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Friday, February 27, 2015

Sylvan Heritage Council

As we have for the past several years, the Sylvan Heritage Council continues to sell Westerwald pottery as an ongoing fundraiser for our organization. Each piece is designed and handmade in Southwestern PA- no two are exactly alike.

The pottery is sold at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan center and Chateau Soleil in Emporium. You may also contact us on Facebook or by contacting any Sylvan Heritage member, Christine Slusarick, Randy Bailey, Cindy Ramsey, Jan Hampton, Michelle Clark, Dick Lewis, Don Olivett, Reuben Solveson or Wendy Goulding


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.

  The mission of the Sylvan Heritage Council is 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 history.


Charlotte Rueger Woodley

Former Cameron County School teacher passes away.
Many students have fond memories of Char Woodley. RIP

 Charlotte Rueger Woodley, 88, of St. Marys, died Feb. 17 in Scranton. On Nov. 25, 1949, in Ridgeway Presbyterian Church, she was married to Clarence George Woodley. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2011.

 Born Jan. 29, 1927, in Lucerne, Switzerland, daughter of the late Ernst and Anna Bucher Rueger, she graduated from the Hoehere Toechferschule in Zurich, earned a certificate in French from the University of Geneva and came to this country as an exchange student at the University of Pittsburgh. 

She also held a Swiss Red Cross nursing license and worked at the Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, past matron of John Wanama Kev Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Northern Cultural Alliance, Cameron County Arts, a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts and a life member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association

. Her professional affiliations included American Association of Teachers of German, Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, Alliance Françoise and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.  
Her teaching career included lectures at the University of Pittsburgh, St. Marys Area High School and 28 years at Cameron County High School, retiring in 1992. Charlotte enjoyed her family, her friends, nature, reading, music, a versatility of hobbies and extensive domestic and world travel.

 She is survived by a son, Christopher Woodley, M.D., and wife, Linda;
 three grandchildren, Briar Woodley, Glenn Woodley and Holly Woodley Shane and husband, Kevin; and a great-grandson, Dean Clarence Shane.

 In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Geoffrey R. Woodley; and two siblings, Anne Rueger Ramseier and Ernst Rueger. 

 A memorial service will be planned and announced at a future date.

 Memorials may be sent to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington St., St. Marys, PA 15857, or donor's choice.

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, Clarks Summit. - 


Little League Sign Ups

Don't forget Little League sign ups are tomorrow, February 28th, at Memorial Hall from 1-3 pm.


Norma Dill Hickoff

Norma Dill Hickoff, age 88, of East Fourth Street, formerly of Oak Lane and Poplar Street, died Friday, February 27, 2015, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

Born October 27, 1926 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of George L. and Alice Strawbridge Dill. On October 26, 1946 in Juneau, PA she married Edgar “Boxy” Hickoff who died September 7, 1994.

A resident of Cameron County her entire life, Norma was a 1944 graduate of Emporium High School. She was employed for a few years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and by the PA Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of State Parks in Emporium for 25 years before her retirement.

Mrs. Hickoff was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Emporium and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, was a golfing member and served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Country Club, and for 35 years was treasurer of the Salvation Army. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and a longtime member of the 500 Card Club in Emporium.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Gerard (Deborah) Bauer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Mrs. Gary (Diana) Boden of Emporium; five grandchildren; Mrs. Ken (Julie) Shaffer of Emporium, Scott (Angie) Boden of Butler, Pete (Melissa) Bauer of Cambria, WI, Mrs. James (Sally) Azzato of Kersey, and Brett (Stacy) Bauer of Waunakee, WI; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Earl Dill of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Robert Dill, George Dill, and Bertram Dill and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Smith and Mrs. Lowell (Rita) Wheeler, and a great granddaughter, Kendyl Shaffer.

Friends will be received in the First Presbyterian Church, Monday, March 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Phil Sanders, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, 110 E Fourth St., Emporium or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society River Walk Corporate Center, 333 E Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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


Jon Carlson Opens New Business

Cameron County resident Jon Carlson has opened his new business, Champion Sports Rehab in St College, PA. 

The new business is located at: CHAMPION SPORTS REHAB
 724 S. Atherton St. Suite A
 State College, PA 16801
 (814) 826-2419 

 Best of luck to you,
 We miss you in Emporium!


Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezous

Saturday, February 28th, will be the final day of the 
Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezous. 
Carvings will be held throughout the day and the auction starts at noon till ?? 

The auciton will be held on Court Street.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jack Karsten D9 Champion

Jack Karsten defeated Tyler Beal (Keystone) in the 285 bracket to become the first D9 Champion, for the Bagubas, since 2005

"Congrats to all the Bagubas that competed at Districts! 

To the young ones, cherish and learn from the experience. To the ones moving on to Sharon good luck and we will be cheering for you. To the ones that ended their career in Clarion this weekend, don't dwell on the ending, but remember that you are a proud BAGUBA and that you left it all on the mat." 

 Well said Randy Frey.    See more of his wrestling photos here


Day Of Dance @ Penn Highlands Healthcare


A Night At The Races

Just sending a reminder about the Horse Races at the Christabelle Club On March 21. The bar upstairs and downstairs will be smoke free all day . If anyone wanted to go out and not have to worry about the second hand smoke this would be the night to go to the KofC!

 Its always a lot of fun at the Races!!


Red Raiders 44-32 Win Tonight At Clarion

For the first time since 1995, Cameron County Boys are in the D9 Boys Championship Game, following the Red Raiders 44-32 win over Venango Catholic this evening.

 Congratulations Cameron County !!


Cameron County Boys Basketball Playoff Schedule

Cameron County Boys Basketball Playoff Schedule
Cameron County Boys vs Venango Catholic HS
 Date: Wednesday, February 25th
Site: Clarion University
 Time: 6:00pm Departure Time: 2:45pm
Go Red Raiders!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Girl Scout Cookies


Zito Media Customers

Little Houses By Bernadette Oswald

As a side hobby, I paint homes or any building on approx. 4" tall cutouts of wood, much like the Cat's Meow collection. However, these are hand-painted from your photo and can be from your specifications. For example, you may want a dog added or extra trees or flowers. All the info is there, and lots of pics for you to see some of the homes I have done. If you are interested contact me. They make great gifts and sit nicely on a shelf, desk or window sill.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Shippen Township Closed February 16th

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, February 16th for President’s Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday.
 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!


2-HOUR DELAY For Cameron County Schools

 2-HOUR DELAY tomorrow (2/16)


Dr Amber Bowser Joins Penn Highlands Elk

Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Amber Bowser, DO, to its medical staff. A family practice physician, Dr. Bowser sees patients at the Penn Highlands Family Medicine Office at 416 North Broad Street in Emporium. 

 In 2009, Dr. Bowser graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie. She completed an internship and residency at Clarion Hospital. Dr. Bowser is a native of the Johnsonburg area and graduated from Johnsonburg Area School District in 2000. She lives there now with her husband and two children. Dr. Bowser served as a Locum Tenens, providing urgent care for Med Express, a company based in Irving, Texas. She was previously employed by Kane Community Hospital. 

 She performs a full range of services, including well child check-ups and vaccinations, spinal manipulation, lesion removals, routine gynecological exams, and chronic disease management. She is accepting new patients into the practice.

 For an appointment with Dr. Bowser, please call 814-486-2202. 


Zumba Schedule This Week

Kick those winter blues right to the curb and come Zumba with us this week at Memorial Hall! 

Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Tracy.

Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Susan.

Get fit, have fun, and feel great!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cameron Co. school board votes to demolish house - The Bradford Era: News - Cameron Co. school board votes to demolish house: News

Cameron Co. school board votes to demolish house - The Bradford Era: News - Cameron Co. school board votes to demolish house at 427 Woodland Ave.

Initially, the board had intended to advertise the home for sale for a minimum bid of $35,000, but following comments by several individuals and the school solicitor, the board decided instead to demolish the structure and retain the property.......

North Tier League Champs!!

 Congratulations to the Red Raiders,  Northern Tier league champs!

 Cameron County wins the Northern Tier Championship against the Coudersport Falcons with a score of 57-54 !! The Austin area school district deserves a huge thank you for accommodating both teams and being a fantastic host.


CCHS Drama Club presents "You Can't Take It With You"

CCHS Drama Club presents "You Can't Take It With You" 

 February 14 @ 7:00 pm in the CCHS auditorium

 An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancĂ© and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. 

 Tickets- $5 adult; $3 student


Friday, February 13, 2015

Phil Brown Announces Intention To Run For Cameron County Commissioner

Philip Brown has announced his intention to run for Cameron County Commissioner.

Mr. Brown is running on the Republican ticket. Phil has served as Chairman of the Shippen Township Board of Supervisors for the past 12 years and has earned the respect of his colleagues and fellow supervisors. Mr. Brown has fulfilled his duties to include, managing the day to day duties, preparing the annual budget and monitoring the road upkeep and maintenance of the largest township in the county.

Phil is a Board member of the Mid-Cameron Authority and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors.

Mr. Brown is the proud father of Jordan Brown, residing in Portland, Oregon and the son of Nancy Brown. Phil currently resides at 515 Hillcrest Drive in Emporium. Phil is a proud member of this community and feels he could contribute even more to the residents of Cameron County.


“Valentines Music Fest”

“Valentines Music Fest” at the Emporium Senior Center.
    Saturday, February 14 from 2- 4 pm.

 Ice cream, cake, pie will be available.

 Music by Glenn Lucas and the Singing Dutchmen.

 Cost is $6 per person.




 Due to the explicit content of this movie, we have adjusted our rated R policy, as per our discretion, as follows:




 For additional information, visit the official Apollo Theatre website.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding Nemo

Come see Finding Nemo on the big screen - FOR FREE! 

 February 20 at 6:00pm and February 21 at 8:00pm 

 The Woodland LGI holds 120 people. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. Follow the marked path back to the LGI. 

 The Finding Nemo DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.
 Movie snacks will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.


Apollo Theatre of St. Marys

This is a notice that we do not accept any passes, tickets, or gift certificates that come from dvds, other theaters, or any online sellers such as fandango.
 We are not affiliated with any of these organizations.
 We only accept in-house gift certificates with our logo on top of them. 

 Thank you.

 For additional information, visit the official Apollo Theatre website.


Cameron County Food Pantry - February Distribution

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


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Reed Announces Candidacy In Commissioner Race

Lori J. Reed (R) is pleased to announce her intention to run for the position of Cameron County Commissioner. Lori, a Republican, is excited to bring her 21 years of Courthouse experience to the office.

Ms. Reed is currently the President of Pennsylvania Title and Abstract Company. She has performed title work in the Cameron, Elk and Potter County courthouses for over two decades. “I know I can make a difference by bringing my attention to detail to the finance and budgetary process”.

Lori is a Worship Leader and Eucharistic Minister and member at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. She is a past library board member.

Lori is married to David J. Reed and has two sons, Robert of Lancaster, PA and Matthew of San Jose, CA. She is the daughter of John and Barbara Gibbs of Rich Valley. Lori and Dave reside at 315 West 4th Street.


Verna R. Kondek

Verna R. Kondek, age 92, a resident at Elk Haven in St. Marys, formerly of Emporium passed away Tuesday (February 10, 2015) at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie after a short illness.

She was born on June 4, 1922 at Toby Valley, a daughter of the late Eric, Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. She was married to Gale Chapin, Sr. who was killed in action in World War II. 

Mrs. Kondek was an Emporium resident for over 70 years. Over her career, she worked for a number of former Emporium-area restaurants and clubs as a waitress or chef including The Coffee Shop, Warner Hotel, Dominico’s and VFW Club. In her later years, she ran her own catering business famous for her pies, stuffed pork chops and prime rib.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium. She was also a former president and officer of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary in Emporium as well as a long-time Red Cross volunteer with the Cameron County Blood Mobile. She also chaired the Cameron County Fireworks Committee in years past.

Mrs. Kondek is survived by her daughter Fay Chapin (Greg) Geisea of Lakeport, CA and her son Gale W. Chapin of Ogden, UT; by five grandchildren: Bambi Kerner Wilde, Tina Kerner Pringle, Leslie Kerner (Keith) Mims, Stacey Kerner and James Chapin; six great-grandchildren: Misty Clark, Daniel Wilde, Raymond Estrada, Angelo Estrada, Juelyssa Calvillo and Caeleb Chapin; and 4 great-great grandchildren: Marissa Deschamps, Angelo Estrada, Jr., Aydenn Estrada, and Elaina Calvillo; a sister Helen Petruzzi of Mesa, AZ and a brother Robert (Addie) Gustafson of Emporium.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kondek was predeceased by her long-time companion Bascom Bryant in 2010; three sisters: Ranetha Kunes, Thelma Cox and Beulah Metz; three brothers: Dalton Gustafson, Eric Gustafson, Jr, and William Gustafson; a child at birth in 1946 and a great-grand daughter Lisa Deschamps in 2002. 

Friends will be received Friday (February 13, 2015) from 4-7 PM at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday (February 14, 2015) at 12:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Short officiating. 

Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TumbleBook Library

Looking for some good books to warm up to with your child on snowy days? It is a perfect time to check out TumbleBooks, the eBook library that Woodland students use at school and that is available to you at home! 

 The site provides a variety of books from the preK to grade 8 reading levels. You can choose to read at your own speed or to have it read automatically to you! If you are viewing the site on a mobile or Apple device, a window will pop up, enabling you to use the library on the mobile page. 

 The PTO is able to provide TumbleBooks thanks in part to donations from the Emporium VFW and North Central Realty.

 Check out 

Happy Reading!


BAGUBAs Win Tonight 55-18!!!

Bittersweet night tonight for our families of seniors, but what a way to end it.

 BAGUBAs beat Kane 55-18!!! 

 The team broke the school record for the most wins with 19 dual match wins for the season!

 Clarion, here we come!!!


Multiphasic Blood Screening

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library


Donations For Driftwood Senior Center

WANTED!!! The Driftwood Sr. Center is in need of a few items that you might have extra of and would be willing to donate. We need some nice sturdy spatulas for our kitchen and a nice timer. We can always use paper towels, toilet paper and other items if you would like a nice organization to donate too! 

 We appreciate all donations and please remember.. we are here for you!! No matter who you are! 

Come and join us for lunch. Monday, Tuesday and Wedensdays.

 Call before noon the day before to place your reservation.


Big30 All-Star Football Players

I want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to our 4 (so far) Don Raabe Big30 All-Star football players. The C2R2 football family will be well represented by these fine young men!

 I'm proud to have coached you through your varsity football careers! 

You deserve it boys! — with Jacy Langley, Brandon Saline and Jack Karste


Karsten Accepts Football Scholarship To Edinboro University

I'm very Happy to Announce that the 1st player in my Head Coaching career has received and accepted a football scholarship. 

Big Jack Karsten officially signed his National Letter of Intent to accept a football scholarship Edinboro University. I couldn't be more proud of Jack and the hard work and effort that paid off for him. The C2R2 football family will miss him on the field next season, but the leadership he gave to this team and its players will be felt for years to come. 



Food Bank Collection Week

Food Bank Collection Week: 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 at your church. 
 If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled 
“Food Bank.”


Catherine Louella Glasl

Catherine Louella Glasl age 72 of Alexander Street Brockway, Pa; died on February 8, 2015 at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on May 29, 1942 in Williamsport, PA; she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Maxine “Betty” Hanner Montgomery.

 Catherine had been employed over the years working as a secretary for various local business and most recently she had been employed as a cashier at Bi-Lo in DuBois. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Reynoldsville. She enjoyed sewing and needlework. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, her dog Joey, and most of all the time she spent with her grandchildren.

 She is survived by a daughter Leslie (Reed) Lafferty of Pittsburgh, PA; 
3 sons: Thomas (Amy) Glasl of Brockway; 
John (Deb) Glasl of Reynoldsville, PA; 
Steve (Lisa) Glasl of Irvine, CA; 
2 sisters: Elizabeth (Ken) Harris of New Palestine, IN; 
Jean M. Montgomery of Dade City, FL;
 2 brothers: S. James (Sharyl) Montgomery of Belle Vernon, PA and
 William F. Montgomery of Greenwood, IN. 

She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by an infant brother Robert John Montgomery.

 Calling hours will be on Tuesday, February 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 11 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with Msgr. Charles Kaza as celebrant.

 Burial will follow in the Portage Township Cemetery near Emporium.

 Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Charity of the donors choice.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Snowboarding In Cameron County

Great day for these guys to enjoy the snow & mountains right in our back yard - Hercules Hollow 
 What a beautiful county we live in.


Military Personnel

Attention families of active military personnel: If you have someone in your family who graduated from Cameron County High School, and would like their name listed on our military board in school, please email to have the name added.


Shippen Township Closed On President's Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, February 16th for President’s Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday &Thursday collections will remain the same.

 Thank you!


Rt120 Crash Near Emporium

An Allegany, New York, driver was flown to an Altoona trauma center with critical injuries and a Philippi, West Virginia truck driver died on the way to St. Marys hospital, after their vehicles struck head on Thursday afternoon on Route 120 in Portage Township in Cameron County, PA.

James R. Burgeson, 61, of Allegany, NY, suffered severe injuries and was flown to UPMC in Altoona.

Philip D. Wagner, 51, of Philippi, WV, was transported to Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys where he was pronounced deceased by Elk County Coroner Michelle Mucciio.

Both men had to be extricated from their vehicles by members of the Emporium Fire Department.

TFC Gary Barnes of the Emporium barracks said the crash occurred about 3:00 PM when Burgeson was traveling West on SR 120 in a 2015 Subaru Outback and Wagner was traveling East in a 2013 Ford Truck. Burgeson's vehicle traveled into the Eastbound lane and struck Wagner's truck head on

. Route 120 was closed for approximately 4 hours. The crash remains under active investigation.

Trooper Barnes was assisted at the scene by Emporium Fire Department, Emporium Ambulance, St. Marys Paramedic, Ramsey Towing, PennDOT, and the PSP Troop F Collision and Reconstruction Unit. Mercyflight flew to a landing zone at the Cameron County High School and transported to Altoona.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stamped By Love

Ladies, save the date for this evening of fun, fondue, and a little hands-on multi-tasking!

 Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00pm
 Emporium CMA Church 1284 Sizerville Rd, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

All women are invited to attend an evening of relaxed conversation, fun fondue, and simple service.

The church foyer will be set up in a coffee-shop format, with hot drinks and fondue ready for you. 

Feel free to bring your favorite food to dip! Women are great multi-taskers, and we have some hand-work for you as you chat with each other! We will be working to re-purpose used postage stamps. Once trimmed, the stamps are mailed for sale, with all proceeds used to purchase Sunday School curriculum for Latin American churches.

 *Sponsored by the Great Commission Women 




 To help Patrick on his road to recovery, I am organizing a

 Music provided by DJs Thaddeus Hornung & Dom Manginell. 

 Donations for the CHINESE AUCTION are welcome & greatly appreciated! 

 Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm Cameron County Vets Club

 CALLING ALL FACEBOOK FRIENDS: My mom is having a Benefit Dance/ Chinese Auction for my cousin Patrick who was hit by a car while walking home. We are taking any donations big or small. If you are a business owner or work at a business that would be willing to donate we would greatly appreciate it. Please private message me Megan Nicole Shenkle or my mother Amy Hornung Thwing ( on Facebook) if you would be interested in donating. Thank you


Monday, February 2, 2015

Cameron County School District

There will be a late start for students (10:00 a.m.) on February 4th, Professional Development for staff from 8:00-10:00 a.m.


Emporium Senior Center

Emporium Senior Center Open Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm 

Breakfast Club A Continental breakfast & conversation held daily from 8-9:30 am
 Cost: A donation 

 BINGO Every Wednesday from 12:45 pm to? (usually around 3 pm ) Cost is .5 cents a card and there are 20 games equaling $1

 Bridge games are played Mon. afternoons and some Wed. afternoons.

 Cards, Wii Bowling, Exercise Groups - Available mornings Mon - Fri.

 Lunch - held daily at Noon. Donation price of $2 - $3.25 per income & ability to pay. Reservations are needed one day prior to the day you want to eat lunch. A monthly menu is available so you may plan ahead. Under 60 years old, your lunch can be purchased for $6.

 Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, Community Nurses hold blood pressure / blood sugar screenings from 11 - 11:30 am. Following this, an informational program is held regarding various health topics. 

Emporium Senior Club dues are $8 per year.

 The 3rd Wednesday of every month the Supper Club group goes to dinner at different restaurants. 

The last Wednesday of the month directly after lunch we have a birthday cake to celebrate all the birthdays of that month. 

Sena King Manor & Charles Cole Memorial send speakers on a monthly basis to present information on a wide variety of topics.

 An APRISE counselor is available to help seniors make choices about Medicare and what plans may best suit them.

In October flu shots are available by Home Nurse Agencies.

The building is available to rent off business hours for $50.

Clubs/ Groups are welcome to use the building as a meeting place


Home Water and Septic System Workshop

Home Water and Septic System Workshop

Understand and protect your water supply and treatment systems! 
This free workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies.
 We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance.

When (Date/Time) February 26, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 
27 West 4th Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834

Penn State Extension is offering this free workshop on private water systems and on lot septic systems at the Barbara Moscato Brown Library in Emporium, PA, on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Participants will learn about protecting, testing and treating private water supplies. We will also discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Jim Clark, Penn State Extension Water Resources Extension Educator for over 25 years, will be instructing the session. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required.

Registration deadline February 26, 2015 6:00 PM

Contact James Clark
Phone 814-887-5613


North Central PA Beekeepers Meeting

North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. will hold its first Meeting for 2015 on Tuesday, February 10th at 7 PM at the Penn State Extension, 24 Maple Lane, Coudersport, PA.

We encourage all those interested in learning about Honey Bees or that have honey bees to attend. 
We will not only be discussing the coming year but also "Methods of feeding Energy and Protein Supplements to the bees".

 We must make sure our bees have enough food to keep them until spring.

 Any questions or comments, please contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 or


R. Madalene Mason

R. Madalene Mason, 92, of 58 Mason Run Rd., Driftwood, PA died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA on Monday (February 2, 2015) morning. She was born October 17, 1922 in Karthaus, PA a daughter of the late Martin and Estella McGonigal Stimpson. 

On January 1, 1941 in Sterling Run on the Mason farm she married the late William Anson Mason. Mrs. Mason worked at the former A & P for almost 30 years and all of her customer loved her. Madalene was a member of the Sterling Run United Methodist Church where she was involved as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader and active with the Methodist Women. Madalene loved the Lord Jesus Christ and his people.

 Surviving Daughter: Sara "Sally" Novosat, St. Marys
 Son: John Mason, Driftwood
 Son: Gerald Mason and his wife Delia, Naples, FL 
11 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren 
Sister: Dorothy Wennin, Coudersport 

Preceded in Death By Parents:
 Martin and Estella McGonigal Stimpson 
Husband: William Anson Mason
 2 Brothers: Guy and Jim Stimpson
 2 Sisters: Jean Kuppelweiser & Enda Stimpson

 A Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (February 6, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lola Turnbull, Pastor, Sterling Run United Methodist Church, officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.

 Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery, Sterling Run, PA 

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Sterling Run United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Lola Turnbull, Gardner Hill Rd., Weedville, PA 15868 or to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

BAGUBA Booster Meeting

The next BAGUBA Boosters meeting will be on Sunday, February 8th at 6:30 PM at the VFW. 

Please mark your calendars. Important topics will be Parent's Night and post season activity for all teams. 

The meeting is mandatory for all board members and coaches. 

Parents of wrestlers are encouraged to participate.


Cameron County Chamber of Commerce welcomes back Goblin Chocolates.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce welcomes back Goblin Chocolates. 

The chocolatier from St Marys is offering boxed chocolates and strawberries in time for Valentine’s Day.

 Chocolate covered strawberries are available in 6 and 12 count packages for $13.00 and $22.00. Boxed chocolates range from $9.95 to $15.00.

 Also available are chocolate covered fruits and expresso beans. 

Orders should be placed as soon as possible to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s Day. 

Contact the chamber for more information or to place your order 814-486-4314.