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Muncy locals Jan. 13, 2016

By Staff | Jan 15, 2016

This is the week of the annual farm show in Harrisburg. It will end Saturday and I commend the 4-H’ers and all the hard work they put into the show each year. Congratulations Stacy Hart for winning the cake contest!

Also congratulations to Maggie Baker, a Muncy native who received an award through the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center. Maggie is an Intelligence Analyst with the PA State Police and she received the Excellence in the Field of Fusion Center Outreach Award. She currently works in the Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources protection unit withing the PaCIC.

Nationally speaking, the topic of gun violence has become a “loaded issue” and a sensitive subject with pros and cons on safety and regulation. I have decided to put a poll on the Luminary website to see how strongly readers feel about this compelling, controversial topic. The Pennsylvania Medical Society reported that it recognizes gun violence as a “public health problem.” Therefore, we should be well aware of the risks of handling guns. Because of this and the rising numbers of filed applications for ownership, our local legislators along with the county’s district attorney are holding seminars to learn more about the exact laws and rules for carrying a firearm. Most importantly, they want existing owners to know how to interact safely with a public officer who is also carrying a gun.

My husband and I went to see Star Wars at the Lycoming Mall and thoroughly enjoyed all the action. The word is out that there will be another film made soon. Even in that movie, there was a lot of gun violence, but I was glad that the strong protagonist and leading character was a young female, and actress Carrie Fisher went from portraying Princess Leia to becoming General Leia Organa. Maybe that’s a sign for good things to come.

Muncy Events

Tues. Jan. 19 Blood pressure clinic at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy at 9:30 a.m.

Thurs. Jan. 21 book signing at Muncy Public Library at 6 p.m. with Chris Brady, author of “Remembering Firebase Ripcord”, the longest battle of the Vietnam War.

Jan. 20 & 21, distribution days at Son-Light House, Muncy. Weds. from 9 to noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m. To get involved call 546-3585.

Sun. Jan. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. a young adult faith community sharing group will be held at Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Rd., Muncy for ages 18-25. Just forming a group that will be discussing issues relating to your spirituality. Where is God leading me? Who should I spend the rest of my life with? What is my spiritual gift? How can I serve my community? Refreshments provided. The Church is also forming a new youth group for ages kindergarten through 17 yrs. old. They will first meet on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. Any questions text or call Tammy at 570-335-8333.

Tues. Jan 26 at 6 p.m. there will be a SVQG workshop at Pennsdale United Methodist to package fabric for Quilters Corner for the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Show coming up the first weekend in March at the Hughesville Fire Hall. On Thurs. Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. the guild will hold its regular monthly meeting and fabric shopping night.