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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT: Elk Lake Jr. High, Thurs., December 9, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
PIZZA NIGHT, Thurs., December 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
OPEN MIC COUNTRY, Thurs., December 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
FOOD ORDERS, Angel Food Ministries, Thus., December 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Fri., December 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Sat., December 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. For info call 853-0919.
SPAGHETTI SUPPER, Fri., December 10, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawsville Grange #1455.
DINNER, Fri., December 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
WYOMING CO. PLAYERS present “The Christmas Schooner,” Fri. & Sat., December 10 & 11, 7:00 p.m. at Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock.
BELLS CHOIR, Sat., December 11, 7:00 p.m. at Susquehanna UM Church. Free, refreshments to follow. All welcome.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, December 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Elk Lake American Legion Post 154.
CHRISTMAS PLAY, Sun., December 12, 5:00 p.m. at Clifford UM Church.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge. All welcome.
HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT: Elk Lake 5th & 6th Grade, Thurs., December 16, 7:00 p.m. at Elk Lake School.
MUSIC BY SIZZLE, Thurs., December 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
BLANKET DRIVE - new blanket donations taken until December 17 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Montrose. For info call 278-5800.
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS, dinner/concert, December 17, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. View Restaurant. Reservations required, call 222-3331.
SEMINAR: The First Step, Starting Your Business, Fri., December 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at U. of Scranton. For info call 570-941-7588.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, December 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Mt. View High School.
FOOD PICKUP, Angel Food Ministries, Sat., December 18, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Susquehanna UM Church.
COOKIE WALK, December 18, 9:00 a.m. - noon at Clifford UM Church.
HAM & HEN PARTY, December 18, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Elk Lake American Legion Post 154.
BORDERLINE BRASS & FRIENDS, Sun., December 19, 1:30 p.m. at UM Community Church, Great Bend.
WING NIGHT, Tues., December 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Elks Lodge.
Monday, December 13: baked ham, green beans, sweet potatoes, grain bread, graham crackers, peach pie.
Tuesday, December 14: macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, ww bread, apple strudel.
Wednesday, December 15: grilled chicken breast, vegetable stir fry, rice, ww roll, orange.
Thursday, December 16: Christmas dinner - chicken cordon bleu, red skin mashers, baby carrots, dinner roll, peppermint parfait.
Friday, December 17: roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, grain bread, chunky applesauce, banana.
Parents and community members are invited to attend a life-changing presentation addressing school violence and bullying. Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School Tragedy on April 20, 1999. Her family created “Rachel’s Challenge” to help prevent this tragedy in other schools.
On December 15, Rachel’s Challenge Program will be presented at Mountain View High School during the day in three presentations and training. Parents and community leaders will be able to take part in the evening program being held at 7:00 p.m.
On December 16, Rachel’s Challenge will be presented at Blue Ridge School District for grades 6 through 12. Parents and community members will be invited to the morning presentation at 8:00 a.m.
Not only will this bring about change in our schools but also our community. For more information call (570) 278-5038. Please help start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion in our schools that will connect with every area of our community.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Stevensville has announced its annual Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. The church is located on Route 706 in Stevensville. The Rev’d Paul Walker, Rector of St. Paul’s, will officiate at the service. Refreshments will be served following the program.
Everyone is invited to bring boughs of holly and evergreens to decorate the church prior to the service. Because of the soft ground around the building, St. Matthew’s invites those attending to park at Frank and Mary’s Restaurant, just west of the church, and ride the wagon up to the church.
Due to changing demographics, St. Matthew's has become essentially inactive as a parish. Seasonal services and special events, such as weddings, are held in the building; and, it is the site of many pilgrimages. Since the early 1930's the care and oversight of the church was given to St. Paul's, Montrose, which is seventeen miles east of the parish on Route 706.
Susquehanna County Treasurer, Cathy Benedict, announces that 2011 dog licenses and tags are currently available in the Treasurer's office. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense, and a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog may be issued.
Dog licenses must be purchased by January 1 of each year for all dogs over 3 months old. Licenses are only good for the county in which the dog resides. To purchase a license fill out an application and be sure to sign it. Mail the information with a check or money order made payable to "County Treasurer" PO Box 218, Montrose, PA 18801-0218.
For a county other than Susquehanna you may use this application and mail it to the proper county treasurer. You must be 65 to qualify for the senior citizen discount. You must have proof of a disability to qualify for a disability discount - as an SSDI card.
In a combined effort with the Department of Agriculture, the Treasurer’s office again this year is mailing applications for 2011 dog licenses to residents of the county. If you receive one and don't have a dog, please pass it on to someone else. If you don't receive one in the mail, applications are available at www.susqco.com on the Treasurer's page or at the county courthouse in the Treasurer's office. Any questions, please call 278-4600 x130, 131 or 132.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Sandra Major (R-Wayne/Susquehanna/Wyoming) announced that she will hold office hours at the Preston Township Building on Crosstown Highway (Route 370) in Lakewood from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, December 9.
"I am always looking for ways to better serve my constituents," said Major. "These satellite office hours give me the opportunity to sit down with folks who have questions, suggestions or complaints. I look forward to helping to solve their problems or to answer any questions they might have. Especially during the holiday season, I hope that everyone stops in, even if just to say hello!"
Constituents in Wayne County are encouraged to contact her district office on 16501 S.R. 706, Suite 2, Montrose, PA 18801. The telephone number is (570) 278-3374. The toll-free number is 1-800-418-5048. Major can also be contacted via her website at www.repmajor.com or e-mail at: SMajor@pahousegop.com.
TOWANDA - Residents of the 110th District who live in Sullivan and Susquehanna counties are encouraged to contact the satellite offices of Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/ Susquehanna) if they have a question, concern or issue related to state government.
Staff from Pickett's office will be available at the Susquehanna County satellite office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month: December 8 and 22 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.
In addition, Pickett and her staff will host an open house at the location on Wednesday, December 8, during normal office hours. Light refreshments will be available.
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. More information is available 24 hours a day on Pickett's website at RepPickett.com.
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