Scouts sign-up

Sign-ups for Boy Scout Troop 31 in Youngsville were not listed with a Scouts’ sign-up article published in Saturday’s Times Observer. Troop 31 sign-ups will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, Second St., in Youngsville.

For information, contact Les Sanford at 563-4389.

ReStore donations

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County’s ReStore is operating from the basement of Warren Antiques & Gifts, located at 306 Second Avenue in Warren. The space is open to sell items during the store’s normal business hours. Habitat will accept donations there on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The next dropoff dates are September 23 and October 14. Do not leave items outside of those hours. Habitat reserves the right to deny any item based on its potential resale value and/or usefulness to the organization. Questions should be directed to

Class lunch

The Class of 1957, Warren High School, will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Eagle’s Club.


The WAHS Class of 1966 will gather for a lunch get together at Cable Hollow Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP by September 19 by email to; or call (814) 706-8958 / 8961, or respond on the class Facebook page.

Class breakfast

The EHS Class of ’73 will be having a breakfast at The Bucket Cafe in Sugar Grove at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.


The Youngsville class of 1961 will meet at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, for its monthly get-together. Guests are always welcome.

PARSE picnic

The Barton-Schuler Chapter of The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) will hold its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. This is a catered event. Information about the Governing Board Meeting in Camp Hill will be presented.

Contact Barb Olsen at (814) 968-5444 for further information regarding the picnic.

Weekly youth breakfast

The start of school also bring the start of the weekly youth breakfast at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 18 Second Street, Youngsville. A free breakfast for youth in 6th-12th grades every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m.

Food is served at 7:30 a.m. and everyone dismissed around 7:45 a.m. so they can get to school by 8 a.m. No transportation is provided but it’s an easy walk from church.

Community dinner

Youngsville Free Methodist Church is starting its weekly community dinner on September 13 at the Joyfull Cafe.

This week’s meal will be baked spaghetti, salad bar and garlic bread. Dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m.

Donations are not required but are appreciated to help the ministry.

PowerHouse Kids

PowerHouse Kids for children ages 4-12 has returned for the new school year. Join Youngsville Free Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. for a night of “Digging Deep” for something special as you enjoy crafts, games, stories and snacks. PowerHouse meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. throughout the school year. Updates regarding cancellations, etc. can be found on the website at

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Eagles at Ridgway, with Skovenski Band of Avonmore, Pa., performing (a change on the schedule). There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited.

For information, contact Paul Leofsky at 563-7516.

Military news

Nathanial J. Wilcox graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on August 31 Wilcox completed an eight-week military training program. This training program included military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare skills and principles. By completing this training, Airman Wilcox also received four college level credits toward his Associates Degree in Applied Science, which he will continue to pursue through the community college of the U.S. Air Force.

Airman Wilcox is a 2017 graduate of Carlynton Jr./Sr. High School and an Eagle Scout with Troop 831, Carnegie, Pa. Having enlisted at the age of 17, Wilcox spent a year participating in the delayed entry program. He shipped out on July 11. He will attend technical school at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wilcox will study to become a Weather Specialist. His duties will include collection, analysis and forecast of atmospheric and space environmental conditions which will enable decision superiority and application across the full spectrum of military operations.

Airman Wilcox is the son of Bridget VanDorn and Michael Wilcox of Carnegie. He is the brother of Samuel and Gabriel Wilcox. He is the grandson of John and MaryLou VanDorn of Sugar Grove, and Frank and Sheryl Wilcox, formerly of Russell.