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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Oswayo Borough

At 11:34 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Depot Street in Oswayo Borough for a transport to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

McKean County Dispatches

At 11:10 pm on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept has been dispatched to Rimrock for a High Angle Rescue.

At 11:08 pm--Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Kane Community Hospital to set up a landing zone for two helicopters.

2011 Festival Of Choirs USA August 19th At Port Allegany



Shinglehouse Ambulance To N. Puritan Street

At 10:41 on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to N. Puritan Street for a medical emergency.

The Bradford Flames Gymnastics Team Shows Their Stuff At Festa Italiana

The Bradford Flames Gymnastics team gave some incredible demonstrations of their talents, at the Festa Italiana, in Bradford today. All the girls did a great job. More photos at www.camconative.com



Working Structure Fire Reported In Ridgway Boro

STRUCTURE FIRE-RESIDENT SINGLE
Address: FREMONT AVE and ERIE AVE
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: MORGAN AVE * FREMONT AVE
Smoke & Flames reported coming from 2nd story window
Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD & RIDGWAY AMBULANCE
8/13/2011 9:58:51 PM
STRUCTURE FIRE 2ND ALARM DUE
Address: FREMONT AVE and ERIE AVE
City: RIDGWAY_B
Cross Streets: MORGAN AVE * FREMONT AVE
8/13/2011 10:16 PM
Agency: ELK COMPANY1,2, 3 FD COMPANY 3 RECALLED

2011 Annual Potter County Fun Fair

Dear Jim,

I believe this year's Family Fun Fair was absolutely fantastic!

I have attached some pictures that were taken. Please feel free to post the ones you wish to use.

As an active member of the PCHS Board, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to all who participated. Without these dedicated employees - all of this would not be possible. A special thank you to Joy Glassmire - her time and effort to bring this to our county is appreciated more than words can say.

Sincerely,
Cathy Bowers

PCVA Announces Conference Calls for Business Owners

PCVA Announces Conference Calls for Business Owners

In conjunction with its annual membership drive, the Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA) is announcing plans to host quarterly conference calls for Potter County business owners. The calls will be toll-free and any business or organization can participate in the calls. The PCVA Board of Directors decided to offer conference calls so businesses can discuss tourism related opportunities and issues from the convenience of the home or office.

“Some business owners have a 45 minute one way drive to attend even a centrally located meeting, “ said Gail Ayers, PCVA President. “Hopefully, with these calls, we can increase the communication between PCVA and its membership, while reducing the travel and out of office time that prevents a lot of business owners from attending meetings in person.”

The first conference call is schedule to take place on September 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The agenda will be set in advance and anyone with an item they would like to discuss can have it added to the agenda prior to the meeting date. Anyone interested in participating can contact the PCVA office to obtain the toll-free 800 number and access code.

The Potter County Visitors Association is the official tourist promotion agency of Potter County, PA. A membership-based, 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PCVA’s mission is to enhance local economic development and quality of life by promoting tourism and recreational opportunities in Potter County. Originally incorporated in 1962 as the Denton Hill Recreation Association, PCVA currently serves 185 business members.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT In Oswayo Township

6:20 PM MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT
655 BRIZZEE HOLLOW RD OSWAYO TWP

Shinglehouse and Coudersport ambulances have been dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Brizzzee Hollow Road in front of the Taft Residence.
COUDERSPORT RECALLED BY CHIEF 39

At 6:47 pm--MERCYFLIGHT 6 IS 5 MINUTES OUT; Medic 6 on scene
7:09 pm--Mercyflight airborne

Burglary at Bucktail Rod & Gun Club In Portage Township

Unknown person(s) gained entry by force to a shed on the property of the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club on Sizer Run in Portage Township between August 8th and 11th, where they removed a red 5 gallon plastic container filled with gasoline.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321. Trooper David A. Surra is the investigator.

Free Chicken BBQ Sunday In Bradford, PA



Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales almost to 100!


Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales almost to 100!

This is shaping up to be our biggest year for the Coudersport town wide yard
sales! We have almost 100 sales already signed up for Saturday, September
3rd! Some of the sales will also be on Friday.

Sign up your sale on the map by sending an email to corids84@yahoo.com or
by calling 558-8922 between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm. You can also fill
out a registration form at www.coudersport.org. The more yard sales we have,
the more people will we have come to our community.

The Court House square is open for organizations and for families who live
outside the borough. Spaces are filling up fast and they are free. Reserve
your spot today! The Farmers Market will be open on the square with lots of
local fresh fruits and vegetables.

There will be spots around town to fill your bellies and re-fuel your energy
on this day. The To Fill a Backpack organization will be selling "Walking
Tacos" in front of KOS, the Lutheran Church will be having a bake sale
and selling lunch along with their yard sale and the 4-H Club will be selling hot dogs on the square along with their sale!

Help us reach 100 yard sales by cleaning out your attics, garages and
closets! Make a few bucks to pay some bills, buy your kids new back to
school clothes or put extra cash in your pocket for a fun shopping spree!
Do you have a storage bay full of stuff you don't remember having? Open up
shop right at your bay location and we will put you on the map!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up already! Registration deadline for
the map is August 24. Email corids84@yahoo.com or call 558-8922 to sign up!
You can also register at www.coudersport.org

Thank you!
Cori Wagner
Nicki Hafer

Summer Clearance At BG's Engine Clinic In Roulette



Merrald S. “Bud” AMOS, Jr., 81, of Sunderlinville, PA

Merrald S. “Bud” AMOS, Jr., 81, of Sunderlinville, PA, died Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA, with his loving family by his side.

Born November 8, 1929, in Cheltenham, PA, he was the son of Merrald Sage and Maud Elizabeth Pierson Amos. On August 5, 1950, in Cheltenham, he married the former Marie T. Chapman, who survives.

In 2000, he retired to his mountain home in Potter County, which he had owned since 1965. He previously resided in Fox Chase, Cheltenham, Holland, and Buckingham, PA. Employed in the elevator industry since 1945, he retired as superintendent of United Elevator Co. in Philadelphia in 1992. He was inducted into the union in 1947 and served as president of IUEC Local #5 from 1967-68. He was a member of the Golden Rail Club, a union retiree club, life member of the Langhorne Rod & Gun Club since 1966, and a life member of the North South Skirmish Association since 1975.

Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving besides his wife of 61 years, Marie, are: a daughter, Linda (William) Steele of Sunderlinville; three sons, Michael Amos of Coudersport, Mark Amos of Upper Black Eddy, PA, and Merrald J. Amos of Pipersville, PA; nine grandchildren; and one greatgrandson.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Cole Memorial Hospital Alzheimer’s Support Group”, Attn: Fund Development Dept., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Automatic Fire Alarm At 508 Bank Street In Coudersport


8/13/201110:13 AMFIRE / STRUCTURE 508 BANK ST COUDERSPORT BORO


COMMAND: STAND BY AT STATION

RECALLED--ALARM SET OFF BY CONTRACTOR

Arrests made in investigation of Bolivar burglaries

Arrests made in investigation of Bolivar burglaries
Daily Reporter
BOLIVAR —Five teenagers have been arrested in an investigation into burglaries in the village and town of Bolivar.

Amity-based state police said the first of the burglaries was reported July 12 and the most recent one on Monday.

“New York state police and the Bolivar Police Department are conducting a joint investigation on area burglaries in the village and the town,” said state police Inv. Chris Speckman. More...

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched

Coudersport Ambulances Dispatched
At 2:00 am on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to their station to standby with 2 ambulances for victims of an assault. They are to call dispatch center for details.

Radio reports indicate two victims of an assault are lying in the Northwoods parking lot. Police have been called to the scene. Genesee Ambulance & Medic 6 are on scene at 2:24 am.

At 2:12 am--Roulette Ambulance had been dispatched to the Northwoods Tavern for victims of an assault. RECALLED

6th Annual Circle Of Fifths Benefit Concert At Olga's This Weekend

More Information at the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202585909773329

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209028902448391

Friday, August 12, 2011

Potter County Annual Family Fun Fair Saturday At Fairgrounds In Millport

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Meeting On Future Of Arts Council Scheduled Thursday

Meeting On Future Of Arts Council Scheduled Thursday

Potter County Today August 12th, 2011

artsAn effort is underway to revive the Potter County Fine Arts Council. Those interested in becoming involved are invited to a meeting at 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Genesee Environmental Center (formerly Penn Valley Resort/Riverbend Inn).

The organization has been struggling in recent years to adjust to financial limits, declining participation and competing priorities and/or philosophies, causing its leadership to consider dissolution.

In 2009, the arts council retained a consultant, Marilyn Coleman, to study the organization’s challenges. She concluded that unless additional volunteers stepped forward to support those few who remained involved, the council would have to consider shutting down.

Over the years, the council has been involved in a series of successful and diverse programs, supporting musicians, artists and quality cultural events.

Vehicle Fire On Route 6 West Of Denton Hill Ski Area

Vehicle Fire
At 7:44 pm on Friday, Coudersport and Galeton Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a vehicle fire on Route 6, near the Denton Hill Ski area.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting For 8-11-11

CLICK HERE TO READ APPROVED MINUTES OF 7-28-2011 MEETING



Kitchen Gas Range For Sale


Kitchen Range For Sale

Set up for propane gas.

Not self cleaning.
$100.00
814-544-9004

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Has Received A Grant

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Has Received A Grant

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) has received a grant from the Colcom Foundation to develop action-oriented tools and trainings throughout western Pennsylvania to help farmers, rural land owners, and other citizens make informed, integrated decisions, understand legal issues, and engage in environmental monitoring and local organizing efforts related to Marcellus Shale Gas issues within their communities.

In partnership with the McKean County Conservation District and Penn State Cooperative Extension, the third workshop in the series, “Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop” will be offered in McKean County on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center 219 Edison Bates Drive, Port Allegany 16743.


“Farmers and rural landowners are a key group impacted by the Marcellus Shale gas development, and we want to bring their voices into the debate and support them as they continue to steward their land in the complicated environment of Marcellus Shale gas play,” says PASA Member Services Manager Leah Smith.

Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop

The third workshop in the Marcellus Shale Choices series, “Understanding Legal Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Gas Workshop” will be facilitated by Ross Pifer, the Director of the Penn State Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center at the Dickinson College of Law. The workshop review leasing information for those with leases, an overview of oil and gas law concepts, address surface owner issues, and share some recent case law.

The workshop is FREE and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. For more information about the workshop and to register online visit www.pasafarming.org/marcellusshalechoices. Contact Leah Smith at leah@pasafarming.org or 412-977-6514 with questions.

August 12 UPDATE re: Merrick Hill Road Bridge replacement starts Aug. 15 with detour

Travel Advisory
August 12 UPDATE re: Merrick Hill Road Bridge replacement starts Aug. 15 with detour

Aug. 12 update: The Merrick Hill Road Bridge project, detailed below, will not start until next Thursday, Aug. 18. The detour will be implemented that morning.

A PennDOT bridge crew from Tioga County will begin a bridge (SR 4013) replacement project on Merrick Hill Road in Deerfield Township on Aug. 15.

On that morning the bridge over Yarnell Run, between the intersections with Hunter Road and Butler Hill Road, will be closed and a detour implemented.

The signed detour will follow Glenn Road, Daniels Road and Butler Hill Road.

The PennDOT crew will remove the existing bridge and prepare the site for a precast concrete box culvert, which will be delivered and set by a private contractor. Then, the PennDOT crew will restore the roadway approaches and perform all other work needed to finish the project.

The new bridge is expected to be opened to traffic by late September.

2011-12 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS SELECTED; FEDERAL REGULATIONS POSTED ON GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE; HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT BANDE

2011-12 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS SELECTED; FEDERAL REGULATIONS POSTED ON GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE; HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT BANDED BIRDS; WATERFOWL HUNTERS CAUTIONED ABOUT EATING MERGANSERS; GOOSE BLIND DEADLINES FOR CONTROLLED

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2011-12 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. More...

Clara Township Announces Road Closings For Next Week





Area Senior Citizens Turn Out for Causer’s Annual Expo

Rep. Martin Causer, with the help of his daughter Morgan, serves up hot dogs for lunch at the Ninth Annual Senior Citizens Expo in Bradford.

Area Senior Citizens Turn Out for Causer’s Annual Expo

BRADFORD – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) welcomed hundreds of area senior citizens to his Ninth Annual Senior Citizens Expo at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Aug. 5.

A second expo will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall.

“I was pleased to see a lot of familiar faces but also plenty of new ones,” Causer said. “People really seem to appreciate the opportunity to gather a lot of helpful information in one place.”

Among the most popular features of the expo are health screenings, such as blood pressure and carotid artery checks. A number of vendors with health related information, housing, transportation and more were also on hand. Door prizes also were awarded.

Free Mammogram Day



8-13 3 Mile Fun Walk/Run Duke Center



Aging and Disability Resource Center Programs

Aging and Disability Resource Center Programs

The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC) is a collaborative effort of the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). ADRCs serve as single points of entry into the long-term supports and services system for older adults and people with disabilities.

Sometimes referred to as a “one stop shop” or “no wrong doors” systems, ADRCs address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services, and supports. Through integration or coordination of existing Aging and Disability service systems, ADRCs raise visibility about the full range of options that are available, provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance, empower people to make informed decisions about their long-term supports, and help people more easily access public and private long term supports and services programs.


The State has established an ADRC Program that is known as the Link to Aging and Disability Resources, or Link Network. Each county in Pennsylvania has a Link Network. The Link is a partnership of various community agencies that serve the Aging and Disabled population. These partnerships serve to streamline and connect agencies in effort to serve our people efficiently.

The local Potter County Link to Aging and Disability Resources is coordinated by Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging in Roulette, PA contact number 1-800-800-2560 and consists of the following agencies that serve our areas Aging and Disabled population

*Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-800-2560 Roulette, PA
*CRI-Community Resources for Independence at 1-866-401-7911
Wellsboro, PA
* LIFT-Life and Independence For Today at 1-800-341-LIFT(5438)
St. Mary’s, PA
*Potter County Coordinated Services Department at 1-800-800-2560
Roulette, PA
*JEVs- Supports For Independence at 814-460-2150 Ridgway, PA
*Potter County Adult Day Training Program at 814-260-0080 Coudersport PA
*Potter County Intellectual Disabilities Department at 1-800-800-2560 Roulette, PA
*Potter County Mental Health Department. at 1-800-800-2560
Roulette, PA

For more information or any questions regarding this new program please contact the Potter County Link to ADRC program at 1-800-800-2560 and let us assist with locating and referring to the appropriate service agency that will meet your needs and answer questions.

Update for Route 2002 Work in Galeton Area Detour in place for milling and paving work

Travel Advisory

Update for Route 2002 Work in Galeton Area
Detour in place for milling and paving work


Galeton – Work is continuing on Route 2002 in the Galeton area and PennDOT offers the following update. The work zone stretches for 2.2 miles from West Branch Township to Galeton.

Roadway milling and paving work will begin on Monday, Aug. 15 on a small section of Route 2002 in Galeton. During the milling and paving work, an official detour will be in place for all traffic. Drivers will be detoured using Route 44, and Route 6. All work is weather dependent. The entrance to the lumber mill in Galeton will remain accessible to all traffic.

In mid-September, slide repair work in West Branch Township will begin. PennDOT will issue a project update prior to the start of that work.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $1.2 million roadway improvement project. Work is expected to be complete in mid-October

School Bus Drivers Needed For Area School Districts

Van driver needed for Coudersport Area School District.

PITT-BRADFORD STAFF MEMBER ELECTED TO POSITION IN NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

PITT-BRADFORD STAFF MEMBER ELECTED TO POSITION IN NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Ron Binder, associate dean of student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been elected co-chairman of the Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community of NASPA, the leading association of the student affairs profession.

His term will last for two years beginning in March 2012. His co-chairman is Todd Adams of Duke University.

The Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community has 1,700 fraternity and sorority professionals from across the country who work with their 700,000 current undergraduate members.

“We’re very proud of Dr. Binder’s election as the co-chair of the NASPA Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community,” said Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of student affairs at Pitt-Bradford.

“It’s an honor both for Dr. Binder and for Pitt-Bradford to be elected a leader in this higher education association.”

Binder joined Pitt-Bradford last fall from the University of South Carolina, where he was the director of Greek Life and special projects.

He speaks nationally on risk management and alcohol and substance abuse and has been cited in Newsweek, on the NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” and Court TV.

Binder has extensive experience in Greek affairs, speaking around the country at Sigma Phi Epsilon leadership programs and traveling to Greece with 17 students from the national fraternity to study Greek philosophy.

He is involved with the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention and founded the Hazing Hotline at USC.

BLACKBURN MAKES ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

BLACKBURN MAKES ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Jessie Blackburn, assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, spent her summer making presentations as near as Clarion University and as far as Nottingham, England.

First she presented at the Feminism and Teaching Symposium at the University of Nottingham. Her workshop, “Beneath the Bandwidth: Why, How and When Feminist Pedagogies and Digital Media Intersect Inside the Academic Composition Classroom,” examined how instructors can better prepare students for reading and writing in the digital era.

Blackburn, who is also director of composition at Pitt-Bradford, examined how the entrance of technology into the classroom affects students, faculty and curricula.

Later she traveled to Baton Rouge, La., to give a presentation to the Council of Writing Program Administrators, “The Affordances and Constraints of ‘Doing’ Multimodal WPA Work at Rural Institutions.”

In that presentation, she looked at why rural writing programs should include technology literacy in their programs.

Finally, on Aug. 23, Blackburn will lead the faculty retreat at Clarion University, where she will talk about writing across the curriculum and teaching in the digital age.

Blackburn joined the faculty at Pitt-Bradford last fall. Before that, she was the assistant writing program administrator for advanced composition at the University of Arkansas.

PUBLIC NOTICE--ROULETTE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

The Roulette Township Supervisors wish to ask for the assistance of their residents.

There has been recent HEAVY TRUCK traffic on Reed Run Road from Route 6 to the Keating Township line without proper bonding or permitting.

This road is posted for a maximum of 10 tons and any traffic over that weight must have prior bonding and permitting though the township office. There are currently NO bonds or permits issued for this roadway for anyone.

The Pennsylvania State Police barracks at Coudersport are aware of the situation, but neither they nor the township can monitor this roadway 24/7.


What the supervisors request is that if anyone notices any heavy vehicles traveling this roadway, to please call the township office at 814-544-7549 during normal business hours, or contact the Coudersport barracks at 814-274-8690 and notify them directly. Any additional information from these vehicles that can be given to them, such as license plate numbers, company names, etc… will be even more helpful to the officers that respond.

If you have a camera handy and can snap a photo, that would be an added benefit. We certainly do not ask that anyone goes out of their way to monitor this, but if anyone should happen to see such activity and report it, it would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

The Roulette Township Supervisors

I-80 WB Columbia County work-zone lane restriction continues into late afternoon

Travel Advisory
I-80 WB Columbia County work-zone lane restriction continues into late afternoon

The westbound work-zone lane restriction on Interstate 80 between exits 241(Lime Ridge/Berwick) and 242 (Mifflinville) in Columbia County is expected to be in place until late this afternoon.

Westbound interstate motorists are advised that traffic backups are anticipated to form by early afternoon and would continue until after the lane restriction is lifted.

Consider alternate routes this afternoon or plan plenty of extra time for your travels.

The contractor anticipates removing the westbound lane restriction sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. today.

Meanwhile, the eastbound I-80 lane restriction currently in place between Exit 242 and Mile 243 will be removed tomorrow, Saturday. The contractor will begin removing the temporary concrete barrier in the morning and is expected to have the barrier totally removed by mid-afternoon, allowing traffic to use both eastbound lanes at that time.

Recalls

Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Mislabeled 24-Count Boxes of Popsicle® Sugar Free Orange, Cherry and Grape Flavor Due to Undeclared Milk

Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Mislabeled 24-Count Boxes of Popsicle® Sugar Free Orange, Cherry and Grape Flavor Due to Undeclared Milk

Canadian Firm Recalls Bacon Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Kansas Slaughter Firm Recalls Ground Beef Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration

Water Main Break Causes Sinkhole In Montoursville Street

Broad Street Montoursville sinkhole cause identified; full detour being implemented

Montoursville

There’s good news and bad news for Broad Street, Montoursville motorists.

The good news: PennDOT has identified the cause of the sinkhole that opened up just west of Loyalsock Avenue late yesterday; it’s the result of a water main break.

The bad news: Now, both directions of Broad Street must be closed at that location while repairs are being made.

Eastbound and westbound Broad Street in the block immediately west of Loyalsock Avenue will be detoured until further notice. Traffic from the west that would normally enter the borough on Broad Street is being advised to use the Route 87 Exit off I-180.

In addition, the traffic signals at Broad Street and Loyalsock Avenue (near the Turkey Hill Convenience Store) will be placed in flashing mode while repairs are underway.

Initial estimates from the scene note it may be several days before repairs are completed and Broad Street can be reopened just west of Loyalsock Avenue in Montoursville.

Motorists wishing to access the homes and businesses in that closed block of Broad Street should be able to reach them via the alleyways off Loyalsock Avenue just north or south of Broad Street.

Kitchen Gas Range For Sale


Kitchen Range For Sale

Set up for propane gas.

Not self cleaning.

$100.00
Call after 10 AM---814-544-9004

The To Fill A Backpack program is still taking requests for backpacks for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year.


The To Fill A Backpack program is still taking requests for backpacks for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Requests can be made through our website at www.tofillabackpack.org or by calling (814) 544-8032 and leaving your information so we can call you back. The only information that we need is if it is for a boy or a girl, what grade that they are in and what town you are in. We ask no income information and only need a contact name for us to call when the bags are ready.

We are also looking for people to help pack backpacks on August 13th. We will be packing in the top part of the old International Paper building on Route 6. This would be the 2nd building after the Montessori school if you are coming from Coudersport or the 1st building after the antique store on the left if you are coming from the hospital direction. We will start packing around 10am and there is lots for everyone to do...we will be packing for both high school and elementary and would like to pack at least 600 bags that day. If you need more information please call (814) 544-8032 or send an email to info@tofillabackpack.org and we will get back to you. If you would like to help please send us an email or call so that we have a rough idea of how many people will be there.

We will be accepting donations year round as we are always available to fill a request for a backpack. We may have a foster child that moves in to the area, a family who loses everything to a fire or a new family that moves in to the area. We are always available to help a child/family in need year round. To date we have received minimal supply donations so we are hoping that with the monetary donations from last year and what has come in this year so far that we will have enough supplies to fill the amount of backpacks that we are planning. Anyone that is interested in making a donation can do it year round whether it is supplies or a monetary donation. We will accept both and at this time have the room to store anything that may come in at any time. If you have any questions regarding making a donation feel free to give us a call or send an email.

We would like to thank everyone that has donated so far...from the monetary donations to the supply donations...both of them help us "to fill a backpack for a child in need"

Everyday Specials At Potter County Beverage



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Galeotti's Restaurant In Austin, PA



David L. Kahm of 205 Irving St., Olean, NY

OLEAN, NY - David L. Kahm of 205 Irving St. passed away Tuesday (Aug. 9, 2011) in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 20, 1949, in Shnglehouse, PA, he was a son of the late Earl G. Kahm and Rebecca Terrette. On July 8, 1967, in St. Theresa's Church, Shinglehouse, he married the former Mary Anne Mesler, his high school sweetheart, who survives.

Dave graduated from Oswayo Valley High School and attended Williamsport Community College. He was employed as meat manager at Tops Market for 17 years, then at Olean Wholesale for 20 years, retiring due to ill health.

He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church, Cattaraugus County Basketball Officials and was an umpire for girls' softball for many years. He played recreational league basketball and softball and coached Little League baseball and girls' softball. In his later years, he enjoyed golfing.

Surviving besides his loving wife of 44 years are five children, Tonya (Brian) Doxey and David M. (Donna) Kahm, both of Olean, Kimberly (Greg) Goodwyn of Richmond, VA, Matthew (Lynn) Kahm of Allegany and Sarah (Tyrone) Williams of Olean, 15 grandchildren, Bradley, Mallory, Cody and Ashley Doxey, Tanner, Abigail and Jacksen Kahm, Griffin, Reagan and Landon Goodwyn, Madison and Colin Kahm and Micheyla, Leah and Calvin Williams. Also surviving are many brothers and sisters; a special sister, Judy Kailbourn of Wellsville; a beloved mother-in-law, Esther L. Mesler of Shinglehouse; a brother-in-law, Martin J. (Ginger) Mesler of Green Valley, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his foster parents, Earle and Alene Perry, who raised him on the family dairy farm.

The family received friends at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services were held Thursday (Aug. 11, 2011) beginning with a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Mary of the Angels Church. Father Gregory Dobson, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942.

Northampton County Police Officer Shot And Killed

Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso shot and killed
Lehigh Valley Live

A police officer was shot and killed this afternoon in Freemansburg, according to the county prosecutor.

Robert Lasso, a seven-year veteran officer in the borough, was fatally shot earlier this evening, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.

Lasso, 31, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill and the alleged shooter is in custody, reports indicate. Police officers gathered at St.Luke's. A hearse escorted by police motorcycles and cruisers was seen leaving the hospital shortly before 9 tonight. More...

Horse Show Is Senior Project For Heather Supplee



Rees Family Reunion August 13, 2011 1-6 PM At Sizerville State Park

Rees Family Reunion
August 13, 2011
1-6 PM
Sizerville State Park
Emporium, PA
Pavilion # 3


For all relatives of Eli Rees

Please bring a dish to pass, your own place setting & drinks.

Plus anything else that you want to share..

Update for I-80 Bridge Work in Clearfield County

Travel Advisory
Update for I-80 Bridge Work in Clearfield County

Clearfield – The following is an update for PennDOT’s repair work on four bridges that span Interstate 80 in Clearfield County. Update is for week of Aug. 15.


• Route 2035 (Maple Street) in Cooper Township/Lanse will be open and the detour lifted. Short lane closures are possible for additional work. Bridge is located at I-80 mile-marker 135. No I-80 lane closures anticipated.

• Route 4015 (Sher-de-lin Road) in Sandy Township will be open and the detour lifted. Short lane closures are possible for additional work. Bridge is located at I-80 mile-marker 102. No I-80 lane closures anticipated

• Route 1009 (Deer Creek Road) in Graham Township is now open and the detour lifted. Short lane closures are possible for additional work. I-80 westbound short lane closures are likely. Bridge is located at I-80 mile-marker 129.

• Route 1015 (Flegal Road) in Lawrence Township is now open. Short lane closures are possible for additional work. I-80 eastbound short lane closures are likely. Bridge is located at I-80 mile-marker 116.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Swank Associated Companies is the contractor on this $1.9 million bridge preservation project.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, use caution in construction zones, and always buckle up. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

Comprehensive Blood Analysis In Smethport On September 10



Recalls

Fresh Strawberries From Washington County Farm Implicated In E. coli O157 Outbreak In NW Oregon

Michigan Firm Expands Recall of Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157: NM Contamination

Miss Bonnie's Gourmet Recalls Classic Cheddar Cheese Spread

Fire, EMS Responding To MVA West of Driftwood

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 5662 BUCKTAIL TRAIL HWY (RT. 120) City: GIBSON
Agency: CAMERON CO 16 FD, EMPORIUM AMBULANCE, ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
8/11/2011 12:52:35 PM
1:08 pm--ON SCENE REPORT--TRACTOR TRAILER ON IT'S SIDE--NO INJURIES

UPDATE:
Michael A. Squires, Brunswick, Georgia, was operating a 2006 Volvo Truck Tractor towing a Great Dane Trailer on Rt. 120, about a mile west of Driftwood Borough line in Gibson Township, Cameron County.

The trailer being towed exited the northbound side of the roadway impacting with a ditch and embankment, causing to truck to overturn onto it's passenger side. The truck and trailer slid on the passenger side approximately 164 feet westward, coming to final rest in the ditch along the north side of the roadway.

Squires was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Troopers said he will be cited for traffic violations in District Court.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Sinnemahoning Fire Dept., Emporium EMS, and D & T Towing Services.

Representative Needed For Potter County Townships At State Level



Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sale Sneak Peek!

Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sale Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the first 40 yard sales for this years town wide yard sale on Saturday, September 3rd. Please find your name and make sure your information is correct. If you would like to add anything to your listing email corids84@yahoo.com with your information.

There is still time to sign up for the yard sales! The deadline is August 24th so that we are able to get the maps printed in time. The Courthouse Square is available for organizations and families who live outside the borough to set up their yard sales. To sign up for a spot on the square please call 558-8922 between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.

Email corids84@yahoo.com to had your name added to the map!
Enjoy mapping out your day of fun and good deals!

1. Lugene Heimel- 407 Mill St.-Hunting bow and practice arrows, new computer keyboards, Bi-Centennial plates (1776-1976), set of 3 Fenton milk glass in original boxes, small white TV and other electronics, chair cushions, many kitchen items, fancy lace curtains, male clothing XL tall, Female clothing-size 8, men's dress shoes and sneakers size 11, lots and lots of good books, Walkie Talkies and so many more good items!!
2. Lori Lehman- 414 Park Avenue- multi family- mens and womens clothes, sizes med to 3 x, automotive parts, violets, and odds and ends
3. Donna Foust- 506 South West Street- multi family- housewares, furniture, bedding, adult & chilren's clothing, toys, a Gazelle elliptical machine and lots of misc items.
4. Anne Parkinson- 104 West 6th Street- lots of children's clothes boys sizes 2 to 5 and girls clothes sizes from 8 to 14, house hold items, nic naks, a charcoal grill, toys for younger children, candles and other random things.
5. Langan/Ludwig- 7 Buffalo Street- multi family
6. Miller- 306 East Oak Street
7. Woodard- 606 Dwight Street- multi family
8. Amy Furman- Woodlawn Avenue- girls clothing size 12, boys clothing size 6, some adult clothing, gel fuel burning fireplace, Fisher Price Geo Trax train set, toys, books, odds and ends-Friday and Saturday sale
9. Cathy Goodnoe- Cartee Street
10. Verna Sevinsky- 365 Rt. 6 West- multi family
1. Larry Royer- Sweden Valley storage garage
12. Lori Mitchell/Ed Bez- 10 Avenue B Rubber Town
13. Kim Rouse- 410 Dwight Street
14. Palmatier- 777 North Main Street- multi family
15. Hotel Crittenden- Main Street- multi family
16. Kati Dewe- 606 Dwight Street- multi family
17. Lillie Cole- 3 Avenue B Rubber Town
18. Coudersport Public Library- 502 Park Avenue
19. Quilter’s Heaven- 709 North Main Street
20. Pam Sprouse- 801 South Main Street- multi family
21. John Peet- 401 North West Street- multi family
22. Terri Metzger- 306 South East St.- multi family
23 Julie Watson- 301 Alleghany Avenue
24. Leeanne Bertrand- 108 Borie Street - Household and collectibles, antique washtub and antique metal twin bed frames, Diesel truck and tractor filters / miscellaneous parts
25. Doris Robison- 3 Reese Hollow Road- multi family
26. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church- corner of Borie and Alleghany- multi family-having a yard sale, bake sale and lunch!
27. Susan Freeman- 707 North Main, State Farm building- multi family
28. Christina Furister- 83 Cherry Tree Lane
29. Abundant Blessings Gift Shop-Main Street
30. Klimek- 205 Borie Street
31. Coudy Little League Purple Team- Courthouse Square-Multi Family- lots of kid stuff, toys, clothes, baby stuff, household and athletic stuff as well
32. Klesa Family- Courthouse Square
33. Troupe Family-Courthouse Square
34. Marlene Ottolini- 305 Oak Street
35. Nancy Wojciechowicz- Courthouse Square
36. Miller Family-Courthouse Square
37. Tim Glassmire- 307 South West Street- Multi Family
38. Paul Bradford- 345 Sunrise Ridge Road
39. Mary Contant- 508 East Oak Street- household, baby items/furniture and family clothing
40. Goodwin/Reese- 337 Route 6 West

6th Annual Circle Of Fifths Benefit Concert At Olga's This Weekend

More Information at the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202585909773329

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209028902448391


Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 11:32 am on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Freeman House for a fall victim.

Deadline For Registration For Tournament Is August 12

Unknown Type Fire In Woods North Of Port Allegany

Fire In Woods
At 11:23 am on Thursday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an unknown type fire in the woods across from the Two Mile Inn.

Women Threatened By Man With Handgun

Man Pulled Handgun On 2 Women

A man was jailed early Wednesday morning after allegedly pointing a handgun at two women who had come to his residence regarding text messages sent to a boyfriend of one of them.


The incident occurred at about 12:35 am as two known females, age 19 ans 20, went to the residence of Jon Paul Gallina, 26, at 9 River Street, Apt. #2, in Roulette, PA, to speak to him about text messages that he sent to one of the victim's boyfriend.

The women knocked on the door and Gallina came to the door. The women asked about the text messages, at which time Gallina removed a handgun from his waistline underneath his shirt, and pointed the handgun at the victims.

The women then ran from the residence and called State Police.

After investigation of the incident, Gallina was taken into custody without incident.

A search warrant was executed which resulted in police finding a handgun meeting the description provided by the victims.

Gallina was arraigned at District Court 55-3-01 and bail was set at $10,000. Gallina was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Potter County Jail.

Man Alleged To Have Shot Handgun In Close Proximity To Hikers

An Aggravated Assault/Reckless Endangering incident at the Morrison Trail Campground in Hamilton Township that occurred between 4:00 to 4:30 pm on Thursday is under investigation by State Police at Kane.

An unknown suspect, described as an overweight white male who was wearing a gray short sleeve shirt at the time, was allegedly thought to have been intentionally shooting a handgun within close proximity of Matthew and Nicole Schroeder of Cheektowaga, NY, when they arrived at the Morrison Trail Campground, after hiking from the parking area at the trailhead located near Route 59.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Please reference incident # C05-1067336.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Possible Structure Fire at 39 Fairview Heights in Foster Township

Possible Structure Fire at 39 Fairview Heights in
Fost
er Township
Mt. Jewett Echo
The Derrick City VFD and the City of Bradford FD were dispatched at 7:31 this evening for a reported possible structure fire located at 39 Fairview Heights in Foster Township. Units arrived on scene to find light smoke coming from a garage, and after further investigation it was determined the home owner had a faulty over head garage door unit. All units returned available. Limestone (NY) FD stood by at their station for Derrick City and the Foster Twp. PD also assisted on scene.

Big Or Small, Gustin's In Roulette Does It All

4-County Leasing Group To Meet Thursday, August 11 In Shinglehouse

Randy Jelliff's Auctions This Weekend


Sat Aug 13 - 12:00PM Morris, PA
Huge Real Estate Auction
Huge Real Estate Auction Sat. Aug. 13, 2011 NOON Rte. 287 at English Run Road Morris, PA (Lycoming Co. near Tioga Co. line) Follow Rte. 287 S. through Morris to English Rd. on right Near Ski Sawmill Resort & State Lands 10 Lots of 124 acre sub-division ranging from 2 acres to 36 acres offered individually, in entirety, or in any combination thereof. All lots [ View Full Listing ] PHOTOS



2011 Don Raabe Charity Football Game-Big 30


Joshua Q. Benjamin, 24, of Barnum Road, Eldred, PA

ELDRED, PA - Joshua Q. Benjamin, 24 of Barnum Road passed away Sunday (Aug. 7, 2011) from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born Feb. 2, 1987, the son of George E. and Lisa A. Smith Benjamin.

Josh resided in Smethport before moving to Eldred in 2002. He was a 2005 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and received a degree in business management from Olean (NY) Business Institute in 2009.

He previously worked for Tops Friendly Markets in Bradford and Olean and was currently employed by The Connection in Olean as a customer service representative.

Josh was a past member of the Eldred and Smethport baseball teams, Boy Scout Troop 501 in Smethport and the Lighter Side of Bradford dart team.

He ran cross country and track for Otto-Eldred High School and was a member of the show choir. He loved hunting, fishing and playing his guitar, as well as socializing with his friends and family. He also enjoyed trucks and mudding.

Surviving besides his parents of Eldred are three brothers, Matthew B. (fiancee Alexis Gammaitoni) Benjamin of Peckville, Andrew M. Banjamin and Curtis G. Benjamin, both of Eldred; a sister, Jennifer L. (Jason) Freer of Port Allegany; maternal grandparents, George (Bonnie) Smith of Eldred; maternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Perry of Andover, NY; a niece, Jasmine M. Freer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by a maternal grandmother, Joyce Smith in 1973; and paternal grandparents, Harold Benjamin in 1973 and Ellen Benjamin in 2000.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. Funeral services will be held Thursday (Aug. 11, 2011) at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God in Eldred, with the Rev. Jim Kazimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville, NY.

Memorials may be made to the NRA and the First Church of God in Eldred.

Fish and Boat Commission to Host Open House on Gas Leasing and Water Access Programs

Fish and Boat Commission to Host Open House
on Gas Leasing and Water Access Programs


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Donegal Area Community Center in Donegal, Westmoreland County, to explain the agency’s gas leasing and water access programs.

PFBC Executive Director John Arway and various staff will be on hand to discuss the programs with interested individuals and to answer questions. The event is free and is open to the public.

On March 7, the PFBC established a non-developmental Natural Gas Leasing Program and a Water Access Program on properties it controls (view press release). Under the two programs, projects may be approved on lands or waters when the projects are designed and implemented in such a way that they have little or no negative impact on the resource or property use. Revenues generated from these projects are to be used to fund programs and projects that support the agency’s mission in the form of capital infrastructure improvements, with priority being given to the repair and restoration of the 16 Commonwealth-owned high hazard dams managed by the Commission.

For more information on the two programs, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit: http://www.fishandboat.com/ngwa.htm. For information on the Commission’s high hazard dams, please visit www.fishandboat.com/dams.

Light refreshments will be served at the open house. The center is located at 113 Community Center Lane, Donegal, PA 15628.

Falling Leaves Festival 10-1 & 10-2

Falling Leaves Festival

Falling Leaves Festival is being Held Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. We are now accepting Vendors, Sponsors and Parade Registrants online at www.PotterCountyFestivals.com

This year’s festival will include a Car Show, Bwana Jim, Pet Parade, Kiddie Rides, Boys and Girls Club Obstacle Course, Bicycle Decorating Contest, Scarecrow Contest, Music by the Bob Hartle Band, Sabrina Hershey, Desah Lambert and much more.

For more information and updates visit www.PotterCountyFestivals.com.

Saturday

8:00 - 4:00 pm Gun Show - Roulette Fire Hall, River St., Roulette
9:00 - 7:00 pm Food , Variety of Vendors & Kiddie Carnival
9:00 - 2:00 pm Antique Car Show - Across from the Jail
9:00 - Dark Austin Flood Centennial - Austin, PA
10:00 - Noon Farmer’s Market
10:00 - 1:00 pm Pumpkin Painting - Provided by Joe Bailey
TBD Libary Book Sale
10:00 - 2:00 pm Alzheimer's - Starts at Courthouse
10, 12, 2 & 4 pm Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show
10:00 am & Noon Historical Walking Tours & Open House - Potter County Historical Society
11:00 - 3:00 pm The Bob Hartle Band - (Country) Music at the Gazebo
Noon- 5:00 pm Coudersport Consistory Sportsman Bash - Coudersport Consistory
3:00 pm Falling Leaves Parade - Downtown Coudersport
3:00 pm Bike Decorating Contest *- Assemble on Allegany Ave with the Parade
4:00 pm Sabrina Hershey - (Contemporary) Music at the Gazebo
6:00 pm Pet Parade sponsored by Potter County Animal Rescuse Team
7:00 - 9:00 pm Boys & Girls Club of Potter County Dance - Music at the Gazebo

Sunday

9:00 - 4:30 pm Austin Flood Centennial - Austin, PA
10:00 - Noon Services on the Square - Coudersport Missionary Alliance
Noon - 4:00 pm Food , Variety of Vendors & Kiddie Carnival
1:00- 4:00 pm Desah Lambert - Music at the Gazebo
* Winners announced at Gazebo after parade.

Two Reported Injured In ATV Accident On Canada Hollow Road

ATV Accident W/2 Injuries
At 6:23 pm on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Dept. 39, Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Duell Residence at 21 Canada Hollow Road for an ATV accident with two persons injured.


Two Shinglehouse Ambulances transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

GAME COMMISSION/RMEF PARTNERSHIP HELPS ELK AND OTHER WILDLIFE

GAME COMMISSION/RMEF PARTNERSHIP HELPS ELK AND OTHER WILDLIFE

Domtar Paper Mill provides mix to fix soils

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today said that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) continues to be an important partner on many projects to improve elk and wildlife habitat in northcentral Pennsylvania, and 2011 stands to be no different than previous years.

“This year’s project on State Game Land 311 will improve 42 acres where previous coal mining from decades ago destroyed the top soils,” Roe said. “Past mining left this area a barren and damaged landscape that did not support much wildlife or wildlife habitat. Additional funding comes from the Domtar Paper Mill, and the Game Commission funds.”

According to Dennis Dusza, Game Commission Northcentral Region director, it costs about $3,000 per acre to improve these damaged landscapes by bringing in the paper mill soil additive, which consists of wood fibers and lime that are a waste product in the paper manufacturing process. The soil additive is chisel-plowed into the sites, seeded and fertilized.

“Domtar is willing to do these projects with the Game Commission in cooperation with RMEF for partial reimbursement of its costs,” Dusza said. “This year’s project will result in 42 additional acres being improved with the high-alkaline soil additives. RMEF will pay $45,000 this summer.

“Domtar Paper Mill matches the RMEF funds with $76,000 worth of labor and materials being spent to upgrade the pH of the soils, and the Game Commission will add $5,000 of its own land management funds to the project.”

The Domtar Paper Mill has been involved in a cooperative effort to improve poor soils and create wildlife habitat on State Game Lands since 1997.

“It gives us much satisfaction that we have made a beneficial, positive and lasting impact toward improving the wildlife habitat of our region,” said Andy Redmond of Domtar-Johnsonburg Mill.

By September, these 42 acres - which are spread out in four different locations on SGL 311 - will be treated to produce high-quality clovers, legumes, grasses and some grain crops for elk and other wildlife to feed on for years to come.

“Elk, wild turkeys, whitetail deer and black bear heavily use these sites,” Dusza said. “Some cottontail rabbits and numerous species of furbearers and non-game wildlife, such as songbirds, other mammals and even aquatic life and reptiles and amphibians, benefit from these improved soils.”

Roe noted that, over the past decade, RMEF funding has improved more than 110 acres on SGL 311, including some sites that were improved with the RMEF/Paper Mill cooperative project.

“Some of these areas improved with RMEF funding continue to have great herbaceous cover on them and the soil pH is more balanced, making it more conducive to planting vegetation beneficial for all wildlife,” Roe said. “Prior to these projects, the soil had pH levels that were not sufficient for growing plants for wildlife habitat. Today, when hunters and others visit SGL 311, there are nearly 200 elk grazing on these improved acres.”

This June, in just the first week of mowing these openings, Game Commission employees reported seeing more than 20 fawns, three elk calves, a number of rattlesnakes in some locations, and numerous broods of young turkeys. Agency biologists captured six additional elk calves and fitted them with radio collars as part of the elk population research project.

“The Game Commission mows these herbaceous openings at least once per summer to keep the grasses and clovers young and tender,” Dusza said. “This makes it better for insects, such as grasshoppers, which in turn feed turkeys and grouse that live in the adjacent forested areas. The tender grasses and legumes also are a favorite of deer and rabbits.

“Over the past 15 years, RMEF also assisted with funding land purchases of some of the tracts of SGL 311. Today, nearly 3,100 acres are spread out in the Winslow Hill area of Benezette Township, Elk County, making up SGL 311. Those acres border the Elk State Forest, which is more than 200,000 acres and provides food, cover, water and space for elk and other wildlife.”

The Moshannon, Sproul and Susquehannock state forests, along with SGLs 14, 34 and SGL 321, all are adjacent lands that add up to nearly one million acres of public lands for elk and other wildlife to use. RMEF-funded projects have helped to create and improve herbaceous openings through these areas where elk and many big woods species of Pennsylvania wildlife thrive.

“RMEF is proud to play a significant role as a conservation partner in Pennsylvania elk range, along with the Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry,” said Dave Ragantesi, RMEF senior regional director. “Our long-standing partnerships have helped conserve and enhance more than 14,000 acres of habitat, and we look forward to a continued working relationship in which the elk, other wildlife and the citizens of the Commonwealth will benefit.”

“Hunters and others can be thankful for such a good conservation minded organizations such as RMEF,” said John Dzemyan, Game Commission Land Management Group Supervisor, who oversees this habitat work on State Game Lands. “They have been and they remain an important and active partner in Pennsylvania's Elk Management Program with emphasis on wildlife habitat for elk and all species of wildlife that live in Pennsylvania Elk management areas.”

For more information on RMEF, visit www.rmef.org, or the Pennsylvania RMEF chapter’s website at www.pennsylvaniarmef.org.

Two Cute Kittens Free To Good Home

Two Cute Kittens Free To Good Home

Two kittens are in need of a home. They are unusual and have 7 toes in the front and 6 on the back.

One is grey with a white spot on its chest the other is calico. I believe there are two more that are gray and white at the neighbors.


Please email jaxson60@yahoo if you are interested. Thank you.

Safe Food Handling



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Support Special Olympics Of Potter County

Special Olympics of Potter County

Please remind everyone of the Poker Run to benefit Potter County Special Olympics is Saturday, August 13th , registration is at 11:00 at The American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport,

Please come out and support Special Olympics of Potter County

PENNVEST, DEP Announce Nutrient Credit Trading Auctions for this Fall

PENNVEST, DEP Announce Nutrient Credit Trading Auctions for this Fall

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), working in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will host auctions this fall for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds.

There will be two “spot” auctions of verified credits, applicable to the 2011 compliance year (i.e. Oct. 1, 2010 – Sept. 30, 2011). Both auctions will afford wastewater treatment plants in these two watersheds to purchase credits as a means of meeting their nitrogen and phosphorous discharge limits for the compliance year.

PENNVEST is conducting these auctions as a component of Pennsylvania’s nutrient credit trading program to encourage the trading of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds. The Nutrient Credit Trading program provides a cost-effective means for facilities subject to meet limits for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment to meet those limits by working with other facilities, with nonpoint sources, or both.

PENNVEST has chosen Markit to provide the platform for enrollment and eligibility, auctions and registry services. Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with significant experience in providing operations and infrastructure services to environmental programs worldwide.

The schedule for the auctions is as follows:

• Oct. 5: application information from potential auction participants due to PENNVEST
• Oct. 12: application information finalized by PENNVEST and potential auction participants
• Oct. 26: PENNVEST informs potential auction participants on their eligibility to participate in the auction
• Nov. 2: PENNVEST conducts first spot auction
• Nov. 4: PENNVEST announces first spot auction results
• Nov. 9: PENNVEST conducts second spot auction
• Nov. 11: PENNVEST announces second spot auction results

To acquaint users with the electronic auction platform, an information meeting will be held Sept. 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. This meeting will be a WebEx event. To access it via the Internet, go to the following link and register prior to the event: https://copa.webex.com/copa/onstage/g.php?d=642046680&t=a

To access by phone at the time of the meeting, use the following:
• Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-669-3239.
• Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600.
In both cases, the event number is: 642 046 680.

Those interested in participating in either of these auctions should consult the “PENNVEST Nutrient Credit Clearinghouse Rulebook – 9-24-10.pdf” through PENNVEST’s website, online at the following location:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/nutrient_credit_trading/19518/Hide%20Nutrient%20Credit%20Trading%20Rulebook/763393

PENNVEST anticipates charging buyers and sellers a nominal fee of 2.5 cents per credit as a means of offsetting the administrative costs it incurs in conducting these auctions.

For more information, contact Paul Marchetti at PENNVEST, 717-783-4496; pmarchetti@pa.gov; or Ann Roda at DEP; 717-787-4726, aroda@pa.gov.