A week of Home Page feature highlights!
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.
Hornets run over Red Raiders
As a freshman in 2014, Quinn Henry saw limited time. He rushed for 9 yards, caught 6 passes for 72 yards, and returned 4 kickoffs. Three years later, Henry scored his 100th career touchdown as the Wellsboro Hornets beat Montgomery 51-8 to improve to 8-0 on Friday, October 13.
“I feel great but I couldn’t do any of this with the offensive line and people just throwing blocks and making it easy to get in the end zone,” Henry said after the game. “It’s definitely not just me, the offensive line has been doing great for me.”
Ag Spotlight: Tioga County Early Days
Today on Agricultural Spotlight, we look back at the 52nd Annual Tioga County Early Days.
Collectors, renovators, & history enthusiasts were at the Tioga County Fairgrounds for three days this week. This year’s feature tractor is the Case model in honor of Frank Johnson. Frank passed away in 2015 and his tractor seen here, a 1929 Case ‘C’ was on display in memory of his years of service and dedication to preserving our counties rich agriculture past.
Find a Forever Home
Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries provides humane, no-kill sanctuaries for stray or abandoned animals in need. They strive to give each cat or dog the love and care they need to be given a second chance.
Their new Heading Home Center features several indoor rooms, equipped with toys, climbing perches, and access to outdoor, fenced-in yards to provide fresh air and exercise for the animals.
One upcoming event for Second Chance is the Rabies and Shot Clinic at Smythe Park in Mansfield on Saturday, October 21st from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Rabies vaccines for cats and dogs will be $8, and distemper combo shots for cats and dogs will be $15. Previous Rabies certificate is required to receive a 3-year shot.
Behind the Sparkle – Opal
Opals are known for their unique display of flashing rainbow colors called “play-of-color.” Which only occurs in precious opal. Opal can be found in a variety of colors, from white and green, (being the most common) to “black opals” which are the most rare. The terms white opal and black opal only refer to the body color of precious opal, not the flashes of color seen within the stone.
Going Pink for an Important Cause
Each year, more than 200,000 women in the US get breast cancer and over 40,000 women die from the disease.
To raise awareness of the importance of breast health screenings, UPMC Susquehanna launched a series of activities and events this October designed to empower women with knowledge and tools to protect their health.
This year, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH) and the employees inside went pink, the official cause color. In addition to the facility being lit up pink throughout October, staff and volunteers donned pink to support breast cancer awareness for a special Pink Out Day. Activities included discount and walk-in screenings, Q&As with radiology technicians, education on breast health to encourage women to get screened at the appropriate times and learn their risks, family history and how to reduce controllable risk factors, pink treats, themed giveaways and donations.
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