Casey named subcommittee chair

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has been appointed chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.

"We face no greater challenge than how we grow our economy and get our fiscal house in order," he said in a statement about his appointment. "As a former Pennsylvania auditor general, I understand what is at stake for our commonwealth and the nation. I look forward to the opportunity to work on a range of issues including responsible tax reform to spur innovation, create jobs and promote economic growth."

Fire police seeking members

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Fire Police, now affiliated with Clover Hose Company, is beginning a new chapter and needs new manpower.

Volunteers are welcome to the Clover Hose Fire Company truck room, Sixth and Oak streets, at 6 p.m. Sunday for an open forum related to the duties, how to join and possible training and requirements.

Station 6, as it is known, considered a vital asset to the fire department and borough, needs members to assist at emergency calls and special events. Individuals, male or female, who want to volunteer, must be at least 18 years old, have a clean criminal history, must be a member or willing to join one of the borough fire companies (American Hose, Anthracite, Clover Hose or West End ) as an "A" member, and be willing to complete training as required. Other important factors are having a good attitude, employing common sense and patience and being a people person.

For additional information, call Bing Cimino at 339- 5113.

God's Chuckwagon resumes Monday

God's Chuckwagon, a group of volunteers who set up in Mount Carmel and Shamokin downtowns once a week to provide free food to the needy, will restart Monday.

God's Chuckwagon provides meals from 4 to 6 p.m. each Monday at Oak and Fourth streets, Mount Carmel, and during the same times on Tuesdays along Independence Street near the WIC office in Shamokin.

Rt. 225 resurfacing begins in March

TREVORTON - A $2.1 million resurfacing project along 4.8 miles of Route 225 between here in Shamokin is set to start the week of March 11.

The work extends from one mile east of Trevorton to the intersection with Route 61 at Shamokin. Traffic will be maintained by daylight flagging operations.

Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will begin by making a series of drainage improvements. Later in the project, the work will include milling of the existing top layer of pavement and resurfacing with new blacktop.

All work is scheduled for completion by July 3.

Water conservation workshop set

SUNBURY - The Penn State Master Gardeners of Northumberland and Snyder Counties will be presenting a Water

Conservation Program at the Degenstein Library located at 40 S. Fifth St., on Saturday, March 2nd

at 1 p.m. Master Gardeners will do a live demonstration on how to make a rain barrel, which will be given away as a door prize. They will also talk about installing a rain garden.

Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 988-3950 to register.