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3-A-Day Everyday
Dan Scales Is Florida Fire Chief
Scout Troop 81 Has Adirondack Adventure
Rep. Pickett vs. Skeet
Three Service Clubs Elect New Officers

PNB Declares Dividend
It’s A Boy!
4-H News


3-A-Day Everyday

Have you had your 3-A-Day today? This is a question you should answer, ‘yes’ to everyday. What is 3-A-Day? This is a very easy way to remember to get your 3 servings of calcium a day from dairy products, milk, cheese and yogurt. Why do you need 3-A-Day? You body needs calcium and the eight nutrients that dairy provides for better health.

Dairy Ambassador Abbey Puzo

Did you know that three out of four Americans don’t get enough calcium? Moms and Dads need to encourage their children to get their 3-A-Day. 70% of preteen girls ages 6 to 11 and 60% of preteen boys are not getting enough calcium. Here’s an idea, pack string cheese or drinkable yogurt in your child’s lunch, or keep string cheese and yogurt in the refrigerator for a snack.

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Dan Scales Is Florida Fire Chief

Dan Scales, son of David and Carol Scales of Susquehanna was recently appointed Fire Chief of the Ponce Inlet, Florida Fire Department.  The City of Ponce Inlet is an affluent beach side City in the Daytona Beach area. Ponce Inlet Fire Dept.  is part of the Regional Communications Center combined dispatch and response districts which consists of three other cities in Southeast Volusia County, with a total of 12 fire stations that provide closest unit response.

Dan has been with the department since 2001. Before that he ran the eighth largest EMS education program in Florida at Daytona Beach Community College. Prior to that he was a Lead Paramedic and Clinical Training Officer with the Emergency Medical Foundation (EVAC Ambulance) the County-wide ambulance service in Volusia County. He was based out of the main station in Daytona Beach, which ran a high volume of EMS calls. He is a State certified Fire Instructor and Fire Officer, has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg Maryland and is currently a member of the Volusia County Fire Chief's Association, Florida Fire Chief's Association, and International Association of Fire Chief's. He is a National Registry/Florida certified paramedic and runs calls with the crews in Ponce Inlet and Southeast Volusia County. Dan has a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management and an Associate’s Degree in EMS. He lives in Port Orange, with his wife, the former Becky Howell, Honesdale and two children, Emma and David.

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Scout Troop 81 Has Adirondack Adventure

Boy Scout Troop 81 (pictured) traveled to the Adirondack Mountains for a weekend of camping and hiking. They trekked up to the peaks of Giant, Cascade and Porter Mountains. Many of the boys are new to the Troop and were as excited as the others to try a new place to go and new terrain to climb. Fun was had by all, even on one of the hottest weekends we have seen. Many are anxious to return to try the other peaks that there are to climb.

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Rep. Pickett vs. Skeet

Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) prepares to reload as she relishes an evening of skeet shooting at the Annual Legislative Night held at the Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers Club at the end of June. To Pickett's left is her friend and fellow active sportsman Mike Protz. The event was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the National Rifle Association. Tuesday evening, Pickett's House Bill 887, which permits former prisoners of war to purchase resident hunting licenses for the cost of $1, plus the current issuing fee, was signed into law by Gov. Ed Rendell. The measure, which became effective immediately upon signing, was unanimously supported by the General Assembly.

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Three Service Clubs Elect New Officers

During the past few weeks service clubs of Susquehanna, Hallstead and Great Bend elected new officers for the 2005-06 year. They are as follows.


American Legion: Commander, Joseph Bucci; First Vice Commander, Mark Tarbox; Second Vice Commander, Louis Parrillo; Finance, Peter Janicelli; Adjutant, Scott Darling; Chaplain, Stanley Lindow; Trustees, Ernest Grausgruber and Thomas Hurley; Historian/Sgt.-At-Arms, Roger Williams; Padraic Kane, Judge Advocate; Committee members at-large, William Jenkins and Michael Wescott.

Sons of the Legion (SAL): Commander Matt Frailey; First Vice, Sean Kraus; Second Vice, Dennis Fiske; Adjutant, Richard Norris; Finance Officer, William Deakin; Chaplain, Mike Kuiper; Historian, Ace Cuevas; Sgt.-At-Arms, Chuck Cuevas.


American Legion: Commander, Richard Rood; First Vice Commander, Susie Nelson; Second Vice Commander, Tom Snyder; Adjutant, Terry Rafferty; Finance Officer, Tom Wood; Judge Advocate, Mike Welch; Chaplain, Gary Merritt; Historian, Russ Leonard; Sgt.-At-Arms, Ivan Smith; Service Officer, Bill Kienzler; Executive Board, Jack Bennett and Mike Welch.

A.L. Auxiliary: President, Pat Yonkin; Vice President, Karen Sinnett; Secretary, Betty Booth; Treasurer, Margo Merritt; Chaplain, Irene Welch; Historian, Evelyn Woolbaugh; Sgt.-At-Arms, Doreen Wood.

Sons of the Legion (SAL): Commander, Andrew Kovitch; First Vice, Donald Horvatt; Second Vice, Ron Hills; Adjutant, Thomas Snyder; Finance Officer, Roger Rinker; Chaplain, John Tripp; Historian, David Croft; Sgt.-At-Arms, Andrew Pickney III

On June 9 the award ceremony at the Blue Ridge High School, New Milford for the Class of 2005 was held. This year the American Legion Americanism Awards were presented to Victor Welch and Heather Franks.

At the District meeting, Andrew J. Pickney, Jr. was elected 15th District Sons of the Legion (SAL) Commander and also received Recruiter of the Year Certificate and Top Gun Recruiter.


VFW Officers: Commander, Edward Arnold; Senior Vice, Gary Bishop; Junior Vice, Gene Rafferty; Quartermaster, Robert Franks; Chaplain, James Soller; Service Officer, Clarence Brink; Adjutant, Thomas Lacey; House Committee Members, Edward Arnold, Thomas Lacey, Gary Bishop, Gene Rafferty, Robert Franks, James Ragard.

Ladies Auxiliary: President, Irene Markunas; Senior Vice, Loretta Soller; Junior Vice, Karin Revetta; Treasurer, Virginia Austin; Chaplain, Evelyn Woolbaugh; Secretary, Karin Revette; Conductress, Kate Treible; Guard, Sally Balanis; Trustees, Marilyn Swavola, Judy Chauncey, Joan Tompkins; Patriotic Instructor, Lena Timmersnam.

Sons of VFW: Commander, Gary Richardson; Senior Vice, Don Horvatt; Junior Vice, Randy Hankins; Chaplain, Al Anderson; Quartermaster, Rick Franks; Adjutant, Lonnie Fisher.

Post News: The VFW has 88 life members; continuous members 171, total members 259. The Auxiliary has 145 members. The SAL has 90 members. Associate members total 225.

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PNB Declares Dividend

A regular quarterly dividend of $0.19 (nineteen cents) per share was declared by Peoples Financial Services Corp. on July 1, 2005. The dividend will be paid August 15, 2005 to shareholders of record as of July 29, 2005.

Peoples Financial Services Corp., Hallstead Pennsylvania, is the parent company of Peoples National Bank, an independent community bank with ten community offices.

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It’s A Boy!

Nicole and Brian Crawford of Susquehanna were blessed with the birth of their first child, a son, Miles Nelson Crawford. He was born on may 10, 2005 at 8:32 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. He was born one month premature at a birth weight of 8 pounds, 3 ounces and his length was 20 inches long.

His grandparents include Janice and Nelson Eckrote of Williamsport, PA and Kathleen and James Crawford, Senior of Susquehanna, PA.

His great-grandparents include Jeanne and the late Thomas Sennett of Clearfield, PA; Helen and Oscar Eckrote of Allentown, PA; Maura and the late Robert Long of West Decatur, PA; the late Marjorie Barton and the late Miles Barton of Susquehanna, PA; Erma and the late Nelson Crawford of Springville, PA; and Kathleen and Ralph Barnard of Susquehanna.

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4-H News

Elk Mountain Community

On June 5 the Elk Mountain Community 4-H club held a meeting at the home of Jim and Marsha Karhnak.This years club officers are Stacy Snyder, President; Stephanie Snyder, Vice-President; Denise Hardisky, Treasurer; Misty Karhnak, Secretary; Sarah Johnson, Club reporter.

We welcomed new members Macy Karhnak, Sharon Snyder, Rachel Johnson, Greg Kovaleski and Jennifer Kochmer.

Misty Karhnak gave a demonstration on trimming goat hooves and lamb care. She went over different types of medications and what they are used for.

Denise Hardisky gave a demonstration on the proper way to show a goat and keep eye contact with the judge.

We wish all our members luck with their projects and hope they have a great time with 4-H this year!

Sarah Johnson

Club Reporter

North Jackson Ag Club

The North Jackson Ag. Club held their last meeting at the Pavelski’s home on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by president Abby Onyon. The American and 4-H pledges were lead by Kaitlin Flor and Megan Carey. Holly Carey, the secretary, took role call and read the minutes of the last meeting for any member who could not attend. Aaron Onyon read the club treasurer’s report to update the club on the finances.

Then Abby Onyon brought up some old business that the club members had to be reminded of. She said that the livestock clinic would be held on July 9. All livestock members need to attend. On June 6 there was a shooting sports meeting with Ed Cameron. There was also a horse meeting at BJ Carey’s house at 1:00, also on June 4. The club trip has been decided; the club will be going to Gettysburg for a day and touring the sites. The trip will be on July 20. The dairy camp deadline for sign ups was Friday, June 10. Horse Camp was June 17- 19. If any club member is interested in community service opportunities, Old Mill Village is looking for volunteers to help them out.

The county council recently held a pizza party for anyone in 4H to attend. The registration for Penn State Achievement Days was due June 24. The Achievement days will be on July 17-19. 4H one-day camp will be held on July 22. Shooting sports member’s registration for the upcoming shooting sports fun day is due. Members that need a 4H project book should contact someone and start working on it as soon as possible. Michael Robbs did his demonstration on his “22 Shotgun.” He explained the parts of it and how it worked. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00.

News Reporter: Kaitlin Flor

Sizzlin’ Steaks

The Sizzlin’ Steaks 4-H Club met at the Harford Church in the Lecture Hall on June 22, at 7:00 p.m. We began the meeting with the pledges. Vice-President Olivia Zick led the meeting.

We were asked if anyone is working on our projects. Some of us have started.

We discussed our bake sale and decided to have it on July 1 at the Peoples National Bank in Hop Bottom.

We talked about making a new banner to be hung in the 4-H building at the fair. Mrs. MacKenzie will be in charge of that project. Be thinking of something to put on it.

Rebecca Gardner did a demonstration on repotting a plant.

News Reporters: Alyssa Clarkson, Rebecca Gardner

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