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Senior Menu

Foundation Offers Nursing Scholarships
FSA Committee Elections Begin
Holy Day Masses At Holy Name Of Mary
Larry Osterhout Celebrates 90th!
Legacy Of Love At Lenoxville UMC


December 3

HOLIDAY CONCERT - Elk Lake Senior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., December 3, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, December 3, 5:00 p.m. at Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post # 6223, Great Bend.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT, Thurs., December 3, 6:30 p.m. at Montrose High School cafeteria.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

December 4

DINNER, Fri., December 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

December 4-5

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, “The Greatest Gift,” Fri. & Sat., December 4 & 5, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Susquehanna.

December 5

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, December 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose.

MEETING, Susquehanna Co. Pomona Garage #7, December 5, 10:00 a.m. at Gibson Grange Hall. Dinner will be served.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., December 5, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat U.M. Church.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, Sat., December 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Co. Historical Society, Montrose. Photos with Santa, refreshments; all welcome.

December 6

CHRISTMAS CANTATA with the Ecumenical Choir, Sun., December 6, 3:00 p.m. at Thompson U.M. Church.

CHRISTMAS IN MONTROSE presented by Montrose Comm. Chorale, Sun., December 6, 3:00 p.m. at Montrose High School auditorium.

MEDIEVAL HISTORY MEETING, December 6 at Hawley Boro Hall. For info e-mail

REPUBLICAN WOMEN CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, December 6, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Green Gables, New Milford. For info call 278-9106 or 756-2284.

LIGHTS & STORY TIME IN THE PARK, Sun., December 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. For info call Stephnie Thornton at 570-465-5040.

CARE BREAKFAST, Sun., December 6, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., sponsored by the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company. All you can eat.

CONCERT: “Good News,” December 6, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Milford. Refreshments to follow.

December 8

KIDS NIGHT, second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of New Milford. Kids 4 to 12 years of age.

WING NIGHT, Tues., December 8, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

OPEN HOUSE, Northern Tier Comm. Crime Watch, December 8, 6:00 p.m. at Great Bend Senior Center. Free. All welcome. For info call 879-2872.

December 9

FUN DAY, December 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Bring two dozen cookies to share for cookie exchange.

December 10

HOLIDAY CONCERT - Elk Lake Junior High Band & Chorus, Thurs., December 10, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Lake School.

December 12

MEETING, Endless Mt. Poultry Association, December 12, noon at Bingham’s Restaurant, Lenox.

December 13

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Legacy of Love, Sun., December 13, 4:00 p.m. at Lenoxville UM Church.

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Senior Center Menu November 30 - December 4

Monday, November 30: chicken & broccoli w/ bowtie pasta, garden salad, baked apple.

Tuesday, December 1: pork chop, mashed sweet potato, stuffing, red cabbage salad, rye bread, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, December 2: orange juice, baked fish, seasoned orzo, Italian vegetables, ww roll, blueberry crisp.

Thursday, December 3: stuffed cabbage, buttered noodles, garden salad, ww bread, orange sherbet.

Friday, December 4: roast beef/ gravy, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, ww roll, melba toast, chilled pears.

Senior Center Menu December 7 - 11

Monday, December 7: lasagna Florentine, garden salad, bread stix, canned plums.

Tuesday, December 8: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, yogurt parfait, chilled peaches.

Wednesday, December 9: lemon pepper chicken, stewed tomatoes, polenta, applesauce, ww bread, chocolate cake.

Thursday, December 10: hot turkey sandwich, cc French fries, cranberry sauce, fruit salad.

Friday, December 11: baked ham, roasted red potatoes, sugar snap peas, grain bread, peach pie.

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Foundation Offers Nursing Scholarships

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania (NAP), a non-profit foundation created to recognize and retain nurses in Pennsylvania, announces the availability of scholarship funds for individuals pursuing an education in nursing. The scholarships will be awarded in March 2010 and are available to be used for tuition, books, and/or educational fees for that spring semester of 2010.

To qualify, an applicant must: 1) be a resident of Pennsylvania, 2) be admitted to a nursing school in Pennsylvania which prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse, a registered nurse or working toward an advanced degree in nursing to practice in a new, advanced role in nursing, 3) have a current minimum grade point average of “B” according to the school’s standards, 4) have completed or are currently enrolled in at least one course designated as “Nursing,” and 5) have not previously received a Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their academic achievement, leadership potential as evidenced by special honors and/or special recognition, community service, and personal commitment to the profession of nursing.

The deadline for applying for a scholarship is January 31.

For more information, or to download an application, view the NAP website at or contact the Nightingale Awards office at 717-909-0350.

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FSA Committee Elections Begin

MONTROSE, PA - Kelly E. Sundy, Acting County Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania announced that the 2009 FSA county committee elections started November 2. December 7 is the deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices.

"The FSA county committee system is unique among government agencies, because it allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs," said CED Sundy. "I urge all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially minorities and women, to get involved and make a real difference in their communities by voting in this year's elections."

Committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on disaster and conservation payments, establishment of allotments and yields, producer appeals, employing FSA county executive directors and other local issues. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in FSA programs. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, can also vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate names during the nomination period held last summer.

Eligible voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center. December 7 is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than December 7. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office January 1.

Close to 8,000 FSA county committee members meet monthly at more than 2,300 FSA offices nationwide. Each committee consists of three to five members who serve three-year terms. Approximately one-third of county committee seats are up for election annually. For more information about FSA county committees and FSA programs, visit:

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Holy Day Masses At Holy Name Of Mary

The holy day of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Church with a vigil mass on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Masses on the Holy Day, Tuesday, December 8, will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Father Gerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary, Montrose.

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Larry Osterhout Celebrates 90th!

Larry Osterhout celebrates his 90th birthday on December 15, 2009. If you’d like to acknowledge this milestone, cards may be sent to him at 4630 DuBois Street, Hallstead, PA 18822.

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Legacy Of Love At Lenoxville UMC

The children and youth of Clifford and Lenoxville United Methodist Churches have been working hard in preparing for their upcoming Christmas program entitled “Legacy of Love: A Kid’s Christmas Musical About Lasting Love.” This year’s musical, written by Katie Combs and arranged by Dave Clark, takes you through the lives of several children as they look to win the “Leave a Mark” contest and a grand prize for their favorite teacher, Mr. Thompson.

About 20 young people from the community are participating. Come celebrate Christmas with the children and learn how you can leave a legacy of love to others during this season and all year through. The program will be Sunday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lenoxville United Methodist Church. The Church will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and accepting monetary donations at the program this year. All are welcome.

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