LAST MEMBERS OF FAMILY COCAINE RING SENTENCED TO PRISON

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Houtzdale, PA – The final members of a family involved in a Clearfield County cocaine ring have been sent to state prison.

52-year-old Pamela Gavlak was sentenced to 22 months to 5 years in prison for her role in a drug ring involving her two children, her son-in-law, and his uncle.

The case dates back to a lengthy investigation last spring in Houtzdale. The ring was reportedly selling more than $10,000 of cocaine each month.

 

1/3 OF AMERICANS CAN’T AFFORD DIAPERS; WHERE TO FIND HELP

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Pennsylvania – Diaper duty can certainly be stressful for parents of young children. But for some parents, it’s a stress not just on their patience, but also on their wallets.

Nearly 1 in 3 families in the U.S. is affected by diaper need: the inability to adequately access clean diapers during the newborn, infant and toddler years of a child’s life. Elizabeth Rochin, vice president of nursing with the Association of Women’s Health,

 

TOP SUMMER VACATION TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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Pennsylvania – Are you counting down the days to your summer vacation? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are planning trips this year, mostly to warm-weather destinations.

Orlando has retained its top spot as the most visited domestic travel destination, while Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, have both grown in popularity compared to last summer.

“This is shaping up to be another strong year for travel to sunny destinations,” said Bevi Powell,

 

FISH FOR FREE DAY ON MAY 27 AND JULY 4

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Harrisburg, PA – For the upcoming start of summer holidays, why not enjoy a day of fishing with your family?

Both the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend – May 27 – and Independence Day on July 4 are Fish for Free days in Pennsylvania.

It’s your chance to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways with no fishing license required. Both Pennsylvania residents and visitors can take part.

Since you might already be with your extended family over the holidays,

 

LIKE ARROWS FILM SCREENING IN DUBOIS AND CLARION

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DuBois, PA – An inspiration film focusing on the challenges and joys that come with raising children will be shown nationwide just two nights only, including here in our area.

The film “Like Arrows” follows the journey of a couple who becomes pregnant, the birth and growth of their children, and how their marriage grows over time as well.

Chris Gearhart, a missionary with Family Life in Arkansas, grew up in this area and wanted to see the film shown in his hometown.

 

ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR SINGLE PARENTS

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Pennsylvania – According to the most recent census, about 21 percent of kids in the US are raised by single parents.

About 82 percent of single parents are mothers and 18 percent are fathers raising their kids alone.

Robert Beeson is a Christian music executive and author of “Going Solo: Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad.”

Beeson says that when his wife left him unexpectedly and raised his three young girls by himself,

 

TALK TO YOUR KIDS EARLY AND OFTEN ABOUT ALCOHOL

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Pennsylvania – New studies show that kids are starting to drink earlier than you might have ever expected, so the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is urging parents to have an ongoing discussion about alcohol with their kids.

It’s part of their Know When, Know How campaign.

The study says that about 37 percent of children in the US have tried alcohol by age 8. By age 12, that number jumps up to 66 percent.

 

DUBOIS JAYCEES HOLDS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

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DuBois, PA – The DuBois City Park was polka-dotted with thousands of colorful eggs on Saturday for the annual DuBois Jaycees free Easter egg hunt!

More than 200 kids, from babies to 10 years old, came out to meet the Easter Bunny and find some candy-filled eggs.

Although it took the Jaycees volunteers more than an hour to hide the eggs, it took the kids only minutes to collect them up!

 

21ST SUNNY 106 KIDS FAIR RAISES MONEY FOR MAKE-A-WISH

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DuBois, PA – Thanks to all of the families who came out to the DuBois Middle School yesterday to celebrate our 21st Annual Firehouse PizzeriaThe Debt ErasersPenn State DuBoisSunny 106 Kids Fair!

The kids loved the balloon animals, meet-and-greets with the DuBois Dream, fire truck rides, pony rides, food, games, and prizes… and also some swashbuckling training from Captain Hook and First Mate Smee.