Sheffield Area News In Brief

KRISTI KULKA

Correspondent

kkmi@westpa.net

Thanks at the

Ruth Smith Center

The Ruth M. Smith Center has so many reasons to be thankful for this year. At Thanksgiving time the residents all wanted to express their thanks too

-Bev says she is thankful for having a home and good food and her family

-Doris says she realizes that she has much to be thankful for her..her wonderful son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The Smith Center has been taking good care of me, all the staff that work here and I really appreciate all the people that come to visit me. At the age of 94 I walk with a cane and really enjoy good conversation.

-Rosy is thankful for her family and friends especially Robert her home cat, and mostly to God.

-Leta is thankful for her dolls, jewelry and that we have each other and best friends, the mansion and Wil and Carol.

-Travis is thankful for his health, family, 3 square meals a day, veterans, medical care, and a warm building.

-Frankie is thankful for the early snow and cold winter, he is thankful for the holidays.

-Mike C is thankful for friends, God, Being alive, family, meals, Fire Department, and a nice home.

-Robert is thankful for freedom, friends, family, Fire Department, outdoors, Jeff the cook, God, nice home, medication and the staff.

-Tom is thankful for Herb & Sherry, stuffing, nice warm home, staff at RMSC, winter, birds, all things in December

-Jenny is thankful for her son John, grandchildren and Tracey, also for son Ron and his family for this nice place to live and for all the care from the staff that she loves.

-Mike B is thankful for the activities always doing something, nice place to live, family and friends and also movie night on Fridays at RMSC.

-Tory is thankful for his life and of others, whatever you want and whatever you get!

-Diane is thankful for her kids, her boyfriend “Eddie” and all my friends

-Jeremy is thankful for his family/the staff and all the comfort he has.

The Residents all wish everyone “Merry Christmas” and to express their thanks to all that have donated anything to them

The Sheffield Pharmacy has a Christmas tree with Angels on it with all the resident’s names on an angel. Stop and visit the pharmacy for all your Christmas needs and pick up a special Angel and purchase a gift for one of the residents at the Smith Center. Also there is an Angel Tree in the office at the Mansion at the Smith Center with the residents name on them as well.

Firemens Festival

Christmas auction

Christmas auction at Sheffield Fire Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14. Doors open at noon. Auction starts 1 p.m.. Christmas Decorations, Christmas Wrap, Toys, Blankets, Jackets, Sweatshirts, Non perishable goods. 50/50, Food available for purchase. Benefits Sheffield Fireman Festival. Come and support the Fire Department. Come do your last minute shopping. Good deals. Bring family and friends.

Sheffield Open

The 52nd Annual Sheffield Open Golf outing will be held on the 19th and 20th of June in 2014. The outing will be in the DuBois area. More details will be available in the Spring.

Cookie Walk

Perfect way to get your Christmas Cookies stop at the Sheffield United Methodist Church social hall and purchase your Christmas cookies today from 9-2p.m..

Hospitality Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday, chicken tenders, fried potatoes and home-made gingerbread with whipped cream for dessert. Thursday will bring meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Friday’s buffet among other goodies will feature turkey Rubens with fruit for dessert.

On Monday the Center will ‘host’ Meg at 11 a.m. and her topic will be “Smile and the world will smile with you”. This is a great speaker for all, we need this in everyday life, mark your calendar.

Tuesday will bring the last casino trip for the year at Seneca Allegany Casino.

Do you have shopping or appointments in the Warren area and do not want to drive? Call the Center and staff will make your reservation for you on the TAWC bus.

Winners of drawings are announced: the 50/50 monthly drawing was held on November 25, and Bucky Shettler won $151. He then drew the winner for the Thanksgiving Basket and the lucky lady was Anita Oaks from Warren.

TRIPS:

*Lancaster for the presentation of ‘MOSES’ May 5-7, 3 days/2 nights meals, tours and shopping all for $349.

*New Orleans- October 4-12 Tours, Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi, National World War II Museum, Harrah’s Casino and much more for $749.

*Hawaii November 1-8 Flight from Buffalo to Honolulu then board Norwegian Cruise ‘Pride of America’ for your ‘Trip of a lifetime’.

*Brochures available.

SAMHS Calendar

of Events:

Basketball Tip Off Tournament Dec 6 and 7 at SAMHS

Wrestlers first meet – Dec 7

Keystone Assessments for Juniors and some sophomores for BIO – Dec 4 and 5

Christmas Choral and Instrumental Concert at SAMHS – Dec 9

SAMHS Christmas Food Drive – Dec 9 – 16

First JH Basketball game – Dec 10

Mid-Point Progress Reports – Dec 12

Keystone Assessments for Juniors for LIT – Dec 11 and 12

A Safe Place visits to each grade level – week of Dec 15

Christmas Break – Dec 21 – Jan 1

Backpack program

The Sheffield Area Ecumenical Food Pantry along with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Warren County School District are working together to feed school children on the weekends. The pilot program is beginning at the Allegheny Valley Elementary School in November or early December. Eligible students who sign up will receive 8 items of food to take home on Fridays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sundays. The cost is $150 per child per year. The Sheffield Area Food Pantry has gone out on faith to sponsor 50 children for one year for $7500. The goal is to make this program available to all eligible children who sign up, possibly 120 children for $18,000.

More than 60 percent of the students at Allegheny Valley Elementary School are eligible for reduced or free lunches and this backpack program. Monetary donations small and large are welcomed. Please send donations to:

Sheffield Food Pantry

PO Box 721

Sheffield, PA 16347

Please make checks out to: Sheffield Food Pantry and indicate Backpack.

The Sheffield Area Ecumenical Food Pantry believes through this area’s generosity that this program can be added to the existing food program. The churches that make up the Ecumenical Food Pantry are as follows: Bethany Lutheran, Grace Bible, St. Michael’s Byzantine, St Anthony’s Roman Catholic, Cherry Grove Community, Sheffield, Barnes, Tiona, and Clarendon United Methodist Churches.

Coming Events

in Sheffield

Dec 14th SVFD Christmas Auction doors open at 12p.m.

2014

Nov 1-8 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Hawaii