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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Wiltsie Ladies Aid will have its annual sale at the Wiltsie Community Church, 2981 Swede Hill Rd, Russell (North of Warren on Rt 62), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 12 and 13. The sale was formerly held in the Warren Mall outside of BonTon and will feature scrubbies, rag rugs, Rada knives, jewelry, dishes, baby items, towels and many handmade items. From left, in front, are members Shirley Olsen, Janet Hendersen, Jo Moore and Melva Spicer and, in back, Mollie Lundmark, Blanche Swaney, Jan Lundmark, and Bev Seder.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Bill Massa came in first and Phyllis DiFonzo was second. At the Woman’s Club, Thursday afternoon, Barbie Johnson and Rita Mancuso were first and second. Marjorie Polito placed first Thursday evening at the library with Marilyn Mourer in second.

Band competition

The Eisenhower Knights marching band was awarded first place in Group 1-A at the Tournament of Bands competition Oct. 6 held at Woodland Hills High School.

Outdoor Club

Photos submitted to Times Observer Rotarian Ruby Wiles, left, introduced Susan Boser, Democratic candidate for Congress (PA 15th) to Warren Rotary. Boser described her plans to promote rural high-speed internet, promote small businesses, increase education funding, develop infrastructure, and provide access to quality affordable health care.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike the trails at Cook Forest State Park. Participants will meet at the Park Office at 11 a.m. For more information, call Charlene James at (814) 463-7394 or (814) 516-6595.

PARSE meetings

The Barton-Schuler Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Perkins Restaurant on Ludlow Street in Warren. Brunch will be at 11 a.m. with meeting and speaker Sue Himes of the Allegheny Community Center at noon.

Nomination of chapter officers (president and secretary) with the election of officers will be at 11 a.m. November 8 at the Variety Buffet in North Warren.

The Christmas party is at 11 a.m. December 13 at Variety Buffet.

Photos submitted to Times Observer Wendy Hollabaugh, executive director of Warren County Transit Authority, spoke to Warren Rotary about the fixed route, shared ride, and medical assistance services. She also noted the free services for senior citizens. She described federal, state, and local funding sources.

Call Pat Slattery, chapter president, at (814) 726-0728 for further information.

Republicans to meet

The monthly meeting of the Warren County Republican Committee will be held at 7 p.m. October 11 at the HQ building at Third and Conewango.

State Grange convention

The 146th Pennsylvania State Grange Session will be held October 19-21 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North Hotel at 100 Cranberry Woods Drive in Cranberry Township.

Highlights of the convention will be:

Tour of Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus on Thursday, October 18, at 1 p.m to view an Aquaponics system in operation. Tickets are available $10. and this is open to the public while space is available. A bus leaves the Pittsburgh Marriott North Hotel at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Richard Mangel at (724) 285-3324

Official Session will be opened by the Pennsylvania State Grange President Wayne Campbell on Friday at 9 a.m. in ballrooms 3 and 4.

Russell Redding, Secretary, PA Department of Agriculture, will address the delegates at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 19.

Barry Kukovich, People’s Gas, will present “Energy and Agriculture” on Friday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Highlights of the presentation will cover Contained Environmental Agriculture (CEA) in the Netherlands, Food production and energy, Introduction to the Food21 Project, and How do farmers fit in? This presentation is open to the public.

All Granger’s Banquet on Sunday, October 21, at 1 p.m.

The weekend will include exhibits on display that highlight Pennsylvania heritage with handcrafted items such as quilt squares, wreaths, artwork, photography, scrapbooking, recycled crafts, baked goods and more.

Competitions among the Grangers will include Sign-A-Song, Public Speaking, Impromptu,

and Prepared Speeches.

For information, email Lizzie Bailey at publicrelations@pagrange.org.

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