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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Pine Grove Township Lions Club and the Russell United Methodist Church present their annual spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Russell UMC Ministry Hall. We will be serving spaghetti & meatballs, bread, salad, and dessert. Adults $9, children under 12, $4. Dine in or take out. From left are Harold Bloomgren, David Martin, Phil Heubach, Dick Burlingame, Mark Schwanke, and Fred Stanton.

2nd Harvest helping military

Service in the U.S. military does not make one immune to hunger.

According to Second Harvest Food Bank, about 1 in 4 households receiving food assistance include at least one members who has served or is serving in the military.

“Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania wants to help military families who are struggling to put nutritious food on the table,” according to Agency Relations Coordinator Cindy Plymyer.

The Military Share Program — a distribution of free, fresh produce and other grocery products for families who qualify on the basis of income — will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the VA Clinic at the Farm Colony in North Warren.

Veterans of the armed services, national guard, reserves, active duty military personnel, and their families are eligible.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Plymyer at (814) 459-3663 ext. 103.

Class breakfast

The men of the Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Perkins.

Tidioute School Choice

Tidioute Community Charter School is celebrating school choice the week of January 22 to 25. The week will include spirit contests, door decorating contests, dance parties, ice cream parties, and a reception and assembly for the whole school, community, and families. On Friday, Jan. 25 , 2019 a reception will start at 1:30 p.m. at TCCS with an assembly starting at 2 p.m. for all students, staff and community members.

The event coincides with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2019, which will feature more than 40,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

“Come help us celebrate School Choice at TCCS”

The event is open to media and the public. For more information, contact Heather Cass at hcass@tidioutecharter.com, or (814) 484-3550.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County received contributions during the month of December, enhancing the care we give to our patients, their families, and the community we serve. Donations were received in memory of Bonnie Trawick, Sue Ellen Nazario, Douglas Danielson, Norman Dunn Family, Eleanor Kowalski, Michael J. Curren Sr., Nancy Biekarck, Betsy Colt Brinkley, Ann and Charles Davis, Betty Morrison, Jeanette Van Damia, Deborah Loomis, Stephanie Andersen, Elizabeth J. McFadyen, Virgil K. Albaugh, Thomas Walters Sr., Crystal Anderson, Nancy Kitelinger, Albert Chase, Ann Wannenwetsch, Lloyd Paul.

In honor of Reverend James Gutting.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Your donations support our comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Services, and The Schorman Center– A Place for Healing Grief and Loss.

4-H tree sale

The Forest County 4-H Office will be holding the annual tree sale in addition to perennial bulbs and small fruit varieties as a fundraiser in support of the youth development program. This year’s sale offers the following selection:

Fruit trees – five varieties of apples, two varieties of peaches, two varieties of pears, and two varieties of plums

Small fruits – Red and Black Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Blueberry sets, Everbearing Strawberries, & Grapevine.

Coniferous Tree Seedlings — sold in sets of 10 (2 year old seedlings range in size from five inches to twelve inches) Conifer species include: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, & American Red Pine.

Deciduous Trees and Shrub Seedlings sold in sets of 10 (seedlings range in size from four inches to eighteen) Deciduous species include: Paw Paw, Black Walnut, Chinese Chestnut, White Oak & Red Oak.

Perennial and Annual Bulbs and Plants – (spring planting and summer blooming) varieties include: Blazing Stars, Four O’ Clock, Jaquar Flowers, Lavender Astilbe, Scarlet Astilbe, , Elf Dwarf Lilies, Spring Allium Mix , & Hanging Shamrock Basket

Complete order forms and variety description sheets are available from the Forest County Extension Office.

Stop in, call or send us an email. The office is located at 668 Elm Street in Tionesta.

Contact us at (814) 755-3544. Emails may be directed to ForestExt@psu.edu. Ordering deadline is Friday, March 1st for all fruit tree orders.

The fruit trees are pre-ordered in a limited number and sell quickly. Order early to ensure quantity is available. The remaining items may be ordered until Friday March 15.

The pick-up for items will be set for one day only at the Forest County 4-H Center located five miles south of Tionesta. Friday, April 12, from 2 to 7 p.m. will be the only day for pick up. The Forest County 4-H Center is located off of Route 36 just south of the former State Police barracks. Look for the large 4-H sign as well as tree sale signs to guide you.

Halls of Ivy

Edinboro University has announced the names of those students who achieved Dean’s List during the Fall 2018 Semester at Edinboro University, including:

Pittsfield: Jordan A Brose, Nathen B Carr;

Russell: Madison K Loutzenhiser, Meghan L Loutzenhiser, Jacob T McCool;

Sugar Grove: Austin J Horner;

Tidioute: Angel P Flanigan, Desiree K McChesney, Lukas Aaron Sheckler;

Warren: Claire E Abplanalp , Mariah A Allen, Janelle N Balas, Travus J Burch, Britany N Darr, Mitchell S Dorunda, Brandon T Eschborn, Lindsay N Freeborough, Alexandria J Jansens, Emma K Kridler, Michaela M Lind, Alyssa A Strandburg, Sydney Ann Brown, Jonathan Michael Lindquist, Cade Johnathan McChesney;

Youngsville: Brooklyn A Messinger, Piper L Olsen, John Michael Brenner.

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Edinboro University has announced graduation after the Fall 2018 Semester at Edinboro University. Commencement was held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Anthony J Schipani, Pittsfield, Bachelor of Science Computer Science;

Levi Steven Stanko, Sugar Grove, Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice;

Cassandra Colvin, Warren, PA Master of Education Reading;

Kevin R Hays, Warren, Bachelor of Science Business Administration;

Mark Andrew Robinault, Warren, Master of Arts Art;

Piper L Olsen, Youngsville, Bachelor of Fine Arts Fine Arts-Applied Media Arts.

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