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Senior Menu

Snee Adds Power To United Way
Adult Spelling Championship
“Help Whip Cancer” With Pampered Chef
Open House For 90th Birthday
Wildflower Nature Walk
Family Weekend At Great Bend Alliance
Spring Concert At Blue Ridge High
Thompson Clothes Closet Update

Nonprofit Training Series Scheduled
Free Osteoporosis Awareness Programs

Masons Provide Free Child ID Program
SCHS 1960 Graduates
Senior Citizens’ Picnic Scheduled
Dairy Princess Pageant Set
AARP Driver Safety Program Scheduled
ACS Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Nature Walk At N. Wayne Library
Thompson Boro Sets Memorial Service
Free Movie Night At Montrose Theater
65th Anniversary
Apply Now For A Summer Adventure


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.

ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON, Tuesday, May 17, beginning at noon at the Ararat United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 19

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro building. Guest speaker will be Sandy Conklin. All are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 20

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, May 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Hallstead. All are welcome.

DINNER/SALAD BAR, Friday, May 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

C1 PRAISE BAND from Camillus, NY will perform a concert on Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. Call 879–4506 for info. All are welcome.

RESERVATION DEADLINE is May 20 for the Susquehanna, Oakland Laurel Hill High School Reunion, to be held Saturday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Starrucca House. For info, contact Corella Pierce, 6 Boyden St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.

May 21

QUAKER LAKE CEMETERY Association annual meeting, Saturday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. at the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church, Laurel Lake.

NEW MILFORD CEMETERY Association annual meeting for directors and lot owners, Saturday, May 21, 1:30 p.m. at the New Milford Boro Hall. Please remove any wreaths, etc. that you may want prior to meeting.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, May 21, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All you can eat! All are welcome.

ALL DAY PAINT OUT with Rodrica Tilley, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Bring your own art supplies. All are welcome.

BINGO, Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

PLANT SWAP/SALE, Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gazebo in Montrose. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Montrose. For info call 278–9703. All are welcome.

NATURE WALK, Saturday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Library, facilitated by Nathaniel Whitmore. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 21, beginning at noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

DUCK DERBY, Saturday, May 21, noon at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Co. Pre-sold chicken barbecue available at the finish line at Neumann Hall. All are welcome.

YARD SALE, chicken barbecue, bake sale and car wash, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colonial Brick Motel, Hallstead. Donations of pre-priced clothing and household goods accepted. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Girls’ Basketball Booster Club. All are welcome.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, May 21, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

ITALIAN DINNER, Saturday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Susquehanna Fire Hall. Eat in or take out. Presale tickets available, call Kelly Iveson at 853–4615 or 853–4704. All are welcome.

May 22

BREAKFAST, Sunday, May 22, 8 a.m. to noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Bill Flynn’s Polka radio show will be broadcasting live, starting at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

May 23

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Parish Center. All are welcome.

May 23 – 29

REVIVAL SERVICES, May 23 to 29 at the Evangelical Wesleyan Church of Lake Idlewild. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Tim Hamaker. For info call 222–2426. All are welcome.

May 24

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 25

RESERVATION DEADLINE is May 25 for the Rush Alumni banquet to be held Saturday, June 4 at the Fairdale Methodist Church Hall. Call 395–3477 for info.

GARDEN HELPLINE, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. hosted by Penn State’s College of Agriculture. Call 963–6842 with questions.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, May 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 26

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, May 26, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

May 27

DINNER and salad bar, Friday, May 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL dinner, Friday, May 27, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange. Takeouts available. Bring a dry good donation for the Ronald McDonald House basket and get a discount. All are welcome.

May 27 – 30

PENNY BLUEGRASS Festival, May 27 – 30 at the Wrench Wranch, Coventryville, NY. For info call (607) 639–1141.

CAMPGROUND KICKOFF, May 27-30 at the Montrose Bible Conference. For info or reservations call 278–1001. All are welcome.

May 28

OPEN HOUSE in honor of Anna Napolitano’s 90th Birthday, Saturday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, Susquehanna. No gifts please. All are welcome.

BOOK SALE, Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library, Lakewood. All are welcome.

May 29

VARIETY SHOW, Sunday, May 29, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW. All are welcome.

NATURE WALK, Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. at the Florence Shelly Preserve. Dave Clemens will lead a search for spring’s botanical treasures. Call 879–4244 for info. All are welcome.

May 30

BUFFET DINNER, Monday, May 30, beginning at noon at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

SMORGASBORD DINNER, Monday, May 30, noon at the Gibson Methodist Church. All are welcome.

GIBSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION meeting, Monday, May 30, 1:15 p.m. at the Gibson Methodist Church.

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

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, Monday, May 30 at noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. All are welcome.

FAMILY FUN DAY, Monday, May 30 at Montrose Bible Conference. Barbecue, games, activities, concert by Bert Britt, more. For info call 278–1001. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu May 23 - 27

Monday, May 23: pork chop, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, ten grain bead, graham cracker with peanut butter, mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, May 24: barbecue chicken breast, home style baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, pineapple, granola bar.

Wednesday, May 25: Salisbury steak with gravy and noodles, tossed salad, spinach, seeded rye bread, fresh apple.

Thursday, May 26: sliced ham, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, ten grain bread, graham crackers, apricots.

Friday, May 27: macaroni and cheese, cut green beans, grape juice, honey wheat bread, applesauce.


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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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Open House For 90th Birthday

The family of Anna Napolitano cordially invite friends and acquaintances to stop by and wish Anna a Happy 90th Birthday on Saturday, May 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall on Jackson Avenue in Susquehanna. Cake and coffee will be served. No gifts please.

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Wildflower Nature Walk

No matter how old we get, there is always a part of each of us that loves a good treasure hunt – and that is exactly you can expect on the wildflower nature walk hosted by the Florence Shelly Preserve Stewardship Committee on May 29.

Dave Clemens, an amateur naturalist from Hallstead, will lead this walk, which begins at 2:00 PM and takes participants through woodlands and wetlands in search of the botanical treasures of springtime hidden amidst humus and damp brown leaves. The beautiful and diverse Shelly Preserve boasts a large wooded area that has never been pastured, so wildflowers are still able to grow undisturbed there, as they have for many hundreds of years.

Participants can expect to see painted trilium, goldthread, clintonia, and maidenhair fern in the woodlands. The sensuous pink lady‚s slipper is a delight to come upon, no matter how often you may have seen it previously. Moist soil by the glacial pond and along stream beds provides fertile habitat for the aptly named Jack-in-the-pulpit. Raise your eyes from the ground and you will see wild blueberry bushes beginning to bloom, and even some apple blossoms planted in the previous century by homesteaders.

Walk guide Dave Clemens has spent hundreds of hours in the Florence Shelly Preserve. He is an active member and past president of the Stewardship Committee, was instrumental in creating the trail the group will follow, and has explored the 400-acre preserve extensively. The walk will last approximately two hours. Appropriate shoes or boots are strongly recommended for a walk in this wetlands area. 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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Family Weekend At Great Bend Alliance

The Great Bend Alliance Church, located on Randolph Street in Great Bend, PA will host a Family Weekend May 21 and 22. There will be a free barbecue at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, followed by a concert featuring the Southern Gospel music of Gospel Bond, from Selinsgrove, PA. The concert will be outdoors and begins at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, May 22, Gospel Bond will present another concert at 11:00 a.m. There will be a freewill offering taken for Gospel Bond during the Sunday morning concert.

For other information or directions to the Church phone (570) 879–2741.

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Spring Concert At Blue Ridge High

The Blue Ridge High School Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday May 25 at 7 p.m. The 90-member choir, directed by Mr. Nino Bennici, will perform a wide variety of musical selections at the concert. The men’s choir, women’s choir, and select choir will also entertain the audience during the concert. Mr. Bennici and the members of the chorus extend an invitation to all area music lovers to come to this free concert. The choir should be in top form, as they will be performing just a few days before, at the “Music In The Parks” – a competition which will be held on May 20 at Dorney Park.

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Thompson Clothes Closet Update

The Clothes Closet is heading into its second year of service to the community at the Thompson United Methodist Church. There is a large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to choose from, which are made possible by donation. The clothes are free of charge to anyone wishing them.

Each Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. patrons are greeted by a church member to assist in clothing selections, but in order to make it more convenient for patrons who do not have the opportunity to come in during the week, they will be opening the doors on the first Saturday of each month beginning June 4, in addition to the regular Friday mornings. The hours will remain the same, 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Many thanks are extended to everyone who has donated clothing and to those who have worked to make this service possible. If more information is needed contact Pastor Brian Lucas at 727–2341, Joy Mead at 727–2518 or Mary Gray at 756–2652.

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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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Masons Provide Free Child ID Program

Pennsylvania Freemasons are sponsoring a FREE Child Identification Program (CHIP), May 24-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary School, Route 106, Kingsley.

Run by The Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children in partnership with the Crime Prevention Association of Pennsylvania, the Masonic CHIP Program gives law enforcement and recovery officials the necessary materials to find missing children, while giving parents peace of mind. All items generated during a CHIP event are given to the child's family.

The CHIP program includes the following: CD Video: A digital video is recorded in front of a height chart backdrop. The CHIP interview captures a child's appearance, speech, mannerisms and other personal characteristics. The CD can quickly be distributed to the media to reach a large audience.

Fingerprints: Children's fingerprints are taken in the traditional manner, using inkless print pads (safe for children), to provide clear and readable prints.

DNA: A DNA kit is provided to the parent or guardian to be completed at home as soon as possible. The DNA kit includes envelopes for hair samples, nail clippings and oral swab for saliva sample.

In 2004, almost 100,000 children were CHIP'd. The Pennsylvania Masonic Foundation for Children has commitments to ID up to 150,000 youth in Pennsylvania in 2005. The program is provided free as a result of generous public and private donations.

Anyone may initiate a CHIP event; however, all coordination of events is through the Masons of Pennsylvania, and all events are sponsored by the Grand Lodge or by a local Masonic lodge. Individuals who would like to initiate a CHIP event may call the CHIP Project Director at (215) 988-1978 or (800) 537-6525, or e-mail him at For more information about the CHIP program, visit

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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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Senior Citizens’ Picnic Scheduled

The 30th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic sponsored by the Advisory Council of the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Troy Fairgrounds in Troy, PA.

The Country and Western theme will feature live entertainment by Andy Boardman and Sara Romanik and the Old Time Square Dancers. Senior Citizens residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties are invited to attend. Picnic goers are encouraged to dress with the Country and Western Theme.

There will be 50 booths, including free health screenings, informational booths and crafts sales. Seniors will have the opportunity to play Bingo, win door prizes, and vote on the King and the Queen of the picnic.

A delicious picnic lunch of pork barbeque, macaroni salad, fresh fruit, baked beans chips, and ice cream will be served with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Lunch is by reservation only. Lunch reservations may be made by calling the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 by June 8th.

Those Seniors in Bradford, Sullivan, or Tioga Counties needing a ride to the picnic must convene in groups of a minimum of 6-8 persons at a location like a Senior Center, church or grocery store and must reserve their ride by calling EMTA at 1-800-242-3484 by June 8.

Seniors in Susquehanna County may reserve a ride to the picnic by calling SCTS at 1-800-323-2051 by June 8th.

For more information about the picnic, contact Marlea Hoyt at the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346.

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Dairy Princess Pageant Set

Miss Amanda Zembrzycki, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess from Union Dale is about to complete her reign as Dairy Princess. Amanda would like to invite everyone to attend the Susquehanna County Dairy Princess pageant being held on Friday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church annex, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets in Montrose.

Amanda Zembrzycki reflects on her year as Susquehanna County Dairy Princess.

The Dairy Princess Pageant evening program will begin with comments by Amy Hartle, Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess. Scholarship and scrapbook awards and a special recognition of a dairy farm family will be included in the program. Amanda Zembrzycki will give her farewell speech highlighting her year’s experiences. Amanda’s court, Dairy Ambassadors Ashley Franklin, Karley Mosier and Karin Mowry will each speak briefly about their dairy promotion experiences and be recognized for their efforts. Amanda Zembrzycki will crown the new 2005/06 Dairy Princess, Amanda Miner from the Springville area. Amanda Miner’s court for the 2005/2006 year will include Dairy Ambassadors Abbey Puzo, Nicole Brooks, Ashley Franklin and Dairy Maid Cassie Clark. Each one of these girls will speak about their dairy promotion plans.

The evening will conclude with a reception for the Dairy Princesses, Dairy Ambassadors and Dairy Maids. Please feel welcome to attend. Questions, call Evie Goff at 278-1212 or 278-1158.

Submitted by Evie Goff

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AARP Driver Safety Program Scheduled

A AARP Driver Safety Program will be held May 26 and 27, 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. both days at the Odd Fellows Hall, Route 247 and Como Road (across from Lake Como Post Office) in the downstairs hall.

Call Irene Messinger at (570) 798–2938 for more info.

Coffee will be served. Bring your own snack, pen or pencil and driver’s license.

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ACS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Northeast Pennsylvania… Why will hundreds of people stay up all night, walk in circles around a track, laugh, cry and have a great time? For the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service programs. Relay events will take place at various locations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.

2005 marks the 20th Anniversary of Relay For Life. In Pennsylvania, Relay For Life events will take place in 188 communities statewide.

Locally, a Relay For Life will take place July 22 and 23, 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School.

Relay For Life brings together teams of 8 to 15 people from local businesses, schools, churches, and families for camaraderie, food, fun, music, entertainment, and a night under the stars – all while team members take turns walking or running on a track for 24 hours. Relay For Life features a Survivors Victory Lap and reception to celebrate life, and the evening’s moving Luminaria Ceremony memorializes those we have lost to cancer and honors those who are fighting or have conquered the disease.

For more information about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life or to register a team, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit

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Nature Walk At N. Wayne Library

The Northern Wayne Community Library, located on Route 370 in Lakewood next to the Preston School, will be hosting a Nature Walk on Saturday, May 21.

The walk will begin at the library at 9:30 a.m. and will be facilitated by Nathaniel Whitmore. It will concentrate on identifying and collecting various plants and herbs with an emphasis on edible plants.

The walk is geared toward adults but children are also welcome to learn more about their environment. There is no cost to the program.

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Thompson Boro Sets Memorial Service

The annual Thompson Memorial Day service to honor area veterans will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Park on Water Street.

Guest speaker will be Lee Smith, former Susquehanna County Commissioner and lifelong member of the Grange.

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Free Movie Night At Montrose Theater

The public is invited for a free showing of “The Insider” at the Montrose Theatre on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. This Academy Award Nominated film is the story of a former tobacco executive who took on the tobacco industry to expose its suspected unscrupulous practices. The free show, along with complimentary popcorn and soda for all attending, is offered to celebrate World Tobacco Day.

The movie, rated R for explicit language, pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of their lives. Academy Award winner Al Pacino plays 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Russell Crowe plays tobacco executive Jeffery Wigand. As they find out, Corporate America will use legal means to save their billion dollar habit. “The Insider” has a cold, hard edge and will thrill you with unbelievable twists and turns.

Based on the true story, “The Insider” shows how important one individual’s actions were in finally exposing the insidious intent of the tobacco industry. Wigand was successful where many before him had failed because he had inside information. His moral and ethical dilemmas are mirrored in the plight of the corporate media, (CBS) in the story as well. All this makes for a thought provoking script that will have viewers talking about it for days.

The Trehab Center’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Department and the PA Department of Health are sponsoring this event. Although it is not necessary to make reservations, groups may want to call ahead to secure block seating. Please Contact the Trehab Center at (570) 278–5237 for your free tickets!

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65th Anniversary


James Soden and Winifred Williams (pictured) were married on May 25, 1940. Reverend Elias Jones performed the ceremony at the Starrucca Baptist parsonage, sixty-five years ago. They were accompanied by Raymond Pickering (cousin of the bride) and Gladys Harding, (now Pickering), friend of the bride and groom.

Most recently, James worked as a farm IBA dealer for 18 years and Winnie worked at the Mountain View High School cafeteria for 17 years.

Their secret to staying young in their golden years is to never stop moving. James works in his wood shop making woodcrafts for the couple to paint, while Winifred keeps busy as well baking cakes for people and making quilts. They have always enjoyed gardening together at their home in Gelatt, PA.

Since their marriage wouldn’t have been complete without children, they had seven. Out of the seven, six are still living and have found homes throughout the country: Bonnie (deceased); Carol Wilson in Denton, TX; Ronald Soden in Forrest City, PA; Douglas Soden in Rome, PA; Diane Gentile in Latham, NY; Penny Lombardi in Denton, TX; and Karen Allison in Scranton, PA. They also have 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

The couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Memorial Day with an open house at the United Methodist Church in South Gibson, PA from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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Apply Now For A Summer Adventure

Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council and its partners are once again holding the Woodland Resource Adventure Camp. This eighteen-year old program is held on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume, Wyoming County, PA. Woodland Resources Adventure begins on Sunday, July 17 and runs through Thursday, July 21 and is open for students ages 12-15. The camp is a great summer environmental education experience where students learn about trees, wildlife, aquatic life, streams, soils, and how they are all connected.

For more information on the Woodland Resources Adventure, contact your local Conservation District or the Endless Mountains RC&D office at (570) 265–3409, ext. 5. Your local Conservation District can be reached, in most cases, by calling the County Courthouse.

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