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Charter members Margaret (Peg) Ward and Mary O’Neil graciously hosted the annual picnic meeting of the Louise Bache Women’s Club at Peg’s cottage in Lakeside.
Business included the election of a Club President, Suzanne Cobb. A lively auction was conducted by Stacie Telnock. Proceeds from the auction were added to the Scholarship Fund.
Review of the 65th anniversary celebration, held at Green Gables on May 18, showed a positive report about the future of Louise Bache Club. Former member, Rev. Rebecca Tanner, presented an encouraging talk to all in attendance. Other remarks were given by present and former members as the last 65 years were recalled.
Debra Barton was presented the Dorothy Demer English Scholarship at Blue Ridge High School graduation. She has been awarded the Vickroy Scholarship and is enrolled at Lebanon Valley College. Victoria Hartt was awarded the annual Louise Bache Scholarship. Victoria will attend Loyola University in Baltimore. She has received the Presidential Scholarship from Loyola. Kelly Morgan, the recipient of the Scholarship Award from Louise Bache at Mt. View High School, will be attending Quinnipic University.
The Susquehanna County Pomona Grange #7 is pleased to announce the winners of their annual scholarship.
A check for $300.00 was awarded to each of the following students: Alexander Burkett, Blue Ridge; Emily Mikulak, Forest City; Morgan Williams-Clark, Montrose; Alena Beeman, Mt. View; Donald Cottrell, Susquehanna.
The following three seniors from Elk Lake each received $100.00: Mackenzie Franssen, Matt Mosier and Sarah Myers.
The scholarship money, which is raised by the Grange at the Harford Fair dining hall, will be used by the recipients to further their education.
On May 17 our 4-H group weeded the memorial garden at First Congregational Church in Harford. This was our first time weeding this year because of the bad weather. So far the memorial garden is looking good. We just need to do a little more work in it.
News Reporter: Alyssa Clarkson
Olivia Zick called the meeting to order. After the pledges Autumn Whitehead took roll call and read her secretary’s report.
For our craft project everyone picked a marshmallow popper. Mrs. Mitchell got information about the bake sale we might have. The Hop Bottom bank told Mrs. Mitchell that every Friday is open and we should start later in the day. Autumn told us she was having trouble with her cake decorating. Her icing flowers were falling down - JoAnn Titus told her to put more confectionary sugar in the icing.
Each Friday is the Farmer's Market in Montrose. One Day Camp is on July 14 and everyone who is coming can bring a friend. The Harford Fair is the 16-21.
Corey showed everybody how to make a stool for his demonstration. He painted his stool red and put the clubs' name on it. After his demonstration he decided to give the stool to Mr. Mitchell who is sick, but is feeling better.
Our next meeting is on July 9 at 6:30. Autumn will bring snacks for the next meeting because she will do her demonstration on cake decorating. After Olivia adjourned the meeting we had some of her delicious homemade brownies.
News Reporter: Alyssa Clarkson
Kathryn Nemcek received the scholarship awarded by the Susquehanna County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). The award was presented at Senior Class Night at the Montrose Area High School on June 5. Bob Orner, president of the Chapter, and Janet Small, Resolutions Chairperson, were present to make the award.
Pictured (l-r) above: Bob Orner, Kathryn Nemcek and Janet Small.
During her years in high school, Kathryn not only was captain of the softball team but also participated in varsity soccer, basketball, and ski club. Her other activities included Spanish club, yearbook staff, student council, tutoring, and the National Honor Society.
Kathryn will attend Bloomsburg University in the fall to pursue a secondary education degree in the history field.
The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees met on June 8 at the Towanda American Legion. Arrangements were made for a display table at Representative Tina Pickett’s Expo at Athens on June 18. It is hoped to encourage membership in the PARSE organization.
Regional Vice President Tom O’Neill announced that the yearly sate PARSE meeting will be held at Camp Hill on September 13 and 14. He stated that Republican candidate for governor, Tom Corbett, would be speaking; it is hopeful that Democratic candidate, Dan Onorato, or a member from his campaign staff, will also speak. He said that some of the other issues to be addressed at the meeting are increasing the pay for the officers in the state organization, entitlement to benefits for domestic partners, and having state and/or regional meetings around the state, rather than just in Harrisburg.
On June 18 at the above mentioned Expo, John and Bernice Landmesser, Chester and Carolyn Harris and Cynthia Sims attended the PARSE display table, talking to some state retirees regarding the benefits of being a member of the organization. Applications and information material were also provided. Dorothy Hunsinger won the $25 gift certificate from Wal-Mart. This was the first time the organization has had a booth at the Expo and considered it a successful endeavor.
The next regular meeting will be held on July 13, and will be a chicken barbecue at Green Gables, New Milford. To make reservations and/or learn more about the organization, contact President Jesse Bacon at 265-9784 or Susquehanna Co. Vice President at 278-2380.
Al Noble, District 7410 Assistant District Governor, addressed the June 16 meeting of New Milford Area Rotary Club. Noble extended an invitation for members to meet incoming District Governor Bob Wehe, on August 9, at Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock. The event begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Governor's address, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This will serve as the annual District Governor's visit for the five clubs comprising Cluster 2 - Forest City, Lackawanna Trail, Montrose, New Milford and Tunkhannock. District 7410 covers 10 northeastern PA counties, with eight "clusters" of clubs, comprised of approximately 1200 members.
The theme for the 2010-2011 Rotary year is "Building Communities, Bridging Continents," emphasizing the object of Rotary, which is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” There are four areas of service - Club, Vocational, Community and International. Noble said a fifth avenue of service will be introduced by Governor Wehe. "This will be centered on youth and youth activities," Noble said.
New Milford Area Rotary is doing its part for local youth, having just awarded a total of eight scholarships to area graduating seniors. Three were awarded at Blue Ridge and Mountain View high schools, and two at Susquehanna Community High School. The organization supports the awards with annual fund raisers, two of which occur in July. The annual Chicken Bar-B-Que begins at noon on July 11, at Green Gables Pavilion, New Milford; and the 5th annual golf outing is set for July 25 at Conklin Players Club. Call Barb Hill for barbeque information at 756-2133. The golf outing is a 4-man scramble format/captain and crew, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., sharp. The entry fee includes door prizes, longest drive and closest to the pin prizes, and a steak dinner. Call Mike Bailey for more information at (607) 759-6958.
For more information on New Milford Area Rotary, contact John Reynolds at 465-7174, or visit the Rotary website at www.rotary.org.
Historically, dairy farms were the backbone of our local economy. Therefore, the Clifford Township Historical Society endorses a fund drive for one of our remaining dairy farm families. Dennis Halstead sustained a severe head injury and seven broken ribs when his tractor lost steering and brakes, due to a mechanical failure, causing the tractor to plunge into a deep ravine on the side of Elk Mountain.
Due to miserably low milk prices, the Halstead family is without adequate medical insurance to cover the costs of Dennis's lengthy recuperation. Farmers are a proud, self-sufficient lot, much more used to giving help than receiving it. Your donation will help this deserving, hardworking young farm family with medical expenses and additional hired labor to assist Mrs. Halstead and their two children in caring for 140 head of cattle.
Donation milk jugs are in many Clifford area stores. Donations can also be sent to: Halstead Farm Fundraiser c/o Clifford Twp Historical Society, PO Box 161 Clifford, PA 18413. Your donation is very much appreciated.
The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties extends congratulations to the thirty-five students who received college scholarships this spring that are administered by The Foundation. Through affiliated School District Foundations nearly $32,000 in tuition assistance has been provided to students from eight high schools. The Community Foundation’s participation in the Pennsylvania PATH program will allow students who matriculate at Pennsylvania colleges to be nominated for potential matching funding. For more details about the scholarships and their recipients please visit The Community Foundation’s web site at www.community-foundation.org.
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