Sheffield Area News in Brief

By KRISTI KULKA

Correspondent

968-4398

kkmi@westpa.net

Clarendon Days

Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. – ? is the Annual Clarendon Day. Let’s get together for a community and area yard sales day. Food, fun and entertainment will be available at the Clarendon Fire Hall.

Four Mile Road

Fireworks

The Saybrook Pyros (organized by Lyle Anthony and Craig Culbertson) will be putting on their annual fireworks display July 6 at 10 p.m. on Four Mile Road. Donations will be accepted to help offset the price of the fireworks. (Last year the boys were required to purchase a special trailer and prep it for the ATF specifications and there is the cost for the fireworks). They are thankful for their friends who pitch in and help with them with the set-up and dismantling of the displays and/or donate time and materials. There will be a donation box at the Shaw House, or they can drop off donations at 155 Four Mile Rd., Sheffield, PA 16347, c/o Joanne Culbertson. If making out a check they can make it payable to, Joanne Culbertson or Craig Culbertson and/or Lyle Anthony.

The Outlaws have agreed to donate their time to DJ again this year. Everyone is welcome to the picnic. It is a BYOB and pass a dish affair. The Shaw House donates a lot of food, but when it runs out, it runs out. Bring your own chairs or a blanket if planning on staying for the fireworks. St. Anthony’s Church allows for parking in its lot.

Pastor Celebrates

50th Jubilee

On Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m., the parish family of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Sheffield, celebrated the 50th Jubilee of its pastor, Father Roy Schubert’s ordination to the Holy Priesthood. He was ordained on April 23, 1963 by His Excellency, Bishop Nicholas Elko, D.D. The parish was honored to have the presence of His Grace, Metropolitan-Archbishop William Skurla, D.D., of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, and all the priests and deacons present, representing the Byzantine Archeparchy; and, to have present, also Father Ray Gramata, a Roman Catholic Priest.

Preceding the Liturgy, Archbishop William was welcomed by Father Roy, and parish members Andrea and Joseph Pollock, Julie Juban and John Juban. Archbishop William was the Celebrant of the Divine Liturgy, with Concelebrants, Father Roy, Father Robert Karl, Father Joseph Kapusnak, and Deacon Paul Boboige and Deacon John Hanchin. Other participating priests, surrounding the altar, were Father Dennis Bogda, Father Ray Gramata, Father James Spontak, and Father Ron Larko. Guests cantors were Richard Baranko and Nickolas Nagrant, with parish cantors Ann Leasure and Andrea Pollock. Archbishop William gave the Homily.

Following the Liturgy, there was a dinner reception held in the church social hall, with a short program, concluded by Father Roy’s heart-felt “Thank You” to the social group for arranging this celebration and dinner, and to all who came to join in the celebrating.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

The menu for the week will be:

Monday: ‘breakfast for lunch’, (waffles, omelets, with peppers & onions, sausage, & bread pudding

Thursday: chicken mozzarella and pasta with fruit for dessert

Friday: buffet lunch with stuffed cabbage as main course and Jell-O for dessert

Remember to give 24-hour reservation as we are growing with Kelly’s good cooking.

Monday’s highlights will be the Farmers Market vouchers from 9-11 a.m. if you know someone who needs help stop in to get a proxy form for them to fill out. You must have ID to receive your four $5 vouchers. Pre-sign up will be arranged as you enter the Center.

Tuesday, the Kitchen Band will be playing for the residents of the Rouse Home in Youngsville, the bus will begin to pick up at noon and will stop for ice cream on the way home, if you would like to volunteer your time to join, call 968-5667.

Thursday we will begin with our Advisory Council meeting at 10:30 a.m., we welcome all members with concerns or suggestions.

Friday stop in and enjoy some conversation.

Trips: Sign up for the trip on July 26 to Pittsburgh to board the Gateway Clipper for a luncheon cruise, then on to try your luck at the Rivers Casino; all this for $89 per person.

Branson in Sept. 15-21 to be entertained by some of the best entertainment.

Looking ahead to 2014, the trip of a lifetime Hawaii, for 8 days 7 nights, fly out of Buffalo, N.Y.; brochures available.

Memorial Day Service

The Michael and Nicholas Peroski VFW Post 8766 in Sheffield has been conducting the Memorial Day service in Sheffield since 1946 and is one of the best attended Memorial Day services in the county.

Gordy Lubold, commander, opened the ceremony with some introductory remarks, Ray Davidson, chaplin, had the invocation. The SAMSHS Choir and Band performed the National Anthem and the Boys Scouts raised the flag atop of the concession stand on Memorial Park. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Lubold.

Lori Elmquist, Voice of Democracy coordinator, read the names of the winners of the Voice of Democracy Awards as follows: 1st- Randy Johnson Jr.,; 2nd- Dora Turner; 3rd- Brandon Johnston; and 4th- Zarah Pratz. Johnson read his essay. The VFW Post 8755 Scholarship Awards were presented by Ed Shall, quartermaster, to Hanna Fitch, daughter of Amy Morgan and James Fitch and granddaughter of Bob Fitch, and to Abby Labesky, daughter of Heidi and Jeff Labesky and granddaughter of John and Betty Labesky and Janet Weidner.

“Flanders Field” was then read by Davidson. The Roll Call of the Deceased Veterans was also read by Davidson, assisted by the Girls Scouts who placed a carnation at the cross for each veteran who has passed away since Memorial Day 2012: Carl Stenberg, Navy; Mike Stanko, Army; Joseph Sabat, Army; Robert Newman, Army Air Force; Carl Peterson, Army; Edward “Ed” Hunter, Navy; Lewis “Bud” Jongs, Navy; Frank Gomola, Navy; Clair “Duke” Repine, Navy; Joseph “Joe” Hecei, Army; and Tom Kristy, Army.

The VFW Color Guard performed the salute to the Colors and the Taps. Davidson read the benediction and the concluding remarks were given by Lubold and the choir ended the services with “God Bless America”.

KCH Evacuation

Drill Held

Last week, during Emergency Medical Services Week, the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 427, and Kane Community Hospital conducted an emergency evacuation exercise.

Wayne Steele, KCH emergency preparedness coordinator, and Tim Holt, chief of Kane Volunteer Fire Department, met in late April to devise the scenario. In this worst case scenario, the fire department was forced to use strictly manpower to evacuate the upper floors of the hospital.

The drill scenario for the exercise was a direct lightning strike at the hospital, which destroyed the electrical system as well as the back-up generator system. Without electricity, the elevators are inoperable and there is no lighting. This required the firefighters to use “stokes baskets” to move members of the Boy Scout troop from the first floor patient treatment area to the ground floor lobby area. This is the first exercise of this type that any of the firefighters could remember doing at the hospital.

With narrow stairwells and multiple flights of steps, it took four firefighters per basket to safely extricate each patient. The firefighters quickly learned a system to efficiently evacuate with minimal interruption.

Both the Kane Volunteer Fire Department and KCH continually revise and create policies and plans for continuous preparation aimed at keeping the community safe in times of disaster and disruption.

Sheffield Township

Library

Anyone interested in working part time at the library is asked to pick up an application at the township office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or during the hours of the library which are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The library needs a part-time librarian to work 18 hours a month for 2 hours on Mondays and 2 hours on Tuesdays. Anyone interested, get an application and turn it into the township supervisors.

Coordinator Attends

Federal Training

Healthcare professionals across Pennsylvania are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the federal Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Secruity’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.

One hundred forty-three professionals from public health entities, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospitals attended the training last month. Kane Community Hospital’s Wayne Steele, LPN, Emergency Department, EMT-B and KCH disaster preparedness coordinator, participated in the training.

“The Pennsylvania contingent was the largest group ever to complete this training,” Acting Secretary of Health Michael Wolf said. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency worked very closely with us to customize the exercise specifically for our needs, providing our designated professionals with tailored preparedness tools and experience.” The week culminated with the participants coming together for Integrated Capstone Event (ICE) training, an all-hazards exercise that focuses on emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. Specifically, the “Penny” ICE scenario involved a small domestic terrorist organization carrying out multiple attacks on a fictional city, resulting in more than 300 injured people needing immediate triage and treatment.

“When I was notified of this training and the approach that was used in developing it, I realized it would be a great experience for both training and networking,” said Steele. “This particular training session was limited to healthcare workers from Pennsylvania. Dr. Russell Bieniek, MD, a UPMC Hamot Emergency Department physician at Kane Community Hospital, also attended this training. John Weidow and Robbin Cessna from EMMCO East Regional Council also participated. EMMCO East Region supports a quality emergency health care system within every service area of the region, and serves as a resource to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS in carrying out the EMS Act, the Comprehensive Regional EMS Development Plan, and DOH regulations and policies. Kane Community Hospital is represented by the EMMCO East Regional Council.

“The FEMA Center for Disaster Preparedness training is second to none. The exercise was based in a vacant military hospital. This was one of the most valuable tools in the training. To use an actual hospital for training and not disrupt anyone made the experience very realistic,” Steele noted. “The professional instructors come from all over the country to share their knowledge and experience. One instructor in particular was an ER physician on duty at a Manhattan hospital on 9/11/2001. He was able to share his experience and provide insight on what worked and what failed.”

Alumni Basketball

Game

The Sheffield Sports Boosters would like to invite everyone back to school to participate in what is hoped to be a most memorable, fun-filled, community event. In years past the Varsity Club and the Technology Club of Sheffield High School have held annual basketball games which would pit faculty against the senior class.

This year, on June 1, we will hold two charity basketball games to help raise money for Sheffield athletics. First, the night will kick off with the Sheffield/Clarendon/Cherry Grove VFDs vs. Local Law Enforcement. The second game will feature the 1973-74 Boys JV/Varsity basketball team vs. the 1977-78 Boys JV/Varsity Basketball Team.

It was 15 years ago this past March that Sheffield last held an alumni game (Class of ’65 vs. Class of ’69). As it turned out, the gymnasium was nearly standing room only and many members of the community and their respective teams participated. We hope that there will be as many original participants, if not more, than there were 15 years ago. We also hope there will be as many lasting memories and enjoyable moments as we try to “keep the Wolverine spirit alive.”

Coming Events:

TODAY Sheffield Rotary Golf Scramble

TODAY 3rd Quinquennial SHS Alumni Basketball Game 6 PM at SAMSHS Gymnasium

June 2 3-D Archery Shoot at Sheffield Rod & Gun

June 6 Last day of School for Warren County School District

June 7 Commencement for Seniors

June 15 Sheffield Yard Sale Days

June 22 Spring Clean up

June 29 Clarendon Days

July 8-12 Community Vacations Bible at Sheffield UMC 6-8PM “Super Heroes from the Bible”

July 17 20th Sheffield Fireman’s Festival

July 19 20th Sheffield Alumni Weekend