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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - October 09, 2010, Bedford, PennsylvaniaCelebrating Hometown life inside pen pals sports Abc beats Tussey pm. 8 weekend extra Garden club award Gazette weekend Bedford a. 750 published continuously since 1805. One of America s oldest newspapers. Vol. 206 no. 16 october 9 amp 10, 2010 saturday amp sunday Road Bridge projects wrapping up. The time has been changed for the pick up of quilts from the Bedford county historical society s quilt show. Quilters Are asked to pick up their quilts by 4 . On sunday october 10. If you cannot pick them up at that time the quilts will be in the society s office downstairs. Old Bedford Village win be hosting a unique scarecrow contest. The contest will coincide with the annual pumpkin fest oct. 16 and 17. A prize of $100 will be awarded to the Winner at the conclusion of pumpkin fest on sunday afternoon. Those interested in entering the contest should bring their entry to old Bedford Village by oct. 15, along with the name of the scarecrow its designer address and Telephone number. Walk for Leevi will be held oct. 18. The walk will be hosted by the seventh Grade career education and work skills class at Northern Bedford comity Middle school and will be held at Panther Community stadium from 6 30 to 8 30 . The class is hosting the walk As its make a difference Day project. The walk will Benefit Leevi Steele a 3-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cancer. His parents Are David and Beth Steele of Hopewell. Each student will be collecting individual pledges. The Community is invited to come out and walk for a donation. There will also be donation jars placed at several local businesses. A dance to celebrate Everett s sesquicentennial will be held next weekend. The dance will be held from 7 30 to 10 . Oct. 16 at the Everett masonic Lodge. The Everett area High school jazz band will open the evening of music followed by the High Lites under the direction of Dan Atwood. Cost is $25 per couple or $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Everett Library Everett shoe sales and repair from members of the Everett Lions club or at the door. State Secretary of agn Cuttle Russell c reeling will speak in bedfcnloct2a the Bedford county chamber of Commerce will Host Redding at its next Quot government it s your business Quot Lincheon from noon to 2 . That Friday at the Bedford county technical Center. Redding is expected to discuss issues facing Farmers and agriculture related businesses in Pennsylvania. Cost of the Lincheon is $15. Preregistration encouraged by calling the chamber at 623-2233 or via email at . On saturday oct. 30, the chamber s new Agri business committee is sponsoring a self guided fall farm Ibur. Tour information is available from the chamber. By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor most of the ongoing state Road and Bridge projects will be wrapping up in the next month or so As construction season comes to a close. Travellers weary of the striped vertical panels Orange barrels Orange Cones and restricted traffic flow will see a break from most of it As colder weather approaches. One of the higher profile projects the $7.7 million reconstruction of about 4.4 Miles of route 220 South from the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramps could be done in about two weeks but is targeted for a nov. 30 completion Date according to Penn Dot. Work on the project paved route 220 and 1-99 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramps. It also replaced the shoulders and upgraded guide rails to existing standards and replaced the existing Metal median Barrier with a Concrete median Barrier and Concrete Glare screen. To the South of the Bedford exit the project lowered the Roadway under Cumberland Road to prevent further damage caused by vehicles striking the Bridge beams. New Enterprise Stone and Lime is the contractor on the Job. Another big project the route 30 bypass in Bedford township probably Voll run until its targeted completion Date of dec. 23, according to Tara Callahan Henry Penn Dot spokeswoman in the Hollidaysburg office. Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt company is completing the $6.1 million pavement overlay project. The Pensyl hollow Road intersection with route 30 is finishing up Callahan Henry said. Its completion Date is oct. 20 so motorists should see the end of that safety improvement project on schedule if not ahead. Workers were la3dng Down new pavement on Friday and the Jersey barriers that had lined route 30 for months Are gone. Dennis Pennabaker owner of Best Way pizza at the intersection said the a continued on Page 5 Gazette photo Elizabeth Coyle cd amp a worker Tony foor of Everett uses a chop saw to finish up some work on the Barefoot run Bridge along route 56, West st. Clair township Friday. The Bridge work is scheduled to be completed next March according to the state transportation department. Youth mentors go pheasant Hunting by Jennifer Howard Gazette staff writer about 40 local youth will participate in a mentored pheasant Hunt today in Centerville with help from Bedford county sportsmen s club volunteers. The Hunt begins at 8 . At Lester Wallack s farm located at 1467 narrow Lane where three Fields have been set up for the event. A practice shoot was held Friday evening at the sportsmen s club. Youth Ages 11 to 16 years old who have obtained their Hunting License or completed the Hunter trapper safety education course were eligible to sign up. Quot it gets them out of the House. No television video games or internet. They learn How to Hunt safely and work together As a group Quot said coordinator Kelly Kendall of Bedford. This is the second year she and her husband Chad have organized the Hunt. A continued on Page 2 Gazette photo Jennifer Howard Aly Ibarra of Everett a first time pheasant Hunter takes during a practice shoot Friday evening using Clay pigeons while Volunteer Mike Dudak stands near. Jobs crisis extends to unemployed lawmakers Washington apr there s no Relief from the jobs crisis a for everyday americans or lawmakers facing the midterm elections. The most rampant layoffs of teachers and other local government workers in nearly three decades More than offset weak hiring in the private sector in september resulting in a net loss of 95,000 jobs. Unemployment remained stuck at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has been at or above 9.5 percent for a year and two months the longest stretch since the great depression. The Quot underemployment Quot rate adds part time workers who would rather work full time and jobless people who Aren t actively seeking work. It now exceeds 17 percent. The glum economic picture came Friday in the labor department s last monthly jobs report before the november election. Voter frustration Over jobs threatens to Cost democrats control of the House and perhaps the Senate. A continued on Page 3 valve Seal fails on Clearville Gas line by Jennifer Howard Gazette staff writer emergency responders were called to the scene of what was reported As a Quot possible natural Gas leak Quot at a Well located along big Creek Road South of Clearville just after 9 30 . Friday. Bedford county emergency services director Dave cubby son who reported to the scene along with Spectra Energy representatives the Everett fire department and Ray town ambulance service said the incident was Quot technically not a Gas leak Quot and that the Quot Teflon Seal in one of the valves failed Quot but the Back up system kicked in. Quot the line that it was on near this Well shut Down and sealed at both ends Quot Cubbison said of the 60 to 75-foot Section of three Inch pipe. Quot. The Midstream valve opened and the natural Gas that was in that Section of the pipe escaped Quot Quot this was not a leak like it ruptured. It was an internal failure and it did what it was supposed to do Quot he continued. Cubbison said a neighbor near the Well smelled the fumes and heard Quot hissing Quot coming from the Well site. Quot it made quite a whistle As it came through Quot he added. Quot i m very glad that the person that called it in did Spectra Energy representatives tested the air Quality and a continued on Page 2bodacious pumpkins a photo South Dakota Farmer Kevin Marsh stands next to his 1,674-Pound pumpkin near Parker s.d., in this oct. 7 photograph. To his right his daughters Maddie and autumn sit on a 1,536-Pound pumpkin he also grew. Parker s largest pumpkin is just 51 pounds shy of the world record listed by the great pumpkin Commonwealth. The pumpkin also won the ugliest pumpkin award at a Colorado Gazette 424 w. Penn st. 814 623 1151 0 of Tju Usu in j no Mem a we install a any size any Siyi a life in warranty lnsulat�4 Vinyl frames a double or triple pan Peight s windows Mumm to al Mem Bedfor county s largest real list ate cont any or Mem vie Auric pi0nec8141623-8622 weather today the forecast sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph becoming Light and variable. Tomorrow a sunny highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night partly Cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. The Outlook a Columbus Day a 30 percent Chance of showers otherwise partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Monday night mostly Cloudy with a 30 percent Chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Tuesday partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday night mostly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. I of
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