Archive - Nov 2011 - News Article
For a number of area residents when it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, participating in the Schlimm family's annual Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/run to raise money for prostate cancer research, is becoming as normal as sitting down for a turkey dinner and enjoying an afternoon with family and friends.
RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's joint meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, consultant Michelle Nestor provided attendees with a draft of the Elk County solid waste management plan for review. The 10-year, comprehensive plan contains a number of recommendations and suggestions for the authority that could help it maintain current cost-effective services, expand services and increase revenue.
City Council approved the publication of a new, updated parking ordinance which addresses some of the concerns expressed by local residents, business owners and employees.
On Monday evening, Council unanimously approved to publish the changes, which are available for public review.
One of the major changes is that 24-hour parking will be permitted in all public parking lots. This includes lots that are metered as well as those designated permitted. The ordinance previously stated that city parking lots were to be closed from 2-6 a.m.
Changes to the Catholic Mass are set to be implemented on Nov. 27 when the Roman Missal, Third Edition becomes the standard text used for religious services.
Matthew Quesenberry Jr. of Boy Scout Troop 199 is providing area residents with a way to honor veterans this holiday and help him fulfill his Eagle Scout project of constructing a monument for Vietnam-era veterans at Memorial Park.
A former Make-A-Wish recipient, 11-year-old Christine Zwald of Ridgway recently won a holiday greetings card contest.
Christine is the daughter of Mike and April Zwald of Ridgway. Her drawing entitled "Little Saint Nick" was granted one of the four designs for this yearâ€™s Make-A-Wish Foundationâ€™s holiday greeting cards.
The winning designs were chosen from dozens of submissions. All of the participating children along with Christine were previously granted wishes to go to the Walt Disney World Resort.
MT. JEWETT â€“Â If the number of bears processed over the weekend at the bear check station located at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall in McKean County is any indication, hunters are meeting with quite a bit of success in their quest to bag a bruin this year.
Anyone using Medicare insurance products will have until Dec. 7 to make changes to their coverage plans under the â€śopen enrollmentâ€ť period.
Medicare is federal health insurance for people age 65 or older; people under 65 with certain disabilities; and people who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or permanent kidney failure.
John Bricen, Jay Township's newly elected write-in auditor, in speaking before attendees at Thursday's meeting of the board of supervisors, began by thanking all those who has turned out to vote this past Election Day. Bricen also had the opportunity to address perceived discrepancies involving his campaign, specifically his campaign literature.
"There seems to be some controversy over my handout literature having the proper documentation on the bottom, having a complaint filed, I understand that, that happens," Bricen said.
FOX TWP. - Those seeking treatment for basic healthcare services may now utilize â€śThe Clinic at Walmart," a newly opened facility operated by DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in affiliation with DuBois Regional Medical Group, inside the Walmart Supercenter located along the Million Dollar Highway.
The clinic provides convenient, affordable access to basic healthcare services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. Hours for the walk-in care facility are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. No appointments are needed or taken.