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Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:12 p.m.
 

Kindergarten registration is ongoing at the Southmoreland Primary Center, Alverton. Registration forms can be obtained online at www.southmoreland.net. Register at the center from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.

Kids Stitch is a learning experience of those who knit or crochet and will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Scottdale Public Library, Spring Street. For more information, call Caroline Bailey at 724-887-0952.

A friendly reminder: St. John's 16th annual golf classic will be held Saturday at Timber Ridge Golf course, Mt. Pleasant. For more information, call 724-887-0906.

Paradise United Methodist Church located along Route 982 in Bullskin Township will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1.

A spaghetti dinner and vendor show will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Everson VFW, 401 Shipley St., Everson. This is the first annual spaghetti dinner. There will be a 50/50 drawing and 31 purses. Vendors displaying wares include Avon, Pampered Chef and others. Cost for dinner is a donation. You can dine in or take out, and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Monday is Memorial Day. Please remember we are free because veterans and service members are brave.

The Connellsville-Scottdale Salvation Army Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday at Bud Murphy's Sports Bar and Restaurant, Connellsville. If you are interested in becoming a board member, get in touch with director Mary McKnight by calling the office at 724-628-2010. The office is located at 300 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. Thank you to all who donated or purchased items at the community yard sale May 4. It was much appreciated.

Congratulations to Southmoreland wrestler Jacob Beistel for winning the Wrestling National Title. Scottdale is proud of you.

How about winning two awards? That is what Samantha Lauffer, 15, of Mt. Pleasant accomplished. She was recognized as a winner in American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay contests at the local and county levels. Congratulations from Scottdale and the Southmoreland School District.

The 2013 Outstanding Young Citizens from Southmoreland School District were Rikki Brown, Elaina Kauffman and Davis Simon.

Also, the 2013 Scholar Athlete awards for Southmoreland were Joshua Dei for cross country, soccer and track, and Rikki Brown, softball, cross country and track. Congratulations from Scottdale. We are proud of all you have accomplished. You are wished the best of luck in the future.

The Blackburn Center in Greensburg is always in need of donations. For more information on how you can help, call 724-837-9540.

Recently, I attended the ordinations of deacon of Marcia Rae Pratt, a member of my church, Beulah Baptist Church, Smithfield. She is the associate dean for student life and director of C.A.P.S. program at Seton Hill University, Greensburg. She was awarded the MEAEOPP Outstanding Service Award and Caritas Christi Medal for 20 years of service to the university. The ordination services were very impressive. Her church family supports her in her new position and she is in our prayers. Congratulations.

Readers, enjoy spring, your own church family and your biological family or adopted family. Show love to everyone.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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