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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
NO-TILL CONFERENCE, Wednesday, February 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Harford Volunteer Fire Co. Registration required, call 282-8723 ext. 610.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 8, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
OPEN MIC/COUNTRY with Steve Youngs, Thursday, February 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
CLIFFORD TWP. VOLUNTEER Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Thursday, February 8, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.
BEEF/FISH DINNER, Friday, February 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Music by the Dirt Farm Band 9 – 1.
February 9 – 11
COUPLES’ WEEKEND RETREAT, February 9 – 11 at the Montrose Bible Conference featuring Craig Peters and Greg and Jen Campbell. For info or reservations call 278-1001.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Saturday, February 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hop Bottom United Methodist Church.
COUPLES’ DINNER CONCERT, Saturday, February 10, 6 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Music by Greg and Jen Campbell. For info or reservations, call 278-1001.
MAMMALS of Susquehanna County program, Saturday, February 10, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Learn about local animals through their skins, skulls, teeth, and tracks.
PINK ELEGANCE On Parade fashion show, Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Admission includes luncheon. Reservations requested, call the Komen Office at (800) 650-2873.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
REALTORS WORKSHOP on environmental regulations, Tuesday, February 13, 8:30 a.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. For info or to register, call 278-4600 ext. 281.
WORKSHOP, “Building Productive Groups,” Tuesday, February 13, at the Tunkhannock Library. Two sessions offered, 1:30 or 6 p.m. For info or to register (required), call Karen at the Cooperative Extension, 836–3196.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS, Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.
CHICKEN/FISH DINNER, Friday, February 16, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, February 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.
HORSE GRAZING conference, Saturday, February 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Binghamton. Registration requested, call (607) 724-9268.
GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, February 17, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.
GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, February 18, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced 4-mile hike.
PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday, February 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.
WING NIGHT, Tuesday, February 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.
Senior Center Menu February 5 - 9
Monday February 5: glazed chicken, white rice, stir fry vegetables, country honey bread, Boston cream pie/angel food cake.
Tuesday, February 6: breaded pork patty, macaroni salad, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, hamburg bun, orange.
Wednesday, February 7: tuna noodle casserole, green peas, seeded rye bread, diced peaches, cranberry juice.
Thursday, February 8: meatballs with sauce, baked ziti, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, pineapple.
Friday, February 9: chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, emperor’s blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.
Senior Center Menu February 12 – 16
Monday, February 12: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cabbage salad, rye bread, graham crackers, diced pears.
Tuesday, February 13: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables. honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.
Wednesday February 14: Italian sausage sandwich with onions and peppers, baked beans, cranberry juice, granola bar, vanilla pudding.
Thursday February 15: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, salad, green beans, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie.
Friday February 16: lemon pepper cod, cooked peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, cooked brown rice, graham crackers, peach halves.
As February begins and winter winds down, thoughts of spring fill the air and the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days campaign is in full swing.
Pre-sales coordinators, committee chairs, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have been hard at work for months planning the 34th annual campaign. Last year, over $3.9 million was raised in the fight against cancer in Pennsylvania, making it the number one campaign in the country.
In 2007, the American Cancer Society has again partnered with Boyds(TM) Bear, producing Hugh R. Hope, the third in a series of special edition Boyds Bears designed exclusively for Daffodil Days as part of Bear and a Bunch(TM). Coming with a bunch of daffodils, Hugh R. Hope is a 12-inch plush, rust-colored bear with black eyes and wears a denim baseball cap. Funds raised from the Boyds Bear will help the American Cancer Society continue its mission in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs in the local community.
Pre-sales for Daffodil Days are currently underway. Daffodils are delivered during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. The Society estimates that more than 52,000 people will die from colon cancer this year, a number that could be cut in half if Americans followed American Cancer Society screening recommendations. For more information contact your American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Daffodil Days is set for March 19-25 this year, so make sure to Give Daffodils. Give Hope. Contact your local American Cancer Society office or call 1-800-ACS-2345 to place your advance order by Friday, February 16.
Plan to attend the 18th Annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day on Friday, March 2, at Elk Lake High School. Dairy Day is organized by the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County and Dairy Day Committee. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this year. Dairy Day will be filled with educational presentations, free health screenings, commercial exhibitors, door prizes, lunch, and a well stocked dairy bar, which includes milk, cheese, and ice cream. Last but certainly not least, plan to join at 2:00 p.m. for the famous pie baking contest and auction.
Dr. Robert Van Saun from Penn State University’s Veterinary Science Department will provide an hands on workshop, “Milk Maker or Bedding: How good is your grass forage?” As part of his workshop he will discuss temperature and pH measurements of large bales and the problems producers face with molding hay. He invites producers to bring samples from bales that you would like analyzed.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will present a program on Crop Insurance. Crop insurance is a good base for your 2007 risk management plan because it can be used to help reduce adverse weather, yield/price and marketing risks to manageable levels. It also provides loan security up to the amount of protection that you choose. Contact a crop insurance agent for more details and a printed quote, before the March 15 deadline.
Pesticide Workshops will be offered by Dave Messersmith, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Wayne County. “Weed Control Issues from 2006: A review of weed and herbicide problems from the 2006 growing seasons” and “Pesticide Applicators Tool Kit: Things everyone should have in their applicator kit” (bring your own “stuff” for show and tell), will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This session counts for 1 core and 1 category credit. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dairy Day will offer “Controlling Weeds Without Herbicides: Tools for non-chemical weed management in cropping systems” and “Storing Pesticides: Simple ways to store pesticides safely and keep everyone happy.” This session counts for 1 core and category credit. Attend both sessions and receive 2 core and 2 category credits.
Youth are encouraged to visit the “Farm Safety for Kids!” workshop. The hands-on demonstration will show youth safety tips to remember on the farm. Youth can also sign up to win door prizes by attending this workshop. The Susquehanna County 4-H will also showcase the various clubs projects that 4-H has to offer, including tractor safety. The Susquehanna County Master Gardeners will present a display on “Vegetable Propagation,” illustrating the different ways of plant propagation including layering, separation/division, and cuttings. Master Gardeners will also provide information on their upcoming one-hour composting classes and garden help hotline.
Health education and free health screenings will be offered. The American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Experience Works, Susquehanna County Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Susquehanna County CARES, and Susquehanna County Drug and Alcohol Commission will offer educational displays and materials. Free health screenings will include peak flow, pulse oximetry, blood pressure checks, hearing tests, tetanus shots, and more.
Don’t forget the free roast beef and cheese lasagna dinner compliments of Dairy Day exhibitors. Dinner reservations are required by calling the Extension Office at (570) 278-1158. Reservation deadline is 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, February 28. Individuals making dinner reservations will pick up meal tickets at the registration table upon arrival at the school on Dairy Day.
Are you interested in entering the Dairy Day Pie Contest? Guidelines for the 2007 Dairy Day Pie Contest are as follows: submit one pie per participant; pies should be in an aluminum pie plate; bring your pie to the stage in the gym by 11:30 a.m. on Dairy Day. The top three adults and top three youth will receive prizes. Pre-register for the contest by calling the Extension Office. Anyone is eligible to enter the contest, youth or adults, farm or non-farm folks.
The pie auction will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Dick Sands will be auctioning off the pies. Proceeds from the auction will be divided equally between the Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Program and the County Dairy Princess and Promotion Program. Join the excitement as the pies are auctioned off by bidding; you have a delicious pie to take home and will have supported youth of Susquehanna County.
Harrisburg – State Sen. Roger A. Madigan (R-23) will host outreach events in February 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 February 9 and February 23, 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.
Rep. Sandra Major (R-Wayne/Susquehanna/Wyoming) announced that she will conduct office hours at the Preston Township Building in Lakewood from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 8.
"I encourage citizens who may be encountering problems with state government or want to discuss legislative issues to visit the township building at that time," said Major.
Constituents are encouraged to contact Major's district office on Route 706, Lake Montrose, RR 7 Box 7186, Montrose, PA 18801. The telephone number is (570) 278-3374. The toll-free number is 1-800-418-5048. Her Web site is RepMajor.com.
The St. Martin Players will present the two act comedy drama, Steel Magnolias, on February 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and on February 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church in Jackson. Tickets may be reserved at 756-3305.
Directed by Dr. Christopher Lake, the cast of six women will bring this 1987 off-Broadway play by Robert Harling to life. Set in a beauty parlor in Louisiana, this story captures the true friendship among six Southern women. The salon owner, Truvy, played by Mary Beth Freitag, just hired Annelle (Martina Lingobardo) as an assistant. The two work together to prepare Shelby (Sharon Panasevich) and the mother of the bride, MaryLynn (Susan Lee) for the wedding day. Regulars at the salon, Claire (Becky Lewis) and Ouiser (Deb McNamee) add to the humor of the crowd. The scenes unfold to show the hardships and friendships of these memorable characters.
Between scenes live music will tell of the importance of friends. Audience members will celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans style through gifts and jazz. Pam Bagnall will lead the vocalists.
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