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Thompson talks shale

October 27, 2010

U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) was present yesterday afternoon during a board of directors meeting at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and discussed an array of topics pertinent to the area, the most profound being the Marcellus Shale boost.
"We obviously have a lot of opportunities in our area with the Marcellus natural gas," Thompson said. "I want to thank [North Central] for what you're doing in that and the partnerships, and in promoting that.

Farm Bureau pushing for agriculture advocacy

October 27, 2010

Formed in 1974, the Elk County Farm Bureau has been an advocate for area farmers and the agriculture industry, and has provided education about the importance of farming.
“Our main purpose is to keep an eye on legislative policies that threaten the agriculture industry,” said Diane Gahr, Elk County Farm Bureau education director. “Next, we focus on education.”

Hoffman’s horror movie chosen as film festival finalist

October 27, 2010

Just in time for Halloween, St. Marys Area High School senior Dillon Hoffman, 18, hosted a screening of his horror movie “The Horrible 4” on Wednesday evening at the high school.
In September, Hoffman was chosen as a finalist in the annual Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival held in Gettysburg. His film was shown inside the Gateway Theater to a large crowd on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Among the hundreds of movie submissions, Hoffman’s was chosen as one of the 31 finalists, of which he was the youngest.

Authority looking into DEP violation

October 27, 2010

Elk County Solid Waste Authority members voted on Tuesday afternoon to send letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the governor's office requesting information as to why DEP closed an investigation on Jersey Valley Recycling without taking any action.
According to Russ Braun, Elk County Solid Waste Authority chairman, the authority was first alerted to the situation in August.

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