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Seen and Heard Around Town

The eyes of Todd VanDeMark appearing last week and, once again, few people were fooled. The observant ones were Marion Bowman, Bill Clark, Sharon Neumane, Mary Dejong, Sarah King, Louise Sharer, George Adamietz, Sandy Wentovich, Beth Tiffany, Jeff Porter, Rose Repsher, Heidi Chamberlin, Tina Ruane, Jeanne DeRemer, Cheri Repsher, Deb Kunkle, Terri Johnson, Adonia Schwartztrauber and Cheryl VanDeMark.

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Flood warning, compliments of Frances, being issued for the region today. Rains expected to be heavy at times and may have already started by the time you read this.

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Lee and Linda Bonhamer returning after evacuating their Fort Pierce, Florida domicile to find a missing carport and damaged screened-in porch. All in all, it could have been a lot worse since they were in one of the hardest hit areas.

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Continuing with our watery theme, we learned this week that Wyalusing's Mayor had to get a swimming escort across the Susquehanna near Homets Ferry after her boat got hung up in mid-river. We hear that the water got a little deeper than anticipated by the time they got to shore.

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An eyewitness reporting some dangerous and reckless behavior Friday right after school when two carloads of students were seen racing side by side as they approached the entrance to the Peoples State Bank on Rt. 6. One of the cars was racing along the berm at the right, and the witness says there could have been a tragedy had any traffic been coming in or out of the bank. A couple hours later there were plenty of cops not far from the overpass to the high school. Turns out they were stopping vehicles and checking seat belts, licenses and registrations. They had plenty of customers, thanks to the traffic to the football game.

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Chris Ritz and Wayne Krause, both from Tunkhannock, were among the drivers in the motorcade for President Bush when he was in Scranton Friday. They drove members of the entourage to the Woodlands, where they stayed, the stadium and the airport. Chris is the nephew of Jim and Evelyn Cruver, of Laceyville.

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More pilfered planters on John Street in Wyalusing. One resident reporting two were stolen from her yard last Wednesday night.

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Senior Ram wrestlers Matt Fisk and Mark Armstrong putting together an elementary wrestling clinic in November as their senior project. More on the clinic and registration dates on page three in this paper, but word is they have a commitment from their high school coach to share his expertise.

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We understand that WVHS graduate Bud Putnam was recently in town while on a two-week leave from Iraq. Bud's mom, Loretta telling us that his time home was a whirlwind and that unfortunately he didn't get to see everyone he had planned to visit. She wanted friends and family to know, though, that he sure enjoys all of the cards and packages that he receives. Bud hopes to return in six months.

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Grandparents Day is Sunday. Ever wonder why this event came to be? It was the brainchild of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, WVA, who hoped that such an observance might persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents. The first presidential proclamation was issued in 1978, with one issued each year since, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.

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The Genesis spacecraft that has been in the national news this week reported down in the Utah desert Wednesday after its chutes failed to open. It is unknown at this time if the set of disks containing solar particles was destroyed. Thankfully, the crashed occurred over the desert and not a heavily populated area.

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Fingers being crossed that Hurricane Ivan will not be knocking on Florida's door in the upcoming week. It is rare not to know a person who has been impacted by Hurricanes Charley and Frances.

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Becky Woodruff and Derick Ferris tying the knot this weekend. We hear it is to be a huge event with hundreds of guests.

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday that all the antlerless licenses for the area's Wildlife Management Units have sold out. The last licenses for WMU 3B, which includes parts of Bradford and Wyoming Counties south of Rt. 6 and all of Sullivan County, was the last local WMU to sell out. As of noon Tuesday, there were only 114,712 licenses still available in eight WMUs, most of which are in the southwest and southeast portions of the state.

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We've received word that U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Stephen Leskoven will be home from Iraq next week from Sunday through Thursday. Friends who would like to see Stephen can contact him at his parents' home.

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Lots of compliments for Jeff Flanagan and family on the excellent job they did organizing the Chinese Auction at LeRaysville's Labor Day celebration.

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The Wyalusing Rainbow Club will hold its annual summer picnic Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the Wyalusing Park Pavilion. Members and guests who attend should bring a dish to pass and beverage. Meat will be supplied by the club at a nominal fee. The club's picnic is usually held in July, but this year's rainy weather resulted in it being postponed.





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