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Admiral Peary approves policy changes Vol. 120 No. 39

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By Rachel Vasilko

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At its meeting on Sept. 19, the Admiral Peary Joint Operating Committee approved the administration’s request to update the Admiral Peary School Policy Manual after its civil rights audit at the beginning of the year. The old policy stated that applicants could not be discriminated against due to sex, race, creed or color, but had to be edited to include Boy Scouts of America, as well. Those who apply for jobs at Admiral Peary

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cannot be turned down because they are or at one time were associated with the Boy Scouts. The organization applied for inclusion into the universal discrimination policy. Admiral Peary Executive Director Ken Jubas explained to the joint operating committee that it was not necessary to amend the entire School Policy Manual, but to simply edit the non-discrimination clause to include the Boy Scouts. In addition, he also asked that the committee approve a change

in the hiring practice grievance procedure. The old policy made the executive director the first step and the last step in the grievance process, but that has now been amended. “We ironed it out to make the guidance counselor the first step in the grievance procedure,” Jubas said. The executive director will now be the final stage of the process, only reviewing the case after the initial complaint has been filed with the guidance

members of the board to vote on issues such as water quality. The responsibilities of the Conservation District include environmental education, erosion and sediment control plan review, watershed management, farmland preservation, no-till drill rentals, and dirt and gravel road programs, to name a few. They also provide a variety of

services pertaining to the aforementioned responsibilities. Robb Piper, manager of the Conservation District for 30 years, explains that most people think the district just helps out farmers. He said that while it does help the farmers, it also helps everyone in Cambria

approximately five questions each. Every team has the opportunity to answer every question. The questions are accompanied by pictures, film, and music. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishing teams with first place receiving $500 and second place receiving $300. The winning teams get to gift their winnings to their favorite charities. Trivia Night will be held at the Queen of Peace Social Hall in Patton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the games will start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, which includes beer, wine, soda,

and a buffet style Italian dinner. Dress however casual you want. In the past, the Northern Cambria Rotary Club has raised over $18,000 for charity and Paul Harris awards. A Paul Harris award is given to a Rotarian or a Rotarian’s designee once the individual Rotarian has donated

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Cambria Co. Conservation District accepting director nominations By Megan Riner

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Do you want to make a difference in your community? The Cambria County Conservation District is accepting nominations for two farmer directors and one public director. The farmer directors and the public director work with the other

SEE POLICY, PAGE 3A

Encouragement

Northern Cambria kicker and wide receiver Joey Olish gets a secret play from his little sister Riley (center) and her friend Hannah Malloy. Photo by Bob Leslie.

Northern Cambria County Rotary Club hosts Trivia Night By Megan Riner

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What is fun, benefits a good cause, and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5? If you guessed Trivia Night, then you would be correct, and probably a great candidate to participate in the Trivia Night sponsored by the Northern Cambria Rotary Club. The trivia contest is not just limited to members of the Rotary Club; anyone can participate in the fun. If you don’t have a team but would still like to participate, there will be no problem placing you on a team. There will be five rounds of

SEE DIRECTOR, PAGE 4A

$1,000 to Rotary International over time. Rotary International uses these funds to pay for its projects around the world, one such project being the eradication of polio from the world. Due to efforts by Rotary International and United Nations Children’s Fund, only four countries in the

world reported cases of polio. Proceeds also help the club participate in humanitarian projects close to home, as well as internationally. The Northern Cambria County Rotary Club was formed in 1993, with the Rotary Club of SEE TRIVIA, PAGE 14A

Rally at the Rock event to be held Sept. 27-29 By Megan Riner

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Get ready to ride! Rock Run ATV Park will be holding its annual Rally at the Rock Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 for three full days of food and fun, as well as vendors and entertainment. The park will open to riders at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, to kick off the rally. Snacks will be available throughout the day. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a group night ride. All vehicles must have headlights and taillights in order to participate in this ride.

Saturday, the park will open at 7 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served and a DJ will be playing music throughout the day. There will be vendors and a variety of activities such as a fourby-four obstacle course, skills contest, mud run, frozen T-shirt contest. An Extreme Show ’n Shine Cruise-In will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Sunday, the park will again open at 7 a.m. and will have trail riding until 5 p.m. Vendors will be at the midway beginning at 9 a.m. At noon, everyone is invited to watch the Jeep competition at the Jeep Pit. Hot showers will be available at different times all weekend to give riders who had a little too much fun in the mud a chance to clean up. Rally at the Rock is the last big SEE RALLY, PAGE 15A

Race ya!

Landon Chverchko (left) and Anthony LaMark race each other down the slide at the Allport Community Park in Susquehanna Township. The brand new playground equipment was installed just in time for the Annual Car Show and Shine held Sunday, Sept. 22. Photo by Megan Riner.


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