Sheffield Area News in Brief
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. yoga is being offered for a small donation at the Lion’s Den in Sheffield. Melissa Curtis offers a beginner’s class for anybody interested.
Bethany Lutheran Church will be celebrating its 132nd birthday with a luncheon after worship service on Sunday, Feb. 16t All are welcome and birthday cake and light lunch will be served.
Watch for more information about celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday at the Sheffield Township Library.
Library hours are Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The menu for the week will be: roasted chicken legs, mashed potatoes and vegetable with Jell-o for dessert. Thursday’s lunch will be your choice of potato soup or chili with cornbread and top it off with bread pudding. We will also have the ‘chocolate fountain’ and goodies to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Friday’s buffet will feature stuffed cabbage rolls and fruit for dessert.
Some of the highlights for the week will be our monthly casino trip Tuesday, Feb. 11. Seneca Allegany will be giving a $25 coin voucher and a $5 food voucher. The motorcoach will be $22 tip included.
We are taking appointments for VITA tax time, the volunteers are all certified and ready to help. You must have an appointment, call 968-5667, if you only need a property tax or rent rebate, come any time after 1 pm and I can fill those out for you.
If you have not paid your 2014 membership dues they are still $5. Do not let it lapse as to keep you in the know of our latest trips, birthdays and memorials, and helpful health care speakers available.
May 5-7 see the production of ‘Moses’ at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, this includes tickets, tours meals lodging, transportation and more all for $349.
Oct. 4-12 New Orleans
Nov.1-8 Hawaii; brochures available for all trips.
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 and 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.
Bring your sweetheart to a spaghetti dinner at the Sheffield United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. For a donation you can enjoy some great food and fellowship.
Main Street Artisans
This weekend is the Coop’s grand re-opening weekend after being shut down for a month for artists to close one side down and move to the other side of 29 S. Main St., Sheffield. Open house will be today and tomorrow.
The Sheffield Township Supervisors met on Monday, Feb. 3 for their bi-monthly meeting at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.
Chief Madigan’s press release was received. In January the chief investigated eight accidents, five theft complaints, three reports of suspicious persons, three complaints of criminal mischief, four disturbance calls, five harassment complaints, two noise complaints, two requests to assist other agencies, two requests to check welfare of others, five mental health calls, four property disputes, one burglary, one traffic hazard complaint, one child custody complaint, four assaults and two traffic complaints.
Sheffield Township will be purchasing a brick for the new entrance to the new addition to the elementary school at a cost of $60 for an 8 x 8 without clipart. The brick will have the three supervisors’ names under “Sheffield Township Supervisors”.
The township has been invited to a breakfast presentation at the Starbrick VFD on Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. by Suit-Kote. The presentation is on Asphalt Emulsions, Seal Coating (Tar and Chip), Micro Paving, Metro Mat, Truck Mounted Crack Filling Unit, Full Depth Reclamation (Reprofiling) and Cold Mix Paving. Supervisor Labesky stated that he might be attending.
Chief Madigan has informed us that the Warren County Prison now has a work release program in which eligible inmates may be utilized to perform work details for municipalities and other organizations. Inmates may work Monday through Friday during the day shift and supervision is provided if needed, along with transportation.
Terry Cochran is asking for new sluice pipe in his driveway and would like the roadmaster to do this for him. The pipe will be ordered by the roadmaster and Cochran will be billed. He also informed the secretary that a new sluice pipe is needed under the road at the corner of Radaker and Church. This will be added to the spring road inspection agenda.
D & S Energy Corp. will be drilling in Hamilton Township and Wetmore Project will be drilling in Wetmore Township. Wilmoth Interests will be drilling in Sheffield Township on 259. M.S.L. Oil & Gas Corp. will be drilling in Hamilton Township. Snyder Brothers, Inc will be drilling in Hamilton Township.
Todd Anderson, a package delivery service worker, is asking if we have an ordinance in the township that requires homeowners to put up house numbers on all houses and business. The supervisors asked the secretary to contact other townships to see if they do this.
The Johnsons on W. Main Street have requested that a nuisance violation letter be sent to their neighbor at 116 W. Main Street because he has a lean-to that is falling down onto their property. The letter was sent on Jan. 28.
Supervisor McMillen stated that the store on First Mill Street has not touched the problem with the roof, nor has Mr. Dickey removed the shed on the 2nd Mill Street property. These will be reviewed during the spring road inspection.
The next meeting of the supervisors will be Monday, Feb. 17 at the Sheffield Hospitality Center at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
Feb 12 Kindergarten Registration at Allegheny Valley Elementary from 9 to 11 and noon to 2.
Feb 15 Sheffield UMC Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 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 3 Sheffield Rotary Multiphasic Bloodscreening
May 10 NRA Dinner
June 19 -20 Sheffield Open in DuBois
July 18 -20 Sheffield Alumni Association Weekend
Aug. 17 -23 SVFD Fireman’s Festival
Sept.2 0-21 Fire Police Hosting Meeting
Oct. 10-12 Johnny Appleseed Festival
Oct. 25 SVFD Fall Craft Show
Nov. 1 Annual Turkey Party at SVFD