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Senior Menu

Snee Adds Power To United Way
Adult Spelling Championship
“Help Whip Cancer” With Pampered Chef
Toddler Time At Montrose Library
Walk With The National MS Society
Take A Walk In Birders' Paradise
Mt. View Elementary Spring Concert Set
Clifford Township 2005 Spring Clean Up

Nonprofit Training Series Scheduled
Free Osteoporosis Awareness Programs

Contested Primaries And Ballot Question
SCHS 1960 Graduates
Diabetes Walk Needs Participants!
Celebrate National EMS Week With Us
2005 Run For The Son Scheduled
SCHS To Present The Wizard of Oz
National Day Of Prayer
LWV District Justice Candidates Forum
Commissioner Warren Offers Outreach
Letter Carriers Collect Food This Saturday
Red Visions Dance Troupe At Mt. View
Girl Scouts Seeking Women Of Distinction
Walk With A Doc


May 4

"PICTURE THIS!” Young People’s Concert, Wednesday May 4, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

May 4 – 6

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, May 4, Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

May 5

"PICTURE THIS!” Young People’s Concert, Thursday May 5, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. For ticket info, call the NE PA Philharmonic, 457–8301. All are welcome.

May 6

CALLIGRAPHER’S GUILD of NE PA program on Turkish Marbling, Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University. For info call 287–2485. Free. All are welcome.

May 6 & 7

MOTHERS DAY flower sale, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fred Miller Pavilion, Main St., Honesdale. Sponsored by the Dessin Animal Shelter. For info call 253–4037. All are welcome.

May 7

LABYRINTH WALK, Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. For info call 278–9256. All are welcome.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

BAG SALE, Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

May 8

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. For advance tickets call 879–0966 or 465–3796. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

MOTHER’S DAY WALK, Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Free, no registration required. All are welcome.

May 9

THOMPSON CEMETERY Association annual meeting, Monday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at the home of S. and J. Saulo, Thompson.

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

OPEN MEETING, Monday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club,  New Milford. New members welcome.

May 10

NORTHERN TIER Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion. All are welcome.

May 13 – 15

THE WIZARD OF OZ, Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Susquehanna Community High School auditorium. All are welcome.

TAKEOUT CHICKEN BARBECUE, Friday, May 13, at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Pickup 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

May 14

ARARAT TWP. Municipal Building dedication and open house, Saturday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

VALERIE (HOLMES) SHOOK WALK to Cure Juvenile Diabetes, Saturday, May 14, in Montrose. Registration, 9:30 a.m. at the Pump-n-Pantry. Call 278–1881 for info. All are welcome.

CRAFTS, RUMMAGE SALE and bake sale, Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at the Lanesboro Community Hall. Sponsored by the Lanesboro Cemetery Association. All are welcome.

SPRING BIRD WALK with Ron Milliken, Saturday, May 14, 6 a.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson. Call 879–4244 for info. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hop Bottom Fire Hall, sponsored by the Hop Bottom Methodist Church. Takeouts only, call 289–4196 for advance tickets. All are welcome.

May 15

OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wyoming County Historical Society. Call 836–5303 for info. All are welcome.

WOOL FIBER ARTS DAY, Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Demonstrations of cleaning, carding, natural dying, spinning and weaving. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 15, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Hall. For advance tickets call 853–3275 or 853–4632. Sponsored by the Lanesboro Cemetery Association. All are welcome.

May 16

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

May 17

BAKE SALE, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club, Oakland. Sponsored by the Oakland Boro Park and Rec. committee. All are welcome.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE support group meeting, Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging office, Montrose. For info call 822–9915. All are welcome.

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Snee Adds Power To United Way

NY Giants offensive lineman, 23 year old Chris Snee will be home to ride in the Montrose Fourth of July parade. He’s been selected as Honorary Chairman of the 2005 United Way campaign, adding celebrity muscle to his hometown charity’s 2005 Kickoff. In his honor, a Punt, Pass and Kick competition open to all boys and girls age 7-14, from Susquehanna County and beyond, will be held Sunday, July 3 starting at noon at Snee’s alma mater, Montrose High.


Hometown hero NY Giants star guard, Chris Snee.

Registration packets for the event can be picked up at all Pennstar Bank or Peoples National Bank branches. Special prizes will be awarded for gathering United Way sponsorship pledges before the event. For more information call 570-278-3868.

Snee is a soft-spoken drive blocker 6-2, 314 pounds who can bench press 225 pounds 29 times. But in school he showed he had scholastic strength as well and was a member of both the French Honor Society and the National Honor Society. This standout defensive lineman also excelled on his basketball squad and was a team captain for both sports.

That talent led to a three-year starter position at Boston College where he was an All-Big East first-team selection as right guard. In April, 2004 the NFL came knocking when the Giants needed to protect their young quarterback Eli Manning. At the time, Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi said, “Chris Snee is by far the highest-rated player at a need position, a critical position.” Head coach Tom Coughlin describes Snee as able to play center in a pinch and “an outstanding football player, a physical football player, athletic and able to pull.”

Chris’ decision to go with the Giants was made easier by the team’s location. “I did a couple of interviews and they asked me where I would like to go and I told them I would like to stay on the East Coast since I’m from Pennsylvania. The Giants are 2 ½ hours from my house, so it’s a great spot.”

Chris’ parents, Diane and Ed Snee live in Montrose.

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Adult Spelling Championship

The Area Agency on Aging will be sponsoring an Older Adult Spelling Championship on Thursday May 19, at 1:00 p.m., at the Troy Fire Hall, located in Troy, PA. The competition is open to adults, 55 years of age and older who reside within the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga. Pre-registration is required by May 13 in order to participate in the event.

The local winner will advance to the 2005 Pennsylvania Older Adults Spelling Championship which will be held in Washington County, at Washington & Jefferson College on June 9.

If you would like to Pre-register for the 2005 Older Adult Spelling Championship, or would like additional information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346, or (570) 265–6121.

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“Help Whip Cancer” With Pampered Chef

Hallstead, PA – Recognizing that one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, The Pampered Chef has teamed with the American Cancer Society for the sixth year in a row to “Help Whip Cancer.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The Society estimates there will be 211,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States this year.

The Pampered Chef created the Help Whip Cancer campaign in 2000 to increase awareness of the importance of early detection and to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer which will run from May 1–31, 2005.

For more information about Help Whip Cancer, please call Lisa McVaugh, Independent Kitchen Consultant for The Pampered Chef at (570) 967–2300.

For more information about breast cancer, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit


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Toddler Time At Montrose Library

On the second Thursday of every month, at 9:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents are invited to the Children's Room of the Main Library in Montrose for songs, stories, and rhymes. No registration is required and there's no fee – just come and enjoy some time with your little one! The next sessions of Toddler Time will be April 14, May 12, and June 9.

Exposing your child to the joys of words and stories as early as possible is one of the best things you can do for him or her, and the library is the ideal place to do it. The Susquehanna County Libraries (Montrose, Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, and Susquehanna) are open evenings and Saturdays, and library cards are free. From Babies and Books for infants, to Teen Summer Reading, there's something for your children at the library.

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Walk With The National MS Society

Come and shed those winter blues by participating in the annual MS Walk hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 2005 MS Walk is a great way to enjoy the spring weather with friends while helping a great cause.

The MS Walk is an event for all ages, which raises money for MS research and the programs the chapter provides for over 5,000 individuals in this area who live with the devastating effects of MS every day.

This year, the MS Walk will be held locally on Sunday, May 15, with Walk sites in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. The start times and route lengths vary by site. There is no fee or deadline to register.

If you want to get involved but do not want to walk, volunteers are needed to help with registration and check-in, route marking, managing the route, rest stop support, traffic and safety, photography, and cheering on walkers at the finish line. Volunteering is another way to get involved while supporting a great cause.

The MS Walk is one of the National MS Society’s largest fundraising events. Each spring nearly 200,000 people at over 700 sites participate in the MS Walk. The $275 million that has been raised since becoming a national event in 1991 goes toward research for treatment, as well as client programs for people with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that is generally diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Because it is typically diagnosed in the prime of life, it is very unpredictable. The effects of MS can range from blurred vision and loss of balance to extreme fatigue, paralysis, and blindness. Although these problems may be permanent, or they may come and go, the unpredictable physical and emotional effects continue the rest of their lives.

For more information or to register for the 2005 MS Walk or for information on Central Pennsylvania Chapter programs, call 1-800-FIGHT MS.

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Take A Walk In Birders' Paradise

Spring is here, the snows are melting at last, the warblers are arriving from the south, and one of the most beautiful nature preserves in the area is proud to host naturalist Ron Milliken on his nineteenth annual spring bird walk.

On Saturday, May 14 at 6 AM, Milliken, who lives in Apalachin, NY, will set off down the trails of the Florence Shelly Preserve, Thompson, PA on a trek that is always a treat for seasoned birders and beginners alike. This 400-acre preserve had been called a "birder's paradise," for its many different ecological niches provide ideal habitats for a variety of bird species. It is an unforgettable experience to immerse yourself in these varied zones, one after another, each with its distinctive plant life, sounds, and soils, and to observe how the conditions in each suit different species of birds.

Just off Little Ireland Road, for example, is a brushy meadow where tree swallows, wrens and sparrows nest. This trail is soon steeped in the shade and silence of a hemlock forest, home to black-capped chickadees and warblers in season. An observation platform stands at the edge of a boreal bog, and from this vantage point you may look out to see eastern bluebirds nesting in dead snags and swamp sparrows, belted kingfishers and the occasional hawk hunting in the open skies. Other niches include a brushy swamp area, a mowed field, deciduous woods, and a beautiful, pristine brook.

Ron Milliken will identify the birds of each by their sights, habits, and songs. He typically points out 60-65 species of birds during this walk, providing an ongoing natural science record not just about the bird species recorded, but also about the ecological health of the preserve.

So whether you are a dedicated birder, like some of our regular participants, who have traveled the world to study birds, or an amateur who can currently identify only a few species, you are welcome to join us. Milliken and the most devoted members of the group often walk for up to four hours, but you are welcome to turn back at any time.

Since this is a wetlands area, appropriate shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Binoculars are a big help for close up looks at the birds. The walk starts at the Preserve parking lot one mile north of the village of Thompson on Route 171, at the point where Stack Road intersects. A large sign marks the entrance. For more information call Dave or Carol Clemens at (570) 879-4244.

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Mt. View Elementary Spring Concert Set

When it comes to music, everyone enjoys a “blast from the past”! That’s just what you’ll experience at this year’s Mountain View Elementary Spring Concert as the Elementary Band takes its audience through a historical review as well as flashbacks of sports, TV and movie theme musical memorabilia.

The students of the Mountain View Elementary 5th and 6th grade band and chorus plan to stage this trip down memory lane as the theme of their 2005 Spring Concert scheduled for May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mountain View High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free (an optional free-will donation may be given at the door—also, a bake sale sponsored by the band parents will donate proceeds toward the purchase of an elementary band instrument.)

The elementary band will fill the stage with its 90 members representing nearly 50% of Mountain View 5th and 6th grade students. These talented musicians have been rehearing their concert music in “Advanced Band” and “Beginner Band” groupings since the first week of February. During the latter part of April, both groups will combine their efforts into one big sound making their final preparations in only four full group rehearsals for the big night on May 13.

The band will open the evening of entertainment with the patriotic “America” followed by the “Overture 1812” which depicts the Russians celebrating their victory in driving our Napoleon’s selections which will remind us of days of old with a touch of European flavor.

“When the Band Goes Marching In” featuring the woodwind and brass sections jumping on the bandwagon on cue will bring the evening of musical variety into a memorable era. Sports pep band song and an audience opportunity at a sing-along with the nostalgic “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” will continue the fun.

Several talented sixth grade students will perform small ensemble renditions of movie themes from “Rocky”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “A Whole New World” from the movie “Aladdin”.

The band will complete its part of the evening with these favorite blasts into TV/movie memories of the past: “Flintstones Meet the Jetsons,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Rock Around the Clock.”

The 120-member chorus will be presenting a program featuring songs about our world and this great country. The theme “patriots for peace” reminds us that our country has always persevered troubled times with the hope for a brighter future.

The song selections reflect both our pride in our nation and our wish for peace in the world. Some songs include “Wonderful World,” “Yankee Doodle,” and “God Bless the USA.” Soloists will be performed by 6th grade students throughout the performance.

The elementary music department of the Mountain View School District is very proud of its many young band and chorus participants. With such musical talent and enthusiasm all on the same stage, it is certain that these students will provide an evening of fine musical entertainment for all those who come out to enjoy this “blast from the past” on concert night.

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Clifford Township 2005 Spring Clean Up

Coinciding with the "2005 Great Pennsylvania Cleanup" on April 23, Clifford Township will start its roadside cleanup immediately. Bags and gloves are available at Clifford Auto Center until April 30. When your area is clean, call 222–5805 or 222–4628 and leave a message saying where the garbage bags are located. Township workers and volunteers will be dispatched to pick up and dispose of the garbage.

The annual trash collection is scheduled for May 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Clifford Township Community Alliance and the Clifford Township Supervisors, it is a great opportunity to get rid of what you no longer want, but do not know how or where to dispose of these items. Bring these things to the Township Building. Glass, tin, and aluminum have no fee. Not acceptable are household garbage, leaves, tree limbs, heavy machinery and farm equipment. For the exact price schedule go online to community section.

This cleanup is for Clifford Township residents only; proof of residence is required. Cash or a check made out to "Clifford Township" is required at the time of drop off. Call 222-9364 and leave a message if you have any questions.

Additional volunteers are needed to keep this program going. Please call Griff at 222-3309, or just show up to lend a helping hand.

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Nonprofit Training Series Scheduled

In order to assist nonprofit organizations to expand management capacity and demonstrate credibility in the communities they serve, Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering a series of programs to be held at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. Many nonprofits struggle to focus their resources on their mission while still managing their organizations.

In this age of increased emphasis on accountability by assessing program outcomes, program evaluation should not become just one more job to do. On March 22, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Penn State Extension will sponsor a program that will focus on how to do an evaluation by using the program goals and objectives. Also covered will be the design and implementation of simple data collection strategies to assist in the evaluation process so that programs are effective and outcomes are achieved.

On May 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 a program on Board Development will be held once again at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. With increasing demands on people’s time, nonprofit organizations are finding it difficult to retain qualified, experienced board members to function effectively and grow. The volunteer Board is critical for setting organizational policies, and seeing that staff implement these policies to achieve the nonprofit’s mission in the community. This workshop will help board members and staff to better understand their roles and responsibilities and make board development a routine part of the organization’s procedures and practices.

Presenters for the programs are Joann Kowalski and Peter Wulfhorst, Community and Economic Development educators in the NE Region.

For registration information, contact the Extension office at 278-1158.

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Free Osteoporosis Awareness Programs

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging PrimeTime Health program is sponsoring free Osteoporosis awareness programs for older adults (age 60+) in the Senior Community Centers. PrimeTime Health is a program promoting wellness for older adults.

Many people think of this bone-thinning ailment as affecting only women, but it also affects one in five men. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones” and occurs when spaces between the bones become larger, weakening them and making them more fragile.

According to the U.S. Surgeon Generals report, each year an estimated 1.5 million people suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture – an event that often leads to a downward spiral in physical health and quality of life. This report outlines simple steps to prevent and treat bone disease and take action that can lead to better bone health.

This information is the basis for the programs to be presented by staff of the PA Health Department. The programs will be held at the following Senior Center locations: Susquehanna (853-3967) – May 9, 12:20 p.m.; Forest City (785-3386) – May 11, 12:30 p.m.; Lenoxville (222-9550) – May 12, 11:00 a.m.; Lawton (934-2575) – May 16, 12:10 p.m.; Montrose (278-4370) – May 17, Noon; Great Bend (879-2896) – May 26, 12:15 p.m.

Registration is not required, however if you would also like to enjoy lunch at the Senior Community Center, please call that location at least one day in advance.

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Contested Primaries And Ballot Question

Contested races which will be decided by voters in the May 17 Primary Election include the Democratic candidate for mayor in Forest City where Frank Brager and Nicholas H. Cost are on the ballot, and the Forest City Tax Collector position sought by Pamela Franceski Green and Paul J. Amadio. Both are four-year terms.

Susquehanna Borough Democrats will also be choosing between David J. Scales, Sr. and Nancy Hurley for the mayor’s job and between Shane Lewis, Sr. and Patricia Frederick for a two-year council slot.

Bridgewater Township Republicans will be choosing between Connie J. Ely and Sylvia Baker for the tax collector job. In Brooklyn Township both Bryce E. Beeman and Lucrecia D. Jesse are running for a single school director seat on the Republican ticket. Jesse is also running uncontested on the Democratic ticket for the same seat.

Republican voters will decide if a supervisor position in Harford Township will be filled by either Terry L. Van Gorden or James M. Ketterer. Both Paul J. Himka and Linda Castorina are running on the Republican ticket for a single Lathrop supervisor position. In Lenox a six-year supervisor position is contested by Republicans William E. Zick and Fred Benson, and in Liberty Township a four- year supervisor position will be won by either Dan Henry or Alton B. Wilber.

New Milford Republicans will be choosing between Jack T. Conroy and John Clirehugh for a six-year supervisor position. In Oakland Borough Jerry M. Hallisey, Gary Boughton, Brian Rhone and Ronald E. Beavan are competing for positions on the borough council. A six-year supervisor position in Thompson Township will be determined by voters to go to either Richard Wademan or Stacy-Nier Yoskowitz.

Political campaigns to win the state court Montrose District Justice position are being fought by four candidates: Jeffrey L. Hollister, Linda LaBarbera. Darrell L. Sands and Ray Smith. DJ candidates will address questions at A League of Women Voters public forum on May 5 in the County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue Montrose, at 7:30-9 p.m.

Primary voters will also be asked to weigh in on a state initiative to borrow $625-million for environmental cleanup and land preservation. Its champion, Governor Rendell, proposes repaying the debt with higher trash hauling fees, while Republicans want to use existing revenue.

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SCHS 1960 Graduates

Susquehanna High School Classmates of 1960, we need your help! We are looking for some of our classmates for a planned reunion on June 4, 2005. Also, if any of our classmates want to help, please call Marie Maby 853–3496 or Janet Smith 853–3934.

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Diabetes Walk Needs Participants!

The seventh annual Valerie (Holmes) Shook Memorial Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes will be held on Saturday, May 14 – rain or shine! All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, in memory of Valerie, who died at the age of 32 and was diagnosed with diabetes in childhood. The four-mile walk on the Rails-to-Trails path will start and end at the Pump'n'Pantry in Montrose. Walkers who will find sponsors are needed now, but you can also self-sponsor the day of the walk. A brochure is available at the Montrose Library. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10 a.m. Please help honor Valerie's memory and raise funds to fight juvenile diabetes in our community and across the country!

For more information about the Walk, call 278-1881.

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Celebrate National EMS Week With Us

Submitted By The Hallstead Volunteer Ambulance Board of Directors

The Great Bend-Hallstead Volunteer Ambulance will hold an open house on Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. There will be free blood pressure screening and free blood sugar screening. For the first 50 people there will be free cholesterol screening. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes, handouts, free information, and activities for children. Subscription forms will be available.

Stop and meet the new board of directors and the members of the ambulance. See the new automated external defibrillators purchased by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Come learn what the public needs to know about Emergency Medical Services. There will be information on 911 dispatch procedures used in the county. See the ever-growing, long list of businesses from the communities that have donated money to help the ambulance purchase turnout gear and a computer.

Have you ever called 911? Have you ever been transported in an ambulance? Each year, millions of people need emergency medical care while at work, in their homes or in places outside of a hospital. That’s when Emergency Medical Services, or EMS, is there for you – any time, any day, anywhere that you need us. The public often wonders about EMS because ambulances and the people who work on them vary so much from community to community.

Stop and see us on May 15, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and we will answer some of your questions.

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2005 Run For The Son Scheduled

On Saturday, May 7, the Christian Motorcyclists Association will hold its 17th annual Run for the Son motorcycle ride. The Wheels for Christ Chapter in Montrose, PA is one of the approximately 500 chapters participating in this Run. This will be a 100-mile, scenic mountain ride in which riders will seek sponsors to help raise money for CMA to “spread the light of Jesus to every nation.” Over the past 16 years, CMA has raised over $8 million to help present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Every penny promptly goes to work and CMA is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability or ECFA. This year, twenty percent goes for Bibles to closed and restricted countries, twenty percent goes for motorcycles to native pastors around the world, twenty percent goes to help the “Jesus Film Project” spread the Word of God, and forty percent is used by CMA to help reach motorcyclists here in the United States.

This year’s goal is $2,400,000. Anyone interested in participating in this event can meet at 9:45 a.m., May 7, at McDonald’s, Montrose, PA. You will go approximately 100 miles, round trip. For further information or if you would like to sponsor someone for the Run, call (570) 836–5030.

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SCHS To Present The Wizard of Oz

Susquehanna’s drama department, under the direction of Kristin Stanford, assisted by Hannah Barnes will be performing The Wizard of Oz for their Spring production. The performances are scheduled for May 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee, at 2 p.m. in the Helen Gulley Auditorium.

Veteran actor Angela LoVolo has been cast as Dorothy with Ellen Reavey as the Scarecrow; Connor Freitag as the Tinman; Casey Glidden as the Cowardly Lion; Ashley Hubal as Glenda the Good Witch and Paula Freitag as the Wicked Witch. David Jackson, a fairly new face on the Susquehanna stage will play the Wizard.

The Wizard of Oz, a favorite of high school drama departments, entertains the audiences with such musical numbers as “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”

Reservations may be made by calling 853-4291, contacting the high school office and asking for Sue Crawford.

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National Day Of Prayer

“God Shed His Grace on Thee” is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. An event will be held on Thursday, May 5 at the Gazebo in Harford, PA at noon. Please join for this important time of prayer for our country and its leaders. This will be a time of praise, song, readings, and prayer. There will be singing and special music to uplift you. Your prayers can make a difference in coming events. Please bring your own chair or blanket. This service will be held rain or shine. If you have any questions please contact Lillie Thomas, at 434–2507.

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LWV District Justice Candidates Forum

Four candidates vying for the Montrose District Justice position (currently held by Watson Dayton) will participate in a League of Women Voters public forum scheduled for May 5, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the County Office Building at 31 Public Avenue in Montrose. Jeffrey L. Hollister, Linda LaBarbera, Darrell L. Sands and Ray Smith will appear on both Democratic and Republican ballots in the May 17th Primary Election in Susquehanna County municipalities west of Montrose: Apolacan, Auburn, Bridgewater, Choconut, Dimock, Forest Lake, Friendsville, Jessup, Liberty, Little Meadows, Middletown, Montrose, Rush, Silver Lake and Springville.

The Forum will give voters a chance to question and size up the person they may stand before in a renter-landlord dispute, bounced check or traffic incident, theft or civil action involving less than $8,000.

DJ’s (soon to become District Magistrates) have a six-year term. They are not required to be a lawyer, but must complete an educational course and pass a qualifying exam before taking office. The full-time responsibilities are rewarded with an approximate $60,000 state of PA salary.

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Commissioner Warren Offers Outreach

County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren announces an outreach program to offer all County residents an opportunity to share their concerns, questions, and ideas for Susquehanna County. Commissioner Warren, in an attempt to represent all the people of Susquehanna County, will be available to meet in an informal setting at the New Milford Boro Building on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the every month, during the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Warren states, “When I offered myself as a candidate, I campaigned that I would try to make County government more accessible to all the citizens of Susquehanna County, and scheduling hours during non business hours will be a step to honor that campaign pledge. I solicit your opinions and welcome your participation.”

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Letter Carriers Collect Food This Saturday

Residents throughout Pennsylvania are being asked to help feed the needy by participating in a nationwide food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction with the Postal Service. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes along their routes as they deliver mail on Saturday, May 14, to help stock local food banks for the needy. Customers can contact their local Post Office should they have any questions about the food drive and specific office participation.

“We ask all residents to leave at least one non-perishable food item next to their mailbox on May 14 to help make this drive a success and help feed the needy,” said Letter Carrier Postal Ambassador Lyle Rockwell of Sayre. “The generosity of postal customers to the food drive is overwhelming,” added Rockwell. “Last year, the food banks, soup kitchens, churches and most everyone in need of food for others were filled to capacity.”

“We are pleased that our postal facilities can act as a conduit for our customers to help others in the community,” said Ed Burke, USPS Central Pennsylvania District Manager. “The Postal Service is pleased to be a partner in this humanitarian effort.”

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Red Visions Dance Troupe At Mt. View

The Mountain View Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is proud to be sponsoring a live performance of The Red Visions Dance Troupe, a group of talented and renowned Native American performing artists.

The Red Visions Dance Troupe will perform live on Friday evening, May 6, at 7:30 in the Mountain View Elementary School located on Route 106 in Kingsley.

Red Visions will demonstrate their diverse styles of dance and music as they deliver descriptions of the dances; they will also explain the different clothing and ornamentation worn during their performance. Audience members will be able to witness, and participate in, dance from the Southwest, North Plains and Eastern Woodlands. Traditional dance and stories will combine with contemporary styles to captivate and educate audiences of all ages.

There is no admittance charge for this event and everyone is welcome to attend. Come out and join the Mountain View community for this exciting, educational and cultural opportunity.

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