Photo submitted to Times Observer Winner of previous year’s Warren County Fair Hay Bale Contest. For information on this year’s contest, see Briefly...

Prayer vigil to be held

On Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m., Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church will host a prayer vigil regarding the treatment of immigrants, refugees, and their families. We will hear scripture and the words of Jesus Christ reminding us that we are to love one another, we are to welcome the stranger, and we are to respect the dignity of every human being. We join in solidarity as a community, with all who call upon government officials for a fair and compassionate immigration policy. All are welcome as we gather and pray for those who have been marginalized and dehumanized by geopolitics.

Fire Police to meet

Warren County Fire Police will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the pavilion behind Starbrick Fire Hall.

Bring a tureen to pass and your own table service. Water and coffee will be provided. Husbands and wives are also invited.

Bring all unsold and sold tickets and money for the two rocking chairs and table that are being raffled off. A drawing will follow the meeting.

If you are able to help out at the Warren Fourth of July parade, contact Nancy Burton at (814) 730-5527.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at YMCA were:

1st-Emily Birgel and Gerry Africa with 38;

2nd-Joann Hultquist and Connie Michell with 37.5;

3rd–Sally Steele and Betsy Senger with 33.

Hay bale contest

The deadline to register for Warren County Fair Hay Bale Contest is July 1. The registration can be submitted by a family or a group. The bale must be on private property and be visible from a public road. It must depict something seen at the fair or be based on this year’s fair theme, “Farm, Families, Fair, Fun.”

It must be displayed from July 14 to August 12.

The words, “See you at the Warren County Fair August 7-11, 2018,” must also be displayed on the bales.

Registration forms and detailed instructions are in the Warren County Fair Premium Book or online at the Warren County Fair website.

Indivisible Warren rally

Indivisible Warren, PA announces a rally from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, in front of the courthouse in Warren. The theme is Find the Children, and it is in support of quickly reuniting children separated from their families at our southern border.

The coordinators invite anyone with the same goal to make signs to add to those of Indivisible Warren members.

This is the third consecutive Friday courthouse rally regarding this issue.

ANF special use permits

The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger District has approved requests to reissue eight expired special use permits for existing electric powerlines, a telephone line, access roads, an oil and gas pipeline, and a spring development. The uses are located in Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren counties, and range in size from 0.1 to 55.1 acres, totaling approximately 103 acres of National Forest System lands.

For additional information or for copies of the decision memo, contact Kevin Treese, District Planning Team Leader, at or (814) 927-5759.

Clarendon Trash and Treasure Open House

Clarendon’s annual trash and treasure day will be held Saturday, June 30. It will also be the Clarendon Fire Department open house. There will be vendors set up at and around the fire hall. Those participating are Warren County Fire Police Bonnie Sickler, Kay Moore, Bonnie O’Donnell, Traci and Sloan Edmiston, and Michael Streich.

At 10 a.m., the Cherry Grove Search and Rescue dogs will be at the hall for a demonstration. At 11 a.m., Gloria Chase and her tumbling group will entertain. At noon, the Sheffield Senior Center Kitchen Band will play. Dave Johnson will be on hand to play the wonderful country and gospel music. Amanda will be on hand with her lighted hula hoops.

There will be activities for the kids. Smokey the Bear will be there along with a very special guest. Be sure to stop by and have a meet and greet with Smokey and his friend.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand with the drug take-back

program and will also have a box for collection of flags if yours is getting to look pretty bad. Al and Jerri will be there cooking hot dogs and fries. The Methodist Church will again have its Strawberry Shortcake.

There will be a bake sale table and also a Chinese auction table. The trucks, ambulance, and Argo will be available for you to look over. In the Club Room, there will be a display of old photos. The fire department will also have their tee shirts on display and for sale.