Vigil is set for
Community members are invited to a candlelight vigil to celebrate the life of Camryn Shultz at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wyoming Avenue Park.
Shultz was the victim of a murder-suicide when her father, Nick Shultz, shot and killed her before turning the gun on himself on Oct. 27 at the family’s Wesley Street home in Forty Fort.
Residents are asked to come together in prayer and a moment of silence while lighting up the park in remembrance of the little girl.
Participants are asked to bring candles. Monetary donations will be accepted and given to Tom Hess, Camryn’s grandfather. A fund for the family has been established at the Cross Valley Credit Union, Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, praised the U.S. Olympic Committee for deciding to have U.S. Olympic Team uniforms made in the United States. The move came after public outcry by many, including Casey in a letter to the USOC, when it was disclosed that some 2012 uniforms had been made in China.
“I’m confident that our Olympians will be successful in Sochi and I’m pleased they’ll be winning gold medals while wearing ‘Made in the USA’ uniforms,” Casey said in a press release. “This isn’t just about style. Making the Olympic uniforms in the USA will create work for businesses and showcase our country’s workforce.”
Help for veterans
to be available
A VFW service officer, or claims consultant, will be available for scheduled appointments at state Sen. Lisa Baker’s office in Dallas on Friday at in the Dallas Shopping Center.
All veterans may request appointments between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-675-3931 to schedule a visit.
Veterans are invited to utilize the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer Network to receive free information and assistance for government benefits including VA health care, compensation, pension, education and dependent benefits. Surviving spouses can also use these services.
on health act set
Wilkes University, in collaboration with The Commonwealth Medical College, will present “La Nueva Ley de Salud y Usted: Mejor Cuido a Menos Costo” as part of its Spanish language public radio program La familia: salud y bienestar on Sunday at 11 a.m. The broadcast will discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Dr. Janet Townsend, professor and founding chair of family, community and rural health at TCMC, and Ida L. Castro, vice president of government and community relations at TCMC, will host the program. The broadcast can be heard on WCLH (90.7 FM). La familia is a Spanish language radio initiative first launched during summer 2013 to serve Northeastern Pennsylvania’s growing Spanish-speaking community.
on gay rights
John Dawe of the NEPA Rainbow Coalition is asking residents to call U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R- Zionsville, in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. In an email, Dawe suggested a 90-second call to Toomey’s office at 570-941-2540.
Dawe recommends giving your name, legislative district, address and city, and saying “I urge you to vote in favor of the Employment non-Discrimination Act. Everyone deserves the freedom to work without discrimination.”
to meet today
CAPTAXES will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Larksville Firehall, 490 E. State St., to discuss updates on House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76, which calls for the elimination of school property taxes in Pennsylvania.
Individuals and groups are invited to assist with getting the legislation passed.