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Senior Menu
Dairy Day At Elk Lake School
Have A Heart; Donate Blood
Pond Management Clinic Scheduled


February 13

PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION Skills for Small Business Leaders training, Thursday, February 13, 9 a.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. For registration info, call 829-7232.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, spontaneous live comedy presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, Thursday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. All are welcome.

February 14

MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS, Friday, February 14, 10 a.m. at the N. Wayne Community Library. Children ages 0-5 welcome. Call 798-2444 for info.

VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT, Friday, February 14, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. All are welcome.

February 15

ST. VALENTINE’S BALL, Saturday, February 15, at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna. For ticket info, call Buddy Brown, 853-4544. Sponsored by St. John’s Men’s Club.

LINCOLN DAY DINNER, Saturday, February 15, 1 p.m. at Mountain View High School. For info or reservations, contact Karla Aylesworth, 756-2406.

BRAIN BEE 2003, Saturday, February 15, at the University of Scranton’s annual Psychology Conference. Students grades 9-12 welcome to compete. Call 945-5623.

VALENTINE DANCE, Saturday, February 15, 8 p.m. at the VFW, Montrose. Proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Health System, Montrose. All are welcome.

RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. All are welcome to bring aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club.

WHEELS FOR CHRIST Chapter, Christian Motorcyclist Association meeting, Saturday, February 15, at The Basil Leaf, Montrose. Breakfast, 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. For info call 836-5030.

VALENTINE’S DANCE, Saturday, February 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. Games, refreshments. All are welcome.

February 16

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE breakfast, Sunday, February 16, at the Thompson Hose Co. Serving 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. All you can eat! All are welcome.

February 18

COOKING FOR CROWDS program, Tuesday, February 18, 6 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. For registration info, call the Penn State Cooperative Extension, 836-3196.

February 19

BIG BUCKS BINGO and pizza party, Wednesday, February 19, 6 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. For info, call the Literacy office, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

February 20

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m. at the museum under the water tower in Susquehanna. All are welcome.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee, Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Free. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

February 21

RESERVATION DEADLINE is February 21 for the NE Regional Christmas Tree Growers Meeting to be held March 1 in Hazleton. To register, call Penn State Cooperative Extension, 278-1158.

February 21-23

TEEN SNOW CAMP, February 21-23 at Camp Montrose. For info or to register, call Montrose Bible Conference, 278-1001.

February 22

RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. All are welcome to bring aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Spanish Club.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL supper and bake sale, Saturday, February 22, 4:30 p.m. to ?? at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

GAME OF LOGGING Level II, Saturday, February 22 at the Lloyd Pease farm, Jackson Township. For info or to register (required), call 278-1011, ext. 101.

February 23

BINGO, Sunday, February 23 at American Legion Post 357. Kitchen opens at 11 a.m., full menu bingo starts at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu February 17-21

Monday, February 17: Swedish meatballs in mushroom soup, noodles, French green beans, wheat bread, cherries.

Tuesday, February 18: beef stew, cranberry juice, biscuit, pineapple tidbits.

Wednesday, February 19: sliced turkey in gravy, mashed potato, spinach, dinner roll, peaches.

Thursday, February 20: stuffed pepper, apricot nectar, Italian bread, banana cream pie/banana.

Friday, February 21: macaroni and cheese, green beans, cran-grape juice, rye bread, tropical fruit.

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Dairy Day At Elk Lake School

The 14th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day will be held on March 7, at the Elk Lake High School. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:30 p.m. The day will be filled with educational presentations, commercial exhibits, door prizes, milk, ice cream, cheese, a pie contest, an auction and dinner.

This event is sponsored by Susquehanna County Penn State Cooperative Extension, farm supply dealers, marketing firms, and farm organizations. Pre-registration is required for dinner and the pie contest, call (570) 278-1158.

Educational programs will be held in classrooms across the hall and up the steps from the gymnasium. Participants will have the opportunity to register for door prizes in each of these educational programs.

Speakers this year will be:

Paul Knepley from the Department of Agriculture, speaking on Johne’s Disease. His morning presentation will describe what Johne’s Disease is, and his afternoon presentation will explain Johne’s Disease control programs that are available.

Dave Messersmith, Agronomy Extension Agent from Wayne County will be speaking on a variety of agronomy/ag topics. Dave’s morning presentation will cover bird control and reading pesticide labels, and his afternoon session will go over laws about spraying, pesticide record keeping and a review of herbicides. Pesticide points will be available.

American Red Cross will be presenting a morning program, "Your Heart Matters."

TREHAB Drug & Alcohol Prevention Team and Representatives will give you encouragement while presenting the program, "Quitting Smoking" during their afternoon session.

Several health screenings will be available through out the day as in past years. Also the very popular Farm Safety Demonstration will be taking place through out the entire day in a classroom as in previous years.

All dairy farmers 18 and older attending Dairy Day are eligible for the drawing of four DeWalt Power tools or four household appliances. This year there will be a grand prize drawing for dairy farmers at the conclusion of Dairy Day. Enter the drawing at the registration table when you enter the school. There will be a single door prize given away at the end of the day for people who have attended the Dairy Day and are not dairy farmers and are over the age of 18. Door prizes this year will be drawn through out the day. Those attending educational programs will have the opportunity to win door prizes also.

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Have A Heart; Donate Blood

The American Red Cross Blood Services New York - Penn Region is asking donors to "Have a Heart" and give blood on Valentine’s Day week. Local blood donors are needed to replenish supplies that were unable to be collected in January because of severe weather that relentlessly hit the region. As a result, more than 20 blood drives were canceled last month and 8,626 scheduled units of blood went uncollected. If current low donor-show rate levels continue, Red Cross officials project a shortfall in blood donations of up to 1,000 units during the first week of February.

The American Red Cross Blood Services, New York - Penn Region, which distributes more than 720,000 blood units to hospitals annually is asking blood donors of all blood types to give the ultimate gift of love this year by taking just one hour of time to give blood. The Red Cross is in need of all blood types, particularly type O-negative, the universal blood donor type.

Donors are encouraged to donate blood at a drive to be held Thursday, February 13, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Church St., Montrose.

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Pond Management Clinic Scheduled

Ponds can provide many recreational benefits to homeowners, but they have their share of problems, says a water resources specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences

"Some may develop leaks or fill with sediment," says Extension Associate Bryan Swistock. "The water may be muddy, or choked with weeds and algae. And sometimes, that big fish you hoped would be there for the kids to catch just doesn't materialize."

To address the basics of pond management, experts from Penn State, the PA Fish and Boat Commission and Mansfield University will offer a live satellite clinic from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on February 27. The program will be aired locally at the County Office Building in Montrose through Penn State Cooperative Extension, of Susquehanna County. The actual program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Swistock recommends that people who own a pond develop a management strategy depending on their goals.

"How you manage your pond depends on your goals," he explains. "People who want a pond for swimming, for instance, usually want a clean, sandy bottom without many weeds. But if you want a good fishery, you'll need some plants and structures."

During the program, the experts will offer tips and advice on common pond problems and proper management. Attendees will be able to ask questions by telephone and fax.

"The most frequent questions involve the control of aquatic plants and weeds," says Swistock, "so we'll spend time discussing how to identify and control nuisance plants and algae. We also get a lot of questions about fisheries, so we'll discuss the best kinds of fish to stock, the species to avoid and how to harvest to keep the populations balanced."

Other topics will include getting permits, general pond maintenance and testing water quality. Professional pesticide applicators can receive re-certification credits for attending the program. The clinic is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information on the satellite program or on pond management, contact the Susquehanna County office of Penn State Cooperative Extension at 278-1158.

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