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May 11th, 2011
Computer Games 4 Fun, an organization founded earlier this year by Ridgway resident Bob Schloder, is seeking old computers that can be refurbished, filled with games, and given to area residents at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or those in similar situations as a means of mental stimulation. In recent months, Schloder has already provided computers for a few residents at Silver Creek Terrace and Elk Towers, both in St. Marys, and Ridgmont in Ridgway.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors approved numerous business items Monday evening during their regular meeting.
Among the items approved were increases in lunch prices for the 2011-12 school year, including a five-cent increase for elementary student and 25 cents for middle and high school students, teachers and a la carte menu purchases.
The Kentucky Derby may be over, but anyone who feels the need for speed can enter into an entirely different kind of race for a good cause that will take place this Saturday. The second annual "Kick the Crap out of MS Outrageous Outhouse Race," held on Market Street in downtown St. Marys, will feature the best outdoor thrones Elk County residents can come up with to help raise money for local sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Year after year, local high schools host a mock crash prior to their proms in hopes of deterring students from consuming alcohol, and more importantly, not getting behind the wheel of a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.
This year is no different, as Elk County Catholic HIgh School played host to the sobering event, which took place Tuesday afternoon in the school's parking lot.
The St. Marys Golf Club will be holding an open house on Saturday to provide area residents with an opportunity to check out the pro shop and golf course, which are now open to the public. Previously the St. Marys Country Club, the club was private until late last year. With the public now invited to join, golf club employees felt that it would be a good time to hold an open house so people can check out the course and visit the pro shop.
Organizers are prepared for their annual Go Topless Day scheduled for Saturday, May 14, as Jeep enthusiasts will help clean up the Allegheny National Forest.
The T-Bones Offroad Club is sponsoring the Litter Pickin' Jeep Ride and participants will start and finish at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed general fund budget for the 2011-12 school year during their regular meeting held Monday evening.
"I think this is a good budget. We've all tightened our belts and our programming is still in place," said Superintendent Ann Kearney.
She noted the 2011-12 budget of $23.6 million is actually less than this year's budget of just over $24 million.
The entire Fox Township Elementary school has joined together in finding a cure for childhood cancer, embarking on the Alex's Lemonade Stand project to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes.
"We decided to participate in the project in honor of Connor (Bobik)," explained fifth grade teacher and project organizer, Amanda Vollmer. "Now our efforts are focused on awareness, specifically the cause and finding a cure."
Among the many items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors during their most recent meeting were paving bids and the use of facilities.
The supervisors approved a request to use the community park for the Fox Township Farmer's Market taking place from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays from June through October, weather permitting.
Debby Agosti, recreational facilities director, noted there have been changes for vendors. The change requires that vendors who sell baked goods must have produced them in a state-certified kitchen.
The first of two medicine collections scheduled to be held this year by the Elk County Recycling Office took place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys. Over 60 individuals had dropped off medicine by 11 a.m., a figure that Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner was pleased with. She said she was also happy with the turnout, particularly since the sun was shining in Elk County on Saturday morning after a few weeks of rainy weather.