Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2829, February 3rd, 2015

Tom Shubilla announces plans to become the newest member of Plains Twp’s five Commissioner Board. (Photo: The candidate).
Thomas Shubilla announced his candidacy to become a Commissioner of Plains Twp, as a member of the township’s five member board. Three seats are up for election in 2015, and the primary election will be held May 19.
Shubilla, 30, is Democrat from the Hudson section of Plains Twp, and is an assistant professor in the Speech Department at Luzerne County Community College, feels that one of the key responsibilities of the commissioners is to keep the townships resident’s tax dollars in check. “When elected I will make it my duty to maintain a balanced budget, enact sensible spending, and research and propose cost saving measures.”
Here’s the thing about Tom Shubilla and Plains. We hear all the time how young people leave this area because they feel there is no opportunity here. This gifted young man has chosen to stay here and work for his community. Plains is an aging, set in its ways population. My opinion, not Mr. Shubilla’s. Shubilla can offer the Township energy, youth and dedication. He is every older Plains resident’s grandson. He is every younger Plains resident's example of someone who will look after his generation’s future. Plains needs a person like him on that Township board. In the future you’ll be reading about future events for him. Support them. Go to them.
In addition to keeping tax dollars in check, Shubilla believes that it is vitally important to also invest in the township’s future. “As commissioner it’s vitally important to not only think about right now but invest in the future by maintaining the infrastructure of Plains, such as our roads, sidewalks and lights, and work with local, state and federal officials to obtain additional funding for necessary projects.
“It is also important to keep an open communication with fellow residents,” said Shubilla. “In the months leading up to the election I look forward to meeting as many residents I possibly can to talk about the issues that matter most to them. When elected I will be an accessible commissioner who will tirelessly work as an advocate for the residents of Plains Township.”
The candidate is a graduate of King’s College and earned his Master’s Degree from Marywood University. Shubilla is currently elected to and serving his second term as a member of Democratic State Committee and is an active board member of the Plains Lions Club where he is involved with various community service projects, such as annual Christmas lighting, fruit baskets for elderly residents of Plains, Easter Egg Hunt, and Halloween parade.

Cartwright Announces $301.6 Million Military Contract to be shared by General Dynamics and Medico IndustriesCongressman Matt Cartwright. (Photo: (LuLac archives).

Congressman Cartwright’s office announced that the U.S.Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $301,640,000 to Scranton’s General Dynamics plant, and Medico Industries, Wilkes-Barre Township.
This contract provides for manufacture, assemblage, inspection, packaging and delivery of 155mm artillery M795 metal parts assemblies. The M795 155mm projectile is the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps' standard high explosive (HE) projectile for howitzer artillery. The M795 is designed to be a more lethal, longer range version of the M107.“I congratulate both General Dynamics and Medico Industries on their procurement of this multimillion dollar contract and commend both facilities for the vital role they play in providing our combat men and women with the necessary equipment to protect our nation from harm,”said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Congressional Defense Communities Caucus, a bipartisan group of congressional members meant to address issues important to the defense community. “Both General Dynamics and Medico Industries have a reputation for producing high-quality defense equipment, and have provided our local community with much needed jobs.”The manufacturing of the equipment will be performed at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant and the Medico Industries facility in Wilkes-Barre Township with an estimated completion date of January 30, 2020.


FEB. 3rd, 1959

Fifty six years ago today Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Pilot Roger Peterson was also killed. Waylon Jenings one of the newest members of Holly's reformulated Crickets traded seats with Richardson who was battling the flu. Dion DiMucci (of Dion and the Belmonts ) decided not to board the plane for the $36 fee (equivalent to $291 in 2015). Here's one of Holly's best hits.


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