Venango Democrats meet-and-greet

U. S. Air Force Airman Elizabeth D. Matthews graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Oil City TOPS - Members of Oil City TOPS Chapter 0977 met with 16 TOPS and three KOPS weighing in.

An additional $505 has been collected in the Friends for Food campaign, bringing this year's total to $15,953.69.

The Clarion County Career Center will hold its annual Career & Technical Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the school in Shippenville.

Sandy King, winner of the newspaper's Creative Cookbook contest, has a collection of nearly 1,700 hand-written recipes, not 17,000, as was printed in an article in Monday's newspaper.

Thomas R. and Esther King of Franklin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday.

Schubert Club - The Schubert Musical and Literary Club opened its 123rd season with dinner and a program Oct. 14 at the Belles Lettres Clubhouse in Oil City.

The Clarion Conservation District will hold a workshop focused on invasive insects in Cook Forest State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park.

HONORED - Susan Williams, president of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals leadership conference in DuBois, where she was honored with the Pennsylvania Certified Chamber Executive designation. The PaCCE designation is awarded t…

James E. and L. Carolyn Baughman of 1365 Raymilton Road, Polk will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.

The Clarion County Veterans Affairs office will be closed starting Wednesday and continuing through Nov. 13.

Camp Holiday Hope, a free grief workshop for children ages 5 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Clarion Forest VNA office in Clarion.

CLARION - Dozens of Clarion-area residents helped protect their personal and financial information by destroying it Saturday. Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) held a free identity theft and shredder event at her office in Clarion.

(Editor's Note: The newspaper will publish a listing of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings on Mondays as a public service. The abbreviations include OD-Open Discussion; CD-Closed Discussion; OS-Open Speaker; and O-Open. Anyone may attend open meetings; closed meetings are …

People who are planning international travel can apply for a passport through the U.S. Postal Service via its retail customer appointment scheduler that can be found online at

Venango Democrats to host meet-and-greet

There was incorrect information in Friday's newspaper regarding self-defense classes offered by the PPC Violence Free Network.

Celebrating his first birthday today is Leo Edward Sponenburgh, son of Laken Moyer and Spencer Sponenburgh of Rouseville. Information for First Birthday announcements may be submitted by going online to and clicking on Submission Forms.

Stroke support meeting canceled

State Rep. Lee James will hold a free seminar for seniors about PACE/PACENET, how to recognize scams and defending against identity theft from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Cranberry Place senior center in the Cranberry Mall.

Oil City water crews will flush fire hydrants between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night.

An additional $6,015 has been collected in the Friends for Food campaign, bringing this year's total to $14,053.69.

Belles Lettres - The Belles Lettres Club opened its new season celebrating its annual Past President's luncheon at the clubhouse on West First Street.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is supporting the bipartisan Countering Turkish Aggression Act of 2019, which would levy heavy sanctions against Turkey after its invasion of northern Syria, according to a news release from Toomey's office.

KUTZTOWN - The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors approved measures aimed at increasing collaboration, transparency and cost-efficiencies among its 14 universities, including Clarion.

A story published Oct. 10 listed an incorrect sentencing date for Mitchel Allen Davenport, 23, of Clarion.