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Saturday, September 14 2002


16 tour photo galleries | Former Valley woman in 9-11 tribute
Valley history page from old Journals and NTAMHS

Vintondale Homecoming photos | Births
Belsano Camp Meetings in the 1930s | Belsano project done
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone? | Deaths

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

No rain

The sunny, blue skies over the valley continue to be both a blessing and a curse. The road construction along Route 271 in Nanty Glo moves ahead without any rain delays, as does the sewer project in Blacklick Township. The Cambria County Fair enjoyed a week of beautiful weather and the many festivals throughout the county had ideal conditions, which resulted in larger-than-ever crowds. The outdoor services on September 11, including the one in Nanty Glo at the Library Park and the one in Somerset County near Shanksville, enjoyed rain free conditions, although it was significantly cooler than previous days. Local football teams have been able to practice outdoors although high temperatures cut some of the practices short.

While the cloudless, blue skies are a benefit to some, they prove very costly to others, especially farmers. The County Farm Bureau estimates the drought will cause a loss of 45 percent, which translates into $4 to $5 million missing from the local economy this year. And that isn't the total, because farmers will charge higher prices for the produce they do manage to grow. For instance, the Himel farm near Carrolltown was selling corn along Route 22 last evening for $2.50 a dozen. Last year at this time their corn was $1.50 a dozen. Local farmers are struggling to provide feed for their livestock and have to purchase feed from an already sparse market, since the drought covers the entire northeast. If significant rain doesn't fall before the winter freeze, the losses will carry over into next year.

No rec center yet

As part of a renovation project for the War Memorial arena in Johnstown, the Northern Cambria area was to receive funding for a recreational center that would include an ice rink and basketball courts. Although the Johnstown project is well underway, the Northern Cambria Recreational Center remains a barren parcel of land next to Central Cambria High School. If the project should come to fruition, it would give Blacklick and other northern and central Cambria schools an opportunity to participate in the hockey leagues in west central Pennsylvania. At the present time, the War Memorial Arena is used to capacity, so many school districts have no hockey teams.

Central Cambria 27 Penn Cambria 26

New photos: Today's new tour gallery is "Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Basilica"

Things to never say to a cop...

6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, Officer! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the Officer says, "Gee, Son....Your eyes look red. Have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with,"Gee, Officer, your eyes look glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

Lord Peter Wimsey

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