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Pithole sledding party to be held Feb. 11

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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 5:00 am

Good morning, everyone. How sad to hear that Tarr’s Country Store is closing. I loved driving by there and seeing Mrs. Tarr sitting outside. Also, sad that Maria’s and the former New Life Care Center burned down on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Hopefully, the Lighthouse Christian Center will not be torn down as well.


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 snow shoe hike will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at Two Mile Run Park, weather permitting. Call (814) 676-6116 for more information.

The Family Winterfest will be held at 11:30 a.m., 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.


Dixie Dip

Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup chopped pecans

2 Tablespoon olive brine

1 cup salad olives

dash of Tabasco

Directions: Mix cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Blend in other ingredients.

Chicken soup fast n’ easy

Ingredients: 1 stewing chicken

1 can cream of celery soup

1 cup cream of mushroom soup

1 cup cream of onion soup

Directions: Stew chicken in seasoned water; remove from pot and remove chicken from bone. Add soups, undiluted. Heat on medium until mixture “smooths” out. You can help it along with a whisk. Serve over rice or noodles. Super fast.

Chuck roast

Ingredients: 1 chuck roast

1 package Dry onion soup mix

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2 Tablespoon A.1. Steak Sauce

Directions: Brush roast with steak sauce. Sprinkle with dry soup mix. Pour on mushroom soup. Cover top with foil and bake 2 ½ to 3 hours at 350 degrees.

Appreciation goes to Jan for the recipes.

Helpful hints

— Place a damp wash cloth in a zip lock bag and put it in the freezer,when baby starts teething remove the the cloth from the bag and let them chew on it,  it’s soothing to there gums.

— Babies teething toys can be cleaned and sanitized by securing them to the top basket of the dish washer when doing a load of dishes.

— Use 20 Mule Team Borax to wash baby clothes ,if clothing is stained soak them for 30 minutes in 20 Mule Team Borax ,then put them through the wash cycle.

— When washing and drying kids sleepwear or any other clothing that is flame-retardent do not use softener or dryer sheets, it removes the retardent.


I have as much authority as the Pope, i just don’t have as many people who believe it.

Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.

It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.


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 Shirley 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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