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Photo submitted to Times Observer Walker Kyler and Carter O’Donnell received the prestigious Eagle Scout Award in a dual ceremony on December 29. The boys are members of Troop 35 from Sheffield, under the direction of Scout Master Mike Smith and Assistant Scout Master Stephen Joblon. Walker is the son of Chris Kyler and Amanda Kyler of Sheffield. Carter is the son of Jamie and Amy O’Donnell of Sheffield. Both boys worked on the gazebo that can be seen by traffic just north of the light at the intersection of Routes 6 and 666 in Sheffield. Carter created a 60-foot walkway of pavers to the gazebo which had no access. Lowe’s donated the materials at cost, and Sheffield Township worked directly with Carter on the purchase of those materials. Carter’s project was completed in October of 2018. Walker refurbished the gazebo by scraping and painting it as well as cleaning up the landscaping. Walker completed his project in September of 2019. Sheffield Township also helped with the materials and supplies for this project. The gazebo was originally constructed in 1992 in memory of Richard W. Cochran. Walker will attend Clarion University in the fall majoring in Finance. Carter will attend Fredonia State University majoring in Music Industry. From left, in front, are Gary Fry, AmVets past national commander; Carter, Walker, and State Senator Scott Hutchinson and, in back, Tom Bulicz, Sheffield Township supervisor, Mike Smith, scoutmaster, Troop 35, and State Representative Kathy Rapp.

‘Immigration 101’

News stories of refugees fleeing strife are never-ending, and we in Northwestern Pennsylvania are often touched by them. Paul Jericho, associate director of the Multicultural Community Resource Center of Erie, will address this issue and its impact on our state and region in a talk entitled “Immigration 101” at the Warren Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The program, free to the public, will be held in the Slater Room and refreshments will be available.

Jericho has accompanied groups of refugees, who now reside in Erie, to Warren County for outdoor recreation over the past two years.

Church concerts

Photo submitted to Times Observer Cammie Crouse, a junior at Warren County Christian School, recently presented hand-crafted gifts to residents at the Rouse Home. Pillow cases were embroidered by students in the arts and crafts class taught by Mrs. Karin Davidson.

The Chautauqua Chamber singers will present their annual Twelfth Night concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Warren First Lutheran Church and again in Jamestown, N.Y., at the First Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

The theme of this traditional concert revolves around the Epiphany, which is the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the wise men to greet and honor Him.

This year’s concert, entitled “Sure On This Shining Night,” features new arrangements of familiar carols, I Wonder As I Wander, Lully, Lullay, What Child Is This, and Silent Night. In addition, there will be new songs of the season featuring men’s, women’s and full ensemble vocal arrangements. Seasonal readings will be interspersed between the musical pieces.

The concert is directed by Susan Huther and accompanied by Charles Johnson. Also featured will be local piper, Wes Bossman.

This concert is presented free of charge, however, a freewill offering will be taken. A pie and coffee reception will be held following the Jamestown concert.

Halls of Ivy

Liberty University recently announced that Joseph Wiler has qualified for the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall academic semester, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Joseph is a 1988 graduate Youngsville High School and currently a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Religion program at the Rawlings School of Divinity.

Christian Women

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will hold its “Welcome the New Year” luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. The featured guest will be Peter Ferry, Warren, with watercolor techniques. The spiritual speaker is Linda Dingeldein, Calvary Baptist Church, Warren. Musical guest is David Ford of Jamestown, N.Y.

The ACC lunch menu that day is chicken caesar club sandwich, broccoli soup, and pears.

Warren Christian Women is non-denominational and there are no dues.

For reservations, call Lee Jones at (814) 723-5952 by January 9. Men, women, and new guests welcome. A $9 donation covers lunch and program speakers.

Camera Club reception

The Warren Camera Club has an ongoing photographic show at the Warren Public Library, running through February 1. It overlaps, by intention, the Mid Winter Library Benefit; 13 of the club’s photographers are exhibited in the 60+ images now installed in the Wetmore Gallery. Topics include people, landscapes, animals, birds, abstracts, and travel. The images are in both color

and in black-and-white.

An opening reception will be held in the Wetmore Gallery this Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Club president Kathe Frank will talk briefly at 6:30 p.m. There will be cookies and punch on hand.

Class breakfast

The Youngsville High School class of 1961 will meet at Richard’s Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Church dinner

Homemade Meatloaf Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Russell United Methodist Church. The meal includes sides, desserts, and beverages. There is a $10 minimum donation benefitting the Ministry Center. Takeouts are available.

National Forge retirees

The National Forge retiree breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville. All are invited.

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