By LINDA SCOTT
Flap Jack/Stack-em Nite
Several residents from Tidioute and members of the Irvine Presbyterian Church gathered to enjoy the pancakes and sausage dinner at the Tidioute Presbyterian Church. Left to right are Al Waine, Jim Bees, Marian Dashner and Brady Dashner.
Chef takes break
Chef Jerry Svitek takes a break and chats with helper Joan Wimer at the Flap Jack-Stack-Em nite at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday night.
A few of the faithful bingo players that were present on Sunday afternoon at Buccardo’s getting ready for some Bingo. Proceeds benefit the fishing tournament festivities set for September.
National Puzzle Day
To celebrate National Puzzle Day, Jan. 29, residents at Tidioute Towers were treated to a “puzzle” contest. Teams competed against each other at putting puzzles together in the least amount of time. The top three teams to out “ puzzle” everyone else were from left to right: first place, Ann Scott and Kay Serafini; second place, Lucy Samstag and Diane Cordner; third place, Cleo Deeter and Evelyn Tweedie.
Senior Center Menu
Thursday, Feb. 6 will be soup, fish filets or ham salad sandwich with dessert and beverages.
Monday, Feb. 10 will be wings, baked potato, dessert and beverages.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 will be the Valentine's Day Dinner with all the trimmings.
Thursday, Feb. 13 will be tuna noodle casserole, dessert and beverages.
Monday, Feb. 17 the Center will be closed for Presidents Day celebration.
Guidelines for the center are for those age 60 and over the suggested price is $3 per meal and for those under the age of 60 the suggested price is $4 per meal.
If you have never attended any of the meals at the center, call Pat for more information.
Call the center at 484-3020 to make reservations to eat in or for take-outs.
Programs at the Senior Center are free of charge and are open to the public.
Senior Center News
The center gave a donation to the Tidioute Community Charter School in memory of Shirley Paulmier.
Plans are being made for a special lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 11 for Valentines Day.
They will have the chocolate fountain and there will be lots of things to dip into the chocolate.
On Jan. 30 they celebrated the January birthdays which included Mike Cassese and Arletta Marsh, cakes were made by Martha Walters and Pat Sveda.
Claudette Knight and Sue Rondinelli will furnish the cakes for the February birthdays.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Martha Walters.
On Tuesday, Feb, 18 , Emily, representative from the Rouse Home, will be at the Senior Center to speak to those in attendance.
Tidioute Senior Center is offering free tax preparation on Thursday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, March 13 and 27.
Call Pat at the Senior Center at 484-3020 to set up an appointment. You must have an appointment, so call early.
Property Tax and rent rebate is also available.
Volunteer tax preparers from the VITA Site Program will be on hand to assist you. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) preparers provide services for the elderly, disabled and low income residents of Warren and Forest counties.
Knights of Columbus
Tidioute Knights of Columbus members will meet this Thursday, Feb. 6 at St. John Center at 7 p.m.
All members are urged to attend this important meeting.
You will be able to pay your 2014 dues at this meeting.
Come and bring another member with you.
Surplus Food Distribution
Tidioute community pick-up schedule for the Surplus Food Commodity at Tidioute Towers Schedule is as follows.
All pick-up dates are on Mondays from 9 till 11 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 19, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24. There will be no distribution in December.
For those who have not signed up to receive this food distribution, call Russell "Butch" Glenn at 484-1234 to get signed up.
Do not call the Towers office.
Fire Dept T-Shirts
Tidioute Fire Department is taking orders for t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. All items must be pre-paid and can be ordered by contacting Anita Nicholson at 484-1009 evenings.
T-shirts are $12 each (add $1 for 2XL- 3XL); long-sleeved t-shirts are $15 (add $1 for 2XL-3XL); sweatshirts are $18 each (add $2 for 2XL-3XL); hoodies are $25 each (add $2 for 2XL-3XL).
There will be a formal/semi-formal Winter Ball for students in grades 5 through grade 12 on Friday, Feb. 21 from 7 to 10 pm. in the social hall at Tidioute Firehall.
Admission is $4 per person and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Anyone wishing to rent the Tidioute Firehall for weddings, receptions, birthday and anniversary parties, and family reunions contact Henry Brown at 484-3979 for details.
Girl Scout Cookies
Tidioute Girl Scouts and Daisies for girls in kindergarten through grade 6 are still taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies.
Cookies sell for $4 per box and are available in Do-Si-Dos, Dulce De Leche, Somoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thank U Berry Much, Thin Mints, and Trefoils.
Cookie Booth Sales will be set up on Feb, 22, March 1 and March 8 with locations and time to be announced. There will be sales at Philips Garage on Feb. 20.
For more information or the order cookies call Scout Leader Crystal Philips (Cookie Manager) at 706-9306.
Tidioute Fire Department Ambulance Services is holding its annual Ambulance Membership Drive.
Memberships include senior memberships- senior is defined by Social Security/Medicare; family memberships - Anyone residing at your permanent residence (must be listed); seasonal membership - covers anyone visiting or staying at your camp, cottage or residence.
Membership fees are $40 for family; senior membership is $35 and seasonal membership is $55.
Applications are available at ShurSave Market, and the firehall.
For more information, call Jack at 730-1781 or 484-3555.
Tidioute Health Fair
Tidioute Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the Tidioute Firehall from 7 a.m. till noon.
Anyone wishing to set up an appointment for the blood tests, call Marty Bennett at 484-7372.
This comprehensive blood testing requires a 12-hour fasting and will include testing for heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid function, anemia, and liver disease.
Cost for the blood test is $40 which includes as light brunch following the tests.
Men have the option of a prostate cancer testing for an additional cost of $17.
There will be an A1C test also offered, which shows blood glucose over a two- to three-month period and will cost $10.