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*LAST UPDATED 12/11/2017

 

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THE GUARDIAN ANGEL CENTER IN KERSEY WILL BE CLOSED IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2018

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A representative of CORE, the Center for Organ Recover and Education, will be

at Penn Highlands Elk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The representative will be available to answer questions about organ donation and provide

awareness information. He will also be able to help sign people up to be future donors.

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Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) will host his next Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. This no-cost seminar will be held at the Punxsutawney Area High School Auditorium, 500 N. Findley St. Seating is limited and will fill up quickly, so interested individuals should register as soon as possible by calling Dush’s Punxsutawney district office at (814) 938-4225. (Please note:  Firearms are prohibited on school property.) 

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Celebrate Christmas Comedy Concert starring Torry Martin.  Torry is a christian comedian, writer, author and actor.  Torry has starred in recent hits Heaven Bound, and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.  The comedy concert is on Saturday December 16 at 7PM, at Weedville Wesleyan Church.  Admission is FREE.  For more information call 814-787-7205, or go to facebook.com/weedvillewesleyanchurch

 

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Attention, Elk County Christian/Catholic High School Alumni! Please consider joining them  for the annual Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Day on Thursday, December 21. This day focuses on sharing positive educational and career experiences with current ECC students in an attempt to directly connect them to the Elk County Catholic alumni community.  All alumni are welcome, especially young alumni home on Christmas break. If you are interested in attending, know someone who may be interested, or have questions or concerns, please call 834-7800 

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St Leos Church in Ridgway from 1 to 6pm on December 22nd, in Bradford on December 19th from 1 to 530pm at the Church of The Nazarene  on north bennett street, also in Bradford at Family Video 1 to 6pm December 29th and at bob Evans in Warren December 21st 1 to 6pm

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Shoe Sensation in the saint Marys plaza is participating in the Socks For Troops collection drive. Bring in new socks or buy new socks until December 24th. All socks will go to our US Military men and women.

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Dubois mall Tuesday January 2nd from 10am to 230pm. All presenting donors at Bleed Blue Drives through February 10th will be entered to win a VIP Penn state hockey package including game tickets, parking pass and in game recognition as a donor. To make an appointment call 1 800 red cross or go to redcrossblood.org

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THE CAMERON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY BUYING CHAMBER BUCKS. THE GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR CHAMBER BUCKS SPEND JUST LIKE CASH AT LOCAL MERCHANTS.  CHAMBER STAFF WILL PERSONALIZE THE GIFT CERTIFICATE AND ENVELOPE. CALL 486-4314 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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IF YOU’RE A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, NON-PROFIT, SCHOOL, OR MUNICIPALITY THAT SERVES ELK OR CAMERON COUNTY, OR HAVE A PROJECT THAT WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY YOU’RE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A TEAM WITH LEADERSHIP ELK COUNTY. SELECTION IS BASED ON DIRECT COMMUNITY IMPACT, SUSTAINABILITY, PROVISION OF SUFFICIENT RESPONSIBILITY, AND IDENTIFICATION OF APPROPRIATE LEADERSHIP. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 9. FOR MORE INFO OR AN APPLICATION GO ONLINE TO LEADERSHIPELKCOUNTY.COM

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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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IS YOUR CHILD EXPIERIENCING ACADEMIC, BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL OR EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT? IS YOUR CHILD EXPIERIENCING MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT COULD INTERFERE WITH ACADEMIC OR SOCIAL GROWTH? DOES YOUR CHILD EXHIBITY OUTSTANDING TALENT OR PERFORM AT REMARKABLY HIGH LEVELS AS COMPARED TO PEERS? IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, THE RIDGWAY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN OFFER SUPPORT TO YOU AND YOUR CHILD THROUGH SCREENINGS AND EVALUATIONS THAT CAN ASSESS OUR CHILDS COGNITIVIE AND ACHIEVEMENT PERFORMANCE AND BEHAVIOR. THERE IS NO COST TO THE PARENT OR CHILD FOR ANY OF THIS. CALL THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES AT 776 4255 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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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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