Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday Jan 11. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
The Ephrata Chess team lost yesterday’s home match against Hempfield with score of 3-2. Congratulations to Ian Dissinger and Zeke Jones for their wins on boards 1 &2 respectively. On Wednesday, the teams travels to Lancaster Mennonite for their next match.
NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS
NEWS INTRO VIDEO
US President Donald Trump has renewed a threat to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. A row with Democrats over funding the wall has left the government partially shut down for 20 days, leaving some 800,000 federal employees unpaid. On Saturday, the shutdown becomes the longest in US history. Trump says the wall, a key campaign pledge, is needed to tackle a security crisis of illegal immigration. The Democrats say the wall is an “immorality” and a waste of taxpayers’ money.
In other news,
South African authorities have seized 256 lbs of illegal rhino horn being smuggled out of the country. The haul of 36 horns and horn fragments, worth about $1.3m, is believed to be one of the biggest seized in the country in recent years. Customs officials at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg say it was sniffed out by Lizzy, a detector dog. Great work, Lizzy!
on this day in 1935 in the first flight of its kind, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America.
Now over to _________ with lunch
SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
Yesterday in sports, boys basketball lost 42-33 vs Cocalico. girls basketball also lost vs Cocalico 30-42, the boys swimming swimming team lost 96-73 to Cocalico, but the girls team won 118-50.
In rifle, Ephrata lost to Manheim Central 487-494
Nicole Johnson 100 1 center
Brianna Bowers 98 1 center
Madison Soeder 97
Seth Wright 97
Jada Rojas 95 1 center
The Mounts Wrestling team would like to invite all high school students to their home match to cheer them on against Cedar Crest next Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30pm. All EHS students in attendance will receive a free hot dog! Grab your friends and come see what a wrestling match is all about!
Today, bowling is home vs Lebanon
Now for the thought of the day!
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Tired of walking in the COLD, SNOW, and RAIN from your car to the school? Tired of searching for a new parking spot EVERYDAY? There are FOUR premiere parking spots up for grabs. This will be your reserved spot for ALL of 3rd Marking Period!!! Stop by Room 129 or Room 101 for your opportunity to win the spot. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10.