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Barry Hall Receives Silver Beaver Award
Local Post Office Recognizes Firemen
Three Locals Receive PENNDOT Promotions
Rep. Pickett Has Perfect Attendance
County Dairy Princess Visits Farm Show
"Welcome" New Members!

Barry Hall Receives Silver Beaver Award

Barry Hall, Skipper of Sea Scout Ship 90, New Milford, PA was one of eight Scouters to receive the highest honor that Baden-Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America can give, the Silver Beaver Award. Barry was presented this prestigious award at the council recognition dinner, held recently at St. John’s Ukrainian Memorial Hall in Johnson City, NY.

Skipper Barry Hall (pictured with his Silver Beaver Award) is a 27 1/2 year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America, having served as a Cub Scout in Pack 90, Boy Scout in Troop 90 and a Sea Scout in Ship 90 where he earned the highest rank in Sea Scouting of Quartermaster, the Silver Anchor and Sea Scout of the Year for most active and dedicated service. He served four years in the US Coast Guard as a Yeoman and Bugler. He served for ten years as First Mate for Ship 90, before taking over the duties of Skipper, in 1999. Served on staff for Seabadge Regional Sea Scout Training as well as staff for the Delaware Valley Regional Rendezvous and other regional Sea Scout training.

A lifelong member and currently a deacon of the First Baptist Church of New Milford, he has earned the Good Shepherd Adult Religious award for his outstanding work in the ministry and Sea Scouting. He serves his church as choir director, as well as music teacher for Faith Mountain Christian Academy in New Milford. He was also given the honor of acting as Choir Director for the opening ceremonies at the 2001 Harford Fair, which included six combined church choirs.

He also holds the Skipper’s Key, Sea Scouter’s Training Award, District Award of Merit, Venturing Advisor’s Award of Merit, BSA Lifeguard and the Honorable Order of the Monkey’s Fist for outstanding service to Sea Scouting on a local and area level.

Barry is on staff as a registered nurse at the Endless Mountains Health facility in Montrose and serves in the emergency room.

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Local Post Office Recognizes Firemen

The Susquehanna Fire Department was recently recognized for their service to the people of our community. Robin Hobbs, Postmaster of the Lanesboro Post Office, is shown presenting Fire Chief David Glidden with a framed poster of the Heroes 2001 postage stamp. The dedication of the men and women of the Susquehanna Fire Department is evident as we witness their teamwork and many selfless acts in response to our emergencies.

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Three Locals Receive PENNDOT Promotions

Dunmore - PENNDOT District 4-0 has announced three promotions at its Susquehanna Maintenance facility.

Alex Komar (pictured) of Forest City was recently appointed to the position of Tradesman Helper at PENNDOT’s Susquehanna Maintenance Facility in Montrose. Komar is responsible for ensuring the safety of PENNDOT vehicles that are assigned to Susquehanna County. Komar is a Forest City graduate who enjoys fishing and hunting during his free time.

Eugene Mitchell (pictured) of Montrose was recently promoted to Transportation Equipment Operator B at the PENNDOT Susquehanna Maintenance Facility. He is part of a PENNDOT crew that is responsible for overall winter maintenance, road shoulder work, pipe installation and pothole patching on state roads in Susquehanna County. He and his wife, Brenda, have two sons.

Tony J. Pickett (pictured) of Montrose was recently promoted to Transportation Equipment Operator A at the PENNDOT Susquehanna Maintenance Facility. He is part of a PENNDOT crew that maintains state roads as well as repairs drainage pipes. Pickett is an Elk Lake High School graduate and father of two sons, Adam and Nicholas.

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Rep. Pickett Has Perfect Attendance

Harrisburg – Rep. Tina Picket (R-110) has been recognized for perfect floor attendance during the 2001-02 session of the General Assembly.

House Majority Whip, Rep. Sam Smith (R-66), presented Pickett with a certificate noting her accomplishment.

Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110) accepts a certificate of appreciation for perfect attendance during House floor sessions from Rep. Sam Smith (R-66), the House majority whip.

"The first and foremost responsibility as a state representative is to be prepared to vote on behalf of the residents of the 110th District," Pickett said. "That is why I have made it a point to be at the Capitol in the House chamber and prepped on the legislative agenda every day the House sits in session."

In addition to voting on bills and resolutions that come before the House, Pickett serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Labor Relations, and Tourism and Recreational Development committees.

The second-term lawmaker also serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Recreation, and was recently named as a deputy whip for the 2003-04 legislative session by Smith.

"I’m very pleased that Rep. Pickett has agreed to serve in this position," Smith said. "She is a conscientious member who is well-respected by her colleagues. I have every confidence in her ability to fulfill this important responsibility within the caucus. I look forward to a productive legislative session and a good deal of interaction with Rep. Pickett and the other deputies."

Deputy whips have a variety of responsibilities on the House floor, such as assisting in member head counts or helping promote certain tough issues that face the Republican Caucus. They also keep Smith informed of problems that members may have or issues that might have an effect on the legislative agenda and on the Caucus as a whole.

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County Dairy Princess Visits Farm Show

Being the Dairy Princess has taken me all over the County and a few weeks ago it took me to the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. When I arrived at the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotion Services (PDPPS) booth I was assigned to "Test Your Dairy Knowledge" where I asked all sorts of questions, anything from "When was the first milking machine used?" to "What kind of noise does a cow make?" It was so much fun to interact with all the people. I also got a few trivia questions right and I can proudly say that I now know the visual difference between a red and white Holstein and an Ayrshire.

Rosie the Talking Cow and Rebecca Place, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Rosie, the talking cow was part of the PDPPS exhibit and I got to work with her. Rosie always makes sure you know that milk is nature’s most perfect beverage and you need 3 to 4 servings of dairy products each day.

I went to the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC) booth and helped with the soccer and basketball activities. Participants had six chances to get three goals, which represented your three servings of dairy products you should have everyday. I also applied washable tattoos with the "three a day" logo.

When I wasn’t busy doing Dairy Princess things I was enjoying the Farm Show. I had a few minutes to visit with outgoing secretary of Agriculture, Sam Hayes. In the food court I found a milk shake stand where one of the best milk shakes I’ve ever had was being sold. I attended the Pennsylvania High School Rodeo Association event. I went back to the PDPPS booth to visit with the State Royalty and found Rachel Kilgore’s recipe pamphlet on dairy products.

If you didn’t make it to the Farm Show this year I would definitely recommend going in the years to come; it’s an educational experience and a great time for all ages!

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"Welcome" New Members!

The Susquehanna County Literacy Program would like to welcome their 2003 Board Members (from left to right): John Blachek-Chairperson, Shirley Kelly-Treasurer, Carla Whitney-Secretary, Joseph Zuber-Vice Chairperson.

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