1-day fur-taking certification class planned in Acme
A one-day certification class for any person desiring to improve their skills and learn more about fur-taking will be held 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Indian Creek Valley Sportsman Club, 235 Keslar School Road, Acme. Cost for the course is $15 and you must pre-register. Space is limited. Prior to attending this one-day class, you must complete the independent study part of this training by clicking on a link at www.register-ed.com/events/view/36899. The independent study part of the training will require about six to eight hours to complete. To receive a training certificate recognized by other states or provinces, you must pass a written exam at this class. This program also includes training on the use of cable restraint devices to trap certain fur-bearing animals. Students should bring waders hip boots or other wading gear to be used during the instruction on making water sets. To register or for more information, visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/36899.
Mountain Watershed Association is hosting a free Children's Fishing Derby and a Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser on Saturday at C.W. Resh Park in Indian Head. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with the start of the Children's Fishing Derby. Kids age 12 and younger can participate with adult supervision. This event is free of charge. There will be a break in the fishing action for lunch, which is provided, around 11:45 a.m. By 12:30 p.m., the fishing lines are again flying until the close of the derby at 2 p.m. Participants must bring their own rod and tackle; bait will be provided. All participants will be entered into the door prize drawing. At 1:30 p.m., MWA's annual Rubber Ducky Race will begin. For a donation of $5, you can have two chances to win. For more information, tickets or to register, call the Mountain Watershed Association at 724-455-4200, ext. 3 or email email@example.com.
Everyone is invited to the County Line Church of the Brethren, County Line Road, Champion, for a fall revival service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. Royden Airesman. Special music will be provided by the children of County Line Church. For questions, call 724-593-2680 and leave a message.
Hickory Square United Methodist Church, Hickory Square Road, Dawson, will hold its annual Homecoming Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be special music and a meal following. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Roy Butt is pastor.
Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies at the intersection in Normalville on Oct. 5.
The Christian Family & Children's Center is going to the Women of Faith conference at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh on Oct. 4 and 5. There is still room on the school bus. Call the South Campus at 724-455-2122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
The annual Lions Club Flea Market and Pancake/Buckwheat Cake Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. There will be flea market vendors inside and out. The pancake and/or buckwheat cake, all the cakes you can eat, comes with home fries and sausage. Meals will be available all day, along with hot sandwiches and drinks. There also will be a bake sale. Come out and support the Lions Club. Vendors are needed. For more information or space rentals, call Greg Grimm at 724-455-2452 or 724-323-5958.
A Ten Commandments monument dedication will be held Oct. 5 at the Normalville United Methodist Church, 3270 Springfield Pike, Normalville. The public is invited to enjoy food and fellowship at 5 p.m. with the dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Mark Sholtis at 724-628-7953.
Evangelist Dwight Smith will be preaching at a week of revival meetings at the Mt. Zion Community Church, Kreinbrook Hill Road, Acme, behind Bear Rocks Community, Oct. 6 to 11. The services begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 and continue each night through Oct. 11, when at 7 p.m. Doyle Robertson, former Bill Rice Ranch music man, will lead the special music. A special program will be provided each night for children up to the fourth grade. The public is warmly invited. For directions, visit www.mtzionacme.org or call 724-547-3028 during business hours.
Catholic Daughters of America Court #260 is sponsoring a trip to the Rivers Casino on Oct. 18. The cost is $25 with a return of $20 free play and a $5 food voucher. Reservations can be made by calling 724-628-9628 or 724-628-7553. Reservations are due by Oct. 11.
The Normalville United Methodist Church, 3270 Springfield Pike, will hold Renewal and Revival services at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to 16. The speaker each night will be Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference General Evangelist the Rev. Christine Rogan. She currently pastors two United Methodist churches in Meadville. Call Pastor Mark Sholtis at 724-628-7953 for more information.
Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Pizza and Wing Night from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at the fire hall, 2287 Springfield Pike. Pizzas are $8.25 each for plain and pepperoni and $1 for extra toppings. Wings are $8 for a dozen and $4 for half-dozen. For more information, call 724-812-6469 or 724-455-6510 and leave a message. The event benefits the fire department.
There will be a Basket Bingo on Oct. 20 at the Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department fire hall, 2287 Springfield Pike. Doors open at 1 p.m.; bingo starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5; extra cards are $1 each. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 724-455-2477 or 724-455-6510 and leave a message. The bingo benefits its Ladies Auxiliary.
Happy birthday to Jeremy Knupp and Jim Shawley, who celebrate their birthdays Sunday.
Last week's trivia question was: What U.S. President later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? Betty Bando, Elsie Adams, Ethan Barkley, Bill Shepler, Don Chearney, and Dink Critchfield all called or emailed to answer. The correct answer is William Howard Taft.
This week's question is: Where was the Pennsylvania village of Hammondville located?
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.