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Photo submitted to Times Observer Sugar Grove Ruff Riders pose for a picture after caroling at the Rouse.

4-H delegate

Callie Watkins of Bear Lake will be representing Warren County 4-H at the National 4-H Conference March 28-April 2. As one of six Pennsylvania 4-H delegates she will travel to the National 4-H Conference center located outside of Washington D.C. and work with more than 300 delegates from across the United States and its territories. The program supports delegates in their selection of an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area.

National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Callie will not only learn while at the conference she will be empowered to create positive social change in her community and the opportunity to practice and apply the skills in a real-world setting. Congratulations to Callie on this momentous 4-H opportunity.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

Heroes support group

Photo submitted to Times Observer The youth of North Warren Presbyterian Church will host its 14th annual Sweetheart Spaghetti Supper on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church to raise money for World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. World Vision is the largest global distribution partner of the United Nations’ World Food Program. World Vision helps provide access to clean water, runs malnutrition centers, distributes emergency food supplies following a disaster, and helps farmers with improved farming techniques. For the Spaghetti Supper, spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, and bread will be served along with an ice cream sundae bar for dessert. There is no set cost, but a generous donation is welcome; 100% of the money raised will go to World Vision. Community members and families, couples and singles are encouraged to attend this special dinner which, in turn, will help alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world. North Warren Presbyterian Church is located at 200 South State Street in North Warren. The phone number is 723-5060 for further information. Website is https://www.nwpchurch.org/. Rev. Buddy Ward hosts a recent supper.

The Heroes support group for parents of children with disabilities will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Jefferson DeFrees Family Center (Jefferson Room). This is a kid-friendly meeting with activities for children.

The speaker is Mrs. Megan Leach, Life Skills support teacher in Warren County School District. She is going to discuss what the Life Skills support program looks like in grades K-4, and how the program is tailored to meet the needs of each student.

For information, visit HEROES on Facebook.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancakes, sausage, a dessert, and beverage will be served at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lander UM Church. The price is a donation to benefit Love, Inc.

Callie Watkins

WCCS honor roll

Warren County Christian School Honor Students for the second quarter of 2019-20 include: Merit List (3.0-3.49) — 4th Grade: Star Nicholson, Kensley Sheldon; 5th Grade: Marilyn Emery, Sheldon Hoover; 6th Grade: Allison Lindemuth, Olivia Sheldon; 8th Grade: Chiara Hoover; 9th Grade: Devon Smith; 11th Grade: Cammie Crouse; and, Principal’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA) — 2nd Grade: Joshua Chamberlain; 6th Grade: Jolene Gouak.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., Youngsville. For the cost of a donation to benefit the Youngsville Wrestling Boosters, there is spaghetti and meatballs, breadsticks, salad, dessert, and drinks. Takeout is available.

Halls of Ivy

Rylee Napolitan, of Warren, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Chatham University School of Arts, Science & Business. She is the daughter of Mark and Erin Napolitan.

To be eligible for Dean’s List, students must carry a GPA of at least 3.5 and complete a minimum of 12 credits for a letter grade.

Sugar Grove Ruff Riders

The Sugar Grove Ruff Riders have been busy the past three months, being active in their community and engaged in learning.

November was focused on horsemanship skills. Instruction was provided by the club’s president, Katie Downs. Alexia Bowers provided a presentation about helmet safety, and how she was saved by wearing a helmet, during an equestrian accident.

During the month of December, the Ruff Riders took a trip to the Rouse Suites to sing Christmas Carols, perform instrumentals, and spent time visiting with the residents. Each member brought a batch of homemade cookies to share with the residents.

January was a time for holiday celebration, as the SGRR, prepared snacks, and participated in activities planned by Social Chairs Ryleigh Bowers and Ava Nyweide. Members also were actively engaged in learning about the different types of gaming patterns. Alexis Christensen, educated the group on how to create a natural detangle spray to use when grooming horses.

The next meeting will be held during the month of February.

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