Briefs…

QPR Training

Kari Swanson will be giving QPR trainings to recognize and refer people with suicidal ideations on April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church and on April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Call the First United Methodist at (814) 723-4930 to reserve a spot.

Cancer support meeting

The Warren Woman’s Support Group will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15. For more information, you can contact the Warren Cancer Center at 726-1786.

Class lunch

The Warren Class of ’55 will have lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Snuffy’s.

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The Warren High School Class of 1957 will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Peppermill Restaurant.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Phyllis Broadbent was first with Susan Swab in second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Patty Baker and Connie Michell were first and second. Marilyn Mourer placed first Thursday evening at the library and Rita Mancuso was second.

Introduction to CareerLink

Set aside Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m. to attend a workshop at the Warren Public Library on the services offered by CareerLink.

CareerLink adviser Rebecca Whitney will introduce participants to CareerLink’s unique one-stop access to a range of employment and career services for job seekers, local employers, and community organizations.

The session, which will meet in the Slater Room on the third floor of the library, is free to all interested adults and teens. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Register at the circulation desk of the library.

Book discussion group

If you are a reader and like to talk about the books you’ve read, you’ll enjoy the Warren Public Library’s monthly book discussions. The Adult Book Discussion Group normally meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Room. The library tries to have sufficient copies of the books chosen available for anyone who needs to borrow one; call the library at 723-4650 or visit the circulation desk to obtain your copy. This week, the book group will be discussing Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. The book scheduled for April’s discussion is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

Y Expo

This year will mark the second anniversary of the Y Expo, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. This is a time that the YMCA celebrates youth, volunteers and the Y within the community it serves. In today’s headline news of the events we are celebrating youth that are making great choices, using their time to serve their community.

Last year, the YMCA had an estimated 2,000 people attend, along with vendors. The YMCA will also announce the results of the Capital Campaign at the Y Expo.

Happy Healthy Kids Day

Happy Healthy Kids Day, sponsored by PNC Bank, will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the YMCA. This is a nationwide event and free to every child/family in the community. Buses may be available to outlying areas for those interested in coming to the YMCA that day.

For information, call 726-0110.

Lenten services

The Warren Area Ministerial Association will sponsor services each Thursday during Lent at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street in Warren. Following each service a soup and pie luncheon will be available for the donation of $5. On Thursday, March 15, Jim Gutting from Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church will share the message, and Rebecca Taylor from First Presbyterian Church will be liturgist. First UM Church will provide organ music and the WAHS Madrigals will share vocal selections. First UM Church will serve the lunch.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will be having their dance from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Wildwoods, with the Anthony Kulkar Band, of Cleveland, Ohio, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited.

For information, call John and Pat Moore at 837-9218.

PennDOT/DEP Spring Cleanup

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that began March 1 and runs through May 31. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.

The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and other partners.

Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor.

In addition, during “Pick It Up, PA Days,” April 7-30, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills, through support from DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.

During last year’s cleanup, 132,695 volunteers collected over 5.3 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails. and shorelines. Over 7,200 events were held, with every county participating.

PennDOT’s AAH program contributed 20,404 volunteers who cleaned up nearly 16 percent of the collected litter on 10,576 miles of cleaned-up roadway.

Through PennDOT’s AAH program, volunteers collect litter on a 2-mile section of state highway at least two times a year. The program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 85,920 volunteers, and 10,612 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.

PennDOT has created a comprehensive webpage that includes all volunteer opportunities available, from the Great American Cleanup of Pa and Adopt-A-Highway to Safety Training, Litter Brigades and more. Find it at www.penndot.gov.

For their extensive partnership on the 2017 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, DEP and PennDOT were awarded the State Agency Partner Award by Keep America Beautiful.

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, March 17. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

WGH scholarships

The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary is again awarding scholarships to Warren County residents currently enrolled full-time in courses leading to certification and/or licensure in a professional health care field. Two health care courses must be part of the curriculum each semester. The money can be used for tuition, room, board and/or books. Applicants denied scholarships in a previous year are encouraged to reapply if their status now meets the required criteria. To begin the scholarship application process, applicants must submit a typewritten introductory letter that includes the following information: (1) interest in the health care field; (2) financial need; (3) experience, if any, in the health care field; (4) volunteer and employment experience; and (5) when and where training will take place. If all criteria are met, an official application will then be sent to the applicant.

This information must be mailed to the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board President, postmarked on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. No hand delivered letters will be accepted.

Promptness is vitally important and no letters will be considered after the deadline.

Address all correspondence to Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board President, Two Crescent Park West, P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365.

Warren Christian Women to meet

Warren Christian Women invites you to its “Wearing of the Green” luncheon on Tuesday, March 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark Street in Warren. The luncheon is $9 and includes Cindy Klomp, of Sugar Grove, with antique toys and dolls, speaker Jennifer Ebaugh of Evans City, with a presentation called “Running to Win,” and music by Ray Goetz of Warren. For reservations and information about the complimentary nursery call Lee Jones at (814) 723-5952 by March 8. Warren Christian Women is affiliated with Village Missions/Country Partners.

Dems to meet

The Warren County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, March 15, at the Warren County Library (Jefferson Room) at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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