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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania Aah student adviser Mentor enjoys giving Bac National group recognizes Aboud by Russ of Reilly Oreilly Altoona Mirror. Com Altoona area High school students have a Gem of a Mentor in teacher and student Council adviser David Aboud. Just ask the National association of secondary school principals or the National association of student councils. Those councils selected him As one of seven finalists from the United states for the 2015 Warren e. Shull High school student Council adviser of the year award and invited Aboud to an annual conference in Albuquerque n.m., in june. A the finalists for the Warren e. Shull award Are skilled Educa spotlight Community treasure tors who epitomize the commitment student Council advisers make to promote leadership service and civic engagement As qualities of Good citizens through student Council a said Ann Postlewaite director of student programs for the principals association. A a Nash congratulates David Aboud for his exemplary efforts to nurture and develop these qualities in High school students who Are just beginning their journey As leaders Quot she said. Community service and civic engagement is what Aboud is All about. Annually he has coordinated student activities including the annual senior citizen dance and has worked with students to Host four student Council state conferences at the High school. Charities his student councils have helped include the american red Cross the children s Miracle network and the humane society. He a ready to get kids brainstorming ideas and already has a project to Benefit the wounded Warrior project when students return in the fall. See Mentor Page a2 Mirror photo by Russell o Reilly Altoona area High school teacher and student Council adviser David Aboud is one of seven finalists up for recognition As the National student adviser of the year. Juniata studying habits of Trout by William Kibler Kibler Altoona Mirror. Com Juniata College researchers working with the Little Juniata River association Are trying to learn where the Brown Trout go when the water gets warm. Trout can to survive when water goes above 70 degrees As it usually does in mid to late summer in the River. So far though High water from recent Rains have held off High temperatures that Force the Trout to flee to wherever it is they go so the study Hasni to yielded definitive results yet. A a we re in the Odd position of wishing for warm water a said association president Bill Anderson at a recent meeting where study organizer Dennis Johnson assistant professor of environmental science at Juniata gave a project update. Researchers implanted transmitters with signals detectable for a half mile in 24 mature Trout then released them in equal hers this year in Bellwood to l one and Barree Johnson said. There have been about eight vol i ume a a spikes from rain Iii the last i several weeks according to Carl i Reed an association director. The higher water keeps High temperatures at Bay because the River becomes deeper and moves More quickly shrinking the Opportunity Tor the Sun to warm the water in shallows Reed said. The rain also recharges ground water forcing More of it ifs All about 50 or 55 degrees into the streams that feed the River and into the River itself reducing the Overall temperature Reed said. The recent weather has also been cooler and More overcast than usual which has kept the River from heating up he said. See Trout Page a6 classifieds a9-12 comics by 1 Legal notices a9 obituaries a5 opinion b7 puzzles Bio sports by -6 sudoku a1 2 2291 of 00050 Mirror photo by . Cavrich Laura Shoeman from left custody processor director Kim Myers and custody clerk Carty Nebelski work with a client in the custody office of the Blair county courthouse. Family court cases a taxing by Phil Ray Pray Altoona Mirror. Com Hollidaysburg Blair county court administrator Janice Meadows said earlier this month said that Quot the family court in Blair county is Meadows was talking about county a custody office and the Large caseload that the office and the judges must Deal with in a time of dramatic cultural change. Family life Isnit what it used to be. In the past custody meant trying to decide where the children will live and when they will visit the other spouse. But Meadows said a the cases Are getting More complicated and grandparents and even great grandparents Are fighting for custody these Days. One 78-year-old great grandmother recently sought custody of a 4-month-old relative. Many parents Are not married she said and children Are often confused by the plethora of males in and out of the House. One child for instance did t know his father from an Uncle or his momus Boyfriend. Some custody issues involve parents who Are in prison and some others involve parents essentially absent from the Home. In 2014, the Blair county custody office received 785 new petitions. The office through its procedures was Able to bring about settlements in 85 percent of the cases but that still meant that 118 of the cases were not resolved and went to an evidentiary hearing meaning a judge had to resolve the Case. Custody hearings often last All Day and sometimes spill into additional Days. See custody Page a tent Sale a Ness up to 70% off1 kids make it better birkenstock Mal of a to juju to a a pc a Rockport balance Sale ends saturday atm Mumm in Mai i custody cases becoming complicated Mcconnell criticism pirates Ace cruises to league leading 14th win report says her Hood can add up to 5 pounds Al Facebook Altoona Mirror 75ii a copyright 2015 a twitter subscribe 946-7480 web monday a i All Access now included with your paid subscription july 27. 2015

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