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Saturday, October 13 2001 

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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Good News

Amidst the turmoil of the stock market and loss of jobs following the tragedy on September 11, there is a ray of sunlight on the economy. Gas prices are falling. During the past summer, the price locally of gas went above $1.50 a gallon. For the past month, the area gas sellers have been cutting their prices steadily. Sheetz on Plank Road in Altoona, as of today, is selling regular gas at $1.09 per gallon. Sheetz in Munds Corner priced their regular gas at $1.15 per gallon. These lower prices are a welcome relief to people whose work requires them to travel and those who have to travel some distance to work.

First Freeze

Early in September, many local areas received a killing frost while many of us didn't and continued to harvest tomatoes and cucumbers through September and into October. All of that came to an end this past Monday morning when the temperature bottomed out in the low twenties. Then on Tuesday morning the temperature dropped into the mid-teens. The tree leaves are turning to their fall colors quickly and just as quickly are falling to the ground. Winter is coming soon. My wife and I saw a few flakes of snow in Cresson last Sunday.

Immigrants Day

On Saturday, September 29, Nanty Glo hosted the third annual Immigrants Day of Northern Cambria. Charles Vizzini organized the celebration. The day began with a service honoring veterans. This part took place at the Terraced Park at the head of Chestnut Street. Mr. Vizzini also recognized the local fire fighters, the police and EMS workers. The next part of the ceremony took place at the Triangle Park at the foot of Pergrim Hill. At this location the coal miners of different nationalities received recognition. The third part of the day started with a parade up Lincoln Avenue that ended at the Park and Pool. Two bands provided a wide variety of music. Some attended in folk costumes of their nations of origin.

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What every true Southerner knows...

The difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit.

Pretty much how many fish make up a mess.

What general direction catty-wampus is.

That "gimme sugar" don't mean pass the sugar.

When somebody's "fixin" to do something, it won't be long. .

Sent by Sallie Covolo

Thought for the day

The true test of a person's spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the ordinary times when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening. A person's worth is revealed in his attitude toward the ordinary things of life when he is not under the spotlight.

—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Sent by Judy Martin

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