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Honoring Our Heroes
Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in wars which the United States entered.

Please take a moment this weekend to remember these men and women who sacrificed their lives for us and for our country by attending a local Memorial Day celebration or consider participating in other Memorial Day events in your community.

For more information on Memorial Day and its history, click here

Reminder: Fish for Free on Sunday
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is hosting the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days this Sunday, May 26.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy fishing in any of Pennsylvania’s waterways, even if you don’t have a license.

Both residents and non-residents are eligible. Just make sure you follow all other fishing regulations.

For your convenience, there are even opportunities to borrow equipment from certain sites at state parks and other locations. You can find those locations by clicking here.

The second Fish for Free day is scheduled for Thursday, July 4.

Traveling Over Memorial Day? Check Traffic Conditions on
Travelers can log onto to check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Travelers are always reminded to buckle up, put their phones away and stay sober when behind the wheel.

Are you Affected by the Wood-Mode Plant
Closing? See Resources Below
One-on-one Career Assistance: What’s the next step?
May 28
10:00 am – 2:00 pm at SUN Tech, New Berlin

PA CareerLink®, Susquehanna University, and Bucknell are partnering to help with resume writing and review, mock interviews, career planning, and support and counseling on what to do next.

Pa CareerLink® Online Enrollment Event
May 30

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 31

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
at SUN Tech, New Berlin

Event to help those that haven’t registered get online so they can receive Unemployment Compensation benefits and other services.
May 30
Last names starting with A-B-C report @ 9:00
D-E @ 10:00
F-H @ 11:00
I-J @ 12:00
K-M @ 1:00
N-O @ 2:00
P-R @ 3:00
May 31
S-U @ 9:00
V-W @ 10:00
X-Z@ 11:00

Job Fair for former Wood-Mode Employees
June 4
11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Selinsgrove Elementary School, Selinsgrove

Job fair coordinated by PA CareerLink® and Selinsgrove Area School District.

Job Fair for former Wood-Mode Employees
June 11
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Milton

Job fair and lunch coordinated by the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene

PennDOT Driver’s License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that all driver’s license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website at

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2019 is available on the website by clicking on PennDOT Service Center Holiday Closings under the “Pressroom” link at the bottom of the page.

Department of Homeland Security Certifies Pennsylvania as REAL ID-Compliant

PennDOT has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been declared fully compliant with the federal REAL ID Act and regulation.

A federally accepted form of identification (whether it's a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver's license or ID card, a U.S. passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building on and after Oct. 1, 2020. There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver's licenses and photo IDs.

Federal REAL ID regulations require that PennDOT verify a customer's identity, Social Security number, Pennsylvania residency, and name changes (if applicable), even if a customer already has a PA driver's license or ID card. More information about document requirements can be found on the Document Check page of the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services website.

We strongly recommend that you gather the required documents – especially if you will need to obtain replacement documents – well in advance of the federal deadline.

Customers have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: customers may order their REAL ID online if they have been pre-verified; they can visit any PennDOT Driver's License Center, have their documents verified and imaged, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; or they can visit one of 12 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over-the-counter at the time of service. The cost of a REAL ID is a one -time fee of $30 plus a renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year non-commercial driver's license or a photo ID).

PennDOT has upgraded seven of its existing driver's license centers to allow for over-the-counter issuance of REAL ID (Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Rockview in Centre County, Erie, Altoona, Norristown and South 70th Street in Philadelphia). These locations, along with the following new locations, are also accepting payment-card transactions:

• 1025 Washington Pike, Rt. 50, Bridgeville.
• 143 S. Gulph Road, King of Prussia.
• 1101 MacArthur Road, Allentown.
• 429 North Enola Road, Enola.
• 2090 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster.

More information about REAL ID in Pennsylvania can be found at

Free Weatherization Services
The Susquehanna Economic Development Association – Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is offering free weatherization services to income-qualifying homeowners and renters in Snyder County. Services include energy education, diagnostics and solutions, furnace repair or replacement and Cold Weather Crisis intervention.

Income qualifications range from $24,980 for a family of one to $86,860 for a family of eight.

For more information, call SEDA-COG at 1-800-332-6701.

PA’s Opioid Epidemic – Employing More Tactics in the Fight
As we continue to combat the opioid abuse epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth, the House Health Committee has approved legislation to better regulate pain management clinics and help identify patients who previously overdosed.
House Bill 1005 would help health care professionals identify and better treat patients who previously overdosed by requiring first responders and hospital personnel to document the use of Narcan, Naloxone or any other opioid overdose agent in the patient’s record in a state database.

The database was created in 2014 to help track opioid prescriptions to prevent people with an addiction from obtaining multiple scripts from different doctors.

House Bill 1214 would require pain management clinics to be licensed and regulated by the Department of Health to ensure they are not prescribing or dispensing controlled substances inappropriately. While it is important to ensure people who are struggling with chronic pain can access the medications they need, it is equally important to prevent the diversion, misuse and abuse of controlled substances.

Both bills now go to the full House for consideration.

Annual Sunbury Area USBC Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet
The annual Sunbury Area USBC Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, May 18 in Northumberland. This year, three men and twelve women were inducted into the Sunbury Area United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. This is the first year that women were included in the inductions. Pictured are two of the 2019 inductees. On the left is Gayle Reichner, and to her right is Carole Leininger. 

Foster Grandparent Program of Central PA Annual Luncheon
On Wednesday, May 22, the Foster Grandparent Program of Central PA held their annual luncheon at Susquehanna University. Honored were Foster grandparents that have served for as many as 21 years. Pictured are the most senior awardees. They include Robert Roth, Sarah Stauffer, Leah Young, Ruth Dunkelberger, and Jane Korbich. Also pictured are Peggy Chamberlain Roup, Snyder County Commissioner; Holly Kyle, Executive Director Union-Snyder Agency on Aging; and Bill Houser, Foster Grandparent Advisory Council.

Attend Our Basic Handgun Safety Training Course
You are invited to attend a Basic Handgun Safety Training. The course will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to approximately noon, at the Keystone Fish and Game Club, located at 871 Fir Road, Shamokin.

Members of the Keystone Fish and Game Club will instruct attendees first in a classroom setting, and then with live training on the range. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, ammunition and proper ear/eye protection. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by calling our district office in Sunbury at 570-286-5885, or our district office in Milton at 570-742-6975, or toll free at 1-800-924-9060 as there are a limited number of available openings.

Hope to see you there!

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