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Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Manor honored resident veterans on Veterans Day with flowers and dessert. AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 50 in Sugar Grove visited and thanked the veterans with homemade lap robes made by members of the Auxiliary. Presenting the lap robes are AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Michelle Williams and member Terrie Lee. Missing from the photo is Darlene Palmer.

Classes to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Eagles Club.

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The Warren High School Class of 1951 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant, 360 Jackson Run Road, Warren.

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Photo submitted to Times Observer Sesame Street is 50 years old and Warren Public Library staff and volunteer Donna Caito celebrated with stories, songs, games, prizes and birthday cake. According to Sesame Street’s website, “It started 50 years ago-a colorful community of monsters, birds, grouches, and humans. A place where everyone counts.” Sesame Street has been a positive influence in so many lives and has helped build a strong early literacy foundation for generations of children. Stop by the library and check out some Sesame Street books or DVD’s from the Children’s Department.

The Youngsville High School class of 1963 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Youngsville American Legion.

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The Warren High School class of 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Bob Evans. Call Betty at 723-2447 for reservations.

Crafts fair

The Lander United Methodist Church will hold a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. There is some space available and interested vendors may call 757-8764.

Environmental Educator nominations

The Warren County Conservation District is looking for nominees for Environmental Educator of the Year.

“Please nominate a teacher, scout troop leader, 4-H leader, daycare provider, or educator in any other type of organization who you feel may qualify for the title of 2019 Environmental Educator of the Year — whether it’s their outstanding teaching abilities or their endless energy put into educating our local community,” WCCD Watershed Specialist Jean Gomory said.

Nominations should include a short paragraph describing programs the nominee is involved in and any other environmental education accomplishments they have achieved.

Those looking for more information may call 726-1441.

Nominations may be sent to Gomory at jgomory@wcconservation.net. The deadline is Feb. 10.

Conservation scholarships

The Warren County Conservation District will be accepting Ralph G. Eckert and Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship applications until March 2.

The Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship is awarded annually by the Warren County Conservation District to a deserving county student planning to continue her/his education in a conservation-related field or service.

This scholarship is named for Ralph Eckert, who served in the Soil Conservation Service in Warren County from 1950-1966. A Penn State graduate in Forestry, Mr. Eckert devoted his entire life to conservation issues. He was a frequent lecturer and instructor of youth on proper stewardship of our natural resources. He was also active in the Boy Scout movement, wrote columns for the local newspaper, and contributed articles to outdoor magazines. In addition, Mr. Eckert was instrumental in planning and developing the Outdoor Ecology Lab at Eisenhower High School. The Conservation District is proud to offer this scholarship in his name, to promote the love of the outdoors, and the conservation of natural resources through education.

In addition, The Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs has entrusted the Warren County Conservation District with the responsibility of awarding their scholarships. This opportunity is available to high school seniors residing in Warren County who wish to enter college to pursue an environmental degree.

Students can each apply for both scholarships. If you need additional information or an application package, please contact the Warren County Conservation District office at (814) 726-1441 or www.wcconservation.net. Students should also inquire at their high school’s guidance office.

United retired women to lunch

Retired women of United Refining Co. will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Arbor House Cafe, 340 Pa. Ave. W., Warren.

Class breakfast

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

Church concert

The Misfits, an acoustic bluegrass band, will be in concert at Good News Community Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The community is invited to attend.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan was first and Alice Kellogg was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Peggy Morgan and Donna Holding were first and second. Cindy Agnew placed first Thursday evening at the library with Patty Baker in second.

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Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Jill Dart and Ellen Ruffolo with 23.5;

2nd-Sally Steele and Laurie Curren with 21.5;

3rd-Marjorie Polito and Matt Oram with 21.

Operation Christmas Child

This month, Pleasant Community Church in Warren will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18 to 25.

Warren County families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts of hope filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, northwestern PA volunteers hope to collect more than 42,000 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

“I love being able to see the local community rally together for a global purpose,” said Warren volunteer Patti Seth, who has participated in Operation Christmas Child for over 10 years. “We see all ages getting involved, and more and more every year.”

Pleasant Community Church will be collecting at 673 Pleasant Dr. from Monday to Friday, Nov. 18 to 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, from noon to 4 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 25, fro, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

4-H Engineering

On Saturday, Oct. 12, three members of the Xtreme Engineers 4-H Robotics club participated in the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge — Josey Campbell, Sawyer Lawson, and Sebastian Lawson. This year’s challenge required each team to create a Rube Goldberg-type machine with 10 to 20 steps, with the last step raising the 4-H flag. The team members earned a red ribbon.

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