Former First Lady
Of Pennsylvania Passes At 92
Pennsylvania first lady Mary Jane Leader has
died at the age of 92, according to a family
spokeswoman Leader, the wife of Gov. George
Leader, a Democrat who led the state for four
years in the late 1950s, died Tuesday at her
home in Hershey, according to a release issued
by the family’s nursing home business.
Leader is a native of Williamsport who grew up
in York, where she attended high school with her
future husband. She held management roles in
family businesses until the time of her death.
include the former governor, to whom she was
married for 71 years. She’s also survived by two
sons and a daughter. A third son predeceased
services in Hershey are planned for Saturday.
Casey Calls for Ban on ‘Bath Salts’
Legislation Adding Chemicals to List of Controlled Substances
WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob
Casey (D-PA) is supporting legislation to add MDPV and mephedrone,
synthetic chemicals being sold across the country and marketed as
“bath salts” and “plant food” to the list of controlled substances.
The chemicals have a similar effect on the body as cocaine and
methamphetamines. The dangerous ingredients in the salts, MDPV and
mephedrone can be snorted, smoked and injected to receive a deadly
“There is ample evidence that
these so-called bath salts are a dangerous substance being used like
meth or cocaine,” said Senator Casey. “Action needs to be taken to
get bath salts off the shelf and out of our communities.”
There have been numerous reports
of bath salts being linked to violent behavior and deaths. An
individual in Scranton charged with attacking a priest was reported
to be high on bath salts at the time of the attack.
The Combating Dangerous Synthetic
Stimulants Act (S.409), introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY),
would immediately add the ingredients in bath salts to the list of
controlled substances. While the United States Attorney General and
the Drug Enforcement Administration have announced they are
currently investigating the effects of the synthetic drugs, this
legislation would immediately add the synthetic drug to the list of
controlled substances rather than waiting for the lengthy
pharmacological research process.
and mephedrone are the main ingredients of these so-called ‘bath
salts,’ and are now being sold online, at convenience stores and in
smoke shops under names like Tranquility, Zoom, Ivory Wave, Red Dove
and Vanilla Sky. According to numerous reports, the chemicals found
in these bath salts and plant foods cause effects similar to those
caused by cocaine and Methamphetamines, including hallucinations,
paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
The two synthetic chemicals,
mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone are uncontrolled
substances with no known medicinal purpose. The harmful impact of
these powders has been recognized around the world and countries
including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Israel have
acted quickly to ban these substances. Similarly, several states,
including North Dakota, Florida and Louisiana have now banned the
sale of these chemicals within their jurisdictions.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable habitat, recognized
for outstanding leadership in energy management
VALLEY FORGE, PA, Mar 14,
Saint-Gobain, the world's
largest manufacturer of building products and a leading producer of glass
containers and innovative materials, has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® Sustained
Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The award recognizes the Company's outstanding leadership in energy management
and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Through its U.S. subsidiaries, the
Company becomes the first and only manufacturer of glass containers or fiber
glass insulation ever to receive the award.
"This prestigious award recognizes Saint-Gobain's commitment to building a more
energy-efficient future and reducing the environmental impact of our business at
every stage, from product design, through manufacturing, to point-of-sale and
end-of-life disposal," said Gilles Colas, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain
Corporation. "We are proud to help lead the drive to save energy not only
through responsible manufacturing practices, but also through the development of
sustainable, energy-efficient building products and solutions for communities
around the world."
This is the third consecutive year that Saint-Gobain and its North American
subsidiaries have been recognized by the EPA with an ENERGY STAR Award.
Saint-Gobain was awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and
2010, but this is the first time the Company has attained the prestigious level
of Sustained Excellence. Saint-Gobain's accomplishments will be recognized at an
EPA awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on April 12.
"Saint-Gobain has earned EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2011 Sustained
Excellence Award," said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA's Office of
Atmospheric Programs. "Saint-Gobain's long term leadership and commitment to
energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all
achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global
environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership."
The EPA is recognizing Saint-Gobain for its leadership in implementing a wide
range of process improvements and energy management practices over several
years. In 2010 Saint-Gobain businesses in North America were able to reduce
their energy intensity (the amount of energy used to produce a unit of product)
by 3.8 percent -- equivalent to the amount of energy needed to make shingles for
new roofs on 1.2 million typical U.S. homes or enough fiber glass insulation for
more than 182,000 typical U.S. homes. In addition, the Company reduced its
carbon dioxide emissions by more than 131,000 tons last year.
Saint-Gobain also received praise for its employee energy-awareness programs.
Through these efforts, Saint-Gobain employees personally contributed to a
reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 11,000 tons, the equivalent of the
annual greenhouse gas emissions from over two thousand passenger vehicles.
"Beyond efforts to improve energy efficiency in each of our facilities, we
believe every employee can contribute to reducing energy use whether by
implementing a major energy-saving project in a plant or simply turning lights
out when leaving the office," said Colas. "The Company, and all employees, will
continue to work towards further reducing our carbon footprint for years to
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building products
manufacturer, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to
inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build
and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy efficient buildings.
The company has over 265 locations in North America, and approximately 19,000
employees. Saint-Gobain businesses in North America include CertainTeed, a
leading North American manufacturer and supplier of exterior and interior
building products, Verallia, one of the leading glass container manufacturers in
the United States, and Norton, the largest global manufacturer and supplier of
performance engineered abrasives. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain
reported sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2010. For information about
Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat markets,
provides innovative solutions to meet today's challenges of growth, energy
efficiency, and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of $53.2 billion,
Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and nearly 190,000 employees. For more
information about Saint-Gobain, please visit www.saint-gobain.com.
About ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a
voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other
pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found
on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year
alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their
utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million
cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent
emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. For
more information, go to energystar.gov.
Budget Is Tough Assignment, Board Hears
By Martha Knight
If Governor Tom Corbett’s budget
were adopted and other projections came true, the Port Allegany School District
could face a shortfall of nearly $1.3 million in its 2011-12 budget,
superintendent Tony Flint told the Port Allegany School Board Monday night.
That was the bottom line on a
“snapshot analysis” he went over with the board at its regular March meeting. It
reflected an assumption that there would be $3,519,397 in local revenues and
$8,989,492 in state revenue, while expenditures would be about $13,806,036.
Still, Flint said he did not
foresee coming to the board to request a millage increase. Besides, “Back in
December we agreed that we would not raise millage beyond the index, 2.1
percent, (so) we could raise millage enough to get $48,000.” Obviously that
would not take care of the shortfall.
In answer to a question from board
member Ed Babcock, Flint said he believes there will be considerable give and
take in the Pennsylvania legislature between now and final budget adoption.
Although legislators representing
the school district’s legislative districts have expressed general support for
the governor’s proposed budget, which would cost area school districts about $12
million in revenue as he sees it, Flint said, “I find it unbelievable that our
legislators can believe it is okay” to allow those cuts in support for public
Flint said that the board has been
prudent in placing funds in reserve, so there are reserves of more than $2
million. He said he will not recommend using the major portion of that to
compensate for state aid cuts this year, but that he will propose that the board
and administration undertake planning for how the district will handle a
possible famine in state support for schools.
The board voted to approve Act 93
administrative salaries. They are Flint, $111,733; secondary principal Marc
Budd, $90,030; elementary principal Terry Kriner, $86,674; assistant principal
Matthew Schwenk, $71,007; business manager Judith Bodamer, $65,008; technology
coordinator Thomas Jordan, $51,533; cafeteria supervisor Judith Howard, $38,599.
Flint said the raises are 2.5
percent, except for Jordan’s, which is 2.4 percent.
The roll call vote on the salaries
came after a brief executive session, requested by board member Denise Buchanan.
Appointed to fall supplemental
positions were Sara Bishel, majorette and color guard advisor; Brad Stewart,
marching band director; Robert Raudenbush, boys’ golf coach; David Roae, girls’
golf coach; Aaron Clark, boys’ head soccer coach; Matthew Lawton, assistant
boys’ soccer coach; and France Reilly, cross country coach.
Steve Frison, Tom Murphy and
Hunter Conway will continue as volunteer track coaches, and Jason Luther, Scott
Lowery and Jeff Schultz will continue as volunteer baseball coaches for the 2011
The board adopted a resolution
transferring the district’s No Child Left Behind allotted funds to IU9 for
Flint was authorized to designate
$800,000 for anticipated increases in retirement and health insurance costs.
Added to the substitute lists were
Regina Smith of Emporium, as a social studies and family and consumer science
teacher; and Rebecca Anjeski and Roseann Penick of Port Allegany for support
Act 80 day requests for September
26 for testing and curriculum analysis and November 8 for parent-teacher
conferences will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
In an information item, the board
was informed that elementary teachers Cassandra Foster, Jennifer Funk, Amanda
Stuckey and Jason Luther, and elementary school nurse Jessica Rohrer have been
rated satisfactory during the last four months of their third year of
employment, and thus have qualified for professional employee status (tenure).
Bankruptcy Brings Equipment Sale
By Martha Knight
SHINGLEHOUSE—The company often
referred to as Wayne Paving is working its way through the bankruptcy process it
launched last January, when it filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of
the United States Bankruptcy Code (Title 11).
At that time, the company that
also does business as Wayne Companies and Wayne Paving and Contracting filed
under the name of Wayne Gravel Products, Inc.
Currently the company seeks to
sell personal property, primarily construction equipment, located at 262 Route
44, Shinglehouse, the companies’ headquarters, and various other locations, for
$185,000. Another company mentioned as part of the “Debtor” is Little Lisa, Inc.
The president of the Wayne companies is Wayne A. Stephen.
Thomas J. Minarcik of Elderkin
Martin Kelly Messina, Erie, said the sale of equipment is related to the latest
reorganization plan being offered by the companies. A hearing on the proposed
sale of the advertised items is scheduled for 10 a.m., March 29, in the
Bankruptcy Court Room in the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania, in
Minarcik said he anticipates that
the latest plan will be ready for creditors to vote on in early May.
The 20 companies holding the
largest unsecured claims against Wayne Gravel range from Cemex, of Chicago, with
$642,466.06 owed to it, down to BASF Construction Chemicals of Chicago,
IA Construction is listed as due
more than $70,196. Lesser amounts are owing to Erie Insurance, a Shinglehouse
tire and rental company and Wayne Stephen himself.
Estimates of assets and estimates
of liabilities fall in the $1 million to $10 million range, but liabilities
outweigh assets considerably.
At the time of the Chapter 11
filing, the Wayne Companies’ Web site said the company was headquartered in
Shinglehouse with satellite offices in Bradford and Springville, N.Y. Its
service area was said to be “primarily Western New York and Northwestern
Pennsylvania, but “new opportunities have taken us to areas as far as Maine and
The site stated that customers
included government agencies, private and public institutions, commercial and
industrial enterprises, contractors and homeowners.
Coudersport and Warren were listed
as locations for Wayne Companies, along with the Shinglehouse, Springville and
Wayne Companies put up a concrete
ready mix plant in Bradford in April, 2006. Construction projects including work
on the Route 219 bypass were the apparent reasons for adding concrete
preparation capacity there.
Plan Open Auditions
The Potter-McKean Players will
hold open auditions for their May dinner theater production from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
March 21 at the Gethsemane Lutheran Hall in Port Allegany and from 7:30 p.m. to
9 p.m. March 28 at the Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport.
Vocalists are needed for musical
selections, and actors are needed for the play, “Who Murdered Who?” Actors will
be asked to read from the script. Prepared material is welcome.
Dinner theater performances are
scheduled for May 14 at the Masonic Consistory in Coudersport and May 21 in the
Veterans Memorial building near Port Allegany.
Rehearsals will run three nights a
week, beginning April 4 and continuing through the performance dates.
The group will also hold a board
and general meeting at 3 p.m. March 20, at the Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport.
To People Student Ambassadors - Michael Ernst,
Rebecca Lathrop and Tyler Bee, all students at Port Allegany High School, are
raising funds for a People to People Student Ambassador Educational Trip to
Europe (England, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland,
and the Netherlands) this summer.The trio will leave July 9 and return July 29.
To raise funds for their trip, the following events have been planned: Soup
and Dessert Benefit Supper, April 17 from 12:00 - 4:00
p.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church located on Arnold Avenue. Cost is
$5/person. There will also be a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing. There will
also be an Easter Dinner raffle which includes ham and all the trimmings.
Winning ticket will be drawn April 17. On May 7, a Chicken Barbecue, Baked Sale
and Car Wash have been planned and will take place at the Jubilee. Further
details will be announced as they become available.
Pam Fischer Photo/Story
- Mike Farber talks with Peggy Kallenborn during an Open House Retirement Party
held in his honor Saturday afternoon at the Moose Family
Center. Mrs. Kallenborn read a letter she had written commending Farber for his
compassion as a pharmacist, his dedication to his customers and to the community
of Port Allegany. Her sentiments were echoed by those in attendance. Farber
has been a great supporter of high school music, sports and
wide variety of community events throughout his 37 years at the Port Allegany
Pharmacy. He repeatedly went above and beyond the
call of duty for his customers, always willing to lend
a helping hand. Also pictured are members of the Port Allegany Pharmacy
Staff and Farber's wife, Lynn, as he thanked them once again for their
assistance in running the popular drugstore and gift shop.
Pam Fischer Photos/Story
WalkWorks Route Established
By Martha Knight
Sidewalks have emerged from winter
snow and ice, and walkers are being challenged to put them to good use.
There have been do-it-yourself
walking programs, and the Senior Center’s Healthy Steps one, but an additional
way will be the WalkWorks program, which won backing from the Port Allegany
Borough Council last week.
One practical form of backing will
be the installation of banners on standards, primarily street lights, along the
defined route. Council members voted to do that, and chose the style of signage
to be used locally, at the council meeting last Monday night.
Claudia Caminite is project
coordinator for WalkWorks. She told the borough council that her agency will
deliver the signage to the borough by May. The borough will handle installation.
The WalkWorks route is 1.8 miles
long. Beginning at the intersection of Pearl Street and Mill Street, it travels
up Mill to Oak street, heads northwest on Oak and goes down Arnold Avenue to
Pine Street, veers northwest to Chestnut, travels a block southwest to Church
Street, heads back to Arnold, then to Pearl, and finally back to the starting
The project is the offspring of
the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Center for
Rural Health Practice and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Stated goals are to “identify and
mark safe walking routes that are accessible to people of all ages and
abilities, establish guided community-based walking groups, and impact policy
related to pedestrian transportation in the built environment.”
Caminite explained that WalkWorks
is “getting groups together in your community to get out and get walking. “Sign
up and get or stay healthy and fit and shed a few pounds just in time for
summer,” she urged, in a letter handed out to the borough council.
The counties included in the
program, besides McKean, are Cambria, Crawford, Greene, Venango and Washington.
- The Elementary Ensemble, Junior Show Choir and Senior High Show Choir
performed both Friday and Saturday nights during Showcase 2011. The show ended
with the traditional Hand in Hand done by the Combined Choirs. Their hard
work earned them standing ovations from packed audiences. More photos from this
event will appear on this week's picture pages.
- After months of weekly practices and a four-day production week, Port
School District students from elementary school age through senior high
presented Showcase 2011 to packed audiences. The program opened with the
Senior High Show Choir's Every Time the Music Starts followed by
Earth Song. The Senior High Guys sang Reach Out, I'll Be There
with soloists Adam Johnson and Garrett Kio, followed by Shine done by
the Senior High Girls with Julia Collver and Hannah Wise as soloists.
Later in the program, the group presented
Flight and The Safety Dance with soloist Aaron Majot. Members
of the Senior High Show include Michelle Armendariz, Caitlyn Bachman,
Bryanna Baer, Dennis Ballway, Bambi Barber, Jacob Baxter, Elliott Binder,
Megan Bishel, Sara Borro, Cora Bova, Charles Buchanan, Wesley Caulkins,
Julia Collver, Shelby Dates, Brittani Dickinson, Gabrielle Drabert, Ben
Edgell, Jordan Edgell, Renee Edgell, Kayla Ford, Crystal Geneaux, Sarah
Gordon, Colleen Hardes, Cheyenne Helo, Dustin Hoffman, Logan Hutton, Adam
Johnson, Carli Johnston, Dane Kio, Garrett Gio, Kaylee Kio, Kiersten Kio,
Ken Kysor, Sam Kysor, Aaron Majot, Anna McJunkin, Kira Nolder, MaKayla
Ramadhan, Brittany Reinard, Mary Rosenswie, Alesha Shatley, Zachary Sigafoes,
Tyler Smith, Jacob Stehle, Dallas Taylor, Lucas Turner, Shane Whitney,
Hannah Wise, Jacob Wise and Jena Young.
Junior Show Choir presented Turn the Lights On, He Ain't Heavy, He's My
Brother with soloists Deven Bolling and Logan Hutton, and The
Members of the Junior Show Choir include Ashley Ahearn, Ashley Anderson,
Debbie Andrus, Allisen Austin, Bryanna Baer, Devin Bolling, Nikki Borro,
Daniel Bishel, MiKayla Burgess, Cory Burr, Matthew Causer,
McKaila Daniels, Shelby Dates, Lynae Delacour, Kaitlyn Donnelly, Hannah
Ernst, Farrah Fischer, Cameron Fryer, Kaitlyn Goodreau, Emily Gordon, Kelly
Haggard, Caitlyn Harvey, Dustin Hoffman, Logan Hutton, McKenna Johnson,
Monica Johnson, Dane Kio, Eli Knapp, Adam Koehler, Charles Kysor, Joyanna
Landes, Malari Lapp, Samantha Metzger, Victoria Miles, Amber Naylor, Hannah
Pearson, MaKayla Ramadhan, Rikki Rennells, Jacob Robbins, Drew Rosenswie,
Brooke Roys, Christina Safford, Ben Setzer, Cynthia Setzer, Mia Snyder,
Desiree Speed, Jefferson Stehle, Garrett Talkington, Dallas Taylor, Alyssa
Thomas, Anna Undercofler, RJ Veilleux, Daniel Wright, Sarah Wright and Jena
The Elementary Ensemble sang A Broadway
Song, Grandma's Feather Bed with soloists Makenzie Burr and Caroline
Wise, and Mary Had A Little Blues.
of the Elementary Ensemble include Jacob Anderson, Kacie Appleby, Clark
Barber, Madison Barker, Haley Bayline, Jena Borowsky, Makenzie Burr, Shaylei
Burr, Morgan Causer, Kennedy Dates, Isabella Distrola, Ethan Edgreen, Katie
Ernst, Daniel Fernstrom, Autumn Freer, Sydney Fitzsimmons, Leah Garzel,
Daniel Harris, Daulton Helo, Melissa Kelley, Frances Kujawski, Hannah
Lathrop, Riley Lawton, Abby Matthews, Joshua Mealy, Emily Miles, Marcus
Murphy, Rebekkah Pinchok, Zarek Price, Paige Robinson, Brianna Roys, Evelyn
Russell, Alaina Saltsman, Marianna Seefeldt, Emily Stepp, Daniel Stuckey,
David Talkington, Emi Tanaka, Keely Tarbox, Mason Taylor, Mira Terrette,
Brock Veilleux, Caroline Wise, Nick Woodruff, Bladon Yeager and Julia Young.
Soloist Anna McJunkin sang Your Daddy's
Son from Ragtime. Other soloists were Shane Whitney who sang It's Hard
to Speak My Heart from Parade and Don't Rain On My Parade from
Funny Girl sang by Megan Bishel. Selections from Edges were sung by Jacob
Stehle - Along the Way; Renee Edgell - Lying There; and Jacob
Wise, Adam Johnson, Hannah Wise and Mary Rosenswie - Like Breathing.
was presented by Renee Edgell and Garrett Kio with Shane Whitney and
Elliott Binder on guitar, Aaron Majot on bass and Dylan Bowers on drums.
The finale featured the Combined Choirs
singing Hand in Hand.
Directing the program were the
husband-wife team of Kenneth J. Myers and Annamaria Myers. The groups were
accompanied by Sara Bishel and Kenneth J. Myers along with Nick Treat on
Trumpet, Brad Stewart on Trombone, Cheyanna Sullivan on Synthesizer and
Dylan Bowers on Percussion. Lighting and Sound were done by Kelly Hinchey
and Kale Postlewait. Costumes were done by Cheryl Brown. Providing behind
the scenes assistance were Pam Anderson, Lisa Bizzaro, Beth Sigafoes, Lynn
Farber and Pam Barber.
Upcoming events for the Port Allegany
School District Music Department include Jazz and Java featuring the Senior
High Jazz Band and Junior High Jazz Band on April 7 and the Spring Musical,
Into the Woods, presented by the PAHS Music Department and Drama Club on May
13 and 14. Pam Fischer Photos/Story
Local Violinist -
Ninth grader Leia Fuller played the
violin solo in "Theme from Schindler's List" at the Coudersport School band
concert Tuesday night. Martha Knight
Powder Puff Derby - The Northern Star
Service Unit held their annual Powder Puff Derby Saturday
at the Moose Family
Center. Winners at that competition are
pictured (left to right) Sheryl Kelley, Fastest Daisy Scout, first place
overall; Hannah Torpey, Fastest Brownie Scout, second overall; Melissa Kelley,
Fastest Junior, third place overall; and Linea Kelley, Fastest Cadet. Winning
the Sponsors' race was Garry Taylor and the Leaders' race was a tie between
Nicole Torpey and Shirley Bigley. Involved in the event were 68 scouts, 17
leaders and 16 sponsors. More photos from this event will appear on an upcoming
picture page. Pam Fischer Photo/Story
- Terry Roys and Kevin Ernst are pictured receiving a check from Auxiliary
members Peg Stahlman and Janet Lilly.
HOSE LADIES AUXILIARY HELPS PURCHASE RESCUE EQUIPMENT - The Star Hose Ladies
Auxiliary is helping fund new rescue equipment for the Port Allegany Fire
Department. The group is providing nearly $1,000 toward the purchase of rescue
harnesses and protective covers for breathing air lines used in confined space
and other technical rescues.
Fire Chief Fred Roys, firefighters received a grant from the Pennsylvania
Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in order to purchase ropes, harnesses, and
sophisticated communications equipment used to perform technical rescues.
Volunteer Fire Departments can apply for grants from PEMA of up to $15,000.
However, because the government’s administrative costs are deducted from the
program’s funding, the actual amount given to responders is less. “We budgeted
$15,000 for the equipment this year, but the actual grant we received was only
about $12,000,” said Mike Johnson, Star Hose financial secretary. “We were able
to negotiate some better pricing, but the final cost of the equipment still
ended up being about $1,000 more than the grant award.”
Chief Roys, the Fire Department did not have funds to make up the difference
until the Ladies Auxiliary agreed to help bridge the gap. “We considered not
purchasing as many harnesses as we had budgeted for, but the Auxiliary wanted to
help us out and they agreed to fund a couple of the harnesses as well as
protective air line covers,” said Chief Roys. “That worked out great because we
were still able to get all the equipment we really needed even though the grant
came in for less than we expected. We are very grateful that the Auxiliary was
able to help us out with this project.”
Pam Fischer Photo/Story
For The Library - Laura Nelson, Kari Stake and Bonna Tanaka are
pictured as they work on plans for a 5K Walk/Run race to be held May 7.
Registration will take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the Town Square. The
registration fee is $20 and a free t-shirt will be given to all who
pre-register. Registration forms are available now at the First National
Bank Branch Office, J and J Service, S. W. Smith Library, Port Freeze or online
at www.huenix.com/fundrun. All
registration forms need to be dropped off or mailed to the library before May
1. The race will begin at 9 a.m. sharp and will begin and end at the Town
Square. Prizes will be awarded. The committee hopes to raise $3,000 which will
benefit the S. W. Smith Library Building Fund. Not into the race, but would
still like to help the library? There is fun for the entire family with face
painting, a visit from Yogi the Clown, food, games and music from DJ Bob.
Questions about this event should be directed to Kari Stake at 558-0640.
Pam Fischer Photo/Story
- Showcase Seniors are pictured with their
directors, Kenneth J. Myers and
Myers. They are (front) Cora Bova, Ken Kysor, Shane Whitney, Garrett Kio, Renee
Edgell; (middle) Alesha Shatley, Brittany Drabert, Colleen Hardes, Julia Collver,
Crystal Genaux, Anna McJunkin; (back) Mr. Myers, Tyler Smith, Carli Johnston,
Lucas Turner and Mrs. Myers. This was the last Showcase for the Class of 2011
performers. More photos from this event will appear on this week's picture
page. Pam Fischer Photo/Story
J. H. Basketball
Action - Christian Moses and Brooke Roys
Junior High Basketball action
between the Port Allegany Gators and the Austin Panthers. The Gators defeated
the Panthers in both games. The Gators are on the road to Oswayo Valley on
March 22; and to Otto-Eldred on March 24. They host Coudersport on March 29 and
end their season March 31 in Northern Potter.
Pam Fischer Photos/Story