Youth movie night planned at Indian Creek Baptist Church
A youth movie night will be held at the Indian Creek Baptist Church gym, 1276 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. All youth in grades seventh through 12th are welcome. Come enjoy pizza, snacks, and fellowship. Admission is free. Bring a friend. For more information, call 724-455-7265.
• The Mountain Watershed Association and Fayette Marcellus Watch are sponsoring a public meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the East End United Community Center, 150 Coolspring St., Uniontown, regarding the proposed North Union Texas Eastern Compressor Station Expansion. This meeting is to discuss the proposed facility change and to assist citizens in submitting comments to the Department of Environmental Protection. Texas Eastern has submitted a proposal to expand its existing natural-gas fired compressor station in North Union, Fayette County. This expansion will cause the DEP to consider the Uniontown Compressor Station a major source of air pollution. The DEP will accept public comments until Feb. 3. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call the association at 724-455-4200, ext. 4 or e-mail MWA's community organizer Kathryn Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711, Stahlstown. This month's speaker will be Roger Pritts, co-president of the Mountain Watershed Association and a lifelong resident of the Indian Creek Valley. He will present a slide presentation on the goals of the association and what has been accomplished since its beginning in 1994. In 1994, there was a deep mine proposal in the Indian Creek Watershed. This proposal was defeated due to the danger to the watershed including pollution to the streams and discharges throughout the watershed. After the victory, citizens decided to build an organization dedicated to protecting the watershed and cleaning up 125 years of poor mining practices. Since then, the association has constructed five mine drainage treatment systems and completed many other projects which have improved water quality. It is a nonprofit organization with 1,200 members. The goal of the association is to protect, preserve, and restore Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River Watersheds. Everyone is invited to come and hear more about the restoration of Indian Creek and the other projects of the Mountain Watershed Association. Chestnut Ridge Historical Society meetings are always open to the public.
• Champion Christian School will hold a Community Visit Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Both the South Campus in Indian Head (preschool to sixth grade) and the North Campus in Donegal (preschool and seventh to 12th grades) will be open for tours. The faculty and staff will be available for questions. At 6:30 p.m., at the South Campus only, there will be a Kindergarten Readiness Seminar. This is for parents of students entering kindergarten in the fall no matter what school they will attend.
• The Christian Family and Children's Center continues its winter concert series. Upcoming artists will be: Noel McLeary on Feb. 7 and Zach Ellsworth on March 7. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door. If you have any questions, are interested in tickets or would like posters, call 724-455-2122, ext. 101.
• It's time for the Old Fashioned Buckwheat Cake and Pancake breakfasts at the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co. firehouse, 755 Mill Run Road. Come have buckwheat cakes, pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee. Have all the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person. The winter schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8, March 8 and April 5. Proceeds benefit the hose company.
• The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Kara May, a sixth-grade student from Springfield Elementary School, for being named the recipient of the November 2013 Student of the Month Award sponsored by the First National Bank of Indian Head.
• There is an auction the first Friday of the month at the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711. Preview is at 5 p.m. and the auction is from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 724-771-5436.
• If your child is in kindergarten through sixth grade, they are invited to attend the King's Kids Club at the Indian Creek Baptist Church, 1276 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, each Friday through Feb. 21 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Parents need to pick up children at 5:30 p.m. A permission slip must be turned into the school for your child to ride the bus to the church. Parents must provide transportation to the church until a permission slip is turned in. If there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no King's Kids Club. If you have any questions or need more information, call Sharon Weible at 724-455-7184 or Shannon Bryner at 724-455-4593. Please do not call the school.
• Last week's trivia question was: What two actress sisters won Oscars? Jim Shawley, Bill Shepler, Doris Randall and Betty Bando called to answer. The correct answer is Olivia DeHavilland and Joan Fontaine.
• This week's question is asked by Jack Kalp: How did washing machines operate before electricity?
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.