At 1:50 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Chapman Brook Road for a medical emergency. EMS on scene has asked for lifting assistance from Fire Dept.
Friday, November 27, 2015
|Bertha Irene Boughton|
Bertha Irene Boughton, 93, of Warren, PA, a resident of the Warren Manor Nursing Home died there Thursday afternoon, November 26, 2015 after an extended illness.
She was born October 1, 1922 in Falconer, N.Y. Bertha was the daughter of Charles Virgil and Gaynell Irene Drace Birchard.
She was a longtime resident of Weldbank and was employed with the former New Process Company for many years.
Bertha was a member of the Warren Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Bertha is survived by 6 children – Bettie Bailey and husband, James W., of Warren, PA., Joan Blum and husband, William of Starbrick, PA., Marian Edmiston, Linda Belcher and husband, Richard E., all of Sheffield, PA., Virgil L. Boughton and wife, Sally, James L. Boughton and wife, Mary Kay all of Warren, PA, 1 Sister - Helen Nelson of Tidioute, PA., 2 Half-Brothers – Lyman H. Morrison of Lansing, MI., Robert L. Morrison and wife, Sandy of Tidioute, PA., 2 Half-Sisters – Mary Croker of Pittsfield, PA., Mabel E. Brown of Youngsville, PA., 14 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harry L. Boughton whom she married November 1, 1937 in Russell, PA., infant son, Harry L. Boughton, Jr., in 1945, 1 Granddaughter – Sharon Bailey, 2 Sisters– Lillian Turner, Shirley McKay, 1 Brother – William F. Birchard.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA, with her son, James L. Boughton, Elder, presiding. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA., 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
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WELLSBORO—The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will present their annual Dickens of a Concert on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Central Avenue in Wellsboro.
The four choirs will open the concert with “Hodie,” a rousing fanfare featuring trumpet and conclude it with “God Bless the Master,” a traditional folk carol. R. Vaughan Williams composed “Hodie” and arranged “God Bless the Master.”
In between, each choir will sing songs individually and with other choirs.
Under the direction of Laureen Davis, Choir, TOO, Hamilton-Gibson’s training choir composed of second through fourth graders, will sing “Snow” and other selections. They will join with the Children’s Concert Choir fifth through eighth graders to sing “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Poet Robert Frost wrote the text.
The Young Men’s Choir will sing the moving “Scots Nativity,” a traditional Scottish carol; the traditional Spanish carol “Riu, Riu, Chiu;” and “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” The Young Women’s Choir will perform “White Christmas” and a spoof of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” among others. Both choirs are composed of ninth through twelfth graders.
Other combined choir numbers are “Past Three O'Clock,” arranged by Cary Ratcliff, and the African “Baba Yetu.”
Hamilton-Gibson is committed to making sure that every family that wants to be involved with the H-G Choir program can be, regardless of financial situation. To enable eager young singers to participate, find out about contributing to the George H. Putnam and the Katherine Brennan Scholarship Funds by calling Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission to the concert at the door is $8 for adults and $4 for students and children. For more information call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079.
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|Anne Sutley Miller soaks pinecones in dye to tint them as part of the process in making tie-dyed pine cone wreaths.|
|Barbara Most of Rose Valley, Trout Run is among the artisans who will be displaying their works at the Vesta Art and Craft Show & Sale at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro. She is holding her handmade grapevine wreaths and baskets.|
The Vesta Fine Art and Craft Show & Sale is open all three days of Dickens weekend, December 4-6 and then daily through Wednesday, December 23 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center. The Gmeiner has a different exhibit each month and the Vesta Show & Sale is one of the 12. This one ties into Dickens. The opening reception is Friday night with refreshments and entertainment. The only differences happen on Saturday, Dec. 5 when Vesta is open five hours (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and offers refreshments and live entertainment before returning to the normal schedule of 2-5 p.m. daily through December 23.
WELLSBORO—In 1984, the first Vesta Fine Art and Craft Show & Sale opened the same weekend as the first Dickens of a Christmas festival. Both have become holiday traditions.
The 32nd Annual Vesta show will open Friday, December 4 with a gala reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro. Along with one-of-a-kind, original artwork and handmade crafts created by 12 Vesta artisans, visitors will be treated to an array of sweets, hors d’oeuvres and beverages ranging from wine and punch to coffee and tea. Throughout the reception, Daria Guelig will play the hammered dulcimer.
Saturday, December 5, the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature live entertainment and refreshments.
Both Friday and Saturday, Vesta members will be available to welcome visitors to the gallery and explain the process and techniques used in their work.
The show will remain open from 2-5 p.m. daily Sunday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 23.
The reception and show are free and open to the public. Admission to the gallery is always free.
Named for the Roman goddess of the hearth and home, Vesta is a group of professional artists and craftswomen who encourage each other in their creative journeys and share ideas and discoveries. Their goal is to create beautiful pieces for people to enjoy in their homes.
Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe wheel-thrown functional pottery by Amy Logsdon of Bath, N.Y.; functional pieces made from repurposed barn wood by Anna Wales and Raquel Rogers of Wellsboro; Christmas ornaments and other lace items by Judie Mainus of Elkland; jewelry and mixed media creations made with found and vintage objects by Ali Taylor of Montoursville; oil paintings by Bibi Brion of Liberty, Kathryn Cummings of Tioga and Alyson Leach of Galeton; and birch bark and grapevine containers, grapevine wreaths and paper, fabric and found object creations by mixed media artist Barbara Most of Rose Valley, Trout Run.
“I work at whatever strikes my fancy,” said Most. “Usually something cries out to be transformed. For example, I took the legs from a Victorian stove and turned them into a footstool. Using new and recycled fabric, ties, books, cloth, leather, paper, staples, and paint, I fashioned wall pictures of my grand pups. I grow and dry flowers to decorate my grapevine and birch bark baskets. I like taking an item and making it into a new thing. As a multimedia artist I'm interested in the Gestalt of a piece.”
For more information, call the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917.
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2015 totals continue to outpace previous year’s.
Hunters during the third day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 223 bears, raising the three-day total to 2,487 – an increase compared to the 2,289 bears taken during the first three days of the 2014 season.
Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is being entered into the Game Commission’s database, and is not available at this time.
Bears have been harvested in 54 counties during the statewide season so far.
The top 10 bears processed at check stations by Wednesday were either estimated or confirmed to have live weights of 616 pounds or more.
One bear taken on Tuesday joined the state’s top 10.
John Gilpin, of Newfoundland, Pa., harvested a male estimated at 629 pounds Tuesday in Greene Township, Pike County.
Two 713-pound bears remain tied for the heaviest among those harvested during the statewide season. A 713-pound male, was taken in Granville Township, Mifflin County, on Monday by Gregory A. Wilson, of Lewistown, Pa.; and another male estimated at 713 pounds was taken Nov. 21 in Blair Township, Blair County, by Richard A. Watt, of Gallitizen, Pa.
Other large bears taken in the season’s opening day include: a 685-pound male taken in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, by Dustin J. Foust, of Orrstown, Pa.; a 649-pound male taken in Limestone Township, Warren County, by Matthew B. Stanga, of Tarentum, Pa.; a 648-pound male taken in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, by Andrew D. Fischer, of Crystal Spring, Pa.; a 640-pound male taken in Weatherly Township, Carbon County, by Kenneth J. Mehlig, of Weatherly, Pa.; a 618-pound male taken in Blooming Grove Township, Pike County, by Brad D. Losito, Hamburg, Pa.; a 617-pound male taken in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County, by Glenn P. Pyeritz, of Markleysburg, Pa.; and a 616-pound male taken in Shrewsbury Township, Sullivan County, by Wesley W. Sznaider, of Sugar Run, Pa.
Hunters harvested a total of 3,366 bears during the 2014 season – the seventh-largest harvest in state history. The state’s largest bear harvest – 4,350 bears – happened in 2011, when preliminary three-day totals numbered 3,023.
The preliminary three-day bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 15 (9 in 2014); WMU 1B, 58 (73); WMU 2A, 1 (0); WMU 2B, 2 (0); WMU 2C, 171 (211); WMU 2D, 147 (122); WMU 2E, 40 (43); WMU 2F, 307 (232); WMU 2G, 606 (546); WMU 2H, 58 (60); WMU 3A, 91 (138); WMU 3B, 198 (186); WMU 3C, 71 (64); WMU 3D, 226 (163); WMU 4A, 112 (89); WMU 4B, 82 (87); WMU 4C, 79 (59); WMU 4D, 198 (175); WMU 4E, 25 (28); WMU 5A, 0 (3); and WMU 5C, 0 (1).
The top bear hunting county in the state after three days of season was Lycoming County, with 222. It held off Clinton County, where hunters took 202 bears the first three days of the season.
Three-day harvests by county and region are:
Northwest (402): Warren, 116 (87); Forest, 70 (37); Venango, 69 (55); Clarion, 58 (48); Jefferson, 52 (48); Butler, 16 (19); Crawford, 11 (21); Mercer, 6 (4); and Erie, 4 (13).
Southwest (204): Somerset, 61 (77); Fayette, 44 (78); Armstrong, 36 (30); Cambria, 24 (11); Indiana, 19 (17); Westmoreland, 19 (20); and Allegheny, 1 (0).
Northcentral (1,070): Lycoming, 222 (201); Clinton, 202 (142); Tioga, 118 (176); Centre, 104 (84); Clearfield, 103 (64); McKean, 84 (76); Cameron, 73 (70); Elk, 70 (72); Potter, 69 (102); and Union, 25 (29).
Southcentral (291): Huntingdon, 82 (62); Bedford, 57 (54); Fulton, 34 (21); Blair, 27 (32); Juniata, 20 (14); Franklin, 18 (11); Mifflin, 18 (29); Perry, 17 (35); Snyder, 14 (9); and Cumberland, 4 (3).
Northeast (472): Pike, 107 (77); Luzerne, 60 (43); Monroe, 57 (37); Bradford, 47 (53); Wayne, 44 (31); Sullivan, 37 (47); Carbon, 27 (25); Wyoming, 26 (25); Susquehanna, 23 (31); Lackawanna, 21 (12); Columbia, 19 (8); Northumberland, 3 (2); and Montour, 1 (0).
Southeast (48): Dauphin, 22 (16); Schuylkill, 20 (25); Lebanon, 3 (1); Lehigh, 2 (1); Berks 1 (3); and Northampton, 0 (1).
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The plan can be viewed online at http://fishandboat.com/troutplan.htm. Comments may be submitted online at http://fishandboat.com/promo/form/trout-plan2016.htm. Written comments may be submitted to Mackenzie Ridgway, PFBC, 450 Robinson Lane, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Comments will be accepted through Dec. 31.
“The goal of the strategic plan is to ensure that adequate protection is afforded to wild trout resources and that fisheries provided through the management of wild trout and the stocking of adult and fingerling trout will continue to provide excellent angling opportunities in Pennsylvania,” said Jason Detar, Chief of the Division of Fisheries Management.
“The plan includes input provided by a work group that consisted of commission staff, anglers affiliated with a variety of sportsmen’s organizations, and independent anglers not affiliated with a sportsmen’s organization,” he added.
As part of the plan, 22 priority issues have been identified encompassing four primary resource categories, which include:
management of wild trout streams,
management of stocked trout streams,
management of stocked trout lakes, and
trout management in Lake Erie.
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|by Miz Monica Thomas|
As we enter a time of Thanksgiving and hunting season for all the relatives, visitors and travelers may you drive safely and have enjoyable time here in the area.
At the Elementary School: The kids will be participating in the Early Morning Fitness Program grade 3-5 from 7:30 a.m.-8: a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. They will be continuing “Walking Wednesday” the students will clock their miles throughout the school year, want to join them? Wednesday, Nov. 25, is early dismal for the Thanksgiving Break. 12:30, no school on Monday, November 30.
At the Middle School and High School: Thanksgiving dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 12:35 p.m. In sports this week the Boys 4,5,6 grade Basketball, Wed. 18th at 5:30 and Sat, Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the OV Elem Gym. The Boys & Girls Basketball grades 4,5,6 will be practicing on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 12:35 p.m. OV Elem Gym. Girls Volleyball for Grades 4,5,6 Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the OV MS/HS Gym. JO Wrestling, Girls and Boys JV and Varsity Basketball, Boys V/JH Wrestling are all practicing check the Athletic Schedule at OswayoValley.Com for the most updated list and cancellations. The Girls had their first scrimmage Tuesday night at Cuba- Rushford, and they fared very well, looks like its going to be a great season! Boys Basketball is having a scrimmage Friday, Nov. 27 @ 2:00 p.m. at Bolivar-Richburg.
Congrats go out to Jonnie Gieger and the girls of G2, they attended their first USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition of the season, the Pumpkin Patch Blast hosted by TNT Gymnastics of Johnstown, Pa. Over 400 gymnasts represented 20 teams. Twenty-six girls were from G2, they brought home a first place team award for Level 2’s. The gymnasts also earned over 100 individual awards including 13 event and all round champions. Seven of the girls qualified to the USA Gymnastic State Championship to be held in the spring. They are Level 3- Samantha Proctor, Level 4- Kara Longo, Level 5- Laci Miller, Emma Saulter, and Bryar Childs, Level 6- Selin Sumer and Madison Miller. Congratulations to all the girls and what a great program to have here in Shinglehouse for the kids! G2 Gymnastics has Open Gym on Friday nights.
Small Town Christmas Events begin this weekend. On Saturday, November 28, Shinglehouse will be hosting Small Business Saturday.
Stop by and have lunch with the Potter County Trail Busters they are having a Chicken Barb B Cue in the Senior Center parking lot beginning at noon. Dinners are $8.00/ half $5.00. The proceeds from this fund raiser will help pay the Trail insurance for the 2015-16 Snowmobile Season.
On Sunday, Nov. 29 at 5:00 is our kick-off Christmas Parade the route is from the high school parking lot to the Senior Center along Oswayo Street. This year we will also have a Pet Parade. Following the Parade will be a Mini Festival at the Senior Center Parking Lot with Santa in his Santa House greeting the children.
The website is http://penmouse570.wix.com/christmas-in-shingy. Forms and information are available on the site and also at the Library.
Shop Small Town Business Saturday participants: Norton’s Supply 7-2, Garrity’s Trailer Sales, Alex’s Beauty Shop 11-4, Old Red School House 11-4, B&C Country Boutique 11-5, Tea Rose Cottage noon-3, Shelly Keyser Reese online store has discounts, My Serenity Craft Shack, Canfields, Howard's Furniture, IGA, Sprouts will be offering a 10% discount on gift items on Friday and a special gift tag set while they last. These are some of our own shops, stop in and see their displays and the “I Spy Mice”, Shop local!
At the Senior Center Wednesday, Nov. 25 they will be cancelling their Chili Cook-off to be rescheduled after the New Year. The Golden Girls Quilters are tying off 4 quilts by Thanksgiving if you can come in and help we would greatly appreciate it as we are trying to free up our sewing room for the Small Town Christmas Village the Girls Scouts will be working on for the Festival on Nov. 29th and the Ugly Sweater Contest. Santa’s House in the parking lot, YES, Margaret they will be making Christmas Cookie Trays again this year. Your order needs to be to us by December 9th. We will be making a tray of assorted 2 ½ dozen Christmas Cookies for $10.00. Place your orders at 814-697-7178.
At the Library this week the Stitch Together Group meets Wednesday at 6:00. The Library is closed on Thursday and Friday this week for the holiday.
Community Choir meets Monday, Nov. 30, Tuesday, Dec 1 and Wednesday Dec 2, from 6:00-8:30 at the OV Senior Center, they are preparing for their Concert on December 11 & 12. Advance tickets are available from members $5.00 they will be $7.00 at the door.
Holiday Craft Show at Coudersport Elementary School, Saturday, November 28
So drop in and set a spell on the porch with me and Daisy Mae or we can be reached at 814-697-7625, email@example.com or my face book page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.
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Lester James Jordan, Sr.
Smethport - Lester James Jordan, Sr., 89, of Smethport, PA, died Thursday (November 26, 2015), at his residence in Smethport.
Mr. Jordan was a graduate of Weedville, PA Schools and served during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Jordan worked for Corning Glass of Bradford for many years as a tool & die maker/machinist. After his retirement, he stayed busy at his own shop, Lester Jordan Machine Shop, in Smethport, continuing with machining skills.
He was an Executive board member of the PA Lumber Museum and was co-founder of AMEIA (Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association).
Lester was a very talented and knowledgeable individual. He invented a machine for the textile industry that made the needles to produce corduroy pants. He enjoyed building and machining scale gas engines in his spare time and was always machining parts that were obsolete or unavailable for machinery for locals in the area.
He is survived by:
Three sons: Thomas (Jill) Jordan and Lester Jordan, Jr., both of Smethport
Brad (Lisa) Jordan of Emporium
Twelve Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Camp, four brothers and two sisters.
In keeping with Lester’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials may be made to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231, or the PA Lumber Museum, PO Box 239, Galeton, PA 16922. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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Marcia E. Majot
“beloved mother, grandmother and sister”
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA----Marcia E. Majot, 70, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on Thursday, November 26, 2015, after a long illness.
Born on October 26, 1945 in Coudersport, PA, she was a daughter of Donald F. and LeOtta Prince Phillips.
Marcia was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She attended beauty school in Buffalo, NY and also completed a course of study certifying her to be a dietary manager at the former St. Francis Hospital in Olean and the Olean General Hospital.
In 2001, along with her son and daughter-in-law, she purchased Carlow’s Tavern which became the Roadside Restaurant and Bar in Shinglehouse.
She loved to cook and cater events. She loved animals, but her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are a son, Michael M. “Mickey” (Sandy) Majot of Shinglehouse; two granddaughters, Torrey L. Majot and Kiersten R. Majot, both of Shinglehouse; a brother, Donald A. Phillips, Sr. of Shinglehouse; and two nephews.
Marcia was predeceased by her parents.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice, 269 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center Patient Activity Fund, 15 West Willow Street, Smethport, PA 16749.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Marcia, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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Washington, DC –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today released the following statement, encouraging consumers to support small, and local, businesses this holiday season as part of “Small Business Saturday”:
“Small businesses are the majority of employing firms in this country, supporting people with good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and enabling individuals to play essential roles in their communities.
“Small Business Saturday” lets us recognize the role entrepreneurs play in our economy. Small businesses are the result of innovation, risk taking, and countless hours of hard work. Our nation's small business owners have my continued commitment to facilitate an environment where they have access to capital and a regulatory structure that will promote growth and job creation."
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Marcia E. Majot
Marcia E. Majot, 70, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away with her loving family by her side at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on Thursday, November 26, 2015, after a long illness.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.
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Peace and Serenity
by Pastor B.J. Knefley
Is there anyone that does not want a little peace and serenity? I suspect not. Yet it is often missing in the lives of many people. Why is that? Is there any thing that we can do to change to bring more peace and serenity into our life? There is an answer to that question, but it does not come easily. Much of what affects our peace and serenity has a direct correlation to our own actions and the actions of others. To the first we have power over, but to the second our power is limited.
Often our choices are much like squeezing the toothpaste tube; once it's done you can't undo it. We don't think through our choices to their full conclusions. We are blinded by immediate gratification and don't see that there is a price to pay on the other end. One of the reasons that people get into financial difficulty is because of easy credit. Although buying is easy, payment still must be made. Psalm 1 speaks of the joys that belong to the one who does everything the Lord desires. Yet if you were to read the Book of Job you would soon learn that even doing everything right isn't a guarantee that life will be free of problems. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. So if all of this is true then how do we walk in peace and serenity?
James says that when trouble comes our way, to let it be an opportunity for joy, (James 1:2). When Paul wrote the Epistles he wrote them from prison, yet they are letters of encouragement. He doesn't write out of despair or doom and gloom, but rather of hope. The way we respond or react to life is the result of our beliefs. In other words, how I view life will affect how it affects me. Do I see things as happening to me or for me? Do I see these events as things that will help me grow and will ultimately work for my benefit or do I see them as a hindrance and an obstacle to getting the things I want? Did you know that we can have peace and serenity even in the midst of the storm. The key is that we have to choose it and that’s not always easy. Perhaps then our lack of peace and serenity is a matter of our own choice. Think about it.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
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James F. Holleran
James F. Holleran, 91, of 794 King St., Northumberland, formerly of 11 Dennis Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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At 10:05 Am on Thursday, Lafayette Fire Rescue and Mt. Jewett Ambulance have been dispatched to Westline Road for a car versus deer accident with one minor injury.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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|Ray "Boog" Stuckey|
Ray "Boog" Stuckey, 89, of Keating Summit, PA, passed away in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Born December 3, 1925 in Austin, PA, he was the son of late Isaac and Emma (Mahon) Stuckey.
Ray retired after 40 years of service as a Manufacturing Foreman for Cameron Diversified of Emporium, Pa. Upon retirement, he worked briefly for the DMV Photo Center in Coudersport, Pa.
Ray loved to tell a good joke, almost as much as he loved to be outdoors. He was an avid reader of outdoor publications, and was often found reading any published work of Louis L'amour. Ray especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sister Jessie Housler of St. Mary’s, Pa, as well as his 7 children, 10 step children, several grandchildren and great grand children, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wives Alma, Faye, Anne, and Ruth. He was also preceded by his siblings Eva, William, Lena, Isaac, Herman, Norman, and Bette.
Ray’s memorial service was held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Austin United Methodist Church, officiated by C.L.M. Todd Lamer. Burial will take place in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Manor Residents Activity Fund at 101 East Maple Street, Coudersport, Pa, 16915.
Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA, 16915.
Online Condolences can be submitted at www.thomasfickinger.com
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Boyle’S Famous Corned Beef Co. Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Boyle’s Famous Corned Beef Co., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
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At 6:09 PM on Wednesday, Lafayette Fire Rescue and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle into a tree crash on Rt. 219 in the vicinity of Kennedy Springs hill.
6:18--Ambulance recalled. Patient refused medical transport.
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William H. “Bill” Cabisca, 61, of Warren, formerly of Bradford, Port Allegany, Smethport, PA and Kentucky
William H. “Bill” Cabisca, 61, of Warren, formerly of Bradford, Port Allegany, Smethport, PA and Kentucky, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.
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USDA Releases Final Rule Establishing Inspection Program For Siluriformes Fish, Including Catfish Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a final rule establishing an inspection program for fish under the order Siluriformes, including catfish.
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The Annual Holiday Bazaar was held this past weekend at Sweden Valley Manor. Over 40 vendors and hundreds of shoppers made the afternoon merry and bright.
Norma Cobb-Nicholas was the winner of the $100 in cold hard cash. Upon accepting the cash from Activity Coordinator Debbie McKee, Norma stated, “I have been thinking about who may be in need of this money.” Debbie stated, “Norma, this money is for you! Treat yourself. You are always giving. This holiday season, do something special for yourself.”
Sending out a thank you to all the vendors, shoppers and employees of the Manor who made this even something special.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 05:11:00 PM
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be increasing efforts to sample white-tailed deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the upcoming general firearms deer season.
In addition to continuing with established CWD monitoring statewide, biologists will focus on collecting as many brain and lymph node samples as possible from adult deer harvested in 11 townships in Bedford and Blair counties.
Townships being targeted are: Bedford, Bloomfield, East St. Clair, Kimmel, King and South Woodbury in Bedford County, and Blair, Frankstown, Freedom, Greenfield, and Taylor in Blair County.
These townships are within the larger area designated as Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), and are at the center of the area within which some wild deer are currently infected with CWD. Three road-killed deer have tested positive for CWD in this area during the past few months.
This fall's enhanced sampling effort is aimed at determining the CWD prevalence rate within deer in this region. This information will be used to plan next steps toward controlling the spread of the disease.
"To believe that we can't control or eradicate this disease, is to ensure that we won't,” said Wayne Laroche, director of the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management. “We need to do everything we can to put out the fire before it spreads out of control across the state."
Hunters who harvest deer in Blair and Bedford counties are encouraged to help in the sampling effort by bringing their deer heads to one of two drop-off locations. These locations are at the Game Commission Food and Cover buildings located at 128 Seldom Seen Road, Martinsburg, Blair County, and 372 Replogle School Road, New Enterprise, Bedford County. Hunters must make sure deer harvest tags remain attached to the heads so that the township of harvest can be determined.
If the head dropped off is tested and is found to be CWD positive, the hunter will be notified.
The state Department of Agriculture confirmed Pennsylvania’s first positive case of CWD on a "fully certified" deer farm in Adams County during October 2012. Three hunter-harvested deer – two from Blair and one from Bedford County –taken two months later during the general firearms season tested positive for CWD. Two years later, another CWD positive deer was found on another "fully certified" deer farm in Jefferson County. To date, 16 wild deer from DMA 2 have tested positive. The source of the wild deer infection has not been identified.
Chronic wasting disease is a prion disease that needs to be taken very seriously, Laroche said. Like Alzheimer's disease in humans, it is a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. It is transmitted by direct animal-to-animal contact through saliva, feces and urine that also can contaminate the environment. It is always fatal to deer and elk.
Left unchecked, this disease has the potential to jeopardize Pennsylvania's wild deer and elk populations and the future of deer hunting.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there is no strong evidence the CWD infects humans. The Pennsylvania Game Commission advises the public to report and not eat sick-looking deer. If you see a deer or elk that you believe is sick, do not disturb or attempt to kill or remove the animal. Accurately document the location of the animal and immediately contact the nearest Game Commission region office.
Public support is essential in controlling CWD in Pennsylvania.
For more information on CWD in Pennsylvania, visit our website www.pgc.state.pa.us
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 04:35:00 PM
|Apicture of Colton Gotshall, a Pitt-Bradford student who harvested this nice buck in the Eldred area on the last day of archery season by using skills he learned in his Geographic Information Systems course.|
For these visits, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford junior’s No. 1 goal is for his grandfather to shoot a deer. This year, thanks to Geographic Information Systems classes Gotshall took alongside his best friend, Jordan Dugan, he can almost guarantee his grandpa a beautiful buck.
Gotshall and Dugan are both pursing double majors in petroleum technology and environmental studies at Pitt-Bradford. As a requirement for both majors, they took their first GIS class together last spring semester, during the icy months of January to April.
Right away they saw the potential of GIS in improving the way they fish and hunt. The roommates had met at the end of their freshman year and discovered a mutual love of all things outdoors, including ice fishing and deer hunting, which Dugan grew up pursuing in Galeton, Pa.
GIS attaches information to a specific location in a way that can be used to build complex interdisciplinary maps to illustrate data and reveal patterns.
With a little bit of training on a powerful software system, they headed to Marilla Reservoir with ice fishing equipment, paper and pencil. “We wanted to do something not just for the class, but something we could use,” Dugan said.
The two fished several different holes throughout the winter, recording the temperature of air and water, weather conditions, water depth, whether the bottom was silty or rocky (determined by how the weighted line felt when it hit the bottom) and, of course, the types and sizes of fish caught in each hole.
They put their information in an Excel spreadsheet, then used a sophisticated GIS software called ArcMap to create a layered map of the reservoir showing each set of data they took or overlapping them as desired.
“It made a difference,” Dugan said. The two agreed that the meticulous noting, data entry and mapping showed them patterns that they would not have seen otherwise.
When they took a different version of the class this fall, their first idea was to use the same technique on an area near Eldred where Gotshall’s family lives and hunts.
The pair used three trail cameras and five tree stands near a clear-cut area. Gotshall would hunt the area during archery season and note scrapes, rubs, and places where deer traveled or bedded down, along with the weather conditions and date and time that he saw them. He would note the coordinates using the free Trimble Outdoors mobile application.
To that information, the students added information gathered by the trail cameras, which could capture when certain deer visited certain sites regularly. They studied the patterns that emerged.
By the last day of archery season, Gotshall knew exactly where one of his big buck would visit at what time of day. He was in his tree stand and ready by 6 a.m. – long before sunrise. It was barely daylight when the big buck came into view, about 45 yards away.
He waited to see if the buck would turn, planning to call him if he did. But the buck turned toward Gotshall and headed toward the tree, just as his regular pattern suggested he would. It was an easy shot.
Gotshall hopes he’s got at least one more buck tracked that closely for his grandpa, who will be visiting for Thanksgiving and rifle season.
“I know a specific deer, and I know where he is every second of every day,” he said, thanks to his applied technology.
Dugan would like to do some similar work back home in Galeton. Both plan to continue adding information to their map for another season at Marilla Reservoir, giving them plenty of practice for the workforce, where GIS skills are in high demand.
Both hope that their skills will keep them in the outdoors they love.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 04:28:00 PM
A Vendor Event will be held Sunday, November 29 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church
|Two of the vendors who will be manning tables at the November 29 Girls Day Out Vendor Event are Lexi Reed with Thirty-one and Cathleen Bosworth with Avon.|
There will be snacks, a bucket auction, door prizes and a free drawing for all those who RSVP by calling Pam at 642-7514. Come to shop...come to visit...come to have fun! All are invited!
In addition, there will be a Memory Mate Pick-up during the Girls Day Out.
Picture and article courtesy of Pam Fischer
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 04:03:00 PM
Michael Staley will be performing a Christmas Concert on Saturday December 5 at 6:30 pm.
Concert will be held at the Eldred First Church of God, Main St, Eldred, PA.
MIchael has performed at many churches throught the area. In 2013 Michael recorded his first album in Nashville, TN.
He recently released his first original single "What Sin" online and another original single is planned to be released early 2016.
The public is invited to attend. There is no charge for admission for the concert.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 03:50:00 PM
At 3:19 PM on Wednesday Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to Bank St. for a medical emergency.
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Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/25/2015 10:46:00 AM
The To Fill A Backpack program is holding their annual 12 Days of Christmas raffle. We will be drawing for 25 days again this year like we did last year thanks to numerous donations from local businesses and community members.
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are good for all 25 draws. Tickets are available from numerous people or can be purchased by mailing a check to
To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that your payment will make it to us by the time the drawings start. If you are interested in tickets and there is nobody close to you selling tickets we would suggest that you give us a call at (814) 544-2612 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and then mail your payment or drop it off.
Please disregard the listing of prizes that is shown on our website. The update was missed so please see the list below for the prizes for this years raffle.
Tickets that are not paid for at the time the drawings start could cause a new ticket to be drawn for that days drawing.
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 11:50:00 PM
2 In custody for Drug Delivery
Robert Lanier Jackson 22 years old and Nyeelah Jane Baker 21 years of age both residents of Buffalo, NY were arrested today at 153 Main Street (Holley Hotel) after police conducted a controlled purchase of suspected heroin.
While investigating an unrelated incident Officers learned of the illegal activities of the two suspects and set up the controlled buy.
Officers observed the hand to hand exchange and immediately took custody of the actors, Officers subsequently applied for and were granted a search warrant for the apartment where more illegal drugs, paraphernalia and cash that is suspected to have been obtained from the sale of illegal drugs.
Jackson is charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, as well as felony possession of controlled substance.
Baker is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver as well as 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Jackson and Baker were being arraigned in front of District Justice William Todd at the time of this release.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 09:55:00 PM
When we met with the McKean County Comissioners two weeks ago, they asked us for our Business Plan. It has been delivered to them and we will be discussing it at their meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25th at 10 AM at the Smethport Courthouse.
If any of you can come that would be great. If you can't but can take a few moments to call them that would also be great. They told us at their last meeting that "anyone can sign a petition, or write a resolution, or send a letter" and so they have discounted our efforts, along with the resolutions passed by and the letters sent by the Mount Jewett Borough Council and Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors - they discounted all of our efforts.
We need to make sure they know our opinions count.
The McKean County Comissioners include:Mr. DeMott, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Pingie; in addition, Ms. Duffy was just elected and will start in January when Mr. DeMott's term expires.
Their number is (814) 887-3200. Please tell them why you believe saving these last few miles of historic rails from Mount Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge is important, and that they should not be part of tearing them up, which they will be since they plan on using their Department of Transportation TAP grant to fund the development of this section of the rail-trail conversion.
Co-chair, MJ2KB T[RAIL] Club
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 09:16:00 PM
At 6:48 PM on Tuesday, Almond Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire with flames showing west of the West Almond exit. Driver reports between West Almond & Jamestown. Cell phone plot puts her just past West Almond exit.
6:59--Report fire out.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 06:52:00 PM
Ronald E. Short
Ronald E. Short, 68, of Little Marsh, PA, passed away at his residence on Monday, November 23, 2015.
He was the husband of Gail L. (Drake) Short, whom he married on May 5, 1967. Ronald was born in Wellsboro, September 9, 1947, to the late Lloyd and Mary (Wass) Short.
|Vietnam war veteran|
Ronald was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School with the Class of 1965.
He was an U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict.
During his lifetime Ronald worked for Rosenbloom’s Furniture; Penna. Dept. of Transportation and retired from Westfield Tanning.
Ronald liked to garden. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors.
Surviving is his wife, Gail, Little Marsh; daughter and son-in-law, Angela (Charles) Harlow, Clayton, NC; sister, Betty Morris, Wellsboro; mother-in-law, Elsie McCleaft, Wellsboro; granddaughter, Abygail Harlow; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Gavin Harlow; sister, Linda Parker; niece, Kathleen Davis and nephew, Anthony (Tony) Close.
Per Ronnie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
To share your fondest memories and sign the guest book, visit www.tusseymosher.com.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 06:14:00 PM
At 6:05 PM on Tuesday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash in the front yard of 240 Main Street in the area of Plum Street.
Medic 700 requested to scene.
6:17 PM--Richburg Fire Dept. to set up landing zone for a Life Net 7-7 helicopter at Shaner Field.
7:05 PM--Helicopter en route to Strong Memorial
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 06:08:00 PM
·Cathy Thompson Bowers added 4 new photos — with Ruth Ellen Moore Sallade and 2 others.
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Great day at Rotary today. Citizens of Tomorrow, Kali Learn and Liz Heller from Coudersport High School were the guests of John Abplanalp. Both are planning on attending a 4-year college after graduation and are involved in many school activities. Kudos to both gals!
Our guest speaker was George Dubots. Mr. Dubots is very active with the Potter County Boys & Girls Club. The club currently meets on school days from 3-6pm at the Youth Barn at the Alliance Church in Coudersport. The club opened in the 2011-2012 school year. Operations ceased in January 2013 due to insufficient funds. They began fundraising events during 2013-2014 and re-opened in January 2015. Paid staff is Sherry Page, Director and Allie Kelsey, Assistant. The paid director is a requirement of the National BCC, as it would not be realistic to operate with volunteers due to hours, clearances and duties. Many High School students volunteer in assisting the Director.
The Boys and Girls Club benefits students K-8 grades and currently there are 15 participants. The club provides after-school activities for students and a stable, nurturing environment for all. In addition, the participants are provided with full hot meals (not just a snack), assistance with homework, arts and crafts and sports. All homework must be completed before anything else.
Because of the PA Budget delay, the center has less than two months operational expenses remaining. The County Commissioners loaned the club $5000, however this must be repaid.
Recently, a grant written under the PA Promising Promise Grant in the amount of $40K was approved for 2015-2016. A $50K grant is being requested for 2016-2017.
The Potter County Boys & Girls Club has many fundraising events and accepts donations. They are looking to open future clubs in Galeton, Shinglehouse, Roulette and any other Potter County community that would like to get involved. The future of the club is looking good and they remain hopeful.
Many thanks to George Dubots for your involvement in this very worthwhile club that certainly benefits each and every individual in attendance. Donations may be made Girls Club, P.O. Box 332, Coudersport, PA.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 06:01:00 PM
Missing in the Sinnamahoning, Pa area (Emporium, Pa)
A small all black with brown on his face Mini Pin dog. His name is Gino and he jumped out of a vehicle at the Sinn. Sportsman's Club on 11/22/15 at approx.. 11 am.
If you have seen this little guy OR may have him please call the owner at 1.412.980.9332 and ask for Rich.
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/24/2015 05:01:00 PM