Good morning, everyone. Praying everyone had a safe and healthy holiday season. 

As we head into 2018, lets look ahead to all the blessing of family and friends.

“The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.” — Numbers 14:18

Township news

Due to the New Years Day being on Monday the monthly supervisor’s meeting will be held today, at 6:30 p.m., at the township building. The auditor’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, at 1 p.m.

VFD news

Next Monday, at 7 p.m., will be the monthly VFD meeting.


There was no TOPS meeting over the holidays. The next meeting will be on Jan. 8.

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 to 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 6. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Area happenings

A Pithole Sledding Party will be held Feb. 11 (weather dependent).

The public will have an opportunity to cruise down the snow-covered slopes of Pennsylvania’s legendary oil boomtown — Pithole.

Participants will enjoy hours of fun in the snow, hot cocoa, snacks, and history.   Donations will be accepted. The Pithole Visitor Center is located at 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville.

Helpful hints

— Baby shampoo is not only gentle for babies hair, but can also be used by adults for soft shiny hair. 

— To clean oil based paint off of your hands, use vegetable oil. Then wash hands with warm soapy water. 

— Before storing clothes that have been dry cleaned, remove them from the plastic bag, as the bag may cause clothes to yellow. 

— If you have weeds growing in the cracks of your patio, deck, or driveway, kill them by spraying them with a solution of 1/4 cup of salt added to 1 gallon of water. To keep weeds from returning to the cracks of your patio, deck, or driveway, keep salt in the cracks.

— Remove onion smell from your hands by first washing them with soap and water. Then, while hands are still wet, rub them over the faucet spout.


Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. 

If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has. 


in prayer

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

— 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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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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