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Saturday, July 20 2002


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of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Construction continues

The work along Route 271 from Johnson Street to the borough line and beyond continues to frustrate area residents and especially the businesses along that stretch of road. A 15-minute trip to Foodland can take an hour or more with much of the time spent waiting for the flag person to flash the go sign. A visit to the C&G or AmeriServ Banks can take a good part of an hour. Even going to Co Go for gas or a sub can take more time than expected. Even the simplest jaunt around town has to work around the construction delays. And to make matters worse, the many cross cuts into the pavement are making the road surface rough and even hazardous. In order to alleviate some of the daytime problems and to hurry the job along, the road crew did work four shifts from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. this week.

When asked about the impact on business, a C&G teller shrugged her shoulders and said, "It comes in waves." She went on to explain that they have very busy times when the traffic is allowed to move. Then when traffic is stopped, there are long periods of time when no one comes into the bank. Dee Lanzendorfer, owner/operator of Dee's Twist and Curl, says that her business is off some but hasn't been affected too badly so far. She stated that her regular customers are keeping their appointments; however, they do call ahead to be sure they can get through. She is very concerned about the effect the construction will have on her business in August, her busiest month of the year.

A noontime visit to the Betty Jane Laundromat and adjoining 6 Pack to Go found the enterprises as busy as usual. In fact, the 6 Pack To Go had extra business with construction workers stopping in for lunch.


DANGEROUS SITUATION The photos by Pat Caldwell show how disruptive and potentially dangerous the situation is on Pergrim Hill as the result of road improvement construction. Deep dropoffs instead of shoulders, cut and broken pavement are in evidence all along the hill, which is being widened to eventually make safer and easier access from points south to Nanty Glo.

Jackson hosts Firemen's Convention

The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company will host the 81st annual Cambria County Firemen's Convention from July 27 to August 3. Softball and bowling tournaments, in addition to the usual contests among the fire companies, will take place during the week. A number of different singing groups and DJs will provide entertainment each evening at the firehall. The convention will end with the usual parade on Saturday, August 3, which will move along Adams Street in Vinco.


Etiquette for rednecks (series)


When decanting wine, make sure that you tilt the paper cup, and pour slowly so as not to "bruise"the fruit of the wine.

If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label.


A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.

Do not allow the dog to eat at the table...no matter how good his manners are.

Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day


The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Frederick Buechner

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