Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - October 23, 2010, Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Published Continuously Since 1805. One of America's Oldest Newspapers. Vol. 206 No. 28 October 23 & 24, 2010
SATURDAY & SUNDAYFirst county budget requests made
Emergency repairs will begin Monday on the Route 30 bridge over the ramp at the west end of Everett.
PennDOT announced that repairs are needed because an oversized vehicle recently hit the bridge. The work will include replacing the exterior beam and repairing the adjacent beam on the bridge. TTie work by New Enterprise Stone & Lime will take about a month and cost approximately $400,000, according to PennDOT. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane during the work, and a signed detour may be in place during . some of the operation. Minor ; restrictions may be necessary ; under the bridge during work hours.
Trick or treat night set for East Providence Township.
East Providence Township will host their trick or treat night on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
More parade, trick-or-treat listings, Page 2.
A bum ban is in effect for Londonderry Township.
Londonderry Township supervisors declared a bum ban on Friday due to increased dry conditions and recent windy weather. Three brush fires were reported in the township within the past two days. The ban, effective immediately, will remain until further notice.
The deadline is approaching for holiday mail for military personnel.
The postal service has issued deadlines for mailing items to military personnel for guaranteed delivery by Dec. 25. The recommended mailing date for the most economical postage to overseas military destinations, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is Nov. 12. The postal service offers domestic rates and discounts for priority mail flat rate boxes. The cost for mailing a large box is $12.50, regardless of weight. Other deadlines for mailing items to military personnel can be found on the website www.usps.com.
The Bedford County Vet-erans Affairs office has announced new business hours.
Beginning Nov. 1, the office will extend their services by remaining open over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 25, through Thursday, Oct. 28.
' (Obituaries on Page 7.)
DAY, Donna L., 54, of Everett.
RAMIREZ, Andre Elpidio, 10, of Everett.
v.VINEYARD, Tara Dawn (Chamberlain), 46, of Everett.
By Jennifer Howard Gazette Staff Writer
Bedford County commissioners heard the first round of budget requests on Friday and several more departments are scheduled to make proposals next week.
A year-to-date view of the county budget was not available but, based on
a quick look at the treasurer's account, Commissioners' Chairman Michael Herline said "it looks okay" and is in line with where it should be.
"Last year was kind of an anomaly because we were dealing with the state budget situation, so it's hard to compare it to looking at this year's budget," added Barry Crawford, finance director.
"Compared to what the numbers are, they're decent. It's never a great situation but they're decent compared to where we budgeted."
Five budget hearings were scheduled for Friday, including the jail, tax assessment office, veterans affairs, ag extension and public defender. All of the department chairs budgeted conser
vatively in line with their 2010 budgets.
"We have not contacted department heads, indicating to them to cut a certain percentage. My impression with the ones coming in today (Friday) so far, they realize the crunch in the income," Herline said. "It doesn't hurt to ask for what they need or think they —Continued on Page 3
Gazette photo/Elizabeth Kohler
Everett Area Middle School students joined together on Friday for their first ever White-out Bulljdng rally in an attempt to raise awareness of bullying at the Eichool. The rally was made possible through a grant won by Bedford County Youth Action Council members for the schooLBullying concern for Everett students
By Elizabeth Kohler Gazette Staff Writer
EVERETT — Everett Area Middle School students have joined together in a movement to white-out bullying at their school.
A group of nine middle school students who form the Bedford County Youth Action Council (BCYAC) at Everett received a grant from the Unified Fami
ly Services System for their winning proposal to "White-out Bullying" in their district.
According to Genie Kline, staff advisor, all local districts were awarded a $500 grant through Unified Family Services System to undertake a student-driven project this fall that would address one or more of the issues the students identified as being a priority in
their schools and communities. However, a friendly competition ensued among the districts and the BCYAC earned an extra $100 for their school with their white-out bullying proposal.
"We are overjoyed," said Mitchell Kovel, member of BCYAC. "We were extremely happy when Unified Family Services gave us the money plus the —Continued on Page 5
Sestak, Toomey clash on jobs, ads
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's candidates for U.S. Senate clashed Friday over the best way to save more jobs during the recession, and both refused to take responsibility for the negative tone of the campaign during their second and last debate in a close and increasingly expensive race.
Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey met at Pittsburgh TV station WPXI for an hour-long debate in which they often tried to interrupt each other, and were scolded occasionally by moderator David Johnson for not directly or quickly answering a question.
With the possibility that still-undecided voters will tilt the tight race, they continued a theme of trying to paint the other as too extreme. While Sestak linked Toomey to the tea party-backed Republican and Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell of Delaware, Toomey hitched Sestak to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.
—Continued on Page 3Ridge hosts grandparents
Zachery Baldinger poses for a photograph with "Molly the Cow" during a Grandparents Breakfast at Chestnut Ridge.
The Chestnut Ridge School District hosted a Grandparent Breakfast for preschoolers and their grandparents on Oct. 15. More than 165 preschoolers and grandparents attended the breakfast, provided by the Bedford County Literacy Council (BCLC).
Director of programs Michelle Marker and area manager Troy Golden, both with The Nutrition Group, shared information about healthy eating and provided nutritional information to take home.
The Nutrition Group also brought along "Molly the Cow."
Grandparents were treated to an Incredible Years lesson with their grandchildren. Puppets "Dina Dinosaur" and "Wally" introduced themselves to the crowd and helped the children share the rules of "Dina School."
The Incredible Years is a county-wide program made possible through a United Family Social Services (UFSS) grant. The program is designed to help young children learn social skills and self control through lessons delivered by lively and energetic puppets.
Grandparents also made a learning activity for their grandchild. Rhyming books were distributed to the preschoolers and
Gene and Marie Gilpin participate in a coloring activity Oct. 15. Chestnut Ridge School District hosted a Grandparents Breakfast for preschoolers and their grandparents.
15 childrens books were given away to grandparents in attendance.
Preschool at Chestnut Ridge is funded by Title 1 and Pre-K
Counts. For more information about The Nutritior Group, BCLC, UFSS, The Incredible Years or preschool at Chestnut Ridge, call Central Elementary at 839-4195.
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Patchy frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Not as cool with highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 m p h . Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
TOMORROW — Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
THE OUTLOOK — Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent. Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Mild with lows in the mid 50s.