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Monthly Connellsville food pantry distributions this week

| Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

The Leisenring Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly food pantry from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The East Liberty United Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt will hold its monthly food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Please bring a box or basket with you to collect your items. As always, volunteers and donations are greatly needed and deeply appreciated.

Weather permitting, Dawson United Methodist Church, as well as the Brownfield Community Center, will resume their regular schedules for their monthly musical programs in February. They would like to apologize for any inconvenience which may have been caused by the recent cancellations, but they were unavoidable. Hopefully February weather will be a lot more friendly for all of us.

A Valentine's dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Brownfield Community Center, Dawson. For more information, call the center at 724-529-2930.

For those of you who heat with fuel oil and are on limited/low income, be advised that the 2010 Citizens Oil Program is now under way; call 877-563-4645. The program is allotting approved clients 100 gallons of fuel oil at no cost. Please apply quickly because supplies are limited.

DL&V Volunteer Fire Department would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the recent weather-related cancellation of its regular weekly bingo games and would like to thank those who support its fundraising efforts each and every week.

Volunteers being honored this week are Duane King and Barb Wilhelm, both of whom represent the Perryopolis / Dawson Salvation Army Service Unit, and Beryl Morgan, who represents the Layton Civic Center. Thanks for all that you do for your community, folks. It is greatly appreciated.

The Brownfield Seniors group is traveling to Lancaster April 28 and 20 to see "Meet Me in St. Louis" at the Dutch Apple Theater, "Song of David" at Living Waters and "Joseph" at the Millennium Theatre. Bus seats will be assigned with full payment. Fee of $250 includes bus, motel, three plays, three meals, shopping and tour of the Lancaster area. All money is due by March 24. For more information, call Emma Jane Davis at 724-529-2530.

Last week's trivia question was: Can anyone tell me who was the very first mayor of Vanderbilt Borough• Dink Critchfield let me know the first mayor was Jess Martin.

Now for this week's question: Vanderbilt had one of the very first, if not the first, Justice of the Peace in the area. Can you name her• If you can, call me at 724-398-3096 or e-mail me. You can also drop me a line with all of your news to 276 Banning Road, Dawson, PA 15428-1175.

That's it for this week, friends. Until next time, keep smiling and have a great week.

Beth Lynn is a Lower Tyrone Township resident.

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