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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 20, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, January 21, 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, January 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
YOUTH CHOIRS CONCERT, Friday, January 21, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. KIDZ choir of UMCC and Youth Choir of New Milford UMC will perform. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome.
POKER WALK, Saturday, January 22, at American Legion Post 86, Susquehanna. Registration 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Post 86 SAL. All are welcome.
MIKE STEVENS (“On the Pennsylvania Road”) will lecture, Sunday, January 23, 2 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. For info call 586–8191. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, January 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, Wednesday, January 26, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. To schedule an appointment, call the American Red Cross, 278–1427.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, January 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
CALLIGRAPHER’S GUILD of NE PA meeting, Friday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University Visual Arts Center. For info call 287–2485.
DINNER & SALAD BAR, Friday, January 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, January 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, January 29, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR MONUMENT, Saturday, January 29, 2 p.m. at the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association annual meeting at St. Paul’s, Montrose. Free. All are welcome.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE program, “Theatre of Masks and Dreams” presented by Richard Grunn, beginning January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. For registration info call 586–8191.
Monday, January 24: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, wheat bread, graham crackers with peanut butter, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, January 25: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, cooked peas, orange juice, rye bread, fresh apple.
Wednesday, January 26: Italian marinated chicken, long grain brown rice, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, peaches.
Thursday, January 27: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, seeded Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding.
Friday, January 28; brown bag day: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker with peanut butter, medium fresh orange.
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. The AAA PrimeTime Health program will sponsor a series of Medication Management programs, in cooperation with Endless Mountains Health Systems, 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 next series, presented by Jessica Dibble, Medical Care Coordinator, Endless Mountains Health Systems, will be Over the Counter Medication and medication reactions/interactions.
The schedule at the Senior Community Centers is: Susquehanna – December 9, 2004, 12:20 p.m. (853-3967); Lawton – December 13, 2004, Noon, (934-2575) Monday or Friday; Forest City – January 12, 2005, 12:30 p.m. (785-3386); Lenoxville – January 20, 2005, 11:00 a.m. (222-9550) Thursday only.
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.
Senior Community Centers in Susquehanna County are operated by Barnes-Kasson Senior Support, through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging.
USDA Rural Development has announced it has 1% loans for sewer hookups. USDA staff will be available to answer questions or assist with an application on Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the New Milford Borough Building. (Snow date Tuesday, February 1, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Please bring the deed to your property, written verification of income and estimate of the cost for connection to the sewer system.
For more information, call (570) 836–4157, extension 4.
Barnes-Kasson Hospital and Endless Mountains Health System will be conducting unrestricted flu shot clinics for adults at the senior centers. The providers will be accepting private insurance (some restrictions apply), Medicare, medical assistance, and cash. The Center for Disease Control guidelines state that people 50 years of age and older have priority, however, since there is ample vaccine on hand they are opening the clinics to adults of all ages.
You must make a reservation by calling the Barnes-Kasson Senior Services main office at 800–763–8925, at least 24 hours in advance; be prepared to leave your name, age and phone number. If you are allergic to egg products or exhibit cold-like symptoms you will not be vaccinated.
Following is the schedule, listing the senior center, date and starting times.
Lanesboro, January 12, 10:00 a.m.
Montrose, January 13, 10:00 a.m.
Great Bend, January 17, 10:00 a.m.
Lawton, January 17, 10:00 a.m.
Forest City, January 18, 1:30 p.m.
Lenoxville, January 20, 10:00 a.m.
Carol and Steve Galloway, owners of the H & R Block offices since 1992, in the Windsor Plaza and at 103 Main Street, Hallstead, have recently completed phase one of their remodeling project at the Hallstead office. The front portion of the building was gutted and walls were removed to expand the office area. The front porch was removed and a larger window was installed and now displays the familiar green block logo. The porch project will be completed in the spring, after the tax deadline of April 15, along with landscaping and new sidewalks.
The Galloway’s have an excellent staff willing to serve your needs. They have owned and operated the offices since 1993. An additional office located on Route 7 in the center of Conklin, across from the Reliable Market, is newly renovated and open for business. You can expect the same courteous and confidential service you deserve.
Carol plans to only prepare taxes in the Hallstead office while Steve will be in both offices during the week to see clients. Their staff has attended many hours of classroom training to learn of the many changes and updates that affect an individual or small business tax return.
An Open House is planned for Saturday, January 15, in both the Hallstead and Conklin offices from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop in for free refreshments.
Clarks Summit, PA – Congressman Don Sherwood announced that his District Field Representative will be available to meet with Susquehanna County residents on Wednesday, January 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Susquehanna County Commissioners’ Office in Montrose. Sherwood’s representative will meet every first and third Wednesday of the month in the Commissioners’ Office.
For more information concerning issues which involve the federal government, or if you want to schedule an appointment in advance, residents may contact Sherwood’s Clarks Summit office toll-free at 1-888-366-7210.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2 p.m., in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hall (Church St., Montrose). Reports on the Association's activities during 2004 will be presented. After the business portion of the meeting, refreshments will be served, and then the entertainment portion will begin, featuring a program about the newly-restored Civil War Monument on Montrose's Village Green.
Everyone is invited to the annual meeting – there is no charge. Members of the Association are entitled to vote at the meeting and help support library and historical society services across the county. For more information about membership, visit your local library or call 278-1881.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in January 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 January 21, a staff member 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 1-800-443-5772.
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