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Muncy (2/4/09)

By Staff | Feb 4, 2009

From reader Barb Snyder, (aka Black Hills Barb) “Thank you for publishing the article about Cowboy Action Shooting in your Jan. 28 issue of The Luminary. As the person in charge of publicity and also the contact person for El Posse Grande, I am always delighted when someone wants to publish such articles.

“However, my email address is incorrect. If you could print a correction, it should be basnyder1@comcast.net.”

Our apologies to all who were affected by our typo.

The Lycoming County SPCA has officially announced its 2010 PAWtraits Pet Calendar Contest, which will begin on March 11, by opening the public contest display at the Lycoming Mall. Participants may register now and continue to do so until the end of the contest on May 18.

This is the third annual SPCA pet calendar contest featuring photos submitted by local pet owners. The contest display features photos of locally-owned pets that mall visitors may view and then make monetary contributions to the photo/s they believe should appear in the calendar. The top 12 photos that receive the most monetary votes will then appear as the monthly photos in the 2010 calendar printed and distributed by the Lycoming County SPCA in mid-October.

The contest photos will remain on display at the Lycoming Mall until May 17. The final date to contribute monetary votes is Monday May, 18, at 3 p.m. and the winners of the contest will be officially announced on June 7, at the SPCA/ClearChannel Communication’s Pet Expo being held at Indian Park of Montoursville.

In addition to the monetary votes being collected at the Lycoming Mall, calendar contest participants can also raise extra votes (donations) on their own. The deadline for submitting all donations is Monday, May 18, by 3 p.m. at the Lycoming County SPCA to be counted as votes toward the contest.

Entry forms are available at the SPCA located at 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, or the Lycoming Mall at the Customer Service Desk.

The 2010 calendars will be printed and offered for sale to the public starting in mid-October. Please note that the SPCA is also soliciting advertising for the calendar from businesses and individuals.

For more information on any portion of the PAWtraits Calendar Contest, contact John Hettinger at the SPCA, 322-4646. Official rules and other information on the contest at www.lycoming.org/spca.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is inviting high school students across the state to help remind motorists to “Drive Safe PA” through a unique contest.

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to create a 30-second radio public service announcement, or PSA, focused on aggressive driving, buckling up or driving under the influence. The PSA must include the phrase “Drive Safe PA,” which PennDOT is introducing as part of its continued commitment to highway safety.

Students can submit a completed audio PSA or written script which can be sent via e-mail to RA-penndotpress@state.pa.us or mailed to PennDOT Press Office, c/o Alison Wenger, 8th Floor-Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17120. Entries must be received or postmarked by Feb. 28.

For complete contest rules, visit www.dot.state.pa.us and click on Drive Safe PA.

According to PennDOT, there were 1,491 fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2007. Of those, 101 fatalities involved a 16- or 17-year-old driver, which was an increase from 68 in 2006.

One finalist will be chosen from each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts. The winning students will be offered the opportunity to travel to Harrisburg to have the PSA professionally recorded and then distributed to radio stations in their respective areas. Winning students from each PennDOT district will receive certificates and finished copies of their PSA.