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6--MIFFLINBURG TELEGRAPH, July 29,. 2004 Lewisburg library offers story times throughout summer photo provided The focus of this year's summer reading programs at the Public Library for Union CounO is on history and adventure in honor of the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West. To help children understand the theme, the Story Pit in the children's library bus been transformed into a western landscape with the help of several hardworking volunteers from Mifflinburg. The Story Pit features a mural pointed by Aaron Bosom, a junior at Lycoming College, who is majoring in Communications, and Lilli Ruschi, a freshman at Franklin and Marshall College, who is majoring in Animal Behavior They were assisted by Ruschi's mother, Anna, an art teacher at C W. Rice Middle School. The mural includes a dramatic covered wagon scene and a buffalo.herd, and is accented by a draped ceiling with birds that was installed by library staff. Story times are held Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. No registration is required to attend summer story times. Rev. Showers honored years of ministry The Rev. Harlan Frank Showers Jr., was honored on the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the ministry, at a surprise reception July 11. It was given by the members of the two congregations he serves-- Church of the Savior Lutheran and St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Among those presenting greetings from the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were the Rev. Dan May, assis- tant to Bishop A. Donald Main, and the Rev. Robert Driessen, dean of the West Branch Conference. Showers is a native of New Berlin, and a graduate of Susquehanna University and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. ordained into the ministry mer Lutheran Church in June 1974. After serving Lebanon Church outside Chicago and Sti Lutheran Church of Lo Chicago, he came to August 1991 as pastor of Church Savior 'Lutheran. In 2003, he also became Matthew Lutheran Church in as part of a cooperative ministff: ment. He has been active in cal efforts and community focusing especially on families and promoting understanding, parish officials Senior Olympics looking for Registrations are now being accepted for the 2004 Union-Snyder County Senior Olympic Games. The games begin on Sept. 1 and conclude on Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc. and the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority (LARA), the games promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Last year 82 people par- ticipated, who ranged in age from 52 to 94. Anyone who will be age 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2004 is invited to partici- pate in a variety of activities that will be held at venues throughout the two- county area. The schedule of Senior Olympics events is as follows: Pool: Wed., Sept. 1, 9 a.m. at John Wilcox's Mifflinburg Lanes. Golf: Thurs., Sept. 9, 9 a.m. at Dick Kidd's Par 3 Golf Course, llth Ave., Shamokin Dam. Bowling: Fri., Sept. 10, 9 a.m. at John Wilcox's Mifflinburg Lanes. Horseshoes: Sat., Sept. 11, 9 a.m. at Revival Tabernacle, Old Hwy 15, West Milton. Table Shuffleboard: Wed., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. at the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC), Beaver Springs. Table Tennis/Badminton: Thurs., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. at the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC), Beaver Springs. Basketball (Hot Shot & "21"), Casting, Throwing Competitions (Football, Frisbee, Softball), Track events (running) and Walking: Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m. at the Lewisburg School District Track Complex, Fairground Rd. (2/10 mile south of Rt. 45). Pinochle: Tues., Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. at the Selinsgrove Senior Center, 8 North Water St. Miniature Golf: Thurs., Sept. 23, 9 a.m. at Champs, Shamokip Dam. Archery (3-D or Target): Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. at Buffalo Valley Berlin Mt. Rd. Male and female participantS pete in the following age 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 80+. There will be a $5, registration fee for participantS residents of Union or and a $7 fee for those other counties. There are for archery, bowling, golf and golf. The registration fee older adult to participate in an number of events and to shirt. All participants will be a chance to win door prizes ila ing that will be held at the the events. All registrationS received by August 27. No will be-accepted on the day of For more information about Senior Olympic Games, Debbie Sanders at the Agency on Aging, Inc., Mon. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 524-2100( 5558, extension 126, or dsanders@usaaa 17.org. Nursery School has Kids of the Kingdom Day openings available for the Nursery School Class for two year aids and and four year aids. are also available with a clay option. All classes include music, Bible lessons and early literaO/ ment. The Christian school Lutheran Church on Rt. 45 The school's from the National Ass(xiatioo Education of Young ChildreO motes social, emotional and development. Please call Purcell, at 523-0907 for