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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Tractor Parade

Help kick off the 2013 Cameron County Fair with a parade through town
Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 5:00pm.
Any community group that would like to enter a tractor or float is welcome.  There are prizes for the decorated bicycles and floats . Anyone that would like to add something to the parade is welcome to.  Floats may  show up by 4:00 for judging. Tractors don't have to show up until 4:15 because the  tractor judging will be done at the fairgrounds after the parade this year. Any other groups may arrive  around 4:30

Cameron County Fair Schedule Of Events

Saturday, August 3, 2013
12:00-7:00 p.m. Competitive Exhibits accepted at Beaver Hall

Sunday, August 4, 2013
10:00-4:00 p.m. Competitive exhibit judging, Beaver Hall will be closed to the public until Monday at 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Vesper Services, Pastor Dan Blust will be the speaker. Music and inspiration for all

Monday, August 5, 2013
5:00 p.m. Tractor Parade and decorated bicycle contest through downtown Emporium to the fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Official Opening and Dedication of the 2013 Cameron County Fair
6:00 pm. Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
6:30 p.m. Ye Olde Goodies Auction
6:30 p.m. Kids Games And Fun
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Legacy on Stage

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:30 p.m. Taste Table sponsored by CCHS Music Boosters to benefit Project Pearl Harbor
6:30 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest
7:00 p.m. Don Williams All American Game Show
7:00-10:00 Glen Lucas and Sons on stage

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Youth Night
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:00 p.m. Hot dog eating contest
7:00 p.m. Mime to Amaze strolling
7:00 p.m. Coronation Ceremony; crowning of Miss Cameron County 2013, Jr. Miss Cameron County, Cameron County Prince and Princess
7:30-10:00 Karaoke with the Queen

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Senior Night
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:30 p.m. 5th Annual Chili Cook Off
6:00 p.m. Milk Chugging
6:30 p.m. Nail Driving Contest
7:00 p.m. Mime to Amaze strolling
7:00p.m. Cameron County has Talent contest on Stage

Friday, August 9, 2013
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:00 p.m. Redneck games
6:00 p.m. Pie eating contest
6:30 p.m. Beautiful Baby Contest Winner to be announced
7:00 p.m. Root Beer Chugging Contest
7:30 p.m. Seed Spitting Contest
7:30 p.m. Basket Bonanza Winners announced
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Old Skool on stage

Saturday, August 10, 2013
8:30 a.m. 8th annual Harvey Gribble Memorial horseshoe tournament
10:00 a.m. 4 on 4 Recreational Volleyball Tournament
12:00 p.m. Beaver Hall closes
1:00-4:00 p.m. Pick up competitive exhibits--Please be prompt
6:00 p.m. On The Run Concert on Stage
7:00 p.m. 2013 Cameron County Fair officially closed


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Youth Field Day 2013

Saturday, August 10th. Youth Field Day 2013 sponsored by Sinnemahoning  Sportsmen's Club and May Hollow Sportsmen's Club.

Learn about Turkeys, Fly Fishing, Taxidermy, Muzzle Loading, Trapping, Archery and so much more!!

This year it is at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's club.
 Registration is at 9 am with events starting at 10 am.

Open to all kids - younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Lunch will be served with prizes at the end of the day.

We hope to see you there!!

The 2nd Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge

The 2nd Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge will feature a 14k run, 7K run and 2 Mile Fun Walk. The event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 and will begin at 9 A.M.
The event will be run on the Laurel Mill Trail in Allegheny National Forest, near the town of Ridgway, PA.
DIRECTIONS:  From Ridgway, follow Main Street/Laurel Mill Road west approximately 3.6 miles to the Laurel Mill trailhead and parking area. (GPS Coordinates: 41° 26’ 26.4” North and 78° 47’ 18.9” West)
COURSE:  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer able to offer the 16K and 5K distances. The Laurel Mill Trail was designed specifically for XC skiing and hiking. The rolling and looping forest trail offers a surface covered in grasses, ferns, rocks, dirt, gravel, sticks and windfall branches. The course has approximately 400-feet of elevation gain/loss. Watch out for the bears, snakes and skunks! The course will be well marked and volunteers will be available at trail intersections to assist you.
AGE GROUPS:  Male and Female Divisions – 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over
AWARDS:  First overall male and female in each of the 14k and 7K runs. Awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in the 14k run and 7K run age groups. The 2 mile walk is a “fun walk” and is non-competitive.
SHIRTS:  Each pre-registered participant will receive a race t-shirt (adult unisex sizing). Extra shirts will be given out as supplies last after the pre-registration deadline and on race day. Shirts are not guaranteed to anyone registering after the pre-registration deadline.
FACILITIES:  Rest rooms (port-a-potty and pit toilets) will be available at the trailhead. Water will be provided at a few locations along the trail.
REFRESHMENTS:  Post-race snacks and beverages will be provided.
INFORMATION:  Phone: (814) 776-5373 or Email Steve Putt at:
Please visit this link for more race details!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Patients Of Dr Jolly

Last Saturday, the Elk Regional Health System lost one of its own when Raj K. Jolly, M.D., a well-respected ear, nose, and throat specialist who spent more than 30 years caring for patients, passed away.

Patients of Dr. Jolly who would like to have their medical records may contact the office of Richard Foust, Au.D. at (814) 834-7721.   Dr. Foust will continue to provide audiology and hearing aid services.

 Our thoughts and prayers have been with his family during this difficult time.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dr. Raj K. Jolly

Dr. Raj K. Jolly, 62, of 368 Sabula Outing Club Rd., DuBois, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a short illness.

 He was born Jan. 13, 1951 in New Delhi, India, a son of the late Yagya Datta and Savitri Jolly.
In 1975 in New Delhi, India, he married Anju Jolly, who survives.

 Dr. Jolly was a recipient of the Indian National Science Talent Scholarship in high school. He attended the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. In 1975, he came to the United States with his wife. He completed his residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and a fellowship at Temple University in Philadelphia. He joined St. Marys hospital in 1980 and practiced as an ear, nose and throat doctor in St. Marys until 2013.
Dr. Jolly enjoyed jogging and skiing, astronomy as a hobby, and also loved to learn new languages, especially French and Spanish.

 In addition to his wife of more than 38 years, Anju Jolly, he is survived by a son Ravi K. Jolly and his wife Laura, Queens, N.Y.; a daughter, Rashmi Jolly-Dalai and her husband Suresh of Shanghai, China; a granddaughter, Manika Dalai; a grandson, Avik Dalai; and a brother, Captain Arun K. Jolly of Cypress, Calif.

 A Memorial Service for Dr. Raj K. Jolly, MD will be held at the Treasure Lake Church, 226 Treasure Lake, DuBois, on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11 a.m.

 A gathering with the family will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St, St. Marys on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801

 Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Caboose At The West End Of Town

The flowers sure love this hot, humid weather !!

Saturday, July 20, 2013



Friday, July 19, 2013

Outdoor Adventure Program July 30 & 31st

The Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activites group is partnering with 4H/Penn State Ext and Cameron County Conservation District to run an Outdoor Adventures program on 7/30 and 7/31.

It will take place at the Andrews Farm from 9:30am and 12:30pm both days.

 We will be gathering and identifying aquatic invertebrates along with other reptiles in the Salt Run Stream and wetlands area. We will learn about honey bees and Whitetail deer biology. We will also learn to identify other wildlife that can be found in the area, by examining furs. Parents are welcome, and please dress for the weather and getting in the water.

 There is a $12.00 fee to cover 4-H Assistants and scholarships are available.
 Please contact Extension office to register 814 486 3350.


NWTF Cameron County Long Beards Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet

NWTF Cameron County Long Beards Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Emporium VFW.  Doors open at 5:00 pm and tickets are limited. You may pre-register and purchase a meal ticket for $20.00.  Additional raffle tickets are also available at extra cost. If you bring a youth we have sponsors that will pay for the first 30 youth meals. But you must pre-register. Ladies are invited too, this is not just for men!
To reserve your tickets call Ralph Grovanz at 814 486 2189
The National Wild Turkey Federation does a lot for our youth locally. Here is your chance to help while having fun enjoying a delicious meal and plenty of chances to win firearms and other prizes. With live and silent auctions and raffles featuring the 2013 NWTF gun of the year, beautiful prints and sculptures, there’s something for everyone. Hope to see you there!


Sweet Scentsations Store

It was easy to see this sign announcing a new store that will be opening at 10 East 4th Street in Emporium.
Love the outside wrought iron table !

Cameron County Food Pantry - July

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 24, 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.

Joanne M Austin

Joanne M. Austin, age 76, formerly of Howard Circle, Emporium, died Sunday, July 14,  2013, in Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.
Born April 9, 1937 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Charles and Maybelle Shaylor Nellis, Sr.  In 1956 in Emporium she married William H. Austin who died in 2009.
She is survived by: seven daughters, Cindy Genevro, Susan Jordan, Jennifer Austin, Julie Smoker, Heather Austin and Ashley Austin all of Emporium, and Lisa Augustine of Pittsburgh; two sons, Scott Austin and Michael Austin both of Emporium; fifteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Main and Shirley Collins both of Emporium; one brother, Robert Nellis of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, William, Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Austin in 2006, two sisters, Annabelle Nellis and Betty Gaenzel, and four brothers, Charles (Joe) Nellis, Jr., Gary Nellis, Richard Nellis and James Nellis.
A graveside service for Mrs. Austin was held Tuesday, July 16 at Newton Cemetery, Emporium with the Rev. James Eastman, pastor of Deeper Waters Church of Emporium, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.


Fundraising for the July 2014 fireworks underway this week in Cameron County.  The Firequacker 2014 duck derby will be held in conjunction with the Sinnemahone 50K Race on Saturday October 19.  Rubber ducks can be adopted for $2.00 a piece or a six-quack for $10.00. 
 On Saturday at 5pm prior to the race awards ceremony the ducks will be plunged off the Broad Street bridge and race to the finish line in South Park!  The first three ducks that cross the finish line first will win cash prizes ranging from $100.00 to $50.00.  Ducks can be adopted at the chamber office,  during the Cameron County Fair in August, or at participating businesses and manufacturers.
The 2013 fireworks were a huge success and drew hundreds of people from throughout the region because of the donations made to the fundraisers including the Firequacker Race.  This year the goal is $7,000.00.  Please consider supporting the Cameron county Fireworks that are planned for Saturday July 5, 2014.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Baler Catches Fire

The Emporium Fire Department received a call yesterday at 3:43 pm for a vehicle fire 2.5 miles West on route 120.  At the time of this photo, smoke can be seen coming from the recently baled hay - the baling machine had caught fire, spreading to the nearby hay.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cherry Springs Ranks in the Top 50 Best Places To Visit This Summer

Wow - It's great to see nearby Cherry Springs featured in the July 2013 edition of Men's Journal. Cherry Springs claims it's places as one of the 50 Great American Places to Visit This Summer in Pennsylvania!  Cherry Springs is still the top place to visit for the darkest night skies and the best star gazing on the East Coast . :)

Cherry Springs @ Men's Journal


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Diaper Drive @ St Marks Church

DIAPER SUNDAY, JULY 28 – Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services helps expecting women and their newborn infants by providing assistance to individuals of all faiths in the form of free diapers, infant clothing and hygiene products. 

 Our ability to provide these items is largely determined by donations either material or monetary.  Donations may be dropped off at the table in the back of the church.  Monetary donations should be made payable to Catholic Charities and sealed in an envelope marked Catholic Charities Diaper Drive.  Thank you for your generosity.

Friday, July 12, 2013

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT at Prospect Park Playground

Check out the KICKBALL TOURNAMENT at Prospect Park Playground on

Saturday, July 13.

Adults play at 9:00 - 11:00.

Then kids (17 and younger) play starting at 11.

 DARIEN LAKE TICKETS TO THE WINNERS, courtesy of The River Radio Station!

See Fred Burkhouse, if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Save the date: Night Swim on Wednesday, July 17th, 7-10pm @CCHS Pool

The Woodland Elementary PTO will be holding a Night Swim at the Cameron County School Pool next Wednesday, July 17 from 7-10 pm.
They will have snacks and drinks available. Come out and have a good time and support the PTO!
 Hope to see you there!
Admission will be $2 individual, $5 family, and all the money goes to support the PTO!

Connie R. Overly

Connie R. Overly, 57, of 301 E. Third St., Emporium, PA
died at her residence on Wednesday morning. (July 10, 2013)
She was born January 8, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant, PA a daughter of George R. and Elizabeth "Liz" Cramer Overly of Emporium

Connie graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and from Somerset School of Nursing. She worked as a LPN at Laurel Highlands in Donegal, PA and at Deland, FL. She was a member of Deeper Waters Ministries in Emporium. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She always talked of traveling and being a missionary.
In addition to her parents
Brother: Randy Overly, Sinnemahoning
Sister: Cathy, Mrs. Dimas Robles, Somerset
Sister: Batty Overly, Emporium
Sister: Lori Afionis, Emporium
Several: Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
2 Brothers: Donald Lee and George R. Overly

 There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Deeper Waters Ministries 37 West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (July 16, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Porch Cemetery, Stahlstown, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Food Bank

A reminder that the second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Community Food Pantry Collection Sunday.  Please bring non perishable food items and drop them in the designated location in the vestibule.  If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled “Food Bank.”  Thank you so very much for your help to provide food to individuals and families of Cameron County.
  Cameron County Community Food Pantry is a ministry provided by the Cameron County Ministerial Association

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dr Carlson Closing Chiropractic Office In Emporium


Summer Rain

An afternoon ride - always a chance of rain.


Emporium library is giving away free books!

The Emporium library is giving away free books!
Summer Schedule: in effect July and August
Monday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Phone 814-486-8011


Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th, 2013

Hope everyone is  enjoying a safe and happy 4th of July!!


The 100 Mile Yard Sale

The 100 Mile Yard Sale runs through Elk, Clearfield, and Cameron counties.
July 19-20  From  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Yard sale starts, or ends, (depending on where you start at) on Route 879 in Shawville.  It snakes through the towns of Lecontes Mills, Frenchville, Keewaydin, Karthaus, Pine Glen, Sinnemahoning, Drift Wood, Benezette and Medix Run
For more information call (814) 263-4418, (814) 263-7321 or (814) 263-7200, email  qidc(at) or visit
For a map of the area write to: Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation QIDC, P.O. Box 94, Karthaus, PA 16845-0094 (they started the 100 Mile Yard Sale in 1998

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tony Malizia In The News

Tony Malizia, a native of Cameron County,joins Tyler Ryan on Good Day to talk about the 2013 Lake Murray Boat Parade.

Murray Boat Parade recap Tony Malizia from Lake Murray Country joined Tyler Ryan on Good Day with a recap of the 2013 Lake Murray Boat Parade.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fatal Crash Monday Afternoon


Road Closures for Weekend in the Wilds

Weekend in the Wilds in Cameron County is bursting at the seams.  That according to organizers who say the street vendors have doubled since 2012, and the three artist canopies are filled!  Because of the expansion several streets will be closed.
Starting Friday night at 6pm North and South Chestnut Street will be closed from Greenwood Alley to Third Street.  The street will re-open Saturday night at 7pm.  Cherry Street both north and south will also be closed during the same time period, and a ban on parking will be in place on Fourth Street from Broad to Walnut Street.  Free parking on side streets will be encouraged and in some business lots that will be clearly marked. 
 Visitors are asked to follow the signage entering Emporium regarding pedestrian traffic.  Many activities cater to children of all ages, and drivers are asked to be on the watch for families crossing Fourth Street