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May 10th, 2012
ST. MARYS - The SMASD Board of Directors voted to approve a tentative budget at Thursday's meeting.
As is customary, the budget will be subject to review for a 30-day period before it is put to a final vote at next month's meeting. The preliminary budget includes a total of $24,339,949 in expenditures.
Superintendent Ann Kearney said that in preparing the budget, consideration is paid to various components which include faculty, enrollment, revenue, and expenditures, but also whether "our program is working."
ST. MARYS - In recognizing National Women's Health Week taking place May 13-19, Curves of St. Marys has planned a full slate of events featuring healthcare services during National Curves Day on May 17.
Festivities will kick off this Saturday with a rummage and bake sale at Curves, located inside the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Team Curves Purple Power, the gym's American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team. The sale is being organized by Curves members Mary Hunt, Betty Polaski and Barb Orsich.
A graphic accident simulation drove home the sobering consequences of the tragic effects of drunk driving during Wednesday's Prom Promise mock crash hosted by St. Marys Area High School.
The event began in the auditorium as SMAHS Principal Dr. Josh Williams provided a brief introduction.
With the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg drawing near, the art of the reenactment was on display at the SMAMS grounds this past Friday as part of the school's annual Civil War Reenactment Day.
Liz Baldwin, a reenactor from Ridgway, described the process of creating her character and impression, that of a refugee, and making it authentic in her participation in a reenactment.
Baldwin said that in researching and becoming her character, she focused on details, including what a refugee would have worn and possessed.
ST. MARYS - A visit from a mobile orthopedic educational facility's open house event recently allowed area residents to learn about new treatment options for joint pain and joint replacement surgery, along with advancing technologies in orthopedic care.
Members of St. Marys City Council continued their discussion about instituting an engine brake ordinance during their Monday evening meeting.
As part of the proposed ordinance, signs would be placed along South St. Marys Street near the elementary school. Residents have complained about the loud noises trucks make while they apply their jake brakes as they descend the hill to the traffic light entering downtown.
The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service carried out its main membership drive last month, but it is not too late to join this month and take advantage of the benefits offered.
According to Manager Robert "Bert" Sorg, the ambulance service provides both emergency and non-emergency health care and transportation services to area residents. Full ambulance services are provided to St. Marys and paramedic services are provided to Fox Township, Johnsonburg and Bennetts Valley.
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his strong dissent for any downtown hotel project involving developer Robert Yoder of The Yoder Group and Impact Pennsylvania, Inc at Monday's city council meeting.
Although the third annual Polar Sweet Express event hosted by CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] is 10 months away, Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant has already begun making plans.
The event, sponsored by Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank, is expected to be held in the beginning of February of 2013.
Last year's event held in the Franklin Center in St. Marys raised over $4,500 to assist in supplying abuse victims seeking shelter with basic necessities.
During the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer held this past Thursday, local residents and members of a number of area churches gathered for a prayer circle held on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
Organized by the St. Marys Ministerial Group, the event featured pastors and priests representing various local parishes: Father Thomas Moore of Sacred Heart Church, Pastor Brad Brunner of Faith Baptist Church, the Rev. Scott T. Wiest of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Chris Kindle of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mary Norton of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.