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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
BLUE RIDGE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB open meeting, Monday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. 2006 officers will be sworn in. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, January 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 12, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
VEAL/HADDOCK dinner, Friday, January 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, January 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.
BREAKFAST, Sunday, January 15, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
WYALUSING CREEK WATERSHED Association meeting, Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. in the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Hall, Lawton. For info call Steve Barondeau, 278–4600, ext. 289.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT or haddock dinner, Friday, January 20, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, January 21, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All are welcome.
BINGO, Saturday, January 21, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, January 21, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST , Sunday, January 22, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.
GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, January 22, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. All are welcome to take this moderately paced, four-mile hike.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, January 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.
NORTHERN SUSQUEHANNA WATERSHED Association meeting, Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. at the New Milford Township Building. For info call Steve Barondeau, 278–4600, ext. 289.
Monday, January 9: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, peas, orange, rye bread, fresh apple.
Tuesday, January 10: Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.
Wednesday, January 11: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.
Thursday, January 12: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.
Friday, January 13: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.
January 16 – 20
Monday, January 16: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, honey wheat bread, apricots, graham crackers.
Tuesday, January 16: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.
Wednesday, January 18: char broiled beef patty, home-style beans, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit, chocolate chip granola bar.
Thursday, January 19: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.
Friday, January 20: sweet and sour chicken, long grain brown rice, cooked broccoli, wheat bread, fresh orange.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2 p.m., in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hall (Church St., Montrose). Reports on the Association's activities during 2005 will be presented. After the business portion of the meeting, refreshments will be served, and then the entertainment portion will begin, featuring dynamic speaker Karen James, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, on "To Know Freedom – Pennsylvania and the Underground Railroad."
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, stop by your local library, visit www.susqcolibrary.org, or call 278-1881.
The Masonic CHIP Program is the most comprehensive service of its kind anywhere. CHIP is provided free of charge to the public and all of the identifying items generated during CHIP are given to the child's family.
The program addresses the alarming fact that over 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the United States each year. While most are found, many are not, and the abduction of children is both under-reported and rapidly increasing in our society.
CHIP provides parents and guardians the means to quickly get vital information to emergency responders. The digital video on the mini CD is compatible with the Pennsylvania Amber Alert System.
The CHIP team will be available locally at the following Community Bank & Trust Co. locations. Parents will be required to sign a permission slip to allow their children to participate: January 27, 2:00 – 5:00, Main Street, Clifford; January 28, 9:00 – 12:00, 37 Dundaff Street, Carbondale; February 3, 2:00 – 5:00, 57 Main Street, Nicholson; February 10, 2:00 – 5:00, 521 Main Street, Forest City; February 11, 9:00 – 12:00, 61 Church Street, Montrose.
There are times when we all need a shot in the arm. Flu season is one of them. It’s not too late to vaccinate. A limited number of flu shots are still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. For more information, call the Susquehanna County State Health Center at (570) 278–3889.
Montrose, PA - Rolling hills, small towns, and the wave of a hand to anyone passing by, this is some of the beauty of living in Susquehanna County, PA. In the midst of all this beauty stands the newly built C CO 1/109th National Guard Unit Readiness Center. On most weekends you will see the men and women who serve our county in and out of local stores on their way to training. Some of these men and women grew up here but many come from surrounding areas. Nevertheless these servicemen and women came to learn a job many of us have never done, to fight for our freedom. In January of 2005 they were mobilized and sent to Camp Shelby, MS to start training for the jobs they would be performing overseas. In June of 2005 they boarded a plane and left for Iraq, where the Unit will remain for one year.
In the fall of 2005 came the agonizing reality to many, that six of our local young servicemen would never step back onto American soil. They had given the greatest sacrifice known to man; they were killed fighting for freedom in Iraq. They were Spc. William “Bill” Evans, 22, Staff Sgt. Daniel Arnold, 27, Spc. Lee A. Wiegand, 20. Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, 21, Staff Sgt. George A. Pugliese, 39, Spc. Oliver J. Brown, 19. These untimely deaths were a shock to our rural communities. Special meetings and counseling sessions were set up with the assistance of the Susquehanna County Chapter American Red Cross and soon were joined by the Critical Incident Response Team and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Disaster Response Network to help the families and friends of service members of the 109th to adjust and cope with the news. There was an overwhelming appreciation from everyone during these gatherings and we would like to continue this support for family and friends.
The C CO 1/109th Family Readiness Group of New Milford, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Disaster Response Network and the Susquehanna County American Red Cross is putting a workshop together inviting all military families and friends within the 109th geographical area including Regular Military as well as National Guardsmen. This area extends into the southern tier of New York State, east to Honesdale, west to Williamsport and south to Allentown. Over 20 psychologists traveling from different areas of our state are donating their time and expertise to meet the needs of our northeast community regarding the loss of all soldiers. The workshops will be held at the 109th Pennsylvania National Guard, Infantry Armory New Milford, PA January 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The series of workshops being offered will be – building resilience, stress management, communication with the soldiers while away and at home on leave, and coping with community anti-war sentiment. After a break they will be holding small groups to deal with grief and loss. One group will only be for those who have lost a family member. For more information and to register for these free sessions please call Becky Naylor at the Susquehanna County Chapter American Red Cross at 570-278-1427 or email at email@example.com. Please included in the subject line 109th Sessions.
“All But Forgotten,” by Fred Lawrenson, will be part of an exhibit that also will include paintings by Ed Parkinson opening January 15 at the Lizza Studio, Tunkhannock.
Fred is the son of Carl and Betty Lawrenson, of Oakland, PA. He will be showing his paintings. He is a retired school teacher of Westfield, PA and resides at Westfield, PA.
Ed Parkinson is the son of Robert and the late Tillie Parkinson, of RR 3, Susquehanna. He will be showing his artistic work. He resides in Browndale, PA.
The exhibit will open 2 to 5 at the Lizza studios, 155 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, Sunday, January 15 until March 18.
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 stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on January 20, 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 Hallstead-Great Bend 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 300 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.
A organ workshop and forum will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 17 Pratt Street, New Milford PA on Sunday, February 12, from 2 – 4 p.m. Host presenter will be Thomas F. Hall, senior organist.
Mission statement of the forum: promoting the spirit of worship through expanding, enabling and enriching organist and keyboard musicianship within our rural and urban congregational settings through seasonal contemporary or traditional artisan resources and printed arrangements.
The free workshop and forum includes: resource material sheet suggestions for musical styles, settings, technical and electronic MIDI or additional manufacturers and publishers support listings with a Free-will offering available to off-set use of the facility.
For more information contact Thomas Hall at (607) 743–9969.
AARP’s Tax-Aide Program will be providing free tax assistance to low- or moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older, in the Susquehanna County area. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the following locations, on the days indicated from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Appointments may be made at the sites or by calling the number listed.
Monday – Wednesday, February 6, 7 and 8: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose; 278–3751 or 1-800-634-3746.
Monday, February 27: Lawton Senior Center, Lawton; 934–2575 or 1-800-763-8925.
Monday – Wednesday, March 6, 7 and 8: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose; 278–3751 or 1-800-634-3746.
Friday, March 17: Blue Ridge Senior Center, Great Bend; 879-2896 or 1-800-763-8925.
Monday – Wednesday, April 3, 4 and 5: Susquehanna County Office Building, Montrose; 278-3751 or 1-800-634-3746.
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