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Saturday, February 9 2002


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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley


The Cambria County Area Community College board of trustees has narrowed their search for an interim president to three candidates, each of whom is a retired administrator with experience as a community college president. The trustees have stipulated that the interim president not be a candidate for the permanent position. They are most interested right now in having someone who can get them quickly through the maze of paperwork to complete accreditation.


Our area, like so many others across the nation, is having problems associated with the pain-killing drug, oxycontin. Just this week two armed men robbed Tibbots Drug Store in Cambria Township just west of Ebensburg. Faced by a hooded robber, an employee handed over a bag of oxycontin that the thief asked for. The two men escaped on foot and are still on the loose. Several weeks ago, two men robbed the Vinco Drug Store and they also asked for oxycontin. The police don't know or aren't saying whether the robbers in both incidents are the same men. Nevertheless, oxycontin was the drug stolen in these two nearby robberies and many others in surrounding counties. Another problem arising out of the misuse of this drug is the death of the abusers.

Recreational Center

Cambria County received a $1.4 million grant to build a recreational center that will eventually include an ice hockey rink, gym, fitness club, game area, and locker rooms. Construction has begun on the site along route 422 that was purchased from Central Cambria School District for $50,000. Some Northern Cambria dignitaries are now questioning the county commissioners' site selection, since some of the wording in the grant application mentions the northern Cambria area. The commissioners stand by the site chosen because of its location next to major highways and the fact that it is to serve 17 school districts in the county. They also state that the original grant started with a request for money to refurbish the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. The War Memorial Authority will manage the new facility.

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Just ask a kid

Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough.

"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.

Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."

Sent by Sallie Covolo

Thought for the day

All men are made in God's image; but to be in His likeness is granted only to those who through great love have brought their own freedom into subjection to God. For only when we do not belong to ourselves do we become like Him who through love have reconciled us to himself. No one achieves this unless he persuades his soul not to be distracted by the false glitter of this life.

St Diadochos of Photiki, c. 400-486
[On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination, Philiokalia, Vol. 1]
Sent by Stephen Paul

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