Smethport Area Piecemakers

Smethport Area Piecemakers

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Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Giant Sportsman's Raffle at Coudersport Consistory.......100 Firearms and $10,000. Cash......100 guns will be given away in 100 days......Plus Day 101 will be the drawing for $10,000 Cash......Tickets AVAILABLE NOW FOR $100!!..........ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!.......Winners to be determined by the Pennsylvania Pick 3 evening drawing............Drawing runs April 1, 2018 thru July 10, 2018...........$10,000 Cash Prize drawing on July 10, 2018.........Tickets may be purchased from the Coudersport Consistory Office from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday or by mail. You can pay by credit card.........Call us at 1-800-980-8490.

Howard's Inc.

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St. Bibiana Fish Fry

Famous Fish Fry at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church Parish Center, Galeton, Pa...Every Friday from 4PM-6PM thru March 23rd....$10.00 Dinner price includes: Fried Haddock, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Coffee & Lemonade. Takeouts Available-Call 435-2864.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cole Memorial’s Connie Perkins earns PhD

(Pictured from the left: Cole Memorial’s Chief Nurse Emily Bunell, Nurse Manager Amanda Swanson, RN, Kayle & Connie Perkins, PhD.)

Connie Perkins, PhD, a Registered Nurse (RN) at Cole Memorial Hospital’s medical-surgical care unit, recently graduated from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a doctorate of philosophy degree (PhD). Her dissertation topic was Associate Nurse Admission Status and Baccalaureate Enrollment Influence: A Rural Pennsylvania Study.

As a Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania native, Connie originally joined Cole Memorial in 2005 as a high school Student Aid before studying to be a Certified Nurses’ Assistant (CNA) in 2008, and continuing to work at Cole while earning her R.N. designation.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing and a Master’s of Science degree in nursing leadership and administration from Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. In addition, Connie is a Visiting Professor of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford.

“I have a passion for rural healthcare and focused on this subject throughout my academic program,” said Connie Perkins, PhD. “I believe the knowledge I gained through my coursework, will not only be valuable for enhancing patient care, but I’m now able to increase students’ awareness about the opportunities and the positive health impact smaller, rural hospitals provide to their communities.”

Dr. Perkins resides in Shinglehouse with her husband Kayle, who is a Nurse Supervisor at Cole Memorial Hospital, and their two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys bass fishing with her husband and spending time with family.

For more information about a nursing career at Cole Memorial, visit


Anonymous said...

Awesome job Connie!! I have always admire you and your hard work! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Well done Connie!!! You are one of the strongest people I know. Hold your head high Dr P