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Spaghetti dinner set at Donegal Legion

| Friday, May 14, 2004

There will be a spaghetti dinner held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Roadman-White American Legion of Donegal. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The proceeds benefit the ladies auxiliary.

A ham and turkey dinner will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cook Township Community Center in Stahlstown. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and children under age 4 eat for free. The event is sponsored by the Trinity and Pleasant Grove United Methodist churches. For take-out orders, call 724-593-2705.

There will be a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Acme Community Center. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 11, children under age 3 eat for free. The event is sponsored by Ministry of the Word and benefits the Royal Family Kids Camp for abused and neglected children. For advance tickets, call Christine Eyth at 724-593-7074. Walk-ins are welcome.

A flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mill Run United Methodist Church. The cost to reserve a table is $5 per table. Call 724-455-2630 to reserve a table or for more information.

The Laurel Highlands MS Support Group will be going to Pittsburgh this month instead of meeting at the Ligonier Townhall. Their next meeting will be held June 10 at Ligonier Beach. For more information or to make reservations for the dinner meeting in June, call 724-455-7746.

You're invited to Vacation Bible School at the Indian Creek Baptist Church, Route 381, in Mill Run. The theme this year is 'Son Games.' There will be a week of fun, learning about team sports and how to live as members of God's team. All youth, ages 3 to Senior High, are welcome to join them June 7 to 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Grow with God through Bible studies, songs, skits, crafts, recreational games and snacks. Children in first grade and younger should wear a name tag with their name, address and phone number. There will be bus transportation for Mill Run and Normalville residents. For more information, call 724-455ñ7265.

A pie social bingo will be held the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. beginning May 25 at the Ridge Community Center in White. The cost is $2.50.

There will be a flea market in Donegal from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month in the Collections by Marty parking lot along Route 31 in Donegal. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of a 24-foot by 20-foot space is $15. For more information, call 724-593-8900 or 724-593-7652.

Stonee Ridge will be at the Ponderosa in Acme at 9 p.m. tonight. This will be their last show there until fall. On Saturday they will be at National Pike Days in Scenery Hill (Route 40) across from Century Inn. Music starts at Noon. On Sunday they will be at Redstone Township Community Days in Republic. It is not far from Uniontown -- take Route 40 West to New Salem Road and follow it to Republic. Music starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call 724-547-8597.

Scott Hall, a one-man band from Melcroft, will be appearing at the Mammoth Pub from 3 to 7 p.m. May 22.

Congratulations to Haley Uher, sixth grade student from Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School. Uher was the February recipient of the Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month Program sponsored by Shari Bukovac Bookkeeping. She is very active and participates or has participated in the following: All-Star Chorus, Scottdale YMCA Volleyball, Girl Scouts, Mount Zion Lutheran Church Youth Group, Donegal Browns Cheerleader, Laurel Highlands Swim Team, Girls Community Softball Bullskin League. We wish Haley continued success as she enters junior high.

School News

Connellsville School District

= District News: Monday, Kennywood Picnic no school; Tuesday, Act 80 in-service day no school for students; May 31, Memorial Day holiday no school; June 4, last day of school dismissal is at 11:30 a.m.

= Clifford N. Pritts Elementary: Wednesday, in-school field trip for kindergarten; Thursday at 2 p.m. Earth Day program; Friday, second-grade field trip to Idlewild Park. Week of May 17 to 21, all school library books are due. Week of May 24 to 28, sometime during the week (depending on weather) the fourth-graders will visit Champion Lumber Sawmill. June 1 at 7 p.m. kindergarten graduation, June 3 at 9:45 a.m. awards day and sixth grade graduation and at 6 p.m. Market Day pick-up.

= Springfield Elementary: Wednesday at 7 p.m. kindergarten crowning for morning class; Thursday at 7 p.m. kindergarten crowning for evening class; Friday at 9:45 a.m. first grade-field trip to Story Book Forest; May 25 at 2:50 p.m. all-school accelerated reader; May 26, sixth-grade softball game at Clifford N. Pritts; May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. sixth-grade banquet (ICV Community Center); June 2 at 10 a.m. awards day.

Also for Springfield Elementary there will be an open house for the new school before the start of the new school year. Dates and times will be announced in local papers and also on the school channel.

The new school year begins on Aug. 30.

= Champion Christian School: Monday, in-service day no school, middle school class trip; Wednesday, high school recognition day; Friday, high school class trip and elementary field day/preschool and kindergarten at Resh's Park; May 25, graduation morning practice (no preschool or kindergarten classes today) and graduation at 7 p.m.; May 26, last day of school -- elementary and middle school report card meetings; May 28 -- CCS Day at Idlewild.

The public is invited to attend Champion Christian School's open house to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Campus in Indian Head and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at North Campus in Donegal from. Faculty will be available for questions and tours of the facilities. Call 724-455-2122 or 724-593-9200 for more information or check out the Web site at

Champion Christian High School recently held inductions in the Christian Honor Society. Candidates were chosen based on four categories: scholarship (a minimum of 3.33 grade point average), service (volunteering their time doing God's work), leadership (willingness to assume leadership roles in the school), and character (daily living out Christlike character). This year's nominees are Jared Pletcher, Shane Fabian, Bethany Neiderhiser, Sarah Adams and Danah Skinner.

Champion Christian School held its Arts and Music Festival recently at the Calvary Methodist Church. Students' art work was displayed by Sharon Harsh, a volunteer art teacher. Adam Koppin, music teacher, introduced both the middle school and high school worship teams, middle school and high school choirs and a recital of students taking piano, guitar and drum lessons.

Several end of the year trips are planned. Elementary program will be going to Seabase in Greensburg, Middle School to Washington, D.C., and the High School to Williamsburg, Va.

Graduation ceremonies for Champion Christian preschool, kindergarten and high school will be held at the Somerset Alliance Church on June 1 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Last week's Mountain Trivia Question was: Many women cooked on coal cooking stoves before electricity was brought to the mountain. With only one fire in it, what made the oven heat evenly• Sis Prinkey knew that it was the water tank. Ralph Lininger said the space around the oven was heated and Jim Miller said bricks, both could be correct too. This week's question is: What was the name of G & D Market in Melcroft when it was first opened• If you know the answer, give me a call or e-mail.

Happy birthday to Alma Jean Bartolotta, whose birthday was May 11, from Dolly. Happy birthday to Harry McClain and Kayla McClain, who celebrate their birthdays this week.

If your group is holding an event or you would like to wish someone a happy birthday, give me a call by Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at for your news to appear the following Friday.

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