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Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

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Mark your calendar for noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 6, the Salvation Army Scottdale Unit's sign-up for food baskets and toys. Pickup will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale. For more information, call 724-887-0816.

Everson Volunteer firemen will sell hoagies on Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.

You still have time to participate in the Memory Tree program at Excela Health Frick Hospital. For more information, call 724-832-4155.

The Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action is always looking for volunteers. Take time out to call director Melaney Hegyes at 724-542-4117 or e-mail jacobscreek.fia@gmail.com for more information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly PA 785 of Scottdale, a weight loss support group, meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Christ United Methodist Church, Market Street, Scottdale.

On Oct. 27, officers for the Westmoreland County Boroughs Association were installed: President Joan Brown, Scottdale; First Vice President Scott Sistek, New Stanton; Second Vice President Dottie Bacher, New Alexandria; Treasurer Mary Lou Johnston-Swallop, retired, Ligonier; PSAB Representative Diane Derco, Youngwood; and Chaplain Clarence Bell, West Leechburg. The next meeting will be held in March 2012. Congratulations to all who were installed and good luck in your duties for the coming year.

Blackburn Center, Greensburg, needs your help. For information on what is specifically needed, call the office at 724-837-9540.

On Oct. 29, the 14th annual YWBA Benefit Mass Choir concert was held. The theme was taken from Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your needs." This year a memorial tribute to Carmella Thomas titled "Pray On" was performed. Decon Timothy Tracy of Beulah Baptist Church, Smithfield, was the master of ceremonies for the evening. The music was heavenly and the evening was enjoyable. If you missed the event, a CD can be purchased by calling 724-439-5270.

Thanks goes out to the chairwoman / director Joyce Tracy Wade for putting forth time and effort to make the concert a success. The date is the fourth Saturday of October. Mark that on your 2012 calendar.

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