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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mt. Jewett / Kane Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 6

At 10:18 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Rescue, Kane Fire Rescue, Mt. Jewett Ambulance & Medic 5 dispatched to a rollover crash near the entrance to the chipper plant on Rt. 6 with confirmed entrapment.
At 10:30 PM--Chief 5 on scene reports patient extricated.

All Saints in Brookland and Christ Church Coudersport Have Cancelled Sunday Services

Due to Inclement Weather and Extreme Cold we have cancelled services for tomorrow at All Saints in Brookland and at Christ Church Coudersport

Jerry D. Lawton, 67, of Ceres, PA,

Jerry D. Lawton 
“beloved husband, father and grandfather”

CERES. PA---Jerry D. Lawton, 67, of Ceres, PA, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 13, 2015, in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, PA.

Born September 23, 1947 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Donald and Elizabeth “Tootie” Cross Lawton. On January 4, 1975 in Shinglehouse, he married Betty “Betsy” Silvis, who survives.

Jerry was a graduate of Bolivar (NY) High School. He graduated from Alfred University with a degree in Culinary Arts. 

For 33 years Jerry was employed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in Oswayo, PA until retiring in 2003.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Lydia N. McLeod of Duke Center, PA, and Debbie S. Spinler of Olean, NY; two grandsons, Dillon J McLeod and Adam Scott McLeod; three great-grandchildren, McKaylee Rae McLeod, Maximus Owen McLeod and Mitchell Victor McLeod, a brother, Larry F. (Sally Ann) Lawton of Bath, NY; two nephews, Larry Lawton II and Donald Lawton; and, a niece, Cathy Bell.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents. 

Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, February 16, 2015 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David M. Cook, pastor of Obi Community Church, Obi, NY, officiating.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jerry, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Virginia Mainus Tells Rotary About Reflexology

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Galeton Rotary Meeting

Right Kerry Gyekis, Left Henry Lush
At a recent Galeton Rotary Club meeting Kerry Gyekis, Vice President of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation spoke to the club about the history of cougars (mountain lions) in the United States..Today they are mainly found in the mountains of the far west, however there are reports of cougars venturing to the east.

Cougars were once found throughout Pennsylvania, however, the last cougar killed in the state was in the mid to late 19th century.

Reports of cougar sightings are being reported in Wisconsin, Michigan and even one was hit and killed by a motor vehicle in Connecticut.

Kerry reported that the environment in Potter Co. would support a cougar population, but no verifiable sightings have yet been confirmed.

The next week was a social affair at the Old Antlers Inn. No cougars were spotted.

This week the club met at the Ox Yoke Inn with President Pete Folk presiding.. Lisa Pitre, rehab specialist at Cole Memorial Hospital spoke to the club about the services in the excellent rehab department at Cole. Her specialty is in treatment of lymphoma patients.

FAT TUESDAY FEAST Austin United Methodist Church

Austin United Methodist Church presents their 10th Annual Fat Tuesday Feast on February 17th, 3 to 6:30PM in the Church Social Hall, Turner St., Austin.

A smorgasbord of mouth watering dishes will be served: Beef, turkey, meatloaf, hot dogs, sauerkraut, Scalloped and mashed potatoes, baked beans, mac & cheese, salads, hot vegetable along with many casserole dishes plus many desserts including a Traditional King Cake.

Come see if you get the prize from the King Cake and discover the tradition of this cake. Also, Mardi-Gras beads will be given away with each dinner and learn the Christian roots to Fat Tuesday.

Cost of dinner is Adults: $7. and Children (5-11): $3.50 and under 5: free.

Cuba Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 305

At 5:05 PM on Saturday, Cuba Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 305 & Health Camp Road for a vehicle on it's side. Occupant is self extricating.

Kane Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 4:25 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Department dispatched to possible structure fire at 512 Haines Street.

Potter County Fair Billboard Contest

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EMS Called For Young Children Found Outside Without Winter Clothing or Supervision

At 3:30 PM on Saturday, Ambulance & Medics called to Timeless Destinations on Main Street in Wellsboro for 2 young children found in a parking lot without supervision and without winter clothing.

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched To Potter County Jail

At 3:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Potter County Jail for a full arrest with CPR in progress.

Snow Squalls Producing White Out Conditions



PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits on I-80 and I-99 in the Region

Clearfield – Due to the severity of today’s winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on interstate roadways in the region. Earlier today, PennDOT reduced the speed on I-80 in Clearfield County. The list of roadways with speed reductions has now expanded to include:

• Interstate 80 in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties
• Interstate 99 in Centre County

PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the roadways listed above.

Ethan Christopher Sullivan, infant son of Chris and Missy Sullivan of Galeton, PA

Ethan Christopher Sullivan, infant son of Chris and Missy Sullivan of Galeton, PA, earned his angel wings on February 12, 2015. 

He is survived by his parents, paternal grandparents Chuck and Judy Sullivan of Gaines, PA, maternal grandparents Gary and Sheila Paul of Galeton PA, maternal great grandparents Donald and Dolores Clark of Galeton, PA, Shirley and Dale Roberts of Sabinsville, PA, and many loving aunts, uncles, family and friends. 

At the request of the family, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., Wellsboro PA.

New Hudson/Cuba Dispatched To Crash On Crab Hollow Road

At 2:44 PM on Saturday, New Hudson Fire Dept. & Cuba Ambulance dispatched to a one car accident on Crab Hollow Road.

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limit on I-80 in Clearfield County

Clearfield – Due to the winter weather moving through the area, PENNDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on Interstate 80 in Clearfield County.

PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on I-80 in Clearfield County between mile- markers 97 and 144.

Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

The department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the Web site or the toll-free line.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

Star Hose Dispatched For Engine or Rescue To Scene of Road Closure

At 2:43 PM on Saturday, Turtlepoint command at scene of  vehicle crash & road closure on Rt. 155 has requested an engine or rescue vehicle to the scene.

Ex-Sheriff Mason Has Charges Bound Over To County Court

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Mount Jewett Man Charged With Jury Tampering

http://1490newsblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/mount-jewett-man-charged-with-jury.html

Bradford Dispatched To Crash On West Washington Street

At 1:39 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township fire rescue & Bradford City ambulance dispatched to a 2 car crash on West Washington Street near Wagner.
1:48 PM--2ND BRADFORD AMBULANCE REQUESTED TO SCENE

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS Address: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY and CLEVELAND ST City: JAY TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/UNKNOWN STATUS
Address: BENNETTS VALLEY HWY and CLEVELAND ST
City: JAY TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: CLEVELAND ST * WASHINGTON ST
REPORT 2 VEHICLE CRASH
AT BOTTOM OF BYRNEDALE HILL

Agency: ELK COMPANY 5 FD; BENNETTS VALLEY AMB, ST MARYS MEDIC
2/14/2015 1:39:46 PM

Dangerous Storm Front Coming Into Area From West Bringing Snow & Whiteout Conditions


US National Weather Service State College PA

Snow squalls are moving through Warren county. This is a very dangerous situation with rapidly changing road conditions!

Unknown Suspect(s) Steal Ulysses Man's Identity & File Taxes In His Name


Capitol Update From State Representative Martin Causer

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Friday, February 13, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

Wolf Severance Tax Proposal Bad for Rural PA


Earlier this week, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a plan to impose a natural gas severance tax on both unconventional AND conventional gas wells at an effective rate of 7.5 percent, one of the highest drilling taxes among gas-producing states in the nation.

Specifically, the governor has proposed a 5 percent tax on the value of the gas at the wellhead, plus 4.7 cents per 1,000 cubic feet. This would be on top of the corporate taxes already paid by gas operations in the Commonwealth.

In addition to the high rate of the tax and the devastating impact it would have on our conventional operators here, I am also concerned by the fact the governor does not intend to keep the current impact fee structure intact. Communities in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties received more than $2.5 million in funding from the impact fees in the last year alone and millions more in the prior two years. While the governor has said a portion of the funds from his severance tax would go to communities impacted by drilling, we have not received any specific information about how he proposes to do that. Taxes and fees on drilling should go primarily to the communities impacted by those operations.

Rest assured I will be carefully reviewing the details of the governor’s plan as more information becomes available. We cannot afford to enact policies that force our oil and gas operators out of state or out of business entirely. These industries are a vital part of our local economy and help meet growing energy needs locally and across the country.
           

Thank you to the nursing students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for inviting me to come to their class and talk about health care challenges facing the Commonwealth. Pictured left to right in the first row: Laura Kacprowicz, Erica Ignatz, Heather Chaffee, Jodi Irons, Maria Capato and Dr. Lisa Fiorentino. In the second row: Emily Jordan, Shannon Gatesman and me.  
 

Funding Challenges for PA Public Schools

Funding for public education is a perennial issue in the Legislature, as it should be. Nothing is more important than ensuring our children are prepared for the future. But how much money we need, how it is distributed and where it comes from are not easy questions to answer. Click below for my thoughts on the topic. 

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Applications Available for 2014 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

The Department of Revenue announced this week that forms for the 2014 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available. Forms and assistance with filing them are available – free of charge – at my offices in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane. You do NOT need to pay a private company a fee to get the benefits from this program.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2014. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities.

Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:

 • $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
 • $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters).
 • $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only).
 • $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only).

Please note, due to a law passed last year to ensure claimants aren’t disqualified from rebates solely because of Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments, homeowners and renters may be eligible for rebates even if their eligibility income is greater than these limits.

Any homeowner who collected Social Security, received a property tax rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual income last year – discounting half of Social Security – up to $36,129, is encouraged to apply for a rebate for claim year 2014. Any renter who collected Social Security, received a rent rebate in 2013 for claim year 2012 and had annual income last year – discounting half of Social Security – up to $15,484, is also encouraged to apply.

Click here for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate form or contact my offices for assistance:

 • Bradford – 78 Main St., first floor. Telephone 814-362-4400.
 • Coudersport – 107 S. Main St., Room 1. Telephone 814-274-9769.
 • Kane – 55 Fraley St. Telephone 814-837-0880
 

Family Table Food Ministry

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Reedsville Driver Unhurt When Car Rolls On Route 44 In Stewardson Township

Kettle Creek Fire Company assisted at the scene.

Coudersport Woman Not Hurt When Car HIts Elk On Rt. 872


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
342 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-CLEARFIELD-CAMBRIA-SOMERSET-

342 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY...

...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM EST MONDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARDS...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WIND CHILLS...25 TO 35 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING...PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE SNOW WILL BE FROM MIDDAY THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO
TONIGHT. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS ARE
EXPECTED FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH LOCALIZED WHITE-OUTS
POSSIBLE IN HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS. FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN 15
MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE
ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO ENSURE PETS HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE COLD
TEMPERATURES.

2/14/2015 12:30 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 902 BROWN SCHOOL RD WOODHULL


2/14/201512:30 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 902 BROWN SCHOOL RD WOODHULL
OSCEOLA TANKER DISPATCHED MUTUAL AID TO ASSIST WOODHULL WITH STRUCTURE FIRE.

2/14/2015 12:20 PM FIRE / STRUCTURE 810 AUSTINBURG RD BROOKFIELD TWP


2/14/201512:20 PMFIRE / STRUCTURE 810 AUSTINBURG RD BROOKFIELD TWP
REPORT MOBILE HOME. BAKER RESIDENCE. REPORT FIRE UNDER MOBILE HOME. RESIDENTS OUT OF HOME. WESTFIELD, KNOXVILLE, CLYMER HOSE AMBULANCE.

Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 Dispatched to East Second St. For a Snowmobile Accident

At 12:20 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to East Second St. across from Potato City Country Inn for a snowmobile accident.

Vehicle Into Pole Crash W/Wires Down In Turtlepoint; ROUTE 155 CLOSED

At 11:44 AM on Saturday, Star Hose Company has been dispatched to a non-injury crash of a vehicle into a  pole with wires down at the intersection of Route 155 & Champlin Hill Road in Turtlepoint.

REPORT FROM SCENE IS THAT ROUTE 155 IS CLOSED AT TURTLEPOINT.  

12:05 PM--ELDRED TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPT. DISPATCHED TO CLOSE ROAD AT LARABEE Y.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Vehicle In Ditch On Rt. 6

At 11:35 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Police dispatched to assist State Police with traffic control for a vehicle in the ditch on Rt. 6, 2 miles west of Lantz Corners. Use caution if driving in that area.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Address: 388 HOWARD RD City: HORTON TOWNSHIP

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Address: 388 HOWARD RD
City: HORTON TOWNSHIP
Cross Streets: ROUTE 219 * ROUTE 219

Agency: ELK COMPANY 7 FD
2/14/2015 11:18:44 AM

Riverside & Fishing Creek United Methodist Services in Roulette Township Cancelled Sunday Due To Cold Temps

The Riverside United Methodist and Fishing Creek United Methodist churches have been cancelled tomorrow morning due to the frigid temperatures. Please Stay Warm

Milk Truck In Ditch Near Hume

At 10:24 AM on Saturday, Dispatch for a milk truck in the ditch leaking milk on Rt. 19 in the Hume area. Driver reported self-extricated.

2/14/2015 10:10 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ROUTE 15 LIBERTY TWP

2/14/201510:10 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTROUTE 15LIBERTY TWP
PENNDOT ON SCENE. NO INJURIES. BLOSSBURG & LIBERTY RECALLED.

Come Join The Fun At Cutting Edge Gymnastics; New Session Begins Today

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Everyone's Invited To A SNOW FEST Saturday At Coudersport Area Recreational Park

Come see the giant snowball catapult at CARP today!


Coudersport Mayor Brenda Whitman checks out the ice at CARP and all is ready for Saturday's Snow Festival. All are welcome to attend or participate.
"To Fill A Backpack" will be there with food and drink for the event!

Annual Valentine's Day & President's Day At The Right Stuff In Coudersport

Moon's Farm-Yard Center's 4th Annual Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House February 13th & 14th

L. Imogene Kelley, 89, of Park Ave.

L. Imogene Kelley, 89, of Park Ave. passed away on February 12, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness.

Friends may call on Sunday (February 15, 2015) from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, Pa. The funeral service will be held on Monday (February 16, 2015) at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Ralph C. Jordan Jr., 84, of Looker Mountain Trail, Duke Center, PA

Korean Vet
Ralph C. Jordan Jr., 84, of Looker Mountain Trail, Duke Center, PA passed away on Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) at the Bradford Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 7, 1930, in Gates, Fayette County, he was a son of Ralph C. and Katherine R. Eichar Jordan Sr. On Dec. 1, 1952 in Cumberland, Md., he married Evelyn J. Smith, who survives.

Mr. Jordan was a 1948 graduate of German Township High School and later graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Arts. 

A resident of Duke Center since 1957, he had served in the Korean War with the Marines in the infantry with the Second Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in Korea, where he received a Purple Heart. He was later employed at the Otto-Eldred High School as an Industrial Arts instructor from 1957 until his retirement in 1991.

He was a dedicated member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Lay Speaker, taught Sunday School and had served many other capacities within the church. Ralph had enjoyed many years in his home workshop making jewelry, stained glass, and doing woodworking. He had also been an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, John (Amy) Jordan of Duke Center, and their children, Benjamin, Noah and Micah Jordan; two daughters, Marlene Steiner of Clarion, and her son, Steven (Jennifer) Steiner and daughter, Elizabeth Steiner, and Ralph’s second daughter, Lunette (John) Bordonaro of North Fort Myers, Fla., and their son Paul Bordonaro and their daughter, Adrienne John. Also surviving are three sisters, Shirley Seper of Fort Myers, Fla., Mabel Maldovan of East Lake, Ohio, and Sarah Hardy of East Lake, Ohio.

Ralph was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie Jordan in 1991; a grandson-in-law, Andrew John in 2007; a son-in-law, Richard Steiner in 2014; four sisters, Ida “Marie” Linko, Christine Jordan, Constance Graheck and Virginia Jordan; and a brother, John Jordan.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com

Leo G. Angevine, 74, of Looker Mountain Trail,Rixford, PA

Vietnam Vet
 Leo G. Angevine, 74, of Looker Mountain Trail,Rixford, PA passed
away on Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2015) at his residence following a lengthy
illness.

Born March 3, 1940, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Wilbur and Iris
Brown Angevine. On March 3, 1962, in the Grace Baptist Church in
Tonawanda, N.Y., he married the former Adeline E. Jones, who survives.

He was a 1958 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and later
attended Houghton College and St. Bonaventure University.
Leo had resided on his farm in Prentisvale since 1975.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Air
Force as an airman in Vietnam.

Leo had been employed by United Airlines as a pilot for 34 years,
retiring in 2000. He then attended the Diocesan School for Ministry and
was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 2005. He then served
as priest in several local congregations.

He was a member of the Church of the Ascension of Bradford, the Airline
Pilots Association, the Bradford Airport Authority, the Experimental
Aircraft Association, a past chairman of the Otto Township Supervisors,
a detective for the McKean County district attorney, a member of the
McKean County Drug Task Force. Leo was an avid private pilot and farmer.

As a youth, he was very involved in evangelical ministry, playing the
trumpet and singing in a gospel quartet at tent meetings, and as an
adult, he became an accomplished classical guitarist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth
(Scott) Montgomery of Columbia, S.C., and their children, Benjamin,
Nathaniel, Rachel (Ben) Wise, Luke, Abigail, Lydia and Caleb Montgomery,
daughter Jeanette (Jerry) Anderson of Bradford and their children,
Catherine (Joshua) Vos and Carolyn (Ben) Fausey and Amelia (Joshua)
Isaman, and daughter Paula Angevine of Mebane, N.C., and her children
Nicholas and Gregory Jeffers; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Emily Wineriter of Greencastle, Danna Angevine of Boise, Idaho, and
Michele (Wes) Zapel of Rixford; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Angevine
of Warren.

Leo was preceded in death by two brothers, George Angevine and the Rev.
Jerry Angevine.

Friends may call today at the Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua
Place, Bradford, from noon until 2 p.m., at which time the funeral
service will be held with the Right Rev. Sean Walter Rowe and the Rev.
Stacey Fussell as officiants. Burial will follow in the Rixford
Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Church of the
Ascension or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences
may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.

Recalls

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection
ATM International USA, Inc., a Torrance, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,999 pounds of boneless beef products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

Boys Basketball--Cameron County Red Raiders win the North Tier League championship against the Coudersport Falcons Score 57-54


Boys Basketball

Cameron County Red Raiders win the North Tier League championship against the Coudersport Falcons
Score 57-54
Photos to be available next week.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
921 PM EST FRI FEB 13 2015

...SNOW AND BITTER COLD ON THE WAY...

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE REGION ON
SATURDAY. THE FRONT WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY PERIODS OF SNOW AND
FOLLOWED BY BITTER WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW.

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM
921 PM EST FRI FEB 13 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 7 AM
EST SUNDAY...

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE ALLEGHENY PLATEAU.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WIND CHILLS...30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL OVER THE AREA DURING SATURDAY
MORNING. HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS WILL MOVE THROUGH DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY BLOWING SNOW AND DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS...MAINLY DURING SATURDAY
AFTERNOON IN SNOW SQUALLS. POSSIBLE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 10 BELOW ZERO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE
ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO ENSURE PETS HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE COLD
TEMPERATURES.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Winter Storm Warning issued February 13 at 3:53PM EST until February 16 at 9:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)
Affected Jurisdictions: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Counties

...Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 7 AM Saturday To 6 PM Estsunday...

The National Weather Service In Buffalo Has Issued A Winter Storm warning For Snow...Blowing Snow...And Extreme Cold...Which Is Ineffect From 7 AM Saturday To 6 PM EST Sunday.* 

Locations...Southern Erie...Chautauqua...And Cattarauguscounties.* Timing...From Early Saturday Morning Through Early Sundayevening.

* Hazards...Snow...Blowing Snow And Extreme Cold.

* Accumulations...6 To 12 Inches. Locally Higher Amounts Possible.
* Allegany County ...2 to 4 inches

* Winds...West 20 To 30 Mph.* Visibilities...Near Zero At Times.* 

Wind Chills...As Low As 40 Below Zero At Times.

Impacts...* A Dangerous Combination Of Wintry Conditions Will Develop This weekend.* The Combination Of Strong Winds And Snow Will Lead To significant Blowing And Drifting Snow. Travel Will Become Very difficult With Snow Covered Roads. Visibilities Will Droptowards Zero At Times. Be Prepared To Encounter Whiteout conditions.* The Combination Of Extremely Cold Air And Strong Winds Will Create dangerously And Possibly Life Threatening Wind Chill Values.Frostbite Times Will Only Be On The Order Of Just Minutes. Limit your Time Outside And Dress In Multiple Layers This Weekend.

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-

216 PM EST FRI FEB 13 2015

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.

* WIND CHILLS THROUGH NOON TODAY...AS LOW AS 20 DEGREES BELOW
ZERO.

* WIND CHILLS FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...AS
LOW AS 30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS...FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN IN 15 TO 30 MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE
ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO ENSURE PETS HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE COLD
TEMPERATURES.

Jane B. Raymond, 92, of Emerald Isle, Smethport, PA

Jane B. Raymond,
Jane B. Raymond, 92, of Emerald Isle, Smethport, PA passed away Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born Oct. 18, 1922, in Smethport, she was a daughter of Edwin and Mary Nord Lindholm. On Dec. 30, 1946, in Smethport, she married Richard G. “Pitt” Raymond, who died Mar. 7, 2002. 

On July 10, 2010, in Smethport, she married Clyde Raymond, who survives.

Jane was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Smethport Area High School, Class of 1940, where she was salutatorian.
She worked for Helms Co. of both Smethport and Bradford and later with Joel Anderson, CPA, as an accounting clerk, before her retirement.

Mrs. Raymond was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church of Smethport, where she was the church organist for many years. She was a member of the Smethport Country Club and the Couples League; Women’s Wednesday Card Club at the Smethport Country Club, McKean County Historical Society and helped with Meals on Wheels. Having lost her parents at an early age, her faith and family were most important.

Surviving are three sons, Paul E. (Gail) Raymond and Kurt J. (Janel) Raymond both of Smethport, Mark R. (Mary) Raymond of Chandler, AZ; a daughter, Mary Lee (Leroy) Lucas of Harrisburg, PA; 12 grandchildren: Christopher, Joshua, and Jennifer Lucas, Barry, Justin and Jonah Raymond, Jason, Collin, and Angala Raymond, Abigail Raymond, Jacquie, and Julia Raymond; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Beth DiFonzo of Lewis Run; two stepsons, Robert (Sherri) Raymond, and Donald Raymond both of Scottsdale; a step daughter, Joann Raymond of Scottsdale, AZ; and three step-grandchildren, Tim, Jason, and Ryan Woodruff; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, a son, Todd A. Raymond, a sister, Connie Raszmann and a brother, John V. Lindholm.

Friends will received from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Monday (Feb. 16, 2015) in the St. Elizabeth’s Social Hall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Vince Cieslewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials can be made to the St. Elizabeth’s Building Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: Paul E. Raymond
1102 W. Main St.
Smethport, PA 16749

Coudersport Fire Dept. Dispatched To Grom Hill Road For Vehicle Fire

2/13/20155:49 PMFIRE / VEHICLE678 GROM HILL RDHOMER TWP

At 5:51 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to the Miller residence at 678 Grom Hill Road in Homer Township for a vehicle fire with exposures.
6:05 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL

John A. "UJ" McClain, 72, of 5672 Route 446, Eldred, PA


John A. "UJ" McClain, 72, of 5672 Route 446, Eldred, PA, passed away Sunday (Feb. 8, 2015) at his home after a brief illness.

Born on Oct. 14, 1942, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late John and Mary Winkler McClain.

A lifetime resident of Eldred, he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, retiring in 1998.

John was a life member of the Olean Rod & Gun Club and the Eldred Conservation Club, and he was active with the McKean County Fair. He enjoyed stock car races and loved his cats.

Surviving are three nephews, Randy (Judy) McClain of Portville, N.Y., Rick (Sherry Ward) McClain of Eldred and Curt (Renee) McClain of Eldred; and a niece, Tammie (Charles) Basil of Moon Township.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Geraldine R. Dorrion; and two brothers, Donald E. McClain and Charles L. McClain.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the family's discretion.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home Inc., Portville.

Toni L 'Hey Man!' Taylor, 59, of Bradford, PA

Toni L 'Hey Man!' Taylor, 59, of Bradford, PA passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the home of her daughter and best friend.

Born January 24, 1956 in Wayne County, she was raised in Clyde, NY. She was a 1979 graduate of Brockport University, and worked as a manager of the 7-11 convenience store in Henrietta, NY, for 15 years. She also worked at Kodak, Tops, Zippo, Pizza Hut, Rochester Hill Memorial, Walmart Supercenter, Taylor and Tharp Water, and was owner and operator of 'OC' Cleaning until her disability.

She is survived by three daughters Colleen (Dan) Krise, Carolyn Taylor, and Christen Taylor, one brother Frank Chardeen, one sister Cheryl (Jim) Farrell, 6 grandchildren Kevin Krise, Anthony 'Little Tony' Taylor, Avry Krise, Julia Krise, Alyssa Taylor, and Joplin Rose, life-long friend June Rosenburg, and furry companions Pink & Blue.

Toni is preceded in death by her biological parents Frank & Betty Chardeen, her adoptive parents Uncle Anthony & Aunt Rena Chardeen, one brother Ronald Chardeen, and one half brother Nicolaus Chardeen.

Toni will be remembered for enjoying good music and good books, including some written by James Patterson, as well as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Winnie the Pooh.’

Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes 33 South Ave, from Noon to 1:00pm at which time a memorial service will be held with Rev. Mike McAvoy pastor of the Open Arms Community Church officiating.

Condolences may be made in lieu of flowers & fond memories at the memorial service, as well as a 50/50 raffle at the reception following. A Celebration of Life will also be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Barbara L. Borneman, 73, of 2 Bushnell Street, Bradford, PA

Barbara L. Borneman, 73, of 2 Bushnell Street, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 28, 1941 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Edna (Frye) Zollers.

On July 16, 1960 in Perkasie, she married Kenneth D. Borneman who survives.

Mrs. Borneman attended Hatboro Schools. She had been employed at Standard Terry Mills.

Surviving in addition to her husband Kenneth, are two daughters, Deborah (David) Molina, of Pennsburg and Tammy (Mervin) Work, of Bradford; two sons Jeff (Karen) Borneman, of Souderton and Scott (Kendra) Borneman, of Simpsonville, SC; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Linda Zollers, of Portland, ME; two brothers, Alfred (Ginny) Zollers, of Hatboro and Bill (Michelle) Zollers, of Mertztown and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Judge Brown's Accident Investigation Closed By Cuba Police

http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/article/20150213/NEWS/150219838

Potter County State Health Center to Reopen, Causer Says

Rep. Causer
HARRISBURG – The state Department of Health has confirmed it will reopen the State Health Center in Potter County, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“This is great news for public health in Pennsylvania and in our region,” Causer said. “These health centers play a vital role in offering preventive care to adults and children alike.”

According to department officials, the reopening date and other logistics have not yet been finalized.

Health centers in 16 counties were closed in 2013 as a budget-cutting measure. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late last year the Commonwealth could not close any of the 60 state health centers.

“I am very pleased our local center and others serving rural Pennsylvania will soon reopen and resume providing much-needed services to our citizens,” Causer said. 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED Address: S SAINT MARYS ST and FORD RD City: ST_MARYS

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/PINNED
Address: S SAINT MARYS ST and FORD RD
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: S SAINT MARYS ST * PLYMOUTH RD
REPORT ENTRAPMENT & INJURY
Agency: ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMB.
2/13/2015 3:04:01 PM

 REPORT VEHICLE INTO A SIGN.

Bradford Dispatched for Crash In City

At 3:00 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Rescue & EMS dispatched to North Center Street & Pleasant Street for a 2 vehicle crash. Unknown if injuries.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Headline Harrisburg
Friday, February 13, 2015
The latest news from the State Capitol 

The Wolf Proposal


On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his proposal to impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, which he says will generate $1 billion in new revenue.

Residents of Clearfield and Elk counties know how our area has greatly benefitted from the impact fee that was implemented under Act 13. I am strongly opposed to eliminating that fee and diverting the funds away from local communities, which is a major cause for concern with the governor's proposal.

Additionally, the Wolf severance tax plan includes one of the nation's highest rates. I believe this would have a negative impact on local jobs and the economy of rural northern Pennsylvania - especially when we consider Pennsylvania already has some of the country's highest business taxes. I hope to have the opportunity to educate the new administration on our local economy so the needs of all Pennsylvanians may be more positively addressed through the upcoming budget process.

Property Tax Relief

On Tuesday, I joined my House Finance Committee colleagues in passing House Bill 147. This legislation would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of the homestead property receiving the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion. The current rate of exclusion is 50 percent.

The bill may now be considered by the full House.
  

Also....if you have never applied for the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion, you need to do so by March 1 to be eligible for tax year 2014 property tax relief. The form is available on my website, www.RepGabler.com, under “Property Tax Relief” on the left navigation bar.
 

Attention Snowmobilers

A section of the Allegheny National Forest’s Snowmobile Connector Trail No. 12 is closed due to completion of a trail construction project. The section of the trail is located on Forest Service Road (FSR) 226 between FSR 521 to FSR 131 on the Marienville Ranger District.

The project began on Monday, Jan. 26 and should be completed by the last week of this month, weather permitting. The trail, however, will remain unusable until sufficient snow falls to rebuild the base. 

Everyone's Invited To A SNOW FEST Saturday At Cousersport Area Recreational Park


Come Join The Fun At Cutting Edge Gymnastics; New Session Begins Saturday

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PennDOT Inviting Public Comment on Study Findings for Train Service West of Harrisburg

Harrisburg – PennDOT is inviting the public to comment on the findings of a study identifying potential improvements and associated challenges and resources for passenger rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

The Keystone West High Speed Rail Feasibility Report and Preliminary Service Development Plan outlines potential infrastructure and operational improvements and what service benefits those improvements could provide.

“Providing transportation options is very important, and we want the public’s input on the detailed findings of this report,” Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “The study has shown that there are significant challenges to improving this service and public feedback will be a valuable complement to these findings.”

The study can be viewed at www.PlantheKeystone.com on the “Keystone West” page under “Resources.” Public feedback will be accepted through Tuesday, March 31, by emailing KeystoneWest@planthekeystone.com.

The study was conducted in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration.

Seven C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Honored for their service to Citizens & Northern Bank were: Front, from left, Marlene King, Teri Mitchell, Melanie Kellogg, and back, from left, Mark Elsbree, Philip Prough, Mark Miller and Tom Rudy.
WELLSBORO, PA - Seven Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 140 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the January-February service awards luncheon were:

• Mark Miller, MIS Network Administrator, Wellsboro, 35 years
• Teresa Mitchell, Staff Accountant, Wellsboro, 35 years
• Philip Prough, VP/Director Financial Services Delivery, Wellsboro, 15 years
• Thomas Rudy, EVP/Director Branch Delivery, Wellsboro, 15 years
Honored for their service to Citizens & Northern Bank were: Front, from left, Marlene King, Teri Mitchell, Melanie Kellogg, and back, from left, Mark Elsbree, Philip Prough, Mark Miller and Tom Rudy.
• Mark Elsbree, AVP/Business Development Sales Officer, Sayre, 15 years
• Melanie Kellogg, Customer Service Representative, Athens, 15 years
• Marlene King, Customer Transaction Specialist, Knox, 10 years
• Cody Bowen, Trainer, Wellsboro, 10 years

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Interim President and CEO Mark A. Hughes. In 2015, C&N will recognize 41 employees for a total of 675 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

2-13-2015 Recalls

02/12/2015 07:35 PM EST

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems


02/13/2015 12:41 PM EST

Moscahlades Bros Inc. of Paterson, NJ is recalling Hellas Golden Double Smoked Herring because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life­ threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Bradford Firefighters Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire

At 12:02 PM on Friday, Bradford City & Township Firefighters have been dispatched to 37 Bushnell Street for a smoke detector activation.
Chief reports nothing showing from exterior.
12:05 PM--RECALLED BY CHIEF--FALSE ACTIVATION

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started

SWEPI LP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sullivan Twp Township

SWEPI LP reports drilling started on 2015-02-13 00:00:00 at site DELANEY J 651 22H in Sullivan Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

United Methodist Church Services Cancelled For Sunday In Port Allegany & Crosby

Due to illness and weather, 
Sunday school classes and morning worship services for the Crosby United Methodist Church and the 
Port Allegany United Methodist Church 
have been cancelled for Sunday, February 15.

2/13/2015 10:43 AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 3675 ROUTE 328 JACKSON TWP

2/13/201510:43 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT3675 ROUTE 328JACKSON TWP
10:44 AM Fire F12 DISPATCHED
10:44 AM Fire F13 DISPATCHED--RECALLED
10:44 AM Fire ERWAY DISPATCHED
10:44 AM Law SPT1 DISPATCHED

REPORT ONE VEHICLE OVERTURNED

Presidents' Day Sale Friday & Saturday At Mountain Momma Mercantile & Poppy's Attic

A few vendor spots are now available. Spring is coming soon.

Moon's Farm-Yard Center's 4th Annual Chili, Cheese & Chocolate Open House February 13th & 14th

Annual Valentine's Day & President's Day At The Right Stuff In Coudersport

Long-Term Substitute Elementary Librarian Position Vacancy At Northern Potter School


Think About It

I’m Sick
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)

I woke up yesterday morning unable to talk. Now I suppose that might have been nice for my wife as I couldn’t argue with anything she said. When I did try to talk I only got a high pitched squeal out of my mouth. I had no other problems, although I was concerned that I was headed into bronchitis if I didn’t take care of things immediately. So I did grab some over the counter medication, canceled my one appointment for the day and went back to bed.

Some have said that men are the worst patients when they are sick. I don’t know if that’s true in my case, because I tend to be quiet. My attitude is more like just leave me along and let me sleep or whatever I’m going to do. I don’t want to be bothered by anyone. Come to think of it, I did call two of my daughters to enlist their sympathy. I don’t know if it worked, but at least I felt better to hear them tell me to take care of myself and to get some rest and above all, don’t over do it. The last little comment does hit me because I have been known to over do things. I’m not one who can sit and rest, at least not well. I’m also not one to ask for help so this verse in James is not one that I’m about to do unless of course I’m flat on my back and have no other choice.

Why is it that we can reach for the medicine bottle or the phone to call the doctor, but when it comes to calling out to God for help, we are reluctant. Is it because culturally we are programed to see our help coming from doctors, programs, and those helping institutions that seek our business? Television is full of ads for medication that will solve and give relief to almost any problem. Yet, if you listen to the possible side affects I don’t know why anyone would take them. Personally I believe it’s a faith issue. Culture says seek the doctor first. I wonder what would be different if I sought him before I went off to the doctor. If nothing else, I’d get to practice listening for his voice. Think about it.