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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Earl Eugene (Gene) Mumford

Earl Eugene (Gene) Mumford, age 75, Old West Creek Road, Emporium, passed away Wednesday, November 25th, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following complications from a stroke.

Gene was born August 6th, 1940, in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, son of Eugene and Marie Towner Mumford. He was a lifelong resident of Emporium and a 1958 graduate of Cameron County High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, member of the Seabees.

He was a skilled carpenter, retiring from the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks in 2005. Gene loved woodworking, hunting, and the outdoors, and he was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Marsha Haley, of Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, who was by his side; a granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Haley; two sisters, Linda McAulay of Emporium, and Dianne Flanders of DuBois. He was preceded in death by his parents & son, Steven Eugene, in 1986.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-6 PM.

 Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (December 2, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral Home.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sylvan Heritage Council Military Banner Program.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests and the incredible success of our original program, the Sylvan Heritage Council has embarked upon Round 2 of our Military Banner Program. 

We will be accepting photos and applications from now until January 15, 2016 for banners that will hang from light poles on various side streets of downtown Emporium beginning in the spring of 2016. The cost is $275 to place the same image and information on both sides of the banner, or $285 for two different sides.

 If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a banner for your own military hero with ties to Cameron County, please contact Christine Slusarick at 814-486-0583 or by email at or Cindy Ramsey at 814-486-1870 or by email at Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2015, but space is limited, so don’t delay! 

We can’t thank you enough for your support of organization and our county’s veterans and active military personnel

Paulette C. Schreiber

Paulette C. Schreiber, 61, of 265 Old Kersey Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.

She was born June 11, 1954, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis B. Luchini and Hazel Lavella Luchini who survives of Kersey. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from the Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1972, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1976, and from Penn State University in 1997 as a Nurse Practitioner. Since 1976, Paulette had worked at the local hospital and in 2000 she instituted the Women’s Health Care Center at Penn Highlands Elk.

On June 10, 1978, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Robert J. Schreiber, Jr., who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Rachel Schreiber and her fiancé Seth Rhed of Kersey; a son, Joseph R. Schreiber of Black Mountain, NC; a sister, Barbara Handwerger and her husband Joseph of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the Schreiber family, who considered her their sister.

Paulette’s extraordinary talents led her to have a successful practice in women’s health care. She was consumed in her work and provided conscientious, compassionate, empathetic care to all of her clients. Paulette cared about her patients and that was evident in her focus of women’s health issues. She wanted to see her women long-term.

She also served in the community that she loved. She would often give talks providing education, advocacy, and outreach support on most any health care issue she was asked to speak about, including the Susan G. Komen, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society, and Environmental Health Conferences. On her days off from seeing patients, you could spot her tirelessly attending health fairs.

In addition to the fact that she was beautiful inside and out, she was a wonderful sense of humor and laughed often. Paulette never backed away from any challenge in her life, a trait that served her well as she faced cancer diagnoses, surgeries, and chemotherapy. Knowledge, strength, and grace would define Paulette. She was poised and she was graceful.

Unfortunately, her own cancer took her life. She learned what terminal illness can teach. She did not let her cancer get her down. Paulette did not take her life for granted. Her life was much richer because of it.

Her death is a loss not just to her loved ones, friends, colleagues, and patients, but for the entire area. Paulette was loved by her patients and in return she loved them back.

She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, where she served as a lector and an usher. What Paulette enjoyed most was spending time with her family, especially her children. Our family would not be the same without her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Elk, c/o Women’s Health Care, in memory of Paulette Schreiber, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

“My work has become my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep women’s health.”

St. Mark Christmas Giving Crib

St. Mark Christmas Giving Crib

 The Christmas Crib is scheduled to be set up the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

 If you know of anyone in need, please let us know.

 The names can be submitted in the collection or by calling the Rectory (486-0569).

 Gifts should be purchased and returned by Saturday, December 19th.



We are collecting items for our young men & women serving in the military.

 Boxes will be sent so they can be received around Christmas. 90 items of each are needed: Snacks: peanuts, beef jerky, hard candy, gum, Pringles (not in cans or hard containers), etc.
 No chocolate (it melts).

Band-Aids, Razors, Neosporin or Bactine, Hand Sanitizer, Chap Stick, Q-tips,
 Gallon size plastic Zip-lock bags.

Please, no big or hard containers as space is limited. 
Please place the items on the back table labeled “Military Boxes”at St Mark Church

Dead line is Sunday, December 6th.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

Mary L. Miglicio

Mary L. Miglicio, 80, of 205 Pine St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Friday (November 20, 2015) night.

 She was born July 4, 1935 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Francis and 
Edleweiss Streich Mumford.
 On October 19, 1963 in St. Marks Catholic Church she married the late Anthony "Junior" Miglicio.
 Mrs. Miglicio worked for over 30 years at Olivett's Grocery Store and she enjoyed going to casino's.

Surviving Brother: John Mumford, Jersey Shore, PA
 Brother: Carroll Mumford, Phoenix, AZ 
Sister: Della Gross, Wellsville, NY 
Sister: Jean Hodge, Williamsport, PA

Preceded in Death By Parents: Francis and Edleweiss Streich Mumford
 Husband: Anthony "Junior" Miglicio 
2 Sisters: Edna Willard & Virginia Meade
 Brother: James Mumford

Memorial Service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Turkey Trek Hike Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tomorrow's Turkey Trek Hike will be held in the no-hunting zone in the 40 Maples Day Use Area. It is out-of-bounds for bear hunting, but orange vests are recommended just in case.

Turkey Trek Hike Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 40 Maples Day Use Area

"Turkey Trek" Hike Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park this Saturday Get ahead of the calorie count for the holidays by burning the equivalent of at least one piece of pie on this 3.5 mile hike, Saturday, November 21, 1:00 PM, at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Learn more about the wild turkey and the conservation efforts behind its remarkable come-back to the hills and valleys of northcentral PA. The pace will be moderate, with a few slight hills. Turkey sightings are not guaranteed, but who knows where they might be lurking!

Hikers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots or shoes, and bring water. Meet at the 40 Maples Day Use Area pavilion. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

Share this program information with your flock of friends!

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office & Wildlife Center, at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Road | Austin, PA 16720 Phone: 814-647-8401 | Email: |

Michael J. Raffaele

Michael J. Raffaele, 67, of 1192 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died in Emporium, PA on Friday (November 20, 2015) morning.

 He was born August 26, 1948 a son of the late Joseph Raffaele and Joseph & Donna Moffitt Noto. On June 30, 1984 in Emporium he married Janet Schloder, who survives. Mike graduated from Cameron County High School. He retired from GKN where he worked for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving In addition to his wife Janet Schloder Raffaele
 Son: Joseph Raffaele, Emporium 
Son: Michael Keefer, Emporium
 Brother: Jason Noto, Clarion, PA
 Aunt: Carol May, Emporium 
Several: Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By Father: Joseph Raffaele Parents: Joseph and Donna Moffitt Noto

At his request there will be No Service

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ronald John Schloder

Ronald John Schloder, 67, formerly of St. Marys, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh after several weeks in the ICU.

He was born July 5, 1948 in St. Marys, a son of the late Lavern L. Schloder Jr. and Kathryn I. DeCarli Schloder. On Feb. 14, 1995 at Pinecrest Manor Chapel, he married Rose McManigle Neff Schloder, who survives. Ron graduated from SMAHS, class of 1966 and then fought for our country in the Vietnam War as a First Force Recon Marine. He graduated from Penn State University in 1996 and retired as the senior engineer of GE Transportation Systems in Emporium. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a talented woodcarver who also enjoyed gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his love will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to his wife, Rose Schloder, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Neff) Ott and her husband Martin; and by two grandchildren, Bryanna and Ethan Ott. He is also survived by a brother, Ken (Denise) Schloder of Idaho; four sisters, Kathi (Steve) Kazimer of South Carolina, Mary Ellen (Joe) Jones of Ohio, Jan (Mike) Raffaele of Emporium and Nona (Greg, Sr.) Morgan of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews, including one special nephew, Ed Badeau Jr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Schloder; a sister in infancy, Jean Marie; and a daughter in infancy, Annie Schloder.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald John Schloder will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, Main Street, Kersey, with Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic School or to the Fox Township Legion. 

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at

Puzzled By Medicare ?

Monday, November 16, 2015

Taking a Step Back in Time

Taking a Step Back in Time

A group of Cameron County families have been taking a step back in time. Community Supportive Network buys weekly raw milk from Gods Country Creamery in Ulysses, purchases bulk natural pantry staples and hosts monthly meetings to teach each other new skills surrounding healthy living.

In the past, the group has gathered to make herbal skin care products like lip balm and homemade herbal medicinals. They currently sell their own homemade soap at the Aroma Café, where some of the meetings are held.

 During Christmas in the Wilds Saturday, December 12, the group will offer soap for sale and have information available to any other residents that may be interested in participating in what they have to offer. The group, which meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, hopes more people will be interested in making soap, learning about bees, and participating in picnics and pot lucks. They want to continue to spread the word about taking a step back in time and showing people how important it is to have community be a part of everyone’s lives.

The name Community Supportive Network is the heart of this group. They help each other when in need, teach each other new skills and support local businesses.

 For more information seek out their table during Christmas in the Wilds or send an email to Jen Kelly at

ADDITIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE "Reflections of Cameron County” Books!

ADDITIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE "Reflections of Cameron County” Books!

 Cameron County Historical Society are please to announce that, the pre-orders for "Reflections of Cameron County” books have arrived. All the pre-orders have been shipped or those that were not scheduled for shipment have been notified of the pickup location.

 The response was so successful for the re-print of this book of twenty years ago we were able to obtain additional copies for those who may have missed the pre-ordering deadline. Many folks ordered extra to give as gifts to family and friends. "Reflections" has 135 pages of over 400 photos that came from Cameron County residents, both present and past including some from the Cameron County Historical Society files. These images signify a wide range of the houses, businesses, and industry that once lined our streets, some still in existence today

. It's a pictorial research tool that both the Historical Society and the Barbara Moscato Library use yet today to determine how things looked at a certain moment in time

. Additional copies of "Reflections of Cameron County" can be purchased at the Barbara Moscato Memorial Library, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, or the History Center on Greenwood Street, for a donation of $30 + $5 for those of you who may need it shipped:

 Please send your check to “Cameron County Historical Society” P O Box 433, Emporium, Pa. 15834. "Reflections" is a perfect gift that will become a lifetime treasure.


 next Friday, November 20th at 6pm.

Come see INSIDE OUT on the big screen - FOR FREE!

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

*The INSIDE OUT DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.

*Movie snacks will be available for purchase.


Free Family Movie Nights are brought to you through a partnership between Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.

Woodland Elementary PTO Meeting

The Woodland Elementary PTO will have its November meeting this Wednesday (November 18th) at 3:30 pm in the elementary library. 

All are welcome to attend!

 If you cannot make it but want to stay in the loop, private message us on Facebook and the meeting minutes can be sent to you.

Food Bank Collection Week

Food Bank Collection Week

 The second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Community Food Pantry Collection Sunday. 
 Please bring nonperishable 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.”

 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.

November 16

November 16, a beautiful day to take a walk through Emporium 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Top of the World

It was a beautiful day in Cameron County. 
This is a view from the "Top Of the World"

Looking towards Emporium

Looking towards Driftwood

Cameron County Decked Out

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and L&M Lumber sponsoring a house decorating contest this season. The contest enters its second season with some exciting changes according to Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. “We want people to use a social hashtag and take selfies in front of their favorite home.” The hashtag #CameronCountyDeckedOut will be tracked and hopefully go viral.

A $5.00 entry fee will place a home on the map. The deadline to register at the chamber office is Friday November 27. Prizes will be determined by the number of votes each property receives. Voting is limitedto one per individual/family. Ballots will appear in local newspapers, or can be picked up at the chamber. No ballots can be reproduced and must be returned to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce by 11am Saturday December 12. The winners will be announced at 1pm following the Christmas in the Wilds Parade. First place will take home $100.00 chamber bucks, second place $50.00 and third place $25.00.

Participating homes must have their lights on Friday December 4-11 6-9pm. Maps will be available at the chamber office starting December 2. It will include the participating homes and a ballot.

Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Rusnak

Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Rusnak, age 81, of West Fifth Street, Emporium and Arcadia, Florida died Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.

Born March 22, 1934 in Chipman, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Hanson and Leota Johnson Clarke. On November 12, 1977 in Windburne, Pa. she married James B. Rusnak who survives.

On May 10, 1973 in Bellefonte, she became a United States citizen. A resident of Emporium for 38 years, she was formerly of Philipsburg where she managed the American Legion for several years and was recruited to help open the Harbor Inn where she worked for a time. After relocating to Emporium, she was employed by Lyn Claire Flower Shop in Emporium. She then opened a flower shop with two friends, “Flowers ‘N Things”, and continued to operate it as sole owner until
 retiring in 1999.

Mrs. Rusnak was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was an avid quilter. She was a former member of the Emporium Country Club where she served on the Board of Directors, the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club, the Emporium Rotary Club, and 
the CD of A in Philipsburg.

Survivors include: 3 sons, Glen Fraser in Maryland, Jerry (Cathy) Fraser of Philipsburg, and David (Sharon) Fraser of Driftwood; one daughter, Vicki (Charles) Nocek of Lehighton; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers in Canada, Willard (Judy) Clarke and Otis (Judy) Clarke; two sisters also in Canada, Joan Clarke and Donna (George) Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Irvin Clarke, at the age of one year.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donors choice. 

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club

Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club

The turn out at JO sign-ups was great! 

If you missed it and still want to sign up, you are welcome to come to the parent meeting on Dec 2 at 5:30 in the HS cafeteria, fill out the paperwork and pay the fee then.

 Practices will start at 6:30 this year and will be in the high school wrestling room on MWF. 
First official practice is Dec 4.

Participate In Ski Denton Online Survey

Harrisburg – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials today announced the department is nearing completion of a feasibility study for Denton Hill State Park, Potter County. The study, coordinated by Moshier Studio in Pittsburgh, will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the existing infrastructure as well as an in-depth look at long-term potential for skiing and other potential year round activities at the park.

To facilitate the public input process, DCNR is offering the opportunity for public feedback through an online survey. The survey is available through Nov. 30 at

DCNR staff and Mosher Studio personnel will hold a public meeting January 2016. The meeting will be an open house format designed to review the data collected to date and present the study’s recommended direction regarding ski operations or other four-season recreational opportunities at Denton Hill.

“Our team looks forward to sharing the feasibility study’s findings with Denton Hill’s constituents,” said Bureau of State Parks Director David Kemmerer. “Input from the public acquired through venues like the Denton Hill State Park: Visions for the Future survey will help DCNR determine a future course of action for operations at Denton Hill State Park.”

Denton Hill State Park was opened as a ski area in 1958 and operated by the commonwealth until 1979. In 1983, DCNR signed a 35-year concession lease agreement with Denton Hill Family and Ski Resort, Inc. The concessionaire notified DCNR in November 2014 that they would no longer be able to operate. Ski operations were closed for the winter of 2014-2015. Although no ski operations are taking place, the park continues to host special events and recreational activities supported by the existing infrastructure.

For more information on any of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks visit DCNR website at (choose Find a Park) or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.

Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced

Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced 

 To help protect against the flu, the state Department of Health is hosting a series of flu shot clinics to provide vaccines at little or no cost to uninsured/under insured adults and children. The cost is $5 per person for individuals and families who fall above income guidelines; however, no one will be turned away for an inability to pay. 

The schedule in our area is as follows: Cameron County: Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Hall, 300 Chestnut St., Emporium. Call 814-834-5351 for an appointment. 

 The Department of Health is encouraging all Pennsylvanians over six months of age to get a flu vaccine. Infants and children, seniors, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions are especially susceptible to developing flu-related complications.

Sharon A. "Sherry" Uber

Sharon A. "Sherry" Uber, 61, of 306 Spring St., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA on Thursday (November 12, 2015) evening.

She was born October 5, 1954 in Kane, PA a daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Lilley Arthurs. She married Joseph C. Uber, Sr., of Emporium, who survives.

Sherry and her husband Joe spent over 41 years together. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She graduated from Smethport Area High School in the class of 1974. She has worked many years at Motor Coil and was a also a cook for many years at the Moose Club in Emporium. She was a member of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Sherry enjoyed bingo, Poker, knitting, baking and most of all her grandchildren.!

Surviving In addition to her husband Joseph C. Uber, Sr.
Son: Joseph Uber, Jr., Emporium
Son: Patrick Uber, Emporium
3 Granddaughters: Aubrey, Lauryn and Elena Uber
Brother: Robert Arthurs, Mt. Jewett
Brother: James Arthurs, Mt. Jewett
Brother: Walter Arthurs, Mt. Jewett
Brother: Paul Arthurs, Hazelhurst
Sister: Bonnie Sees, Mt. Jewett
Sister: Jane Armstrong, Mt. Jewett
Sister: Sandy Davis, Warren

Preceded in Death By Parents: Stanley and Anna Lilley Arthurs
2 Brothers: Jack & Richard Arthurs

No Visitation. Memorial Service will be held at the at the convenience of the family 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shippen Township Thanksgiving Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving Day. 

 Thursday’s pick-up will be on Wednesday.

 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!






Ham and Turkey Raffle

Ham and Turkey Raffle 

November 14th At Emporium Fire Hall

Doors open at 6:30
 Drawing's start at 7:00
 Prizes consist of; meat, pop, and money 25 individual raffles with multiple prizes 
Free admission and refreshments

 Benefits Emporium Fire Dept Aux

THIS SATURDAY! Camp Forgotten!

THIS SATURDAY! Camp Forgotten!  

This movie will be shown Saturday November 14, 2015 from 1-3 PM at the Chamber of Commerce at 34 East 4th street, sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society.

 In 1933, during the worst depression the US had ever seen, President Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps . Over a ten year period, this work relief program employed over three million young men between the ages of 17 to 25. They were placed in camps located in America's wilderness and put to work restoring damaged natural resources. The camps were run by the army, while the work projects were supervised by the Department of Agriculture and interior. Thesemen fought forest fire, repaired damaged river banks, built parks, planted forests engaging in thousands of conservation projects a legacy we still enjoy today.

 Although this film is based in Michigan it mirrors what took place here in Cameron County in our (6) camps that spanned the entire county. Much of our forest that we see today was replanted by them, Sizerville State Park, Three Runs Tower Rd., Jerry Run Rd & Trail, Pepper Hill Foot Trail and constructed telephone lines from Emporium to Sinnemahoning and so much more.

 The movie will take about an hour leaving the balance of our time for those who might have local CCC memorabilia they would like to share with the group or possibly descendants of CCCer's who want to share their our personal stories. 

 We'd love to see ya. Grab a grandparent, another family member or a friend and learn the history behind the CCCers at the Chamber of Commerce in Emporium, Saturday November 14, 2015 1-3 PM

Cameron County Food Pantry November Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 18, 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.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Alma M. Lupro

Alma M. Lupro, 90, of 50 Grove St., Sinnemahoning, PA died at DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois, PA on Saturday (November 7, 2015) morning. She was born May 24, 1925 in Girty, Armstrong County, PA a daughter of the late Dean and Garnet Rupert Wood. On September 30, 1944 in Rantoole, Illinois she married the late Charles D. Lupro.

Mrs. Lupro had worked at Sylvania during World War II and later left work to raise her family. She was a member of the Sinnamahoning Sportsman Club and the May Hollow Sportsman Club and the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church. Alma was referred to as "Gram" by her friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds and her children & grandchildren.

Surviving Daughter: Lois Hatterer, Harrisburg, PA 
Son: Francis Lupro and wife Eileen, Emporium 
Son: Randy Lupro and wife Lori, Driftwood
 Son: Laird Lupro and wife Misty, Driftwood
 6 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren,
 1 Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in Death By Parents: Dean and Garnet Rupert Wood
 Husband: Charles D. Lupro 
Twin brother: Allen Wood
 Brothers: J.C. Wood and Russell Wood

Services will be Private There will be No Visitation.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Sinnamahoning Fire Department, P.O. Box 74, Sinnamahoning, PA 15861 or to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wrestling Sign-Ups

It is that time of year again....Wrestling Time!!!! 

We are looking for any child attending school K- age 14. 

Sign-Ups will be held Thursday and Friday November 12th and 13th in the Cameron County High School Cafeteria from 6pm-8pm.

 Please bring current Insurance Cards/Information and $20.00 sign-up fee for one child or $30.00 for two or more children. 

If you have any Questions call BAGUBA Club Secretaries Kerry Etchepare at 814-486-2143 or Bess Smith at 814-562-0501 or email at

 Hope to see you there!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Unofficial Election Results

Turkey Trek At Sinnemahoning State Park

Get ahead of the calorie count for the holidays by burning the equivalent of at least one piece of pie on this 3.5 mile hike, Saturday, November 21, 1:00 PM, at Sinnemahoning State Park.

The pace will be moderate, with a few slight hills. Turkey sightings are not guaranteed, but who knows where they might be lurking!

Hikers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy boots or shoes, and bring water. Meet at the 40 Maples Day Use Area pavilion. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.


Emporium Senior Center Craft & Food Sale

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Veterans Day Schedule In Cameron County

Veterans Day Schedule In Cameron County

Members of the American Legion Post 194 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6221 in Emporium will participate in the Veterans Day events on November 11th.

A program will be held at the Cameron County High School at 9 a.m. by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. The Detail will then proceed to Veterans Park for the laying of wreaths, prayer, rifle salute, and Taps. They will then proceed to the Cameron County Courthouse for wreath laying, a prayer by the American Legion Auxiliary, rifle salute and Taps.

That evening, a dinner will be held at 6 p.m., with a social hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome to the Cameron County Vets dinner. Sign up at the club or call 486-3078. A fee of $1 is asked for the dinner.

Play The Game And Everyone Wins

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce hosting a scavenger hunt during Shop Small Saturday November 28. Shoppers will visit businesses in the Emporium area and answer questions, sing, dance, find hidden clues while shopping for holiday gifts! “The business owners are very creative and this event will provide a fun time for shoppers,” according to Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

Shoppers can pick up the clue sheet from participating businesses starting November 16. Businesses will have signage in windows indicating they are hosting the scavenger hunt. Following the hunt, shoppers can return the completed sheet to the chamber office to be entered into a drawing for gift certificates.

New this year will be the addition of a Make-it-Take-it hosted by the First Baptist Church on Broad Street in Emporium. Children will make gifts for family members while parents shop. The gifts will even be wrapped, ensuring that adults don’t peek till Christmas! The event is free 10-noon. A soup lunch will be made available for a price following the Make-it-Take-it.

Shopping local is very important for small communities. “If shoppers head to big box stores, they spend their money at a place where community is not their priority plus they risk duplication of gifts,” says Solak. For every dollar spent at a local hardware, grocery, or retail shop 45 cents comes back to the community. Purchase it elsewhere and 15 cents comes back, and if you purchase online, no money comes back locally.

For those that live out of the area and would like to support Cameron County, the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce web site at is offering a gift buying section. All items are made by artists in the region and 100% of the money stays in small communities. They can be purchased using the online store, or reserved with a phone call for pick up.

This season shop local and keep the money local.

Decking The Doors

Businesses in Emporium will be competing this holiday season. Shoppers can vote for the business with the best decorated wreath hung on the door and vote at the store/restaurant/financial institution of their choice. The winner will receive a free chamber membership for 2016. Voting will begin with Shop Small Saturday November 28 through Christmas in the Wilds December 12.

 To make it easier to shop in Emporium, parking will be free starting November 20 through December 31. Emporium Borough Council approved the gift to shoppers. The parking meters will be decorated by volunteers on Friday November 20.
 If you would like to help, contact the chamber office.

“Talkin’ Turkey” Homeschool Program Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park

“Talkin’ Turkey” Homeschool Program Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park Calling all homeschoolers! Bring your children to Sinnemahoning State Park for fun and learning and discover how the North American turkey has been playing a vital role in the natural world long before making its way to the dinner table each Thanksgiving.

On Thursday, November 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Park Office & Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning State Park environmental education program will offer “Talkin’ Turkey” to homeschooled and cyber-schooled students in grades K-12. Students will explore the adaptations, communication and history of the turkey through a variety of fun and engaging demonstrations and activities.

This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To register your child, please contact the park office at Sinnemahoning State Park at 814-647-8401 or Program size is limited so registering early is encouraged. Deadline to register is Tuesday November 17 at 4:00 PM.

Event will be held rain or shine, with program activities held both indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather. Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for outdoor activities. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch. Families should bring a packed lunch.

Parents are required to stay on-site for the day and are encouraged to participate with their children. Program activities are designed for students in grades K-12. Younger children are welcome to attend with a parent.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Cameron County Little League Complex Improvements

Cameron County Little League Complex is getting a facelift !

 If you haven't driven by lately, it's worth making the trip ! You'll see the new roofs on the concession stand and both dugouts on the middle field. This work was done by Burkhouse Contracting. You may also notice that the fan on top of the stand has been revamped and is now shiny and bright ! This was fixed up by D & J Plumbing. 

The backstop on the middle field has undergone a complete overhaul. All the boards have been replaced and the new mats are now on. Improvements have also been done to the pitchers warm-up areas on the middle field with new boards and mats. The privacy screen on the little field has been reattached and looks great ! The backstop on the little field will also be repaired this week. Work has begun on replacing the batting cage behind the little field. 

The Cameron County Little League board would like to send out a huge THANK-YOU to the Cameron County Youth Fundraising Committee for the successful benefit that was held on September 26th. The money raised at the benefit has helped greatly toward some of these improvements. Thanks to the Committee and to all the people who attended the benefit ! 
It was a great night !!

 So take a ride by the fields. Or better yet, stop and check out the improvements.
 Look for more great things in the spring !!

Cameron County Storm Football

Cameron County Storm Football will be holding elections on Sunday, November 15 at 7 pm  upstairs at the Knights of Columbus.

 All board positions are up for vote. If anyone is interested in possibly holding a board position or would just like to come to the meeting please do.

 Any questions regarding elections please contact Keith Baughman.

21st Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

First United Methodist Church Lasagna Dinner

First United Methodist Church Lasagna Dinner

 The dinner is on Thursday, November 5th.

 Seating are at 4:30 and 6:30. Take outs are available. 

 This will be held at the First United Methodist Church

. Tickets are $12.00 for adult and $6.00 under 10 years. 

 306 Spruce St, Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 486-0849


Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – November Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are five weeks into the 2016 fund drive. Over 200 letters have gone out to local individuals, businesses and organizations. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 3rd, we have collected $5,576.50 toward our $20,200 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2016.

Watch for our monthly updates. Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. This month’s feature will be the Cameron County Recreation Board.

Cameron County Recreation Center provides many different services to the local community. The main focus is to provide a safe but fun environment for area youth to enjoy. The game room is open Tuesdays through Saturday and offers a variety of table games and electronic gaming. The membership also includes use of the outdoor basketball court. They have two rooms available for rent for meetings and parties. The large room is the most popular for parties and can be rented for a minimal fee. There is no charge for business rentals. Tables and chairs can be rented (when available) as well as outdoor party games. Various exercise classes are also available each week. Please contact the Center for more information or check out their Facebook page. The Recreation Center will continue to collaborate with the 4-H program to provide out of school programs for youth ages 8-18 as well as summer 4-H programs. This summer, two local playgrounds were supervised, South Park and Third Street. The participants enjoyed two presentations from Cameron County Conservation, a mini wildlife fair sponsored by CCOYA and several trips to the school pool. Cameron County Recreation is also responsible for organizing and scheduling games for the girls and boys elementary basketball program.

Cameron County Recreation Center is funded partly by the County, Emporium Foundation and Community Chest. The 4-H and summer programs are funded entirely by grants from the Emporium Foundation. For questions about any of the programs that are provided please contact the Recreation Director, Holly Manginell by phone 814-486-8915 or by email at

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Emporium Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show

Emporium Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show

Saturday, December 5 at 9:00am - 3:00pm

 Emporium Fire Hall Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 

 Many talented vendors will be at the Emporium Fire Hall on Saturday, December 5.

 Hot dogs, sloppy joes, drinks will be available. 

 If any vendor is interested in setting up, tables cost 10.00.

 Please contact Bev Farren 486-0936 or Bev Stewart

Cameron County 2015 Toy Drive Sign Up

Winter Coat Give - Away

Two Inmates Escape From Quehanna Boot Camp

Karthaus, PA – At approximately 12:50 p.m. on November 1, 2015, two inmates, each serving flat 24-month State Intermediate Punishment sentences, escaped from the Quehanna Boot Camp, located in Karthus, Clearfield County, Pa. They were observed getting into a black vehicle.

Individuals with information on the whereabouts of these two escapees should contact Pennsylvania State Police immediately. Do not approach the individual.

The escapees are:

NICHOLAS GUIDO -- 30 year-old white male, has a light complexion, brown hair, brown eyes. He is 5’,7” and weighs 185 pounds. He was sentenced in Allegheny County for burglary no person present.


TRENT ROBERT MAFFEI, 20 year-old white male, has a light complexion, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes. He is 5’, 9” and weighs 160 pounds. He was sentenced in Juniata County for possession with intent to deliver.


Officials have sounded the escape siren and have sent a message via AlertPA to registered individuals.

The facility is currently locked down while officials conduct an investigation.

Again, anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals should not approach them but should contact Pennsylvania State Police or call 911

Gladys R. Bauer

Gladys R. Bauer, age 85, a resident of the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of West Fifth Street, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, in Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys. Born February 8, 1930 in Weatherly, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Ruth Stewart Beers. On June 17, 1950 in Weatherly, PA she married Albert L. Bauer who died April 14, 1993

. Formerly of Weatherly, she was a graduate of Weatherly High School and has been a resident of Emporium for the past 65 years. Mrs. Bauer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Emporium, was employed for several years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and for 20 years worked in the Cameron County High School cafeteria until retiring in 1990.

 Survivors include: one son, Charles (Linda) Bauer of Olean, NY; two daughters, Kim (Don “Stretch”) Reed of Emporium and Vicki (Chuck) Pollock of Allegany, NY; three grandchildren, Krissy Williams, Scott (Kassie) Bauer and Justin Reed; six step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends including the Hammersley family.

 In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Alice Peiser and a brother, Adam Beers.

 The family will receive friends in the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium on Sunday, November 1 from 2-4 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 First Presbyterian Church or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor. 

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