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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Customer Appreciation Day

Friday, August 24th was Customer Appreciation Day at our local Northwest Savings Bank.
  In this photo, employees are busy cooking hot dogs and setting up drinks and snacks for the public to enjoy.

Italy -Greece Tour Updates

 
Italy -Greece Tour Updates
 
Adults and students planning to participate in the Italy-Greece 2013 trip will be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 pm in the meeting room at the Barbara Brown Memorial Library.  Discussions will include upcoming fundraising activities and Tour Coordinator, Melissa, will be available for a conference call at the meeting.

Three fundraisers are planned this fall. The 1st fundraiser will be the selling of the popular Sheetz coupon booklets, a $25 value, for $10. The 2nd fundraiser will be in October and this will be a hoagie sale.
 In December, Little Ceasers will be for sale with a planned delivery date of December 20th.

The deadline to sign up for the cruise trip is October 1st. Call 1-800-665-5364 to sign up for the 3 night Greek Island Cruise. The Web site is not cooperating,  www.eftours.com/1087943.
Adults or students still interested in joining the 2013 tour may call tour leader Tom Glosek at 486-3817.

L&M PRO Lumber Awards


I would like to send out congratulations to Mike and Linda Songer on being chosen as the 2011 Bostwick-Braun Pro Hardware Retailer of the Year! PRO Hardware is also recognizing L&M PRO Lumber in Emporium, Pa., as the 2012 Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial award finalist.

Mike and Linda are longtime residents of Cameron County and share the history and growth of their business in the link below.
We would also like to thank L & M Lumber for being a sponsor of this site!
 
Watch their video by clicking on the link below
 

Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge 16K run & 5K run/walk

 
Sign up now for the 1st annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge 16K run & 5K run/walk. The event will take place on Saturday, September 22 at the Laurel Mill Ski Trail in the Allegheny National Forest.
All proceeds benefit environmental education programs.
 
Phone: (814) 776-5373 or Email: sputt@countyofelkpa.com
Additional information is also available online at www.co.elk.pa.us/conservation
 Registration forms can be picked up at Country Squirrel Outfitters, or printed out online at
 

Les was a US Army veteran and served as a Waterways Conservation Officer with the PA Fish & Boat Commission for 20 years. He  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.

Lester R Vallimont




Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney,formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, in the AltoonaRegional Health System.

Born July 28, 1919, in Clearfield,he was the son of Rudy and Iva Miller Vallimont. On June 19, 1968, he marriedRuth Waddington who died July 26, 2007.

He was a veteran of WWII having served with the US Army and had previouslyworked in the CC Camps building roads & camps. He relocated to Emporiumwhere he was employed by Sylvania Electric and worked as a carpenter doing homerepairs and also building many homes.

Mr. Vallimont attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium and was amember of the American Legion and the VFW in Emporium and Clearfield.

Survivors include: one son, Lester Vallimont and wife Cher of LasVegas, Nevada; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren also of LasVegas; one step daughter, Jean Reitmyer and husband James of Wyandotte,Michigan and a grand dog, Max; two sisters, Juanita Lewis and Peggy Beck bothof Eustis, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Vallimont was predeceased by 4 sisters,Elsie Sweet, Betty O’Hara, Deloris McDermott and Helen Simar.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Vallimont will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,September 1, 2012 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium with Fr.Matthew Ryan, pastor of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiating. Military honorswill be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in NewtonCemetery, Emporium.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish, Punxsutawneyc/o The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St.,37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916or the Cameron County Memorial Detail c/o Cameron County Vets Club, 427 E. Third St., Emporium, PA 15834,Attn: Barry Sarick.

Monday, August 27, 2012

School Begins for Students at CCHS

Today was the 1st day of the fall school year for Cameron County students. There are a few changes for the students this year.  In the high school, the daily schedule has been changed and students now eat lunches in two time periods, not three as before.  The students are required to begin their day at 8 am and announcements have been moved to midday, not in the morning. Mr Ryan Neal is now the new math teacher for Geometry and probably some other Secondary Mathematic courses. I am sure there are many other new things in store for the students as they begin the 2012 school year.  I hope it's a good year for everyone! 

Clyde Oliver "Lew" Lewis

Clyde Oliver "Lew" Lewis, 70, of 26 W. Garden St., Emporium died at his residence on Wednesday (August 22, 2012) evening after a brief battle with bone cancer.
He was born December 13, 1941 a son of the late Gerald and Bernice Bates Lewis.

Mr. Lewis graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1960. He was educated in mechanic drafting at Williamsport Technical Institute. He then served in the US Air Force as a military police officer. He lived in several locations throughout the US and worked at a variety of occupations before returning to Emporium where he retired as a self-employed contractor. Clyde was an adventurous spirit who enjoyed skiing, flying, boating, camping, hunting and long-range shooting.

Surviving
long-time Companian: Lori Thomas, Emporium
Daughter: Melissa, Mrs. Bill Shepherd
2 Grandsons Kyle Brown and Zach Shepherd
Sister: Geri, Mrs. Ed Krott, Rixford, PA
Sister: Jacque, Mrs. David Anderson, Amity, PA
Brother: Jake Lewis and his wife Daawn, Emporium
Several: Nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Gerald and Bernice Bates Lewis
Brother: Richard "Dick" Lewis

There will be No Visitation.
Private Memorial Service at the convenience of the family.
 
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

James S Hornung




James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W 5th St, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, Wednesday afternoon (August 22, 2012) after a very long courageous fight with cancer and his family by his side.
He was born July 16, 1934 in Emporium a son of the late Simon and Matilda Oswald Hornung.
On May 21, 1955 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Sandra Wegelman Hornung, who Survives.

Mr. Hornung graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1952. He retired from Sylvania where he worked in sales for over 33 years. After retirement he started JSH Enterprises in 1993 and continued to operate the company until April of this year. Years ago he owned the former Little Shopper for 7 years. He loved spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren. He loved all local athletics and was a member of the sport clubs and attended most high school sports. Jim loved the Pirated and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends on Wednesday evenings. He was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church.

Surviving
In addition to Sandra Wegelman Hornung
Son: Denny Hornung and his wife Mary, Emporium
Son: Vince Hornung, Emporium
Son: Paul Hornung, Emporium
Daughter: Karen Czekai, Durham, NC
Daughter: Julie Koolick, Harrisburg, PA
Daughter: Amy Thwing and her husband Rick, Mansfield, PA
17 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Jane Soban and her husband Edward, Kensington, MD
Brother: Edward Hornung and his wife Cly, St. Marys
Brother: Bernard Hornung, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Simon and Matilda "Tillie" Oswald Hornung
Son: Blair Hornung
Grandson: Joshua Paul Hornung
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church
235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (August 25, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Blair Hornung Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, 135 E. 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

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

It was a beautiful morning to hold the 7th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2-Mile Walk. 
 The runners and walkers began the course at 9 am. 
It was a great to see so many participants at this event !


Karen and Mattie Flament finishing up the 2 Mile Walk

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cameron County Food Pantry Advertisement

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Memorial Service for Russell J. "Butch" Andrews

Russell J. "Butch" Andrews, 73, of 174 Valley View Rd, Emporium died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Wednesday (August 1, 2012) morning.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road on Saturday, (August 18, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Night Swim at CCHS Pool




The Junior Class of 2014 will be having a Night Swim to fundraise for Prom
 Music, Food, and Games are included!

Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm until 10:00pm

Eugene E. Rebo

Eugene E. Rebo, 78, of 196 Arch Drive, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (August 7, 2012) morning.
He was born August 27, 1933 in Tyler, PA a son of the late Stephen and Suzanne Balent Rebo.
In Clearfield, PA he married Joyce Weisner, who Survives
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Mr. Rebo graduated from the former Penfield High School in the class of 1951. He served with the US Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He retired from GKN where he worked for many years and was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, archery, bowling and especially loved gardening and giving produce away.
 
Surviving
In addition to his wife Joyce Weisner
Daughter: Jaci Rebo, Connecticut
Daughter: Tracy VanThof, Rochester, NY
Daughter: Lisa Chmelar, Emporium
8 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandson
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Stephen and Suzanne Balent Rebo
Daughter: Susan Rebo
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-8 PM.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church
235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (August 10, 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.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Edward R. Segee



Edward R. Segee, age 97, of Poplar  Street, Danville, PA, formerly of Emporium, passed awaySaturday, August 4, 2012, in his home.

Born June 14, 1915, in Emporium, he was the son of John and Goldie Prentiss Segee. In 1935, inEmporium, he married Kathryn Neidlinger who died in 1995. He is survived bytheir two children, Beverly A. Segee of Durham, NC, and John E. Segee, and wife Joyce, of Mebane, NC;three grandchildren, Kathy Palmer and husband, John;Patricia Medlock, and husband Scott; and JohnnySegee; and three great granddaughters.

On July 11, 1998, in Durham,Ed married Patricia F. Stallings who survives. Ed has been a loving friend toPatricia’s children, Welthy Silva and husband, Rogerio, Bethany Stallingsand partner, Eliana, and Harry Stallings, III, and wife, Mary Carter, and toPatricia’s three grandchildren. He also cherished his two godchildren.

Ed was predeceased by his brother, Jim, and sister, Ethel.

Ed was a 1933 graduate of EmporiumHigh School, where heenjoyed sports, playing basketball and baseball. Upon graduation, he was hiredby Sylvania with the understanding that inaddition to his mail room duties, he would join Sylvania’s baseball team. He continuedhis love of sports, playing golf weekly until the age of 92.

While employed by Sylvaniain Emporium, he embarked on a career in accounting. He later continued inaccounting with Holgate Toy and retired in 1978, as president of Globe Tool andEngineering in Dayton, OH.

Ed was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporiumwhere he served as an elder. While living away from Emporium, he served invarious capacities in other Presbyterian churches.

Visitations will be private.

Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in theFirst Presbyterian Church, Emporium, with the Rev. Philip Sanders, pastor,officiating. Burial will be in NewtonCemetery, Emporium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato BrownMemorial Library, 27 West Fourth  Street, Emporium, PA 15834or The Humane Society of the United  States, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Clark Travels with Mansfield Marching Band


On Monday, August 1st, The Spirit & Pride of Pennsylvania Mansfield University Marching Band traveled to London and Paris. The band will be performing in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Trevor Clark, a Sophomore and member of the MUB, will travel with them.  Trevor plays the snare drum and this is his second year in the MSU band.

One hundred and forty students will offer a marching unit, concert band, brass band, jazz combo and a Dixieland group during their tour Aug.2 to 9th.  The Spirit & Pride of Pennsylvania MUB is directed by Dr. Adam Brennan. Dr.Brennan has served as Director of Bands and Professor of Percussion Studies at Mansfield University since 1995

On their trip, the Mansfield Band will perform at a number of events and venues, including Olympic Park in London, the Mayor of London’s Olympic Celebration in Victoria Park, a memorial performance and wreath laying ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and a performance at Parc Montsouris 14th District in Paris.

The Mansfield Band will also have several sightseeing and educational opportunities and the chance to attend an Olympic event. For many of the students, this is their first time traveling abroad and a once in a life-time opportunity for them.

Trevor is a 2011 Cameron County graduate and he was a member of the CCHS marching band throughout his high school years. He is the son of Michelle and Rick Clark of Emporium.

Eleanor A. Pearson



Eleanor A. Pearson, 86, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of Maple Street died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Friday (August 3, 2012) evening.
She was born March 15, 1926 in Byrnedale, PA a daughter of the late George and Mabel Kellogg Russell.
She married the late John Pearson. Her first husband was the late James Everingham. Mrs. Pearson was known in Emporium as a seamstress and worked many yeras at Pearsons Dry Cleaning. She also enjoyed quilting.
 
Surviving
Daughter: Diane Brown, Emporium
2 Grandchildren: Yvonne Friga and her husband Mike, Rochester
Carl Brown, II and wife Erika, Emporium
4 Great Grandchildren: Joe, Josh, Ryder and Camden
Sister: Anita Bowersox, Geneseo, NY
 
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Mabel Kellogg Russell
First husband: James Everingham
Second Husband: John Pearson
5 Sister: Rita Mae Ross,Christine Ayers, Aileen Thompson, Lucille Miglicio & Gertrude Gardner
4 Brothers: George, David, John and Willis Russell
 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Russell J "Butch" Andrews



Russell J. "Butch" Andrews, 73, of 174 Valley View Rd, Emporium died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Wednesday (August 1, 2012) morning.
He was born April 20, 1939 in Hughesville, PA a son of the late Russell and Ruby Brown Andrews.
On September 22, 1960 he married S. Jane Fackender Andrews, who Survives.

Mr. Andrews graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1957 and then  served with the US Navy from 1957 to 1963. He retired from Norfolk Southern railroad, in 2004, where he was a foreman for many years. He was president of the Russell Hollow Hunting Club. He was the cook for many years at the Drum and Henry Fishing Derby, and helped extensively with many of the programs put on by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, especially the programs held at Andrews farm. He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, National Rifle Association and Quality Deer Management. He was also a member of the VFW in Emporium. Butch was a avid hunter and enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors. He mostly enjoyed spending his time outdoors in the Salt Run area where he grew up on the family farm and learned to hunt and fish.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Jane Fackender Andrews
Daughter: Shelley Slottje and her husband Peter, Emporium
Daughter: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Son: Randy Andrews, Emporium
5 Grandchildren Amandy Dempsey, Daniel Slottje, Nicholas & Amber Thwing & Blake Andrews
1 Great Grandson: Hunter Dempsey
Sister: Donna Loncosky and her husband Ardell, Seneca Falls, NY
Brother: Ronald Andrews and his wife Kay Ann, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Russell and Ruby Brown Andrews

There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Service will be announced at a later date

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made 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.