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Leaders of Carlisle's Warm the Children program honored

The co-administrators of a program that provides warm winter clothing for children in need were honored Tuesday.

The Carlisle Kiwanis Club presented Carol Lorence and Sharon Fahnestock with the third annual Service to Youth award in honor of their work as the volunteer driving force behind Warm the Children.

Warm the Children is a national program that is promoted locally by the Carlisle Kiwanis Club and The Sentinel. The Sentinel seeks monetary donations for the program through donated advertising space.

The award comes at a time when the program is preparing for a transition since both Lorence and Fahnestock plan to step down this year.

“I’ve met so many people, wonderful people. I’m going to miss it a lot,” Fahnestock said.

“It has been so fulfilling. It is bittersweet leaving the program at this time,” Lorence said. “It will thrive with all of the new folks.”

The families assisted by the program are referred by service agencies and school counselors across the county, Lorence said.

Once identified, the families are matched with one of the program’s approximately 100 volunteers who take the families to Kmart and Walmart to shop for about $80 worth of winter clothing and footwear.

“Some of these kids never shop for clothes. They’re always just given hand me downs,” Lorence said.

The volunteer shoppers meet with the families and sometimes spend an hour or more choosing clothing to make sure it’s appropriate and within their budgets.

“The volunteer shoppers are really the ones who should be getting an award,” Lorence said.

Last year, 832 children were referred to Warm the Children. Lorence said the program ended up clothing 724 children due to problems with contacting and scheduling some families.

The program always kicks off around Oct. 1 and tries to wrap up by Christmas, Lorence said. That leads to one of the biggest challenges for the program as they work to find volunteers to go shopping with the families during the holiday season.

Donations from the public are key to the program’s success, and there has never been a year where the funding came up short and children had to be turned away.

“Every year, we just pray that we have enough money. So far, we always have,” Fahnestock said.

“We have checks coming from anywhere from $5 to $12,000. We’re very fortunate that we are able to help that number of children,” Lorence said.

No donation funds are used for administration; the Carlisle Kiwanis Club funds all administrative costs.

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Mount Holly Springs council OKs new 3-year waste collection deal

Mount Holly Springs borough council Monday approved a new three-year contract with Advanced Disposal that will not only change the way waste is collected, but increase the quarterly fee.

Starting Jan. 1, local residents will be expected to use receptacles provided by the hauler to set out their trash and recyclables for weekly curbside pickup.

The current pact with Advanced Disposal expires Dec. 31 and costs local households $54 per quarter. The new contract will increase the fee by $1.46 per quarter to $55.46.

Currently local residents put trash out in bags or receptacles they purchase on their own while recyclables are placed in a shallow lidless bin the borough provides. There have been problems on windy days with recyclables spilling out of bins and scattering on borough streets.

The new contract will address that problem by providing each household with two-wheeled lidded receptacles for trash and recyclables, said council member Deb Halpin-Brophy, chair of the health, safety and welfare committee. The new contract will also continue the weekly pickup of one bulk item along with the seasonal disposal of leaves and yard waste.

Councilman Ed Kendall asked whether the discussion over bid specifications included the option of allowing borough residents to just buy bags for trash disposal. There are borough residents who can’t afford the quarterly fee and don’t produce a lot of trash, Kendall said.

Borough manager Tom Day said the bidding on the trash contract was based on the figure of 860 dwelling units. There was no provision made for individual households to opt out of paying the quarterly fee.

An opt-out option would create a record-keeping nightmare for borough staff, council president James J. Collins II said.

The borough received bids from Advanced Disposal, Penn Waste and Waste Management on two options. One option continued the status quo where residents provide their own bags and receptacles. The other option had the hauler provide the wheeled receptacles. Advanced Disposal had the lowest bid, Halpin-Brophy said.

Mechanicsburg man sentenced to federal prison for possession of child pornography

A Mechanicsburg man will spend the next five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Gary Stinson Smith, 61, was sentenced in federal court Monday to five years in prison followed by 10 years supervised probation and a $50,000 fine, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney David Freed.

Freed’s office said Smith was found in possession of more than 1,000 images and 16 videos containing child pornography in 2015.

Smith pleaded guilty in November 2016, according to the news release.

He was ordered to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons Friday, the news release stated.

Tuesday lottery

Pick 2

Midday — 1-2

Straight — $50

Boxed — $25

Evening — 5-4

Straight — $50

Boxed — $25

Pick 3

Midday — 2-6-5

Straight — $250

Boxed — $40

Evening — 9-0-4

Straight — $250

Boxed — $40

Pick 4

Midday — 8-9-6-6

Straight — $2,500

Boxed —$200

Evening — 7-1-5-4

Straight — $2,500

Boxed —$100

Pick 5

Midday — 0-1-3-8-6

Straight — $50,000

Boxed — $425

Evening — 6-2-5-7-5

Straight — $50,000

Boxed — $850

Wild Ball



Treasure Hunt


No player matched 5

49 players matched 4, receiving $100

1,332 players matched 3, receiving $6

10,402 players matched 2, receiving $1

Jackpot — $44,000

Cash 5


2 players matched 5, receiving $700,000

241 players matched 4, receiving $157.50

7,480 players matched 3, receiving $8.50

79,024 players matched 2, receiving $1

Jackpot — $125,000

Match 6


Jackpot — $2.7 million

Mega Millions

Numbers were not available. See and tomorrow’s Sentinel for results.

Sentinel area fire calls for May 14

Monday, May 14

5:43 a.m.: nonstructure accident, Cold Springs Road, Dickinson Township; Citizen-Mount Holly Springs, Penn

9:48 a.m.: auto accident, Route 581 west, East Pennsboro Township; Camp Hill, Creekside, Hampden

11:16 a.m.: automatic fire alarm, Terminal Street, Hampden Township; Hampden

1:26 p.m.: auto accident, Third Street, East Pennsboro Township; Northeast Fire & Rescue

2:06 p.m.: first alarm structure fire, West Louther Street, Carlisle; Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue

3:46 p.m.: auto accident, Herman Drive at West Lisburn Road, Upper Allen Township; Upper Allen, Citizens-Mechanicsburg

4:02 p.m.: automatic alarm, Redwood Drive, Carlisle; Carlisle Fire & Rescue

4:27 p.m.: auto accident involving bicyclist, East Chapel Avenue at South Hanover Street, Carlisle; Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue

5:04 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, East Orange Street, Shippensburg; Vigilant, Cumberland Valley, West End

7:05 p.m.: first alarm structure fire, South Filbert Street, Mechanicsburg; Lower Allen, Upper Allen, Citizens-Mechanicsburg, Washington, Hampden, Silver Spring, New Kingstown, Naval Inventory Control Point

8:49 p.m.: auto accident, Route 15 north at Rossmoyne Road, Lower Allen Township; Lower Allen

10:12 p.m.: auto accident, Harrisburg Pike, Middlesex Township; New Kingstown, North Middleton

10:20 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, Arthur Avenue, Lower Allen Township; Lower Allen, Shiremanstown, Upper Allen, Citizens-Mechanicsburg, Hampden, Naval Inventory Control Point

Police: Duncannon man charged with strangulation

State Police in Newport say a Duncannon man tried to strangle a woman during a May 12 assault on North High Street in the borough.

Police have charged Ronald James Milley II, 41, with a second degree felony charge of strangulation, a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and a summary harassment charge.

Milley was remanded to Perry County Prison. A preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for May 18 before Magisterial District Judge Elizabeth Frownfelter.

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