Wednesday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 21
THU-CLOUDY, HIGH IN THE MID 30s
THU NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, DRIZZLE & FREEZING DRIZZLE, LOW IN THE LOW 30s
FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF AM FREEZING DRIZZLE HIGH IN THE UPPER 30s
FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF RAIN, LOW IN THE MID 30S
SAT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF RAIN, HIGH IN THE LOW 40s
SAT NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDT, CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW, LOW 30
BFB Headlines (Thursday December 13, 2018) Wreaths Across America will be observed Saturday throughout Potter County…..Interested students encouraged to apply for White House internship…NY state man arrested for vandalizing tree stands in Potter County…Mansfield police looking for hit and run vehicle…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com
More than 900 Coudersport area military veterans’ service will be honored with large, vibrant wreaths placed on their graves Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of a national campaign that traces its roots to Arlington National Cemetery.
Connie Kallerson, who volunteered to serve as Coudersport area location coordinator for Wreaths Across America, said the support for the campaign from organizations and individuals has been overwhelming. Potter Post 192 Ladies Auxiliary sold 419 wreaths.
“We’ve met our goal of having every Coudersport area veteran’s grave honored,” Kallerson said. “This is a great community!”
Plans call for veterans’ graves in the Ayers Hill, Eulalia, St. Eulalia, Homer, Woodland, Hebron, Reed, Old Knickerbocker, Sweden Hill, Summit, Lymansville and Ianson cemeteries to be marked. In addition, several wreaths have been purchased by family members for veterans in other cemeteries.
Volunteers are needed to help with the wreath-laying on Saturday, Dec. 15. An opening ceremony will be held at noon that day at Eulalia Cemetery, coinciding with wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 cemeteries across the nation. More information is available from Connie Kallerson at 814-655-6562 or email@example.com.
All told, there will be more than 1,700 locations worldwide participating this year to lay a projected 2 million wreaths. Two dozen of those are overseas at American cemeteries.
Saturday’s ceremony will include representation by each branch of the military service, as well as prisoners of war. High school students will be assisting. The public is welcome.
Next year’s Wreaths Across America Day is scheduled for Dec. 14.
U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson and Tom Marino are encouraging interested students in Pennsylvania’s Fifth and 12th Congressional Districts to submit applications for a 2019 summer internship at The White House.
Those interested in this competitive internship should apply at: https://apply.whitehouse.gov/intern/. The application portal will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 11, 2019.
The Summer 2019 White House Internship Program term runs from Wednesday, May 29 to Friday, August 9, 2019. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:
– Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
– Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
– Are veterans of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.
Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the White House website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships.
Coudersport based state police have arrested 28 year old Jaymes Shaffer of Westfield with criminal mischief for tampering with a tree stand on Howard Road in Harrison Township. Authorities claim sometime between November 28 and December 2, Shaffer cut straps on two tree stands owned by 84 year old Catherine Flewellyn of Harrison Valley and 59 year old Jeffrey Flewellyn of Wellsville, NY.
Troopers at the Mansfield barracks are looking for the driver of a hit and run vehicle which damaged a parked pick up truck in Tioga Township, Tioga County sometime Tuesday. An unknown northbound Audi went onto the berm along Route 287 and hit a 1998 Chevrolet S10 which was parked there due to a flat tire. The hit and run unit continued headed north after damaging the truck’s taillight and rear driver’s side fender.