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Senior Menu

Susky UMC Participates In Angel Food Ministries
Court House Closing Notice
Crop Disaster Sign-Up Ends
Conservation Seedling Sale Deadline Nears
Free Training Offered For Military Families
NJDBPW To Host Health Program
Marcellus Gas Well Drilling Program


February 11

BACON CHEESEBURGERS, Wednesday, February 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

SOUP & SALAD SUPPER, Wednesday, February 11, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church.

FUN DAY, Wednesday, February 11, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Learn to paint with acrylics with Joyce Coons. Call 465-7483 for info.

February 12

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, February 12, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, February 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

February 13

DINNER, stuffed peppers or fish, Friday, February 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, February 13, 4 – 7 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall.

February 14

VALENTINES DINNER DANCE, Saturday, February 14 at the American Legion, Hallstead. Dinner 6:00 p.m., music 8:30 – 12:30. Advance tickets required.

February 15

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, February 15, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT, Sunday, February 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. Registration required by February 11, call 278-9256.

February 16

AL-ANON MEETING, Monday, February 16, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

February 17

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

February 18

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, February 18, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

February 20

FAMILY STORY TIME, Friday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose  Library. Come in PJs for stories, singing and fun. Bring a stuffed friend who can stay overnight. Free. Call 278-1881 for info.

February 21

MAPLE SYRUP MAKING program, Saturday, February 21, 2 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Fee. Pre-registration required, call 967–7275.

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

February 21

LITTLE LEAGUE registration, Saturday, February 21, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Auburn Town Building, Choconut School, Rush Ladies Auxiliary Hall.

BINGO, Saturday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford.

February 24

PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday, February 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Milford.

February 26

DINNER MEETING of the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW, Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m. at the Starrucca House. Mary Mushala will speak on women’s health. Call 727–2081 for reservations.

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Senior Citizens Menu February 16 - 20

Monday, February 16: Closed, President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 17: orange juice, baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, pineapple chunks.

Wednesday, February 18: stuffed chicken breast, confetti rice, roman vegetables, whole wheat roll, cherry pie/ jello.

Thursday, February 19: ham steak with sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, apple/ jello.

Friday, February 20: baked fish/lemon butter, parsley potatoes, spinach, whole wheat bread, cake.

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Susky UMC Participates In Angel Food Ministries
Submitted By Rev. James Rouse

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia, and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items, with an average retail value of approximately twice the purchase price.

Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week, or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or outdated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads, and no produce that is almost too ripe.

Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork. Many participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system.

You may go to the Susquehanna United Methodist Church to order from Angel Food Ministry in the month of February on the 12th, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.; the 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and the 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Delivery will be on Saturday, February 21, from 8:00 a.m.  to 10:00 a.m.

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Court House Closing Notice

The Susquehanna County Commissioners announced the Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. All court related offices will be available.

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Crop Disaster Sign-Up Ends

Kelly E. Sundy, Acting County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Susquehanna County, announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (CDP) will end February 27.

The ending date of February 27 applies to the receipt of a signed and completed FSA-840 application, along with all supporting documentation and required forms at the applicable county FSA office. Sign-up information and required forms are available at each county FSA office. Late filed applications will not be approved after the February 27 deadline.All application determinations will be made by March 27.

For more information on the CDP Program or other USDA programs, contact the Susquehanna County FSA Office at (570) 278-1197, Ext. 2 or the agency’s website,

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Conservation Seedling Sale Deadline Nears

Although it still feels like winter, spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the Susquehanna County Conservation District’s annual seedling sale. This year’s sale features a wide variety of evergreen and deciduous seedlings, fruit trees and bushes, and wildlife houses. These seedlings will improve wildlife habitat and beautify your landscape. Fruit and nut trees and bushes can provide tasty rewards for years to come. New items this year include Concolor Fir, Kousa Dogwood, and Chinese Chestnut. Apple varieties include Gala, Spartan, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp. Old favorites white pine, blue spruce, red oak, black walnut, black cherry, and others are also available. A complete listing and order form is available on the District’s website ( or by calling Connie at 278-4600 ext. 280. The deadline for orders is February 23, so don’t delay. Profits from the seedling sale provide funding for the District’s environmental education endeavors, such as the local Envirothon and annual scholarship award.

This year there will be educational opportunities at the seedling distribution site. Service Forester Jim Kessler will have a display on deer exclosure fencing. For those interested in learning about “Dealing with your Streamside Property,” Watershed Specialist Kathy Blaisure will be available to provide informational packets and answer questions about streamside issues that can help you protect your property and water quality. Financial and other support for this stream education project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

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Free Training Offered For Military Families

The Susquehanna County Chapter, American Red Cross is pleased to announce the chapter has received funds through a grant from the Service to the Armed Forces Department to offer training programs to help military members, families, and veterans lead safer and healthier lives in our community.

The American Red Cross has a long history of providing support to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families since its founding on the Civil War battlefield by Clara Barton. The military and Red Cross partnership continues on and grows still to this day with linking members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis, sending emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. This gives members peace of mind, knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home – they are still connected to home. “The training available is a continuation of a partnership, and we look forward to working within our community to train, empower, and prepare participants that are able to attend sessions our chapter is offering – free of cost.” stated Rebecca Naylor, Executive Director.

To qualify for free training you must be one of the following: service member, active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve, veteran, or a family member including parent, spouse, child, sibling or grandparent.

Trainings available through this grant include: CPR/First Aid ; Lay Responder Health & Safety Instructor; Babysitter’s Training; FACT (First Aid for Children Today); BAT (Basic Aid Training).

Courses will be offered from March through June. Participants must call into the office to register for courses. There is a limited amount of funding available to those that qualify. For more details, including course schedules, call (570) 278-1427. For information about the courses offered you can also go to and click on get trained.

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NJDBPW To Host Health Program

Mary Mushala will present information on ovarian cancer to the members and guests at the Nellie Jane DeWitt Business & Professional Women's Club monthly dinner meeting, February 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Starrucca House in Susquehanna.

Mary graduated with a diploma in nursing in 1980 from Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre, PA, then got her BSN from Elmira College and Master's and Post Master's certificate in administration from Syracuse University. She is a board certified nurse administrator.

Mary has a published article with her background being recovery room/critical care/nursing supervisor in Sayre, where she worked until 1996, and then went to United Health Services (UHS), where she was the nurse manager of a medical - surgical unit for 11 years, also doing other duties/projects. Her current title is Director of Nursing at EMHS, where she is responsible for all of nursing. And, she was also Miss Hope of Bradford County, a program run by the American Cancer Society.

For more information regarding the local BPW, or if you are interested in attending this meeting, contact Alice at (570) 756-2044 or; Mary at 727-2902; or Pat, 727-2081.

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