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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Eisenhower Knights Marching Band was awarded first place in the Group 1A Tournament of Bands Competition held in Mckeesport on Saturday, Oct. 12. The band is currently ranked No. 3 out of 50 bands in Group 1A.

Class lunch

The Youngsville High School Class of 1963 will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Richard’s Family Restaurant, 27290 Rt. 6, Youngsville. All are welcome.

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The Warren High School class of 1964 will meet for lunch at noon Monday, Oct. 21, at the Draft House. All class members, and their spouses or significant others, are welcome.

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Photo submitted to Times Observer Stop by the Warren Public Library to vote for your favorite scary doll for the Library’s Zombie Doll and Creepy Creation contest. These creepy creations, which were devised by children ages five to eighteen, are located above the adult magazines on the first floor. Public may cast their votes now through October 25. Two winners will each receive a $25 Walmart gift card. Parents always report that their children have such fun designing and constructing their creepy creations. Halloween enthusiasts should have fun seeing what the children came up with.

The Warren High School class of 1957 will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Cornerstone.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Wildwoods, with the Rex Taneri Band, of Cleveland, Ohio, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing and the public is invited. For information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Bridge results

Results from Monday night 10/7/19 duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Elizabeth Howe and Robert Greco with 39.5;

2nd-Sharon Rissel and Bill Kuppinger with 39;

3rd-Sally Steele and Laurie Curren with 33.5.

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Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Connie Michell was first and Connie Lucia was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Connie Michell and Tana Fegely were first and second. Connie Michell placed first Thursday evening at the library with Rita Mancuso in second.

Woman’s Cancer Support Group

The Warren Woman’s Cancer Support Group will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Warren Cancer Center. Terry Cook will be the speaker.

For more information, call the Warren Cancer Center at 726-1786.

Lander Enjoy the Season

The 12th annual Enjoy the Season will be held at Lander United Methodist Church, 5582 Rt. 957, Russell, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The day begins with a combination of hot and continental breakfast, followed by cooking and craft classes to get ready for the holidays on a shoestring budget.

There will be vendors and a silent auction throughout the day as items are added from each class.

Chef Justin Tech will be there with more holiday cooking ideas to make celebrating special.

Dawne Thomas will be demonstrating floral arranging before a catered lunch.

Classes that will be featured this year are Pallet Painting with Debra Young, Not Your Traditional Gingerbread with Bobbie Muntz and Wendy Bundy, Book Art with Jeanette Walter, and Buffalo Check Pumpkins with Pennie Hopkins.

There will be many door prizes throughout the day. Seating is limited to 70 ladies, so register early.

Registration is $35 for the day, all-inclusive.

For registration forms, call Bobbie Muntz at (814) 688-8896 or Debra Young at (814) 730-8388.

The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 25.

Rapp to visit Allegheny Community Center

Experience, Inc., the local Area Agency on Aging, announces that State Rep. Kathy Rapp will be visiting the Allegheny Community Center at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

As a follow up to the visit from Secretary of Aging Robert Torres in August, Rep. Rapp will be further discussing the issue of Pennsylvania’s broadband efficiency and looking deeper at Governor Tom Wolf’s Restore PA Initiative as a means to try to get it done. She wants to hear from local seniors.

Consider these questions: How does extremely low-speed internet affect you? Our internet costs are higher than urban areas for subpar service in comparison. How do the high costs affect you? How can Pennsylvania’s leaders help solve the issue? What is the best way to pay for it?

There was a well-attended, lively discussion with Secretary Torres. People shared stories that clearly outlined the difficulties poor internet service has on our local citizens. There is more work to be done on the issue and more voices to be heard on the method to build such infrastructure through the proposed Restore PA Initiative. Is that the right way to get it done? Rep. Rapp will be sharing her perspective.

If you would like to share your experiences/problems regarding our local broadband with Rep. Rapp, or you would like to learn about both sides of the proposed Restore PA Initiative to build and pay for it, visit the Allegheny Community Center at 42 Clark Street in Warren on October 17. Rep. Rapp’s presentation will be starting at 11:15 a.m., followed by a period to share your experiences or ask questions.

Attendees should arrive prior to the start time. There will be refreshments available during the discussion. Call the Allegheny Community Center for more information at 723-3237.

Dems to meet

The Warren County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Jefferson DeFrees Center, 207 Second Ave., Warren.

Fenton ‘Monster Mash’

The Fenton History Center in Jamestown, N.Y., will host the second annual “Historic Monster Mash: Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales Come to Life” on Saturday, Oct. 26, for a guided tour of its 154-year-old mansion decorated for Halloween and lit by candlelight.

Visit with costumed actors portraying characters from Snow White, Rumplestiltskin, Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and more.

Learn about the history of Halloween, the legend of the Jack-O-Lantern, and the ritual of trick-or-treating.

The Grimm fairytales were first published in 1812, and provide for lots of historic Halloween fun. This is a family-friendly event, and will not be gory or scary, rather it will tell these well-known fairytales with a twist of spooky.

Tour times are 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and children 5 and older are $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is encouraged, as tour space is limited. Call (716) 664-6256 to reserve your spot on one of the tours. The tour will last one hour, and costumes are encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.

BonTon lunch group

The BonTon lunch group will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Snuffy’s.

Sheffield library open house

The Sheffield Township Library at 20 Leather Street in Sheffield will be holding an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With support and donations of many people over the past few months, the library has been completely rearranged. Join for cider and donuts and see the changes. A book sale will be available throughout the day. This library has been in continuous operation for 97 years. The building in which it is housed is over 100 years old. It is handicap-accessible and shares a catalog with the Warren Library Association. Interlibrary loan services are available through the Access, PA system linking the collections of thousands of libraries throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The library is supported by the townships of Sheffield and Cherry Grove, the County of Warren, the State of Pennsylvania, and through local donations.

Lantern Walk

R.O.A.R. will be sponsoring the First Annual Lantern Walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Russell United Methodist Church 17 N. Main St., Russell.

Walkers will partake in a historic tour with the narration of downtown Russell. Following the walk, participants are invited to enjoy fall treats at the church.

Lanterns are $10 per adult, and free for children under 12. They can be purchased at Ter-Lins Reflections, 340 N. Main St., Russell, the Russell United Methodist Church, 17 N. Main St., Russell, or by emailing roar16345@gmail.com.

Watson Grange

A quarterly birthday dinner preceded the recent meeting of Watson Grange presided over by Master Wendy Hollabaugh.

Community Service Chairperson Deanna Hollabaugh reported four miles of Rt. 337 was cleaned with seven subordinate members, three juniors, and one pre-junior participating.

Watson Junior Grange will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, to work on pumpkins which will be taken to the State Grange later this month for judging.

Family Activity Chairperson Jean Hollabaugh read an article from Good Day (quarterly magazine produced by National Grange) concerning President F.D. Roosevelt, who was a Grange member and Dollar General. The gist of the story was “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of building more Dollar General Stores, we were building more Grange Halls.”

Miranda and Daxter Irons presented a program on sign language.

Due to the State Grange being held in State College Oct. 24 to 27, the 24th meeting of Watson Grange has been canceled. It will meet again at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 with cider and donuts for refreshments.

Warren-Forest Pomona Grange will meet at Watson at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with the annual fall turkey party that evening; doors open at 6 p.m.

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