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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Prescription Drug Take Back Set for April 30

Prescription Drug Take Back Set for April 30

Next Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The day is designed to ensure proper disposal of unused prescription drugs and to keep the drugs from being misused and abused. According to a 2011 survey in Pennsylvania, 14 percent of youth surveyed admitted to taking prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them and 18 percent felt that prescription drugs were not harmful.

Prescription drugs may be dropped off at the following locations in our area.
Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•McKean County Sheriff’s Department, 17129 Route 6, Smethport.
•Pennsylvania State Police Coudersport Barracks, 3140 E. Second St., Coudersport.
•Potter County Sheriff’s Department, Potter County Courthouse, 1 E. Second St., Room 24, Coudersport.
  •Coudersport Borough Police Department, 201 S. West St., Coudersport.
Pennsylvania State Police Emporium Barracks, 12921 Route 120, Emporium.

The Emporium Police Department also has a permanent drop-off box at 421 N. Broad St., Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here for more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police Emporium Barracks and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to 12921 Route 120, Emporium. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)
 The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website

Mike D. Polinick

Mike D. Polinick, 79, of 63 Trailer Court Dr., Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Friday (April 22, 2016) morning. He was born December 18, 1936 in Rasselas, PA a son of the late Michael D. and Barbara Minnich Polinick. On November 29, 1958 in First Baptist Church, Emporium he married Ethel Uplinger Polinick, who survives.
Mr. Polinick retired from Cameron Manufacuring where he worked for many years. He enjoyed the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Steelers, cars, Reese Cups and Pepsi and daily visits from his dog Miss Muffy. He loved spending time with his family.
Surviving in addition to Ethel Uplinger Polinick,
 are a son, Donald Polinick and his wife Sue, Emporium;
daughter, Melinda Ackman and her husband Kevin, Emporium;
son, Ronald Polinick and his wife Jonie, Emporium;
5 Grandchildren: Donna, Brandy, Natasha, Charles & Matraca;
3 Great Grandchildren: Tristan, Nathan & Aubrey.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael D. and Barbara Minnich Polinick.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (April 26, 2016) at 12:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Service.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, April 27, 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.



Ridgway, PA – We’ve all heard about heroin taking the lives of our community members…some of which may be friends, some may be family members, or acquaintances. Regardless of our relationship, we are all affected by the current heroin epidemic, and the overdose deaths continue to increase. Deaths from heroin have tripled in the last five years. Pennsylvania has a higher overdose rate than most states. We’ve all also heard many radio commercials indicating why our youth first starting using heroin/opiates in the first place. One of those reasons identified was the lack of knowledge about drugs in general. ADAS is committed to providing that knowledge and is taking it a step further for our community.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (ADAS) will hold a question and answer session about the opiate/heroin epidemic at the Cameron County High School on April 26, 2016 at 6:00pm and at the North Central building on May 17, 2016 at 6:00pm for all to attend. This event is open to the general public; anyone and everyone who is interested in learning more about heroin/opiates along with what services are available to a drug user and/or their families.

Anyone can become addicted to heroin and/or prescription pain pills…Anyone… Addiction does not discriminate against race, gender, ethnicity, etc. There is no one way to prevent addiction, other than education and prevention efforts to inform people to never start.

Prescription pain pills (Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin) are all used to treat pain, but are highly addictive. Many people are prescribed prescription pain pills for legitimate uses, however, when that prescription runs out, many are still left with not only pain, but now withdrawal to deal with. This is when the user will look for another way to treat the pain and withdrawal…Some may ask friends or acquaintances and others look to the streets, which is where the heroin comes into play.

So rather than turning a blind eye or thinking that it doesn’t exist, why not become educated and work with community officials to stop this epidemic. Please take the time to attend this much needed event.

For more information contact Lisa Cherry at (814) 788-2080 or or visit

Alcohol &  Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is The Single County Authority (SCA) for Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. ADAS, Inc. provides direct services as well as contracts with the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programming (BDAP). Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. provides Inpatient, Outpatient, Prevention, and Case Management Services.

Bed & Breakfast Workshop

Bed and Breakfast businesses are a great way to generate extra income for people who enjoy entertaining and cooking, but is it right for you?

In this workshop you will learn how to select a location and building, legal requirements, startup costs, liability insurance, B&B traveler expectations, rooms food hospitality, marketing and promotion, and much more.

Dale Fox, our instructor, is the former owner, developer and manager of the highly successful “Towers Victorian Inn in Ridgway.” “This instructor knows what she’s talking about!” – Owner of the Horton House in Warren.

This workshop is being held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $49 per person. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 11. To register, email or call 814-362-5078.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Emporium Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash

An Emporium woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash at 4:45 PM on Sunday at the roadside pull off on Route 6 on Hazelhurst Hill near Mt. Jewett. 

 Virginia A. Gribble, 56, of St. Marys formerly of Emporium, PA, was a passenger on an eastbound motorcycle operated by Randie Scott Gribble, 54, of Emporium, PA, when he lost control of the cycle and slid into the pulloff area. Virginia died at the scene. Randie was airlifted by helicopter to UPMC in Erie where his injuries are described by family members as not life threatening. 

 Trooper Jason L. Perry of the Kane barracks said the investigation is pending and anyone with any information is asked to contact him at 814-778-5555.

Virginia A. “Genny” Gribble

Virginia A. “Genny” Gribble, 56, of 297 Honey Lane, St. Marys, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Mount Jewett on Sunday (April 17, 2016) afternoon in a motorcycle accident. She was born May 12, 1959 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett. She had been married to Randie Gribble, Emporium Genny worked at GKN for over 28 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. She liked decorating and baking.

She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Scarpelli, DuBois;
 son, Jason (Kelly) Allison, Emporium;
 daughter, Dusti Rees, Emporium;
son, Josh Rees, Emporium;
son, Derrick (Ally) Gribble, Emporium.
Twelve Grandchildren, Madyson, Chanz, Tapanga, Camdyn, Brynn, Laila, Haley, Kierstyn, James, Brooklyn, Jarron &; Grayden.
 sister, Evie Sabatino, Meadville, PA;
 brother David Burgett, Emporium;
brother, Paul Burgett, Emporium;
brother, Tom Burgett, Hermitage, PA;
 brother, Charles Hooftallen, Emporium;
brother, Perry Hooftallen, Roulette.

Preceded in Death By Parents, Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett 

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Monday from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM with the service to follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary &  Alliance Church, officiating. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Scholarship is offering three scholarships worth $1,500 to university students attending accredited U.S. college or university who are providing care for aging relatives while attending school.
Applicants are required to submit a 1,500 word essay or two minute video telling who the applicant is caring for an how the applicant is involved as their caregiver, how being a caregiver influenced the applicant’s decision for their major/career path, and how the scholarship will be helpful to the applicant in the student-caregiving role
. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2016. More information and how to apply can be found at

Saturday, April 16, 2016



Austin, PA – The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s (PPFF), photo tour will be on display at Sinnemahoning State Park from April 3 through May 8, 2016.

The photos displayed were chosen from more than 350 photographs entered by both amateur and professional photographers. The twenty four photos in the display include those awarded 1st and 2nd place by popular vote and a critics’ choice in 6 categories, including Capture the Season, Friends & Family Fun, Young Photographers, Black & White, Nature Up Close and Historical Gems. Also included in the photo display are 2 Best In Show photos, awarded by overall popular vote and critics’ choice. All photos are taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest. Many of the prize-winning photographs were taken right here in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Jennifer Ingram won First Place in the Nature Up Close category with her photo of an elk titled, “This Spot Is Taken”, taken in Elk State Forest. Jennifer commented, “Living in the PA Wilds, it’s not uncommon to see elk on a daily basis. This bull seemed so content resting in the ferns, enjoying the sunshine. After the cold temperatures last winter, I could relate!”

Makayla Whaling earned Second Place in the Young Photographers category with her colorful and up-close photo titled, “Yes, Grasshopper”, taken while walking along the creek at Sinnemahoning State Park. Makayla says, “Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests offer a variety of recreational and educational activities. I truly believe that there is something for everyone! I love being outdoors; and the parks and forests provide the perfect opportunities.”

Other winners from the Pennsylvania Wilds area included: Scott Hafer, Ole Bull State Park, Best in Show – People’s Choice; H. Bumper Bauer, Cook Forest State Park, Capture the Season – Critic’s Choice; Phyllis Terchanik, Cook Forest State Park, First Place – Friends and Family Fun; and Diane Lynch, Bald Eagle State Park, Critic’s Choice – Friends and Family Fun.

The 2016 PPFF Through the Seasons photo contest is underway, now until September 13, 2016. Details are on the PPFF website, The categories include some popular categories from past contests, as well as new ones, such as Fur, Feather, Fins & Scales and My Parks & Forests.

About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation. @PaPFF

Loons and Eagles at Sinnemahoning State Park This Week

Loons and Eagles at Sinnemahoning State Park This Week

The loons are still at the lake! The number varies at different times of the day. One visitor reported seeing 18 last night. There were 5 loons out there this morning. This viewing opportunity will not last long – these migrating birds are likely to leave by the opening day of trout season next week.

Lots of activity up at the newest eagle nest. Have the eggs hatched? Join us at the Eagle Watch this afternoon between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to see the nest and the adults and, hopefully, catch a glimpse of the baby eaglets.

 Eagle Watch will be held every Saturday and most Sundays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Wildlife Viewing Area just one mile north of the Park Office & Wildlife Center.

Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser

St. Mark Youth Mission Trip A group of St. Mark youth and chaperones are planning a Mission trip to Yucat√°n, Mexico in July. 
 To help defray travel expenses, they’re having a Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser on Sunday, April 17th from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (or until sold out).
 The cost is $7.00 (at the door) in O’Connell Hall (basement of St. Mark Church).

Shippen Township Sping Cleanup Date

Shippen Township will be holding its annual spring clean-up on Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Township building. 

 The cost is $15.00 per truck or trailer load. Tires are extra. 
 We will NOT be accepting TV’s and computers this year.
 All refuse accounts must be paid up to date.

Shippen Township Closed Election Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, April 26th for Election Day. 
 Tuesday’s refuse pick-up will be on Monday. Monday,
 Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 
Thank you!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Emporium VFW Sponsoring Chicken Or Rib BBQ & Bake Sale April 16th

The Emporium VFW will be sponsoring a Chicken or Rib BBQ and Bake Sale at the VFW club at 427 East 3rd Street in Emporium on Saturday, April 16th.
Chicken Dinner is $9, Rib Dinner $12.
Dinner will be served by Valley Meats. It all starts at 11 a.m.

The High School Job Fair Friday, April 22

The High School Job Fair will be held on Friday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St Marys Area High School Gymnasium.
The job fair is a free event open to local companies looking to hire. Meet with students form Cameron County, ECC, Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys Area High schools who are eligible to work. Students will be looking for a variety of employment options including: summer jobs, full and part time jobs, Co-Op positions and school to work opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year.
For more information, call the Community Education Center at 781-3437. The event is sponsored in part by: St. Marys Area High school, The Community Education Center's DISCOVER Partnership and the North Central Workforce Development Board.

Emporium Senior Center April - May Events

Tuesday, April 12th

Learn all about Brain Health
Amy Greene from Charles Cole will be there to present the program at 9am

Tuesday, April 19th - Community Nurses

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening—11am A presentation all about “Arteries”—11:30am

Thursday, April 21st @ 10:45am

“Feeling Stressed, Bored, or Creative? Come and color! Coloring isn't just for kids. Coloring has been shown to have “de-stressing” & relaxing effects for many who have given it a try. We’ll have all the supplies-just come color & relax!

Saturday, April 30th

Spring Fling Dinner Supporting the Emporium Senior Center Soup, Hot Dogs, Live Music, & Dessert

Emporium Senior Center South Maple Street 4-6pm
$6/person $3/Children 10 &under

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bingo Night Hosted By The CCHS Lady Raider Softball Team

George B. Stevenson Dam Dredging Project to Occur in 2016

George B. Stevenson Dam Dredging Project to Occur in 2016

Grove Township - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks has announced that sediment removal will occur in the northern end of the George B. Stevenson reservoir and around the boat launch area in 2016.

Dredging, combined with the stream alignment and shoreline stabilization projects also slated for 2016, will improve fish and wildlife habitat in the lake while decreasing sedimentation buildup. Additionally, removal of the sediment will provide park visitors with enhanced recreational opportunities to the upper reaches of the reservoir. The removed silt will be spread on reclaimed strip mines to improve forest fertility in Sproul State Forest.

The dredging process will require a temporary drawdown of the water level in the reservoir by about 10 feet to expose the areas of silt that need to be removed. Drawdown is scheduled to begin May 1, 2016. The drawdown will impact the northern reaches of the lake from Lushbaugh Run, down to the handicap accessible fishing platform. Maps of impacted areas will be posted throughout the park on designated bulletin boards and available at the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

Dredging is expected to begin late-spring to early-summer and continue throughout the winter season. Once the dredging operations begin the park road will also be closed from the Lake Day Use Area entrance to Goss Road due to slippery conditions caused by sediment removal. The areas of impact, including the boat launch, mooring, eagle watch, access road along west side of lake and parking areas will be closed to the public.

No boating will be permitted on the lake after drawdown. Pontoon boat and kayak programs, as well as the kayak and canoe loaner program will not be offered during this time.

The lower portion of the lake will remain open for fishing near the dam breast on the north side of the trash booms and Short Bend Run along the eastern lake shoreline. Current fish populations will not be affected; however, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will not stock trout in the lake in 2016. Fishing will not be permitted near the dredging operation.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. For more details or to be put on the Sinnemahoning State Park’s email list for current updates, please call the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401, or email

Cameron County Commissioners accept bid for purchase of blighted buildings

Cameron County Commissioners accept bid for purchase of blighted buildings: EMPORIUM — The Cameron County Commissioners accepted a bid for purchase of a lot containing several blighted buildings during a meeting held Thursday.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Beautifying Our Community

More Signlanguage signs beautifying our community!

"Pork & Cork" Scholarship Fundraiser

The Sylvan Heritage Council is excited to announce our first annual "Pork & Cork" scholarship fundraising event, to be held outdoors - rain or shine - at the Andrews Farm at Salt Run on Saturday, June 18th. 

The event will feature beers and wines from local home-brewers and winemakers, a BBQ dinner, and live music by "Two Guys Drinking Beer". 

Tickets are on sale now from any SHC member (Reuben Solveson, Dick Lewis, Jeanmare Holjencin, Cindy Ramsey, Dana Crisp, Jan Hampton, Michelle Clark, Lori Reed, Karen Jiang, or Chrissy Slusarick) for a donation of $30.

 Don't miss this event of the summer!

Common Loons at Sinnemahoning State Park

11 common loons were seen on the lake today at Sinnemahoning State Park. Loons winter on the Atlantic Ocean in the neighborhood of the Chesapeake Bay, and breed on northern lakes from upper New York through New England and Canada. They are infrequent visitors in north-central Pennsylvania, usually seen only in low numbers, in spring and fall as they migrate through our area. 
 This awesome photo was taken today by park volunteer, Jan Thoms.

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – April Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – April Update

As of April 8th, we have collected $20923.25 toward our $20,200 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. This month’s featured organization will be the Garden Club.

The Garden Club uses funds raised for their projects to beautify our community. The members of this club plant and take care of the flowers & shrubs at the Library, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Northwest Savings Bank, Citizens and Northern Bank, Emporium Insurance and the containers in the Downtown area. They do the seasonal decorations inside the library. The Garden club helps with the plantings at the Derrick City Post Office and rain gardens at Sinnemahoning State Park as well as taking care of the atrium at Guy & Mary Felt Manor. They club participates in the October Festival at Sizerville State Park and has a display at the Cameron County Fair. They also do litter pick up and recycling for a two-mile stretch of Rt.120W three times a year as part of the “Adopt-A-Highway” program. In 2010 they were asked to help with the plantings at the new visitor center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Last year they were able to purchase and install a Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker at the Cameron County Veterans’ Park.

The theme this year for the Emporium Garden Club is: “Flowers, Frogs, and Fun”. The object of the club is to develop the knowledge and love of gardening for the mutual benefit of members and community.

The Club has many activities planned for 2016. March 21th will be their Kick-off dinner with guest speakers Don Bickford from CCOYA and Julie Walters, teacher at Woodland Elementary who will present a program on the Monarch Butterfly. On April 25th August 29, and October 24 we will have several training sessions on floral arranging and exhibition tables presented by Margaret Harris and Cindy Jarzab in preparation for a flower show in 2017. In June our program will be “Leap into Leadership” presented by past District VIII Director Joyce Milburg. In July Todd and Jess Deluccia will present a program on Frogs, Salamander and creepy crawlies.

Watch for information on the upcoming spring cleanup day slated for April 23 and planting, this is in conjunction with Emporium Borough and the Sylvan Heritage Committee. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information on the Garden Club, these activities, to participate in the activities, or if you would like to make a donation to the Garden Club, please contact Jill Perry.

The 2016 CCCC Fund Drive will stay open until September 30th. 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.

The Sylvan Heritage Council Westerwald Pottery

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 contact Christine Slusarick at 814-486-0583 or Cindy Ramsey at 814-486-1870 if you are interested in purchasing any directly from the Sylvan Heritage Council.

 Small Crock - $30.00 Quart Salt Crock - $30.00 Barrel Coffee Mug - $18.00

 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.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ABATE Monthly Meeting

ABATE Monthly meeting, Saturday 9th at 11 the Emporium Moose

 We are going to the Court House at 1:00 PM for Motorcycle Awareness Month photo.
All riders, members and non members invited!!
Come on down!!

Open Interviews

First Call is holding open interviews on Monday from 9 am to noon at the Career Link on Second street. Hiring all shifts. Ten dollars an hour. They are a sorting company that works in the GKN buildings. 
If you need a new job come work with us. 
They will be at the Career Link in Emporium. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Emporium Borough Council bids on blighted property

Emporium Borough Council bids on blighted property: EMPORIUM — Emporium Borough Council approved a move to enter a bid on a blighted property in the business district.

Cameron County Christian Cente

We recently just switched over all our clothing from winter to spring and summer . . .

Also we have a large selection of toys too; this week, children's toys, buy one get one 50% off!

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hurry down and check it out!

Cameron County Christian Center 240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834 
Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cameron County Historical Society 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

CCHS Music Booster Meeting

The CCHS Music Boosters would like to encourage all parents of band and/or chorus students to join us for our monthly Music Boosters meeting Tuesday, April 5th @ 6 PM. 

We meet in the CCHS Band room. Please bring any thoughts, ideas, or just your curiosity about what's going on in your kids musical life. 
We can't wait to see you!

Cameron County Recreation Center

Due to the building next to the 3rd Street Playground collapsing onto the fencing and court the playground will be locked and closed until further notice. 
The safety of Cameron County kids is our first priority.

 We are working to get this remedied as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recreation Director at 486-8915. 
Thank you for your cooperation.









Nels P. Nelson, Sr.

Nels P. Nelson, Sr., 55, of 7884 Mason Hill Rd., Driftwood, PA died at his residence, on Sunday (April 3, 2016) evening. He was born December 11, 1960 in Jeannette, PA a son of Lucille Wilson Nelson, Greensburg, PA and the late Richard Nelson. On February 26, 1982 in Jeanette he married Valerie Shusteric Nelson, who survives.

 Mr. Nelson worked for Lumber Township for many years until he became ill in 2006. He was a member of the Sterling Run Sportsman Club and St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. Nels was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved gardening and spending time with his family.

 Surviving In addition to his wife Valerie Shusteric Nelson are 
Sons Nels Nelson, Jr., New Stanton, PA and Luke Nelson and his wife Courtney, Kent, OH a daughter Shawna Hostler and Travis, Driftwood, 
son Cory Humphrey, Driftwood and 
8 Grandchildren; Victoria, Carlin, Novella, Aubree, Eli, Geneva, Laney, and River.
 Two Brothers: Jim Bateman and Cara, Gibsonia,
 Brother: Meldrum Nelson, Ruffs Dale, PA 
Sister: Lorrie Clark, Yukon.

 He was preceded in death by his father Richard Nelson and a Brother Rick Nelson.

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM followed by the funeral service at 6:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Community Health Screening

Habitat Box Sale

Habitat Box Sale

 Orders Due By: April 15, 2016. Check out the nestboxs, bat houses, squirrel houses and bird feeders.
 Procced from this sale will support the District's environmental education programs in the community.

 Please click on this link for complete details of this sale

Breakfast At The Emporium Country Club

Emporium Country Club is now serving full menu breakfast Saturday & Sunday's from 8am-2pm. 

Come enjoy a nice breakfast, with a great view!

Motorcycle Awareness


 Anyone wanting to promote motorcycle awareness is welcome to join us for picture to be in the paper for the promotion of Motorcycle Awareness. We will meet Saturday, April 9 at 1 PM at the Cameron County Court House in 
Emporium, PA, 15834

Saturday, April 2, 2016


WORLD WAR II PROGRAM - Emporium Fire Hall - Saturday April 23, 2016 at 3 PM - Cameron County Historical Society is hosting a World War II Program featuring Steve Appleby, Director of the Eldred World War II Museum. 

 If you are a World War II enthusiast, a Veteran of the war, or just want to learn more about this war, this is a program you will want to attend. Appleby's WWII presentation will include artifacts from many collections in the museum emphasizing on what these men used and carried as they risked their lives. The museum carries a personal theme of what those of this incredible war fought endured resonates throughout the museum and through Appleby himself. Appleby enlisted in the US Army after high school serving in the infantry and Special Forces until he retired a few years ago. The personal aspect behind these amazing men has been a strong passion of Appleby's since childhood and has remained important to him enough that he has become a foremost historian on this hard fought war. 

 Check out the museums website at and discover why there is a World War II Museum in Eldred. Learn what the museum has to offer in its unique exhibits about World War II and the Robert A Anderson Library within the gallery that includes rare and out of print books and so much.

 Appleby will give you insight as to why "The museum could quite literally have been picked up from Washington, D.C. alongside any of the other Smithsonian's buildings and been dropped here overnight."– Fox News

 Don't miss this event at the Emporium Fire Hall Saturday April 23, 2016 at 3 PM sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society includes light refreshments 
RSVP 486-4314 by Monday April 18, 2016

Wild Air Yoga Open House