Tidioute Area News In Brief

Trash Pick Up

Tidioute borough residents will need to place their trash at the curb on Friday, January 3, due to the New Years Day.

Please have your trash at the curb by 6 a.m. Friday.

Borough office hours

Tidioute borough office will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the New Year celebration.

Knights of Columbus

Tidioute Knights of Columbus will hold their regular general meeting at ST. John Center, on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 7 p.m.

All members are asked to attend this important meeting.

Members will be getting the final details together for the Free Throw contest.

New worship hour

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be holding Sunday morning worship hour at 10 a.m. starting on Sunday, Jan. 5.

This will be the new time for worship services

All are welcome to attend. Please come and bring a friend.

Watson Grange

An open meeting of Watson Grange was held with Master Bob Hollabaugh presiding.

Non perishables were collected for the Salvation Army and will be delivered by Matt Irons.

The Grange hall will be winterized on January 5 with the winter meetings to be held in the homes of the members.

Jan. 9 meeting will be at the home of Kelly VanOrd for a birthday dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 meeting will be at the home of Matt and Miranda Irons. March 13 meeting will be at the home of John and Deanna Hollabaugh with pie for refreshments.

Fun Days are planned for Jan. 18 at John Hollabaugh’s at 1 p.m. for wagon ride and game day at Irons on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.

Lecturer Kelly VanOrd presented a Christmas program including The Christmas Star read by Miranda Irons; Christmas Game won by the team of Matt Irons, Deanna and Bob Hollabaugh and Meg Froman; Christmas was read by John Hollabaugh; an original poem written and read by VanOrd for Deanna Hollabaugh who has a couple misfortunes with a gift of pillow packing, duct tape and first aid kit. Game shoot cotton balls through a wreath was won by Matt Irons and a prayer was read by Bob Hollabaugh.

Christmas Eve


Tidioute Presbyterian Church held Christmas Eve Services with traditional Christmas music sung by members of the Choir and those in attendance.

Dennis Ledebur, CLP led the worship services.

Choir members under the direction of Karen Mull sang a Christmas Cantata “Repeat the Sounding Joy” with reading by Dennis Ledebur.

Silent Night was sung by candle light with a closing hymn of “Joy to the World”.

The alter was decorated with poinsettias in honor and in memory loved ones.


Tidioute Sports Boosters will have a bonfire on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at which time they will burn your live Christmas Trees.

There is a $5 donation per tree requested.

Bingo games

There will be Bingo games at Buccardo’s Restaurant in the side room.

Doors open at 2 p.m. and the games will begin at 3 p.m.

Cash prizes, door prizes and lots of fun.

Proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament events for Sept. 25 through Sept. 28.

VFW District 19

There will be a special meeting of District 19 Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW at the Forest County Veterans Club , North Route 66, Marienvillle, PA. on Sunday, Jan. 12.

The business to be taken care of is the Election and Installation of the officers of District President; Senior Vice President and Jr. Vice President.

Registration of District Delegates will be at 1 p.m. with the above business scheduled at 2 p.m. promptly.

Free Throw

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Tidioute Community Charter School.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with the winners progressing through local, district and state competitions.

International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.

All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 130,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,000 local competition.

All contests on the local level are recognized for their participation in the events. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms and more information please contact Gary Koech at 484-2252.

Up Coming Events:

2 Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m.

3 Trash Pick up

5 Bingo at Buccardo’s in side room at 3 p.m.

6 Deerfield Township meeting at 7 p.m.

8 Free Throw at TCCS 1 p.m.

9 Watson Grange at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly VanOrd’s

SWCMA meeting at 7 p.m.

10 Bonfire at ballfield 7 p.m.