Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called the Odyssey Times.
Originally published on the website around February of 2001.
Timothy Center to host camp for Connellsville youth
The popular Timothy Center plans to host a week-long camp for teenagers from the lower income areas of Connellsville, including primarily Oswald Heights. The camp is the first in a series of planned events for disadvantaged youth.
“I think that a week of fellowship out in the woods will really be just what these kids need,” said Tom Riley, owner and operator of the Center. “We’ve been praying for weeks that this will go well,” said Connie Kendall, a staff member.
Jason Whittaker is scheduled to speak during the closing rally. “I’m really looking forward to it,” says Jason. “Ministering to kids and teens has been one of my favorite parts of being a missionary and now I get to do it here at home.”
New media company buys Stellar Hotel
Novacom, Inc recently purchased the old Stellar Hotel downtown. The hotel is the latest in a series of older buildings around town to be bought and renovated by Novacom. The company is a broad-based media outlet, producing programming for television, radio, the Internet, and other media.
“We’re very excited about our work in Odyssey,” says Arthur Dent, a representative of Novacom. “We wanted to make sure we had enough room for all of our facilities so we can produce the highest quality programming.
Mayor Margaret Faye expressed gladness over the property purchases. “Those old buildings downtown were basically eyesores in need of much repair,” says Faye. “I’m glad that a business like Novacom saw fit to use them.”