Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Rotary Club of Warren, in partnership with Warren County Development Association, received a generous contribution from United Refining Company to be used towards the construction of the multi-sensory inclusive playground, which is included in the City of Warren’s proposed renovations of Lacy Park on Warren’s east side. From left are Amy Letko (URC Supply and Transportation Department Assistant), Jamie Nelson (URC Pipeline Scheduler and Terminal/Railroad Coordinator), and Adam Meneo (Northwest Bank/Rotary Club of Warren President 2018-2019). Anyone interested in contributing to the multi-sensory playground project can contact Mr. Meneo at ameneo@outlook.com. Missing from the picture is Jim Decker (WCCBI/WCDA).

ANF recreational use permits

The Allegheny National Forest has approved requests to reissue special use authorizations replacing 27 existing or expired authorizations for recreational uses including fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and various other recreation events. The uses approved for reauthorization are located in Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren counties.

Maps and additional information are available on the Allegheny National Forest website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54349), or by contacting Curt Bowley at cbowley@fs.fed.us or (814) 927-5782.

Tidioute Community Charter School honor rolls

Here is the TCCS honors roll from the most recent marking period of the 2018-19 school year:

Photo submitted to Times Observer On Friday, Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC) students in Mrs. Leach’s, Mrs. McGraw’s, and Mrs. Knupp’s class hosted a Thanksgiving brunch for their friends who participate in the Building Buddies program. The program, in its second year, pairs students in the Life Skills classes with peers to foster friendships throughout the building. Students, with the help of the faculty and staff created a feast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, French Toast casseroles, cookies, and breads. The tables were festively decorated with crafts students made for the feast. Sounds of laughter and chatter could be heard at each table as the groups of buddies interacted and continued developing in their friendships. As kids were sent back to classes for the remainder of the day, farewells of “have a good weekend,” and “thanks for having lunch with me” were heard and lots of hugs were given. Above, Emily Wiles helps her friend Colton Ristau with his plate as they move through the food line. Below, Ryder Check and Lacey Myers pose together while they wait to be called into the food line. At bottom, Addison Leach, Sophie McCracken, and Alivia Hoffman pose with their plates piled with breakfast goodies.

Merit Roll (95-100 percent)

Grade 12: Richard Borland, Henry Cornell, Paige Downey and Greysen Fors. Grade11: Alice Durlin, Jacob Hulse, Jenna Hunt, Dalton Kennedy, Madison Payne and Samantha Riker. Grade 10: Branden Haehn, Hallie Passingham, Amalia Sabella, Blake Sabella, Ruth Scaife and Paige Zofcin. Grade 9: Connor Carnahan, Aspen Fors, Jessica Hulse, Bryceton Maille, Angelina Sabella and Natalie Valentine. Grade 8: Aubrey Barnes, Lexis Drukenbrod, Jolynn Durlin, Olivia Egger and Emma Larsen. Grade 7: Amiera Dansk, Brooksten Fors, Zaynah Gardner, Kassedy Kibbey, Alicia Sabella and Logan Sabella. Grade 6: Paige Beck and Sadie Breeding.

Honor Roll (93 to 94 percent)

Grade 12: Brainna Barton and Connor Faulkner. Grade 11: Tyler Kent, Kelsey Nuttall, Adrianna Pierce, Shelby Proctor, Maggie Swanson and Jacinda Zeller. Grade 10: Elizabeth Pizer, Katie Scaife, Jeremiah Smith and Ziana Young. Grade 9: Alyssa Fulton and Nathan Pyle. Grade 7: Kaylee Bailor and Katelin Slocum. Grade 6: Tessa Slocum and Riley Weilacher. Grade 5: Skyler Fry, Ashleigh Johnson and Addison Kinnear. Grade 4: Corey Mahoney and Alyssa Shontz. Grade 3: Haylee Riemenschneider. Grade 2: Brian Battko, Andrew Bean, Whyett Birt-Nash, Carl Durlin, Syndee Hinderliter, Zachary Hulse, Colin Kinnear, Gracie Mueller, Kendall Rulander and Khloe Rulander.

Bridge results

Photo submitted to Times Observer On Friday, Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC) students in Mrs. Leach’s, Mrs. McGraw’s, and Mrs. Knupp’s class hosted a Thanksgiving brunch for their friends who participate in the Building Buddies program. The program, in its second year, pairs students in the Life Skills classes with peers to foster friendships throughout the building. Students, with the help of the faculty and staff created a feast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, French Toast casseroles, cookies, and breads. The tables were festively decorated with crafts students made for the feast. Sounds of laughter and chatter could be heard at each table as the groups of buddies interacted and continued developing in their friendships. As kids were sent back to classes for the remainder of the day, farewells of “have a good weekend,” and “thanks for having lunch with me” were heard and lots of hugs were given. Above, Emily Wiles helps her friend Colton Ristau with his plate as they move through the food line. Below, Ryder Check and Lacey Myers pose together while they wait to be called into the food line. At bottom, Addison Leach, Sophie McCracken, and Alivia Hoffman pose with their plates piled with breakfast goodies.

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were as follows:

1st-Patricia Fincher and Bill Kuppinger with 41.5;

2nd-Connie Michell and Joann Hultquist with 39;

3rd-Sally Steele and Laurie Curren with 37.

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Photo submitted to Times Observer On Friday, Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC) students in Mrs. Leach’s, Mrs. McGraw’s, and Mrs. Knupp’s class hosted a Thanksgiving brunch for their friends who participate in the Building Buddies program. The program, in its second year, pairs students in the Life Skills classes with peers to foster friendships throughout the building. Students, with the help of the faculty and staff created a feast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, French Toast casseroles, cookies, and breads. The tables were festively decorated with crafts students made for the feast. Sounds of laughter and chatter could be heard at each table as the groups of buddies interacted and continued developing in their friendships. As kids were sent back to classes for the remainder of the day, farewells of “have a good weekend,” and “thanks for having lunch with me” were heard and lots of hugs were given. Above, Emily Wiles helps her friend Colton Ristau with his plate as they move through the food line. Below, Ryder Check and Lacey Myers pose together while they wait to be called into the food line. At bottom, Addison Leach, Sophie McCracken, and Alivia Hoffman pose with their plates piled with breakfast goodies.

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Marjorie Polito came in first and Connie Michell was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Linda Jensen and Connie Michell were first and second. Connie Michell placed first Thursday evening at the library and Bill Massa was second.

Toys for Tots

The final 2018 Warren County Toys for Tots sign-up will be November 23 and 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, at the Marine Corps. League, 2355 Jackson Avenue, Warren.

Children/parents/guardians must reside in Warren County.

Applicants must provide children’s social security card and children’s age limit is age 16.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Cub Scout pack 782 visited the Warren City Police station recently. From left in front are Brody Connolly, Dominic McKee, Bentley Vincent, Owen Damcott, Issac Bleech, and Hunter Ganoe; and, in back, Community Service Officer AJ Foriska, Sawyer Lawson, Noah Bleech, Sebastian Lawson, Kayla McKee, and Officer Joe Bees.

There will be no additional sign-up dates/times for this season and no phone or email applications will be accepted.

Photo submitted to Times Observer One of the benefactors of the Young Mothers Study Club (YMSC) of Warren’s 52nd Annual Charity Auction was the Pediatric and Maternity Ward at Warren General Hospital. The donation included a new television and dvd player, numerous dvds, a book cart with a set of books, board games, a new book shelf and kids table, baby swing, and foot stools for the waiting room. The YMSC looks each year for ways to better our community by donating back to children and their families. From left are Tristen Blair (YMSC past-president), Melissa Turner (nurse manager), and Lisa Siliano (maternity nurse and former club member).

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