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My name is Karin Mowry, a Susquehanna County Dairy Maid. I recently did a picture presentation for the five sixth grade classes at the Elk Lake School. I told about what a farmers day is like and also how the milk gets from the cow to the consumer.
Class members heard about the importance of getting three servings of milk, cheese or yogurt a day to have a healthy body. The children enjoyed making shaker pudding.
Susquehanna County Dairy Maid Karin Mowry and Mrs. Engle sixth grade teacher at the Elk Lake School both love dairy farming.
Mrs. Engle, one of the sixth grade teachers made the arrangements for me to do my presentation to all the classes. Mrs. Engle is a great teacher. She is also a life-long dairy farmer. She was raised on a farm owned by her parents. The farm has been in the family since 1820. Her brother and his wife own and operate the farm now. The rest of the family helps when possible. During the summer Mrs. Engle helps with the haying. She loves dairy farming and her roots are very deep. Mrs. Engles children are the seventh generation to be raised on the farm.
I appreciate Mrs. Engle helping to make my day with the sixth graders be such a success.
In a resolution passed last Wednesday at the Commissioners meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners officially designated March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and March 31, 2004 as "C.A.S.U.A.L. Day" in Susquehanna County in honor of Helen Phillips, who fought a courageous battle against colon cancer and died in the summer of 2002.
Pictured (l-r) are: Commissioner MaryAnn Warren; Commissioner Roberta Kelly (Chair); Harry Phillips, C.A.S.U.A.L. committee; Commissioner Jeffrey Loomis.
The resolution encourages all citizens of the County to recognize and support this effort, and other efforts of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.
C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) is a program to raise awareness about colon cancer in Northeast Pennsylvania and the importance of screening and early detection, as well as to raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Institute.
The Susquehanna County Conservation District hosted its annual contractors workshop, March 23 at the Montrose Bible conference. Breakfast was served buffet style to over 70 contractors and vendors. Following breakfast a workshop was held in the main conference room where twelve vendors displayed their wares and programs. Jim Garner, Program Specialist 1 for the District, who was the Master of Ceremonies, smoothly executed the workshop.
Attendees at the workshop enjoyed the breakfast.
Mark Santayana from PA One Call was the first speaker talking about safety procedures to follow when working around utilities or whenever a contractor intends to dig.
Next Jim Garner discussed ten steps to follow before and during major earth disturbances.
Two representatives from DEP were on hand to inform and take questions about solid waste.
Bryan Bendock from the PA Fish and Boat commission explained the best management practices when working in or near PA streams, or whenever a contractor intends to dig.
Phil Dux, Manager of Field Operations PA Dirt and Gravel Road Program, gave an informative talk on dirt and gravel roads in our county, how to get state funding, and driving on a surface aggregate which will not break down like conventional aggregates.
After a break to visit with each other and vendors, the District invited five representatives from DEP and Army Corps of Engineers for a Q&A session on ponds and wetlands.
The workshop concluded with many door prizes graciously donated by vendors.
At a recent dinner/dance held by the HallsteadGreat Bend American Legion (March 15) the above past governors (pictured l-r) were honored by the Post: front Walter Woolbaugh, the Posts first commander (1946), Art Carman, James Soller, John McCarthy; back Rich Rood (present Commander), Mike Welch, George Dutcher, Terry Rafferty.
"I knew you wouldnt forget us," said Loretta Fisher, the activities coordinator at the Skilled Nursing Facility ("SNF") in Susquehanna. Fisher recently welcomed parishioners of Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna and St. Marks Episcopal Church, New Milford to the SNF unit. Previously, she had told the local Episcopalians of her ideas for combating long-term memory loss among the 58 residents of SNF. In response, church members brought six "sensitivity kits" to the residents as a gift on March 20th. Each kit is a wooden box containing a collection of items related to a theme. SNF residents, many of whom suffer from memory loss, will have the opportunity to explore the contents of each kit during visits with family members, SNF staff , and volunteers. Use of the kits helps slow down the loss of long-term memory, some studies suggest.
Pictured (l-r) are: Mary Wilder, Christ Church parishioner; Loretta Fisher, SNF activities coordinator; Louise Bagnall, Christ Church parishioner; Ruth Rumage, a resident at SNF.
"Putting these kits together was true joy," Mary Wilder of Christ Church told Fisher, "and we hope that families of SNF residents will use them." Louise Bagnall of Christ Church showed Fisher how the exterior of each kit was decorated with decoupage and fabric to illustrate the various themes of baking, sewing, fishing/hunting, woodworking, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. Bagnall, an award-winning gardener, hopes that residents of SNF with gardening interests will enjoy the two garden kits that she prepared. One SNF resident marveled at the sewing kit that has a stained exterior, a padded lid, and a fabric-lined exterior. Her descriptions of sewing baby clothes prompted Bagnall to begin planning a kit related to baby care. Following discussions with SNF residents, local Episcopalians will prepare kits related to themes rooted in the history of Susquehanna County, including railroading and dairy farming.
Organizations seeking quality presenters on personal and business financial topics are invited to contact the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. President and CEO Joseph Burke, Vice Chairman of the Board Earle Wootton, and Director Thomas Chamberlain will be available by appointment to address your group. Following is a partial list of subjects speakers can customize for your group: How to develop a scholarship program; Establishing a memorial fund; Tools for giving; Establishing family funds; Tax credit programs for business; Alternative funding sources; Donating real estate; Funds how they work; Delivering programs which improve the community; How philanthropy builds the county.
The Community Foundation of Susquehanna County Board of Directors (l-r) are: Thomas Chamberlain, Betty Kwader, James May, Vice Chairman William Lewis, President and CEO Joespeh Burke, Chairman Earle Wootton.
Professional and service organizations, school districts, non-profits, worker unions, alumni, senior and retired persons groups could benefit from customized, half hour to one hour presentation and question and answer sessions with these speakers.
Speakers Bureau presentations are a free service - one more way the Community Foundation is providing leadership to encourage philanthropy and help your dreams come true. To schedule a Community Foundation speaker and discuss your groups particular area of interest contact Joseph Burke at 570-278-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although real winter weather set in on Tuesday, March 16, and continued on St. Pats Day, it did not deter the residents of Turnpike Terrace and their guests to honor St. Pat. Guests and members were treated to a delicious ham and cabbage dinner, while Maestro Terry Rockwell entertained with soothing dinner music.
In addition to the dinner tables being decorated with beautiful shamrock trees, delicious food bits were served by a group of young ladies, all clad in green.
Turnpike Terrace "Elves" "All Irish For the Night" serving the guests during the evening (l-r) were: seated Jackie Penn, Marsha Testa, Shelby Carpenter; standing Marion Glover, Betty Powers, Kay Pacifici, Phyllis Oropallo.
Yes, the weather, was not the best, but the tenants and their guests enjoyed an evening of music and at the end all joined in the singing of God Bless America. One lady, a tenant, remarked, "I look forward to this day every year and I just love the music by Terry."
Evidently the entire group was enjoying themselves (and the dancers) with most of them staying until the end.
(Personal note: its a nice thing the Terrace staff does to entertain their tenants and guests. Not only on special days does the staff have a party, but also on many days and nights throughout the year tenants and guests are entertained. It may not be home, but its the next best thing to it.)
Richard and Margaret Walworth, Hallstead, PA announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Marie Walworth, to Christopher Michael Beeman, Brooklyn, PA. The future bridegroom is the son of William and Virginia Beeman, Brooklyn.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is employed by Anatomical Justice in Nazareth, PA.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Mountain View High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Richmond. He is employed as a Sales Representative for the Mulligan Printing Corporation, Tunkhannock, PA.
An October 9, 2004 wedding is planned.
Poultry Club Forms
The Endless Mountains Poultry Association was recently formed at a meeting of poultry fanciers and 4-H leaders in New Milford, PA. The following officers and directors for 2004 were elected: President David Stiles (Hallstead, PA); First Vice President Rev. Roland Romig (Sayre, PA); Second Vice President Tom Lipiec (West Edmeston, NY); Secretary/Treasurer S. Robert Powell (Carbondale, PA); Directors Bob Simons (Harford, PA), Harold Alesky (New Milford, PA); Youth Coordinators Beth Page (Susquehanna, PA), Jessica Sartell (Thompson, PA).
On April 10, EMPA will host a poultry auction on the Harford Fairgrounds and on June 12, an APA and ABA sanctioned poultry show at the same location. For more information on the club and membership details, contact S. Robert Powell, RR 1 Box 40, Carbondale, PA 18407-9706 or e-mail email@example.com.
The New Milford Family Community Center held a St. Patricks Day "Pizza Party PACT" on March 17. 11 families came out to the fun filled night. They listened to stories, made a leprechaun trap together, played "shamrock stomp" to some Irish tunes, did a "St. Patricks Day relay," and participated in a "gold coin hunt." All had a great time playing and learning together.
For more information or to find out when the next PACT will be, please call 465-2880.
Following is the list of the Susquehanna Fire Dept. February 150 Club winners.
Feb. 7: Gus Fabrizi, Grace Schell, Tom Lyden.
Feb. 14: Joe Cina, Ed Wilmot, Kelly Orr.
Feb. 21: Chad Haley, Dennis Fisk, Mag Stackowitz.
Feb. 28: Helen Towner, Pam Newberry, Bill Iveson.
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