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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Clara Road

At 11:33 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to Clara Road for a medical emergency.

Clymer, Westfield & Galeton Dispatched To A Mobile Home Fire On Potter Brook Road

At 11:03 PM on Saturday, Clymer. Westfield and Galeton Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire near 1037 Potter Brook Road.  It is reported to be a mobile home.
11:27 PM--Fire under control--Recall Galeton.

Bradford & Derrick City Dispatched To Fire In Laundry Room

At 9:23 PM on Saturday, Bradford & Derrick City Fire Departments have been dispatched to 283 East Main Street for a report of smoke showing in a laundry room.

Penn State Extensions Babysitting class

Babysitting Beginnings Class

Babysitting is a very important job. Wherever there are families with young children, babysitters will be needed. Parents place the children they love in the babysitter’s care, and they expect the best! These classes will help you learn the skills you need to be a responsible sitter.

The classes will help teens find and prepare for a babysitting job, how to care for kids of all ages and deal with difficult situations, prepare safe and fun activities, make safe choices while babysitting and know how to safely respond to a medical emergency.

Class is designed for teens 12 and over.

Classes will be held:

Monday, November 23 & 30

6:00-8:30 PM

Penn State Extension Office, 7 Water Street

$20 registration fee

Call 274-8540 to register

Derrick City Dispatched To a Car Crash On Derrick Road

At 7:06 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Department and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle crash in the area of 101 Derrick Road. The vehicle is in a yard after striking a parked vehicle..

Head-On Crash With Fire Has Rt. 219 Closed South of Brockway

11/21/15 17:56
*Box 4-UN: MVA With Entrapment. 5851 Route 219, Washington Township* Stations 4, 1 and EMS 10 due.

Command reports pickup truck fully involved in fire, no entrapment. Ambulances are transporting.

Three From Bradford Hurt in Crash

By Frank Williams  
WESB  Local News

Three people from Bradford were injured in a one vehicle accident Wednesday night on Route 66 in Elk County. 

Police say a SUV, operated by 53 year-old John Fedak, was northbound on Route 66 when it struck a tree which had fallen across the roadway, rolled over and came to rest on its roof. 

Fedak and his two passenger, 41 year-old Lisa Fedak and 66 year-old Michelle Swackhamer, were taken to hospitals in Kane and Warren for treatment of injuries.

Ham & Turkey Raffle Tonight At Eldred Township Fire Hall

Heather L. Siebert-Baker, 36, of Bradford, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Heather L. Siebert-Baker
Heather L. Siebert-Baker
“beloved wife, mother, daughter & sister”

BRADFORD, PA---Heather L. Siebert-Baker, 36, of Bradford, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on October 6, 1979 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Roger S. and Cindy K. Karr Siebert. On June 9, 2015 in Shinglehouse, she married Christopher R. Baker, who survives.

Heather was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, class of 1998. She lovingly worked for many area residents as a home health aide/caretaker.

As a youth, Heather was a member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department Juniors program. Her life was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are her parents of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Brandi P. Siebert at home; a son, Wyatt L. Baker at home; a brother, Travis S. (Susan Pierce) Siebert of Shinglehouse; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. A celebration of Heather’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Heather, please visit

Car HIts Deer, Catches Fire, Put Out By Passing Motorist, Bradford Man Unhurt

Hit & Run Vehicle Takes Down Electrical Wires Over Roadway

Ridgway Fire Dept. Dispatched To 3 Vine Avenue For a Sparking Electrical Outlet

At 2:44 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Department has been dispatched to a sparking electrical outlet in Apartment one, upstairs at 3 Vine Avenue in Ridgway Boro.

Winners Of Upper Allegheny Watershed Calendar Contest

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association
2016 Calendar Photo Contest Winners!

We are proud to display these fine contest entries in our 2106 calendar. UAWA members receive a free copy. Join today. Your $5.00 contribution supports local environmental improvement projects. The UAWA is a non-profit organization.
Upper Allegheny Watershed Association
PO Box 146
Coudersport, PA 16915

Upper Allegheny Watershed Volunteers Clean Up Rt. 6 Again


Pennsylvania’s statewide firearms deer season opens Nov. 30.

Whether you settle into your stand while it’s still dark, or wait until first light to head out.

Whether you pack a sandwich and stay all day, or head back in for a hot lunch and to warm up.

Whether you’re young or old, expert or inexperienced, focused on filling a tag or on just having fun, the buck of a lifetime could be just moments away.

This is the firearms deer season in Pennsylvania – a proud tradition that, once again this year, figures to see 750,000 hunters making new memories in fields and woodlots statewide.

The Nov. 30 opening day of the 12-day firearms deer season is just more than a week away. With the countdown on, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said thousands of the state’s hunters will experience their best days afield in the season to come.

“Living out those moments after a trophy buck appears; getting that chance and doing what you can to make the most of it – that’s what every deer hunter lives for,” Hough said. “Some of what makes the firearms deer so magical is the endless possibility a hunter’s ‘buck of a lifetime’ is just a moment away. But there’s more to it than that.

“For most hunters, opening day is as much about enjoying the company of family and friends and carrying on a rich tradition as it is about harvesting a deer, and that speaks volumes about why so many Pennsylvanians love to hunt,” Hough said. “And countless hunters are sure to get everything they want, and more, out of their deer seasons.

Statewide season
The statewide general firearms season runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12. In some parts of the state, properly licensed hunters may take either antlered or antlerless deer at any time during the season. In other areas, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season’s first five days, with the antlerless and antlered seasons then running concurrently from the first Saturday, Dec. 5, to the season’s close.

Hunters who plan to hunt within Wildlife Management Units 1A, 1B, 3A and 3D should note there has been a change in the season’s format this year. WMUs 1A, 1B, 3A and 3D now are among those management units where only antlered deer can be taken from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.

Concurrent seasons for antlered and antlerless deer remain in place in WMUs 2B, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D.

Rules regarding the number of points a legal buck must have on one antler also are different in different parts of the state, and young hunters statewide follow separate guidelines.

For a complete breakdown of antler restrictions, WMU boundaries and other regulations, consult the 2015-16 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued to hunters at the time they purchase their licenses. The digest also is available online at the Game Commission’s website,

One very important regulation that applies statewide is the requirement for all hunters to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on their head, chest and back combined. An orange hat and vest will satisfy the requirement. And for safety’s sake, it’s a good idea for nonhunters who might be afield during the deer season and other hunting seasons to consider wearing orange as well.

Deer forecast

While deer populations are being tracked as stable or increasing in each of the state’s 23 wildlife management units, many other factors, such as food availability, influence local deer movements and deer hunting, said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section.

Mast crops are particularly spotty this year, said Dave Gustafson, the Game Commission’s chief forester. While production of acorns, beechnuts and soft mast crops such as apples, berries and grapes, is more consistent in western and southern portions of the state, in much of Pennsylvania finding mast is hit and miss, Gustafson said.

“Acorns or apples might be present on one ridgetop or slope, then you might not find another like it for miles,” Gustafson said. “In some areas, there are pockets where mast production is good, and then a sizeable surrounding area where mast doesn’t appear to be available. It’s one of those years where hunters might have to look hard to find those food sources that are important to deer.”

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing for hunters, Rosenberry said.

In fact, research shows that deer harvests tend to drop in years when mast is especially abundant. When there’s food everywhere, deer can be harder to find. When food is less abundant, deer tend to concentrate in the areas where it’s available.

“So finding food is a key to finding deer,” Rosenberry said.

The chances to take a trophy buck in Pennsylvania might be better than ever.

Rosenberry said 57 percent of the bucks harvested in the 2014-15 seasons were 2 1/2 years old or older – the highest percentage recorded in decades.

“Most years, the buck harvest is split evenly between yearling and adult bucks,” Rosenberry said. “We don’t know if last year’s result was an anomaly or the beginning of a trend, but older bucks were well represented in the harvest.”

Proper licensing

Hunters during the statewide firearms season can harvest antlered deer if they possess a valid general hunting license, which costs $20.70 for adult residents and $101.70 for adult nonresidents.

Each hunter between the ages of 12 and 16 must possess a junior license, which costs $6.70 for residents and $41.70 for nonresidents.

Hunters younger than 12 must possess a valid mentored youth hunting permit and be accompanied at all times by a properly licensed adult mentor, as well as follow other regulations.

Mentored hunting opportunities also are available for adults, but only antlerless deer may be taken by mentored adult hunters.

Those holding senior lifetime licenses are reminded they must obtain a new antlered deer harvest tag each year, free of charge, to participate in the season.

In order to harvest antlerless deer, a hunter must possess either a valid antlerless deer license or a valid permit. In the case of mentored hunters, the mentor must possess a valid tag that can be transferred to the mentored hunter at the time of harvest.

In addition to regular antlerless licenses, two types of permits can be used to take antlerless deer. The Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP permit, can be used only on the specific property for which it is issued, throughout the 12-day firearms season.

The Disease Management Area 2 permit, which was created to mitigate the effects of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer, can be used only in Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), which encompasses about 2,400 square miles within Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon and Fulton counties.

Meanwhile, regular antlerless deer licenses can be used only within the wildlife management unit for which they’re issued.

DMAP permits for some properties might still be available, but antlerless licenses and DMA 2 permits are sold out.

General hunting licenses can be purchased online, but as the season nears, hunters might find it better to purchase licenses in person. Deer licenses purchased online are mailed, meaning they might not arrive in time if purchased too close to the start of the season.

Tagging and reporting

A valid tag must be affixed to the ear of each deer harvested before that deer is moved. The tag must be filled out with a ball-point pen by the hunter.

Within 10 days of a harvest, a successful hunter is required to make a report to the Game Commission. Harvests can be reported online at the Game Commission’s website, by clicking on the blue “Report a Harvest” button on the home page. Harvests also can be reported by mailing in the postage-paid cards inserted into the 2015-16 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, or successful hunters can call 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681) to report by phone. Those reporting by phone are asked to have their license number and other information about the harvest ready at the time they call.

Mentored youth hunters are required to report deer harvests within five days. And hunters with DMAP or DMA 2 permits must report on their hunting success, regardless of whether they harvested deer.

By reporting their deer harvests, hunters play a key role in providing information used to estimate harvests and deer population within each WMU. Estimates are key to managing deer populations, and hunters are asked to do their parts in this important process.

Chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in three areas of Pennsylvania, and special rules apply to hunters within each Disease Management Area (DMA).

There are three DMAs. DMA 1 encompasses parts of York and Adams counties. DMA 2 includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Fulton counties. And DMA 3 includes about 350 square miles in Clearfield and Jefferson counties.

For the specific boundaries of each DMA, check the Game Commission’s website or turn to the 2015-16 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.

Hunters may not remove from any DMA any deer parts deemed to have a high-risk of transmitting CWD. The head, backbone and spinal cord are among those high-risk parts, and successful hunters who live outside a DMA can remove and deposit high-risk parts in dumpsters that have been set up on state game lands within each DMA. They then can transport the meat and other low-risk parts outside the DMA.

Hunters also can take their harvests to a processor or taxidermist within the DMA, and the processor or taxidermist can properly dispose of the high-risk parts. In some cases, processors and taxidermists just beyond the border of a DMA have been approved as drop-off sites and those facilities appear on the list of cooperating processors and taxidermists available on the Game Commission’s website.

The Game Commission will be sampling for chronic wasting disease statewide, but just because a hunter drops a deer off at a processor or taxidermist, or deposits high-risk parts in a dumpster on game lands, doesn’t mean the deer will be tested for CWD.

To ensure a harvested deer will be tested, hunters can make arrangements with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Laboratory. There is a fee associated with testing. More information about this process can be found online at

Transporting a deer head outside a DMA so the deer can be disease-tested at a lab is a permitted exception to the rule prohibiting the removal of high-risk parts from a DMA. Deer heads should be double-bagged in plastic garbage bags before they are removed from the DMA.

Chronic wasting disease is transmitted from deer to deer by direct and indirect contact. It is always fatal to deer that become infected, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there’s no strong evidence it can be transmitted to humans.

People are advised, however, not to consume meat from deer that test positive for CWD.

For more information on CWD and rules applying within DMAs, visit the Game Commission’s website.

Deer Hunter Focus Areas

Sections of more than 30 state game lands that recently have undergone timber harvests or other habitat modifications have been posted as Deer Hunter Focus Areas to help hunters locate areas deer might be concentrating due to an abundance of newly available food.

In large tracts of forestlands, deer are drawn to wherever any thinning of the forest canopy occurs. Such places quickly offer increased amounts of browse – forest plants and other succulent vegetation that are an important part of a deer’s diet. Thinned forest areas usually provide sufficient cover, too.

Drawing enough hunting pressure to these areas is key to maintaining that habitat.

Signs identifying Deer Hunter Focus Areas contain a yellow keystone, surrounded by a green background with images of deer silhouettes in all four corners.

Maps of state game lands with sections posted as Deer Hunter Focus Areas can be found on the Game Commission’s website, Go to the homepage and select Deer Hunter Focus Area link.


US Route 6 in Pennsylvania has a rich history of talented writers, whose voices have been heard around the world either through the written word or in song. Budding writers can stand or sit in the places where these folks weaved their tales and gained their inspiration.

 With an abundance of forests and streams, it is no surprise that the outdoors is the setting for many stories. Author Jim Kjelgaard, who grew up hunting and fishing around Galeton, Potter County, drew on childhood memories to pen the Big Red series which later became Disney movies. 

Famed outdoor writer, Nessmuck (George Washington Sears), even has a lake named after him near Wellsboro, Tioga County. Prospective writers can visit the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pike County to soak in the setting that inspired the adventure novelist.

The production of maple syrup in Pennsylvania inspired Virginia Sorenson to write her Newberry winning novel, Miracles on Maple Hill, while living in the Edinboro, Erie County area. Her story is told at the Hurry Hill Maple Museum.
Even the built environment along Route 6 has literary links. In recent years, the Scranton Public Theater was the setting for That Championship Season, a 1973 Pulitzer prize winning play by native Jason Miller.

The places along Route 6 have also inspired many songwriters. Stephen Foster from Towanda, Bradford County wrote the minstrel favorite, Camptown Races, supposedly about a racetrack nearby his hometown. Richard Smith, co-wrote the Christmas classic, Winter Wonderland, in his hometown of Honesdale, Wayne County. While not from the Route 6 Corridor, beloved country artist, Johnny Cash, co-wrote and sang As Long as the Grass Shall Grow about the loss of Seneca nation land due to the construction of the Kinzua Dam in Warren County.

Take a trip across Route 6 and visit some of these sites. Inspiration is right down the road.

Mary L. Miglicio, 80, of 205 Pine St., Emporium, PA

Mary L. Miglicio

Mary L. Miglicio, 80, of 205 Pine St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Friday (November 20, 2015) night.

She was born July 4, 1935 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Francis and Edleweiss Streich Mumford.

On October 19, 1963 in St. Marks Catholic Church she married the late Anthony "Junior" Miglicio.

Mrs. Miglicio worked for over 30 years at Olivett's Grocery Store and she enjoyed going to casino's.

Brother: John Mumford, Jersey Shore, PA
Brother: Carroll Mumford, Phoenix, AZ
Sister: Della Gross, Wellsville, NY
Sister: Jean Hodge, Williamsport, PA

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Francis and Edleweiss Streich Mumford
Husband: Anthony "Junior" Miglicio
2 Sisters: Edna Willard & Virginia Meade
Brother: James Mumford

Memorial Service will be at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

WESB Pictures 7th Annual Christmas Parade In Bradford

PA Permit Violation Issued to Re Gas Dev Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Re Gas Dev Llc in Derry Twp, Westmoreland County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2015-11-17 to Re Gas Dev Llc in Derry Twp, Westmoreland county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Drilling Started / PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC reports drilling started on 2015-11-20 00:00:00 at site CONNOLLY A 2H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC reports drilling started on 2015-11-19 00:00:00 at site CONNOLLY A 7H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Charleston Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-16 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site YUNGWIRTH 307 24H in Charleston Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Upper Fairfield Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-16 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site BRASS 2 in Upper Fairfield Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hepburn Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2015-11-16 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site HENSLER 3 in Hepburn Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Round & Square Dance Tonight At Odin Grange

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Dodge Road

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Dodge Road for a cardiac emergency.
10:20 AM--Coudersport ambulance dispatched.

Paraeducators Needed At IU9 Career & Technical Center

Bear Check Station At Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Again This Year

The bear check station will be at the CVFD again this year. Hours are: 
Saturday 10AM to 9PM; 
Sunday 10AM to 12PM; 
Monday & Tuesday 10AM to 8PM and 
Wednesday 10AM to 6PM. 

The department will have the kitchen open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, french fries, chili, coffee and hot chocolate will be for sale.

Bazaar & Bake Sale Tuesday, Nov. 24th At Cole Memorial IMAC Connector


COUDERSPORT, PA- For the second year in a row November will be Otters Month at the Community Blood Bank.

“When you donate blood, you give a patient in need the ability to spend more time with their loved ones. In return, we’re giving you a way to spend more time with yours,” says Nicole Hornaman, communication and marketing coordinator for the blood bank.

All month long, every individual who presents to donate will receive a voucher for two (2) tickets to any Erie Otters home game valid through January 14, 2016. In addition, all presenting donors will be automatically entered into drawings for grand prizes, which include Otters merchandise and additional tickets.

Coudersport community can participate in Otters month by donating blood on Monday, November 23 at Cole Memorial Hospital, from noon until 5 p.m. This blood drive is open to the community, appointments can be made online, but walk-ins are always welcome. PHOTO ID is required to donate.

Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu. You must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water. For more information or to find out if you are eligible please visit or call (877) 842-0631.

Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit or call 877-842-0631.

Holiday Bazaar at Sweden Valley Manor TODAY, You Could Win $100. CASH

Dairy Farm Help Wanted In Ulysses, PA

Walk-In Bathtub & Fixtures For Sale

Join Us At The Cinco C's Alpacas Holiday Event On Sartwell Creek Road Saturday & Sunday
Join us for some Christmas Cheer and Shopping for Unique Gifts

Potter County's Most Unique Gifts Are At This Shop Across From Cole Memorial Hospital

Huge 3 Estate Auction November 28th At Pine Creek Inn

Tag Sale Saturday Of Remaining Items From Old Genesee Hotel/Fire Hall

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hunter's Breakfasts Served At Kettle Creek Hose Company #1 In Cross Fork

Friends of Kettle Creek, Breakfast is ready!!

Make your plans for great hunting seasons' breakfasts. The all-volunteer Kettle Creek Hose Company #1 will be having their annual bear and deer season breakfasts. Serving starts at 8 AM at the firehall in Cross Fork for your large 'made to order' breakfast.

Sat., Nov. 21 and Sun., Nov. 22 for bear season. 8 AM each day.

Sat., Nov. 28 and Sun., Nov. 29 for deer season. 8 AM each day.

Give your 'cook' some time off and let our dedicated firefighters & friends do the work.

FYI - Your Kettle Creek emergency services, fire and ambulance, receive no tax dollars from Federal taxes, State taxes, County taxes or local tax collection. They must raise their own money for usual expenses of fuel, equipment and other necessities. Everyone who is involved spends countless volunteer hours for the protection of our community. The 911 charge on your phone bill goes to the phone company for their service, not to local emergency services.

Kettle Creek Ambulance Squad asks hunters to write down their medical history and especially their medications with dosage. They should always carry this with them even if they do not have their wallet.  This is one of the first things we ask our patients for.  This is critically important if the patient is unconscious or the other hunters with him/her do not know medical histories of their ‘buddies’.

Weedville Man Sought In Arson of Mobile Home; Woman Jailed

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St. Marys Dispatched to Chimney Fire In A Residential Structure

At 9:51 PM on Friday, St.Marys Fire Department had been dispatched to 346 Morris Street for a structure fire. Reported as a chimney fire.

Elizabeth J. “Betty Jane” Lyman, 87, of Smethport, PA

Smethport - Elizabeth J. “Betty Jane” Lyman, 87, of Smethport, PA died Friday (November 20, 2015) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Fire, EMS Dispatched To Vehicle Into Structure Crash

At 9:18 PM on Friday, Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to 2995 River Road in Jay Township for a vehicle into a  house crash. A helicopter has been placed on standby.
Command reports one person with a bump on the head. Helicopter cancelled. West Penn Power dispatched to cut power to house.

G2 Gymnastics – LEVEL 2 First Place

Pictured L-R
Front Row: Mia Shaffer, Irelyn Rounsville, Madison Errick
2nd Row: Genecis Easton, Emily Shultz-Cone, Laci Miller, Emily Proctor, Hanna Wysocki, Ashley Oswald, Aila Shoup
3rd Row: Danica Yates, Maddison Gietler, Kaylee Oswald, Charlie Austin-Keech, Addison Bechelli, Brielle Fidurko, Joey Danaher
Back Row: Samantha Proctor, Cheyne Pitcher, Emma Saulter, Bryar Childs, Madison Miller, Selin Sumer, Lily Stedman, Kara Longo
(Missing from photo: Emily Errick
Over the weekend, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, PA traveled to their first USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition of the season to participate in the Pumpkin Patch Blast hosted by TNT Gymnastics of Johnstown, PA. Over 400 gymnasts represented almost 20 teams from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. Twenty-six members of G2 participated in the event. G2 had a very strong showing bringing home the first place team award for Level 2’s. G2 Gymnastics brought home over 100 individual awards including 13 event and all around champions. Seven girls qualified to the USA Gymnastics State Championships held in the spring: Level 3-Samantha Proctor, Level 4-Kara Longo, Level 5-Laci Miller, Emma Saulter, and Bryar Childs, Level 6-Selin Sumer and Madison Miller.

Top 3 All Around Winners: Hanna Wysocki-36.10-1st, Maddison Gietler-35.45-1st, Bryar Childs-36.10-1st ,Charlie Austin-Keech-2nd, Aila Shoup-35.35-2nd, Irelyn Rounsville-32.00-3rd, Brielle Fidurko-34.60-3rd

Top 3 Individual events:
Vault: Level 2: Irelyn Rounsville-9.30-3rd, Charlie Austin-Keech-9.30-3rd, Brielle Fidurko-9.25-2nd, Hanna Wysocki-9.30-1st, Aila Shoup-9.0-3rd, Emily Shultz-Cone-9.30-1st, Danica Yates-9.05-2nd; Level 5: Emma Saulter-9.0-3rd, Bryar Childs-9.20-2nd; Level 6: Madison Miller-9.10-1st
Bars: Level 2: Charlie Austin-Keech-9.10-1st, Brielle Fidurko-8.50-2nd, Hanna Wysocki-8.80-3rd, Maddison Gietler-8.90-2nd; Level 5: Bryar Childs-8.00-3rd
Beam: Level 2: Aila Shoup-8.90-2nd, Maddison Gietler-9.0-1st; Level 3: Samantha Proctor-8.90-3rd; Level 4: Kara Longo-9.30-3rd; Level 5: Bryar Childs-9.30-2nd
Floor: Level 2: Charlie Austin-Keech-9.25-1st, Hanna Wysocki- 9.0-2nd, Genecis Easton-8.70-3rd, Aila Shoup-9.05-2nd; Level 4: Kara Longo-8.85-2nd; Level 5: Bryar Childs-9.60-1st; Level 6: Madison Miller-9.20-1st

Gymnasts added to the 9.0 Club:
Vault: Irelyn Rounsvilee-9.30, Charlie Austin-Keech-9.20, Brielle Fidurko-9.25, Hanna Wysocki-9.30, Aila Shoup-9.0, Emily Shultz-Cone-9.30, Emily Errick-9.0, Danica Yates-9.05, Cheyne Pitcher-9.0, Emma Saulter-9.00, Bryar Childs-9.20, Madison Miller-9.10
Bars: Charlie Austin-Keech-9.10
Beam: Hanna Wysocki-9.0, Maddison Gietler-9.0, Kara Longo-9.30, Bryar Childs-9.30, Selin Sumer-9.10
Floor: Charlie Austin-Keech-9.25, Hanna Wysocki-9.0, Aila Shoup-9.05, Bryar Childs-9.60, Madison Miller-9.20

Gymnasts added to the All Around Club:
34.00: Brielle Fidurko-34.60, Kara Longo-34.05, Selin Sumer-34.95, Madison Miller-34.05
35.00: Charlie Austin-Keech-35.80, Genecis Easton-35.00, Aila Shoup-35.35, Maddison Gietler-35.45, Samantha Proctor-35.35
36.00: Hanna Wysocki-36.10, Bryar Childs-36.10

G2 Gymnastics will be traveling to New Castle, PA for their Candyland Invitational hosted by Off Limits Gymnastics held December 12-13 G2 offers classes starting at age 3 years old. No experience necessary. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please visit or email

Full Meet Results:
Irelyn Rounsville: vault-9.30-3rd, bars-7.70-4th, beam-7.30-5th, floor-7.70-6th, AA-32.00-3rd
Mia Shaffer: vault-8.00-11th, bars-5.60-11th, beam-7.50-9th, floor-8.30-7th, AA-29.40-11th
Charlie Austin-Keech: vault-9.20-3rd, bars-9.10-1st, beam-8.30-6th, floor-9.25-1st, AA-35.85-2nd
Brielle Fidurko: vault-9.25-2nd, bars-8.50-2nd, beam-8.30-7th, floor-8.55-8th, AA-34.60-3rd
Addison Bechelli: vault-8.90-8th, bars-7.40-13th, beam-7.70-11th, floor-7.80-13th, AA-31.80-13th
Hanna Wysocki: vault-9.30-1st, bars-8.80-3rd, beam-9.00-1st, floor-9.00-2nd, AA-36.10-1st
Joey Danaher: vault-8.60-10th, bars-8.20-11th, beam-7.00-13th, floor-8.60-7th, AA-32.40-12th
Genecis Easton: vault-8.90-6th, bars-8.70-5th, beam-8.70-4th, floor-8.70-3rd, AA-35.00-5th
Emily Proctor: vault-8.80-8th, bars-8.10-6th, beam-7.60-8th, floor-7.85-10th, AA-32.35-8th
Aila Shoup: vault-9.00-3rd, bars-8.40-5th, beam-8.90-2nd, floor-9.05-2nd, AA-35.35-2nd
Emily Shultz-Cone: vault-9.30-1st, bars-7.50-9th, beam-8.30-6th, floor-7.90-9th, AA-33.00-6th
Emily Errick: vault-9.00-5th, beam-8.00-7th, floor-8.40-8th, AA-30.30-11th
Maddison Gietler: vault-8.70-9th, bars-8.90-2nd, beam-9.00-1st, floor-8.85-4th, AA-35.45-1st
Danica Yates: vault-9.05-2nd, bars-7.50-10th, beam-7.10-10th, floor-8.60-6th, AA-32.25-9th
Madison Errick: vault-8.80-14th, bars-6.65, beam-7.95, floor-8.65-9th, AA-32.05
Kaylee Oswald: vault-8.85-9th, bars-7.55-13th, beam-8.15, floor-8.675-7th, AA-33.225-12th
Lily Stedman: vault-8.70, bars-6.35, beam-8.15, floor-8.75-4th, AA-31.95
Cheyne Pitcher: vault-9.00-5th, bars-7.70, beam-8.55-6th, floor-8.675, AA-33.925
Samantha Proctor: vault-8.90, bars-8.60-5th, beam-8.90-3rd, floor-8.95, AA-35.35-4th
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.30, bars-6.30, beam-8.45, floor-8.55, AA-31.60-9th
Kara Longo: vault-8.80-5th, bars-7.10, beam-9.30-3rd, floor-8.85-2nd, AA-34.05-6th
Laci Miller: vault-8.55, bars-7.25, beam-8.60-6th, floor-8.50-7th, AA-32.90
Emma Saulter: vault-9.00-3rd, bars-7.50-6th, beam-8.50-9th, floor-8.75-6th, AA-33.75-4th
Bryar Childs: vault-9.20-2nd, bars-8.00-3rd, beam-9.30-2nd, floor-9.60-1st, AA-36.10-1st
Selin Sumer: vault-8.70, bars-8.55, beam-9.10-5th, floor-8.60, AA-34.95
Madison Miller: vault-9.10-1st, bars-7.75, beam-8.00, floor-9.20-1st, AA-34.05-4th

House Action for the Week of November 23, 2015

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

“Natural Ornaments” Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park

Decorate with nature this season. Join Sinnemahoning State park staff on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Park Office & Wildlife Center to discover how to create beautiful homemade ornaments using local natural materials.

Pinecones, leaves, feathers and other natural objects will be available for participants to create their own ornaments. Participants can make owls, reindeer, and many other unique holiday ornaments. Please bring your imagination!

This program is suitable for adults as well as children. Kids ages 5 to 12 will require the help of an adult with glue guns and ornament assembly.

No pre-registration is required for this FREE seasonal program. For more information, please call the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401, or email

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State 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.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford music program will present its Holiday Concert at the beginning of December.

This performance will take place at noon Tuesday, Dec. 1. The concert will take place in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall, where Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, will direct student performers, composers, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

The program will feature the Vocal Arts Ensemble performing sacred and secular works from several different traditions, including the South African hymn “Siyahamba,” contemporary arrangements of the folk songs “Down to the River to Pray” and “Shenandoah,” and the secular carol “Sure on this Shining Might” by Samuel Barber.

Also, original compositions by interdisciplinary arts majors Patrouious Achatz of Pittsburgh, Manu Gajanan of Bradford, and Falon Ljunggren of East Stroudsburg will be performed. Alexandra Fleming, a psychology major from St. Marys; Brooke Imbriale, an interdisciplinary arts major from Beaver Falls, and Ljunggren, all students of faculty member Regina Gabriel, will sing solos.

Established in 2010, the Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble provides a forum and venue for student vocalists to perform seasonal favorites, show tunes, popular songs and traditional works.

‪The music program at Pitt-Bradford features a wide range of courses and activities, allowing students to pursue their interests in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, music history, and theory. The Vocal Arts Ensemble is open to all students, rehearses twice weekly during the semester, and performs regularly on campus and in the Bradford community.

The performance is free and open to the public. For disability needs related to the performance, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Services at 814-362-7609 or

Coudersport Ambulance To Williams Way Drive

At 5:42 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched with Medic 6 to Williams Way Drive for a medical emergency.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Crash with Injury

At 5:0 PM on Friday, Wellsboro has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with one injury at the intersection of Mt. Zion Road & Rt. 6.

"Volunteers That Care" Says Thank You


Volunteers That Care is a non-profit organization. We provide gas cards to those who live in Potter County or being treated in Potter County and are receiving treatments for cancer.

What that means is if you live in Potter County and are say going to Buffalo or anywhere for treatments we will give you a gas card also if you don't live in Potter County but are coming to Patterson Cancer Care Center to get your treatments you also get a gas card.I know this is a little confusing but I hope this helps.

We recently held our first time Bingo to raise money for our organization, and may I say it was a huge success.

We have a wonderful group of volunteer members who went to the community and asked for donations for Bingo prizes and the outpouring of response was overwhelming. We held a Chinese Auction, 50-50, Quilt and Rack Raffle plus food and drinks.

About 140 people joined us for the day and won some very nice prizes.

We would like to thank all who attended and we are extremely fortunate to have the dedicated businesses and personal monetary donations who are very community minded and supportive individuals of our organization and mission.

We are looking forward to another Bingo sometime in the future.

Cancer is a very expensive disease and we are doing what we can to take a little burden from the family by offering these gas cards. With your continued support we can accomplish this. If you or someone you love needs are help please contact 814-203-0889.

God bless each of you and Thank You once again for your support!

Linda Bretz
Representing the members of Volunteers That Care.

Michael J. Raffaele, 67, of 1192 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Michael J. Raffaele

Michael J. Raffaele, 67, of 1192 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died in Emporium, PA on Friday
(November 20, 2015) morning.

He was born August 26, 1948 a son of the late Joseph Raffaele and Joseph & Donna Moffitt Noto.

On June 30, 1984 in Emporium he married Janet Schloder, who survives.

Mike graduated from Cameron County High School. He retired from GKN where he worked for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife Janet Schloder Raffaele
Son: Joseph Raffaele, Emporium
Son: Michael Keefer, Emporium
Brother: Jason Noto, Clarion, PA
Aunt: Carol May, Emporium
Several: Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Father: Joseph Raffaele
Parents: Joseph and Donna Moffitt Noto

At his request there will be No Service

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Liberty Dispatched To Crash With Injury

At 4:14 PM on Friday, Liberty Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a motor Vehicle Crash with one injury.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Nichol Street

At 2:30 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Medic 6 have been dispatched to Nichol Street for a medical emergency.
At 2:40 PM--Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to this call.
At 2:55 PM--No Response, Bolivar & Portville dispatched.

Lawrence W. "Larry" Phillips, 80, of 132 Constitution Ave, Bradford, PA

Lawrence W. "Larry" Phillips
Koren Vet
Lawrence W. "Larry" Phillips, 80, of 132 Constitution Ave, Bradford, PA passed away, Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 30, 1935, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Walter T. and Mary R. (Smyers) Phillips.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 5, 1952 in Olean, and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharge December 3, 1954 in Bainbridge, MD.

On May 28, 1972, in Bradford he married Betty Lou (Gustafson) Phillips, who died June 30, 2009.

Mr. Phillips had worked for Chamberlain Sales in Bradford and Warren from 1962 to 1969. He then worked for South Penn Oil as General Manager in Foster Brook from 1968 to 1999. In 2000 he started as a salesman for Sandberg Oil Company retiring only recently because of his health.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Bradford Moose Lodge, the Eagles Club, the VFW and the Italian Club.

Surviving are two children, a daughter, Lori (Charles) Charnisky, of Bradford, a son, Jeff (Mary) Phillips, of Warren, four grandchildren, Sarah Phillips, Meghan Phillips-Sayers and her husband Chris, Nick Zimmerman and Kristina Zimmerman 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one son, Robert "Bobby" Phillips who died June 30, 2004.

Friends will be received on Monday, November 23, 2015, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main St. at 5:00pm a Memorial Service will be held with Rev, Seth McClymonds, Jr. pastor of the First United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Hospital Foundation % Mitchell-Tertinek Hospice Room, 1223 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Bradford Responds To Structure Fire

At 2:24 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. responded to a structure fire near the corner of Harding & Barbour Streets in the City. Reported flames visible in a one and a half story building.

Chinese Auction to Benefit Roy, Pam & Rusty Hunt

Chinese Auction to Benefit Roy, Pam & Rusty Hunt being held at the TRI-TOWN FIREHALL, Ulysses on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10am to 3 pm. The Hunt's lost their home and posessions in a fire in September.

Also a free will offering Pig roast dinner, serving to start at noon.

Attached are pictures of the Gun Rack and Amish rocker that will be a Special Raffle items along with approxamitley 150 items for the Chinese Auction. Many gift certificates also!!

Gun Rack

Amish Chair

Christmas Choral Concert

The Coudersport choral groups, North Country Voices and Second Chances will be presenting their annual Christmas Choral Concert, on Sunday December 6 at 3:00 PM at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, which is located on Route 49 in Coudersport. 

The featured song for this program will be A Christmas Folk Cantata entitled “An Appalachian Nativity” by Lewis Henry Horton. It is arranged for chorus and solo voices and the composition is based on folk music hymns of America’s heritage. Familiar Christmas carols will also be presented, such as “O Holy Night”, “Good Christian Men Rejoice”, “The First Nowell” and “Lo, How a Rose”. 

Contemporary Christian Christmas music, including “O Holy Child” by Sheldon Cohen, “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”by Amy Grant and Chris Eaton, and “Emmanuel” by Michael Card will be presented by the Second Chances vocal ensemble.

The vocalists in these performing groups include Marcy Barnett, Ted Bear, Alice Buchanan, Donald Comes, Dick Darren, Alisha Greeley, David Hauber, Amanda Hershey, Rose Hershey, Joseph Kellert, Steve Limeburner, Kathy Mitchell, Ann Myers, Luke Patterson, Stephen Sevinsky, Bob Smith, Dennis Smoker, Kris Smoker, Gretchen Songster, and Betty Wallace. The choral groups are accompanied by Anne McCleary at the piano and are directed by Gloria Richardson. Presently members represent the Coudersport community and the towns of Austin, Genesee, Smethport and Ulysses. 

The singers’ ages span a fifty year period, from twenty years of age, extending to those who are seventy plus. It is a great credit to these individuals for having chosen to devote their time and energy for the express purpose of performing choral music, coming together to share fellowship and song. The groups have always been most grateful for an appreciative audience who shares in the enjoyment of vocal music performances.

You are cordially invited to attend this afternoon concert of choral music of the Christmas Season. There will be an opportunity for audience participation as we join together in singing Christmas Carols. A free will offering will be graciously accepted and the program will be followed by a social gathering and light refreshments.

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Friday, November 20, 2015 The latest news from the State Capitol

Safety Must Come First

Earlier this week, I joined many of my fellow lawmakers in signing a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf urging him to reconsider his decision to continue accepting refugees from Syria.

As noted in this article from the Washington Post, some of the country’s top security officials have shared serious concerns about the challenges in screening refugees from Syria. Unless or until we can ensure our country’s process for vetting refugees can rule out any security risks, I believe our Commonwealth – and our country – should suspend refugee admissions from Syria.

As immigration matters are ruled by federal law, the state House is planning a series of resolutions calling on our president, Congress and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to pause placement of Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania until the federal government establishes increased security procedures to screen refugees; reviews its security procedures for vetting refugees; and issues a report detailing the increased measures to the states that are under consideration to receive refugees.

The safety of our citizens must come first.

Fighting Back Against Opioid Addiction

Continuing the fight against drug abuse and working to save lives, a House Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation discussed several legislative initiatives at a press conference earlier this week.

The bills would require insurance coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs, thereby making it more difficult for the pill to be crushed, snorted or injected; regulate the prescribing of controlled substances in hospital emergency departments; encourage curricula about addiction in medical education; make it easier to dispose unused drugs; and request a study on the enforcement of existing drug laws.

This legislation is in addition to several new laws enacted last session to help stop drug abuse and overdose deaths, including one to provide criminal immunity to those who call for medical help for an overdose victim, and another that allows law enforcement, first responders and loved ones access to an effective antidote.

Veterans Service Officer in Coudersport
A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available to assist veterans at my Coudersport office (107 S. Main St.) on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Assistance with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits is available by appointment only. To schedule, please call the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.

Driver’s License Centers to be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. A variety of driver and vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam scheduling.

Hunters Can Share Their Harvest

For nearly 25 years, Pennsylvania hunters have shared their deer harvest and provided thousands of pounds in venison to families in need through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program, which partners with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Department of Agriculture and many other sportsmen and charitable organizations.

Hunters can donate all or part of a harvested deer by taking it to a participating processor, which will then distribute the ground venison to food banks and pantries. Last year, hunters donated more than 2,400 deer, resulting in 97,000 pounds of ground venison that was distributed to food banks and pantries.

In an average hunting season, the HSH program’s goal is to channel about 100,000 pounds of processed venison through the state’s 20 regional food banks, which then redistribute to more than 5,000 local provider charities such as food pantries, missions, homeless shelters and churches, as well as individual families.

For more information, including a list of participating processors, visit
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the holiday, please take a moment to read the words of President Abraham Lincoln’s first Proclamation of Thanksgiving.


Many times event organizers hear this, ‘I didn’t know that was happening’. Now there is a way to receive reminders on your phone. Text alerts will keep you up to date and on top of events.

To begin receiving messages text @cameroncou to 81010. Standard texting rates apply if you have limited data or text phone plans. The messages will originate from the Cameron County Calendar of Events found on the chamber of commerce website at


Homes and businesses in Cameron County hanging wreaths, putting up the lights and using the hashtag DeckedOut to show their Christmas spirit. Starting this week customers can vote on their favorite decorated wreath at businesses in Emporium. Each participating business has ballots and a voting box. At stakes not only bragging rights but a free Cameron County Chamber of Commerce membership up to $65.00.

Businesses participating include Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union, Floor Masters, EBay, Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Chateau Soleil, Citizens & Northern Bank, Aroma Café, Flowers N Things, Fox’s Pizza Den Emporium, Reid’s Hometown Emporium, Singer’s Auto, Cappy’s, Cameron’s Beauty Salon, South Park Supply, L&M Lumber and Pizza Palace Plus. Voting begins Shop Small Saturday, November 28 through Saturday December 12.

Residents can get in the winning, by registering their homes for the L&M Lumber Best Decorated House Contest. The fee is $5.00 and the winner will take home $100.00 in chamber bucks that can be spent on gas, groceries, car repairs or at stores throughout the area. Registered homes are put on a map and ballots will be available at the chamber and in newspapers. Voting will begin December 4 through December 11. The winner will be announced Saturday December 12 during Christmas in the Wilds. The deadline to register your home is November 30.

Shop Small Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Cameron County businesses ready for Shop Small Saturday November 28. Twelve businesses will be part of a scavenger hunt. Shoppers need to visit 5 of the stores and complete the tasks to be entered into a drawing to take home prizes from the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

The scavenger hunt sheets can be picked up at participating businesses that include: South Park Supply, Cabin Kitchen, L&M Lumber, Reid’s Hometown Emporium, Pizza Palace Plus, EBay, Floor Masters, Flowers N Things, Fox’s Pizza Den, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, WLEM-AM and Aroma Café. Once completed the sheets are to be returned to the chamber office by 4pm on Saturday November 28.

Potter County's Most Unique Gifts Are At This Shop Across From Cole Memorial Hospital


Find out where the big ones are being taken.

Do you hunt deer or bear and want to know where the big ones are being taken.

Check out the 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book, which is now on sale. The 2015 Pennsylvania Big Game Records book contains more than 4,000 entries in 10 categories: Typical and nontypical deer taken with firearms and archery equipment, black bears taken with firearms and archery equipment, and typical and nontypical elk taken with firearms and archery equipment.

A few of the trophies listed in the records were taken 100 or more years ago, but many others have been taken in recent years.

Where in Pennsylvania can you find the top counties for trophy whitetails? Some of the answers might surprise you.

The 2015 records book is available for $6, plus shipping, plus 6 percent sales tax. Make checks payable to and order from: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797; visit “The Outdoor Shop” at or call 1-888-888-3459 to make purchases with your credit card, or stop by the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters to pick up a copy.


Already listed in the record book?

Big-game hunters who are listed in the Pennsylvania records book will want to bag a special patch signifying being a member of this exclusive fraternity.

The record-book patch design, which features a bull elk, bear and buck on a Keystone State outline, was crafted by well-known graphic designer Mark Anderson.

This patch is available only to those trophy owners who are listed in the record book, and is sure to become a highly collectible and coveted item.

Patches are $10, plus shipping cost, plus sales tax.

Funds from the sale of these patches will be used to support the Big Game Scoring Program.

Shirley Ann Simmons, 77, of 62 State Street, Bradford, PA

Shirley Ann Simmons
Shirley Ann Simmons

Shirley Ann Simmons, 77, of 62 State Street, Bradford, PA, passed away, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 14, 1938, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Willard F. and Nellie L. (Sweet) Bunce, Sr.

She was the widow of Earl G. Simmons, who died on April 1, 1986.

Mrs. Simmons attended Bradford Area Schools. She enjoyed playing bingo, writing poetry and her most favorite time was spent with her grandchildren and family.

She was a member of First Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Aldena Ferry, of Hudson, NH, Cindy (Robert) Skaggs, Kelly (John) Knapp, Lori (David) Kremer, Sharon (Allen Woodruff) Cordner, and Barbi (Michael) Skaggs, all of Bradford, two sons Ace Simmons, of Bradford, and Steven (Betty) Simmons, of NC, a sister, Evelyn Moreth, of Bradford, two brothers, Glenn Bunce, of Chesterfield, VA, and Robert (Tracy) Bunce, of Bradford, many grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons, George Simmons and Theron Simmons, an infant daughter Earleen Simmons, one sister Shelvey Jean Lawton, 4 brothers infants Donald and Richard Bunce and Willard Bunce and Ronald "Mike" Bunce.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street where funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 23, 2015 with Pastor Terri Niver, of the First Wesleyan Church, officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Wesleyan Church 692 South Kendall Avenue Bradford, PA 16701or the McKean County SPCA, P Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.

On line condolences may be made at

Heather L. Siebert Baker, 36, of Bradford, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Heather L. Siebert Baker

BRADFORD, PA---Heather L. Siebert Baker, 36, of Bradford, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Roger D. “Toad” Moyer, 72, of Route 446, Eldred, PA

Roger Moyer

ELDRED — Roger D. “Toad” Moyer, 72, of Route 446, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 18, 2015) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

US Army Veteran
Born July 16, 1943, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Raymond and Marjorie Silsby Moyer. Roger attended Otto-Eldred High School and was a lifetime resident of Eldred.

Mr. Moyer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany during the Vietnam War.

He owned and operated the R.D. Moyer Trucking Co., from his home for most of his life. 

Roger was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887, and the Port Allegany VFW, as well as a former member of the ATV Traction Club.

Roger was a former local stock car racer and enjoyed watching the races throughout his life. He was a also an avid NASCAR and Buffalo Bills fan. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Tracy) Bailey of Clarendon and Mark (Andrea) Bailey of Bradford; two stepsons, Scott Herron of Olean and Kevin Herron of Olean; two stepdaughters, Cheryl (Ronald) Babb of Limestone, N.Y., and Darnyl (Brian) Brinkley of Bradford; two grandchildren, Taylor Bailey and Mark Bailey Jr.; numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Phillip (Barb) Moyer of Lincolnton, N.C.,; and a sister, Joan Bell of Eldred; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a lifelong friend and companion, Mary Lou Babb of Limestone.

Roger was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Lisa Moyer in 1982; three brothers, Robert Moyer in 1997, Donald Moyer in 2006 and Larry Moyer in 2015; as well as a brother-in-law, Edward Bell in 2007.

Friends may call Sunday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from noon to 3 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Ernie Perry officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred American Legion; the Limestone Fire Department; or the Eldred United Methodist Church.