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Friday, July 30, 2021

Cameron County SPCA Update


Cameron County SPCA 

 Hello everyone, We are currently full at this time due to kitten season, we will not be able to take in any cats or kittens at this time. We wanted to remind everyone that we do have a spay and neuter program with Elk County Vet. You will have to fill out an application. The applications can be found in the mail box by our door or on our website. You must be a resident of Cameron County to be approved for a voucher.

Guardian Angel Center in Kersey


Cameron County School District 

 In addition to the Raider Closet and BackPack Programs at CCSD, back-to-school assistance can be accessed through the Guardian Angel Center in Kersey. 
 Please click the link below for more information:

CCHS Lady Raider Volleyball Update


CCHS Lady Raider Volleyball 

 There will be a Junior High Volleyball meeting on August 10 at 4:30 p.m. We will meet in the bleachers at the football field. All athletes entering 7 & 8th grade will need to attend with at least one parent. Coach Dixon has sent e-mails to all students (school email) that signed up at the end of the 2021 school year.

Night Golf @ Emporium Country Club

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CCOYA Corn Available Soon


Cameron County Outdoor Youth  Activities 

We are anticipating that we will have CCOYA corn available early next week. As you can see we have a lot that was planted at different times. Same as last year all proceeds will go directly to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. If any adults or responsible teenager would like to be on a list to help pick or man a corn stand at times please drop me a line. Picking times are usually early mornings or later evenings. We would like to have a few more stands set up this year.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Blueberry Picking Near Cameron County


Listing a couple of places to pick your own blueberries. If you know of any, feel free to email me so I can add to my list!

Phone numbers are listed - at this time of year I would recommend calling about blueberry picking before driving there. 

 Leona's Greenhouse
 Don’t forget about Leona’s Blueberry Patch! 
 Pick your own- pay by a donation.

Leon's Greenhouse 
 1102 N Hollow Rd 
Coudersport, PA 16915 (814) 274-3299 

Bozberry Farms 7/13/2021 
 Bozberry Farms 1699 Rock Run Rd
 Turtlepoint, Pa. 16750 
Blueberries are $1.25 per pound

Blueberry Hill Farm
 46 Blueberry Hill Lane 
Smethport, PA 16749
 (814) 887-2416
Please call or check their Facebook page for updates


East Fork Sportsmen’s Club Yard Sale


East Fork Sportsmen's Club is located in Wharton
2 Miles East of Wharton General Store on East Fork Road and 
13 miles West of Cherry Springs Stat Park 

Yard Sale  Friday & Saturday 
August 6 &  7 
Outside kitchen open serving breakfast and light sandwiches
Plenty of cold drinks 
Same weekend as the Woodsmen's Show

OLD SKOOL July 31 @ Sinnemahoning Tavern

Sinnemahoning Tavern
 Hours for OLD SKOOL this coming Sat, July 31 have changed to 4 - 8pm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Nearby Calla’s Cafe Closing August 7th


Calla’s Cafe 

 With long consideration and a heavy heart, the Calla’s made a decision to close Calla’s Cafe and Fine Food on August 7th. Several factors were present and unavoidable; one being the lack of employees. Unfortunately, our country is seeing many favorite stores, restaurants, clubs, etc. shut their doors or limit their hours due to excess work and not enough help. As many people know, the Calla’s have opened a second restaurant, The Wildwoods Bar & Grill in St. Marys, and it is quite trying to fill working time slots for both places. The ideal plan would be to keep both locations open and have an abundance of employees, customers, and good times. It just cannot be done at this time.

 The Calla’s want to thank the community and surrounding communities for such amazing patronage. So many positive reviews, constructive criticism, and influential comments have been given over the years, and it’s been a pleasure serving you all. We couldn’t have established not one, but two restaurants without such great backing.

 Please understand that any Calla’s Cafe gift cards will be accepted at Wildwoods Bar & Grill, which is just a few miles into town (no expiration date ever). 

Also, the cafe has some “customer-favorite entree options”, which the Wildwoods menu will soon include. We want to please as many palates as possible! The Calla’s hope to see you in the future at The Wildwoods. A decision like this sure does make a company humble; knowing that all will work out in time. Again thank you! 

 Calla's Cafe
 1215 Million Dollar Highway, 
Kersey, PA,

CCHS Substitute Positions Available


Cameron County School District 

The Cameron County School District is seeking applicants for the following substitute positions: 
 Classroom Teacher 
 Paraprofessional 
 Classroom Aide
  Custodian
  Cafeteria 

 Visit for General Application information or call Wendy at 814-486-4000 Ext. 3951

Google Terminating Automated Email Deliveries


Good morning everyone. I am sorry to share this announcement that Google has passed along to me.

Blogger’s FollowByEmail service is going away.

The team announced that their email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021.

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I am looking at an alternate way to deliver my Blog updates but I currently do not have one.

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I appreciate all of you that take the time to read this blog and I appreciate your supportive comments! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Emporium Country Club Experiencing Connectivity Issues


Emporium Country Club 

 Unfortunately our Internet service has been down since Friday, which affects our credit card machine and ATM. We also are now experiencing phone issues, just come enjoy the course it’s in beautiful shape! 

Still dealing with our internet issues, a reminder bring cash….No ATM, credit card or anything that is supported by our internet service provider. Another friendly reminder, if you are trying to get a hold of us or me (Michael) through, text, snap, messenger, Twitter , DM or other cool technologies….call (814) 486-7715 x1 and we will have an old school conversation

St. Mark Community Day Care Center is Hiring

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St. Mark Community Day Care Center 
 We will be taking applications until mid August.
 Please feel free to share!

Yard Sale Saturday July 31


Saturday, July 31st. 9 am to 1 pm. 

2974 Rich Valley Road.

 Home decor, household items, lamps, women’s clothes, purses and shoes and more.

Dos Hombres @ the Driftwood Saloon

Live music at the Driftwood Saloon. 
 Dos Hombres will be playing Saturday, July 31 @ 3 pm

Crafts & Dunk Tank @ CC Fair


Cameron County Fair 

We are offering craft nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the fair. 
For a nominal fee, you can create a great project. 
Tuesday night will be presented by Inkspressions, 
Wednesday night will be presented by Drug and Alcohol, and Thursday night presentation will be from the Flynn's with a guord craft. 
 Please contact Pat Kempher for more information and fees! 
Sign-up now and come and enjoy the fair!! 

 The Cameron County Fair will have the dunk tank again this year! 
Any organizations wishing to have a time spot, please let me, Jami Kempher, know!
 **Youth organizations MUST have an adult present**

CC Fair Schedule of Events


CC Fair Schedule of Events
**schedule subject to change**

Saturday, July 31, 2021
12:00-7:00 p.m. Competitive Exhibits accepted at Beaver Hall

Sunday, August 1, 2021
10:00 a.m.-??? Competitive exhibit judging, Beaver Hall will be closed to the public until Monday at 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Vesper Services-music and inspiration for all-with Bob Spaeth and Friends

Monday, August 2, 2021
5:00 p.m. Tractor Parade through downtown Emporium to the fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Official Opening and Dedication of the 2021 Cameron County Fair
6:30 p.m. Rock-N-Roll Pet Store
7:00 p.m. A New Legacy on Stage

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
A special evening to show our support for all small business and direct sales persons in our community
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:00 p.m.-??? Weapon throwing with Invictus, Inc.
6:30 p.m. Bwana Jim (2 shows)
8:00 p.m. Cameron County's Got Talent

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:00 p.m. Many events being held by CCOYA and the Turkey Federation that will educate everyone on conservation
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:00-10:00 p.m. Mike Echo on stage

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Military Appreciation Night with displays and events to honor our veterans and active military personnel.
Don't forget to get your free funnel cake or Oreos as a gift from us.
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:00 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament
5:30 p.m. 13th Annual Chili Cook Off
6:00 p.m. Tug-of-War Sponsored by Smoker Logging ( New ) 
6:30 p.m. Redneck Games, including Milk Chugging, Root Beer Chugging, and more
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:00 p.m. Nail Driving Contest
7:30 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest
7:00-10:00 p.m. Movie Night on the stage

Friday, August 6, 2021
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:30 p.m. Beautiful Baby Contest Winner to be announced
7:00 p.m. Coronation ceremonies
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Karaoke with the Royalty following coronation
Karaoke DJ: Biggie Entertainment
8:00 p.m. Basket Bonanza Winners announced

Saturday, August 7, 2021
8:30 a.m. 17th annual Harvey Gribble Memorial horseshoe tournament
9:00-noon Pick up competitive exhibits--Please be prompt
Noon- 2021 Cameron County Fair officially closed


Follow the CC Fair FB site for further updates and check out their website for full information about our CC fair 

CC Fair Raffle

Cameron County Fair 

 Raffle to benefit the fair!! 
Tickets are 5.00 each and can be purchased at the fairgrounds.

Job Openings @ Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc.


Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc.

Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc has immediate openings at both of our facilities in Emporium: Operators- all 3 shifts Die Setters-all 3 shifts Final Auditor 1st shift Quality Manager 1st shift 

Stop by our 140 West 2nd St facility for an application or email a resume to epminformation@

Cameron County Food Pantry July Schedule


For Immediate Notice 

 Due to the corona virus outbreak, and operating with concern for the health of our clients, the Cameron County Food Pantry will be operating on the following schedule. The food distribution scheduled for July 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm will be accomplished as follows.

 Clients from the Emporium Arms and Maple Street Apartments will receive food delivered Tuesday, July 27, at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, respectively.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the regular Food Pantry distribution will be at the usual 1:00 to 3:00 pm time at 135 West Fourth Street in front of Northern Tier Community Action. South Poplar Street will be closed to Food Pantry vehicular traffic. Clients with cars are asked to stage on Fourth Street in the spaces available between Vine Street and Poplar Street. You will be directed when to pull forward to the space in designated front of Northern Tier to receive your box. Please be patient while we try to get everyone through as quickly as possible. A volunteer will take your name and another will place your box(S) in your car (do not get out of your car) and you can then pull out when you can do so safely, allowing the next vehicle to move up. 


Walk up Food Pantry clients will also get their food box on Fourth Street. There will be a specific walk-up location for you to be served. Please wait there and keep two arms lengths distance from others who may be in line for distribution.

You are eligible for this food distribution if you meet the household income guidelines, are unemployed, or have had a reduction in income due to the corona virus. Clients who are either sick or have health issues that prevent you from coming out can call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161, Ext 269, and we will arrange to get your food box to you. Please do not come out if you are sick.

Your cooperation is expected. Please be patient during this process. We will get through this by working together.

PLEASE NOTE: Esther’s Place behind the Emporium First United Methodist Church continues to do a weekly distribution each Tuesday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.

Rotary News - Robin Hammersley & Dr. Roscoe

Dr. Brandon Roscoe and Robin Hammersley, CRNP, were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting July 27th. Dr. Roscoe operates a family medical practice with offices located in Dubois, Clearfield, Port Allegany, Punxsutawney, and soon Emporium. Robin will be the primary care physician at the new Primary Care & Pediatrics office which will be located at 1 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA. The family practice focuses on the needs of children and families with a personal touch. Pictured is their staff, Amy McCartney, Office Manager, Kim Akins, Nurse & Stacy Huffman, Director of Nursing.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Recycling Bins Available for Emporium Borough Residents

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Recycling Bins Available for Emporium Borough Residents

Emporium Borough residents may stop in at the borough office and pick up a recycling bin free of charge. One bin per household is available. The bins were obtained through a grant that the Emporium Borough applied for. The recycling bins are for your use, items will need to be taken to the recycling center at Plank Road Hollow. Do not put the bins curbside. No pickup is available for them.

If you are unsure of what is accepted, send  a message on Facebook or call the Cameron County Recycling Coordinator at 814-486-3348.




 Getting ready to clean out your closets? 

 St. Mark will be having a CLOTHING DRIVE, SAT. AUG. 28TH (SUPER SATURDAY)
 in O’Connell Hall. 

 This event has proven to be very helpful in the past for those who have a need. It’s a win-win for all! 

All Clothing, Men’s, Women’s, and especially children’s clothing will be accepted. 
 (Please no undergarments)
 Clothes can be dropped off in O’Connell Hall beginning Aug. 16th through Aug. 25th, 8am to 7pm.

CCHS Survey Participants Needed


Cameron County School District 

 CCSD is seeking parent and community input pertaining to the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds. Please click this link to complete a brief survey:

CC School District Update

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Cameron County School District 

 School districts across the country are doing everything they can to address the increased emotional and mental health issues facing our student population as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CCSD is no different and we are committed to supporting our students the best we can. To that end, your assistance is needed to help us find qualified individuals to provide these supports. Please review the attached flyer from our partner, Dickenson Center, Inc., to see how you can help.

Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc. Update

Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc.

 Please be aware that Cameron County Rural Health Center located in Emporium is NOT an affiliate of Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc., but Penn Highlands Healthcare.

 Cameron County Health Care Center IS an affiliate of Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc. and has been since 1976.

APG Open Interviews

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Pennsylvania CareerLink: Elk & Cameron County

Mark Your Calendars!
 APG Ridgway and Wilcox will be at the Elk County CareerLink On Tuesday July 27th from 11am-3pm.

 There are a wide variety of positions available from Machine Operators through Die Setters and Engineers. There are numerous benefits and company perks available to employees including paid time off, Allowances for purchases of safety shoes and prescription glasses, health insurance benefits and more.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Marianna's Fundraiser Delivered this Week


Cameron County Storm Football

Attention players and parents: The Marianna's fundraiser will be delivered this coming Wednesday, July 28 to the Vet's club. 

 We anticipate pick-up to begin by 4:30PM; we will post if pick-up time changes. Please pick your items up promptly as they require refrigeration. 

 If you have any questions or will be unavailable to pick up your items this date and time, please contact me at 970-403-4916. 
Thank you STORM Family  Valerie

Chinese Auction Items for CC Fair

 Cameron County Fair

 Anyone wishing to donate a basket to the Chinese Auction, contact Elisabeth Chapman or any other board member. 
 Board members are Pat Kempher,  Scott Lyon,  Jami Kempher,  Susan Lyon,  Robin Kuleck

Items may be dropped off at the fair grounds this week during office hours 

The CC Fair will be August 1-7, 2021 

Family Fun at Sinnemahoning State Park Weekend of July 31 – August 1


Family Fun at Sinnemahoning State Park Weekend of July 31 – August 1

Visit Sinnemahoning State Park for a weekend of family fun! Wade into the wild world of crayfish, make a butterfly craft and watch a butterfly movie, or join park staff for a pontoon tour of the lake. All programs are free, family-friendly, and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise stated.

Crayfish Crazy, Saturday, July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM. Splash into the wild world of crayfish and explore their freshwater habitat! Free family program. Nets and containers provided All ages welcome. Parents will be asked to assist young children. Dress to get wet. Water shoes recommended. 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Butterfly Craft, Saturday, July 31, 8:00-8:30 PM. Play with colors as you create your own bright butterfly craft while learning about the parts of the butterfly. Best for ages 10 and under.

Campground Movie: Butterfly and Moth, Saturday, July 31, 8:30-9:00 PM. Family friendly video exploring the amazing world of butterflies and moths. Watch their fascinating transformations throughout their lifecycle. 30-minute nature video. All are welcome! Campground Amphitheater.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, August 1. Three tours starting at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM. Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake as we search the shoreline for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations are requested. All ages welcome. Pre-registration recommended but not required. Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

Author Book Reading & Signing - Betty Riegel

Pictured is a photo of the cover of “Up in the Air”. 
The author, Betty Riegel will be visiting the Barbara Moscato Brown Library for a reading and signing of her book on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

British-born author, Betty Riegel will be at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library on Saturday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m. The author of “Up in the Air: The Real Story of Life Aboard the World's Most Glamorous Airline” will be reading an excerpt from her book and signing special edition copies. 

After responding to an ad in the local newspaper, [Betty] secured herself an interview for the Pan Am training program and at just twenty-two years old was selected from thousands of eager young British women to begin a career that would change the course of her life. Betty said goodbye to everything she knew and boarded a plane to New York, a city full of noise, towering skyscrapers, and promise. Under the watchful eye of her “housemother,” Dottie, Betty mastered the art of being the perfect Pan Am stewardess—everything from faultless etiquette, geography, and safety to seamless makeup application, charming influential passengers, and preparing five-course Parisian cuisine at 37,000 feet. 

 But no amount of training could have prepared her for the roller coaster of life in the air… UP IN THE AIR charts the grueling yet fabulous life aboard the most iconic airline there has ever been and how a young woman from Essex opened her eyes to the world and lived her dream. 

 Betty will be joined by her husband, Emporium native, Kent Riegel. She will read an anecdote from her book and then be available to chat and answer questions. 

 Special edition signed copies of the book will be available for sale during the event at $20 each. The special edition includes full color photos from her time aboard PanAM. A copy of the book is also currently available for checkout at the library. 

Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact library staff at 814-486-8011 or visit

Pictured are Betty & Kent Riegel who will be at the library Thursday August 12, 2021 from 1-3 pm as Betty shares an anecdote from her recent book “Up in the Air”. Kent is an Emporium native and Betty is originally from England.

Diana M. Schuckers


Diana M. Schuckers, 74, of 128 Carson Street, Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Saturday morning (July 24, 2021). She was born June 4, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late James S. and Adeline Caruso Cassel. In 2007 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married Franklin Schuckers. They were married over fourteen years.

Diana graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966. She then graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY where she earned a business degree. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where she had taught Sunday school. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Diana is is survived by her husband Franklin Shuckers; daughter, Robynne (Michael) Jordan, Wilcox; son, Adam (Rebecca) Kopp, Pasedena, MD; step-daughter, Shannon Milkovich; step-son, Earl Shuckers; four grandchildren: Deryk Lunger, Patrick Edner, Rebecca Jordan and Adell Detwiler; a brother, James S. (Mary Ann) Cassel, II, Boston, MA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Pamelyn Kopp; brother, Richard in infancy.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday from 9:00 -9:45 AM followed by a Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th St., Emporium with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Louis James Slyder


Louis James Slyder, 77, of 2195 Steam Mill Rd., Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday, evening (July 22, 2021). He was born June 9, 1944 in Chambersburg, PA a son of the late Solomon Brake and Stella Nell Slyder. He married Tami Lee Dunlap, who survives.

Louis graduated from the Peddie School. He had a great love of flying and loved flying ultra light aircraft. He landed in many weird places including the creek and a tree top. But, as a pilots say, any landing you walk away from is a good landing. He traveled all over the world, he especially liked going to South America. Despite his love for other areas of the world, Cameron County was home. He loved wood, sawing logs and building. He was a supporting member of PBS and was an advocate of Nature Conservancy. Louis was also a master gardener. He was a wonderful husband.

In addition to his wife Tami he is survived by daughter, Leah (Gyorgy) Slyder-Voss, Oakland, CA; son, Anthony Boyce, Windsor, CA; daughter, Annabelle (Tom) Coote, Great Darrington, MA; daughter, Allegra (Ric) Haupt, Amherst, NY; son, Eli Slyder, New York, NY; son, Isaac (Bridget) Slyder, Pittsburgh; son, Jacob (Brooke) Slyder, Wheat Ridge, CO; nine grandchildren; sister, Barbara Rice, Huntsville, AL.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Slyder.

There will be no visitation. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Special Blessings @ St Mark Church this Weekend


St Mark Catholic Church

  Special blessings for grandparents and grandchildren at parish masses...4:15 pm Sat. , 6:15 pm @ St. James, Driftwood & Sunday @ 9:00 am

Friday, July 23, 2021

Yard Sale July 24


Saturday 7/24 (tomorrow) in
front of Sunny Side Boutique in Emporium!! 8am-2pm 
Lots of women's and some men's clothing. Purses, etc.

Robin Hammersley Temporary Office Opening August 2


Robin Hammersley 

 Just to update everyone...I will be starting to see patients at my temporary location at 28 North Main Street in Port Allegany on AUGUST 2nd!!

 If you need transfer forms, please PM me. Call (814) 503-8070 to set up an appointment and to get established!! 

Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support!! 
Emporium office coming soon...stay tuned for more updates!!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Friends & Family Yard Sale

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LouAnn Nellis


LouAnn Nellis, 67, of 11837 Route 120, Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born October 4, 1953, in Austin, daughter of the late Nicholas and Lillian Aiello Botera. LouAnn spent most of her life in Emporium and was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1971.

On October 30, 1971, in Emporium, LouAnn married Thomas C. Nellis, who survives. She is also survived by three daughters: Tammy Pearsall (Lee), Fantasia Dourado (Frank), and Brittany McKelvey (Chris); and by two sons: Thomas C. Nellis, Jr. (Amy) and Nicholas Nellis (Heather). LouAnn was the loving grandmother of Alyssa Hanes (Richard), Brock Pearsall (Natalie), Alex Pearsall (Kylie), Jasmine Johnson (Jordan), Devin Nellis, Darien Nellis (Brandon), Dominic Nellis (Cassie), Freya Nellis, Joanna Dourado, Christopher Dourado, Jonathan Dourado, Sophia Dourado, Anisha Dourado, Anthony Dourado, Melania Dourado, Maddison Dourado, Evelyn Dourado, Katie McKelvey, Annabelle McKelvey, and Dakota McKelvey; as well as great-grandmother of Nico, Emmie, Brently, and Moxson. Also surviving are her sisters: Nancy Young (Wayne), Norma Major (Steve), Janie Burlingame (Les), Bonita Smith (Harry), and Paula Copenhauer; and by her brother, Nicholas Botera (Sherri).

In addition to her parents, LouAnn was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Accristo. LouAnn was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was very devoted to the Blessed Mother.
She was also a member of the Blue Army.

LouAnn was a homemaker and of all her accomplishments, her family was her greatest joy. She had a big heart and her greatest passion was children, including the many children who entered her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:00 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be offered at

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Meat Raffles @ the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Join in the  fun at the Sinnemahoning Tavern! 


Music @ the Sinnemahoning Tavern


 Music @  the Sinnemahoning Tavern

Stop in to listen to Danny Haynes Saturday, July 24 from 2-5 pm 

Job Opening @ CCHS Cafeteria

Message Kari via FB if you are interested in this job 


CC Quarterback Fundraiser

Cameron County Quarterback Club

Attention all junior high and varsity football players and parents 
 We will be starting our first fundraiser on July 26th. We will again be selling fancloth clothing for the upcoming season. Please share the link when it is provided as much as you can. This was a really great fundraiser last year. The link will be available on the fakebook page the morning of July 26th. 

 The fundraiser will run from July 26th thru August 9. The company will ship the items directly to the customer after the end date. This takes 2 to 3 weeks. When ordering please be sure to tell your friends and family to enter your player's first and last name. Your player will earn free incentives based on how many item they sell. The more they sell the cooler their prize.

The Cameron County Quarterback Club is a parent run club, organized to help support the JH and Varsity Football program in Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

Country Blessings Accepting Drop Offs

Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC

 Country Blessings will be accepting drop offs again on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month only.
 Please keep drop offs to Mondays and Tuesdays Only. 

 We accept most things with these exceptions (trash, rags, hangers, furniture). 

 Please be blessed as we continue to bless the community.

Public Hearing to discuss the Reenactment of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act


Cameron County Commissioners/Elections

Public Hearing to discuss the Reenactment of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) 

The Cameron County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00am at the Cameron County Courthouse immediately prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commissioners for the purpose of determining the boundaries for the areas of certain real property tax exemptions under the LERTA program. 

Local taxing authorities, the Cameron County Planning Commission, and interested individuals are invited to present their recommendations concerning the location of the boundaries. Those interested but who cannot attend may submit their recommendations to the Cameron County Commissioners, 20 East 5th Street, Emporium, PA until 9:30am on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Cameron County Longbeards NWTF Banquet


Cameron County Longbeards

 NWTF It's that time of year again... banquet time!!!

 Please join us for our annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH from 3PM-7PM at the Cameron County Fair Grounds. 

This is an event that is for the whole family. EVERY CHILD LEAVES WITH A PRIZE!!

 There will be lots of firearms raffled along with many other fantastic items. 

Please purchase your tickets online: by AUGUST 4th to get our early bird special and receive extra sportsman's raffle tickets.
 We can't wait to see you all there!!

 Please contact Cali Housler with any questions at 814-335-0899 or by email 

Storm Cheerleading Update

Storm Cheerleading 

 The first practice is ONE WEEK from today! 
There will be a brief Parent Meeting at the beginning of practice! 
 We can't wait to see you all there!
Follow their FB page for updates! 

Night Swim Scheduled for August 7th

August 7th 7 to 9 pm $3.00 

 Brennan Bure will be having a night swim at the school pool on Saturday August 7th from 7 till 9 with all proceeds going to the Cameron County SPCA.
 Admission will be $3.00, and we will also have food and drinks!! 

Hope to see everyone!

Donations for the Raider Closet

Cameron County School District 

 The start of the 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner. While many folks will begin shopping for back-to-school clothes, shoes, backpacks, etc., we have some students who won’t have that opportunity. This is one way the RAIDER CLOSET can be of assistance. One of the most frequently requested items from our students is NEW SHOES. To that end, if you are so inclined to help our students in this way, new shoes can be donated by simply dropping them off at the Main Office of your child’s school.

 If you would prefer to make a financial donation to support this effort, checks can be made out to Cameron County School District and mailed to: Carl Mitchell, Business Manager at 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. Please note that the donation is for the RAIDER CLOSET. These funds will be used to purchase shoes and other requested items to help support our students.

Rich Valley Wines Closed July 22 - July 25


Rich Valley Wines
 Rich Valley Wines will be closed this coming weekend (July 22- July 25) 

We will reopen Thursday, July 29th at 3pm with our normal summer hours 
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3pm - 9pm Sunday 1pm - 4pm)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Rotary News - County Updates

Commissioners, Lori Reed (left), also a Rotarian, and Ann Losey (right) were the guest speakers July 20th at the Rotary luncheon meeting, updating the club on the important happenings in the county. Also pictured is Rotary Club President, Linda Lundberg.

Swim Meet Tonight - Last Home Meet

photos from last Tuesday's swim meet 

 CCHS Pool 

Last home swim meet tonight. Tuesday, July 20th closing at 5 for meet.

Library Story Hour is Back With Amazing Animals


Photos courtesy Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 

The local library’s littlest patrons joined Miss Alex at the 3rd street playground this week for our Story Hour program, now once again in-person. To sign up, visit or call 814-486-8011. 

 Library Story Hour is Back With Amazing Animals

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library welcomed back some of our littlest patrons Monday, July 19 to our morning Story Hour program at the 3rd Street Playground. The program is held every Monday at 10 a.m. This week, they read a silly book called Amazing Animals, made a silhouette of their favorite wild animal, and had a snack. These sessions are open to all children 0-5, but sign up is required to attend. Each session will consist of a story, activity and snack. Sign up online now by going to and scrolling to Story Hour under Library Programs, or stop by the library to complete a sign up form. You only have to register once to attend all sessions. There is an option to let us know if you won’t be making it every week. The sign up just allows staff to ensure there is enough craft materials, snacks and adult supervision at each session. Parents of children under 3 will need to remain with their child for the entire program. For additional information please visit the library’s website, or call the library at 814-486-8011.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Cameron Co. Native Joe Hart


This is a series of three articles written by Chris Rossetti and posted on the site
 I will post links to the three articles 
 It's wonderful to read good news about Cameron County people!
Congratulations Joe Hart 

A H(e)ART for Baseball: Cameron Co. Native Joe Hart Excels as President of the South Bend Cubsby Chris RossettiJuly 14, 202

" had a chance to sit down with South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart, a 1992 Cameron County graduate, last week and talk to him about his experience. The end result is a three-part series on what Hart is doing now, how he got there, and what growing up in Emporium in the 1980s was like." 

Article One 

Article Two 

Article Three 

Johnsonburg Grad Shuey Makes the Cut for the Javelin at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

How awesome is this!  

From Ram to Olympian: Johnsonburg Grad Shuey Makes the Cut for the Javelin at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

 Article by by Chris RossettiJune 30, 2021

MONACO – Johnsonburg’s Michael Shuey is officially headed to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being held July 24 through Aug. 8, 2021 (because of the time difference and the International Dateline the games actually run July 23 through Aug. 7 in the United States)

Shuey qualified through the World Rankings quota system after finishing second at the U.S. Olympic trials in Oregon earlier in June 2021 but failing to throw an Olympic Qualifying standard distance.

That meant Shuey had to wait until the June 29, 2021, entry deadline to see if he would make the Olympics.

When the dust settled, 22 athletes qualified via the Olympic qualifying standard leaving nine spots open to those who were in the World Athletics Rankings for the event but had not thrown a qualifying mark.

Shuey is ranked 23rd in the world following the trials getting him into the field for the Olympic games along with fellow American Curtis Thompson, who edged Shuey at the Olympic trials for the U.S title. Shuey threw 259-feet, 11-inches, while Thompson threw 271-feet, 7-inches.

The men’s javelin will take place Saturday, Aug. 7 (Friday, Aug. 6 in the United States).

Shuey becomes the first former District 9 athlete to qualify for the Olympic games since Kane graduate Amy Rudolph qualified in the 5,000-meter run in 1996 and 2000 finishing 10th at the Atlanta games in 1996 and 21st at the Sydney games in 2000.

Kane graduate and former Punxsutawney head coach Chuck Daly led the inaugural “Dream Team” U.S. men’s basketball team to the gold medal at the Barcelona Games in 1992 becoming the last person with District 9 ties to medal at an Olympic games.

Shuey is a 2012 graduate of Johnsonburg High School and a 2016 graduate of Penn State.

While at Johnsonburg, Shuey won the 2012 PIAA Class 2A title and the 2011 District 9 Class 2A javelin championship. He placed second in District 9 as a senior in 2012 to Brookville’s Ryan Kerr and was also second in D9 to Kerr in 2010 as a sophomore while finishing 11th in 2009 as a freshman. He also finished seventh at the 2011 PIAA Class 2A championships and ninth at the 2010 PIAA Class 2A championships.

At Penn State, he won Big Ten titles in the javelin in 2014 and 2015 while placing second in 2017 and third in 2013. He still holds the Penn State school record in the javelin having thrown 2620-feet, 2-inches in 2017.

On a national and international stage, he won the 2014 North American, Central American, and Caribbean Under-23 championship in the javelin, and placed fourth in the javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru. He was the U.S. champion that year.

Shuey is the son of Bill and Donna Shuey and has brothers, Matt and William and sisters Ginny, Sara, and Kelly. His dad was the girls’ volleyball coach at Johnsonburg and the boys’ basketball coach at St. Marys after a long and successful stint as the boys’ basketball coach at Johnsonburg. Matt played football at Clarion University and currently is the girls’ volleyball coach at Johnsonburg.

The games were delayed a year because of COVID-19 thus the 2020 Olympics being held in 2021.

Supplies For Cameron County SPCA


Cameron County SPCA 

 Hello everyone, We have had a few people ask what donations they can make to help us out.
 Here is a list: •Friskies dry cat food •Tidy cats clumping litter •Cleaning supplies •Paper towels •Friskies patè canned food •Kitten dry and canned food •Monetary donations to help with vet bills 

 They can be dropped of at the shelter or they can be sent directly to us. Our address is 678 South mountain road Emporium PA 15834 We will greatly appreciate anything we receive and couldn’t do this without you ☺️ 

 Cameron County SPCA 
South mountain road 
Emporium Pennsylvania 15834 
No set hours By appointment only
 (814) 486-0101

Country Blessings Open 7/20/2021


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC 

 Country Blessings will be open from 10-5 tomorrow. The sale for tomorrow is make a monetary donation for what you would like. Please be blessed as we continue to do our part to bless the community. 

 Thank you

Medix Hotel Annual Jeep Ride


Elk County Wilds Tourism Association 

 July 31st. Medix Hotel Annual Jeep Ride. Hotel opens at 11am. Ride will leave between 1-1:30pm. Come early especially if you want to eat before the ride. We will return around 4-5pm. Live music on the deck. This is a trail ride. It's not just dirt roads but can easily be done with a stock Wrangler. This ride is dedicated to Buddy who originally started the ride around 10 years ago. Comment or message me, Jeff Anderson,  if you have any questions. $10 a jeep

Job Openings @ Embassy Powdered Metals

Embassy Powdered Metals

 Immediate openings for 2nd & 3rd Shift operators. Molding & Sintering positions available. 

 Applications can be submitted by accessing our website at or stopping by the plant at 513 E 2nd Street, Emporium.

Free Old Books & Halloween Costumes @ Driftwood Senior Center


Driftwood SrCenter
 TABLE FULL OF OLD BOOKS. From the 50's and 60's and older. free!!! 
If interested please let me know as soon as possible or they are going!

 Halloween is right around the corner. Great for kids. Non-profit can have these for free - Individual - how about a small donation to the center!!!! There is a big box full that are all new and never opened!! some really cute costumes!