Photos submited to Times Observer Officials representing townships of the second class in Warren County met on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall for the 2018 annual fall convention.

National music presentation

Elizabeth Rusch Fetters was recently accepted to present at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference. The Eastern Division Conference is second only to the NAfME National Conference. The conference will be held in Pittsburgh in April

2019. She will be presenting “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bassoon?” an interactive session to teach participants how to start students on the bassoon.

In July Mrs. Fetters was appointed to the national board of directors of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, serving as the editor of the fraternity magazine, “The Wheel.” She was initiated into Delta Omicron in 1997.

Elizabeth Rusch Fetters holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kent State University (Ohio), and the University of Maryland. She teaches for Harford County Public Schools in Harford County, Maryland, teaches bassoon privately, and performs as a freelance artist and with the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra.

She is a 1996 graduate of Warren Area High School and the daughter of Don and Carolyn Worley.

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Eisenhower Knights Marching Band was awarded first place in Group 1-A at the Tournament of Bands competition held Oct. 13 at McKeesport High School. Pictured is Amber Penley, section leader.

Hale Cemetery meeting

The fall meeting of the Hale Cemetery Association will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 101 Conewango Street in Russell. Lot owners and family of individuals buried in the Hale Cemetery on Akeley Road are invited to attend. If you have questions, call 757-4361.

Township Officials meet

Officials representing townships of the second class in Warren County met on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall for the 2018 annual fall convention.

The purpose of the annual convention was to provide the township officials with up-to-date information to help them better serve their residents and to give them an opportunity to exchange ideas on local government issues.

Photos submited to Times Observer Elizabeth Rusch Fetters.

The convention featured David Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He discussed legislation affecting townships, association program and services and issues of major importance to townships and their residents.

The State Association of Township Supervisors represents Pennsylvania’s 1,455 townships of the second class, 21 of which are located in Warren County.

Other speakers who addressed the township officials included:

Brad Moore, a representative from Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office;

Shelia Sterret from Senator Toomey’s office;

Photo submitted to Times Observer The upcoming production of South Pacific features a live pit orchestra including, from left, Fran Leto (orchestra conductor/keyboard), Cathy Peterson (piano), Gale Lindell (trumpet), Ellen Scalise (string bass), Patty Bush (clarinet), Betty Fitzgerald (flute/piccolo), Nancy Scott (flute covering violin I), Khlare Bracken (cello), David Dorn (percussion). Warren Players presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” on stage at Struthers Library Theatre at 7 p.m. October 25, 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. October 28.

Teresa Koon from Senator Michelle Brooks office;

Rich Bimber from State Representative Kathy Rapp’s office;

Mary Kushner from State Senator Scott Hutchinson’s Office;

Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston;

Jon Wilson and Adam Elms from PennDOT;

Paul Pascuzzi from Warren County Fire Services;

Michael Lyon from the Warren County Planning and Zoning Office;

Todd Lake from the Department of Public Safety;

and Dave Sherman from the Warren County Visitors Bureau.

Rich Hatfield and Joe Gomola from the Allegheny National Forest had an afternoon presentation for the officials.

Military Share

Military Share — a Produce Express Program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania — is designed to include fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who has served or is serving in the armed forces or National Guard.

The next Warren Military Share mobile food distribution will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Warren County Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 3 Farm Colony Drive, Warren. Individuals in need of food are asked to register for the event by calling 800-274-8387 x 2780.

While the specific items distributed at the Military Share will vary based on Second Harvest’s available inventory, each eligible, registered family will receive fresh produce, one quart of fresh milk, one dozen eggs, cheese and a box of shelf-stable pantry staples such as soup, pasta, sauce, and cereal. When available, meat, fish, and poultry products will also be included. For the convenience and privacy of the individuals and families served, Military Share mobile food distributions take place on-site at VA Medical Centers and armory locations throughout Second Harvest’s 11-County Service area.

Military Share is funded by donations which help to subsidize Second Harvest’s food and transportation expenses. To learn how you or your organization can help sponsor a Military Share distribution, please contact Cindy Plymyer at (814) 459-3663 x 103 or

College news

Slippery Rock University’s Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble will take its show on the road when it performs “Palenque!” at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre in Pittsburgh.

Molly Huey, a senior dual major in dance and communication from Warren is involved in the production.

“The concert will pay tribute to the Colombian culture and its compelling African ancestry merging traditional and contemporary artistic expressions,” said Melissa Teodoro, SRU associate professor of dance and artistic director of the Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble. “Rhythm, song, movement and the spoken word will transport the audience to a typical scene in a Colombian village. ‘Palenque!’ celebrates Colombia’s rich history in music, dance, and poetry.”

The ACDE, which promotes Latin American culture through dance, has performed throughout western Pennsylvania in numerous festivals, conferences, and educational venues, as well as in West Virginia, Ohio, and California.

The production of “Palenque!” is sponsored by SRU’s Department of Dance, the Frederick Douglas Institute and Colombia in Pittsburgh.

Class to lunch

The Warren Area High School class of 1960 will meet for lunch at the Eagles Club in Warren at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24. All class members, mates, and friends are invited.