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Penn College offers courses for SATs

WILLIAMSPORT — Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

The course will help students better prepare for success on the exam through live instruction, self-paced learning and individual interaction with a professional instructor. The focus will be on math, English and reading, with an optional writing session available for those who wish to practice their college-ready skills and review with a Penn College faculty member.

Scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on seven consecutive Sundays from Oct. 7 through Nov. 18 – ending in advance of the Dec. 1 testing date – the course will provide 12 hours of math preparation (Oct. 14 and 21, Nov. 4 and 11) and nine hours devoted to English and reading (Oct. 7 and 28 and Nov. 18). The optional writing segment will be at 5 p.m. following English and reading.

The cost is $279 for math, English and reading; the three hours of writing instruction carry an additional $49 fee.

Call 570-327-4775 for more information or visit www.pct.edu/wdce (click on “College Prep” under the “More” tab) to register or view a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates.

Everett, Wheeland to host Gun Law seminars

WILLIAMSPORT –State Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will host three Gun Law Seminars in the region next month.

“The seminars offer residents the opportunity to learn about all aspects of our state’s gun laws and have their questions answered by local experts,” Everett said. “We have held similar events in the past and have had a lot of positive feedback.”

Wheeland added, “Due to the popularity of these seminars, we’ve had several requests to hold more. I hope people will take advantage of this great opportunity and join us.”

Presenters at the seminar will include Lycoming County Judge Marc Lovecchio, who will discuss Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws; Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk, who will explain rules and regulations surrounding licenses to carry firearms; a police officer, who will discuss how to safely interact with the police when carrying a firearm; and an officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who will discuss firearm carry laws as they relate to hunting seasons.

The events are scheduled as follows:

r Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View Alliance Church, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore.

r Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. at Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co., 1600 Dewey Ave., Williamsport.

r Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. at Hughesville Volunteer Fire Co., 2 S. Railroad St., Hughesville.

Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To RSVP, visit either member’s website at www.RepEverett.com; contact Everett’s office by calling (570) 398-4476; or contact Wheeland’s office by calling (570) 321-1270.

Clinton County Dems form Relay for Life team

LOCK HAVEN –Clinton County Democrats, looking for a way to give back to the community, recently decided to form a Clinton County Relay for Life team to help raise funds for people impacted by cancer.

During Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser walk that benefits the American Cancer Society, teams come together for 6-24 hours. Team members take turns walking around a designated path the entire time.

Clinton County Relay for Life is scheduled for May 17-18, 2019 at Riverview Park. The Relay will officially kick off at 4 p.m. – but many events and fundraisers will lead up to that final event. You can join the Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Relay Team and help raise money for individuals impacted by cancer. You can also donate toward the effort, even if you are unable to participate as a team member. Donations can be monetary or we are conducting a clothing drive. Gently used clothing can be dropped off at the Clinton County Democrats Fall Picnic Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5-6:30 at the Moose Club Family Center.

For more information visit www.ClintonCountyPaDemocrats.com/clinton-county-dems-kick-cancer/.

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