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Good Morning Nanty Glo!
Saturday, August 25 2001

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Convention Success - Officials have declared the 109th Annual District Firemen's Convention a success. More than 1,000 visitors came to town on Thursday and Friday of last week and more than 3,000 came on Saturday, the night of the big parade. Nanty Glo Police Chief Miller reported only one arrest. An out-of-town fireman was arrested for tossing an M80 firecracker that caused slight injuries to four other people. By Monday of this week, borough streets were cleaned, removing all evidence that a convention had taken place.

School - Area schools are set to open on August 29. The Blacklick Valley School Board hired several new teachers to replace those who retired. Weary parents are looking forward to not having the children around the house all day and bored kids are looking forward to school, although most won't admit to it. Stores are boldly advertising their back-to-school sales of clothing and supplies. Athletes are training hard for the upcoming football season and the marching bands are tuning their instruments and practicing their routines. St. Francis University announced that it would supply all freshmen a new laptop computer.

Weather - The big weather story now is rain or the lack of it. Cambria County is 8 inches below its annual average and Blair and Bedford Counties are more than 10 inches below average. The rain that has fallen has come at the right times and in the right amounts so that the local farmers aren't losing their crops. However, locally grown vegetables are higher in price because of a lower supply available.

Things I wish I'd known before going out into the real world

The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship: "I apologize," and "You are right."

Sent by Mike Harrison

Kindness

Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.

—Anthony Coniaris

Sent by Carole Levinson Stuar

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