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Rockell was eight pounds, three ounces at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Sandy) Benson, Lanesboro.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. Dale Rockwell, Lanesboro and the late Beatrice Rockwell.
Please come see us at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter, in Montrose, (570) 2781228.
The annual Northeast Tingley reunion was held on June 6, 2004, at the Richardson-Winemiller Farm on Tingley Lake Road, in North Harford. This was the 120th reunion of the family.
The meeting was called to order by President Roger Ellsworth, after the delicious lunch. He called for the reading of the 2003 minutes, which were accepted as read by Secretary Harry Ellsworth.
The oldest member present at the meeting was Richard Masters, who celebrates his birthday on Flag Day, June 14. The person who came the farthest distance was Bruce Harding, from Shohola, PA. The total attendance was 37.
The following deaths were reported since last years reunion: Clifford Tingley Jones in December, 2003; Eugenia Forsyth Alt in April, 2004; and Carl Lubold in May, 2004.
Two marriages were reported: Linda Daubert and David MacAndrew; Elizabeth Unly and Stephen Fish.
Officers were elected for the coming year: president, Bruce Harding; vice president, Jan Winemiller; secretary-treasurer, Roger Ellsworth.
An interesting program followed. Patricia Tingley read the poem, "Trees," by Joyce Kilmer. This was the late Lulu Richardsons favorite poem. It was dedicated to the red maple trees recently planted nearby. There is a 200-year old ash tree on the property, and this was honored by reading parts of a book called "The Giving Tree," read by June (Richardson) Bishop and Esther (Richardson) Patterson.
Roger Ellsworth gave a dedication rite for the Richardson-Winemiller farmhouse, which was built 196 years ago.
The next Northeast Tingley reunion will be held at the same farmhouse on June 7, 2005. The National Tingley reunion will be held on June 26 and 27, 2004, at Pawnee, Oklahoma.
The big band music of the Buddy Spencer Band of Montrose, PA delighted a crowd of 1500 picnic goers and booth exhibitors from the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga on Thursday, June 17 at Alparon Park in Troy, PA. The 29th annual Senior Citizens Picnic was sponsored by the Advisory Council of the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging. This years event was dedicated to the memory of Margaret "Peg" Lattimer, who faithfully represented Seniors in Bradford County as an Advisory Council member for a number of years and who also served as a community activist in Sayre/Athens area.
Residents and staff members from 12 long term care facilities joined hundreds of other Seniors to enjoy a day of superb music, health screenings, information, good food and fun. 55 Booth Exhibitors participated, including crafters, non-profit organizations, and health care agencies. Prime Time Health, a health and wellness education program for Seniors sponsored a Health Screening and Informational Tent.
The Tioga County Historical Society 1890s Exhibit, Stamp Camp USA ,The Bradford County Humane Society, the Bradford County Bookmobile, and The TREHAB Weatherization Program provided special exhibits for the event. The Senior Notebook Program (WENY TV, Channel 36, Elmira) participated as a booth exhibitor and taped a segment for the program which airs Sunday mornings at 11:30 AM. The Endless Mountains Transportation Authoritys "little blue bus" visited the picnic area.
Master of Ceremonies Fred Gross introduced Host, Ernie Quackenbush of Westfield and Hostess Marlene Enlow of Sayre who welcomed picnic-goers. Pastor Richard Noggle of the Troy United Methodist Church offered special blessings for picnic-goers and for Veterans and US Armed Forces. Boy Scout Troop #4049 led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Two Senior Citizens were crowned King and Queen of the Picnic: Queen Louise Morse and King Clarence Belcher.
Outstanding volunteers from The Mansfield Kiwanis Club, Troy Fire Police, The Sage House of Towanda, House of Light of Canton, and Troy area Boy Scout Troop #4049 contributed their time and talents to the picnic.
Wysox, PA The Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association has chosen the 2004-05 Endless Mountains Maple Queen.
The winner, Miss Suzanne Nowalk of Hop Bottom, was crowned by her predecessor, Aubrey Chance, during the associations annual banquet, June 10 at the Williamston Inn in Wysox. Chance relinquished her reign during a crowning ceremony, handing over the responsibilities as Maple Queen, which include appearing at various parades, fairs, and festivals to promote the many attributes of pure maple syrup products.
Miss Nowalk, 16, is the daughter of Jody and Mae Nowalk. She is a member of her church choir, Wayne County 4-H, the Melody Mountains Home School Group, and US Amateur Ballroom Dancing Association. She is also a junior firefighter with the Hop Bottom Fire Company, and secretary of St. Patricks Church Youth Group.
HARRISBURG As part of his goal of giving Pennsylvanians more options for receiving publicly funded long-term health care and services in their homes, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that over the next nine months Community Choices his program to eliminate barriers that keep people from receiving the care and services they need at home will be rolled out statewide.
Pennsylvania has the second-oldest population in America and older people traditionally are the greatest users of long-term care services.
"When you ask Pennsylvanians where they want to receive long-term care, the majority say they want to stay in their homes," Governor Rendell said. "Thats what Community Choices is all about solving the problems people have in getting home and community-based services."
Community Choices has been piloted since early this year in two locations a joint project in Washington, Fayette and Greene counties and another project in Philadelphia. The program has eliminated several barriers to receiving long-term care in settings beyond the nursing home. For example, it has dramatically reduced the wait for receiving home and community-based services after a hospital stay so that services are in place in 24-48 hours, if needed at the time of hospital discharge. People receive help at the hospital completing applications for the Community Choices program and can self-declare their income and resources without need for documentation. Other changes allow people needing services to keep more of their savings and still qualify for help.
Early results from the two pilots indicate that the percentage of people choosing long-term care home and community-based services has doubled since the same time last year, a shift considered by those familiar with the project as "remarkable." Consumer satisfaction with the application process and timely receipt of services has been extremely high.
Community Choices is being spear-headed by the Governors Office of Health Care Reform and brings together the departments of Aging, Public Welfare and Health and is one of a number of Rendell administration initiatives to improve and change the focus of offering long-term care and services.
"This program is just plain smart for two reasons," Governor Rendell said. "First, and most important, it will allow Pennsylvanians to receive services where they want to be, and, overwhelmingly, that is at home. Second, this program will allow us to serve two older people in their homes for every older person now being served in a nursing home, an important benefit for an age group that is increasing in our state."
EAA Aviation Center, Oshkosh, WI Carlton Chapel, Montrose, has now given more than 100 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the EAA "Young Eagles" program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.
Carlton is among the thousands of pilots around the world who donate their time and aircraft to the effort. All pilots in the Young Eagles program explain the safe operation of airplanes and principles of flight before the short trips. Participating young people also receive a certificate signed by the pilot after the flight, making them official Young Eagles. The names of the pilots and the participants are also included in the "Worlds Largest Logbook," which is on permanent display in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI, and on-line through the Young Eagles website.
The Young Eagles program was unveiled in July, 1992 and has now flown more than one million young people, primarily between the ages of 8 and 17. The programs goal is to allow young people to experience positive activities and discover the possibilities available to them within the world of aviation. For more information, visit www.youngeagles.org.
North Jackson Ag Club
The North Jackson Ag 4H club held their last meeting on June 4 at the Walkers house. Abby and Katie Onyon organized a few relay games for the club members to play before the meeting started. The meeting started at 7:30 with the American and 4-H pledges led by individual members. Katie Onyon took role call to record who attended the meeting and who didnt. Katie also gave a summary of the secretarys report for Holly because she was unable to make it to the meeting. Tim Carey read the treasurer report and informed the club of the up-to-date finances.
Megan Carey reminded the horse members in the club of the upcoming meetings and events. She said there was a horse clinic on May 15. There was also a meeting at B.J Careys house for horse people. Anyone from the horse club should let Megan know if they would like a sweatshirt.
Abby reminded the club members of some of the old business. All the candy money had been collected. Congratulations! The club is still in need of volunteers to form committees for community service projects, window displays at the fair, etc. Also the fair has asked for a few kids to help out with the 4-H farmer for a day.
Then Abby announced the new business to the club. June 5, there was another county council meeting. Also on June 5 was the club officer training for any available officers. June 12 was the chicken show at the Harford Fairgrounds for anyone interested in buying or selling chickens. June 16 was a horse clinic that all horse members should attend. June 18 through 20 there was to be horse camp at the fairgrounds for horse members. Any horse members that are planning to participate in horse roundup on July 9 need to register soon. The clubs annual trip to Lancaster will be on July 20; it will be for a whole day. State days are coming up! Anyone interested needs to pay the registration by the end of July. State days this year will be on August 3-5.
Ethics meetings will be at the county office building, anyone that shows animals needs to attend this. Fair passes are now available at the fairgrounds or club leaders can get them for club members. Next, some of the club members had demonstrations to give. Lyle Foster did his demonstration on his presidents award that he received for his good grades when he graduated from sixth grade in the beginning of June. Lyle was the master of ceremonies at his graduation.
One of the clubs newest members, Zoe Gauthier did her presentation on horses. Katie Onyon showed the club how she makes maple syrup from scratch and what tools she uses in the process. Another one of the clubs newest members, Piper Gauthier did her presentation on dogs. Sandy Pavelski reminded club members that fair books would be in the mail soon and every 4-H member should get one if they dont have one already. Abby adjourned the meeting at 8:15.
Kaitlin Flor, News Reporter
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