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Saturday, March 30, 2013

GPS Error Strikes Again.

Another GPS blunder in Emporium!  Luckily Doug Cook was nearby to help this driver motor off in the right direction.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Emporium Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the VFW, Legion, Moose, K of C and the May Hollow Sportsmens Club will be held on Saturday, March 30th at the Cameron county Little League Field. The event will begin at 1 pm.
If the weather is unsuitable for the egg hunt, candy will be handed out under the Little League pavilions.

Shippen Township Spring Clean Up

Shippen Township will hold its annual spring clean up on Saturday, April 27th from
8 am - 12 pm. The cost will be $10 per truckload, tires will be an additional fee.

They will also accept electronics at no additional cost.
Please stop at the office upon arrival. All refuse accounts must be paid up to date.

This will be the only clean up in 2013.

Any questions, please call the Shippen Township office at 814.486.0727

Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
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Say Thanks to Your Administrative Professional


 
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Adam Johnson State Farm will make it easy for you to thank your Administrative Professional in April.  The thank you lunch will be held at The Original Cabin Kitchen on Thursday April 17 from 11am to 1pm. 
 
The event will include a pasta buffet, desert and a make it and take it cup and saucer bird feeder.  Cameron County artist Peggy Rinehuls will teach the craft that includes jewelry and wiring techniques.  The cost for the class and lunch is $30.00.  RSVP at the chamber office at 814-486-4314 by April 12.

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Kenneth L. Bickford

Kenneth L. Bickford, 86, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium, Pennsylvania
died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (March 28, 2013) morning.
He was born June 11, 1926 in Liberty Twp.,McKean County, PA a son of the late Glenn G. and Fern Weimer Bickford.
 
On September 20, 1947 in Coudersport he married Jettie Logue Bickford, who survives.
Mr. Bickford graduated from Coudersport High School. He served with the US Army Air Force during WW II. Ken worked at the former A & P Grocery Store and retired from Olivett's Shurfine where he worked for many years. He was a fifty year member of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department and a active member of the Emporium Ambulance Service for many years and the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.
 
Surviving
In addition to Jettie Logue
Son: Glenn Bickford and his wife Judy, Murrels Inlet, SC
Daughter: Kristi, Mrs. Michael Volk, Bemus Point, NY
5 Grandchildren Matthew, Amanda, John, Jeffrey & Jennifer
Sister: Lorraine Jaros, Coudersport
Sister: Ilene Close, Galeton
Many nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Glenn G. and Fern Weimer Bickford
4 Brothers: Richard, Pete, Carl, Donald Bickford
6 Sisters: Rita Blow, Donna Toombs, Madie Weidow, Trudy Pagano, Gladys Bickford & Lorraine Jaros
 
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (April 13, 2013) at 3:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834
FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cameron County Joins American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® 2013



American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 1, 2013, for the 21st annual celebration of America's magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more!   

In Cameron County Nelson Haas will lead a group to a survey marker at the border of Elk and Cameron Counties.  The unique marker is found on Gravel Lick about two miles from Mix Run Road in the Quehanna Area.  Hikers are encouraged to meet at the chamber office in Emporium at 10am.  Because of the steep terrain and a stream crossing, hikers are encouraged to dress appropriately and consider bringing a walking stick.  No reservations are required. 

National Trails Day® encourages all Americans to connect with local outdoor clubs, businesses, community groups, and parks and recreation departments as well as federal land managing agencies to experience, appreciate, and share the natural places we cherish. "Twenty years ago, American Hiking built National Trails Day® around the idea that for one day each year we should come together outdoors and give back to our favorite trails.  Since then, people from all walks of life have been coming out in increasing numbers on NTD to celebrate our trails and the great outdoors,” said Gregory Miller, American Hiking Society president.

Since 1993, National Trails Day® has inspired millions of individuals and community groups to take part in activities that promote healthy living and mental well-being, protect green space, educate youth and adults on the importance of trails, and instill excitement for the outdoors. Plan now to host or attend an event in your area.
 
 

Cameron County Schools

There will be an early dismissal for all students on Thursday, March 28th, and Easter vacation will run from then to April 3rd. School will resume on April 4th.
 
Have a great holiday!
 
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Volunteers Needed

PennDOT is still seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which began March 1 and runs through May 31.

The Great American Cleanup is a one-day commitment, but volunteers can also make a regular contribution through PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. By joining Adopt-A-Highway, clean-up groups commit to a minimum of two pick-ups per year. Many of PennDOT’s 7,1000 Adopt-A-Highway groups, who collect trash year ‘round, also join in the Great American Cleanup. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Great American Cleanup or Adopt-A-Highway can contact Cassie Morey, the Cameron and Potter counties coordinator at 814-260-9648. You can also go to www.gacofpa.org for information.
 
PennDOT provides gloves, trash bags and safety vests to cleanup volunteers. Call Cassie Morey at 814-260-9648 to volunteer and get your supplies.
 
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thelma G. Fairman

 
Thelma G. Fairman  , 97, of 3704 Bucktail Trail Hwy., Driftwood, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys on Saturday (March 23, 2013) morning. She was born February 24, 1916 in Sinnamahoning, PA a daughter of the late Edward and Edith Hershberger Lohr.
 
In 1930 she married the late Murray Fairman. Mrs. Fairman enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting and donated most of her handmade items to loved ones.
Surviving Son: Roy Fairman, Port Lion, AK Son: Blaine Fairman and his wife Sandy, Bonneau, SC Son: Gary Fairman and his wife Linda, Driftwood Daughter: Virginia, Mrs. Alvin Wheeler, West Farmington, OH Many Grandchildren Sister: Eva Armstrong, Las Vegas, NV
 
Preceded in Death By Parents: Edward and Edith Hershberger Lohr Husband: Murray Fairman Son: Murray Fairman, Jr. Several: Grandchildren 3 Sisters: Edna Weiss, Arlene Rohacek & Olive Lohr Brother: Wesley Lohr
 
Private Funeral Service at the convenience of the family There will be No Visitation.
 Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery, Driftwood.
 
 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Pittsburgh Office , 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements
 
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Randy S. Housler


Randy S. Housler, 56, of 1253 Clear Creek Rd, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (March 21, 2013) morning. He was born March 11, 1957 in St. Marys a son of Jessie Stuckey Housler, Emporium and the late George Housler.
 
On December 31, 1981 in Emporium he married Rexa McCoole, who survives. Mr. Housler graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1975. He worked at Mallory Lumber over 18 years and at GKN for over 10 years. Randy enjoyed hunting and especially fishing. He loved spending time with his family.
 
Surviving In addition to his mother Jessie Stuckey Housler and wife Rexa McCoole Daughter: Mandy, Mrs. Bil Berry, Titusville, PA Daughter: Lacie, Mrs. Todd Steinberg, Emporium Daughter: Cortney Housler, Emporium Son: Tyler Housler and his wife Samantha, Emporium 4 Grandchildren Michael, Andrea, Madison & Logan Brother: Rodney "Andy" Hosler and his wife Bonnie, St. Marys Several: nieces and nephews
 
 Preceded in Death By Father: George Housler Brother: George in infancy
 
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (March 25, 2013) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Mason Hill Cemetery, Driftwood.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Bunny Hopping into Cameron County

Cameron County Fireworks Committee will host an Easter Bunny Breakfast Saturday March 30.  Breakfast will be served  at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department starting at 9am and continuing until 11am.  The Easter Bunny will have treats for each child and will pose for a picture!
 Adults and children will be served French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, and juice.  The price is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. 
The fireworks are set for Saturday July 6 in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds and Artfest
 
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Cameron County Girl Scouts Join Clean Up Emporium Day


Cameron County Girl Scouts Join Clean Up Emporium Day
 
Clean Up Emporium Day set for Saturday April 20.  This week the Cameron County Girl Scouts pledged to spend the morning picking up litter along the West Creek Rails to Trails.  Projects are  planned throughout the town.  Groups are encouraged to contact the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce to learn more about those projects!
 
Clean-up Emporium Day will be held in conjunction with Clean up America.  The nationwide litter pick up day coincides with Earth Week
 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Bradford Era- Cameron Most "Dying" Pa County

When its not a good reason to make the headlines.


 



Unemployment up across region in January - The Bradford Era: News - Unemployment up across region in January: Local: Unemployment rose in McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter counties in January, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry.

Data released Tuesday by the department’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis shows that Cameron County is again at the bottom of the state, with a seasonally adjusted rate of 12.8 percent for the month, up from 12 percent the month before. The January rate was a considerable increase from one year prior as well. In January 2012, Cameron County posted a 10.5 percent unemployment rate.
Cameron County is ranked 67th among the state’s 67 counties for unemployment rates, with Philadelphia and Wyoming counties tying for the next-lowest spot with 11.4 percent unemployment

PA Governor's Office

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PA Governor's Office
 
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Free Screenings - Emporium Health Center

Monday, March 18, 2013

James Elroy Morean

James Elroy Morean, 88, of Erie Ave., St. Marys, departed the earthly realm on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 18, 1924, to the late Adelbert and Lina Lockwood Morean, who were from Austin.
On May 15, 1948 he married Betty Huston Morean, who survives.

James was a member of the 1942 graduating class of Austin. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for 42 years at Sylvania, where he served a four-year apprenticeship for tool and die maker in the machine shop, and later transferred to the machine design department. He went on to receive a Certificate in Engineering from Scranton College and received many patents for mechanical design. After retirement, he formed his own company, J & B Specialties, consulting for many area companies, including Metal Powder Products, Zippo, and Caldwell.
He served the Austin United Methodist Church as Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Minister and Trustee; the Austin School Board as treasurer; and was a Boy Scout leader. A lifetime beekeeper, he continued keeping bees, reading and refining his craft.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, a daughter, Lynn Miller (Brad) of Rochester, and two sons, James Morean of Austin and Alan (Cindy) Morean of St. Marys; four granddaughters, Julie, Abby, Sarah, and Shannon; a grandson, Casey; and two great-grandchildren, Timothy and Rebekah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Etta, and a brother, Harry.

Funeral services for James Elroy Morean will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Chris Kindle, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the Newton Cemetery in Emporium.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 140 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.
 
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Lucinda L. "Cindy" Beck

 
Lucinda L. "Cindy" Beck, 69, of 3543 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium passed away early Monday morning at her residents following a lengthy illness. She was born May 9, 1943 in Clearfield, PA a daughter to the late Sherwood and Alice Shaffner McDowell. On April 25, 1964 in DuBois she married James Beck who survives.

She graduated from Clearfield High School in the class of 1962. She retired in 1996 from Motorcoils Manufacturing where she worked for over 30 years. She enjoyed baking, cookie jar collecting planting flowers and watching hummingbirds.

Surviving in addition to her husband James Beck
4 daughters: Vicki Beck and Corrinna Mrs. James Pratt both of Clearfield,
Valerie Beck and Jamie, Mrs. Ken Stuart both of Emporium.
1 Son Russell Beck and his wife Jennifer, Emporium.
8 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
1 Brother: James McDowell and his wife Bobbi, Florida.

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Sherwood and Alice Shaffner McDowell
2 Brothers: Tommy and Sherwood McDowell, Jr.

At her request there will be no visitation and no services.

Online condolences may be placed at http://www.barnettfuneralhome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Slippery Roads

Use caution when driving, we are not finished with winter yet.

Andrew P Pushcar

 
EMPORIUM - Andrew P. Pushcar, 92, formerly of West 7th St., Emporium, died Saturday (March 16, 2013) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
Born Dec. 4, 1920, in Emporium, he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Gabrick Pushcar. On July 16, 1951, in Emporium, he married Stella Livoto, who survives.
 
Mr. Pushcar was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, he was a 1939 graduate of Emporium High School and was employed by Cameron Manufacturing in Emporium. He was later hired as a stockroom clerk by Sylvania Electric in Emporium, where he was employed for 47 years before retiring.
He was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium, and a former member of Sylvania's Quarter Century Club and Camp F.D.R.
 
Surviving, in addition to his wife Stella, are one son, Michael J. (Cheryl) Pushcar of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one daughter, Mary "Tootsie" (Rich) Stuart of Emporium; six grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Jamie, Aaron, Sean and Joel; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Rita Shoop.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation with video tribute will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mark Church with the Rev. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating.
 Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium. Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

County Police Reports


Unknown person(s) gained access to an Emporium woman's bank account debit card account numbers and made two charges on her account utilizing the account numbers.
Corporal Ireland of the Emporiuim PSP said the Access Device Fraud happened on March 11th at 8:29 and 8:59 PM. The victim of the fraud is Carol A. Hudson of Rt. 46, Emporium, PA. The investigation is continuing.
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An Emporium woman attempted to avoid a deer that entered the roadway at 8:30 AM Wednesday on Route 120 in Shippen Township and struck the embankment instead.
Virginia A. Gribble, 53, of Emporium, PA, was not hurt in the crash. She was wearing a seat belt.
Trooper Gary Barnes said the crash occurred as Gribble was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer westbound on Route 120.  She lost control of the vehicle trying to avoid a deer that entered the roadway. Her vehicle then traveled onto the north berm where the right side impacted a dirt embankment located along the north berm.
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An Emporium man was cited for Careless Driving after he fell asleep and his 2001 Subaru Outback struck a street sign and a fire hydrant in Emporium Boro at 1:09 PM last Sunday.
Andrew J. Beck, 22, of Emporium, PA, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.
Trooper Dennis Miller said the crash occurred as Beck was traveling East on 3rd Street, fell asleep while driving and struck the road sign at the intersection with Locust Street. His vehicle then struck the fire hydrant that was located at the intersection before it came to rest.
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An Emporium woman was transported to Elk Regional Hospital by Emporium Ambulance for treatment of injuries suffered when her 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee went off slippery Route 120 and overturned Saturday at about 11:15 AM.
Joyce Lyon, 57, of East Allegany Avenue, Emporium, PA, was moderately injured in the crash according to State Police. She was wearing a seat belt.
Trooper Christopher D. Bock, who investigated, said the crash occurred as Lyon was traveling west on Route 120, about 6/10 mile west of Old West Creek Road (West Entrance) in Shippen Township. She lost control of her vehicle, exited the roadway to the South and overturned. She was transported from the scene for treatment of unknown injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
The vehicle was moderately damaged.
Emporium EMS, Emporium Fire Department, PennDOT and Ramseys Towing assisted at the scene.
 
 
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lorraine Tilburg Coppersmith

 
 
Lorraine Tilburg Coppersmith, 84, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in her home.
Born September 28, 1928 in Emporium she was the daughter of John B. Tilburg and Catherine Whitmer Tilburg (Noll) and the stepdaughter of Lester H. Noll. On June 28, 1953 in Tidioute, she married Walter H. Coppersmith who died October 20, 2012.
She was graduate of Emporium High School, the Presbyterian Hospital Nursing Program affiliated with the Universityof Pennsylvania, and later conducted graduate studies at PennState University. A licensed registered nurse, she was employed as Head Surgical Nurse for bronchoscopy by Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia and as a school nurse by the Cameron County School District.
A resident of Emporium most of her life, Mrs. Coppersmith was member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, and was also an accomplished vocalist and pianist. In 1983 she and her husband moved to York and in 2005 relocated to Nashville.
She is survived by: one son, Curtis J. “CJ” (Rachel) Coppersmith of Concord, Massachusetts; one daughter, Beth Ann Coppersmith of Nashville, Tennessee; two grandsons, Nathan Coppersmith of Oakland, California and Daniel Coppersmith of Concord; one granddaughter, Lauren Coppersmith of Nashville; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Coppersmith was predeceased by her husband, parents, and stepfather. Her father, John B. Tilburg, was killed in action during World War II.
The family will receive friends in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium on Friday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at which time an Easter Star Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Following the service the family will receive friends at a reception in the Presbyterian Church hall across the street.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Lung Associationwww.lung.org/donate/ , St. Francis Animal Welfare Group www.sfawg.com/ , or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

More Snow Today ........

 
Snow day in Cameron County.  
I think Punxsutawney Phil is officially out of time!
 
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Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 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

Dolores M "Dee" Rinehuls

 
 
Dolores M "Dee" Rinehuls, 82, of McKinley Health Center, Brookville formerly of S. Walnut St., Emporium died at her home in Brookville, on Wednesday (March 13, 2013) evening.
She was born September 25, 1930 in Reynoldsville a daughter of the late John and Roxie Silvey Clark.
On November 28, 1953 in Reynoldsville she married the late Charles Rinehuls.
Mrs. Rinehuls graduated from Reynoldsville High School in the class of 1948. She worked at Ethan Allen in Eldred and the Holiday Inn in Bradford for several years. She also worked at Cameron County High School for many years and was known as the "cafeteria lady". She loved antiques and auctions and was an avid billiards player. She also was passionate about art glass collecting.
 
Surviving
Daughter: Kay Davis and her husband Gary, Lexington, KY
Daughter: Carol Schindler and her husband Mark, Brookville
4 Grandchildren: Jennifer Davis, Conrad, Kurt and Marcy Schindler
Brother: Samuel Clark and his wife Beverly, Seneca Falls, NY
Brother: John Clark and his wife Joyce, Seneca Falls, NY
Sister: Sandra Kaizer and her husband Stan, DuBois
Sister: Phyllisr Hatten and her husband Jerome, Atlanta, GA
 
Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Roxie Silvey Clark
Husband: Charles Rinehuls
Sister: Carol Burns
2 Sons: James Rinehuls in infancy and Charles Rinehuls
 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Sunday, (March 17, 2013) at 1:00 PM followed by the Funeral & Committal Services at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministry, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CCHS BAND LEAVES FOR DISNEY

What a good day to be heading south!
The band students are bringing their luggage out to the charter buses.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wilfred R. "Dewey" Cheatle

Wilfred R. "Dewey" Cheatle, 93, of 903 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Mary on Monday (March 11, 2013) afternoon.
He was born November 26, 1919 in St. Marys a son of the late Edward and Lillie Davis Cheatle.
On October 6, 1967 in he married Theresa Raffaele Cheatle, who survives.
Mr. Cheatle attended school in St. Marys. He retired from Sylvania in Emporium where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and enjoyed woodworking, making rosaries, crosses and gardening.
 
Surviving
In addition to his wife Theresa Raffaele Cheatle
Step-daughter: Cecelia, Mrs. Larry Semancik, DuBois
Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Brother: Harold Cheatle, St. Marys
Several: Nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Edward and Lillie Davis Cheatle
Son: Gregory Cheatle
3 Brothers: Edward, Charles and Walter Cheatle
Sister: Betty Dietz
 
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday (March 21, 2013) 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 St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Alice Ruth Mahood

Port Allegany - Alice Ruth Mahood, 66, of Emporium, PA, died Saturday (March 9, 2013) at her residence.  She was born Sept. 11, 1946 in Schenectady, NY, a daughter of Wallace Dudley and Margaret Elizabeth Jones Spade.
 
Alice was a 1966 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended New Castle Trade School in New Castle, PA.
 
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Spade of Coudersport, PA
two sisters: Margie (Gary) Greenwalt of Massillon, OH and Susan (Frank) Baker of Coudersport, PA
a niece: Margaret (Dustin) Crosby of Coudersport, and a nephew, Andrew Baker of Coudersport
two great nephews, and one great niece, and her friend and caregiver: Emma Mae Burke of Emporium, PA.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Wallace Richard Mahood on June 23, 1986.
 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 1-2 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA, where memorial services will be held at 2 P.M., with the Rev. Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfunerahomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.
 
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Lillian N. Crosby


Lillian N. Crosby, 102, of Guy &; Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Emporium and Buchanan, TN died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Friday (March 8, 2013) morning.
She was born December 21, 1910 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Oscar and Jennie Anderson Nordberg.
On May 22, 1937 in Driftwood she married the late Ivan Crosby.
 
Mrs. Crosby was the last living member of her immediate family. She graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1929. She worked as a secretary at Sylvania and later at Emporium Hardware. In May 1961 she and Ivan moved to Paris, Tennessee, where she worked at the Hotel in Paris Landing, TN. She returned to Emporium, PA in 1997. Lillian enjoyed making quilts, hook rugs and gardening. She loved all her family and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed
 
Surviving
Son: Lynn Crosby, Emporium
Daughter: Diane Kuchenbecker, Ohio
Daughter: Delores Burlingame, Truman
Daughter-in-law: Linda Crosby, Emporium
19 Grandchildren
47 Great Grandchildren
34 Great Great Grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Oscar and Jennie Anderson Nordberg
Husband: Ivan Crosby who died March 27, 1990
4 Sons: Harlow, Paul Alan and Gary L. Crosby who died July 16, 2012
4 Brothers: Albert, Elmer, Carl & Herman Nordberg
2 Sisters: Clara and Nellie
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (April 1, 2013) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery, Paris, Tennessee
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Cameron/Potter Beekeepers Association Meeting

 
The next meeting of the Cameron/Potter Beekeepers Association will be Tuesday, March 12th at 7 PM.   Please contact Joel Caldwell at joel@emporiumpharmacy.com or 814-486-1110 for directions.
 
On the agenda is assembling equipment, installing foundation into frames, making a bear fence, and a short primer on hiving packages.
 
Also, special thanks goes out to Dave Smith of PIZZA PALACE PLUS for providing a room, pizza, and pop at our very first meeting.  And thanks to Sheila Gabreski of the Potter County Extension office for her help in getting our club off the ground and proving space for our second meeting.

The agenda will include plans for additional spring meetings.
 
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Forward Sunday Morning !

 
 
 
 
 
It’s that time of year again: Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend.
 We “spring forward” one hour at 2:00 Sunday morning, though many digital clocks will adjust automatically.  This is also the perfect time to check your smoke detectors
Not everyone in the U.S. makes the switch from standard time. The exceptions are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

In 2005, President BUSH signed into law a new energy policy bill that would extend DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME by four weeks beginning in 2007, so DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME now begins at 2am  on the second SUNDAY of MARCH and DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2am on the first SUNDAY of NOVEMBER.
Standard time returns this year on Nov. 3

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Data Collection At George B. Stevenson Dam



DCNR has announced that it plans to temporarily elevate the lake level behind the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron County to collect data needed for a rehabilitation project for the dam.
“If weather and spring snow melt conditions don’t cooperate, we will decrease the volume normally released from the dam to raise the lake levels an additional 35-40 feet,” DCNR Bureau of State Parks Director Dave Kemmerer said. “Park visitors should be aware that the controlled elevated lake level is temporary and should take place during the month of March. It is anticipated that the lake will be back to normal pool levels before the start of trout season in April.”  ..............      Design should be completed by January 2014, and rehabilitation work will start in late spring or early summer of 2014.

Weekly reports on lake elevations will be posted on the DCNR/Sinnemahoning State Park here.  Choose “Find a Park,” then “Sinnemahoning,” and click on “Advisories.”
For more information, contact the Sinnemahoning State Park office at 814-647-8401

Sinnemahoning State Park

CCHS Students Compete in Archery Tournament

On Friday March 7, approximately 20 Cameron County students in grades 5-12 are traveling to State College for the State National Archery in the School Program (NASP) tournament.
The Cameron County students will be competing with approximately 900 other youths in this tournament. They will be competing at one of the largest indoor ranges to date.
 
Pictured below is Lexey Ullman, daughter of Jane and Donny Ullman. Don is an avid archery enthusiast and he began teaching Lexey how to shoot a bow & arrow a few years ago.
 
Good luck to all those attending the tournament !!
 
You may follow them online by clicking on the links below
 
 
 
 


 

CCHS Music Booster Meeting

On Monday, March 11, there will be a CCHS Music Booster meeting at 6:30 pm in the band room.
 
 Following the Booster meeting, there will be another mandatory meeting for all Disney chaperones.
 
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Cameron Count Little League Sign Ups

 
 
 Cameron Count Little League Sign Ups
 
 Signs up will be held at
Memorial Hall
Friday, March 8 from 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, March 9 from  1 -3 pm
 
The sign up is for girls & boys, ages 4 - 16.
A parent must be present to sign forms
& pay the registration fee.

Hydroponic Plants Grow At Elementary School

 
Can you recall eating your last hydroponic pepper or cucumber? 
Thats a question the Cameron County 5th grade Science class can answer.  Over the past ten years,  Mrs. Ream has introduced her 5th grade students to the science of hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil.
 
The students start the seeds in early December, and over the next 3-4 months the plants will continue to grow.  The students add the required nutrients that the plants  would normally get from the soil by dissolving the nutrients in the water.  The students also monitor that nutrient level, pH level, and water temp, all factors that affect plant growth.  The plants shown in the above photo should be ready for the dinner table in about a month.
 
 
 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Leo J. Cummings

 
 
Leo J. Cummings, 71, of 306 W. 6th St., Emporium died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois on Wednesday (March 6, 2013) morning.

He was born June 13, 1941 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Leo B. and Mary Gabor Cummings.
On July 17, 1971 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Connie Uplinger Cummings, who Survives.

Mr. Cummings graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1961. He served with the US Navy from 1961 to 1965. Leo retired from Emporium Hardwoods where he worked for many years. Years ago he worked at Sylvania. He was a life member of the Miller-Raffaelle Post 6221, VFW and a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving
In addition to Connie Uplinger Cummings
Son: Leo G. Cummings and his wife Michelle, Emporium
2 Grandchildren Sophie and Leo J. Cummings
Sister: Mary Ann, Mrs. Vincent Brunelli, Force
Sister: Polly Jo, Mrs. George Skillman, South Carolina
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Leo B. and Mary Gabor Cummings
Brother: Joseph Cummings

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church
235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-8 PM. 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 the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Grant Obtained to Study Sinnemahoning Watershed Ponds

Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, and the Cameron County Conservation District, recently obtained a $6,000 grant from the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Group. The grant will pay for water tests for 35 rural ponds located throughout the Sinnemahoning Watershed
 
 
The ponds need to be one quarter acre or larger in size and will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The ponds must be located in the Sinnemahoning Watershed to be accepted. Clark will collect all of the samples and deliver them to the Penn State Water Lab in State College, PA, this spring. The Penn State Water Lab has two pond test kit options and these ponds will be tested for pH, total dissolved solids, nitrate-nitrogen, alkalinity, aluminum, iron, manganese, phosphorous, sulfate, hardness, and E. coli bacteria. The combined results will be shared at a Penn State Extension Pond Management Workshop to be held in Emporium, PA, in Cameron County, in September of 2013. The project is designed to encourage pond owners to regularly check the water quality of their pond, to better manage the pond. Penn State Pond Water Test Kits are available at your local extension office. If you own a pond in the Sinnemahoning Watershed and would like to participate in this study please contact Jim Clark.
 
James A. Clark
Extension Educator
Cameron/Elk/Jefferson/McKean/Potter District

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Macellus Drilling News

Landowner News & Resources - Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale
 
 Events related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale, both pro- and anti-drilling.
 
March 12, 2013
(Tue) 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm
St. Eulalia Parrish Hall

6 E Maple St, Coudersport, PA
6:00 pm: For Members Only “Group Direction since N.A.P.E. EVENT in HOUSTON”
7:00 pm: Public Session “Education + Contract + Timing = Results”
 
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March 13, 2013
4-County Leasing Group, PA   
Meeting @ Smethport Country Club, 
13065 W. Main St., Rte.59,
Smethport, PA  
 
 6:00PM  for Members Only  “Group Direction since N.A.P.E. EVENT in HOUSTON”   
 7:00 PM   Public Session  “Education + Contract + Timing = Result

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Community Diaper Drive

As part of her senior project, Anastasia LaPolt is working with the Cameron County Christian Center, home of the Fish & Loaves Food Pantry.
Fish & Loaves Food Pantry provides emergency relief to those who are experiencing a food crisis. A large portion of the clients served through the Fish & Loaves Food pantry are young families with financial difficulties. While the Fish & Loaves Food pantry can help with food, we feel the need for diapers is great too, especially for these families who have little children.
Recognizing the need for diapers, Anastasia will be doing a community diaper drive to gather disposable diapers of help those in need.
You can help by purchasing new disposable diapers, of every size and drop them off at the Cameron County Christian Center (Formerly the East 4th Street School) Tuesday through Friday from 9-5; look for the shopping cart in the hallway and drop the diapers there. Your generosity will be a tremendous blessing to those who will benefit from this drive.
 
If you have any questions or need more info, call Fish & Loaves Food Pantry at 814-486-1841 Ext 2.
 
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Sinnemahoning State Park Visitor Center