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Senior Menu

100th Birthday!
Rep. Major Schedules April Office Hours
Art Displays Fill Area Businesses
Madigan To Hold Local Outreach
Wildlife Rescue Dinner & Auction
Animal Response Team Forming
SCFSC Update
Library Auction Night
College & Career Night At Susky
EMTC Takes To The "Peanuts" Gallery!


April 11

GAS LEASING workshop, Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m. at the Clifford United Methodist Church. For info or reservations (required) call the Extension office, 278–1158.

CITY CHICKEN, Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 12

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY with Steve Youngs, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. to close at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

MT. VIEW GARDEN CLUB meeting, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. at the Clifford Municipal Building. Guest speaker, Paul Epsom.

April 13

DINNER, roast beef or fish, Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 13 & 14

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon (bag sale) at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Lunch available.

April 14

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Saturday, April 14, 4 m to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, Great Bend. Takeouts available.

BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 14, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 14 at the Montrose VFW. Doors open 4:30, buffet dinner 5:00, auction starts at 6 p.m. admission. For info call the Main Library, 278–1881.

FISHERMEN’S BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 14, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rush Social Hall. All you can eat!

SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the LeRaysville Hall.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

DIRT FARM BAND, Saturday, April 14, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

PANCAKE SUPER, Saturday, April 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Valley Grange, Windsor. All you can eat!

GIBSON CEMETERY Spring cleanup, Saturday, April 14, starting at 9 a.m. Rain date, April 21. Bring rakes, gloves, etc.

April 15

GET MOVIN’ HIKE, Sunday, April 15, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Join a park guide on a moderately paced walk.

MUSIC MASTERS, Sunday, April 15, 4:40 p.m. at the Barnes-Kasson SNF. Volunteers welcome to assist with wheelchairs, etc.

April 17

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 18

BARBECUE DINNER, Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 19

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Boro building.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 19, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood. Eat in or take out.

April 20

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod & Gun Club. All you can eat!

DINNER, Swedish meatballs or fish, Friday, April 20, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 21

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, April 21, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Takeouts available.

ALTERNATE ENERGY and Green Building House Tour, Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

CHICKEN BARBECUE and bake sale, Saturday, April 21 at the Elk Lake School. Takeouts available. Sponsored by the Dimock Community Church.

FAMILY STYLE breakfast, Saturday, April 21, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

SPAGHETTI DINNER benefit for Dick Wademan, Saturday, April 21, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Thompson Fire Hall. Chinese auction, big six, instant bingo. Call 442-1103 for info.

ROUND & SQUARE DANCE with Terry Rockwell, Saturday, April 21, 7 – 10 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, April 21, noon, at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

RAIL-TRAIL CLEANUP, Saturday, April 21, along the D & H in Lanesboro. Meet at Luciana Park at 9 a.m.

April 22

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Plaza, Great Bend. Sponsored by the Hallstead-Great Bend Lions Club.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 22, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

April 24

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Binghamton Elks Lodge, Kirkwood.

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Senior Center Menu

Senior Center Menu April 9 – 13

Monday April 9: roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cabbage salad, rye bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, April 10: vegetable lasagna, mixed vegetables, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday April 11: Italian sausage sandwich with onions and peppers, baked beans, cranberry juice, granola bar, vanilla pudding.

Thursday April 12: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti, salad, green beans, honey wheat bread, pumpkin pie.

Friday April 13: lemon pepper cod, cooked peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, cooked brown rice, graham crackers, peach halves.

Senior Center Menu April 16 - 20

Monday , April 16: seasoned pork chop, green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rye bread, applesauce, grape juice.

Tuesday, April 17: cube steak with tomatoes and onions, succotash, egg noodles, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, April 18: breaded chicken patty with bun, potato salad, broccoli, fresh apple.

Thursday April 19: spaghetti and meatballs, Italian green beans, honey wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Friday, April 20: chicken marsala, white rice, mixed vegetables, cabbage salad, whole wheat bread, pears.

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100th Birthday!
Submitted By Julie Pacheco

A 100th birthday celebration is being held for Ruth Smith, a wonderful lady who has taught three generations of students in Northern Wayne County. The event will be held on Sunday April 22, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Northern Wayne Fire Company hall in Lakewood, PA.

Ruth Smith

Ruth is an extraordinarily vibrant, funny woman who enjoys speaking with people. She has served her community faithfully for many, many years and it is our hope that with your help, we might throw her a wonderful birthday party to celebrate all of the years that she has selflessly served others.

Since her 99th birthday, Ruth has been recognized in various ways. She was recognized as the “Teacher of the Century” the by Preston School. She was also presented with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, recognizing her “contribution to the enrichment and betterment of succeeding generations.” In addition, she has received a certificate from the Northern Wayne Community Library, which recognized her as both the “First Volunteer” and the “Volunteer of the Decade.”

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Rep. Major Schedules April Office Hours

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, April 12.

"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. The township building is on the Crosstown Highway (Route 370). Major's legislative district includes Buckingham, Lebanon, Manchester, Mount Pleasant, Oregon, Scott and Preston townships, part of Clinton Township and the borough of Starrucca in Wayne County.

Constituents in Wayne County also 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

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Art Displays Fill Area Businesses

A lion’s face made from a paper plate, a bird covered with feathers, or a colorful painting expressing spring, are just some of what you may find in area businesses during April. The countywide Young Art Display is in celebration of National “Week of the Young Child,” April 22-28.

Nearly 40 businesses from Forest City, Great Bend, Hallstead, Montrose, New Milford and Susquehanna responded to the call from Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services) to recognize the talents of our young children by displaying their work. Various childcare, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs supplied everything from drawings to craft projects. The items reflect the role early education plays in shaping a child’s future. Research shows children who receive a quality experience before the age of five achieve greater success late in life.

CARES coordinated this special display with the help of the Endless Mountains Businesses Association, Forest City Commercial Association, Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce and the Susquehanna Community Development Association.

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Madigan To Hold Local Outreach

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 stated that a staff member will be available to speak with constituents on April 27 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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Wildlife Rescue Dinner & Auction

Wildlife Rescue and Adopt An Angel Companion Animal Rescue will hold their sixth annual dinner and auction on April 22 at The Basil Leaf Restaurant, Montrose, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A fabulous "all-you-can-eat" Italian buffet, including vegetarian items and dessert, will be served.

Host DJ will be Kurt Motsko. There will be many interesting auction items and raffles which will include such finds as crafts, paintings, animal goodies, gift baskets, resort getaways, gift certificates to many area restaurants and businesses and much, much more.

All proceeds will support continuing work to help all animals in need. Wildlife Rescue is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Animal Response Team Forming

In 1998, after Hurricane Floyd claimed the lives of millions of animals in North Carolina and the fact that many thousands more were separated from their owners, emergency management personnel recognized the importance of coordinating animal-related disaster preparation plans. One result of this advanced planning was the formation of State Animal Response Teams (SART). In 2004, Pennsylvania adopted this concept to address animal related disaster response needs.

The goals of SART programs are to facilitate a rapid, coordinated and effective response to any emergency affecting animals and to minimize the economic impact of emergencies affecting animals. One example of the role of SART would be in the event of large-scale evacuation where homeowners would not be permitted to keep their pets with them at temporary shelters. SART would coordinate with local emergency managers to activate holding areas to temporarily house pets during the evacuation.

Pennsylvania SART recognizes the important role of local volunteers to assist coordination of response planning. Local based teams are referred to as CART – County Animal Response Teams. CART teams have been formed in Bradford, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties. Plans are being made at this time for the establishment of a CART in Susquehanna County. CART teams are made up of county emergency management agencies, county Extension educators, law enforcement, local humane societies, local veterinarians, and other volunteers interested in assisting with animal emergencies.

On Tuesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the County Office Building, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, an introduction program will be held. Mr. Joel Hersh, PA SART Executive Director will provide an overview of the SART program and provide information on the development of a team in Susquehanna County. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by calling Extension Office at 278-1158, or EMA office at 278-4600 ext. 257.

To protect your animals in a disaster, SART encourages everyone to be prepared. Have a contingency plan for dealing with livestock, horses, and poultry in an emergency situation. These plans would include feed and water supplies, areas for confinement and possible transportation. Pet owners should purchase a pet carrier and know where animal health records, medications, food and bedding are for rapid access in an emergency.

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SCFSC Update
Submitted By Lew Davy

On March 22, a Susquehanna County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs meeting was held in South Montrose, hosted by S.C.O.R.E. Agenda items included the following: Youth Field Day has been scheduled for September 22 at the Harford Fairgrounds. Parents or guardians can sign up participants by contacting Bob Tiffany at 278–1638.

The SCFSC annual banquet will be held on April 21, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community School District campus. Tickets can be purchased from club delegates or at the door. The program will include guest speaker Jay Delaney, Game Commissioner nominee.

The District 9-PA Trappers Association will be holding a Trapper Training School at Camp Lackawanna, Wyoming County, on September 8-9. There will be a nominal registration fee for the two-day course. The course includes all training materials, four meals, and one night’s lodging. For more information call (570) 942–6895 or (570) 679–2318.

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Library Auction Night

Where can you eat, laugh, and shop, all in one place? At the ninth annual Auction Night! This April 14 fundraiser for the Library and Historical Society keeps getting better and better, and this year it will be held once again at the VFW Hall in Montrose (on Route 706). Admission includes a wonderful buffet dinner provided by local restaurants and caterers.

Pictured is "Cutting Diagonal" by George Manns (figured hard maple, cherry, ebony), just one of many items donated to the Library's 9th annual auction. An identical board won Best in Show at the Wharton Esherick Museum's 13th annual thematic woodworking competition.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the buffet starts at 5:00 p.m. Many exciting door prizes will be awarded all night, so don't lose your ticket stub! At 6 p.m., the auction begins. Entertaining auctioneers Dave and Josie Coddington make this a delightful, laughter-filled event, and the array of items donated this year is remarkable.

There's a certificate for stone wall building, nights in local bed-and-breakfasts, beautiful jewelry, even a week-long stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks! Some noteworthy items this year include a still-life watercolor by Hope Bullard, a unique card table from about 1948 featuring the names of Montrose businesses, a prize-winning wooden cutting board, and an antique charger (large plate). Local artists, authors, furniture makers, and potters have donated special treasures. Special baskets (barbeque, beach, chocolate, and more), event tickets, books, crafts, services – there's something for everyone, and for every price range! For more information on Auction Night, visit or call 278–1881.

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College & Career Night At Susky

Susquehanna Community High School will be hosting the Annual College & Career Night. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 18, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Susquehanna Community High School.

Expected are representatives from approximately 35 colleges, technical, trade and business schools, as well as all branches of the military. Sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to speak with these representatives.

This is sponsored in part by the Endless Mountains Counseling Association, which is comprised of the counseling staffs from each of the Susquehanna County School Districts including Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Montrose Area, Mountain View, Susquehanna Community, Forest City Regional, Lackawanna Trail, and Tunkhannock Area School Districts. This activity provides the opportunity for Susquehanna County students to interact with higher education, military and career representatives on a more personal basis.

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EMTC Takes To The "Peanuts" Gallery!

Endless Mountains Theatre Company is launching its 2007 season, and the word is... Snoopy!!! Yes, the one and only many-faceted beagle, along with his unforgettable colleagues from the landmark Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz.

Snoopy!!! is a fun-filled, heartwarming musical, a sequel to the legendary show You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. As in that show, our much-beloved Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the gang take the stage to amuse us, delight us, and even give us some insights into life.

This whimsical, vignette-style show is sure to connect with everyone who has ever smiled at Snoopy, Woodstock, and the whole, wide world of Peanuts. It's all in there – from Lucy's psychiatrist’s booth to Linus' blanket to the Great Pumpkin and the Easter Beagle. And who could resist songs like "The World According to Snoopy"!

Snoopy!!! features a script by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace; music by Larry Grossman; and lyrics by Hal Hackady. EMTC's production is directed by Dianna Wayman. Performances will be April 20 and 21, at 7:00 p.m. and April 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Montrose, PA.

For more information, visit or call 278-7828.

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