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Senior Menu

Endless Mt. Poultry Association Update
Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary
Habitat Field Day Scheduled
Mt. View Garden Club Update
Gospel Festival At Community Church
Pickett Announces March Office Hours
Spring Revival Services At Stateline Evangelica
Vesper Service At St. Paul's
Crazy For Cookies


March 3

LENTEN SERVICE & LUNCH, March 3, noon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. For info call 756-2793.

March 4

CHICKEN N’ BISCUIT DINNER, March 4, 5:00 p.m. at VFW #6223, Great Bend. Eat in or take out.

PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., March 4, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. Eat in or take out.

OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., March 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

March 4-7

MUSICAL: “Annie,” March 4-6, 8:00 p.m. & March 7, 3:00 p.m. at Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. For info call 570-283-2195.

March 5

RESERVATION DEADLINE, March 5, for Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table dinner meeting, Thurs., March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Skillet, Harvey’s Lake. Call 570-639-1283.

DINNER, Fri., March 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

PRESENTATION: “Marcellus Shale - Legislation, Taxation & Regulation,” Fri., March 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Elk Lake High School auditorium.

March 6

HUNTER HERITAGE BANQUET, Sat., March 6, 5:00 p.m. at Owego Treadway Inn, Owego. Reservation deadline February 27, call 607-754-5058.

HAM & CABBAGE DINNER, Sat., March 6, 4:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Great Bend.

GOSPEL FESTIVAL, Sat., March 6, 5:30 p.m. at South Montrose Community Church. Bring a dish to pass.

MEETING: Susquehanna Co. Pomona Grange #7, March 6, 10:00 a.m. at Lawsville Grange Hall.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sat., March 6, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at East Ararat UM Church. All welcome.

March 9

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

March 10

LENTEN SERVICE & LUNCH, March 10, noon at Lakeview Mennonite Church. For info call 756-2793.

STEAK DINNER, Weds., March 10, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER, March 10, 6:00 p.m. and worship, 6:45 p.m. at Gibson UM Church. All welcome.

March 11

MEETING, Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, Thurs., March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Skillet, Harvey’s Lake. Reservations needed by March 5, call 570-639-1283.

March 12

HAM & TURKEY PARTY, Fri., March 12, 7:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

EASTER EGG SALE, through March 12, sponsored by Clifford Community Youth Group. Eggs available for pick-up March 19 and March 26. To order call 222-3331.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT CLASSES & Children’s Bible Club, Friday nights, beginning March 12 through May 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hallstead. Nursery provided. Call 879-4676 to pre-register.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY, March 12, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hall, Susquehanna. Limited seating, call 756-2995 for info/tickets.

March 13

PIEROGI SALE, March 13 at St. Martin of Tours Church, Jackson. Call 756-3047 to pre-order.

CHICKEN BBQ & BAKE SALE, Sat., March 13, noon at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.

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Senior Center Menu March 8 - 12

Monday, March 8: apple cranberry pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes, chilled beets, wheat dinner roll, graham crackers, mixed fruit.

Tuesday, March 9: balsamic chicken, steamed carrots, wheat bread, herbed orzo, chunky applesauce.

Wednesday, March 10: beef patties w/ mushroom sauce, baked fries, split pea soup, ww roll, chocolate chip cookie, tangerine.

Thursday, March 11: baked chicken, steamed spinach, parsley boiled potatoes, ww bread, chocolate sherbet.

Friday, March 12: spinach stuffed pesto shells, salad, Italian wedding soup, Italian beans, garlic bread, pears.

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Endless Mt. Poultry Association Update

The Endless Mountain Poultry Association (EMPA) group recently met and started with an election of new officers. Congratulations were given to: Bob Simon, President; Harold Alesky, Vice President; Gina Yarrish, Secretary; Judy Sartell, Show Secretary; John Beeman, Treasurer; Melissa Yarrish, Jr. Assistant.

After the election the group started working on their big event, a spring consignment auction, to be held at the Harford Fair Grounds. Committees reported their updates and all is progressing nicely. The auction will take place on May 22.

The group’s next meeting will be held at Bingham’s Restaurant, Lenox, on March 13, at 3 p.m. New members are welcome. For information about EMPA, call 570-756-3036 or visit

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Eucharistic Adoration At Holy Name Of Mary

On Friday, March 5, monthly Eucharistic Adoration will begin after the 12:10 p.m. mass on will conclude with mass at 7:00 p.m. A prayer service with the Men of the Sacred Heart and benediction will follow the evening mass. Father Jerry Safko serves as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church, 60 South Main Street, Montrose.

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Habitat Field Day Scheduled

Late winter in the outdoors can be a difficult time for wildlife especially if the snow is deep, the ground is coated in ice or it is extremely cold. Animals use up their reserves of fat at a faster rate when the aforementioned conditions exist. This time of year is when outdoorsmen/women, landowners, and habitat managers can help out wildlife while improving the habitat conditions and the health of existing wild/semi-wild apple trees.

The Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will be providing a free opportunity to learn about and participate in an apple tree pruning and daylighting mini field day. Members of the QDMA branch and club will talk about, demonstrate and then help attendees prune, daylight the apple trees (clear the area around the trees) and build brush piles (winter habitat for birds and small mammals). Learn whether to, how much to and when to put down lime and fertilizer around the trees.

This will take place on Saturday, March 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. Adults and children are encouraged to come out in the outdoors to the well managed wildlife and small farm property of Matt and Denise Sellers. Their property is located about two to three miles southeast of South Montrose on the Meshoppen Creek Road - Watch for signs. For more specific directions and information, contact Matt Sellers at 278-9358 or Bob Wagner at 278-9363.

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Mt. View Garden Club Update

The Mountain View Garden Club will meet March 16 at the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The LeRaysville Cheese Factory will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Plans are being made to have Daniel Krall, a landscape architect and associate professor at Cornell University, speak at a luncheon at Elkview Country Club on May 12.

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Gospel Festival At Community Church

All are invited to the 9th annual Gospel Festival on Saturday, March 6, at the South Montrose Community Church.

The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. All are asked to bring a dish to pass; ham, hotdogs, beverages and table settings will be provided.

Music will begin at 7:00 p.m. with gospel music by area groups and individuals. Performing will be Spark Gospel Group, Ron Smith, Haydn Brunges, the Hobbs Family, Saving Graces, Brenda Frystak and Kelly & Sue Pratt and the South Montrose Community Church Choir.

South Montrose Community Church is located next to Robinson’s South Town Market on Rt. 29 in South Montrose.

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Pickett Announces March Office Hours

TOWANDA - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) has announced the dates and hours for her monthly satellite office locations for the month of March.

"Because the 110th District encompasses parts of three counties, I believe offering satellite office hours helps bring state government a bit closer to the people I represent in Susquehanna and Sullivan counties," Pickett said. "The office in Lawton is a new addition to my outreach efforts, and I am hopeful residents will take advantage of the wide array of services my staff can provide to help find out more about government programs or to cut through government red tape."

Staff will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on Wednesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. That office is located on Route 706 at Flynn's Consignment Shop in Lawton. The site was formerly Cavallaro's grocery store. The location in Lawton is new, as Pickett previously offered satellite office hours at another location in Susquehanna County.

Pickett operates her main full-time offices at 321 Main St., Towanda, phone (570) 265-3124 and 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, phone (570) 888-9011.

Staff can help provide information the following: driver's license and vehicle registration applications and renewals; assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates, and temporary placards for disabled persons); PACE and PACENET applications for seniors; property tax and rent rebate applications; voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications; state tax forms; student aid applications; free state maps, state park information, and PA Vacation Guides; copies of legislation; tours of the State Capitol; referrals to agencies to resolve state-related matters.

More information is available 24 hours a day on Pickett's Web site at

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Spring Revival Services At Stateline Evangelical

Spring Revival Services will be conducted at the Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church, located one mile North of Great Bend Pennsylvania on Rt. 11. Services will begin Sunday, March 7 and will continue through Sunday, March 14, each evening at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

The guest Evangelist for these services will be the Rev. Sheldon Stephens (pictured above) from Morgantown, Indiana. The Stephen’s family will be providing special singing during the services. Rev. Stephens preached in Great Bend at the August 2002 Tent Meeting and the church is pleased that he is able to return to the area for this occasion.

Pastor Rev. Donald D. Snedeker, along with the members of the church family, extend a warm and cordial invitation to the public, as well as area pastors and their churches, to attend the services. For more information about these services call 1-570-222-3600 or 1-570-879-2699.

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Vesper Service At St. Paul’s

The monthly Vesper service will be held on Sunday, March 14, at historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Church Street, in Montrose, at 5:00 p.m.

Jack and Carol Lasher will be greeters for the service. Mrs. Mary Lee Fitzgerald will welcome the congregation. The lessons will be read by Mr. Paul Gere. Mr. Thomas Welch, of New Milford, will provide special music. Mr. Welch, tenor soloist, is a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, Susquehanna University and has a Masters degree in School Administration. He taught vocal music in Adams County, Pennsylvania for nine years before returning to New Milford. A light supper will follow the lay-led service. Everyone is welcome.

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Crazy For Cookies
Submitted By Stephnie Thornton

Support young children in Susquehanna County in a very sweet way by participating in the annual “Crazy for Cookies” sale coordinated by Susquehanna County CARES and the Susquehanna County Literacy Program. The tasty event is March 20, from noon until 3 p.m. at the CARES/Literacy Program offices along Route 11 in New Milford.

Choose from a variety of cookies, including some from young bakers involved in quality early learning programs in Susquehanna County.

All of the money raised will benefit the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and Susquehanna County CARES (Childcare, Agencies, Resources and Educational Services.) For further information, contact Susquehanna County CARES at (570) 465-5040.

Both programs are dedicated to enhancing Susquehanna County by providing or promoting programs that offer life skills, education, and life long learning to residents of Susquehanna County. The learning begins at birth and continues through life. These programs support Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, because every child is Pennsylvania’s future.

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