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Senior Menu

Sportsmen’s Annual Spring Banquet Set
Spring Revival Services Planned
St. Martin’s Players To Present Musical
Trehab To Receive Grant
Countryside Conservancy To Present 2009 Awards
Sessions Offered For Recently Unemployed



April 8

HOMEMADE SOUP and salad supper, Wednesday, April 8, 5 p.m. to 6:30 at the New Milford United Methodist Church.

HOLY EUCHARIST, Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Forest City.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS April 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

April 9

G’MAS CHILDREN monthly meeting April 9, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Bridgewater Baptist Church. Bring potato peelers, paring knives and a dish to pass. Info: 570-278-1095.

PIZZA NIGHT April 9, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY April 9, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

MONTHLY MEETING of Clifford Twp. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at fire hall. New members welcome.

April 9-11

ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES taking orders April 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., April 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and April 11, 10:00 am - noon at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church.

April 10

EASTER MUSICAL, “The Seven Last Sayings of Christ on The Cross” Friday, April 10, 7 p.m. Elkdale Baptist Church. Free.

DINNER April 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

WALK OF THE CROSS April 10, 11:15 a.m. starting at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. Sponsored by the Tri Boro Ministerium.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER Friday, April 10, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange.

April 11

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA April 11, 11 a.m. at The Loft Ministries. Walking toddlers through 3rd grade welcome. Info: 570-396-1967.

April 12

SUNRISE SERVICE Sunday, April 12, 7:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. Breakfast following service. All welcome.

April 13

AL-ANON MEETING April 13, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

April 14

WING NIGHT April 14, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

BASIC BIRDING program, April 14, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. To register call 570-278-2006.

April 15

CHEESE STEAK SANDWICHES April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

CART MEETING April 15, 7:00 p.m. at County Extension Office. Info: 570-278-1158.

April 16

DONKEY BASKETBALL GAME Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at Montrose High School.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY for amateurs, April 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Salt Springs State Park. Fee. To register call 570-278-2006.

BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church, New Milford.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thursday, April 16, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out. All welcome.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thursday, April 16, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

THOMPSON BOROUGH CRIME WATCH meeting, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church. All interested residents welcome.

April 17

DINNER April 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Friday, April 17, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. All you can eat.

April 17-19

ST. MARTIN’S PLAYERS present Something’s Afoot, a murder mystery musical Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church. Tickets available at the door or by calling 756-2887.

April 18

CHICKEN BBQ & Bake Sale April 18, 12:00 until gone at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.

FISHERMAN’S BREAKFAST April 18, 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Rush Social Hall. All you can eat.

BENEFIT for Bob and Betty Lavin April 18, Chicken BBQ noon - 6:00 p.m. at Elk Mountain VFW, Lenox. For tickets call 570-222-9820.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH April 18, noon at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Free.

BINGO, Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

BUFFET DINNER, Saturday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson United Methodist Church. Dine in or take out.

April 19

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

April 20

AL-ANON meeting, Monday, April 20, 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

April 21

WING NIGHT, Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

April 22

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY Stewardship Awards, Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Keystone College. Free.

April 23

LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 23, Noon at the Starrucca Baptist social room sponsored by Bag Ladies and Senior Citizens.

April 24

DINNER, Friday, April 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

WOMEN OF THE MOOSE first meeting, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. For info call 853-3929.

April 25

LITTER PICK-UP, Saturday, April 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. along a section of Route 191 north of Lake Ariel. Call 570-253-9599 to volunteer or for more info.

SILENT AUCTION, Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McClure United Methodist Church. Bidding ends at 2:00 p.m. For info call 607-467-5455 or 607-467-3184.

WORSHIP SERVICE with Soulfire, Saturday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at the South New Milford Baptist Church. For info call 570-434-2101.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER, Saturday, April 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church. All welcome.

April 26

BREAKFAST, Sunday, April 26, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

April 27

HORSE PROGRAM on eye and lung diseases and diseases of the GI Tract, Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the County Office Building. Free. Call 278-1158 by April 24 to register.

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Senior Center Menu April 13 –17

Monday April 13: Cranberry juice, roast turkey/stuffing, sweet potatoes, peas, grain bread, pears.

Tuesday, April 14: Chicken soup, italian hoagie, lettuce & tomatoes, fruited jello, cookie.

Wednesday, April 15: Spaghetti & meatballs, Italian green beans, Caesar salad, Italian bread, ice cream.

Thursday April 16: Baked ham /sauce, sweet potatoes, peas, roll, orange, cookies.

Friday, April 17: Picnic burger, potato salad, broccoli & cauliflower, grain bread, banana.

Senior Center Menu April 20 - 24

Monday April 20: Breaded chicken, parsley boiled potatoes, peas, grain bread, applesauce.

Tuesday, April 21: Baked fish, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, garden salad, grain bread, angelfood cake.

Wednesday, April 22: Juice, bbq riblet, perogies, mixed vegetable, roll, pie.

Thursday, April 23: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, 3 bean salad, grain bread, rice pudding.

Friday, April 24: Bbq chicken, scalloped potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower, grain bread, banana.

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Sportsmen’s Annual Spring Banquet Set

On Saturday, April 25 the Susquehanna County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will be hosting its Annual Spring Sportsmen’s Banquet at Susquehanna Community Elementary Gym from 4 - 8:30 p.m. The Keynote Presenter will be Master Falconer Bob Young. For tickets or more information please contact John Ord at (570) 853-2815 or email

Through a donation of a very old banquet programs it has been discovered that this would be the 62nd annual banquet to be held in Susquehanna County. The spring banquet is a look back at and celebration of another year of achievements reached by the County Federation in respect to promoting and protecting the hunting, trapping, fishing and shooting sports in and around Susquehanna County.

This year’s program features Master Falconer Bob Young. Bob will be joining us with his partner for a presentation on birds of prey. Bob has a mature Red Tailed Hawk and will have it with him along with several other hawks and owls. Bob is an engaging speaker and his program will be exciting as well as enlightening. Along with the presentation there will be plenty of raffles and silent auctions featuring a framed print from the PA Trappers Association District #9 and artwork from students in the Susquehanna Community High School. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.; reservations required by April 15.

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Spring Revival Services Planned

Spring Revival services will be conducted at the Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, located one mile north of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, on Route 11, beginning April 14-19. Services will be held each evening at 7:30 p.m. and at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The guest speaker for the services will be a well known veteran evangelist who has preached the gospel for 61 years, Rev. Marshall Smart of Winter Haven, Florida.

The highlight of the services will be the dynamic preaching, gospel singing, music and fellowship.

Pastor Rev. D.D. Snedeker extends a cordial invitation for the public to attend. For information, call 570-879-2699 or 570-222-3600.

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St. Martin’s Players To Present Musical

The St. Martin’s Players will proudly present the murder mystery musical, Something’s Afoot, on April 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. and April 19, at 2 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson, PA.

A most unexpected cast of characters have been invited to Lord Rancour’s remote retreat house for a weekend in the country. The guest list includes Hope Langdon (Sharon Panasevich), Dr. Grayburn (Deb McNamee), Nigel Rancour (Connor Freitag), Lady Grace Manley-Prowe (Mary Beth Zincone), Col. Gillweather (Gordon Clifford), and Miss Tweed (Martina Lingobardo). Serving the guests are the servants - Clive the Butler (Justin Lee), Lettie the Maid (Susan Lee), and Flint the Caretaker (Chris Lake).

The weekend gets off to a jolly good start until things turn to malice, mayhem, mystery and murder. And to add to the suspense is the dashing uninvited guest - Geoffrey (John Freitag). The cast begin to die one after another; will the audience solve the crime before the self-appointed detective?

It will be a production of great music, audience interaction and laughs. Jeffrey Keyes provides the accompaniment. Make reservations at Lord Rancour’s Retreat by calling 756-2887 or by purchasing a ticket at the front door, where Clive will meet you. It is time for a weekend in the country air! Come, if you have the nerve.

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Trehab To Receive Grant

Trehab’s Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Program has just received a grant totaling $16,000 to provide comprehensive workshops that address the health consequences of substance abuse to local community members and health care professionals in Susquehanna County.

There will be a check presentation at the Trehab Office on May 7 by the Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their Impact Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations who have projects that address specific health issues through education and intervention.

Please contact Trehab for more information.

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Countryside Conservancy To Present 2009 Awards

The public is cordially invited to join the Countryside Conservancy as it presents its 2009 Stewardship Awards on Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day). This free event starts at 7:00 p.m. at Evans Hall, Keystone College. A latte bar, light refreshments and desserts will be offered.

All are encouraged to attend and help the Conservancy honor eight property owners in our region who have been identified as outstanding stewards of their farms, homes, lands and waters. Awards to be presented this year include working farms, community gardens, residential properties and special uses. This year’s award winners hail from Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.

The atmosphere of the event is friendly and relaxed, focused on the land and the people who care for it. At last year’s awards, landowners shared their thoughts on working and loving the land. Their words ranged from comical to touching, but all had the same basic message: “We care about the same thing. We do this for the love of our land.”

Award winners will receive certificates of appreciation and a one-year membership in the Conservancy. Gayle Muller and Caroline Seamans are co-chairs of this year’s Stewardship Awards Committee; other committee members are Amy Broadbent, Lydia Coulter, Jo-Ellen Greene, Margaret Hull, Ernie Keller, Gerald Kenjorski, Marta Kovacs Ruiz, Joanne Smith and Ed Zygmunt.

The Stewardship Awards were instituted over a decade ago to express the Conservancy's appreciation for the efforts of good stewards of the land. The Countryside Conservancy conserves lands and water in and near the Tunkhannock Creek watershed for the public benefit now and for the future.

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Sessions Offered For Recently Unemployed

Local area CareerLinks and partnering sites will be offering informational sessions to displaced workers throughout the Northern Tier region. These sessions are designed to help displaced workers find the services and resources they need to get them back into the workforce.

Displaced workers can get answers to questions about career counseling, job search assistance, healthcare coverage, state civil service, training and educational options, unemployment benefits, consumer credit counseling, veteran's benefits, welfare assistance and more.

Individuals will also have the opportunity to sign up for free workshops including resume writing, interviewing skills and basic computer skills. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the community services and programs designed to get those unemployed workers through these economically challenging times.

Sessions will take place in Susquehanna County at the Trehab Center located at 18 Main Street, Great Bend on April 14 and 28 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please call 570-879-8730 to register.

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