Wellsboro Highlights: 02/20/17 – 02/24/17

A week of Wellsboro Home Page feature highlights!

by Home Page – February 25-26, 2017

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
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Local team takes First-In-Class in WMWR
The 2017 Waste Management Winter RallySprint took place on Saturday, February 18th and a total of 15 racing crews participated in this year’s event. Competitors traveled from 9 different states to compete across a total of 44 stage miles over the course of the day and raced through mud, ice and snow. The difficult terrain claimed four competitors, with only 11 finishing all 5 stages.

Local duo Jeremy Keck and Chris Wimbrough (both from Wellsboro) finished first in class and fourth overall with a score of 1:24:18. Keck and Wimbrough have participated in numerous rally events over the past few years and they have a noble cause behind their “need for speed.” The duo’s racing team, Reaper Motorsports, aims to raise awareness and support for our servicemen and women. Reaper Motorsports has contributed to Goodies For Our Troops and encourages our community to stand behind them.
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Wellsboro’s Winter Celebration 2017!
This past weekend, February 16 – 19, we experienced another wonderful Wellsboro Winter Celebration. Orchestrated by the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by First Citizens Community Bank and Wellsboro’s Sherwood Motel and Canyon Motel, this event brings together people of all ages to enjoy a multitude of activities and demonstrations including rally cars, “Bubble Mania,” ice carving, chilis to taste, a snowball hunt, a cross-country ski mini–clinic for beginners, music, theatre and much more—even a sled dog team!
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Woodturner Show Comes to Fruition
The idea of having a woodturner’s show began with a collective rattling of creative brains two years ago; and out through the windpipes and into the wind, emerged the idea of bringing artists who work with wood together. Woodturners and wood builders are sculptors of wood and artisans in every sense of the word. Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Red Oak, Locust, Hard Maple, Box Alder, Butternut, Pine, Sycamore, Ironwood, Stag-horn Sumac, and exotics are just a few of the mediums of choice for these talented individuals. Some use hand tools to create their craft. Other’s use the saw, the blade, metal, glass and photography to accent their individualized signature pieces. Some are furniture builders while others make bowls. Some make sculptures while others make music boxes. Some make decorative trinkets and knickknacks while others remake and reuse.
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Back to Basics – Hope Amidst Suffering
Jesus understood the pain and suffering we’d feel. He even experienced it first hand… in fact, through His death on the cross, He bore the full weight of our sin and experienced suffering like we’ll never understand. And in light of our suffering, He offers Himself…

Listen to these words of comfort from Matthew 28: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Friend, are you hurting today? Turn to Christ and trust
Him to provide the kind of comfort that only He can!
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“Playing with Science” STEM Programs
Melina Moyer has a science degree in biology, a masters degree in Zoology, and course work in a teacher education program. she developed and taught pre k-12 inquiry based science programs at several leading science centers and museums. She has taught college level biology, ecology and physical science courses. She has also worked as a Science Specialist at a Montessori elementary school before moving to Wellsboro.

Rachel Smith has a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a masters in Secondary Education. She designed and sold commercial HVAC systems for 12 years. She knew early on that she would one day like to teach. she is currently working toward a teaching certificate in Physics.

Together these amazing ladies started the “Growing a Scientist” program for pre K, and STEM for grades 2-4.
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