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Senior Menu

Saturday Is Auction Night!
Charlie & Carol Reed In Concert April 20
Dairy Promotion Candidates Sought
Methodist Missionaries To Speak At Local Churches
Musical Evangelists At East Ararat UMC
“The Odd Couple” At St. Martin Of Tours


April 17

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 17, noon at the Starrucca Baptist Church social rooms. Sponsored by Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens.

SUSQUEHANNA DEPOT AREA Historical Society meeting, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. at the Susquehanna Boro Building. program by Gene Price on early hydroelectric generating plants in Oakland and Lanesboro.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 17, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

April 18

DINNER, Friday, April 18, 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

CONCERT by Charlie and Carol Reed, Friday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, April 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. All you can eat!

April 19

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 19, beginning at noon at Hallstead American Legion Post 357.

FAMILY STYLE BREAKFAST, Saturday, April 19, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church.

ALTERNATE ENERGY and Green Building Tour, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

ALTERNATE ENERGY and Green Building Tour, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Fee. Call the Friends of Salt Springs for info, 967–7275.

RUMMAGE SALE, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Bend Alliance Church. Refreshments available from 11 – 1

BINGO, Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

AUCTION NIGHT, Saturday, April 19 at the VFW, Montrose. Doors open 4 p.m., buffet dinner 4:45 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 278–1881 for info.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Saturday, April 19, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, April 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church.

MINI GOLF, Saturday, April 19, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Admission cost is a food item or donation for the food bank. Refreshments available.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, April 19, noon until gone at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Craft/bake sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YOUNG CHILDREN’S FAIR, Saturday, April 19, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Mt. View Elementary School. Free.

April 19 & 26

FOOD IN YOUR BACKYARD program, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. in the County Office Building, Montrose and Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m. at Sue Abbott ‘s garden, New Milford. Fee. Call 278–1158 for info, space is limited.

April 20

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 20, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Sunday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Plaza, Hallstead. Proceeds benefit the Hallstead-Great Bend Lions Club.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 20, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club.

TURKEY SHOOT, Sunday, April 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. Rain date April 27 (no breakfast).

April 21

SUSQUEHANNA JUNIOR SABERS meeting, Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Canawacta Rod & Gun Club.

April 22

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 22, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

BAKE SALE, Tuesday, April 22 at the Forest Lake Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit the Forest Lake Scholarship Fund.

BAKE SALE/CANDLE SALE, Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Shops Plaza, Susquehanna. Proceeds benefit the Oakland park.

April 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, April 23, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 24

SEASONAL LUNCHEON of sustenance for body, mind and spirit, Thursday, April 24, 11:45 a.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Call 278-9256 for info or to register.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

April 25

DINNER, Friday, April 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

PANCAKE SUPPER, Saturday, April 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. All you can eat! Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life Team.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE, Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church.

April 25 – 27

THE ODD COUPLE at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson, Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. For ticket info call 756–3305.

ORCHID SHOW, Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakdale Mall. Hosted by the Southern Tier Orchid Society.

April 26

ON OUR WAY HOME concert, Saturday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE, Saturday, April 26, under the bridge in Susquehanna Boro. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 81.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.

BAG SALE, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church.

ROADSIDE CLEANUP, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Salt Spring State Park. Meet at the Wheaton House. All supplies provided except gloves.

April 27

ABCs OF HERBAL TEAS program, Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. at Salt Spring State Park. Registration required, call 967–7275.

ABCs OF HERBAL TEAS program, Sunday, April 27, 2 – 4 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. Registration required, call 967–7275.

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 27, 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 29

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 30 – May 3

RUMMAGE SALE, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 1 and 2, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and May 3, 9:30 to noon (bag day) at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

May 3

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Saturday, May 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Takeouts only.

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Senior Center Menu April 14 – 18

Monday, April 14: stuffed pepper, corn, wheat bread, noodles, round cake or diabetic angel food cake.

Tuesday, April 15: chicken parmigiana, tossed salad, sweet potatoes, rye bread, graham crackers, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, April 16: pork barbecue, peas and carrots, perogies, hamburg roll, granola bar, apricots.

Thursday, April 17: chicken and dumplings, Normandy blend vegetables, parsley buttered rice, corn muffin, mandarin oranges.

Friday, April 18: beef patty, coleslaw, baked beans, hamburg roll, graham crackers, diced peaches.

Senior Center Menu April 21 – 25

Monday, April 21: hot roast beef sandwich with gravy, mashed potatoes, parsley buttered carrots, white bread, graham crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, April 22: sweet and sour chicken, emperors blend vegetables, white rice, wheat bread, pineapple, grape juice.

Wednesday, April 23: lemon pepper cod, scalloped potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, graham crackers, mandarin oranges.

Thursday, April 24: meat lasagna, garlic seasoned green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, chocolate éclair or sugar free chocolate pudding.

Friday, April 25: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, honeydew melon.

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Saturday Is Auction Night!

Where can you eat, laugh, and shop, all in one place? At the tenth annual Auction Night! This fundraiser for the Susquehanna County 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. New this year is a baked potato bar.

These Czech glazed plates will be auctioned off Saturday,

April 19, to benefit the Library and Historical Society.

To accommodate the crowds, doors open at 4 p.m., and the buffet will start at 4:30 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. Dessert will be served during the auction. 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 four-seat fiberglass canoe with paddles and life-jackets, a 12‚x12 bluestone patio, golf packages, beautiful jewelry, even a week-long stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks! More noteworthy items this year include a stone wall restoration workshop, an eye-catching crazy quilt from the 1930s, a prize-winning wooden cutting board, and beautiful furniture. Local businesses and individuals have donated items of all types. Special baskets (soaps, movie night, cooking, gardening, wine, 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 (570) 278-1881.

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Charlie & Carol Reed In Concert April 20

Charlie and Carol Reed, gospel singers who have blessed many in the Tri-Boro area over the years, will be presenting a free concert at the Lanesboro Community Church on Sunday evening, April 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Traveling and ministering Jesus' good news all over the East coast through "Good Works, Inc.," Charlie and Carol will feature toe-tapping, heart-warming, fire-lighting encouragement and challenge from God for every person who has the privilege of being able to be there for the concert, as well as for others who will be impacted by the growth which the Holy Spirit will bring.

An offering will be received to support Good Works, Inc.

For more information, call (570) 853-4805.

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Dairy Promotion Candidates Sought
By Evie Goff

Once again, Susquehanna County is seeking candidates to serve as Dairy Princess. Single young ladies between the ages of 16-24 with an interest in the dairy industry may want to consider devoting some time to help promote the industry. A princess serves her county for one year.

Pictured (l-r) are the current Susquehanna County dairy royalty: Dairy Ambassador Alicia Roe, Dairy Maid Mariah Tompkins, Dairy Princess Abbey Puzo.

Not old enough to be a princess? The Dairy Maid and Ambassador program functions within the county to assist the dairy princess in carrying out her duties and do dairy promoting on her own as well. In Susquehanna County we suggest girls be at least 10 years old to serve as a dairy maid or dairy ambassador.

Qualifications to be a dairy princess include at least one of the following. A daughter of a dairy farmer or daughter of an employee of a dairy farm or dairy related business, be a 4-H club member and own at least two dairy animals as a 4-H project or have already served as a dairy maid or dairy ambassador. Princess candidates, dairy maids and ambassadors must have a sincere desire to promote dairy products, be a milk drinker and include other dairy products in their personal diet.

Girls involved as princess, ambassador or dairy maid develop skills in public speaking, leadership, journalism and marketing through their promotion work. These young ladies make public appearances promoting the dairy industry at festivals, parades, schools, churches, restaurants, sports events, club and association meetings and other gatherings.

Abbey Puzo, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess will be handing her reign to a new county princess at the 2008 Dairy Princess Pageant being held on Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall in Montrose.

Girls interested in being a dairy princess candidate or taking part in the program as a dairy ambassador or dairy maid should contact Evie Goff (278-1212 or 278-1158) or Mary Puzo (278-4704) by the May 1 deadline. Evie and Mary are happy to answer any questions about the Dairy Promotion Program in Susquehanna County. An orientation meeting will take place before the May 23 Dairy Princess Pageant for all princess candidates and dairy ambassadors and maids.

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Methodist Missionaries To Speak At Local Churches

Terence and Evelyn Erbele, United Methodist ministers who served as missionaries in Russia from 1996 to 2005 , and more recently in Latvia and Lithuania, will relate their experiences in these countries at local churches on Sunday, April 20.

Terence will speak at the North Jackson United Methodist Church, starting at 9:45 a.m. and again at the Susquehanna UMC at 11 a.m. Evelyn will speak to the combined congregations of the Gibson and South Gibson churches in South Gibson, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Prior to their service in Eurasia, the Erbeles served in Nigeria where Terence was raised. Presently serving as Mission Interpreters for the General Board of Global Ministries, the Erbeles will soon accept a new assignment, probably in Africa.

The public is welcome to attend any of the above services.

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Musical Evangelists At East Ararat UMC

Musical evangelists Charlie and Carol Reed will perform at the East Ararat United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 20, at the 9 a.m. worship service.

The duo, from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, has been involved in full-time gospel ministry since 1983. Their ministry is called Good Works, Inc., and Charlie and Carol have shared their Gaither-style music with folks throughout the United States and Canada. They have also made several missionary journeys to South America and the Caribbean. All are welcome, and a free-will offering will be taken to help the Reeds continue their ministry.

For more information, call Pastor Tony Schwartz at (570) 785-3534.

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“The Odd Couple” At St. Martin Of Tours

St. Martin’s Players will present the female version of “The Odd Couple” on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. All performances will be at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Jackson, PA at the intersection of Rtes. 92 and 492. Tickets may be reserved in advance at 756-3305 or may be purchased at the door.

This two-act comedy by Neil Simon tells the trying tribulations of best friends, Olive Mason, played by Pat Stewart, and Florence Unger, played by Sharon Panasevich.

Based on the 1966 play with the same title, this version replaces the famous Friday night poker game with a weekly gathering of Trivial Pursuit for Renee (Samantha Lee), Mickey (Mary Beth Zincone), Sylvie (Sue Lee), and Vera (Martina Lingobardo).

It is 1986, and Florence, the Felix character, has just left her husband of fourteen years. With kindness, the not-so-neat Olive invites Florence to stay with her in her New York apartment. The two personalities clash for an evening of humor and laughs.

Replacing the two English female neighbors from the original are two Spanish men, played by John Freitag and Chris Lake. Dr. Lake serves as director as well.

One third of all profits will benefit the American Cancer Society of Susquehanna County.

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