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Adam Grady, Hallstead, recently passed his General Educational Development (GED) exam through the TREHAB Learning Center at Page House in Great Bend. A national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education, the GED is recognized as equivalent to a high school diploma. Adam plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Force.
TREHABs Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program provides employment and training programs to Susquehanna County residents. These programs are funded through the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission.
Main Street in Nicholson was a pretty scary place after 7 p.m. on October 25, 26, and 27 this year. In one of the areas stores young people were found putting on their worst faces to add to the fun of the second Annual Haunted House that could be found in the ten rooms above Farmers Market.
Speaking with Alan Nordahl, it appears that four or five people in the area banded together to get the frightening enterprise together. They determined that they would put the event together, with the help of others in the borough and the township with money from the event going to a worthy cause.
Perfecting their frightfulness for the Nicholson Haunted House (l-r) are: Jennifer Jones, Wendy Lindsey, Bob Carpenter, Johanna Lindsey, David Hazlett, Wendy Lindsey.
Last year, Nordahl shared, the funds raised after expenses went to the Nicholson Athletic Association for batting cages in memory of a young person who died in an ATV accident.
This year fifty volunteers helped put on the event, which drew between 700 and 800 people. Half of the approximately $3600.00 raised by admission to the Haunted House will be donated to the Nicholson Athletic Association and the remainder will go to the Nicholson Fireworks Association for the 4th of July event to be held in 2003 at the ballfield.
It is hoped that other worthy causes in Nicholson Borough or Township will approach the people who run this "terrifying event" so that the money raised can be dispersed to help other needy projects in the future.
Pictured (l-r) are: VP, Terry Rosevear; Treas., Cathe Parks; Sec'y, Debbie Lawrence; Pres., Bill McCullough; Resident Mgr. Bruce Davidson, Ronald McDonald Hse.; Doug Lattner, Owner McDonalds, Montrose.
On Thursday evening, October 17 the Endless Mountains Cruisers of Montrose presented a check in the amount of $2,350 to Bruce Davidson, Resident Manager of the Ronald McDonald House, Scranton. This money helps provide a "Home Away from Home" to families with children that are admitted to local hospitals for treatment. Also made and presented by Bill Thomas were two Turtle Stools that will be used in the Pediatric Units. Bill wishes to thank everyone involved.
The Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Rebecca Place, along with Dairy Maids Abbey Hewitt, Karin Mowry and Lydia Carlin attended the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau dinner meeting at the Fairdale Church. The Princess and her court were treated to a delicious roast beef dinner. Both the Princess and Dairy Maid Abbey Hewitt each spoke about some of their favorite promotions.
Pictured (l-r) at the Farm Bureau Meeting are: front row Dairy Maids Lydia Carlin, Abbey Hewitt, Karin Mowry; back row Senator Roger Madigan, Dairy Princess Rebecca Place, Representative Tina Picket, Commissioner Lee Smith, Representative Sandra Major, Donna Williams.
Abbey also attended the Dairy Farmers of America meeting at the Basil Leaf Restaurant in Montrose. Abbey thanked DFA members for their generous donations to the dairy promotion efforts in Susquehanna County.
Abbey also handed out milk pamphlets, "got milk" pencils and erasers at the Reading Roundup Book Fair held at the Lathrop Street Elementary School. Coloring books and flags were given by Abbey to the Ross Corners Christian Academy kindergarten class while they were visiting a farm. Abbey Hewitt also made ice cream sundaes for her Sunday school class as a dairy promotion.
Darlene Robbs, Hallstead (pictured), won First Place for Small Wall Quilts at the Harvest of Quilts VI of Northeast Pennsylvania Show, at Keystone, College, LaPlume, PA, September 28-29, 2002.
Her quilt is on display at the HallsteadGreat Bend Branch Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead and all are invited to come and see it!
Dr. Bryan Bordeaux (pictured), on staff of Endless Mountains Health Systems, has recently become Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bordeaux has a special interest in public health education and has begun monthly informational sessions for the community. He can be heard weekly on WPEL, at 4:05 p.m. each Monday.
Pictured (l-r) are Thompson Mayor James Delaney, District Deputy Grand Master Martin W. Migliori, Freedom Lodge 328 Junior Warden Gary A. Gray, during a "Ribbon Cutting" dedicating the new parking lot owned by Freedom Hall Association. The lot was developed through funds raised by the Masons of Freedom Lodge 328 and Hobbs Market, for economic enhancement and social development in the Borough.
Pictured (l-r) are Nina Lake, Colleen Callahan, Florence Bucci and Nina Bills, Peoples National Bank employees at the Susquehanna Branch office, dressed to the "9s" this past Thursday for Halloween. Who said Halloween is just for the children?
An informal dinner buffet, in honor of the Worthy Grand Matron, Beverly J. Small, and the Worthy Grand Patron, A. James Sickles, of the Order of the Eastern Star, of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania, was held on October 17, at Briars Inn, Susquehanna, PA.
The Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron were awarded Honorary Membership to Gill Chapter #12, in Susquehanna, by the District Deputy Grand Matron, Marylu E. Stewart.
Marylu E. Stewart (left), District Deputy Grand Matron, District 18, Order of the Eastern Star, awards Amy Wood, representative of The Carenet Pregnancy Center of Northeastern PA the check from their district fund-raiser for the center.
There were 81 persons attending, including Amy Wood, representative of The Carenet Pregnancy Center (CPC) of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Center is the Community Outreach Program for the District Deputy Grand Matron this year. The District had a fund-raiser for the Center and they awarded Amy a contribution from the District, to the Center. The check, in the amount of $650.00 was awarded to Amy by the District Deputy, Marylu E. Stewart. It gave the District great joy to be able to help in such a way. The need is there, and everyone needs to know that it is there.
The Carenet Center, located in Hallstead, PA is there to help women and babies. They operate only through donations, including baby clothes, formulas, bottles, diapers, strollers, car seats (virtually anything that deals with babies), even maternity clothes. They offer many other services to women and children. The people that work there (part-time) all do it on a voluntary basis.
Deposit, NY The weekend of October 18 hosted an Indian theme Fall Camporee at Camp Tuscarora. Boys and leaders from the Delahanna District of the Baden-Powell Council enjoyed the scenery and fall foliage of camp. The weekend included many activities that kept the Scouts busy and using their skills on Saturday. One activity included fire building, where the Scouts had to build a fire and cook an egg on it. Down the trail the Scouts ran into a situation where a tree was across the road, one of their Scouts had a broken leg, and they couldnt get back to camp. In this hypothetical situation, the Scouts got to practice their first aid skills and constructed a shelter to survive the night using trees, leaves, and whatever else they could find in the outdoors. Another activity tested skill on the shotgun range. A presentation on Indian lore and edible wilderness plants completed the day. The leaders also got some time to get together to share ideas and mingle. A weekend in the woods is just the medicine to get away from the busyness of life, and a great time was had by all.
The Susquehanna County Library system will soon be switching to a new circulation system. In preparation, the Library needs to clear up as many old fines and overdue books as possible. To combine this with helping less fortunate families as the holidays approach, all four locations (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna) will be accepting non-perishable food donations as payment for fines from Monday, November 11 through Saturday, November 23.
You may not have any fines or overdue books yourself, but please spread the word to everyone you know! During the two-week period, any fine for items returned late can be settled with at least one food item per $5 owed. Items that are still checked out cannot be included, so this is the time for anyone who's been procrastinating or feeling guilty about late items to round them up and bring them in. "It's a win-win-win solution," says Administrator/Librarian Susan Stone. "We get our records in shape for the transition, the patrons can feel good about having a clear record and helping the hungry, and our local food banks benefit, too!"
Governor Mark Schweiker visited Susquehanna County on Friday, October 25. His purpose? to have breakfast with about two hundred and fifty (250) early rising Republicans. On hand to welcome the Governor were State Senator Charles Lemmond, State Representative Sandra Major, State Representative Tina Pickett, State Republican Party Chairman Alan Novak, and Susquehanna Republican Party Chairman Ivan Burman.
The event began with a prayer blessing given by long time party devotee Carol Tripp. Laura Conarton led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. State Republican Party Chairman Alan Novak gave opening remarks and stressed the importance of voter turnout in the upcoming Mike Fisher/Jane Earl Gubernatorial race.
Governor Schweiker spoke of his experience at the Cuque Creek Mine Rescue. The plaid shirt the Governor was wearing throughout the rescue efforts has become a trademark of his reign as Governor, endearing him to many Pennsylvanians.
Ivan and Elaine Burman, Laura Conarton, and Karla Aylesworth presented gifts of Pennsylvania Bluestone, compliments of Butch Coleman and Endless Mountains Stone Company to the Governor. The Governor returned the gift of a "Big Hug" to Karla Aylesworth for her efforts and hard work for the Republican cause.
Over seventy members and friends crowded into Thompson Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall Saturday evening, October 19, for the annual Harvest Dinner! Autumn flowers and yellow table clothes graced long tables laden with roast of beef and ham, green beans, squash and corn, mashed potatoes with gravy boats filled to the brim with hot brown gravy.
Everyone brought in fabulous desserts, from the traditional spicy pumpkin pie and golden crusted apple and rhubarb pies to an exotic banana split cake.
Margaret Lucarelli, Sandra Hobbs and Santa Schork did all the meal planning and a majority of the cooking for what has become quite a tradition at TBC.
After the excellent meal everyone sat back to enjoy Kathleen Ackley sing a medley of delightful songs. These were a blessing to all, especially the song from The Music Machine, "Have Patience."
Lucile Safstrom brought her "cow bells" all the way up from Florida to play a couple of hymns and amaze her audience with her dexterity and musical abilities.
Then to bring a very wonderful evening to a grand conclusion, the people once again were privileged to hear Pastor Gerald Safstrom bring words of challenge and encouragement from God's precious word. Folks lingered a long time afterwards savoring the moments shared with family and friends and continued to savor and sample some of the goodies still remaining from another grand Harvest Dinner.
A hearty "Thank You" goes out to all who made the dinner such a great success and to all who came. God bless you!
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