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Senior Menu
Notice To SCHS Class Of 1981
Agency On Aging Sets Community Forum
Cow Management Program Scheduled
County Dairy Day!
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Attention Pie Bakers!
Winter Play Funds Summer Camp!
Wyalusing Watershed Association Meeting


February 6 - 8

MARRIAGE BUILDING weekend, February 6 through 8 at the Montrose Bible Conference, featuring Pastor Dan Young and musicians Bert and Marian Britt. For info or reservations, call 278–1001.

February 7

COUPLES’ DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, February 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Musicians will be Bert and Marian Britt. For info or reservations, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278–1001.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, February 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, February 7, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.

February 9

JUNIOR SABERS monthly meeting, Monday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna High School cafeteria. Coaching letters will be accepted until March. All are welcome.

February 10

FINANCIAL AID Information Night, Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge High School auditorium. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend (parents of underclassmen welcome). Presented by PHEAA Regional Manager Donald Shade.

February 11

VALENTINE’S DAY story hour, Wednesday, February 11, 10 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library. Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 welcome. Register by February 9.

February 14

VALENTINE’S DAY dinner dance, Saturday, February 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Starrucca House. Music by Brother John. For ticket info or reservations call 853–4634. Proceeds benefit St. John’s Church improvements. All are welcome.

February 15

PIZZA & WING SALE, Sunday, February 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Eat in and watch the Daytona 500 on a big screen TV, or take out, call 727–2651 or 727–2431 to order early.

February 19

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m. at the museum under the water tower in Susquehanna. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu February 9 - 13

Monday, February 9: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.

Tuesday, February 10: brown bag day; stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, February 11: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, February 12: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears. Lenoxville Center, Thanksgiving dinner.

Friday, February 13: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.

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Notice To SCHS Class Of 1981

An open meeting to anyone who graduated in Susquehanna Community High School's Class of 1981. The basis of this meeting is to form and create a 25th class reunion committee. Local and non local former alumni are more than welcomed to attend. Hoping to see many familiar faces at P.J. O'Hare's Authentic Irish Pub (formerly Briar's Inn), Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, February 28,at 7:00 p.m. For questions, suggestions and feedback, please contact: AnnMarie Clarke - (315)-685-4830 / or Kelly Lee - (570)-853-2098 /

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Agency On Aging Sets Community Forum

The Area Agency on Aging for the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will conduct a community forum meeting on the agency’s Four Year Plan on February 4, 2004 at the Downstairs Conference Room, County Office Building, Montrose, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The purpose of the community forum meeting is to inform the public of the results gathered from the Community Needs Assessment Survey, review of program initiatives and gathering feedback from participants on local community needs.

The major objective of the Four Year Plan is to help the Area Agency on Aging produce quality planning that will enable it to meet the goals set forth in the Older Americans Act. The plan will also assist the AAA to provide comprehensive services to older residents and facilitate long-range, need driven planning.

Questions regarding the AAA’s Four Year Plan for 2004-2008 may be directed to Peter Lupkowski or Marlea Hoyt at (570) 265–6121 or 1–800–982–4346 (toll-free).

The public is invited to attend.

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Cow Management Program Scheduled

Dr. Armfelt, Technical Support Veterinarian for Monsanto Dairy Business will give a program titled, "The Dry Period, is 60 Days Essential?" Come see the science behind a shorter dry period, as well as the management considerations, and the economics.

Dr. Frank Janicki, Ph.D. Nutrition Consultant for Purina Mills, LLC will present, "Management and Nutrition of Transition Cows."

Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension and Select Sire Power will be teaming with Monsanto Dairy Business and Purina Mills, LLC in hosting the seminar on Wednesday February 18, at the County Office Building in Montrose, with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., presentations and questions answered from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

RSVP, by February 11, to the Extension Office at 278-1158 if you plan to attend.

For more info call Owen Bewley, at (570) 756-3418.

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County Dairy Day!

Join for the 15th annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day, March 5 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, delicious roast beef/baked fish/macaroni and cheese 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; please 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!

Regional Extension Director Mike McDavid is pictured with the 2003 Dairy Promotion Committee.

Speakers this year will be:

– Hal Needham, Penn State GIS analyst, will be showing how use of the internet will help geographically find your farm and your commodities. He can assist you with getting your farm on the map. Check out the AgMap program at

– Dave Messersmith is the Agronomy Extension Agent from Wayne County. He will be speaking on a variety of agronomy/ag topics. Dave’s morning presentation will cover learning to use the PSU Pesticide Education website and new herbicides for 2004 , and his afternoon session, Pesticide Jeopardy and Managing Corn Insects with New Bt Hybrids. Pesticide points available!

– Debra A. Bryant, Farm and Family Financial Management from Wayne County will discuss Planning Your Retirement. Whether you are looking forward to retirement or putting off thoughts of "being out to pasture", this session will help you think about several issues that should be considered before you retire.

Several health screenings and the very popular Farm Safety Demonstration with Connie Teel will be taking place throughout the entire day.

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. Come join in the fun!

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in February, to give Susquehanna County residents a chance to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.

"Constituents are invited to stop by and discuss any problems or questions they might have about state issues or state programs," Madigan said.

The senator said on Friday, February 13, a staff member will be available to speak with constituents from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Offices Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose.

They are then available to meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Bend/Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead.

No appointment is necessary.

The senator added that constituents who are unable to attend but would like to speak with him or a staff member should feel free to call either of his district offices, located at One Progress Plaza, Suite 13, Towanda, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322–6457, or 1–800–443–5772.

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Attention Pie Bakers!

Abbey Puzo shows her strawberry pie.

Guidelines for the 2004 Dairy Day Pie Contest are as follows: submit one pie per participant; pies should be baked in a 9-inch aluminum pie plate; pies need to be entered at the registration table by 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 5 and will be assigned a number so that the judges will not know who the pie baker is; the top three adult participants will each receive an engraved pie tin and the top two youth will also receive an engraved pie tin; all pies will be auctioned off at 2 p.m. and the proceeds will benefit the 4-H Dairy Program and the Dairy Promotion Program in Susquehanna County; pre-registration is required! Call Cooperative Extension at 570-278-1158; anyone is eligible to enter the pie contest; only the first 30 pies will be accepted; it is recommended that you bake a pie that doesn’t need to be refrigerated due to limited space in the cooler.

Good Luck Baking!

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Winter Play Funds Summer Camp!

Every summer for several years now, Endless Mountains Theatre Company has offered local kids and teens a unique opportunity to get their feet wet in the dramatic arts. And when this summer (finally) rolls around, the Ed Lonzinski Middle/High School Theatre Camp will once again invite young people to learn about all aspects of theatre from EMTC's hand-picked team of gifted instructors.

How does a great program like Ed Camp happen? It takes talent. It takes dedication. It takes organization. And, it takes funding. This year, EMTC has come up with an inspired approach to the funding question: a winter play whose ticket revenues will help make Ed Camp 2004 come to life!

"It's great when one terrific event can serve as a fundraiser for another terrific event," says EMTC Chair Bob DeLuca. "We're proud to be presenting the hit comedy-drama Steel Magnolias at two locations this winter, and we're especially proud that this classic show is going to translate into another top-notch Ed Camp season." DeLuca, who has led the all-volunteer theatre company into an increasing assortment of community-enriching activities since assuming the organization's chairperson post in 2001, believes that staging a major winter play is an important step for what was once just a summer-theatre group.

Steel Magnolias, playwright Robert Harling's funny and poignant study of the charm and idiosyncracies of Southern womanhood, will be directed by Tim Hutchins, whose EMTC directorial debut brought us the uproarious Figments last year. The play will be performed as dinner-theatre, at the Mountain View Restaurant in Clifford, on February 27 and 28; reservations required – call (570) 879-2872 now! It will then be performed at Blue Ridge High School in New Milford the following weekend, March 5 and 6.

Come see another first-class production by your community theatre group, and let your evening of entertainment build an important summer opportunity for our kids!

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Wyalusing Watershed Association Meeting

Everyone lives in a watershed. The Wyalusing Creek Watershed Community includes Montrose, Friendsville, LeRaysville, Herrick, Lawton and Camptown as well as its final point, Wyalusing itself. Come and find out more about watersheds, what is up and downstream from you, as well as the wildlife and recreational opportunities the creek supports.

The Wyalusing Creek Watershed Association invites you to its first public meeting on Saturday, February 28 at the Rush Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Outdoor Writer Carl W. McCardell will be the featured speaker and other experts such as Bryan Bendock, Waterways Conservation Officer from Montrose will be on hand to answer questions and take ideas for keeping the watershed healthy and productive. Refreshments will be served.

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