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February 4, 2015

Our & About: February 2014

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OUT & ABOUT: FEBRUARY, 2015

NOTICE: Laurel Mountain Borough council meeting February 19, 17:30 p. m. at the Laughlintown Community Center

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December 5, 2013

Out & About: December 2013 Laurel Mountain Boro (PA)

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OUT & ABOUT: DECEMBER 2013

DECEMBER 8: Members and Friends of Laurel Mountain Borough,  You are invited to our holiday party!

Fun for kids: Santa is coming

Place: Laughlintown Community Center

Date: December 8, 201 3

Time: from 4 to 7 P.M.

Provided: Baked ham and place settings

Bring: Your specialty holiday dish to share.

A Santa hat for each person attending (we’d like a great picture of everyone)

Parents please refer to secret notice

RSVP to

Bonnie at 724 238-7216,

Nicole at 72238-6429 (email ndyson2007@hotmail.com )

Sue at 724 238-6844 (email winterset@verizon.net)

Secret Message December 2013

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SECRET NOTICE FOR PARENTS

OF CHILDREN ATTENDING THE

LAUREL MOUNTAIN PARK/BOROUGH

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Parents: As Santa is visiting our party and

will be giving out gifts each child needs to

receive a present.

Be certain to bring a $5.00 (maximum) gift

for each of your children attending. tUrap

the gift and affix the child’s name to the

package securely. We do not wish to leave

any child without a present.

Thanks!

Holiday Party Committee

September 1, 2011

OUT & ABOUT: SEPTEMBER 2011

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OUT & ABOUT: SEPTEMBER 2011

SEPT. 11, 2011: J. Robert Appleby   Laughlintown

J. Robert Appleby, 78, of Laughlintown, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. It was an ordinary Sunday; breakfast at Ruthie’s with his friends and then off to church to teach his Sunday school class. Two hours later, he was in an ambulance on his way to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born June 22, 1933, in Orange, N.J., a son of Phebe Jane McCarl Appleby and Harold Radcliff Appleby. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nelda Fischer Appleby; brother, Eugene (Myra) Appleby; sons, Bob (Kathy) and Edward (Natalie) Appleby; grandchildren, Jennifer Appleby West, Morgan Dieble, Lance, Patricia and John Appleby; and great-grandchildren, Oktober and Alexander. A private visitation will be held for the family. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Pioneer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Kenyon officiating. Interment will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Robert to Pioneer Presbyterian Church (PCA), 240 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658. Arrangements by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Bell and 402 E. Church streets, Ligonier

April 21, 2010

LMP SPRING CLEANING: APRIL 24, 2010

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LAUREL MOUNTAIN PARK

CALLING ALL RESIDENTS

Of

LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH

SPRING CLEANING

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Make-up day: Saturday, May 8

9:00 a.m to ????

Needed:

RAKERS, POOL CLEANERS, PAINTERS, CLEANERS

March 18, 2010

OUT & ABOUT: March, 2010

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MARCH 24, 2010: Gasline repairmen disturbed a waterpipe on Maple Rd. today, causing a continuous flow of water that was difficult to control. Mayor Phil Light, and councilmen Dan O’Brien and Monte Holland dealt with the situation. At least one residence was without water. Fortunately, that resident had an alternative place to stay in the greater Ligonier community.

MARCH 19, 2010: It’s been a series of glorious days this week. Termperatures in the 60s. Today, I raked out one of my several small garden areas in preparation to put my first plantings in.

However, I am not naively ignorant. Winter is not over. We can expect more snow and cold weather. This next go-round won’t be as enjoyable as the first one, which I relished because it allowed me to hibernate. Of course, I didn’t have to leave the house to drive to work or school. It makes a difference.

MARCH 17, 2010: It was a glorious day today, temperatures around 60 degrees. Only remnants of snow remain, as I discovered on a brief walk that took me from Hemlock Rd. to a short distance on Beechwood Rd., then, cutting through a yard, to Walnut Rd. On this short walk, I had a mission. A friend had asked me to meet her while she investigated a house for sale. She is truly interested in living in the borough, and the real estate agent was to meet her in mid-afternoon. Surprisingly, the house suited her needs almost perfectly. Of course, an agreement is contingent on her selling the house she already owns in a different community.

The neighbor to this house (who knows my friend) is encouraging her to purchase the house. Hopefully, all will mesh well and we will have a new neighbor.  

People were out. I had short visits with five boro residents on this excursion.

Flowers were coming out too. There are plenty of the white-blossomed snowdrops, and I saw a patch of yellow crocus.

The day was capped by my attendance at the Borough Council meeting. It was the second shortest meeting I recall attending—lasting just about an hour.

We can hope that today’s weather continues, but I fear that it is a breath of fresh air before winter returns, like autumn’s Indian summer, in an attempt to maintain its stronghold that will only be broken by the warm winds of spring.

MARCH 14, 2010: I grabbed my camera this morning to document Washington Furnace Run and other “wet” spots in Laurel Mountain Borough. I discovered the tributary that separates off from the run when there is an excess of precipitation. The tributary was running fast, but the gully between the pool and the run was only partially flooded (I myself have only observed it truly flooded only once on a date Icannot recall). The extra water prevented me from crossing the gully to the run.

There was only a remnant of snow in the pool, which not long ago was overflowing with the white stuff.

The weather is nice but cool. No one was outside. It was a quiet Sunday morning.

February 24, 2010

LMB COUNCIL MINUTES: JANUARY 4, 2010

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The minutes of the December 16, 2009 meeting were approved as corrected. The following reports were submitted to council. The following reports were submitted to council Treasurer’s Report: Balance on hand December 1, 2009    6,961.78   
December Receipts
16 PAMS – Per Capita 10.00
16 PAMS – EIT 740.20
29 PAMS – Del Per Capita 16.50
28 Selective Service – Credit Ins. 43.48
28 Cable Franchise Fee 560.46
28 Delinquent Property Taxes 312.74
1,683.38 1,683.38
8,645.16
December Disbursements
Leventry, Haschak & Rodkey 275.00
Ligonier Borough 200.00
Taryn Ankney 267.57
Craig Miller 10.39
Postmaster – stamps 44.00
PAMS 56.41
Valley Landscaping 500.00
Joe Golden 60.00
Latrobe Bulletin Balance Sheet 437.60
Latrobe Bulletin Budget Ad 25.30
Allegheny Power 28.11
Excavating – snow plowing 280
Taryn Ankney 267.57
PAMS 18.76
Latrobe Bulletin 21.85
PA Dept of Revenue 27.63
PA UC Fund 45.54
IRS 137.7
1077.16  
         

 

The minutes of the December 16, 2009 meeting were approved as corrected. The following reports were submitted to council. The following reports were submitted to council

Public Comment:

Mrs. Light asked that council check into alternate forms of accounts for borough funds so that interest income can be maximized. It was also suggested by Mrs. Light that activity on all borough accounts be provided as part of the treasurer’s report. After discussion council secretary will provide account detail for all borough accounts at each meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:

Mayor’s Report:

It was noted that the deductible on the insurance for the police department is $1,000. It was also noted that the borough was added as an additionally insurance when the original agreement was put in place.

Municipal Services Committee:

The tree remains to be removed at the corner of Walnut and Hemlock, this will be done when weather improves, Mr. Holland noted that he and Mr. O’Brien should be able to remove this tree.

Mr. Holland recapped expenditures and projects undertaken by the Municipal Services Committee in 2009, they included: (more…)

December 12, 2009

Borough Council– Wednesday December 16, 2009 7:30 PM

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Below is listed the tentative 2010 Laurel Mountain Borough budget as prepared at the November 18, 2009 meeting of the Laurel Mountaqin Borough Council. Final approval of the 2010 budget is set for the regular Laurel Mountain Borough Council meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 (more…)

November 7, 2008

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 1

LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH”

Part 1

George D. Shuman, author of the murder mystery “18 Seconds,” had his second book in the mystery series released August 7, 2007. Check your bookstores for “Last Breath.” In honor of his work, the Beanery Writers Online Literary Magazine is reposting a two-part article on Shuman.
Shuman, a twenty-year veteran of the Washington D. C. Metropolitan Police Force, said he would have been a writer no matter what his career was.
“18 Seconds” is his first published book. “Lost Girls,” the third book, became available in August 2008.

SHUMAN’S BACKGROUND
As a high school and college student Shuman was not the stellar performer. For whatever reason, he found classes, even literature, tedious. His first jobs following school were in the steel mills in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was laid off when the industry began to decline. Then he could only find work on the State Road Crew in Somerset County.
Like most youth, he needed to “get out of” (more…)

November 5, 2008

WESTMORELAND UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR LMB

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Office / Candidates

Votes
 
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
State Wide (4 year)
John McCain (Rep) 64
Barack Obama (Dem) 44
Bob Barr (Lib) 0
Ralph Nader (Ind) 0
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL
State Wide (4 year)
Tom Corbett (Rep) 72
John M. Morganelli (Dem) 31
Marakay J. Rogers (Lib) 3
 
AUDITOR GENERAL
State Wide (4 year)
Chet Beiler (Rep) 56
Jack Wagner (Dem) 45
Betsy Summers (Lib) 4
 
STATE TREASURER
State Wide (4 year)
Tom Ellis (Rep) 60
Robert McCord (Dem) 42
Berlie Etzel (Lib) 4
 
WATER & SEWAGE
State Wide
STATEWIDE REFERENDUM (YES) 66
STATEWIDE REFERENDUM (NO) 33
 
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
Congressional District
18 (2 year)
Tim Murphy (Rep) 65
Steve O’Donnell (Dem) 38
 
SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Senatorial District
41 (4 year)
Don White (Dem) 100
 
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Legislative District
59 (2 year)
Mike Reese (Rep) 80
Michael J. O’Barto (Dem) 29
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