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Senior Menu
Joyce Deck Memorial Fund Distributed
ESCP Public Meeting
Thompson Clothes Closet Is Open
Entrepreneurs Club Now Organizing
Family Caregiver Training Offered
Good News Lunch For Senior Citizens
Medication Management At Senior Centers
Friends Of County Fund Raiser Set
Hazardous Household Waste Collection
League Speaker To Discuss Voter Numbers
Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches


September 15

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS meeting, Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., basement meeting room, County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose. Guest speaker, Ms. Shawn Murphy. Topic, "The Vanishing Voters." All are welcome.

CRIMEWATCH meeting, Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Susquehanna Borough building. All residents and business owners welcome.

September 16

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 16, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, corner of Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

LAYETTE OUTREACH quarterly meeting, Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, New Milford. For info call (607) 743–9969 or e-mail

September 17

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, September 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, corner of Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CALLIGRAPHERÕS GUILD of NEPA fall sessions begin Friday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. at Marywood University. For info call 287Š2485.

September 18

BAKE SALE, CRAFTS, miscellaneous items, food, more, Saturday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Yard sales throughout the boro. Proceeds to benefit the Lanesboro Cemetery. Call 853–4632 or 853–3275 for info. All are welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, September 18, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Children under 6 free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, September 18, 12:00 p.m. ‘til gone at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, corner of Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

FINNIGAN’S WAKE - halfway to St. Patty’s Day, Saturday, September 18, 5:00 p.m. to ? at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, corner of Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER, family style, Saturday, September 18 at the Ararat United Methodist Church. Serving begins at 5:00 until all are served. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, bazaar table and bake sale, Saturday, September 18, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Universalist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

ALL-YOU-CAN EAT Family Style Breakfast, Saturday, September 18, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

September 18 & 19

HERITAGE FALL FESTIVAL, Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Farm Museum/Historic Inn, Alparon Park, Troy. Admission. All are welcome.

September 19

BREAKFAST, Sunday, September 19, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge 70, corner of Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

September 21

FAMILY CAREGIVER training, Tuesday, September 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peoples Bank Community Room, Montrose. Sponsored by the NE PA Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association. Free. For info call the Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-982-4346.

LADIES BREAKFAST program, Tuesday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Tapestry of Praise will be featured. Call 278–1001 for info.

September 21 & 22

AARP SAFE DRIVING Class, September 21 and 22 at the Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend. Reservations required, call 465–7375.

September 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

September 23

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

September 24

DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Rte. 11 and Trim St., Kirkwood. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, September 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

September 25

CABBAGE ROLL DINNER, Saturday, September 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dimock Community Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, September 25, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Starrucca Community Hall featuring "Just Us." Admission. Food and refreshments available. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu September 20 - 24

Monday, September 20: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, ten grain bread, apricots, graham crackers.

Tuesday, September 21: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.

Wednesday, September 22; char broiled beef patty, home style beans, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit and chocolate chip granola bar.

Thursday, September 23: sweet and sour chicken with long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.

Friday, September 24: brown bag day; baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.

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Joyce Deck Memorial Fund Distributed

The Hallstead–Great Bend Branch Library was the final recipient of the Joyce Deck Memorial monies. Joyce died July 17, 1991 and her friends and family have kept her spirit alive by donating to several projects in the community.

Joyce loved children, and the projects selected over the years were reflections of that love. The Library used the funds to buy Story Hour books. Each book has a memorial bookplate inside with her name. The new books will be on display at the library starting the first Fall Story Hour, which will be Tuesday morning, September 21 at 10 a.m. The story hour is open to all children 3 1/2 to 5 years of age. Call the library for information at 879–2227.

Thanks to all the people who have donated money and time in memory of Joyce Deck.

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ESCP Public Meeting

The Eastern Susquehanna County Partnership is conducting a public meeting on Monday, September 20, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Company Fire Hall in Thompson Borough to bring the residents of Ararat, Gibson, Herrick and Thompson Townships and Thompson and Union Dale Boroughs up to date with progress on the multi-municipal comprehensive plan. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. The consultant, Gannett Fleming, Inc., will present a summary of information gathered over the past several months as well as information gleaned from a recent resident survey. Most importantly, the committee wants comments from all attendees regarding issues and concerns they have regarding the community and how they would like the area to look in the future.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Be part of planning for the future of where you live. Plan to attend!

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Thompson Clothes Closet Is Open

A Clothes Closet, located at the Thompson United Methodist Church, Route 171 in Thompson, PA is open every Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Clothing is free of charge. If there is an immediate need, please call Mary Gray 756–2652, or Joy Mead 727–2518.

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Entrepreneurs Club Now Organizing

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development will host the introductory meeting of the Susquehanna County chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Club of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 14. The event will take place at the Peoples National Bank Administrative Office in Hallstead, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at approximately 7:00 p.m. The mission of the E-Club is to create an extraordinary group that empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses to become successful by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Those interested in attending the first meeting of the Susquehanna County E-Club are encouraged to contact the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development at 278-4600 (ext. 558) to register or for more information. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

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Family Caregiver Training Offered

The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a free Family Caregiver Training on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peoples National Bank Community Room on Grow Avenue in Montrose. Judith Isaac Seroska, RN, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Northeastern PA Regional Office, will address the following topics: learn about the Alzheimer’s diagnosis and what to expect; how to cope with different behaviors and to keep your loved one safe; understand the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and how to communicate effectively; obtain information on care options, respite, day care and support groups; learn about the legal and financial aspects of long term care placement and the preservations of assets.

The general public is invited to attend. Homemade pie will be served. To register or for more information, call the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

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Good News Lunch For Senior Citizens

On Saturday, September 18, the Good News Lunch, sponsored by the churches of New Milford, will host a free luncheon for senior citizens and their friends at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main St., beginning at Noon. The host for the hot luncheon will be St. John’s R. C. Church.

"We look forward to greeting our guests and treating them with a meal of chicken and biscuits," reports Lorraine James, who is coordinating the event. "The number of guests has grown over the summer," she added, "and we look forward to welcoming them to this hot lunch as we enter our second year of serving our senior citizens."

The Good News Lunch is a joint, community-wide undertaking of the First Baptist Church, St. John’s R. C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church.

St. Mark’s Church will host the Good News Lunch for October on Saturday, October 16. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 21.

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Medication Management At Senior Centers

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health Program strives to maintain health and wellness in the older adult (age 60+) population through various programs. In cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, a series of Medication Management programs will be presented in the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers.

Medication Management continues to be a priority topic to ensure that patients are getting the maximum benefits they need from their medications. The topic for the first series will be Understanding the Instructions and Organizing a System for Taking Your Medications. The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Lawton – September 27, noon; Great Bend – September 28, 12:30 p.m.; Forest City – September 29, 12:30 p.m.; Montrose – October 4, noon; Lenoxville – October 14, 10:30 a.m.; Susquehanna – October 21, 12:20 p.m.

Registration for this free program is not necessary. However, if you would like to have lunch at the Senior Community Center, call that location at least one day in advance.

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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Friends Of County Fund Raiser Set

The Friends of Susquehanna County will be holding their seventh annual fund raising event on Saturday, September 25, at the Green Gables Pavilion in New Milford. The theme of this year’s event is County Western Hoe-down. Cocktails will be served from 5 – 6 P.M. followed by a delicious western style dinner. Music and dancing (square, round and line) will be the program. The proceeds will benefit the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. In years past, we have raised monies to purchase a dialysis chair, birthing and guest beds, a blood gas machine and secured monies for a chapel at Barnes Kasson Hospital. We have also donated monies to Habitat for Humanity, Women’s Resource Center, and the Endless Mountain Theatre Group through the Community Foundation. Friends of Susquehanna County has also started an ongoing endowment fund to raise money yearly for charity.

This year’s event tickets may be purchased by calling Beverly Updyke at (570) 4656–3637. and may be purchased by calling Paulette Rafferty at (570) 879–4181. Raffle tickets will also be available at aea businesses.

Come join for an evening of fun and entertainment and help raise money to benefit agencies and people of our own county.

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Hazardous Household Waste Collection

Susquehanna County is pleased to announce its third Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for residents. The event will take place Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Recycling Center.

Each person in Pennsylvania produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste each year for a total of 25,000 tons per year statewide. Included are such items as old paints and painted related products, pesticides, oils and pool chemicals.

Any county resident wishing to participate in the program must pre-register their waste. You can get information about the program by calling the Susquehanna County Recycling Center at 278-3589. The Pre-registration form is in this week’s issue of the County Transcript. The Recycling Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This program is sponsored by the Susquehanna County Recycling Center/Solid Waste Dept. and paid for by a grant from the Dept. Environmental Protection and the Susquehanna County Commissioners.

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League Speaker To Discuss Voter Numbers

On Wednesday, September 15, the Susquehanna County League of Women Voters will sponsor a public meeting on the growing problem of voter turnout. Guest speaker Shawn Murphy will discuss "The Vanishing Voter: Who are they and Where are they?"

Ms. Murphy is Special Assistant and District Office Director for State Senator Charles Lemmond. A graduate of Marietta College, Ms. Murphy holds a M.Ed. degree from Penn State University. A former executive director of Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania and a former member of the Dallas Area School District, she is a year 2000 recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of Leadership Wilkes-Barre. A long-time member of the League of Women Voters, she is also a board member and past president of the Pennsylvania Women’s Campaign Fund.

The meeting, which is a regular meeting of the League and is open to the public, will be held beginning at 7:30 PM in the downstairs meeting room of the County Office Building at the top of Lake Avenue in Montrose.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose primary function is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

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Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in September 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 September 10 and 24, 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, telephone (570) 265–7448, and 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone (570) 322–6457 or 1–800–443–5772.

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