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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FAT TUESDAY FEAST -- HERE TODAY 2/9

FAT TUESDAY FEAST -- HERE TODAY 2/9

The Austin Methodist Church is holding their annual Fat Tuesday Feast today from 3 to 6:30 PM (Turner St). A variety of home-cooked foods will be available as well as desserts and a beverage.

Cost is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids under 12 years of age. 

Also, offered is take-outs and you may call 647-8740 after 1:00 PM to order.

Hope to see you today at the Mardi Gras event!

ALERT: Watch Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Today

Later today, Governor Tom Wolf will be delivering his second budget address. You may watch live online at governor.pa.gov/live

The governor will begin his remarks a little after 11:30 a.m.

I-80 WB Closed in Northumberland County by Vehicle Crash

I-80 WB Closed in Northumberland County by Vehicle Crash

02/09/2016
Montoursville – Motorists in Northumberland County are advised that Interstate 80 westbound is closed between mile 215 (Limestoneville) and mile 212 (Milton) due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.
A detour is in place using Route 254 west at Limestoneville to Route 147 north at Milton to I-80 west.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

Malfunctioning Chimney Caused Hummingbird Lane House To Catch Fire Monday Near Coudersport

Coudersport Vol FireDept added 6 new photos.
Today dispatched at 1035 to a possible structure Fire w/smoke in the area of Williams Way - Eulalia Twp.

In less than 2 minutes 4830 Assistant Chief Glenn Dunn arrived on scene met with the owner and advised him to get out of the residence, that it was on fire and requested a second Alarm assignment, summoning Austin 44 and Roulette 46 and confirmed the address as 45 Hummingbird Ln.x Town Line Rd.

An additional Tanker assignment was requested, calling in Port Allegany 3, Shinglehouse 39, Ulysses 47.

Engine 48-1 and Tanker 48-5 arrived on scene ( 10:49 )and went to work with an aggressive interior attack and brought the Fire under control at 11:05. Port Allegany was re assigned to 48 for standby, Shinglehouse, Ulysses were cancelled while Austin and Roulette crews assisted with salvage/overhaul operations and 44 46 shuttled water to the scene.

The Red Cross was notified to assist the family with their immediate needs. Damage is estimated at over $50,000. There were no injuries to the owners or Fireman. In all Two Engines and a Tanker and 21 personnel responded from 48 and in all approx. 50 Fire Fighters from the mutual aid companies and assisted by Cdspt Ambulance.

I would like to thank our members as well as our mutual aid and cover companies that helped today...it is Very Much appreciated.. Thank you all for a great job. The cause of the Fire was determined to be a malfunctioning Chimney, the Fire broke through into the attic area of the structure, burning the roof off.

All units were placed back in-service at 2:00pm

Chief Phelps

Moon's Farm-Yard Center Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House February 12 & 13th

All For You Flowers & Gifts Delivering Daily To Your Valentine

C. A. Elliott Lumber Co. Inc. Seeking Log Hauler With Own Truck

HUGE SALE AT SEW MUCH MORE; OPEN TODAY, THURS.& FRIDAY 10 TO 75% OFF

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Activities Assistant To Join Our Team

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J Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Parttime and PRN Opportunities Available At Sweden Valley Manor

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Experienced Cook Wanted

Part-Time Career & Vocational Mentor-Aide Positions Available At 6 School Districts Serving Potter County

The Weather Outside Is Frightful But My Car Is So Delightful Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

Join Us For Valentines Weekend At The Hotel Crittenden Friday & Saturday

Join us this Valentine's weekend at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport, Pa, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th. 

Our staff has put together some amazing choices for you and your sweetheart. Here's a sneak peek at our select menu.



Our soups for the evening will be a seafood bisque with a mix of crab shrimp and lobster
Keiths famous French onion soup

Starters
Ahi tuna wontons
seared rare tuna served on a crispy fried wonton ribbon with sesame soy ginger Asian slaw and wasabi aioli

Honey lime scallop tortillas
Pan seared sea scallops caramelized with honey lime and cilantro sauce served on our house made tortillas with a roasted corn and black bean salsa

Crab stuffed mushrooms

Spinach and artichoke dip
a house favorite served with house made tortilla chips gluten free option available upon request

Beef En Croute seared filet mignon sliced in and served on a grilled garlic toast round with a portabella mushroom duxelle and drizzled in a horseradish cream sauce.

Entrees
All entrees served with Chef choice of potato vegetable and side salad

Beef wellington
filet mignon with mushroom duxelle wrapped in a puff pastry with a port reduction demi-glaze

16 oz hand cut ribeye char grilled to perfection

Thai chili glaze fish cakes topped with a Boursin cheese

Pasta Rockefeller Alfredo with choice of chicken breast or shrimp and scallops

Pesto salmon over balsamic portabella mushroom caprese

And more to come we will also be featuring some amazing desserts including creme brulee decadent French custard with caramelized sugar crust and fresh berries

Limited seating available please call to make your reservation 814 274 8320 or call for questions vegetarian options available upon request

Illegally Parked Vehicle Fled Scene After Being Struck By Delivery Truck


Surveying Pin Removed From West Branch Road Property


Shinglehouse Driver Cited After Hitting Barn On Blauvelt Hollow Road


State Police Investigating Cruelty To Animals Incident


Genesee Residents Injured In Rollover Crash On Brookland Road


Monday, February 8, 2016

Recalls

02/08/2016 04:08 PM EST
All lot codes up to and including February 8, 2016 of Giant Eagle brand Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets, prepared and sold from the Seafood department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through February 4, 2016 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have soy allergies.
02/08/2016 03:37 PM EST
Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, California is recalling Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Snow or No Snow, 2nd Annual Snow Fest Is A Go At CARP This Saturday In Coudersport

Andy KulpThe question has been asked and it doesn't matter...regardless of whether we have snow or not the Snow Fest will go on...Mayor Brenda Whitman has so much stuff planned for this year that regardless of whether there is snow or not there will be lots to do....

come on down to Carp Park on Saturday, Febuary 13th from noon to 3 pm and enjoy the day...

the Backpack program will be there selling Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Sausage sandwiches and lots of other goodies at a price you can afford. 

The party will continue at the Coudersport American Legion after the Snow Fest is done so plan on spending the day in Coudersport...please share this post to all your friends!!!

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Rekindle At Former Mesler Residence

At 9:02 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched back to this morning's structure fire at the former Cliff Mesler residence at 208 Low Street for a rekindle.

The fire early this morning destroyed the residence.

There was initially some fear that the present owner from downstate was in the fully involved house upon dispatch, because he had been staying there over the weekend, but friends confirmed he had left early and arrived at his downstate home safely.

No cause for the fire has been determined.

Meet 3 kitty-boys from the Potter County Animal Assistance Project (PCAAP) who are ready for a forever home

I've been lovin' them up and teaching them the finer points of not biting and how much fun a cardboard box cave can be when playing with their brothers. PCAAP has taken care of their vet visits, their first round of shots, worming, initial flea treatments and their neuter.

All are litter trained and their nails are trimmed. They are about 4 months old so they're all legs and silliness. There are two black ones I've dubbed Hekyl and Jekyl. Turbo is the gray tiger with a great motor to go with those racing stripes. An adoption fee of a donation to PCAAP and a safe, loving home is all that's required to make one or more of these little guys your new BFF. 

If you're interested in adopting Hekyl, Jekyl or Turbo or know someone
who is, please email me at moozandsqrl2001@yahoo.com. - Lucinda Greene, PCAAP volunteer foster.




Watch Gov. Tom Wolf's Live Budget Address Tuesday, February 9th at 11:30 am

Gov WolfWatching the Governor’s Budget Address tomorrow here
Watch Gov. Tom Wolf's Live Budget Address Tuesday, February 9th at 11:30 am
Watch Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Watch Gov. Tom Wolf's Live Budget Address Tuesday, February 9th at 11:30 am
Writing to you today to let you know you can watch Gov. Tom Wolf’s live budget address tomorrow. You may do it online at governor.pa.gov/live.

The governor will begin his remarks a little after 11:30 a.m.

I will join my Senate Democratic colleagues in responding, and you can watch that at http://www.pasenate.com/budget-responses.

This is a crucial time in Pennsylvania’s history. Arm yourself with firsthand knowledge of what is being said and why.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Sincerely,

Sen. Vincent Hughes
Senate Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman

Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, a former longtime resident of Austin,PA

Alvina M. Shepard

CONNEAUTVILLE, PA---Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, a former longtime resident of Austin,PA, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 in her home with her loving family at her side.

 Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

RICHARD MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM of 190 West Branch Road, Smethport, PA

RICHARD MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

RICHARD MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM of 190 West Branch Road, Smethport, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh.

US Army Veteran
Born in Crosby, PA to William and Anna Cunningham, on October 2, 1954 he married Yuvona VanMort in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Smethport.

Rich served in CO B 6th Inf. Regiment as a Sniper from 1951-1953 with pride and honor with each day of his life. He was a member of John Berg Memorial Post #976 for the past 63 years, Commander of Post #976 for 5 years, and was a member of VFW Post #2497 of Smethport.

His love for his family, his country, his friends, baseball and hunting will be remembered. His quick wit, his smile and his loving heart will forever be a part of many.

He is survived by one daughter, Deb Cunningham Wright, and her husband Fella, four grandchildren, Angie Fuller and her husband Eric, Rich Cunningham and his wife Jessica, Cody Wright and his wife Jessica and Jake Cunningham. Rich is also survived by six great grandchildren, Sean, Grace and Garrett Cunningham, Garrin and Aston Wright and Hunter Michael Fuller. Two sisters, Virginia Segulin and Dorothy Marsh and a sister in law Peg Cunningham.

He was proceeded in death by his wife on Jan. 12, 2010, his son Gary on November 23, 2013, an infant daughter, Lori Ann, and an infant son, Robbi Michael.

As per his request, there will be a private funeral. A celebration of his life will be held on February 27, at 5 PM at the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA.

Donations, if desired, may be made to American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Bradford Dispatched To Kiwanis Court For A Possible Commercial Structure Fire

At 8:07 PM on Monday, Bradford City & Township Fire Departments have been dispatched to 2 A Kiwanis Court for a commercial structure fire. A burning smell inside from unknown source.

Lafayette Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire

At 6:55 PM on Monday, Lafayette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an unknown type fire on Rogers Road off Route 59, possibly at an oil lease.

Shirley A. HOUGHTALING, 78, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA

Shirley A. HOUGHTALING, 78, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, PA, died Monday, February 8, 2016. Arrangements, entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, are incomplete and will be announced. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

PITT-BRADFORD OFFERING CLASSES ON OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will offer two classes on operational excellence in both St. Marys and Bradford this month.

Operational excellence is a model of organizational leadership that emphasizes continuous improvement, teamwork and problem solving throughout an organization by focusing on customer needs and employee empowerment.

The model encourages focusing management attention toward sustainable improvement of organizational performance.

Two separate sessions will be held in each city. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Session 1, Introduction to Operational Excellence, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the Community Education Center of Cameron and Elk Counties in St. Marys and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 in Room 200 of the Seneca Building at 2 Main St. in downtown Bradford.

The first session will outline the framework for operational excellence and explore necessary conditions to transform an organization and give it a competitive edge in the marketplace. The session will also investigate the conflicts that traditional metrics create within organizations and will introduce the metrics needed to change behaviors and achieve breakthrough results.

Session 2, Lessons in Synchronous Flow for Operations, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the CEC in St. Marys and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at the Seneca Building in Bradford.

The second session will be a hands-on simulation that will introduce the concepts of synchronous flow and evaluate the different methods for managing operations.

The cost for each class is $40. For more information or to register for any of the classes, contact the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at (814)362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.

For disability needs related to the courses, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Roulette Ambulance To North Street

At 5:47 PM on Monday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to North Street for a medical emergency.

Daniel L. Rodgers 61, formerly of 2 Bushnell, St., Bradford, PA

Daniel L. Rodgers 61, formerly of 2 Bushnell, St., Bradford, PA passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Thompson Hosts Rural Development Workshop in Ridgway

Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05)
Encourages Local Communities to Partner for Funding Opportunities

Ridgway, PA – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) joined with representatives from rural communities across north central Pennsylvania, the North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, to discuss funding opportunities through the federal government.

“In Congress, we made big changes in the 2014 Farm Bill to prioritize projects that support economic growth and community development,” Thompson said. “The purpose of today’s event was to educate community leaders and residents across the Commonwealth on the assistance available and how to pursue these opportunities.”

Discussion at Monday’s event focused on the wide range grants and loans available through USDA Rural Development for economic development, improvement or construction of community facilities/equipment, utility programs and for small businesses.

“This is an opportunity for us to connect the needs of our rural communities with the resources available from the federal government,” said North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges. “We appreciate the cooperation of Congressman Thompson in recognizing our organization’s efforts to pull people and small businesses together across this region.”

Assistance in seeking federal assistance is available through Thompson’s offices, either in Bellefonte at (814) 353-0215, Titusville at (814) 827-3985 or Washington, D.C. at (202) 225-5121.

Pennsylvania Water Systems Not the Cause of Lead Exposure

An analysis of public water systems in Pennsylvania cities with high lead exposure rates shows that drinking water is not the source of the lead. Out of the more than 150 public water systems reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) none had exceeded EPA standards for lead in the drinking water. The water systems tested serve more than 6 million people – nearly half of the residents of the state.

“We can definitively say that none of these 159 water systems have exceeded EPA action levels for lead. This eliminates one of the possible sources for the exposure,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “DEP has regulations and programs in place to monitor lead levels in drinking water, and they are working.”

According to Department of Health, the primary source of childhood lead poisoning in Pennsylvania continues to be exposure to aging, deteriorating lead-based paint (chips and dust), and not drinking water. The age of Pennsylvania's housing stock contributes to this problem. While lead was banned from paint in 1978, many older dwellings still contain layers of pre-1978 paint. According to 2010 Census data, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for having the most housing units identified as having been built before 1950 (when lead was more prevalent) and fourth in the nation for housing units identified as having been built before 1978, according to a 2014 Department of Health report.

Public water systems must regularly sample water from the homes they serve. These tests target homes known to have lead pipes, lead solder, or lead service lines. The EPA action level for lead is 15 parts per billion (ppb) or 0.015 milligrams per liter. If 90% of tested homes are below the 15 ppb action level, a water system is considered safe.

Pennsylvania residents on public water systems can see the results of the most recent testing by visiting DEP’s Consumer Confidence Report and searching by their water system name or by the county they live in (on the results page, contaminant 1022 is copper, 1030 is lead).

Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to visit www.dep.pa.gov/lead for more information on lead in drinking water.

The Department of Health provides a toll-free Lead Information Line (1-800-440-LEAD) to respond to caller questions and provide electronic materials about lead poisoning and other environmental hazards. For more information, please also visit the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention FAQ.

Join Us For Valentines Weekend At The Hotel Crittenden Friday & Saturday

Join us this Valentine's weekend at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport, Pa, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th. 

Our staff has put together some amazing choices for you and your sweetheart. Here's a sneak peek at our select menu.



Our soups for the evening will be a seafood bisque with a mix of crab shrimp and lobster
Keiths famous French onion soup

Starters
Ahi tuna wontons
seared rare tuna served on a crispy fried wonton ribbon with sesame soy ginger Asian slaw and wasabi aioli

Honey lime scallop tortillas
Pan seared sea scallops caramelized with honey lime and cilantro sauce served on our house made tortillas with a roasted corn and black bean salsa

Crab stuffed mushrooms

Spinach and artichoke dip
a house favorite served with house made tortilla chips gluten free option available upon request

Beef En Croute seared filet mignon sliced in and served on a grilled garlic toast round with a portabella mushroom duxelle and drizzled in a horseradish cream sauce.

Entrees
All entrees served with Chef choice of potato vegetable and side salad

Beef wellington
filet mignon with mushroom duxelle wrapped in a puff pastry with a port reduction demi-glaze

16 oz hand cut ribeye char grilled to perfection

Thai chili glaze fish cakes topped with a Boursin cheese

Pasta Rockefeller Alfredo with choice of chicken breast or shrimp and scallops

Pesto salmon over balsamic portabella mushroom caprese

And more to come we will also be featuring some amazing desserts including creme brulee decadent French custard with caramelized sugar crust and fresh berries

Limited seating available please call to make your reservation 814 274 8320 or call for questions vegetarian options available upon request

EMMF JAZZ FEST

The 5th Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival Jazz Fest will include four concerts in four days, Feb. 18-21. One will be in Mansfield and three in Wellsboro.

The EMMF Jazz Fest and Mansfield University are bringing the 30 members of the Cory Band of South Wales, U.K. England to perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Steadman Theater on the MU campus. Tickets for the Cory Band concert are $15 per person or $10 per person for groups of 10 or more and may be purchased at music.mansfield.edu.

On Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, the Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Jeff Jacobsen and the X-Ray Big Band directed by Enrico Doganiero will present Big Band Sounds, performing classic and contemporary big band tunes. The audience will be seated at tables. Tickets holders are welcome to bring their own beverages and snacks.

Saturday night, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m., the Bram Wijnands Trio will give a concert in the Penn Wells Hotel dining room in Wellsboro. Wijnands, a festival favorite, is a master of jazz, swing and stride piano. Performing with him will be Jeff Jacobsen on bass and Joe Turner on percussion. Dinner for $25 each will be served at the Penn Wells from 5-7:15 p.m. followed by the concert and dancing.

A featured jazz artist will perform at the Penn Wells brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. The music is free. Brunch is $17.

For tickets for the EMMF Jazz Fest concerts on Friday and Saturday, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival at 570-787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. For the Friday night Big Band Sounds concert, tickets are $25 and for the Bram Wijnands Trio concert, $25. For Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch reservations, call the Penn Wells Hotel at 570-724-2111.

ONCE UPON A WOLF AUDITION

This Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. and this Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m., male and female high school students and adults are invited to audition for Hamilton-Gibson's production of the 60-minute, one act comedy "Once Upon A Wolf."

Those who try out have to be agile, able to improvise and be available weekdays for performances to be given weekdays between March 28 and April 8 at area elementary school assemblies with two weekend matinee shows at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. Four to six people will be chosen.

The show, written by Steph DeFerie, provides a delightful, interactive theater experience for students ages 4 to 12. It is about what happens when the big bad wolf decides he doesn't want to be bad anymore and goes on a mission to become a hero. Among the fairy tale characters he meets are Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

For more information about scheduling a performance of this show or about the auditions, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Activities Assistant To Join Our Team

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Mark Andrew LaPoint, 47, of Raleigh, NC

Army Reserve
Mark Andrew LaPoint, 47, of Raleigh, NC, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at his home; he was a resident of North Carolina for 26 years.

 He was the son of Lynn LaPoint and Pearl Rockwell Wright. He was preceded in death by his father and his step-father, Carl Wright.

He was a 1986 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School; he was an Eagle Scout. Mark served in the Army Reserve. He loved aerial photography and enjoyed entertaining. Mark worked as a maintenance man.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his three brothers, James, at home; Jody, Little Marsh and Lynn, Jr., Shortsville. Two step-brothers, David Wright of York and Michael Wright (Lori), of Addison, NY. Two step-sisters, Kathy Olyowski (Paul), Pine Valley, NY and Tammie Baker of Florida.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
To share your fondest memories and sign guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com

E. O. AUSTIN HOME/HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARDED GRANT FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE TWIN TIERS.

Left to Right: April Blake, CFTT Advisory Board Chair, Ron Ebbert of E.O Austin Home/Historical Society, and Angela Klopf, CFTT CEO
E. O. Austin Home/Historical Society was recently awarded a grant of $704.52 from their endowment Fund established at Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) just last year. Endowment funds are important to non-profit agency’s sustainability, as they allow an on-going stream of income to support long term sustainability. Endowment funds are created and then grown through additional investments and any additional contributions. 

A percentage of earnings from the funds are then issued in the form of an annual grant to help support the agency. The remaining earnings and the fund balance are continuously growing to give back forever. A properly managed endowment is a resource that returns many times the original investment, providing a charitable cash flow into perpetuity.

By setting up an endowment fund through CFTT, the Board members of E. O. Austin Home/Historical Society have guaranteed long term sustainability in preserving important local history. The fund will help insure that history is preserved and available to enlighten and impact future generations FOREVER.

Anyone interested in learning more about the CFTT or in establishing an endowed fund for your agency, or an agency you care about, you can contact the organization at 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840 or by calling 570-888-4759, sending an email to cftt@stny.rr.com, or logging on to the website at www.twintierscf.org.

Lawrence L. Stoddard, 75, of 41 Oxford Village Lancaster, formerly of Bradford, PA

Lawrence L. Stoddard
Lawrence L. Stoddard

Lawrence L. Stoddard, 75, of 41 Oxford Village Lancaster, formerly of Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at Hospice and Community Care, in Mt. Joy.

Born September 22, 1940, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Maynard Riley and Mildred Maude (Farrell) Stoddard. He was a 1958 graduate of Bradford High School.

US Air Force Veteran
On November 19, 1983 at The First Baptist Church in Bradford, he married Sandra (Arnold) Milhollen Stoddard who survives.

On May 25, 1962 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, he served in the SAGE Air Defense System, he was honorably discharged on May 17, 1966.

He was a member of The Bradford Gun Club. Work and shooting with friends at the Bradford Gun Club gave him some of his best times.

He worked at Jarrett Machine Shop as an Electrical Engineer retiring after 28 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy of 32 years, are one daughter Tammy (Mark) Evans of Randolph, NY, two stepsons, Michael (Marietta Kenny) Milhollen of Foxboro, MA and Joseph (Betsy Cornelius) Milhollen of Lancaster, PA. 7 grandchildren, Kristina (Michael) Lewis, Heath Zawatski, Sarah (Joshua) Seacat, Jamie Milhollen, Michael Milhollen, Daniel Milhollen, Sean Milhollen. Also surviving are two sisters Arlene (Leroy) Soble of Bradford and Kathryn Terwilliger of Franklinville, NY along with several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Evelyn (Chuck) Olin and one nephew.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, where a funeral service and Military Honors will be held at 3pm on Saturday, with Pastor Jeremy Childs, of The First Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or The American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, February 13, through Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2016 is available on the website by clicking on PennDOT Service Center Holiday Closings under the “Pressroom” tab at the bottom of the page.

Social Emotional Development in Young Children

This training will discuss in detail the multiple components of social emotional development in young children and how adults need to be fostering positive growth in that area. Participants will learn many new activities to do at home and in the classroom to help foster that growth. Resources and literature will be shared with the participants.

This workshop is being held Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the IU9 main office in Smethport. Another session is being held Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office and the Community Education Center in St. Marys. The cost is $14 and pre-registration is required. Register online at www.pakeys.org or contact Jodie Holmberg at jholmberg@iu9.org or (814) 558-7200.

CHILI FOR CHARITY A SUCCESS FOR COUDERSPORT LIONS


Coudersport Area Lions Club was pleased with the turn out for this year’s Tenth Annual Chili for Charity.

Dinner that was held in memory of Lion Ron Angood. Proceeds from a collection jar and the Chinese Auction will go to a memorial for Ron to be placed at the Arboretum once its new grounds are determined and set up. Several local businesses donated very nice items for the auction this year. With the event ending at two o’clock there was just a little chili left and a just a few desserts. 

At the February 2 meeting, the Lions made the decision for how the proceeds from the dinner will be distributed. All of the dinner earnings will be donated to local charities: The Coudersport Senior Center, Potter County Volunteers That Care, The Food Pantry and the Boys and Girls Club. 

The Lions would like to think the Kenyon family for donating the meat and the American Legion for being a gracious host to the event. They would also like to recognize the following businesses for their generous donations for the Chinese Auction:

Abundant Blessings                                  Kudrick’s Coudersport Garage
Always in Bloom                                       Mosch’s Tavern
Anderson’s Garage                                   NAPA
Ben’s Garage                                             Original Italian Pizza
Buchanan’s Pharmacy                             Olga’s
Classic Design                                           Perry’s Store
Costa’s                                                       Potter County Beverage
Coudersport Beverage                             Potter County Outfitters
Coudersport Chamber of Commerce     Potter County Visitor’s Association
The Country Shop                                    Seal’s Pro Hardware
The Crittenden                                          Sheetz
E & G Auto                                       Subway
Fox’s Pizza                                                 Valley Hardware
Gordnier Farms                                        Wagner Ace Hardware
Hauber’s Jewelry
Howard’s, Inc.
Kaytees
Kenyon Farms

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 2:13 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Union Street for a woman to go to Cole Memorial.

Parttime and PRN Opportunities Available At Sweden Valley Manor

www.swedenvalleymanor.com/careers

Sara Ann Morral, 35, of Wellsboro, PA

Sara Ann Morral

Sara Ann Morral, 35, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. 

She was the wife of Jamie G. Morral who survives. Sara was born May 5, 1980 in Montclair, CA the daughter of Robert E. Greene of Lehighton and Dawn Marie (Burkhart) Blankenhorn of Deer Lake.

One could describe Sara best by telling a few short stories of her recent past. Through her love of music and her connections to bands from her work, she found herself in the crowd at a concert in Las Vegas, where one of her client bands was playing. Next to her in the crowd was a woman about Sara’s age with her daughter, 7 or 8 years old on her shoulders. The girl was really enjoying the show and was so enthusiastic. Sara talked to her and her mother between sets and was so impressed with the girls’ knowledge of bands and music that before they parted Sara asked the mother for her address. Over the next few weeks Sara called up her friends in bands and the music industry and collected a number of things like guitar picks, concert posters, photos and signed albums. In the mail they went, to this young girl, a stranger, who lived far away.

A recent passion of Sara’s has been doing hair and makeup for local women. She loved doing it. She wanted to help local women feel better about their bodies and themselves. Sara, like many women had difficulty feeling good about her own body in her past but through hard work and determination, she was able to turn herself around and change. She wanted to help other women in similar circumstances to “embrace their own beauty and love themselves”. She believed that girls compete with each other and women empower one another so she loved making other women feel beautiful and feel good about themselves. Strangers, friends, acquaintances, it did not matter. She loved to make people feel good.

Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social work from Mansfield University.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are her grandmother, Kay Hanson of Pine Grove; father-in-law, Gerald Morral and mother-in-law, Sandra Clemens, both of Wellsboro; brothers, Hunter Blankenhorn, Deer Lake, Robert Greene, Pine Grove; sister, Stacy Vanage, Lehighton; her 3 “fur babies, Dookie, Skully and Diesel.

Friends and family are invited to Sara’s Life Celebration on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Wellsboro, from 9 AM to 2 PM; service to follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jane Monks officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributations may be made in Sara’s name to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Haven, 48 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the charity that best exemplifies how Sara lived her life to the fullest.

To share your fondest memories of Sara and sign the guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com

Marie Liberty Atwell, 90, of Youngsville, PA

Marie Liberty Atwell

Marie Liberty Atwell, 90, of Youngsville, PA , went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, February 7, 2016, at her residence.

She was born February 14, 1923 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of William and Lena Gifford Liberty. 

Marie had worked at the former New Process Company and retired from Rouse Warren County Home. 

In her spare time she enjoyed doing crafts, gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by her son, Gary Atwell and his wife, Hazel, 3 Grandchildren – Joshua Atwell and fiancĂ©, Tiffany Fiscus, Gary W. Atwell, II and fiancĂ©, Jordanna Brecht and Madison Atwell,
4 Great Grandchildren – Parker Grace Atwell, Branden Atwell, Hollie Atwell and Sophia Atwell, 3 Sisters – Betty Knupp, Ann Arzner and husband Ron all of Warren, PA., Bee Reynolds of
Oviedo, FL. several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Gerald Atwell whom she married May 4, 1945 in California, two infant children, 1 Sister – Faye Anderson.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral and committal service at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Carly Moore, Pastor of the Warren Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Wesleyan Church, 602 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Forecast Calls For 3 to 6 Inch Snowfall Across Area Thru Wednesday


Florene Benedict, 97, a resident of Wellsboro, PA

Florene Benedict

Florene Benedict, 97, a resident of Wellsboro, PA, passed peacefully on February 5th, 2016 after fighting a lengthy illness. 

On November 3rd, 1918 in Wellsboro, PA, Albert and Matilda G. Hunter welcomed their daughter Matilda Florene Hunter into the world. 

She was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School. In 1950, Florene and her husband, Robert Wilson Wheeler of Wellsboro moved to Los Angeles, CA. While in California, their family grew with the births of three children, Harry, Carol, and Robert Jr. During those years, Florene enjoyed their beautiful home and learned photography.

Florene made her way back to Wellsboro after several years of a separation and met Byron Benedict whom she married in the 1980’s. Together they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and after retirement they began to enjoy their winters in Winter Haven, Florida. In 2000, Byron preceded her in death. In spite of Byron’s passing, Florene continued to go to Florida during the winter months. 

In Florene’s final years, she enjoyed the companionship of her dearest friend, John Antonio. They traveled and visited Florene’s children in California and spent time in Florida.

Florene is survived by her brother Milford Hunter (Mary Lou) of Inverness, Florida; children, Harry Wheeler of Concordia, KS; Carol Beers (Ed Houtz) of Lancaster, CA and Robert Wheeler Jr. (Cheryl) of Ventura, CA; Bob (Cynthia) Benedict of Wellsboro and Nancy Benedict of Bell Run. Florene is also survived by many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and step-children.

Florene was preceded in death by her sister, Alverta Stout of Elmira, NY; brother Arnold Hunter of Santa Rosa, CA; sister Anna Krause of Inverness, FL. and step son John Benedict of Wellsboro.

The family is deeply grateful for those who continued to visit and make her last days as pleasant as possible. We are especially thankful to her loving companion John Antonio, niece Linda Koeppel, step-son Bob Benedict and step-daughter Nancy Benedict.

Florene’s service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 11am with Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating.

To share your fondest memories and sign the guest book, visit www.tusseymosher.com

Florene’s family has entrusted Tussey -Mosher Funeral Home with the arrangements of her service.

Port Allegany Fire Dept. Dispatched For Landing Zone

At 1:09 PM on Monday, Star Hose Company has been dispatched to set up a landing zone at Ball-Foster landing zone 3 for Mercyflight.

Recalls


TF Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)

02/05/2016 08:24 PM EST
TF Foods of Paramount, CA is recalling its 10.60 ounce packages of Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo) food treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
02/08/2016 09:25 AM EST
Fresh Express Incorporated is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due to a possible exposure to undeclared allergens. Fresh Express representatives are already coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.
02/05/2016 04:57 PM EST
The Jel Sert Company of West Chicago, Illinois, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling, 4.16 ounce carton that was used for sales samples and gift packages distributed nationwide, because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella.
02/05/2016 04:12 PM EST
In the abundance of caution, H-E-B is issuing a voluntary recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream due to the possible presence of wood pieces in the product. H-E-B is committed to the quality of its products.

Vosges, LTD Recalls Uncured Bacon Ganache Chocolate 
 Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Vosges, LTD, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 135 pounds of Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.


Shinglehouse Fire Dept. Dispatched To Wildfire

At 12:46 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to a wildfire off Route 44 south.

C. A. Elliott Lumber Co. Inc. Seeking Log Hauler With Own Truck


PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK C 4H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Liberty Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC for site FALL CREEK B 3H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Delmar Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to CLEAN ENERGY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION LLC for site WHISPERING PINES 1V in Delmar Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site LAUREL HILL 25H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site LAUREL HILL 24H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-02-03 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site LAUREL HILL 23H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Port Allegany Dispatched For Landing Zone

At 11:17 AM on Monday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for Mercyflight at the Port Allegany High School for Smethport Ambulance. This is for a medical emergency.
Landing zone moved to St. Gobain LZ. School lot had cars in it.

Death investigation underway in DuBois

WJAC--
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. -- Crews were called to the scene of a death investigation in Jefferson County this morning.

The coroner was called at 7:38 A.M. after someone passing by noticed a body outside of the Furniture Bank on Shaffer road in DuBois, police said.

The autopsy is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Tuesday.

Authorities are urging anyone who has an adult white male in their family that might be missing to call police.