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Montrose, PA – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose has provided a big boost to the CARES Family Resource Center scheduled to open to the public March 20. Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) is opening the ‘lending library.’ The facility will provide parents, grandparents and childcare providers materials designed to enhance the quality of care and education of young children.
Pictured (l-r) are: Rachel Bartron, Sarah Warriner, Jane Chandler, Ben Zalewski (young boy), Maggie Sock, Bernie Zalewski, Stephnie Thornton and Father Charles Cesaretti.
Thanks to a $500 donation, CARES was able to purchase several items. Church members had the opportunity to examine some of them following services Sunday, March 5. The materials include 16 themed ‘backpacks’ on topics ranging from mathematics to music. Each backpack contains a book on the topic, hands-on games and other teaching toys. The theme kits will be available for ‘check-out’ at the center, 107 Pine Street, Hallstead.
For more information about the CARES Family Resource Center, call (570) 879-8766 or (570) 278-0760.
Rozelle – Peltz
Miss Patti Louise Rozelle and Mr. Eric Wayne Peltz, both of Nicholson, PA are pleased to announce their engagement.
Miss Rozelle is the daughter of Shirley Scott and the late Brad Scot, Sr. She graduated Lackawanna Trail High School and is employed as a Manager of Information Services with Thomas R. Lanton Assoc.
Mr. Peltz is the son of Richard and Judy Peltz, Susquehanna. He graduated Susquehanna Community High School and is employed as a laborer with Pensak Tire.
MacPherson – Page
John and Jean MacPherson of Gibson, PA announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn to Eric Scott Page, son of Ed and Miriam Page of Susquehanna.
REBECCA LYNN and ERIC
Miss MacPherson graduated Skyline Academy in 2001 and received a diploma from Allied Medical and Technical Institute and is a medical assistant.
Mr. Page graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 2000 and went on to graduate from Johnson College. He is the proprietor of Pages Custom Cabinetry.
An April 29, 2006 wedding is planned.
Please, please give Candy a home! She’s a beautiful Shilo Shepherd/Bernese Mountain Dog mix although she looks pure Shilo Shepherd. Candy is two years old, housebroken and spayed. This terrific companion will be best in a home with no other pets but is great with older children. Because Candy has been here so long, please have the staff bring her out to you. She gets too excited when she sees someone when she’s in her cage. Don’t pass this beautiful girl by. Her time is running out.
She’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.
Hello, from Turnpike Terrace. So far, the February weather hasn’t been so bad. We have a new tenant; hope he likes it here!
Happy Birthday to all the March babies!
We still have some of our people in the hospital, we are wishing them all good health and hope they are all home soon.
We had people up here from Pennstar Bank to talk to us about identity theft. It was a very interesting meeting and we did hear a lot about what we can and cannot do about it. They held a drawing and Betty Hadden won a floral piece from them. Congratulations, Betty. We were also served refreshments. Thank you, Pennstar.
Well, I guess the warm days of summer (in February) are over – it’s cold out today and the wind was something else.
We saw a lot of Valentine decorated doors and flowers being delivered up here! Next, our doors will be decorated for St. Patrick’s Day.
Our soup and sandwich day was a big success. We had a big crowd and really good food. We played bingo after. It was a lot of fun
We had our Chinese auction after lunch one day. We had a nice crowd and we got a lot of treasures (we think).
We are doing crafts for St. Patrick’s Day, and our domino games are going strong.
See you in March!
Record crowds came to the Elk Lake School, on a blustery cold day for the 17th annual Dairy Day organized by Susquehanna County Penn State Cooperative Extension. Over 1,000 people attended the Dairy Day event. Dairy Day offers the opportunity for farm families to visit agricultural related exhibitors as well as attend educational programs. It's also a chance for the farming community to visit with friends and enjoy the wide variety of interesting activities.
Dr. David Wolfgang explains the calving process with the assistance of workshop participant Brandon Loch of Nicholson.
An excellent workshop was presented by Dr. David Wolfgang, of Penn State University’s Veterinary Science department on how to make difficult calving easier. Participants had a hands on experience where they could check the position of the calf to determine what they may need to do next to assist the calving.
4-H Club members helped at the 4-H exhibit table promoting 4-H and directing interested individuals to a 4-H club near them. The Dairy Day Committee also welcomed a display from the Wyoming County FFA.
The gymnasium housed nearly 80 exhibitor booths ranging from feed companies, farm agencies, dairy nutritionists and banks to seed and insurance companies and farm equipment and supply companies. A very popular location in the gym was the Dairy Promotion Committee's Dairy Bar. Members of the Dairy Princess Court, their friends and families served over 60 gallons of homemade ice cream from Keating’s Heavens Gate Farm in Lake Ariel, tempting flavors such as Banana Cream, Funky Monkey, Mocha Fudge Brownie and Devine Bovine.
A Dairy Day visitor takes advantage of one of the health screens offered at Dairy Day by Jennifer Bennett of Endless Mountains Health Care.
In the hall at the school, American Red Cross, EMHS, Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Trehab, the Cancer Coalition and the PA Department of Health offered participants health education information and a variety of health screenings including hearing tests, blood pressure, peak flow and pulse oximetry tests, skin cancer screening and tetanus and flu shots.
Wayne County Penn State Cooperative Extension’s agronomy agent, Dave Messersmith presented a workshop on “Understanding Weed Seeds” and “Building a Better Pesticide.” The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided information on the National Animal Identification being done across the United States. Master Gardeners displayed ergonomically correct garden equipment and education on ways to garden that are less taxing on the body.
A highlight for the children was a “Farm Safety Just For Kids” display. Many kids got a chance to test their knowledge about farm safety by pointing out the hazards and risks on the scale model of a farm. Provided.
We can’t forget the traditional pie auction to raise money for the Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Committee and Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy program. Thirty-seven pies were judged and then auctioned off by Teresa Burke of Shamrock Auctions.
No Dairy Day would be complete without everyone having the opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared by the Elk Lake cafeteria staff. And that's just what they did! Nearly 800 people enjoyed a lunch of cheese lasagna or roast beef and all the trimmings compliments of the Dairy Day exhibitors.
The Dairy Day committee is already working on how to make next year's Dairy Day even better. Penn State Cooperation Extension is grateful to the Elk Lake School District, event exhibitors, farmers and other agricultural related folks for their continuous support and cooperation in making another Susquehanna County Dairy Day possible!
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