By LINDA SCOTT
Knights of Columbus
Photo by Linda Scott
Members of the class of 1970 gathered at the home of classmate, Dennis Sabella to celebrate their 40th class reunion. Those present include: Ed Vincent, Dennis Sabella, Craig Snavley, Dave Benner, Richard Bosko, Darrell Snavley, Dave Myers, Mark Rondinelli, Jeff Barton, Darla (Wilson) Badura, Kathy Gerus, Lorena(Kubecki) Clinger , and Deb (Stover) Genter. The theme for the day was “Friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, impossible to forget.” A glass was raised in memory of late classmate Jerry Huntington, and a good time was had by all sharing laughs and memories.
Photo by Linda Scott
Silver Rose recipients
Saturday evening these four men received the Silver Rose Award for the suffering they have endured from Agent Orange. Left to right are: Cpl. Lester Stroup, US Marine Corps, Spec. 4 Jay (Jobe) McAuley, US Army, John E. Hanisak, US Marine Corps, and ICFN E-3 Daniel Valentine, US Navy.
Photo by Linda Scott
Medical Center tours
Some 170 plus people stopped in at the Tidioute Medical Center for a tour of the what has been done so far with the medical center. Left to right are Carol Klingenburg-committee member, Dr. Lee Denninger, Richard and Alice Pederson-visitors, Ted Rockwell-dentist and with her back to camera is Carolyn Knight who also was there for the tour. A grand opening will be held when the center is open for business.
Tidioute Knights of Columbus Council of Saints # 9304 will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
This will also be their yearly picnic.
Location is at Camp Schwab, with social hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow.
There will be golf, target practice, fishing and fellowship as well.
Chef Ron Ringel will be preparing his special burgs for this event.
Everyone is asked to come and bring a dish to share.
Tidioute Presbyterian Country Church Pre-School will hold registration on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Presbyterian Church located on Main Street.
Children ages 3 and up are welcome.
There will be a $10 registration fee required the day of registration.
For more information please call Heather at 484-5079.
On Saturday, more than 170 Tidioute residents and visitors were able to catch a sneak peek of the Tidioute Area Health, Dental and Pharmacy facility located at 115 Main St. Those who stopped in for a look around were quite impressed with the space and what will be offered.
Representatives from the Medical Center committee, Warren General Hospital, Dr. Lee Denlinger, Dentist, Dr.Ted Rockwell, answered questions and those who attended were given a tour of what has been done in the facility so far.
Chris Darling of Darling's Health Mart Pharmacy was unable to attend due to a death in the family. However he sent his apologies for not being here, but promises that he is committed to this community and will serve it to the best of his ability. He looks forward to meeting all of us in the future and has shared a little bit about the services he will be offering.
He has hired two pharmacists to help with the store; Kyle Zaffino will be the pharmacy manager and Amanda Greene will also serve as a staff pharmacist, along with Darling.
Denlinger and Rockwell both are looking forward to serving the Tidioute Area with medical and dental services.
A copy of the floor plan was handed out to those who attended Saturday's preview and this plan shows the three medical exam rooms, three dental exam rooms, medical nurse station, doctors office, dental office, dental nurse station, storage room, restrooms, reception area, staff lounge, Pharmacy, pharmacy waiting area and a general waiting area within the lobby and the vestibule.
This plan of a health and dental center in Tidioute came about in early 2007 when a group of dedicated and determined private citizens got together to discuss the possibility of getting such a thing for Tidioute.
This goal has now been realized through many individual and private donations from the local and seasonal residents, alumni, business and industry and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The corporation now finds itself facing a shortfall of approximately $150,000 and is once again in the process of raising the additional funding to complete the project and compensate for the loss of a federal grant, which was not accepted by the board of Directors due to many restrictions on how the funding could be used.
Any person, business or corporation who would like to make a monetary donation to the Tidioute Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Center may do so by making your check payable to:T.A.H.D.C., Inc and mail it to P.O. Box 153, Tidioute, PA 16351.
Any and all donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.
Tidioute First United Methodist Church members are collecting items for school kits which include: blunt scissors, 8 by 11 notebooks with 150 to 200 pages, 12 rulers, pencil sharpeners, number 2 pencils, long erasers, construction paper, boxes of 24 crayons, and 12 by 14 cloth bags with long handles and fold over top. Patterns can be obtained from the church members. Items can be dropped off at the church or contact Autumn Bupp, Mary Huntington or Linda Scott.
Kathleen McGraw would like to thank everyone for all the cards, flowers and letters she received while she was at Warren Manor.
She is home and recovering quite well.
Those who were in Tidioute on Saturday had the privilege of seeing first hand what it was like in 1945 when the Americans were in Germany during W. W. II. during the Battle of the Remagen Bridge.
A very exciting reenactment was presented to a crowd of at least 3,000 to 4,000 spectators who lined the streets and hillsides of Tidioute.
Borough council member Lee Lindemuth was the MC at the intersection of King ST and Buckingham ST. Cpl. Lindemuth not only represented the borough council, he is a veteran with the US Army having serving twice in Somalia and once in Haiti.
Members of the Tidioute community, Tidioute Borough council, Limestone Township supervisors and township residents, private property owners (who gave permission to use their property) and Cartwright Fireworks and their employees came together to put together an unforgettable day for all to enjoy.
St. John Ladies Guild invites anyone who would like to accompany them to the Sawmill Theater on Thursday, September 9 to see the show "Swingtime Canteen" at 8 p.m. to join them.
They will have dinner first at Trails End at 6 p.m.
Reservations must be in to Judy Sabella at 484-3085 before August 20.
Car pooling will be from ST John Church parking lot.
The church choir received such a positive response to last year's "In Praise of God" concert, that a 2010 concert has been planned for Saturday, Sept. 4. Called "With Praise to God", the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Silver Rose Ceremony
Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch was the site of the presentation of the Silver Rose Award to honor four Veterans who are suffering from the effects of herbicide exposure.
The program began with the American Flag and the POW-MIA flag being brought into the arena on horseback. At that point they were presented to those who would guard the flags for the evening.
The POW-MIA flag was placed and guarded by Sgt. Jacob Barton who is a veteran from the Iraq War and the United States Flag was placed and guarded by Cpl. Lee Lindemuth who is a veteran who served twice in Somalia and once in Haiti.
Master of Ceremonies, Richard McCorrison welcomed all those in attendance and had them join in the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a tribute to our W. W. II Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam War Veterans, Cold War Veterans, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.
More than 2.9 million Americans served in Vietnam and Southwest Asia during the Vietnam War. Of this number over 304,000 were wounded and more than 1,700 were listed as missing in action.
This Silver Rose Award came to life on December 2, 1996 as an idea of Elizabeth Marchan who's father was dying from exposure to Agent Orange and he received the award in January 1997.
As of today there have been over 3,800 Silver Rose Awards presented.
This year at Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch Lauralie Fajbik presented Sgt. Jay E. "Joby" McAulay, Jr US Army Veteran; Corp. Lester E. Stroup-US Marine Veteran; Corporal John E. Hanisak-US Marine Corp Veteran; and Interior Communications Fireman E-1 Daniel Valentine-US Navy Veteran with the Silver Rose Award and Rep. Kathy Rapp presented each man with a Citation from the House of Representatives.
A Bulldog Golf Scramble is being presented by Polly's ShurSave Market on Saturday, August 28, with all proceeds to benefit the Tidioute Community Charter School Boys Basketball team.
This will be at Speers Golf Course and a fee of $10 per team or $40 per person and is a 18 hole game with a golf cart, all beverages will be provided along with hot dogs on the turn.
A cookout and prizes following the event. Rain or Shine.
You must be 21 years of age to participate.
For more information please contact Ryan Guerra or Trustin McDonald at Tidioute Community Charter School.
A sign up sheet is on the board at the Tidioute VFW Post 8803.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8803 would like to thank all those who purchased and wore the Commemorative Reenactment Buttons.
All Proceeds from these buttons will go to fill and send boxes to troops overseas.
The all-school Tidioute Alumni Reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Tidioute Community Charter School with attendees coming from California, Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Washington, Delaware, Tennessee, Illinois, Utah, Nevada, Georgia, Virginia as well as many cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. Participation by local, younger Tidioute Alumni was minimal.
1938 was the earliest class represented by Francis Smith of State College, PA; and 2001 was the latest class represented by Jessica Johnson of Tidioute. There was a tie between the classes of 1958 and 1959 with the most classmates in attendance. All classes between 1938 - 1999 and 2001 (except 1940, 1942, 1944, and 1947) were represented either at the Reunion, Dinner, or Dance, by at least one classmate. No one was present from 2000 and 2002 thru 2010.
Speaker for the program was Gretchen (Johnson) Laubach, of Tidioute, a 1959 graduate, who read "Remember When"- an article she wrote on the occasion of her 50th Reunion held in 2009. It brought back a lot of memories of "the way it was" in Tidioute many years ago.
It is estimated about 300 people visited the school throughout the day; approximately 162 dinners served at the Firehall; and a smaller number in attendance at the dance later in the evening.
All in all, the Alumni Committee stated that it was a very successful day and the weather was perfect! Next on the agenda is to finalize the 2010 Reunion, and to get a slate of officers for the 2015 Reunion with Cindy (Konkle) Lindemuth as the new President of the Alumni Association.
Mayor Pam McLaughlin extended her thanks to all who attended the W. W. II reenactment on Saturday and to say thank you for all the donations that were collected for the Reenactors. Also, thank you to those who participates in getting this reenactment put together, including the Limestone Township Supervisors, Tidioute Borough Council, Tidioute Borough Employees, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Warren County Fire Police, Cartwright Fireworks, all the residents all Tidioute, property owners and the Reenactors.
Harold Wilson of Warren, who served with the 99th Div. Co. B., 324th Engineer Battalion gave his patch which says Remagen Bridgehead March 7-20 1945 and other smaller patches he wore while serving. They will be hung in the borough office.
There will be follow-up meeting on Wednesday, August 18 to go over the events from the weekend and compile a summery. Committee members are urged to attend.
Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 644 miles and had 21 complaints and charges.
A discussion was held on the condition of the patrol car, work is needed.
Motorist are urged to watch your speed on Johnson Street leading to the Tidioute Boat Launch as the children are at play in that area.
Walt reported that the Graffiti at the boat launch was painted over by the person who did the writings.
Streetscape project is looking into lighting and small trees on Buckingham Street near the entrance to town by the bridge.
Committee reports: the Recreation Committee gave the Warren County Fire Police food vouchers that they could use at Buccardo's Landmark, Homemade Touch Cafe, Tippy Canoe, and Fishing Tournament Kitchen on tournament grounds.
Also, the recreation committee will be donating $100 to the Warren County Fire Police for all the help on Saturday.
There have been 17 stray cats caught and taken to Warren County Humane Society, those belonging to others in the community had their cats returned.
This year the Fishing Tournament Committee has announced that the fireworks will be sponsored by Polly's ShurSave Market.
The trip to New York with Judy Sabella has been canceled due to lack of interest.
The Fishing Tournament Parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, at noon.
Theme is "Cultures of the World," and there is no entry fee.
All permits have been secured that are needed to hold this parade on Main Street.
If you would like to enter a float, marching unit, fire trucks etc. please call April at 814-706-4567.