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Everson firemen will sell hoagies on Pittsburgh Street

The Everson Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies on Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale this weekend.

For your information, the number for the poison center is 800-222-1222.

Volunteers are still needed for the Scottdale Salvation Army, specifically a human service secretary. If interested, call the office at 724-887-0816 and leave your name and phone number.

Mark your calendar for Jan. 28 "Night at the Races" sponsored by the Everson VFD and held at the fire department, Jones Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call Ryan Fissella at 724-557-6248.

Want to try and lose weight• Become a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), which meets at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale, at 6 p.m. for weigh in. For more information about this group, call Donna Hunker at 724-887-9631 or e-mail at donalee@zoominternet.net .

Everson Borough welcomes Chris Kozlowski as its newest police officer.

Thank you to all police who were involved with Shop-with-a-Cop event sponsored by the state police. Children were provided with merchandise ($100) at Wal-Mart. Various fundraisers, such as golf outings, provided a large portion of the money. A big thanks to those who donated and to the officers who helped make a great memory for a child in need.

Remember the Pittsburgh Power• Call 888-769-2011 or visit at www.pittsburghpowerfootball.com to see if there is still an opportunity to get a deal on tickets.

Scottdale is proud of band participants Mallory Garsteck, Laura Lee, Jared McCargo, Rachel Murphy, Jessica Shotts and Grant Washington who performed at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Honors Band concert. Also, kudos to Aaron Dugger, Elaina Kaufman, Jessica Shotts and Sarah Thompson, who were participants at District Jazz Band held at Norwin.

There will be an open house and get-together starting at 8 a.m. Jan. 21 at St. Vincent College. To register for this event, call 800-782-5549 or fax at 724-805-2953 or visit at www.stvincent.edu .

A Bullskin church has created a new after-school program to meet the needs of area children. The 982 Kids Crew program is meeting every Wednesday in January and February. The new program is a ministry of Paradise United Methodist Church.The new program is free and open to all Bullskin Township Elementary School students, kindergarten through sixth grade.

EW Colborn Inc. of Mill Run has donated the use of a bus to transport students registered with the program from Bullskin school to the program at the church. When the program ends at 6 p.m. a parent or guardian is responsible for picking up the children at the church. For more information, visit www.982kids.org or to register, call 724-619-1628.

Scottdale Community Pool has already started new swim classes. For information on classes and programs offered, e-mail at scottdalepool@zoominternet.net or call 724-887-0667.

There were 15 Southmoreland cheerleaders who performed at half time at the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans. Congratulations on making the trip by fundraisers and the support of donations from individuals and businesses in the Scottdale area.

Readers, it is wonderful when everyone sticks together and supports a wonderful cause for students who will always remember the event. Thank you.

Keep warm this week.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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