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November 11th, 2010

SMA’s Brittany Orr MVP of UAVSL North School

November 11, 2010

The Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League (UAVSL) recently announced the all-stars teams for the league’s three divisions, North, South and Central.
Brittany Orr of the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch was named the MVP of the Girls’ North School team. Orr, a senior, is joined by Kane seniors Tina Mosier and Andrea Saquin, Port Allegany’s Brianna Evens, a senior, and junior Jordan Edgell, Ridgway’s Courtney Bush, a junior, Bryton Dybowski, a senior, sophomore Rhianon Fowler and junior Amanda Maddalena, Smethport senior Elizabeth Dittman and St. Marys junior Lauren Challingsworth.

Hoohuli signs Letter of Intent with Canisius

November 11, 2010

St. Marys Area senior Kayla Hoohuli signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. Kayla is the daughter of Dan and Leona Hoohuli.
Hoohuli led her high school team to their third straight District 9-AAA championship in 2009-2010 as a junior. She averaged 30.3 points per game to go along with 8.8 rebounds per game, 7.3 steals per game and 4.4 assists per game.

Capt. Loudon recognizes veterans’ sacrifices

November 11, 2010

U.S. Army Captain Nicholas Loudon of Brockway connected faces and names with the sacrifice made by past, present and deceased veterans as part of the annual St. Marys Area School District Veterans Day Program on Wednesday.

Area veterans honored during high school program

November 11, 2010

Area veterans were recognized for their service and sacrifice to our country as part of the annual Veterans Day Assembly Program held Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School’s Carpin Auditorium.
Students, faculty and staff from the high school and middle school gathered inside the auditorium to pay tribute to local veterans.
SMAHS Senior Mandy Gerarge acted as the event’s emcee. Following her introduction of the SMAHS band, which opened the program with a performance of “Silvercrest March,” Gerarge reminded the audience of the purpose of Veterans Day.

Council discusses road improvement plans

November 11, 2010

At city council's most recent budget meeting, Tom Farley, St. Marys resident and former city councilman, addressed council members regarding a $1 million loan they recently approved for paving projects. Farley questioned whether council members would be able to lower the millage for the city's 2011 budget if they postponed the paving project.
Council members indicated they believe that many of the road issues need to be addressed now, or else their conditions will continue to deteriorate and it will end up costing more money to repair them in the future.

November 10th

District 9 football playoffs

November 10, 2010

Class A
Quarterfinals
Friday, Nov. 12
#8 at-large Smethport at AML-ranked #1 Curwensville, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #3 Cameron County at KSAC-ranked #2 Clarion, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #4 Port Allegany at AML-ranked #2 ECCHS, 7 p.m.
#7 at-large Kane at KSAC-ranked #1 Redbank Valley, 7 p.m.
Semifinals
Nov. 19 or 20
at neutral sites
Finals
Nov. 26 or 27
at neutral site

Class AA
Semifinal
Saturday, Nov. 13
#3 Moniteau vs. #2 Brookville at Clarion University, 7 p.m.
Finals
Nov. 19 or 20

Scholastic Schedule

November 10, 2010

Schedule subject to change without notice.
WEDNESDAY
Awards program
ECCHS Fall Sports Awards Program, 7 p.m.
Jr. high girls’ basketball
ECC at Brockway, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY
No activities scheduled.
FRIDAY
Varsity football
Port Allegany at ECCHS, District 9 Class A quarterfinal game, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY
Volleyball
ECCHS at PIAA Class A Regional at Clarion Area High School with Northern Cambria, Bishop Canevin and Saegertown.

Roberts cites unfairness in wage increase precedent

November 10, 2010

As previously approved by members of city council, the city's union employees and police are under contract to receive wage increases every year through 2012. Councilman Bob Roberts brought up this point on Monday evening as he argued in favor of allowing the city's 13 non-union management employees to receive a three percent wage increase in 2011.

Renovations complete at Fox Twp. Community Building

November 10, 2010

Renovations have recently been completed at the Fox Township Community Building following a two-year-long project.
Fox Township Public Works Director Randy Gradizzi said the building underwent a complete remodel. Among those changes was the installation of a new metal roof, creation of a new fitness center, refurbishing of the gym’s floor, installation of a new heating system, electrical work, new metal siding on the front and side of the building, new walls and landscaping.

Local housing advocate honored

November 10, 2010

Linda Thompson, a mental health program specialist with the Cameron/Elk County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, is receiving the 2010 Homes Within Reach "Unsung Hero Award" from the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania at a conference in Harrisburg this week. The award is given to people who help prevent homelessness in their area.

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