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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Vehicle Crash Into Creek At Coneville Intersection

BREAKING NEWS:9:01pm-5-16-09
Shinglehouse fire and ambulance co is responding to a vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 44 and 244 in Coneville where a vehicle has gone into the creek. A subsequent report indicates the lone occupant is out of the vehicle.

Bear Running Around Port Allegany Boro Tonight

A large bear is reported running around Port Allegany tonite. Port Allegany police referred it to the PA Game Commission.

Transformer Fire Reported In Sweden Valley

BREAKING NEWS:7:28pm-5-16-09
Coudersport Firefighters have been dispatched to a transformer fire across Rt. 6 from the Sweden Valley Inn.

Second Chances Concert Sunday In Coudersport

Concert Sunday At St. Eulalia's Church

Second Chances, a select vocal ensemble from the Coudersport
area will be
presenting a program of vocal music
Sunday May 17 @ 7PM at the St. Eulalia
Catholic Church
in Coudersport. The program will consist of Gospel,

contemporary Christian and spiritual music. The
concert is free of charge
and the public is cordially
invited to attend.

Eight ... Nine ... Ten!

Coudy Purple Babe Ruth Starts Strong!

Coudy Purple moves to 7-0 with victories over a solid Smethport team (6-1)
an up and coming East Smethport team (6-0) and a very young but with lots
of heart, Galeton (24-4).

next two games.

Tuesday, May 19th @ Eldred.

Friday, May 22nd home against Coudy Blue.

Shinglehouse Little League Makes It 6 In a Row




















BY Steve Krajewshi

The Shinglehouse Little League team increased their record to 6 – 0 by defeating Port Allegany Black 14 to 1 on Thursday night.

Cheyenne Brabham, Dylan Buchholz, and Nevada Waterman combined to strike out six, walk three and give up three hits in seven innings of play. At the plate for Shinglehouse, Brayden Meacham homered, Coby Krajewski tripled, and Brandon Brabham doubled.
On the mound for Port Allegany were Eli Knapp, Dilan kio, and Hunter Freer, struck out 2, walked 3, and gave up 7 hits. Eli Knapp had two hits on the night.

Shinglehouse plays again on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00pm in Shinglehouse where they will host Coudersport Blue.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vote For Bradford Finalist In Google Contest

Jeff Warner

Bradford Teen Finalist In Doodle For Google Contest

A Bradford Area High School student is a regional finalist in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. 16-year-old Jeff Warner now has a chance to win a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant to improve the computer lab at Bradford High. Jeff's doodle is named "Hope on the Horizon." He did all the hard work. Now all you have to do is vote for him. Click HERE to vote. Go to "Grades 10 -12" and "Region 2" then click on "Vote for this doodle."

Classes Offered By Potter County Education Council

Industrial Hydraulic Systems Maintenance Course Being Offered

The Potter County Education Council and Penn State Dubois will hold an Industrial Hydraulic Systems Maintenance Course at the Port Allegany Office. This course will deal with the hydraulic system as a whole, including the use of drawings and diagrams to understand the system, the installation of equipment, maintenance, and troubleshooting. In addition to specific repairs, the course deals with planned maintenance of the system to achieve maximum performance. The course dates are May 26, 27 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost will be $825 per person or $795 per person for multiple registrants. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-642-2295, 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

Cooking for Crowds

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Cooking for Crowds class at the Coudersport office. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups. Cooking for Crowds will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. and cost $12 per person. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-642-2295, 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

Sharing Community Knowledge

Potter County Education Council will hold several programs based on “Sharing Community Knowledge” at the Coudersport Office. In North Central PA, individuals in our communities possess extensive knowledge on a wide range of topics. The problem is getting this knowledge which resides with individuals into the hands of those who are interested in learning more. That is the goal of this program.

Potential Topics could include Art History, Astronomy, Automobile Maintenance, Cell Phones, Commercial Construction, Computer Networking, Creative Problem Solving, Healthcare, Home Construction, Horticulture, How Do I Make Glass, Local Economy, Lumber Grading, Team Building, Tourism, Web Design, and many, many more.

There is no fee, no money, just a willingness to share your knowledge in exchange for other people’s knowledge. Each month you will hear a presentation by 3 of your peers, and then the group will spend an hour identifying linkages between topics presented and the community, local businesses, and individually for participants.

For an application packet, contact the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877

Photography Field Trip

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Spring Photography Field Trip at the Coudersport Office. In this course Curt Weinhold will teach you to properly photograph wildflowers, ferns, and a stream in this five hour outdoor class. Topics covered include close-up photography of plants and long exposure of moving water. Receive actual experience in composition and lighting, and artificial (flash) and natural light, how they differ and when to utilize each. The class will meet at the Ed Council for a brief technical session, then travel to Lyman Run State Park for the remainder of the class. Necessary items to bring: lunch, water, camera gear, camera bag or comfy backpack, and suitable shoes for woods tramping. To see samples of Curt’s photos go to: www.pbase.com/cwphoto. The course will be held on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will cost $48 per person. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877, 814-435-9490 or 814-642-2295.

FRESH FLORAL DESIGN

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Fresh Floral Design class at the Port Allegany Office. Take advantage of nature’s beauty by experiencing the art of floral design. Participants will learn about the principles of design and color theory ~ have hands on time working with fresh flowers and take home a small arrangement. This class will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $30 per person. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-642-2295, 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

First Step: Starting a Small Business

The Potter County Education Council will hold a FREE workshop designed to give you a head-start with your business. This workshop will be held June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. To register

contact Clarion University SBDC – Bradford Office 814 368-1408 or visit their website at www.clarion.edu/sbdc. Registration is required for this workshop.

PCEC Offers Beading 101 Class

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Beading 101 class at the Port Allegany Office. This class will offer beading projects for the beginning beader. Participants will learn the basics of beading and knowledge of tools used to complete three projects: a bracelet, earrings & a pin.

Register early as class size is limited. The class will be held on Wednesday, June 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. and cost $30 per person. All materials will be furnished. To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-642-2295, 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:

May 20 Publisher 1 6 – 9 p.m.

May 27 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – Noon

May 27 Publisher 2 6 – 9 p.m.

June 1 PowerPoint 1 9 a.m. – Noon

June 3 Computer 1st Aid 6 – 9 p.m.

June 8 Publisher 1 9 a.m. – Noon

June 10 Vista 1 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-274-4877, 814-435-9490 or 814-642-2295.

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:

May 26 PowerPoint 4 6-9 p.m.

June 2 Outlook 3 6 – 9 p.m.

June 9 Outlook 4 6 – 9 p.m.

June 15 Word 4 9 a.m. – Noon

June 15 Excel 4 1 – 4 p.m.

June 16 Access 3 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-435-9490, 814-274-4877 or 814-642-2295.

PCEC Port Allegany Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany Education Center will be offering the following computer:

May 21 FrontPage 1 9 a.m. – Noon

May 21 FrontPage 2 1 – 4 p.m.

May 28 Computer 1st Aid 9 a.m. – Noon

May 28 Excel 3 1 – 4 p.m.

June 2 Word 4 6 – 9 p.m.

June 4 Vista 3 9 a.m. – Noon

June 4 Windows XP 3 1 – 4 p.m.

June 9 Publisher 3 6 – 9 p.m.

June 11 Outlook 3 9 a.m. – Noon

June 11 Outlook 4 1 – 4 p.m.

To register visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call 814-642-2295, 814-274-4877 or 814-435-9490.

BRADFORD BYPASS PROJECT UPDATE, WEEK OF MAY 18

CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT/District 2) issues the following update for the Route 219, McKean County/Bradford Bypass project. This update is for the week of May 18. Contractor on the $28.1 million project is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. The project extends from just north of the city of Bradford in Pennsylvania to the New York State line.

All work is weather and schedule dependent and can be subject to change. The following work schedule is for the week of May 18:

• Northbound and southbound traffic are traveling in the northbound lanes, separated by concrete barrier from Forman Street to north of Hillside Drive.
• Southbound ramps at the Foster Brook interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Contractor is working on southbound reconstruction by removing existing roadway from the New York state line heading south.
• Contractor is working on southbound bridges. Work includes expansion dam replacements, steel retrofits and deck repairs.
• Tuna Crossroads remains closed for bridge demolition. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridge work. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and the Seaward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads (Township Route 369)
• Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 north to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detour.
• Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the on-ramp areas. Be aware of approaching traffic speeds and restricted lanes at ramps.
• Motorists need to watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone.
• Lane width in the construction zone is 10 feet.
• Please obey posted speed limits and remember to always buckle up.

For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us.

Cleaning Up Around The Caboose

Dan Kemp was part of a group from Dickinson Mental Health that helped weed around the caboose at the Coudersport Arboretum. He is seen here raking mulch and removing weeds , other members of the group weeded, raked and cleaned up in the arboretum. Lou Karija Photo

Steve Minor Sets Record For Most Supporters In One Pickup Truck

Steve Sets A Record

Some elections, certain candidates seem to set a record for having the most campaign signs, the most TV commercials, and etc. In this year's Potter County Judge election, candidate Steve Minor holds the record for having the most supporters in one pickup truck, as 25 kids with Steve Minor T shirts piled into this pickup truck recently.

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YOUNG CHILD SAFELY LOCATED

A two-year old boy who wandered away from his home on Irish Acres Road, atop Denton Hill at about noontime today, was safely located by his neighbors. Sweden Township Police Chief Bryan Phelps told Black Forest Broadcasting News that his department and members of the Coudersport Fire and Ambulance Departments responded to the scene and were awaiting the arrival of Coudersport Borough Police K-9 Elvis when Mr. and Mrs. Don Reedy discovered the youngster and summoned state police who went to the scene and confirmed it was the missing boy. Chief Phelps explained that the youngster and his black lab, Makita, had walked from their home to the Reedy’s on Ferds Road, a distance away, and had gone into their garage. Chief Phelps explained that first responders had set up a half mile perimeter but were waiting for the police department dog to arrive before beginning the search He said, that in such cases, it’s important to keep from contaminating the area with new scents until the specially trained dog can do its work. Chief Phelps said in all some 18 people answered the call and the incident ended happily about an hour later.

DUI CHARGES PENDING AGAINST DRIVER FOLLOWING CRASH

Coudersport-based state police say DUI charges will be filed against 38 year old Michael Kilhoffer of Coudersport following a one-vehicle crash early Thursday on Route 872 in Homer Township. Troopers said Kilhoffer was headed north when his Pontiac hit a deer, went off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof in the northbound land. He and his passenger, 24 year old Kaci Nolder also of Coudersport were not wearing seatbelts.
They were helped out of the vehicle by a passerby and were taken to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH MIS-USING MOTHER’S DEBIT CARD
Jamie K. Gleason, 19, of Blossburg, has been charged by Mansfield-based state police with access device fraud after she allegedly took her mother's bank debit card and used it without her permission to obtain more than $1,000 in cash at ATMs and purchases at Peeble's Department Store, Mansfield between April 5 and May 5.

She was released on $3,500 bail, waived her preliminary hearing, and her county arraignment is June 1.

TWO POTTER COUNTY RESIDENTS SENTENCED
Jeffrey Myers, 22 , of Coudersport was sentenced 15-48 months in state prison for Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Escape (F3) He was given credit for time served and is eligible for Boot Camp. According to Potter County DA Dawn Fink, on June 12, 2008 Myers picked up an inmate of the Potter County Jail, John Lukin, at his work release site and drove him to Buffalo, NY. Myers was sentenced six to 24 months concurrently with the other sentence for corruption of minors. While being interviewed by state police on January 28, 2009, Myers admitted to taking two juveniles for a ride in his vehicle and sharing his marijuana with the juveniles. And, Kyle Eckert, also 22 and also from Coudersport, was ordered to spend two to 23-1/2 months in jail, perform 25 hours of community service and pay two $1,000 fines after pleading guility to two counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and indecent assault. he DA explained that on July 24, 2008 Eckert who was 22 years of age, was contacted by two Coudersport girls who asked him to buy some beer so that the three of them could “party” at his home in Sweden Township while his parents were away for the evening. Both of the teens stayed the night and Eckert engaged in sexual intercourse with one of them j who was 15 years old at the time. Eckert was aware of the victim’s age.

IRS HAS JOBS
The IRS has started a major hiring effort to fill hundreds of revenue agent positions and other critical jobs nationwide including positions in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as well as Freehold, New Jersey.“The IRS is a great place to build a career,” said IRS spokesman David Stewart. “There are multiple career tracks and opportunities for growth. And the IRS offers a strong benefit package, including health care, flexible work schedules, job-skills training and retirement.”
To apply for IRS vacancies, qualified candidates should visit USAJOBS, the government-wide job posting site. Use the Job Search tab to search by agency for vacancies at the Internal Revenue Service or enter the following link in your web browser: http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9trirs.asp. To get more information about the nature of IRS jobs and about working for the IRS, visit www.jobs.irs.gov.
All applicants must undergo a background investigation. For revenue agent positions at least 30 hours of college-level accounting coursework is required.

ARTS GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Northern Tier Cultural Alliance (NTCA) is pleased to announce the
availability of state arts funding through the Pennsylvania Partners in the
Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants to support public arts and cultural
projects taking place between September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010 in
Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland and Potter Counties. Grant
requests cannot exceed $3,000. Applications must be post-marked no later
than June 19, 2009. Late applications may not be accepted. Grants are open
to non-profit organizations and individuals conducting public arts projects
between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010.Two grant workshops will be held within the region covering the PPA grant cycle, eligibility and restrictions, and general grant writing tips. Attendance is not required, but strongly recommended. 2009 workshops willbe held:
June 4, 2009 at Noon
Hosted by: Clinton County Arts Council Location: 7 West Main Street, Lock
Haven
June 11, 2009 at Noon
Hosted by: Friends of Shikellamy State Park Location: Shikellamy State
Park Office, Packer Island between the City of Sunbury and the Borough of
Northumberland
NTCA is one of 17 regional service providers selected by the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts (PCA) to administer the PPA Program. NTCA works in
partnership with the PCA to design and create initiatives on a regional
level that make a significant impact on arts and cultural opportunities in
the counties of: Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland and Potter.
Funding for the PPA Program comes from the citizens of Pennsylvania through
an annual state appropriation by the Legislature and from a federal grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Austin FD Responding To a Wild Fire On Bailey Run

Austin firefighters are responding to a wild fire on the Bailey Run Road in Wharton Township. Coudersport was requested to this fire but was recalled by Chief 44.

Robert V. Stiles, 44, of Scio, NY

Robert V. Stiles, 44, of Scio, NY, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 in the Jones Memorial Hospital Emergency Dept., Wellsville, NY.

Born May 26, 1964, in Montrose, PA, he was the son of Robert R. and Emma Jean “Jeannie” Houghtaling Stiles. On May 23, 1987, in Westfield, PA, he married to the former Charlene J. Boom, who survives.

A 1982 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he served honorably with the US Coast Guard for four years. He was employed Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 17 years and currently owned and operated Breezy Point Campground in Scio and Bob’s Septic Service.

Surviving besides his wife, Charlene, are: a son, Brent (Lizzie) Stiles of Scio; a grandson, Seth Charles Stiles; a brother, Gregg E. Stiles of Montour Falls, NY; two sisters, Hope (Darwin) Stevens of Westfield, PA and Marcia (Mike) Lieber of Schenectady, NY; two aunts, Ramona Crippen of Westfield, PA and June (Paul) Owen of Horseheads, NY; two uncles, Cub (Sandy) Houghtaling of Westfield and Paul E. Putman, Jr. of Painted Post, NY; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Wellsville Full Gospel Church, 2221 Hanover Hill Road, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Mason Sorensen and the Rev. David Brelo will co-officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Rendell Does It Again/ Is He Nuts?

Education department awards contract for graduation tests

by JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News
Although the debate over whether Pennsylvania should institute high-stakes graduation tests is far from settled, the state Department of Education executed a contract on Tuesday to begin developing the tests.

It awarded a $201.1 million contract with Data Recognition Corp. of Maple Grove, Minn., that extends over seven fiscal years to develop the testing series called Keystone Exams, a model curriculum, and diagnostic tools to monitor students' progress.More...

Clinton County Chief Clerk Gets The Axe

Kathy Conrad fired as chief county clerk

Cathy Conway appointed temporary replacement

By JIM RUNKLE - jrunkle@lockhaven.com

LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS- Two Clinton County commissioners dropped a bombshell Thursday, calling for the immediate termination of Chief Clerk Kathy Conrad.

The motion- made in the meeting room with Conrad present and conducting her duties of recording the actions- was approved by Commissioners Joel Long and Tom Bossert, over the strong objections of fellow Commissioner Adam Coleman.

A few minutes after the meeting ended, Conrad returned to her office and started cleaning it of personal items, packing them into a cardboard box while Long watched.

Conrad expressed surprise at the action.

She said, "I'm flabbergasted," but offered no other comment. More...

Suzanne M. Wolf, 59, Eldred, PA

Eldred, PA - Suzanne M. Wolf, 59, of Barnum Road died Sunday (May 10, 2009) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

Born Feb. 27, 1950, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of David and Glenna Campbell Hughes.
Ms. Wolf was a 1968 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later received her degree in respiratory therapy in Cleveland, OH.

A resident of the Eldred area most of her life, she had been employed by St. Franics Hospital in Olean as a respiratory therapist for many years. Later, along with her husband Skip Wolf, she owned and operated Wolfman's Sub and Pizza Shop in Eldred.

She later owned and operated the Cottage Cookery in Eldred and for 16 years prior to her illness, she was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Olean and Bradford.

She had invented and patented a mobile hypothermic blanket primarily for use in ambulances.
Ms. Wolf loved her children and grandchildren and spending time with them. She was a loyal friend to many and loved gardening and being outdoors.

Surviving besides her mother, Glenna Hughes of Lake Wales, FL, are a son, Jeffery H. Wolf of Lancaster; two daughters, Bridget R. (Dennis) Mitchell of Fairview, Tenn., and Allison D. (James) Mericle of Eldred; a special niece, Kelly Bell (James) Peterson of Chesapeake, VA; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Kerry (Christine) Hughes of Binghamton; a sister Reba (Denny) Stanko of Kannapolis, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Robbie Hughes; Stephen "Skip" Wolf in 1999; and her grandparents, Ward and Mildred Campbell.

Friends called at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday (May 14, 2009) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services were held.

The family requests memorials be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Austin Dispatched to Wharton Twp. For Structure Fire

BREAKING NEWS:6:34pm-5-15-09
Austin Fire Department has been dispatched to a structure fire at the Hodak residence in Wharton Township at 21 Big Bear's Lane where a cook stove is reported to be afire. Coudersport fire units dispatched to this fire have been recalled.
Austin units returning at 7:19.

Police Officers Killed In Line Of Duty Honored

Police Memorial Day at UPB





Sheriff Tim Howard's Address




Pictured, (top photo) Chief Mike Close (left and Jim Erwin of the Bradford City Police Department lay a wreath in honor of local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty: Carl Whippo of Johnsonburg, Dave Distrola of Bradford and Steve Jerman of Kane; From left, Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Joseph Scarnati and Erie County (N.Y.) Sheriff Tim Howard wait for the color guard to pass out of the auditorium; Erie County (N.Y.) Sheriff Tim Howard speaks to those gathered in the Bromeley Family Theater at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

(Photos by Kimberly Marcott Weinberg)

Rain Or Shine Yard Sale Saturday At Kios

Yard Sale Rain or Shine. Saturday May 16th, 9am to 4pm.Kio’s 1281 East 2nd St (Before Sweden Valley), green ranch home on left. Look for signs. Water Ski’s, Wet Suit, water ski rope, tubing rope, Copier, Paint ball equipment, Luggage, Outdoor basketball unit, tons of other miscellaneous items—too much to mention everything. Questions call 814-274-1170.

Potter County Natural Gas Task Force Sets Goals

Members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, meeting for the first time this week, have decided to separate their many areas of study into three categories:

  • Water Quality and Environment
  • Public Policy, Economics and Taxation
  • Public Education/Media Relations

weinholdgastanks1Committee heads will be designated in the near future. Earlier this week, Task Force member Curt Weinhold, who serves on the Potter County Planning Commission, was invited on a tour of a Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operation getting underway in the Clermont area of McKean County. He photographed many aspects of the well, including these water tanks that have been brought to the site to “hydrofracture” shale formations deep underground and release the gas.

Later this year, Task Force members will tour a Marcellus shale well site operated by Pennsylvania General Energy Company of Warren, one of the most active firms in Potter County. PGE President Doug Kuntz told the group that, even with lower or fluctuating gas prices, his firm will be moving forward with its Marcellus shale gas production this year and continuing far into the future.

The Task Force mission statement is as follows: “To bring together knowledgeable representatives with divergent perspectives to most effectively guide the development/production of natural gas in the county in a manner that protects and preserves natural resources while maximizing the economic benefit.” Potter County Today

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AUSTIN LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL STANDS AT 2-0

Hannah Glover as she prepares to pound the ball for an in-house homerun


Pitcher Mercedes Shupe

Photos & Story
By Kathy Brooks


After a slow start Thursday evening, Austin Pitcher Mercedes Shupe came back with fire on her home field to bring her team to a 13-7 victory over Coudersport in Little League Softball . Shupe had 6 strike outs, allowed 11 hits and walked 5. Shupe went 2-4 with 2 RBI's. Hannah Glover exploded with an in the park homerun going 1-2 with 3 RBI's. Kaylee Brooks went 2-3 with 1 RBI. Kina Logue went 1-2 with 3 RBI's and Jesse Riedmiller went 2-3 with a triple and 1 RBI. Austin stands at 2 wins 0 losses. . Opposing pitcher was Kiersten Counts with 7 strike outs, allowing 9 hits, and 12 walked. Counts went 3-4 at bat. Brianna Majot batted 2-3 for the team. Coudersport stands at 1 win 1 loss.
Austin @ Coudersport - Friday, May 15 - 6:00 pm - High School field

Pups For Sale

For Sale: we have 3 males left they are red smooth short haired dachshunds. they have their first set of shots and have been wormed and vet checks and registered.I have the parents of the pups they are both registered,akc and ckc,the pups are ready to go they are very loveable and love to kuddle. they are partially potty trained and some what create trained, they were born on 2-28-09.

They will make very good companions for any one who would like or need a companion!!I would love to keep them but i have a few too many now! bargain price $450.00 if interested please contact me for more information and directions. We want them to go to a loving home asap!


You can contact me at 814-274-0508 if we are not home leave a message and we will get back to you asap thanks. Coudersport, pa

Preview Of This Week's Endeavor News

This week's edition of Endeavor News delivers plenty of timely stories and "scoops." For instance:

--On the same day General Motors decides to ax more than 1,000 dealers comes word that the property of the local dealership, Kightlinger Motors, has been purchased by the Potter County Redevelopment Authority for $1.5 million. Authority members hope that the deal will preserve the business and upwards of 30 jobs.

--While the countywide races for judge, DA and coroner have grabbed the headlines, there are other important offices up for election in the May 19 Municipal Primary. The only place you'll read about them is in Endeavor News.

--School directors in Coudersport and Austin have approved operating budgets that will hold real estate taxes at their current rates, despite rising expenses in any number of areas.

--Baseball, softball and track teams are all heading into postseason competition, while an area baseball player has been summoned back to the pros. Read about it in Endeavor News.

--A historic landmark that once graced the corner of one of Coudersport's busiest intersections has been rescued from oblivion and restored by the Historical Society.

--The natural gas rush is about to begin in Potter County and one organization is calling on the state to impose a tax on production and eliminate what the group describes as a "free ride" for the energy companies.

See those stories and more in this week's Endeavor News, on sale today at businesses all around the Coudersport and Austin areas.

Potter Seniors Can Get Checks For Farmers Markets

Senior Nutrition Program

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging will again administer the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program which is through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides eligible senior citizens with checks to use at approved farmers markets to purchase qualifying fresh fruits and vegetables through November 30, 2009. The checks will be issued beginning June 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009, at Potter County Senior Centers and the Potter County Human Services AAA.

Select fruits and vegetables approved for purchase must be grown or growable in Pennsylvania. Some of the produce that qualifies under the program includes beans, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and zucchini. No citrus fruits or tropical fruits are eligible under the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Processed foods, such as jam, honey, cider and baked goods are also ineligible to be purchased through this program.

Potter County senior citizens, age sixty or older, whose income is $20,036 or less for a single person or $26,955 or less for a couple, or $33,874 or less for 3 people or $40,793 or less for four people are eligible for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Income is based on the total income for 2008. Proof of income is not required. However, the senior citizen must sign a register verifying that their income meets the income guidelines. You must show proof of age and address. Driver’s license will work for proof of both. They will be issued four (4), $5.00 checks.

IN ORDER FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO PICKUP CHECKS FOR ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL, YOU MUST PICKUP A PROXY FORM THAT IS TO BE COMPLETED BY BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND THEN RETURNED TO THE DISTRIBUTION SPOT. THIS IS ALSO THE PROCEDURE FOR HUSBAND/WIFE AND WIFE/HUSBAND. ALL DISTRIBUTION SITES HAVE THESE FORMS AVAILABLE NOW.

Seniors who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible for this program.

Vendors that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for this program display a sign indicating that the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks are accepted. A list of local farmers markets can be obtained at check distribution sites.

According to the Potter County Area Agency on Aging, this is a very beneficial program that will benefit eligible seniors in Potter County by providing fresh, nutritious home grown produce. This program also benefits the farmers who raise these items. It is hoped that seniors will take full advantage of this program.” If you know anyone who is eligible, please have them contact us at the numbers below.

Senior citizens will be available to sign up for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks at the following locations:

ULYSSES SENIOR CENTER MON - WED

ULYSSES COMM. BLDG 9 A.M.2 P.M

MAIN STREET

ULYSSES, PA 16948

848-9880

OSWAYO VALLEY SENIOR CENTER MON - WED

OSWAYO STREET 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA 16748

697-7178

GALETON SENIOR CENTER WED - FRI

ST. BIBIANA PARISH HALL 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

111 GERMANIA STREET

GALETON, PA 16922

435-2864

COUDERSPORT SENIOR CENTER WED - FRI

1004 SOUTH MAIN STREET 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

COUDERSPORT, PA 16915

274-7887

POTTER COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AAA

62 NORTH STREET

ROULETTE, PA 16746

814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560

ASK FOR BARB KIEL – APPT. ONLY

For more information, please contact Barb Kiel, Potter County Area Agency on Aging, at 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.