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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - February 4, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Established 1812 year 25 february 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents fund cuts threaten food Aid by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Bedford county food Banks and agencies who help the needy to pay for mortgage and rent in a Pinch will feel the bite of a reduction in Federal Grant a Board overseeing the program said the emergency food and shelter representing churches and agencies that oversee a Federal emergency Agency Grant program for the said they will Start advocacy to make the Case for More fund the county food and shelter funding was Cut by from its 2004 allotment of a 19 percent its the result of the Cut to the state of Pennsylvania which affected counties across the the local Board had to realign the allocations for its four local recipient organizations and the food Banks which receive the bulk of the Grant the Cut Means that the food Banks will drop from the received last year to Joanne manager for the county red Cross office in Everett which coordinates the county food was dismayed and perplexed by the i cant understand How we can justify this cutting our people so bad when theres so much need in the county and All Leeds the latest figures from food Banks show the results of hard economic times in the from july through Decem Ber of the food Banks served families or that number was an increase from the first six months when families or i Dividu that a Hundred additional families in six months More Leeds How do we do that on a Cut she wondered the general Rule of thumb is that a monthly visit to the food Bank will sustain a family of four for three Days As an Emer gency continued on Page 5 resignations closing food Banks by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer one of the county seven food Banks closed last week and another will shut its doors after next Leav ing about 200 families to travel farther for their monthly food Joanne manager of the american red Cross in Everett and coordinator for the food said the for Mer manager of the food Gerald resigned and had no one to take his place at the food pantry at the Woodbury Community Center which serves South Woodbury and Wood Bury townships and Woodbury closed after last Fri meaning about 85 families or 240 people will have to go to either Everett or after february Dis Tribu the Harrison Choice food Bank will close As its Center manager for the last 14 Anna is also about 103 families who attended that pantry will have to visit Bedford or Hynd Leeds without Anna at the Helm snowfall makes for fun near fort Bedford chastity her Fiance Daniel Fraker and children Mikayla and Clay along with friends Christy Stuckey and Chris Helsel built forts in the Snow and Kad a snowball fight on tuesday fire damages plating business and no one responsible to take it theres nothing we can Leeds there were plenty of people to Volunteer to unload food and help with distribution at Woodbury but no one has stepped Forward to do the ordering and other paper Leeds said during a tuesday meeting of the bed Ford county emergency food and shelter by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer a chemical fire that caused at least in damage at a Bedford Borough business sunday morning prompted state and local officials to the possibly ignited by an electrical started at american Chrome plating at 230 North around Bedford fire chief Rocky Fetter said the fire is not suspicious but Fetter called in the state police fire marshal to deter mine the a piece of equipment called a rectifier May have shorted said owner Dean Lemley sunday who has two other businesses in the said his plating business was just getting off the he has yet to hold the grand in hoping were Only set Back a week or he he is hoping to avoid a Layoff and keep his 15 employees on the Job helping with the suspected rectifier changes the electrical current or reactivates the current in Leeds said the Board of the Manns Community Center wants to move a Day care Center in the food pantry space which is currently provided to the food Bank at no i told them we could not pay to have the food pantry Leeds that out let serves Juniata and Harrison townships and continued on Page 8 recycling agreement still in limbo the part to be workers at the Plant make decorative Chrome plated items along with Nickel and Copper plated the damage is estimated to be at least Lemley firefighters ran into a slight complication when battling the the problem was when we tried to put the fire the water there were a lot of chemicals so we had to switch to Fetter continued on Page 8 by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Breezewood Bedford and two neighbouring counties might go a third year without recycling monies that help to pay for technicians and educational the members of the South Central counties solid waste Agency Learned the commissioners from Fulton and Hunting Don who form the met in a 90minute executive session with attorney Scot Gill of Huntingdon to talk about a new recycling agreement with the owner of the Landfill in Broad top a Deal they Hope the states environmental Protection department will without Way the counties will go without recycling Bedford county commissioner Steve Howsare said Fol lowing the meeting nothing Concrete was worked out with Psi Sandy run Landfill rep we have what they talked about and what they would like to i Haven talked with my fellow commissioners but i dont think Bedford can support what they Howsare Howsare expand on the comment except to say his objection has to do with per Mit Psi Sandy run has submit Ted a permit modification which would allow the company to increase its average daily tonnage from 300 tons per Day to 750 its Maxi mum daily tonnage from 400 tons to which could mean about 20 More tractor trailer loads of trash per operating the Landfill also wants the state to allow it to drop Recy cling from the permit and to expand the area from which the trash can for the past two the county Hast two one to pay for a Nicias Bedford county technician is employed by the conservation District and another to Purchase educational the state sus Pended funds until it approves an agreement Between the three who share solid waste and recycling and the operator of the Landfill in Broad top town the counties did come to an agreement in april 2003 to pay the company to operate the recycling program which includes collection from bins around the three the Dep later refused to accept the agreement and withheld the the department wants the coun ties and Psi to account for equipment and a turndown building which were Pur chased with Grant Money Between 1989 and the three counties owned the Landfill during that period and purchased recycling equipment with about in when the commissioners sold the land fill to the company that eventually became Psi Sandy run in they agreed to lease continued on Page 5 Hyndman teacher departs for guard duty in Iraq by Donna Stillwagon Gazette correspondent Hyndman one year and one Day after starting his first full time Job As a High school Tom Baker departed the classroom last week on a journey to for the next 18 he will command an Abrams my tank As a staff learning and making history will bring Back to his Baker is a sergeant with the Penn Sylvania army National Char lie 1st 103rd Bakers company c is based in Somerset More than 50 soldiers loaded up at the armory there on a snowy saturday morning on their Way first to Camp a National guard training facility in Mississippi then eventually to Kuwait and joined by the 110th infantry from Westmoreland they will form a heavy Force that will move on to fort Irwin in California for a months training in the Mojave desert the place George Pat ton trained his armoured troops prior to the invasion of North Africa in world War for its history like arid the places and cultures he observes that he feels adds to his perspective in the classroom As a social studies is a graduate of Berlin brother Valley school he graduated from Edinboro univer sity in 2003 and worked As a substitute teacher in Somerset county until hired by the Bedford area school at Hyndman Middle senior High he teaches world and military political science and criminal Justice in grades he also served As the Junior class he is the Only Bedford county teacher currently deployed in support of operation iraqi he sees a parallel Between his civilian and military instead of being responsible for the education of 25 he will have a Crew of three to Lead and being the commander of a tank is a lot of whatever Deci Sion i make affects the three men in the their lives and he Baker said he chose the military for the College Money and to be close to he took his Basic training at fort in 1994 and then had three years of Active duty at fort his worst military experience was at fort Riley when it sleeved and hailed All in one Day during a three Day exert Baker said during an interview before his Bakers first overseas deployment was in after he had finished Active that nine month trip i was stationed in it was one of my Best experiences because in a history Baker said his deploy ment gave him the Opportunity to see the beaches of Normandy and other that appear on the pages of his during his time in Baker lost his Grandfather and role Jay he always seemed to say what was on his mind and being in this Situa Tion it is important that i do the same to Tell it like it that is a big Baker we have to do what needs to be he said about his feelings on president Bush Campaign in the prestige of wearing the uni the feelings you the looks from others and the honors Are Rea sons Baker cited for his military with 11 years of service As a he said he is Over the he will remain in the Mili tary for at least nine More pos Sibly As Long As 15 some of the eight medals and rib Bons he has received Are the army achievement army service global War on terrorism medal and the army Good conduct he said he understands the damage the prisoner abuse scandal did to the Small town of and he Hopes to promote a positive attitude about the military through his the of include leaving his including his wife of two and parents Tom and Linda Baker of his deployment is for 18 months but some units have found their assign ments extended to 24 it not Only takes a toll on your per Sonal life but also on your civilian life continued on Page 5 sergeant Tom Baker stands next to the Pennsylvania National guard 103rd Armod battalions plaque displaying the units Campaign and Battle
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