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May 2nd, 2012
Fox Township adopted an emergency management plan during the regular township supervisors' meeting Wednesday evening.
Fox Twp. Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Skrzypek explained the basic plan falls under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and does not lock the township into one manner of action.
"The NIMS system allows for leeway for the township to take action as needed or to fit their plan into a larger plan, such as a county or state plan," Skrzypek said.
ST. MARYS - As Straub Brewery launches new packaging with a new name and a new look, company officials want to assure customers that only the labels are changing, not the beer or ownership of the company.
Citizens are invited to attend the National Day of Prayer service taking place tonight at 6 p.m. on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
This yearâ€™s theme, â€śOne Nation Under Godâ€ť, is based on Psalm 33:12 which reminds us that â€śblessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.â€ť
The St. Marys Ministerial Association is sponsoring the event which will begin with music and an invocation followed by the presentation of the American flag by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail,the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem by Vivian Lutton.
ST. MARYS â€“ Local St. Marys salon Shear Envy and its owner and stylist Cari Wortman teach the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Look Good Feel Better program to help women battling cancer improve their appearance and self-image.
â€śThe program helps women understand the changes in their hair and skin that may occur during treatment,â€ť Wortman said. â€śThis helps the patients overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.â€ť
Wortman began offering the program six years ago because she loves reaching out and helping others.
After doing extensive work at the Protestant Cemetery over the past few weeks, Don "Flip" Bobenrieth of St. Marys Monuments and Bill Schatz of Schatz's Lawn and Wall Installation and their crews headed over the the St. Mary's Catholic cemetery to install the second of the two monuments that will honor area veterans.
The 7th grade classes at St. Marys Area Middle School have put their hearts and "soles" into helping victims of natural disasters through a recent sneaker collection. The students are participating in the Annual National Sneaker Drive, which will assist people across the country who have been affected by everything from tornadoes to Hurricane Irene.
As the kickoff to their fireworks fundraising season the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Second Annual Clam and Kielbasa Bake on June 2 from 3- 11 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club.
Elk County Prison Board officials met Tuesday morning for their quarterly board meeting and reviewed several items, including a recent audit and 100-percent compliance through a state inspection.
"The audit of the Elk County Prison funds was done by the Elk County auditors at the beginning of this year and everything was OK with all the accounts," said Elk County Prison Warden Gregory J. Gebauer. "For 2011, the prison generated $122,178.60. The prison was inspected by the state Department of Corrections on April 10 and we received 100-percent compliance.
Matt Quesenberry, director of Elk County's planning department, presented an award Tuesday morning to the county's board of commissioners.
The Pennsylvania Wilds planning team, of which Quesenberry is a member, recently received a 2012 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence.
In light of the increased environmental awareness due to the Marcellus Shale gas industry impacting local municipalities on various levels, the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday re-pledged their commitment to safety.
William Granche, a member of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship], shared his views on the subject with the commissioners.