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Senior Menu

First Universalist To Host Dr. King Supper
LIHEAP Program Extended
Students Urged To Submit FAFSA
Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches


January 13

FUN DAY, January 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford.

January 14

ARCHERY LEAGUE, beginning January 14, 6:30 p.m. at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. League runs 10 weeks. For info visit

PROGRAM: deer management/deer trapping, January 14, 7:00 p.m. at Inn at Montrose. Jim Stickles of PA Game Commission guest speaker. Free, all welcome.

MEETING: Clifford Twp. Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Thurs., January 14, 6:30 p.m. at Clifford Fire Hall. New members welcome.

January 15

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., January 15, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hallstead-Great Bend Rod and Gun Club. All you can eat.

January 16

BINGO, Sat., January 16, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All welcome.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH, Sat., January 16, noon at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Free. All welcome.

January 17

MEDIEVAL HISTORY MEETING (Canton of Riverouge, Society of Creative Anachronism) and holiday party, January 17 at Hawley Borough Hall. Bring a dish to share. New members welcome. For info e-mail

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sun., January 17, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, New Milford. All you can eat. All welcome.

January 19

BLOOD DRIVE, January 19, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at American Legion, Post 357, Hallstead.

January 21

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, January 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Call 278-1427 for appointments.

January 22

MEETING, Calligrapher’s Guild of NEPA, Fri., January 22, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. Free, all welcome. For info call 570-542-5416.

January 24

PRAISE & WORSHIP with Gary Wills, January 24, 7:00 p.m. at Body of Christ Church, Starrucca. For info call 570-396-6331.

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Senior Center Menu January 4 - 8

Monday, January 4: mini meatloaves, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, January 5: baked flounder, broccoli, wild rice pilaf, grain bread, orange.

Wednesday, January 6: roast turkey, roasted potatoes, peas, biscuit, stuffing, pumpkin pie.

Thursday, January 7: stuffed shells, salad, garlic bread, pears.

Friday, January 8: balsamic chicken, carrots, orzo, wheat bread, plums.

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First Universalist To Host Dr. King Supper

On Sunday, January 17, at 5:00 p.m., a “Bring Your Favorite Dish” supper will be held in the Social Hall of the First Universalist Church, Brooklyn. The supper and program will honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream for all.

After the supper, Peggy Maynard, President of the Board for Susquehanna County Interfaith, will speak on the work and outreach of Interfaith programs for people in the area. The program will also include readings of Dr. King, hymn singing and time to reflect on the future of Dr. King’s dream to further the cause of peace and non-violence.

Break out of winter’s cold, bring a favorite dish and join with others in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy. The public is invited. For further information, contact Pastor Christianson at 289-4603.

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LIHEAP Program Extended

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open until April 2, Rep. Sandra Major (R- Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) announced.

The LIHEAP program is administered by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and helps income-eligible households pay for heat during the winter months. The original closing date of the LIHEAP program was March 15, but circumstances have allowed the program to continue until April 2.

The cash grant amounts have also increased by $100. DPW anticipates helping approximately 600,000 families with cash grants during the 2009-10 program year.

Applications are available at the Susquehanna County Assistance Office at 33 Spruce Street in Montrose. The toll-free number is 1-888-753-6328.

Applications are also available from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. LIHEAP cash grant applications are available online at

For complete eligibility requirements and additional information on LIHEAP, visit Major’s Web site at and click on “LIHEAP Information.”

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Students Urged To Submit FAFSA

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) today announced that the 2010-11 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available and can be completed online at or

The FAFSA determines eligibility for federal grants, the need-based Pennsylvania State Grant, many scholarships, reduced-cost federal student loans, and work-study programs.

“Many families are struggling financially in today’s economic environment, so it is more important than ever for families to submit the FAFSA to determine if there is free money available to help with their higher education costs,” said Representative William Adolph, PHEAA Board Chairman.

Families are encouraged to complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure prompt processing of their application. The deadline for the Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1 but families should contact the schools their student is interested in attending as many have earlier financial aid deadlines. Estimated federal income tax information can be used if the family’s actual tax form has not been completed.

Returning students who have previously submitted a FAFSA electronically and included a valid email address will receive an email reminder from the federal government stating that their 2010-11 Renewal Application is now available. Students who have previously submitted a paper application or did not provide a valid email address will be mailed a Renewal Reminder, provided there is a deliverable mailing address.

Completing the FAFSA online reduces errors and speeds up the processing time. Students and parents will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to sign the FAFSA electronically. To receive a PIN, visit Students filing electronically will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email within a few days. Schools use the SAR to develop students’ financial aid packages.

“No student should forgo their dream of higher education because they think they can’t afford it,” said Senator Sean Logan, PHEAA Board Vice Chairman. ”Submitting the FAFSA can result in qualifying for money for college that would otherwise be unavailable to them.”

There is help for families who need assistance completing the FAFSA. Families can review a detailed explanation of the FAFSA process, obtain a list of documents needed to complete the application, practice completing a FAFSA worksheet and link to the online FAFSA at

PHEAA, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), offers hundreds of free FAFSA Completion Events across the state. Families can receive individual guidance with any questions they may have. A schedule of FAFSA Completion Events can be found online at under Fill Out the FAFSA.

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Yaw To Host Constituent Outreaches

TOWANDA - A representative from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office will be at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library on Friday, January 22 from 11-noon, and at the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose from 2-3 p.m. to meet with area constituents and respond to questions concerning state government.

Yaw encourages anyone with a state-related inquiry or problem to stop by; no appointments are necessary.

Constituents unable to meet with Yaw’s staff that day may also call the Senator’s Towanda office at 265-7448 or his toll-free number at 1-800-443-5772 with questions and concerns.

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