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4--MIFFLINBURG TELEGRAPH, April 26, 2012 APRIL Library Hosting Silpada Fundraiser The Herr Memorial Library is currently hosting a Silpada sterling-silver jewelry sale fundraiser through May 3, just in time for Mother's Day. Books and order forms are available at the library or you can contact Carol Hollister, Silpada Independent Representative, at www.mysilpada.com/carol.hollister. The last day to order will be May 3 and items will be delivered to the library by Mother's Day. For more information or to place an order, visit the library at 500 Mar- ket St., Mifflinburg or call 966-0831. Cross-Stitch Returns to Herr Memorial Library The Cross-Stitch class at Herr Memorial Library is moving to Thursdays. Kathleen Flynn Irion will be leading this fun an d crafty course every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $3 per class and participants should bring their Own scissors. This dass is open to all levels of cross- stitch enthusiasts from the very beginners to the seasoned experts. It is a place for social- ization, friendship and a great way to learn and share new ideas and techniques. Registration is not required for this class. For more information visit the library at 500 Market St., Mifflinburg or call 966-0831. Fishing Derby The annual American Legion Fishing Derby takes places sat., and Sun., April 28- 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m along Buffalo Creek, Mifflinburg. Arbor Day Event Explores Miller Run Restoration On Fri., April 27, beginning at 6 p.m., Bucknell University professor Duane Grif- fin will lead a walk along Miller Run near the Bucknell Golf Course to show how the University is growing and planting trees to help restore the stream bank and create a trail network as part of its Miller Run Water- shed Restoration project. The Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy is sponsoring the event as part of the 9th an- nual Caring for Communities Earth Month Celebration. With the theme "Greenways Connect Communities," the month-long program is focused on how local greenways are improving the quality of life, adding new recreational possibilities, and preserving sce- nic and natural resources. Miller Run, a tributary of the Susque- hanna River, runs through the Bucknell golf course and then continues on campus along Moore Avenue down to the Susquehanna. It is the focus of a campus environmental stew- ardship project that has involved more than 80 Bucknell University students and 11 fac- ulty members representing multiple aca- demic areas induding biology, geology, and environmental studies. Specific project goals are to reduce runoff and increase infiltration by restoring more natural vegetation to upland sites and creat- ing wedands. Restoring plant communities is a critical component of the Miller Run Watershed Restoration project. The Penn- sylvania Department of Environmental Pro- tection has awarded a $178,000 Growing Greener Grant to the University to restore Miller Run to a more natural condition. Construction and new planting are sched- uled from 2012 into 2013. Participants will meet at the Bucknell Art Barn. From the Rte. 15 traffic light at the entrance to Bucknell, turn west onto Smoke- town Road. The Art Barn will be at the sec- ond right turn. For further information about this and other Caring for Communi- ties events call 524-8666 or visit www.lin- nconservancy.org. 4-H Visits Library The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will be vis- iting the Herr Memorial Library on Satur- day, April 28 to host a day of fun and activities. This program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will feature books read aloud, books acted out, games and more. The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club is located in New Berlin. This event is one of the club's community service projects. For more information stop by the library at 500 Market St., Mifflinburg or call 966- 0831. You can also check out the website at www.herrlibrary.org. Rummage Sale A rummage sale, bake sale and soup sale will be held at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Market and Vine sts., New Berlin on Fri., April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sat., April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup will be available by the quart. Saturday is fill a bag of clothing for $2. Lunch will also be served. Spring Drop-off Mifflinburg Spring Drop off is scheduled for April 25 -27 from noon to 8 p.m. and April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon and will be held across from the Borough Equipment Center. This event is for Borough Residents only and proof of address will be required. There is a fee for appliances and there are items that are not permitted. For more in- formation, contact the borough office. Chicken Barbecue Christ United Lutheran Church (Four Bell), 13765 Old Turnpike Rd., Millmont will host a chicken barbecue on Sat., April 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. Donation: Adults, $8, children, $4, chicken halves, $4. Take-outs available. Tickets can be purchased at the chuch by calling 922-1860 or the Mif- flinburg Telegraph, 966-2255. A limited number of walk-ins will be available. Benefit Basket Bingo The Millmont West Union Area Lions Club will have a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Sat., April 28, at the Carriage Corner Restaurant, MitBinburg. There will be both new and retired baskets. The bingo is to ben- efit Susan M. Leitzel, a well-known Mif- flinburg resident, who suffered from a brain stem cavernoma, and has amassed huge medical and other expenses. Doors open at noon with the Early Bird Game beginning at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for 20 games, six cards per game, with package upgrades avail- able. The package, special games and early birds are available at the door. For more in- formation call 966-0096 or 966-3940. Ramsey's Jujitsu Grand Opening Ramsey's Jujitsu will be having a Grand Opening Sun., April 29, from 2-6 p.m. at their new location, LARA gymanstics center, 2010 W. Market St., Lewisburg. They will be hav- ing demos of all their classes; Little Grapplers, Children's jujitsu, Adult Jujitsu and Brazilian jujitsu. Everyone is welcome. For more info contact Jeff Ramsey at 716-9669. MAY Senior Center Calendar Club 39, Mifflinburg Senior Center will hold it's regular meetings at the Gov't Serv- ices Bldg., Chestnut St., Mifflinburg each Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Scheduled May events are: May 2- Business Meeting, Harry Apfelbaum; May 9- Bingo; May 10- Breakfasat at Turnpike, 8:30 a.m.; May 16. Bingo; May 23- Bingo; May 24- Dinner at Twisted Bull, 5 p.m.; May 30- Birthdays, fun and games. For more information, call 966-0197. First Thursday Bingo Mifflinburg Buggy Museum's First Thurs- day Bingo is Thurs., May3 at the museum's Visitor Center starting at 6:15 p.m. Come on out and support one of Mifflinburg's great treasures while having a good time. The Shorkley Family The Union County Historical Society will host a presentation by Nada Gray on "The Shorldey Family" on Thurs., May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewisburg Cemetery Chapel. Nada Gray of Lewisburg will present a program on the Shorkley family, based on her readings of the diaries of Sallie and E1- isha Shorkely. The Shorkleys, although not as well known as the Camerons or Slifers, contributed to the community and county for several generations. Elisha Shorkley gives day-to-day accounts of work at the Geddes-Marsh foundry, where he later became a partner. Sallie (related to the Moore and Meixell families) was actively involved in the Univer- sity at Lewisburg (now Bucknell), the Baptist Church, the Grange, and the temperance movement. Nada became enthralled with Mrs. Shorkley after reading her accounts of every day life in Lewisburg in the 1800s. Members of the Shorkley famly are buried in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Through their words we see the towns re- sponse to events in the mid 1800s. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Lewisburg Cemetery Chapel, S. 7th St., Lewisburg. Parking is available along the street and in an adjacent lot.