Spaghetti dinner planned at Christ United Methodist Church

| Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 201 Market Street. Take-out will be available. For more information or home delivery, call 724-887-6724.

Coal & Coke Trail Comedy Night will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Scottdale Firemen's Club and will feature two professional comedians and dinner by Leo & Sons Grille 31. Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner. Tickets are available at the following locations: Leo & Sons Grille 31, Deli 31, and the Regional Trail Corp. Office, West Newton or by calling 724-547-3121. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction, For more information or to volunteer, call Robert Keeler at 724-547-3121. Proceeds benefit the Coal & Coke Trail linking Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant.

If you would like your pet to be recognized as “The Pet of the Week” in the Independent-Observer, send information by mail to 228 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, PA 15683 or email or drop off at the office during business hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Good luck.

Congratulations to all high school students who are in the Reading Buddies program via the primary center. “Scottie, You are Special” is a student compiled book which will be available in all Southmoreland district school libraries. Reading is one of my passions and I'm so glad to hear there are readers and students to listen.

A flea market will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Friday at St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, 525 Porter Ave., Scottdale. It's sponsored by the church Altar Society. Attend and find your treasure. Oh, you can also purchase lunch.

Students, a friendly reminder. Weather drawings can be submitted to the Daily Courier, 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville, PA 15425. Include your name, school and hometown on the back of your artwork. For more information, call the newsroom at 724-626-3530.

Scottdale welcomes a new innkeeper at South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast, 700 S. Broadway — Michael “Jefferson” Pereira. Give him a warm welcome; for more information, call 724-887-8870 or email

A Karaoke Showcase Spectacular will be held Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at McCali Restaurant and Manor, 462 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Admission is $7. It will feature local Karaoke entertainers. Sponsored by NP Music ‘n More. Register by Nov. 20 by calling 724-219-3290.

A friendly reminder, leaf pick-up is ongoing Thursdays and Fridays until Nov. 22. Have your leaves bagged and tied and at the front of your property.

Scottdale gives a hearty welcome to Calvin Presbyterian Church new pastor, the Rev. Leonard Morgan III. We hope your duties a the church will be a blessing to your and your family.

Knitters, I have a great deal for you. The YMCA Prayer Shawl Ministry is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday at the Regional Family YMCA. For more information, call 724-547-9622.

Also, a prayer shawl ministry has formed at Wellspring Church, 616 Walnut Ave., Scottdale, and it will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Clothing donations are welcome at St. John the Baptist Church, South Broadway and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Painter St., Everson. The clothing bins are visible. Both churches work in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul organization. Remember, just shoes and clothing are needed.

Readers of the Scottdale Public Library who have books, etc., as far back as 2008, get your fines forgiven by returning them by Saturday, plus donate ajar of jelly or peanut butter. This is the overdue book amnesty program. For more information, call 724-887-6140. This is a win-win situation: the food bank gets more peanut butter and jelly and the library gets their books, movies or compact disks back.

I had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon last month. The Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Whitsett was celebrating its annual men and women's day. The Rev. Carl A. Jackson, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, was guest speaker for the afternoon service. Music was provided by Ebenezer Baptist Church's Male Chorus. Solos were performed by Sandra Tracy and Karen Jackson, the Beulah Baptist Church pastor's wife, and the Beulah Baptist Church Choir. A delicious meal was served.

Readers, when you have a chance to fellowship with another church, do it; it will make your day brighter.

Enjoy our great autumn weather because you know what is to come.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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