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A convicted bank robber told a Pennsylvania judge during his sentencing that he committed the crime so he could go to jail and escape his abusive wife. Anthony Miller, 39, who pleaded guilty to the crime, told Judge Louis Farina of Lancaster County Court during the Monday sentencing that he held up the Ephrata National Bank in February 2007 because he was desperate to escape life with his then-wife of three years, whom he has since divorced, the Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer Journal reported...
MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health America of Lancaster County is sponsoring free and confidential mental health screenings for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 9. Screenings for depression, bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m.
DUMPLING SALE: The Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata, will hold its annual apple dumpling sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Apple dumplings are $3.50. They will be available for take-out only on Friday.
More than 100 Ephrata-area business people are expected to be "arrested and serve time" in a mock jail at Bright's Restaurant on Oct. 8 to raise money for people with neuromuscular disease in Lancaster County. Participants in the Ephrata Lock-Up, from 11 a.m.
AQUARIUM: The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County will hold an All- Aquatics Swap Meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Eden Resort Inn, 222 Eden Road. The public is invited.
Driver safety courses sponsored by AARP will be held throughout the county in October. Following is a list of scheduled courses, both the full, eight- hour safety course and the four-hour refresher course. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
By Stauffer, Cindy We have come to the Ephrata Fair, my 12-year-old son and I, to fill our bellies, to ride, to gawk at stuff and to win. Over the next three hours, we will examine pawpaws and pig ears. We will eat chicken corn soup and slurp a chocolate milk shake.
Dr. Susan R. Hovenden will discuss Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata. PCOS is not new, having been first described in 1935.
By Anonymous FUN RUN: A half-mile fun run for girls and boys in grades 1 through 6 will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, High Street, Elizabethtown. The run is sponsored by the Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services. The event is free.
The Family Maternity Unit of Ephrata Community Hospital will hold three six-week childbirth education classes beginning this month. The classes are designed for the last two to three months of pregnancy.
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