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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.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Word has been received of the passing of former Liberty resident Alverda Roadman Duchek on Jan. 20 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Roadman, and had attended the former Dunbar Township Junior Senior High School. Our sympathy to her family and friends in our area.

Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold the monthly food pantry on 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Dawson-Vanderbilt Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 3 at the Brownfield Community Center, located at 291 Banning Road, Dawson. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 through 12. Children 5 and younger are served free.

The next meeting of the Tri-Town Community Crime Watch will be held on at 7 p.m. March 18 in the Vanderbilt Borough Building.

Community Connections, the parent training series sponsored by all Fayette County schools, will host its next meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration on Jacob Murphy Lane in Uniontown. This month's topic will be “Gifted Education: Definition of Terms and Paperwork, Guidelines of Identification and Gifted Programs; Addressing the Needs of Gifted Students.” Speakers will be Anne Peters, supervisor of special education, and Yolanda Pato, gifted teacher, both of Frazier School District. For more information please call 724-736-1109.

After a campaign of several years, the Dawson/Lower Tyrone Honor Roll project is rolling into its final phase, that of finalizing and approving all of the veterans names from the Korean, Vietnam and Cold War era and submitting them for casting in the bronze plaque. Although all costs are not met, the committee feels that upcoming fundraisers may cover the final costs. Since the project began several years ago, material costs have increased drastically. Hopefully, a dedication in spring or early summer will still be possible.

The Honor Roll Committee is selling a ticket to help raise funds. The tickets are $2 each and have both a winning amount and a bonus. Tickets are available at the following locations: Sweet Peas (Vanderbilt), Tri-Town Market, Bucks Dairy Store, John Prah's Barber shop (South Connellsville) or from any committee member. The committee is planning a program booklet that will accompany the dedication celebration of the new honor roll. Commercial or personal ads are available in the booklet, from 18 page to full-page ads. Ad space is available from any committee member. You may also honor or remember a loved one with a personal line or block space. Information is available from any committee member or by phoning 724-529-7298.

That's it for this week, friends.

If you have something that you want to see here, just give me a call at 724-529-7927, send me an email at, or drop me a line at 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428.

Beth Lynn is a resident of Dawson.

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