Meeting scheduled on Lewis Comprehensive Plan Committee
LEWIS — The Lewis Comprehensive Plan Committee will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Lewis Town Hall.
Two other planning meetings are set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and Feb. 12.
There will be another meeting in February on the draft plan, and, if all goes smoothly, adoption is set for March 2014.
Meetings are open to the public.
View the plan at www.lewisny.com or at the Town Hall.
Owens to hold telephone town hall Thursday
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Owens will hold a telephone town hall from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act.
A representative from New York State of Health, New York’s state-run health insurance marketplace, will join him to answer questions related to the state’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
“One of the most important things I can do is connect my constituents to factual information about federal policy that directly affects them,” Owens said in a statement.
A random sample of residents of the 21st Congressional District will receive an invitation by phone to participate in the call. Those who aren’t selected but want to take part can sign up by emailing their name and complete phone number to email@example.com; calling Owens’s Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-4611; or filling out the form provided at http://owens.house.gov/Contact/TeletownHall.htm.
Otherwise, questions or concerns can be sent to Owens by calling his Washington or New York offices in New York by visiting his website at http://owens.house.gov, connecting with him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/repbillowens or following @BillOwensNY on Twitter.
Mooers Food Pantry needs a freezer
MOOERS — The Mooers Wesleyan Food Pantry is in dire need of a freezer.
“We lost our chest freezer and now do not have enough freezer space,” a press release said. “We would take any freezer.” The Food Pantry serves more than 730 families, and the freezer is much needed to store food.
Call the Wesleyan Church at 236-5330.
Chazy Decorating Contest offers cash prizes
CHAZY — Judging for the Town of Chazy’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest will take place the week of Dec. 23.
First-, second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes, as will the best outside Christmas tree and best-decorated business.
Winners will be announced the week of Dec. 30.
Locals prepare thousands of Christmas Child boxes
PLATTSBURGH — More than 3,500 needy children will receive gift-filled shoe boxes from donors from the Plattsburgh, Westport and Champlain areas through Operation Christmas Child.
Filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement, the boxes will be delivered around the world.
In coming weeks, volunteers will be working to prepare, package and transport the total 7.2 million gifts collected from all over the United States, according to a press release from Samaritan’s Purse, the nonprofit that runs the shoe-box program.
Locals can still get involved by building a box online. Learn more at samaritanspurse.org.