Tidioute Area News In Brief

Senior center menu

Thursday, Aug. 14 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Aug. 18 will be macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 will be pulled pork sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Aug. 21 will be lemon pepper fish, Potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Aug. 25 will be spaghetti and meatballs, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 will be Sloppy Joes, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Aug. 28 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Please call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for your lunch.

Retirement Party

Pastor Ralph and Mary Culp are retiring form the ministry effective the end of Aug., and will bee returning to their home in Warren.

G & S Helping Hands (formally known as United Methodist Women’s Group of Grand Valley and Sanford churches) will be hosting a “Farewell Open House” for the Culp’s at he Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 from 2p.m. to 5 p.m.

Snacks, beverages and dessert will be served.

Everyone wishing to celebrate the many years they have served our local communities is welcome to attend. Any assistance community members wishing to give the ladies in preparing refreshments will be greatly appreciated; the group will meet at Grand Valley United Methodist Church on Friday, Aug., 15, beginning at 1 p.m. The firehall is on RT 27 in the middle of Grand Valley, and the church is at 107 Goodwill Street, off Route 27 (near the firehall) in Grand Valley.

Ralph formally was manager the Tidioute bank prior to going into the ministry.

Vacation Bible School

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be hosting the Community Vacation Bible School this week from Monday through Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p. m. for grades kindergarten to grade six.

The theme this year is “Kingdom Chronicles”. For more information please call Pastor Keith at 484-7721 or Mary Huntington at 484-7766.

Victorian Tea

A Ladies Victorian Tea Luncheon will be held at the Tidioute Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Entertainment will be the Conewango Clippers Barbershoppers.

Tickets are available from Barb Downey at 589-7508 or Jane McManigle at 484-3296 for a cost of $10 each.

Let’s Go Fishing

A theme of “Let’s Go Fishing” has been chosen for the 55th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Parade to be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. Parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. with registration in front of the Tidioute Firehall on Main ST.

All state judges will do the judging of the floats prior to the parade and all other units will be judged during the parade.

This year will be a point parade, meaning that the Zem Zem Shrine Units will be here in full force. This means there will be approximately 20 Units of Shriners in the parade. Parents are asked to keep the children back as the units preform for their safety and the safety of the drivers.

Junior/Kids Derby

The Kids Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. for children ages 3 to 10 years at Benner Park in Tidioute Creek.

Members of the Tidioute Lions Club and Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee sponsor this Kids Derby.

The Kids Derby is free to those who are fishing and the parents are reminded to let the kids fish on their own.

Tidioute Creek will be stocked with trout prior to the Derby. All fish must be measured to determine the winner.

Junior Champion

Angler

A Junior Champion Angler will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m.

The winner will receive a $50 cash award, a trophy and prizes.

Junior Champion Angler are sponsored in part by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament.

Champion Angler

Saturday, Sept. 27, at 12:01 a.m. fishing will begin for the 2014 Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament in Tidioute.

Fifteen finalists will be determined and these lucky fishermen will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Each one of these finalists will fish with a referee beginning a 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 and must have their fish into the scales by 2 p.m. SHARP, no exceptions.

Crowning of the Champion Angler will be at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

All game fish must be registered: Muskellunge must be 40 inches to qualify, Northern Pike must be 24 inches to qualify, Walleye must be 15 inches to qualify, small mouth bass must be 12 inches to qualify and trout must be 7 inches to qualify. Please observe creel limits according to PA Fishing Regulation.

The Champion Fisherman will receive $1000, and a trophy, second place winner will receive $250 and a trophy, third place winner will receive $150 and a trophy. A lunker award will be presented to anglers in each category.

Carnival coming

A Carnival by Towver of Gibsonton, Fla., will be set up in Tidioute for the 55th Annual PA State Championship Fishing tournament weekend in Tidioute.

Pre-sale tickets will be on sale soon.

Flag Contest

Tidioute Borough is sponsoring a Flag Contest.

Any person, youth or adult, borough resident or not, are invited to submit design proposals for a flag. All designs submissions must be in color and on nothing larger than legal paper (8.5 by 14 inches.)

For more information please contact the borough office at 484-7424 or stop by the office for a complete set of rules at 129 Main Street, Tidioute. Or you can also obtain a complete set of rules by going to tboro@tidioute.org.

Watson Grange

Members of the Watson Grange will meet on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the night of election of officers.

Lottery Calendars

Just a reminder on the sale of Pennsylvania Lottery Calendars for 2015 for a cost of $20 each. Winners will be determined by the 7 p.m. Daily number drawing. Drawings do not include Double Draw or any games added by the PA Lottery in 2015.

Bonus days include New Year’s Day for $200, Christmas Day for $400. Winners will be paid by check and all checks will be mailed at the end of each month.

Lottery Calendars are sponsored by Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee members and are on sale now and will be during the Fishing tournament festivities Thursday, September 25 to Sunday, September 28.

School supplies

Tidioute First United Methodist Church is collecting back to school items for Tidioute Community Charter School.

Boxes for donated items are located at Tidioute Senior Center, Tidioute Public Library, Buccardo’s Restaurant, Evans ShurSave Market, Northwest Saving Bank and Tidioute Trading Post. You can also leave items at the Methodist Church when the yellow sign in out front.

Some of the items that are needed include: Crayons, pencils, pencil boxes, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, germ-X, glue sticks, pink erasers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, markers, scissors, pocket folders, lined paper, pens, note books, 3-ring binders, and highlighters.

Food collection

St. John Ladies Guild is sponsoring a food drive to help replenish the food pantry for the Salvation Army in Warren.

Items that are needed the most include: tomato and vegetable soups, beef stew, quick oats, instant powdered milk, applesauce, canned diced tomatoes, elbow macaroni, egg noodles, saltine crackers, stuffing mix, Bisquick, canned raviolis or spaghetti-o’s, and canned meats such as tuna, chicken and spam.

Drop off your food donations before or after Mass or during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the office. For more information please call 484-7747.

Tidioute Borough

Police Chief Steve Vincent traveled 566 miles for the past month, investigated 3 incidents and filed 11 charges for the month.

Borough Manager, Walt Snavley, stated that he had received quotes on insurances and he will be checking into this more thoroughly.

Some grading has been done on McCauley Hill and there needs to be some grading done on Campbell Hill Road.

Snavley has announced that he will be leaving his position as borough manager this fall and a replacement is being sought. A complete outline of qualifications and requirements can be obtained at the borough office. One of the most important requirements is water and sewage treatment certification.

Council passed a resolution on opposing the expansion of federal control under the clean water act.

An update on the Flag Contest was presented and there has been some responses.

Lee Lindemuth gave a review of the WWII Reenactment stating that everything went well. There were 13 WWII veterans present and a crowd of 3100 to 3200 spectators. He would like to extend a thank you to all the business owners, property owners and private residents for the use of their property, also a thank you to those who provided bottle water for the reenactors, this was greatly appreciated.

The Johnson Street paving project will go out to bid this fall in time for work to begin in the Spring.

Decorating of the Gazebo in Picture Show Park will continue to be done by the Holiday Lighting/Decorating Committee.

Those who enjoy the Allegheny River, near the boat launch, are being made aware of the snapping turtle situation and are being asked to please be careful.

Sidewalk committee is reminding property owners of the grant money that is available for replacing your sidewalks. This grant money will cover removing the old sidewalk and replacing the cement for the new ones. This is for those sidewalks that are in bad shape. For more information on the sidewalk grants and applications please contact the borough office at 484-7424 or stop in the office. There are certain requirement to be met such as you will need two quotes and there is an income guideline to meet.

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved and accepted.

The treasurers report was accepted and permission was granted to pay the bills for July.

Flu Shots

Tidioute Senior Center will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 12.

Please call Pat at the Senior Center at 484-3020 for more information.