Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer John Fankhouser (left) and Makenna Brown dissect a deer heart. On Wednesday, December 19, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in the Health and Medical Assisting Program at the Warren County Career Center participated in dissection of deer hearts as a part of their Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology coursework. First year students completed the dissection while second and third year students provided instruction regarding the anatomical parts of the heart. Coordination of levels allows upperclass students an experience in leadership and management, an important quality within all aspects of healthcare.

‘Show and Sell’

The Warren Art League’s “Starving Artist Show and Sell” located in the window of the former Blue Ribbon Rental, on Liberty St. next to Jack’s ‘s Tap House, will close Dec. 23. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested in an item in the window and you can’t come during those hours, call Marian at 726-2044 for an inquiry, purchase, or appointment.

Some artists will have their work in the window until the end of December.

Youngsville closings

Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s. Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday, and Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday.

Bridge results

Results of Monday night duplicate bridge at YMCA were:

1st-Joann Hultquist and Connie Michell with 20.5;

2nd-Carol Stone and Donna Holding with 20;

3rd-Donna Hickey and Rosemary Hanson with 18.5.

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Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Diane Callahan came in first with Marjorie Polito in second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Susan Swab and Susie Spangler were first and second. Lou Ann Lauger was first with Bill Massa in second Thursday evening at the library.

ANF trails open

The Allegheny National Forest’s snowmobile trails will opened on Wednesday. The only trail that will remain closed is Snowmobile Connector Trail #12 (Marienville Bypass). This trail is closed because of flooding.

“With all the recent snow we’ve received, and forecasted, long-term freezing temperatures we can open the trails on time for snowmobilers to enjoy,” said Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune. She asked users to:

Stay on designated trails.

Use caution when on the Forest, because trail conditions vary due to the weather and other conditions.

Remember that many of the trails are used by multiple groups, so snowmobilers may encounter vehicles, groomers, snowshoers, dog sled teams and skiers at any time.

Be aware that motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Allegheny Reservoir once it is frozen.

The Allegheny National Forest has about 365 miles of snowmobile trails in interconnected loops. Only a limited number of trails will be groomed by the Forest Service and local snowmobile clubs. Grooming will begin when the ground becomes frozen, temperatures consistently remain at freezing or below and more snow is received.

Information on snowmobile trail conditions and the grooming schedule can be found on the Snowmobile Trail Condition Report, which is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The first report will be posted on December 20 and can be found by either:

Accessing the Allegheny’s website: fs.usda.gov/allegheny. The report is posted on the “Quick Links” section on the upper right side of the page.

Calling 814.723.5150 and selecting option 2, then following the prompts.

The ATV/OHM trails will remain closed until temperatures and trails are consistently below freezing conditions. Penoke Bike, Marienville and Willow Creek ATV trails will remain closed until Friday, May 25, 2018. The Allegheny National Forest will evaluate ATV/OHM trail conditions weekly and will send out a media release and post information on the web when ATV trails will open for the winter season. The 2018 ATV/OHM annual and day passes are available at Allegheny National Forest office locations and regional vendors.

For more information about recreational activities on the Allegheny National Forest:

Bradford Ranger District: 814.362.4613;

Marienville Ranger District: 814.927.6628;

Supervisor’s Office: 814.723.5150.

ReStore donations

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Warren Antiques & Giftware, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. The store is open for donations and purchases Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donating large items such as appliances and furniture should be prearranged with Habitat for Humanity; other home improvement items may be donated during normal business hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and/or usefulness to the organization. Contact Habitat at info@habitatwarrenpa.org.

Free Trauma 101

Forest Warren Mental Wellness Association System of Care Trauma Training. Free and open to everyone.

Learn about the effects of life’s traumas that impact individuals, families, and communities. The more you know the better you can personally cope and help others.

Join us for this free training by signing up no later than January 15. The target audience is first responders, who will be given priority placement. Two sessions at each location.

Warren County 911 Center, Youngsville

1/31/18 — 1:30-3:30 or 5:00-7:00

East Forest School, Marienville, sponsored by FASD

2/1/18 — 1:30-3:30 or 5:00-7:00

You must be registered to attend.

Attendance is limited to 50 participants per session.

Register on Facebook: System of Care for Forest and Warren Counties FWMWA,

Phone: 814-723-1832 x 1652 or Email: info@FWMWA.org

Training descritpion

Trauma 101 — An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care, 2-hour workshop

Research shows that 67 percent of the population has experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. These trauma-based adversities are predictive of a multitude of toxic physical, mental and social outcomes throughout a person’s lifetime. As a society and as individuals, we need to be better informed and prepared to prevent and address the traumatic impact of childhood adversities. In this multi-media, interactive workshop, professionals work together to build a powerful image that helps them appreciate the complex nature of trauma and its aftermath.

Types of Trauma

¯ Physical Abuse or Assault

¯ Emotional Abuse or Psychological Maltreatment

¯Neglect

¯ Sexual Abuse and Assault

¯ Serious Accident, Illness, or Medical Procedure

¯ Victim or Witness to Domestic Violence

¯ Victim or Witness to Community Violence

¯ School Violence, Bullying

¯ Natural or Manmade Disasters

¯Forced Displacement

¯ War, Terrorism, or Political Violence

¯Military Trauma

¯ Victim or Witness to Extreme Personal or Interpersonal Violence

¯ Traumatic Grief or Separation

¯ System-Induced Trauma and Re-traumatization

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