2009-02-05 / 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.

Farm Women Meeting Fulton County Society of Farm Women will meet February 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Pam Glenn. The program will be the history of chocolate. Bring something chocolate to share. Open to all women with an interest in the rural lifestyle. Contact Sally Hoover at 485-5153 or Pam Glenn at 485-4797 for more details or directions.

Art Club Forming Interested in forming an art club? Meet at Towne Framing Thursday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. to talk.

Singles To Meet Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, February 9, at 9:00 a.m. at K's Place for a valentine's party.

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.

FCMC Auxiliary Meeting Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a special planning meeting Friday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the extended-care activity room. Members, please plan to attend.

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.

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.

Town Meeting Fulton County commissioners will hold a town meeting March 5, at Cornerstone Restaurant, Crystal Spring, at 7:00 p.m.

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.

Appalachian Fruit Growers' Meeting The Appalachian Fruit Growers' meeting will be held at the Arena Restaurant in Bedford, February 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some of the featured speakers for this year's program include: Extension tree fruit specialist Dr. Rob Crassweller with an update on his rootstock research; Dr. Greg Krawczyk on borer management in peach and apple orchards; and Dr. John Halbrendt on a holistic approach to apple scab management. There is a $30 registration fee per person for this educational meeting to defray the costs of a hot lunch, morning refreshments and all educational materials. Additional information and registration may be obtained by calling 814-940-5989.

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