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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Half Marathon & 10K Trail Race at Marilla Reservoir

Coudy Falcon Pony Team Wins In Overtime; To Play Championship Game In Bolivar Oct. 19th

Congratulations to the Coudersport Falcon Pony team for winning against a very tough Otto- Eldred Nipper team who had gone undefeated this season.  The Falcons won in overtime  with a 25 to 19 victory.  The Falcons play the final championship game on the 19th at 2pm in Bolivar.  Way to go boys!

Make A Wish Foundation Grants a Wish at Bradford Walmart!

Corn Maze Tonight At the Pumpkin Patch In Ulysses 7 to 9 PM


Emporium police chief resigns

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter
Matt Siple abruptly resigned as Emporium Borough police chief this week, making him the third person in four years to step down.
However, officials remain mum on the cause behind the sudden departure. Read more....



Corporal David A. Surra, in a news release Saturday afternoon, has announced that Emporium Troopers and Criminal Investigation Unit  are investigating an incident of theft from within the Emporium Borough Police Station that occurred between May and October of this year.

The incident remains under active investigation. More information as it becomes available.

Roulette 2014 Halloween Parade Plans Announced

Tioga County Bear At Mansfield

Taken at Bucktail Campground in Mansfield, PA by Lisa Button.

Nam Knights Beer & Bacon Festival Set For October 25th In Emporium

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2014-10-09 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford county. SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bennche 2014 Factory Clearance At Moon's Farm-Yard Center In Ulysses


Address: 195 COMFORT LN
Cross Streets: S SAINT MARYS ST
10/11/2014 11:11:42 AM

BBQ Chicken Ready At 11:30 AM At Shop 'n Save Parking Lot In Port Allegany

Photo by Lanny Nunn on Port Allegany Remember When

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Kellytown Road

At 10:54 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Kellytown Road in Sharon Township for a medical emergency.



Roulette Recycling / Library Hours Change

33rd Annual Antique And Collectible Show & Sale Saturday & Sunday At Lumber Museum

Get Paid While You Train For State Tested Nurse's Aide Certification At Sweden Valley Manor

Harvest Celebration At God's Adventure Camp On October 11th From 1 to 7 PM

Items Stolen From Oswayo Township Location

State Police Remove Known Male Who Refused To Leave Cole Memorial Hospital

PA Council On The Arts Check Award Ceremony Set For October 20 In Brookville

Friday, October 10, 2014

PA Dept. of Agriculture News

Oct. 10, 2014
Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture
The ag industry has been built by visionaries – people who start small, think big, and leave this world better than it was. It’s been built by hard workers, who have vowed to make a better life for the next generation. It’s been built by good people like Senator Michael Waugh. His passing Wednesday left a void at the Farm Show Complex, the capitol and at Mike’s York County draft horse farm, but his legacy of public service lives on through the ag shows he worked tirelessly to strengthen, every piece of state legislation that has improved ag, the fire company and community he loved, and everywhere there’s a draft horse hitched. He was a visionary, a leader, a friend, a family man. He embodied the best of ag, the best of a citizen-statesman. Mike left PA a greener place, and it’s up to our children, and their children, to learn from his quiet leadership. I speak for many who have worked with him at our department when I say our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s wife Wanda, son Joseph and his countless friends across the state. Our friend and colleague will be missed.

Supremes Selected, Hitches Honored in KILE Shows
The 58th Keystone Internat'l Livestock Expo wrapped up eight days of action Sunday afternoon. From the selection of supreme beef, hogs, and sheep to the action of the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series and the horse pulls that followed it each evening, show action took place in four rings across the complex. Juniors dressed in their best wool attire and presented their sheep at the Keystone Leadline Contest, three beef exhibitors received $1,000 scholarships and other youth evaluated livestock and more.

PA Receives $1 Million in Federal Specialty Crop Grants
Twenty PA projects were awarded nearly $1,045,000 in federal grants to increase the visibility and market share of the state’s produce, nursery, horticultural and nut products. The federal grants are part of USDA's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, authorized under the federal Farm Bill. They address a range of ag industry priorities, including food safety, marketing, nutrition and sustainability.

Sec. Greig Teaches Centre Co. Kids About Local Food
Radio Park Elem. School students today learned the benefits of consuming locally produced and PA Preferred™ food during lunch with Sec. Greig. He joined students, farmers, bakers and school garden coordinators in State College, Centre Co., to tour the elementary school’s garden and shared with students the importance of local ag in building a strong community. October is Nat'l Farm to School Month.

Three PA Food Banks Win in Wal-Mart Donation
Pennsylvanians helped three of their food banks receive a share of a $3 million nat'l donation by voting for their favorite Feeding America-affiliated orgs in Wal-Mart's Fight Hunger, Spark Change initiative. The Central PA Food Bank of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., placed 39th with 4,506 votes; the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer Co. in Sharon, Mercer Co., placed 45th with 4,443 votes, and the Greater Berks Food Bank of Reading, Berks Co., placed 47th with 4,432 votes.

PA Senate Passes Three Ag Bills Wednesday
Three bills are on track to benefit ag following PA Senate votes Wednesday. HB 1440, ready for Gov. Corbett's signature, specifically exempts structures used in seeding and growing those products from building code requirements. HB 1550 consolidates several DCED grant and loan programs, some available to ag producers, into one application process, and will go to the PA House of Representatives for a concurrence vote. HB 2092 aligns the state transportation law with federal changes related to ag implements of husbandry.

Did You Know?
The cargo capacity of sailing ships was estimated in “tons burthen,” using a formula involving the ship’s maximum beam and length to estimate the capacity in long tons – 2,240 pounds. If Christopher Columbus were to celebrate October Pork Month this weekend by transporting the estimated 517.8 million pounds of pork produced in PA in 2011 using the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, he’d have to make 1,014 trips.

Van Wagner presents “Tall Timber” at First Fork Festival

Van Wagner presents “Tall Timber” at First Fork Festival

Photo by Peterson Studios
Sinnemahoning - Van Wagner, songwriter, historian and Pennsylvania logger will present “Tall Timber” on Saturday, October 11th, at 12:00 noon, during the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park. Wagner’s “Tall Timber” program celebrates the past and present of the Pennsylvania timber industry. A little bit of music, a little bit of laughter, and lot of culture make this unique educational program a reminder of why we should be proud to be from the Timber Country of Pennsylvania.

Van Wagner, a native of the Danville area, has worked for Daniel Logging in Idaho as well as on many independent logging projects in Pennsylvania. His songs have been performed all over the world and have been featured in several film productions. Enjoy this unique program as Wagner takes you on a journey through Pennsylvania's timber heritage.

This program reviews the past, present and future of Pennsylvania's Timber heritage. This program covers how timber was harvested over the past several centuries and most importantly WHO harvested it. Wagner demonstrates dozens of tools spanning 200 years of logging history. The program also focuses on the rafting days when millions of board feet of Pennsylvania Timber were assembled into various styles of rafts and piloted down our streams and rivers. Wagner was part of a group who built and piloted a 105 foot timber raft down a section of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. It was the first time a raft traveled that portion of water in a century.

The First Fork Festival, hosted by Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, features local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 11, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For a schedule of festival events or for more information about programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Sinnemahoning State Park announces the Schedule of Events for the First Fork Festival

Sinnemahoning - With arts and crafts, music, history and food Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce offer park visitors a chance to celebrate all that is special about the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley at the second annual First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park, Saturday, October 11th, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Kicking off the First Fork Festival at 12:00 noon is special guest, Van Wagner with “Tall Timber”, a program celebrating the past and present of the Pennsylvania timber industry.   A little bit of music, a little bit of laughter, and lot of culture make this unique educational program a reminder of why we should be proud to be from the Timber Country of Pennsylvania.

The Merry Music Makers, local musical talent from Cameron County, will entertain festival goers from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with folk tunes and classics with an enthusiasm and a love of music that can’t be matched. 

At 1:30 p.m. Cameron County’s third annual Firequacker Duck Derby will take place on the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek in the 40 Maples Day Use Area. Plastic ducks are available for purchase at Olivett’s Shur Fine Market, Cameron County Artisan Center and other locations. 

Musical entertainment continues from 2:00-5:00 pm with Old Skool, a local five-man rock band playing country and classic rock original songs and covers.  Live in front of the Wildlife Center.  Plenty of seating available or bring your own chair.

Interactive Local History opportunities are available throughout the festival.
Local history buffs, Steve and Donna Allen, will demonstrate the lifestyles of our 18th century settlers, cooking venison stew over an open fire with period cookware in front of the Wildlife Center.  Display will also include authentic flintlock rifles and firearm demonstrations. 

Inside the Wildlife Center, Ron Ebbert, from the E. O. Austin Museum, will share the tale of the early days of the town of Austin and the people and the industry that made this town unique.  Historical books and videos will be available for purchase.  The Cameron County Historical Society will bring our local history alive with stories of the early residents and businesses of the area.  Local historical author, Susan Hoy, will sign copies of “Hostelries of Driftwood and Sinnemahoning” and “70 Years of Dynamite” plus “ghost” signings of 18th century authoress Emma Newton “Contested Claim to Cameron County”

From 12:00 to 2:30 pm local author, Dave Orlowski, will sign copies of his new book, “The Adventures of Buck Bodean, Life Goes On”, the second novel telling the story of a mountain man surviving the early years of the First Fork and Sinnemahoning Valley region

Giving festival goers a chance for some “hands-on” fun, Sinnemahoning State Park staff and volunteers will present bocce ball, a fun and easy backyard sport that has ties to Potter County Italian timber workers.

Throughout the First Fork Festival, PA Wilds Artisans and other artists will display and sell local arts and crafts, in front of the Wildlife Center.  Arts and crafts vendors will offer local original paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, mosaics, alpaca apparel, handcrafted walking sticks, maple syrup products,   fruit spreads, fudge, and lots more.
Local vendors and community organizations will offer food and drinks including pulled pork, sloppy joes, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, as well as kettle corn and beverages. 

This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 11, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  For more information about programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at  An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.  With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

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View From My Porch

by MizMonica Thomas
View From My Front Porch

Is it not amazing that God paints such a beautiful landscape in the fall. No matter which way you look colors are popping from the hills. The Outdoors Club at the high school did a phenomenal job on their first Chicken Barb B Que and the Homecoming Parade came off without a hitch despite the wind and chilly light rain.

At the Elementary School 4,5 & 6th grade boys basketball has begun. Also there are a couple of field trips planned, one to the Tioga Railroad and one to a local Pumpkin Patch. At the High School Winter Sports sign ups for boys and girls basketball and wrestling are taking place until the 17th, see Ms Amy. 

Thursday night the 9th at 6' T.R.A.C.K. Will be having a meeting in the MS/HS Library. Monday the 13th there is NO SCHOOL for students and there will be a school board meeting at 7 pm. On the Tuesday the 14th our Coed Cross Country Team will be heading to The Northern Tier League Invitational, Good Luck kids! Music Boosters will be having a meeting in the MS/Hs Library at 6. PSAT testing will be available on Wednesday the 15th.

According to Aaron Wonderly, manager of Rehabilitation Services at Cole Memorial-- The goal is to make October 8 the final day to see patients at the old Shinglehouse Rehabilitation Services Facility. The Rehab Team plans to offer care in Cole Memorial’s new Shinglehouse Community Health Center Building during that following week of the 14th. Provisions have been made for any patients needing treatment during this time period.

Tuesday night the 14th, Sharon Township Supervisors meeting at 6 and Shinglehouse Town Council at 7. At the Library on Wednesday for ages 0-5 they will be hosting Crab Apple Jam with our own Rachel Bell 1-1:30 and 5-5:30.

L.E.E.K. Will be hosting six Wounded Warrior veterans, five from the Army and one Marine. On October 22 they will be doing a whitetail muzzleloader and pheasant hunt. According to Ed Fisher there is an age break between the Warriors, so this years competition will host Young Guns (4) Vs. Old Timers (3). The community of Oswayo is looking forward to welcoming them back it's been along summer.

Our beloved Mayor Bonnie Hunt is coming along, she says don't worry. Cards can be sent to Sweden Valley Manor 1028 E. 2nd st., Coudersport, Pa. 16915.

Congratulations goes out to Eddie McCleft and Crew on their season check out what's next for him elsewhere on this page.

So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

Austin Volunteer Firefighters Go To School For Fire Prevention Week Program

Dorothy J. Chirillo, 77, of 130 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA

Dorothy J. Chirillo
Dorothy J. Chirillo, 77, of 130 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 28, 1936 in Emporium, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mabel Striech Gennocro.

She was a graduate of the Cameron County High School, Emporium.

On June 28, 1958 she married Egidio D. “Gino” Chirillo who preceded her in death on January 11, 2001.

She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family and she also enjoyed cooking.

Mrs. Chirillo and her husband were the former co-owners of the Colonial Hotel, Smethport. In Bradford they were the former co-owners of various restaurants including: The Brook Club, Togi’s Drive-in (which they started), Togi’s Old Barn, Dante’s at the Bradford Mall, Gino’s at the former Howard Johnsons, Gino’s Steakhouse and Gino’s at the DeSoto Motel.

She is survived by one son, Anthony Chirillo of Bradford; three daughters, Anna Marie (John Matthews) Chirillo, Gina Chirillo all of Bradford, Angela (Thomas) Shearon of New Kensington; three brothers, Jim (Dolly) Gennocro of Emporium, Mick (Jan) Gennocro of Tennessee, Sam (Paula Ellsworth) Gennocro of Duke Center; one sister, Margy Putt of Emporium; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Grohe, Andrew and Joseph Reap all of Bradford, Spenser and Parker Shearon of New Kensington and Michelle Chirillo of Georgia; five great-grandchildren, Steven Knowlton, Gabriella and Taylor Anderson all of Bradford, Jaelyn and KyRihanna Chirillo of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one brother, Butch Gennocro and two sisters, Gloria Berry and Sharon Geci.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Bernard Catholic Church on Monday at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home at 3:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home.

Committal services and entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Mazing For Miracles Benefit Saturday, Oct. 11 At The Pumpkin Patch In Ulysses



Three Monroe County townships remain closed to hunting and trapping due to ongoing manhunt.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping within some portions of Pike County that previously were closed due to the ongoing search for a fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a state police trooper.

Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today amended the executive order he issued last week, providing for the immediate reopening of all hunting and trapping seasons in all of Lehman Township, and the eastern portions of Blooming Grove and Porter townships, all of which are in Pike County.

The amended order also reopens to public use most of the previously closed portion of State Game Lands 180 within Pike County. The State Game Lands 183 shooting range in Palmyra Township, Pike County, also has been reopened to public use.

Meanwhile, hunting and trapping remains closed within all of Greene Township, Pike County, as well as all of Price, Barrett and Paradise townships in Monroe County. Portions of State Game Lands 183 and 221 remain closed to the public, as does the western tip of State Game Lands 180.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti said state forest lands in the portions of Pike County noted by the Game Commission also will be reopened to hunters and other recreational users. State forest lands in the areas impacted by the Game Commission closure will remain off limits to forest visitors.

The amended executive order also creates special requirements for hunters within the previously closed areas in Pike County.

All hunters – including those taking part in the waterfowl or archery deer seasons – must wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material while moving. Waterfowl hunters may remove fluorescent orange material when settled into a stationary hunting position, but archery hunters must continue to wear 250 square inches of fluorescent orange, even while stationary.

The 250 square inches of fluorescent orange is a combined total of orange material that must be worn on the head, chest and back, and be visible from 360 degrees.

The areas of Pike and Monroe counties that are part of the area initially closed to hunting and trapping all are within Wildlife Management Unit 3D.

The area that has been reopened is most easily defined by existing roads. All of Lehman Township has been reopened to hunting and trapping, and so are the portions of Porter Township east of state Route 402.

In Blooming Grove Township, starting from its northern border of U.S. Route 6, portions east of state Route 739, south of U.S. Route 84 and east of State Route 402 are now open to hunting.

A map of the open and closed portions of these townships is available at the Game Commission’s website.

In the areas where the hunting and trapping seasons have been closed, the seasons will remain closed until the executive order is lifted, which will be announced by the Game Commission in a statewide news release that will be posted on the agency’s website at the time it is issued.

The closure was initiated after the Pennsylvania State Police advised last week that troopers who are part of the search for fugitive Eric Frein had uncovered explosive devices that apparently were left behind in wooded areas by the fugitive, and would pose an obvious danger to anyone who would encounter them.

The Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code authorizes the Game Commission to close any hunting or trapping season to assure the purposes of the code, including assuring the health and safety of the persons who hunt or take game and wildlife.

Today’s decision to reopen the seasons was made in consultation with Pennsylvania State Police.

Hough said the ongoing police investigation and search for Frein has provided no indication it is unsafe for hunting activity to resume in the previously closed area that was reopened today. Still, he urged hunters in the area to remain cautious and to report any suspicious activity to police.

“While the area that has been reopened is separate from the active search area, we want our hunters and trappers to be safe and alert, and if they see any activity that strikes them as suspicious, we need them to report it immediately,” Hough said.

Frein is wanted in the Sept. 12 ambush-shooting death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County. Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded in the attack. The search for Frein has continued since, with the active search area located in Monroe County.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity or discovers possible evidence related to Frein or this investigation is urged to call the Pennsylvania State Police TIP Line at 1-866-326-7256.



Thomas Gordon Parrett, 57, of 429 High Street, Bradford, PA

Thomas Gordon Parrett, 57, of 429 High Street, Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday, October 10, 2014, at Warren General Hospital.

Born September 11, 1957, in Bradford he was the son of the late Gordon Parrett and Marjorie (Crumm) Parrett, who survives.
US Army

He married Carol A. Parrett who survives.

Mr. Parrett was a veteran and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Church of the Ascension. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He had been employed at Bradford Forest Products for 10 years and as a custodian at Bradford Area High School retiring due to ill health.

In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by a step daughter, Robin (Allen) Wilson, of Bradford, two step sons Kevin (Karen) Fink, of Bradford and Darin (Joann) Fink, of Rixford, a sister, Joan Blaisdall, of Bradford, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Church of the Ascension, at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 with Rev. Stacey Fussell, Rector officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Family of Thomas G. Parrett, 429 High Street, Bradford,, PA 1670, to help defray funeral expenses.

On line condolences may be made at

Business and Industry Leaders Recognize Congressman Thompson

Business and Industry Leaders Recognize Congressman Thompson

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP (ERIE COUNTY), PA — A Press Conference will be held on Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 West 38th Street Erie, PA 16508 to recognize the leadership of Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson for his leadership on pro-jobs legislation.

Congressman Thompson has been a legislative leader, supporting business and industry issues that promote job growth and a strong economy. Thompson serves on the House Education and Workforce; Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. Additionally, he co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education and Natural Gas Caucuses.

“Congressman Thompson has been an important and consistent voice in support of Pennsylvania manufacturing and jobs in Washington,” said Frank Victor, Chairman of Fralo Industries in Erie. “It is no surprise that Congressman GT scored 100% in the 113th Congress as consistently supporting manufacturing in his voting as a Member of Congress, by the National Association of Manufacturers.”

“As a small business owner, I am pleased to recommend Representative Thompson in his bid for re-election,” said Nick Mobilia, owner of Arrowhead Wine Cellars of North East, PA. “He has been a leader for small business on issues that results in job growth and opportunity. As the owner of an agriculture-based business, I am thankful for his leadership role as Agriculture Subcommittee Chair, that has strengthened and grown Pennsylvania’s number one industry. His record is clear, as is his endorsement by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for re-election.”

Congressman Thompson has been recognized for his service in the 113th Congress with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit Of Enterprise” Award, the National Federation of Small Business “Guardian Of Small Business” Award, the National Retail Federation 2014 “Hero of Main Street” Award, and the National Association of Development Organizations “Congressional Partnership” Award for promoting regional economic development.


WHAT: Business, Industry & Jobs Press Conference Recognizing Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 West 38th Street Erie, PA
MORE INFO: | Call: 814-360-4523.

St. Luke's Arts & Crafts Fair

Showstoppers 4-H Club will compete at the 2014 State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg

Showstoppers 4-H Club will compete

On October 24th to 26th, several members of the Showstoppers 4-H Club will compete at the 2014 State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg. 

More than 850 youth from 59 counties and 900+ horses will participate in 75 performance classes and events throughout the long weekend. These competitions are an opportunity for the top riders in the state to showcase what they have learned through their 4-H Horse project area and also to practice good sportsmanship with their peers.

To be eligible for the State Horse Show, riders and in-hand exhibitors must have placed first or second in their respective class at the District 4-H Horse Show, which was held in McKean County at the end of August. The following 4-Hers from Showstoppers qualified to move on to the State level show:

Taylor Tarabori – English Grooming & Showmanship, Intermediate and Huntseat Equitation on the Flat, Int. Rider and Low Working Hunter Ponies

Reese Gabreski – Western Grooming & Showmanship, Junior and Western Horsemanship, Jr Rider

April Goerner – Saddle Seat Equitation, Sr Rider and Saddle Seat Pleasure, Trotting

Brandt Kightlinger – Classic Hunter Under Saddle, Jr Rider and Huntseat Equitation on the Flat, Jr Rider

Rosalyn Page – Beginner English Equitation

Taylor Tarabori – English Grooming & Showmanship, Intermediate and Huntseat Equitation on the Flat, Int. Rider and Low Working Hunter Ponies
These five 4-H members wish to thank all the people who purchased hoagies from them in their recent fundraiser. They also greatly appreciate the individuals who have donated money to help with expenses for traveling to Harrisburg to proudly represent Potter County.

Horseback riding provides an outdoor sports fitness program for physical, personal, and emotional development, including confidence building. The sport can develop into a life-long hobby or business. 4-H Projects are available for youth owning or having access to horses and to youth who don’t own a horse (horseless projects). For additional information on 4-H horse programs in Pennsylvania, contact the Potter County Penn State Extension office at 274-8540 or visit the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Program web site at and go to Youth 4-H and Horses.

Cooking for Crowds

Cooking for Crowds

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups. The workshop is appropriate
for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, schools, and civic groups.

This class is being held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $40.00 per organization (1 – 5 people) and $5.00 for each additional person. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at

Route 255 Improvement Project Winding Down in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Oct. 13

Route 255 Improvement Project Winding Down in Saint Marys PennDOT issues update for week of Oct. 13

Saint Marys – Work to improve a section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys continues to move toward completion. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in Saint Marys. Once finished, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient.

Activity the week of Oct. 13 will include:

• The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday afternoon. All work will be performed during daytime hours.

• The contractor will continue driveway restoration.

• The outside travel lanes on Route 255 northbound and southbound between the intersection at Tractor Supply and State Street will be closed during daytime working hours to perform work adjacent to the highway. These lanes will re-open each day at the end of the shift.

• The contractor will be cleaning and sealing newly installed concrete sidewalks and driveways.

• The contractor will be grading, forming and placing concrete sidewalks at various locations along Route 255 between Vine Street and State Street.

• The contractor will be placing topsoil and seeding various locations throughout the project.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and to obey the posted speed limit.

Overall work includes pavement repair, drainage improvements, addition of a right-turn lane for Route 255 northbound traffic at Vine Street, re-alignment of the Arch Street intersection, a right turn lane on Route 120 east for traffic heading south on Route 255, and other construction items. Dave Gutelius Excavating Inc. of Mifflinburg is the contractor on this $12.8 million project.

Bradford Firefighters Provide Station Tours For Fire Prevention Week

Welcoming Duncan Richard George Ayers who was born on October 8th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Boy!
Lorraine (Linden) and Francis Ayers from Coudersport, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Duncan Richard George Ayers who was born on October 8th at Cole Memorial. Duncan weighed 7 pounds and 13.9 ounces. He joins his sisters Haleigh (12), Svea (3), Akira (2).

Maternal Grandparents: Sandy Ayers of Coudersport, PA;   the late Richard Linden; Kim Linden of Coudersport, PA.

Maternal Great-Grandparents: the late Madge Fowler; the late George and Nellie Linden.

Paternal Grandparents: Doug and Rae Blackwell of Coudersport, PA; Dennis and Nancy Ayers of Shinglehouse, PA.     

Paternal Grandparents: Carolyn Brown of Phoenix, AZ; the late Francis and Arlene Ayers of Coudersport, PA.

Welcoming Vincent Rhoads Hildebrandt who was born on October 7th at Cole Memorial.

 It’s a Boy!
Brandi Davis and Corey Hildebrandt from Port Allegany, PA are pleased to announce the arrival of Vincent Rhoads Hildebrandt who was born on October 7th at Cole Memorial. Vincent weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces. He joins his brother Brody (4).

Maternal Grandparents: Cathy Tice of Coudersport, PA; Leon Tice of Coudersport, PA.   

Maternal Great-Grandparents: Buddy and Janel Davis of Genesee, PA.   

Paternal Grandparents: Lynn and Ed Hildebrandt of Port Allegany, PA.     

Paternal Grandparents: Ralph and Kaye Harrison of Roulette, PA. 

Betty M. Johnson, 84, of Warren, PA

Betty M. Johnson
Betty M. Johnson, 84, of Warren, PA, died unexpectedly at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room, Thursday, October 9, 2014. 

She was born in Warren, PA., and was the daughter of the late Martin V. and Violet Anthony Carlson, Sr. 

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Warren High School and had been employed with Penn DOT in the records keeping department. She had previously worked for the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Miss., in the records dept. during the Korean War. 

She was a member of North Warren Presbyterian Church. 

Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, spending time with friends, family and especially her husband on their back porch swing.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Verner “Vern” Johnson whom she married August 3, 1951 in Warren, PA., 2 Sons – Rick Johnson and wife, Kathleen, Bradley Johnson and wife, Nicole, 1 Brother – William F. Carlson and wife, Janet, 3 Grandchildren – Sarah, Rachele, Christian Johnson all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by 3 Brothers – Robert D., Martin V. and William F. Carlson.

Private memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Into every life, trouble comes. It’s never if it comes, as it will and you won’t have to look for it, it will find you. In the book of James it says it this way: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” (James 1:2). The implication is that troubles are opportunities in disguise, but we don’t often look at them that way. We get angry, blame others or circumstances and even get depressed.

A young man that I know recently lost his job. According to him, he was falsely accused and he was unfairly singled out and terminated while others, who were obviously, (according to him), more deserving of being fired continued on in employment. He posted his story on social media and got numerous comments and counsel. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how many encouraged this young man to look beyond the circumstances and towards a brighter future. Some in the young person’s life saw the events as opportunities to do something new.

The story of Joseph is a great illustration of what can come out of trouble. If you’re familiar you will remember that initially his brothers sold Joseph into slavery. Although he found favor with his owner he was subsequently falsely accused of sexual improprieties and placed in jail. Through a series of events Joseph found himself second next to Pharaoh. This position afforded him the opportunity to save his family from death and starvation. Ironically Joseph saw the troubles as part of God’s direction in his life. We know this because when he revealed his true identity to his brothers he said, “But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.” (Genesis 45:5).

Each of us has a choice in that we can see things through the eyes of a victim where things are happening to us, or we can see things as opportunities and that the events in life are actually happening for us. The choice is always ours. Think about it.

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