Briefs…

Class lunch

The Warren Area High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Double D’s. Everyone is welcome.

Class reunion date

Save the date: The Warren High School class of 1949 will hold its 70th reunion on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7. More information will be published at a later date. For questions, call 723-2179.

4th of July fundraiser

McDonald’s in Warren will participate in a fund-raiser for the Warren County 4th of July Organization. All proceeds raised from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, will go to the organization.

4th of July talent show

This year, Warren’s 4th of July celebration will feature a talent show.

The event will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Betts Park, with competition in four age categories: six and under, seven to 13, 14 to 18, and open.

Those interested in showing off their talents must register by Monday, June 24, by calling Kelly Thompson at 688-0094.

URC retirees

Retired women of United Refining Co. will meet for lunch on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Jacks Tap House, 211 Liberty St. , Warren.

Warren County Wonders

Allegheny Center for the Arts (ACA) has announced the winners of the September and May pages for the calendar WCCBI/ACA “Warren County Wonders 2020.”

First place for the September page in the “Warren County Wonders” goes to Mark Evans for “Oak Leaf on the Allegheny.” Second place for September goes to Evans for “Labor Day Picnic.” Third place for September goes to Chris Goff for “Afternoon Glow.”

First place for the May page in the Warren County Wonders goes to Evans for “Nashville Warbler Amongst the Cherry Blossoms.” Second place for May goes to Goff for “Soft Green.” Third place for May goes to Goff for “A Path Well Taken.”

Photos for June and August can be sent until June 30. The deadline for July photos will be July 15. There are lots of wonders out there. Have fun looking for them and capturing them in a photo. Photos requirements are listed on our website. The photos do not have to be taken in the month of the page, but they need to be appropriate for that month and taken within Warren County. Check ACA’s website for these and other great Warren County photos. There is a slide show on ACA’s contest page of all this year’s monthly winners (www.alleghenycenterforthearts.com).

For information, email alleghenycenterforthearts@gmail.com.

On Sept. 21, Allegheny Center for the Arts will be presenting the Allegheny River fesT. This year, due to possible construction on the Crescent Park Trail, the fesT will be at Betts Park. Check the website for more information and vendor forms.

Sedon visits Africa

Through a Global Praxis grant from George Mason University (GMU), Warren Area High School senior Allison Sedon and five other students visited project sites in Africa’s Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) from May 24 through June 2.

With Dr. Michael E. von Fricken, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Global and Community Health at GMU, the students learned more about the BIMEP’s exciting work in vector control, and its integration with malaria vaccine trials in an effort to eliminate malaria from Bioko Island.

During their trip, the students learned about BIMEP’s field operations and participated in lectures given by researchers and field experts. The students learned about bed net distributions, indoor residual spraying, larviciding, using aspirators to calculate human landing rates, mosquito trapping and observed the processes of the malaria vaccine trial. The students, guided by Dr. von Fricken, collected ticks for epidemiological research, which is the first scientifically documented tick collection in Equatorial Guinea.

Sedon is a 2014 graduate from Warren Area High School. She received her BS in Public Health from Slippery Rock University and is completing her Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from George Mason University in Fairfax.

Correction

Tidioute VFW Post 8803 is named after William J. Pequignot, not the American Legion in Tidioute as was published in a D-Day story on page A1 of Thursday’s Times Observer.

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