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Patriotic celebration in Latrobe scheduled

| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11:41 a.m.

The Patriotic Interfaith program, in conjunction with the Latrobe Fourth of July celebration, will be held 7 p.m. June 29 at Latrobe Elementary School. The program, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," is free.

The program will include John Spisso, civilian aide to the office of the Secretary of the Army, Pennsylvania West; American Legion Post 515 colorguard; Robert Mendler, who will give the invocation; and Russell Lowden of the Rolling Rock Detachment, U.S. Marine Corps League, presenting a dissertation on "Freedom is not free."

Other presenters are: Barbara Nakles, chairman of the Greater Latrobe Art Conservation Trust who will offer an original presentation, "Keepers of the Dream"; and Robert Trask, member of Bethany United Methodist Church, "Remembering 9-11." Nancy Stynchula, a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital, will present a special children's program on "Respect." Latrobe Mayor Warren Marckioni will serve as master of ceremonies, and Derry Area High School band director Karen Slade will present taps. In honor of the troops who came back, Coreen Poklembo, will sing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon."

Free safety check

A free child seat safety check will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday at Watson Chevrolet in Murrysville.

The certified child passenger safety technicians inspecting the seats are volunteers from the Murrysville Police Department and the Washington County Safety Kids Coalition.

The volunteers also will be offering information and advice on child passenger safety.

Stream study

The public is invited when the Westmoreland Conservation District, the Kiskiminetas Watershed Association and the Penn State Cooperative Extension conduct a stream study of Pine Run Monday in Washington Township near Kunkle Park. The search for aquatic life is a preliminary step in assessing the possibility of future trout stockings and eventual designation as approved trout water by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission.

Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Township Municipal Building. For more information, contact Craig Barras at the Westmoreland Conservation District, 724-837-5271.

On the job

Three new employees will be working for the Jeannette Public Works Department.

Council this month hired Richard W. Grabowski and Jesse C. Bone Jr. as full-time employees. The board also employed Lawrence M. McKee as a temporary public works employee.

Grabowski and Bone will start at $8.90 per hour. After 120 days, they will receive $15.73 per hour, city officials said. McKee will earn $8.90 per hour.

Curfew time

North Huntingdon Township Police Chief Charles Henaghan is reminding parents that the curfew for minors younger than 18 years old is 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight through 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Exceptions to the curfew are children accompanied by their parents during these hours or those traveling to and from their place of employment.

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