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Laurels & Lances

| Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

Laurel: To area volunteer firefighters. In recent weeks crews have pumped out numerous flooded basements, jointly fought a serious home fire in Freeport and, on at least one occasion, helped ambulance personnel get through snow at a patient's home. We can never say "thanks" enough.

Lance: To hit-and-run drivers. Recently a Ford City woman's car was heavily damaged in a crash at the so-called Riverside intersection of Route 66. Another driver struck a utility pole on Smithville Road in West Franklin. The offending drivers fled the scenes. Let's be alert to license plates when we have the unfortunate occasion to witness such things.

Laurel: To planners of St. Nicholas Day in Ford City. Held this year at Divine Redeemer School, the event was started untold years ago by the late Genevieve Mantini and is a much-cherished community occasion with old-world charm.

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