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Pictured above (l-r) are Postmaster Stonier and “LJ.”
On December 22, Susquehanna Letter Carrier Lewis Galloway (LJ) was presented with a certificate and a 25-year service award pin by Postmaster Roger Stonier. The certificate was signed by District Manager Edward Burke, who remarked on the adaptability and dependability which LJ has provided to both his customers and the Postal Service. If you see LJ out on his route, please take a moment to congratulate him on this milestone of his career.
Pictured above, making every effort to put a smile on every face for the holidays, are one-year old twins, Nicolette and Natalie Derr, great-granddaughters of Foster and Helen Oakley, New Milford.
Jennifer Slater and Brian Griffis were married October 8, 2004.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Jennifer) Griffis.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Slater of Hallstead, PA. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Griffis of Great Bend, PA. The newlyweds reside in Hallstead, PA.
Hi! My name is Viego and I’m a handsome, seven-month old male Border Collie/Australian Heeler/Hound mix. I’m housebroken and I know how to sit and shake hands. Now all I need is someone to take me home and love me. Won’t you give me a chance?
My owner left me here and never even bothered to tell them my name. I’m a beautiful, two-year old female Calico who loves everyone. I’m housebroken and just love to have people pick me up and cuddle me. I’ve been here much too long and I don’t know why because I’m such an “easy keeper.” Won’t you come take a look? I know you’ll want to take me home.
We’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter, in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.
The Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored their annual merchant and home Christmas decorating contest for 2004 and the winners are as follows. The Best Theme category winner was Rick and Eileen Craige, whose house is located at 11 Prospect St. in Montrose. Their theme was No Room in the Inn. The category Most Creative Use of Lights winner as Paul Hitchcock whose elaborate light show is located on Rte. 706 West, 1 1/4 miles from the light in Montrose, turn left on dirt road past Pub and Grub, third house on the left. The Understated Elegance category winner was Mary Ann DeWitt, 60 Lake Ave. in Montrose. The business category winner was Jim Olin’s Barber Shop, located at 52 Church St. in Montrose.
The Chamber would like to thank all the residents of Montrose and Bridgewater Township for showing the spirit of Christmas by decorating their homes and businesses.
The Monday Club of Susquehanna would like to thank all who participated in the raffling, December 18 of the hand-quilted baby quilt and the Christmas basket.
The surprised and lucky winner of the quilt is Anja Whitehead of Jackson.
Winner of the Christmas basket was Helen Foster of Susquehanna.
Harrisburg – Beginning in 2005, Pennsylvania's PACE and PACENET prescription assistance programs for older adults will streamline paperwork requirements for enrollees, according to Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower.
“This change is designed to make it easier for existing enrollees to remain eligible for coverage and for new enrollees to join,” said Secretary Dowd Eisenhower. “Governor Ed Rendell is doing everything in his power to ensure that as many people as possible receive prescription assistance under these important programs.”
Effective January 1, PACE and PACENET will no longer require age, residence and income documentation to be included with the application upon submittal. However, applicants still must certify that they have reported complete and accurate information on their applications.
To verify eligibility for enrollees, PACE/PACENET has established data exchanges with various other agencies, including the US Social Security Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System. If applicants have incorrectly reported eligibility information, they may be asked to reimburse the program for any benefits for which they were ineligible.
Launched in 1984 the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly, more commonly known as PACE, currently covers more than 192,000 older Pennsylvanians. PACENET was created in 1996 to assist older adults whose incomes fall just above PACE limits but who still may need assistance paying for prescription drugs. Nearly 98,000 older Pennsylvanians are currently enrolled in PACENET. The Pennsylvania Lottery funds both programs.
To be eligible for PACE or PACENET, an applicant must be 65 or older and a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
More information about PACE and PACENET is available by calling toll-free, 1-800-225-7223.
The members of the Stonebridge Lions Club just completed their 2004 activities. These activities centered around the theme of community service not only to the local but to the national and international communities, as well. The Stonebridge Lions Club’s activities were monetary and non-monetary in nature.
A new project for this year was the roadside cleanup campaign as part of the Keep Pennsylvania Clean Program sponsored by PENNDOT. The members of the Stonebridge Lions Club have picked up trash and litter from two local roadways – Route 92 from the Oakland Boro line to SR Tower and Brushville road from the Susquehanna Boro line to Brushville. This resulted in the collection of over 50 bags of trash from these roadways which produced a noticeable improvement in the esthetic look of both these highways.
Thanks to a very successful fundraising campaign, on the part of the members of the Lions Club, they were able to give financial support to a large number of local organizations and activities. The Stonebridge Lions Club has contributed to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, local Scouting programs, little league baseball, park improvements, the high school track, cross country, and golf programs. In addition, they presented a $200 scholarship to a graduating senior from Susquehanna Community High School. They sponsored the local Halloween Parade on both an organizational and financial level, and also contributed to the Susquehanna Community Development Association.
The local Lions Club supported, through their monetary contributions, Beacon Lodge, a camp for disabled children, sponsored by Pennsylvania Lions Clubs. The local Lions members also contributed to programs supported by both the National and International Lions Clubs.
The Club’s eyeglass campaign netted approximately 900 pairs of used glasses in 2004 that were sent to the Pennsylvania Blind Association and then to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in New Jersey. During this year the local Lions Club paid about $1500 for 23 people to receive both eye exams and glasses. In addition, the local club lent out two walkers and two wheelchairs and helped to pay the repairs on a motorized wheelchair.
The members of the Stonebridge Lions Club are currently looking to expand their membership. If you are a committed, dedicated individual and would like to be part of this community minded organization, come join as they work to help improve the community. They would be glad to have you as a member. All you need to do is to contact one of the following members to start your membership process: Len Kello, Chuck Glidden, Bill Mazikewich, Sr., Jesse Gow, Martin Tulley, Joseph Keevil, Robert Briar, Red Cleveland, Ray Davis, Myron DeWitt, William Finnegan, Robert Haley, Brian Lewis, Reno Monteforte, Richard Passetti, David Scales, Bruce Slocum, Chet Walker, Daniel Wolfe.
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