The following deeds have been filed at the Venango County Courthouse. Sale prices are listed except in the case of nominal amounts such as $1.

Celebrating her first birthday today is Claire Danielle Harriett, daughter of Kevin and Angie Harriett of Oil City. Information for First Birthday announcements may be submitted by going online to http://www.TheDerrick.com and clicking on Submission Forms.

Tri-City Duplicate Bridge - Winners at the Tuesday meeting of the Tri-City Duplicate Bridge Club were Jackie Bloom and Mary Emanuele, first; Gene Wagner and Barb Wedekind, second; and Rita Courson and Barb Crudo, third.

The South Side Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall of the Crossing Free Methodist Church, 206 Wilson Ave., Oil City.

HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) on Wednesday approved a $50,000 grant to assist a Pinegrove Township farm with the creation of an on-farm milk processing facility.

Valley Grove School Board members heard good news Tuesday at their regular meeting about a grant that would allow the district to increase its emphasis on providing students with career and job preparedness.

The Oil City-Franklin Zonta Club welcomed the Zonta International's centennial flag this week representing all 35 clubs in District 4 and destined to land in July at the organization's international convention in Chicago.

State Sen. Scott Hutchinson joined with residents and family members of Polk and White Haven state centers in Harrisburg on Tuesday to announce the filing of the federal lawsuit to protect the rights of residents to stay in those facilities.

PITTSBURGH - The average price of gasoline across western Pennsylvania is 6 cents cheaper this week - $2.84 per gallon - but the majority of prices in the region exceeded that average.

Alexander Billingsley, son of Leon and Christina Billingsley of Utica, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Gannon University in Erie.

Tea Party Patriots to meet

Dean's list

Hutchinson will seek re-election

Oil City TOPS - Members of Oil City TOPS Chapter 0977 met with 14 TOPS and two KOPS weighing in.

Venango County commissioners will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the old Salvation Army building at 734 Elk St. in Franklin to update the community on the status of efforts to keep Polk Center from closing.

Petition signing

Belles Lettres - Club president Sandy Shaffer welcomed members and guests at a recent tea held at the Belles Lettres Club.

The following deeds have been filed at the Venango County Courthouse. Sale prices are listed except in the case of nominal amounts such as $1.

Reservations are still open to attend a town hall meeting Jan. 30 in Franklin to discuss how to bring historic churches and civic groups together to network and partner in an effort to preserve the buildings.

HARRISBURG - State Rep. R. Lee James has introduced legislation to add a member of the coal refuse energy and reclamation industry to the Mining Reclamation and Advisory Board (MRAB).

Erich David Kulling, son of Rob and Amy Kulling of Dover, will celebrate his first birthday Tuesday. He is the grandson of Tony and Peg Sylvester of Oil City. Information for first birthday announcements may be submitted by going online to http://www.TheDerrick.com and clicking on Submission Forms.

Dean's list

Clarion TOPS - Ten members of the Clarion Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 742 met Monday.

The following deeds have been filed at the Clarion County Courthouse.

The new board of Venango County commissioners adopted a resolution opposing the closure of Polk Center at the panel's first business meeting Tuesday.

Franklin TOPS - TOPS Chapter 0267 met Monday at the Fox Street Church of God in Rocky Grove.

Oil Region Rising to meet

Harry "Bud" and Diane Lawson of Titusville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

Valley Grove School Board heard a good report from the district's auditor, Mark Turnley, at the panel's meeting Monday.