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Attend Day On A Dairy Farm
Over 700 people attended the Day on a Dairy Farm event at Mark and Cindy Tompkins Evergreen Lane Farm. Tours were given to the visitors of the dairy facility by the county dairy royalty. People were told how milk gets from the farm to their dinner table and about cows, heifers and calves and what they eat at these different ages. After the tours the tour guides told their group about the 3-A-Day program. 3-A-Day is the new dairy slogan that reminds everyone to have at least 3 servings of dairy a day; milk, cheese or yogurt.
Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Shana Mack, Dairy Ambassadors, Abbey Puzo and Alyssa Sprout stand in front of Evergreen Lane milk house ready for their next tour through the dairy facility.
4-H Pumpkin Roundup took place at Evergreen Lane Farm in conjunction with our Day on a Dairy Farm event. We had beautiful pumpkins to view. A petting zoo was available for the children and adults. Horse and tractor drawn hay rides took place and were very popular. Another big success was the kiddy tractor pull for children. Nearly one hundred children ages 4 through 11 peddled the kiddy tractor pull event, provided by Doug Puzo. Thanks, Dad!
Children enjoy the twin red and white Holstein heifer calves at the Day on a Dairy Farm petting zoo.
An event like this is made possible by the cooperation of many people and donations from businesses and individuals. The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Committee and Dairy Royalty would like to thank all area 4-H supporters for their contributions of time and services.
For the seventh straight year, Peoples National Bank has made a donation to Interfaith Friends and Susquehanna County Interfaith in an effort to help the less fortunate in the area. With the $2,714.00 donation from PNB this year, the folks at Interfaith Friends in Wyoming County and Susquehanna County Interfaith will be able to do so much extra for so many in need.
Pictured (l-r) are: Deborah Courville from Interfaith , Don Adams PNB Vice President and Northern Regional Commercial Services Officer and Nancy Aiello from Susquehanna Co. InterfaithDeborah Courville, the executive director at the Wyoming County chapter said of the donation, "This year it will help us pay for the food we distribute in the Autumn and at Christmas." Both counties will benefit from the donation. Brenda Loubet, executive director of Susquehanna County Interfaith said the timing of the donation was terrific. "State funding helps us but with the budget passing on hold we are happy to have the check from Peoples now."
Susquehanna Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer Steve Fredrick and Sparky (pictured together), recently taught children from Susquehanna Community School kindergarten, first and second grades and the story hour class from the Susquehanna County Library about Fire Prevention. The class was invited to the fire station where they got to meet "Sparky." Sparky is a symbol of fire safety promoted by the National Fire Prevention Association along with local fire departments. Fire fighter Fredrick conducted a program designed to teach fire safety and evacuation from a burning building. With assistance from fire fighters Pat McGuane and Damion Scales the children were shown several different pieces of fire fighting equipment and all the fire trucks, including a demonstration on how to squirt water from a hose. This program is an annual event put on by the fire department. This years introduction of a life size Sparky was a big hit with all the children, as well as the adults in attendance.
Hi! Its me again, Prince! Let me tell you a little more about me. Im a one-year old Great Dane mix, but, since Im a mix, Im not as big as a Great Dane but I look just as handsome. Im housebroken, good with cats and kids but I need to be the only dog. I would make such a great companion for a young, active family or person who would love to run and play with me. Please come see me!
Hi! Im King, a beautiful two-year old male chocolate Labrador Retriever. Im also housebroken and good with cats, kids and even other dogs. Wont you give me a chance to be your best buddy? Ill be waiting for you.
Find your perfect pet at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter in Montrose, (570) 2781228.
November Is National Diabetes Month
Diabetes is a serious disease. It cannot be cured, but careful control of blood sugar can prevent or delay the complications of the disease. In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness month, the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program in conjunction with Endless Mountains Health Care System is offering a Diabetes Awareness program and free glucose test at Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County.
If you have diabetes, your body cannot properly convert foods into the energy needed for daily activity. Our bodies change the foods we eat into a form of sugar called glucose. Glucose travels through the bloodstream to "fuel" or feed our cells. Sometimes it is stored in the liver for future use. Insulin is a hormone that is made in the pancreas and helps cells take in the amount of glucose they need. People with diabetes do not make or properly use insulin. As a result, glucose builds up in their blood and causes many symptoms of diabetes such as feeling tired, losing weight, feeling hungry or thirsty, urinating frequently or having vision problems. In time, blood glucose that is not well-controlled causes serious damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart.
Some people with diabetes feel "run down" or have symptoms that may go unrecognized. Others have symptoms such as feeling thirsty, urinating frequently, losing weight, feeling tired, having blurred vision, getting skin infections, and having slow healing cuts and bruises. These problems should be reported to your health care provider right away.
Dr. Bordeaux of Endless Mountains Health System will present information on this topic at the following locations: Great Bend Senior Center, November 10, 12:30 p.m.; Forest City Senior Center, November 12, 12:30 p.m.; Lenoxville Senior Center, November 13, 12:00 p.m.; Susquehanna Senior Center; November 17, 12:15 p.m.; Montrose Senior Center, November 18, 12:00 p.m.; Lawton Senior Center, November 24, 12:00 p.m.
Reservations for the program are not necessary, but if you would also like to eat lunch at the Senior Center, please make a meal reservation with the center manager at least one day in advance.
Reading Gives Them A Head Start!
Parents, do you have pre-school kids, or kids up to third grade? You need to read to your children! Dont wait for them to start school. Give them a head start at home. If you make reading a fun activity at home, your children will be better prepared for the school work ahead.
You know how important reading is to your childs school success. Assistance is available with instruction, resources, and ideas that will help you be your childs first and most important teacher. You play a vital role in confidence-building and reading enrichment for your children, so call the Family Community Center today at 465-2880 or 278-9027. Become a part of the community of learners!
Ridge Senior Center Update
September, 2002 at the Blue Ridge Senior Center. We tried to pretend it was still summer and had a chicken Bar-B-Que. We had delicious chicken prepared for us by Rob's Market, also a variety of covered dishes, such as potato, macaroni and pasta salads, stuffed eggs, baked beans, jello molds, and so much more. This was followed by peach cobbler and cherry cheese cake. Could one ask for anything more? It was delicious and enjoyed by all, after which we played "Dirty Bingo," a real fun day.
Mary Jayne Westbrook was with us and spoke on "joints"; in fact 51 ways to be good to your joints. An interesting subject.
During the month we played dominoes, cards, did our exercises, had a couple trivia quizzes, our monthly council meeting and enjoyed good conversation and made new friends. There also was a Chinese auction, which is also a lot of fun.
Only one birthday this month, and it was Marion Smith; "Happy Birthday" to you!
I have been saving the best for last, we had another "Mystery" trip. David Hughes drove fourteen of us west. Our first stop was at Shamrock Barn at Red Oak Farm just outside of Thompson. Then lunch at Hobb's Coffee Shop in the heart of Thompson, after this we walked to the "Shoppe on Willow." The proprietor (don't know his name) gifted each of us with a box of cookies. We really had a wonderful time amongst all the items in the store and in the barn and on the lawn.
From there we went to Jackson and to the Olde Church Emporium. Another delightful stop, again, much to see.
Our next to the last stop was Aged Gracefully, an antique and gift shop between Jackson and Lakeside. We also enjoyed this different little shop. Then on to New Milford where some of us took pleasure in some form of ice cream at Randall's. This was the last stop of the day and it was home, but not before David informed us that he is working on another outing for us. Can hardly wait.
So this ends September and on to October, the tenth month of our calendar year. See you at the center.
Hoofs in Clover 4-H Club
In the 4-H Horse Club for Hoofs in Clover we were allowed to use a window in the Elk Lake School. The reason we used the window was because we had to do a project display for 4-H work. We included posters, model horses and interesting facts about horses. We also included our books that we have for 4-H.
Lately, we have been working on our books. The one book weve been working on is called Horsing Around. It is an interesting book about horses and horse facts. It tells about safety rules, paying bills and breeds of different horses. It shows some saddling tips, brushing, and how to choose the right tack.
News Reporter: Alissa Petty
Susky Fire Dept. 150 Club Winners
9/6: Joe Adornato, Diane and George Wilcox, Viola Ficarro.
9/13: Jean Hall, Buster Schell, Sandy Battisti.
9/20: Lauri Frye, Michelle Taylor, Joe Schneider.
9/27: Judy McGuane, Dick Hennessey, Debbie Frye.
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