Local briefs

Tree seedlings still

available to order

MILL HALL — Orders are still being taken by the Clinton County Conservation District in the 40th annual tree seedling sale, but those interested are urged to call now.

Proceeds from tree seedling sales are used to fund educational programs, such as school booklets and field days.

April is tree planting month in Pennsylvania, and for several good reasons: temperatures are usually moderate and soils are moist for maximum freshness.

The variety of seedlings available this year, five for $5, include: concolor fir, Douglas fir, Eastern red cedar and winterberry shrubs.

Other trees and small shrubs, five for $6, include: red bud, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, river birch, American arborvitae, common lilac and winterberry. The minimum order this year is five of each seedling, both evergreens and others.

Blueberry bushes are available again this year, in two varieties, bluecrop and Nelson, for $8.50 each, or a pair of each for $15. These are 2-year-old plants. Bluecrop ripens in July, and Nelson ripens in August.

Apple trees in a bundle of two (one Galerina and one Querina) are available for $35. These fruit trees are all approximately four to 6 six feet tall.

The pickup date is Thursday, April 27 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Conservation District office, in the Clinton County Resource and Education Center, 45 Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall (the former Geisinger Medical Building along Route 64/Nittany Valley Drive, north of Lamar). The Clinton County Conservation District is not responsible for seedlings that are not picked up by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 28. Call before April 21 if you are not able to meet the deadline for picking up your seedlings.

To request an order form or more information, visit the county website at www.clintoncounty pa.com, stop at the office or call Susie Peters at 570-726-3798, ext. 3800.

Public invited to

digital technology talk

LOCK HAVEN — On April 13, the Lock Haven University ACM Club will sponsor a distinguished speaker who will give the non-technical talk “Computing, Freedom, and Privacy.”

The way digital technology is developing, it threatens our freedom, within our computers and in the internet. What are the threats? What must we change? These are the types of questions Dr. Richard Stallman will address during his talk.

The event is at 7 p.m. at the Willis Health Professions Building on campus, at Railroad and Fourth streets. There is no cost to attend the event and all are welcome. This is a non-technical talk which can apply to everyone who uses today’s technology.

Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software. Everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today.

Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Kiwanians taking

blueberry orders

LOCK HAVEN — A Kiwanis blueberry sale is taking place right now in the Lock Haven-Mill Hall area.

The sale is sponsored by the Lock Haven Kiwanis Club and the Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys.

Blueberries may be purchased in 10-pound boxes for $27 per box. Orders are due June 15 and pickup starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28.

To order blueberries, call and leave a message with your name, address and phone number. To pick up your order at 109 E. Main St., Lock Haven (the former D. Dashem Bookstore), call 570-893-1253. To pick up your order at Mill Hall Volunteer Fire Co., call 570-726-8434.

Payment is due by cash or check at time of pickup. Credit cards are not accepted.