Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer On Thursday, April 11, Tidioute Community Charter School juniors in Career and Financial Planning participated in the 3rd annual Mock Interviews. Community members come in to interview students for a job focusing on communication skills, body language, and prior work and volunteer experiences. From left, in front, are Mrs. Sara Robinson, Mr. Ron Carrington Sr., and Mr. Andrew Yetzer; second row, Mrs. Linda Critzer, William Altman, Jacob Hulse, and Tylor Holmes; third row, Dakota Barton, Judge Morgan, Nakiesha Krouse, Shelby Proctor, Kelsey Nuttall, and Alice Durlin; fourth row, Bradley Spittler, Jacinda Zeller, Madison Payne, Adrianna Pierce, Samantha Riker, and Jamie Nichols; fifth row, Mrs. Mary Kushner, Jacob Merritt, Maison Deloe, Dalton Kennedy, Derek Klos, and Maggie Swanson; and, top row, Jaymison Hahn, and Andrew Heenan.

Class breakfast

The men of the Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Perkins.

WCCD garden plots

The sixteen garden plots at the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area are going fast.

“The Warren County Conservation District announces the availability of sixteen garden plots at the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area located on Hatch Run Road north of Warren,” WCCD Resource Conservationist Amanda Frederick said. ” The gardens serve as a place for families to have a garden of their own which is an excellent opportunity to get your children involved in the outdoors, get your hands dirty, and grow some of your own produce.”

“The Community Gardens were created in 2008 with 10 plots and have gradually expanded over the years,” Frederick said. “The plots are 25-feet by 25-feet. The Conservation District charges $25 for each plot to offset the costs of materials for the layout and preparation of the garden plots.”

For more information, contact Amanda Frederick at (814) 726-1441 or afrederick@wcconservation.net.

Plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Passport Fair

Passport Fairs are a great opportunity to get your passport without having to schedule an appointment. Simply go to Warren Post Office at 210 W. Third Ave., between 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4, with all required documentation and apply for your passport. Appointments are required for any other dates other than the Passport Fair event.

For the appointment, travelers need to bring with them the following items:

— The completed DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport form, which can be found at the Department of State website at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html. Do not sign the form;

— Proof of US citizenship;

— Proof of identity (valid driver’s license, government employee ID, military ID);

— Photocopies of U.S. citizenship and identification documents (these will be sent with the application, but bring originals for proof documentation);

— Appropriate payment. Acceptable forms of payment can be found on the Department of State website. (Please note that neither debit nor credit cards are acceptable forms of payment by the Department of State);

— Appropriate passport photo, if passport photo services are not available at the selected Post Office location.

Passport applications for children under 16 have special requirements. Visit travel.state.gov for more information.

After scheduling a passport appointment, make sure to click the Informed Delivery button. This new feature allows you to preview your mail and manage packages when you’re not home.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.

WCCS honor rolls

Warren County Christian School Honor Students for the 3rd Quarter of the 2018-2019 school year include:

PRINCIPAL’S LIST (3.5-4.0 GPA) — 3rd Grade: Kensley Sheldon; 7th Grade: Jason Klenck; 8th Grade: Devon Smith; 12th Grade: Rachel Beatty, Amelia Crouse.

MERIT LIST (3.0-3.49) — 2nd Grade: Joshua Chamberlain; 3rd Grade: Jacee Eastman, Star Nicholson; 4th Grade: Sheldon Hoover, Andrew Wagner, Scott Wagner; 5th Grade: Olivia Sheldon; 6th Grade: Talyn Cain; 9th Grade: Gracia Clark; 10th Grade: Cammie Crouse.

Fire police to meet

Warren County Fire Police will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Bear Lake Fire Hall. Tickets for the upcoming raffle will be handed out.

Forest health field day

The Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative is hosting its annual field media day on May 15.

The field day will showcase the collaborative efforts of how many federal, state, county, local, private and public organizations are working together to solve complex forest health issues that impact forest landowners across northwestern and North Central Pennsylvania.

The field day will begin at 10 a.m. with a comprehensive overview of the Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which will focus on the threats to the health of Pennsylvania forests and the collaborative solutions we are developing to solve them.

Attendees will then head to the woods for a field site visit at the Bradford Watershed Authority where you will see first-hand the forest health issues landowners across northwestern Pennsylvania are facing and how private forest companies are finding solutions.

Following lunch at the Marilla Reservoir, attendees will head to a final stop in the field, hosted by the USDA Forest Service on the Allegheny National Forest. Here you will see first-hand similar problems that the Forest Service is facing and how a collaborative partnership approach is allowing sharing of information and development of common solutions that promote shared stewardship among forest managers.

There will be opportunities for photographs, interviews, and content for stories.

This event will occur rain or shine so dress appropriately for the field. Lunch will be provided.

To reserve your spot, email Cliff Lane at cdlane@mckeancountypa.org no later than May 8.

Parkinson’s support group

The Parkinsons Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at CTI Physical Therapy, 2265 Market Street, Warren.

Individuals with Parkinson Disease and their families are invited to attend. For more information, call Shirlee at (814) 563-9493.

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