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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tammy L. Munsell

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence Saturday morning. (March 26, 2016) She was born June 26, 1971 in Smethport, PA a daughter of Ronald Zetwick, Crosby and the late Claudette Uber Zetwick. On October 26, 2002 in Port Allegany she married Aaron Munsell, who survives. Tammy graduated from Smethport High School in the class of 1989. She worked for over 25 years at GKN in Emporium. She was a member of the John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA

Surviving In addition to her husband Aaron Munsell she is survived
 two daughters Tylar (Joe) Botera, Erie and Tory Younkin, St. Marys, 
one son Nathaniel Munsell, Emporium,
 her Father & Step-Mother Ronald (Sherry) Zetwick, of Crosby and 
a maternal grandmother Anna Mae Uber, Emporium, and 
one brother Ronald "Tig" (Jeannie) Zetwick of Smethport 
She was preceded in death by her mother Claudette Uber Zetwick.

To celebrate Tammy’s life the family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on (4-2-16) Saturday from 11:00 -12:00 where a memorial service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Siebert officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA 16724

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

From the files of Jim Kempher

More photos of downtown Emporium from the files of Jim Kempher

Scentual Medicine Class

Scentual Medicine is comforting the body, calming emotions and soothing the mind using essential oils. Due to a large response, the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center offering a two hour workshop Saturday April 9 1-3pm. Pat Martin, an aromatherapy practitioner will provide the history and how to effectively use essential oils. Participants will receive all the materials needed to make a skin lotion and inhaler. 

 The fee is $35.00 a person. 
 To register for the class contact the chamber at 814-486-4314. 
 Class size is limited to 10 students

Helzel sentenced in Cameron County Court

Helzel sentenced in Cameron County Court: EMPORIUM (EC) — A man found guilty by a jury last September of several crimes against a child was sentenced Tuesday in the Cameron County Court of Common Pleas.

Emporium man Barton enters plea to charges

Emporium man Barton enters plea to charges

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cameron County Christian Center

This week, all clothing $5.00 per bag or $1.00 per item! 

 Open this week Tuesday through Thursday.

 Please note, we will be closed on Good Friday.

 Country Blessings wishes everyone a blessed Easter holiday. HE HAS RISEN! 

 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Streamside Landowner Workshop

The District is hosting a Landowners Workshop on March 31st with the County's Zoning Office and the Building and Sewage Code Officer. We will be introducing local and state rules and regulations that can affect those that live near a stream or are planning a construction project on their property. Check the District's website for more information

Emporium Back In The Day

Some older photos of downtown Emporium. Possibly from the 60's or early 70's? 
Photo credits go out to Jim Kempher. 
Jim has an amazing collection of Emporium photos.

Driftwood Senior Center - Opening Day Of Trout

Stop in at the Driftwood Senior Center April 16th. 

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Penn Highlands Offers Class on Naloxone Administration For Opiod Overdose

Class Offered By Penn Highlands Elk On How To Administer Naloxone For Opioid Overdose

First responders are invited to attend training to administer naloxone for opioid overdoses. Classes are being taught by Penn Highlands Healthcare through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA. It is free for responders in Elk, Clearfield, Jefferson, Cameron and McKean counties. Shown is Kim Cicon, grant program manager and director of the Emergency Department at Penn Highlands DuBois, who organizes and teaches the classes.

The next classes offered are 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 21, Penn Highlands Elk Education Room.

Continuing education time is awarded for pre-hospital personnel attending. Information will also be provided for first responder organizations for help in purchasing naloxone.

To host a class, contact Cicon at 814-375-3769 or e-mail her at


Several local organizations will be coming together for our Annual River and roadside clean-up on Sunday March 20TH, and we are looking for volunteers. This is great opportunity to help make our area even more beautiful. You can choose to help clean the Driftwood Branch Stream or clean the roadway along Rt. 120. To participate in the river clean up you must have a canoe and a partner or kayak. You will be assigned to specific locations along the stream or highway. We will be meeting at the railroad bridge in Cameron at 12:00 (noon).

Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided to participants. We are hopeful that we will have enough volunteers to clean the Stream from Cameron to Driftwood and RT 120 from Emporium to Driftwood. Refreshments will be served. As always, we encourage young people to become involved in this event. This is a great way to make a positive impact and earn project service hours while having fun. You can register at the High School office. To earn service credits you must also sign in on location at the start and finish of the event. Contact a representative of one of the following organizations if you have any questions.

Randy Bailey - Canoe and Kayak Classic Organization - 814-546-2011 Don Bickford - Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities - 814-598-0381 Bill Smith - Mountaineer Search and Rescue - 814-595-7587 Steve VanEerden - Bucktail Watershed Association - 814-486-1740

Please join us to help make the stream shine before the big race on April 2nd! Also don’t forget to register for the Canoe Classic Race at Join in the fun and be a part of this Historical Cameron County event.

Bunny Breakfast Craft

Bunny Breakfast Craft

The Easter Bunny will hop to Cameron County Saturday March 19 at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Hall. The breakfast menu includes pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages and will be served from 9-11am. The price is adults $5.00 and children $3.00.

This year children can make a bunny picture frame. The craft is included in the price plus all children will receive a treat from the bunny!

The money raised benefits the Cameron County Fireworks. 
 This year the fireworks will blast off Saturday July 2.

Cameron County Food Pantry - March Announcement

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 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.


In the picture left to right are these GKN employees presenting Jill Carlson with the checks: Justan Studley, Tracy Nelson, Jill Carlson, Janet Gore and April Covac.


Over the past 40 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive. Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron County Community Chest in helping it to meet the fund drive goals. Over the years since the program started, GKN has raised between 25% and 67% of the funds needed to hit the goals of the Community Chest.

This year the donations from GKN and its employees total $8,682.25. This represents 43% of the $20,200 goal. The CCCC commends GKN and their employees for their continued support of the Cameron County Community Chest.

We are now five months into the 2016 fund drive. With the donation from GKN, we have collected $20,923.25 toward our $20,200 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed to the 2016 Fund Drive

We still need your support. Donations and/or Memorials can be made for this drive through September of 2016. We will be keeping this drive open. Watch each month for updates.

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.

Elaine K. Deaton

Elaine K. Deaton, 68, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:05 p.m., Wednesday at the VanCrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

She was born on April 19, 1947, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Richard and Mildred Sudman.

Family survivors include her two sons, Rich W. (Sheri) Kline and Kurt A. (Angie) Kline, all of Ohio City; a brother, William “Bill” Sudman of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Grace and Olivia Kline, and Kory and Kirsten Kline; two step grandchildren, Stephen and Lucas Sullivan; and two nieces, Kelly "Dee" Nuding of Celina and Kristen Sudman of Mendon.

Elaine was a 1965 graduate of New Knoxville High School and retired from 
GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice

Monday, March 14, 2016

Carolyn M. May

Carolyn M. May, 86, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys, PA on Saturday (March 12, 2016) evening. She was born February 11, 1930 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Victor and Sophena Eick Moffitt. Mrs. May graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1947. She worked a long time as a waitress for several local restaurants and also did some catering several years. She also owned a general store and gas station on Sizerville Road many years ago. She enjoyed puzzles, reading and time with her family. 

Surviving Daughter: Carol (Donald) Bowser, Emporium
Daughter: Deborah (Charles) Stuart, Emporium
 Son: Arthur (Rita) May, Emporium 
Son: Steven (Karen) May, Emporium 
7 Grandchildren: James & Scott Geelen, Staci Brown, Sylvia Homan, Carrie Copp, Michael and Stephanie May 
10 Great Grandchildren: Krista Geelen, Paige Scott, Marcus, Dino, Hayden & Jax Brown, Conner Homan, Amelia & Mitchell Copp

 Preceded in death by Parents: Victor and Sophena Eick Moffitt
 2 Sisters: Marilyn Taggert & Donna Noto 

At her request there will be No Visitation or Services. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Emporium Country Club Opens

The Emporium country club is open for business, the pins are on the greens and carts are allowed, come enjoy the course and our off-season rates. Hours of operation are 10 AM until dark.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic April 2, 2016

Test your strength and racing know-how as you course down one of the largest downriver paddling events in the state!

 Named 2014 PA Wilds Event of the Year!

 The Cameron County Canoe &  Kayak Classic will be held April 2, 2016. 

Please click on this link for full details of this years event.

Dr Bowser Accepting New Patients In Emporium

QCare, St. Marys Expands to Accommodate More Patients

QCare, St. Marys Expands to Accommodate More Patients

 QCare St. Marys, which is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building, has recently expanded to more than double its original size. Officials at Penn Highlands Elk saw a need for the expansion, as patient volumes continue to rise

. “Patients enjoy the convenience of QCare,” explained Bill Wittman, CRNP, one of the office’s providers. “They don’t have to make an appointment. They can come the moment they begin to feel sick or they experience an injury. Our proximity to the hospital’s lab and imaging services is another great benefit.” The newly-remodeled office provides a much larger waiting area with a private alcove for collecting patient information. The number of exam rooms has expanded from three to seven. “The increase in exam rooms helps to accommodate our expanded staff,” said Rose Campbell, president at Penn Highlands Elk

. There are three full-time providers at QCare St. Marys: Wittman; Melanie Riglin, PA-C; and Erin Lingenfelter, PA-C. Other providers are Shelby Davison, PA-C; Lisa Vivian, PA-C; Lindsay Hoffman, PA-C; Mary Schimp, PA-C; and Tonya Aversa, CRNP.

 The hours have expanded, as well, with the office now being open seven days a week, except holidays. 
 Hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 “Anyone from the public is welcome,” said Wittman. “We enjoy seeing both new and familiar faces.”

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.

PA Wilds Hiking Reward 2016

A friend of mine posted this photo of herself on Facebook and I just had to share it.
 What a great find!

Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous March 05, 2016 - March 12, 2016 

Throughout Downtown, Ridgway, PA 15853 Local: 814-772-0400 

 Catch a Buzz as chainsaw artists from all over the world come to Ridgway and invite you to join them as they create and share magnificent wood sculptures. All sculptures created at the event are auctioned off on the last day of the event. This event has been featured on the Early Show, Explore PA, ESPN, The History Channel and many national and international publications. An experience for the whole family.

 For more information call (814) 772-0400, email or visit