Sheffield Area News In Brief

Sheffield Hospitality Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday, hot dogs with homemade sauce, home fries, and chocolate ‘Gob’ cake; Thursday, birthday luncheon brings ham, buttered noodles, sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and for dessert birthday cake and ice cream; Friday’s buffet will feature vegetable lasagna with fruit for dessert.

Some highlights for the week are starting Monday blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to noon by Sue from Kane Home Health. Stay for our speaker Greg Felton talking investments where you can get as much as 3.5 percent and FDIC approved. He will answer any and all questions on IRAs, annuities and more.

Join us for ‘Senior night out’ where we will have dinner at Wendy’s in Russell then on to some shopping, groceries at Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree. This is a fun evening out with friends, and not having to drive yourself.

Have a birthday in January or just come and celebrate with a wonderful lunch especially prepared for you by Kelly. A drawing for fresh flowers, and also our monthly 50/50 drawing. Last month’s winner was Wave Phillips from Waterford; he won $141. Thanks to Sue who sold the winning ticket.

Would you like to have your taxes done for free, right here at the Senior Center? You must call for an appointment to have the VITA volunteers prepare your taxes for you free of charge.

TRIPS: May 5-7 Lancaster to see the production of ‘Moses’ at the Sight & Sound theater, this includes tours, two breakfasts, two Amish dinners, lodging, transportation all for $349.

Oct. 4-12 New Orleans includes 14 meals, riverboat cruise on the Mississippi, Harrah’s Casino, National World War II Museum all for $749.

Hawaii, Nov. 1-8 Join us for the trip of a lifetime, all the plans are made to/from Buffalo airport right into Honolulu, where you will board the Norwegian ‘Pride of America’ that will be your home away from home for the duration as you float from island to island. Call now for brochures, 968-5667.

Sheffield United Methodist

Church Spaghetti Dinner

Bring your sweetheart to a spaghetti dinner at the Sheffield United Methodist on Saturday, Fe. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. For a donation you can enjoy some great food and fellowship.

Memorial Scholarship

Bowling Tournament

The fifth annual Jack V. Barner Memorial Scholarship Bowling Tournament is being organized for Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Bowlaway Lanes in Sheffield.

The organizers are hoping to have alley sponsors for this event. Any individual, business or organization that sponsors an alley will be recognized at the tournament. Those contributing more than $50 will be recognized as a major sponsor.

All proceeds from this event will go to a scholarship fund that has been established in memory of Jack V. Barner. Scholarships will be awarded to help assist deserving students at Sheffield Area High School and Kane Area High School with their academic endeavors. If you are interested in supporting this event, make sponsor checks payable to “The Jack V. Barner Memorial Scholarship Fund” and send them to P.O. Box 357, Sheffield, PA.

In order to reserve an alley for the above dates, call Judy at 968-3708. There are two shifts, 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per team. Payouts for top three teams, high series for men and women, plus juniors will be recognized. Thanks to all who participate in one way or another.

Ruth M. Smith Center

The residents of the Ruth M. Smith Center in Sheffield would like to express their thanks to the Sheffield VFW, Hornburg Drilling, LLC, Sheffield Container, Borst Insurance, Johnson Tire Service, Progressive Woman’s Club of Sheffield, Bill Bunk of Warren, Jim and Becky McMillen and Margery Smith for the donations that they made towards the summer activities.

Letters of appeal were sent out in the early part of December, the above persons have responded generously and we appreciate it very much.

We want to take a trip to Pittsburgh in June to the Museum of Natural History, and ride on the Gateway Clipper. This trip will be the biggest trip we have ever taken and therefore it is the most expensive, bus trips cost more. So with the money received so far we will be able to make this trip. If anyone has received a letter and would still like to make a donation it would be appreciated, because we would like to also take a trip to Erie in July and then to the Port Farms in August.

As everyone is aware the residents at the Ruth Smith Center have a very limited income, and we,, as a non-profit organization, rely on donations. If you feel you would like to contribute to our summer fun, make sure the checks or donations are marked “for Activities” Ruth M. Smith Center, P.O. Box 576, 407 S. Main St., Sheffield, PA 16347.

Sheffield Girls Track and

Field Team Spaghetti Dinner

The girls track and field team will be sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti dinner, and a dessert. Eat in or take- out available. Adults $8 , children $5.

All proceeds benefits the girls junior high and varsity track teams.

Music Boosters

Cornhole Tournament

The second annual music booster cornhole tournament will be held on April 5 at the high school. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., play will start at 1 p.m.; we will be adding a kids division for grades 6-12. Fees $20 per team adults, $10 per team kids. We will pay the top 10 places for adults.

To pre-register, call 720-7555.

Sheffield Township Meeting

The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Jan. 20 for their bi-monthly meeting. The voter’s registration office informed the supervisors that Tuesday, May 20 is Primary Election Day and Tuesday, Nov. 4 will be General Election Day.

Resolution No. 418 Designating Pennsylvania Route 6 as a Pennsylvania Byway was adopted. The Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance is pursuing Pennsylvania Byway designation of Route 6 across the entire length of Pennsylvania. Such designation carries with it a number of advantages to our local communities. Those advantages include transportation safety improvements, increased travelers and expenditures to support our local businesses, awareness building of special intrinsic qualities of the corridor; which include historic, recreational, cultural, and natural qualities, and the potential for funding to support projects that fit the goals and objectives of the Pennsylvania Byway Program and the Route 6 Corridor Management Plan.

The ACT 13 paperwork was filed with the township from the following oil company for drilling in and around Sheffield Township: Cameron Energy, Weldbank Energy Corp and Shell Exploration.

Warren County Planning and Zoning forwarded a subdivision from the Donelson Property on Utah Road. DCNR has an open application for a recreation and conservation grant. Applications are being accepted from through April 16. They are looking for applications that will advance our local conservation and recreation vision and also those that implement Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan with a particular emphasis on the following strategic areas: Sustainable and Green Park Projects, Rehabilitation and Universal Access; Trails, Land Conservation, Emerging Trends, Rivers Implementation and Partnerships. Supervisor Labesky will be reviewing the application and looking for a possible grant for Sheffield Township.

The safety of a handicap individual on High Street was addressed in regards to cars speeding down Bull Hill. The supervisors asked the secretary to contact PennDOT if signage for handicap individual could be placed in this area warning drivers to slow down. Meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m. to an executive session with the chief of police. Next meeting of the supervisors will be Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center on the corner of Pickering and S. Main streets.

SAVES PTO Memorial or

Honorary Bricks Fundraiser

For sale: Memorial or Honorary Bricks to be placed at the entry of the new elementary addition. 4×8 have 1-3 lines of engraved print, 20 characters per line without clip art or 14 with – $30 without clip art, $40 with. 8×8 have 1-6 lines of engraved print, 20 characters per line; clip art on these will be placed where the manufacturer feels it best fits with the lettering- $60 without clip art, $70 with.

SAVES PTO officers can get order forms (Tracy Suppa Leichtenberger, Mara Johnson, Amanda Kyler, Stacey Lane Lobdell, Julie Feltner-Finch, Alicia Gray). Orders are due the end of February and paid in full at that time. Order forms are also available at Allegheny Valley Elementary School in Clarendon.

Coming Events

Jan 27-28 No school for students

Feb 12 Kindergarten Registration at Allegheny Valley Elementary from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m..

Feb 15 Sheffield UMC Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.; donations only

March 16 Cherry Grove VFD Chili Festival

March 23 Girls Track and Field Spaghetti Dinner at Lions Club 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 28 Wild Turkey Federation Banquet at SVFD

April 5 SVFD Auxiliary Spring Craft Show

SAMSHS Music Boosters Cornhole Tournament

April 12 Soup and Sub Sale

May 10 NRA Dinner

Sept. 20-21 Fire Police Hosting Meeting

Oct. 10-12 Johnny Appleseed Festival

Oct. 25 SVFD Fall Craft Show

Nov. 1 Annual Turkey Party at SVFD