REMINDER! JO parents/guardians and wrestlers must attend the parent meeting on Monday night in the CCHS cafeteria at 5:30.
If your wrestler is really little (6 and under) and they would have trouble sitting through an informational meeting, feel free to use your best judgement on whether they should attend.
We just ask that you pass on any important rules and information to your child.
At the beginning of the meeting we will hold elections for the BAGUBA Booster's board of directors. Without our booster club, the JO program would not exist and the Jr High and Varsity programs could not do many of the things they do because of slim athletic budgets.
Please consider helping out in some capacity, even it's just attending meetings or helping in other areas.
We are all busy, working parents so we understand the commitment, but together we are stronger and can accomplish more for the kids!!
Congratulations go out to Seth A. Fragale, one of 91 recent men and women have joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation today from the State Police Academy in Hershey.
The graduates have been assigned to stations within twelve troop areas across the state and will report to their stations effective Monday, November 24th. Seth will be assigned to Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County.
The ceremony was held at Founder's Hall at Milton Hershey School. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin spoke at the ceremony. Cadet Joseph A. Traino, Jr., of Dalton, Lackawanna County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class. Cadet Traino was also named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.
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Clara A. Weir, age 91, of Woodland Avenue, Emporium, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.
Born October 28, 1923 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of Joseph and Coralie Heidrich Arnold. On November 11, 1950 in Emporium, she married William R. Weir who died January 23, 2001.
Although Mrs. Weir was born & raised in Cameron County, was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School, and returned here upon retirement, she had lived most of her adult life in New York, California, Massachusetts, Florida and New Jersey.
She was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in the United States Army. She had been employed as a bookkeeper in the health care industry for many years and retired in 1990.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and its Thursday Bridge Club. She was also a member of several other bridge clubs in Emporium and especially loved entertaining when it was her turn as hostess. Most of all, Clara’s children and grandchildren were her joy.
Survivors include: two daughters, Patricia Ann Weir of Germantown, Wisconsin and Judith Weir Nuber of Weedsport, NY; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; and also nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 2 brothers, Edward Arnold and Charles Arnold.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Friday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church Roofing Fund or the Cameron County Ambulance Service.
The 2015 six week corn cards are currently available at the bar for purchase for a cost of $30.00. Weekly cards will be sold in line as always for $10.00. You must be a member to purchase a corn cord and it will entitle you to two bags of corn each day.
The cost for both cards remained the same as last year.
The first day of corn will be January 10th and will run for six weeks excluding the weekend of the coyote hunt which is February 14th.
We look forward to seeing you in line and in the club afterwards.
Historical 1960-1964 Centennial Parades DVD available by pre-order shown at Emporium's 150th Birthday celebration currently being offered by the Cameron County Historical Society.
Historical Society Board Director Michael Wennin recently discovered a film that included Cameron County and Emporium's Centennial Parades and grabbed at the chance to obtain it for our files.
Wennin had the old style film converted to a DVD that was shown at Emporium 150th Birthday celebration held this past October at the VFW. It quickly became such a hit at the celebration, with most who saw it requested copies.
The uniqueness of this DVD is that it had never been shown before and was actually filmed by a professional who left the area shortly after the parades occurred.
Pre-orders only are being accepted for the DVD as the Historical Society must meet a minimum threshold in order to have the copies made. The final date to order will be December 1, 2014! They are scheduled to arrive the beginning of December for those who might want to purchase it as a unique Christmas gift for any local history buff!
The DVD will cost $10 - shipping to any US location is available for an additional $3 - Checks can be made out to the “Cameron County Historical Society” and sent to PO Box 433; Emporium, PA 15834.
Emporium Land of the Endless Gifts has gifts for shoppers on Shop Small Saturday November 29. More than 17 retailers and restaurants will be participating in the event. Many of them will offer a drawing at their location for a unique item or gift certificate. The gifts to be handed out that day will top the $700.00 mark.
Shoppers are encouraged to pick up a passport at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce starting November 24. On Saturday November 29 shoppers visit stores and have the passport stamped. A full passport is then returned to the chamber office and entered into a drawing for $100.00 worth of chamber bucks.
The businesses participating in the passport program include, Aroma Café & Bakery, Cabin Kitchen, Cameron’s, Cameron County Artisan Center, Cappy’s Clothes, Chateau Soliel, Copy Katz, Floor Masters, Flowers N Things, Fox’s Pizza Den, Hauss’s One Stop, L&M Lumber, Mountainview Natural Food Store, Pizza Palace Plus, R&B Reptiles, Raspatello, Reids Hometown Emporium and South Park Supply.
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Shop Small and is in the process of distributing cloth shopping bags, and floor mats to the businesses. “Shop owners are excited to welcome customers,” explains executive director Tina Johns Solak.
Barbara M. McIsaac, 84, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA Thursday (November 6, 2014) afternoon
She was born January 25, 1930 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late George and Catherine Miller Saxton.
She married the late George A. McIsaac, Sr.
Mrs. McIsaac retired from PA pressed Metals in 1992 where she worked for over 27 years. Barb was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where she was active as a Eucharistic Minister, and served as President of the Rosary Alter Society. She was also a member of the Benedictine Oblates at Queen of the World Church in St. Marys. She also was involved in the Prison Ministry. She was also involved in the charismatic prayer group.
Daughter: Robin Woods and her husband Edward, Emporium
Daughter: Izola Winston, Driftwood
Daughter: Inez Good, Dover, DE
Daughter: Georgeann Work, Shelocta
Son: Neil McIsaac and his wife Gloria, Emporium
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Sister: Margaret McKimm, Emporium
Sister: Edith Johnson, Driftwood
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Catherine Miller Saxton
Husband: George A. McIsaac, Sr.
Son: George A. "Buddy" McIsaac, Jr. on Jan 15, 2004
Son: Thomas McIsaac who died in 1947
Son: Gaylord McIsaac on March 21, 2004
2 Daughters: Danette McIsaac & Martha Miller
2 Sisters: Georgeann Buchanan & Catherine Long
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (November 10, 2014) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 5:45 PM and the Rosary will be recited at 5:15 PM
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16601 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
""Today I received news that the most famous and likely the most
photographed mature bull elk in Pennsylvania was shot and killed on the
second day of elk season by a young hunter from Erie. This was the
bull known as "Limpy" which I filmed and photographed for the first
time in 2009 when he was already a mature 7x7 bull. The 2014 elk season
began on Monday November 3rd and will continue through Saturday November
8 with an extended season in certain areas on November 10--15th. """
HARRISBURG – Rep.
Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement in response
to news that Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park may not open this
season for financial reasons:
“I am deeply disappointed by the prospect of Ski Denton at Denton Hill
State Park being closed this winter. The park is a wonderful place
enjoyed by so many of us in the area, and it has great potential to
offer year-round recreation. Despite years of calling on the Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to step up and invest in
the park’s infrastructure, the facility has been virtually ignored by
state officials. Considering the financial boost the state gets from the
thousands of acres of state-owned land in our region, it is certainly
fair to expect some of that money to be invested here at home.
“I have spoken with DCNR in recent weeks about this situation and am
encouraged the department has agreed to conduct a feasibility study to
identify ways to not only improve skiing at the park but also open up
other year-round recreational opportunities.
“I am committed to working with the concessionaire, DCNR and Sen. Joe
Scarnati to do all we can to keep the ski area open. And by working
together, I believe we can look forward to a brighter future for Denton
Hill State Park.”
http://skidenton.com Comments from Ski Denton website listed below -
"" On the heels of the worst two winters that the ski industry has ever
seen, an last season’s extreme cold weather which resulted in double the
utility costs, Ski Denton is not able, financially, to open Denton Hill
State Park for the 2014-2015 ski season. Laura and I put forth a
tremendous effort and wish to thank all of our current supports and past
patrons. Thank you""
"" We’ve spoken to the owners of Swain Resort in NY and Ski Sawmill in PA,
and they are both willing to offer a special deal to any previous Ski
Denton season passholders until November 15. Call them for details
(607-545-6511 for Swain and 570-353-7521 for Ski Sawmill.) Please be
assured, we will be returning any season pass money paid for this
upcoming season. Thank you. ""
My name is Michelle Malize Clark & I am a native of Emporium, Pa, a beautiful town in N Western PA. I serve on the board of the Sylvan Heritage Council. I enjoy activities w/ my children, my husband Rick, photography, genealogy & visiting friends & family.