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Cambria supervisors J.A.M. Trio to perform benefit concert appoint new chairman Vol. 160 No. 22

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By Jim Lauffer

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A changing of the guard took place at the Cambria Township supervisors’ annual reorganization meeting, held at noon on Monday, Jan. 6. Robert “Buzzy” Shook, who has been chairman for 19 of the 30 years he has served on the Board of Supervisors, handed the metaphorical gavel to Dave Hoover, who has 43 years of service — 22 of those years as supervisor — to the township. Supervisor Tim Bracken was appointed as vice chairman of the board for 2014. Norma Cicero will serve as the township’s secretary and treasurer, and Susan Mazenko will act as assistant sec-

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retary and treasurer. Vice chairman Bracken thanked Shook for “all the years you served as chairman.” For his part, Shook thought it was time for him to slow down and step aside. “I’ve given it a lot of thought,” he said. “I just thought it was time for one of the other guys to be chairman. I’ll still be here, but I want to spend more time with my family.” Cambria Township’s supervisors are employed by the township as roadmasters, whose primary responsibility is to maintain the municipality’s roads. For 2014, supervisor Bracken was appointed as full-time roadmaster, and supervisors Hoover and

Carrolltown Borough to buy police cruiser


By Megan Riner

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The first meeting of the Carrolltown Borough Council for 2014 took place, Monday, Jan. 6. After the meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, talk turned to purchasing a new cruiser for the police department. During the December meeting, police chief William Hines asked the council for a new vehicle, and money was set aside in the budget for said vehicle. At Monday’s meeting, Hines threw some numbers at the council on what it was going to cost for a new cruiser. Questions arose as to which vehicle they would replace the new one with, the blazer with 40,000 miles or the car that had 100,000 miles? Then there was the question of size and comfort for the policemen who had to sit in the car in full gear. For the benefit of the policemen, the general consensus was that roomier was better. Should the council splurge a little and get an engine with eco boost? It was decided that eco boost wouldn’t really make a difference driving

Members of the J.A.M. Trio — Josh Duman (right), A.J. Pagano, and Mariah Seymour — will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Central Cambria High School auditorium to raise money to fund a music scholarship for their alma mater. Submitted photo.

CCHS alumni to fund music scholarship By Jim Lauffer

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Members of the J.A.M. Trio — Josh Duman, A.J. Pagano, and Mariah Seymour — are also members of the Central Cambria High School Class of 2010. Following graduation nearly four years ago, they pursued bachelor degrees in music education at Slippery Rock University — with each pursuing study in the field of vocal performance. In a few months, following student teaching assignments,

Josh, A.J., and Mariah will graduate as members of Slippery Rock’s Class of 2014. However, before they, as the saying goes, move on with the rest of their lives, Josh, A.J., and Mariah feel as though they have a debt to repay. All three believe that their lives — who they are today and who they will be for their rest of their days — have been molded by the choral and musical theater programs of Central Cambria High School.

Sons of the American Legion give back to local community SEE CARROLLTOWN, PAGE 3A


By Rachel Vasilko

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The Ebensburg Sons of the American Legion donated a total of $2,500 to local organizations as a way to give back to the community. A $500 check was presented to representatives of the Ebensburg Boy Scout Troop 98, the Ebensburg Girl Scouts Service Unit, Three Wire Systems, the Ebensburg Community Senior Center, and ACRP last Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Ebensburg American Legion. “We chose local charities that would keep the money in Cambria County,” said SAL adjutant David Edmiston. According to Edmiston, members of the SAL sat down and discussed a number of possible charities and organizations before deciding on five. He said that SAL wanted to give the money to SEE SONS, PAGE 4A

The Ebensburg Sons of the American Legion donated $500 each to five local organizations. The checks were given to representatives of the Boy Scouts Troop 98, the Ebensburg Girl Scouts Service Unit, Three Wire Systems, the Ebensburg Community Senior Center and ACRP. Participating in the donation event were (front row, from left) SAL chaplain David McConnell, SAL adjutant David Edmiston, SAL commander Bill Edmiston, SAL first vice commander Mike Becquet, SAL historian Galen Seese, (second row, from left) Ebensburg Community Senior Center manager Tammy Monito, Girl Scouts Jessica Remillard, Sandra Balough and Jessica Balough, Boy Scouts Chris Dumm and Duane Dumm, Michelle Buynack from ACRP, and Liz Curfman from Three Wire Systems. Photo by Rachel Vasilko.

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