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BY FAX TO 772 9750 OR EMAIL, PSAS@HOUNDCOUNTRY.COM

 

 

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INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 DR. WILLIAM C. CONRAD/STACKPOLE-HALL FOUNDATION SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT STACKPOLEHALL.ORG UNDER THE SUMMER JOBS SECTION. STUDENTS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF ELK COUNTY AND ATTENDING AN APPROVED HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION FOR THE FALL SEMESTER 2017. STUDENTS SHOULD DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORMS AND SEND THEM DIRECTLY TO THE EMPLOYERS ASAP.

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THE RIDGWAY AMBULANCE IS HAVING THEIR ANNUAL RENEWAL AGAIN THIS YEAR GOING ON NOW THROUGH MARCH 31. THE COST IS $35 FOR A SINGLE OR $50 FOR A FAMILY. IF YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE A MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CALL THE RIDGWAY AMBULANCE AT 773-3633

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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR THE RIDGWAY FIRE DEPARTMENT’S GUN BASH, WHICH WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT THE NORTH BROAD FIREHALL IN RIDGWAY FROM 4-8PM. THEY’LL HAVE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS, $1,000 CASH GIVEAWAY AT 8 AND MORE. THE COST IS A $15 DONATION. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR BY CALLING 772-8085

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THE RIDGWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A 5K R.I.O.T. RUN ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT 9AM AT THE FSG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY COURSE. PRE-REGISTRATION IS $20, DAY OF IS $25. PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE MICHELE SPENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. THEY’LL HAVE PRIZES FOR TOP FINISHERS. FOR INFO CALL AMY AT 772-1585

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THE KANE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER WILL HOLD AN EASTER BUNNY PANCAKE PARTY FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1 FROM 9-NOON. THE COST IS $5 PER PERSON. 2 AND UNDER IS FREE

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THERE WILL BE A BENEFIT FOR ASHLEY AND WINTER MEAD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1 FROM 1-7PM AT THE ST PAUL CENTER ON RT. 6 IN SHEFFIELD. THEY’LL HAVE A SPAGHETTI DINNER SALE, A BAKE SALE, RAFFLE PRIZES, ENTERTAINMENT BY ANDREW AND MORE. THE COST IS $8 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-10. ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR TYE-DYE OR BRIGHT CLOTHES. PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL ALYLSSA AT 730-9800

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THE ANNUAL CHAPTER 11 TOURNAMENT INDOOR ASSOCIATION INDOOR CONTEST WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT 2PM AT THE ST MARYS HIGH SCHOOL. TWIRLERS, DANCE TEAMS, COLOR GUARDS, AND INDOOR PERCUSSION GROUPS FROM WESTERN PA WILL PERFORM. LOCAL GROUPS INCLUDE ST MARYS INDOOR PERCUSSION, COLOR GUARD, AND DANCE TEAM AND ECC COLOR GUARD

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THE WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL MURDER MYSTERY AND DINNER FUNDRAISER WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT THE CONEWANGO CLUB IN WARREN. THE SHOW THIS YEAR IS TITLED “DEATH STALKS THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY- ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART!” DOORS OPEN AT 5:30, DINNER IS AT 6. TICKETS ARE $30 WITH A CASH BAR AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 723-1795 OR VISIT WARRENHISTORY.ORG

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THE TROIA SOCIAL CLUB WILL BE HAVING A RAVIOLI SALE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2 AT THE INTERSECTION OF CENTER ST. AND SOUTH ST MARYS ST, RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE APOLLO THEATER. THE SALE WILL BENEFIT PHEASANTS FOREVER AND WILL RUN FROM 10:30 UNTIL SOLD OUT. DINNER IS $9 AND INCLUDES RAVIOLI, ITALIAN BEANS, A ROLL AND DESSERT.

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THE VIETNAM VETERANS, BUCKTAIL CHAPTER 720 WILL BE HOLDING A “WELCOME HOME VETERANS DAY” ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2 FROM 2-5 AT THE DAGUS MINES LEGION. THEY’LL HAVE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE TO ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY ALONG WITH COUNTRY MUSIC

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THE ELK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HAS ADDED 15 NEW HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR FOR SENIORS. EACH SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE HAS A DIFFERENT FOCUS. YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SCHOLARSHIPS AND QUALIFICATIONS ON THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S WEBSITE AT ELKCOUNTYFOUNDATION.COM OR BY CALLING 834-2125

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PENN STATE EXTENSION WILL BE OFFERING A FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP TITLED “COOKING FOR CROWDS” FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4 FORM 6-9PM AT THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER IN ST MARYS. THE COST IS $50 PER ORGANIZATION, WHICH INCLUDES UP TO FOUR REGISTRANTS, OR $25 FOR SINGLE ENROLLMLENT. FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER CALL 849-7361

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CHARITABLE DEES WILL HOLD A “MAMMOTH GARAGE SALE” THURSDAY APRIL 6 THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 8. THE SALE WILL BE AT 200 HIGH POINT RAOD BROWN BUILDING IN KNOX FROM 8AM-2PM. THEY’LL HAVE ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND OTHER ITEMS. FOR MORE INFO CALL 221-9966

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THE RIDGWAY YMCA WILL HOLD A COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8 FROM 6:30-9AM. THE COST IS $40 FOR THE BLOOD ANALYSIS, WITH OTHER OPTIONAL TESTS AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. 12 HOUR FASTING IS REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFO OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 1-800-370-9640

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THE ANNUAL EASTER BONE HUNT FOR DOGS AND THEIR HUMANS IS SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 9 IN THE CAMPGROUND BEHIND THE COW BARNS AT THE CLEARFIELD DRIVING PARK. REGISTRATION OPENS AT 2PM WITH THE HUNT COMMENCING AT 2:30. THE ENTERY IS $2 PER DOG. DOGS MUST BE LEASHED. FOR MORE INFO CALL 761-1901

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THE 7TH ANNUAL BUNNY HOP 5K FOR BRAIN ANEURYSM AWARENESS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 15 AT BENZINER PARK IN ST MARYS. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO ONLINE TO GIVE.BAFOUND.ORG/2017BUNNYHOP

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THE 36TH ANNUAL RIDGWAY TRIATHLON WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WITH AN 11AM START TIME AT THE COURT HOUSE IN RIDGWAY. THEY’LL HAVE TEAM RELAYS AND INDIVIDUAL ENTIRES. THE RUN IS 5 MILES, THE BIKE IS 15 MILES AND THE KAYAK PADDLE IS 8.5 MILES. THE COST IS $25 IF REGISTERED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 7 OR $30 ANY DAY AFTER

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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH. SINCE THE 1980s, THE CAMPAIGN HAS TARGETED A NUMBER OF ISSUES SURROUNDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUCH AS SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS, HEALTHY SEXUALITY, SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK, PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS, AND SPEAKING OUT ABOUT RAPE IN ORDER TO RAISE AWARENESS. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY, CONTACT PASSAGES AT 1-800-793-3620

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THE 36TH ANNUAL RIDGWAY TRIATHLON WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WITH AN 11AM START TIME AT THE COURT HOUSE IN RIDGWAY. THEY’LL HAVE TEAM RELAYS AND INDIVIDUAL ENTIRES. THE RUN IS 5 MILES, THE BIKE IS 15 MILES AND THE KAYAK PADDLE IS 8.5 MILES. THE COST IS $25 IF REGISTERED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 7 OR $30 ANY DAY AFTER

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THE RIDGWAY MOOSE WILL BE HOSTING ITS 2ND ANNUAL PURSE BINGO ON SUNDAY, APRIL 30 AT 11AM, WITH LUNCH AT NOON. TICKETS ARE $30 AND INCLUDE LUNCH AND 10 GAMES OF BINGO. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY PRE-SALE ONLY AND ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RIDGWAY MOOSE ON NORTH BROAD ST IN RIDGWAY.

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8TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE ST MARYS MIDDLE SCHOOL ARE HOSTING THE FIRST EVER MS MUCK RUN/WALK 5K ON SATURDAY, MAY 6 AT THE KERSEY FAIR GROUNDS. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT FAWN AT 335-5771

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KICKIN’ IT IN THE PARK, A TRIBUTE TO OUR HEROES, WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 19 AT TAYLOR MEMORIAL PARK IN BROCKWAY. GROUNDS AND ACTIVITIES START AT 4PM, DOORS OPEN AT 6, AND THE SHOW WILL START AT 7. THE SHOW WILL HEADLINE DARYLE SINGLETARY AND FEATURE GEORGE DUCAS AND DAVID ADAM BYRNES. TICKETS ARE $30 AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT RATTLESNAKERIVERPRODUCTIONS.COM

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THE 20TH KIDS AND CANCER MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE WILL BE SATURDAY, JULY 22. THE 120 MILE RIDE WILL KICK OFF AT NOON WITH A PARADE OF BIKES THROUGH BRADFORD. REGISTRATION IS FROM 9AM TO 11:45 AT THE ZIPPO VISITORS CENTER. THE COST IS $25 PER PERSON WITH EVENT PINS GIVEN TO THE FIRST 500 PARTICIPANTS

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THE PA STATE POLICE, TROOP C, CADET CAMP PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT CLARION UNIVERSITY, JULY 23RD THROUGH 28. THE CAMP IS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 12-14 FROM CLARION, CLEARFIELD, ELK, FOREST, JEFFERSON, McKEAN, AND NORTHERN INDIANA COUNTIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A FULL RANGE OF DEMONSTRATIONS AND SPEAKERS FROM POLICE, GAME COMMISSION, U.S. SECERT SERVICE AND MUCH MORE INCLUDING A CANOE TRIP. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION OR CONTACT TROOPER BRUCE MORRIS AT 772-2399

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WIFE, FATHER, HONNOR STUDENT, CITY COUNCIL PRESIDNET, TEACHER, BEST FRIEND, ANYONE CAN BECOME ADICTED. STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE BEFORE IT STARTS. LEARN MORE AT PASTOP.ORG

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THE ELK COUNTY ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT MEETS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FORM 6:30 TO 8PM AT THE FOX TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER IN KERSEY. FOR MORE INFO CALL 772-5461

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IN HOME SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. HAVE YOU BEEN CONSIDERING VOLUNTEERINGYOUR TIME TO HELP OTHERS? IS GARDENING AN ENJOYABE ACTIVITY FOR YOU? DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SIT QUIETLY WITH A PATIENT OR READ TO THEM WHILE THEIR FAMILY RUNS ERRANDS? IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THOSE QUESTIONS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDERING VOLUNTEERING WITH IN HOME SOLUTIONS HOSPICE. CALL 849-5913 AND FIND OUT HOW A FEW HOURS OF YOUR TIME EACH MONTH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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‘A WAY OUT’ IS POTTER COUNTY’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE CENTER. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT ABUSE IS SOLELY THE CHOICE OF THE PERPETRATOR. THEY OFFER INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING, COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND A 24 HOUR HELPLINE. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT 1-877-334-3136. ALL OF THEIR SERVICES ARE FREE AND 100% CONFIDENTIAL

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THE KANE’S KIDS – AFTER SCHOOL CLUB IS A FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM THAT RUNS FROM 3-5 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 AND UP. THE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB IS HELD AT THE KANE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER. COMMUNITY DINNERS WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND ARE EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 4:00. SNACKS ARE OFFERED EVERYDAY THAT DINNER IS NOT SERVED.

 

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PREGNANCY COUNSELING SERVICES, STAFFED BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING AND ADOPTION SERVICES, HELPS EXPECTING MOMS AND DADS, AND THEI NEWBORN INFANTS. THEY ARE A UNITED WAY MEMBER AGENCY THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS OF ALL FAITHS IN THE FORM OF FREE DIAPERS, WIPES AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS AS WELL AS INFANT CLOTHING. THE NEED FOR THESE ITEMS IN THE AREA REMAINS HIGH AND DIFFICULT TO SUPPORT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION CONTACT THEIR OFFICE AT 371-4717

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IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND WOULD LIKE

TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS FOUND A SOLUTION CALL ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS AT 814-885-6302

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WANT TO HELP OTHERS COPE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS?  BECOME A

MASTER TRAINER!  CONTACT CHERYL MUDERS AT THE JEFFERSON

COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING AT 1-800-852-8036 ABOUT THIS

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY.

 

 

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IN OUR COMMUNITIES THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ELDERLY PERSONS WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM A FRIENDLY PHONE CALL TO CHECK ON THEM. IF YOU HAVE JUST A FEW HOURS A WEEK TO MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS YOU CAN HELP GIVE THESE SENIORS A FEELING OF SECURITY, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING BY VOLUNTEERING AS A COMMUNITY NURSES SENIOR OUTREACH VOLUNTEER. VOLUNTEERS MAKE CALLS FROM THE COMMUNITY NURSES ST. MARYS OFFICE. TIMES AND DAYS ARE FLEXIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN BECOME A SENIOR OUTREACH VOLUNTEER AND HELP OUR SENIORS STAY SAFE IN THEIR HOMES, CALL THE COMMUNITY NURSES AT 834-1842.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE SINGLE LARGEST CAUSE OF INJURY TO WOMEN. IN THE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAUSES MORE INJURY THAN AUTO ACCIDENTS, RAPES AND MUGGINGS COMBINED. IT RESULTS IN EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HARM. PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. CALL FOR HELP AT A WAY OUT 814-274-0240 OR TOLL-FREE AT 877-334-3136. SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

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DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFER FROM ALCOHOLISM OR A DRUG ADDICTION? AL-ANON IS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES OF ALCOHOLICS AND ADDICTS. THE PROGRAM CAN HELP YOU REGAIN PEACE AND SERENITY IN YOUR LIFE. FREE WEEKLY MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY WEDENSDAY NIGHT FROM 7 TO 8:30 PM AT THE LIFE SUPPORT OUTREACH BUILDING ON CHESTNUT STREET IN EMPORIUM. FOR MORE INFO CALL VICKY AT 594-8442.

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DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFER FROM ALCOHOLISM OR A DRUG ADDICTION? AL-ANON IS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES OF ALCOHOLICS AND ADDICTS. THE PROGRAM CAN HELP YOU REGAIN PEACE AND SERENITY IN YOUR LIFE. FREE WEEKLY MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY MONDAY AT 7PM IN THE CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR BASEMENT AT 400 LIBERTY BLVD, ACROSS FROM CITY PARK IN DuBOIS. CHILD CARE IS PROVIDED. FOR MORE INFO CALL DANA AT 541-2779

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HAVE YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT OF VOLUNTEERING, BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO GET STARTED?  PASSAGES, INC. JUST MIGHT BE THE PLACE FOR YOU.  PASSAGES, INC.  PROVIDES FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES TO ANY PERSON IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE AS A RESULT OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CLARION, CLEARFIELD, AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES.  DID YOU KNOW THAT 1 IN 4 FEMALES AND 1 IN 6 MALES WILL BE ASSAULTED BY THE AGE OF 18?

PASSAGES, INC OFFERS FREE 40 HOUR TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS SO THEY CAN HELP THEIR COMMUNITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE CALL 1-800-793-3620.

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IF YOU  HAVE A GAMBLING PROBLEM, THE GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON CENTER STREET IN RIDGWAY IS HOLDING GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS SATURDAY NIGHTS AT 8PM IN ORDER TO HELP  YOUR ADDICTION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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