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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:00 am

Good morning, everyone. Hope everyone had a great week.  

Township news

The monthly Supervisors meeting was held last Monday night. At the meeting on Monday, the Township Supervisors voted to give an employee with one years service a $1.75 per hour raise. Also, the supervisors voted to remove the re-cycle dumpsters. These will be removed within the next few days.

VFD news

The monthly meeting of the VFD is tonight, at 7. Come out and see what is happening within the VFD.

Area news

— There was no TOPS meeting last week due to the holiday.

Titusville TOPS meets at Titusville United Methodist Church, located at 302 W. Walnut St., on Monday evenings. Weigh-in is from 5:15 till 6. The meeting starts at 6. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

— Cherrytree Evangelical United Methodist Church has a new pastor as of July 1. Her name is Rev. Laurajane Stone.

Her phone number is (814) 671-4239.

She is a seminary graduate who grew up in Oil City. She currently lives in Barkeyville, with her husband Charlie, and her two sons, Jackson and Thatcher. She is excited to be serving at Cherrytree and the sister church, Worden Chapel. Contact Pastor Laurajane for any needs or concerns. She welcomes all to come and worship. The worship time is 10 a.m., with Sunday School to follow, at 11:15. If you have any questions, call Karla Ohl, at 827-6788.

Area happenings

— Don’t miss revival week, starting today, at Titusville Church of Christ.

The theme is “UNTIL THAT TRUMPET” (1 Thessalonians / Pastor Jim Moore).

Today, at 6 p.m., will be singing and revival preaching with refreshments to follow.

Tuesday, at 6 p.m., is  family movie night. The movie will be, “Is Genesis History?” Popcorn and soda will be served.

Wednesday, at 6 p.m., will be singing and revival preaching, with refreshments to follow.

Thursday, at 6 p.m., will be singing and revival preaching, with refreshments to follow.

Friday, at 6 p.m., The SLIM Brothers will be in concert. There will also be revival preaching, with refreshments to follow.

Admission is free, though we will pass a love offering each night for the mission work the group helps support in Nairobi, Kenya.

Thank you in advance for considering a generous gift to further Christ’s work in Africa.

Come one night or every night and you’ll be blessed as the group draws close to the Lord during revival week.

— Cheryl Hancock-Watts moved to Israel in 1999 and founded a ministry with a local MBB, or “Muslim Background Believer,” in 2002. Because his life was in jeopardy they managed to get asylum for him in Europe, in 2008.

Cheryl married Len Watts in 2014 and they continued the ministry together, distributing aid and hope to those in need, reaching beyond borders taking the Love of the Lord to all people groups in Israel.

Len and Cheryl are members of the International Press Association, and are free-lance journalists sending reports to various media outlets in the West.

 Len and Cheryl will be speaking on the latest developments in Israel and the region, and how today’s current affairs affect us all. They will also bring exciting updates concerning Biblical prophecy, and how the Lord is working among the people in the “Holy Land.”

Len and Cheryl will be speaking at Titusville First Baptist Church, 216 N. Perry St., Titusville.

For additional info, contact pastor Brian Borger, at (814) 673-3715.

— HOTAfest will be held Friday through Sunday, in Titusville at the University of Pittsburgh. A complete schedule is available online, at

— World War II Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. The war re-enactment train departs at 1 p.m. For more information, call (814) 676-1733.


It is the season for macaroni salad and everyone seems to have there own special recipe. But let’s be brave and change it up for once. Here are a couple recipe ideas

Special macaroni salad


— 1 pound macaroni pasta, cooked

— 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

— 1 medium onion, chopped

— 4 medium carrots, shredded

— 1 cup vinegar

— 1 can sweetened condensed milk

— 2 cups mayonnaise

— 1 teaspoon salt

— 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Mix cooled macaroni with vegetables. Blend vinegar, condensed milk, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Stir into salad. Chill for 4 hours.

Make your favorite macaroni salad and add these ingredients to bump it up a notch.

Ham, bacon, cheese, and pea macaroni salad


— 2 pounds prepared macaroni salad

— 3/4 pound ham, cut into strips

— 1/2 pound sugar snap peas

— 1/4 pound cheddar cheese cubes

— 1/4 pound mozzarella cheese cubes

— 8 slices crumbled cooked bacon


Toss together macaroni salad and ham in bowl. Slice sugar snap peas in half. Add to bowl along with cheese and bacon.

Chill until serving.


— The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

— At what age is it appropriate to tell my dog that he’s adopted?

— The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.

— A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

Remember in prayer

Mary Moore, Steve Reed, Robin Wyant, Paul Henderson, Evelyn McKee, Jerry Stansbury, Jason Reed, Cody Manners, Ann Wade, Ed Holzschuh, Carolle Burns, and Paul Atkinson.

Community churches

— Breedtown Baptist

Pastor Ward Beers


Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; church service, 11.

Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service, 6.

— Resurrection Baptist Church

Pastor Jim Waugh


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

Rev. Laurajane Stone.

(814) 671-4239

Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11.

God bless!

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

If you would like to submit any news items, birthdays, anniversaries, or have any ideas for this column, contact Charlene Armstrong, at or (814) 493-1488.

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