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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rain Damages Areas In Cameron County

Cameron County received over 6 inches of rain yesterday. Many areas in the county were overwhelmed by the downpour of rain. Small streams jumped the creek beds and some roads were closed for a time. Many reported water in their basements and the Emporium Fire Department was busy helping out residents throughout the county. These photos are snapshots of some water damage on the Old West Creek Road, and right outside of Emporium.






Robert M. Fuenffinger

Robert M. Fuenffinger, 83, of 170 Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence Tuesday (September 22, 2015) afternoon unexpectedly. He was born Nov. 28, 1931 in St. Marys a son of the late Louis and Irene Rigard Fuenffinger. On August 20, 1955 in St. Marys Church he married the late Patricia Bush Fuenffinger.

Mr. Fuenffinger graduated from St. Marys High School. He served with the US Army during the Korean War. Bob worked for Keystone Carbon for over 19 years and later at GKN, Emporium, where he worked more than 24 years before retiring. He was a member of the Gardeau Comminity Church, the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW, the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium and the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M.
 Bob enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving: Son: Curtis Fuenffinger, Emporium 
Daughter: Susan Fuenffinger, Emporium 
Daughter: Lori Pacifico, Erie 
Daughter: Leanna (Bryan) Trost, Erie
 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By: Parents: Louis and Irene Rigard Fuenffinger
 Wife: Patricia Bush Fuenffinger
 Sister: Mary Ann Hugus 
2 Brothers: Dennnis & Melvin Fuenffinger

Funeral Service were held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 North Michael Street, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (September 26, 2015) at 11:00 AM. A Military Service will follow, conducted by the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail. 
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Saturday morning one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery, St. Marys, PA

LYNCH-GREEN FUNERAL HOME, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

First Fork Festival

Help us to celebrate all that is special about the history and culture of the First Fork Valley by volunteering at the third annual First Fork Festival on Saturday, October 10, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, assist in the gift shop, and lead hands-on activities. For more information about volunteering at this event, please call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Hosted by Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, the festival features local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Members of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail and other local artists and craftsmen will be displaying hand-made products, ranging from glass, fiber, wood and stone, to paintings, jewelry, photography, and specialty foods. Festival-goers can watch the artists at work while shopping for gifts or just admiring the local talent. Additional artisan products and Sinnemahoning State Park merchandise will also be available in the Wildlife Center Gift Shop.

The First Fork Festival will also include live music by local bands, book signings by local authors, interactive history exhibits and demonstrations, as well as food and beverages offered by local vendors and non-profit organizations.

This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 10, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM.

St Mark Church of Emporium

St Mark Church of Emporium 

October – Rosary month

 Join us every day during the month of October at 4:15 p.m., to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as we pray the Holy Rosary.

 All are welcome!

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Pennsylvania Farm Show Celebrates 100-Days Until the Show With Call For Farm Show Stories and Photos

100th Pennsylvania Farm Show Celebrates 100-Days Until the Show With Call For Farm Show Stories and Photos

Harrisburg, PA – With the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show only 100 days away, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is calling on past and present visitors, vendors and exhibitors to share their blue-ribbon Farm Show memories.

“The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show is themed ‘Our Commonwealth’s Blue Ribbon Experience’ because it showcases the best of our agriculture industry – and because the show belongs to each of us as Pennsylvanians,” said Redding. “This show’s success is built by the millions of attendees who have made countless memories that have become part of the fabric of the Farm Show legacy. Your story deserves to be heard, celebrated and remembered.”

Submission guidelines: Email digital photos and stories to aginfo@pa.gov with the subject line, “100th PA Farm Show Photos and Stories” 
Mail hardcopies of photos and stories to: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Attn: Press Office 2301 N. Cameron St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 
Include contact information (name, address, phone number, email address) 
Include a caption for each photo entry
 More than one story or photo may be submitted by the same person or family

All photo and story submissions become property of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Memories ideas could include: a favorite PA Farm Show display or exhibit, your first PA Farm Show memory, friendships that started at the PA Farm Show, marriage proposals that took place at the PA Farm Show, or what the PA Farm Show means to you.

The photos and stories submitted will be shared on the department’s social media platforms throughout the 100 days leading up to the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which kicks off Saturday, January 9, 2016. You will also be able to view the submissions on the Pennsylvania Farm Show website, www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

The official social media platforms are: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Facebook: www.facebook.com/padeptofag @PAAgriculture on Twitter Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook: www.facebook.com/PAFarmShow @PAFarmShow on Twitter

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibitors. According to a recent report issued by the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau, the 2015 show had an estimated economic impact of $95 million to the south-central Pennsylvania region, supporting more than 18,000 jobs over the course of the week-long event this year.

The 100th show will take place January 9-16, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $15. For more information about the 2016 show, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program

Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program

2015/2016 Round 8 Project Application Request

Settlement monies from the June 30th 2006 Norfolk Southern train derailment that caused a serious fish kill in Big Fill Run, Sinnemahoning Portage Creek, and the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek are being administered by the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee to fund successful applications in the 8th round of the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program. Total 8th round grant funds will be $166,099.

Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2015 until January 8, 2016. This program offers funding to Watershed and Conservation Groups with incorporation status, Counties and Municipalities, County Conservation Districts, Council of Governments, Commonwealth agencies, or any other authorized organizations involved in research, restoration, rehabilitation, planning, acquisition, development, education or other activities, which further the protection, enhancement, conservation, preservation or enjoyment of Pennsylvania's environmental, conservation, recreation or similar resources.

All projects must be located within the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed. Hard copy applications may be obtained at the Cameron and McKean County Conservation District Offices or electronically at headwaterspa.org. For further information please contact Todd Deluccia at 814-486-9354 or email at cameron.water@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Weather Alert

This Week At Country Blessings

Greetings all . . .
 This week, all ladies shoes and purses, 50% off!

 Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. 

 Best kept secret in Cameron County . . . help us get the word out about Country Blessings! 

Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street 
Emporium, Pa. 15834 
814-486-1841 
christian_center@cameroncounty.org

Monday, September 28, 2015

Shippen Township Closed For Columbus Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, October 12th for Columbus Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. 

 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall

There is no mistaking what time of year it is .... fall is in the air.


Janet M. Lininger



Janet M. Lininger, 87, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born May 30, 1928 in Renovo she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy Hopkins Campbell. On December 27, 1953 in Renovo, she married Max Lininger who passed away March 15, 1992.

A resident of Emporium since 1951, she was a 1946 graduate of Renovo High School and in 1950 graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College. During the 1950-1951 school year she was employed by Elkland School District. She then moved to Emporium where she was employed by the Cameron County School District for 41 years teaching in grades 1-6 before retiring in 1992. Mrs. Lininger was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, Emporium Senior Center, Friends of the Library and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include: one daughter, Michele (Mike) Rodich of Emporium;
 three grandchildren, Mallory Rodich,
 Matthew Rodich and 
Daniel Earlywine; 
one great granddaughter, Payton Lou Earlywine; 
and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and her husband she was predeceased by one son Max Lininger, Jr. in 2014 and one daughter Martha Ellwood in 2012.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library or the Woodland Elementary School Library. 

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

Monday, September 21, 2015

BBQ Competition Focusing on PA Wilds Beverages

BBQ Competition Focusing on PA Wilds Beverages

All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Competition in Emporium Saturday September 26 will focus on the PA Wilds. Competitors from across the state will serve up wings, ribs, brisket, turkey, pork, side dishes and even deserts to visitors. A panel of judges will declare winners in each category while visitors will vote for their favorite! 

 Water and soda will be available for purchase along with beer and mixed drinks. Alcoholic beverages available will include Straub Amber and local spirits from CJ SpiritsDistillery in Kane. Straub is one of Pennsylvania oldest brewers located in St Marys, for more than 100 years. Sam Cummings, Jr. and Tom Jones opened their Kane distillery in April 2014. They use locally grown grains and pure Allegheny Mountain spring water to handcraft their Rocksov Vodka, Wilds Gin and Six Rum.

Competitors will set up their fires Friday September 25 and begin selling their food Saturday, between noon and 1pm in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium. Seating will be available and live music will entertain visitors.

 Winners will take home a handcrafted 3D plaque designed and produced by PA Wilds Juried Artist Steve Burlingame. Other PA Wilds Juried Artist will set up booths outside of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

Find Treasure on West Creek Rails to Trails

Find Treasure on West Creek Rails to Trails 

 A husband and wife team from Elk County have adopted the West Creek Rails to Trails and so far have placed 23 geocaches along a 3 mile section of the trail. The gpscoordinates for the hiding places can be found at www.geocaching.com under the name WCRT.

 Michael Groll credits his wife, Kimberly with coming up with the idea. Between the two of them, they have 7 years traveling the United States and five countries uncovering 2300 caches. Many times in the last year they traveled through Emporium. “Every time we drove past the new Rails to Trails on our way to get caches, she would look over at it and ask why there aren't any caches there. Then late last year, she made the decision that we are going to do this trail,” said Groll.

 Right now the caches are confined to a three mile section from Moore Hill Road heading east toward Emporium. Plans are in the work for another Geocache team to expand the caches west to Truman.

 The group hopes to have others place caches throughout the planned 18 mile trail connecting St Marys and Emporium.Groll says many local geocache hunters have found the caches, but recently the trail is attracting geocache enthusiasts from outside of the region. Geocaching is an activity enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Groll credits the hobby with finding his bride. “ I met my wife through Geocaching and our wedding was even published as a geocaching event. For some, this hobby comes and goes. But for myself, I'm still enjoying every adventure and at this point, I couldn't imagine geocaching not being part of my life.”

Volunteers Needed this Fall at Sinnemahoning State Park

Volunteers Needed this Fall at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park is looking for volunteers to help with the following programs and events. If you would like to help or if you’d like more information about volunteering at Sinnemahoning State Park. Please call 814-647-8401.

National Public Lands Day Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon

On Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Sinnemahoning State Park will offer volunteers a chance to participate in the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.

Projects will include repairing and installing bluebird boxes on Sinnemahoning State Park's cavity nesting bird trail. We will need help with moving current boxes to better locations throughout the park and replacing nesting boxes as needed.

We will be working outdoors on terrain that may be uneven and/or weedy at times. Please dress for the outdoors, wear long pants, and sturdy shoes with socks. Bring work gloves and a water bottle if you have them. Individuals, groups and families are welcome to participate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please let us know if you are interested in helping. To make sure that we have enough supplies for everyone, we ask that all volunteers pre-register by Thursday, September 24th. To register, call the park office at 814-647-8401 

First Fork Festival Saturday, October 10, 2015 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM

Help us to celebrate all that is special about the history and culture of the First Fork Valley by volunteering at the third annual First Fork Festival on Saturday, October 10, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, assist in the gift shop, and lead hands-on activities. For more information about volunteering at this event, please call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Hosted by Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, the festival features local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Members of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail and other local artists and craftsmen will be displaying hand-made products, ranging from glass, fiber, wood and stone, to paintings, jewelry, photography, and specialty foods. Festival-goers can watch the artists at work while shopping for gifts or just admiring the local talent. Additional artisan products and Sinnemahoning State Park merchandise will also be available in the Wildlife Center Gift Shop.

The First Fork Festival will also include live music by local bands, book signings by local authors, interactive history exhibits and demonstrations, as well as food and beverages offered by local vendors and non-profit organizations.

This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 10, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM.

Haunted Halloween Trail & All Hallows Eve Celebration Saturday, October 24, 2015 
 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Back by popular demand! On Saturday, October 24, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM., Sinnemahoning State Park will hold the Haunted Halloween Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration. We are looking for volunteers to make this annual event as successful as the past three years.

The event begins at 4:00 PM and will end by 9:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to help set up starting at 12:00 noon and to help clean up until 10:00 PM. Volunteers are also needed to serve refreshments and assist with the games and activities for younger children.

We especially need enthusiastic volunteers to dress up in costume to help make the haunted trail spooky and safe for all our visitors. All ages are welcome to help. An easy and fun way for students to earn community service hours.

Please let us know by September 30th if you are interested in helping. To register, call 814-647-8401 

Bugle Corps Elk Watch Weekends throughout September and October 2015

Trained volunteers are needed to staff the Wildlife Viewing Area at the north end of the park during the peak of the elk viewing season. Volunteers will greet visitors to the viewing area, discuss elk biology and elk watching etiquette, and help visitors to locate other hot-spots for elk viewing.

Training and interpretive materials, such as elk hide, antlers, and literature, will be provided. Volunteers must be willing to attend training and to serve at least one full weekend this fall.

For more information about the Bugle Corps Elk Watch at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Road | Austin, PA 16720 Phone: 814-647-8401 | Email: SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov www.VisitPAparks.com

ST. MARK TOWN HALL MEETING

ST. MARK TOWN HALL MEETING

Thursday October 1st @ 6:30PM in O’Connell Hall. 

 Topic: Sunday Morning Mass schedule. 

 We’ve been taking attendance numbers for over a year, it’s now time for some discussion as a parish body regarding the Sunday morning mass schedule.

 {This will not involve Saturday evening or St. James, Driftwood mass schedules.} 

 The town hall meeting is sponsored by St. Mark/St. James Pastoral council and will be moderated by Dan Martuccio, Pastoral council president.

Douglas K. Stephens



Douglas K. Stephens, age 84, of Driftwood, died Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born February 1, 1931 in Canisteo, NY, he was the son of Jesse and Olive Pierce Stephens.

Mr. Stephens was a longtime resident of Varysburg, NY and in 1986 retired from Bethlehem Steel where he was employed for over 25 years as an inspector. Twenty years ago he relocated to Driftwood, PA and was a member of the Sinnemahoning Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing & snowmobiling and through the years was always especially fond of his dogs. He also loved music & had a large & varied music collection.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sharon (Jim) Fleming of Arcade, NY; 
one son, Richard (Linda) Stephens of Lancaster, NY; 
one grandson, Norman Barvian of Driftwood;
 four great grandchildren; 
one sister, Judy (Jim) Fletcher of Reidville, South Carolina;
 and several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Stephens was predeceased by: one son, Edward Stephens; 
three brothers, Irving Stephens, Gordon Stephens, and Leo Stephens; 
and one sister, Dolores Stephens.

Interment with family in attendance will be made in October in Huntley Cemetery, Gibson Township. The date & time will be published when known.

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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Romie C. Catalano

Romie C. Catalano, 88, of 130 Sunrise Acres, Emporium, PA passed away on Thursday, September17, 2015 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA, after a brief illness.

Born July 27, 1927 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Ines Catalano. On July 16, 1950, he married Rita T. Hornung Catalano at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

Romie enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and was a machine-gunner aboard the USS Killen. His enlistment ended with his hospitalization after the Killen came under attack on October 26, 1944, during The Battle of Leyte Gulf, which was known as the largest Battle of the Philippine Sea and is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II.

After his time in World War II, Romie worked for Sylvania for many years in Emporium and Cornwall, Ontario. In 1978 he established R.C. Catalano & Associates in which he specialized in the sale of presses for the powdered metal industry in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church of Emporium. He also was deeply committed to his work and donations to “Food for the Poor” and “Feed the Children” to end starvation worldwide.

He was an accomplished artist, avid tennis player and sportsman and enjoyed his life in the mountains of Cameron and Elk Counties. What he enjoyed most was to be surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family.

Surviving are his wife, Rita T. Catalano, of Emporium, PA and four children,
Michael W. Catalano of Emporium, PA,
Jeffrey A. Catalano of Clearfield, PA,
Susan R. Catalano of Elizabethtown, PA and
Nancy Catalano Dill of Emporium, PA;
 five grandchildren: Angela D. Catalano Rutz (John) of Emporium,
 Israel M. Catalano of Lexington Park, MD,
Anthony J. Catalano (Mandy) of Emporium, PA,
Patrick C. Catalano (Alexandra) of Emporium, PA and
 Duncan J. Catalano of Emporium, PA;
three great-grandchildren Max Catalano, Jenna Frank and Taylor Frank all of Emporium.
 
  He is also survived by two sisters, Julie (Bill) Kinzel of Ann Arbor, MI and
Marley Catalano of Angelica, NY.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John, Frank, Octavio, Albert and Joseph Catalano;
sisters, Caroline Erlanson and Lena Weichman and one sister at birth, Nunzia Catalano.

Friends and family will be received on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Barnett Funeral Home in Emporium from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Emporium, PA, with Rev. James C. Campbell as celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion/VFW Memorial Park Fund in Emporium, PA or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Barnett Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hunter Safety Course



This is a six-hour training class required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can buy a license. You must pass a certification exam at the end of the class to complete this training.

This class will take place at the DCNR District Office 258 Sizerville Road Emporium, PA 15834

Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm

In order to prepare for your class, read Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 9 located at 
Today's Hunter & Trapper in PA.


You must be at least 11 years of age to register for this class! All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by September 19, 2015.


Cancellation Policy: You must cancel your registration before Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 9:00am

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Upcoming 2015 Hall Of Fame



Information regarding the upcoming 2015 Hall of Fame, please mark your calendars. 
DATE: October 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm 
PLACE: Cameron County High School, Woodland Ave., Emporium, PA.

 M C: Dave Labrozzi

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FORMER NFL FOOTBALL PLAYER: JEFF LLOYD.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Formation of a Community Hall of Fame will be announced in detail.... What it will be, When it will be and Categories will be announced for open nominations.

AGENDA: Hometown Hall of Fame will induct 4 - 5 Athletes/Coaches in this class of inductees. The recipients, this year were gleaned from the previous nominations received in 2014.

2016 nominations will be open and the committee of judges will reconvene following this Oct. ceremony for the 2016 class.

COACH JIM THOMPSON: Will receive the "Hometown Life Achievement Award" AND will be inducted with the 2015 class of Hall of Fame inductees.

COACH LARRY BORING has accepted nomination into the 2015 class and we will announce others as they accept the nomination.

Hometown Mentors will host a gathering 6:00 PM Oct. 17, prior to the ceremony to meet and mingle with the Hall of Fame inductees. There will also be a social time following the ceremony at the Moose in Emporium.


Updates will be posted to this page and shared on Facebook, as we have had some technical issues with the HMI website which is currently outdated. All a work in progress. It's just how it is when you deal with volunteers who have full time jobs elsewhere. Send any questions, comments or suggestions to Admin@hometownmentors.org 


Thank you so much for your continued interest in HMI and the HOMETOWN HALL OF FAME: SPORTS EDITION... Because of your interest, we hope to make this a yearly event. 

Come and meet Jeff while giving honor to the 2015 class of HOMETOWN SPORTS HALL OF FAME recipients. We are please to announce the 2015 class is: COACH JIM THOMPSON COACH LARRY BORING BETH SUMMERSON - LANE V. DENNIS "HUCK" HOCKENBERRY FRED WILLIAMS (for service to CCHS Sports)

Emporium Resident, Hunter Prosper in the Palmerton Spartan Super Race!




Nestled along the eastern edge of the Appalachian mountains, the 8 mile, 32 obstacle Palmerton Spartan Super tested the strength of even the toughest Spartans.

Tune in to find out who prevailed tomorrow at 10 pm EST on NBC Sports. 
See what's in store in this Panasonic Adventure Course Preview! ‪#‎SpartanOnNBC‬

You can also watch on NBC Sports Live Extra: http://sprtn.im/NBC-Streaming! ‪#‎RoadToTahoe‬ Download the NBC Sports mobile app here: http://sprtn.im/NBCSN-App.

Hunter Prosper, 2014 Cameron County graduate, will be shown on the Spartan super race which airs tonight at 10 pm EST on NBC Sports.

‪#‎SpartanOnNBC‬ This is an great race to watch! Channel 159 on dish and 72 on Zito and 772 HD

Congratulations Hunter !!!  

Cameron County Christian Center

Come check out our new fall clothing!
 This week, boys and girls clothing size 8 to 18, buy one, get the second item 50% off! 

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See you soon! 

 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834
 814-486-1841
 christian_center@cameroncounty.org

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Police Car Crashes After Chase Along Mountain Road In Shippen Township

http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/police-car-crashes-after-chase-along-mountain-road
By Alex Belser | abelser@wtajtv.com

""Police say an officer in Cameron County lost control of his patrol car while trying to call into dispatch.

He wanted to tell them he was in the middle of a chase, and had just crossed outside his jurisdiction.

It happened on Whittimore Road, just outside of Emporium. The chief says a state police car was also right behind him.

Police say they spotted the suspect, and tried to pull him over, when instead he drove away and led police on a chase along a twisting, mountainous road to get away.

The police chief says he noticed Michael Pearson, 33, Emporium, was driving even though he has a suspended license and has been repeatedly caught driving anyway.

He says he notified Officer Patrick Straub. Police say Straub saw the SUV on S. Broad Street, but as he made a U-turn, and turned on his emergency lights, Pearson started to speed away.

"The person took off and went up over the mountain. The officer followed and went to radio, and as he did, didn't negotiate the turn and lost it and went into the ditch," says Chief Dave Merritt.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The criminal complaint says that during the half-mile chase, speeds were up to 59 miles an hour.

"That was at the first first switchback in the road and the officer was unfamiliar with the road and the area up there," says Merritt.

The borough manager says he's had the chief contact their insurance company to get the bumper repaired and luckily the officer was okay.

"I took my own vehicle and was there in a matter of moments after the wreck to check on the officer and the officer was fine, was wearing a seatbelt, and was not harmed at all," says Merritt.

Pearson's neighbors questioned the necessity of a chase.

"I think sometimes it's foolish, especially when you're going up this mountain, chasing somebody," says resident Franklin Schuckers.

"If it's something really really super bad, I think yeah, they may have to engage in a chase, but if they don't have to, radios work much better. They can radio ahead," says resident Kent Davis.

Police say Pearson was arraigned the next day.

"Listen, they make cars every day of the week. Nobody was hurt. That's the main ingredient," says Mark Ramsey, who towed the car.

Pearson is facing charges including eluding a police officer and driving without a license. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. """

OPA Wilds Juried Artist Sandy Shields Returns to Artisan Center


OPA Wilds Juried Artist Sandy Shields Returns to Artisan Center

One of the most popular classes offered at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center isstained glass. This fall PA Wilds Juried Artist Sandy Shields is offering a beveled glass Moravian Star class. The class is limited to 10 students and the cost is $35.00.

 All materials will be supplied. 
 The three hour classes will be held on consecutive nights, 
Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29 starting at 6pm.

 Because of the popularity seats will only be guaranteed with payment.
 Payments and registration accepted online at www.cameroncountychamber.org or 
at the artisan center in Emporium.

Adult Coloring Class a Success


Adult Coloring Class a Success

The latest craze of gathering together to color hit Cameron County Sunday September 14. Twenty women spent the afternoon sipping beverages, enjoying snacks and coloring. Tasha Vansickles, an independent consultant with Usborne Books &  More hosted the event at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

Usborne Books & More has a line of doodling and coloring books catering to adults. Each participant received a book and markers or coloring pencils. Snacks were provided by Vansickles and door prizes by Benezette Winery, Elk Mountain Winery, Wapiti Ridge, Wilcox Winery and Star Hill Winery. Vansickles says she has received requests to host similar events at locations throughout the PA Wilds. 

Anyone wishing more information can contact Vansickles at usbornetlv@gmail.com.

 Photo from event included: Brenda Munz from Emporium spending the afternoon “coloring within the wines” during the adult coloring party at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & ArtisanCenter.

The Only Show Returns!

The Only Show Returns 

Guy and Mary Felt Manor Auxiliary in Emporium brings back The Only Show to Cameron County following a 30 year hiatus.
 The Only Show will be held Saturday November 7 at Cameron County High School Auditorium.

The 2-hour program will include lip synching. 
Organizers are looking for performers and stage hands. 

 Contact Pat Kempher at 814-486-1412 or Bunny McLean at 814-486-1695. 

 This event is sure to bring a smile to your face! 

 All proceeds will benefit the Guy and Mary Felt Manor Auxiliary.

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Cameron County Food Pantry - September Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium. 

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

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Raymond N. Jablonski



Raymond N. Jablonski, 56, of 521 Nicklas Rd., St. Marys, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys on Sunday (September 13, 2015) afternoon. He was born February 22, 1959 in Independence, Ohio a son of the late Raymond S. and Mildred Kaliszewski Jablonski, Sr.
 On July 2, 1988 in St. Mark Church he married Frances Quigley Jablonski, who survives.

Mr. Jablonski graduated from University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as a registered nurse. He worked at Elk Regional Health Center as a certified diabetic educator and wound specialist and for five years at Elk Haven as a charge nurse. Ray always put his patients first in his nursing career. He was a true people person and a traveler, having traveled to over 32 states. Ray was a member of the St. Mars Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing with his son Raymond and his fishing buddy Bob Beimel. He also enjoyed time with his family, his friend Richard Sarick and his dogs MoJo & Buddy.

Surviving In addition to Frances Quigley Jablonski 
Son: Raymond T. Jablonski, St. Marys
 Sister: Renee Jablonski, West Lake, OH 
Mother-in-law: Jean Dunkleberger, Emporium 
Brother-in-law: Paul Swiech, Florida
 Several: nieces, Friends: Bob Beimel, Paul Kerschner & Richard Sarick,

Preceded in Death By Parents: Raymond S. and Mildred Kaliszewski Jablonski
 Brother: Lawrence Jablonski in 2010
 Sister: Lorna Swiech

There will be No Visitation.
 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at the St. Marys Catholic Church 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (September 26, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, Memorial Fund, 139 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Elk County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1022, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

James "Mouse" Heary

James "Mouse" Heary, Sr., 72, of 516 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, PA died unexpectedly at Shadyside-UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday (September 13, 2015) morning.

He was born April 15, 1943 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Arthur and Clara Arnold Heary. On September 13, 1975 in St. Marys he married Helen Krug Heary, who survives.

Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1961. He was a co-owner and operator of Art Heary & Sons Furniture, where he was active in the business with sales and flooring until his retirement in December of 2013. He enjoyed fishing going to camp and also enjoyed many sporting events Jim will be remembered for his dedication to the community and for always being willing to help others. He was currently an active member of the St. Marys Rotary Club for more than 38 years and had served as a past president and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was very active with and served on the board of Project Gifts for Elk County. He was a member of the St. Marys Catholic Church where he had served as an usher for many years.

Surviving In addition to his wife Helen Krug Heary 
Son: James Heary, Jr. and his wife Anne Marie, St. Marys
 Son: Thomas Heary and his wife Julie, St. Marys
 Son: John Heary, Williamstown, NJ
 5 Grandchildren: Marissa, Ryan, Sarah, Clara & Dominic
 Sister: Mary Jo Heary, St. Marys

Preceded in Death By Parents: Arthur and Clara Arnold Heary, Sr. 
Brother: Arthur Heary, Jr.
 Brother: George "Chicken" Heary

Visitation will be at the Lynch Green Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Marys Catholic Church Church Street, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (September 17, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., as Celebrant. 
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to St. Marys Rotary, PO Box 923, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Project Gifts for Elk County, PO Box 103 St. Marys, PA 15857 or to American Legion Baseball program, c/o Victor Straub, 121 Race Street, St. Marys PA 15857 



Online condolences may be made to the family at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com

Richard A. Thiel

Richard A. Thiel, 64, of 324 W. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA formerly of France, died at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA on Sunday evening. (September 13, 2015), surrounded by his family.

He was born April 14, 1951 in St. Marys, PA, a son of the late Vincent R. and Violet Coy Thiel.

On August 27, 1976 in Langen Hessen, Germany, he married Suzanne Nguyen Thiel.

Richard served with the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1973. Following his discharge from the military, he worked for Dupont in Germany and Gharles DeGaulle Airport in France.

In 2001, he returned to his hometown of Emporium.

He is survived by his sons, Ronald, Patrick and Vincent of Paris, France. Stepsons, Bernard and Robert Peroumalle, stepdaughter Hong Sivary, also residing in France.

Rick was the brother of Barbara (John) Gibbs, Cheryl Grim and Rose (Tom) Tompkins, 15 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Endless Mountain Jam Held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

The Endless Mountain Jam will be held this Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Sinnemahoing Sportsmen's Club on Route 120 in Sinnemahoning, Pa. 
Live music will be offered from noon until midnight on Saturday. 
Gates open at 9 a.m. and people must be 21 years of age or older with photo ID to attend. 

Pre sale ticket price is $20 or $30 at the gate. This includes admission,beverages,camping and entertainment. Food will be available at the food stands. 
A fire ring will be given away as the door prize  at 8 p.m. and you must be present to win. 

For pre sale tickets, contact Jeff "Cowboy" at 724-244-0830 or tanneryrun@aol.com, or Jeff M. at 814.594.9192 or jeff_mohney@aol.com

No pets, all terrain vehicles or firearms are allowed on the premises. 
Accommodations are primitive camping. 


Historical Society to Reprint “Reflections of Cameron County"

Historical Society to Reprint “Reflections of Cameron County"

The Cameron County Historical Society has contracted with a Pennsylvania publishing company to reprint "Reflections of Cameron County" created in 1994 that shows a pictorially Cameron County from its beginning to recent times.

This amazing book packed full of photos that were shared by local residents and some from the files of the Cameron County Historical Society, is an extremely rare book, only 100 were sold at the time. 

Internet searches for the book continual yield no results. It's a pictorial research tool we at the Historical Society often use when determining how things looked at a certain moment in time.

 Unfortunately we have one copy and had no means to reproduce it without destroying it for reprint. Technology today has given us the opportunity to make it available once again to the general public 

"Reflections" is a treasure trove of 135 pages with over 400 photos that came from Cameron Coounty 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. How about the "old pedestrian tunnel" that was once under the railroad at the end of south Popular Street that permitted employees access to Sylvania without going over the tracks, that photo is in the book and so much more. 

 This is a book that you will not want to sit down and look through alone. It demands family and friends who will want to reminisce. It's the perfect gift to take to a reunion, family gathering or a party it will become the highlight of the event and everyone will want a copy to.

Pre-orders only are being accepted for “Reflections of Cameron County” as the Historical Society must meet a minimum threshold in order to have the book printed. 

The final date to order will be October 31, 2015, and the Historical Society plans to have the books shipped in December, in time to offer as a unique Christmas gift for any local history buff. 

The book will cost $30 the same it did over 20 years ago and shipping to any US location is available for an additional $5. Checks can be made out to the Cameron County Historical Society and sent to PO Box 433; Emporium, PA 15834.

Paint n Sip Class

Deadline Friday September 11

Elk bugling season in full swing and on Saturday September 19 brushes will be full of paint 
capturing the elk!

 A paint n sip with PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader set for Saturday September 19 10-12pm. 

 The $35.00 class includes all materials to paint a Van Gogh style canvas and wine glass to hold your favorite beverage. Deadline to register is Friday September 11. 

 Registrations taken online at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling 814-486-4314.

All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition Deadline Approaching

All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition Deadline Approaching

The deadline to show off your barbecue skills at the All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition is Friday September 18. The competition is set for Saturday September 26 in downtown Emporium. “The event coincides with the District 4 Trapping Convention,” said executive director Tina Johns Solak. New this year will be the sale of beer and two new divisions: side dishes and deserts.

Individuals or teams are invited to enter. The price is $50.00. Cookers will set up in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium and offer their wings, pork, ribs, turkey, sides, deserts or brisket for sale. A team of 5judges will decide the winners in each category. Visitors will then select a People’s Choice winner. The awards were created by PA Wilds Juried Artist Steve Burlingame.

The competition is open to restaurants, non-profits who would like to put together a team, or individuals. “It is for bragging rights of the county!” Johns Solak explained. 

Entry forms and rules can be found at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

K.C. Joseph M.D

K.C. Joseph M.D. Obituary K.C. Joseph, M.D., 68, of 647 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness. 

He was born May 28, 1947 in Kerala, Trivandrum, India, son of the late K.C. and Mary Chacko. He was married to the former Mary Lou Yockey Joseph who survives, of Lancaster, and by his partner for the past 13 years, Amy Reed of St. Marys.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, attended Pre-University at Intermediate College, studied pre-med at Mar Ivanios College and graduated medical school from Government Medical College, all in Trivandrum, India. He was a board certified surgeon having served his internship at Doctor's Hospital in Washington, D.C., served his residency at Prince George's County Hospital in Cheverly, Md., served at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. and in 1978 joined the staff at the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, now Penn Highlands Elk.

Dr. Joseph was a member of the Queen of the World Church, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Medical Association and was an artist and calligrapher.

He is also survived by two daughters, Julie Joseph of San Diego, Calif., 
Melissa Joseph of Cincinnati, Ohio;
 a son, James K. Joseph and his wife Zoe of Philadelphia;
 and by a grandchild to be born this November.
 Dr. Joseph is also survived by four sisters, Mary Mathew of India, 
Teresa Chacko of India,
 Elizabeth Chacko of India, 
Claramma Chacko of India; 
and two brothers, K.C. Thomas of India and K.C. Francis of India.

 A Mass of Christian Burial for K.C. Joseph, M.D. will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating.
 Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 11 from 5-8 p.m.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.

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Janice M. Gloss



Janice M. Gloss, 68, of Erie Avenue, St. Marys, died Saturday, September 5, 2015, in her home. Born February 2, 1947 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Zane and Clara Caldwell Rinehuls. In November of 1972 in Emporium she married Carl Gloss who died in 2013.

Formerly of Keating Summit, Mrs. Gloss was employed for many years in the kitchens of several St. Marys restaurants before retiring in 2004. 
She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 146 in St. Marys.

Survivors include: three sisters, Marian (Ronald) Berry of St. Marys, 
Ramona (Wayne) Smith of Dallas, Texas, and
 Rhonda Morenzoni of Keating Summit; 
and twelve nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, 
she was predeceased by three brothers,
 Eugene Rinehuls, 
Zane Rinehuls, Jr., 
and Randy Rinehuls. 

Memorial Services for Mrs. Gloss will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Portage Cemetery, Portage Township.

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

Friday, September 4, 2015

Arnold G. "Butch" Thomas



Arnold G. "Butch" Thomas, 70, of 48 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA died at Shadyside-UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday (September 3, 2015) afternoon.

He was born May 22, 1945 in Sagamore, Armstrong County, PA a son of the late Harry and Ethel Lingenfelter Thomas.
 On February 14, 2015 in Cameron he married Carol Stuart Thomas, who survives.

Butch Thomas graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1963. He joined the US Navy in 1964, retiring as chief Boatswain's mate in 1993. After retiring from the Navy he returned to Emporium and worked for several Powder Metal Companies before retiring in 2012.
 He was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and 
was an avid bowler bowling at Mountain View Lanes.

Surviving In addition to Carol Stuart Thomas 
Daughter: Renee Stuart, Portsmouth, VA 
Son: Michael (Carol) Groff, Clearfield
 Son: Michael (Seann) Thomas, Emporium 
Daughter: Denise (David) Kritschgau, Frisco, TX
 Son: Matthew Thomas, Pittsburgh
 Daughter: Alicia Thomas, Pittsburgh 
Son: Cameron (Cora) Thomas, San Diego, CA
 7 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren
 Brother: Harry "Jim" Thomas and Beth Legersky, Emporium 
Sister: Becky (Lowell) Fryxell, Emporium 
Brother: Tim (Ginger) Thomas, Pasadena, MD 
Father-in-law: George Stuart, Emporium 
Several: Nieces and nephews,

Preceded in Death By Parents: Harry and Ethel Lingenfelter Thomas 
Mother-in-law: Arlene Hudsick Stuart

There will be No Visitation. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (September 7, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Pastor Daniel S. Blust, officiating.

Burial will be in the Thomas-Ryan Family Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Leona K "Kaye" Jones

Leona K "Kaye" Jones, 65, of 406 Spring St., Emporium, PA died unexpectedly at Forbes Hospital, Monroeville, PA on Monday morning, August 31, 2015.

She was born May 22, 1950 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late George S. and Faye Jewart Agliardo. June 8, 1968 in Emporium she married the late Richard R. Jones, Sr. Mrs. Jones graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1968. She was a lifelong resident of the area.

Surviving Daughter: Shannon (Scott) Goss, Emporium Son: Richard Jones, Jr. & Victoria Tressler, Emporium Daughter: Kimberly (Lynn) Hostler, Emporium Sister: Phyllis (Bill) Moscato, Emporium Brother: Christopher Stuckey, Austin

Preceded in Death By Parents: George S. and Faye Jewart Agliardo Husband: Richard R. Jones, Sr. Grandson: Mitchell Gaberseck Brother: Jim Agliardo

There will be No Visitation and no Service.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 


BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Carol I. O'Neil



Carol I. O'Neil, 78, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA formerly of Driftwood, PA died at Pinecrest Manor on Monday morning. (August 31, 2015)

She was born February 26, 1937 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith. She married William O'Neil, who survives Mrs. O'Neil volunteered many years at the Driftwood Senior Center. She enjoyed arts & crafts and her great grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Weedville, PA

Surviving In addition to her husband William O'Neil
 Son: Bob (Tracy) O'Neill, Caledonia, NY
Daughter: Colleen O'Neil and Ben Shimmel, DuBois 
6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
 Sister: Arlene (Timothy) Petrazio, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Clyde and Caroline Moate Smith
 Son: Patrick in infancy Sister: 
Helen Smith who died Jan. 27, 2007

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.
 Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lola Turnbull, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Mix Run, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.