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The Purrfect Quilt
Waiting For You!
4-H News
Turnpike Terrace Center Update

Susky Fire Dept. 150 Club Winners
Richard Cottrell Named Contractor Of Year

Major Offers Book On Women In House


The Purrfect Quilt

Susquehanna Branch Librarian Amelia Paterno (left), presents the Purrfect Quilt, created and donated by the Susquehanna Quilters, to raffle winner Corina Dearborn.

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Waiting For You!

Hi! My name is Ox! I’m a wonderful, loves-everybody yellow Lab. I’m great with kids and I’m housebroken, too. I’m a happy, fun-loving, healthy older dog who would be a terrific companion. See what a happy boy I am.

We have rabbits, too! This chubby bunny is a male, white and brown two-year old. They make great pets and can be housebroken, too!

They’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter, in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.

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4-H News

Rough and Ready Riders

Don’t be intimidated by our name, we’re really a fun, friendly group! The Rough and Ready Riders 4-H Club is an up and coming club which was recently started by Jen Joines at Unity Stables. Our meetings offer hands-on activities in a safe, horsey environment. Rough and Ready Riders 4-H club members are a variety of ages and experience levels, and participate in both English and western disciplines, so whether you are a lesson kid or an avid show rider, you’re bound to fit in and meet others who share similar interests in our club. We encourage any horse enthusiasts (horseless or not) who would like to participate in 4-H to join us at our next meeting! Visit for more information.

Upcoming Events:

4-H Tack Sale (to benefit Rough & Ready Riders and Cowboys & Cubbers) on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30-2:30 at Unity Stables in Montrose, PA. There will be food, demonstrations, raffles, and sale horses to view, so you don’t want to miss it! Call (570) 663-2703 or (570) 278-5868 for more information.

Trail and Dressage Clinic on Saturday, April 16 with instructors Jen Joines and Wendy Sivers. The location is tentatively going to be at Unity Stables. Trail will begin at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00, and Dressage from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Turnpike Terrace Center Update
By Mary Heesh

The last week of February we had brown bag day with soup and sandwiches, as well as a silent auction. After that, we had a magician come visit us. He had some of the ladies help with his magic! It was a great day for us and we had a good crowd.

During our Council meeting, we got a lot done and had a lot of good suggestions so we can keep busy.

As a correction from last month, it was Ellen Bixby that gave us the lap robes for SNF. Thanks again, Ellen.

In early March we saw robins! Spring is just around the corner (?) Of course, it snowed after we saw the birds.

Our Wednesday afternoon craft people have been very busy. We crafted mats for the tables for St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March 18 (one day later) and also bunnies at Easter for the Meals on Wheels people. Good going girls! Keep up the good work.

For our St. Patrick dinner the dining room was decorated in the traditional colors and looked real nice – thanks to the many helpers we had. We had a delicious dinner with decorated cake for dessert. We also had Terry Rockwell music and some dancing. There was a door prize drawing; the lucky winners were Carol Carpenter, Betty Powers and Pat Tarbox.

On March 25, we had a sing-along with the Watson Hill Bible Church Circle of Doves. We had a great time; there were about 20 tenants present, all singing their hearts out. We are hoping they can come here again. Thanks to everyone that was there.

Easter Sunday was quiet here; a lot of tenants were out having Church time and dinner with their families.

See you next month!

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Susky Fire Dept. 150 Club Winners

March 5: Phil Stein, Chad Haley, Sharon Ball.

March 12: Nancy Narma, Gus Fabrizi, Shane Lewis.

March 19: Bob McNamara, Ron Whitehead, Larry Hanrahan.

March 26: Diane and George Wilcox, Linda Barrett, Joe Adornato.

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Richard Cottrell Named Contractor Of Year

Richard B. Cottrell was recently presented with a plaque recognizing his many accomplishments in the past year. Richard had always dreamed of driving a “big truck,” from the time he was a small child. Today, he is not only driving that “big truck,” but he is also a partner in his father’s company, Cottrell Excavating.

Richard has served on many committees since becoming a Pennsylvania Land Improvement Contractors of America (PLICA) member. He has been instrumental in helping to organize several contractor meetings in his area, hosted two PLICA conventions and is presently serving his second (recently reelected) year as president.

Richard is married to his high school sweetheart, Sue and has two sons and one daughter. Considering Richard’s great devotion and dedication to his family, his community, his company and PLICA, there is no doubt that he has earned and is deserving of the title “Contractor of the Year.”

Richard was reelected to his second term as president of the PLICA by his peers at their annual meeting January 21 and 22 in Franklin, PA.

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Major Offers Book On Women In House

Harrisburg – Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wyoming/Wayne) said that a limited number of copies of the book, “History of Women in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1923-2005” are available at her district offices.

Written by Jeanne H. Schmedlen, an assistant to House Speaker John M. Perzel (R-Philadelphia), the book includes biographies of the 113 women who have been elected to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1923.

“I am proud to be a part of this book which includes several insightful observations about the growing importance of women in the General Assembly,” Major said.

It wasn’t until 1920 that women had the right to vote in Pennsylvania. In 1922 eight women were elected to the state House.

The 24 women currently serving in the House represent 11 percent of the 203 member House. Yet, women hold a population edge in the state – 51 percent – according to the Institute for State and Regional Affairs at Penn State.

“Ideally, this book will encourage women to get involved in the political process and seek elected office,” Major said.

Copies of the book are available at Major’s district offices at Route 706 Lake Montrose, RR 7 Box 7186, Montrose, PA 18801, (570) 278–3374 and 130 N. Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, (570) 836–5888.

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