Treasures for children

The Salvation Army of Pleasantville will hold Treasures for Children sign-ups on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pleasantville United Methodist Church. This program is for kids, newborns through age 13. Please bring your access card and driver’s license to sign up. To learn more, call Judy, at (814) 673-6682.


The Salvation Army of Pleasantville is currently accepting applications for its “Bundle-Up” program. Children, up to age 18, and senior citizens 62 and older, will be given a voucher for coats and boots. Vouchers can be used at K-mart. 

There is a limited number of vouchers available, and children will be helped on a first come, first served basis.  

Please note, if the Salvation Army helped your children with school clothes, it will not be able to help them with bundle-up, since there are limited resources and many clients. 

Sign-ups will be held at Pleasantville United Methodist Church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Finding life again

Pleasantville United Methodist Church is starting a new support and fellowship group, “Finding Life Again.” If you have experienced the pain of losing a spouse, you are invited. Lunch together at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville, on Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m. Join others who have experienced the same loss. Find support and encouragement with others who know what losing a spouse means. This group is open to men and women. Lunch is at your expense.


Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Thursday, at 6 p.m., at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. The selection for the month is “The Life We Bury,” by Allen Eskens. All are welcome to attend.

Santa’s Workshop

St. Titus Church will hold its 43rd annual Santa’s Workshop on Nov. 10 and 11, at Cross Creek Resort. A variety of vendors will offer handmade arts and crafts and unique gift items. To celebrate the holiday season, Santa’s Workshop will again be adorned with decorated trees sponsored by local businesses. Santa will be visiting on Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Nov. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. As always, Santa’s Café will be serving delicious signature soups, sandwiches, and deserts. 

Also offered will be a basket raffle, with a variety of themed baskets, and a money raffle, as well as a chance auction, which includes samplings from the workshop’s vendors. Santa’s Workshop will be open Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. All proceeds benefit the Faith Formation Program of Saint Titus.

Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out will be Dec. 5. Cocktails/hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served 7. Dinner will be chicken cordon bleu, roasted red skin potatoes, green bean almondine, salad and rolls, dessert, and beverages. There is a fee for this dinner. Bring an unwrapped gift for a child. Wrapping paper is always appreciated also. There will be lots of baskets and goodies to bid on, $100.00 gift cards, and Pittsburgh Penguin tickets.  

Proceeds benefit Associated Charities.  

To help expedite the evening, make advanced payment and reservations. A table for prepaid parties of 8 and 10 will be reserved. Final reservations must be made by Nov. 20. Call Kathleen Morrison, at 758-9563, Suzanne Good, at 673-5214, Donna Roessner, at 720-5692, or Brenda Stearns, at 827-1665, for reservations. 


Maxine Carson is celebrating her 80th birthday today. If you see her out and about, wish her a happy birthday. 

When I’m 

an Old Lady

When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kid,

And bring so much happiness just as they did.

I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided.

Returning each deed!  Oh, they’ll be so excited!

When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

I’ll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues,

And I’ll bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.

I’ll drink from the carton and then leave it out.

I’ll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they’ll shout!

When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

When they’re on the phone and just out of reach,

I’ll get into things like sugar and bleach.

Oh, they’ll snap their fingers and then shake their head,

When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,

I’ll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,

I’ll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,

And when they get angry I’ll run if I’m able!

When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

I’ll sit close to the TV, through channels I’ll click,

I’ll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.

I’ll take off my socks and throw one away,

And play in the mud ‘til the end of the day!

When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

And later in bed, I’ll lay back and sigh,

I’ll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.

My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,

And say with a groan, “She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!”

by Joanne Bailey Baxter

Unique and bizarre holidays

Today, Oct. 31: Carve a Pumpkin Day, Halloween, and Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

Nov. 1: All Saint’s Day

Nov. 2: All Soul’s Day, Deviled Egg Day,  Look for Circles Day, Men Make Dinner Day, and Plan Your Epitaph Day

Nov. 3: Housewife’s Day and Sandwich Day

Nov. 4: Book Lovers Day and King Tut Day

Nov. 5: Gunpowder Day and Guy Fawkes Day

Nov. 6: Marooned without a Compass Day and Saxophone Day


Old school pecan pie

This is one of the simplest and easiest pies to make. 

Either buy already prepared pie crust or make your own. 

Line an 8-inch pie pan. Mix 4 whole eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup Karo syrup, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 1 cup pecan halves.

Place pecans in pie shell. Mix all remaining ingredients together with mixer and add to the pie shell.  

Cook in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Quote of the week

“Self worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about yourself, it’s hard to feel good about anything else. Be yourself and be happy!” — Honey Child



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