Christmas Eve services
Services at the Presbyterian Church will be held at 8 p.m. and is open to all who would like to come and join them.
First United Methodist Church will have services at 11 p.m.
For the troops
National Elementary Honor Society collected items for the troops overseas. The members of the TCCS Elementary National Honor Society left to right are; Lukas Sheckler, Angel Flanigan, Annah Burke, Lauryn Harshaw, Bella Konkle, Hailie Cass, Lakin Krouse, Allyvia Morgan, Nettie Durstine, Morgan Hittie, Sierra Hall, Kent Heenan, and Amber Borland. Not pictures in Conor Coughlin. All of the donations were given to Doris Sviket, President of the Tidioute Ladies Auxiliary Post 8803. Thank you to all the students and parents who brought in items.
ST John Catholic Church Christmas Eve services will be held at 10 p.m. this year. Christmas Day mass will be at 11 a.m.
ST Anthony's Christmas Eve Services will be at 6:30 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. in Tionesta.
Grinch at work
It has been observed that someone is unplugging the Christmas lights at the library.
If you have any information on who this is please contact the Holiday Lighting Committee.
Borough office hours
Tidioute borough office will be closed at noon on Thursday, December 23 and all day Friday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
Regular office hours will resume on Monday, December 27.
Members of the Watson Grange are reminded of the Christmas Party on Thursday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Tidioute Community Holiday Lighting Committee has announced the 2010 winners in the lighting contest.
In First Place was Ruth McDonald at 61 Jefferson ST, Second Place was Miles Simons of 2 Chestnut ST, Third Place winner was Barbara Bobak of 264 Main ST.
Committee members would like to extend a very hearty thank you to all who decorated this year the community looks great.
Work was performed including Althom Road having ditches cleaned and pot holes filled; grading was done on Gibson Rd, McCauley Hill Rd, Scott St. Ext, and Youngsville Road (West). Cleaning of pipes and ditches were done on Hardy Rd, Hilltop Lane, Kushner Rd and Youngsville Road-West.
Continued maintenance was preformed on the trader, backhoe and truck.
The first draft of the amended flood plain maps continue to be available for all residents to review at the Deerfield township building, simply by calling the township building at 484-3051 and leaving a message requesting a day and time to meet with William Jewell to review the maps.
The 2011 budget was approve and accepted.
A hazard mitigation plan for 2010 was adopted by Resolution 2010-3.
The Deerfield Township Organizational Meeting and regular meeting will be held on Jan. 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Deerfield Township building.
The Deerfield Township Auditors Organizational Meeting will be held on Jan. 4, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Sharon Check residence.
Tidioute Knights of Columbus will sponsor the Youth Free Throw Championship once again this year.
All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1p.m. at Tidioute Community Charter School, 241 Main ST, Tidioute, PA .
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district and state competition. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus International headquarters based on scores from the state level competitions. All boys and girls age 10 years to age 14 years are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 200,000 sharpshooters participated in 3,000 local competitions.
All contests on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and a written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information please contact Gary Koech at 484-2252 or the Tidioute Community Charter School at 484-3550.
The Knights of Columbus is an International Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.7 million members in more than 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 75 million volunteer hours and $150 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.
Brooms for sale
Tidioute Lions Club members have supply of brooms for sale. There are heavy duty brooms for $10 and $8 for medium and can be purchased from Lions club president Carmen Fedele at 484-7758, secretary-Betty Marshall at 484-5095 or Jim Bees at 463-7780 or any other member of the organization.
A new broom would make a lovely last minute Christmas present.
Lions Christmas dinner
Members of the Tidioute Lions Club braved the nasty weather on Tuesday, December 14 for their Christmas Dinner held at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church.
Members attending were Dave and Liz Hoffman, Mike Cassese, Arlene Clinger, Dick and Sandy Borland, Betty and Jim Marshall, Denise Myers, Daisy McDonald and Carmen Fedele.
Dinner included ham, augratin potatoes, green beans, creamed corn, applesauce, cheese and crackers, relish tray, rolls, pie and beverages.
Those present started out singing "Away In The Manger" and ended with lit candles and singing "Silent Night".
King Lion, Carmen Fedele, finished with a Christmas Story.
Tidioute Lions Club is looking for able-bodied individuals who are willing to volunteer at the recycling center at 71 Grant Street, Tidioute at 1 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays and the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. to assist with the recycling.
If you are interested in helping or have any questions please contact President Carmen Fedele at 484-7758.
Twenty some members of the Tidioute Fire Department met on Saturday evening for a dinner at the firehall.
Menu consisted of Ham, Turkey, meatballs, potatoes, several vegetables, stuffing, deviled eggs and desserts.
Cory Nicholson who has attended all fund raisers this year and made over 90 % of the calls, was named firefighter of the year and Erin McManigle who made 95 % of all the calls for the year was named EMT of the year. Jay Silvis received the award for getting the truck stuck the most times.
Cookbooks for sale
There are still several copies of the cookbooks from the Sylvania Chapter of the Eastern Star for sale.
Cookbooks are on sale at Buccardo's Restaurant for $10 each.
These will make great Christmas presents.
The regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Voting for officers will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and open at 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Please remember to vote and show your support of the fire department.
Salvation Army Paper kettles will be picked up on Friday, Dec. 24 by Unit Chairperson Linda Scott.
If you will not be open Friday morning please contact Linda at 484-7525 for earlier pick-up.
All proceeds collected in Tidioute stay in Tidioute to help those in need.
Tidioute Unit of the Salvation Army would like to thank all those special Angels who took names off the tree at the bank and made the purchases for the children of the Tidioute area.
Thanks to your generosity, several children will have a wonderful Christmas.