Daisies and Brownies
Girl Scout Troop meeting for the Daisies and Brownies, grades kindergarten to grade three, will have their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church.
For more information, contact Lena Rison at 484-3811.
Photo by Linda Scott
Glenn McKown Bass Tournament winners
Pictured are Bob Horosky, Darren Potts, Justin Drukenbrod, Steven Walters, Rob Genter, Kit Pascarella,Greg Kozora, Phil Rose, Kathy Hobovick, Dennis Habovick, and, in front, Blake Sabella and Luke Sabella.
On Friday, Sept. 17, students in grades seven though 12 and the seniors who graduated in the class of 2010 are invited to attend this dance from 7 to 10 p.m.
Yearbooks will be distributed at the dance and at school on Monday, Sept. 20. Any extra yearbooks will be sold for $30 each and you can obtain one by calling Kelley McKean or Mr. Guerra at Tidioute Community Charter School.
Thunder In The Hoot
The 5th Annual Thunder In The Hoot Dice Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 18.
Registration will be from 10 a.m to noon at the Tidioute Community Charter School with a $10 charge and $5 charge for additional rider.
Following the Dice Run awards and door prizes will be awarded at the Tidioute Hotel.
For more information, contact Suzanne Higgins at 730-2136; Marlene Higgins at 484-3694 or Maureen McAfoose at 484-3820.
Senior Center Menu
Thursday, Sept. 16: Hot meatloaf sandwich, mashed potatoes and dessert.
Monday, Sept. 20: sauerkraut and keilbasa, mashed potatoes and dessert.
Tuesday, Sept. 21: birthday dinner.
Thursday, Sept. 23: chef salads, roll, juice and dessert.
This menu is subject to change. To sign up for lunch on any given day or all of them, call the Senior Center at 484-3020.
Senior Center News
Dr. Matt Megill will present a program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, on his experiences doctoring in Niger, Africa.
He will tell of the dangers he faced while living and working there. The living conditions, diseases and other aspects of his experiences will also be discussed.
Formal Gown Service
Every young lady deserves the opportunity to attend a formal dance, prom, or become a pageant contestant.
However, this can be a large expense during these economic times. Due to these circumstances, we are pleased to announce the availability of using one of the donated gowns for a special event.
Thanks to donations of gowns from the community members, there has been a nice selection of styles, colors and sizes to possibly meet your needs.
The only expense to you is a small fee to cover the dry cleaning and alterations if needed.
Gowns and accessories are continually being accepted to assist in the cause to help those in need.
For more information, contact Jenn Hittie at 706-9398 or Cathy Ohler at 484-7707.
Fall Shirt Sales
Tidioute Community Charter School is still taking orders for the TCCS Fall Shirt Sales. This sale benefits the sports program at TCCS.
There are order blanks in the "Bulldog Bark" at local businesses and at Northwest Savings Bank, or view them on the web at tidioutecharter.com at any time.
Items available this year will suit any taste. Hoodies, T-shirts, and denim shirts are available. Hoodies and t-shirts are available in a variety of colors including two choices of tye-dye.
All orders are to be pre-paid and, if you are unsure of your size, order the next larger size.
Items cannot be returned.
Deadline to place an order is Sep. 30.
The concert scheduled for Sept. 22 in Picture Show Park has been cancelled.
Elves At Work
Yes indeed, there have been some elves at work in Tidioute.
Dan and Sue Salm along with the help of Jeremy Mack have been painting the gazebo in Picture Show Park.
This year only two spindles had to be replaced instead of the 22 replaced last year.
It is certainly good to see some younger people getting involved in fixing up the community.
The weather was great, but the fishing was tough. There were some good weigh-ins brought to the scales at the Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament in Tidioute this past Saturday.
With a six-fish limit, only 14 teams out of the 36 participating weighed in a limit.
The catch and release, artificial bait event netted 121 fish with a total weight of 230.44 pounds.
Rob Genter of Tidioute had the largest fish earning him the lunker award. His fish weighed in at 4.66 pounds.
Top adult/youth participants were Luke and Blake Sabella of Tidioute whose four fish weighed 9.15 pounds.
Taking home the prize for top couple were Dennis and Kathy Habovick of Carnegie, Pa. Their total weight was 12.67 pounds which also brought them to fifth-place finish overall.
Prize money was passed out to the other winners who were:
First, Darren Potts of Endeavor and Bob Horosky of Meadville with 16.49 pounds; second, Justin Drukenbrod of Tidioute and Steven Walters of Irvine with 16.31 pounds; third, Rob Genter and Kit Pascarella of Tidioute; fourth, Greg Kozora and Phil Rose of Cabot, Pa; sixth, Max Anderson of Youngsville and Derrick Rapp of Titusville with 12.0 pounds; seventh, Doug Lorio of Pittsburgh and Eric Hile of Franklin with 11.76 pounds; eighth, Ed Fike of Tidioute and John Ringel of Titusville with 11.70 pounds.
Winners for the free entries for 2011 were Bob Stephens and Randy Adams of Oil City.
50/50 winner was Tom Buser of Irvine and the winner of the fishing flag was Charity Stover of Corry.
The event for 2011 is slated for Sept. 10; it is held every year the first Saturday after Labor Day and is a limited entry tournament.
Participants may fish from the Kinzua tailwaters down the Allegheny to the President boat launch.
Debra Genter, tournament director, extends her appreciation to the workers Walt Stover, Waylon Henderson, Reta Adams and Melissa Potts and to all the participants.
The Tidioute Community Charter School student council supervised by Michelle Buccardo sold refreshments.
Teen Miss Pageant
This year four young ladies from Tidioute Community Charter School will compete for the title of Teen Miss on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at the school.
Ballot boxes are out for a monetary vote for Miss Congeniality and are located at Buccardo's Restaurant, Polly's ShurSave Market and Tidioute Trading Post.
Contestants are students at TCCS in grades seventh, eighth and ninth and include Samantha Lopesti, her guardian is Thelma Billingsley; Payton Hittie, daughter of Ben and Jenn Hittie; Desiree McChesney, daughter of Vicky Kennedy and John McChesney; and Tanya Krouse, daughter of LeRoy and Robin Krouse.
The pageant is open to the public. Free admission with donations accepted at the door and a 50/50 raffle will be held to offset the expenses.
Miss Tidioute Pageant
Miss Tidioute 2010 will be chosen Saturday, Sept. 25 at Tidioute Community Charter School following the Teen Miss Pageant.
Contestants include Lisha Bupp, daughter of Autumn Bupp; Alexis Morrison, daughter of Steve and Stephanie Morrison; and Megan Walters.
All three contestants are seniors at TCCS and each will be required to write an essay, and present some form of talent.
Contestants will be selected for Peoples Choice, Miss Congeniality, Best Essay and Miss Tidioute.
Ballot boxes for the peoples choice are located at Buccardo's Restaurant, Polly's ShurSave Market and Tidioute Trading Post.
On Oct. 6, a benefit fund-raiser will be held at Cook Forest Country Inn in Vowinckle to raise funds for Senior Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Department of PA, Sherry Stinebiser.
Come down to the Inn between 4 and 7 p.m., order from the menu and tell them you are contributing to Stinebiser's Steering Committee. A percentage of your bill will be donated to the steering committee.
Sherry will be President of department for the term 2010 to 2012.
For more information, contact Fran Stoneburg at 484-7708.
The Veterans of Foreign War and its Ladies Auxiliary have announced the opening of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Program for 2010-2011.
The Voice of Democracy essay scholarship is open for students in grades 9-12. The theme is "Does My Generation Have a Role In America's Future?".
The Patriot's Pen Scholarship is open for students in grades 6-8. Their theme is " Does Patriotism Still Matter?".
Fran Stoneburg, VFW and Ladies Auxiliary chairperson for these scholarships, will be contacting schools in the area during the coming week.
For more information, call Fran at 484-7708.
Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 616 miles and had 23 complaints and charges.
Mayor Pam McLaughlin designated Saturday, Oct. 30 as Trick Or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Children are reminded to only stop at those homes with a porch light on and only stop at home where they know the people.
Speed bumps will be installed on Johnson St. traveling to the boat launch as speeding has been a problem in that area.
Cat complaints has had a positive step forward, but not completely resolved. Council is still on the situation.
Green Street and Railroad Street will be closed at the end of the business day on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and remain closed till Sunday, Sept. 26 at approximately 5 p.m. due to the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Festivities in that area which will include carnival rides and concession stands.
Council has issued a reminder that there is no parking on Main Street in front of the new Medical and Dental Center at 115 Main St.
Cultures of the World is the theme this year for the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament parade that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at noon. Line-up is at 11 a.m.
Anyone wishing to enter a unit of any kind in the parade can contact April Sudul at 706-4567 or Sheryl Hulings at 484-7592.
There is no entry fees for this parade.
Arts and Crafts Show
Marty Bennett has put together another Arts and Crafts Show at the firehall for Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crafters from all around the area have been working on their items for this show.
For more information, call Marty Bennett at 484-7372
A fishing derby for children ages 3 to 10 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Benner Park from 9 to 11 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded after 11a.m.
Chairpersons are Ann Jones and Dan McLaughlin assisted by Dick Bartges of the Tidioute Lions Club.
This derby is a community event sponsored by Tidioute Lions Club and Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.
Pre-Sale carnival ride tickets are on sale at local merchants and from the Fishing Tournament Committee.
When you purchase pre-sale tickets you get a chance on a new bicycle for your child. The drawing for the bicycle will be on Sunday, Sept. 26 during the closing ceremonies.
Those anglers ages 10 to 15 can fish in the Junior Champion Angler Contest on Saturday and the winner will be announced at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and the crowning of that champion will be at that time. Prizes will also be awarded to the winner of this contest, which will include a $50 U.S. savings bond from Jim and Betty Marshall and the trophies are donated by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament committee and the Jones family.
17 Yearbook Dance 7-10 p.m. at TCCS
18 Thunder In the Hoot 10 till ?
Teen Miss at 4 p.m at TCCS
Miss Tidioute following Teen Miss at TCCS