Bedford Inquirer in Bedford, Pennsylvania
30 Nov 2007

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30 Nov 2007

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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 194th year 14 november 2007 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Everett too Santa arrives in Bedford a Large crowd faced the cold and occasional Snow flurries Fri Day for be Fords Winter wonderland Christmas Parade sponsored by downtown Bedford Nancy cogans school of dance performers appear in their Candy Cane twist the prizewinning Bedford county humane society float included a Pup wearing Reindeer at and Caylyn Dumpert Tell Santa their Santa Claus paraded into Everett saturday bringing along floats such As the one with the Bear blowing kisses and a horse pow ered Polar at Hailey tells Santa what she wants for Everetts Holiday Cele bration included a Street fair with music and Craft Deer Hunters ready by Karen Smithmyer Gazette staff writer area Hunting store owners extended their hours this weekend to accommodate Hunters Las minute needs for the Deer Rifle Laurel sport shop co owner Walt Rose said the store always is open the Day before Deer season for customers search ing for rain shells and this weekend almost everyone who walked in the door bought some sort of rain Rose we sold out of the tree umbrellas tree umbrellas Are relatively new to the Rose and Are screwed into Trees to protect Hunters and their guns from the in most rain is expected All Day and is to be steady in the rain int deterring and Lewis of Mont Gomery Roberts Uncle owns land in Bedford county and they have been Hunting there for he continued on Page 5 shoppers flood to local stores by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor loaded shopping carts and arms sometimes obscured har ried shoppers who started the shopping season even though Many will shop online this season and others will simply Purchase gifts there were plenty of shoppers in the Elaine Housel of Elaine wearable Art in Bedford said she had a Busy like added extra staff for the were doing a lot of gift some for but 90 percent was for Christ Housel a bus tour from Cumber made a Stop in downtown aboard the bus were Virginia Cessna of Beans Cove and Pauline Lee of they had 90 minutes to shop before moving on to lunch at the bed Ford Springs some with higher fuel prices and increasing costs in general in the backs of their said they would spend less at the same As last Brian Miller of while shopping at Berneice gift shop in said the Cost of fuel has affected what his family will spend this he said his family Doest go overboard with its we do want to get a com he but they will wait until they receive their tax with the Price of fuel and its just not in the were going to be sensible with our Miller according to the Harrison a Connecticu based Market research about a third of those surveyed said they will spend less this one Way Miller and tens of millions of others will avoid spending Money on gasoline is to shop according to the National retail million people will shop online from reported that percent of online retailers Are planning a special promo Tion for which is known As Caber to accommodate these Miller said for has had better prices than even so called door Buster sales the big stores some of the things continued on Page 4 study follows lives through time Bedford Man has taken part in Survey for 60 years by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor it started As a study to track the whereabouts of Pennsylvania Rural youth from their teen years but 60 years a Penn state University project called lives through time has been a remarkable Lon term a unique look at one Allen of Bedford was one of about 10th graders across the state who was asked to fill out the very first Survey in the 194647 school this he and his Fel Low respondents were asked once again to com plete a this one 250 questions on a Range of the questionnaire initially aimed to track attitudes of youth in regard to their wishes or plans for their future As pennsylvanians and whether they planned to stay in Rural areas or in the in it was often referred to As the Migra Tion said Fern Bunny one of the chief researchers behind the it started Back a 1946 47 sad the concern at that time was that Young kids were leaving Rural leaving behind old folks and migrating to Urban mulits it dealt with charting their migration patterns for Willits when the study Baker was a student at Replogle High school in new Enterprise where Bis family operated a Dairy he was a 4h worked hard on the family farm and loved playing Condit Tredd on Page 5 Allen Bakers senior portrait in Gazette Coyle Allen of Bedford was one of about Job graders in Pennsylvania selected to take place in a longitudinal study called through a Penn state University research team has tracked these students through their lives in unique Lon term look at their Bedford Board rejects raise for tax collectors by Shayrn Maust Gazette managing editor Hyndman Bedford area school Board considered a request from its tax collectors to be paid extra for handling property tax instalment but the Board rejected the idea under act owners of properties that qualify for the Deduc Tion can also pay their property taxes in three instalments rather than a Lump the Law also states that school boards can entertain requests from tax collectors for additional compensation for the Accord ing to superintendent Glenn each of the 10 tax collectors in the Bedford District did ask for additional the Board had tabled action earlier until gathering More at the Board meeting tues business manager Christy Robosson reported that out of the parcels in the owners of 202 of them bad chosen the instalment not All parcels Are eligible for the instalment Bedford pays its tax collectors on a sliding Start ing with per parcel for the first 100 followed by four additional Steps that end with per parcel for collections Over Robosson said she contacted other school Everett and Northern Bedford have not decided on similar Everett also has a payment scale Between and per Abc pays per Tussey which pays collectors per agreed to pay or More per payment for those that Are paid in install be Fords tax collectors earn Between and annually to collect school according to Robosson calculation of parcels As applied to the in the districts outlay tops annually to have school property taxes collect Board members asked if tax collectors had to Send out additional they told no the first Bill contained a Coupon like form for install other bookkeeping requirements were not mentioned the tax collectors requests were not so much rejected As left to no one made a motion to act on the tabled request or to leave it on the after a few moments of Board member Tom continued on Page 8

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