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Now there is a way to start getting your name and phone number off of the junk mail lists.. Senator Stephen M Sweeney, Assemblymen John J. Burzichelli & Douglas H Fisher can help get your name removed.

STOP PER-APPROVED LOAN OFFERS: You can have your name removed from recieving pre-approved credit card loan and mortgage offers by calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) This number was established under the Federal Law.You will reach a recorded message, and if you follow the instructions, your name will be removed from these lists within 5 business days.

STOP JUNK MAIL FROM NATIONAL ADVERTISERS: Use one of the 3 phone numbers below to have your name forwarded to the Direct Marketing Association and be put on the "Do-not-mail" list for a period of 5 years. This will not stop junk mail from local advertisers and organizations, but the amount of junk mail you recieve will begin to decline in approximately three months.

Gloucester County (856) 251-9801 * Cumberland County (856) 455-1011 * Salem County (856) 339-0808

Elk To Institute "Make It Click"

Support for the "Make it Click 2002" Occupant Protection Program was proclaimed by Mayor Terry Ratzell at last Tuesday's meeting of the Elk Township Committee.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the Township to apply for a State Highway Safety Grant for enforcement of the seatbelt law.
The proclamation points out that motor vehicle crashes are the grestest single cause of death in the nation in every age group from 5 to 32, and that lap and shoulder belts when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45% and the risk of serious injury by 55%.
Over 65% of the passenger car drivers killed in crashes in New Jersey were not waring seatbelts, and that those drivers who use their seatbelts only on long trips or highway driving should know that three out of four crashes occur within 25 miles of home.
The proclamation says that seatbelts combined with air bags and child safety seats are one of the best defenses against drunk, speeding and uinsafe drivers.
Today 48 States, along with the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws requiring child passenger safety restraint systems.
Since continued public awareness, education and enforcement of the safety belt laws to increase usage can reduce death and serious injury, the Mayor proclaimed support for the program and the effort of the police to increase compliance with the seatbelt law.
Police Lieutenant Milton Sahms, who would direct the program, says it is funded by the Highway Safety Grant of $8,640. The program started on May 1st and enforcement will start on May 6th.
Two 96 hour periods would go to enforceing the seatbelt law, with a survey in between. Officers who volunteer would put in four, four-hour shifts a week.
Cars will now be stopped for violation of the seatbelt law, a change made last year. Previously, the seatbelt law was enforced only when there was another law violated.
The fine for violation of the seatbelt law is $42.00, Lt. Sahms said.
Sahms who has been with the department since 1970 and was promoted to Lieutenant last year, is in charge of the grants for the department. He said previous occupant protection programs have resulted in more use of seatbelts locally.

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is Important Information for people who live in Lakeview Mobile Home Park. 911 update A few changes will be made to provide some residents with a better 911 add. These changes are being made after a rep. from Gloucester County Comm. Center met with the Mayor, Police, Fire Ambulance officials to identify the problems and solutions to our new 911 system. With the present system the officials had a concern with their ability to locate the residents in a timely fashion and for this reason the residents in the Lakeview Park will be receiving a new address which will encompass a street name and a house number like the other residents of Elk Township.
Residents of the Mobile Home Park will also be receiving either door to door service or Cluster Mail Boxes placed around the park to assist the residents in receiving their mail. Residents will be notified as soon as the changes are finalized with the Postmaster however the plan has been Approved!!
Thanks Katherine for all you leg work with the mail problem,You Did a nice job.
Susan Searl .... Ferrel / Elk


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You can now use the Internet for Selective Service Sign-ups
At 10:30 a.m.(EST) on Dec. 2, a "switch" was thrown, giving millions of young men an easier way to fulfill a civic and legal responsibility. As of that moment, 18 through 25-year-old male U.S. citizens everywhere (as well as male non-citizens residing in the U.S.) were able to register with the Selective Service System using the Internet.

"This is real, interactive, on-line registration," notes the Honorable Gil Coronado, Director of Selective Service, who activated the new, on-line service. "For nearly two decades men have gone to post offices, completed and mailed a registration form, and waited 60 to 90 days to receive an acknowledgment card from us. A man can still register by mail, but now there is a better way. If he has a valid Social Security number, he simply connects to the Selective Service Web Site at,
which links him to the Agency's Computers. He clicks on the "Register Now" icon, types in his registration information, chcks on the "Submit" button which appears on the screen, and instantly receives his Seclective Service number. Additionally, he receives a formal acknowledgment postcard in the mail within two weeks." The Agency hopes that registration via the Internet becomes the primary way of registering, Coronado notes. The new system will accept on-line registrations between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET weekdays.

Coronado activated the new system during a visit to a Wasnington, D.C., area high school for a special kick-off event. Using personal computers at the school's computer lab, several young men turning 18 years old "raced" to become the very first man to register onAine with Selective Service. The winner was Conor McCullough, who received confirmation of his on-line registration within 1 minute 45 seconds after entering the web site.

Federal law requires virtually all men to register with Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. About 1.8 million men are required to register each year. Although late registrations are accepted, a man cannot register after reaching age 26. Failure to register is a felony. Registration is linked to many federal and state benefits. For example, a man must be registered to be eligible for federal student loans and Pell grants, job training programs under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), and federal jobs in the Executive Branch of the government, including jobs with the U.S. Postal Service. Male immigrants who fail to register as required cannot obtain citizenship. Half of the states have supporting legislation which precludes men who are required to register, but who have not done so, from receiving many state benefits, like state tuition assistance, eligibility for state jobs, and (in some cases) enrolling in state post-secondary institutions.

Although the U.S. relies on an all-volunteer military today, the Selective Service System and the registration program help America remain prepared to reinstate a timely and fair drrift in a future crisis, should a draft become necessary.

Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Training
The Salem County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding disaster volunteer training sessions at their chapter headquarters, 258 Johnson St., Carney's Point, for interested volunteers in "Emergency Assistance"
Mass Care is a self-study, video driven, take home course that must also be taken.
Any healthy individual, aged 17 or older, may participate in the free training. When trainingg is completed, participants have the opportunity to join DSHR (Disaster Services Human Resource) system of the American Red Cross.
During Hurricane Georges, our chapter sent three volunteers to assist those effected by the storm. Tracy Flitcrnft of Carneys Point was sent to Puerto Rico, Anna Colon of Pennsville to Mississippi and Lillian Cheeseman, also of Pennsville, to Alabama.
For more information or to register, call chapter headquarters at 229-1O27.

Pet Theft Bill
Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Alien and Assemblyman George Geist that criminalizes pet theft was signed into law recently. The measure, A-191, will make the theft of a domestic companion animal a third degree crime, which carries a penalty of threeto five years in prison and-or a maximum $15,000 fine. "This new law will clearly define such conduct as a crime," said Geist. "The theft of a domestic companion animal deserves.harsh punishment and now those guilty will face stiff penalties."
The pet protection legislation is supported by the Humane Society of the United States, and the nationally recognized expert and author of "Stolen for Profit", Judith Reitman. A "domestic companion animal" is defined as any animal commonly referred to as a pet or one that has been bought, bred, raised or otherwise acquired in accordance with local ordinances and state and federal law for the primary purpose of providing companionship to the owner, rather than for business or agricultural purposes.

Residents Needed To Attend Meetings
Development, open space, natural lands, farmlands. Are these concerns of yours? perhaps you might consider attending an Environmental Commission meeting. They are looking for a few associate members who have one night per month to attend meetings and hopefully a few hours monthly to assist with projects.Check listings for your Town. Come out and attend a meeting.

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Matheussen On The Net
Senator John J.Matheussen has put up a home page on the Internet where computer users can access information pertaining to his legislative initiatives. You can get info on bills sponsored by the Senator, recent measures passed and frequently asked questions. Web users can also communicate concerns or request answers to problems via E-Mail .
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Geist on the Internet
George F .Geist has set up an E-Mail address through which District 4 Voters can communicate with him from their computers. You can direct letters, suggestions, and comments to the Assemblyman at the following E-Mail address

Young people who like to surf the Internet will find an added attraction--Social Security web pages that explain what the program is all about in terms they can understand. The new web pages can be found on the Social Security website, "Social Security On-line" ( It includes a page for students in kindergarten through six grade, called "Kids' Stuff;" and a page for teens in grades seven through 12, called "Hot Questions for Cool Teens." It also includes a section for parents-"What Every Parent Should Know About Social Security," and a section for teachers that features a special kit of materials that can be used to teach Social Security to high school students. Nine out of 10 children would receive Social Security benefits if a working parent retires, dies or becomes disabled. Social Security touches the lives of everyone in one way or another. Every child can expect to have a Social Security card someday and hospitals are assisting us in making it easier for you to obtain one upon the birth of your child, free of cost. Knowing what this card means and how the program fits into their lives now and in the future is an important part of the process of growing up and taking their place in the world. Teachers and parents are urged to view the new website as an additional educational resource for students..-

Hardingville Bible Church on the Web
The Hardingville Bible Church now has a Web Site on the Internet.. It was put on line the second week of July, 1998. Lots of information concerning the Bible Church and the many people it takes to keep it going. There are a lot of photos on the new construction going on. Take a couple of minuts and check it out, then let them know where you got the link at.
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