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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Victor F. Lagonia,Jr

Victor F. Lagonia, Jr., 89, of Emporium died peacefuly at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport on Saturday (July 28, 2012) morning.
He was born May 31, 1923 in Austin, PA a son of the late Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia.
He married the late Lillian Thomas Lagonia.
Mr. Lagonia was a graduate of Austin Area High School. He was a Sgt. in the Army Air Force, serving in Africa, during World War II. He played in a pick-up band in the military with a member of Tommy Dorsie's Band. He also played in the Joe Walker Band in Austin and Emporium. Victor retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked for many years. He was a representative of the Union of the Pennsylvania Rail Road and was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW.
 
 Surviving
Loving Companion of 20 years: Patricia Campbell, Emporium
Sister: Lucille Colvin, Bethel Park
2 Step-Children: Grace Torrey, Florida and William Thomas, Florida
Several: Nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia
Wife: Lillian Thomas Lagonia
Sister: Katherine Civarella
Sister: Florence "Minnie" Leete
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (July 31, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 6-9 PM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to American Lung Associaltion, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

JCP Salon - Free kids haircuts in August

             JC Penney will give any kid (K-6th) a free haircut all August at every JC Penney salon across the USA.
First come, first serve.

Appointments are available while they last.
Call 855-JCP-KIDS or visit your local JCP salon to schedule an appointment.

JCP will donate $1 for every free cut ( up to 50,000) to the Boys & Girls clubs of America and 4-H.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Storm Hits County In Late Afternoon

Cameron County was in the line of storms that swept over Northwest Pa this afternoon. 
Darkened skies, racing clouds, sheets of rain and strong winds hit everywhere. 


Monday, July 23, 2012

Cameron County Fair Royalty Contest

Applications are now available online at cameroncountyfair.org or by contacting Jami Kempher, 486-1412, for the 2012 Fair Royalty

Rules:
Prince/Princess:
Open to all Cameron County boys and girls ages 7 through 10 (Must be 7 on or before August 4 and no older than 10 by August 4). Contestants will meet with out-of-town judges the week before the Fair. Judging will be on appearance (party dress clothes for girls, dress shirt and pants for boys), response to judges' questions, vocal quality; poise and ove...rall impression.
Applications must be returned to Jami by July 30

Jr. Miss:
Contest is open to girls ages 11 through 15 who are residents of Cameron County.(Must be 11 on or before August 4 and no older than 15 by August 4) Applicants will be judged on poise, appearance, vocal quality, response to judges' questions and on overall impression.
Applicants will be asked to submit a short essay (one paragraph) on "Why I would like to be Junior Miss Cameron County". Judging will be done the week before the fair by out-of-town judges.
Deadline for submitting applications is July 30

Queen:
Each Fair Queen contestant must
1. Be a resident of Cameron County
2. Be at least age 16, but no older than 20, years of age as of June 1.
3. Not hold any other title for any other commodity group or pageant during her reign.
4. Have her parent(s)' or guardian(s)' consent to enter the competition.
5. Be single, have never been married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child.
6. Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen “Behavior Policy”
7. Meet all time commitments, Queen obligations and Dress Code

Applicants will be asked to submit an essay on "What My Fair Means to the Community". Judging will be done by out-of-town judges. Applicants will be judged on poise, appearance, vocal quality, self confidence, ability to converse, school and community involvement.
Deadline for submitting applications is July 25th.

Queen contestants will also be required to create a poster of their life from the past year. Pictures, ribbons, etc can be used. Must be 1 piece of poster board. Poster will be judged and added to score. Poster will be due by August 4th.

There will be a mandatory meeting for Queen contestants to discuss requirements. Date is TBA

***no late applications will be accepted***

Judging will be August 1st, time TBA

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mary Catherine Doud




Mary Catherine Doud, 69, of 275 Telescope Rd., Ulysses, PA  formerly of Emporium
 died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday (July 19,  2012) afternoon.
 She was born September 30, 1942 in Painted Post, New York a daughter of the  late George and Clara McFall Bobinko.
 On December 16, 1989 in Galeton, she married the late James LeRoy  Doud.
 Mrs. graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1960. She  worked as a cook for many local restaurants but mostly the Coffe Shop  "Duby's" and the Homestead Hotel. She was a member of the Women  of the Moose, Chapter #264

Surviving
 Daughter: Becky, Mrs. Garth Clark, Coudersport
 Daughter: Jen Lyon, Emporium
 Daughter: Molly Cowley, Emporium
 Step-daughter: Rhonda, Mrs. Norman Reed, Emporium
 Step-daughter: Rita, Mrs. Bruce Stuckey, Emporium
 Step-son: Craig Doud and his wife Kelly, Emporium
 Step-son: Glenn Doud and his wife Kari, Emporium
 Numerous Grandchildren
 Numerous Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
 Parents: George and Clara McFall Bobinko
 Husband: James LeRoy Doud
 Step-son: Les Doud :

 There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are  invited to attend a Celebration of Life Gathering  at  the Emporium Fire Hall, 419 North Broad Street on Sunday (July 22,  2012) at 1:00 PM.  A procession will start at 1:00 PM in front of the  Barnett Funeral Home and continue to the fire hall for a time of memory  sharing.
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to  Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Make-a-Wish  Foundation, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor! Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916
 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Florence G Howlett

Florence G. Howlett, 95, of 20563 Ccc Memorial Hwy., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (July 17, 2012) evening.
She was born July 23, 1916 in Karthas, PA a daughter of the late Alfred Smith.
She married the late William Howlett.
Mrs. Howlett worked at several local retail stores for many years.

Surviving
Son: Guy Howlett, Cameron
Son: John Howlett and wife Jeanne, Cameron
1 Grandson Jim (Jill) Howlett
1 Great Grandson Noah
Preceded in Death By
Father: Alfred Smith
Aunt who raised her: Cora Hicks
Husband: William Howlett
Son: Eugene Howlett
2 Brothers: Jack and Earl Smith
Half Brother: Lou Smith

There will be No Visitation.
Private Memorial Service at the convenience of the family
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gary L Crosby


Gary L. Crosby, 69, of 11453 Rt. 120, Emporium, died at his residence on Monday (July 16, 2012) night surrounded by his family.
He was born September 30, 1942 in St. Marys  a son of Lillian Nordberg Crosby, Emporium and the late Ivan Crosby.
On December 19, 1970 in Emporium he married Linda Taylor Crosby, who Survives.
Mr. Crosby graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1961. He served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He owned and operated Crosby Contracting for many years. He was a member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, the Sinnamahoning and May Hollow Sportsmans Clubs. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hunting and camping in his RV.

Surviving
In addition to his mother Lillian and wife Linda
Daughter: Lori, Mrs. Brian Gillette, Emporium
Son: Dean Crosby and his fiance Theresa, Emporium
Daughter: Lisa Neely and Bill, Pittsburgh
11 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Lynn Crosby, Emporium
Sister: Diane Kuchenbecker and John, Mentor, OH
Sister: Delores, Mrs. William Burlingame, Truman
Several: Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By
Father: Ivan Crosby
3 Brothers: Paul, Harlow and Allan Crosby

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (July 20, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Two Month Detour Begins July 30th

Two-Month Detour Coming for Bridge Work in Elk County

St Marys –Work to repair a bridge on Route 1008 (West Creek Road) in Elk County will get underway Monday, July 30 and detours will be in place. The bridge spans West Creek on Route 1008, just west of the Elk/Cameron county line.

Repairing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Elk County’s list of structurally deficient bridges and keep it in service for years to come. The bridge was built in 1963, is 63 feet long and carries an average of 150 vehicles per day.

In order to make the repairs, the road near the bridge will be closed and detours will be in place. From the St Marys side of the bridge, drivers will use Route 1008 to Route 1003 (Washington Street) to North Michael Street to Route 120. On the Emporium side of the bridge, drivers will use Route 1008 into Cameron County, Route 4002 (Beechwood Road) to Route 120.

R.L. Johnson Construction Co. of Kittanning is the contractor on this $264,000 job, which is expected to last through Oct. 4. Work includes removal and replacement of the current deck surface, beam repair, guide rail updates, and slope and embankment improvements. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kool Cat

This cat wasn't budging an inch, but she was keeping one eye on me

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 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

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department Chicken BBQ

Come out and support one of your local fire and ambulance services. 
 The Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a chicken BBQ on July 21, 2012 at their fire hall starting at 11:00 am.  The dinner will include a ½ chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, dinner roll and a drink for $10.00. 
The Ladies Auxiliary will be also holding a bake sale. 
 Any questions call Brandie 546-9117

Martha(Marty) Ryan



Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, Emporium, passed awayWednesday, July 11, 2012 at ElkRegional MedicalCenter, St. Marys after a brief illness.

She was born July 13, 1924 on Whittimore Hill, just outside ofEmporium, the fourth youngest of 12 children, of Jackson & Clara Thomas.

On May 24, 1947 in Emporium she married Joseph G. Ryan, Jr., who died June 5, 1988.

She was a graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of WWII having served as a Paymaster Sergeant in the US Marine Corps.

Marty was employed as a Senior Accountant by Sylvania Electric in Emporium. In addition to working as an Accountant in the private sector, she was both a Supervisory Accountant and a Systems Accountant for the US Navy. For the last 15 years of her working career, she owned and operated Timber Rock Farms on Whittimore Hill, a commercial greenhouse specializing in herbs and dried flowers.

Marty was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, the Business Women's Association, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers. As an Army wife, she lived in many areas of the United States and Europe.

She is survived by her son, Fr. Matthew W. Ryan and his wife Barbara of Emporium; three grandchildren, Maggie (Dan) Sensenig of St. Marys, Kaity (Josh)Parslow of Emporium and Mike Ryan of Emporium; one great grandson, Jackson Sensenig at home; one sister, Pauline Bollinger of Emporium, and several niecesand nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters,Elida, Helen, and Beulah and  seven brothers, Bill, Leon,Fennii, Harry, Jackson, Jr., Oliver and Paul.

Visitations with video tribute will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Friday, July 13, in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. Matt Ryan officiating. Interment will be inthe Thomas-Ryan Family Cemeteryon Whittimore Hill where full military honors will be accorded by the CameronCounty Memorial Detail.

An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in theFuneral Home.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cameron CountyAmbulance Service, Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, or Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

Monday, July 9, 2012

Arlene H Zidar

Arlene H. Zidar, 90, of 423 Woodland Ave., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (July 9, 2012) morning.
She was born December 26, 1921 in Warren, PA a daughter of the late Merle and Jennie Gross Hull.
On June 11, 1945 in Emporium she married the late Joseph Zidar.
Mrs. Zidar graduated from Bradford High School in the class of 1941. She worked for the Cameron County School District for over 25 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Emporium Chapter #101 and the Emporium Senior Center.

Surviving
Son: James Zidar and his wife Dona, Norcross, GA
Daughter: Phyllis, Mrs. Bob Ferris, Weirton, WV
3 Grandchildren Joe, Mark & Mike
1 Sister: Phyllis, Mrs. Frank Hubbell, Winter Park, FL
1 Brother: Dr. Gerald Hull and his wife Beverly, Bradford
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Merle and Jennie Gross Hull
Husband: Joseph Zidar who died in 1983
Brother: Jack Hull

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dream Makers for Make-A-Wish of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties Motorcycle Dice Run and Auction

Lady Raider Night Swim @CCHS Pool

On Monday, July 9th from 7 pm - 10 pm, there will be a Lady Raider Night Swim @CCHS Pool.
There will be games, food, and music.
This will  benefit the Lady Raider Basketball Team. 
It's $2 a person, $5 a family.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Cameron County Public Library will hold their annual used book sale during the Cameron County Art Fest ~ Weekend in the Wilds on Saturday, July 7th.
The used book sale will be held from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday,July 5th, and Friday, July 6th. It will be held until 1pm on Saturday, July7th.

The Friends of the Cameron County Public Library is a local support group which was formed in 1989 to raise funds for the construction of a new library building. Through their efforts, as well as generous gifts and memorials from many local residents and organizations the new library (The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library) was opened in January of 2002.
If you are interested in joining the Friends group you may call the Library at 486-8011 or Mrs. Nancy Zoschg at 486-3198 for more information.
Memberships are available as Single $5, Joint $10, Family $20, and Lifetime $100

The Friends of the Library continue their ongoing financial support of the Library with its annual used book sale and annual membership drive.


2013 Photo Calendar Contest Rules and Entry Form

Citizens & Northern Bank is looking for images that capture the beauty of its market area of Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and the Canisteo-Hornell region of Steuben County in New York. Photos from all four seasons are needed. A panel of judges will select the winning photos, which will be published in the 2013 C&N calendar on a non-exclusive basis. A total of 13 photos will be selected - one for each month - and the Grand Prize winner, which will be published on the calendar's cover. The C&N calendar is widely anticipated each year and is distributed through our 26 offices in Pennsylvania and Canisteo and Hornell, NY. Each winner will receive a cash prize.

Only amateur photographers are eligible to enter our contest.
Entry forms and rules are available at all Citizens & Northern Corporation offices and on our website’s Blog: http://blog.cnbankpa.com.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

7th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2-Mile Walk




Hello Everyone!
Its that time of the year again. The 7th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2-Mile Walk will be held August 18th 2012 in Emporium PA.
You can register at www.davidhuttonmemorial.org .
  Online registration is easy and free so we encourage you to register online!
We hope to see all of you this year and best of luck in your preparation!
Happy training,
Jeff Hutton, Committee Memeber
 
 

David M. "Dude" Williams




David M. “Dude” Williams, 57, of Sizerville Road, Emporium,died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born April 15, 1955 in Ridgway, he was the son of Millard Jr. and GraceFrederick Williams.

A lifelong Cameron County resident, David was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School.

He had been employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin and Mallory Lumber in Emporium.

He was a member of the Portage Township Emergency Management Team, theBucktail Rod & Gun Club, and was an avid four-wheeler and stock car racefan.

Survivors in addition to his mother in Emporium are four sisters, DianeWilliams and Brenda Williams both of Emporium, Carol Lentz of Austin, andJeanne (Sylvia) Barber of Cambridge Springs; and two nieces and one nephew.

 
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, in the Gardeau Church with the Rev. Jason Claydonofficiating.

Burial will be in PortageCemetery, Sizerville.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’schoice.

Robert T. Condon



Robert T. Condon, 62, of Penn Hills (Pittsburgh)formerly of Verona, Oakmont and Florida, died Monday,June 25, 2012, in his home, following a brief illness.

Born October 7, 1949 in Pittsburgh,he was the son of James F. and Mary Catherine O’Neill Condon.
Robert was a hair stylist and was employed by several salons in Florida and Pittsburgh,currently by Profiles Plus on Saltsburg  Road.

He was a motorcycle enthusiast and through the years had personallybuilt several show quality bikes.
Survivors include: his brother, James M. Condon and wife Shirley ofEmporium; one nephew, Thomas “TJ” Condon of Pittsburgh; two aunts,Cecilia Condon and Lillian Condon, and an uncle, Thomas Condon, all of Verona;many cousins; and his lifelong best friend, Albert Sepalyak of Verona.

Visitations with video tribute were held Thursday, June 28 from 2-4& 7-9 p.m. in the Soxman Funeral Home/Roth Chapel, Penn Hills. Funeral Services were held privately.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’schoice.
Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.