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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board has Tete-a-Tete daffodils available via preorders at 723-4973, ext. 1835. These 4-inch pots are $10 each. You can pay for and pick up your daffodils April 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or April 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hospital Outpatient Lobby. Both cash and check are accepted for payment. The perfect harbinger of spring, these early blooming miniature daffodils last for an extended time in your garden and make great fresh cut flowers. All proceeds benefit the hospital’s patients and departments. Pictured are WGH Auxiliary Board Members Debbie Olson and Valerie Cawley inviting you to “Celebrate Spring with Daffodils!”

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The Caregivers’ Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Winger Room, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. All caregivers and any other interested persons are welcome to attend. These meetings are open to the public. Topics of discussion vary but may include personal care issues, behaviors, respite care, types of dementia, and educational opportunities provided in this area by representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter from Erie. There is always time for sharing concerns and asking specific questions. The Support Group library will be available for those wishing to borrow books. Attendees are asked to enter the church via the PA Ave. entrance. Feel free to bring your own beverage or snack.

For more information, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

Laser engraver

The TCCS Board of Trustees recently purchased an Epilog 50 watt laser engraver for use in the technology education program at the Tidioute Community Charter School. The machine was purchased December of 2018 and delivered in January of 2019. The engraver is a very versatile tool that will be utilized by many classes in the school. It has already been put to work engraving the school’s Chromebooks and technology for identification. The engraver will mark metals, engrave many mediums including wood, plastic, glass, powder-coated metal, and cut various materials to 3/16 of an inch thick. Students in the woodworking classes have been able to customize projects with engravings after they have been finished. The engraver allows TCCS to create its own awards and fundraiser opportunities. The following organizations donated towards the purchase of the engraver: VFW post 8803, Tidioute VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, King Building Supply, Tidioute Lions Club, and Tidioute Knights of Columbus.

Benefit Chicken and Biscuits Dinner

A Benefit Chicken and Biscuits Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Russell United Methodist Church. Eat-in or takeout is available. The cost is by donation. Proceeds benefit the Cozy Quilt Ministry, providing warmth and comfort to cancer patients.

Bald Eagle Eco-Tour

Join a guided tour of Chapman State Park and the surrounding area to see eagles, eagles’ nests, and many other birds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and May 11, beginning at the Environmental Learning Center, Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon.

The cost is $10 per person.

This popular program will feature a driving tour of the surrounding area to view eagles, eagles’ nests and other birds. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available to use at each stop. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required by Friday, April 19. Call the park office at (814) 723-0250 to register. Limited to 10 people. Select only one date and specify which date at the time of registration.

If you wish to stay overnight, campground reservations can be made at 888-727-2757.

For more information, contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night duplicate bridge were:

1st-Lana Creal and Matt Oram with 26;

2nd-Patricia Fincher and Bill Kuppinger with 21.5;

3rd-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo tied with Joann Hultquist and Connie Michell with 17.5.

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Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Diane Callahan came in first with Audrey Cable in second. At the Woman’s Club, Thursday afternoon, Tana Fegely and Patty Baker were first and second. Marilyn Mourer placed first Thursday evening at the library and Susan Swab was second. moore@pa.gov.

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