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Cherrytree VFD meeting to be held, tonight

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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 5:00 am

Good morning, everyone. Praying one survived those below normal temperatures of the last couple of weeks.

VFD news

Tonight, at 7, is the monthly VFD meeting. Hope to see some of you there.

Thank you everyone for keeping the wreath green again this year.


There has not been a TOPS meeting over the holidays. The TOPS group will have their first meeting of the new year, tonight.

Titusville TOPS meets on Monday evenings, at  First United Methodist Church, located at 203 W. Walnut St., in Titusville. Weigh in is from 5:15 till 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 6. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Area happenings

— A rabies clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at the Oakland Towship Volunteer Fire Department, in Dempseytown. There is a fee for the annual clinic. Dog licenses will also be available from the Venango County Treasures office. For more information, call (814) 677-8600.

— A Family Winterfest will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Jan. 27, at Pioneer Flats Pavilion, Two Mile Run. It will be hosted by Venango Fatherhood Initiative and Two Mile Run. Register by Jan. 24.

— A Pithole Sledding Party will be held Feb. 11, dependent on the weather.

Grab your sled and cruise down the snow covered slopes of Pennsylvania’s legendary oil boomtown. It’s the perfect way to shake off your winter blues. Participants will enjoy hours of fun in the snow, hot cocoa, snacks, history, and more.  Donations welcome. The event will begin at Pithole Visitor Center, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville.


Does the bitter cold have you and the kids stuck inside?

Here’s a few easy, kid/parent friendly snack recipes to make and enjoy together.

Cucumber canoes

Ingredients: 2 small cucumbers

1 cup low fat cottage cheese

Carrot, celery, and broccoli sticks

Directions: Slice cucumbers in half the long way. Scoop out seeds with a spoon.

Fill cucumber canoe with cottage cheese.

Assemble vegetable sticks for oars and people.

Fruit salad cones

Ingredients: 1 banana sliced

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup blueberries ( or other fruit of your choice)

1 8-ounce can crushed pineapples in its own juice

1 8-ounce carton lemon low fat yogurt

Ice cream cones — one per person

Directions: Mix together all ingredients. Chill. Scoop desired amount into cones.

Chocolate pudding

Ingredients: 2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 3/4 cups low fat milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter (optional)

Helpful hints

— Headache? Drink two glasses of Gatorade. It can relieve headache pain almost immediately — without the unpleasant side effects of traditional pain relievers.

— Stuffy nose? Try chewing two strong Altoids peppermints. They can clear your stuffy nose as well as a store bought inhaler.

— Sore throat? Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey. Take one tablespoon when needed.

— Achey muscles? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let mixture sit for 30 minutes. Apply as a massage oil for instant relief.


— We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

— Prayer: Don’t give God instructions — just report for duty!

— If God is your co-pilot, swap seats.

— When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.


in prayer

Mary Moore and Molly, Steve Reed, Paul Henderson, Evelyn McKee, Ann Wade, Ed Holzschuh, Paul Atkinson, Vickie Waugh, Kayla Johnson, Randy Zimmerman, and Gene and Shirly Solinger.

Community churches

— Breedtown Baptist. Pastor Ward Beers. 827-9331. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; church service, 11. Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service, 6 p.m.

— Resurrection Baptist Church. Pastor Jim Waugh. 827-0370. Family Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday preaching, 11; evening service, 6. Wednesday prayer service, 6 p.m.

— Open Door Baptist. Pastor Josh Welton. (814) 677-0448. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday worship service, 11; evening service, 7. Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m.

— Cherrytree Evangelical United Methodist. The Rev. Laurajane Stone. (814) 671-4239. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:15.

God bless.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:28

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