May 11th, 2011
Letter carriers in St. Marys and Fox Township will not only be delivering the mail this Saturday; they'll also be collecting food donations from residents for "Stamp Out Hunger," the country's largest annual food drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, sponsors the annual food drive, which collects nonperishable food items that help to feed the hungry in all 50 states.
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 Elk County Catholic Crusaders held on to defeat the Bradford Owls by an 8-6 score Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
After five innings of play, ECC held an 8-1 lead. The Owls scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh, making the final score 8-6.
âWe held on to win that one,â said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
âRick (Pearsall) came in to finish it, but it was our timely hitting that won the game. Joe McLaughlin had a clutch two-run double in the fifth inning,â he said.
The Lady Crusaders picked up their 11th win of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park as they defeated the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers by a 4-0 score. Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hit shutout for the Lady Crusaders.
Schlimm faced only 24 batters in the game as she recorded five strikeouts while walking none. The only hit against Schlimm was a third-inning single. The other two girls who reached base against Schlimm got on on infield errors.
A. Wright took the loss for the Lady Rovers as she gave up four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked three.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team edged the DuBois Area Beavers by a 5-4 score in a match played at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts Tuesday on Senior Day for the Crusaders.
âThis was a high-quality win for us today. DuBois has such a talented group of athletes on their team and are well-coached. We definitely had to fight hared to earn the âwâ today,â said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
At first singles, Trey Gilmore of DuBois beat Shane Mancuso 6-3, 6-1.
At second singles, Ben Wortman of ECC beat Alex Davis 6-3, 6-2.
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.
Josephine N. Bojalad, 74, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1936 in Pike Township, Clearfield County, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Berkey) Newell.
She graduated from Huston Township High School in 1954. She was a member of the Hickory Methodist Church and retired from Brockway Glass after 32 years of service. She loved family reunions, grandchildren, flowers and crossword puzzles.