Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren County YMCA employees teamed up with the YMCA Swim Team, Powergouse Gymnastics Team, Extreme All Star Cheer and Hip Hop, Whirley DrinkWorks, Targeted Pet Treats and BEi to host a basket raffle for the United Fund of Warren County. From left are Lacey Hanson, executive director of the United Fund, receiving the proceeds from the sale in the amount of $1,044 from Cathy Peterson, YMCA staff director.

DUI checkpoint

State police at the Warren barracks announced they will conduct a DUI checkpoint in Warren County during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Community Christmas dinner

Elk Township Historical Society welcomes all to a community Christmas Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Community Center in the former Scandia School. Table service and beverages will be provided. Bring a generous tureen to share. There is a Wrapped Christmas White Elephant auction to follow, in addition to Christmas music and carol singing provided by Bev Leonhardt.

Spaghetti dinner

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Cub Scouts of Pack 14 out of Russell recently decorated Warren Woman’s Club Christmas trees. Scouts and scout siblings, sitting, are Rowyn Haight, Liam Wilson, Jared Tyler, Finley LaVigne, and Alex Seymore; second row, Harriette Bayliss, Mason Chapman, Gavin Haight, Landen Ransom, and Miles Bayliss; and, third row, Andrew Haight, Den Chief JD Shaw, Max Peterson, and Huntley LaVigne.

AMVETS Post 50 in Sugar Grove will be hosting its annual spaghetti dinner for the Warren Corps League “Toys for Tots” beginning at noon Sunday, Nov. 25. Have dinner, bring a toy, and make a donation to this event — with all funds staying in Warren County Eat in or take out.

Genealogists to meet

The Warren County Genealogical Society will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Warren Public Library Reference Room. Beverly Leonhardt, head reference librarian, will discuss and demonstrate the library’s new equipment and research resources. She will also acquaint attendees with other holdings not generally available in the reference room. There will be time available for members and guests to explore the library’s updated collections and to seek assistance with research questions. Attendees may also bring their own tablets to use the library’s wifi connection.

The society welcomes anyone interested in family history and research. Call 723-8026 for additional information.

WCCS honor roll

The following students were named to either the Merit List (3.0 to 3.49 GPA) or President’s List (3.5 to 4.0 GPA) for the first quarter at Warren County Christian School:

Merit: 1st grade-Christopher Hatley; 2nd grade-Elijah Smith; 3rd grade-Jacee Eastman, Star Nicholson; 4th grade-Andrew Wagner, Scott Wagner; 5th grade-Sheldon Hoover; 7th grade-Jason Klenck; 10th grade-Cammie Crouse.

President’s: 2nd grade-Joshua Chamberlain; 3rd grade-Kensley Sheldon; 5th grade-Olivia Sheldon; 6th grade-Talyn Cain; 8th grade-Devon Smith; 9th grade-Gracia Clark; 12th grade-Rachel Beatty, Amelia Crouse, Jacob Sorensen.

Parkinsons support group

The Warren Parkinsons Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at CTI Physical Therapy, 2265 Market St, Warren.

Individuals with Parkinson Disease, as well as families and caregivers, are invited to attend.

For more information, call Shirlee at (814) 563-9493.

Cookie Walk

First United Methodist Church’s Annual Cookie Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on December 15. There will be thousands of Christmas cookies for sale as well as secondhand jewelry and gently-used Christmas items.

High School Bowl

West Valley Central School defeated Eisenhower High School, 31-26, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College.

In another match, Youngsville Area High School defeated Randolph Central School, 52-46.

Aaron Schenne of West Valley, Eric Honsberger of Eisenhower, Faith Johnson of Youngsville, and Caroline Meleen of Randolph earned Player of the Match honors.

Eisenhower was represented by Mattison Wallin, Hope Hefright, Payton Hefright, Michael Abadie, and Julia Haight.

The Youngsville team included Gage Hendrickson, Anne Schwanke, Mikayla Eyler, Timber Bower, and Reagan Chase.

In another match, Westfield Academy & Central School defeated Sheffield Area High School, 65-10.

Wesley Atwell, Shane Dietz, Matt Dunham, Isaac Fileger, Callen Copley, Aggie Fadale, and Selena Foster were on the Sheffield team.

High School Bowl, now in its 58th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC. Sponsors include the JCC Alumni Association, SKF Aeroengine-North America, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Honest John’s Pizza and Wings, Pepsi, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Marsh Appliance, the Weinberg Financial Group, and Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Honor Society of Women Educators.

High School Bowl airs on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on radio station WJTN and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at radiojamestown.com/podcasts.

Tidioute trap fundraiser

The Tidioute Community Charter School drew the winning tickets for their trap team fundraiser at the Bear Check Station in Tidioute on Saturday evening, Nov. 17. The Ruger Predator 308 caliber was won by Harry Patton of Waynesburg, and the “Tidioute Knife” was won by Joe Aversa of Greenville.

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