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Hughesville Locals Mar. 2, 2016

By Staff | Mar 3, 2016

March has arrived and we have had little lion-like weather. The recent rain has been mild and while a few low spots have had minor flooding, I have not been aware of any real problems for structures or roads. Some area streams feeding into Muncy Creek had some high, fast moving water, and there are some places where streambank erosion has slightly changed the course of the streambeds and affected the fields near them. Utility poles went down in Moreland Township and the Beaver Lake area in Penn Township was hit with strong tornado-like winds last week.

One very hopeful sign last week was the Eastern Bluebird that I spotted while driving just outside town. The bluebird has such an amazing and unusual color and I really love to see them.

Congratulations to two representatives of our local school district, HHS senior Emily Eck and Ferrell Elementary School teacher Christopher Davis! Both are being honored this Thursday at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Education Celebration at the Williamsport Country Club. This event was started to greater emphasize the relationship between the business and education communities. The Chamber of Commerce believes that the area’s future workforce development needs will be better served if this relationship is strong. Miss Emily Eck is the East Lycoming School District recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award, which is sponsored by M & T Bank.

The Outstanding Professional Educator Award is given to an individual who makes extraordinary contributions to the education profession. This year’s East Lycoming School District recipient is Christopher Davis. I have the pleasure of acquaintance with both honorees and am delighted that their skills and talents are being acknowledged with these awards.

Congratulations are also due to the Spartan basketball teams for their post-season competition. The Girls team had an outstanding season and the Boys teamed progressed into the state playoff bracket. Good luck to them as they proceed!

Hughesville Events:

Fri. Mar. 4 meet the quilters at the Quilt show at Hughesville Fire Hall from 6-9 p.m. Show held Sat. from 10-5 and Sun. 11 to 4. Lunch available. Viewer’s choice from over 200 quilts on display.

Thurs. Fri. & Sat., March 10, 11, 12 at 7 p.m. the annual musical production at Hughesville High School will be held. Students from grades 7-12 will perform one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s original Broadway delights. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available from cast members or by calling the HHS office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 570-584-5111. For more information see the school’s Facebook page.

Mon. Mar. 14 Hughesville Garden Club will present a program on herbs with guest speaker and Master Gardener, Louise Fulmer. She will talk about planting herbs, ways to use them and preserving them. The meeting will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville.