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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Carol I. O'Neil

Carol I. O'Neil, 78, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA formerly of Driftwood, PA died at Pinecrest Manor on Monday morning. (August 31, 2015)

She was born February 26, 1937 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith. She married William O'Neil, who survives Mrs. O'Neil volunteered many years at the Driftwood Senior Center. She enjoyed arts & crafts and her great grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Weedville, PA

Surviving In addition to her husband William O'Neil
 Son: Bob (Tracy) O'Neill, Caledonia, NY
Daughter: Colleen O'Neil and Ben Shimmel, DuBois 
6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
 Sister: Arlene (Timothy) Petrazio, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith
 Son: Patrick in infancy Sister: 
Helen Smith who died Jan. 27, 2007

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.
 Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lola Turnbull, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Mix Run, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Coach Jim Thompson and his wife.

 It is with great pleasure that Hometown Mentors, Inc. ANNOUNCE the 2015-16 recipient of the HOMETOWN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: 
Coach James Thompson. 

Coach Thompson will also be inducted into the Hometown Sports Hall of Fame on
 October 17, 2015. 
Please come to honor this lifetime hometown mentor. 

 The Date is October 17, 2015 in Emporium, Pennsylvania. 7:00 pm. 

 Tentatively at the CCHS Auditorium.

 Watch this page for more details.

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Cameron County

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Cameron County

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

 Sept. 10 to Dec. 1, 2015, 
Tues./Thurs. (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
 Cameron County Recreation Center 
300 South Chestnut St.,
 Emporium, PA 15834

To Register by Phone or for Registration 
Questions Robin Kuleck Phone: 814-765-7878

September is "Nam Knights Month" at The Bear Den.

Beginning September 1st and during the entire month of September is "Nam Knights Month" at The Bear Den. 

The Bear Den is honored to be associated with such and organization and look forward to helping this organization with a percentage of sales for the month of September to be donated to the Nam Knights. So, they can help local veterans and law enforcement families in need of assistance. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the Nam Knights it's time you learn about them. The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club was established around 25 years ago by a group of law enforcement officers that were Vietnam veterans looking for the brotherhood they experienced in Vietnam. Not only did they serve this great country, they took it a step further to serve and protect our communities and neighborhoods. 

Today, they have grown with chapters from New Hampshire to Florida and now with a chapter in Canada. Yeah, they wear colors, leather and patches. But during the day they wear suites, uniforms and put there lives on the line for us every day.

 We should be honored that we have a local chapter here in Cameron County, Pa. "The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of The Nam Knights".

 So, make it a point to stop in at The Bear Den and help support The Nam Knights. Then mark your calendars for September 26th from 7-11 to enjoy good music and food and to meet your local Nam Knights at the "Night of Knights" at The Bear Den. 

Oh, I almost forgot. Everyone, 21 years and older who stop in during September 1st-26th, will receive a chance to win a flat screen TV that will be drawn and given away by our local Allegheny Mountain Chapter of The Nam Knights. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win.

Check out Septembers entertainment schedule: 
September 4th Old Skool 7-11
 September 6th Randy Andriano 6-10 
September 12 Jonathan Meade 7-11 
September 26 "Night of Knights" with Jonathan Meade 7-11

 The Bear Den is located at 24426 Route 120 Sterling Run, Pennsylvania

Urgent Water Conservation Notice For Driftwood

The Driftwood Water Company is issuing an Urgent Water Conservation Notice effective immediately to all of their water customers.

 The water levels at the Nanny Run Reservoir are CRITICALLY low.

 DEP was notified and on site when it was determined that this urgent conservation notice be implemented and effective immediately due to the lack of rain and no significant rain in the forecast. 

Water restrictions are in effect, all outside watering privileges are suspended until further notice, such as: 
Watering lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs and outdoor plants. 
Washing paved surfaces such as, streets, sidewalks, driveways, garages, parking areas, tennis courts and patios. 
Operating water fountains, artificial waterfalls and reflecting pools. 
Washing vehicles -
Serving water in public eating places unless specifically requested by the individual.
 Filling or topping off swimming pools.

 Your patience and cooperation with this matter is vitally important.

 Thank you.

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Healthy Steps in Motion

The Senior Centers 
 in Cooperation with 
 The Office of Human Services, Inc. 
 Area Agency on Aging 

 Healthy Steps in Motion 
 fitness program 

 A new, free, 8 week workshop to begin
 Emporium Senior Center 
Starting Tuesday Sept 1st from 8:30 to 9:30

 Come get fit with us

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bucktail Rod and Gun Club Handgun Training Class

The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club is offering a handgun training and defense class. 
This will be held September 2nd from 6 - 9 pm and again on 
Range Night September 9th from 5:30 till dark. 

To register, call 814.486.1875. 

The cost of the class is $25

More information is available by calling 814.486.1262

Driftwood Borough Fall Cleanup Day

Driftwood Borough Fall Cleanup Day is scheduled for 
Saturday, September 5, 2015. 

 This will be held at the Gibson Township Building on Castle Garden Road


Cameron County Recreation Center Game Room Hours & PickleBall Court Hours

With school starting back up this week we will be adjusting our Game Room hours.

 New hours will start August 25th.

 Tues - Thurs 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Friday 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We hope everyone has a great first week back!


The following is a schedule of times for Pickle ball games in the court.
 Only two courts can be used at a time to allow the third for basketball games.

Sunday 6 pm- 8 pm
Tuesday 6 pm- 8 pm
Thursday 9 am- 11 am & 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am- 11 am

Please be kind and share the courts!

Dr Earl Waters New Dentist in Emporium

The Cameron County Dental Center has announced that Dr. Earl Waters will be providing dental care at their facility in Emporium.

Same day and emergency appointments will be available along with preventative and restorative services for patients of all ages.

Most insurances are accepted. Call 814.486.0909 for more information.

Cameron County Dental Center 90 East Second Street P.O. Box 270 Emporium, PA 15834

814-486-0909 Phone 814-486-0425 Fax

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shippen Township Closed Labor Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday.

 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!


First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist Show

First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist Show

 For the first time, only PA Wilds Juried Artist will sell artwork at an event in the PA Wilds. The event will coincide with the All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Contest in Cameron County on Saturday September 26 in Emporium.PA Wilds Juried Artist live in the 12 ½ counties that make up the PA Wilds.

 The artwork has been juried and deemed to be of high quality earning the right to carry the Made in PA Wilds tag. “The idea for a show limited to juried PA Wilds artist came about during a presentation in Potter County,” explains Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak. Seeking a way to further distinguish the work of those living in the PA Wilds is the goal of the first ever event. “It is hoped that each county will host a PA Wilds Juried Show,” says Johns Solak

.More than 100 PA Wilds Juried Artists have been invited to the event. Realizing the short notice given to artists, Johns Solak is not sure how many will commit to the event this year, but says the contest is a yearly event held the last Saturday of September. PA Wilds jurying sessions are held two times a year. The deadline for the next session is September 21. Artists can find information at

Cameron County Christian Center

The sale you have been waiting for! 

 This week, summer clearance, $5.00 per bag, all household items 50% off! 

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 God Bless 

 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834


Officer charged for soliciting 15-year-old - WJAC - Top Stories

Officer charged for soliciting 15-year-old - WJAC - Top Stories

Thursday, August 20, 2015

School Response Safety Drill

Free Child Passenger Seat Check

Emporium based State Police will hold a FREE child passenger seat check from 3:30 to 8:30 Sept. 14th at the Emporium Vol. Fire Dept. located at 421 N. Broad St. in Emporium Borough.

 Any questions contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

FREE Backpacks!!!

Back - Pack Giveaway 

 The Cameron County Christian Center will be giving out FREE backpacks for kids headed
 back to school. 

The backpacks are brand new and will contain a few essential school supplies.
 The giveaway will be held this Saturday, August the 22nd from 10:00 - Noon at the Christian Center.

 Your Child MUST be present to get their backpack!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This Week At Country Blessings

Greetings all

 This week at Country Blessings . . . ALL clothing just $1.00 each!

 Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 Concert tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM with Never Forsaken – Christian Rock Band! 

 Saturday, from 10-noon Backpack Giveaway for school kids!

 God’s Best to you and yours!