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Applications available for

Mary Ann Fox scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — If you are an area high school student, you may qualify for a new educational scholarship award.

A scholarship fund was established by the will of the late Mary Ann Fox of Lock Haven, to be used for “deserving boys and girls” pursuing a college education at Lock Haven University, Bucknell University, Lycoming College, Penn State University or Pennsylvania College of Technology (including their branch campuses), and who are permanent residents of Clinton or Lycoming counties.

This scholarship has recently been able to provide a $750 scholarship for 10 to 15 qualifying students each year, with awards based on both academic achievement and financial need. Application forms have been sent to the guidance offices of eligible high schools and the financial aid offices of qualifying institutions of higher education. Applications are also available by contacting Gwen Bechdel, Office of the President, Lock Haven University, at 570-484-2001 or gbechdel@lockhaven.edu. Completed applications are due no later than March 9.

Centre YMCA offers

women’s intro to fly fishing

STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is partnering with State College YMCA to hold a Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Program on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at State College YMCA, 677 West Whitehall Road.

This five-hour educational program is designed for ladies interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing (e.g. equipment needed, knot tying, fly ID/USE, casting and more). Participants will receive hands on instruction from PFBC staff and community instructors.

It is a perfect opportunity to learn fly fishing basics and meet other women interested in fly fishing.

Those who attend will leave with a fly fishing booklet, a network of friends to continue your fly fishing journey with and the opportunity to attend PFBC’s on-water classes held throughout the year.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Register by 4 p.m. Feb. 20. For more information and to register, contact Amidea Daniel at 814-359-5127 or adaniel@pa.gov.

Pesticide training

offered in Spring Mills

SPRING MILLS — A pesticide recertification training for private applicators will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Penns Valley High School.

A variety of farmers need to earn their private applicator license, as does everyone who handles restricted chemicals and sprays his own property.

Sponsored by the Penns Valley Young Farmers’ Association, the training will be held in a “2+2” format. Topics offered include two core credits in “Proper Site Analysis Before Making a Pesticide Application” and two category credits in “What’s New for Weed Control 2018” and “Top 10 Problem Weeds in Agronomic Crops.”

Penn State Extension guest speakers will present the topics.

The program is free, and applicators are reminded to bring their license.

For answers to questions, call Don Woodring at 570-726-0022, ext. 3821.

Penn College course to help prepare students for SATs

WILLIAMSPORT — Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students better prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

The course will guide students toward success on the SAT through live instruction, self-paced learning and individual interaction with a professional instructor. The focus will be on math, English and reading, with an optional writing session available for those who wish to review and practice their college-ready skills with a Penn College faculty member.

Scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on seven consecutive Sundays from March 11 through April 29 – ending in advance of the May 5 and June 2 testing dates – the course will provide 12 hours of math preparation (March 11 and 25, and April 15 and 29) and nine hours devoted to English and reading (March 18, and April 8 and 22).

The optional writing segment will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. following each of the three English and reading sessions.

Math will be taught by Ellen M. Dunkleberger, a noncredit instructor/trainer for WDCE; the English, reading and writing sessions will be conducted by Bruce A. Wehler, assistant professor of English-composition in the college’s School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications.

The cost is $279 for math, English and reading; the three hours of writing instruction carry an additional $49 fee.

Call 570-327-4775 for more information or visit www.pct.edu/wdce (click on “College Prep” under the “More” tab) to register or view a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates.