Mifflinville Memorial Day
Remembering those who served.... and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. That was the center piece of Monday's Memorial day observance in Mifflinville... and folks in the tiny Columbia County municipality along the Susquehanna did so with a parade that began it's tradition back in 1888 with a handful of people. Now it has grown to several hundred strong... including music from the Catawissa Military Band... dozens of farm tractors... antique cars... and the emergency vehicles... from Mifflinville... Nescopeck and Espy. All walked to the cemetery on Market Street... where Retired U.S, Lt. Colonial Brent Bankus delivered the keynote address. A 21 – gun salute..... a bag piper playing taps.... and a festival at the carnival grounds rounded out the days events... with the 126th annual Memorial Day celebration on the drawing board... already... for next year...
Folks near Moore... near Oklahoma City... are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.... unsettled due to last week's tornado's. And the American Red Cross is doing what they can to provide relief.
Rita Inklovich of the Bloomsburg Chapter says the way you can help is through a cash donation by dropping off a check or cash at her office at 7th and Iron Streets... or do so by going on line... or donating by texting the Red Cross.
State lawmakers will be back in Harrisburg Tuesday... trying to hammer out a proposed budget for 2013 – 2014. During a recent interview... State Representative David Millard says community – based groups at the local level with government money are concerned about how things may turn out during deliberations. And Mr. Millard... who represents most of Columbia County said.... that could lead to changes in services delivered to their clients. By law.... a budget must be on Governor Corbett's desk by the end of June.