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Senior Menu
60th Anniversary
Drug, Alcohol Abuse Among The Elderly
Joan Hurley, RN (Ret.) To Be Honored
Sweetheart Contest At Jackson P. O.
Library Hobby Day/Auction Night Set
Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
PA Family History Program Scheduled


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.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, April 17, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. 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.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall. Eat in or take out. Sponsored by the Community Rod & Gun Club. All are welcome.

PLEASANT MOUNT Friends of the Library annual tea, Sunday, April 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Methodist Parsonage. For info call 448–2573 or 448–2000. 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.

CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT meeting, Tuesday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. Guest speaker will be Judy Seroska, RN from the NE PA Chapter Alzheimer’s Association. All are welcome.

April 22

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 22, at Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Serving begins at noon. Sponsored by the Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens. All are welcome.

CRIMEWATCH meeting, Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Borough building. All are welcome.

CHILD’S PLAY workshop, Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at 31 Public Ave., Montrose. For info or to register, call the Extension office, 278–1158.

FAMILY HISTORY program, Thursday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna Branch Library and 2:30 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend ranch Library. Jim Beidler will discuss methods used to find information on ancestors. Free. All are welcome.

April 23

COMMUNITY CAMPUS Partnership conference, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 23 at the Inn at Nichols Village, Clarks Summit. Registration fee includes breakfast. For info, call the NEPA Area Health Education Center, 945–5623.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

April 23 & 24

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

April 24

HOBBY DAY, Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the County Library, Montrose. Experts in crafts and pastimes will demonstrate, show their work and answer questions. Free. For info call 278–1881. All are welcome.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 24 at the fire hall in Montrose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buffet reception at 5:30, auction begins at 6 p.m. For ticket info call 278–1881. All are welcome.

FLEA MARKET, Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clifford Township building. Vendors, food concession, bake sale, raffle. Sponsored by Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 190. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 24, 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

April 24 & 25

LAKESIDE MAPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Pancake breakfast Saturday, 8:00 a.m., chicken barbecue both days at Lakeside United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

ENDLESS MTS. MAPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at Alparon Park, Troy, PA. For info call 297–3684. All are welcome.

April 25

MT. VIEW SOCCER registration, Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.

April 28

MT. VIEW SOCCER registration, Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the elementary lobby. Adult volunteers also needed.

DAIRY HERD HEALTH program, Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Basil Leaf Restaurant, Montrose. For reservations, call 1-800-877-6290, ext. 6015.

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Senior Menu April 19 - 23

Monday, April 19: breaded chicken, macaroni salad, V-8 juice, sliced carrots, hamburg bun, chocolate cream pie/diet chocolate pudding.

Tuesday, April 20: Salisbury steak with noodles, pickled beets, wheat bread, orange juice, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, April 21: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, pineapple chunks.

Thursday, April 22; ham slice, potato salad, asparagus, dinner roll, lemon meringue pie/peach slices.

Friday, April 23: Brown bag day; stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, tropical fruit.

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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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Joan Hurley, RN (Ret.) To Be Honored

The Susquehanna American Legion Post 86 will, on Saturday, April 24, honor one of the Tri-Boroughs most "outstanding ladies," Mrs. Joan (Langan) Hurley, at a dinner-dance in the post’s Memorial Hall.

Joan, who helped make it possible for Barnes-Kasson Hospital patients to have a "good day," will now be the honoree at "a day for Joan Hurley."

Joan’s career as a nurse was/is one of pure dedication for 36 years. On February 28, 2003, she retired as head of nursing at the Barnes-Kasson Hospital, working there since 1967. Prior to joining B-K she was employed by the old B-K Hospital on Willow Avenue; the Binghamton General Hospital; United Health Services; New Jersey Perth Amboy Hospital and Mercy Hospital, Scranton.

At Barnes-Kasson she was a "jack-of-all-trades," as she started in the medical staff and worked in nearly every department of the hospital. She became Director of Nurses in February, 1984. Her achievements were many. She completed a course early in 1979 for certification in the medical records department as a Registered Health Information Technician. She was involved in Quality Assurance studies, including the commission for medical insurance coverage.

After her retirement she was quoted as saying, "I thank God every day for my nice family, special friends, good health and the knowledge I’ve gained in health care through the opportunity to work for so many years at Barnes-Kasson Hospital. As the saying goes, ‘There comes a time...’"

Joan (Langan) Hurley is a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy, Class of 1949; the Scranton Mercy Hospital, 1952. She was married to James Hurley, in 1953, widowed by his untimely death in March, 1979. They had six children: Peggy (Kevin) Guyette, a teacher in the Binghamton schools; twin sons, James and John, born prematurely, died soon after birth; Kitsy (Bob) Rice, RN in Florida; Joan Marie, teacher, Baltimore, MD; James and wife, Deanne, teachers in Cleveland, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

OK, folks, now you have an opportunity to "thank Joan" for her many years of dedication to help "you" when you were a patient.

The affair will start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets or reservations can be made by contacting the American Legion at 853–3542.

(Help Joan celebrate her day!)

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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

Two special spring events have been combined once again! Mark Saturday, April 24 on your calendar for 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 or more hobbyists and crafters to show their work and answer questions. Hobby Day is a free program that's fun for all ages. Featured activities so far include art with dried flowers, children's crafts, cupcake decorating, egg art, fencing, glass beads, orchids, paint graining, researching family history, teddy bears, and watercolor painting. Stop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and bring the whole family.

An Auction to benefit the library returns for a sixth year, immediately following Hobby Day. Tickets are $4 each or $7 for a couple, available at the door. The Fire Hall doors will open at 5 and the festivities start at 5:30 with a buffet reception. The Auction begins at 6 p.m., with an incredible array of art, crafts, tickets and gift certificates, and lots more to bid on, including some of the hobbies represented at Hobby Day. There are some great bargains to be had, and entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington make this a delightful, laughter-filled event! For more information on Hobby Day or Auction Night, call 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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PA Family History Program Scheduled

Commonwealth speaker Jim Beidler will present his popular program entitled, "Pennsylvania Family History: The Search for Identity" on Thursday, April 22. These free programs will be at the Susquehanna Branch Library (286 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna, 853-4106) at 11 a.m., and again at the Hallstead-Great Bend Branch Library (201 Franklin St., Hallstead, 879-2227) at 2:30 p.m. Jim will discuss the methods used to find information on ancestors-from family diaries to obscure court documents-to give those interested in family history a new opportunity to add substance to their knowledge of ancestors and how they lived.

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