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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sylvan Heritage Council Military Banner Program.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests and the incredible success of our original program, the Sylvan Heritage Council has embarked upon Round 2 of our Military Banner Program. 

We will be accepting photos and applications from now until January 15, 2016 for banners that will hang from light poles on various side streets of downtown Emporium beginning in the spring of 2016. The cost is $275 to place the same image and information on both sides of the banner, or $285 for two different sides.

 If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a banner for your own military hero with ties to Cameron County, please contact Christine Slusarick at 814-486-0583 or by email at or Cindy Ramsey at 814-486-1870 or by email at Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2015, but space is limited, so don’t delay! 

We can’t thank you enough for your support of organization and our county’s veterans and active military personnel

Paulette C. Schreiber

Paulette C. Schreiber, 61, of 265 Old Kersey Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.

She was born June 11, 1954, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis B. Luchini and Hazel Lavella Luchini who survives of Kersey. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from the Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1972, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1976, and from Penn State University in 1997 as a Nurse Practitioner. Since 1976, Paulette had worked at the local hospital and in 2000 she instituted the Women’s Health Care Center at Penn Highlands Elk.

On June 10, 1978, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Robert J. Schreiber, Jr., who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Rachel Schreiber and her fiancé Seth Rhed of Kersey; a son, Joseph R. Schreiber of Black Mountain, NC; a sister, Barbara Handwerger and her husband Joseph of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the Schreiber family, who considered her their sister.

Paulette’s extraordinary talents led her to have a successful practice in women’s health care. She was consumed in her work and provided conscientious, compassionate, empathetic care to all of her clients. Paulette cared about her patients and that was evident in her focus of women’s health issues. She wanted to see her women long-term.

She also served in the community that she loved. She would often give talks providing education, advocacy, and outreach support on most any health care issue she was asked to speak about, including the Susan G. Komen, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society, and Environmental Health Conferences. On her days off from seeing patients, you could spot her tirelessly attending health fairs.

In addition to the fact that she was beautiful inside and out, she was a wonderful sense of humor and laughed often. Paulette never backed away from any challenge in her life, a trait that served her well as she faced cancer diagnoses, surgeries, and chemotherapy. Knowledge, strength, and grace would define Paulette. She was poised and she was graceful.

Unfortunately, her own cancer took her life. She learned what terminal illness can teach. She did not let her cancer get her down. Paulette did not take her life for granted. Her life was much richer because of it.

Her death is a loss not just to her loved ones, friends, colleagues, and patients, but for the entire area. Paulette was loved by her patients and in return she loved them back.

She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, where she served as a lector and an usher. What Paulette enjoyed most was spending time with her family, especially her children. Our family would not be the same without her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Elk, c/o Women’s Health Care, in memory of Paulette Schreiber, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

“My work has become my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep women’s health.”

St. Mark Christmas Giving Crib

St. Mark Christmas Giving Crib

 The Christmas Crib is scheduled to be set up the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

 If you know of anyone in need, please let us know.

 The names can be submitted in the collection or by calling the Rectory (486-0569).

 Gifts should be purchased and returned by Saturday, December 19th.



We are collecting items for our young men & women serving in the military.

 Boxes will be sent so they can be received around Christmas. 90 items of each are needed: Snacks: peanuts, beef jerky, hard candy, gum, Pringles (not in cans or hard containers), etc.
 No chocolate (it melts).

Band-Aids, Razors, Neosporin or Bactine, Hand Sanitizer, Chap Stick, Q-tips,
 Gallon size plastic Zip-lock bags.

Please, no big or hard containers as space is limited. 
Please place the items on the back table labeled “Military Boxes”at St Mark Church

Dead line is Sunday, December 6th.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

Mary L. Miglicio

Mary L. Miglicio, 80, of 205 Pine St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Friday (November 20, 2015) night.

 She was born July 4, 1935 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Francis and 
Edleweiss Streich Mumford.
 On October 19, 1963 in St. Marks Catholic Church she married the late Anthony "Junior" Miglicio.
 Mrs. Miglicio worked for over 30 years at Olivett's Grocery Store and she enjoyed going to casino's.

Surviving Brother: John Mumford, Jersey Shore, PA
 Brother: Carroll Mumford, Phoenix, AZ 
Sister: Della Gross, Wellsville, NY 
Sister: Jean Hodge, Williamsport, PA

Preceded in Death By Parents: Francis and Edleweiss Streich Mumford
 Husband: Anthony "Junior" Miglicio 
2 Sisters: Edna Willard & Virginia Meade
 Brother: James Mumford

Memorial Service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Turkey Trek Hike Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tomorrow's Turkey Trek Hike will be held in the no-hunting zone in the 40 Maples Day Use Area. It is out-of-bounds for bear hunting, but orange vests are recommended just in case.

Turkey Trek Hike Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 40 Maples Day Use Area

"Turkey Trek" Hike Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park this Saturday Get ahead of the calorie count for the holidays by burning the equivalent of at least one piece of pie on this 3.5 mile hike, Saturday, November 21, 1:00 PM, at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Learn more about the wild turkey and the conservation efforts behind its remarkable come-back to the hills and valleys of northcentral PA. The pace will be moderate, with a few slight hills. Turkey sightings are not guaranteed, but who knows where they might be lurking!

Hikers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots or shoes, and bring water. Meet at the 40 Maples Day Use Area pavilion. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

Share this program information with your flock of friends!

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

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Road | Austin, PA 16720 Phone: 814-647-8401 | Email: |

Michael J. Raffaele

Michael J. Raffaele, 67, of 1192 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died in Emporium, PA on Friday (November 20, 2015) morning.

 He was born August 26, 1948 a son of the late Joseph Raffaele and Joseph & Donna Moffitt Noto. On June 30, 1984 in Emporium he married Janet Schloder, who survives. Mike graduated from Cameron County High School. He retired from GKN where he worked for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving In addition to his wife Janet Schloder Raffaele
 Son: Joseph Raffaele, Emporium 
Son: Michael Keefer, Emporium
 Brother: Jason Noto, Clarion, PA
 Aunt: Carol May, Emporium 
Several: Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By Father: Joseph Raffaele Parents: Joseph and Donna Moffitt Noto

At his request there will be No Service

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ronald John Schloder

Ronald John Schloder, 67, formerly of St. Marys, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh after several weeks in the ICU.

He was born July 5, 1948 in St. Marys, a son of the late Lavern L. Schloder Jr. and Kathryn I. DeCarli Schloder. On Feb. 14, 1995 at Pinecrest Manor Chapel, he married Rose McManigle Neff Schloder, who survives. Ron graduated from SMAHS, class of 1966 and then fought for our country in the Vietnam War as a First Force Recon Marine. He graduated from Penn State University in 1996 and retired as the senior engineer of GE Transportation Systems in Emporium. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a talented woodcarver who also enjoyed gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his love will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to his wife, Rose Schloder, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Neff) Ott and her husband Martin; and by two grandchildren, Bryanna and Ethan Ott. He is also survived by a brother, Ken (Denise) Schloder of Idaho; four sisters, Kathi (Steve) Kazimer of South Carolina, Mary Ellen (Joe) Jones of Ohio, Jan (Mike) Raffaele of Emporium and Nona (Greg, Sr.) Morgan of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews, including one special nephew, Ed Badeau Jr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Schloder; a sister in infancy, Jean Marie; and a daughter in infancy, Annie Schloder.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald John Schloder will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, Main Street, Kersey, with Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic School or to the Fox Township Legion. 

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Taking a Step Back in Time

Taking a Step Back in Time

A group of Cameron County families have been taking a step back in time. Community Supportive Network buys weekly raw milk from Gods Country Creamery in Ulysses, purchases bulk natural pantry staples and hosts monthly meetings to teach each other new skills surrounding healthy living.

In the past, the group has gathered to make herbal skin care products like lip balm and homemade herbal medicinals. They currently sell their own homemade soap at the Aroma Café, where some of the meetings are held.

 During Christmas in the Wilds Saturday, December 12, the group will offer soap for sale and have information available to any other residents that may be interested in participating in what they have to offer. The group, which meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, hopes more people will be interested in making soap, learning about bees, and participating in picnics and pot lucks. They want to continue to spread the word about taking a step back in time and showing people how important it is to have community be a part of everyone’s lives.

The name Community Supportive Network is the heart of this group. They help each other when in need, teach each other new skills and support local businesses.

 For more information seek out their table during Christmas in the Wilds or send an email to Jen Kelly at

ADDITIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE "Reflections of Cameron County” Books!

ADDITIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE "Reflections of Cameron County” Books!

 Cameron County Historical Society are please to announce that, the pre-orders for "Reflections of Cameron County” books have arrived. All the pre-orders have been shipped or those that were not scheduled for shipment have been notified of the pickup location.

 The response was so successful for the re-print of this book of twenty years ago we were able to obtain additional copies for those who may have missed the pre-ordering deadline. Many folks ordered extra to give as gifts to family and friends. "Reflections" has 135 pages of over 400 photos that came from Cameron County residents, both present and past including some from the Cameron County Historical Society files. These images signify a wide range of the houses, businesses, and industry that once lined our streets, some still in existence today

. It's a pictorial research tool that both the Historical Society and the Barbara Moscato Library use yet today to determine how things looked at a certain moment in time

. Additional copies of "Reflections of Cameron County" can be purchased at the Barbara Moscato Memorial Library, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, or the History Center on Greenwood Street, for a donation of $30 + $5 for those of you who may need it shipped:

 Please send your check to “Cameron County Historical Society” P O Box 433, Emporium, Pa. 15834. "Reflections" is a perfect gift that will become a lifetime treasure.


 next Friday, November 20th at 6pm.

Come see INSIDE OUT 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 INSIDE OUT DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.

*Movie snacks will be available for purchase.


Free Family Movie Nights are brought to you through a partnership between Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.

Woodland Elementary PTO Meeting

The Woodland Elementary PTO will have its November meeting this Wednesday (November 18th) at 3:30 pm in the elementary library. 

All are welcome to attend!

 If you cannot make it but want to stay in the loop, private message us on Facebook and the meeting minutes can be sent to you.

Food Bank Collection Week

Food Bank Collection Week

 The second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Community Food Pantry Collection Sunday. 
 Please bring nonperishable food items and drop them in the designated location at your church. If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled “Food Bank.”

 Thank you so very much for your help to provide food to individuals and families of Cameron County.

 Cameron County Community Food Pantry is a ministry provided by the Cameron County Ministerial Association.

November 16

November 16, a beautiful day to take a walk through Emporium 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Top of the World

It was a beautiful day in Cameron County. 
This is a view from the "Top Of the World"

Looking towards Emporium

Looking towards Driftwood

Cameron County Decked Out

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and L&M Lumber sponsoring a house decorating contest this season. The contest enters its second season with some exciting changes according to Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. “We want people to use a social hashtag and take selfies in front of their favorite home.” The hashtag #CameronCountyDeckedOut will be tracked and hopefully go viral.

A $5.00 entry fee will place a home on the map. The deadline to register at the chamber office is Friday November 27. Prizes will be determined by the number of votes each property receives. Voting is limitedto one per individual/family. Ballots will appear in local newspapers, or can be picked up at the chamber. No ballots can be reproduced and must be returned to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce by 11am Saturday December 12. The winners will be announced at 1pm following the Christmas in the Wilds Parade. First place will take home $100.00 chamber bucks, second place $50.00 and third place $25.00.

Participating homes must have their lights on Friday December 4-11 6-9pm. Maps will be available at the chamber office starting December 2. It will include the participating homes and a ballot.

Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Rusnak

Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Rusnak, age 81, of West Fifth Street, Emporium and Arcadia, Florida died Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.

Born March 22, 1934 in Chipman, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Hanson and Leota Johnson Clarke. On November 12, 1977 in Windburne, Pa. she married James B. Rusnak who survives.

On May 10, 1973 in Bellefonte, she became a United States citizen. A resident of Emporium for 38 years, she was formerly of Philipsburg where she managed the American Legion for several years and was recruited to help open the Harbor Inn where she worked for a time. After relocating to Emporium, she was employed by Lyn Claire Flower Shop in Emporium. She then opened a flower shop with two friends, “Flowers ‘N Things”, and continued to operate it as sole owner until
 retiring in 1999.

Mrs. Rusnak was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was an avid quilter. She was a former member of the Emporium Country Club where she served on the Board of Directors, the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club, the Emporium Rotary Club, and 
the CD of A in Philipsburg.

Survivors include: 3 sons, Glen Fraser in Maryland, Jerry (Cathy) Fraser of Philipsburg, and David (Sharon) Fraser of Driftwood; one daughter, Vicki (Charles) Nocek of Lehighton; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers in Canada, Willard (Judy) Clarke and Otis (Judy) Clarke; two sisters also in Canada, Joan Clarke and Donna (George) Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Irvin Clarke, at the age of one year.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donors choice. 

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club

Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club

The turn out at JO sign-ups was great! 

If you missed it and still want to sign up, you are welcome to come to the parent meeting on Dec 2 at 5:30 in the HS cafeteria, fill out the paperwork and pay the fee then.

 Practices will start at 6:30 this year and will be in the high school wrestling room on MWF. 
First official practice is Dec 4.

Participate In Ski Denton Online Survey

Harrisburg – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials today announced the department is nearing completion of a feasibility study for Denton Hill State Park, Potter County. The study, coordinated by Moshier Studio in Pittsburgh, will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the existing infrastructure as well as an in-depth look at long-term potential for skiing and other potential year round activities at the park.

To facilitate the public input process, DCNR is offering the opportunity for public feedback through an online survey. The survey is available through Nov. 30 at

DCNR staff and Mosher Studio personnel will hold a public meeting January 2016. The meeting will be an open house format designed to review the data collected to date and present the study’s recommended direction regarding ski operations or other four-season recreational opportunities at Denton Hill.

“Our team looks forward to sharing the feasibility study’s findings with Denton Hill’s constituents,” said Bureau of State Parks Director David Kemmerer. “Input from the public acquired through venues like the Denton Hill State Park: Visions for the Future survey will help DCNR determine a future course of action for operations at Denton Hill State Park.”

Denton Hill State Park was opened as a ski area in 1958 and operated by the commonwealth until 1979. In 1983, DCNR signed a 35-year concession lease agreement with Denton Hill Family and Ski Resort, Inc. The concessionaire notified DCNR in November 2014 that they would no longer be able to operate. Ski operations were closed for the winter of 2014-2015. Although no ski operations are taking place, the park continues to host special events and recreational activities supported by the existing infrastructure.

For more information on any of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks visit DCNR website at (choose Find a Park) or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.