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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Aroma Cafe' Grand Reopening!


 Free coffee with a menu breakfast or any daily special breakfasts during the month of February.

 Watch for daily specials and posting of new menu. 

 Aroma Cafe' is a family owned business at 51 E. 4th Street in Emporium, PA that provides customers with a full service menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner specials.

 Hours Monday - Saturday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. .

 Closed Sundays


Clifford M. Akins

Clifford M. Akins, 78, of Tannery Heights, Emporium, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, in Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Clearfield. Born March 9, 1936 in Clymer, he was the son of John and Mary Keller Akins. His wife, Audrey, passed away November 10, 2007.

 Mr. Akins was a lifelong resident of Emporium and was a veteran having served with the U.S. Marines. He was retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in Emporium and was a member of the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club in Emporium. One of the things he really liked doing besides hunting &  fishing was cutting grass. 

Survivors include: three sons, Richard C. Akins of Kane, and Randy L. Akins and David J. (Jane Farren) Akins both of Emporium; one daughter, Kimberly A. Akins of Emporium; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Charles D. Akins of Emporium; and also nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by: three brothers, William, George, and Albert Akins; three sisters, Elsie Gibbs, Violet Card, and Pearl Fulmer; and a grandson, Clifford Akins II.

 Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cameron County Postcards Available At South Park Supply

New Postcards are available now! 

New designs/pictures will be added to the collection soon!. 
All pictures are taken right here in Cameron County! 
Local wildlife, historical sites, places to visit and more!
 All cards are created 100% here in Cameron County.. shot, printed and displayed and 
 only available at South Park Supply!

 Thank you for thinking big and shopping small.. you are appreciated!


Puzzle Exchange At South Park Supply

So how about a puzzle exchange? 
You asked and we listened! 

You can now bring in old puzzles and exchange with the same size puzzle on the shelf, for free. Please be sure all pieces are included with any puzzle you bring in to exchange, box should be in good shape and exchange one for one. 

None to bring in? That's ok, don't fret, you may start your exchange with the purchase of a puzzle for $5 each. 
New puzzles are also available for the current selling price in our gift shop. 

Thank you for the donations to start this exchange.

Benefit Dance for 4th Street Fire Victims of 12/30

Benefit Dance for 4th Street Fire Victims of 12/30 

 The benefit dance will be held Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 pm at the Emporium VFW. 
 Music and Dancing by OLD SKOOL 8 to 11 DJ to follow.

 Food and Chinese auctions will be available. 
 $30 for a couple and $25 for a single (at the door) to benefit those affected.

 Please feel free to share and invite anyone and everyone.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Match

 Baguba Wrestling Match 

Jr High and Varsity have a home match against Sheffield tomorrow, Wednesday Jan 21. 

 Come on out and support our teams and enjoy some great wrestling!!

 Jr High starts around 6, Varsity is at 7 pm 


Monday, January 19, 2015

Spaghetti Dinner - Senior Project


Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 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.


2015 Parade Of Stars

2015 Parade Of Stars 

Saturday, February 28 at 7:00pm at the Cameron County High School

 Local talent show where anyone can "show there stuff" for fun.

 Proceeds go to the Cameron County Fair Scholarship Fund.

 Be sure to come early and eat dinner at the CCHS Band Taste Table in the cafeteria!


Family Night At St Mark Church


 Come celebrate with your parish family!

 Sat., Jan. 24, after 5:00 Mass Saint Paul? Who was he? 

 Come & learn about him! 6:15 pm – Tureen Dinner 
Bring a dish to share 
7:00 pm – Family fun & activities for all! 

Join us!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Movie Night At St Mark Church

Saturday, January 17 After 5 pm mass


 Come watch this powerful tale of triumph, honor and forgiveness 
starring Kirk Cameron, a heroic fire captain.


Marguerite E. Munsell

Marguerite E. Munsell, 100, of 220 West Allegany Ave, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Thursday night. (January 15, 2015) She was born October 27, 1914 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Ernest P. and Rose Ruehl Ginther. On June 30, 1944 in St. Marys she married the late William H. L. “Harry” Munsell.

Mrs. Munsell graduated from St. Marys High School. She retired from the former Flickenger's Market Basket in Emporium where she had worked many years. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys and also First Presbyterian Church in Emporium where she had been very active in teaching Sunday school and as a member of the United Presbyterian Women. Marguerite was a member of the Emporium Senior Center & Barbara Mascato Memorial Library. She was active as a Girl Scout leader, volunteer for meals on wheels, American Cancer Society and served on the Board of the Guy &  Mary Felt Manor Auxiliary.

Surviving Son: William G. Munsell, Emporium
 Son: Don R. Munsell and his wife Diane, Austin
 8 Grandchildren: Randy Munsell, Lisa Munsell Housler, Jill Munsell Catalano, Aaron Munsell, Kelley Erickson, William G. Munsell, Brian Munsell & Angela Munsell Gola 
14 Great Grandchildren
 Sister: Mary Ann Wensel, St. Marys

Preceded in Death By Parents: Ernest P. and Rose Ruehl Ginther 
Husband: William H. L. "Harry" Munsell who died March 23, 2004
Daughter: Greta Erickson
 4 Brothers: Robert, Henry, John and Gustaf Ginther
 Sister: Selma Ginther

Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (January 19, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Philip W. Sanders, Pastor, officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Auxiliary, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Driftwood Borough Residents

Water has been restored to the Driftwood Borough residents who were without. 

 The borough remains on a boil water notice, until further notice.

 DEP requires us to post the notice when there is a change or loss in line pressure.

 Thank you for your patience,


Shippen Township Monthly Meeting Dates for 2015

Shippen Township Monthly Meeting Dates for 2015 are as follows: 

 February 3rd
 March 3rd
 April 7th 
May 5th 
June 2nd 
July 7th
 August 4th 
September 1st 
October 6th 
November 3rd
 December 1st

 All meetings will be held at the Shippen Township building and will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

The public is welcome to attend.

 Thank you!


Harold G. Lininger

Harold G. Lininger, 92, of Emporium, Pa., died Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital, DuBois. Born August 12, 1922 in Clearfield, he was the son of Willis and Teresa Hemmis Lininger. A resident of Emporium since 1950, he was a graduate of Renovo High School.

Mr. Lininger was a veteran of the US Marines having served during WWII and Korea. He was employed by Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad retired from Conrail in 1982, and was a track foreman. He was a former member of Emporium Masonic Lodge 382 F&AM.

He is survived by: two sons, Richard Lininger of Arizona and Robert “Speedy” Lininger of Emporium; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Don Lininger of Renovo; several nieces and nephews; and longtime nurse and friend, Rose Bloom of Emporium.

Mr. Lininger was predeceased by an infant son, four brothers, Max Lininger, Sr., Francis Lininger, Earl Lininger, and Bobby Lininger and a nephew, Max Lininger, Jr

. Visitations will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, January 17, in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Mark Conklin, pastor of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium, officiating.

 A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home and presentation of the American flag will be conducted by the Cameron County Memorial Detail,

 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Story Hour Program

With a new year comes new hours for the Story Hour program at the Barbara Moscato Brown Library in Emporium.

 Starting this week, we will be meeting on FRIDAYS from 11:00-11:45am. 

All children age 3 years-entering Kindergarden are invited to attend this free program filled with stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and more.

 If you have any questions you can contact Katie Ramsey Coppock or call the library 486-8011.

 Help us spread the word about our new day and time!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Robert Steven Steffer, Jr

Robert Steven Steffer, Jr., 31, of 101 Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA died at Montefiore-UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday (January 10, 2015) night. He was born January 4, 1984 in St. Marys, PA a son of Robert Steven Steffer, Sr. and Tracy Brown Steffer, Emporium

Robert graduated from Cameron County High School and attended Indiana University of PA (IUP). He worked in the restaurant and bar business in several states throughout the United States. As a child he excelled, as a pitcher and a hitter, in Little League baseball. He enjoyed skateboarding and rollerblading.

Surviving In addition to his father: Robert Steven Steffer, Sr. and his mother: Tracy Brown Steffer and Mark
 Maternal Grandmother: Judy Brown, Emporium
 Sister: Susan Nichole Steffer, Pittsburgh 
Niece: McKenna Calabrese 
Nephew: Rylan Calabrese
 Several: Aunts and Uncles

Preceded in Death By 
Paternal Grandparents: Anthony and Sue Steffer 
Maternal Grandfather: Gary Brown

Private Memorial Service will be at the convenience of the family. Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Shippen Township - Martin Luther King Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. 

 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same.

 Have a Happy New Year!


Eleanor A. Walden

Eleanor A. Walden, 93, of Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Maryland formerly of 175 Parkway Dr., Emporium, PA died at Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Maryland on Thursday (January 8, 2015) morning. She was born February 10, 1921 in Iselin, PA a daughter of the late Valentino and Amelia Julio Geovanelle. 

In Clearfield, PA she married the late John Walden. Mrs. Walden graduated from the former Philadelphia General Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a veteran having served with the US Army during WW II and the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During WW II, just four days after D-Day, she was with the first group of nurses sent in to assist soldiers. Her military career span 17 years. She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church. She retired from the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital where she worked for many years.

Surviving Sister: Gloria Ingleman, Naples, FL Niece: Marilyn Moore-Hoon, Kensington, MD Niece: Lisa Moore, Switzerland Nephew: Bruce Ingleman, Buffalo, NY Nephew: Bryan Ingleman, Buffalo, NY

Preceded in Death By Parents: Valentino and Amelia Julio Geovanelle Husband: John Walden Son: David Walden in 1997 3 Sisters: Bea Lenze, Evelyn Moore & Mary Lou Kristiansen 

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (January 12, 2015 ) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, officiating.

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys, PA 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Patrick Would Love To Hear From His Friends

Patrick is doing great and would LOVE to hear from his family & friends:




Country Blessings

Greetings and Happy New Year!

 The long wait is over and the much anticipated YARD SALE gets underway this Wednesday, opening at 9:00 AM; come on down and browse . . . new items added daily. 

The proceeds will be used to help an upcoming missions trip.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Girl Scouts of Cameron County Cookie Sale

Girl Scouts of Cameron County Cookie Sale

Anyone wishing to place an order that does not have a Girl Scout visit them may stop in at any
GS Meetings on Wednesdays in January 2015 between 5 – 6:00 PM Cameron County Recreation Center 300 South Chestnut Street Emporium Pa.

Pricing is $4.00 per box. ·
 Order Taking: Jan. 9-30, 2015 ·
 Delivery starts Feb. 19 ·
 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend/Booth Sales begin: Feb. 27-28

2015 Cookie Line-Up

Follow link below

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Patrick's Medical Fund

Patrick's Medical Fund

My 25 year old cousin Patrick ( on left) was was struck by a car early in the morning on December 21st, while walking home. He was air lifted to Presby Hosptial in Pittsburgh, PA and remains in serious condition. He has under gone numerous amounts of surgeries to literally put him back together, and many times we thought we may loose him. He is a fighter though, and has been described by many of the nurses and hospital staff as a miracle.

Our family is beyond thankful for our "miracle", Patrick. We know this feeling all too well, as Patrick lost both his older brother, Josh, and our uncle, Blair in car accidents at a very young age. The moment we found out about the accident we asked ourselves how a tragedy like this could possibly happen to a family 3 times, but its clear that Patrick has a few angels looking after him! 

This fund is being set up to ease the weight of medical bills on Patrick, and to help his parents, and brothers who are making the 3 hour drive in shifts to Pittsburgh everyday. We want to give our support throughout his numerous surgeries and treatments to lead him on the road to recovery.

Every cent helps.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


Emporium Zumba

If you are looking for a fun way to get fit this New Year, come join us for Zumba at Memorial Hall!

Our classes this month are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30, and Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Visit us on Facebook at Empo Zumba, and make a positive change this New Year 2015!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Annabel Thornton

Annabel Thornton, (nee Bateman) age 99 was peacefully called home by her Lord on December 26, 2014.

 She was a resident of Pitman Manor for the last nine years. Annabel was a quiet, caring, independent woman who had little, but gave very much. Annabel was very religious and devoted to her family.

 She is preceded in death by husband Newton, a son Gerald, sister June Leonard, a brother Frank Bateman. 

She is survived by a sister Genemarie Mitchell, daughters Marjorie Kean-Tripp (Lee), Sandra Ann Kolinofsky (George), a son Richard (Ruth). Annabel is also survived by eight grandchildren, sixteen great grand-children, and one great-great grandchild. 

 Annabel was born in Oil City, PA and was raised in Salamanca, New York. She was a resident of Glassboro, New Jersey and Henryville, PA for many years.

 Relatives and friends are invited to visit with family on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, New Jersey. A local service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Frank Kean, her grandson, officiating. Calling hours one hour prior. 

Internment will follow at Newton Cemetery, Emporium PA. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Pitman Manor 535 N. Oak Street, Pitman, N.J. 08071

 Local arrangements are entrusted to Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium, PA


Friday, January 2, 2015

Ethel L. Haynes

Ethel L. Haynes, 85, of 1900 Cliffside Dr., Apt 206, State College, PA formerly of Sizerville Rd., Emporium died at her residence on Thursday (January 1, 2015) morning.

She was born January 23, 1929 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Clarence and Orvetta "Betty" Gribble LaPolt. On November 8, 1947 in First Baptist Church Parsonage she married Harry L. Haynes, who survives.

 As a young mother, she worked hard to successfully provide a nurturing and stable home for her family despite the challenges presented by her role as the wife of a man with a military career. She successfully battled cancer when her daughters were on the threshold of elementary school, survived to welcome her grandchildren into this world, and recently learned of the impending birth of her first great grandchild. She was active in the Girl Scouts of American for many years with her daughters and husband, Harry. After numerous relocations throughout the United States and Europe over 20 years, she and Harry settled their family in her home town of Emporium.

 Mrs. Haynes was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium, the Portage Township Cemetery Association and the Odin Grange. She taught children's Sunday School for many years and served as a deaconess at the 1st Baptist Church. She loved gardening and flowers. Plants thrived under her care. She and Harry nurtured a massive garden each summer that produced enough for shelves of canned goods and freezers stocked with produce. Together, they produced enough fruits, vegetables, and berries to share with family and friends. She was especially known for her homemade spaghetti sauce and luscious pies. She adored hummingbirds and had a cloud of them buzzing around a bank of feeders that she suspended from her porch every summer. She enjoyed unnaturally good luck when playing board and card games with her family and friends. Throughout her life, she was an irreplaceable anchor and support for her loving husband and family. Although her family grieves this parting, they find comfort in the knowledge that she merely precedes them into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Surviving In addition to her husband Harry L. Haynes Daughter: Jane Pierzga and her husband Michael, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA Daughter: Judy Langsdale, Euless, TX 4 Grandchildren: Nikki Foxx, Bryan Pierzga, Lindsay Langsdale & Jordan Stevenson Sister: Esther McKimm, St. Marys Sister: Naomi Gworek, Buffalo, NY Sister: Alice Schwab, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Clarence and Orvetta "Betty" Gribble LaPolt 2 Sisters: Thelma Rankin and Ruth Berry 2 Brothers: Lester &Robert LaPolt

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (January 5, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Andrew Johnson, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 459 Tannery Heights, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.