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Hunting Licenses on Sale June 13

Beginning June 13, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2011-12 seasons will go on sale. Licenses will be available through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), over-the-counter at all PGC regional offices and the Harrisburg headquarters, as well as the more than 600 in-state and out-of-state issuing agents. Licenses are also available through the PALS website at https://www.pa.wildlifelicense.com.

The fees remain the same as last year. There will be a 70-cent transaction fee attached to the purchase of each license and permit, which is paid directly to Active Outdoors, the company that runs PALS.

Doe license applications will be accepted from resident hunters starting July 11.


Teen Shines at North Carolina Meet

Michelle Bennett, daughter of Master Gunnery Sergeant Wayne and Yoshimi Bennett of Jacksonville, NC, and granddaughter of Willis and Ruth Bennett of Laceyville, recently took home three medals from the North Carolina State Class 2A track meet.

The Croatan High School junior finished ninth in the 800 meter run. She also ran a leg on the third-place 3200 relay and on the tenth-place 1600 relay.

Bennett has also excelled in the classroom, earning the Academic Achievement award for the third consecutive year. The award goes to a student who maintains a 3.63 G.P.A. for every marking period throughout the school year.


Cycling Championships Slated

The USA Cycling Federation’s Pennsylvania State Championships for Individual Time Trials will be held in Nicholson, PA, on Saturday, June 11. The 25-mile course is an out-and-back on Rt. 11 north of Nicholson.

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in all senior categories from beginner to elite.

Local riders are encouraged to participate. A cash prize of $100 will go to any rider posting the fastest time who isn’t competing as a Pro 1 or 2 racer.

For more information, visit www.NEPAcycling.com.


PIAA Track Photos Posted

Selected photos from the PIAA Track and Field championships have been posted on the Rocket-Courier’s online gallery. Photos of athletes from Wyalusing Valley, Elk Lake, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Northeast Bradford, Lackawanna Trail and Athens are posted on the site.

Go to www.rocket-courier.com and click on Photo Gallery on the right side of the home page.

In coming weeks, photos from the District Four, District Two, NTL Big School and Lasagna Invitational meets will also be posted. 

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