March 29th, 2012
Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a program offered through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, continues to thrive.
"Our breastfeeding education component of WIC continues to strengthen," said Julie Kasmierski, WIC director. "Our breastfeeding peer counseling contacts are at an all-time high. During the month of January, our breastfeeding peer counselors had 284 contacts with pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers."
The figure climbed to 323 contacts in February.
In an emotional production of "The Living Stations," students from St. Marys Catholic and St. Marys Area middle schools have joined together in portraying Jesus' final hours with both respect and accuracy.
"Working on such a moving play together has been a terrific experience for all," said Faith Formation Program Facilitator Vanessa Weis. "The production is as moving for the students as it is for the people watching it. Being a part of this reenactment helps to strengthen their appreciation for the sacrifice Jesus made for our sins long ago."
ST. MARYS â Parent company THR & Associates is bringing the International Coin Collectors Association to St. Marys in order to purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver from area residents for their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries.
The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Comfort Inn, 195 Comfort Lane, St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6.
Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver, 63, of 613 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012, at his residence following an illness of 15 months.
He was born on March 24, 1949 in Vestaburg, son of the late Clarence and Isabelle Kittle Weaver.
He married Mary Winifred Hoh on March 17, 1973 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team raised their record to 3-0 on the season as they edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon in a match played at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
âThat was a very competitive match today, to say the least,â said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. âIt could have gone either way, easily. St. Marys has some good shot-makers on their team and very consistent hitters.â
âItâs been a wacky week in terms of weather, but I think we adapted well. Our competitiveness got us over the finish line today,â said Caggiano.
Robert A. Schatz, 89, of 753 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in St. Marys, son of the late Henry and Beatrice Marshall Schatz, and was preceded in death by his grandmother Anna, who had raised him.
On Oct. 20, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances Celin, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys public schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1978 after over 40 years of service.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team picked up a 7-2 victory over the Ridgway Elkers in their home opener at Berwind Park on Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway put a run on the board in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Crusaders immediately answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead that they would never relinquish.
Shirley E. Sheeley, 77, of 215 Dagus Mines Rd., Dagus Mines, died Thursday, March, 29, 2012, at the Elk Regional Health Center unexpectedly.
She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Elbon, daughter of the late Charles E. and Agnes L. Anderson Lyle.
On Jan. 9, 1960, in Ridgway, she married James E. Sheeley, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Horton Township High School. She was a retired employee of Brockway Glass, retiring in 1997 after over 30 years of service.
Elk County Catholic High School held its 2011-2012 Winter Athletic Awards Program on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
It became a busy afternoon in a short time for the Crystal Fire Department, which responded to back-to-back calls less than 10 minutes apart on Wednesday afternoon.
The first call came in at 4:39 p.m. for a brush fire above P/M National at 201 Grotzinger Rd., off of Rosely Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fairly large area of grassland on fire.