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May 18th, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ May was proclaimed National Mental Health Month in 2013 by President Barack Obama in an effort to bring the issue of mental health to the forefront of the country's thoughts.
Kathy Kroeger, administrator for Cameron and Elk Counties Behavioral and Developmental Programs, highlighted various mental health issues Monday morning during a presentation.
Elk County Catholic High School recently inducted its newest members into the National Honor Society. They included Stacie Werneth, Lexi Knight, Elise Stebick, Ashley Lenze, Mary Kraus, Devyn Condon, Maddi Ehrensberger, Grace Bobby, Abbey Gerg, Maddie Cashmer, and Ashley Schwabenbauer. The induction ceremony included a prayer service and was followed by a social for the students, their families and faculty.
The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary to cast ballots for candidates seeking party nominations.
The winners of party nominations in the primary will be on the ballot for the general election Nov. 3. There are a large number of candidates in several county races, most notably for county commissioner as there are 12 names on the ballot.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors recently approved a contract with a Source4Teachers which will provide substitute employees for the district.
The board recently entered into an agreement with the New Jersey-based company in which the district provides the company with a list of substitute personnel, including teachers, aides and secretaries, which the company then assigns to district openings.
As part of an effort to come up with new ideas to raise funds, the Curves Purple Power Relay for Life team held a Psychic and Holistic Expo at the St. Marys Moose Club on Saturday and Sunday.
The event ran from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and continued from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and early Sunday afternoon Curves Purple Power team captain Betty Polaski indicated that the event had been well received by many members of the community.
The Psychic and Holistic Expo held at the St. Marys Moose Club over the weekend by members of the Curves Purple Power Relay for Life team was not without some controversy as members of the Catholic Church staged a protest in the parking lot outside the building on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness about how the event conflicts with the church's teachings.
There is a new yet familiar face welcoming veterans to the county's Veterans' Affairs office.
Lana Vendur, a 1989 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and club manager of American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines is the new assistant at the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office.
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Each police officer wore a black strip over their badge as a gesture in honoring their fallen comrades during Friday afternoon's Blue Mass held at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Law enforcement personnel representing Elk, Cameron, McKean and Potter counties were in attendance as well as family members, survivors, friends of the police and a small contingent of students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School.
The Mass began with a procession of police into the church.
RIDGWAY TWP. - Amid strong criticism on the ordinance from one supervisor, the Ridgway Township Supervisors set June 16 as the date of a public hearing on an amendment to the township's zoning ordinance that aims to address the oil and gas industry.
Ridgway Township Supervisor Millie Bowers said Friday that the supervisors unanimously approved a motion to set the date for the hearing, adding that the supervisors will consider adoption of the ordinance June 16 after the public hearing commences.