Tidioute Area News in Brief

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Oct. 17 will be fish sandwiches, french fries, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Oct. 21 will be chicken and biscuits, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Oct.22, will be shepard’s pie, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Oct.24 will be chicken tenders, french fries, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Oct. 28 will be bacon cheeseburgers, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 will be spaghetti and all the trimmings.

Thursday, Oct. 31 will be wings with a side dish, dessert and beverages.

Call the senior center at 484-3020 to get signed up for lunch.

Dollar Dinner

Wednesday evening, Oct. 16 there will be a $1 Soup Dinner at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m.

This is open to the public. Some of the soups include stuffed pepper, potato, and chili.

Sports Boosters Meeting

Tidioute Community Charter School Sports Boosters will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Everyone is welcome. New members are always needed and of course welcomed.

Adult Prom

Saturday night is the time to relive your high school prom days or perhaps this could be your first prom ever.

This adult prom is for those age 18 or older and will be held at the Tidioute Firehall on Saturday, Oct.19 from 9 p.m. to midnight.

A B.Y.O.B. event complete with music, pictures, refreshment, prom court, King and Queen (of which those who are attend will have a chance to vote for).

Pick you best gal or guy and join us at the firehall on Saturday night for an evening of fun and a chance to make new memories.

Cost is $10 per person.

Proceeds will benefit Allyvia Morgan’s People To People trip to Harvard University next summer.

Presbyterian Church Services

Tidioute Presbyterian Church will hold services on Sunday, Oct. 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The church building is 120 years old this year and will be dedicated once again since the new siding and roof have been completed.

A donor’s plaque will be placed during the service.

They encourage current and former members and friends of the church to worship with them on this day of celebration.

Walleye Tournament Successful

The 17th Annual George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament held on Saturday, Oct.12 was a success once again.

There were 12 boats this year with a total of 35 fish brought into the weigh- in station. Total weight was 70.85 pounds.

Winners were first place the team of Terry Cotterman and Kirk Schwab of Tidioute with a weight of 14.54; second place went to the team of Terry Miller and Vaughn Ralston of Tionesta with a weight of 10.84, and third place went to the team of Brad Vouchard and Scott Eck with a weight of 10.25.

The Lunker award was won by Terry Cotterman of Tidioute with a walleye weighing in at 6.72 pounds.

A 50/50 raffle was held with the proceeds going to Raeann Gesin; $108 went to the winner Matt Jamieson.

Hickory Creek Archery and Sporting Goods donated a $25 gift certificate and the winner was Dave Manross.

A special thank you to Flying W Ranch, Mark’s Place/Hickory Beverage, Hickory Creek Archery and Sporting Goods for their donations.

John Motzer of Landmark Hotel donated the trophies again this year and the winners’ names will be added to the plaque that hangs at the Landmark Hotel.

Thank you to the Jones family for the beverages, and donuts.

Only one dead fish was brought in this year and all live fish were released back into the river.

The tournament committee donated $100 to be the Junior Champion Angler that will be crowned in September 2014.

Oct. 4, 2014 will be the next George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament.

Immunization Clinics

Tidioute Health Center will host an immunization clinic the first Wednesday of each month with the next one being held on Wednesday, Nov.6 from 10 a.m. till noon.

All immunizations are available as long as the immunization guidelines are met.

If you have no insurance or your insurance does not cove the vaccines. Examples of vaccines being offered are childhood immunizations, Influenza, Shingles, Hepatitis A & B, Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough).

Ages are from six months to adult.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Warren County State Health Center at 728-3566, Forest County State Health Center at 755-3564, Crawford County State Health Center at 332-6947 or Venango county State Health Center at 677-0672.

Watson Grange

The quarterly birthday dinner honoring Kelly VanOrd and Miranda Irons preceded the recent meeting of Watson Grange which was presided over the Master Bob Hollabaugh.

Reports were heard concerning the Dime Pitch held at the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament, as well as Watson Grange taking second place for its float in the parade in September.

A benefit raffle was held for Raeann Gesin who received half of the proceeds and the other half went to winner John Ransom. Thank you to all who supported this benefit.

Other community service projects planned for the future include aid for the House of Hope and dictionaries for the Tidioute Community Charter School third graders.

Upcoming events include PA State Grange Convention in State College Oct. 18-21. Bob and Jean Hollabaugh will serve as delegates for Watson Grange and Deanna Hollabaugh and Miranda Irons will be delegates from Warren-Forest Pomona Grange.

Next regular Watson Grange meeting will be Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. with members asked to wear a costume, mask, funny hat etc.

Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 Watson will have the bake sale table and work the kitchen at the Pomona Auctions.

Nov. 9- Warren-Forest Pomona will meet at 9 a.m. at their building on the Warren County Fair Grounds.

Nov. 9 – Family Turkey Party at Watson Grange building on Route 337 with doors open at 6 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m.

Golf Scramble Results

Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley, which includes Tidioute First United Methodist Church, thanks everyone who participated in the golf scramble that was held on Sept. 21 at Cable Hollow Golf Course.

First-place team winning $500 was Ross Kali, Dave Guiffre, Mike Stormont and Dave Stormont.

Second-place team winning $300 was Dick Johnson, Randy Johnson, Bob Yucha, and Bruce Anderson.

Third-place team round of golf winners were Anne Frank, Time Wares, Arnie Hoch, and Dave Diarhi.

Longest putt hole 18 was Randy Lemon. Longest drive for the women on hole 15 was Anne Frank. Closest to the pin- second shot/hole 14 was Den Holcomb; longest drive men Hole 7 was Craig Upton. Closest to pin -2nd shot/hole 8 was Randy Johnson. Closest to line hole 4 was Herb West.

There were 22 teams and they had 26 hole sponsors.

This year they raised $3,533.95.

Fall Festival

Tidioute Community Charter School SAC (Student Activity Council) held its Fall Festival on Sunday in the Tidioute Ballfield.

Several school groups were present to help raise funds. Fourteen vendors were set up including: SADD group held a yard sale, Civil War Club sold fresh cut french fries and deep fried Oreos, and Book Club was selling books.

All set up fees went to the Student Activity Club.

Hay rides were offered by Craig Snavley, and Carl Carnahan had ducks and a goat to check out and feed.


The annual CROP Walk which means, “Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty”, held a walk in Tidioute on Sunday and the walkers raised approximately $430.

Only six walkers took part this year, a fun time was had by all and the rain held off until the last 500 feet of the walk.

Walkers gathered at the First United Methodist Church.

Shoe Boxes

Once again the members of the Tidioute First United Methodist Church is collecting items to pack into shoe boxes for children ages birth to age 18.

Items of interest include school items such as crayons, pencils, ruled paper, as well as hard candy, toys of any sort (no war related items) t-shirts, sunglasses, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, wash cloths, hand towels, flashlights with extra batteries. If your toy items require batteries, please include extra batteries.

No chocolates, liquids or lotions.

Items can be dropped off at the First United Methodist Church when the yellow sign is out or contact Mary Huntington at 484-7766.

Beef/Freezer Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department is having a Quarter of Beef Raffle/ Freezer Raffle

Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Fall Gun Raffle.

Raffle winners for prize 1 through 4 will each receive a quarter of beef and the fifth winner will receive the chest freezer.

Winner need not be present to win. Beef quarters have same cuts of meat, non-negotiable.

Tickets are available from Tidioute firefighters, at Tidioute Flea-tique, Tidioute Trading Post, Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Holiday Food Vouchers

It’s that time of year when the Tidioute Holiday Food Voucher committee is seeking monetary donations from those that would like to help support our cause.

Those wishing to make monetary donations can make checks payable to “Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers” and mail them to Tidioute United Methodist Church, 206 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351.

Applications for these vouchers will be distributed to Tidioute Trading Post, Polly’s ShurSave Market, Buccardo’s Restaurant, Tidioute Post Office, Tidioute Towers, Tidioute Library and at the local branch of Northwest Savings Bank later this week.

Vouchers will be written for Polly’s Market for Thanksgiving and written out for redeeming for Christmas at Tidioute Trading Post.

Flag Presentation

SPC Todd M. Phinney presented an American flag to the officers of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8803, this flag was flown in August 2011 during a combat mission on aircraft 0708024, a CH-47F Chinook Heavy Lift Cargo Helicopter.

The mission was flown in the face of the enemy and bears witness to the capture, detention and interrogation of terrorist forces threatening the freedom of the United States and the world.

This flag was flown in Afghanistan supporting “Operation Enduring Freedom”.

Borough Council

Tidioute Borough Council met on Monday evening at the borough office.

Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 588 miles and had 10 incidents and charges.

Tidioute Boy Scouts of Troop 22 in Irvine were present to observe a council meeting as part of a Community Service project.

The property at 71 Main St. has been an issue and council will do what it can concerning this issue.

Trick or Treating is set for Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children are reminded to only stop at the homes that have a porch light on and to stay in groups.

It was noted by council that anyone having outdated prescription medication they want to dispose of, they can take the medication at any time to either the Warren City Police Department or the Sheriff’s office.

Walt reported having trouble with the backhoe, he had been looking into getting it repaired.

Also, the Holiday Lighting Committee is looking for persons to help decorate the business district of the borough. Areas to be decorated include the VFW, Medical Center, Borough Office, Tidioute Library and the Picture Show Park.

Volunteers are needed to set up displays and string lights in the shrubs.

Tying of the greens is another night when help is needed. Once the greens are tied, the Tidioute Fire Department will string these lights across Main Street and Buckingham Street.

Minutes from the last meeting were read and accepted. Treasurer’s report was accepted and permission was granted to pay the bills.

Upcoming Events:

16 $1 soup dinner at Methodist Church 5 p.m.

17 Sports Boosters meeting at TCCS 7 p.m.

19 Adult Prom at Firehall 9 – midnight

20 Church services at Presbyterian 10:30 a.m.