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Photo submitted to Times Observer Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. President & CEO Hank LeMeur recently presented LeMeur Family Scholarship Foundation checks to nine college-bound children of Superior Tire employees. Started in 2001 by Mr. LeMeur’s mother, Patricia, the foundation has evolved to provide assistance to deserving students based on their academic achievements and involvement in their chosen university and community. Receiving their awards in person were, from left, Erica Jewell and Laura Lucks. Recipients not pictured are Andrew Beyer, Margaret Beyer, Paige Downey, Conner Guiffre, Dakota Hetrick, Elyssa Horn, and Erica Lucks.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, on Friday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. — unless sold out earlier The menu will include the famous FUMC salad bar, spaghetti and meatballs, and dessert. Takeouts will be available.

All of this for a donation to the Carillon Restoration Fund.

The Hinckley Carillon Chime Tower was built in 1926 and currently needs some major restoration work.

For the past 93 years, the carillon has tolled the time and music over the City of Warren. It has rung on 9/11, New Year’s Eve activities, and in remembrance of the Columbine massacre.

Currently, it marks the hour and half-hour between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. with the Westminster Chimes.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Richards Restaurant in Youngsville.

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The Warren High School class of 1958 is accepting last-minute dinner reservations for their final class reunion which will be held on September 28. Call Joan Jenkins at 723-7378 for reservations and further information.

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The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Applebee’s.

Allegheny Outdoor Club

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Allegheny Outdoor Club will bicycle on the Redbank Valley Trail, New Bethlehem to Lawsonham, approximately 15 miles. Bikers will meet at Betts Park at 1 p.m. Bring a snack, a beverage and a light for the tunnel. Greg Burkett is the leader. He may be reached at (814) 730-4689 (cell) or (814) 723-4989 (home) for more information.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare, a 13-week Christ-centered program, features nationally-recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics from a Christian perspective through DVDs and a participant notebook. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “Depression,” “New Relationships,” “KidCare,” and “Forgiveness.” During these sessions, you will meet others who understand what you’re feeling and who will be able to offer encouragement. There will be time spent talking about lessons and their own experiences. Much healing can occur during the group discussions, which will help you deal with the pain of the past and to look forward to rebuilding your life.

The First United Methodist Church DivorceCare ministry is ongoing and designed as a weekly format to run in a continuous cycle, which means a person can join any time. This is a non-profit ministry, which is supported through proceeds from the sale of DivorceCare materials and by contributions from people with a burden for divorce ministry.

It is hoped that this DivorceCare ministry will be a place where adults can gain knowledge and share their feelings within a small group of others that are also experiencing separation and divorce. As they become more active in this ministry and begin to develop trust, First Church will have an opportunity to introduce them to other aspects of church life and opportunities for spiritual growth.

The next session of DivorceCare begins Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren.

For more information, contact Heidi Ketzko, through First United Methodist Church, at 723-4930.

Heroes support group

The Heroes support group for parents of children with disabilities will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Jefferson DeFrees Family Center (Jefferson Room).

This is a kid-friendly meeting with activities for the children.

Guest speaker is Tammy Hawk, community advocate, Forest-Warren Human Services. Tammy will speak on what Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) means, realistic goals, expectations, and options on how to resolve disagreements.

For information, visit “HEROES” on Facebook.

Audubon birdseed

Orders are due by Thursday, Sept. 19, for Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Fall Birdseed Sale.

The most popular seeds and mixes are available for you to stock up for the rest of fall and into winter. Conewango Blend, unique to ACNC, was developed to attract favorite and common fall species of the region such as chickadees, cardinals, and titmice. There are also suet cakes for woodpeckers and a mix to attract finches.

To place your order, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, stop by the Nature Center, or use the printable order form at AudubonCNC.org/Shop.

When you pick up your purchase between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, volunteers will load the fresh seed, direct from the supplier, right into your trunk. Call (716) 569-2345 ahead of time if you cannot pick up your order then.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren. Hours for the Nature Center building, with its live animals, exhibits, and Blue Heron Gift Shop, are Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

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