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Sunday, March 31, 2019

James B. MacMillan

James B. MacMillan, 75, of 35 Chestnut Street, Driftwood, PA died at his residence, Driftwood, PA on Friday night (March 29, 2019). He was born October 19, 1943 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Robert A. and Imeda Morrison MacMillan. He married Kathleen "Mickey" Lane, who survives

Mr. MacMillan was a retired truck driver, driving many years for Metrololitan Trucking. He was a member of the Moose, VFW, K of C Columbian Club and the May Hollow Sportsman Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Mickey he is survived by two daughters, Vicki Tressler, Emporium and Valerie (Joseph) Stephens, Bishopville, SC; two sons, Robert MacMillan, Driftwood and Danny (Debra) MacMillan, Erie; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn (Gordon) Strycula, Hammonton, NJ. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Lee MacMillan and 
a sister, Joyce Codario,

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Tuesday from 2-3 followed by the memorial service at 3 PM with Rev. Emilia Burdick, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiating.

If desired, Memorials may be made to Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, Driftwood, PA 15832

Online Condolences may be placed at

Registration Underway for Administrative Professional Day

Registration Underway for Administrative Professional Day

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce &Artisan Center sponsoring the annual Administrative Professional Day on Wednesday April 17 from 11am-1pm. This year the event will be held at the newest business in downtown Emporium. Sarah Nolan will open the doors to Sarah Janes Art Studio. Nolan began renovating the former Cappy’s Clothing Store on East Fourth Street last fall. The price is $30.00 a person. It includes a canvas painting with Sarah Nolan, pasta bar, and desserts provided by Aroma Café.

Bunny Breakfast

Bunny Breakfast

The Easter Bunny will be making his way to Cameron County April 20! 

The Cameron County Fireworks Committee inviting everyone to have breakfast with the bunny at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department form 9-11:30am. Children can have their picture taken with the bunny and will have the opportunity to make a craft. The breakfast menu includes pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. The price is adults $5.00 and children $3.00. 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 6.

Stained Glass Class Returns

Stained Glass Class Returns

An intensive stained glass class taught by stained glass professional Stephen Winston will be offered in April at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. Students will cut the glass for the panel, grind and solder the pieces. 

The class will be held Sunday afternoons 1-4pm and Monday night 6-9pm. The dates are April 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29 and May 5 and 6. The cost is $110. Seating is limited. Registration accepted at the chamber office or online at

Friday, March 29, 2019

Emporium or Ridgway? Where will it be?

We need your help!

 If Dr. Delhunty were to open a second St. Marys Chiropractic Center location where would it benefit the most? Due to the silliness of Facebook poll, we could only provide 2 choices. 
Please comment below with any other suggestions!

Visit their Facebook page to participate in the poll.
Please Share!

 129 N Michael St
 Saint Marys, PA 15857 
(814) 834-3217

Church Security Training

Church Security and Intruder Awareness Training 

 With domestic violence and attacks against the church on the rise, this is a MUST attend training to better prepare your church. This is for Pastors, Priest, staff, ushers, greeters, children's ministry,safety team and all others who volunteer in the church.

 Emporium Fire Hall 
 Wednesday, April 24, 2019
 5:30-7:30 pm 
 No cost to attend

Pic of the Day

I know spring is near when I see these in my yard. 

Rich Valley Burners, LLC ~ Gifts for all Seasons

If your looking for a unique gift from Cameron County, make Rich Valley Burners, LLC your first stop. They offer CNC Plasma Cutting, Welding, &  Metal Fabricating. 
Nothing welcomes in the spring and summer season more than their beautiful selection of customizedfire pits!
Visit their Facebook page to see the variety of items they offer!

Cameron County SPCA

Meet Smokey, one of several animals awaiting adoption at the Cameron County SPCA.
 Smokey gets along well with other kitties. 

Visit and contact the SPCA by using their Facebook page -
 Cameron County SPCA animals

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day -
Thank you Rich Malizia for your service

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. May we pause to honor and remember those who fought and died serving our country during the Vietnam War. This marks only the third year that National Vietnam War Veterans Day has been officially observed. 

A bipartisan bill authored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) created the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act and was signed into law in 2017. March 29 was chosen because that was the day in 1973 when the last U.S. troops withdrew from South Vietnam, and the last of the American POWs held in North Vietnam arrived back home.

Town Hall Meeting With PA State Rep. Martin Causer

Town Hall Meeting With PA State Rep. Martin Causer

Join me on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. for a town meeting at the Emporium Fire Hall (419 N. Broad St., Emporium). I’ll offer an update on the state budget and other topics under discussion in Harrisburg, as well as take your questions on any other state-related concerns. No RSVP is necessary. I hope to see you there!

Storage Shed Auctions Saturday, March 30

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rotary News

Brian Schell, Cameron County School District Curriculum Instruction & Assessment Director, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting March 20th. Mr. Schell hails from the Hersey area, taught at the Columbia School District & Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Over the years, his passion became working with at risk students. Mr. Schell reviewed the many changes over the years in public education and some of the new ideas he has and changes to the current CCHS curriculum. Also pictured is Rotarian, Gary Boden.

 Guests attending the meeting were Deb Rinehart, former Assistant District 7390 Governor, 
wife of Rotarian, Bradley Rinehart.

Ready Set Go For Sinnemahone Paddle

Ready Set Go For Sinnemahone Paddle

Pre-registration for the upcoming Sinnemahone Paddle is on par with previous years according to organizers. The event renamed after long-time race director Randy Bailey stepped down last year from the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic is now under the direction of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. The race starts Saturday April 6 across from the Emporium Country Club on the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek. Start time is 11am with a dinner to follow benefitting the Sinnemahoning Fire Department.

The 12 mile race drawing competitors from West Virginia, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Germany and across the state of Pennsylvania. “It is important this race continues, to show off Cameron County and its natural resources,” explains chamber executive director, Tina Solak. “ Most of those pre-registered are from outside of the area. We encourage those paddlers to spend the night in our hotels, eat at our restaurants and hopefully fall in love with our area and return,”, continues Solak. Several restaurants in the Driftwood and Sinnemahoning area rolling out the red carpet for competitors and offering entertainment following the event.

Safety is the first concern and more than 30 emergency responders from Cameron, Elk, Centre, Clearfield, and Clinton County will line the course. PA Fish and Boat Commission has set a minimum and high-water mark to regulate the race. If the water conditions do not meet those expectations, the race will be canceled, and partial refunds will be issued. Water conditions can be found at

New this year will be the addition of breakfast available for purchase at the start line from Emporium Rotary and the Driftwood Senior Center. Student Transportation of America will provide a free shuttle from the finish to start line. Spectators can pick up food from HillBilly Eat N Shack food truck at the finish line. Goodie bags are provided to all racers and a number of door prizes will be handed out. The top three finishers in each category will take home a hand cut and engraved replica of a paddle. The cherry wood donated by Emporium Hardwoods is cut and engraved by Total Engraving then finished with a sealant donated by Cool’s Auto.

The paddling event is the first of three extreme sport competitions planned for the county. The next event is a 55 mile gravel road bike race that will include two state forests, two counties and one state park. That race is planned for Saturday September 28. The final race is the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run on October 19.

Registration for all races can be made online or in person at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office in Emporium.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Fire Hall Rental Update

The Emporium Fire Dept has a new member taking care of the fire hall rentals.

Carrie Wenner will be in charge. She can be reached on her cell phone at 814-562-0522. If she does not answer, please leave voice mail and she will return your call as soon as possible.

We are also asking that you make a deposit and a rental fee.


You will be asked to fill out a form as well. This is all for accountability purposes.

Soup Sale this Friday

Mark your calendar! C& N’s having a soup sale at the Emporium Branch this Friday, March 29th. 

Proceeds benefit our annual Giving Back Giving Together campaign. 
This years donations will all go to the Emporium VFW - Rides for Vets Program.
 Please join us in supporting our local Vets!

Pic of the Day

This owl was easy to miss, but fortunately, I did not. I've heard them many times near my home, but this was the first time I was able to get a picture of one, the barred owl

Cheryl M. Slusarick

Cheryl M. Slusarick, 60, of 1783 Plank Road, Emporium, PA died at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA on Monday evening (March 25, 2019).

She was born September 11, 1958 in Niagara Falls, New York a daughter of the late Roy and 
Evelyn Asti Danner.

On April 30, 1988 in Emporium, PA she married the late Vincent M. Slusarick.

Cheryl graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1976. She retired in 2016 from GE Motor Coil where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the K of C Christabelle Club and the Moose Lodge #264. She loved spending time with her nieces and great niece and nephews. She also enjoyed cooking and her kitty cat "Lucky".

She is survived by a sister, Lou Ann (Daniel "Buddy") Wolfe, Emporium; and a brother, Rick (Dee) Danner, Emporium; nieces and great niece and nephews; longtime companion Jhohn Carlson; many lifetime friends including her best friends and caretakers Deb Hallowell and Alesia Schlotzhauer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A time of remembrance and sharing will be held at the VFW, 427 East Third Street, Emporium, PA on Sunday (March 31, 2019) from 1:00-4:00 PM

The family asks, if possible, wear some article of clothing that is tie dyed in Cheryl's honor.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or tto the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 427 East 3rd Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Lifeguard Certification Courses

It's that time of year again - Lifeguard certification courses! 

 Courses will be held in St. Mary's and Dubois, 814-371-8111 Ext 3170. Possible scheduling of courses at the Ridgway YMCA and the Johnsonburg Community Center. Please check out their Facebook pages for additional information.
Below is the contact email for classes at the St. Marys Community Pool. If you are interested in taking the course or would like more info, please contact us via fb messenger or email at

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12th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet

It's almost banquet time in Emporium for 2019! 

Flyers are in the mail but for those who don't receive them check out the images below.

Note the online registration option which we encourage everyone to use.

We are planning on having more firearms and less stuff this year.

Get your tickets now as we will most certainly sell out!

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Tips on Debris Burning

Debris burning is how many Pennsylvania wildfires start. These fires most frequently start in someone’s backyard and travel through the dead grass and weeds into the bordering woodlands.

Spring is a popular time for yard clean up, however, it’s also when 85% of wildfires occur in Pennsylvania. If you must burn, be sure to follow these tips to help prevent wildfires. 
Learn more ➡

Monday, March 25, 2019

CCOYA Salt Run Youth Fish Fest

It is that time of year again to start planning the CCOYA Salt Run Youth Fish Fest. 

This year's date is Saturday, April 13.

 As always, there will be plenty of fish stocked and hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. We will also have other fun activities for the young ones. Smokey Bear has told us he cannot wait to see his little friends. This is a free event in a safe and family friendly environment. 

 See you at Andrews Farm!

Elizabeth "Betty" Wilkins

Elizabeth "Betty" Wilkins, age 100, of Emporium, Pa., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Guy & Mary Felt Manor. She was born on June 18, 1918, at Whitehouse Farm in Amherst County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Wilfred A. Weakley and Eddie Collyer Abbitt. She attended E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va., and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. She worked for C& P Bell, Norfolk, Va. for 35 years, starting as a telephone operator and ending as Chief Operator in the Management for Education for the entire East Coast. Betty was an animal lover, especially loving her dogs. She enjoyed swimming, flying (even owning her own plane), and her family. She was a member of the Emporium First United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her beloved son, Clinton (Judy) Weekley of Emporium, Pa.; four grandchildren, Sheila Sparks of Anchorage, Alaska, Jessica (Toby) Herzing of Emporium, Pa., Ronnie Weekley of Anchorage, Alaska, and Clinton Weekley II of Monticello, Ga., and several great and 
great-great grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Martina Weekley (named after her grandmother), and a great-grandson, Tye Justin Pereira.

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019,, at 11 a.m. at the Emporium First 
United Methodist Church.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213 1/2 South Maple St., Emporium, PA 15834, or to Emporium First United Methodist Church, 306 Spruce St.,
 Emporium, PA 15834.

Garden Club Hosts Good Things Growing

The Emporium Garden Club is pleased to have Josh Zucal and Alex Reed speak at their meeting, Monday March 25, at 6:30 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall. They will be talking about Good Things Growing, their recently created organic micro farming business.

Their goal is to help create a healthier community where foodists will know where their food is coming from as well as who is growing it. Everyone is invited to this event to learn more about their community supported agricultural program. There is no charge and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there.

You may follow Good Things Growing by visiting their Facebook page

Siren Test

Posted on March 22, 2019 by wcednews "Brookville, PA – If you hear a tornado siren on Tuesday, don’t be alarmed… it’s just a test. Cities and towns throughout the state will be participating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Statewide Weather Exercise next week.

The exercise is scheduled to happen in all Pennsylvania counties anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. No matter where you are in the state, you’ll likely hear a tornado siren sometime during the day.

Not all counties have decided when they will send out the alerts, but Jefferson County says theirs will be around 9:15 on March 26. That includes tornado sirens being tested in Brockway and nearby Snyder Township, along with Brookville, and Punxsutawney.

You’ll know it’s just a test because, in addition to us warning you now, all of the messages will start with “Exercise only”. The sirens will activate from the 911 center first, but schools, day cares, nursing homes, and some businesses will be participating.

Tuesday will be an excellent opportunity to do an entire drill plan within your organization.

 Please read the complete article here

Join Clean Up Rt 120 on March 31

Please join CCOYA, Bucktail Watershed Asso. and Mountaineer Search and Rescue Sunday March 31 to clean up Rt 120. This is an annual event that takes place prior to the Paddle Sinnamahone event that takes place the following Saturday. Meet at the Cameron Bridge at noon.

Hot dogs, coffee and Hot Coco will be served. Gloves and Safety vest will be available.


Charles D. Akins

Charles D. Akins, 96, of 1429 Sizer Run Rd., Emporium, PA died at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA on Sunday morning (March 24, 2019). He was born March 17, 1923 in Clymer, PA a son of the late John and Mary Keller Akins. He married the late Dorothy Bennett.

 Mr. Akins worked as a local plumber for many years and later with Motor Coil for several years. He also enjoyed being a local salesman for Cowan Monuments. He was a longtime member of Deeper Waters Ministries in Emporium.

 Charles is survived by two daughters, Donna Akins, Emporium; Stella Bish, Mount Pleasant, PA; one son, Lyle Akins, Emporium along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Akins; four brothers, William, George, Albert and Clifford Akins; three sisters, Elsie Gibbs, Violet Card and Pearl Fulmer.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday (March 29, 2019) from 3:00 - 4:00 PM followed by the service at 4:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating. 
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

Friday, March 22, 2019

#Createwithsallyazzato #PAWildsMade

Say hello to the Window Box! 

This custom order is going on an old window as home decor! It's 12 inches long and just over 3 inches wide. It fits on my window sills too! Box is painted in Rustic Red with Tobacco Road stain on top. Another great Mother's Day gift idea! Message me for pricing & style options 😊 #createwithsallyazzato #PAWildsMade

Help Support the CC SPCA

Help support your local SPCA. 
If interested in purchasing one please call 486-0101 and leave a message and
 someone will get back to you!

JoAnn Pickering

JoAnn Pickering, 76, of 111 W. Long Ave., Apt #5L, DuBois, PA formerly of Driftwood, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Thursday morning (March 21, 2019). She was born March 10, 1943 in Ridgway, PA a daughter of the late Theodore and Meridith Barr Predko. On June 18, 1966 in Ridgway, PA she married Norman G. Pickering, Sr., who survives. She graduated from Ridgway High School in the class of 1961. She retired from GKN in Emporium where she had worked for many years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband Norman she is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Kevin) Irwin, Emporium; one son, Norman "Gene" Pickering, Jr., Knox, PA; two grandchildren: Logan and Cameron Irwin; two sisters, Nancy Anderegg, East Brady, PA and Alice Dougherty, McKeesport, PA; one brother, Theodore (Dora) Predko, Indiana, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Sunday (March 24, 2019) from 1:00 - 2:00 followed by the service at 2:00 PM with Rev. Emilia Burdick, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA If desired, Memorials may be made to Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, Driftwood, PA 15832

Online Condolences may be placed at

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Free Fruit for Children

Our local Emporium Food Mart has a great idea!
 Free fruit for your children while you shop.
Thank you for promoting healthy choices!

Fire on Dexter Street in Emporium

At approximately 2 am March 21, the Emporium Fire Department received a call regarding a fire underway at 241 Dexter Street in Emporium. Workers at nearby Embassy Powdered Metals had spotted the fire which began in an attached garage. The fire spread to the home. 
No one was injured in the blaze. The fire is under investigation.
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Breakfast @ the Driftwood Senior Center

Please help spread the word! 
We will have breakfast starting at daylight for the Sinnemahone Paddle and 
also for the first day of trout! 
We hope to see you! Saturday April 6th and Saturday April 13th!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter Eggs for Sale!

If you are in need of Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church Easter eggs, we have them at the Driftwood Senior center. We will even be happy to personalize them for you. Just stop in Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 9-2 and get yourself some!!

Dominion Powdered Metals Is Hiring!

Hats off to Dominion Powdered Metals! 
I'm always happy to see a business founded by local residents succeed.

More employment opportunities!!! 

 Dominion Powdered Metals, Inc., the region's fastest growing powdered manufacturer, has immediate openings for Diesetters and Operators at our Saint Marys, PA facility. Successful candidates will possess a strong work ethic and the desire to work as a valued, respected part of our team and contribute to growth we just can't keep up with.

First and second shift positions, competitive wage, and 100% company paid health benefits.

Come learn the business, get in on the ground floor, and grow with us!! Manufacturing is not a thing of the past in north central Pennsylvania - don't let anyone tell you it is!!!

Send resume, in confidence, to: Brian Slusarick, President
 Dominion Powdered Metals, Inc. 
266 Battery Street 
St. Marys, PA 15857 
or call/text with questions: 814-598-4684

 Please feel free to share!

Sinnemahoning State Park Clean Up Day

We need your help! Sinnemahoning State Park needs assistance getting those pesky invasive plants under control. Individuals, families and organized groups are all welcome. 

 Help Sinnemahoning State Park get it’s “Spring Cleaning” underway. Volunteers will assist park staff in the removal of invasive plants and shrubs located around the Wildlife Center and Lowlands Trail. Footing will be uneven and walking will be required.

 Participants should dress for the outdoors; waterproof boots are strongly recommended. Work gloves will be provided. A luncheon will follow the clean-up activity. The park will provide hot dogs, chips and beverages. Volunteers are welcome to bring a dish to pass. 

 Pre-registration for this event is required, follow the event link for more information
 or to register today.

Shippen Township Spring Clean Up

Shippen Township 
1681 Rich Valley Road 
 Emporium, PA 15834 

Driftwood Big Bass Tournament

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Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 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.

Rich Valley Wines Update

Things are grinding along in the licensing process, but that's okay! We need the time to continue to remodel the space. Here is a sneak peek for the things to come. Our friend Cherie, at CDH Designs in Emporium, helped us come up with a concept we are really happy with. Her ability to render a 3D view of the space has been crucial to our decision making.
Make sure to check our her page!

 Rich Valley Wines
 400 East Allegheny Ave 
Emporium, Pa 15834

Monday, March 18, 2019

News Release - Annual Clean Up of Rt 120

Cameron County volunteers preparing for the Sinnemahone Paddle on Saturday April 6. 

 The annual clean up of Route 120 along the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek is set for noon on Sunday March 31. Volunteers will be assigned a portion to be cleaned of litter. Gloves, trash bags and safety vests will be provided. Volunteers wishing to clean the stream must have a canoe, kayak and a partner. Refreshments will be served
. This event is coordinated by Bucktail Watershed Association, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Actives and Mountaineer Search and Rescue. 

 Please contact Don Bickford at 814 598 0381 if you have any questions.

Cameron County Community Chest March Update

Cameron County Community Chest March Update

As of March 15th, we have collected $14,440 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

The Cameron County Community Chest needs additional donors to reach its community goal. The donor base has continued to shrink. New donors are needed. If you have not supported your community fund drive, please consider making a donation to help them reach their goal. The funds raised help support local community services. Make the county proud and make a generous contribution to the 2019 fund drive.

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 and the containers in the Downtown area. They do the seasonal decorations inside the library. The Garden club helps with the plantings 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. Two years ago, 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: “Heads to the Sun, Hands in the Dirt”. 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 2019. On March 25th we will start the year by having Josh Zucal and Alex Reed from Good Things Growing enlighten us on their new business. This will be open to the public if anyone is interested. On April 29th we will have our Annual Kick-Off dinner at 5PM at the Aroma with guests Jim & Selene Machuga from Deer Springs Homestead in Bradford, PA. They will be discussing Edible Landscaping and their health benefits. April showers bring May flowers so in May we will be doing our annual plantings in the downtown areas. June will find us carpooling to State College to the Snetsinger Butterfly Gardens. In July we will be maintaining our plantings at the Library, Vets’ Park and the gardens at the elementary school followed by a picnic. In August we will enter our display at the Cameron County Fair along with participating in the Jan Hampton Conservation night and have a hands-on craft for the children. With September being a great time to harvest our gardens we will have a “Harvest Dinner” and fellow garden club member, Darlene Davis, will discuss horticulture. Fall always brings the Fall Festival at Sizerville State Park where we will have a craft table for the children. In November we will have guest speaker John Sidelinger who is on the Shade Tree Commission and also a local artist. December will find us at the new business of Sarah Nolan where we will enjoy a Christmas Party.

Watch for information on the upcoming events and ways to help in our community. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information on the Garden Club, these activities, or to participate in the activities, or if you would like to make a donation to the Garden Club, please contact Jill Perry.

The 2019 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. Or, check out our Facebook page and hit the PayPal button. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Anna V. House

Anna V. House, 91, of 134 W. Arch Street, St. Marys, PA formerly of Emporium, PA passed away at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Thursday morning (March 14, 2019). She was born July 1, 1927 in Montmorenci, PA, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Fitch Launer Jr. On February 27, 1947 in Johnsonburg, PA she married the late Percy House.

Anna joined Sylvania in Emporium during the WWII war years where she worked nearly 20 years prior to her retirement. There she worked with her husband Percy, with whom she shared long and happy marriage. Together they raised seven children with most of those years spent in Rich Valley. Later moving to Emporium for a short period, they then settled in Bellefonte for about 25 years where she had the enjoyment of watching grandchildren participate in sports activities and ultimately had the privilege of attending their weddings. Later in life, she returned to Saint Mary’s where she greeted a generation of great-grandchildren who brought her great joy.

Anna never wavered in her love and devotion to family and friends. She serves as a wonderful example of life well lived. She credited her Swiss heritage for her independent spirit and will be greatly missed by all.

Anna is survived by son, Gary (Donna) House, Victor, NY; daughter, Nancy Farber, Howard PA; son, Bradley (Suzanne) House, Lutz, FL; daughter, Diane (Pete) Quinn, Boalsburg PA; son, Brian House, St. Marys; seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; brother, Thomas Launer, Harmony, PA; brother, Carl Launer, Zelienople, PA; sister, Joan Robuck, Wilcox, PA; brother,
 Gerald Launer, Ocala, FL.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, John and Kelly House; and sister Catherine McCamey and two brothers, Ronald Launer and Frederick Launer.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (March19, 2019) from 1-3 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 PM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor of St John's Lutheran Church, officiating

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pinecrest Manor, Memorial Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., 
St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at

Friday, March 15, 2019

Emporium woman transforms store into gathering space

Emporium woman transforms store into gathering space: An Emporium woman is transforming a former clothing store into a space for the community to enjoy.



Sunday, March 17TH @ 6:00 PM,
 Mon., March 18th & Tues. March 19th @ 6:30 PM 

Please make plans to come to see POPE FRANCIS ~ A MAN OF HIS WORD.
 Please join us, bring a friend, and spread the News! 
Confessions will be heard Monday evening after the mission.
 There will be a social with great food to follow in O’Connell Hall.

St James Church Mass Schedule

The St. James church ( located in Driftwood) mass schedule for 2019 will resume hours beginning 
Saturday, April 27 at 4:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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 439 E 3rd St
 Emporium, PA 15834
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Rotary News

Congratulations Hannah!

Hannah Shaffer, Junior at CCHS, wins the Emporium Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest March 12th. The club awarded Hannah $100.00 and she will advance to the Regional Speech Contest held in April with contestants from Rotary District 7360. Hannah’s speech, the “Importance of Music Education” addresses the importance of music, which enhances student’s understanding and achievements in non-musical subjects such as math, science, language, etc. 

 A requirement of the speech is to use the Rotary’s 4-Way Test: Is it the truth; is it fair to all concerned; will it build goodwill and better friendships; and will it be beneficial to all concerned. The use of each element of the test can be used to prove either a positive or negative point, but positive applications are more favorably weighted. A panel. of club judges score the speech and the speech is to be given in five to seven minutes and no props can be used, but at club-level, notes can be used. If successful at regionals, she will advance onto districts in May where the winning speech- presenter will receive a prize of $1,000.00. Hannah’s sister, Mason, won the District Speech Contest at the Rotary District Conference 7360 at Split Rock Resort in 2017.
 Also pictured is Rotarian, Gary Boden.

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Penn State Dubois Annual Career Fair

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