Good morning, everyone. I hope everyone had a great weekend.  

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:14,16  

Township news

Tonight, at 6:30, is the monthly supervisor’s meeting. Come out and see what is happening in the Township.

VFD news

Next Monday, at 7 p.m., is the monthly Cherrytree Township Volunteer Fire Department meeting. There will be a flea market on Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

If you would like to rent a table, contact Allen Wade, at 827-2567 or (814) 493-5334.  The kitchen will be open.


The meeting, of July 31, was opened by Debbie, with the TOPS and KOPS pledges.

The group had one KOPS and 10 TOPS for a total of 11 people. 

There was a total loss of 5 pounds. There were four turtles. Martha was the high TOPS loser. Debbie was the high KOPS loser.

Lisa won the menu drawing. Marjorie won the encouragement basket. Angel won the quarter fund, and donated it back to the chapter. The challenge for the week was “no ice cream.” 

The penalty was .25 cents per serving.

It was the installation of new officers and awards night for the months of May and June. Pam Knapp is the new chapter leader. Debbie Beers is the new co-leader. Martha Stansbury will be the secretary and Marjorie McCrillis is the secretary. Angel Frankenstein and Tammany Smith are weight recorders.

Awards were presented to the highest TOPS and KOPS losers for May and June. Martha was the high TOPS loser for May. There was no high KOPS loser. Marjorie and Lisa received honorable mentions for their achievements. For June Lisa was the high TOPS loser and Debbie was the high KOPS loser. Martha received honorable mention.

Angel and Sue each received an award for reaching a 10 pound weight loss goals.

The group welcomed its newest member, Jackie Samonski.

Titusville TOPS meets on Monday evenings, at Titusville United Methodist Church,  at 302 W. Walnut St.

Weigh-in starts at 5:15 p.m. The meeting starts at 6. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” — Matthew 24:7

Area happenings

Resurrection Baptist Church is having its annual tent meeting, which started Sunday.

Monday through Friday, the church will meet at 7 p.m. Come on out for some old-fashioned preaching that will stir your heart. There will be plenty of godly music and, of course, the fellowship is special. 

There will be a bon fire after the services, and Friday night will be the church’s chili cooking contest. You don’t want to miss this. RBC is located at 3515 state Route 8, five miles south of Titusville. Look for the red and white tents.

Oil Creek 

State Park 

The sunset to full moon hike will be held from 8:30 to 10 p.m., Aug. 7. The hike will start at Petroleum Centre and continue along the Gerard Trail to a popular grave yard and then travel back to Petroleum Centre. People should take flashlights and insect spray and wear good solid footwear. 

Oil Fest

The Titusville Oil Festival will be held Friday and Saturday. 

The theme this year is “Turning Gears and Years: Titusville Goes Steampunk.” 

More information is available by calling the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, at 827-2941, or online, at

There are a lot of activities for everyone.

Antique car show: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., BSI Financial Services parking lot, 314 S. Franklin St. Registration is free; rain or shine. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Concert: Sunday, 2 p.m., at Neilltown Church, east of Pleasantville; “Good for Nuthin’ String Band.” Monetary donation requested per person; seating limited; take seat cushion or folding chair. For more information, call (800) 483-6264, ext 110.


Brown sugar pie

Ingredients: One 9-inch pie crust, 1 c. brown sugar, ½ c. white sugar, 1 tsp. all purpose flour, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, ½ c. melted butter.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine brown sugar, white sugar, flour, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Mix in the melted butter. Pour filling into pie crust, bake in the preheated oven until filling is set. 

Helpful hints 

Uses for microfiber cloths: To help make cleaning easier, manufacturers have introduced wonderful new cleaning products and equipment. I love microfiber cloths because they are so handy and do a great cleaning job. Try these hints for using them around the house:

Auto: Keep several microfiber cloths underneath the front seat of your vehicle. Use them to dust off the dashboard, radio and steering wheel. 

Bathroom, kitchen: Store a couple of microfiber cloths in these locations because they will clean and shine the chrome, spiff up mirrors and are great for wiping off the sink. When the cloths become dirty, toss them into the washing machine. 

Pets: Freshen up your dog by lightly dampening a microfiber cloth with water and wiping over its fur. If your cat or dog needs to get the gunk out of its eyes, a microfiber cloth will do the job nicely. And if your pet, like Cabbie, my miniature schnauzer, gets a dirty beard after eating, the cloth will remove that food crud.

Plants: To take dust off live or artificial leaves, lightly dampen a microfiber cloth and wipe over the leaves. This will also add a bit of moisture to the real plants, too. 


It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then, I thought, look what’s telling me that.

A farmer in the field with his cows counted 196 of them, but when he rounded them up, he had 200.

“The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.” — Proverbs 29:13


in prayer 

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

As many of you may know, Evelyn McKee has moved to Independence Court, in Erie. Her address is 41 West Gore Road, Erie, Pa., 16509. She would love to hear from her friends and neighbors. If you would like her phone number, please feel free to contact me. 

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. 

— Resurrection Baptist Church: Pastor Jim Waugh. 827-0370.

Family Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday preaching, 1; 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.

Submit news

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

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