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Senior Menu
Dairy Day At Elk Lake School
Sally Iveson Gets Boy Scouts Selection
Story Hour At Susky Library
SCDED Plans Welcome Back Downtown
Parents Get Involved In Weekly Meets
Sumo Coming To Blue Ridge


March 6

BUS TRIP to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Thursday, March 6, leaving at 6:30 a.m. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278-1001.

BRIDGES to PRACTICE TEACHING Strategy Workshop, March 6 and 13 at the New Milford Family Community Center, 5:30 p.m. No cost. For info or to register, call 278-9027 or 465-2880.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, March 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee. Free. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

March 8

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, March 8, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

RECYCLING DRIVE, Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the Montrose United Methodist Church upper parking lot. Proceeds benefit Montrose Spanish Club. All are welcome to bring aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles.

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING workshop, Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Visitors Center, Honesdale. For info or to register (required) call 253-5970, ext. 239.

March 9

ST. PATRICK’S DINNER, Sunday, March 9, 12 noon to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Apostle Hall, Little Meadows. Preschool children free (with adult). All are welcome.

RITE OF ELECTION ceremony, Sunday, March 9, 3:30 p.m. in the Byron Complex, University of Scranton. Adults and children will public declare their desire to join the Roman Catholic Church. All are welcome.

March 10

JUNIOR SABER monthly meeting, Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Susquehanna. All are welcome.

March 11

HEAVY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTOR’S WORKSHOP, Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m. at Montrose Bible Conference. Registration required, call 278-4600, ext. 280.

STORY HOUR for children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age, beginning Tuesday, March 11, 10 a.m. through April 15. For info, call the Susquehanna Branch Library, 853-4106.

March 12

BIG BUCKS BINGO and pizza party, Wednesday, March 12, 6 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Prizes, free books, refreshments. For info, call the Literacy office, 278-9027 or 465-2880.

March 13

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, March 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Theater. Spontaneous live comedy presented by Endless Mts. Theatre Co. and Montrose Restoration Committee. Free. Call 278-3352 for info. All are welcome.

March 15

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

IRISH TEA, Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rush Fire Co., Lawton. Lunch, entertainment, demonstrations, more. For info, call the Stitch in Time Quilt Guild, 934-2535. All are welcome.

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Saturday, March 15, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Fire Hall, Montrose. Proceeds benefit United Fire Co. All are welcome.

March 16

SPRING DINNER, Sunday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. Children under 6 free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

March 18

LADIES BREAKFAST, Tuesday, March 18, 9 a.m. at Montrose Bible Conference, Dreyer Lodge Tea Room. For registration (required) or info, call 278-1001.

MARTINS CREEK Watershed Association meeting, Tuesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Hop Bottom. For info, call 278-4600, ext. 289. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu March 10-14

Monday, March 10: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, March 11: brown bag day; Italian sausage, baked beans, hoagie roll, pound cake/angel food cake.

Wednesday, March 12: cheese Caesar chicken, rice pilaf, stir fry vegetables, wheat bread, peaches.

Thursday, March 13: seasoned pork chop, sauerkraut, mashed potato, V-8 juice, cherry pie/peaches.

Friday, March 14: baked white fish, rice pilaf, tomato and zucchini, orange cranberry muffin, apricots.

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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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Sally Iveson Gets Boy Scouts Selection

Baden-Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America have selected Sally Iveson, of Susquehanna to receive the 2003 Distinguished Citizen’s Award. Sally is executive director of Barnes Kasson Hospital and has spent 33 years working with its employees and staff to bring medical services needed in a rural area.

The dinner honoring Sally will be held on Saturday, March 22, at the Starrucca House in Susquehanna. A Silent Auction will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to dinner. Call 570 879-2175 ext. 217 and Lori Moore will be happy to take your reservations. Tickets will also be available at both Pennstar Bank and Peoples National Bank in Susquehanna. Tables of ten will be available as well as open seating. All proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of America. Deadline for reservations is March 12.

The honoree lives at 308 Laurel Street, Susquehanna with her husband of 32 years, William. Sally and Bill are the proud parents of three sons, William, Jr., Michael Clark and Robert Cook and one daughter, Sara Francis. Just ask these four children and they will tell you there is another child named Barnes Kasson which takes up most of their mother’s time. Sally’s extended family includes Bill Jr.’s wife, Mary and their two daughters, Victoria and Amanda, Michael’s wife, Kelly and their daughters, Kyleigh and Bridget.

Sally graduated from Susquehanna High School, Keystone Junior College and Marywood College. She completed her education in 1980 with work in Community and Health Care Services at Empire State College, Division of State University of New York. The areas covered by her education are accounting, economics, personnel management, as well as marketing and management organization. Sally’s expertise and caring hand is evident in all departments at the hospital. She is truly a hands on administrator. According to Sally, her greatest strength is her husband, Bill. "If not for him I would not have been able to accomplish my goals," she said.

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Story Hour At Susky Library

The Susquehanna Branch Library will be hosting a story hour, for children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age, on Tuesday mornings, from 10-11 a.m., commencing March 11 through April 15.

Parents must posses a library card to register their child. Class size is limited. Registration begins immediately at the library. Activities will include stories, fingerplays and a craft.

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SCDED Plans Welcome Back Downtown

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development invites the county’s business community, municipal officials and non-profit organizations to attend a Welcome Back Downtown seminar on March 26, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Peoples National Bank Administrative Office, 50 Main Street, Hallstead.

"We want to provide you with the tools and information you need to revitalize your downtown area," says Justin Taylor, director of the Department of Economic Development. Taylor adds that a downtown community in Susquehanna County includes not only the county’s thirteen organized boroughs but the county’s villages as well. "Areas such as Harford, Springville, and Clifford add a great deal of character to the county landscape and we’d like to be able to assist these communities as well," Taylor said.

Welcome Back Downtown is a seminar designed by the Center for Rural PA and the PA Downtown Center to address the special needs of small, rural communities. The seminar will create an awareness of the need for partnerships among community members to revitalize their downtown areas to provide for economic development and quality of life. The seminar will also provide tools and strategies as outlined in Welcome Back Downtown: A Guide to Revitalizing Pennsylvania’s Small Downtowns, published by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Some of these tools include: developing a long term plan and financial backing, and creating commitments among partners. Types of community assessments are also explained, along with ideas for local business development, including recruitment of new businesses, tourism development and promotion techniques.

There is no fee for this seminar but the department does request those planning to attend to register by contacting the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development at (570) 278-4600, ext. 558, or email

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Parents Get Involved In Weekly Meets

"Parent to Parent" kicked off in Great Bend on Tuesday evening. This eight-week series of video-based programs encourages parents to be proactive in helping adolescents deal with issues of sex, drugs and personal values.

Since raising kids isn’t as easy as it used to be, schools and community organizations are supporting programs such as "Parent to Parent" to offer help to all parents.

"Parents need all the encouragement and support they can get," says Roselyn Hibbard, TREHAB D&A Prevention Supervisor, "and the Parent to Parent program is a very informal, laid back, program that could just be the difference between a family succeeding or not in their attempt to have a healthy and safe life style."

Hibbard facilitates the "Parent to Parent" program, which is open to the public and from now through April 15 will be presented each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Page House in Great Bend.

The topic for March 4 is "Put Yourself in the Way" and will show parents how they can recognize attitudes and identify basic means of prevention. Every session offers useful information and a topic may build on ideas presented in earlier sessions. But, says Hibbard, a parent need not attend every session to find it "extremely worthwhile".

For more information about the "Parent to Parent" program, Roselyn Hibbard can be contacted at the TREHAB Center in Montrose, at 278-5229, or visit the Page House in Great Bend on Tuesday evenings through April 15.

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Sumo Coming To Blue Ridge

On March 29, the Susquehanna County Literacy Program will hold a Sumo Wrestling fund-raiser at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"Sumo wrestling" suits will be provided for a team of two participants (ninth grade - adult). Each team will register, either in advance or participants can register the night of the fund-raiser for a small fee. If you would like to register to participate in this fun-filled event, please call (570) 278-9027.

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