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Saturday, November 24 2001 

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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Thanksgiving

The week began on a cold note. By Tuesday morning, the Blacklick Valley was covered with a fine layer of snow with a continuing pattern of whiteout squalls and periods of sun melting snow. Wednesday's skies cleared but the cold temperatures allowed some traces of the snow to remain. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, the skies remained clear and the temperature rose into the high fifties, allowing residents to visit family and friends in comfort and giving all one more thing for which to be thankful.

Zoning

The majority of Jackson Township residents continue to speak out against the zoning ordinances being drafted by the township supervisors. Attorney, Patrick Kinry, special council appointed by the supervisors, chaired a public forum at the township firehall on November 16 to allow all interested citizens a chance to speak their mind concerning the proposed zoning ordinances. The length of the regulations, 150 pages, and the legalistic language, which keeps the average person from understanding the proposed ordinances, topped the complaints. Many also believed that the three supervisors hadn't consulted sufficiently with the different groups of the township whose interests would be affected by the new laws, such as farmers, sportsmen, businessmen and home owners. One of the fewer than ten percent who favor zoning felt that the proposed regulations would actually protect the residents of Jackson Township. Since most of the townships and municipalities surrounding the township already have zoning ordinances, he believes anyone wishing to start a questionable business or building something hazardous will move the enterprise to Jackson Township. Mr. Kiniry assured those against the proposed zoning ordinances that they would have 90 days after any changes to give their opinions and that the supervisors would take into consideration the comments of all concerned about the regulations.

Duman Lake

The centerpiece of the county's popular picnic and recreational area, Duman Lake, is visual evidence of the drought affecting Pennsylvania. The water has left the boating and fishing piers high and dry. Local residents say the water is lower than it has been for more than ten years. A spokesman for the Game and Fish Commission claims that the low water is actually a benefit to the lake. As the fish move to a smaller environment, the larger fish more easily feed on the smaller fish, thus increasing the size of fish to be caught. Also, when the water level drops and exposes the dreaded grass and weeds that grow in the shallow water, the dry conditions and the winter freeze will kill the unwanted vegetation.

Tree lighting

Nanty Glo will hold its traditional tree lighting ceremony tonight, November 24, at 6 p.m. in the parklet at the corner of Roberts and Lloyd Streets. After the ceremony, the Fire Ladies Auxiliary will serve hot chocolate and cookies to all who wish to attend. It is reported that Santa Claus will make an appearance to receive letters and requests from the children.


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Engineers

Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the Department manager. Upon completion of the test, both men missed only one of the questions. The manager went to the first applicant and said, "Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the job to the other applicant."

"And why would you be doing that? We both got nine questions correct," asked the rejected applicant.

"We have based our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you missed," said the Department Manager.

"And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?" the rejected applicant inquired.

"Simple," said the Department manager, "Your fellow applicant put down on question #5, 'I don't know.' You put down, 'Neither do I.'"

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Advent thought for the day

If some sin keeps cropping up in your mind when you kneel to pray, if your soul is uneasy because something you've done has never been rectified, there is only one solution. Unless it is humanly impossible, go to the one you have wronged and make things right! It's humbling, but you'll be rewarded with the liberating joy of knowing that nothing stands between you and God or between you and your fellow man. There is no rest without restitution.

— Anthony M Coniaris
Daily Vitamins for Spiritual Growth

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