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November 8, 2013

In brief: Board still accepting applications for McCort job

JOHNSTOWN — The chairman of the Bishop McCort Catholic High School board of trustees said recently in the school’s newspaper that the board is pleased with the input from the community in its search for a new principal.

Mark Pasquerilla, the chairman, said the goal is to find the correct candidate.

The board is happy about the applications it has been receiving and is still accepting applications.

In the interim, the trustees are pleased that D.A. Gardill has agreed to remain as acting principal. Gardill has provided strong, steady and competent leadership for the students and school family, he said.

Appliance recycling program offers $50 incentive

The appliance recycling program offered by FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities offers customers a $50 incentive as well as removal and recycling of old refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners.  

Once the old appliances are recycled, with more than 95 percent of the materials going toward beneficial reuse, potentially harmful materials are kept out of landfills.

Appliances must be in working order when the crew arrives to pick them up for recycling.

Information: 877-270-3521 or visit  

Fund set up to benefit man who lost belongings in fire

Friends have set up a fund to benefit Joe Varmecky, who lost everything when his Upper Yoder Township home burned on Oct. 28.

Varmecky, who is hearing impaired, was pulled from the burning home by Upper Yoder police Sgt. Jeffery Berkebile.

Donations may be sent to Joe Varmecky Fire Fund, P.O. Box 1610, Johnstown, Pa. 15907.

Church ticket winner will receive Super Bowl package

A Super Bowl package for two to New York or $10,000 in cash are available by purchasing a St. Clement Church super ticket for $10.

The package includes two Super Bowl tickets, hotel accommodations at the TRYP Times Square Hotel from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, daily breakfast, pre-game extravaganza, tickets to the NFL Experience, Super Bowl XLVIII souvenirs, roundtrip game day transportation to MetLife Stadium and $1,500 in travel expenses.

 The winning number will be determined by the first Pennsylvania Lottery drawing at 7 p.m. Nov. 24.

The closest number sold above and below the winning number will receive $1,000, and the seller of the grand prize tickets will receive $500.

Checks can be made out to St. Clement Church, 114 Lindberg Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, and tickets will be mailed back.

The winner will be posted at

Proceeds will benefit St. Clement Church Pavilion Fund.

Information: 255- 4422.

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