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Leagues & Hunters Enjoy Trap Shoot
PA State Grange Awards Students
Dairy Princess Visits Choconut Elementary
Engagement Announced Franks - Page

Leagues & Hunters Enjoy Trap Shoot

Large numbers of hunters and trap league shooters enjoyed the annual Father’s Day trap league shoot June 21, held at the New Milford Rifle and Pistol Club. President Don Hawkins was pleased with the large turnout of sportsmen. Utilizing shotguns, nineteen local and nearby hunting clubs, consisting of many youth, participated in the endeavor to score hits on clay birds hurled through the air. Competition shooting matches consisted of a set of twenty-five clay birds each round, with scores being tallied and recorded in the Susquehanna County trap league competition score card. New Milford Trap Team scores well up in the ranks of competition shooters. At the end of the shooting season, champion shooters receive awards and plaques. A delicious chicken BBQ finished up the day full of fun activity. Further information about the trap league is available on the internet site at

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PA State Grange Awards Students

Lemoyne, PA-The PA State Grange has awarded scholarships and loans to twelve Grange members to assist them in their future academic endeavors.

Receiving $500 from the PA State Grange Foundation Scholarship and $500 from the Santee Student Loan Fund is Brandy Oakley from Nicholson, PA. Brandy is the daughter of Wayne and Debbie Oakley and will be a senior at Keystone College where she majors in Organizational Leadership. Brandy is a member of Lawsville Grange #1455 in Susquehanna County.

The PA State Grange Foundation Scholarship was established by delegate action in 1996. Eligible Grange members must seek higher education in any field at any institution of higher learning, entering their Junior or Senior year. The Santee Student Loan was established by the late Ellis M. Santee, a country doctor from Shickshinny and an active Grange member. This loan consists of a $500 per year, interest-free loan and is available to Grange members or their children.

The Grange is a family fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of the American quality of life through community service, education, legislation and fellowship. The Grange includes members of all ages and represents approximately 14,000 Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth. It is the oldest agricultural and rural advocacy organization of its kind in the United States. The National Grange (Patrons of Husbandry), representing about 150,000 members, began in 1867 and the PA State Grange was chartered in 1873.

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Dairy Princess Visits Choconut Elementary
Submitted By Alison Teel

My name is Alison Teel. I’m a new Susquehanna County Dairy Maid. I’d like to tell you a little about my first dairy promotion. A dairy promotion is where members of the Dairy Court go and promote the Dairy Industry.

My first promotion was at the Choconut Valley Elementary School. It was the Choconut students’ field day. There were different events and booths that each class would visit one at a time. At our Dairy Booth, we had kids from grades K-6 come and learn about dairy.

The Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Daisy Matulevich and members of her court pose with Choconut Valley Elementary students at their recent field day.

To begin our program, we introduced ourselves. We then had the kids look at a table with different dairy products on it, except for four items, which were not dairy products. The students had to pick out the non-dairy products. Once we were done with that part, Callie Curley, a Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador, explained to the class the 9 essential nutrients in milk.

Following that, we sang a song that Daisy Matulevich, the Susquehanna Dairy Princess, taught us. The song goes like this, “Don’t gimmee no pop, no pop, don’t gimmee, no tea, no tea, just give me that milk, moo, moo, moo, moo, that healthy milk, moo, moo, moo, moo!”

As we were telling the students all about dairy, we had them shake small plastic containers of heavy cream to make butter. Once one of the kids made butter, we showed it to them and let them taste it on a saltine cracker. Then when the buzzer rang for us to switch groups, we would start all over again with another class. As you can see it was a long day but a lot of fun!

Just a friendly reminder - June is National Dairy Month - so don’t forget your three a day of dairy!

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Engagement Announced Franks - Page

Mrs. Karen Franks, of New Milford, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Darlene Pease, of Susquehanna, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Jessica Franks and Jeremy Page.

Jeremy and Jessica.

Both the bride and groom graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 2003. Jessica received a bachelor of science in nursing from Binghamton University and currently works for Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center. Jeremy received a bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education from Lock Haven University and currently teaches at Susquehanna Community School District.

The wedding is planned for July 19 in Hawley, PA.

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