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Friday, May 15, 2015

Fat Burning/Aerobic Classes


Beginning June 1 Fat Burning/Aerobic Classes will be as follows:
 Mon, Wed and Friday 7AM to 8AM. Tues and Thurs evening at 6PM to 7PM.

 These classes are held at the Emporium Wellness Center,
 288 Sizerville Road
 Emporium, PA 15834
 Phone: 814-486-1321

 Classes are $3 per class. 

 If you want to get those arms and legs ready for summer clothes and have a fun time my class is where you want to be.


Community Health Screening June 13, 2015

This is a wonderful money saver for those with high insurance deductibles or no insurance at all! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Cameron County Food Pantry May Distribution Day

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 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.


Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

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


Fredrick E. Yentzer

Fredrick E. Yentzer, 55, of 2231 Clear Creak Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Sunday, October 5, 2014 afternoon. He was born December 5, 1958 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith. Fred graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1977. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved trapping and hunting. 
His friends meant the world to him.

Surviving Cousin: Colleen Kearn, Hanover Township, PA
 Aunt: Marguerite McDonald, Allentown
 Aunt: Norma Fry, Baltimore 
Aunt: Rita Clinton, Dallas, PA 
Uncle: Jack Quinn, Wilkes-Barre
 Step-brother: David Smith, 
Preceded in Death By Parents: Fredrick Yentzer and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith 
Brother: William Yentzer 
Step father: Cecil Smith

There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. 

 Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Herbert F. "Herbie" Crosby

Herbert F. "Herbie" Crosby, 89, of 2289 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Sunday (May 10, 2015) morning.

He was born February 13, 1926 in Odin, PA a son of the late Guy and Florence Faucett Crosby. On June 5, 1948 in Rich Valley Wesleyan Church, Emporium he married Betty Housler Crosby, who survives. Mr. Crosby served with the US Navy during WW II He retired from Utility Construction in Linesville, PA where he worked for many years, as an equipment operator and later as a foreman. He was an active member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, Emporium VFW and loved woodworking and his pet dogs.

Surviving In addition to Betty Housler Crosby Son: Gary Crosby and his wife Debbie, Austin Son: Larry Crosby, Keystone Heights, FL Son: Jerry Crosby and his wife Judy, Emporium Several Grandchildren & Several Great Grandchildren Sister: Mary Morgan, Milwaukee, WI

Preceded in Death By Parents: Guy and Florence Faucett Crosby 2 Brothers: Foster and Robert Crosby Sister: Katherine Earle

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to charity of donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Howard J. Beer

Howard J. Beer, 74, of East Third St., Emporium, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys. Born July 16, 1940 in Limestone, NY, his father was also Howard Beer. His first wife, Barbara Heist Beer died in 1987. On December 29, 1990 in Emporium, he married Brucetta Arnold Robison who survives.

A resident of Emporium for 50 years, in 1958 he graduated high school in New York State before relocating to Emporium. Mr. Beer was a self employed electrician who retired in 1993.

 Surviving in addition to his wife Brucetta of 24 years are: twin children, son Scott Beer in Ohio and daughter Sonya Beer also in Ohio; one grandson; two stepchildren, Buffy Robison of Emporium and Robbie Robison of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and three step grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by a son, Stanley Beer in 2000, and by two brothers and two sisters.

 Visitations will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 11 a.m. until Noon at which time a Memorial Service will follow with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service.


Shippen Township Closed May 19th for Election Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, May 19th for Election Day. 
 Tuesday’s pick-up will be on Monday. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday collections
 will remain the same.
 Thank you!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events April 25, 2015

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at

Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook!/pages/Sinnemahoning-State-Park/389160871130164
or view the PA State Park calendar of events at

Diane Ullman

Diane Ullman, 66, of 525 Bucktail Trail Hwy, Driftwood, PA died at her residence on Friday (April 24, 2015) afternoon. She was born March 6, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of the late Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman. On September 30, 1966 in Elkton, MD she married John "Bud" Ullman, who survives. 

Diane moved to Cameron County in 1984. Her and her husband Bud were the owners of the former Sterling Run Tavern for over 21 years, retiring in March of 2014. She enjoyed trips around the scenic Cameron County mountains.

Surviving In addition to her husband John "Bud" Ullman
 Son: Casey Ullman, Emporium
 Son: Charles Ullman, Emporium
 Son: Donald Ullman, Emporium 
Son: John Ullman, Burlington, NJ 
2 Grandchildren: Lexie & Logan Ullman
 Sister: Sandy (Jim) Wills, Philadelphia
 Brother: Rohland Sarman, Emporium 
Brother: Jack Sarman, of the Pocano's

Preceded in Death By Parents: Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman

There will be No Visitation & Services are Private.

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Kamats

Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Kamats, 62 of 541E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at her residence, on Monday (April 20, 2015) morning. She was born September 30, 1952 a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats.
Jackie graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked with Dickinson Center and enjoyed singing.
Surviving Son: Justin Kamats and his wife Kelly, Charlotte, NC
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dick Logue, Sinnemahoning
Sister: Judy, Mrs. Davie Smith, Emporium
Preceded in Death By Parents: Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats
2 Brothers: Paul & Thomas Kamats
There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (April 24, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book

Free Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book 
Friday, April 24 at 6:00pm
Woodland Elementary School LGI

Save the date - the next Free Family Movie Night is an oldie but a goodie! Bring your kids to see the Jungle Book, free on the big screen!

Come see The Jungle Book on the big screen - FOR FREE!

*The Woodland LGI holds 120 people. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. Follow the marked path back to the LGI.

*The Jungle Book DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.

*Movie snacks will be available for purchase.


This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.

One free popcorn to each child who dresses as a jungle animal - whether using some face paint, paper ears and a tail, or even an old Halloween costume. Have fun!

Salt Run Youth Fishing--April 18

Salt Run Youth Fishing--April 18--ages 12 and under--8:00am-- ?

Andrews Farm-about 1 mile out of town on Rt 155

 We are getting ready for Saturdays event. It looks like it will be a nice day, so I hope everyone takes advantage of coming out to visit.

 We completed one more step in the process this evening......Tents are up and ready.

 Smokey the Bear  called me tonight to confirm his visit. 
He is so excited to see all his friends at the Andrews Farm this Saturday April 18.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

License Your Dog

State, County Officials Continue Statewide Dog Licensing Awareness Campaign During Visit to Indiana County Shelter

Indiana, PA – While visiting the Indiana County Humane Society today, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, emphasizing that a current dog license is the best way to ensure lost dogs are reunited with their families.

“Our 12-year-old golden retriever, Lucky, has a current license,” Redding said. “Not only is licensing the right thing to do because you love your pet, but it’s also the law. Lucky is very much a part of our family, and if he somehow got away from home, his license increases the likelihood of him being returned to us more quickly.”

State law requires all dogs, three months and older, to be licensed by January 1 of each year. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.

The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and persons with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.

“The Pennsylvania dog license law helps efficiently return a lost dog home to its family. Without this resource the Indiana County Humane Society and other agencies would be overwhelmed with stray and lost dogs,” said Indiana County Treasurer Sandra Kirkland.

The dog license application is simple and only requests owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, like name, age, breed and color. The information is used by animal control and shelters to identify lost dogs and get them home safely. “Licensing your dog is so important. Nearly one third of all pets get lost at least once in their lifetime,” said Indiana County Humane Society Board President Shannon Jackson. “A license tells us that there is a probably a family out there desperately looking for their pet, and if there is, we can quickly reunite them.”

As part of the 2015 Dog Licensing Awareness campaign, Redding invited Pennsylvania students, in first through sixth grades, to enter a poster contest to help raise awareness about the importance of dog licensing. The poster must reflect the theme “Love your dog. License your dog.” The entries must also include the website address. The deadline to enter the statewide contest is May 1.

“This annual contest gets all ages of the family involved in creating awareness about the importance of licensing your dogs,” Redding added. “I encourage all eligible students to participate, be imaginative, and learn more about keeping their ‘best friend’ safe.”

Licensing fees support animal control through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

For more information, visit or call the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at 717-787-3062.


Shippen Tonwship Annual Spring Cleanup

Shippen Township will be holding its annual spring clean-up on 

Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Township building.

 The cost is $10.00 per truck or trailer load. Tires are extra. 

 We will NOT be accepting TV’s and computers this year.

 All refuse accounts must be paid up to date. 

 Thank you!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Is Here!


RABIES CLINIC in Emporium, PA 

 New time and cost. 

 Sponsored by the Cameron County SPCA

Emporium Fire Hall 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 
$12.00 per Rabies Shot 

 Dogs and cats have to be at least 12 weeks of age. 

 Proof of prior 3yr. rabies certificate is required if you don't have proof  your pet will receive a one year rabies certificate according to PA law. 

 All pets must remain on a leash or in a pet carrier. 
Any questions, call 814-486-0101.


Cameron County Food Pantry April Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 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, April 8, 2015


ENTER YOUR CATCH IN THE BIG FISH CONTEST Great prizes and lots of run!

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau has announced their second annual Big Fish Contest, through September 2015.

There’s no shortage of great places to drop a line in the PA Great Outdoors! Everyone is invited to enter photos of their catch by using the submission form on the PA Great Outdoors Big Fish Contest page. Entries will be shown off on the PA Great Outdoors facebook page in the Big Fish Contest album.

Everyone who submits a photo will be entered to win the following prizes each month: Canoe/Kayak trip from Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Cook Forest Canoe trip from Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway Gift certificate from Jim's Sports Center, Clearfield Gift certificate from Hickory Creek Archery and Sporting Goods, East Hickory Gift certificate from Cooksburg Dry Goods, Cook Forest Ice cream treat from Cooksburg Cafe, Cook Forest

A grand prize winner will win a guided fly fishing float trip for 2 in 2016 with Keystone Predator Outfitters and Todd Deluccia, the current Musky Fly Fishing World Champion. >br? For more information, or to enter the contest go to

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a membership-based travel promotion organization serving five counties in Northwest and Central Pennsylvania: Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and Jefferson.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is to develop and initiate programs and marketing strategies with the specific intent of increasing overnight travel related expenditures within its designated region and to create a cooperative effort to increase awareness of this region as an ultimate vacation destination.