Sheffield Area News in Brief

By KRISTI KULKA

Correspondent

kkmi@westpa.net

968-4398

Hospitality Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday, tuna noodle or chicken noodle casserole, vegetable and peach cobbler for dessert. Thursday chef salad with an array of cold meats, egg and more with your choice of homemade dressings, and top it off with fruit. Friday’s buffet will feature homemade pizza with several toppings to choose from, pudding for dessert.

Some of the highlites for the week will be Monday, start the day by having your blood sugar tested with Esther and Jean from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. stay for the speaker, Lisa who will be talking about a home health care service right here in Sheffield, Barnes, Clarendon area called ‘We Care’. If you are unable to be present you can call 968-4269 for further information. Thursday we have our Advisory Council meeting at 10:30, everyone welcome with suggestions and concerns for our Center. Julie will be here to answer any or all insurance issues no appointment needed.

We are taking appointments for the volunteers who provide VITA tax services free of charge for our seniors, call 968-5667 for your appointment now.

We are also filling out the forms for the property tax and rent rebate for all those who qualify, if you are unsure if you are eligible for this just give us a call at 968-5667. We have the forms for the LIHEAP program that helps with your heating bills.

Fireman’s Festival

On Monday, Jan. 27, the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department held its monthly meeting.

The following slate of officers was elected: Chief-Bill Dilley, 1st Assistant Chief-Mark Buck, 2nd Assistant Chief-Kevin Bell, 3rd Assistant Chief-Andy O’Donnell, Trustee-Jerry Borden, President-Doug Repine, Vice President-Al Ace, Secretary-Judy Silves, Treasurer-Melanie McMillen, Statistician-Matt Bell, and the Ambulance Committee-Sherry McMillen, Judy Silves, Andy O’Donnell, Matt Bell, and Bill Dilley.

Also discussed were the dates for the Sheffield Fireman’s Festival.

Mark Aug. 17-23 on your calendars. More information on the festival will be released after meetings have been held. We are once again working with a new carnival and we hope we can provide another week of family fun this year!

Main Street

Artisans Co-Op

Only four more days until Main Street Artisan’s Co-op at 29 S. Main St. in Sheffield opens its doors for the grand reopening. If you are in the area, be sure to stop in on Feb. 5 and check out all the artisan’s hard work. There will also be an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9. Come celebrate with them.

As part of MSA’s grand reopening, customers will have the opportunity to register to win two gift certificates in the amount of $14 each. You can enter on MSA’s Facebook page now. You will also be able to enter in the store once it opens.

SAVES PTO 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.

Sheffield Card Club

The Sheffield card club met at the home of Gloria Werner for its first night of cards in the new year. High score went to Carol Jandrews, second was Mary Rose Farr and the low score was Elaine McMeans.

PSSA Prep

As grades 3 through 5 prepare for testing, we are all completing activities that focus on meeting the Common Core Standards.

Third grade recently worked on measurement of time, length, capacity, and mass. After measuring many items to the nearest quarter inch, and plotting measurements on a line plot, students participated in a Frog Jump activity. Students jumped plastic push frogs ten times inside a 12×12 floor tile. Students then measured the distance of the jump to the nearest quarter inch. Students plotted the jumps on a line plot. Mrs. O’Donnell then gathered all the data and created an entire class line plot so students could see the most common distances jumped, as well as discuss those outcomes.

MLK Day

Mrs. Pearson’s second graders at Allegheny Valley Elementary School learned about the civil rights contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They viewed a video clip, listened to a story about him and completed a writing project naming five ways they can be a good citizen.

Their ideas included: be respectful, be responsible, stand up for others, play with others, help others who are hurt, and be fair. After brainstorming the list, the students chose five and wrote them on a cut-out hand. The hand prints were then displayed in the hallway along with posters of Dr. King.

Bowling tournament

The Fifth annual Jack V. Barner Memorial Scholarship Bowling Tournament is being organized for Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 29. The event will be held 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 PO Box 357, Sheffield, PA. In order to reserve an alley for the above dates, call Judy at 968-3708. There are two shifts 4 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.

Spaghetti dinner

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

Coming Events

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

Feb 15 Sheffield UMC Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7 p.m., donations only

March 1 5th Annual Jack V. Barner Bowling Tournament begins

March 16 Cherry Grove VFD Chili Festival

March 23 Girls Track and Field Spaghetti Dinner at Lions Club 11a.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