout the year.” The PDRA helps at the annual Waynesburg 50’s Fest & Car Cruise by parking cars; it has hosted spaghetti dinners and concerts to benefit specific individuals in our communities battling cancer; and it is always open to other opportunities to serve. “Thirty percent of all money that comes in goes into what we call our Benevolence Fund,” Tom added. “We give it out as the voting members see fit. We have given money to Wreaths Across America, having wreaths put on the graves of veterans, as well as to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy, among other causes.” “Our big fund-raiser is our annual car cruise, held each May, called ‘Cruisin’ for a Cure’ that benefits the American Cancer Society,” Tom said. “This year’s event is scheduled for May 18th at Alpha Aquatic Park. WANB’s Doug Wilson DJ’s on site, and we sell food and hand out trophies. It is a lot of fun. We raised over $6,500 last year for the ACS and hope to surpass that goal this year. We also have a booth at the Greene County Relay for Life and hand out free water to the walkers. ACS is the main organization we work with because so many of our members have been touched in some way by cancer.” During warm weather, members and riders can be found leaving the parking lot at Waynesburg Yamaha every Thursday at 5:30pm to take a ride and eat dinner together. “Anyone can ride with us,” Tom joked, “but don’t show up at 5:31 because we will already be gone! We also hope to start a Sunday afternoon ride as well. Anyone interested in seeing what we are all about can come to a meeting. Young teenagers are welcome to come, too. We have fourteen-year-old junior members; and at sixteen, you can become a full member of the association with just as much say-so as any other member. We all get along well and we have a good time.” The PDRA is chartered recreational club of the American Motorcycle Association as well. FMI contact Tom at 724-344-3545 or attend a meeting held at 6pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Sorella’s Pizza in Mt. Morris.

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ith over 11,000 square feet under roof, Barnhart’s Honda Suzuki in Ruff Creek, PA is filled to capacity with sheer power and excitement inside. “We’re beyond ready for spring…and we know you are, too,” says sales manager Tim Kirby. The mild winter weather has been teasing riders for several weeks and now it is GO TIME! – the time to take to the road and the trails. It’s also time to clean up on incredible clearance deals at Barnhart’s. “We have a few deals like I’ve just never seen before – but it’s a matter of moving them out,” Tim says. “Anything that is not current year is going out the door - some of them way below our cost. We just can’t keep them with so many new ones coming in every day.” “Our discount combined with the manufacturer’s incentives are just…unreal. If you buy before closing time Saturday, March 30, you can make phenomenal deals on Honda Street bikes including the Gold Wings and the Interceptor – or even the big Suzuki 109…there’s a model in there for everyone. We even one Honda VFR1200 F that’s a 2010 model, never registered – now that is going to be an incredible deal for someone, the discounts are so deep on top of the bonus bucks…unreal,” Tim said. Keep listening for Open House dates later this spring. “We decided to move it to May this year, hoping for better weather. We have so many customers that like to ride in, and some with vintage bikes; it’s nice if we can have some sunshine,” Tim explained. Barnhart’s Honda Suzuki is also brimming with all new gear and accessories. “We have all the 2013 stuff here; we carry Fly Racing Gear – we added that a couple of years ago. We can also get other brands - Answer, Moose, MSR. Our spring specials include the ATV wheel and tire kit – buy three get one free. There’s plenty of other deals, too – just come in the showroom and see,” said Kevin Kirby, Parts Manager. So go before March 30th and get the best of incentives and incredible clearance deals. It’s Go Time at Barnhart’s Honda Suzuki in Ruff Creek.

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he convenience of doing business in downtown Waynesburg includes the cozy offices of Dr. Cathleen A. Lizza, Optometrist, at 74 West High Street. For a generation of repeat customers, a visit with Dr. Lizza is time spent with a friend. “My practice is very personable and I pay attention to details. I’ve made many good friends over the past 26 years. I have seen many of my children patients grow into parents, and now I’m seeing their children,” Dr. Lizza will tell you with a smile. “Waynesburg is a wonderful town to practice in. I enjoy the atmosphere. The people are friendly and were very helpful to me from day one.” Day one was September, 1987 when Dr. Lizza opened for business and customers began arriving, pleased with being able to include glasses and eye exams as part of their downtown shopping day, sandwiched between classes, scheduled around lunchtimes, on the way home from work…. “We’ve always tried to support local businesses and local school districts,” Dr. Lizza said. “I was raised in Fayette County and went to California State University. I graduated optometry school in Philadelphia in 1983 and opened practices in Uniontown and Waynesburg. We work with local ophthalmologists in postoperative cataract care and make all the necessary referrals.” The extensive line of eyeglasses and frames includes designer frames, invisible bifocals and transition lenses. Wearers will appreciate the thinner, lighter lenses for higher prescriptions. Contact lenses come in daily wear, astigmatism, tinted and bifocals. For more information or to make an appointment, call 724-852-2200. GreeneSaver •

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ur customers are like family, many dealing with us for generations,” says Jeanette Lindsay, who, with husband Don Lindsay, owns and operates Waynesburg Milling Company on S. Washington Street. “Our customers have taught us how to adapt and change. We stock what they need and want. As a result, we have added so much to the traditional feed and farm supplies, we now have a broader customer base…we welcome new faces all the time.” Sometimes, demand keeps the traditions alive. Waynesburg Milling Company is the only remaining source in Greene County where you can buy bulk garden seeds, in addition to packets. So whether you want to buy by the ounce, the pound or the pod – “With selection that rivals - and you can still get your garden seeds any prices that often beat - the large way you like at Waynesburg Milling. Other times, customer demand pet supermarkets, pet owners are brings about positive change. That’s increasingly finding Waynesburg how Waynesburg Milling Company came to be the largest pet supply store Milling is a better choice.” in Greene County, with aisle after aisle of domestic and exotic pet supplies, equipment, supplements, accessories, toys, cages and feeds. With selection that rivals - and prices that often beat - the large pet supermarkets, pet owners are increasingly finding Waynesburg Milling is a better choice. Yes, They DO HAVE IT. Nearly anything you find at the large pet supply stores in Washington or Morgantown – you will also find right here at Waynesburg Milling. If they don’t have it, you just ask for it. They’ll make every effort to get it for you. That’s how the pet supply became such a tremendous part of the business. Dogs, cats, aquatics, ferrets, hamsters, snakes...it’s a long list, and Waynesburg Milling carries the supplies, equipment and feeds for all of them! “In response to customer requests, we expanded our selection to include all natural pet foods ,” Jeanette notes, “We have many organic and grain-free options, and they are at lower prices than what you’ll pay elsewhere. The manufacturer of Pro-Pac, Sportmix and Earthborn Holistic pet foods buys only domestically. They’ve never had a recall. It’s top quality, yet very aggressively priced. Many people are shocked at the great value they can get here. We work hard and search and test our suppliers to achieve that.” And then there’s the Toy Department. Yes – TOYS! Last year saw a significant expansion in this area when they added SafariLtd. and Bruder Toys. SafariLtd is a line of authentic replicas. Everything from dinosaurs to farmyards full of livestock, hand painted, and completely phthalate free for the safety of all children. Horses of every breed, literally hundreds of different animals, all different sizes, too. They’ve been quite a hit,” says Don. Again – great quality, yet priced so reasonably that everyone can enjoy them. The top selling toys are the Bruder trucks and tractors. Also very authentic and tough enough for serious play. There are construction and farm vehicles…everything from track hoes & bulldozers to hay rakes & horses. ExWes Wilson tries out a Bruder dumptruck in the gar- ceptional quality, safe and durable. And oh so fun. den in front of Waynesburg Milling. Toys and pet supplies are just two areas that have grown exponentially at Waynesburg Milling. There’s also a gift shop inside the huge walls encasing this unique store. Country décor, western art & apparel…much of this has been in answer to demand from Waynesburg Milling’s horse people. It is, after all, the largest seller of tack and equestrian supplies in this area. Still the proud purveyor of Wayco livestock feeds, garden & farm supplies, this Greene County business has become a preferred shopping center for town and country folk alike, and even a tourist destination for out-of-towners. Don, Jeanette and their staff speak with pride about their philosophy. “We just listen to the customers. They know what works and doesn’t work, they know what they want…whether it’s the way Grandpa always did it, or something new and advanced they just read about, they can find both here…that’s how we’ve grown.” Treat yourself to an adventure - because that’s what it is – and visit Waynesburg Milling Company on S. Washington Street.

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He’s Alive 2013

Homework Help at the Library

Homework help for students in Kindergarten through high school is offered at the Flenniken Public Library, 102 E. George St. in Carmichaels. The program is staffed by students from Waynesburg University and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Families may make appointments, or just stop by for help in any subject. The library’s service area includes the Carmichaels Area School District, Southeastern Greene School District, and the borough of Rices Landing, but the homework help program is open to students from any school. For more information call the Flenniken Public Library at 724-966-5263. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Basic Literacy is one of the five areas that are identified by Pennsylvania’s PA Forward initiative as core library services. The Flenniken Public Library is pleased to provide this homework help service as a stepping stone to students’ success in school, and in their lives as productive members of society.

$1,500 Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from graduating seniors for the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Scholarship they will award this May. The scholarship program is open to any Greene County student who will be a graduating senior in 2013. The Chamber urges all high school seniors who have been accepted to a College or Technical School as an incoming freshman this fall and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better while in high school to apply for this scholarship. Applicants will be required to write an essay and furnish a listing of their school activities and local community involvement. Applications are available to be printed directly from the Chamber website at www.waynesburgchamber.com Completed applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Monday, April 15th. The winner will be announced in early May and the Scholarship Award presented at the Chamber‘s monthly General Membership Luncheon on May 22nd. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 724-627-5926.

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(l to r): Teen Miss Amanda Frampton, Commissioner Chuck Morris, Young Miss Alexis Bamberger, Recreation Director Jake Blaker, Junior Miss Joelle Pahanish, Commissioner Blair Zimmerman, Commissioner Archie Trader, Petite Miss Annalise Willis and Tiny Miss Alexis Hooper.

Five local girls were crowned Miss Greene County in their age divisions during the 23rd annual Miss Greene County Pageant, held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Stanley Ferek III Auditorium of Carmichaels Area High School. The five queens crowned were: Tiny Miss, Alexis Hooper, 3, of Jefferson; Petite Miss, Annalise Willis, 6, of Mather; Junior Miss, Joelle Pahanish, 10, of Jefferson; Young Miss, Alexis Bamberger, 13, of Wind Ridge; and Teen Miss, Amanda Frampton, 15, of New Freeport. Each of the five queens received a trophy, crown, sash and bouquet, and will receive a $100 prize. All proceeds from the 2013 Miss Greene County Pageant will benefit Department of Recreation programs, such as Day Camp, which provides free activities for county children every summer. FMI, call 724-852-5323.

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The musical Easter Passion Play, “He’s Alive!” was presented a nearly full house at the Capitol Theater in Wheeling, March 22 and 23. This is the inspiring musical which celebrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nearly half of the 200+ member cast and crew of He’s Alive! came from Greene County, Pennsylvania, with the remainder coming from through the tri-state area. Heaven Bound Ministries, the group that organized the production, was founded in 1999 in Wheeling, WV after entertaining at a mother-daughter banquet by a trio of ladies, Brenda Hetzel, Jeannie Pierce Waychoff and Doris Estep. Over the years, Heaven Bound has expanded from a trio of singers to this amazing group of vocalists, actors, musicians and crew. They are also responsible for entertaining Greene County over the last few years with their July 4th concerts at the Greene County Fairgrounds and a special 9/11 tribute concert.

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Scholarship Oppourtunities

The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) has announced that they have several scholarship opportunities for Greene County graduating high school seniors this spring. Most applications are due April 1. Eligibility criteria vary for each scholarship. Specific guidelines and application forms are available through all high school guidance offices, and on the CFGC website www.cfgcpa.org (look under the scholarship tab for “endowed scholarships.” The available scholarships include: For all Greene County graduating senior students (all schools): The Army Spec. Gregory A. Cox Memorial Scholarship – For graduating Greene County senior student planning a career in public safety for other public service (excluding politics) or participating in Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC.) The Rocky Doman Memorial – For a graduating Greene County senior standout athlete who exemplifies the qualities of being a team player with a humble spirit. For Carmichaels Area High School seniors: The William and Shirley Hanley Memorial Scholarship – For graduating seniors at Carmichaels Area High School and Mapletown High School. An interview is required. The Walter Samek III Memorial Scholarship – To assist graduating seniors of Carmichaels High School to continue post-secondary education. For Jefferson-Morgan High School seniors: The Dove Award – A need based scholarship for a graduating student from Jefferson Morgan high school with preference for female students. The R.A. Matteucci Family Scholarship – A need based scholarship for graduating seniors of Jefferson-Morgan High School.

For Mapletown High School seniors: The William H. Davis, Jr. Scholarship – For students who are graduating, or have graduated from Southeastern Greene School District to attend the Westmoreland County Community College. The William and Shirley Hanley Memorial Scholarship – For graduating seniors at Carmichaels Area High School and Mapletown High School. An interview is required. The Darlene Phillips Elementary Education Scholarship – For graduating seniors of Mapletown High School, with preference for students planning to major in elementary education, but will consider other college majors. For West Greene High School seniors: The Thelma S. Hoge Memorial Scholarship – For worthy students of West Greene School District who are pursuing a college education. The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC), a private, non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes. CFGC currently manages $3 million in assets through more than 55 different funds. For more information about the Community Foundation contact Bettie Stammerjohn by phone at 724-627-2010, email cfgc@gmail.com, or visit www.cfgcpa.org.

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he Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency is proud to introduce two brand-new resources to help promote Greene County as a visitor destination. Released last fall, the official Greene County Visitors Guide is a 32-page, full-color magazinestyle publication full of information and photos highlighting the county’s prime attractions, events, and businesses and organizations. From longstanding symbols of heritage and culture to family-owned and operated farms, restaurants and specialty shops, the Visitors Guide contains details about all of the attractions that make Greene County a fun, relaxing experience. Entries are broken down into seven categories – Exploring, Agritourism, Recreation, Learning, Staying, Shopping and Dining – and list key contact information, including addresses, phone numbers and Web sites. A calendar of annual events is also included. Using the Visitors Guide as a model, Greene County Tourism recently relaunched its Web site. The new GoGreeneCounty.org mirrors the Visitors Guide in both design and content, thanks to the expert work of graphic artist Alan Laick of Laick Design, who completed both projects. In 2013, Tourism plans to continue building the Web site – as well as social media including Facebook – to help further promote Greene County across a variety of platforms and capture an audience that has changed how it gathers destination information. In addition to the new promotional pieces, Greene County Tourism commissions and sells many keepsake items that celebrate the breathtaking scenery and images of the county. In late November, Tourism introduced a series of Christmas cards featuring original watercolor portraits of Greene County winter scenes by local artist Leslie Fehling. The snow-covered scenes are the Carmichaels Covered Bridge, the Greene County Courthouse, Route 188 in Jefferson and a “Greetings from Greene” collage. The cards will continue to be sold year-round, and a boxed set of 20 cards (five of each design) with envelopes and a pen costs $20. Tourism plans to introduce a series of seasonal postcards later this year, as well as offer all of the individual pictures for sale as matted prints. The series of four Greene County ceramic mugs – each featuring a different seasonal scene and Tourism logo – and the series of Covered Bridge puzzles are all still available for sale as well. Mugs are sold for $15 each, $25 for two and $50 for the set of four. Puzzles cost $20 apiece. For more information on the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency, call 724-627-TOUR (8687), or visit www.GoGreeneCounty.org.

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s the nation continues to recover from an economic recession and record unemployment rates, the Washington Greene County Job Training Agency (WGCJTA) would like to remind county residents receiving public assistance of the services the agency provides for those looking for work. Established in 1975 to serve economically disadvantaged individuals in Greene and Wash- Terri Taylor, corporate manager at Washington Greene Job ington counties, WGCJTA offers the Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program. “The EARN program provides case management, education and training, work activities, job readiness, and drivers education,” explains Corporate Manager Terri Taylor. “A new tool the program is using this year to help job seekers enhance their interviewing skills is called “Interview Stream.” Interview Stream is a web-based program that provides virtual interviews that are recorded using a web cam. The job seeker can review the interview afterwards and learn from any mistakes or positives. This tool makes practicing for interviews more realistic and practical,” Terri adds. The EARN program has been very successful at attaching program participants to employment. Currently, the placement rate is 88% and the job retention rate is 81%. Clients of the program, including Kathleen Harmon, seem very pleased with EARN. “I just moved to PA from another state and I was unfamiliar with employers in this area; the EARN program helped me identify employers looking for employees with my skills and abilities” she explained. For more information on the EARN program and others offered by the WGCJTA, call 724627-5007 ext. 241, visit www.washingtongreene.org, or stop by the office, located at 4 West High Street, within the Pennsylvania CareerLink office. The office is open Monday through Friday.

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here is a new restaurant in town, and it is open for business! The Lodge, owned by Sandy Simmons Throckmorton, opened its doors February 13 in the location of the former Rohanna’s Restaurant. “We are leasing the space and have completely redecorated,” Sandy said. “There are taxidermied animals like white goats and antelopes throughout the dining area, so it really feels like you are in a lodge. The food is awesome, with everything from burgers to spaghetti, or chicken parmesan and filet mignon on the menu. Many of the favorite items from Rohanna’s menu are still available also, we just added a lot more options. In addition to the regular menu items, our chef, Greg Heger, will be preparing specials every evening, and our cheesecakes and other desserts will be homemade by Robin’s Cottage.” The Lodge plans to celebrate a Grand Opening on March 29-30, with free appetizers, drink chips, and entertainment. “On Friday the 29th, local country artist, Jackson Gardner, will be performing live, and on Saturday the 30th, Ben McMillan will be here DJ’ing for us,” Sandy added. “I want people to come in and see what we have to offer. I want people to enjoy the nice atmosphere, the great food, a couple of drinks if they like, and to leave happy.” The restaurant is a perfect fit for Sandy, a Waynesburg native with four children, Mark, Mandy, Scott, and Alyssa. “I ran a supermarket for twenty years, and when I left the business, I missed the people,” Sandy said. “When this opportunity presented itself, it seemed like a great way to get back to working with the public. Plus, I love to plan parties, and this is like party planning every day!” The Lodge address is 1005 Rolling Meadows Road, and restaurant hours are Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to 9pm.

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ack by popular demand! Fiber Arts classes will again be offered at the Waynesburg Sheep and Fiber Festival this spring! The festival is held at the Greene County Fairgrounds the third weekend of May every year, presented by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Inc. Classes will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2013. “This is your chance to easily learn fiber skills like many of our early ancestors and the ancient cultures used,” says Lena Galing, coordinator of the classes. Lena is also an owner of Lippencott Alpacas, a major sponsor of the Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival. “Classes will be offered in knitting, crochet, spindle spinning and spinning wheel skills. The instructors are talented and patient professionals who can help you understand and finally be able to do what you’ve wanted to do - work with beautiful wool from sheep or alpaca and natural cotton – to make your own yarn and knitted or crocheted creations. There will be several classes for beginners throughout the two-day event; however attendance is limited so you need to sign up early,” Lena advises. Details about the classes and registration will be posted on the festival website at www. sheepandfiber.com and on Lippencott Alpaca’s website “This is your chance to easily learn fiber as well at www.lippencottalpacas.com. You can also call skills like many of our early ancestors Lippencott Alpacas at 724- and the ancient cultures used.” 852-4084 for registration and information. Advance regis- -Lena Galing, tration and advance payment Coordinator of the classses of class fees is required. If you are interested – please contact Lena, as the classes will fill up in advance. All participants must be 13 years and older to register. “For knitting, you don’t have to wait for the festival,” Lena reminds everyone. “Lippencott Alpacas also offers regular knitting classes at our Farm Store for beginning to advanced skill levels. Becky White is a qualified instructor who has a variety of knitting skills. The class meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30-7:30. Cost is $5.00 each class. Lively conversation and laughter are required!” If you are interested in the knitting class at Lippencott Alpacas, just call Lena at 724-852-4084.

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aynesburg native Brian Tennant has spent most of his professional life working in public safety and wants to continue contributing to the community by becoming Greene County’s next Sheriff. Tennant says, “I would bring unique qualifications to the Sheriff ’s office through my years of experience as a policeman, detective with the Drug Task Force and District Attorney’s office, K9 handler, EMT and fireman.” Brian is the only certified police officer running for the office. This certification authorizes him to enforce motor vehicle laws. He also has a narcotics-detecting K-9 that would accompany him to the Sheriff ’s Department. “Greene County has limited law enforcement resources available to combat some of its toughest problems, such as the drug epidemic and truck traffic. Our Sheriff ’s Department needs to take a proactive role and assist with these efforts if we are going to see changes,” Brian said. “I plan to work within the current budget while expanding the

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Department’s services to the county.” Tennant is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment as well as our right to carry concealed firearms. “We have a right and a duty to protect our loved ones and ourselves,” Tennant says. “I hope to improve the concealed weapons permit process in Greene County allowing citizens to obtain their permits faster and more efficiently.” Tennant is a member of the NRA, Waynesburg Sportsman’s Club, Oathkeepers, First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, Waynesburg Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons #153, FOP, and Waynesburg Fire Department. He lives with his wife, Jessica McMinn Tennant, and their three sons. “The people deserve a Sheriff who is responsive to the needs of the community. With your support, together, we can address the problems that plague us and make a better future for Greene County.” www.briantennant.com

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oing strong into its 19th year under the same ownership, 4 Seasons Lawn & Garden on Rolling Meadows Road in Waynesburg continues to offer area residents the first choice in lawn & garden equipment - and much more. Customers find the best prices and quality on John Deere Lawn & Garden Equipment and Stihl Power Equipment and last year, a Honda Power Equipment line was added. “2012 proved to be a very successful first year for Honda just as we expected. We found the superior quality and reputation of the Honda products a very good fit at 4 Seasons,” says owner Murray Hoy. You’ll find Honda walk mowers, generators and water pumps at 4 Seasons Lawn & Garden, which is also a certified Honda service and parts dealer. The right price on quality equipment is always a draw, but it’s not the only reason so many people choose to buy at 4 Seasons Lawn & Garden. “We enjoy a lot of return customers here,” Murray explains, “and I think that’s because we are committed to continue our proven level of excellence in service and superior products. People depend on our shop to service all brands of lawn and garden equipment, we have an extensive parts department…and we understand the products and the equipment we sell better than anyone. With Bob Robinson’s lifetime of experience in the shop and Jeremiah Allison entering his 17th year with 4 Seasons among our professional staff, we have an advantage. People appreciate dealing with someone who has the knowledge and experience to answer their questions, find what they need, and fix their problems. We can do that.” The skill and experience level of the staff took another jump up in 2012 with Courtney Hoy’s return to Waynesburg and 4 Seasons. Courtney is Murray and Debbie’s daugh-

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ter, and certainly no stranger to the store. “She practically grew up here, and spent many hours working in the store,” says Murray. After marrying husband Jason Hursey and moving to Columbus OH, Courtney went to work at JD Equipment, the largest John Deere Dealer in Ohio, and continued to learn the business. Early in 2012, the couple returned to Waynesburg, where they have purchased a home, and Courtney is putting her expertise to work at 4 Seasons Lawn & Garden, and 4 Seasons Rental, opened a couple of years ago. “She now manages the parts department for the lawn & garden business and the tent and party division of the rental business. She is a huge asset to me,” says Murray, “I am very proud of her. She has a great understanding of the businesses and the products we offer. I once told someone she is twenty-five years old and she has fifteen years of experience.” 4 Seasons Rentals, the sister company opened in 2011 and operates at the same location on Rolling Meadows Road, has also continued to grow as more and more people discovered all of the useful tools, equipment and event needs available for rent at 4 Seasons. “We purchased another tent rental company (previously Rent-a-Tent) adding several more tents, tables and chairs to our inventory allowing us to do multiple events on the same day or larger events than we could before,” explains Courtney, who says she has already taken several reservations for this spring and summer. ���If you are planning a party that requires tables, chairs, tents, or any other party supplies, call now to make your reservation, we are booking every day…don’t wait.” 4 Seasons Rental is the best local source for homeowners and contractors to find the equipment and tools needed for short term or special projects, too: power tools, masonry and plumbing tools, contractor’s equipment, outdoor power equipment, flooring and carpet tools, scaffolding, even moving needs like appliance dollies or trailers. Other popular items, particularly as spring approaches, include the Ditch Witch trencher and jack hammers, the stump grinder, and scaffolding, too. -Murray Hoy “There are very few Owner things that we don’t have,” says Jeremiah. “We have a great selection of power hand tools that sometimes you just need on occasion like quick cut saws or a core drill… and of course all the common items.” Having a local source for rental items is great for residents of Waynesburg and the entire Greene County Area, and knowing that quality and expertise comes with it is even better. Murray Hoy and his staff have built and continue to maintain the 4 Seasons reputation for excellence in lawn & garden sales and service – and now in the rental business as well.

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such. Buying insurance can be confusing and overwhelming if you are not familiar with insurance terminology, so at Yingling Insurance Agency, they make it easy for you to understand and most often can help you save hundreds of dollars on your insurance costs. They take time to explain what each coverage on your policy is, and explain why current State Minimum Coverage may not be enough. At the Waynesburg office (150 Stewart Street) you will find Curtis and Brenda the agency owners and their dog “Raider” the official office greeter. Lois Hunnel, receptionist and licensed CSR, and Susan Bilonick, licensed Insurance Producer will provide you with great customer service. In the Carmichaels office (211 S. Vine St, Suite 102) you will find, Pam Whyel, Licensed Insurance Producer and Office Manager and Marilyn Kurilko, receptionist, providing outstanding service to their customers. Erie Insurance offers discounts like Multi-car, Multi-policy, Safe Driver, and endorsements like Auto Enhancement (diminishing deductible) and New Auto Security Coverage (new car replacement). Erie’s latest endorsement “Erie Rate Lock”, allows you to freeze your premium until you add or remove a driver, add or remove a car, or move to a new address, so if you don’t make any changes, Erie won’t raise your rate. In addition, Erie policies are for 12 months, instead of the 6 months offered by most other companies. You have seen the commercials, but Erie Insurance doesn’t spend millions of dollars on national advertising, they pass the savings on to you through better rates. Yingling Insurance Agency encourages their customers to call or stop in to review their policies as often as they want. Life changes constantly, people get married, have children, retire, send children off to college, and believe it or not, each one of these changes can impact your insurance coverage, many times saving you hundreds of dollars. If you want to see the difference that comes from agents who really care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY…call or stop by either location of Yingling Insurance Agency for a free quote. They are there for you. Call the Waynesburg office at 724-852-2770 or the Carmichaels office at 724-966-5073. Learn more about our agency by visiting yinglinginsurance.com. Also visit erieinsurance.com for more on Erie Insurance products.

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pecialty Herbal Products, which began in the home of owner Brian King, a registered, practicing pharmacist, is in its 20th year of business. Specialty Herbal Products is Greene County’s only health food store and carries a large assortment of vitamins, herbs, organic foods, weight loss, gluten-free, and other specialty and natural products. They also sell locally grown/made products: honey, eggs, candles and soaps. Born from the concept that “natural is better,” Specialty Herbal’s motto is “bringing man back to the ‘roots’ of healing.” “Quality” is the hallmark of Special Herbal, and everything they do centers around it. Quality products begin with quality raw ingredients and a robust quality control protocol at every phase of the manufacturing process, including sophisticated testing procedures and certificates of analysis. If a manufacturer cannot provide a written commitment to these criteria, they have little chance of finding their way onto Specialty Herbal’s shelves. The owner, Brian King, says, “Quality usually costs more, but we have some good companies that market their products at reasonably low prices and, with our in-store discounts, we can provide fairly low priced supplements that people can trust in.” New items at the store are: Healthy Feet and Nerves, Optimized Saffron, Black Seed, Chia Seeds, Black Raspberry Extract, Tart Cherry products, Forskolin, Stone Free, enhanced vitamin C’s, more insomnia products, and whole food vitamins. They added even more fish oil products to their already extensive fish oil line, and have brought in newer and better Curcumin products. Specialty Herbal products has always been a leader in providing natural weight loss products and this year they have added many of

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ave you ever wondered if the things you see on crime shows like CSI are real? Well, thanks to a program hosted by Waynesburg University, high school students were able to find out first-hand. A one day course, called the “Mock Crime Scene Workshop”, was offered on March 23, 2013 to students from all over the country. “Because it is only a one-day workshop, most of the students tend to be fairly local,” Robert Barnhart, Admissions Counselor at WU said. “But last fall, a student did come in from Illinois to attend one.” The program offered an overview of the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science curriculums and gave students an up-close and personal look at a simulated crime scene. “Students received instruction from experts in the field in both classroom and hands-on settings,” Barnhart continued. “In the morning, the students participated in a variety of classroom activities, hearing from our faculty and some field experts about various aspects of criminal justice and forensics. Then, in the afternoon, students went to a comprehensive mock crime scene to apply what they learned earlier in the day. Our campus officers and the State Police were on hand to lend their expertise.” In addition to the one-day workshop, WU will be offering a weeklong CSI camp this summer. “For the 8th year, we will offer a full-immersion camp to those interested in pursuing Criminal Justice as a career,” Barnhart said. “From June 16-21, students will live on our campus while studying elements of criminal justice and forensic science. We plan to study human trafficking, surveillance prep, search warrant execution, and many more topics. We also have a buried remains excavation planned, as well as a bomb scene processing opportunity, led by our faculty and state and federal law enforcement agencies.” In addition to CSI camp, WU will offer a Sports Broadcasting camp the same week (June 17-21). “This gives a similar opportunity to those interested in broadcast journalism,” Barnhart added. “This camp is hosted by former Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Lanny Frattare, and John and Paul Steigerwald and Bill Hillgrove are slated speakers.”

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Dr. Oz’s favorites, including Greene Coffee Extract, 7-Keto, Passion Flower, and Garcinia. For those who suffer from pain and muscle spasms, Specialty Herbal has brought in a California Poppy product called, Pain-Eze. Another exciting product that Brian has added because he saw such good results at the pharmacy he works at, is Breathe Ease, a natural nasal spray for sinus congestion, which he says works as well as prescription steroid nasal sprays. Brian has even formulated his own multi-vitamin, which he named Vita-Essentials Pack. He used Douglas Labs to manufacture the product, and it has been a hit. Brian also works closely with a couple of medical practitioners to help break the infection/antibiotic cycle that many kids get into during the winter months. He recommends a variety of probiotics and immune stimulant products to get these kids off of antibiotics. Specialty Herbal Products is an information center as much as they are a retailer. “The natural product field is coming out with new and exciting discoveries every week. The amount of research and new information is staggering. The biochemical side of this industry is the most fascinating. We have spent a lot of time and money writing articles to inform the public on the new discoveries in the natural product field.” Specialty Herbal’s commitment to quality extends not only to the products it carries, but also to the experienced, caring, well-trained staff of Tamara Cerra, Bobbi Cressey, Cindy Grim, and Roberta King. “We make a great team!” says Bobbi, the store manager, “And, as always, our products and dedicated employees are our ‘Specialty.’”

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“Each one of these opportunities is meant to give high school students the opportunity to explore different fields of interest and put them in an even better position to decide what direction to take once they finish their high school careers. These camps are also excellent opportunities to showcase Waynesburg University and the strength of our academic programs.” For more information, call 1-800-225-7393.

Students stand behind crime scene tape at a mock crime scene at last year’s Waynesburg University CSI camp.

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rompt Quality Painting, Inc. is so much more than the name suggests. “When I started this business over 23 years ago, it was simply a painting company,” says owner Tim Frye. “And we still do a lot of that,” Tim continues, “but we also provide remodeling services, including fire and water restoration and historical restorations. We are also certified in mold inspection and mold remediation. We offer a wide variety of services in green technology for all projects residential, commercial, historical and industrial structures.” The name also represents Tim’s outlook on what customers should be able to expect from a contractor. “Too many times, people have hired someone who has not completed the job in a timely manner, has failed to show up for work, or has done shoddy work. We strive to be the exact opposite of that stereotype. We are Prompt, and we do a Quality job,” he assures. During the first of 17 years of business, Prompt Quality Painting was located in Florida, where some of Tim’s customers included Don King, Michelle Pfeifer, Time Warner and Rod Stewart. When a family member requiring consistent medical treatment was recommended to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Tim decided to move the business north. That was in May of 2005, and it’s been here ever since. Since relocating, Prompt Quality Painting has completed projects in area hospitals, day cares centers, residential homes, schools, churches and holding tanks. It requires skill and varied talents to work on such diverse projects. “I have a few employees right now,” Tim says, “and some of them have been with me for years, they are all local guys, and all skilled laborers. We do not sub-contract our work out to other people. I am too particular about how my jobs are done. We are continuing to grow, and we are always looking for that new person who would like to be a part of a reputable company.” The company will always be in high demand for its uniquely skilled approach in painting. “We have a lot of experience working with color, so we understand it,” Tim said. “We can use color painting techniques, such as faux finishing to make something look like marble, wood, stone or wallpaper using paint products. We can make recommendations to people about what would look best in their particular living space or even what green product would be best suited to someone with allergies, asthma and other health concerns,” Tim explains. “We have a lot of repeat customers,” Tim adds. “Once people see how we complete a job, they want us to come back for all of their other projects.” Bring a Positive light to contracting, and Call Prompt Quality Painting at 724-825-8349 to schedule your free estimate today, or visit online at www.promptqualitypainting.com.

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aynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful (WP&B), a Main Street initiative, is named after an historic 1906 souvenir pictorial directory of Waynesburg touting it as the Biggest and Best Little City in Pennsylvania. It is WP&B’s mission to preserve and revitalize historic downtown Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and to cultivate a heightened public awareness of the educational, cultural and historical opportunities and conveniences in shopping associated with visiting downtown Waynesburg. Much of the work to accomplish this mission is achieved by the efforts of volunteers organized into four focus committees: Organization, which governs the local program and develops a cooperative spirit among key individuals involved in the revitalization efforts; Economic Restructuring, which examines current economic and marketing forces affecting the downtown and works to bring the mix of retail, professional services, and housing that will prosper in the area; Promotion, which strives to develop an image of a vibrant downtown with innovative retail promotions and special events; and Design, which includes building and façade, improvements to and maintenance of public space, appropriate signage and attractive display of merchandise. The reDid you know? sults of these committee’s efforts include For every $100 spent at a local a host of programs, projects and activities business, $68 is produced in that thousands of local residents, businesses and consumers recognize and enrevenue for the local community; joy. compared to only $48 when One such endeavor, launched in 2012, spent at a national chain. was the “Buy Local, Buy Greene” campaign. A collaborative effort with other like-minded organizations, the Buy Local, Buy Greene initiative’s purpose is to educate consumers about the impact they can have on their community by spending locally. “Unleashing the power of the Consumers’ Dollar in Greene County” became the mission statement; a logo was created to illustrate that power, and an online presence was developed to help participating consumers and merchants join the cause. Several marketing tools have been employed to put the logo to work, such as lapel pins and shopping bags, which are made available at no charge to merchants using them to educate customers. Media campaigns have made an impact by sharing simple statistics and facts about the effect of spending locally. Other recent activities of WP&B include the increased use of social media to heighten awareness of Waynesburg’s historic downtown. A Facebook page keeps friends informed with frequently updated news of merchant’s happenings, pictures and comments. WP&B continues to sponsor downtown dialogues for business owners and stakeholders to come together to discuss how to better Waynesburg. Four such public meetings were held last year, with complimentary breakfasts provided by Community Bank and Pittsburgh SBDC. WP&B is also the organization behind several of Waynesburg’s most popular festivals, including the 50’s Fest & Car Cruise in September, the Sheep & Fiber Festival in May and the Holiday Open House in December. A new venture is currently under way to present a series of “First Friday” activities throughout the summer months in downtown Waynesburg. Live music, festivities, food and extended shopping will be offered the first Friday night of each month. WP&B’s community endeavor to revitalize our main street area has made significant strides and the organization looks forward to the ongoing challenges as they continue to make historic downtown Waynesburg today’s “Downtown Shopping District.”

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Quilt Raffle

The Friends of Flenniken Library (FFL) are selling raffle tickets for a beautiful sampler quilt created and donated by Barbara Walton, a member of the FFL. The quilt, which is on display at Flenniken Public Library, has twenty panels, each with a different quilt pattern in shades of gold, brown, and beige. Tickets are on sale at the library circulation desk for $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be available until the drawing is held on May 10. All proceeds will be used to support programs at the library. FMI call the Flenniken Public Library at 724966-5263. Barbara is pictured in front of the quilt she stitched and donated to the Friends of the Flenniken Library.

Whooooo’s There?

Diane Clark of Wind Ridge posts this most interesting picture of a Red Eastern Screech Owl which she caught on camera as it visited her home last month. Looks like a tight squeeze. Thanks for sharing Diane. We actually thought our Message Board and Facebook friends would have fun coming up with captions for the unusual picture. Find us on Facebook and share your captions. Or, you can email your ideas to messageboard@greenesaver.com. Be sure to put the word CAPTION in the subject line.

Where Do You Want to Eat?

When we asked our Facebook friends what restaurant they would like to see come to Greene County, the response was quite interesting. The top five answers were: Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Cheddar’s and Texas Roadhouse. Here’s a graph GreeneSaver designer Kristen Sneller made to illustrate all the responses with restaurants that had multiple votes. Other restaurants that were mentioned were: Shoops, a buffet place, Shoney’s, The House of Gravy, Kings, Checkers, Bonefish Grill, Marco’s Pizza, Joe’s Crabshack, Old Mexico, and a Mom and Pop place. Be sure to check our Facebook page (search pages for Direct Results) for more fun queries and info.

Photo Contest

Photographers! Get ready for the 10th Annual Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival Photo Exhibit and Contest, sponsored by Direct Results, home of the “GreeneSaver.” The festival, staged by Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful at the Greene County Fairgrounds each year, will be May 18 & 19, 2013, but the photo contest entry deadline is April 24. That’s because all photo entries are put on display at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center on I-79 in Kirby for the weeks preceding the festival. This is a great way to get your work on display! Up to $300 in cash awards and ribbons will be offered in five categories, including a youth class. Plus, a free mounting from McMillen Photography to Best of Show winner. For entry forms and rules, visit the festival website at www. sheepandfiber.com or stop by the “GreeneSaver office” in Waynesburg. Brochures are also available at several local businesses.

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Spring Fun

Here is a picture posted by Carol Andrews of Nineveh, taken on her trip to Keukenhof Gardens in Holland on Good Friday in 2011. As spring rolls around again, Carol said she thought it would be fun to share some spring scenes from an extraordinary experience. “We walked for over 5 hours and still did not see it all . . . this is what I think part of heaven will look like . . . seriously.”

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et owners have trusted Waynesburg Animal Hospital for the care of their beloved animals for over 50 years! Our hospital is conveniently located just 2 miles south of Waynesburg on Rte 19. The hospital is easily recognized by the white board fence and the cheerful blue roofs on the buildings. You may know our hospital as “Dr. Marx’s place” (prior to 1989). You may know it as currently being owned and operated by veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Behm. (L to R) Jennifer Behm,VMD; Joe Scheffen, DVM; Bob For those of you who have moved to Havern, DVM, PhD; Amy Cink, DVM and Henry Greene County more recently, you may know of us as the animal hospital where the veterinarians Dr. Bob Havern, Dr. Amy Cink or Dr. Joe Scheffen work along with Dr. Behm. Many of you know one or more of the kind animal lovers who help to run Waynesburg Animal Hospital each and everyday - Peg, Cheryl, Shannon, Cyndi, Keri, Kristina, Rachel and Christi - to name a few. With 4 veterinarians under one roof, we have the versatility to care for your pet in the way that you and your pet feel most comfortable. Dr. Jennifer Behm not only owns and works at WAH, it is also her home with husband Clay, children Lily, Will and Ray, 2 dogs and...many kitties! Dr. Bob Havern has been a veterinarian for over 20 years and has his PhD in Medical Physiology. Dr. Amy Cink and Dr. Joe Scheffen have been veterinarians for over 7 years and joined WAH almost 2 years ago. You will most likely meet Dr. Amy Cink in office hours as she thoroughly and gently examines your pet. She takes time to patiently answer any and all questions you may have about the care of your pet. You may meet Dr. Joe Scheffen before or after your pet has its surgery - whether it is a routine procedure, an advanced dental extraction, or a critical, lifesaving surgery - Dr. Scheffen’s surgical skills are top-notch! If you haven’t met us yet AND you are a pet owner who wants a veterinarian who will care for your animal companion with a high level of comprehensive medical and surgical care, please call or come in to meet us. Check us out at waynesburganimalhospital.com or on Facebook. Waynesburg Animal Hospital is certainly a very special place for the care of animals!

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With the buzz words “Natural Gas Utilization” popping up more often in common conversation these days, it’s evident that developers and royalty owners are not the only ones excited about our abundant shale gas resources here. Over the last few years many of us have seen and experienced the boom that producing the gas caused; now we begin to focus on the coming economic impact resulting from the way all this gas is going to be used. What “uses” we find and promote will make a change in our lives and economy here in this area and the across the country. The influence on domestic manufacturing is predicted to be huge. Just listen to the words of Kevin Bull in this excerpt from a January 2013 business report in the “MIT Technology Review”: “People predicting a manufacturing renaissance in the United States usually imagine whirring robots or advanced factories turning out wind turbines and solar panels. The real American edge might be in something entirely more mundane: cheap starting materials for plastic bottles and plastic bags. The plummeting price of natural gas— which can be used to make a vast number of products, including tires, carpet, antifreeze, lubricants, cloth, and many types of plastic— is luring key industries to the United States. Just five years ago, natural-gas prices were so high that some chemical manufacturers were shutting down U.S. operations. Now the ability to access natural gas trapped in shale rock formations, using technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has lowered American prices to a fraction of those in other countries. Over the last 18 months, these low prices have prompted plans for the construction of new chemical plants to produce ethylene….” With the supply we now have, it’s not necessarily a better deal to manufacture “across the pond” anymore. At least not in certain industries. According to Bull’s report (and

the encouraging chatter we hear from Beaver County), where the resurgence really bears notice is in the $148 billion market for ethylene, the world’s highest-volume chemical and the foundation for many other industries. That’s because ethylene is a key feedstock in the manufacture of plastics. Think about how much in your world is made of plastic. Getting the picture? Ethane is the basis for producing ethylene, and ethane is one of the elements found in relatively high levels in the “wet gas” commonly produced in portions of our Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. Like any other raw material, the least distance you have to transport it, the better for the manufacturer. That makes our area, and other areas where natural gas is being aggressively produced throughout the US, good locations for the production of ethylene, and therefore, the making of plastic, and (let’s keep going) the products made from plastic. You begin to see how the shale gas boom is influencing manufacturing. According to those in the know, we’re going to see the return of more domestic manufacturing. Made in the USA… music to our ears. May 16-17, 2013, the Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo Committee will host a conference for local manufacturers, business entrepreneurs, public officials, fleet operators and interested general public focusing on the utilization of natural gas, current usage, proposed usage and its impact on the economy. The conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton, Pittsburgh-Meadowlands, located on Race Track Road in Washington. The conference precedes the annual TriCounty Oil and Gas Business-to-Business Expo and trade show on May 18 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information or to register for the conference and/or the trade show go online at www.tricountyoilandgas.com.

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ommunity Bank finished its 111th year in fine form. The Bank had an exceedingly busy year growing and serving its customers. Community service has always been the foundation of Community Bank. In 2012, the Bank worked hard to continue this tradition. In 2012, Community Bank Wealth Management continued its “Community Bank Royalty Services” seminar series. The Bank hosted five seminars throughout Washington and Greene County and brought in experts to talk about the opportunities and challenges brought on by the Marcellus gas boom. These seminars were well attended and addressed such subjects as re-leasing your property, pipeline rights-of-way, and how to read a royalty check. In a similar vein, Community Bank again hosted the Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo in May at the Washington County fairgrounds. This two day event attracted thousands of

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local business owners. Country music star Darryl Worley entertained the crowd on Friday night, while Saturday featured the business-to-business trade show attended by over 3,000 guests and exhibitors. Later in the year, Community Bank and other members of the Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo committee presented a “gas utilization” workshop at Waynesburg University. Speakers from around the region described plans to create a series of natural gas fueling stations in southwestern Pennsylvania. Similarly, representatives of Community Bank made presentations on the shale gas revolution in Pittsburgh and authored articles in local newspapers. These efforts led to two articles about Community Bank’s service in the two leading national trade publications, Independent Banker and American Banker. Employees of Community Bank again played key roles in our local nonprofit and service organizations, helping the United Way, the American Heart Association, the Washington Hospital, Cornerstone Care, the Washington County Community Foundation, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Greene County Community Foundation, the Carmichaels and Greater Waynesburg Area Chambers, King Coal Association, Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful, the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. This year Community Bank was recognized by the Relay for Life for raising over $8,600 and again exceeded the Platinum Goal. In recognition of the spirit of the employees of Community Bank, in 2012 the Bank was again named the “Best Place To Work” in Washington County for mid-sized businesses for the third straight year. On the banking front, Community Bank was extremely busy as well. The Bank made 244 mortgage loans and 499 consumer loans to help our local citizens pursue their dreams. On top of this record-setting loan production, the Bank increased in deposits and assets. Community Bank averaged $538,534,000 in assets during 2012, an 8.33% increase over 2011. And the Bank paid record dividends to its many loyal shareholders. So, 2012 was an excellent year for Community Bank. Its employees and friends thank the community for supporting Community Bank. We look forward to our 112th year in 2013.

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