By LINDA SCOTT
Senior Center Menu
SunnyD book spree
Thank you to all who sent in SunnyD labels which helped our school earn 20 free books. Each year I award the classroom that brought in the most labels with these 20 free books; this year, Mr. Conkle’s fifth grade is our lucky recipient! SunnyD has impacted over 606,000 students, including TCCS.
Distinguished Service Award
Jon Druggan was presented the distinguished service award from the Tidioute Lions Club for always being on hand to help the Lions Club and the community. Jon is always on hand to assist in the Club’s recycling efforts. Left to right are Lions Club Immediate Past President Carman Fedele, Druggan and Lions President James Bees.
Our trout have been hatched for about four weeks. They swam up two weeks ago and are beginning to eat and grow vigorously. Left to right are fourth-grade students Travis Franks, Jessie Gourley, Alice Durlin, Dakota Barton, Sienna Wachter.
Every year TCCS participates in raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year we raised $1,245.58. TCCS had 37 students who gathered funds to help us meet our $1,000 goal; these students were rewarded with an ice cream party on Dec. 21. Additionally, the K4 class earned its own ice cream party for gathering the most donations, with $281.50 as highest class amount.
Thursday, Jan. 19 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.
Monday, Jan. 23 will be chili, rolls, desserts and beverages.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 will be the birthday dinner with ham, potatoes, salad, vegetable, birthday cake, ice cream and beverages.
Thursday, Jan. 26 will be hot dogs, baked beans, potatoes, dessert and beverages.
Call the center at 484-3020 a day in advance to schedule the TWAC bus for transportation.
Remember that the senior center follows the school district schedule in case of bad weather. If there is no school due to bad weather, then the center will be closed that day and there will be no Meals on Wheels delivered that day.
Tidioute Lions Club presented a plaque to Tidioute resident Jon Druggan for his distinguished service to the Lions Club and the community at their board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12.
Druggan is always on hand to assist the Lion's Club recycling efforts as well as helping Carmen Fedele keep all the equipment in good working condition.
Free Throw Results
Forty-eight boys and girls participated in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw on Wednesday at Tidioute Community Charter School.
Ten boys and girls ages 10 to 14 were names local champions of the 2012 competition and have earned the right to compete at the district level.
Council of the Saints 9304 in Tidioute sponsored the local competition at the Tidioute Community Charter School.
All students ages 10 to 14 were eligible to participate.
Winners in the contests for the boys were as follows: age 10, Noah Burke; age 11, Ryan Williams; age 12, Rickey McAfoose; age 13, Mike Ziegler;and age 14, Brian Bonner.
Winners in the girls competition were as follows: age 10, Nakiesha Krouse; age 11, Angel Flanigan; age 12, Lakin Krouse; age 13, Nettie Durstine; and age 14, Sierra Hall.
Each contestant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contests. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.
Each winner will compete in the district competition on Feb. 29 at the Warren YMCA, with an eye toward moving on to the state and international levels.
Helping out the registration were Doris Svitek, Janet Anderson, and Carol Klingenburg.
Members of the Tidioute Council of the Saints 9304 were Fr. Joe Czarkowski, Tom Heenan, Howard Klingenberg, Jerry Svitek, Bob Schwab, Gary Koech, Dan McLaughlin, Chad McLaughlin, and Larry McGuigan.
Tidioute Borough Council re-appointed Carmen Fedele to serve on the SWCMA (Southwest Warren County Municipal Authority) board and serve from January 2012 until December 2016.
Henry Brown was on hand as a council member and former Tidioute mayor to see his son Johnathan Brown sworn in as a council member. Johnathan was elected to serve for four years.
There is still an open seat on council; any borough resident over the age of 18 who would like to serve on council should contact the borough office at 484-7424.
Two seat were given up by Rob Konkle and Jim Higgins, both of whom choose not to run again.
Nathan Brown, son of council member Henry Brown, will serve on the Southwest Warren County Municipal Authority board.
Tidioute Area Fire Department Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 9.
Officers serving for 2012 will be President, Deb Genter; Vice President, Barb Boback; Secretary, Monica Morgan; and Treasurer, Helen Williams.
Dues are only $2 per year and should be paid to Helen Williams as soon as possible.
A budget for the upcoming year was adopted and plans for a youth dance on Friday, March 23 are under way.
Anyone wishing to rent the social hall for such events as wedding receptions, birthday parties, family dinners, etc., can call Deb Genter at 484-7407 for more information and rates.
The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Fire Department Social Hall.
Anyone is invited to join. The only requirement is that you be over the age of 18.
The regular monthly meeting of the fire department will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at a new time of 6:30 p.m.
Super Bowl Soup Sales
Once again Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be holding its Super bowl soup sales.
This year it will be on Sunday, Feb, 5 from noon till they are sold out.
A 16-ounce container will be $3, a 20-ounce container will be $4. To eat in will be $4.50.
The Deerfield Township annual organizational meeting was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with the regular monthly meeting immediately following.
Supervisor John Barnes will be chairman; John Flasher is vice chairman and Deanne Champagne is the newly elected supervisor.
Attorney Tim Bevevino will again be the legal counsel and Todd Fantasky will be the sewage enforcement officer. Supervisor John Barnes will continue to be the emergency management coordinator and John Flasher is the contact person for the flood plain maps. Brenda McCartney was appointed as an auditor to work with Sharon Check on the 2011 audit to begin in February.
Work on the Fern Hollow Project happened during the time period of Dec. 13-22, 2011. Road work during December included ditches being cleaned on Hardy Road and Youngsville Road.
In early December all roads had potholes filled and then all roads experienced plowing and sanding at the end of the month.
Equipment maintenance was preformed as well as some repairs to the backhoe.
The Conservation District will be inspecting the completion of the Hill Top Drive project when the ground is clear of snow.
Tidioute Fire Police
Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Police held its monthly meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Tidioute Library.
Elected to serve as officers for the year will be Captain, Don Leach; First Lt., Bob Williams; President, Marty Bennett; Vice President, Helen Williams; Secretary/Treasurer, Fran Stoneburg.
Meetings will now be held every two months with the next meeting to be held on March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Firehall.
The board of directors of the Servicemen's Home Corporation would like to list all the contributions made in 2011.
Donations were made to Bills Service Co (reenactment), Brent McKown-Learn To Fish, Caring for Life, Davey Hill Cemetery, Deerfield Cemetery, District Meeting-Catering Plus, DAV Walleye Tournament, Forest County Scholarships, Grand Valley Fire Company, Greg Borland Memorials, Kinnear Scholarship Fund, Ladies Auxiliary dinner, Ladies Auxiliary Halloween Candy, Ladies Auxiliary Raft Race, Ladies Auxiliary Warmer Clothes, Limestone Cemetery, PSCFT Ad, PSCFT Birthday Calendar, PSCFT Fireworks, Salvation Army- Tidioute Unit, Shriners Hospital for Children, Sikx Gun Choppers-Hometown Heros, ST John Cemetery, Sutton Hill Cemetery, Swedish Union Cemetery, TCCS Bus Skating Trips, TCCS Citizenship Awards, TCCS Scholarship, TCCS Yearbook, Thunder In The Hoot, Tidioute Bucktails, Tidioute Borough-Gazebo Repairs, Tidioute Borough-Playground, Tidioute Cemetery, Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers, Tidioute Holiday Lighting, Tidioute Public Library, Tidioute Fire Department, TCCS Playground Equipment Fund, TCCS Yearbook, Toys for Tots, Triumph Township Cemeteries, VFW Post 8803, Voice of Democracy, Warren County Historical Society, Warren County SADD.
Upcoming events include a Valentine's Day Dance on Feb. 11, VFW meeting at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12, Servicemen's Home Corp meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 12. Chili Cook-off on Feb. 25.
and License Plates
The Student Activities Committee is selling cook books for $10 - "Bulldog Bites". We are also selling license plates that say Tidioute Pa for $10. Both are available in the school office. Send the money in a sealed labeled envelope with your child and we will send the items home with your child.
Representatives from the Conservation District came to TCCS on Dec. 9 to speak with the first-, third-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes about water conservation. Students learned about water shed and being environmental conscious with water.
Denim Quilt Raffle
The Tidioute Community Charter School is raffling a Handmade Denim Throw 67"x 58". The front is made of denim squares and recycled TCCS t-shirts and the back is a fleece sport motif. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. A ticket will be drawn to win the throw during senior night in February. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds benefit TCCS student field trips. The quilt was handmade by Mary Whitehill.