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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

St. Mark Cemetery Prayer Service

St. Mark Cemetery Prayer Service 

 All parishioners are invited to attend this service which honors our deceased loved ones, on Sunday, October 29th at 6:00 pm in the St. Mark Cemetery. 

 The Religious Ed. students in Grades 6 thru 11 are required to attend this service, as it counts as one of their classes.


ANOINTING of the SICK at St Mark Church in Emporium 


Those who are a practicing Catholic, who are seriously ill, handicapped, elderly, or experiencing any health problems of mind or body may be anointed. Confessions will be heard prior to mass.

 Please join us in O’Connell Hall for a social following mass.

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive

The 2018 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834, Attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer. Or, find us on Facebook at Cameroon County Community Chest. We have added pay-pal for your convenience. Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors. Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.

The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization. Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Emporium Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests. These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.

Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal. This year the goal is $20,100.

The Campaign runs all year round with an emphasis on the campaign between October 1 and December 31. Please consider a contribution to theses Community worthy organizations.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2017 Fund Drive.

Firequacker Duck Race Sets Record

Firequacker Duck Race Sets Record 

 Firequacker Race 2017 in the books. The race on the First Fork Saturday October 14 held in conjunction with the Sinnemahoning State Park First Fork Festival included more than 500 ducks. “The water flow was perfect for the event and the number of racers surpassed last year,” said Tina Johns Solak, Executive Director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

 First place finisher was adopted by Cole Yoder from Myersdale, Stephanie Loveland from Emporium trained the second-place finisher and Lisa Little’s duck finished third. They each received $100, $75 and $50 respectively. The race sponsored by Seneca Resources bringing the total raised to $2000.00 for the 2018 fireworks set for July 7.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Andrews Farm Family Picnic

Join us for an evening filled with food, fun, and entertainment! We will be having our second annual Andrews Farm Family Picnic, open to the public.

 Emily Embick from Sizerville State Park will be doing an educational presentation and we will enjoy some delicious food!

 Call the Family Center to register today! (814)486-4000 ext 2042

Raffle Baskets @ Cameron County Courthouse

Dessie L. Lininger

Dessie L. Lininger, 91, of 324 West 4th St., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Monday morning. (October 9, 2017) She was born August 14, 1926 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Reuben and Edna Steckenfinger Scrimshaw

. Dessie served with the US Armys 14th Medical Group during WW II. She retired from PA Pressed Metals in 1976 where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post #194, Emporium, PA

 She is survived by a son, Robert "Speedy" Lininger and his wife Carol, Emporium; daughter-in-law, Donna Lininger of Glendale, AZ; four grandchildren: Rob, Paul, Loretta & Heather and eight great grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Edna Steckenfinger Scrimshaw; two sons, Richard Lininger and a son in infancy; two sisters, Larue Harger & Twila Welsh and three brothers, Sylvester, Marvin & George Scrimshaw.

 Please come and Share in a Time of Remebrance at the Miller-Raffaele Post #6221, VFW, 427 E. Third Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 18, 2017 begining at 2:00 PM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating.

 A Military Service provided by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow. Burial will be in the North Bend Cemetery, North Bend, PA

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nanci V. Fragale

Nanci V. Fragale, 70, of Palmyra, NY passed away on October 8, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1947 in Renovo, PA to the late Carl and Martha Vroman. Nanci was predeceased by her brother, Carl Vroman. 

 She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Frank Fragale; daughters, Aletha (Charlie Steehler) Fragale and Christine (Michael) VanDemortel; grandchildren, Angela, Anthony, Ryan and Emilee; siblings, Grace Simms, Jean (Bob) Zuback and Earl Vroman; several nieces and nephews. 

For over 30 years, Nanci worked for Flightline Electronics as an Electrical Engineer and she retired in 2009. Nanci will always be remembered for her homemade chocolate candies. She was an avid gardner and loved her moon flowers and snap dragons. Nanci loved to do crafts, especially sewing and playing solitaire. 
 Above all, Nanci was very patriotic and would stand for all American Flag presentations. 

Family and friends may gather for a time of visitation from 4-7 PM on Thursday (October 12) at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels 1040 Rte. 31, Macedon, NY and on Friday from 4-7 PM at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St. Emporium, PA.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday (October 14) at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Church, 235 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834.

 Interment in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nanci’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 

Barnett Funeral Home in entrusted with local arrangements.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Pumpkins for Sale

Pumpkins for Sale

 Pumpkins for sale at Strahls, 2118 Rich Valley Road in Emporium.

First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park

October 7, 2017 First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park, Saturday, October 14 The 5th Annual First Fork Festival will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM at Sinnemahoning State Park.

 Local authors, artists and artisans will showcase their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds. High quality photographs, paintings and line art by PA Wilds Artisans will be available for sale, along with local handcrafted items and a variety of local foods. The First Fork Festival provides a unique opportunity to shop for gifts, or pick up something special for yourself, while enjoying the beautiful fall weather in the First Fork Valley. Scheduled demonstrations and hands-on interpretive activities throughout the day make this festival fun for the entire family.

 This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12 noon to 5 PM.

 For more information about the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at

Phyllis J. Marshall

Phyllis J. Marshall, 81, of Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in her home. Born June 28, 1936 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late Clarince and Martha Westgate Hibbler. On June 4, 1955 in Renovo she married Harry E. Marshall who died January 16, 2007.

 A resident of Emporium since 1959, she was formerly of Renovo and Buffalo, NY. Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Deeper Waters Ministry in Emporium. She was a homemaker and a restaurant cook by trade having been employed by the former Whistle Stop, later Brehms, and Dominico’s Restaurants in Emporium and the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, also in Emporium. 

Survivors include: one son, Byron D. Marshall of Emporium; one daughter, Cheryl A. Marshall of Emporium; and one sister, Marilyn Sorling of McHenry, IL.

 In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Melissa, in 2008, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

 A Memorial Service for Mrs. Marshall will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Deeper Waters Church, Emporium with Rev. James Eastman, pastor, officiating.

 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Deeper Waters Ministry, Fifth and Maple Streets, Emporium, or to a charity of the donors choice. 

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Financial Aid Night @ CCHS

Financial Aid Night will be held at the Cameron County High School on Tuesday, October 17th, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School LGI.

 A financial aid representative from the University of Pittsburgh of Bradford will present how to complete the FAFSA application and answer all financial aid questions.

 All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Hometown Sports Hall of Fame Cameron County 2017

2017 Inductees for the Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition. 

Mr. James Baker, Mr. Rich Labrozzi, Rodney Lyon, James Slusarick, Paul Schager, and Brandan Housler.

 Come out to help honor this year's inductees Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:00 pm at the Cameron County High School Auditorium.

Sizerville State Park Annual Autumn Festival!

NYC Buddy Walk 2017

NYC Buddy Walk 2017

 Our family would like to say Thank You to everyone who supported us recently with our Fundraiser for the NYC Buddy Walk.

 Through our fundraiser and generous donations from our family and community we were able to donate $900.00 to the National Down Syndrome Society. At 9:00am on Saturday, September 16 we met with many other families in Times Square to view the NDSS kick off video. Over 2000 people participated in the Buddy Walk in Central Park. The day was gorgeous and the kids enjoyed many activities and made some new friends. It was an amazing experience for all of us and we would not have been able to do it without your help. 

Thank you all for your support and for your unconditional acceptance of Levi in this community. He continues to amaze us each day and we are blessed to live in such a wonderful little town. Sam, Bobbi, Abbi and Levi Olivett

1 of 511 Print all In new window Trout Stocking at George B Stevenson Dam October 23

The PA Fish and Boat Commission has informed our park staff that the trout stocking of the Delayed Harvest Section of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek that was scheduled for yesterday, October 4th, did NOT occur due to low water levels in the streams. 

 Trout stocking of the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning State Park has been rescheduled for Monday, October 23rd. 

 For more information, please contact the PA Fish and Boat Commission Northcentral Office.



Saturday, Oct 7, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM Tree ID Bike Tour – Join park staff on a 4-mile bicycle tour to learn about the trees that live along the Lowlands Trail between 40 Maples and the lake. Loaner bicycles available. Pre-registration is required. Meet at 40 Maples Day Use Area

Saturday, Oct 7, 5:00 PM Until Dark Elk Watch – Learn about elk behavior during the rut as we search for elk in the fields of Sinnemahoning. Binoculars and scope available for use with help from park staff and volunteers. Location TBD: where elk are active

Sunday, Oct 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nature Craft: Woodland Fairies - Create woodland fairy decorations using natural materials in this enchanting autumn program. Materials and instruction provided. Cost $5.00 pp. Pre-register by Oct. 5. Park Office &Wildlife Center

Saturday, Oct 14, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM FIRST FORK FESTIVAL - Celebrate the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley at the fifth annual First Fork Festival. The First Fork Festival features local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The 2017 festival line-up includes Local Music and Entertainment, including, Van Wagner presentation “Soft Coal Hard Times”, Arts and Crafts Demonstrations, Local History and Interactive Programs, Book Signings by Local Authors, PA Wilds Artisans, Local Arts and Crafts, Food and Drink Vendors. Held at the Park Office & Wildlife Center

Saturday , Oct 14, 5:00 PM Until Dark Elk Watch - Try to spot the local elk herd in the fields of Sinnemahoning while learning more about these amazing mammals. Binoculars and scope available for use with help from park staff and volunteers. Location TBD: where elk are active

Friday, Oct 20, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Homeschool Day: Explore Bow Hunting - Students will learn safe archery and hunting skills and develop an overall appreciation for wildlife and nature. All students grades 6-12. Pre-registration required. Park Office & Wildlife Center

Saturday, Oct 21, 2:00 PM –3:00 PM Archery Demo Day - Discover the exciting sport of archery! Join park staff to learn about basic archery equipment, safety, shooting techniques and more. Stop by anytime between 12:00 & 3:00 for this free program.40 Maples Use Area

Saturday, Oct 28, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TRAIL and All Hallows Eve Celebration - On-going activities include hayride, bonfire, music and more! All are welcome! Open to the public. Program Cost $10 per carload. Park Office & Wildlife Center All Hallows Eve Celebration, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Crafts, games & activities for younger children. Less scary version of trail for the little ones. Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Entertaining educational program for all ages Haunted Halloween Trail, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Scarier version of trail for older children & adults including haunted poachers’ camp, zombies, chainsaw butcher, and other creatures of the night.

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

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center: All are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 9th— Helpmates will be here, available to do Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Oxygen Screenings from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Monday, October 9th— Club Meeting @ 1pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, October 11th — Flu Shot Clinic @ 1-2pm. Most insurances accepted—Aetna & United Healthcare not accepted.

Thursday, October 12th—Pumpkin Painting after lunch! Whether you are an uprising Picasso or don’t feel like you can even draw a stick figure, pumpkin painting can be done by just about anyone!

Sunday, October 15th—Bingo @ 1pm!

Tuesday, October 17th— Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am and a short program about your thryroid at 11:30am.

Wednesday, October 18th— DCNR Program “Wings of Life” with Emily Embick at 9am! Should be really interesting! Come learn and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 18th— Supper Club @ 5pm, To find out more details and/or to sign up, call the center by the week before at 814-486-3707!

Friday, October 20th— Painting Class with Anna Cass at the Emporium Senior Center @11am! To sign up, give the center a call!

Saturday, October 21st— Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser @ 11am-2pm!

Tuesday, October 24th— Oral Health Program with Beth Pantuso from Cole Memorial @ 9am!

Tuesday, October 31st— Fun Shenanigans will ensue today. Costume Contest before lunch!

SOUP and SANDWICH FUNDRAISER “The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11am-2pm on Saturday, October 21st at the center. Eat in or Take out available. Thank you for supporting your local senior center!”

Entrepreneur Basket Raffle “The Emporium Senior Center is celebrating local entrepreneurs by raffling off a basket of goodies from several local businesses, many of whom are not normally in the limelight. We are hopeful that the basket will help to get the word out about many of the awesome products and services that are flowing from the time and creativity of this awesome town. Chances are 3/$5 and can be purchased through Tues, October 31st at the Senior Center. 
Any other businesses wishing to be featured may call 814-486-3707.

PAINTING CLASS A painting class, taught by Anna Cass, will be happening at the Emporium Senior Center on Friday, October 20th, beginning at 11am. Anna will be leading us in painting a picture of a Sunflower and a Pumpkin! Cost for the class and supplies will be $16/person. There will be a break for lunch—we are having Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Vegetable Soup at the center—Call ahead to order.
 Anyone wishing to participate should stop in or call the senior center at 814-486-3707.

Rotary News

If any of our local youth says “there is nothing to do around here” just check in with Cassie Frey, Junior here at CCHS, and she will inform you otherwise. Cassie spoke at Rotary September 26th about the numerous activities she has been in for many years and her love of the outdoors which includes archery, kayaking, fishing, hunting and her involvement with COYA.

 Angie Burt, sister of Rotarian Ellen Olivett was a guest at the meeting.

Shippen Township Columbus Day Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.

 Monday’s refuse collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

 Thank you!