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Senior Menu
60th Anniversary
Drug, Alcohol Abuse Among The Elderly
Court House Closing Notice
Sweetheart Contest At Jackson P. O.
Library Hobby Day/Auction Night Set
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches


April 8

CLAM CHOWDER sale, Manhattan and New England, Thursday, April 8 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. To order call 879–2907.

April 13

MAN to MAN Prostate Cancer Educational and Support Group meeting, Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital Lecture Hall, Binghamton. Speaker will be Dr. Amar Singh. All are welcome.

BLOOD DRIVE, Tuesday, April 13, noon to 6 p.m. at Triton Hose Co., Tunkhannock. All are welcome.

April 14

TOWN MEETING, Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Borough Building, hosted by the League of Women Voters. The county commissioners have been invited to participate. All are welcome.

April 15

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT Area Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. at the museum, under the water tower in Susquehanna. All are welcome.

April 16

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, April 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

PIZZA & WING SALE, Friday, April 16, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co., Water St., Thompson. To order early, call 727–2651 or on Friday call 727–2431.

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK with Bobby Arvon, Friday, April 16, 8:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

April 16 & 17

BIBLICAL COUNSELING seminar, April 16 and 17 at the Montrose Bible Conference, featuring Counselor Darrell Wireman. For ticket info or reservations, call 278–1001. All are welcome.

April 17

MT. VIEW SOCCER Registration, Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.

SHARE-A-CHAIR musical chairs fund-raiser, Saturday, April 17, at the Carbondale Area High School. Prizes, guest appearances, refreshments, children’s games. Doors open at noon. For info call 282–1732. Tickets available at the door.

BENEFIT for Norman (Bob) Stanton, Saturday, April 17, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, 206 Front St., Deposit, NY. Door prizes, Chinese auction, DJ, Karaoke, bake sale. For info call (607) 467–6102 or (607) 467–3245. All are welcome.

FISHERMAN’S BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 17, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Rush Social Hall, Lawton. Preschoolers free (with adult). All you can eat! Sponsored by the Rush Ladies Auxiliary. All are welcome.

FOREST MANAGEMENT and tree farm tour, Saturday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Frantz Fearnley property near Friendsville. For info, call Jim Kessler at 278–4600, ext. 270. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Takeouts only. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Elk Lake School. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK With Bobby Arvon, Saturday, April 17, 8:00 p.m. at the F. M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

April 18

MOSTLY OPERA of Scranton will host a lecture on Maria Callas, Sunday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. at Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Free. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Sunday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Lake Firemen’s Hall. Children 5 and under free (with adult). All are welcome.

BREAKFAST BUFFET, Sunday, April 18, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the United Fire Hall, Montrose. All you can eat! All are welcome.

April 20

LADIES NIGHT OUT, Tuesday, April 20 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a concert presented by Voices of Praise. For ticket info or reservations, call 278–1001. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu April 12 - 16

Monday, April 12: Swedish meatballs, noodles, spinach, V-8 juice, rye bread, pineapple tidbits.

Tuesday, April 13: brown bag day; breaded fish, stewed tomatoes, hamburg bun, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, April 14: Italian sausage with peppers and onions, cabbage salad, orange juice, hot dog bun, custard/diet vanilla pudding.

Thursday, April 15: roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, blueberry muffin, peach halves.

Friday, April 16: goulash, waxed beans, tossed salad, wheat bread, pear halves.

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60th Anniversary

The children of Bob and Miriam DeLuca (pictured) invite you to an open house in honor of their parents' 60th wedding anniversary and their 80th birthdays, April 17, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall, Fair Hill Road, Harford PA. Friendship is a cherished gift. Therefore, that is all you are asked to bring.

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Drug, Alcohol Abuse Among The Elderly

If an older person were ill or needed help, most people would do everything they could to help. But when that same older person shows signs of having a problem with alcohol or prescription drugs, it’s hard for most people to know what to do or say.

During April, Alcohol Awareness month, the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program will sponsor a program called Responsibility of Friendship: How to talk to an older person who has a problem with alcohol or medications. This program will be held in the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers, and will be presented by staff of TreHab’s Drug and Alcohol Education unit.

Alcoholism and the misuse of prescription drugs are becoming a life-threatening epidemic in older people. It is estimated that 70% of all hospitalized older persons have alcohol-related problems. Among older people there is reason for concern about mixing alcohol and drugs. Combining prescriptions with alcohol can be deadly at any age, and especially so among the older age groups.

This program will be held at the following Senior Community Centers: Susquehanna/Lanesboro – April 5, 12:30 p.m.; Lawton – April 19, 11:30 p.m.; Montrose – April 20, 1:30 p.m.; Lenoxville – April 22,10:30 a.m.

For more information contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346. Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Services through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 9, in observance of Good Friday. All court related offices will be available.

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Sweetheart Contest At Jackson P. O.

Jackson Postmaster, Diane Stanley, invites married couples, who have been married fifty years or longer, to stop by and fill out an entry form for a Sweetheart Contest, or call 756–2850.

The winning couple will be presented with a framed sheet of the new Garden Bouquet commemorative stamp.

The contest deadline is April 15. For more information please call.

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Library Hobby Day/Auction Night Set

Mark Saturday, April 24 on your calendar for an exciting annual event: an afternoon of hobbies at the Montrose Library, from 3 p.m. -5 p.m., followed by a reception and auction at the Fire Hall.

This is the thirteenth year that the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association has invited a dozen hobbyists and crafters to show their work and answer questions. Presenters for Hobby Day, a free program that's fun for all ages, are still being lined up – there will be a good mix of old and new, appealing to all!

It's the sixth year for the Auction, which benefits the Association, and it's an especially important year because of the severely reduced state funding to libraries. Organizers are collecting a wonderful variety of special items. More donations for the Auction are needed, and businesses are invited to advertise in the program (an attractive booklet).

Tickets will be available at the door of the Montrose Fire Hall. The doors open at 5 and the festivities start at 5:30 with a buffet reception. The Auction begins at 6 p.m. Entertaining auctioneer Dave Coddington makes this a delightful, laughter-filled event. For more information on Hobby Day or Auction Night, call (570) 278-1881.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in April, 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 April 23, staff member Chris McLaud will be available to speak with constituents, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Office Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose and from 2 p.m. until 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, (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, (570) 322–6457 or 1–800–443–5772.

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