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December 9th

School board approves business items, personnel

December 9, 2010

During the St. Marys Area School District’s re-organizational meeting, the school board approved numerous items.
Once again the board voted to continue to hold its regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the SMAHS library.
They also voted to use The Daily Press as the newspaper of general circulation to serve as the publication entity for district notices.
Under business affairs the board approved the district’s annual financial report for the year ended June 30, 2010. Copies of the report are available in the business office.

December 8th

Red Cross always looking for blood donors

December 8, 2010

According to statistics provided on the American Red Cross' website, as of 2006 there were around 9.5 million blood donors in the U.S., even though less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood. Blood cannot be manufactured and its only source is donors who participate in bloodmobiles such as ones run by the American Red Cross.
Pat Schwarzmueller, team supervisor for the American Red Cross bloodmobile operation that covers northwestern Pennsylvania, explained that only about five percent of the population actually donates blood on a regular basis.

Commissioners re-adopt Section 3 Plan

December 8, 2010

The Elk County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to re-adopt the Elk County Section 3 Action Plan.
The Section 3 Action Plan is required to be re-adopted every one to two years.
“Elk County has a Section 3 Action Plan in place,” said Community Devlopment Block Grant coordinator Tracy Gerber. “It's a requirement of funding through Housing and Urban Development and any funding received through there.
“There have been no changes to the plan.”

Collins updates board on professional development

December 8, 2010

Joe Collins, St. Marys Area School District Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, presented an update on various school programs at the latest school board meeting.
Under professional development, Collins provided board members with a listing of all Act 48 credited activities offered by the district.

December 7th

Commissioners present 2011 proposed budget

December 7, 2010

Yesterday morning, the Elk County Commissioners presented the county's 2011 proposed budget with no tax increase.
In order to keep costs at a minimum, all offices were advised to plan for a zero percent increase in their 2011 budget.

St. Marys facility newest addition to GrafTech International

December 7, 2010

By acquiring C/G Electrodes LLC and Seadrift Coke L.P., GrafTech International Holdings Inc. has become the largest producer of graphite electrodes in the world, according to Craig Shular, GrafTech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

New art gallery features family talents

December 7, 2010

Art connoisseurs now have a new venue to peruse at The Himes Art Gallery, which recently opened its doors on Nov. 26.
Located at 840 Shelvey Summit Rd. in Kersey, the family-owned gallery features acrylic and oil paintings, photographs, chalk drawings and nature scenes painted on small rocks and turkey feathers.
“The gallery has a unique approach in selling fine gifts. It is where rustic meets fine art,” said owner Ginger Himes. “We are very excited about it and want to keep our prices reasonable.”

December 6th

Students working to purchase animals for needy families

December 7, 2010

Students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School are preparing to embark on a unique fundraiser. As part of their Heifer International Project, they are hoping to raise enough money to purchase an animal for an impoverished family.

Public hearing held on 2011 CDBG program

December 7, 2010

City Council
Date: Monday, Dec. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: City Hall

The first of two public hearings for the 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application was held Monday evening during the St. Marys City Council meeting.
"The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an explanation for the CDBG program and for citizens to participate in presenting ideas for the development of plans for the city," explained Tina Gradizzi, community and economic development coordinator.

December 5th

Donachy comments on activities of historical society

December 6, 2010

Jeanette Donachy, president of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township, commented on the recent activities of the society during the group’s 48th annual banquet held Sunday evening at the Diamond View Restaurant. The banquet commemorated the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1842.
Donachy began by remarking that she was glad those in attendance could make it despite the weather conditions.

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