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Youth Church Camp spaghetti dinner planned

| Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:21 p.m.

Clinton Church of God, 640 Buchanan Road, will hold a Youth Church Camp spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Please come out and let the youth serve you a delicious spaghetti dinner as they earn money to attend summer church camp. Last year there were 18 campers and plan for 18 again this year. The menu includes a delicious spaghetti dinner with salad, meatball, bread and butter, beverage and dessert. Dinner tickets cost $7.50 for adults; $6 for senior citizens age 60 and older and children ages 4 to 12. There will be a quilt raffle, too. All are welcome. Takeout will be available.

• County Line Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12; children age 4 and younger eat free. On the menu will be spaghetti (all you can eat), two meatballs (additional meatballs cost $1 for two), salad, roll, cake and beverage. Carry-out will be available. The church is located at 1411 County Line Road, Champion. For any questions, call 724-593-2680.

• Come to a huge school yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Christian Academy, 159 Kreinbrook Hill Road, Acme. There will be all kinds of clothing, toys, furniture, dishware and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the school. Come rain or snow, it is all indoors. For directions, visit or call 724-547-3028 during business hours.

• Saltlick Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall in Indian Head. Indoor tables are $8; outdoor spaces are $5. Bring your own table. There will be a bake sale and food available to purchase. For more information or to rent a table or a space, call 724-455-1109.

• The local Methodist men's group will sponsor a strawberry festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 328 Calvary Church Road, Acme (near Ritenour Lumber). The cost is $5.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4 to 12. Children age 3 and younger eat free. All-you-can-eat strawberries, cake, ice cream and beverage are on the menu. Also available to purchase will be hamburgers, sloppy joes, ham barbecue and hot dogs with sauerkraut. Everyone is welcome.

• A special service for the ICV Food Pantry will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Indian Head Church of God, 691 Indian Creek Valley Road. The Gospel Trio will perform gospel music with refreshments following. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken. Nonperishable items will be collected to benefit the food pantry. The ICV Food Pantry benefits the needy people of Saltlick and Springfield townships.

• Join Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited for a screening of the film “Where the Yellowstone Goes” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. “Where the Yellowstone Goes” follows a 30-day drift boat journey down the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. Intimate portraits of locals in both booming cities and dwindling towns along the way illustrate the history and conservation controversies surrounding this enigmatic watershed. Proceeds benefit the local Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited and their efforts to conserve the Yough.

• Donegal VFW Post 6743 will be posting colors at the Mt. Nebo Church of God, 678 Back Creek Road, Champion, on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The Donegal VFW Post 6743 and the American Legion Post 941 will be posting colors at Laurel Highlands Campland, 1001 Clubhouse Drive, Donegal, and Mountain Pines Resort, 1662 Indian Creek Valley Road, Champion, on May 24 beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Laurel Highlands Campland and then on to Mountain Pines afterward.

• Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Road, will hold its Election Day spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. It is all-you-can-eat spaghetti (only), meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Advanced tickets are: $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Tickets at the door will be $7.50 for adults and $4 for children. Children age 4 and younger eat free. Takeout will be available. Your support for this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. For more information, call 724-887-0655.

• The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cook Township Community Center. This month's speaker will be Duaine Fuoss, who will speak about Native American artifacts, which include thousands of arrowheads and spearheads, and the history of Native American ancestors. The meetings are always open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

• Mountain Watershed Association will host a community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the proposed deep mine in Donegal and Saltlick townships. Meeting will be held in Highlands Hall at the intersection of routes 381, 711 and 31 in Jones Mills. Community members are invited to attend to learn about the proposal, people and places that could be affected, and the timeline. There also will be information on possible associated hazards, including loss of property values, impacts to spring and well water, flooding of Champion Creek, potential for new mine drainage discharges into Indian and Champion creeks, and noise and safety issues from heavy truck traffic and fans. Mining maps will be available so residents can get a sense of the proposal and ensure their personal information is correct. Area residents are encouraged to attend, ask questions, offer ideas and opinions, and find out how to get involved. Light refreshments will be available. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Beverly Braverman at the Mountain Watershed Association at 724-455-4200, ext. 1 or email

• Donegal VFW Post 6743 and American Legion Post 941 will hold Memorial Day services on May 25 beginning at the Melcroft memorial at noon, the Stahlstown memorial at 12:30 p.m., Donegal American Legion at 1 p.m. and finish at the Donegal VFW at 1:30 p.m.

Last week's trivia question was: Which president issued a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May Mother's Day? Bob Shoenberger, Doris Randall, Peggy Magyor, Henry Nicholson, Bill Shepler, John Steindl and Betty Bando knew it was Woodrow Wilson.

This week's question is asked by Jim Shawley: What U.S. president survived two assassination attempts by women?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or email by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.

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