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Senior Menu

Library To Celebrate 100th Anniversary
Commissioner Warren Schedules Outreaches
Court House Closing Notice
Easter Cantata At Susky First Baptist
Free Herb Program At Senior Centers
Holy Name Of Mary Sets Easter Schedule
Juniata College Choir Concert
Lenten Organ Meditation
Pre-Admission Nursing Applications Accepted
Smoking Impact Seminar


March 28

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, March 28, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATION, Wednesday, March 28 noon, at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose featuring Sarah Bertsch. Homemade soup luncheon and fellowship immediately following.

March 29

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, March 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

March 30

FISH FRY DINNER, Friday, March 30, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Takeouts available.

DANCING, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead. Music by Ron Sherwood. Must be 21.

CLAM CHOWDER SALE, Friday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford. Manhattan and New England. Call 879-2907 or 465-3896 to order.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Friday, March 30, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fairdale United Methodist Church. All you can eat!

DINNER, stuffed peppers or fish and pirohy, Friday, March 30, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

CONCERT by John and Bobbie Fuller, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

March 30 & 31

ANYTHING GOES, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m. at the Windsor High School. Call (607) 655-8250 for info.

March 30 – April 1

ULTIMATE SCRAPBOOKING PARTY, March 30 – April 1 at the Montrose Bible Conference. Call 278-1001 for info.

March 31

RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, March 31, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairdale Grange Hall. All animals must be leashed or boxed. Bring proof of prior shot to get three-year certificate.

March 31 & April 1

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Registration required, call 879-2483.

April 1

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 1, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

April 3

LADIES’ EASTER TEA, Tuesday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference. Reservations required, call 278-1001.

April 5

BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 5, 1:30 to 6:30 at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Walk-ins welcome. For appointment call 278–1427.

BUILDING PRODUCTIVE GROUPS workshop, Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office, Towanda. For info or to register, call 265–2896.

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS recertification meeting, Thursday, April 5, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, Montrose. For info or to register, call the Extension office, 278–1158.

April 6

FISH FRY, Friday, April 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead American Legion Post 357.

April 7

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 7, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Ararat United Methodist Church.

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Senior Center Menu

Senior Center Menu March 26 – 30

Monday March 26: chili, Italian vegetables, white rice, corn muffin, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, March 27: honey mustard chicken, sweet potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, March 28: oriental pepper steak, carrots, brown rice, country honey bread, apple, orange juice.

Thursday, March 29: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad, noodles, Italian bread, mandarin oranges.

Friday, March 30: sweet and sour meatballs, peas & carrots, white rice, whole wheat bread, lemon meringue pie/diet vanilla pudding, grape juice.

Senior Center Menu April 2 – 6

Monday April 2: glazed chicken, white rice, stir fry vegetables, country honey bread, Boston cream pie/angel food cake.

Tuesday, April 3: breaded pork patty, macaroni salad, Monte Carlo blend vegetables, hamburg bun, orange.

Wednesday, April 4: tuna noodle casserole, green peas, seeded rye bread, diced peaches, cranberry juice.

Thursday, April 5: meatballs with sauce, baked ziti, tossed salad, honey wheat bread, pineapple.

Friday, April 6: centers closed, Good Friday.

chicken cordon bleu rice pilafemperors blend vegetables whole wheat bread tropical fruit.


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Library To Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Everyone is invited to attend a special 100th anniversary dinner for the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. Tickets are now on sale, but seating is limited. The dinner, which will include entertainment, will be held on Friday, May 4, at the Lake Avenue Dining Hall of the Montrose Bible Conference. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m.  and dinner at 7 p.m. April 27 is the last day to buy a ticket. You can purchase tickets at the Main Library in Montrose, or stop by the branches in Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, or Susquehanna to order. For more information, call (570) 278-1881.

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Commissioner Warren Schedules Outreaches

County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren will be available for outreach hours the first Tuesday and Thursday of April. Warren encourages county residents to meet with her in an informal setting outside of regular business hours. She will be at the Forest City Borough Building, second floor on Tuesday, April 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the New Milford Borough Building on Thursday, April 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. All court related offices will be available.

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Easter Cantata At Susky First Baptist

The choir at First Baptist Church, 312 Jackson Avenue, Susquehanna, under the direction of Miriam Page and the drama group under the direction of Fran Sheldon have been practicing and preparing for the presentation of an Easter Cantata on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

The cantata is entitled, "He is Risen Indeed," written by Ron and Shelly Hamilton, drama by David Burke.

The drama is about Mrs. Pepper, a cheerful old lady, who discounts her own ability to serve her Lord, even as she inspires everyone around her. See how she does this and makes Easter a time to celebrate that "He is Risen Indeed!" Songs include Welcome the King, Here Is Love, Alive!, Beulah Land, I will Go and Only Jesus Saves. Everyone is cordially invited to join.

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Free Herb Program At Senior Centers

The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging Community Education program will sponsor a free program (for adults age 60+) to be presented by the Susquehanna County Master Gardeners program. This program will be making an herbal hand and facial scrub, with a sample for each to take home. This is not for women only – there is something for men also! The scrub can be scented with masculine scents such as eucalyptus, and is great for cleaning hard working hands. Information will also be provided on herbs and their uses, both culinary and health/beauty.

The AAA will provide all materials. The program will be held at the Susquehanna County Senior Community Centers as follows: Forest City, April 11, 1:00 p.m., 785-3386; Lenoxville, April 12, 10:30 a.m., 222-9550; Great Bend, April 13, 11:00 a.m., 879-2896; Susquehanna, April 17, 11:00 a.m., 853-3967; Montrose, TBA, 278-4370; Lawton, TBA, 934-2575.

Registration is required, as space is limited. First come basis – call by April 4. Call the center the day before if you would like a reservation for lunch.

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Holy Name Of Mary Sets Easter Schedule

Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, announced the upcoming 2007 Holy Week and Easter schedules.

Saturday, March 31, 4:00 p.m. – Palm Sunday Vigil Mass with blessing and distribution of palm.

Sunday, April 1 – Palm Sunday Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with blessing and distribution of palm.

Thursday, April 5, Holy Thursday – 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, night prayer 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 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 7, Holy Saturday – 11:00 a.m., blessing of food baskets and children’s Easter baskets, followed by an Easter egg hunt. 8:00 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass.

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

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Juniata College Choir Concert

The Juniata College Concert Choir will present a concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose on Friday evening, March 30, at 8:00 p.m.

The 50-voice Concert Choir, under the direction of Russell Shelley is one of three choirs on the campus of Juniata College. As the premier off-campus choral ensemble at Juniata, the concert choir's spring tour focuses on historical sacred music spanning five centuries and several cultures. The choir members' dedication and commitment to sharing the beauty of choral music provides meaningful experiences for both singer and listener.

The concert is open to the public.

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Lenten Organ Meditation

Organist Sarah Bertsch will present a Lenten Organ Meditation on the pipe organ of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, on Wednesday, March 28, at noon. The program will consist of music that will take the listener from Christ's triumphant Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem, through all of the events of Holy Week, the Last Supper, Good Friday, leading up to the Crucifixion and finally the promise and the glory of Resurrection morning. This is part of a series of organ meditations, presented by the church and various organists, that have taken place over the past 10 years during the Lenten season. A homemade soup luncheon will follow, with a good time for fellowship. There is no charge for this event, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Questions may be directed to the church office, 278-3296.

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Pre-Admission Nursing Applications Accepted

The Luzerne County Community College nursing department is currently accepting applications for pre-admission testing into the nursing program at the College’s Elk Lake site.

The LCCC nursing program prepares graduates to take the NCLEX (National Board Examination) to qualify as Registered Nurses (RN’s).

The Nurse Entrance Test (NET) for the College’s Elk Lake site will be held at Elk Lake High School on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nursing students who are accepted into the program for the fall, 2008 semester can begin to take college classes during the summer, 2007.

For more information, or to obtain an application for the testing, call the LCCC Admission Office at (800) 377-LCCC, extension 340.

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Smoking Impact Seminar

Mothers who smoke are a major issue in Susquehanna County. Figures show the county has the highest smoking rate during pregnancy in NE PA, and the county rate is twice the state average. Smoking during pregnancy or around children can have lasting health effects on their lives.

If you are a smoker, live with a smoker or just want to know more, come to a special seminar, “Not a Smoke Screen: Second Hand Smoke.” A Health Department’s Child Health Consultant, Gail Ide, RN, will lead this free event April 19, 6:30 until 8:00. It will be held at Susquehanna County Literacy Program’s New Milford Office along Route 11.

The evening will feature information, games and prizes. You may enter a free drawing to win one of two home air purifiers.

Seating is limited, so registration in advance is required. To register, call (570) 465-2880 or (570) 879-8766.

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