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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Water Line Break



The Emporium Water Company has been working on a water break near the East end of town for a couple of days. The Emporium Food Mart states they are open, but the Deli is closed.

Teutech is Hiring

 

Teutech is hiring!
 Full time and part time. 


 If interested, please send resume to 227 Barton Street Emporium Pa 15834 Attn: Human Resources 

Or call Cindy Cook at (814) 486-1896 (ext 3)

 Competitive wages and great benefits

Live Music @ the Emporium Moose Jan. 29th

 

Emporium MOOSE #368 
 524 E Allegany Ave
 Emporium, PA 

 Saturday January 29th from 9-12 come out to Eleven 75 at the Lodge!

Open to the public!

Live Music @ Tubby's Tavern this Saturday

 

Tubby’s Tavern 
439 E. 3rd Street 
Emporium, PA
 (814) 486-3003

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Scott R. Green

 

Scott R. Green, 49, of 942 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA passed away at his residence on Tuesday afternoon (January 18, 2022). He was born November 6, 1972 in St. Marys, PA a son of Richard Green, Emporium and the late Joan Edwards Dynda.

Scott graduated from Cameron County High School. He worked at GKN for many years. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing and was a car enthusiast.

In addition to his father Richard Green, Emporium he is survived by his step-father, Stanley Dynda, Emporium; sister, Wendy (Brian) Goulding, Emporium; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, “Cooper”.

Scott was preceded in death by his mother Joan Edwards Dynda.

There will no visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Cameron County Community Chest 2022 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

 

Cameron County Community Chest 2022 Fund Drive – Jan. Update The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of January 17th we have collected $16,219 toward our goal of $17,500. The 2022 fund drive will stay open until September 30th. 
This month’s featured organization will be the Penn Highlands Community Nurses. 

Penn Highlands Community Nurses is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties. 

Services include: 

Home Health Services-provides in-home skilled medical services for those experiencing post-hospital care, or changes in a health care condition which include: Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medication Management, Personal care, Medical Social Services and Nutrition Counseling. 

Hospice Services-provides comprehensive services for those with an advances illness. Nursing, emotional and spiritual support is provided to improve quality of life for the person in their home of residence. 

Personal Care at Home, formerly Home Support and Helpmates-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their home. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care. 

Adult Day Services- offer an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations, as well as respite for family care givers. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

Penn Highlands Community Nurses can be reached for all services, in all locations at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website at www.phhealthcare.org. 

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834 Attn: Judd Schager. Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H. SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Weekend Update

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
 15 Club Rd
 Driftwood, PA 15861

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

West Creek Rails to Trails



The West Creek Rails to Trails was getting groomed late this afternoon. 
I've noticed a lot of cross-country skiing and snowmobiles using the trail. 

The West Creek Recreational Trail connects St. Mary's and Emporium in a forested area of northern Pennsylvania known as elk country. The 19.5-mile trail follows the route of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad that began serving the area in the 1860s.

Read more about the Rails to Trails here 
It's a wonderful trail system to enjoy in Cameron County 

CCSD Job Opening

 

Cameron County School District Job Opening 

 Director of Technology 

 Requirements include: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; Formal education or training in computer science/technology; experience in managing the information-technology department/staff; excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. 

 Must work as a member of the school administrative team to develop and implement the district technology plan, supervise and coordinate district technology operations and staff, maintain confidentiality, attend board and committee meetings, serve as a liaison for technology services to the school community and promote a positive image of the district.

 Interested candidates are to provide a signed cover letter, resume, application, certification/licenses, transcripts, current Acts 24, 31, 34, 151, 168, and FBI fingerprint clearances dated within one year and five current letters of recommendation. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug screening. Salary will be regionally competitive. 

 Send complete application packet to: Mrs. Ronna Rebo, Acting Superintendent, Cameron County School District, 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2022. EOE NO applications will be accepted on Facebook.

Free Rapid Covid Testing


Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc.

 Cameron County Health Care Center: Free Rapid Covid Testing Only 8a-12p 
Call RMC to schedule your vaccine and booster 814-245-2119

Sunny Side Boutique Update

 

Sunny Side Boutique
Downtown Emporium

Rotary News


Rotarian, Sarah Zwick, (right) was the guest speaker at the Emporium Rotary luncheon meeting January 18th. Sarah, a State Farm Agent in Dubois, spoke of all the projects the DuBois Rotary Club is involved in, and how being a member has been very rewarding. Along with being a Rotarian, Sarah is also a member of the Dubois Chamber of Commerce, serves on the United Way board, Penn State Alumni and other community organizations. 

 Also pictured is Sarah’s cousin, Emporium Rotarian, Rachel Jeffers.

Pratts East End Beverage Customer Appreciation Day!

 

Pratts East End Beverage 
Customer Appreciation Day!!! 

 As you may or may not know every year, we receive the cost increase from our vendors during the month of January and February. Last year since we had only been open for a couple of months and because there had already been an increase in some of the beer prices, the decision was made for us to absorb the cost increases. We have begun to receive some of the cost increases and as much as we would like to, we will not be able to absorb these increases this year.

  On January 24. 2022 you will begin to see new costs. As a way for us to show you how much we appreciate your continued business, we will be offering a 10% Discount to everyone on Saturday, January 22, 2022, before the cost increase takes effect. C-Ya Soon!!

201 Hemlock Street
Emporium, PA 
814-486-0777

Cornhole Tournament @ the Emporium Moose #368

 

Emporium MOOSE #368 
 524 E Allegany Ave Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-3086 

 Cornhole Tournament!!!!

Winter Wonderland Date Night

Winter Wonderland Date Night

 Calling all Married and Engaged Couples, we invite you to join us for a night out on Feb 5th!

 Not only is this an opportunity to strengthen your relationship, but also to help raise some funds for the Bridge Youth Group! We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

 Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 5-8 pm at the Emporium CMA Church, 
1284 Sizerville Road, Emporium. 
 $30 includes dinner and childcare is provided

Monday, January 17, 2022

Photos of the Day



 Snowmobilers are enjoying the recent snowfall.

Photo credits go out to Desiree Cummings. 

Thanks for letting me share your Rail to Trail photos!

Country Blessings Closed this Week

 

Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC

 Reminder: Country Blessings will be closed this week due to sickness. 

 Also, we are not taking donations at this time. 

 We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 
 Stay safe and warm out there.

CCSD 2 Hour Delay Jan. 18,2022

 

Cameron County School District

 Cameron County School District will be on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

CC Fair Queen in Hershey St. Fair Queen Competion



Cameron County Fair 

 Sending good luck wishes to our queen, Trisha Kossman, this week as she heads to Hershey for the State Fair Queen competition. 
Keep watching our Facebook page for updates!

CC Fair Board Meeting Cancelled Tonight

 

Cameron County Fair

 Tonight's fair board meeting is cancelled due to the weather.
 Stay warm and stay safe!

Used Book Sale

 


Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 
 27 W 4th Street Emporium 
 (814) 486-8011 

Another mini book sale is just around the corner! 
Stop by and load up for the winter.

Frances C. Ramarge

 

Frances C. Ramarge, 74, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, formerly of Maple Street Apartments, Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, on Monday morning (January 17, 2022). She was born July 8, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late William and Margaret Ackerd Ramarge.

Ms. Ramarge graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1965. She had worked at Guy and Mary Felt Manor and in the ceramic shop of the St. Joseph Monastary in St. Marys. Years ago she taught school in the Oakmont Elementary Catholic School and also at St. Anthony Catholic School in Pittsburgh for several years. She was a supporter of the Cameron County Humane Society. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, playing cards and crocheting. Fran was proud of and loved her hometown of Emporium.

She is survived by her brother, Mahlon Ramarge and his wife Ann, Olean, NY and several nieces and nephews and a special friend Karen Allis.

In addition to her parents he was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Narby.

No Viewing. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mark Church, Emporium, PA at a later date.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Emporium Fuel On Breakfast Offer

 

Emporium Fuel On 
401 West 4th St. 
Emporium PA 15834
 (814) 486-0438  

If you’re out shoveling and plowing tomorrow morning, stop in and fuel up!
 We open @ 5am
Buy any breakfast sandwich or wrap and enjoy a free coffee!
 (Our breakfast sandwiches are made with fresh eggs not frozen!!)

Aroma Cafe Closed Jan. 17

 

Aroma Cafe Restaurant 
 51 E 4th St
 Emporium, PA 15834 

 We will be closed tomorrow. Monday January 17th.

 Stay safe!

Flowers 'N Things - Closed Monday, 1/17/22

 

FLOWERS 'N THINGS 
 We will be closed Monday, 1/17. 
Stay safe everyone!

I have to say, Flowers 'N Things consistently has the best dressed business window in town.
I love checking it out every time I go by. 

Elva L. "Mickey" Keeran,

 

Elva L. "Mickey" Keeran, 90, of 16 Kinley Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Las Vegas, NV passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Friday (January 14, 2022). Evening following a brief illness. She was born December 25, 1931 in Kindle Mills, West Virginia a daughter of the late Joseph Sidney and Edith Elizabeth Grove Bowdish.

Mickey was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She grew up in Connellsville, PA and lived in several towns including Austin, Port Allegany, Roulette, PA as well as Olean, New York, Riverside, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. In the 1950’s she worked at Cutco Cutlery and in the 1970s she was a cross country truck driver. Mickey later worked in the cash office of the Silver Nugget Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. In her younger days she sang on the radio station in Coudersport, PA. She was a very good vocalist and she also enjoyed yodeling as well. Years ago Mickey drove race car in the Ladies Powderpuff series on the dirt track raceway in Roulette, PA. She enjoyed going shopping, wearing hats, eating See’s Candy and going out for dinner especially if it was for Mexican food. She loved her cats Chewy and Jebediah and her late cat Tigger.

Mickey is survived by a son, Edward (Rose) Hosmer, Las Vegas; daughter-in-law, Teresa Hosmer, Las Vegas; grandson, Dennis Lee Hosmer, Las Vegas; nieces, Leona Hall, with whom she resided in Emporium and Lois Kepple, Sharon, PA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Carl and Dennis Hosmer, four brothers, Leroy "Jake" Bowdish; William, John and Floyd Sherman; three sisters, Rachel Havens, Mary Kessler and Cora Mae Wolfanger.

No visitation. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

2022 PennDOt Student Summer Employment

 

As in years past, PennDOT will sponsor a summer employment program for students who are registered as fulltime college students for the Fall 2022 semester. 

 The deadline for receiving summer applications is Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, so I encourage anyone interested in the program to contact my office. 
Senator Chris Dush 
Brookville - 814-646-7272
Harrisburg - 717-787-7084
Wellsboro - 570-724-5231

 In addition to contacting my office, those interested must also fill out an online application with the PennDOT College Student Summer Worker posting at www.employment.pa.gov under the Open Jobs section of the website. 

You must complete the online application to be considered for employment. Regarding the program, the hourly rate is $14.61, applicants must be enrolled as a fulltime college student for the Fall 2022 semester, and applicants must have a valid PA driver’s license and be 18 years of age before beginning work.

Attention Seniors: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics to Begin in February

 

Attention Seniors: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics to Begin in February 
Rep. Martin Causer 

 With the 2021 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program set to open soon for applications, I have scheduled a series of Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinics to help eligible seniors and others obtain their rebates. 

 No appointment is needed to attend the clinics, and there is no cost to receive assistance. Help is also available at any of my district offices in Bradford, Coudersport or Kane. Wednesday, March 2 • 

 Emporium Senior Center, 105 E. Fourth St., Emporium – 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
(Appointments preferred. Call 814-486-3707.) 

 The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

 Applications are due by June 30.

Sinnemahoning Ambulance In Need of Volunteers

 


Emporium Vol Fire Dept 
 Neighboring department sure could use some help.

Fire Hydrant Update

 

Great suggestion from our local Fire Department

Emporium Vol Fire Dept 
 With the upcoming storm please help us out if possible.

Cameron County Nutrition Closed Mond. Jan 17

 

Cameron County Nutrition 
 15 E. 4th St Emporium, PA 15834 

 After careful consideration we have decided, for the safety of our employees and customers, to be closed tomorrow. 

We will be back open for business Tuesday, January 18! 
Stay safe!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Wellness Blood Screening


click on photo to enlarge view

Good News! 
Update - Our Emporium Rotary Club will hold the Annual Blood Screening event June 11th in Emporium. Prior events were held at the Emporium Fire Hall.
Updates will be sent out as soon as I have the information. 

It's that time of year again when most of us have our health insurance deductibles starting over again.

 I don't know when Penn Highlands or UPMC Cole will be holding any Community Blood Screenings. I contacted Penn Highlands, but they don't have any scheduled in the near future. 

 Anyone can go to TruChoice Diagnostics in Dubois, PA. to have a blood screening done.

 TruChoice Diagnostics is located at 135 Midway Drive, Suite A, Du Bois, PA., 15801. 

Just give them a call at (814) 200-9791. 

Their Wellness Panel is $45 with affordable add ons. This can be a huge help to those that have a high health deductible or anyone that wants to monitor their blood work frequently.
Click on this link to scroll through the page for their cash pricing information and to see what lab tests they can do onsite. 

Sinnemahoning State Park Office & Wildlife Center Open Jan. 16 & 17


 

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 Tests

 

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests 

Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. 

The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card number.

 Ordering begins January 19.

Super Load Travel Update

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 

 A 213-foot-long, 294-ton #SuperLoad starts its over 400-mile trek from West Milton, New York, to Wampum, Pennsylvania. The travel plan involves 16 counties and will feature ramp maneuvers, unusual traffic patterns, and slow-moving vehicles. 

Drivers along the planned route should remain alert for this two-lane operation.

 SUPERLOAD TRAVEL UPDATE: The superload will continue its journey after 10:00 P.M. today and travel I-80 through Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, and Union counties. 

PennDOT expects the superload to arrive at the I-80 Loganton rest area early on Saturday morning. 

It will continue travelling after 10:00 p.m. Saturday, moving west through Clinton, Centre, and Clearfield counties and into Elk County. 
It is not scheduled to drive through Cameron County but you could encounter it in Elk county.

 The superload is moving as a rolling slowdown using two traffic lanes which will result in traffic stoppages and travel delays. The majority of the transport, currently scheduled to be completed on January 21, will take place during nighttime hours. Movement could be impacted or delayed by winter weather. Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting of Becker, Minnesota will transport the load.

 

Request Your Yellow Dot Kit


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

 Celebrate #NationalStickerDay by requesting your Yellow Dot kit! 👉 www.yellowdot.pa.gov

 In the event of a crash, the Yellow Dot sticker alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for information about medical conditions, allergies and emergency contacts.


St Mary's GrafTech is Hiring

 


GrafTech is hiring!
 Come meet our Team at Open Interviews! 

Production, Maintenance and Lab Positions 
Available Production Positions available at $20.52/hour on a 12 hour rotating shift
 Lab Technician Position available at $20.52/hour on 2nd shift 
Maintenance Positions available at $27.37/ hour on a 12 hour rotating shift

 Open Interviews on January 20th @ 12p-4p AND January 21st @ 8a-12p 

Located at 800 Theresia Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 

Bring a mask, resume, technical certificates, etc

 To submit a resume email erica.hayes@graftech.com

Benzinger Park Ice Skating Opens


 Ice skating in nearby St. Mary's, PA. 

1/14/22 BENZINGER PARK ICE SKATING WILL BE OPEN (ice conditions permitting) ON: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15: 1-6PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 16: 1-6PM 

Please NOTE: There will NOT be a concession stand or indoor fire THIS WEEKEND ONLY. 

The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the concession stand and indoor firepit the next time we are able to be open.

 *NEW* There will be a $3.00 skate rental fee. We do not accept credit cards or bills over $20.00.

 Storytime and crafts for PreK-1st graders will be held on a regular basis starting in February (stay tuned!)

 The rink at Kaulmont Park is skate at your own risk only. 
Lights turn on at 5pm and off at 11pm. 

The City of St. Marys Parks & Recreation reserves the right to close the ice rink due to ice conditions at any time. We also reserve the right to limit the number of people on the rink at the same time for safety reasons.

 Again, and as always, we appreciate your support and patience as we continue to grow our awesome department! There is so much we have yet to do! 

Follow us to get updates on future rink openings--we will pin the latest update on rink conditions at the top of our page (or call 781-1718 ext 732 M-F 8-4PM).

 Normally, we determine rink conditions for the weekend on Thursdays or Fridays.

WINTER STORM WATCH

 

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... 

* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero. For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 inches or more possible.

 * WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

 * WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight tonight to noon EST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. 

* IMPACTS...The frigid wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

Limit time outside. Dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Wear a hat and gloves. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. There is the potential for significant winter weather that may impact travel. Review winter weather safety and preparedness information at weather.gov/winter.

 The latest forecast information can be found on the NWS State College Facebook page and Twitter @NWSStateCollege, or on the web at weather.gov/ctp.

MACKS RHYTHM AND BREWS SPORTSBAR is Closing Down


 

WITH A SADDENED HEART I HAVE TO SAY MACKS RHYTHM AND BREWS SPORTSBAR INC WILL BE CLOSING SOON. AS THE OWNER I HAVE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON MY PERSONAL LIFE AND HEALTH. ITS BEEN A RIDE AND I ENJOYED EVERYONE'S BUSINESS AND SUPPORT. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL STILL BE OPERATING MINIMAL HOURS UNTIL SUPPLIES ARE DIMINISHED!! COME SEE US TONIGHT FOR WINGS OR MENU ITEMS AND TOMORROW NIGHT ENJOY SOME HADDOCK DINNERS. 

 THANK YOU ALL PETE MACKIE.