2009-01-22 / Community Bulletin Board

MEETINGS

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) has a 9:00 a.m. breakfast meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 485-4763.

Historical Society Meeting Matthew Dodd of Mechanicsburg will present a Fulton County Historical Society program on "Songs and Stories of Old Railroad Days" at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, January 23, 2009, in Fulton Theater, McConnellsburg. This event is open to the community and will feature railroad legend and lore, famous people and events and songs on the banjo, mandolin, harmonica and acoustic guitar. A freewill offering will cover his cost. Light refreshments will be served. If schools are cancelled that day for weather reasons, a snow date for the meeting will be the same time the following Friday, January 30.

Democratic Meetings Fulton/Franklin Democratic Club meets the third Tuesday of each month in Democratic Headquarters at 7:00 p.m., 123 South Second Street, McConnellsburg. Meetings are open to the public, light refreshments are provided and all are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 485-3386.

Conservation District Board Meetings Fulton County Conservation District Board of Directors monthly meetings for 2009 will be held on the following dates and times: February 12, 10:30 a.m.; March 12, 10:30 a.m.; April 9, 7:30 p.m.; May 14, 7:30 p.m.; June 11, 7:30 p.m.; July 9, 5:00 p.m., Laurel Ridge Pavilion; August 13, 7:30 p.m.; September 10, 7:30 p.m.; October 8, 7:30 p.m.; November 12, 10:30 a.m.; December 10, 10:30 a.m. The budget and finance, personnel, and programs and services committees meet one-half hour prior to the regular board meeting. All district meetings are held in the district board room located at 216 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, unless otherwise noted.

Forestry And Wildlife Conference Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies will hold its 12th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference on February 21 at Breezewood Firehall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. This year's conference, "Sound Stewardship in Changing Times," will focus on various aspects of the economic and environmental value of sustainable private woodlands and how to achieve sustainability. Topics will include the impact of "forest fragmentation" - its effect on biodiversity, flora and fauna distribution and composition, carbon sequestration, oxygen production, wind abatement, transpiration and climate modification. The latest information on the Emerald Ash Borer will be presented. "Fuels for Schools" and "Nontraditional Forest Products" will be discussed along with wildlife issues. Seminars, exhibits, lunch, refreshments, a log-to-lumber demonstration, door prizes and raffles complete the event. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the PA Game Commission, the Urban and Community Forestry Council, Bedford and Fulton County Conservation District and S.O.A.R. are among the exhibitors. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reservations are due February 12, payable to WOSA, PO Box 29, Bedford, PA 15522. Registration is $20 for WOSA members and $30 for nonmembers. For information, call 814-652-9150.

LCLC/Rabbit 4-H Club Meeting The LCLC and Rabbit 4-H Clubs will meet Wednesday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m., at the home of the leader, Sherri Buterbaugh in Hustontown.

Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.

PARPAC Meeting PARPAC will meet January 26 at The Shak at 5:30 p.m. Please attend and bring a new member with you. New members are always welcome.

Republican Women To Meet Fulton County Council of Republican Women will meet Thursday, February 12, at 4:45 p.m. at Johnnie's Diner, McConnellsburg. New members are welcome and all are urged to attend.

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