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Vol. 92 No. 38

JOURNAL ISSN:1529-9910

Nanty Glo, Pa.

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Angel Sekerak decorates the face of Kayla Dunn at the flea market hosted by the Nanty Glo Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12. Photo by Jim Lauffer.

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Jackson supervisors approve township’s 2013 CDBG allocation Thursday, September 19, 2013

By Jim Lauffer

A fine day for face painting


Larry Custer’s CDBG tour made a stop at the Thursday morning, Sept. 12, meeting of the Jackson Township supervisors. Custer is executive director of the Cambria County Community Development Authority, and in recent weeks, he has been visiting officials of various municipal authorities, informing them of their 2013 Community Development Block Grant allocations. “I’m here to ask the supervisors to approve the township’s 2013 CDBG allocation,” Custer said. “This is the first time in many years that you’ve seen an increase — you’ll receive about $700 more this year.” The township’s 2013 allocation is $83,548. The 2012 allocation was $82,878. Custer added that two public meetings were held and that the consensus of those who attended those meetings was that the 2013 money should be used to continue expanding the sanitary sewer line up Chickaree Hill Road. Supervisors passed two CDBG-

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related motions: one to revise the 2011 grant and one to approve the 2013 CDBG program. Regarding the first, Custer noted that the township had approximately $25,000 in “unexpended” funds from the 2011 grant — money that would be used for work on the Jackson Township

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Senior Center. He added that Kasun Architects Inc., Hollidaysburg, had completed a proposal for the center’s renovation and that, with the addition of the $25,000 in CDBG monies, the township has approximately SEE JACKSON, PAGE 2A

Nanty Glo VFW to host fall festival on Saturday The Nanty Glo VFW Post 3489 and the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW invite all veterans — regardless of age, rank, or years of service — to their first-ever fall festival, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the post’s parking lot and in the immediate area. In particular, the post and auxiliary extend an invitation from those service men and women in the area who have recently returned from tours of duty in

Afghanistan. The festival will feature something for everyone. Space will be reserved for those who’d like to cruise to the festival in their custom or vintage cars, trucks, or motorcycles. For sports aficionados, tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve games will be raffled, and for basket-party lovers, chances will be sold for baskets. Kids SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE 2A

By Jim Lauffer

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The proverb “the exception proves the rule” comes from a Latin phrase that means, more literally, “an exception tests a rule.” At their June meeting, board members of the Jackson-East Taylor Sewer Authority voted to change one of their rules — to increase the monthly penalty for not pressure testing a lateral from $25 to $50 and to assess that penalty per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) or single-family residence. Prior to this meeting, an owner of a five-unit apartment, if he or she had not tested the property’s lateral, would pay a $25 penalty. Under the new rule, that owner would pay a $250 penalty each month — $50 for each apartment. Gary Kupchella, a Jackson Township resident, came to the board’s Thursday, Sept. 12, meeting and presented an exception that tested JETSA’s three-monthSEE EXCEPTION, PAGE 3A

BVHS senior homecoming court

Blacklick Valley announces homecoming events

The Senior Homecoming Court includes (front row, from left) Vanessa Kasecky, Emily McDermott, Nicole Skubik, Sara Miller, Genevieve Berdomas, (second row) Drew Heming, Garrett Smith, Nathan McEvoy, William (Blake) Ray, and Dawson Rummel. Submitted photo.

Blacklick Valley’s Student Council has planned the following events for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5. On Friday, Oct. 4, the lineup for the homecoming parade will take place on Caroline Street at 5:15 p.m. with the parade getting under way at 5:30 p.m. Participants will line up on Caroline Street, starting in front of St. Mary’s church. The

parade will take a right and proceed down Roberts Street. At the light, a left turn onto Chestnut Street, proceeding to the fire hall and then turning right onto McCoy Street. Fans can then travel to the game at McMullen Memorial Field as the Vikings kick off against Portage under the lights at 7 p.m. A change from last year will occur with the crowning of the

court. The crowning of the homecoming court will take place before the game, starting at 6:35 p.m. The presentation of all the homecoming court candidates will take place with the crowning of the Duke and Duchess, Prince and Princess, and King and Queen. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the homecoming dance will be held from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Groups or organizations interested in marching in the parade are asked to contact the school by Thursday, Oct. 3. Convertibles are needed for the parade. The female court candidates will ride in the convertibles during the parade. Anyone who would like to provide transportation for the court candidates during the parade should contact the high school at 749-9211, x227.

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