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Health Fair At Blue Ridge High
Senior Menu
N.W. Library To Celebrate Anniversary
League Leaders To Discuss Education
Blood Screening In Hallstead
Robert Bateman Painting Techniques

Health Fair At Blue Ridge High

The fourth annual Susquehanna County Health Fair will be held on November 16, at Blue Ridge High School from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. This year’s health fair is being held in conjunction with the PTO Holiday Bazaar and craft show.

A poster contest was held for the seventh grade art students at Blue Ridge Middle School. The winner of the contest was Nathan Grover whose slogan "Healthy People Ahead" set his design apart from the rest. A $25 cash prize was awarded by Grace Magill, chairwoman of the health fair committee.

Grace Magill, health fair chairwoman, gives the cash prize to Nathan Grover, poster contest winner.

The Health Fair will once again be offering many free health screenings including: cholesterol, glaucoma, visual acuity, PSA, bone density, blood pressure, hearing, colon cancer, lead testing and blood sugar. Lectures and workshops will be held on asthma and lung disease, basic first aid, Area Agency on Aging programs, hand washing and common childhood diseases.

This year we are offering children’s fingerprinting as well as a child’s safety seat check. There will also be flu shots available on a first come, first serve basis.

Health care providers, government and nonprofit agencies and many area businesses will be on hand offering information on a large variety of topics.

If you have limited or no health insurance coverage, make sure you take full advantage of this opportunity. Come by yourself or bring the family for a healthy afternoon’s entertainment.

Blue Ridge High School is located just off Route 11 between New Milford and Hallstead, PA. Watch for the signs.

For more info, call 1-888-753-6328.

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October 30

PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the development of a Tunkhannock Creek Watershed association, Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Fire Hall. Call 278-4600, ext. 289 for info. All are welcome.

October 31

TRICK OR TREAT will be held in Susquehanna Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

TRICK OR TREAT time will be in Thompson Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

TRICK OR TREAT will be held in Oakland Boro on Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

HALLOWEEN TREAT WALK for children, Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Movies, snacks, treats. Registration required, call 879-4506.

HALLELUJAH PARTY, Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CMA Church, Great Bend. Food, fun for everyone. For info, call 879-2758. All are welcome.

November 1

TURKEY PARTY, Friday, November 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Co. Refreshments, drawings, door prize. All are welcome.

November 1 & 2

"YOU AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A WEREWOLF," Friday, November and Saturday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School Theater. Tickets available at the door. Call 465-3141 ext. 121 for info. All are welcome.

November 2

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday, November 2 at the Elk Lake School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft vendors, quilt show, refreshments available. Sponsored by the Springville Area Women’s Club. All are welcome.

HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 2, 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, November 2, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

TURKEY DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 2, at the United Methodist Church, Nicholson. Bazaar opens at 1 p.m.; takeouts begin 3:30 p.m.; dining room service, 4 p.m. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, November 2, at the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn. Serving begins at 4 p.m., takeouts, 3:30. Bazaar table, bake sale. All are welcome.

BLOOD SCREENING, Saturday, November 2, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, Hallstead. Sponsored by the Hallstead–Great Bend Civic Club. For an appointment or info, call 1-800-234-8888.

November 2 & 3

HEAVEN PSYCHIC FAIR, Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre. Admission. All are welcome.

November 3

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School. Crafts, bake sale, door prizes. refreshments available. Admission; children under 12 free (with adult). All are welcome.

LUCKY "X" TRAP & RUNNING, STANDING DEER SHOOT, Sunday, November 3, following monthly pancake breakfast at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 3, 8 a.m. to noon at the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Station. All you can eat! Children under 6 free (with adult). Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 190. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 3, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

November 5

ROBERT BATEMAN TECHNIQUES, presented by Linda Truman, Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m., Claverack Building, 706E, Montrose. For information call 553-2500. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, family style, Tuesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ararat United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). All are welcome.

November 6

PUBLISHED AND ASPIRING WRITERS are invited to join an established, informal writers group, meeting Wednesday, November 6 in Montrose. For info, call 756-2363 or e-mail

November 8

GAME OF LOGGING, Level III, Friday, November 8. Location to be announced, call 278-1158 for info.
SMALL POND MANAGEMENT meeting, Friday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the LCCC Conference Center, Nanticoke. For info, call the Extension office, 278-1158.

November 9

FALL BAZAAR: Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. Coffee and lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade foods, craft items. All are welcome.

COUNTRY/HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. View Elementary School. Crafts, bake sale, raffle. Child-sitting services available. Proceeds benefit Mt. View Elementary PTO. All are welcome.

SMORGASBORD, Saturday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church. Children 5 and under free (with adult). All are welcome.

TURKEY SUPPER, Saturday, November 9, 4:30 p.m. until all are served, at the New Milford United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. For advance tickets, call 465-3451. All are welcome.

TURKEY RAFFLE, Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. to ? at the Northern Wayne Fire Co. Food, refreshments. All are welcome.

SKIDDER TRAINING, Saturday, November 9. Location to be announced, call 278-1158 for info.

ROAST BEEF DINNER & BAZAAR, Saturday, November 9, at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Takeouts, 4:30, serving 5 p.m. to ? Baked goods, Christmas items, hand-crafted items. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP, Saturday, November 9 at the Union Grange, Lathrop.

OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING-ALONG, Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church at Milk Can Corners. All are welcome.

November 10

SUNDAY BRUNCH, Sunday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.


November 12

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with Raquel Sweeney, Tuesday, November 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Claverack Building, 706E, Montrose. Sponsored by Hill Country Artists. Call 553-2500 for info. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 4 - 8

Monday, November 4: stuffed cabbage, parslied potatoes, carrots, rye bread, pumpkin pie, diet angel food cake.

Tuesday, November 5: baked pork chop, mashed potatoes, spinach, white peaches.

Wednesday, November 6: goulash, tossed salad, cut green beans, dinner roll, diet fig Newton.

Thursday, November 7: breaded chicken patty, baked beans, macaroni salad, hamburger bun, pineapple.

Friday, November 8: tuna noodle casserole, peas, V8 juice, wheat bread, chocolate pudding, diet chocolate pudding.

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N. W. Library To Celebrate Anniversary

On November 2, Northern Wayne Community Library is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an Open House celebration at 2:00 p.m. at the library in Lakewood.

The growth of this library has been amazing. With determination and strong community support the library has grown from a small collection of books donated by Margaret Northhacker to a library of more than ten thousand books, videos and other materials.

The idea for establishing a library came from Ruth Frederick, Ruth Wenk, and Lauren DeWolfe. These women, joined by Pat Christian, began the library and donations of books and volunteer workers poured in.

Library founders, (l-r) are: Ruth Frederick, Ruth Wenk, Pat Christian.

Opening on November 1, 1992 the library was located in Lakewood. Although the library's original site was only one room, it has grown to five rooms and fills an entire building. A large fiction room also hosts community events. The bright and cheery children's room was added and it brims with all types of books, videos and tapes. It even has a children's computer. What was once a garage now holds the reference and nonfiction books. Last year, volunteers remodeled the old kitchen and bathroom.

Many people are responsible for the library's transformation. There have been carpenters, painters, and electricians who have helped. Volunteers have installed computers, built shelves, moved books, worked the circulation desk, and more.

In 1996 Maria Suhadolnik began as library director and she led the library to meet state standards for public libraries. Once these standards were met, the library was eligible for state funds and support services. With this additional state support the library has been able to expand its collection and offer so many programs to children and adults.

Not only is the library a place for books, it is a community center. People of all ages meet there for activities, programs and classes.

Ten years of history for the library have been a steady record of growth and community support. The library recognizes that it could not possibly have grown without the generous support of the community of Northern Wayne County and the legion of loyal volunteers who have helped along the way.

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League Leaders To Discuss Education

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has determined that the time has come to update the League’s position on education in the Commonwealth. To address the changing public education picture, the Susquehanna County League has scheduled an informational meeting to be followed by a concurrence vote of LWVSC members on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claverack Building, Route 706, Montrose.

The LWVSC is pleased to have as guest speakers for this special meeting Elizabeth Milner, LWVPA President, and LWVPA Education Specialist Judy Rice. They will discuss why an update is needed, and explain in detail the specific changes being proposed. All League members have been sent a study guide as preparation for this concurrence meeting.

Even though only LWVSC members will be voting on the proposed changes, the public is welcome to attend. Discussed in detail will be such important issues as: funding sources for education; charter schools; and special education funding.

For more information about League activities and about membership in the local League, contact membership chair, Marilyn Healey at 965-9003.

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Blood Screening In Hallstead

On Saturday, November 2, the Hallstead-Great Bend Civic Club is once again sponsoring its AMBA Blood Screening program at the American Legion Post on New York Avenue, Hallstead, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The blood screen runs more than 30 tests, which serve as an early warning system to red-flag current or potential health problems, such as coronary disease, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and other conditions.

For more information or to make an appointment, call AMBA toll-free at 1-800-234-8888.

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Robert Bateman Painting Techniques

Linda Truman will give a presentation of painting techniques used by Robert Bateman, well known wildlife artist. Having attended a recent seminar and viewed many of his exhibits, she will present ideas that are evident in his paintings. She will discuss different techniques, such as composition. Even though he paints in acrylics the information will be useful for whatever media an artist uses.

The program will be presented at the monthly meeting of Hill Country Artists, November 5, 7 p.m. at the Claverack building on 706E Montrose. The public is always invited to attend.

Many of the Artists were part of the Artists' Open House Weekend during the Columbus Day weekend. Hill Country Artists had a free drawing of a Jane Neyhard painting during the show. Megan Kelley of Harford was the lucky winner.

Watercolor painting classes are being offered by Hill Country Artists on Tuesday evenings, from 5-8 p.m. at the Claverack Building. For information call 553-2500.

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