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Saturday, November 13, 2010

An Expose' Of How The Elite Is Ruling The US At The Expense Of The Middle Class

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To what shrinking extent do the rich any longer need the rest of us?

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As large corporations and the rich increasingly rely on cheap labor in and from other countries, how is their disappearing need for American middle class workers damaging our society? And what if anything can be done to reverse this process?

To begin to answer these questions, I refer you to the main points made by Bill Moyers

at the Boston University Howard Zinn Lecture Series:

For Howard Zinn, democracy was one big public fight that everyone should plunge into. That's the only way, he said, for everyday folks to get justice -- by fighting for it, continuously.

Here are some of the things that prompted Zinn to say that:

Between 2001 and 2008, about 40,000 US manufacturing plants closed. Six million manufacturing jobs -- one out of every three -- disappeared over the past dozen years. Without any good-paying jobs in the United States, how are people going to pay for their health care, and put their children through school?

Consider the new BMW plant that recently opened in Alabama and advertised that the company would hire a thousand workers. Among the applicants: "a former manager of a major distribution center for Target; a consultant who oversaw construction projects in four western states; a supervisor at a plastics recycling firm. Some held college degrees and resumes in other fields where they made more money." And now these professionals will be paid a measly $15 an hour -- about half of what BMW workers earn in Germany.

Among our political and financial classes, this is known as "the free market at work." A better name is "wage repression," and it's been happening in our country since around 1980. Economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez found that from 1950 through 1980, because the nation's economy was growing handsomely, the average income for 9 out of l0 Americans was growing, too -- from $17,719 to $30,941. That's a 75% increase in income in constant 2008 dollars.

But then the increase stopped. The economy continued to grow handsomely after 1980, but the financial rewards started going only to people at the top. On the chart plotting income growth, the income "growth" line flattens for the bottom 90% of Americans after 1980. For them, average income went up, barely, from that $30,941 achieved in 1980 to only $31,244 in 2008, almost 30 years later. Think about that: the average income of Americans increased just $303 dollars in 28 years and the vast majority of that increase went to the top 10%.

There's no better description for this than continued wage repression for the sake of maximally expanding profits and the now stratospheric incomes for the top 1%. More...

Tanker Truck Rolled Over In Tioga County Friday


Fracking truck rollover

I came across a fracking tanker that had tipped over on it's side along Arnot Road, outside of Arnot, PA, on Friday, 11/ 12/10.

There were multiple Rapid Response Trucks, Huge tow Trucks, fire trucks, and personnel on scene, and they were in the process of siphoning off the tanks load into 2 other tankers with a T connection hose.

They did not have any outward signs of containing the spill and I was allowed to proceed through the narrow 2 lanes to go on my way. Most personnel were "way back" of the wreck. On my return through, they were still mulling around waiting for I don't know what. I was waved through again. Still no signs of mopping up the spillage from the road or ditch the truck lay in.


Tioga County 911 dispatched this as a Hazmat at 11:01 am on Friday. DEP was reported on scene at 11:45 am. No other details were listed on the dispatch.

CCMH to offer heel screenings

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer heel screenings from 1 to 3 p.m., November 19 at the Women’s Health Center in hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center. The cost is $10. Call 877/274-8200 for an appointment.

Heel screenings give patients a preliminary bone density score (T score) in a matter of minutes. Low scores typically call for a more thorough exam. Those who should receive a heel screening include women over 65 or who have had an early menopause or hysterectomy or other hormonal depletion, men over 70, men and women taking certain medications or certain cancer treatments, those with risk factors or a disease or condition that can cause bone loss, and men and women who eat a low calcium diet or have had significant height loss.

Police: Wildlife Officer Killed In 'Furious Exchange Of Gunfire' - Pennsylvania News Story - WGAL The Susquehanna Valley

Police: Wildlife Officer Killed In 'Furious Exchange Of Gunfire' - Pennsylvania News Story - WGAL The Susquehanna Valley

Charlie sent us this link to some really good coverage of the Game Warden killing in Adams County.

Kathryn M. "Katie" Zoschg, 94, of 3033 Cameron Rd., Emporium

Kathryn M. "Katie" Zoschg, 94, of 3033 Cameron Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium on Friday evening. (November 12, 2010)

She was born November 25, 1915 in Rathbun, PA a daughter of the late George F. and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.

On July 14, 1941 in Winchester, VA she married the late Matthew A. Zoschg, Sr.

Mrs. Zoschg was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time around her home most especially gardening. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving
Daughter: Carol, Mrs. Edward Uzdale, Emporium
Daughter: Margaret Burnside, Emporium
Daughter: Mary, Mrs. Philip Burkhouse, Emporium
Daughter: Sandra, Mrs. Donald Bickford, Emporium
Daughter: Kathryn, Mrs. Mark Johnson, Driftwood
Son: Matthew Zoschg Jr. and his wife Nancy, Emporium
Son: Stephen Zoschg and his wife Laura, Emporium
Son: James Zoschg and his wife Susan, Emporium
31 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
2 Sister: Margaret Shoup, St. Marys and Helen Goodman, Freeport
2 Brother: Frank Mahovlich and his wife Rose Ann, St. Marys and Joseph R. Mahovlich and his wife Margaret, Rathbun

Preceded in Death By
Parents: George F. and Rose Balaban Mahovlich
Husband: Matthew A. Zoschg, Sr. who died Dec. 18, 2003
Infant daughter: Theresa Marie Zoschg
3 Brothers: George, Ivan and Steven Mahovlich
2 Sisters: Barb Reed, and Anna Paropacic
and several siblings in infancy.

The Zoschg family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:45-10:45 AM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (November 15, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, or to Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to the charity of your choice.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Man Stuck In Corn Picker in Liberty Township

At 3:50 pm on Saturday, EMS and Fire Rescue from Port Allegany has been dispatched to Benson Hollow in Liberty Township for a man with his arm stuck in a corn picker.

A Stat 17 helicopter is being put airborne to the scene.

At 4:44 pm, the helicopter is overhead.

Brush Fire Near Brookland Rd

At 1:47 Dept 48 was dispatched to Sweden Twp near 203 Brookland Rd for a brush fire. A quarter to a half an acre may already be lost. At 1:57 advised that the fire is contained.

Man Charged with Rape in Catt County

Man Charged with Rape in Catt County
WESB NEWS

A man is in Cattaraugus County Jail on a quarter of a million dollars bail after being accused of raping a woman Thursday morning in the Town of Otto.

Sheriff's deputies say 42-year-old Christopher Allen Sharp pried open the back door of a home belonging to a 27-year-old woman. Once inside, he allegedly duct taped her hands and legs, and used rope to tie her to a bed while raping her.

Sharp is charged with rape, burglary, unlawful imprisonment and criminal contempt. Deputies say their investigation is continuing, and more charges may be filed.

Molly B. ELLIOTT, 87, of Coudersport, PA

Molly B. ELLIOTT, 87, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, November 12, 2010 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born September 13, 1923, in Henderson, NC, she was the daughter of Charles and Alma Bugg Ellis. She was married to James L. Elliott, who predeceased her in 1967.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she was employed as a stock broker, insurance salesperson, and substitute teacher.

She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport.

Surviving are: three sons, James Elliott, Jr. of Rollinsville, CO, Charles Elliott of Sand Point, ID, and Robert (Jennifer) Elliott of Coudersport; a daughter, Molly Ann Elliott of Platteville, CO; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Park United Methodist Church or the Long Term Care Patient Activity Fund, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

Potter County Website Upgraded

More Improvements Have Been Made To County Website

websitegraphicMore improvements have been made to the county website, aimed at making county services more convenient for the public while improving efficiencies with the county government. Developed under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the site features current information about the county government and Potter County in general, as well as some interactive features. It can be found on the internet here.

Internet users are encouraged to bookmark the site on their home computers. The new site complements a separate web-based service for information from or about the county government, Potter County Today. Together, the two information services deliver both timely information, updated on a daily basis, as well as connections to many other sources.

Interactive functions include immediate online ordering of dog licenses, tax forms, email contact with county departments, and instant connection to the county’s Landex database for online access to deed records and other services.

Of particular interest to many internet users is a Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas section, developed as a “one-stop shop” for pertinent local and regional information on the dawning natural gas industry. It contains timely news on state environmental policies, links to other information sites, a summary of educational programs and seminars, updates on the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, news about gas-drilling on state forest land in Potter County, archived editions of the county’s Natural Gas Roundup newsletter, a map allowing users to pinpoint gas well locations, and more. The website is designed to localize the large volume of available information for anyone interested in the Marcellus Shale phenomenon — whether it’s for business opportunities, environmental concerns, local government issues or any other perspective.


Openings In County’s Family Caregiver Support Programs

Openings In County’s Family Caregiver Support Programs

caregiverPotter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in the Family Caregiver Support Programs, which helps those who take care of older relatives or friends, helping them to stay at home and remain as independent as possible.

Reimbursement is available for respite services, so that the caregiver can take a break, letting someone else prepare meals, help with personal care or clean. Reimbursement is also available for assistive devices (bedside commode, lift chair, etc.) and for home modifications (ramps, grab bars, stair lifts).

Reimbursement rates vary, based upon household income. For more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging by calling 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.


Open Arms Newsletter--Bradford, PA

Hey everyone!
What a beautiful week we've had! It's hard to believe that it
is November and we are having this kind of weather!
Here's what's happening at Open Arms:
Rock Band: This weekend is week 2 of our series called
Rock Band - Many Instruments. The truth is...Life is a like
a ROCK BAND...and it works BEST if we do it together!
If you had to miss last week, you can always catch it online

The Revolution Youth Ministry: Ages: 6th Grade – 12th Grade. 6:30pm

at Open Arms! Come experience fun, friendships, and grow in God! Any

adults interested in helping with the youth see Justin Willoughby.

Greeter & Usher Training: Sunday, November 14 immediately following

2nd Service. 30min long.

Childrens Ministry Training: Sunday, November 14th right after second

service. We will meet in the childrens ministry area.

Membership Class: Sunday November 21, immediately following 2nd

Service. 1hr long. What is a member? What do they do? Why be one?

Who is Open Arms, what’s their vision, how do they do things? All this

and more get answered!

Operation Christmas Child: We are accepting contributions for shoeboxes

and financial contributions to sponsor each box at $7 a box. Due Nov. 21.

Thanksgiving Outreach: We are contributing Thanksgiving Dinner Items to

the Friendship Table. There is a Sign Up Sheet in the Lobby.

That's all for now! Enjoy this beautiful day! See you Sunday at 9:15

or 11:00am for ROCK BAND!!

Search Continuing In State Park For Missing 92 Year Old

Search for Missing Man Continues

The search is continuing in Allegany State Park for 92-year-old Thomas Hamilton of Great Valley, according to a news release sent by Cattaraugus County Emergency Services at 7:24 a.m.

Hamilton and his daughter were hiking in the park Wednesday when they lost the trail. The ended up spending the night in the park. Thursday, Hamilton's daughter found her way out and contacted New York State Park Police at 1 p.m.

Search activities Friday night did not disclose any new information, the news release said. A news conference will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the park.

Those involved in the search besides state park police include the Cattaraugus and Erie County Sheriff's offices; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; New York State and Cattaraugus County emergency management offices; Western Region Emergency Management Assistance Team; Seneca Nation of Indians Marshalls; and New York State Police.

Also assisting are 17 local fire departments from around Western New York and Pennsylvania, and the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Organization.

Anyone with information regarding Hamilton or his whereabouts is asked to contact State Park Police at 716-354-9111.

Wild Well Training program

Wild Well Training program

The Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Wild Well Training program on Sunday, November 21, 2010. The program begins at 09:00 and all public safety responders are urged to attend. With the upcoming influx of natural gas drilling operations, this training is invaluable.

Galeton Man Sentenced For Theft

Galeton Man Jailed For Stealing Money From Employer
GerriMiller.com

Judge Minor has ordered 22 year old Joseph Brown of Galeton to spend six to 23 months in jail and pay a $500 fine for receiving stolen property.

According to DA Watson, during October 2007, Brown took $500 from Lush Brothers Furniture whle working in the office. While being questioned by Galeton Borough Police, Brown admitted taking the money.
More News.....

Roulette Resident Sentenced

Roulette Resident Sentenced For Sexual Assault
Gerri Miller.com
A Roulette resident has been sentenced 10 to 20 months in jail for statutory sexual assault.

Gregory Green, 20 was also ordered by Potter County Judge Stephen Minor to pay a $750 fine and to perform 40 hours of community service for the charge.

Greene was also ordered to spend one to two months in jail, followed by six months of probation and pay a $250 fine. The sentences are to run consecutively.

According to Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, while being interviewed by state police this past February 10th, Green admitted to state police have a sexual relationship with a 14 year old victim. More news...

Theft From Motor Vehicle In Shippen Township

Another incident of theft from a motor vehicle was reported overnight on Wed./Thurs. at the residence of Ronaled Gene Hammersley in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Suspect(s) removed miscellaneous change and two rings from Hamersley's vehicle while it was parked at his residence. The investigation is continuing.

Troopers have received many reports recently of theft from vehicles in the Emporium area.

Harassment Incident In Emporium Tuesday

Troopers at Emporium responded to a verbal and physical altercation between 2 known individuals at 209 Greenwood Street in Emporium Borough on Tuesday at 3:07 am.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Heifer Shot Dead At Erway Farms Early Wednesday

Prize Heifer Murdered Early Wednesday

State Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief incident that happened between midnight and 3:00 am on Wednesday at the Dana Erway Farm located along Route 6 in Eulalia Township.

Unknown suspect(s) shot and killed a heifer valued at $7,000. to $10,000.

Anyone with information, please contact Trooper Delp at PSP Coudersport. 814-274-8690.

One of Dana Erway's cows was a First Place Winner at the All American Brown Swiss Show in September of 2009.

NY Men Jailed Trying To Sell Stolen Catalytic Converters Here

Two New York men are in the Potter County Jail after they attempted to sell a large quantity of catalytic converters recently stolen from Ogdensburg, NY, to a Shinglehouse company.

Troopers in Coudersport received information Wednesday that New York State Police were investigating a theft of 80 to 100 catalytic converters that had recently occurred in Ogdensburg.

PSP also received information that unknown subjects were attempting to sell a large amojnt of catalytic converters to the Friendly Core Company at 1080 Route 44 South, Shinglehouse, PA.

Coudersport Troopers made contact with Joshua A. Pitts of 7 Pink Schoolhouse Road, Pyrites, NY, and Robert P. Forsythe of 800Sykes Road, Canton, NY, while they were attempting to sell 89 catalytic converters.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the converters were stolen and the men were arrested without incident.

While in contact with the men it was determined that Forsythe was the operator of the motor vehicle and that he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Pitts was found to be in possession of Drug Paraphernalia containing residue of a controlled substance.

Forsythe is charged with RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY and DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

Pitts was charged with RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY and 2 violations of the CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DRUG, DEVICE, AND COSMETIC ACT.

Pitts and Forsythe were arraigned before District Judge Annette L. Easton in District Court 55-3-01. The judge set bail at $15,000. each. They were unable to post bail and were subsequently deposited at the Potter County Jail to await a Preliminary Hearing.

Trooper Jenary was assisted by PSP Corporal Rothermel and Shinglehouse Chief Brad Buchholtz.

Galeton Woman Arrested For Criminal Trespass

A Galeton woman was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass Friday after entering a residence on Telescope Road in Ulysses Township at 5:40 am without permission of the owner.

Troopers said Darcy Lea Emmick, 51, of 121 Sherman Street, Galeton, PA, entered the rear entrance of the residence of Candance Lynn Parslow and a female juvenile, of 39 Telescope Road, Ulysses, PA, at about 5:40 AM without permission. Emmick left the residence and fled in an unknown direction.

Troopers found Emmick later at her residence in Galeton where she was placed under arrest and charged with Criminal Trespass.

Emmick was arraigned before District Judge Delores Bristol in District Court 55-4-03, where she was released on $15,000. unsecured bail.

"Unstoppable" Premieres At Bradford Movie House

April Stuckey of Roulette and Actor Lew Temple pose for a photo at the opening of the movie "Unstoppable" that was filmed in the area. April was an extra when the filming was done in Driftwood. To see VIDEO of Lew Temple's introduction to the movie on Anne Holliday's 1490 NewsBlog click HERE.

Penny -Cures Nail Salon, Roulette, PA

Elinor J. “Noni” Hendrickson, 78, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Elinor J. “Noni” Hendrickson, 78, of Smethport, died Friday, November 12, 2010.

She was born Feb 10, 1932 in Kane, a daughter of John Calvin and Irma Hankins Zimmerman. On Nov. 27, 1953, in Kane, PA, she married Ronald W. Hendrickson, who died November 6, 2005.

Mrs. Hendrickson was a 1950 graduate of Kane High School and was a clerk, employed at her daughter, Linda’s store, Munchie's, in Port Allegany, until Linda sold the store.

She was a devoted member of the Smethport Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where she played piano for worship. She also played piano once a month at Sena Kean Manor, enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, traveling, camping, baking and shopping.

She is survived by
one daughter: Linda (Jerry) Stern of Port Allegany, PA
two sons: Steven (Linda) Hendrickson of Farmers Valley,PA, and Brian (Julie) Hendrickson of Coryville, PA
Grandchildren: Anthony (Kristi) Thomas, Jennifer (Ronnie) Hollowell, Cory (Jennifer) Hendrickson, and Douglas Hendrickson.
Step Grandchildren: Ligeia, Larissa, and Lathan Stern; Nicole Cook, and Adam Wysocki.
8 Great Grandchildren
one sister: Ida Mae Allen of Acadia, IN

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA and again Sunday from 1-2 P.M. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday from the funeral home following visitation. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove.

Memorials may be made to Sena Kean Manor, 17083 Rt. 6 Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

BRADFORD AREA, PORT ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOLS WIN MATH COMPETITION

BRADFORD AREA, PORT ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOLS WIN MATH COMPETITION

BRADFORD, Pa. – Students from Bradford Area and Port Allegany High Schools took top honors at the 9th Annual College Mathematics Competition held Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The competition is organized each year by the mathematics departments of Pitt-Bradford and the Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College Cattaraugus Campus.

Forty-nine students coming from five different high schools competed by taking a two-hour math examination. According to their size, the schools were divided into two different divisions.

Patrick Hoover of Youngsville High School was the overall individual winner, earning a $1,500 scholarship to Pitt-Bradford. Hoover was also the first-place winner in the small-school division.

Elliot Binder of Port Allegany came in second in the small-school division.

Dan Tingley of BAHS took first place in the large-school division and also earned a $1,500 scholarship to Pitt-Bradford. Coming in second in the large-school division was Andrew Kloss of BAHS.

Scholastic winners for the large-school division were BAHS, first, and Warren Area High School, second.

In the small-school division, Port Allegany finished first, while Youngsville took second.

Susan L. Haskins, 58, of, Port Allegany,Pa.

Susan L. Haskins, 58, of, Port Allegany, died Thursday (November 11, 2010) in the Hamot Medical Center, Erie.

She was born May 27, 1952 in Olean, a daughter of Roland and Ruth MacNamee Johnson.

Ms. Haskins was a 1970 graduate of Otto Eldred High School and attended Olean Business Institute.

Ms. Haskins was employed by Ball Incon, Port Allegany as a packer for 22years retiring due to ill health.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ms. Haskins was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed life to the fullest.

She is survived by

Two sons: Jason Haskins of Roulette, PA, and Brinton (Alicia) Haskins of Ft. Riley, KS
three sisters: Joann Tustin of Pittsburgh, PA, Sandra Wilson and Carol Steck both of Bradford, PA
one brother: Donald Johnson of Eldred, PA
Four grandchildren; Jameson Haskins, Karli Haskins, Zachary Haskins and Abigail Haskins
One step grandchild, Taylor McCuechon.

There will be no visitation.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 am from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany with the Rev H.D. Youngblood officiating

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 67, Bradford, PA 16701

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240-9856

Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

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

ROTARY CLUB SEEKS HOST FAMILIES

ROTARY CLUB SEEKS HOST FAMILIES


LEFT TO RIGHT: Foreign Exchange Students, Mathia Palaia, Chris Long &Tony Capatch (of Coudersport), Simon Lange.

The Coudersport Rotary Club announced today that it is seeking host families for (2) female foreign exchange students inbound for the United States this January; one from Australia (15) and the other from Ecuador (17).

The Rotary Club’s Foreign Exchange Program gives students an opportunity to experience life in a foreign country where they are exposed to different cultures including education, foods and community life. The host families are a critical support system for not only the students but for the parents of those children living abroad.

Two Coudersport area students are participating in the foreign exchange program this year including Tony Capatch (son of Greg and Cindy Capatch), and Chris Long (son of Kurt and Michelle Long). Tony is presently residing in Taipei, Taiwan while Chris Long is residing in Aachen, Germany; each with their foreign “host families”.

For each “outbound” Coudersport student, the Rotary Club is asked to provide one “host family” from the Coudersport area for those foreign exchange students “inbound” from other countries. This year, the Club is seeking host families for (2) teenaged girls during the period of January to December; one from Australia (15) and the other from Ecuador (17).

Those families wanting to learn more about the process of becoming a foreign exchange host family are asked to contact Karen Cahilly at the Coudersport Rotary Club at (814) 203-3933.

CANNED FOOD FOR A MOVIE DRIVE PLANNED

CANNED FOOD FOR A MOVIE DRIVE PLANNED


Mark Benson, Committee Chairman of the Coudersport Rotary Food Projects Committee, announced that the Club’s annual “Canned Food for a Movie” food drive will be held on Wednesday, November 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Coudersport Movie Theatre. This year the Coudersport Movie Theatre will be showing, “Secretariat,” a rated PG film, great for the whole family.

“All the kids need to do is bring canned foods or boxed non-perishables to the Coudersport Movie Theatre at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 24th. and they are rewarded with a free movie to kick off the holiday break!” explained Benson. “We are grateful that the Coudersport Theatre has been such a huge supporter of this community program, donating the movie each year and opening its doors exclusively for the food drive”, added Benson.

All donations are delivered that same day by the Rotary Club to the Coudersport Food Bank for distribution to the area’s families which may need a little boost through the holidays. Last year approximately 172 children attended the Rotary food drive, donating 389 boxed and canned food items.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Canned Food for a Movie food drive or other Rotary Food Drive programs should contact Mark Benson directly or Karen Cahilly at (814) 203-3933.

Birth Announcements For Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Birth Announcements

Addisyn Jayde Burrows a daughter born on 11-10-10 weight 6 lbs 14 ozs to Mari Rees and Alvin Burrows of Austin, Pa. She joins her brother Blake 5 and sister Skyler 2. Maternal Grandparents Mr and Mrs Alvin VanHorn of Austin Pa and Mr and Mrs Doug Little of Austin Pa. Maternal Great-Grandparents Mr and Mrs Lawrence Brundage of Port Allegany Pa. Paternal Grandparents Mr and Mrs Henry Burrows Of Driftwood Pa. Paternal Great-Grandparents Esther Burrows-Hogg of Driftwood, Pa.

Cool Jazz Trio Tonight At Cafe Olga In Coudersport

Cool Jazz Trio @ Cafe Olga
This evening @ 7:00 PM
No Cover


Cool Jazz Trio
Cool Jazz Trio











Wind down & wind into the weekend this evening with delicious food, good drinks, & cool jazz. Tim Walck (saxophone), Don Vought (electric bass), & Bryan Neff (drums) will provide the jazz & we'll provide the food & drink...all we need is you in Cafe Olga to complete the recipe for a perfect evening. The dinner special this evening will be Crab Stuffed Haddock, Baked Potato, & Garlic Green Beans for $12.95. No cover charge, but gratuities for musicians are graciously accepted.

Ulysses Man Jailed On Assault Charges

Man Assaulted Officer After Running Red Light

Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO- Charges were filed recently in District Judge Phillip Sweet's courtroom. They are:

Kyle M. Hermanowski, 19, of 627 Academy St., Apt. C2, Ulysses, and Flemington, N.J., charged by Wellsboro police with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct after he ran a red light at Central and Main streets.

Police said he got out of his car and became aggressive with the officer, yelling profanity at him and refusing to stop. After a physical altercation with the officer, Hermanowski was pepper sprayed.

He waived his Tuesday preliminary hearing and his county court arraignment was set for Dec. 6. He was jailed in the Tioga County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.

92 Year Old Lost In Allegheny National Forest

Crews scour woods for elderly hiker

Updated: Friday, 12 Nov 2010, 12:25 PM EST
Published : Friday, 12 Nov 2010, 12:25 PM EST

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Authorities are scouring the woods for an elderly hiker who has spent two nights in the cold.

The 92-year-old man has been missing since Wednesday afternoon, and every passing moment means a slimmer chance that he'll be found alive.

It began at dawn's first light. Experienced search crews from across western New York converged at the summit, at Allegany State Park for a long day of search ahead. More...

Suspect In Custody In Fatal Shooting Of Game Warden

Game Commission Officer Fatally Shot

A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer investigating possible nighttime hunting and poaching was shot to death, and police took a man into custody following an 11-hour search.

31-year-old David Grove was shot Thursday night in Freedom Township, southwest of Gettysburg.













27-year-old Christopher Johnson of Fairfield was detained by police this morning. Police didn’t release any further details, but said they are not searching for anyone else. Earlier they said Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.

The last time a game commission officer was killed in the line of duty was 1915.


Unstoppable Actor Interviewed On WESB Morning Buzz

Lew Temple on The Morning Buzz

If you missed "Unstoppable" actor Lew Temple on The Morning Buzz on WESB today, you can still listen to the show here. Thanks to all the people who called with great questions!

Legion Donates $2,000. to Potter County Special Olympics

(Pictured left to right: Roger Chapell, Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, Georgeanna Chapell, Auxillary President of the American Legion, Dick Chapell, Commander of the American Legion, Jeannette Wragg, Walter Baker, Rob Nelson and Denise Minderler; Photo by Mark Close)

Pictured here are members of the American Legion Post 192 presenting a check to members of the Potter County Special Olympics (SOPAPC), the donation of $2,000 will be used for new uniforms for the local Special Olympic athletes that participate on the Softball and Equestrian teams.

Nationally, members of the American Legion Veterans Organization donate millions of dollars to fellow veterans in times of grief, to various scholarships, and to organizations that ensure the future success of our youth.

The Potter County Special Olympics group relies entirely on donations and fundraisers in our local communities.


(From left to right: Ted Parsell, Georgeanna Chapell, Dick Chapell, Denise Minderler; Photo by Mark Close)

Pictured here are members of the American Legion Post 192 receiving a plaque from local Special Olympian Denise Minderler in recognition for the donation to the SOPAPC.

Route 220 project in Bradford County to be completed

Route 220 project in Bradford County to be completed

A roadway reconstruction project along a 1.5-mile section of Route 220 in
Albany Township, Bradford County, is set to be completed later today.

Guiderail installation work is taking place today. That is the last of the
physical work for this project.

The project included superelevation improvements (improvements in the
banking
of the roadway on the curves), tree removal and trimming, drainage
improvements, guide rail upgrade, roadway widening and resurfacing.

Holiday Meals Fundraiser for Senior Citizens

Holiday Meals Fundraiser for Senior Citizens

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?

Let the Potter County Area Agency on Aging Home Delivered Meals Program help! Please consider giving a tribute donation to honor a family member, business associate, or friend or to commemorate a special occasion.

For a contribution of at least $25 per card, the Potter County Area Agency on Aging will send your friend, family, or associate a personalized card acknowledging your gift made in their honor. Twenty five dollars feeds a frail, isolated older adult for one week. Your donation will help us to continue to carry out our compassionate mission of providing nutritious meals to the homebound.

If you prefer not to make a donation in someone’s honor, we would be most appreciative of your charitable gift. Donations should be sent to the Potter County AAA, c/o Home Delivered Meals, P.O. Box 241, Roulette, PA 16746. Any persons desiring information about aging programs or services is encouraged to call the Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-800-2560.

WILDFIRE In Kane

Wildfire In Kane
At 1:15 pm on Friday, Kane Dept 5 has been dispatched to a WILDFIRE on N. Fraley Street behind the Rite Aid.

Money Course At PCEC

Money Management Course Offered By Education Council

moneymanagementPotter County Education Council will hold a three-part course, “Your Money Matters,” at its Coudersport office. Instruction will be provided in using credit, accounting, record keeping and budgeting/spending.

Classes are Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 7-9 pm. Cost for the three sessions is $30. To register, call 814-274-4877.

Penn Virginia Drilling Firing Up For Gas Wells In Potter County

Gas Company Has Ambitious Plans For Potter County Drilling

gaswellforest2Officials from one of the gas companies planning to drill into the Marcellus Shale formation held a meet-and-greet session in Potter County this week for emergency service providers and community leaders.

Penn Virginia Corporation will be one of the bigger players in the region, with ambitious plans for gas production in townships surrounding Coudersport, including a major lease of state forest land.

Penn Virginia submitted the high bid of $13.9 million on 3,640 acres in Eulalia and Roulette townships, north and west of Coudersport. The state will also receive 18 percent of production royalties. During the same round of state forest land leasing, Seneca Resources of Houston, Texas, was high bidder on 7,440 acres between Denton Hill and Fox Hill, offering $23.3 million.

Fully Involved Structure Fire On Cherry Valley Road

Fully Involved Structure Fire
At 12:26 pm on Friday, Allegany, NY and Humphrey, NY fire units have been dispatched to a fully involved structure fire at 3446 Cherry Valley Road in Cattaraugus County. A pickup truck is parked in the driveway.

UPDATE: WIVB is reporting that a man died in this fire in the town of Humphrey. The house was located between Hinsdale & Humphrey, north of Allegany.

Wildfire On Long Road In Allegany Township

WILDFIRE- DPTS. 48, 37, 47 DISPATCHED
At 11:50 am on Friday, Coudersport Dept. 48 is responding to a wildfire at 8 Long Road in Allegany Township. Caller reports no close exposures.

At 12:06 pm, Genesee and Ulysses dispatched to this WILDFIRE.
At 12:16--Fire reported under control.

Whitesville to Genesee Standby assignment

12:30 pm-Genesee Recalled

FIRE REPORTED OUT AT 12:36 PM

There Was Lots Of Action In Port Allegany During The Filming of "Unstoppable"

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Good morning Jim from Houston Tx, have been a fan of your site since you started it, and look forward to your updates a few times a day. I am from Port and know many of the same people you do in the area. I spend six months in Port area and six months in Tx, last year I took many captures of the filming of Unstoppable, thought you may enjoy as the movie comes out this month. Post them if you want.

Dana Todd

Perry County Man Stopped The Train--For Real--WHTM Video

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Free Help Available To Quit Tobacco

Free Help Available For Those Trying To Kick Tobacco Habit

quitsmokesClinical Outcomes Group Inc. is administering a program in Potter County to reduce adult and youth tobacco use, prevent youth initiation of tobacco, protect non-smokers from exposure to tobacco smoke, and reduce tobacco-related health disparities.

Any individual interested in receiving free cessation services should call 1-800-264-1290 for details. Additionally, any business interested in offering tobacco cessation services to employees can receive free on-site seminars.

No-cost nicotine replacement therapy is available to participants in the form of patches, gum and lozenges.

COGI has been providing services in Pennsylvania for more than ten years. A non-profit organization, COGI serves those affected by alcohol, tobacco and abusive situations.

In addition to holding workshops, the organization refers individuals to support groups and otherwise helps them through the process of quitting. For more information on COGI, visit the website, www.coginc.org.

Chapells Celebrated 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Arthur "Bill" Chapell, currently residing at Sweden Valley Manor, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife, Rosella, during a party held at the Manor on Halloween. The couple wed on October 28, 1960, in Coudersport. The ceremony was officiated by the office of W. C. Klein, J.P. Witnesses included Rosella's daughter and late son-in-law, Doris and Edwin "Chick" Furman. Throughout their marriage, Bill and Rosella were blessed with three grandchildren, Michael Furman, Dennis Furman and Wendy Cobado; four great-grandchildren, Amber Furman, Travis Cobado, Michelle Cobado and Xavier Furman; and one great-great granddaughter, Olivia Furman. The couple shared their happy milestone with their family.

New Players On The Block For Marcellus Lease Marketing

PA BUDGET GAPS CLOSING STEADILY
Expanding strategies in marketing Marcellus and Utica Shales have paid off in the PA's southwest quadrant. Playing less of a role in marketing and negotiating this vast underground resource is the middleman broker or lawyer's group.

New players on the block resemble computer whiz kids ... with heart for individual needs, and well as those of businesses and public entities. They reach their clients' goals by making them their own. This is accomplished by maintaining constant Internet contact with marketing happenings on Wall Street and across the globe. Marcellus has captured world-wide attention and they know it.

Who is "they"? In this region it's Co-exprise, Inc. out of Wexford,PA.

When their representatives speak at 4-County Gas Group's next meetings at the Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, PA on December 10th, 7PM and December 11th @ 1 PM, they will be out-lining how to achieve maximum results when leasing, ... and for large public and corporate entities how to save by bidding out energy needs. (Deregulation begins in January 2011.)

Their focus audience will be everyone who is interested in learning what a high-powered marketing group can do to close personal and public budget shortfalls.

Lease holders with a year or less before end-of-term (with no drilling) can benefit from these new marketing strategies. See for yourself.

Speakers Bill Smith and Chris Craft from CX Marketplace, Inc (www.cx-energy.com/marcellus) will be explaining how this company meets and expands upon the clients' goals.

Janice L. Hancharick

Cat is Missing In Turtlepoint Area

Hey Jim,
Would you please put this on here for me. Lost my cat and he has been gone all day. His name is mean2me. He is missing from Newell Creek in Eldred, Pa. He could be in Turtlepoint.

If any one see him, please call me, he is one of my kids. Call 814-598-7264 or email me at cindy_I_furman@yahoo.com or justinafurman@yahoo.com please. We are all upset about him missing.

Flu Vaccine Available at Port Pediatrics

Port Allegany Pediatrics at the Port Allegany Community Health Center will offer flu vaccine to patients and their immediate family by appointment. Patients are reminded to bring their insurance cards. For an appointment, call 814/642-7205.

Additional Charles Cole Memorial Hospital offices will provide vaccine to their patients by appointment as well. Patients should contact their provider for vaccination recommendations and availability.

Subs Needed At Northern Potter School District

Moving Veterans Day Speech By Kyle Lightner


Jim,

This attachment was written by our grandson, Kyle, son of Chris & Mike Lightner. As the Student Council President, this a.m. he gave the Veterans' Day speech in an assembly held @ the Smethport High School. He is a senior. I found this to be a very moving tribute to the men & women that has served & are serving our Country with the Armed Forces for our safety & freedom. Naturally we are very proud of him.


I feel this is worth printing for all to read, hopefully you will, too.

Thank you,
Carlene & Tom Kio

Kyle's Speech

Good morning. As many of you know, I’m Kyle Lightner. And as student council president, I was asked to welcome you all here this morning for our annual Veterans Day Celebration. So welcome faculty, staff, student body, visitors, and honored guests. We are all here in honor of the brave men and women that take a stand to preserve our freedoms.

As today’s festivities progress, I’d like to remind you that veterans are not merely the soldiers in uniform; they are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, relatives, and loved ones that have put their lives on the line to preserve and better our nation. Please keep that in mind as you engage in today’s ceremony. Thank you; now join me in welcoming The Smethport Concert Choir who will be performing The Star Spangled Banner. Please stand.

I was asked to welcome you here today and to give a presentation. At first, I thought it would be a pretty easy task, until I sat down to write this, I soon realized that it’s nearly impossible for me to welcome you and give you an idea of what this whole ceremony is about and why it’s important, all in approximately 3 minutes.

But here it goes: We are all here today to observe our veterans, not only those who are with us, but those throughout the country and those who have valiantly fallen. It is my belief that a human can’t go through the ordeals that our veterans have faced without being changed. They risk everything, including their lives for the wellbeing of our country and the preservation of this land that’s home to all of us.

Although, it’s not nearly enough, there’s one day a year that’s dedicated to veterans, and here we are, gathered on that day to commemorate all of America’s scarred, as well as fallen patriots. I would just like to say that although this is the only day dubbed “Veterans Day,” we should all be willing and eager to carry our thoughts and prayers for them every day, throughout the year, because our veterans at least deserve that. The adversity that our veterans have faced can only be known by those who face it, and it’s something that deserves to be acknowledged and remembered.

As I think about our veterans and the hardships that they’ve endured, I can’t help but consider our peers that may be following in their heroic footsteps. I would also like to express to them gratitude. Our veterans, as well as those that have yet to serve our country will never know the extent of our gratefulness.

The time and sacrifices that they give for this country mean more than they will ever know.

We gather each year on November 11th, so a fraction of this appreciation can be confirmed. It’s our duty, as citizens of this righteous country, to show our thanks; because there is a price for freedom, and it’s being paid by the men and women that serve or have served on behalf of everyone in this auditorium.

I guess I just wanted you all to realize that we aren’t here today only to admire the time that our veterans have served; we’re here to honor the numerous opportunities that we’re given, the privileges that we’re blessed with, and the lives that we live, all of which are possible because of our veterans.

Their devotion to this country and to the promise of safety and freedom deserves more than can ever be repaid. Sure, I could stand up here all day and say things to try and prove our gratitude, but in my opinion, that could never do the veterans of our country justice. It would mean so much if you would please stand, and join me in a round of applause so our appreciation can at least be heard.

Thank you.

Medical Call

At 2:47 Roulette Ambulance is responding to a medical call on Atkins Rd.

SHAW’S ‘ARMS AND THE MAN’ TO BE PERFORMED AT PITT-BRADFORD

SHAW’S ‘ARMS AND THE MAN’ TO BE PERFORMED AT PITT-BRADFORD

BRADFORD, Pa. – “Arms and the Man” – an anti-romantic comedy that is also an anti-war romance as well as a war comedy with love in it – will be performed later this month at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The Division of Communication and the Arts performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Tickets for the play, which is part of the university’s Spectrum Series, are $6 for public and $2 for students. A matinee for area high schools will be shown at 11 a.m. Nov. 17, as part of the Kaleidoscope school series.

“With its sly wit and healthy disdain for all unexamined ideals, George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy casts its satirical gaze on life and love during wartime,” said Dr. Kevin Ewert, associate professor of theater and director of the theater program at Pitt-Bradford.

The play is set in the Balkans in 1885, where young women with ideals shouldn’t leave their bedroom windows open when there is a war going on outside. One never knows when an irresistible chocolate cream soldier might wander in from the fray and make things rather complicated for family, country, honor, and for her blowhard fiancĂ© who happens to fight on the opposing side.

The cast includes: Josh Ellson, a radiological science major from Export; Love Lee, a broadcast communications major from Upper Darby; Brianna Pollock, a broadcast communications major from Doylestown; James Segee, a writing major from Bradford; Colin Sullivan, a broadcast communications major from Olean, N.Y.; Brandon Tully, an interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford; Matthew Tuzynski, a pre-pharmacy major from Clarks Mills; and Kate Yeagle, a broadcast communications major from Newville.

Tickets are available by calling the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office at (814) 362-5113.

PITT-BRADFORD STUDENT TAKES SECOND PLACE AT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM


PITT-BRADFORD STUDENT TAKES SECOND PLACE AT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM


BRADFORD, Pa. – A presentation by a University of Pittsburgh at Bradford student has been awarded second place for biological sciences at a research symposium for undergraduate students.

Prashant Gabani, a biology major from Bridgeville, made a poster presentation titled “Extremophiles: Isolation and Characterization of Ultraviolet Radiation Resistant Microorganisms” at the 13th Annual University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Gabani said that he studied soil samples from a sunny spot in the Tracy Ridge recreation area in the Allegheny National Forest to find bacteria that can survive in sunshine’s ultraviolet radiation.

After he found several of such microbes, he and supervising faculty member Dr. Om V. Singh, assistant professor of biology, hypothesized that the microbes produce chemical compounds that help them resist radiation. The pair found such a compound and determined a way to extract it from the microbe using separation techniques such as high-pressure liquid chromatography.

Such compounds have therapeutic implications in the treatment of melanoma and in the cosmetic industry as sunscreen products.

The UMBC symposium is sponsored by the university’s department of chemistry and biology and the department of biological sciences with support from the National Institutes of Health to showcase research from undergraduates throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Students present their research as posters and are judged in groups of five to seven, with the top two in each group being awarded prizes.

Ben Franklin Grant Awarded by Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers

Ben Franklin Grant Awarded by Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers

At the recommendation of the Tioga County, NY Advisory Board the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers awarded a $637 scholarship grant from the Ben Franklin Trust Fund to Laurie Ennis, a student at Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY. The Advisory Board wished the scholarship to go to a student with greatest need who was going back to school while holding a job or after having been in the workforce to provide themselves and/or their families with greater work opportunities for supporting themselves by continuing their education.

In recommending this student the selection team stated that Laurie is enrolled in the nursing studies program and is presently employed by the Tioga Nursing Facility at Elderwood in Waverly, NY. The scholarship funds will be used to off-set her tuition for the spring semester. She states she plans to graduate in the spring of 2012 with her RN and then transfer to another college to continue on with her BSN.

Marty Borko, the Chair of the Tioga County, NY Advisory Board stated: “She was a perfect choice since she epitomizes the principals advocated by Ben Franklin who left these funds in his will over 200 years ago. Ben Franklin was a fierce proponent of education as the way of lifting families out of poverty and building family assets and moving families into the middle class of American society. We wish her the best as she pursues her dreams.”

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is a non-profit public foundation established in 2002 by a diverse group of local leaders and residents. The Foundation encourages community philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for those who reside in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State.

The CFTT establishes endowment funds for charitable purposes from contributions of citizens, corporations, other foundations, charitable organizations and government agencies. As the endowment funds grow, it uses the interest earned on these funds to make grants to organizations or projects that serve identified community needs.

If you have an interest in learning more about the CFTT or in establishing a fund, you can contact the organization by any of these methods: telephone - 570-888-4759; fax - 570-882-9156; email - mbok@stny.rr.com or cftt@stny.rr.com ; or visit the website - www.twintierscf.org.

CFTT is dedicated to making a difference locally “for good – for ever”


Marty Borko, Chair of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tier’s (CFTT) Tioga County NY Advisory Board presents a check to Laurie Ennis winner of the Ben Franklin scholarship given by the CFTT. Marilyn Bok, CFTT CEO, looks on.

Openings In Family Caregiver Support Programs

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR CAREGIVER REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging (PCAAA) currently has openings in the Family Caregiver Support Programs, and is seeking individuals who may be interested in this service.

These Caregiver Support Programs exist to assist caregivers who are caring for older relatives, or friends, and helping them to stay at home and as independent as possible. It is recognized that caring for a family member or friend at home is difficult and stressful. This is especially true when caregivers are also working and/or raising a family of their own.

Programs provide monthly reimbursement for respite services, so that the caregiver can take a break, let someone else prepare some meals, help with personal care or do some cleaning. Reimbursement is also available for assistive devices (bedside commode, lift chair, etc) and for home modifications (ramps, grab bars, stair lifts) on a limited basis. Reimbursement is made directly to the caregiver, however family members can not be paid for providing the care.

The State Family Caregiver Program requires the caregiver to live with the older relative they are caring for, and the Federal Family Caregiver Program allows for the care receiver and caregiver to live separately. The Federal Family Caregiver Program allows for caregivers who are not related to the care receiver. There are currently openings for the State Family Caregiver Program. The AAA is also taking referrals for the Federal Family Caregiver Program to be placed on a waiting list until an opening is available.

Reimbursement rates for services and supplies vary, based upon household income, and range from $200 - $300 per month. An additional funding stream covers home modifications and assistive devices, to a maximum lifetime amount up to $2,000.

For more information, contact the Potter County Area Agency on Aging by calling 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Help Available Choosing Right Part D Insurance Plan

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS ARRIVING ON NOVEMBER 15th!
This Program Can Save You A lot Of Money On Drugs

Before we all know it, Open Enrollment season for Medicare will be here. Starting November 15, 2010 through December 31, 2010, beneficiaries will have the option to change their Medicare Part D coverage for 2011, if they choose.

The Apprise Program at Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging is here to assist Medicare beneficiaries with information about the most suitable plan for their individual Medicare needs. The Apprise Program assists beneficiaries with questions regarding Medicare and can also assist with enrollment into Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans. The Apprise Program does not sell Insurance products.

Recently, Social Security, CMS-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and PACE began sending letters to some Medicare beneficiaries. These letters will inform beneficiaries of their options and possible changes to services. Please keep these letters and feel free to contact the Apprise Program with any questions about any letter you may receive.

Beginning in October, Apprise staff will be visiting local Senior Centers and community events. Center’sApprise staff will share information about upcoming Medicare changes and updates.

During the Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 15th – Dec. 31st), Apprise staff will also be scheduled and available at Senior Centers and other community outreach events to assist Potter County citizens with questions and Medicare enrollment needs.

Apprise staff will be available at the following locations: (appointments recommended)

  • Monday, November 15, 2010 Austin Fire Hall 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Shinglehouse Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Thursday, November 18, 2010 Coudersport Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Friday, November 19, 2010 Galeton Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Monday, November 22, 2010 PCHS 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Ulysses Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Ulysses Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Thursday, December 2, 2010 Galeton Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Shinglehouse Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Coudersport Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Monday, December 13,2010 Ulysses Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 15,2010 Galeton Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, December 22,2010 Shinglehouse Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Thursday, December 23, 2010 Coudersport Senior Center 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, December 28,2010 PCHS 10am-2pm

Appointments are strongly recommended, due to the amount of time involved in each Medicare counseling session. Walk-ins will be accepted after scheduled appointments are seen.

Please feel free to contact Darcy Shutt, Apprise Coordinator, at the Potter County Area Agency on of Aging at 814-554-7315 or 800-800-2560 to schedule an appointment or for more information..

Oswayo Valley Middle-High School Blood Drive TODAY

Generous Blood Donors!

The Shinglehouse Community is hosting a Community Blood Drive at Oswayo Valley school today, Thursday, November 11th from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

All donors will receive a cool red/blue NEON wrist band, “I Saved A Life!” Please come out and spend 30 minutes to save a life…no appointment is necessary. You also get cakes, cookies, chocolate treats, fancy bars, cinnamon buns, muffins, juices, and cold drinks…not to mention the smile and kind words of our nurses and National Honor Society Club students managing the event.


Thank you for helping us assure a safe blood supply for Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and the residents of Potter County!