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Good Morning Nanty Glo!
Saturday, August 4 2001

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Best Form The Best Form Company announced that it would relocate its local office workers to Atlanta over the next year and a half. The company employs more than 1,000 garment workers in four plants in Somerset and Cambria counties. This is just the latest blow to a dwindling garment industry in this area.

Tour de Toona The Tour de Toona held one stage of the race in Johnstown. Cyclists from around the world traveled out Cramer Pike and returned to Johnstown via the Haws Pike. The race consists of completing this circuit three times. Men competed in the morning and the women competed on the same course in the afternoon. The remaining stages of the race will take place in Blair County. The bicycle race is getting more popular every year and does draw cyclists to the Ghost Town Trail.

Keystone Games The Keystone State Games took place in the Johnstown area over the past week and will wrap up on Sunday. More than 4,000 amateur athletes from across the state competed in 32 different sports. These games have been a big tourist draw to the area over the past three years. Unfortunately, this is the last year they will be held in Johnstown.

AAABA The All-American Amateur Baseball Association elimination games are taking place in Altoona this week. The final 16 teams, which include Johnstown and Altoona, then come to Johnstown next week to complete the double-elimination tournament. Nanty Glo usually hosts several of these games, as do other communities in the area. Players, families and friends from many different states come to see this nationally recognized tournament. Many past and present professional baseball players once competed on our local baseball fields.

Proposed Power Plant Mid Merit of Mays Landing NJ is seeking approval to build an electric generating plant on Ragers Mountain in Jackson Township. The plant would burn natural gas from a gas line that already crosses the site and would use water from the Hinckston Run Dam for cooling. The construction phase would provide several hundred jobs and the plant operating force would need 35 to 40 full time employees. Pending approval, actual construction is more than a year away.

Death Martin (Marty) Myers, a former area resident, died in Burlington, VT, on July 31, 2001. He graduated salutatorian from the former Blacklick Township High School, class of 1956. He was a retired project engineer for IBM and was serving in the Vermont House of Representatives at the time of his death.

Women of a certain age...

Women over 50 don't have babies because they would put them down and forget where they left them.

One of life's mysteries is how a 2 pound box of candy can make a woman gain 5 lbs.

Sent by Sallie Covolo

Getting what you want

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.

Sent by Zan

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