Trip To Benezette
Members of the Tidioute Senior Center and friends will be traveling to Benezette in Elk County to see the elk.
The bus will be leaving St. John Church parking lot at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, stopping in St. Marys at 1 p.m. for lunch and traveling back around for an evening view of the elk before returning home.
Lions Club sponsors students
The Tidioute Lions Club helped sponsor Tidioute Community Charter School students Bjorn Rindahl, Daniel and Brian Bonner along with two of their teachers, Lou Fratrich and Craig Parrett, on a trip to Gettysburg this past summer to explore the many sights of that area. Daniel, Brian and Mr. Fratrich presented a power-point presentation to the Lions Club at their luncheon on Sept. 21 . Those pictured are Lou Fratrich, Daniel and Brian Bonner.
George Jones Memorial
The 14th Annual George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010.
This takes a two man team with a six fish limit per team.
The boundaries are from Glade Bridge in Warren downstream to the Tionesta Bridge and fishing is from 7 a.m. till 4 p.m.
All fish must be weighed in at the Tidioute Boat Launch between 4 p.m and 5 p.m.
Any dead fish will be disqualified and all Pennsylvania fishing regulations must be observed.
Fish will be released into the river at the Tidioute Boat Launch and the committee decisions will be final.
Applications can be obtained from Tom Jamieson-chairperson at 814-484-4344.
Trophies have been donated by John Motzer of Landmark Hotel. The Jones family always makes a donation to the Junior Champion Angler for the trophy that is presented during the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.
Senior Center Menu
Monday, Oct. 4 will be chicken parmesan, vegetables and dessert.
Tuesday, Oct. 5 will be ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables and dessert.
Thursday, Oct. 7 will be sloppy joes, potatoes, relish tray and dessert.
Fall shirt sale
Tidioute Community Charter School is holding its Fall Shirt Sale and orders are due on Sept. 30. All orders are prepaid.
Sale of these shirts benefits the sports programs at TCCS.
Order blanks can be obtained at local businesses including the Northwest Savings Bank.
Items include hoodies, and t-shirts, that come in a variety of colors including tye-dye. Denim shirts are also available.
If you need more information please contact the school at 484-3550. Or you can view the items online at www.tidioutecharter.com to get an idea of what they look like. If you are unsure of your size please order the next larger size.
Watson Township will hold a Fall Clean-up on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Watson Township Community Building.
No batteries, solvents, propane tanks or hazardous materials will be accepted.
Tires will be collected for a fee of $1.50 per passenger tire and a higher fee will be collected for larger tires.
With the 51st Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament now behind us plans are already on the drawing board for next year.
The following is a recap of the entire weekend and all the results of the fishing and drawings.
In the Kids Derby held on Saturday morning there were 92 kids between the ages of 16 months and 10 years of age registered to fish.
In first place was Katherine Spinks, age 10, of New Brighten, second place went to Austin Sprill, age 9, of Oil City and third place went to Patrick Tucker, age 5, of Endeavor. The youngest with the most fish was JR Trauner age 2 1/2 from Centerville.
Winner of the bike donated by the Presbyterian Women's Association was Jadyn Bynum of Tidioute.
Junior Champion is two-time winner Curtis Lewis, age 14, son of Scott and Sue Lewis, who caught 15.43 pounds of fish on Saturday.
Lewis was also the Junior Champion last year. Second place winner was Kyle Miller age 15 of East Hickory with 13.71 pounds of fish, and in third place was Adam Barker, age 11, of Warren with 10.88 pounds. Money for the Junior Angler trophies and prizes was donated by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament and the Jones family.
Champion Angler for 2010 is Joe Martinelli of Pittsburgh who caught a 23.94 pound Musky that was 45 inches long. In second place was Darren Potts of East Hickory with 3 walleye and 6 Bass total weight of 21.78, and in third place was Terry Cotterman of Tidioute with 6 bass and 4 walleye with a total weight of 19.52.
Lunker awards were presented in the following categories: Musky-Joe Martinelli, Pike-none, Bass-George Defrahn, Walleye-Terry Cotterman and Trout-Brian Johnson.
Oldest male fisherperson was Steve Birek at age 70 and oldest woman fisherperson was Kathy Habovich who is 40-something.
There were approximately 280 registered in this tournament that is free to any fisherperson with a valid PA fishing license.
A total of 230 fish were brought to the scales with a total weight of 598 pounds. All fish were released back into the Allegheny River as this is a catch and release tournament.
Saturday with cooler temperatures and no rain spectators enjoyed the "Cultures of the World" parade with over 30 units registered.
Winners were Marching Band first place, Tidioute Band; Senior Drum and Baton First Place, Sparkettes; Junior Drum and Baton first place, Sparkettes; Color Guard First place, VFW of Titusville; Senior Drill Team first place, Tempest, second place, Sparkettes; Junior Drill Team first place, Tempest and second place, Sparkettes; Special Judges Award, Tidioute Girl Scouts; Floats, first place, St. John's Ladies Guild, second place, United Methodist Church Sunday School, and third place, Northwest Savings Bank. Motorized Units, first place, Goldwings Chapter Q and second place, Robert Mast-Military Unit. Fire Equipment: Best Pumper, West Hickory, Best Tanker, Grand Valley, Best Brush Truck, Garland, Best Ambulance, EmergyCare, and Farthest Distance, EmergyCare. Horses, Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch.
Closing ceremonies were done by Henry Brown, who thanked everyone who helped in any way and all those who came out to support the tournament.
Miss Tidioute, Alexis Morrison, daughter of Steve and Stephanie Morrison, and Miss Teen Tidioute Desiree McChesney, daughter of Vicky Wimer and John McChesney, were introduced and presented the winning fishermen with their trophies and cash prizes and assisted in the various drawings.
Community Service Awards were given to couples this year ,with Bruce and Annis Zeigler for all their support of the community and Jim and Betty Marshall for all their efforts for the Tidioute Community Charter School and other areas in the community, receiving the awards this year. Neither couple could be present for the presentation so Sally, Beth and John Zeigler accepted on behalf of their parents and Miranda and Matt Irons accepted for Jim and Betty Marshall, Miranda is the goddaughter of The Marshall's.
A Community Service Award was presented to the Tidioute Health and Dental Center committee and accepting the award on behalf of the committee was Bob Schwab.
Raffle and drawing winners are as follows:
Judy Blair Raffle: Ammunition Box- Judy Post, Bear Lamp-John V. and Steeler Blanket-Laura Slike.
Watson Grange 50/50 $54.50 went to Terry Morrison.
Tidioute Community Charter School/Asthma Support- $250 gas card-William S, Fishing pole-Becky Sovich, Binoculars-Gene Ewing,
Fall Arrangement-Bonnie Mitchum and Pampered Puppies-Gail McCracken.
Tidioute Lions Club 50/50 of $811.00- Linda Reese.
St. John's Ladies Guild 50/50 raffle of $532 went to Tina Leonard.
Knights of Columbus-Henry 30-30 rifle winner was Jim Gabster.
Eagle Carving from Trout Unlimited-Dean Bonavita
Correct weight of pumpkin-77 lbs. guessed by Jeremy Mack.
Miss Tidioute/Teen Miss 50/50 of $260.00 went to Richard Carter.
Bicycle winners were Harrison Ludwig and Susan Brown.
2000 Watt Generator- Liz Gesin.
32 inch flat screen TV- Dave Shag
Pack of Instant PA Lottery Tickets-Melissa Sibets.
The tournament committee once again would like to say thank you to all who helped put this tournament together, those who supported and those who sponsored the tournament. And thank you to Polly's ShurSave Market for sponsoring the fireworks.
Swedish Union Cemetery
The Trustees of the Swedish Union Cemetary will postpone their Fall meeting till Sunday, October 10 at 2 p.m.
If you have any questions please call Janet Anderson at 484-2290.
Tidioute will hold their annual CROP walk on Sunday, Oct. 10 starting at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church.
This is to raise money to help end hunger worldwide.
Twenty-five percent of what is raised will stay in Tidioute and go towards helping those in need of food.
Sponsor sheets for those who wish to walk and help raise money can pick up a sheet at St. John Church, Presbyterian Church or at the United Methodist Church or you can contact coordinator-Mary Huntington at 484-7766.
Cook Book Sales
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sylvania Chapter 102 sold several cookbooks during the fishing tournament festivities on Saturday.
They still have cookbooks for sale and you can contact Joanne Nuttall at 484-3496, Janet Waine at 484-3401 or Linda Scott at 484-7525 to purchase your copy.
Proceeds will benefit the Chapter in their 100th Anniversary celebrations on Nov. 6 in Tionesta.
Lions sponsor students
Tidioute Lions Club helped sponsor Tidioute Community Charter School students Bjorn Rindahl, Daniel and Brian (Fronto) Bonner along with two of their teachers, Lou Fratrich and Craig Parrett, on a field trip to Gettysburg this past summer to explore the many sights in that area.
Daniel, Brian and Fratrich presented an enjoyable power-point presentation to the Tidioute Lions Club at their luncheon on Sept. 21 which was held at the Sky Jet Restaurant in Tionesta.
Trick or Treat
Tidioute will observe Trick or Treat hours on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.
TCCS will host a Scholastic Book Fair on October 4th-8th. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center and classroom libraries. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event, which is themed: Here's to Our Heroes! Reading Saves the Day!
The Book Fair will feature a special Family Event on Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with Open House.
The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including children's classics, award-winning titles, new releases, interactive software, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.
Book Fair customers may also help the school build classroom libraries and improve children's reading skills by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List or donating to the One for Books program.
Up Coming Events:
Sept. 29 Trip to Benezette leaves at 11 a.m.
October 2 George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament