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Sunday, March 1, 2015

St Patty’s Day Coffeehouse

Sunday March 15 at 6 pm O’Connell Hall

 Fr Paul and Friends—Father Paul, Dave Foote and the Feroz Brothers will treat us to some good old Rock n Roll. Favorite selections from Ron Tusing, Howard Foster and Ed Badueau will be our treat. There will be a special St. Patty’s Day tribute as well. Refreshments will be served. 

A free will offering which 100% benefits local people will be taken for the Cameron County Ministerial Association. It is always a special occasion and lots of fun when these guys get together to perform. 

And we get to join in the fun! Don’t miss this great time!


Ted A. Whiting

Ted A. Whiting, 74, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois on Saturday (February 28, 2015) morning. He was born June 4, 1940 in Sterling Run, PA a son of the late Beryl Hazen. On June 30, 1967 in St. Marks Catholic Church he married Mary Richey Zito Whiting, who survives.

 Ted was raised by his grandparents the late Harry & Grace Whiting. He graduated from Emporium High School and served his county with the US Air Force for over 10 years. Ted retired from GKN where he worked for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Emporium Fire Department where he served as fire police. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving In addition to his wife Mary Richey Zito Whiting
 Daughter: Mary Grace Olay and her husband Gary, Emporium
 Daughter: Gina Zito and her husband Lynn Stickles, Rochester, NY 
Son: Mark Zito and his wife Lori, Atlanta, GA 
Son: Michael "Mick" Zito and his wife Kim, Douglasville, GA
 Daughter-in-law: Denise Zito, San Jose, CA
 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
 Brother: Stan Whiting 
Brother: Richard Whiting 
Brother: Harry "Mac" Whiting 
Brother: Phil Whiting

Preceded in Death By Mother: Beryl Hazen
Grandparents: Harry & Grace Whiting
 Son: Frank Zito
 Several Brothers and Sisters

There will be No Visitation.
 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church 306 S. Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (March 3, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Sylvan Heritage Council

As we have for the past several years, the Sylvan Heritage Council continues to sell Westerwald pottery as an ongoing fundraiser for our organization. Each piece is designed and handmade in Southwestern PA- no two are exactly alike.

The pottery is sold at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan center and Chateau Soleil in Emporium. You may also contact us on Facebook or by contacting any Sylvan Heritage member, Christine Slusarick, Randy Bailey, Cindy Ramsey, Jan Hampton, Michelle Clark, Dick Lewis, Don Olivett, Reuben Solveson or Wendy Goulding


The Sylvan Heritage Council, a group of Cameron County residents with diverse backgrounds, is committed to the betterment of our community through positive energy and action. A few of the projects that we have sponsored are: the installation of the Emporium welcome signs and the surrounding landscaping at the east and west end of town, the mural and banner projects, the new signs for the Endeavor and other local businesses, and our most recent venture is the placement of a block retaining wall at the town’s east end triangle. These projects of the Sylvan Heritage Council are most fitting to their mission: to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area’s abundant natural resources and maintains our proud local heritage. We want our community to thrive and we intend to continue to be a driving force behind that cause.

  The mission of the Sylvan Heritage Council is to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area’s abundant natural resources and maintains our proud local history.


Charlotte Rueger Woodley

Former Cameron County School teacher passes away.
Many students have fond memories of Char Woodley. RIP

 Charlotte Rueger Woodley, 88, of St. Marys, died Feb. 17 in Scranton. On Nov. 25, 1949, in Ridgeway Presbyterian Church, she was married to Clarence George Woodley. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2011.

 Born Jan. 29, 1927, in Lucerne, Switzerland, daughter of the late Ernst and Anna Bucher Rueger, she graduated from the Hoehere Toechferschule in Zurich, earned a certificate in French from the University of Geneva and came to this country as an exchange student at the University of Pittsburgh. 

She also held a Swiss Red Cross nursing license and worked at the Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, past matron of John Wanama Kev Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Northern Cultural Alliance, Cameron County Arts, a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts and a life member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association

. Her professional affiliations included American Association of Teachers of German, Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, Alliance Fran├žoise and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.  
Her teaching career included lectures at the University of Pittsburgh, St. Marys Area High School and 28 years at Cameron County High School, retiring in 1992. Charlotte enjoyed her family, her friends, nature, reading, music, a versatility of hobbies and extensive domestic and world travel.

 She is survived by a son, Christopher Woodley, M.D., and wife, Linda;
 three grandchildren, Briar Woodley, Glenn Woodley and Holly Woodley Shane and husband, Kevin; and a great-grandson, Dean Clarence Shane.

 In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Geoffrey R. Woodley; and two siblings, Anne Rueger Ramseier and Ernst Rueger. 

 A memorial service will be planned and announced at a future date.

 Memorials may be sent to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington St., St. Marys, PA 15857, or donor's choice.

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, Clarks Summit. - 


Little League Sign Ups

Don't forget Little League sign ups are tomorrow, February 28th, at Memorial Hall from 1-3 pm.


Norma Dill Hickoff

Norma Dill Hickoff, age 88, of East Fourth Street, formerly of Oak Lane and Poplar Street, died Friday, February 27, 2015, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

Born October 27, 1926 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of George L. and Alice Strawbridge Dill. On October 26, 1946 in Juneau, PA she married Edgar “Boxy” Hickoff who died September 7, 1994.

A resident of Cameron County her entire life, Norma was a 1944 graduate of Emporium High School. She was employed for a few years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and by the PA Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of State Parks in Emporium for 25 years before her retirement.

Mrs. Hickoff was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Emporium and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, was a golfing member and served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Country Club, and for 35 years was treasurer of the Salvation Army. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and a longtime member of the 500 Card Club in Emporium.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Gerard (Deborah) Bauer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Mrs. Gary (Diana) Boden of Emporium; five grandchildren; Mrs. Ken (Julie) Shaffer of Emporium, Scott (Angie) Boden of Butler, Pete (Melissa) Bauer of Cambria, WI, Mrs. James (Sally) Azzato of Kersey, and Brett (Stacy) Bauer of Waunakee, WI; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Earl Dill of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Robert Dill, George Dill, and Bertram Dill and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Smith and Mrs. Lowell (Rita) Wheeler, and a great granddaughter, Kendyl Shaffer.

Friends will be received in the First Presbyterian Church, Monday, March 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Phil Sanders, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, 110 E Fourth St., Emporium or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society River Walk Corporate Center, 333 E Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.


Jon Carlson Opens New Business

Cameron County resident Jon Carlson has opened his new business, Champion Sports Rehab in St College, PA. 

The new business is located at: CHAMPION SPORTS REHAB
 724 S. Atherton St. Suite A
 State College, PA 16801
 (814) 826-2419 

 Best of luck to you,
 We miss you in Emporium!


Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezous

Saturday, February 28th, will be the final day of the 
Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezous. 
Carvings will be held throughout the day and the auction starts at noon till ?? 

The auciton will be held on Court Street.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jack Karsten D9 Champion

Jack Karsten defeated Tyler Beal (Keystone) in the 285 bracket to become the first D9 Champion, for the Bagubas, since 2005

"Congrats to all the Bagubas that competed at Districts! 

To the young ones, cherish and learn from the experience. To the ones moving on to Sharon good luck and we will be cheering for you. To the ones that ended their career in Clarion this weekend, don't dwell on the ending, but remember that you are a proud BAGUBA and that you left it all on the mat." 

 Well said Randy Frey.    See more of his wrestling photos here


Day Of Dance @ Penn Highlands Healthcare


A Night At The Races

Just sending a reminder about the Horse Races at the Christabelle Club On March 21. The bar upstairs and downstairs will be smoke free all day . If anyone wanted to go out and not have to worry about the second hand smoke this would be the night to go to the KofC!

 Its always a lot of fun at the Races!!


Red Raiders 44-32 Win Tonight At Clarion

For the first time since 1995, Cameron County Boys are in the D9 Boys Championship Game, following the Red Raiders 44-32 win over Venango Catholic this evening.

 Congratulations Cameron County !!


Cameron County Boys Basketball Playoff Schedule

Cameron County Boys Basketball Playoff Schedule
Cameron County Boys vs Venango Catholic HS
 Date: Wednesday, February 25th
Site: Clarion University
 Time: 6:00pm Departure Time: 2:45pm
Go Red Raiders!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Girl Scout Cookies


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Little Houses By Bernadette Oswald

As a side hobby, I paint homes or any building on approx. 4" tall cutouts of wood, much like the Cat's Meow collection. However, these are hand-painted from your photo and can be from your specifications. For example, you may want a dog added or extra trees or flowers. All the info is there, and lots of pics for you to see some of the homes I have done. If you are interested contact me. They make great gifts and sit nicely on a shelf, desk or window sill.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Shippen Township Closed February 16th

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, February 16th for President’s Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday.
 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!


2-HOUR DELAY For Cameron County Schools

 2-HOUR DELAY tomorrow (2/16)


Dr Amber Bowser Joins Penn Highlands Elk

Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Amber Bowser, DO, to its medical staff. A family practice physician, Dr. Bowser sees patients at the Penn Highlands Family Medicine Office at 416 North Broad Street in Emporium. 

 In 2009, Dr. Bowser graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie. She completed an internship and residency at Clarion Hospital. Dr. Bowser is a native of the Johnsonburg area and graduated from Johnsonburg Area School District in 2000. She lives there now with her husband and two children. Dr. Bowser served as a Locum Tenens, providing urgent care for Med Express, a company based in Irving, Texas. She was previously employed by Kane Community Hospital. 

 She performs a full range of services, including well child check-ups and vaccinations, spinal manipulation, lesion removals, routine gynecological exams, and chronic disease management. She is accepting new patients into the practice.

 For an appointment with Dr. Bowser, please call 814-486-2202.