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Beta Rho Inducts A New Member

Submitted by Cindy Reynolds

A new member was inducted into the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the recent meeting in Montrose. The inductee is Krista Treible, a teacher in the Blue Ridge Elementary School for nineteen years. She has taught first and fifth grades and is a certified Reading Specialist. She was recommended for membership by her teaching colleague and chapter member Kathy Roe who also participated in the induction ceremony. Krista has a BS in Psychology and continued graduate classes for teaching.

A lovely candlelight induction ceremony was conducted by membership chair and second vice president, Karen Voigt with Kathy Hinkley and president, Pat Carpenter participating. Krista lit a red candle, signed the chapter register and received her membership certificate. Kathy Roe then proudly pinned her with her key pin and presented her with a lovely single red rose which symbolizes friendship, loyalty and helpfulness – the work of each for all. The membership welcomed Krista individually and then sang "Symbols of Delta Kappa Gamma" and "The Delta Kappa Gamma Song."

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society for women educators with more than 82, 000 members in seventeen different countries around the world. The Society defines its mission as promoting professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

The Beta Rho Chapter is one of sixty-three chapters in Pennsylvania whose members are key women educators in Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties. The Society offers more leadership training opportunities for women educators than any other professional organization. These include scholarships for both active and retired members, stipends for educational projects, and online courses for professional growth.

The first business meeting was then conducted by President Pat Carpenter after which all enjoyed a lovely soup and salad dinner.

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My Favorite Holiday Treat

Submitted by Ava Hughes, Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador

As a Dairy Ambassador I often look for tasty foods to eat with lots of dairy products in them. One of my favorites to make and share at family gathers is Chicken Wing Dip. The recipe contains cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Before I share the recipe I'm going to share a fact about each of these dairy products.

  1. Cream cheese is made when lactic acid is added to pasteurized milk and cream, which lowers the mixture's pH causing it to form curds. When the curds are heated and stabilizers added it becomes cream cheese.

  2. Sour cream is a thick and creamy dairy product derived from the cream of cow's milk. Sour cream is often used as a topping for baked potatoes, Mexican dishes, salad dressings and in dessert recipes.

  3. Nearly 4 billion pounds of cheddar cheese has been produced in the United States annually in recent years.

Here's the recipe my Grandma and I use for "Crock Pot Chicken Wing Dip": 2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese softened; 2 – 16 ounce containers sour cream; 1 pound shredded cheddar cheese; 1 bottle of ranch dressing; 2 to 3 pounds of cooked shredded chicken breast; ½ to ¾ cup hot sauce (adjust to your own preference).

Mix the softened cream cheese, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese and ranch dressing in a crock pot. Heat until the cheeses are melted then add the shredded chicken breast and hot sauce. Keep warm in the crock pot until you're ready to serve with your favorite chips. I've discovered guacamole chips pair well with the Chicken Wing Dip. This recipe makes a rather large batch of Chicken Wing Dip but if you have extra it freezes well.

Hope you take a few minutes and make this recipe to share with your family and friends during the holiday season. I'm sure you will enjoy this treat that is full of delicious dairy products.

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PASR Recognizes Jane Jerauld

Submitted by Bob McNamara

The Susquehanna County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) is pleased to announce that Jane Jerauld of Montrose, PA was awarded a PASR Commendation by the State Board of Directors. Jane has faithfully served the retired school employees of the Susquehanna County Chapter, while also providing extraordinary service to PASR Region 3 which includes 12 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

This recognition is a once in a lifetime presentation provided by the PASR Board of Directors based on a recommendation by the chapter president and the region director. Our organization has been blessed and inspired by her extraordinary record of service.

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WCCF $2 Million For Recovery Project

The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the securing of $2,000,000 in funding to go toward the Wayne Recovery-To-Work Ecosystem project, thanks to a very generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The funds will be used to supplement construction costs for the facility and will be disbursed annually in two $1,000,000 increments. This is an instrumental piece in the process of this project.

The Recovery-To-Work Ecosystem is a multi-discipline treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care hub designed to address key service gaps for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health challenges within the defined Project Service Area - nine counties within northeastern PA consisting of Wayne, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Wyoming. The model focuses on individual needs by connecting existing local services and supplementing them with its own programming, following a three phase approach; 1) treatment & rehabilitation, 2) skills-based training & career development, and 3) job creation & supportive services.

The proposed project will create jobs, treat hundreds of patients annually, and respond to the identified regional labor shortage by facilitating patient re-entry into the labor pool.

"We are excited that this project is continuing to progress closer to completion and are extremely grateful for the support of the Weinberg Foundation," said Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Joe Adams and Jocelyn Cramer. "Since the initial discussions, we have picked up so many partners, funders and supporters who all believe this is the right project in the right location at the right time. We all know there's a service gap but rather than simply acknowledging there's an issue and hoping something changes while continuing to see our residents travel across the state to seek services or not seek services at all, we're moving forward with a plan to keep people closer to their homes, their families and their support system."

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Liquor Board Returns Fees To Communities

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) announced the return of more than $2.2 million in licensing fees to 1,359 municipalities in which licensees are located.

Twice a year, as required by law, the PLCB returns liquor license fees paid by PLCB-approved licensees to the municipalities that are home to those licenses. Municipalities have flexibility in allocating and spending the returned license fees to meet local needs.

The PLCB oversees the regulation of more than 15,000 retail liquor licenses statewide, including restaurants, clubs and hotels. Licensees pay liquor license fees ranging from $125 to $700, depending on the type of license and the population of the municipality in which the license is located, as part of the annual license renewal or validation process, as well as in conjunction with approval of certain new applications.

The current dispersal period represents fees paid from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2022. In all, 55 cities, 541 boroughs, and 763 townships will receive payments ranging from $25 to $359,875.

The complete list of license fee distributions by municipality is available on the PLCB website.

Monies returned to Susquehanna County are as follows: Ararat Tavern Inc. in Ararat Township received $150; Ayres-Stone VFW Post 5642 in Bridgewater Township received $200; Smokin Joe's Tobacco Shop Inc. and The Choconut Inn Inc. in Choconut Township each received $150; Friends of Fern Hall LLC, FTS Clifford LLC, JVJ Holdings LLC and Vautram, Inc. in Clifford Township each received $200; Gardner Warner American Legion Post 154 in Dimock Township received $150; H E L M II Inc, Jay Dees Bar & Grill Inc., JTP Hospitality LLC, Rae & Hads Market Inc. in Forest City each received $200; CMA Investments LLC in Forest Lake Township received $150; Musa Stiles Post 6223 Canteen/Home Association in Great Bend Borough received $150; Malwa Ventures LLC in Great Bend Township received $200; Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Inc. in Herrick Township received $150; Viaduct, Inc. in Lanesboro Borough received $150; Dayavant Corp and Elk Mountain Post 8488 Canteen Home Association in Lenox Township each received $200; Rainbow Inn Inc. in Middletown Township received $150; R & G Property Group Inc in New Milford Borough received $150; Armetta Family Enterprises Inc, Malwa Ventures LLC and Singh Realty LLC in New Milford Township each received $200; Bill's Hilltop, Inc., Lakey's Inc. and Strider-Teskey Post 86 Home Association Inc in Susquehanna Depot each received $200; DDBB, Inc. in Union Dale Borough received $150.

Over the last five fiscal years, the PLCB returned just over $18 million in licensing fees to local municipalities.

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Apply for Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians who qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program to apply by Dec. 31, 2022, to receive their annual rebate plus a one-time bonus rebate.

Older Pennsylvanians and Pennsylvanians with disabilities who qualify for a rebate on rent or property taxes paid in 2021 will be receiving more money than usual this year. On top of the annual rebate, recipients will also receive a one-time bonus rebate equal to 70 percent of their original rebate amount.

"When you factor in the one-time bonus rebates and the annual rebates paid to claimants for rent or property taxes paid in 2021, we have already distributed more than $323 million this year to Pennsylvanians who benefit from the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program," Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. "If you're one of the eligible Pennsylvanians who has yet to submit an application, act now so that you can take advantage of the rebate program and the additional bonus."

If you are an eligible claimant of the Property/Tax Rent Rebate Program who has already filed an application (PA-1000) for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2021, you do not need to take any further action. The Department of Revenue will take care of everything on the back end to ensure that you receive your original rebate and bonus rebate for the 2021 claim year.

For eligible claimants who have not yet filed an application, you are encouraged to do so. Eligible Pennsylvanians can do this online by visiting myPATH, the Department of Revenue's online filing system. Submitting your application through myPATH is easy and does not require you to sign up for an account (username/password). Claimants may also find a paper application and instructions on the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program by visiting www.revenue.pa.gov/ptrr.

Answers to other frequently asked questions about the one-time bonus rebates are available by visiting One-Time Bonus Rebates on the Department of Revenue's website.

It's free to apply for a rebate, and applicants are reminded that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators' offices. Applicants may also visit the department's Online Customer Service Center to find helpful tips and answers to commonly asked questions about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Visit the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program page on the Department of Revenue's website for more information on the program, including income limits and historical background.

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Giving Thanks for Your Good Health

As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.

Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks, including the days around Thanksgiving. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation's blood supply.

Give thanks and give back – now is the time to make and keep donation appointments. Book a time to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org. As a thank-you, all who come to donate Nov. 23-27 will get an exclusive Red Cross beanie, while supplies last. Thanks to partners at Amazon, all donors who come to give blood Nov. 28-Dec. 15 will receive a $10 Gift card by email.*

Local upcoming blood donation opportunities are as follows: December 19, from 1:30pm - 6:30pm, at the American Legion Post 357, New York Avenue, Route 7, PO Box 357, Hallstead; December 20, from 11:30am - 6:30pm, Dreyer Lodge at Montrose Bible Conference, 218 Locust Street, Montrose.

*Terms apply. Visit rcblood.org/together.

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Automatic Pay Raises Must Come To An End

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said automatic pay raises for lawmakers, executive branch officials and judges must end amid the soaring inflation and economic hardships 13 million Pennsylvanians experience every day.

Mastriano introduced Senate Bill 1007 in December to end automatic cost-of-living salary adjustments for governors, legislators, cabinet members and statewide elected officials.

"As the citizens of Pennsylvania struggle to make ends meet in the face of historic inflation and soaring energy costs, these automatic pay raises are indefensible." Mastriano said. "SB 1007 is vital to build trust with the taxpayers, particularly in the face of a worsening economic crisis."

After his election in 2019, Mastriano opted out of the state pension system and has not claimed per diem or travel expenses as a member of the General Assembly.

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Give the Gift of Preserving

By Melinda Myers

Give a gift that helps your favorite gardeners enjoy the flavors of their garden well past the end of the growing season. Both new and experienced gardeners often spend their gardening budget on plants and seeds, leaving little or none to invest in food preservation equipment and supplies. Prepare your favorite gardener for the next harvest season with some food preservation supplies and equipment.

Canning jars, freezer containers, spice cubes and airtight bottles for canning, freezing, and storing dehydrated herbs and vegetables are always welcome gifts. These supplies come in handy throughout the harvest season and are often in short supply when food preservation is at its peak.

Most gardeners grow their own fresh herbs and drying is the easiest way to preserve the harvest. Simply gather stems, secure them with a rubber band, and suspend them in a warm, dry location. As the stems dry and shrink, the rubber band does as well, keeping the stems secure. Use a spring clothespin to secure the herb bundles to wires or other support. Create your own drying setup or invest in one of the commercial herb drying racks.

If space is limited, your gift recipient will appreciate a system like the Stack-it Herb Drying Rack (gardeners.com) that allows them to dry lots of herbs in a very small footprint. The drying system you purchase or create should provide the needed space for the harvest and allow sufficient air circulation for fast drying.

Herbs with high moisture content like basil, oregano, lemon balm and mints will mold if not dried quickly. If this has been a problem in the past, try placing a small bunch in a paper bag with holes in the side and stems outside the bag. Hang these from a drying rack or speed up the process by using a microwave or food dehydrator.

Many gardeners grow onions, garlic, and potatoes for long-term storage. All three of these vegetables prefer cool, dark storage locations with good air circulation. Separate potatoes from onions that give off pungent gases that can taint the potatoes' flavor.

Avoid plastic bags that retain moisture and can shorten these vegetables' storage life. Breathable potato and onion storage baskets have been used by gardeners for centuries. Boost the style and space savings with the Stackable Bamboo Harvest Storage Basket with Lid. Just stack it as needed and place it on the rolling base for easy storage and accessibility.

Help your gift recipient turn their harvest into something delicious. Fermentation is a relatively easy preservation technique that has been used for thousands of years. Preserve some of your cucumbers as pickles, cabbage as sauerkraut, and berries as preserves with fermentation.

For most projects, you just need fruit or vegetables, water, salt, and spices. The desired ingredients are placed in a covered vessel like a Stoneware Pickling Crock. Weights are used to keep the fruit and vegetables submerged in water throughout the fermentation process.

Consider smaller fermentation kits for those with limited space. A three-liter glass jar with an air-lock lid and ceramic weights will allow you to ferment small quantities of vegetables.

Reduce the workload and boost the enjoyment for those making tomato juice, sauces, and soups. Hand crank and electric tomato presses, strainers and sauce makers allow gardeners to separate the skins and seeds from the tomato meat for quicker and easier processing.

Giving a gift that helps preserve flavors from the recipient's garden will be useful and remembered for seasons to come.

Melinda Myers is the author of more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening and Midwest Gardener's Handbook, 2nd Edition. She hosts The Great Courses "How to Grow Anything" DVD series and the Melinda's Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Gardener's Supply for her expertise to write this article. Her web site is www.MelindaMyers.com.

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Susquehanna County Sentencing

Following are October, 2022 sentences as handed down by Susquehanna County Court.

Taylor Alexander Gaus, 29, of Uniondale, PA to 12 months of probation, pay a $500 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, complete 60 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, complete the Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School Program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Recklessly Endangering Another person on January 16, 2021 in Great Bend Township.

Ryan David Alexander, 31, of New Milford, PA to 6 months of probation, the first 5 days of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $300 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 EMS, pay $250 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198, complete 10 hours of community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, complete the Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School Program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, complete a CRN Evaluation, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the influence on June 16, 2021 in Hallstead Borough.

Darrin John Griffin, 42, of Tunkhannock, PA to 6 months of probation, the first 30 days of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $750 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 to EMS, pay $150 to PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, complete 10 hours of community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, complete the Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School Program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on July 25, 2021 in Choconut Township.

Kayla Marie Penny, 27, of Montrose, PA to 6 months of probation, the first 2 days of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $500 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 Ems, pay $75 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, complete 10 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, complete the Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School Program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on July 29, 2021 in Bridgewater Township.

Megan Rachele Bishop, 32, of Owego, NY to 5 years of probation, the first 9 months of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $1,000 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $100 Act 198 fee, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to possess firearms, submit a DNA sample and pay the $250 testing fee, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Possession with Intent to Deliver on February 14, 2021 in Great Bend Township. Ms. Bishop was also ordered to pay a $250 fine and $100 under Act 198 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on December 31, 2021 in Great Bend Township.

Alvin Clarence Spangenberg, 63, of Nicholson, PA to 24 months of probation, to run concurrent with any supervision currently being served, pay a $50 fine, pay$50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substance, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Obstructing Law or Governmental Function on February 24, 2021 in New Milford Township.

Joseph A Alliger, 45, of Scranton, PA to 30 months to 60 months in a state correctional facility, followed by 5 years of probation, pay a $250 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $100 Act 198 fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings for Delivery of a Controlled Substance on January 27, 2022 in Lenox Township. Mr. Alliger also received 30 months to 60 months in a state correctional facility, followed by 5 years of probation, to run concurrent to the above sentence, pay a $250 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $100 Act 198 fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings for Delivery of a Controlled Substance on January 27, 2022 in Lenox Township. Finally, Mr. Alliger received 30 months to 60 months in a state correctional facility, followed by 5 years of probation, to run concurrent with the above sentences, pay a $250 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $100 Act 198 fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings for Delivery of a Controlled Substance on January 27, 2022 in Lenox Township.

Brendon J Milliron, 27, of Hallstead, PA to 6 months of probation, the first 5 days of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $300 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 EMS, pay $75 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, complete 10 hours of community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, complete the Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School Program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, complete a CRN Evaluation, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on April 11, 2022 in Rush Township.

Amanda Elizabeth Reed, 37, of Montrose, PA to 4 ½ months to 23 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility followed by 3 years of probation, pay a $100 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, complete 50 hours of community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, not to have contact with the victim in this case, submit a DNA sample and pay the $250 testing fee, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Risking Catastrophe on July 28, 2022 in New Milford Township.

Michael Lathrop, 30, of Factoryville, PA to 36 months of probation, the first 90 days of which shall be served on home confinement, pay a $300 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, complete 25 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to possess firearms, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Criminal Trespass on June 11, 2020 in Bridgewater Township.

Jessica Francine Puntar, 44, of Nicholson, PA to 90 days to 23 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, followed by 2 years of probation, pay a $1,500 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 EMS, pay $150 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, complete the alcohol highway safe driving school program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, submit a DNA sample and pay the $250 testing fee, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on March 13, 2021 in Lenox Township.

Richard P Malone, 57, of Clifford Township, PA to 5 days to 6 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, pay a $300 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 to EMS, pay $150 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, complete 10 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, complete the alcohol highway safe driving school program, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, complete a CRN Evaluation, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on April 13, 2022 in Lenox Township. Mr. Malone was also sentenced to 12 months of probation to run consecutive to the above sentence, pay a $100 fine, pay cost of prosecution, complete 10 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to have contact with the victim in this case or her family, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Criminal Attempt/Defiant Trespass on August 19, 2021 in Clifford Township. Finally, Mr. Malone received 12 months of probation to run consecutive to the above sentences, pay a $100 fine, pay cost of prosecution, complete 10 hours of community service, continue with drug and alcohol treatment, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to have contact with the victim in this case or her family, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Loitering and Prowling at Night on August 19, 2021 in Clifford Township.

Dustin Adam Godfrey, 44, of Springville, PA to 2 days to 6 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, pay a $500 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 EMS, pay $75 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, complete the alcohol highway safe driving school program, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on November 10, 2020 in Bridgewater Township. Mr. Godfrey also received 3 months to 6 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility to run concurrent with the above sentence, pay a $750 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $25 EMS, pay $150 PA Department of Transportation Trust Fund fee, pay $100 Act 198 fee, complete 20 hours of community service, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, complete the alcohol highway safe driving school program, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Driving Under the Influence on December 12, 2020 in New Milford Township.

Cody Alexander Hawkins, 28, of Great Bend, PA to 24 months of probation, pay a $250 fine, pay cost of prosecution, pay $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Act fee, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to possess firearms, submit a DNA sample and pay the $25 testing fee, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Simple Assault on February 10, 2021 in Great Bend Borough. Mr. Hawkins also received 12 months of probation to run concurrent with the above sentence, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation, not to utilize alcohol or controlled substances while on supervision, not to enter any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, obtain a mental health evaluation, not to have contact with anyone on supervision, not to possess firearms, submit a DNA sample and pay the $250 testing fee, abide by the standard terms and conditions of supervision for Criminal Mischief on February 10, 2021 in Great Bend Borough.

The following were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program: Damyon Jeffrey Wilbur, Shannon K Cordner, Joseph Anthony LaBarbera, John J Wallace, Victor Deras Santillan, Clifford Miller, Frank Anthony Zurla, Katelyn Ann Whitney.

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Courthouse Report

The Susquehanna County DOMESTIC RELATIONS Section has outstanding BENCH WARRANTS for the following individuals as of at 8:10am on November 23, 2022. Antonio L. Alcantara, Lloyd Baker, Kyle S. Beaton, Richard E. Bishop SR, Lee M. Carter, Anthony M. Choplosky, Jason Coon, Jonathan Deik, Keith R. Hurd, Charles M. Lynady III, Veronica Mitchell, Paul Newhart III, Danielle J. Norris, Kelly A. Skinner, Chad Schurr, Jerome W. Slick, Justin S. Thompson, Jesse L. Trusky. Please contact the Domestic Relations Section at 570-278-4600 ext. 4050 with any information on the location of these individuals.

DEEDS as of 11-30-22

Plaia, Karen and Steveskey, Jay to Huettenmoser, Thomas A and Huettenmoser, Maureen for $375,000.00 in Ararat Township.

Oil Gas and Mineral: Cornelius, Herbert F (Estate) to Cornelius, Kendra L for $1.00 in Auburn Township.

French, Larry E and French, Marjorie E to Adams, Scott A and Adams, Leanne N for $5,000.00 in Great Bend Township.

Simon, Ethan Z (Trust) to Simon, Ethan Z (Trust) and Katz, Sondra T (Trust) for $1.00 in Harford Township.

Cordova, Alejandro to Keiber, Patricia Dibble for $58,000.00 in Auburn Township.

Churco, William and Churco, Cindy to Dasilva, Ashley M for $339,000.00 in Choconut Township.

Smith, Cody D and Smith, Larissa C to Yupa, Luis Ernesto Sumba for $149,900.00 in Great Bend Township.

Scott, Arthur H and Scott, Sybil R to Scott, Chad C for $1.00 in New Milford Borough.

Stone, Warren L and Stone, Dolores (AKA) and Stone, Dolores S to Stone, Jeremy S for $1.00, one location in Thompson Township and one in Ararat Township.

Gibson, Melissa Lynn and Hamarich, Michael A to Gibson, Melissa Lynn and Hamarich, Michael A for $1.00 in Choconut Township.

Shemanski, Viola L (Estate AKA) and Shemanski, Viola (Estate AKA) and Shemanski, Viola A (Estate) to Shemanski, Michael J for $1.00, two locations in Harmony Township.

Jordan, Gladys (AKA) and Jordan, Gladys W and Jefferson, Vivian and Davis, Pamela (AKA) and Davis, Pamela G and Brower, Wayne (AKA) and Brower, E Wayne to Bremer Hof Owners Inc for $100.00 in Herrick Township.

Bennett, Lynn M and Bennett, Mary E to Bennett, Lynn M and Bennett, Mary E and Stoddard, Haden Joseph (Trust) for $1.00 in Clifford Township.

Stone, Robert E (DBA) and Stone, Robert (AKA DBA) and Stone, Robert E (DBA) and Susquehanna Home Center to Erie Street LLC for $3,724.488 in Susquehanna.

Stone, Robert E (FKA) and Stone, Robert (FKA) and Susquehanna Home Center to Erie Street LLC for $3,724.488 in Susquehanna.

NRW Living Trust to Williams Family Irrevocable Trust for $60,000.00 in New Milford Township.

Cook, Dennis C and Cook, Linda to Levine, Daniel for $105,000.00 in Harmony Township.

Hall, Derrick C (AKA) and Hall, Derrek C and Hall, Heather J to Gathany, Michael J II for $220,000.00 in New Milford Township.

Nesky, Janice A (Estate AKA) and Nesky, Janice (Estate) to Moss, Joshua Matthew for $90,000.00 in Lathrop Township.

Steinkopf, William L to Pierson, Brian D for $225,000.00 in Bridgewater Township.

Tiffany, Alice Christine (Estate) to Minckler, George for $1.00 in Oakland Township.

Hoodak, Margaret M (Estate) to Hoodak, Jeffrey John and Hoodak, John Jeffrey and Hoodak, James and Lawhon, Mary Margaret for $1.00 in Franklin Township.

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