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Senior Menu

Navigating The Local Government Elect
Madigan To Host Local Outreaches
Lenten Meditation In Montrose
Susky Elementary To Host Book Fair
50th Anniversary
Brushville Baptist Cantata Planned
Court House Closing Notice
Great Bend UMCC Easter Worshop
Ecumenical Way Of The Cross
Great Bend UMCCWorship & Cantata
Holy Name Of Mary Holy Week Schedule



April 5

MEDICARE PART D program with Social Security rep. Anthony McLinko, Wednesday, April 5, 1 p.m. at the Starrucca Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Senior Citizens. All are welcome.

BARNYARD TOUR, Wednesday, April 5. A bus trip through Susquehanna County observing barnyard projects. Reservations required, call the Conservation District, 278–1011, ext. 109. Fee (includes lunch). All are welcome.

April 6

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 6, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

HILL COUNTRY ARTISTS meeting, Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Montrose. Rodrica Tilley will present a pastel demonstration. For info call 553–2500. All are welcome.

CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP Volunteer Fire Company’s Lady Auxiliary monthly meeting, Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 6, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. For appointment call 278–1427. Walk-ins welcome.

April 5 – 7

RUMMAGE SALE, Wednesday, April 5, 10-4, Thursday, April 6, 10-4, and Friday, April 7 (bag day), 10-noon at St. John’s Parish center, Susquehanna. Hosted by the Pro-Life organization of St. John’s. All are welcome.

April 7

STUFFED PEPPERS/FISH dinner, Friday, April 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

EASTER FUN program for preschoolers, Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Story time, craft, snack Easter egg hunt. Registration required, call 798-2444.

SPAGHETTI DINNER & Chinese Auction, Friday, April 7, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Windsor High School cafeteria. Proceeds benefit Jared Tarsia’s heart transplant expenses. All are welcome.

FMS JR. GENERALS Legion Baseball team registration, Friday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the Lenox VFW Post 8488. For info call Mike Walsh, 434–2559.

April 7 & 8

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanesboro Community Center. Bag special Saturday from 2 – 4. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Community Development Association. All are welcome.

April 8

SPRING RETREAT, Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Fee. Registration required, call 278–9256. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S FAIR, Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hallstead. Activities, entertainment, Child ID kits for parents, more. Sponsored by Susquehanna County CARES. All are welcome.

RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange. Proof of prior shot needed to get three-year certificate. Distemper shots available. All animals must be leashed or boxed. Call 278–2543 for info.

SHARE-A-CHAIR Event, Saturday, April 8, noon at the Carbondale High School. Proceeds benefit Tri-County Human Services. Call 282–1732 for info. All are welcome.

DINNER CONCERT with Allison Durham-Speer, Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Reservations required, call 278–1001. All are welcome.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, April 8, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Community Hall. All are welcome.

FIONA POWELL, Celtic Story Teller, Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Northern Wayne Community Library. Children ages 5 – 12 welcome. Call 798-2444 for info or to register.

April 9

AP-WOOL SHOWERS program with fiber artist Claire Marcus, Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m. at the Everhart Museum. Call 346–7186 for info. All are welcome.

EASTER CANTATA, “It Took A Miracle,” Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

April 10

FAMILY AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. in the Father Jim Nash Parish Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

OPEN MEETING, Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. New members welcome.

April 11

EASTER TEA for ladies, Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. For reservations or info call 278–1001.

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 11, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.


PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP every Wednesday, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

LADIES’ EASTER TEA, Tuesday, April 11, 3 p.m. at Dreyer Lodge. For info, call the Montrose Bible Conference, 278-1001.

April 12

YOUNG AT HEART Senior Luncheon, Wednesday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Guest speaker, Dr. Paul Kerr will share stories of Dr. James Dunn, Civil War Surgeon. For reservations call 278–1001.

April 13

CLAM CHOWDER SALE, Manhattan and New England, Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. To order call 879-2907 or 465-7030. All are welcome.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 13, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out. All are welcome.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY night, Thursday, April 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

CRUCIFIXION DRAMA/Tenebrae/Communion Worship Service, Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. All are welcome.

April 14

BAKE SALE, Friday, April 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Peoples National Bank, Montrose. Sponsored by the Hop Bottom United Methodist Charge Women’s Group. All are welcome.

FISH/STUFFED SHELLS dinner, Friday, April 14, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

April 15

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 15, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

ALL YOU CAN EAT Fishermen’s Breakfast, Saturday, April 15, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rush Social Hall. All are welcome.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 15, beginning at noon at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. All are welcome.

ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast, Saturday, April 15, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend. All are welcome.

BINGO, SATURDAY, April 15, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

April 16

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 16, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All are welcome.

April 17

FAMILY AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Father Jim Nash Paris Center, Montrose. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu

Senior Menu April 3 – 7

Monday, April 3: vegetable lasagna, three-bean salad, peas, orange, rye bread, fresh apple.

Tuesday, April 4: Italian marinated chicken, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat bread, peaches.

Wednesday, April 5: stuffed peppers with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, graham cracker and peanut butter, fresh orange.

Thursday, April 6: sliced turkey with gravy, French style green beans, sweet potatoes, wheat bread, graham cracker and peanut butter, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce.

Friday, April 7: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie, diet vanilla pudding.

Senior Menu April 10 – 14

Monday, April 10: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, honey wheat bread, apricots, graham crackers.

Tuesday, April 11: baked white fish, mashed potatoes, orange juice, tossed salad, seeded rye bread, graham crackers, Boston cream pie/diabetic chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, April 12: char broiled beef patty, home style beans, pickled beets, hamburg bun, tropical fruit and chocolate chip granola bar.

Thursday, April 13: stuffed cabbage roll, buttered noodles, apple juice, cooked California blend, wheat bread, butterscotch pudding/diet butterscotch pudding.

Friday, April 14: closed for holiday.

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Navigating The Local Government Elect

If you’ve ever been confused about who does what within your local government, mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Wednesda,y April 19. On that evening at the New Milford Borough Building 175 Main Street, the League of Women Voters of Susquehanna County will present Penn State Cooperative Extension experts Joanne Kowalski and Peter Wulfhorst to help untangle the maze.

Who’s in charge in an emergency? Whom do I call if I have an issue with my sewer line, a dirt road that’s been undermined by runoff? What if my neighbor is polluting a stream? How are land use decisions made, and do I have any input in these decisions? How are my local taxes used? Where do I get information on ordinances? What exactly do township Supervisors do? How do I contact the County Commissioners, my Borough Council, the Sheriff? Where do I get voter information?

Both Mr. Wulfhorst and Ms Kowalski have many years experience working effectively with municipal officials. Their presentation will explain how Pennsylvania local government is structured, who is responsible for what, and how decisions are made with local planning tools.

Avoid frustration. Eliminate the run-around. Take two hours to get to know the local government you pay for. League events are free to all. There’s no such thing as a stupid question; we don’t know until we ask and learn. This is a rare opportunity to have all your questions about local government answered. For more voter and League information go to

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Madigan To Host Local Outreaches

Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in April 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 added that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on April 7 and April 21, 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 330 Pine St., Suite 200, Williamsport, telephone 1-800-443-5772.

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Lenten Meditation In Montrose

A Lenten Meditation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose on Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 noon.

Johanna Masters will be the organist. She has invited several other musicians to participate in the program.

The half-hour Lenten meditation in the church sanctuary will be followed by a soup and bread luncheon in Westminster Hall.

Pastor Chuck Link invites everyone in the community to attend the Lenten Meditation and the luncheon. For more information, call the church office at (570) 278-3296.

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Susky Elementary To Host Book Fair

Susquehanna Community Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, April 6, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and on Friday, April 7 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during Parent-Teacher Conferences. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of books for the Library. Families, teachers, and the community are invited to attend the Fair, which will feature a special camping theme: Camp Read a Book – Let the Book Bugs Bite!

For the first time, compliments of the Parent Teacher Involvement Committee, two baskets filled with books and other goodies will be raffled off at the Book Fair, in the Susquehanna Community Elementary School Library, Susquehanna, PA.

The Book Fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, adult books, and current bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.

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50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago on April 21,1956 that Ken and Ann Post were married at the First Baptist Church New Milford, PA. Dick Rose stood up with Ken and Marilyn Benning stood up with Ann.

Now, three children later, John, Steve and Judy, are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Please join Saturday, April 15 from 1-6 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Church Fellowship Hall for an Open House. If you have any photos of Ken and Ann to add to an album, please bring them. This is not a surprise, no gifts please. You can call John if needed (570) 465-7553.

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Brushville Baptist Cantata Planned

The Brushville Baptist Church Choir will be presenting the cantata, "Worship His Majesty At the Cross," on Easter Sunday morning, April 16, at 11:00 a.m., under the direction of Mrs. Carlene VanCott. All are welcome to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, through songs that lift up His name. For questions or directions please call Pastor Alex Vosburgh at 465-3861.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announce the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday. All court related offices will be available.

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Great Bend UMCC Easter Worship

Easter Worship Services will be held Sunday, April 16, at the United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend.

Easter Sunrise Service will begin in the social room of United Methodist Community Church at 6:30 a.m. Following a time of prayer and song, journey to the cross outside the church to conclude the worship experience, followed by a simple breakfast.

Easter Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

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Ecumenical Way Of The Cross

On Good Friday, April 14, The Ecumenical Way of the Cross will again be held in Montrose. At 12:00 noon, The Way will begin at the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reading from The Passion, prayers, and music. A wooden cross will then be carried in procession by the community members to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a continuation of the reading and service. The procession with the cross will travel to the Montrose Methodist Church, where the reading and service will resume. The procession will conclude at the First Presbyterian Church with the final reading and service.

Everyone is invited to this holy event.

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Great Bend UMCCWorship & Cantata

Good Friday worship service and cantata will be held Friday, April 14, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main Street, Great Bend, PA.

Imagine if you could better understand what happened at the cross. Perhaps the perspective of those who were at the cross with Jesus would help. The music and narration of this cantata were written from this point of view. Jesus’ mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, John, a Roman Centurion, and even Peter share their thoughts through word and song. Don’t miss this presentation of the cantata, “We Were There” by Pepper Choplin. The United Methodist Community Church Senior Choir and friends will perform the music, while Elly Conroy, Pete Dubik, Pastor Don Littleton, Belinda Richardson, Alan Wilmarth, and Ed Arnold will provide special narration.

Another presentation of this cantata will take place on Sunday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m.

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Holy Name Of Mary Holy Week Schedule

Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, announced the upcoming 2006 Holy Week and Easter Schedules:

Saturday, April 8, 4:00 p.m.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with blessing and distribution of Palm.

Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with blessing and distribution of Palm.

Thursday, April 13, Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Friday, April 14, Good Friday: 12:00 noon – Ecumenical Way of the Cross, at which time a wooden cross is carried to several area churches, with readings and a service at each; 2:00 p.m. – The Passion of the Lord at Holy Name of Mary.

Saturday, April 15, Holy Saturday: 12:00 noon – Blessing of food baskets and children’s Easter baskets, followed by an Easter egg hunt; 8:00 p.m. – Easter Vigil Mass.

Sunday, April 16, Easter Sunday: Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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