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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 100th Year Celebration--Last Day Sunday


ROULETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT
100th Year Celebration Agenda
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday
• Open the hall at 10 a.m.
• Pony rides will be available to children from 10 a.m. till noon (still working on this)
• Car show will start at 1 pm
• Games for children to compete are being planned with a reward for participating and a reward for winning.
• Quarter Bingo will be going on in the social hall.

Food and refreshments will be served.
• Menu consists of hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries. Saturday we will serve up pulled pork sandwiches with macaroni salad.
• Sunday we will add to the hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries with pizza from Foxes, in Port Allegany.
• Drabee’s will be here with their Italian Ice.
• Ice Cream Truck will be here all weekend at various times.
• Cotton Candy machine will be here from Burleson’s True Value.
• Various tables will be set up for local vendors

ON SUNDAY MAIN STREET FROM SCHOOL STREET TO RIVER STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THRU TRAFFIC FOR THE CAR SHOW.

Cinco C's Alpacas Annual Open House Saturday, July 20

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

Recalls

07/12/2013 09:39 PM EDT
Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano packaged in a 2.2 oz. glass jar with cork closure, Lot #: 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 due to possible contamination by Salmonella. If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container. 
07/13/2013 08:31 AM EDT
Torn and Glasser, Inc of Los Angeles, CA 90021 is voluntarily recalling some packaged Pistachios because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
 

Motorcycle/ATV Crash Reported

7/13/20134:45 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT SR 184 COGAN HOUSE TWP
Morris & Cogan House Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a report of a motorcycle vs ATV crash near the Township Building.

Duke Center Food Truck

Duke Center Food Truck

A mobile food bank will accept registrations on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday July 16th for distribution on July 24th. The food bank is sponsored by the Duke Center United Methodist Church and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Erie for residents of McKean County, who fall within financial guidelines. 

Only one registration per dwelling, house, or apartment will be accepted, and pre-registration by phone is required. Those wishing to register should call the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday. Please only call during these times.The caller must speak with a person. Leaving a message on the answering machine does not mean that you have registered. The phone number to call for registration is (814)-966-3922.

Appointment times will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis with no exceptions. For safety reasons, those who have registered need to come ONLY at their designated registration time. Distribution will be held on July 24th, 2013 for registered applicants at the Otto Township Fire Dept., which is located on Sweitzer drive, across from Otto Eldred High School. 

Registered applicants must bring a photo ID, as well as a box to carry home their food in.
More information can be found at the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DukeCenterFoodTruck

Two Jailed After Firearm Pointed In Westfield Fight

The Westfield Borough Police Department responded to a fight in progress on Sama Drive. 
 
Upon arrival the responding officer learned that an individual had fled the scene and went into a nearby apartment after pointing a firearm at several individuals and verbally threatened them.
 
 The individual and his girlfriend remained in the apartment until members of the Westfield Borough Police department convinced them to come out and surrender. Both individuals were taken into custody after physically resisting. A shot gun and small hand gun were removed from the apartment. 
 
Both individuals have been charged and are currently incarcerated. 
 
Westfield Borough Police were assisted by both Galeton and Elkland Borough Police Department

Motorcycle Accident Reported On Rt. 6 West of Wetmore Road

Motorcycle Accident Reported On Rt. 6 
At 3:20 PM on Saturday, Ludlow Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 6, ! mile west of Wetmore Road for a motorcycle accident.
3:31--REPORTING 2 PATIENTS, SEVERE INJURIES
3:32--MOUNT JEWETT DISPATCHED TO ASSIST
2 HELICOPTERS REQUESTED KANE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
3:42 PM--KANE FIRE DEPT. TO SET UP LZ AT KANE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
4:34--STARFLIGHT IS AIRBORNE

Working House Fire In Bradford/ 2nd alarm

House Fire In Bradford
At 1:34 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire department has been dispatched to a house fire across from 114 Williams Street in the city.
1:38 PM--2nd ALARM--BRADFORD TOWNSHIP & RIT TEAM TO WOIRING STRUCTURE FIRE

Photos at WESB Facebook 

 

FIRE UPDATE: No people were hurt in the fire this afternoon at 109 Williams St., but some pet birds died. The fire was contained to a bedroom on the second floor, but there was smoke damage to the rest of the house. They don't know yet what caused the fire.

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 100th Anniversary Parade, July 11/12/13, 2013

TRAUMATIC INJURIES

TRAUMATIC INJURIES


Address: 247 S KERSEY RD
City: FOX
Cross Streets: CHICKEN HILL RD * COAL HOLLOW RD
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD
7/13/2013 12:29:17 PM

Roulette Responding To Motor Vehicle Accident

Roulette Fire & Ambulance is responding to a motor vehicle accident on Railroad Avenue in Roulette Township. The dispatch reported car in ditch, road blocked, one injury.

News Alert: Officer/Chief Bryan Phelps will be on the dunk tank at 3 p.m. tomorrow

Chief Bryan Phelps

News Alert: Officer/Chief Bryan Phelps will be on the dunk tank at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 13, at the Roulette Fire Dept.

 Now is your chance to take your best shot to see if you can dunk him. Who doesn't want to do that?
Hope to see you there.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 100th Year Celebration--Last Day Sunday


ROULETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT
100th Year Celebration Agenda
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday
• Open the hall at 10 a.m.
• Pony rides will be available to children from 10 a.m. till noon (still working on this)
• Car show will start at 1 pm
• Games for children to compete are being planned with a reward for participating and a reward for winning.
• Quarter Bingo will be going on in the social hall.

Food and refreshments will be served.
• Menu consists of hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries. Saturday we will serve up pulled pork sandwiches with macaroni salad.
• Sunday we will add to the hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries with pizza from Foxes, in Port Allegany.
• Drabee’s will be here with their Italian Ice.
• Ice Cream Truck will be here all weekend at various times.
• Cotton Candy machine will be here from Burleson’s True Value.
• Various tables will be set up for local vendors

ON SUNDAY MAIN STREET FROM SCHOOL STREET TO RIVER STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THRU TRAFFIC FOR THE CAR SHOW.

Fishing Derby Saturday In Roulette

Antique & Classic Car Show Sunday In Conjunction With Roulette Chemical Engine Co. #1's 100 Year Celebration

Immediate Need For Data Entry Positions At Empereon Marketing

Cinco C's Alpacas Annual Open House Saturday, July 20

Intermediate Unit 9 Seeking Instructional Coach Mentor

Seeking Live In Hotel Manager In Coudersport

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In McKean & Potter Counties

State Police warn about "phishing" scam in Western New York

State Police warn about "phishing" scam in Western New York

 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Joseph A. D'Amico
Superintendent
 
 
  
PRESS RELEASE
The New York State Police are warning citizens of a possible "phishing" scam in Western New York.  Residents have received calls from a company that warns of computer viruses and the caller asks for remote access to computers to fix the "problem".

"Phishing" is an attempt to access personal or financial information, through electronic communication, while posing as a legitimate or trustworthy entity.
 
Citizens are reminded to never give personal information during unsolicited telephone, text or online communications.

2013 Summer Schedule for God’s Adventure Camp In Roulette, PA

2013 Summer Schedule for God’s Adventure Camp

July 15 – 19 Boys’ Shooting Camp
Back by popular demand, this year our Shooting Camp will include both boys and girls- grades 7 and up. The boys may choose to be overnight campers or day campers, and the girls will be day campers. We plan on a variety of shooting activities and teaching. We will be shooting rifle, .22, shotgun, black powder, archery, crossbow, paintball and other fun things. We will have contests, seminars on reloading, hunting, handguns and more. With certified safety and shooting specialists, you will learn a lot and improve your shooting prowess. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a real “blast!”
Limited enrollment. Theme is “Spiritual Safety”

July 22 - 23 Horse Day Camp
Here's another opportunity for your child or grandchild (or niece or nephew) to experience the thrill of not only learning about horses, but actually riding them. Campers should arrive by 9:00 am, bring their own lunch and will be ready to leave at 5:00 pm. Theme- “Submission.” Limited enrollment.

August 15 - 16 Horse Day Camp
This will be the last Horse Day Camp of this year. If you couldn't make any of the others, or want to enroll again, don't miss this opportunity. Campers should arrive by 9:00 am, bring their own lunch and will be ready to leave at 5:00 pm. Theme- “Staying on the Trail.” Limited enrollment.

For more info or questions, go to www.godsadventurecamp.com, email vbdivegac@gmail.com or call 814-544-8045

Sinnemahoning State Park Events



Dept 39 Dispatched to Honeyoye St.

At 9:33 PM on Friday Dept 39 was dispatched to Honeyoye St for a fall victim.

Person collecting water samples in Galeton is in no way affiliated with the Galeton Water Authority

Trixie Blass posted on Solomons Words for the Wise

"FYI - The person who was collecting water samples in Galeton is in no way affiliated with the Galeton Water Authority. He is with a private company that sells water purification systems, etc. It was discovered that a Solicitor's Permit had not been obtained and the activity was ceased. "

Coudersport Pool Swimming Lessons Session 5 Roster


Coudersport Ambulance To Meet Van At Church

At 6:43 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to meet a Blue Dodge Caravan enroute to the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle church for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Keep It In Your Pants Or Go To Jail


Roulette Man Pleads Guilty In Assaults


Medic Jailed After Allegedly Stealing Painkillers From Ambulance Stocks

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Completes Statewide Illegal Dump Survey

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Completes Statewide Illegal Dump Survey

GREENSBURG, PA -- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has released the reports for the final 6 counties from their Statewide Illegal Dumpsite Survey Program including Lehigh, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming. The latest and final round of surveys found 243 sites with an estimated 492.5 tons of trash. With these counties completed, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has surveyed every county in the Commonwealth locating 6,487 dumpsites with a total estimated tonnage of 18,516.83 tons. The illegal dump surveys can be downloaded at http://www.keeppabeautiful.org/IllegalDumpSurveys.aspx

2012-2013 Survey Results
County # of sites Tonnage
Lehigh 16 32.5
Northampton 51 63.5
Pike 15 18
Susquehanna 104 256.5
Wayne 43 71.75
Wyoming 14 50.25

Funding for this latest round of surveys was provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In order to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to address illegal dumping including public policy, proper resource allocation, community education, and cleanup and abatement efforts, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful embarked on a statewide illegal dump survey program in 2005. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that in order to truly address the root causes associated with illegal dumping, the problem needed to be better defined.

“A county survey is a tool that can be used for planning purposes within a community, provide valuable insight into development of solid waste and recycling programs, to gain support for funding for public awareness programs and education, as well as to clean the existing dumpsites. With initial data collection portion of this project completed, we are now ready to turn our attention to building a strategic plan to significantly reduce illegal dumping in Pennsylvania.” says Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. 

Earlier this spring, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful hired MSW, Consultants, Inc. to determine actual community costs as they relate to illegal dumping, both cleanup and abatement in Pennsylvania. Findings from this effort are expected to be released in the fall of 2013. “This cost data, in conjunction with the illegal dump survey data collected over the past 7 years, will serve as key components to building our strategic plan,” explains Reiter.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has hired Nestor Resources, Inc. to complete the statewide analysis and aid in the development of recommendations for state, county and local governments and community stakeholders to significantly reduce illegal dumping in Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful expects those recommendations to be made available in 2014.

“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is an invaluable partner to DEP and Gov. Corbett’s administration,” DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “This most recent report, which found an estimated total of nearly 500 tons of waste at 243 illegal dumpsites across the six northeastern counties, shows there is more work to be done. We have made considerable progress in recent years and we expect to continue that trend moving forward.”

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are ready to take action against illegal dumping and littering in their communities. Since 1990, it has been dedicated to empowering people to resolve and prevent these destructive problems by properly disposing over 97 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s landscape as well as recycling over 5.2 million pounds of scrap metal and over 651,000 tires through cleanups and special collections. For more information about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its programs, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 97 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.

Public Input Requested through PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission Traveler Information Survey

Public Input Requested through PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission Traveler Information Survey

Harrisburg – PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are seeking the public’s input on traveler information through a brief online survey, accessible at www.511PA.com and www.paturnpike.com.

The anonymous survey includes questions on the types of traffic information travelers find valuable, how they access and utilize that information, and how traffic information affects their driving habits. It also asks for feedback on PennDOT’s 511PA traveler information service and the PTC’s Turnpike Roadway Information Program (TRIP).

“Technology and the ways that our customers use it are constantly evolving. We want to see what people use and expect from information that they absorb while traveling in Pennsylvania,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “I encourage our customers to take this survey so we can see which of our tools are valuable to them and whether we can improve the services we offer.”

PennDOT’s 511PA service provides traffic-delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates, and access to more than 679 traffic cameras. TRIP provides real-time traffic conditions, weather alerts, and travel information online, on the road, and on your phone or mobile device for the 552 miles of turnpike roadway.

"We are pleased to be working with PennDOT on this survey, the results of which will be used to enhance statewide traveler information systems that provide our customers with accurate and timely information on conditions that may impact their travel on Pennsylvania highways," Pennsylvania Turnpike Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton said.

PennDOT and the PTC urge motorists to avoid calling 511PA or TRIP while driving. Motorists should safely pull off the road before calling the system, or check online for travel delays before starting a trip.

EMPORIUM GARDEN CLUB’S “LITTLE FLORA”

EMPORIUM GARDEN CLUB’S “LITTLE FLORA”


LEAVES LOVELY MEMORIES AND SWEET REWARDS

If you missed seeing the Flower Show during the “Weekend in the Wilds”, you missed a thing of beauty – thirty-six examples of fine floral design and many excellent horticultural specimens! Nine Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges arrived from all over northwestern Pennsylvania to judge the show on Friday morning, July 5th, and of these, three were chosen by the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania to evaluate the show for the National and State Flower Show Achievement Awards. They gave the show the 95 points required to apply for that coveted award. This, in itself, is a distinct and laudable achievement for our small, hard-working club! The Judges adhere to the National Garden Clubs System of Awarding, with scales of points for various categories, which insures fair and objective evaluation of all exhibits. Blue Ribbon winners must score a minimum of 90 points, Red – 85 points, Yellow – 80 points, and Honorable Mention – 75.

The Petite Standard Flower Show, “The Many Loves of Little Flora” included nine classes of Floral Design, in three sections, all of which qualified for National Garden Club Top Awards. These included three Sections of three classes each, (twelve entries in each Section): 

A: Designer’s Choice, in which the plant material may be dried and/or fresh; 
B: Tricolor, in which all of the plant material must be fresh; and 
C: Distinction, in which the plant material must be dried and/or treated. 

The Section Awards are chosen from among the Blue Ribbon Winners in each of the three classes in each Section. In the Designer’s Choice Section, all of the designs in one class scored 90+ points, which is the minimum number of points required to win a Blue Ribbon. While only one Blue Ribbon may be awarded in each class, this is an indication of the high quality of the exhibits in the 

Design Division of the Flower Show. Top Awards in this division went to: Rita Reed, who won the Award of Design Excellence, (the highest award in the Design Division), the Award of Distinction, (the highest award given in Section C), and the Blue Ribbon in the Class. 

 In Section B, the Tricolor went to Margaret Harris, along with the Blue Ribbon. 

In Section A, the Designer’s Choice award went to Jan Hampton along with her Blue Ribbon. Other Blue Ribbon winners in the Design Division were: Darlene Davis, Pat Martin, Jill Perry, Judy Laudermilch, Margaret Harris (2 classes), and Kathie Holden.

In the Horticulture Division: Top Awards went to Margaret Harris for the Division Award, the Award of Horticultural Excellence, Growers Choice Section Award (one of three) and Blue Ribbons in 3 Classes. Kathie Holden and Sean Barnhart won the other two Grower’s Choice Awards, and Jan Hampton won the Award of Merit Section Award.

In the “Special Exhibits” Division, Pat English received both the National Garden Clubs and the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Awards for her Educational Exhibit.

The Emporium Garden Club presented its “Sweepstakes” Award to Jan Hampton. This award goes to the exhibitor accumulating the most points for a variety of exhibits in both the Design and Horticulture Divisions, the Scale of Points for which were printed in the schedule, with points awarded for various ribbons and NGC Top Exhibitor Awards.

Congratulations go out to all the winners!

Many thanks and kudos to the Committee Members for a job well done! The Staging Committee received both State and National Awards for Staging and the Hospitality Committee headed by Sally Brehm, provided wonderful refreshments. 

The complete Flower Show Committee included: Margaret Harris, Show Chairman, and Bertyl Emmett, Vice Chairman, who also served as Horticulture Placement and Classification Chair; Marcy Boswell, Awards, and Darlene Davis, Clerks and Design Entries (both of whom performed with quiet efficiency!); Pat Martin, Design Consultant, (who also served on the Staging Committee with Margaret Harris), and who was responsible for the fabulous signage; Kathie Holden, Judges Chairman (and wonderful “procurer” of last-minute necessities!); Jill Perry organized the delicious Judges’ Luncheon at the Aroma, as well as Publicity for the Show; and Margaret Harris wrote the Flower Show Schedule, which Jan Hampton printed. 

Serving on sub-committees were: Hospitality – Rita Reed, Betty Vogel, Jan Hampton, Diane Brown, Mary Schuckers, Michelle Barr, Jill Perry, Kathie Holden, Rose Chamisky, Loretta Montgomery, Mary Gelnett, Harriet Stoltz and Sandy Stuart; Lori Sullivan, Pat Martin, Diane Brown, Pat English, and Rita Reed served as Clerks to the Judges; Bertyl Emmett, Darlene Davis, Jill Perry, Diane Brown, Pat Martin, Lori Sullivan, and Rita Reed all served on the Staging Committee. Also assisting in the staging were our “Handy Hubbies”, Glenn Davis, John English, Jim Laudermilch, Dan Brehm, Bob Martin, Don Perry and Bill Harris. Many thanks, guys! (We have some special awards for you, too!)

Many thanks also to Tina Johns Solak for the wonderful cooperation and use of the beautiful facility/venue of the Chamber’s Artisan’s Center, to Sheila Reed at Flowers and Things for stocking the special assortment of “tiny” plant material we needed for the various Floral Designs.

One of the highlights of the Flower Show was the arrival of Fran Munson, who is usually home bound to attend the show! Fran is a long-time member of the Club, having served in many capacities over the years, and as President in 1977, 1988, and in 1997.

DOE LICENSE UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE

DOE LICENSE UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Hunters can check how many tags remain, and see if they got one.

Hunters who are anxious to know if they’ve been issued an antlerless deer license can track the status of their applications online.

Antlerless licenses for the 2013-14 season went on sale July 8, and as county treasurers process applications and allocate licenses, the information immediately is updated within the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).

Hunters also can check the latest information on the number of licenses that have been allocated, and how many remain for sale in each wildlife-management unit.

To check on the status of an application, go to the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on the blue “Buy a License” box in the upper right corner of the homepage.

That click will take you to The Outdoor Shop, where the first option on the page begins “Purchase Fishing and/or Hunting License Permit and or Application.” Click on that option, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Start Here.”

You then will need to enter identifying information, and click “Continue.” Next, verify whether you are a resident or nonresident, then scroll to the end of your personal information and choose “Check on the status of an Antlerless Deer or Elk Application.” Click “Continue,” and any licenses that have been allocated to you will appear.

Many hunters report they appreciate the ability to check the status of antlerless licenses online. Before the updates were available electronically through PALS, hunters curious about an application’s status needed to contact their banks to see if checks were cashed by a county treasurer.

Hunters also can use PALS to verify their applications for the elk-license drawing are recorded accurately. The hunters whose names are drawn also can see their status information online.

The application period for antlerless deer licenses started July 8, when county treasurers began accepting applications from residents. Nonresident applications for regular antlerless deer licenses will be accepted beginning on July 29. After that, residents and nonresidents may apply for the first round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on Aug. 5, then a second round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on Aug. 19.

Beginning Aug. 5, for WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D only, there is no limit to the number of unsold antlerless deer license applications an individual can submit until the allocations are exhausted. This must be done by mail only, and there is a limit of three applications per pink envelope.

Beginning Aug. 26, county treasurers will accept applications over-the-counter for WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, and may immediately issue antlerless deer licenses. Hunters may apply over-the-counter to county treasurers for any other WMU with antlerless licenses for sale on Oct. 7.

Updated allocation totals for antlerless deer licenses also are available at the Game Commission’s website. Select “Doe License Update” from the “Quick Clicks” box along the right side of the homepage. This update provides a real-time status of antlerless license allocations and availability by WMU, and helps license applicants to determine which WMUs to list as their first, second and third preferences when they submit applications.

Charles E. Post, 88, of Sundback Road, Spartansburg, PA

Charles E. Post, 88, of Sundback Road, Spartansburg, PA, died at his home on Monday, July 8, 2013.

He was born on November 27, 1924 in Belvedere, N.Y., a son of the late John "Curley" and Locena "Minnie" Hurd Post.

Charles was raised and educated in Galeton and Honesdale, Pa. He moved to Corry and worked for Thompson Maple Products until he enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served during WWII, and was in the European Theatre. Charles returned to Corry and resumed working for Thompson Maple Products. He then went to Lumber Grading School in Memphis, Tenn., where he graduated first in his class. He moved back to Galeton, Pa., and worked for Hillerich and Bradsby Company of Louisville, KY., which made Louisville Slugger Baseball bats. He retired in 1996.

Charles was a member of the Corry Rod and Gun Club and their pistol team. He enjoyed hunting and playing cards.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys L. Post; a sister, Thelma M. Bennett; and a brother, Rodney I. Post.

Charles is survived by his wife, Helen Dawn Firth Albers Post, whom he married on June 11, 1994 in Spartansburg, Pa.; four daughters, Linda D. Shearer and her husband Charles of Cambridge Springs, Pa., Pat G. Howard and her husband Terry of Covington, Pa., Judy M. Arthur of Wellsboro, Pa., and Janet M. Merel and her husband Carlos of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son Jeff A. Post and his wife Lesley of Galeton, Pa.; a brother Donald Post and his wife Joan of Galeton, Pa.; a step-daughter, Jocelyn Miller of Union City, Pa., and three step-sons, Dennis Albers and his wife Shirley, Michael Albers and his wife Janet all of Corry, Pa., and Rick Albers and his wife Denise of Spartansburg, Pa. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great
great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

A service will be held privately by the family.

Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, Pa.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 211 Mechanic St., Spartansburg, Pa.

Thompson Issues Statement on Path Forward for Farm Bill

Thompson Issues Statement on Path Forward for Farm Bill

Overhaul of federal agriculture programs passes House, negotiations with
Senate set to begin over final package

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, today released the following statement regarding efforts in Congress to pass a long-term farm bill reauthorization.

On Thursday, the House passed, 216 -208, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Act (H.R. 2642), an overhaul of agriculture spending programs that will save $20 billion.

“This week the House took an important step forward with passage of the FARRM Act, a comprehensive reform of farm bill programs that will create a more cost‐effective and market‐oriented framework of agriculture policies,” stated Thompson. “The majority in the House demonstrated leadership by passing a bill that will save us over $20 billion and ensure that Americans continue to have a safe and affordable food supply.”

H.R. 2642 does not include Title IV of the Committee-passed legislation, which contained significant reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, totaling an additional $20 billion in savings. These provisions will be considered separately by the House in the coming weeks. The current SNAP program has not been affected by H.R. 2642.

“The American people deserve a transparent and open debate over agriculture and nutrition programs, both of which are in dire need of reform,” Thompson added.

Passage of the FARRM Act marks the beginning stages of a conference between the House and Senate. The Senate passed its version of the farm bill in June.

“We have an opportunity to achieve significant cost savings for the taxpayer and bring agriculture spending in line with budget realities,” Thompson said. “I look forward to working with colleagues in the House and Senate on a final package so that we can enact these common sense reforms into law.”

The FARRM Act also replaces the current underlying permanent farm law, written in 1938 and 1949, with H.R. 2642, and makes it the new permanent law.

• MAX BLAIR BECOMES 6TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER HOLDING OFF 25TH STARTING JOE MARTIN AS 32 CARS BATTLE IN SPEEDWEEK AT MCKEAN

The Latest Rush News
MAX BLAIR BECOMES 6TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER HOLDING OFF 25TH STARTING JOE MARTIN AS 32 CARS BATTLE IN SPEEDWEEK AT MCKEAN

By Mike Leone | July 11, 2013

It seems like the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series has been fighting Mother Nature all season long forcing many events to be rescheduled, but on Thursday the weather finally cleared allowing for a beautiful night of racing at McKean County Raceway for round two of the five-night “Cross the Borders” Speedweek.  Sweeney Tour event #8 of 26 drew 32 racers from all over Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ontario, Canada. 

 Making just his third Sweeney Tour start of the season, Max Blair became the Series’ sixth different winner in the first eight events.  Though Blair started second, his 25-lap $1,200 victory was far from easy as he had to hold off challenges by nemesis Mike Pegher, Jr. in the middle stages of the event and a huge charge by 25th starting Joe Martin in the final laps....CLICK HERE TO READ FULL RELEASE   

Roadway Milling and Paving Work set for Clearfield and Elk Counties

Roadway Milling and Paving Work set for Clearfield and Elk Counties

Clearfield – Roadway milling and paving work is set to begin next week in Clearfield and Elk counties. When work completes in late October, PennDOT will have improved the roadway surface of various routes in Clearfield and Elk counties and provided area drivers with smoother, safer travel.

Work includes roadway milling and resurfacing, line painting and miscellaneous construction. During the week of July 15, work will begin in Clearfield County at the following locations:

• Roadway milling and paving on Route 219, south of Grampian on Monday.
• Milling and paving on Route 2016 (Decatur Street) in the Gearhartville area Tuesday through Thursday.
• Milling and paving on Route 453 in the Madera area on Friday.
• Paving work on Route 1010 (Needful Road) in Bradford Township Monday through Thursday.

Drivers will encounter daylight, alternating traffic patterns, with flaggers in the roadway. Motorists need to remain alert for sudden stops and be prepared for short travel delays. Drivers should obey posted speed limits, be cautious through all work zones and be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting work zones.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue updates on work locations as activity progresses. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $6.5 million job.

Community Invited to Free Outdoor Movie: The Great Gatsby

Community Invited to Free Outdoor Movie: The Great Gatsby

DuBOIS – All members of the community are invited to a free outdoor screening of the film The Great Gatsby at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2, at Penn State DuBois.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the film will be shown in the campus Event Lawn, adjacent to the DEF and Swift buildings, on a new, 18 foot movie screen.

Pizza and snacks, including popcorn, candy and snow cones, as well as refreshments, will be available for purchase. Pizza is free for Penn State DuBois students, and will be served at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at (814) 375-4764.

English Professor Publishes First Children's Book, Realizes Dream

English Professor Publishes First Children's Book,
Realizes Dream

DuBOIS – Penn State DuBois Distinguished Professor of English Richard Kopley has seen a life-long dream come to life on paper. This summer, Kopley's first children's book, The Remarkable David Wordsworth, will be released by Eifrig Publishing of Lemont, Pennsylvania, and Berlin, Germany. An avid reader since early childhood, Kopley was inspired at a very young age to write a book for children one day.

"As a kid, I was read to a lot," Kopley remembered. "My mother read to me very much, and when I learned to read, I just took off, reading classics like Madeline, Ferdinand the Bull, and early books by Dr. Seuss."

These early experiences helped to set Kopley on his path to become a writer himself, and he knew even in elementary school that a writer is what he would one day become. However, during one fateful visit to a library, Kopley found his true inspiration to write children's literature. While browsing the children's section, he sadly realized that he would one day outgrow his beloved children's books. At the same time, however, he also realized that he wanted to give back to the genre that, even early in life, had given him so much.

"I told myself to remember to write a few books for children. Out of respect for my own enjoyment of reading books as a child, I wanted to write books for children."

In The Remarkable David Wordsworth, the title character is a quiet and reserved new kid in a second-grade class. Narrated by one of David's classmates, the story depicts a lesson in which the teacher asks her class to share examples of compound words. When it comes time for David to take his turn, his thoughtful response is "Airdog." Once his peculiar answer is uttered, a floating dog appears above David's head, much to the amazement of his teacher and classmates. From here, David begins to string more words together, each one summoning a new and magnificent creature to the classroom, until the room is overflowing with fabulous and comical beings conjured to reality by David's powerful imagination.

While steeped in fantasy, the story of David Wordsworth is based on a real-life lesson in Kopley's own second-grade class, in which he and his classmates learned about compound words. He remembers the experience to be eye-opening, as he learned that two words he already knew could be placed together to make an entirely new word.

Even after becoming a faculty member at Penn State DuBois, that second-grade lesson stuck with Kopley. When he became an administrator for English faculty at Penn State's campus locations and was required to travel frequently, the words of David Wordsworth came to life.

"As I was traveling, I wondered what I could do to spend that time on the road constructively. I starting thinking of that memory from second grade, and I began thinking of new compound words. When I had time, I would stop and write them down."

Born of a combination of those fond childhood memories, The Remarkable David Wordsworth, Kopley hopes, will go on to encourage other children, and future generations of readers and writers.

"I hope it is an inspiration to their own creative imagination," Kopley said. "I hope the children who read this come up with their own compound words and make illustrations to depict their own words."

The illustrations for The Remarkable David Wordsworth were done by Michael Fazio, who was a Penn State student in the painting class of Professor John Bowman. Kopley and Fazio met weekly at Pattee/Paterno Library throughout 2011 to discuss the artist’s ongoing work on the book.

The Remarkable David Wordsworth is scheduled for its official release on August 15. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com, at the Penn State DuBois Campus Bookstore, or directly from Eifrig Publishing, which can be found online at www.eifrigpublishing.com


Mitchell L. “Mickey” MARKOVICH, 69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Bessemer, PA

Mitchell L. “Mickey” MARKOVICH
Mitchell L. “Mickey” MARKOVICH, 69, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Bessemer, PA and Toms River, NJ, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 in his home. 

 Born December 18, 1943, in Youngstown, OH, he was the son of Joseph and Ann Snezic Markovich. On September 12, 1964, in Hillsville, PA, he married the former Dorothy M. Commisso, who survives. 

A 1962 graduate of Mohawk High School in Bessemer, he attended Youngstown University. 

He was employed by REMACOR in West Pittsburgh, PA and was transferred to Reade Manufacturing in Lakehust, NJ and retired as President of the North American Magnesium Division of Magnesium Elektron in 2007. He continued working with the company as a consultant in retirement. 

Mickey was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport where he served on the restoration committee, Bessemer Rod and Gun Club, Black Forest Sportsmen’s Club, Wellsville Rod and Gun Club, vice president of Hall-Mark Sportsmen’s Club, and a social member of American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport. 

A family man, he cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed ATV riding, skeet and trap shooting, and good conversation. 

Surviving besides his wife, Dorothy, are: a daughter, Maryann (Daniel) Curran of Toms River, NJ; a son, Michael (Cyndi) Markovich of Gilbertsville, PA; three grandchildren, Meghan Curran, Nicholas Markovich, and Marissa Markovich; a sister, Esther (Joseph) Petrello of New Castle, PA; and nieces and nephews. 

 He was predeceased by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday, July 15, 2013 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. The Rev. James C. Campbell and the Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the Con-Celebrants. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Eulalia Church Restoration Fund, Coudersport, PA 16915. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Toomey Wants DRMC To Help Natural Gas Frackers In Northeast Pennsylvania

Opening The Door To Natural Gas Production In Northeastern PA

I asked the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to finalize natural gas development standards so that Pennsylvanians can boost the economy, create jobs and cultivate a new energy source.     
The DRBC, a federal-interstate compact created in 1961 to regulate water usage along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, has failed to establish regulations to allow for water to be used for natural gas development. This procrastination has become a de facto moratorium on natural gas production and related economic activities in northeastern Pennsylvania at a time when unemployment in the area is still well above the national average. This moratorium is particularly confusing, as a similar federal-interstate compact with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission issued regulations allowing for natural gas production in 2008.     
My letter to DRBC Commissioners and the executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission highlighted the inaction of the DRBC regarding natural gas development and the need to promote economic development in Pennsylvania. You can read my letter here.

Senator Pat Toomey Speaks Out Against Regulation Of Coal Emissions

Opposing The "War on Coal"
Senator Pat Toomey
I was very disappointed this week to learn that - due to the Obama administration's policies - the company FirstEnergy is deactivating coal-fired power plants in Fayette and Washington counties and leaving hundreds out of work. These unemployed Pennsylvanians are unfortunate casualties in President Obama's ‘war on coal,' which I will continue to fight against in the Senate.   
Coal is a domestically sourced, low-cost form of energy which helps sustain jobs for Pennsylvania and beyond. Over the decades, coal-fired plants also have gone to impressive lengths to reduce emissions. Nevertheless, the Obama administration continues to implement policies that will make energy more expensive for hard-working Pennsylvanians while destroying good, family-sustaining jobs.     
It is ironic that this announcement comes just two weeks after the President's ‘war on coal' remarks which were a rehash of the same old bad ideas we have heard for four and a half years. From making coal-fired electricity prohibitively expensive; to forcing taxpayers to subsidize inefficient energy; to burning more corn in gas tanks, the President continues to advocate policies that raise prices for consumers and eliminate jobs.

Sweden Feedin' Club Announces Winners



"The Sweden Feedin' Club held the drawing for their second annual Summer Money Raffle on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the Laurelwood Inn, Rt. 6E, Coudersport. The winning numbers were picked by observers that were present for the drawing.

Thanks goes out to all those who purchased tickets, and also to members and friends who sold them. Proceeds benefit the SFC winter wildlife feeding program. We appreciate your support."



1st place: Tim Snyder, Coudersport $250.00

2nd place: Ed Ayers, Coudersport 100.00

3rd place: Mark Minch, Cleveland OH 100.00

4th place: Jim Green, Galeton 100.00

5th place: Dee Krone, Coudersport 100.00

6th place: Quinn Hanchett, Coudersport 100.00

7th place: Larry Gaberseck, Coudersport 50.00

8th place: William Krous, Lancaster 50.00

9th place: Sheri Stitzel, Carlisle 50.00

10th place: Lew Dugans, Myerstown 50.00

Pa. Man Accused of Sending Inappropriate Messages Over Facebook

Read more at WETM--http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/story/Pa-Man-Accused-of-Sending-Inappropriate-Messages/Oanjc8pWu02Q2rwZ2Oa9lQ.cspx

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of July 15

Update for Route 255 Betterment Work near I-80/DuBois, Week of July 15

DuBois - Work to improve Route 255 near the I-80 DuBois/101 interchange is continuing. When work completes in mid-October, a smoother roadway surface and new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps will provide area drivers with more efficient travel and improved traffic flow.

Work the week of July 15 will feature the following activity:

• The contractor will remove concrete islands at the end of each of the I-80 ramps. Traffic entering and exiting I-80 on the ramps should use caution through the work zone.
• The contractor will be excavating along the southbound shoulder of Route 255 between I-80 and Snappy’s convenience store.
• Roadway patching may take place between the Treasure Lake entrance to the Narrows Creek bridge.

Motorists should expect to encounter flaggers in the work zone and significant travel delays. Drivers should give themselves extra time to travel through the area. PennDOT reminds drivers to remain alert and proceed through the work zone with caution. Normal work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday.

Overall work on Route 255 will include milling and paving, bridge deck repair, cleaning and upgrading of pipe culverts and inlets, water-line extension, and installation of new traffic signals at the I-80 ramps.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Work is scheduled to end by mid-October of this year. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. is the contractor on this $3.4 million project.

Fire In Underground Tunnel At Domtar Paper Company In Johnsonburg

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST

Agency: ST MARYS AMB;
ELK COMPANY 2 FD--JOHNSONBURG
7/12/2013 12:31:18 PM
DEPUTY CALLS FOR ANOTHER ENGINE TO SCENE FROM ST. MARYS
 DEPUTY CALLS FOR AIR PAK PERSONNEL & ENGINES FROM CO 4 & 6

 STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 4 FD--RIDGWAY
7/12/2013 12:50:32 PM

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 6 FD--JONES TOWNSHIP
7/12/2013 12:50:43 PM

1:18 PM--ANOTHER ENGINE FROM ST MARYS & KERSEY WITH AIR PAKS

 STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG


Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 3 FD--FOX TOWNSHIP
7/12/2013 1:19:10 PM

1:35 PM--AERIAL TRUCKS REQUESTED FROM ST. MARYS, RIDGWAY AND KANE TO SCENE 

2:20 PM--FIREFIGHTERS EVACUATED FROM TUNNEL--INSIDE FIREFIGHTING SUSPENDED. OUTSIDE ATTACK TO ENSUE

4:33 PM--COMMAND IS REQUESTING SUPPLIES OF CLASS A FOAM

 STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
7/12/2013 5:01:08 PM

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST

Agency: CAMERON CO 14 FD
7/12/2013 5:16:35 PM 


 STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 100 W CENTER ST
City: JOHNSBURG
Cross Streets: COBB ST * JULIA ST

Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD
7/12/2013 5:31:02 PM


WESB
Firefighters from Bradford Township, Lewis Run, DuBois and Horton Township have been called to Johnsonburg because the incident commander says "it'll be a long night." They plan to "swap out" crews to give the firefighters on the scene a break.

6:00 PM--A crew from United Refining is en route to Johnsonburg with a large supply of foam and applicators..

6:28 PM--Port Allegany Confined Space Rescue Team has been dispatched to Johnsonburg.

Costa: Final Pennsylvania Budget Leaves Much Room for Improvement

Pennsylvania MattersFacebook Senator Jay Costa Offical Website

Final Pennsylvania Budget Leaves Much Room for Improvement

In late June the legislature passed and the governor signed the 2013-14 Pennsylvania General Fund budget.  While we shouldn’t be satisfied with the $28.4 billion spending plan which falls short of providing for much needed investments in education and job creation, it was time to move the process forward and put a budget in place.
In the beginning of June, Senate Democrats proposed our vision for a 2013-14 Pennsylvania budget, focusing on issues critical to Pennsylvania’s future.  The budget was centered on job growth, transportation, education and Medicaid expansion. 
While there are many things I would do differently had Senate Democrats been allowed to have a free hand in crafting the final spending plan, there are key elements in the budget that was signed into law that will provide positive results for Pennsylvania families.
Senate Democrats Budget Properly Funds Education, Job Creation, Social Services :: June, 3 2013

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Senate Democrats Budget Properly Funds Education, Job Creation, Social Services :: June, 3 2013
The enacted budget bolsters public safety by providing funding for nearly 300 new State Troopers.  It also includes increases for the Attorney General and an additional $3 million for the Child Predator Interception Unit.  These increases in funding maintain a commitment by our members to protect our communities and maintain safety for residents and their families.
While the budget contained some key funding elements, there were other controversial policy issues that Senate Democrats were successful in slowing down or stopping. From liquor privatization to a proposed addition of $45 billion in new pension costs that the Corbett administration called “reform,” Senate Democrats worked hard to reject these ill-advised policy initiatives. 
In particular, I was pleased to be part of a strong part of the effort to fight the governor’s attempt to privatize our wine and spirits system.  His ill-advised plan would have eliminated 5,000 family sustaining jobs, created new access to alcohol for our youth, while selling off a valuable asset.
While a comprehensive transportation package was not part of the 2013-14 budget, it remains a top priority.  Senate Democrats sought a plan to repair, improve and maintain Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems.  We’ll continue to fight for a plan that addresses our current crisis but also provides for the future through job growth and continued investments.
Medicaid Expansion Remarks :: July, 3 2013
Medicaid Expansion Remarks :: July, 3 2013
Most concerning to my colleagues and I was the removal of Medicaid expansion from the Welfare Code bill by the Republicans in the House of Representatives.  My colleagues and I worked hard, and, on a bi-partisan basis, to devise expansion language that would be able to clear the Senate and be acceptable to the administration. 
The language crafted for the Welfare Code bill by the Senate would have allowed the governor to enter into an agreement with the federal government under certain conditions to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 working Pennsylvanians.  Extending coverage to these families would have allowed them to gain access to health care while creating 35,000 to 40,000 jobs.
You can read more about Senate Democrats priorities and the initiatives passed here.

Nate Brookens Coming Back To Home Area



Nate Brookens is coming home. 

After nearly 11 months and in three hospitals, he is being transferred from the Hunter McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, VA, to Neuro Restorative in Erie, PA, on Thursday, July 18. That is, if the official approval goes through from his insurance company. If that does not happen by the 18th, Nate will be brought to the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA, until the approval comes through.

As many are aware, Nate was struck by a car last August 25, near his Air Force base in Valdosta, GA, leaving him comatose for three months, suffering traumatic brain injury, multiple broken bones and ruptured bladder. He may never regain use of his left arm. In early June, he recently underwent surgery on his left leg to stretch ligaments and tendons in hopes that the leg will straighten and eventually regain its use. The cast will be removed on Monday, July 15. His leg had only about a 35 percent extension, which kept it bent all the time, with slim chances he would walk again. The operation was quite successful, and now his leg is at 5 percent, which is almost completely straight!

The goal is to reside at Neuro Restorative in Erie, for a year of continued therapy on his cognitive and memory issues, and practical training to prepare him to live on the outside. He will be in a newly built residential style house with 4 bedrooms, having roommates with similar challenges as he. NO MORE HOSPITAL! And yet, we are without words to describe the vital impact of the doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, etc., that we have been privileged to meet along the way. We attribute Nate?s good progress to their expertise, hard work and loving care all these months.

Nate and our entire family are elated that he will be much closer to Home, and that coming HOME is the goal! Again, we wish to thank all who are praying for Nate and our family. This has been a long and painful year, yet not without strong evidence of God?s amazing grace and mercy, which is why Nate is still with us!

With Appreciation for Friends and Praise to God,

Ann DeHaven

If you wish to help Nate's Mom, Beth Owens, with expenses for trips to visit Nate and care for his ongoing needs, you may use the link below. Thank you!

http://www.gofundme.com/13v5jw

Protesters Ask Senator Scarnati For Moratorium On Fracking

Watch Video at WTAJ  http://wearecentralpa.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=479082

Causer to Host 11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo

Causer to Host 11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will host the 11th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness Building gymnasium.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

“There are many programs and services available to help senior citizens and their caregivers, but it can be difficult and time-consuming to track down all of the necessary information,” Causer said. “The expo makes it easier and more convenient by bringing service providers and senior citizens together in one place.

“I encourage people to come out and take advantage of this opportunity,” he added.

State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.

A second expo will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Roulette Fire Hall in Roulette.

For more information about the senior expo in Bradford, contact Causer’s Bradford district office at (814) 362-4400. For the expo in Roulette, contact Causer’s Coudersport office at (814) 274-9769. Information is also available at RepCauser.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepCauser.

Sweden Valley Manor is celebrating life through a newly established program entitled Joy In Moments.

Joy In Moments

Sweden Valley Manor is celebrating life through a newly established program entitled Joy In Moments.

The Joy In Moments program has two components. First is to find Joy In ‘Daily’ Moments. Some of the things that bring each of us joy come in the ordinary, routine moments of our day. We want each resident and rehab patient to be able to continue those moments here at Sweden Valley Manor.

We ask them, “what brings Joy to you each and every day?” Since the inception of the program numerous daily Moments of Joy have been granted, such as hanging a hummingbird feeder outside one resident’s window, serving a daily cappuccino to another resident, and having an iron available so a resident is able to iron her own clothes.

The second part of Joy in Moments is to experience Joy In ‘A Once In A Lifetime Moment’. The residents and rehab patients are asked, “Do you have something that you’ve always wanted to do, but never found the right time do it?”

Our first Lifetime Moment was recently granted. Resident, Dorothy Akins had always wanted to go on a vacation in an RV. With the coordination of the Joy In Moments team, Dorothy’s family, and other Sweden Valley Employees, her wish was granted.

Dorothy Akins And Her Beautiful Smile
Dorothy’s radiant smile seemed to match that of the sun, when Karen Miller, 28 year employee, and her husband Warren, pulled their 31 foot RV up to the front doors of Sweden Valley Manor. Dorothy was assisted up the 4 steps into the RV and off she went to the Allegany River Campground to enjoy an evening of roasting hot dogs and enjoying s’mores over an open campfire.

This initiative is led by two STNA’s: Renee Ekleberry and Rebeccah Hoffman; Activity Director, Debbie McKee; and Human Resource Coordinator, Anne Davenport-Leete.

Sweden Valley Manor looks forward to granted more daily and lifetime Joy In Moments.

Whether you are interested in post-hospital rehabilitation, chronic disease management, rehabilitation to home, Sweden Valley Manor, is there to meet your care and rehabilitative needs. Experience the HCF Difference, with Sweden Valley Manor.

HCF Management Inc., has remained family-owned and operated since 1968. Offering care communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, HCF ensures that each care community provides exceptional care and the highest quality of life for residents. Each HCF managed care community has a reputation as a community leader-providing an array of support ranging from skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services to assisted living services.




Announcing Wraps & Salads At Nanipops In Shinglehouse


Potter County Farmers' Market Today In Coudersport

A special guest is coming to the Potter County Farmers' Market this week. 

Chef Butch Davis has culinary training in French style of cooking and will be joining us this week. The Potter County Farmers' Market will open at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12 in its new location at the corner of East Second (U.S. Route 6 E) and North East Streets, just one block from the traffic light in downtown Coudersport.

Chef Davis is an accomplished gardener and grows many of his own vegetables for use in his kitchen. Come and talk with the chef to learn about fresh ingredients, local foods and new dishes you can create in your own kitchen using items from market vendors.

This week's chef visit is the prelude to Chef At The Market – a fun, free live cooking demonstration to be held on August 30 at the Potter County Farmers' Market.

Vendors at this week's Market will include:

Wooleylot Farm: Onions, shallots and garlic scapes. 

Metzger Heritage Organic Farm: Peas in the pod; first-of-the-season tomatoes; leafy head lettuce; leaf lettuce; Swiss chard; hot and sweet peppers; fresh herbs including basil, Thai basil, cilantro, dill.

Miles Farm Produce: Currants, Sour Cherries, Eggs & Green Onions.

Fitzgerald's Family Farm: Maple syrup, honey, soap, jams, jellies, and preserves.

Card Creek Trading Post: Brown eggs, biscotti, scones, old fashioned sugar cookies, artisan breads, and baked goods.

Alpaca Creations: Hand knit key hole scarves, long scarves, convertible and fingerless mittens, insoles, shawls, socks, hats, hand spun and hand dyed yarns by Teresa Genaux, Juried Artisan on the Pa Wilds Artisan Trail.