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Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Homecoming Queen Is Alex Caton!

I'm a little late with this photo, but on Friday, September 27,
Alex Caton was crowned CCHS Homecoming Queen.
 Congratulations Alex!
In this photo, Alex is sitting on the right

Cameron Co Life Chain – October 6

The Cameron County Pro-Life Committee will be sponsoring a “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 6th.  Life Chain is a nationally recognized, peaceful demonstration against abortion.  Signs will be distributed starting at 2:00PM from the First Baptist Church.  The demonstration will run from 2:30-3:30 at the location of 4th Street: from Broad to Chestnut. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Joseph F. Burfield

Joseph F. Burfield, 57, of 2107 Balltown Rd., Bardstown, Kentucky formerly of Emporium, PA died unexpectedly at Mercy Hospital, a  Campus of Plantation Hospital, Miami, Florida on Wednesday (September 25, 2013) afternoon.
He was born      October 12, 1955 in DuBois, PA a son of Jean Schreffler Burfield of Cameron and the late James Burfield, Sr.

 On March 13, 1976 in Emporium he married Cindy Graham Burfield, who Survives.
Mr. Burfield graduated from Cameron County High School and from Triangle Tech in Falls Creek, PA. He moved to Kentucky from Emporium in 2001. Joe worked for Kewitt International as a Safety Engineer and was a member of the OSHA outreach trainers.

In addition to his mother Jean Schreffler Burfield and his
Wife Cindy Graham Burfield
Son: Cory Burfield and his wife Michelle, Bardstown, KY
Daughter: Erin, Mrs. Reuben Solveson, Emporium
Son: Shane C. Burfield and his wife Kylie, Clarksville, TN
8 Grandchildren: Aliyah and Kadance Solveson, Camyron, Noah & Emma Burfield, Jonea Swatsworth & Lucas and Logan Burfield
Sister: Carol Olay, Emporium
Brother: James Burfield, Jr. and his wife Shannon, Emporium
Sister: Lona, Mrs. David Klase, Duncannon
Brother: Jeffrey Burfield, Dover, PA
Sister: Stacey Burfield, Corfu, NY
Preceded in death by
Father: James Burfield

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (October 1, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Edward Carocci, Agape Assembly of God Church, St. Marys officiating. Burial will be in the Castle Garden Cemetery, Driftwood.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, September 27, 2013


This is an invitation for anyone who sang with music teacher, Sue Ann Beveridge, at CCHS, from 1968 through 1999, to come back and pay tribute and sing under her direction one more time. This event is this Sunday, September 29th, so if you are not signed up to sing, you can plan to attend and listen to this wonderful event. Many CCHS alumni will be returning to sing under the direction of former teacher Sue Ann Beveridge, special guest will be Ron Tusing.

This won't be the same, of course, but Pete Fragale has set up USTREAM for the concert. We are limited to 100 viewers, but let your close friends or shut in famil
y members know that they can see and hear the concert LIVE on Sunday, September 29th, starting at 12:45 by going to the HMI Website; clicking on "Hometown Projects" in the center of the home page and scrolling down to see the video. Have your computer speakers on so that you can hear... and you are all set. Remember to get there early as only 100 people can watch on line. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!

Once again here is the URL to order your tickets in advance. Fill out the form and submit and your tickets will be ready at the door. We have had many people take advantage of this, so get your tickets today before they are gone. Thanks !

ORDER Form -- REUNION TRIBUTE CONCERT: DVD - Weekend in pictures plus Live Concert Recording.

If you would like a copy of the "happenings" on practice day, Sept. 28th and the actual concert on Sept. 29th, please click on the link below and fill out the form and submit. The DVD is 10.00$ plus 4.00$ for shipping . Once payment is received your DVD will be shipped to you.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Food Pantry

St Marks Church
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.

Kick Off College Football Season in Style

Emporium Garden Club is accepting donations for a football tailgate package that includes a Penn State corn hole game, snacks and other goodies.  The game can be seen at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce during business hours.  The Emporium Garden Club will also set up the game at the Sizerville Fall Festival Saturday October 5 and during the Fall Flea Market Saturday October 19. 
The Emporium Garden Club meets monthly at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Scholastic Book Fair

Reminder: The Scholastic Book Fair is open to the public on
Wednesday, Sept 25th from 4:00-6:00 in the Woodland Library.

{THANK YOU to Mrs. Burfield for her work to make Book Fair week possible!}

Last Call for Shoot the Moon

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host a Shoot the Moon/Cinch Tournament on Saturday September 28.  The tournament will be held at the Emporium Moose Club starting at 2pm.  Registration cutoff is at noon on Friday September 27.  Registration sheets are available at the Emporium Moose and Chamber of Commerce office.  The fee is $10.00 per player.
The tournament is patterned after the popular monthly tournaments held at Sacred Heart Parish Center in St Marys using Shoot the Moon Rules.  Each game consists of 8 hands, and 9 games will be played.  At the end of the tournament individual players with the most earned points will receive prize money. 
Food and beverages will be available to benefit the Emporium Moose Club.  The tournament will be played in a non-smoking environment.  It is open to both Moose and non-members.  The general public is also invited to watch the tournament.   

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Emporium Country Club @ ToThe Driving Range

If you've never been to the Emporium Country Club, you've probably never been to their driving range.  I think its a little out of the ordinary, actually, its the ride there that's a little out of the ordinary.  Here's a video I took while my daughter drove us back to the clubhouse. Its a little shaky, and yes, that's an elk gate I happen to  mention.

Box Tops!

The Box Top School Store opens this Friday, September 20th, for Grades 1-6! Tape clipped Box Tops to a sheet of paper in groups of ten. Collection sheets are available outside the Box Top store or online at Or just use plain paper.
Visit this link to see all the products that apply and sign up for money saving coupons!
You may also visit them on Facebook 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Trick or Treat in Emporium will be Thursday, October 31

Trick or Treat in Emporium will be Thursday,  October 31

Affordable Care Act

If you are one of the over 3.6 million Pennsylvanians and New Yorkers without health insurance, then you should be aware that a new online health insurance exchange or marketplace is scheduled to open October 1 for coverage effective January 1, 2014.
The exchange, a part of the Affordable Care Act, will allow people to go online and shop from an assortment of government-approved health insurance plans. Also, it will match them with tax credits to make the coverage affordable. It's open to people who don't have access to a qualified plan at work.
The tax credits are available for a single person earning just under $16,000 up to a family of four with an income of about $94,000. The amount of the tax credit will vary by income and would be forwarded directly to their health insurance plan, with the process handled by the exchange.
Governor Tom Corbett has chosen to use the federal health insurance exchange site for Pennsylvania’s online marketplace at In New York State insurance seekers may go to
Small businesses will also be able to shop for coverage on the exchange, which is intended to allow them to enjoy size-related savings previously available only to large companies

Thursday Night Photo

Saw this little fawn alongside the rode.

Volunteers Needed

Sinnemahoning State Park


Shoot The Moon Tournament


Benefit Dance


Golf Fundraiser


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Wonderful News to pass along .......
A scholarship fund has been developed and designed by the “NAM KNIGHTS OF AMERICA, MC”, AMC (Allegheny Mountain Chapter) to support students that have graduated from Cameron County High School that are currently pursuing an education beyond high school.

  "The Nam Knights Motorcycle Club continues to grow and thrive due to the extraordinary dedication of its members, their families and our benevolent supporters."

  The scholarship, valued at $1000, will be awarded to assist a graduate of Cameron County High School in his/her pursuit of a degree from a two or four-year accredited college, university, or trade school. This award will be given to a student that graduated from Cameron County High School in one of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013. 

  To receive a application please send an email request to or contact Steve Manginell at 814-331-1074 or Mike Gibbs at 214-243-0922
To be eligible applications must be received by October 31st 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

2014 Military Banner Program

The Sylvan Heritage Council has recieved their 30th military banner application over the weekend! If you're thinking of sponsoring a banner for someone, don't delay. We are filling up fast - the deadline will be November 1st or whenever we reach our maximum number of 60. We're halfway there! Call Christine Slusarick @ 814.486.0583, or email her at for more information.

The Sylvan Heritage Council, a group of Cameron County residents with diverse backgrounds, is committed to the betterment of our community through positive energy and action. A few of the projects that we have sponsored are: the installation of the Emporium welcome signs and the surrounding landscaping at the east and west end of town, the mural and banner projects, the new signs for the Endeavor and other local businesses, and our most recent venture is the placement of a block retaining wall at the town’s east end triangle. 
These projects of the Sylvan Heritage Council are most fitting to their mission:  to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area’s abundant natural resources and maintains our proud local heritage.
We want our community to thrive and we intend to continue to be a driving force behind that cause.

Misty Pine Rentals Featured In The Keystone Edge

A local business is featured in The Keystone Edge

Mark and Evelyn Keiter told a similar story about Misty Pines, a cabin rental they started in neighboring Cameron County a few years ago after Mark got laid off from a good job as a foreman in a steel mill in southeastern PA.

“After visiting relatives in the area, seeing the elk for ourselves and reading the Fermata report we decided this was the area we wanted to live in,” Evelyn Keiter explained recently by email. “We knew we wanted to be in the hospitality business and saw that there was a need for it. … We pulled up stakes, sold our home and business and moved to Cameron County to escape the rat race ... This was a scary undertaking but we were ready for a big change.”

The Keiters bought 40 acres with a scenic view and transformed an abandoned house on the property into two rental suites complete with private entrances, hardwood flooring and new appliances.

“With a lot of hard work, vision and hope, we turned that abandoned house into something special,” Keiter said. “As of September 5th we will have been open for five years, I almost can't believe it. The time has gone so quickly and we have met so many nice people.

“Often local people will ask us "’Why did you move here?’” Keiter said. “The one word answer would be ELK. Maybe if someone has never lived anywhere else they don't appreciate the beauty and excitement that's right outside their back door here in the PA Wilds but we are loving it. The possibility of seeing an elk or bear in our everyday travels does not grow old. Knowing that we are sharing our home with the majestic elk puts the "wild" in PA Wilds for us. We love being able to provide a quality place for people to stay while they are experiencing a glimpse of where we get to live every day. … There are so many other things to do and see in the area but the elk are the number one draw.”


Emporium Garden Club

This month members of the Emporium Garden Club will focus on small gardens….actually called fairy gardens.  The miniature gardens include not only plants, but embellishments like things you would find in a doll house!
Those attending the meeting Monday September 23 at 6:30pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church are reminded to bring containers, soil plants and embellishments.   Some embellishments will be available for purchase.  Saucer gardens and succulent plants are perfect for this project



A Beautiful Morning

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, September 25, 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


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hours Change At Gibbs AromaCafe


 Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

Due to economic reasons, we have found it necessary to discontinue breakfast at this time. It is our goal with this change, to better improve our service, quality and timing of lunch and dinner meals.

We wish to thank our patrons for their loyal business and are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause you. We have enjoyed the last 4 years and hope that we will continue to please you in the years to come.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Memorial Mass September 28, 2013

The family will receive friends at Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mark Catholic Church Cemetery, Emporium. Barnett Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.

Maryanne Ellen Malizia, 72, died Sunday, September 1, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Eric William and Rosemary Hickey Petrazio. Formerly of Emporium, Pa., she graduated in 1958 from Cameron County High School and D'Youville College. In addition, she was a former member of St. Marks Catholic Church in Emporium. She retired in Columbia.
Surviving are her sons, Daniel Malizia of Boynton Beach, Fla., John Malizia of Dubois, Pa., Tony Malizia of Columbia; four grandchildren; sister, Donna Stuart (Donald) of Irmo, S.C.; two brothers, Eric Petrazio Jr. (Vicki) and Mark Petrazio (Teresa), both of Roanoke, Va.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Memorial Mass was held Monday, September 9, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9/11 Ceremony

This year, there will not be a 9/11 ceremony held on North Broad Street.  A heartfelt thank you to those that coordinated previous commemorative services over the past several years.
Photo Sept 11, 2010

Sunday, September 8, 2013

QCare Opens In Emporium


James J. Chmelar

James J. Chmelar, 55, of Leander, TX (formerly Emporium, PA) passed away at his home on August 29, 2013, after a 2 year battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer).   Jim was a kind, loving, and compassionate man.

Jim was born on September 22, 1957 in St. Mary’s, PA, son of the late Leopold and JoAnn (Barr) Chmelar.  He was a 1975 graduate of Cameron County High School and held numerous degrees such as Bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Fire Science from Empire State University.  Jim also served as a deputy sheriff in Cameron County, as well as volunteering 20+ years in both the fire and ambulance departments as a fire fighter/EMT.

Jim has spent the majority of his career as a Quality Engineer, and in the oil industry.  His work took him to far flung reaches of the globe including China, Romania, and Russia.   In more recent years, since Jim’s relocation to Texas, he has been most well known as a doting grandfather, and even earned the title of “The Best Tickler in the West”.  Jim worshiped at Living Water Lutheran Church, where he has an even larger “Family” who has shared love and support over the past several years.  Jim’s greatest joy in life was loving and taking care of his family, listening to music, playing the guitar, and giving the best bear hugs.

Jim is survived by his deeply beloved wife, Lisa B. Chmelar, his son, Leo McDowell- Chmelar, who he cherished, a sister, Vicki Wenner and husband Jim of Emporium, two brothers, Mike Chmelar of Emporium, and Joseph “Skeeter” Chmelar and wife Yvette of St. Mary’s, his step daughters, Sarah Teale and husband, Maca and Katie Ryan and husband, Joe, both from Leander, TX.  Jim also had 4 grandchildren, Louis, Nole, Taylor, and Brodie, all from Leander, TX, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Jim in death besides his parents is a brother, Bob Chmelar.

To honor Jim, a Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11:00 am at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bruce Burkness as celebrant.
According to what we believe would be Jim’s wishes, the family request that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to his son, Leo McDowell –Chmelar’s education fund.  Donations can be made to the Jim Chmelar Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank-MAC, T7009-010, 920 N. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613 or to a charity of the donor’s choice


Mary Bush Schoenerberger


Mary Bush Schoenerberger, 92, of Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA formerly of Emporium and East Stroudsburg died at her residence, Coudersport on Friday (September 6, 2013) afternoon.
She was born October 4, 1920 in Hawthorne, New Jersey a daughter of the late Stanley and Mae Bruce Cruver.

She married the late Larry Schoenerberger
Mrs. Schoenerberger's first husband was William Bush who died in 1987. She graduated from Pocono High School. She worked for many years as a division manager at Sears & Roebuck in Stroudsburg, PA. She was a member of the Cherry Lane United Methodist Church in East Stroudsburg and she raised 7 children.

Son: Bruce W. Bush and his wife Lona, Emporium
Son: Stanley Bush and his wife Marian, Stroudsburg
Daughter: Laura, Mrs. Jeff Reuben, Phoenix, AZ
Son: Willard Bush and his wife Linda, Weedville
Daughter: Margaret, Mrs. Howard Bowman, Stroudsburg
Daughter: Sarah, Mrs. Dockhaven Johnson, Henryville, PA
Son-in-law: Francis Hamilton, Waynesboro
21 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Stanley and Mae Bruce Cruver
First husband: William Bush who died in 1987
Second Husband: Larry Schoenerberger who died in 2003
Daughter: Roberta "Bobbie" Hamilton

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Cherry Lane United Methodist Church Charry Lane Road, Tannersville, PA on Saturday (September 14, 2013) at 2:00 PM with Pastor Heidi Silliman, officiating.
Burial will be in the Cherry Lane Cemetery, Tannersville, PA

Donations may be made to the Tannersville Cranberry Bog Preserve in Memory of Mary Bush at 570-643-7922.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Red Raider Planners / Car Magnets Available

 There's still time to purchase your Red Raider school planner or car magnet - just contact any PTO member or message them via their Facebook page

A.B.A.T.E. Event Held Today @ Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club


Friday, September 6, 2013

Fire Damaged Home Torn Down

This home on East 3rd street  was damaged by fire on May 9, 2013.
 Looks like the final clean up is well underway.


Elk Near St Marys, Pa


Preserving Autumn’s Beauty

Preserving Autumn’s Beauty, a One-day Plant and Flower Drying Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park
 Sinnemahoning: On Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sinnemahoning State Park will be hosting a one-day workshop in the art of plant and flower drying. The workshop, Preserving Autumn’s Beauty, will be conducted by Pat Martin of Emporium, PA, a specialist in drying and preserving flowers.
 Methods of plant preservation - hang drying, sand drying, and microwave drying – will be included in the morning session. In the afternoon, participants will collect plants on the grounds of the park and then fashion a small wreath from these materials.
 A program fee of $10.00 per person includes all supplies and materials. Pre-register by Thursday, September 19th by calling the Sinnemahoning State Park office located in the Wildlife Center.
 Participants should bring scissors and/or clippers for cutting flowers and a packed lunch for the mid-day break. The workshop will be held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring along a long-sleeved shirt and garden gloves for collecting plant materials.
 For more information about this workshop, please call th
e park office located in the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, 814-647-8401. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week, from April 1st through October 31st. Please contact the park for office season hours. For the Sinnemahoning State Park’s calendar of events, please visit
and click on “Events Calendar.”

Shoot the Moon/Cinch Tournament

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host a Shoot the Moon/Cinch Tournament on Saturday September 28.  The tournament will be held at the Emporium Moose Club starting at 2pm. 
 The tournament is patterned after the popular monthly tournaments held at Sacred Heart Parish Center in St Marys using Shoot the Moon Rules.  Each game consists of 8 hands, and 9 games will be played.  At the end of the tournament individual players with the most earned points will receive prize money. 
 Food and beverages will be available to benefit the Emporium Moose Club.  The tournament will be played in a non-smoking environment.  It is open to both Moose and non-members.  The general public is also invited to watch the tournament.   
 The fee is $10.00 per player.  Advance registration is required.  The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will accept registrations in person or by phone 814-486-4314.  The deadline to register is Friday September 27 at noon.

August Artist of the Month

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center shines the spotlight on Jack Northop as the August Artist of the Month.  Northrop turns trees into bowls and vases of all shapes and sizes.
 “I take scrap wood and give it new life,” Northrop boasts.  His bowls feature the imperfections that nature gave the piece of useful art.  Many customers have purchased the bowls for wedding gifts in celebration of a couples new life together.
Northrop got bit by the woodturning bug 30 years ago, when he was making a bedroom suite.  The bedposts were turned by Northrop and when he retired he moved to the area of the Allegheny National Forest and spends his days giving new life to scraps!  His choice wood includes black cherry, walnut, maple, sumac and butternut locust. 
 The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center carries numerous one of a kind bowls and vases created by Northrop.  Stop in the chamber Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm or Tuesday nights 6:30-9:30. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Maryanne Ellen Malizia

 COLUMBIA - Memorial Mass for Maryanne Ellen Malizia, 72, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in the church Family Life Center following the service. Burial will be held at a later date in Emporium, Pa., St. Mark Catholic Church Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.
 Ms. Malizia died Sunday, September 1, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Eric William and Rosemary Hickey Petrazio. Formerly of Emporium, Pa., she graduated in 1958 from Cameron County High School and D'Youville College. In addition, she was a former member of St. Marks Catholic Church in Emporium. She retired in Columbia.
Surviving are her sons, Daniel Malizia of Boynton Beach, Fla., John Malizia of Dubois, Pa., Tony Malizia of Columbia; four grandchildren; sister, Donna Stuart (Donald) of Irmo, S.C.; two brothers, Eric Petrazio Jr. (Vicki) and Mark Petrazio (Teresa), both of Roanoke, Va. Memorials may be made to a  charity of ones choice.  Please sign the online guestbook at

Indoor Yard Sale This Week

A huge INDOOR yard sale continues at the Cameron County Christian center located in Emporium; formerly the East 4th Street School. The yard sale will be on all this week and next with new items added daily. The proceeds of this yard sale will be divided between the Fish & Loaves Food pantry and the gymnasium renovation project.
 Also, Country Blessings an outreach ministry providing low cost clothing and household items, begins extended hours today. Country Blessings new hours are Tuesday 9-5; Wednesday through Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM. Coffee is on and free be sure to stop in!

Memorial Service

Port Allegany – Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Dennis Michael Pesock, 52, of Port Allegany, on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1-4 p.m. at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home on Rt. 155 South, Port Allegany.

Mr. Pesock died Aug. 16, 2013.  . Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany 
A full obituary was posted here  Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home

Vehicle Fire

On Sunday night, September 1, the Cameron County Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on the Old West Creek Road, about 2 miles West of Emporium. Initially a nearby garage was threatened by flames, but the fire was quickly extinguished, and the  trucks returned with no further alarms.

Gun Bash


Helen M. Nesbitt

Helen M. Nesbitt, 91, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys formerly of Byrnedale, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys on Wednesday (September 4, 2013) morning.

 She was born May 16, 1922 in DuBois a daughter of the late Martin and Sophia Gillis.
She married the late James Nesbitt, Jr.

 Mrs. Nesbitt was a member of the Bennetls Valley Senior Center where she worked for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force.

Son: Robert "Joe" Nesbitt, Truman
Brother: Walter Gillis, DuBois
Sister-in-law: Theresa Gillis, Niagra Falls, NY
Brother-in-law: Ralph Nesbitt, Indiana

 Preceded in Death By
Parents: Martin and Sophia Gillis
Husband: James Nesbitt, Jr.
Son: Richard Nesbitt and James in infancy
Daughter: Marie in infancy

 At her request there will be no visitation or funeral.
Burial will be in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, DuBois.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

DEVELOPING: Woman killed during 'domestic incident' in St. Marys - WJAC - Top Stories

DEVELOPING: Woman killed during 'domestic incident' in St. Marys - WJAC - Top Stories

June A. Talmadge

June A. Talmadge, 48, of 316 E. 3rd St., Emporium, formerly of Port Allegany and Long Island, NY died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (September 3, 2013) morning.
She was born May 25, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late JoAnn Iannucci Connolly.
She married Kevin Talmadge, of Emporium who survives.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Kevin Talmadge
Daughter: Jeana Bolin and her husband Dan, Emporium
Daughter: Rebecca Hamilton, Vero Beach, FL
Son: Bradley Lannager, Jr., Port Allegany
Son: Joseph Lannager and his fiance Karissa, Port Allegany
7 Grandchildren Robert, Julien, Alba, Chase, Canton, Madelynn & Bella
Brother: John Connolly and wife Lisa, Long Island, NY
Brother: Jim Connolly and his wife Ana, Levittown, PA
Brother: Joe Connolly, Manhatten
Brother: John Trabucco, Long Island, NY
Preceded in Death By
Mother: JoAnn Iannucci Connolly
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (September 6, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tammy Claydon, Pastor, Gardeau Community Church and Rev. Jason Claydon, Pastor, Rich Valley Wesleyan Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Monday, September 2, 2013

Krazy A - Under New Management

The Krazy A is under new management - Take a look at their September special!
September special get your furry kid a bath and nails done!!
Small dogs $15.00 , Medium dogs $25.00 , and Large dogs $35.00
Call or stop in to see what the Krazy A can help you with. 
Krazy A Shop
Owners Ray & Renee Richardson
Phone 814-486-0822
11433 route 120
Emporium, Pa  15834

Whitetail Deer Presentation

Plan to attend a family friendly Whitetail Deer presentation by Charlie’s Alsheimer. Alsheimer is an award winning outdoor writer, nature photographer, lecturer and whitetail deer consultant from Bath, NY. He is senior contributing editor for Deer and Deer Hunting magazine and co-host of their television show Deer and Deer Hunting TV, which airs on NBC Sports network. For over 30 years, Alsheimers work has taken him across North America. His photography has won numerous state and national contests. His articles and photographs have appeared in nearly every major outdoor publication, including Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Harris Publications and Deer and Deer Hunting. In addition he has written seven popular books on the whitetail and co-authored a eighth. If you enjoy hunting or just learning more about whitetail deer you won’t want to miss this program.
This event will take place on September 21st 2013 at the Cameron County High School Auditorium. The main presentation will be held at 7:00PM. Doors will open at 5:30PM. There will be exhibit booths for Charlie Alsheimer, Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, North Central Whitetail Chapter of Quality Deer Mgmt., Cameron County High School Outdoor Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. Tickets for admission will be $5.00 adult and $3.00 for students.
Refreshments will be available in the High School cafeteria. This is sure to be an enjoyable and educational evening for all ages. This is a great opportunity for anyone to be better prepared for the upcoming hunting season. Please also remember to bring a young person. It is important to start educating the next generation to assure they keep our areas rich hunting and conservation heritage alive. All the proceeds for this program will be donated to Cameron County High School Outdoor Club.

Judith Ann "Judy" Shunk,

COUDERSPORT - Judith Ann "Judy" Shunk, 71, of Hebron, passed away Thursday in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
She was born in Kane on Feb. 19, 1942, a daughter of Harry Leo and Lois L. Monjar Bright. She was married to Robert W. Shunk, who passed away Dec. 4, 2008.

She was a Cameron County High School graduate and attended college in DuBois. She was known as the Avon Lady and was an accomplished musician. She was a member and taught Sunday school at Hebron Union Church. She was a member of A.M.O.M.A. (a musical organization). She enjoyed and taught dancing and clogging and was associated with the Potter Players. She loved motorcycle riding.

Her survivors include two sons, Marshall J. and Russell W. Shunk of Smethport; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Bonnie Baney of Emporium and LaRae Smith of Driftwood.
She was predeceased by a brother, Donny.

Judy's Life Celebration will be held Wednesday at the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport, with Pastor Howard Burnham officiating.  Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in McKean County Memorial Park, Lafayette. 

Her family suggests contributions be made to the Hebron Union Church, 1149 Route 44 North, Coudersport, PA 16915.



 St. Marks Catholic Church will commemorate the 12th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States at a special mass to be held on Sunday, September 8th 2013 at 10:30am. Cameron County Local and State Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Service Personnel, Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Military Veterans and members of Reserve Forces of ALL FAITHS are invited to dress in uniform and attend mass.
  Everyone in the community is invited to attend as well. We will pray for the church, our nation, the world and those who experienced the attacks or lost of loved ones on 9/11. Reception to follow in O’Connell Hall.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cameron County Football Cards

If you haven't purchased a Red Raider Football card, contact one of the high school football players. For only $10, these cards pay for themselves quickly and can be used over and over again for a year. A great deal !!   This is a photo of last years card.


Working Group for TRIBUTE CONCERT in September 2013

Update from Hometown Mentors - I've created the DRAFT for the concert program and want to share it with you. In writing this program and through the planning process for this show, I'm so grateful for all of you and the way that you LOVE Cameron County and the mentors of our youth as I do, but especially grateful that you are so dedicated to giving back to our Hometown, that you are willing to change plans, go to a great expense and come home to join us all in giving our honored mentors a "once in a life time tribute". Not listed in this program, will be a time of honor for all the educators, past and present, who taught in the Cameron County School District.

PSU DuBois golfers win "Bernie Gus Invitational" at PSU New Ken - PSUAC

Penn State DuBois golf team played in their first golf invitational tournament on Thursday, August 29th. Coached by local resident Pat Lewis, the Dubois golfers walked away winners of the tournament that was played at the Links at Spring Church and was hosted by Penn State New Kensington. 
Read the complete write up here 
PSU DuBois golfers win "Bernie Gus Invitational" at PSU New Ken - PSUAC



Saturday evening, August 31st, our area received approximately 1.9 inches of rain within the hour.  Driveways washed out, yards filled with water, and many of the drains in downtown Emporium could not keep up with the wash off. This corner, Chestnut & 4th, was filling up fast.