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Friends of the Library to meet tonight

| Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 9:31 p.m.

Friends of the Library will hold its monthly meeting 6 p.m. today in the Scottdale Public Library, Spring Street. New members are always welcome.

A venison spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Masonic Lodge, Route 982, Connellsville.

Paradise United Methodist Church will hold its fall festival after worship service on Sunday. A covered dish lunch will be offered at noon. At 1 p.m., the football game will be on and there will be activities for all ages. The theme is football and activities will be outside if the weather permits. Please dress warm, wear black and gold and make sure you have shoes you can play in. There will be a corn hole competition.

The Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hoagies this weekend. Please support your firefighters.

Scottdale Council will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday in the borough building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road.

On Monday, all fans of Engelbert Humperdinck can hear him perform at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 724-836-8000 or visit at www.thepalacetheatre.org.

Readers, roll up your sleeves and be a part of the wellness check from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Christ United Methodist Church, Market Street, Scottdale. This event is sponsored by Excela Health and the Scottdale Kiwanis Club. For more information, call 877-771-1234.

Food bank distribution will take place Wednesday at the Christ United Methodist Church, Market Street, Scottdale. Doors open at 11 a.m. For more information, call 724-887-7641.

To focus attention on the litter problem, the Pennsylvania Resources Council is conducting its annual Lens On Litter Photo Contest. Deadline for submission is Oct. 31. Examples of previous winners can be seen at www.prc.org. The contest identifies sites, which PRC then targets for cleanup through local action — be it the governing body or civic-minded organizations. Send entries (limit three per person) to the Pennsylvania Resources Council, 3606 Providence Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. All entries must contain on back of photo: entrant's name, address, telephone number, title given to photo, location of litter site, entrant's age, the school grade and school name. For more information, call 610-353-1555.

Westmoreland County Community College is offering Police Officers Training Academy classes for part-time municipal police officers now. For more information or an application, call 724-925-4112.

Student artists are invited to create a weather drawing for the Daily Courier in whatever season you enjoy drawing. Please put your first and last name, school and town you live in on the back of your drawing. Holiday drawings are welcome, too. Send or drop off drawing to Daily Courier, Attention Newsroom, 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville, PA 15425. For more information, call the newsroom at 724-626-3530.

A thank you goes out to the Scottdale Kiwanis Club for taking time to beautify the gazebo by painting and whatever else needed done. Those who took the time to help were Dave and Ruth Ann Bigley, Barry Brooks, Lois Eberly, Angelo Pallone, Jim Pallygus and Clyde Stoner. Thank you for volunteering your time for a good cause.

Members of the Southmoreland Class of 1982, please email Margie Morrison Wicker at wicker1132@comcast.net if you haven't received an invitation to the 30th reunion to be held Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn in Uniontown.

You can purchase roses from a Scottdale Kiwanis Club member for $18 a dozen. Pick up or delivery will be Oct. 25.

“Dracula, the Musical” will be performed 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 to 13 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St. For more information or tickets, call 724-887-0887.

Congratulations to the following young ladies chosen to the 2012 Southmoreland High School Homecoming Court: Kiana Craft, Emily Helms, Danielle Indovina, Maddy Nelson, Zoe Ripple, Lauren Virgin and Brooke Zimmerman. Good luck to all of you.

Sign up for food and toys now at the Scottdale Salvation Army. Please call 724-887-0816 to put in your application.

I recently attended the 93rd anniversary and homecoming of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale. The Rev. Marvin Wright is pastor. Last month former pastor Robert Shipman of Prince of Peace Baptist Church, Philadelphia, was speaker. He also brought his mime group. A delicious dinner was served and the musical selections were outstanding.

Readers, 93 years is a wonderful record for a church to be in existence. It was a beautiful afternoon of fellowship.

Enjoy the autumn weather.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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