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Monday, August 22, 2016

Clothing Sale At Country Blessings

Sale Sale Sale

  This week at Country Blessings--

$5.00 bag sale or $1.00 per item!

Open Wednesday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


DCNR survey seeking feedback from ATV Enthusiasts

DCNR survey seeking feedback from ATV enthusiasts across Pa. In a bid to better gauge ATV use across Pennsylvania and plan for future riding opportunities in the state, DCNR is seeking participation of riders and owners in an online survey.

“DCNR is working on a study to analyze existing ATV trails and parks in Pennsylvania, as well as explore possibilities for establishing additional riding areas,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said this week. “The survey is designed to help create a statewide inventory of ATV riding opportunities on public and private lands. Also, we are researching opportunities to partner with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations to create and develop new ATV parks, trails, and facilities to meet the needs of ATV owners.”

DCNR officials first announced this forthcoming survey in early June when they joined representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection in announcing the reopening of the Whiskey Springs ATV Trail. The popular public ATV trail, threading through Sproul State Forest near Westport, Clinton County, is heavily used by ATV riders.

DCNR records as of Aug. 1 show more than 168,680 registered ATV owners ride on private land and approved state forest trails.

“We want to explore avenues of meeting these registered owners’ need,” Dunn said. “To do that effectively, we need to better understand the wants and needs of the ATV user. We also ask riders to spread the word to fellow ATV enthusiasts—we want as much survey input as possible.”

The survey will remain active through Sept. 15. Please click the below link to take the survey.

The study is being completed by Moshier Studio and Pashek Associates. Questions may be directed to John Buerkle at

Family Passes and Spaghetti Dinner Tickets on Sale

Family Passes and Spaghetti Dinner Tickets are on sale in the Rectory this week. You can purchase these passes/tickets in advance during regular office hours – 9 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday.

Family passes are $20 and allow all immediate family members to enjoy unlimited turns on all of the games, slide, and the PONY ride. Turns are limited on the Mega Thrill Obstacle Course (2 turns) and the Cannonball Air Blaster (2 turns). Additional turns on these two rides will be an additional charge.

Spaghetti Dinner Tickets are $8 per adult; $5 for children; and free for children under 5.
 Dinner includes Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Dessert and a drink.
 Beer and wine will be available for an additional cost of $2 per beer and $3 per glass of wine. 
 Dinner will be served on Friday, Aug 26th, from 4 to 7 pm.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Coudersport Townwide Yard Sales

Dale K. Lewis

Dale K. Lewis, 71, of 51 Bo Mar Drive, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Saturday, August 20, 2016 evening following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born July 25, 1945 in Kane, PA a son of the late Verne E. and June Peasely Lewis.

 On July 4, 1980 in Mt. Jewett, PA he married Patricia Schillinger Lewis, who survives. Mr. Lewis retired from International Wax in Smethport where he worked for many years. He and his wife Pat owned the former Two Knots Craft Shop in Emporium. Dale loved woodworking; making benches, tables, guitars and many other items. 

He is survived by his wife Patricia Lewis. 
Two daughters, Cheryl (Timothy) Lewis Linnan and Cathy Lewis Morgan both of Smethport; One step-daughter, Tricia (David) Green Herbstritt, Emporium;
 Two Grandsons, Cody and Darren Donovan;
 two Brothers, Lance (Loretta) Lewis and Mitchell "Mitch" (Willie) Lewis of Emporium; 
two sisters, Denise "Denni" (Corey) Glickman, Pittsburgh, PA and Deborah (Michael) Enders, Ellicottville, NY; 
Several, Nieces and nephews also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verne E. and June Peasely Lewis and one sister, Jeanne Souther.

 There will be No Visitation. 
A Graveside Service will be held at St. Mark Cemetery, Route 120, Emporium, PA on Friday (August 26, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow.

 If desired, Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge in Central PA, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Karate Club, Adult Fitness & Personal Training

Jason Burlingame at Cameron County Christian Center/Country Blessings.

 Mokuso Karate Club: classes start this September! 

In conjunction with the Cameron County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Office, I will be teaching a free Kids Karate class.

 I will also be offering Adult Fitness and Personal Training.
 Karate will be for grades 5 to 12; both classes are to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cameron County Christian Center Gym.

 Again, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Adult Fitness and Personal Training at 4

 Kids Karate Grades 5 to 12 at 5

Shippen Township Refuse Collection

ShippenTownship will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. 

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

 Thank you!

Brenda L. Carlson

Brenda L. Carlson, 51, of 37 Burger Lane, Austin, PA died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA on Wednesday (August 17, 2016) evening. She was born July 31, 1965 in Port Allegany, PA a daughter of David Bickford, Emporium and the late Donna VanSickles Bickford. On June 26, 1982 in Emporium she married Jerry Carlson, who survives. Brenda was a loving daughter, wife, mother and sister and a good friend to all who knew her.

 In addition to her father David Bickford she is survived by her husband Jerry Carlson, two sons, Brian Carlson, Warren and Shaun Carlson, Houston, TX; one daughter, Lori Carlson, Emporium; two sister, Lisa Bickford (Major), Emporium and Tina Lyon, St. Marys.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna VanSickles Bickford and a brother, Billy Joel Bickford.

There will be No Visitation. A Celebration of Life Service will be Celebrated privately at the convenience of the family.

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Class of 1965 Honors Deceased Class Members

Class of 1965 dedication of the bench placed on Broad Street to honor their deceased class members.

 The Sailor (in the White uniform) on the mural is Albert Peterson. He was our classmate and was killed in Vietnam Nam. So it is a special place for us. The bench is in honor and remembrance of all our deceased class members.

 The people in the picture; seated left to right,  Jim Thomas, Kieth Heidreich. 

Back left to right;Nancy Sarick Vierhaus, Jean Clark Tesauro, Karen Vogt Jiang, Mary Maginell Solveson, Karen Kulick Burne

St Mark Parish Festival

11th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

Don't forget to register.....6 days until race day! 

11th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

 Saturday August 20th, 2016 

 TOP DOOR PRIZE IS A $100.00 Gift Certificate to Road Runner Sports!

 Online Registration Available 

 Race Day Registration 7am-8:45am in Cameron County Elementary Cafeteria

 9:00 AM Race Start Time

The 5th Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge

The 5th Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge will feature a 14k run, 7K run and 
2 Mile Fun Walk. 

 The event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and will begin at 9 A.M.

 INFORMATION: Phone: (814) 776-5373 or Email Steve Putt at:

Race Registration Form

About Les Haas: Les was a US Army veteran and served as a Waterways Conservation Officer with the PA Fish & Boat Commission for 20 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Elk County Conservation District for 8 years. Les was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the NRA, PA Federation of Sportsmen, St. Marys Sportsmens Club, B.A.S.S., Buckmaster Whitetail Deer Hunting Association, National Trappers Association and Christian Sportsman Fellowship.

 Les devoted his life to conservation efforts and was actively involved in many Conservation District activities, including the annual Elk County Envirothon. Les passed unexpectedly on February 24, 2012. In Les’s honor, proceeds from this event will be used for environmental education efforts within Elk County.

CCHS Night Swim

CCHS Night Swim Night Swim

 August 19th From 7:30 - 9:30. $2.00 per person $7.00 per family.
 There will be food and drinks to purchase.
 601 Woodland Ave., Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Friday, August 12, 2016

Falling Rock Damages Spehalski Vehicle

After a relaxing visit to Ocean City, Emporium residents Tom and Bonnie Spehalski experienced the scare of a lifetime while driving home Wednesday evening on Rt 120 past Renova, PA. 

Anyone that has traveled that road is aware of the "Falling Rocks" signs. A large rock fell on the windshield area of the Spehalski vehicle as they left the Renova area. Bonnie stated the car was full of glass but Tom was able to drive the damaged car through the strong thunderstorm that was in the area at that time. Thankfully both occupants suffered no injuries.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rain in Cameron County

The rain hit hard over Cameron County late Thursday evening. Over 3 inches of rain fell and some areas struggled with such a large amount of rain in such a short time. Damage was noted county wide, electric lines were down, trees and branches on the ground and some roads were under water.
 The streets in downtown Emporium filled up fast.

Intersection near Rite Aid, East end of town.

Corner of Chestnut & 4th Street 

Looking toward 4th & Broad Street 

Timber Rattlesnake program at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning – Stacy Foster to present timber rattlesnake program titled, The Secret Behind the Rattle, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM, at Sinnemahoning State Park

Both terrifying and intriguing, the timber rattlesnake is a secretive and shy creature that is unjustly feared by many people. On Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Sinnemahoning State Park, certified timber rattlesnake construction monitor, Stacy Foster, will present a detailed portrayal into the life of a timber rattlesnake, a surprisingly docile and significant component of our Pennsylvania forest ecosystem.

Stacy, who graduated from Penn State Dubois with a degree in wildlife technology and a passion for snakes, is a huge advocate of using environmental education as a tool to promote the preservation of wildlife, particularly rattlesnakes. During her program on Saturday evening, Stacy will introduce the three venomous snakes that can be found in Pennsylvania, provide helpful identification tools in order to correctly identify these venomous snakes, and detail the natural history of Pennsylvania's largest pit viper, the timber rattlesnake. Stacy will also discuss common misconceptions associated with the timber rattler and share safety precautions that can be easily applied if you encounter this passive creature in the wild.

This program, entitled, “The Secret Behind the Rattle” will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the classroom of the Park Office and Wildlife Center, located at 4843 Park Drive, Austin, PA. Concluding the presentation, Stacy will give park visitors an opportunity to view up-close a live rattlesnake.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the PA State Park calendar of events at

Cameron County ATV/UTV Association Meeting

New Club Rolls Forward

The newly organized. Cameron County ATV/UTV Association, Inc. (CCAUA, Inc.), will be holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

Henry Sorgen IV, president of the Central Mountains All-Terrain Vehicle Association will be the guest speaker. Central Mountains All-Terrain Vehicle Association, located in Lock Haven is one of the largest organization in Pennsylvania and is at the fore front of a 1,200 mile ATV trail that would link several counties together throughout Pennsylvania. Sorgen will show the proposed 1,200 mile trail and how Cameron County ATV/UTV Association members will play a major role in making this come to fruition.

Sorgen, will be available to answer any and all questions regarding local and state laws and regulations regarding ATV use. “I hope county, township and borough officials will attend this meeting,” says Jeff Snell, president of the Cameron County ATV/UTV Association. “The dialogue between this newly formed group and the officials can begin at this meeting and continue as proposed trails are mapped out,” Snell continued.

The Board of Directors and the officers of the association have made tremendous progress in organizing and structuring the association. At the meeting membership applications will be available. Volunteers will be assigned trail teams which will identify designated roads for review and open dialog with local, townships and state officials.

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FreeRange Holistic Health

FreeRange Holistic Health, LLC plans to begin business soon in Emporium. 

 I'm so excited to share this new adventure with you!!! I am projecting an opening for September 1, 2016!! Make appointments now to save 10% off of our services and sauna sessions!! Stay tuned for all the exciting details and check out our website 

 Click on these links to read more about this local service.

40th Anniversary Celebration!