Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In just under 14 months, we were hit with with major flooding and staring down the barrel at another storm that made last year's flood seem like a leaky faucet. Last year's Irene/Lee event was the first large scale even since Tropical Storm Agnes hit our area 1972.
Last September's events taught us so much that we take for granted everyday can be lost our changed in an instant. The only thing in the end that really matters are our family, friends and people in our lives. They cannot be replaced.
The other thing it taught us was to be prepared. I think both our elected officials, EMA and private citizens did their best to adhere to the warnings that were being posted and cooperated. If there was some good that came out of Irene/Lee, this could be it. The memories are still fresh and some will never go away.
My event roughly lasted about 60 hours from preparing to move things on Saturday until I felt at ease this morning. I also was hit with an expense of $1.40 for premium gas because the station was out of regular.
Although our local area came out of this even for the most part OK, we all know someone who was affected much worse. The 8-year old boy wasn't so lucky. We are all family. We are all friends. We are all neighbors and Americans.
We still have plenty of time to be political, but I want to leave with the thoughts of Dr. Robert Reich and our decision at hand next week:
Our decision will signal whether we believe we're all in this together -- not just in hurricanes but in everyday life -- or are mainly on our own; whether we're members of the same society in which we have obligations and responsibilities to one another, or we're simply occupants of the same economy in which we either succeed or fail by virtue of personal luck and effort, and the family we're born intoStay safe everyone and prayers.
Posted by Coal Region Voice at 10:02 AM
Sunday, October 28, 2012
We, of the Shamokin-Mount Carmel Area, will hopefully come out of Hurricane Sandy in good shape. As the Ibis will be flying over the Silver Bowl, it will be time for the Battle for the Coal Bucket.
Who will win? Take the poll on my blog. Like in any coal region election, vote early and vote often!!!
Posted by Coal Region Voice at 8:42 AM
Friday, October 26, 2012
In the world of Facebook, you run into something like this. Could anyone help?
Posted by Coal Region Voice at 9:08 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Going into the 2012 football season. There were some high expectations for Shamokin and Mount Carmel, while Southern Columbia was hoping to overcome huge graduation losses. Going into the 2nd half of the season, the Indians and Red Tornadoes have combined for just 3 wins, while the Tigers are undefeated heading into a showdown with Selinsgrove.
What happened in the first half the season? Here is a team-by-team breakdown:
Posted by Coal Region Voice at 2:31 PM