Weekly Highlights 10/13/14 – 10/17/14

A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page.

by Wellsboro Home Page Staff

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
The Wellsboro Hornets defeated the Bloomsburg Panthers this past Friday evening in the last minute of play!
Both teams played well throughout the game. It was back and forth during the first quarter until Levi Mack found his way around the left side and took it all the way to the end zone. The extra point by Jack Chambers was good and the Hornets were up, 7 to nothing. The Hornets led by one point with 12 seconds left in the first quarter.
The second half began with a fired-up Panthers team. At that point in the game Bloomdburg seemed very determined. We have no idea what was said in the locker room, but the Panthers had a sense of urgency in their play. They wasted no time moving the ball as Kashner found Brandon Breisch on a thirty-seven yard bomb. Krashner then scored a touchdown from the one yard line. The Panthers made a two-point conversion by Jahvell Hemphill, tying it up in the third 14 / 14.
Later in the fourth, the Panthers scored again with what looked like a partially blocked field goal, but it was good and with only 4 minutes left to play – Bloombsburg was up by two scores, 24 / 14.
With one minute, twenty seconds on the clock – Michael Pietropola (who was injured last week) took over as quarterback, wearing number 7. Pietropola fired a pass right before being tackled to Smethers at the Panther’s 15. Then, with just under a minute left, Pietropola connected with Smithers again – this time in the right corner of the end zone. The extra point by Mr. Chambers was good and the Hornets were back on top 28 / 24. Read more…
Indigo Wireless sponsored the, National Save A Life Tour, presented at Wellsboro High School Monday morning. Andrew Tipton was the main speaker for the event. Andrew and his associates travel throughout the country with this safe driving message. David Tews of Indigo Wireless said, “the most encouraging thing for me is that I believe the students attending today actually got the message.” Most of the young people present were paying very careful attention to what was being said.
The students we talked to at the event were very observant and seemed to track the, drive safe – texting can wait message well. Many of them took the following pledge. We encourage our Wellsboro Home Page viewers to do so as well. Here it is… I pledge to never give in, to never let my phone win, by not tempting fate, I will power down and concentrate, I know the text and call can wait. Read More…
Wednesday’s feature spotlights the ARIDE Program. ARIDE stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. The main purpose of this training program is to teach law enforcement officers the signs and symptoms of drug-impaired drivers.
George Geisler is the Director of Law Enforcement Services for the Pennsylvania DUI Association and is the main instructor for this training. George told Home Page that approximately 60 to 70% of arrested DUI drivers are drug impaired. He said that people are starting to get the fact that driving under the influence of alcohol not a good thing to do – but drugs? We have a lot of work to do in this regard. Read more…
On our new feature, Health Call, Sandy Rome and his wife Rebecca share with you simple and practical approaches to Permanent Weight Loss and Excellent Health.
Thirty years ago, Sandy was overweight with high blood pressure, chronic headaches and digestive problems. He was also tired of being tired. Sandy wanted his health and energy back to do the physical activities he once enjoyed. He also had five children at that time and another one on the way. Having a sixth child became the turning point in his life. Sandy decided to make whatever change was necessary to improve his health. Sandy had tried dieting in the past on many occasions. But the weight always came back and chronic problems seemed to get worse. Read more…
According to the 2014 data from the U.S. Census Bureau there are 76.4 million of us born between 1946 to 1964 – we are known as the baby boomers!
Art Linkletter and Mark Victor Hansen encouraged us in their book, ‘How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life’ (2006 – a great read)) not to retire but instead to refire. For some of us experienced workers to find meaning we may choose to volunteer, or start a new business or an adventure that we are passionate about or we may need to find a new job and learn new job skills. Read more…

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