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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Youth Group Car Wash !

The Youth Group of the Cameron County Christian will be having a Car Wash along with selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and a few other "goodies", this Saturday the 28th! Please come out and support the youth group, they are raising money so they can go to camp! The car wash will be for a donation and the food and drinks will have set prices on them. The fun starts at 9 and go all the way through 2 0'clock. If it rains (or snows) we will announce another time for this fun event! On behalf of the Cameron County Christian Center Youth aka..."Youth 4 Truth" we thank you for your support. We hope to see you this Saturday, the 28th so WE CAN WASH YOUR CAR!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thompson Announces Constituent Staff Hours for Cameron County

April 23, 2012
CONTACT: PARISH BRADEN    202-225-5121, 202-680-0006 CELL
Thompson Announces Constituent Staff Hours for Cameron County
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson today announced that his district office staff will hold constituent office hours in Cameron County on Thursday, April 26, 2012.  While Thompson maintains full time district offices in Bellefonte and Titusville, he is committed to bringing constituent services to each of the 17 counties in the district by offering this face-to-face time with staff in different locations.
Thompson’s staff will be available to answer questions and assist area residents and business owners with a wide variety of federal issues including, but not limited to, economic and workforce development opportunities, Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits.  Details are as follows:
Cameron County Constituent Office Hours:
DATE:    Thursday, April 26, 2012
TIME:  10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
LOCATION: Cameron County Chamber of Commerce,   34 East Main Street   Emporium, PA  15834
Note: If you are unable to attend but are still in need of assistance, please contact Thompson’s Bellefonte office at (814)-353-0215 or Titusville office at (814)-827-3985.
Parish Braden | Communications Director
Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5)
(  202.225.5121 (main) | 202.225.5796 (fax)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Gobbler Season Opens

Sean Cunningham (age 10) of Emporium scored his first turkey on 4/21/12, the opening day for spring gobbler season.  He was mentored by his father Richard Cunningham, of Emporium.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dents Run - The Lost Gold

This story ran on on Thursday, April 19, 2012

For more than a century treasure hunters across the country have been in search for the lost Civil War gold in Elk County. Finders Keepers, a company that locates and recovers lost treasure has been in search for gold in Dents Run since 2005.
Dents Run is located just near the Cameron County border.

Dennis Parada and his son Kem began searching for the lost gold at this site in November 2005.
"Some thought we would have given up by now, but no way. We know what is up there, we're not giving up," said Dennis Parada.

Parada said that in July, Finders Keepers hit gold with their machines in Dents Run. Due to the law, Parada said that they were not allowed to dig up their findings.
Parada is confident that he and fellow members of Finders Keepers found theCivil War gold.

For the first time, Finders Keepers allowed TV cameras at their site in Dents Run. Parada said that their ground penetrating locator (GPL) has dedicated gold and silver.
Parada said that they believe there is a ton and a half of gold underground. He said that he believes the gold is in the form of bars.

Parada also noted that they believe there is a 12 x 12 area of silver.
Finders Keepers cannot dig up the gold. In early April they also found out that they have to leave the site.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sent Finders Keepers a letter stating that they had to cease all operations and vacate the property immediately.

Finders Keeps must leave by 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
"Sitting on the gold knowing where it was at all these years we can deal with that. But, once people come in and start digging, that's when we get mad," said Parada.
Finders Keepers tells 6 News they just want to prove that there is gold. Unfortunately, the state is not giving them the opportunity.

"We don't feel that it is the end. We're not going to give up, we're going to keep claiming to the site," said Kem Parada.
Finders Keepers told 6 News that they plan on taking DCNR to court.

In the meantime, they are also in the process of lining up a series on Dents Run with the History Channel.To learn more about Finders Keepers you can visit their website

Related links to the Lost Gold in Dents Run

Friday, April 20, 2012

Frederick K. Beck

Frederick K. Beck, 74, of 183 Weownit Rd., Emporium died at 1437 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys on Wednesday (April 18, 2012) morning in an automobile accident.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Sterling Run a son of the late Isaac LeRoy and Ethel Anderson Beck.
On September 23, 1967 in Addison, Illinois he married the late Joan May Beck.
Mr. Beck graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1955. He was the owner of Tycoon Express Trucking. Fred drove truck over 50 years and was a member of the seven Million mile plus club. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed fishing, his dog Molly and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Son: Dan Beck and his wife Colleen, Algonquin, IL
Son: Keith Beck
Daughter: Laura Thier and her husband Bryan, West Chicago, IL
3 Grandchildren: Samantha, Katie and Nick and 1 Great Granddaughter Madison
2 Brothers: Richard Beck and his wife Dottie, Emporium and Elwood Beck and his wife Joy, Youngsville, PA
Sister: Anna Christine Smith Black, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Isaac LeRoy and Ethel Anderson Beck
Wife: Joan May Beck
Sister: Kathryn Rees
Sister: Cynthia Bierly

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 12:00-12:45 PM followed by the Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 1:00 PM with Rev. Jeremy Caskey, Pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crash on Rt 120, Bucktrail Road

SAINT MARYS, ELK COUNTY - Saint Marys police say around 11:15 Wednesday afternoon, Michael Barr of Kersey was driving his tractor trailer down Bucktail Road when a Jeep going the opposite direction, came into his lane.

The two vehicles collided head on.
The rig ended up in a ditch. It suffered heavy front end damage.

The Jeep spun into a driveway and was completely destroyed. The driver had to be extracted from the vehicle. He and his dog were pronounced dead at the scene.
His name has yet to be released   

Sunday, April 15, 2012

National Drug Take Back Day

The US Drug Enforcement Agency is again sponsoring a National Drug Take Back program in Cameron County.

The program will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Pa State Police Dept.on Route 120 from 10 am - 2 pm.

This program helps keep unwanted medications from reaching our water sources and is a safe, free way to dispose of them.

The 4th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
 Saturday, April 28, 2012
 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
PA State Police Barracks
Route 120 West of Emporium

Fishing Season 2012

I don't think there has ever been an opening day of fishing season in Cameron County with out seeing fisherman in the water near the black bridge at the west end of town.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic

Last Saturdays race was moved to the George B Stevensons Dam at Sinnemahoning State Park due to low water levels in the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek.  Despite the windy conditions, over 150 canoes and kayaks entered the water.
The paddlers had a challenging day. The photo below shows the distance the paddlers faced.

WPSU "Our Town" Returns

Our Town Kickoff!
by Jessica

On Friday, March 9th, Sam Komlenic and I made the beautiful drive from State College, through the Quehanna Wilds Area, to Emporium to meet with about 10 folks at the Emporium Borough Building to kickoff the 66th installation in the Our Town series! This is the second time we have visited Emporium for the Our Town series. The first was in 2001—and we thought that it was time for an update! We’re looking for community volunteers to help tell the story of this town at the heart of the PA Wilds!

Sam and I were so thrilled with how excited and full of ideas everyone seemed to be! We were able to confirm dates for both the open community meeting, as well as for the date of our on-camera interviews! The community meeting, where we’ll have a training for any interested participants, as well as sign people up for their story ideas and interview times, will be on Wednesday, April 18th at 6 pm at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

From there, the community volunteers will gather photos and video to help tell their story, and bring those materials to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center on Saturday, April 28th at their designated time, where they will be interviewed on camera by either myself or Whitney Chirdon for an on-camera interview that we will combine with the footage collected by our volunteers!

The result? A program that will be broadcast on your local public TV station, WPSU, that tells the stories of the past, present, and future happenings in Emporium and the Cameron County area! No experience is needed in TV production—just enthusiasm! We’ll help you with the rest! I hope to see you at the community meeting on April 18th!

Posted by Jessica

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Egg HUnts

Cameron Counties Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 7th at the Little League field complex on Sizerville Road. The hunt will begin at 1pm and is for ages 1 through 11.
This annual event is sponsored by the VFW, K of C, and the May Hollow Sportsmans Club.
Call one of these clubs to sign up.
VFW 486-3078
K of C  486-1490
May Hollow 546-2428
In the event of rain, the candy will be distributed at the ballfield beneath the pavilions.


The Sinnemahoning Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 7th at the Sinnemahoning playground, beginning  at 11 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the Grove Township Recreation Department, Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department & the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Club.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fire Rt 120 East near Driftwood - Sinnemahoning

Fire fighters responded to a call late Wed afternoon to battle a forest fire burming between Sinnemahoning and Driftwood.
Rt 120 has one lane open between Driftwood and Sinnemahoning for fire police and responders.

Photo by Abbey Etchepare

Sunday, April 1, 2012


ULTIMATE CHEER REGISTRATION will be held April 3rd @ Memorial Hall, from 6:00- 7:30 pm.
Early Bird registration fee of $20/returners and $30 for new members.

Please bring fee and insurance information to sign ups.
Fees will increase at the June registration.
No one will be accepted after the June sign-ups.