Cameron County Schools Mix It Up

Recently, students at both CCHS and Woodland Elementary participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day.  A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries (more info at www.teachingtolerance.org or www.mixitup.org). (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Community Nurses Named To Top 100 In USA

    The Community Nurses are pleased to announce their designation as a HomeCare Elite Top 100 among over 11,000 home care agencies in the United States. Community Nurses is a non-profit home health organization providing home health, hospice and home support services to area residents. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Hats off to the Lock Haven Bald Eagle football team as they defeated Cheyney 15-7 on Saturday to put a halt to their fifty-two game losing streak. It is yet another reason why college football is better than the NFL; a team would never be able to lose that many […]

Quarterback Club Winners

    Wes Baney (shown above) is the CCHS football player who individually sold the most Red Raider Coaches’ Cards for one of our Quarterback Club fundraisers. He won a sweatshirt for this accomplishment. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Coaches Needed

    Cameron County Recreation is  looking for a  volunteer coach for the 6th grade boys’ basketball team for the 2012-2013 basketball season. Without someone to coach, there will not be a team for the 6th grade boys. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Baguba Club Meeting

    The Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling Club will have its next meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 6 p.m. at Pizza Palace.  Parental support of our wrestlers is needed and welcome. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly CWD / EHD / HCD

by Phil Burkhouse Last week’s question concerned alphabet deer diseases, and I asked what the abbreviation CWD and EHD stood for.  EHD stands for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and CWD stands for Chronic Wasting Disease. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Age Old Something or Other…

by William Crisp I’ve noticed a trend that seems to be continuing. It appears that each hunting season, I’m older than the previous one. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Muzzleloader Program Held at SSA

    Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association (SSA) recently hosted a one-day Muzzleloader basic program. There were six young people who took advantage of the program to learn more about black powder firearms. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Three Ways To Report Your Harvest

    Those participating in the fall turkey season can file their mandatory harvest reports through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s online system, the toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) reporting system telephone number, which is 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681), or via postage-paid postcard. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Home by 9 p.m.’

Hi Kent, What a fun filled column you write for the Echo.  You have stirred our memories as well as our hearts with these trivia questions.  My sister, Sue and brother, John from Rolla, Mo. and Ballwin, Mo. just love this column, which tells me they miss Cameron County, but they won’t admit that to […]

‘We Got What We Deserve’

Here we go again! What will a second term for Obama yield?  Obama with his narcissist personality will feel vindicated. Surely, now that he has been re-elected, Obama will “double down” on his socialist ideology that he was afraid to reveal first time around.  Four years into it, he and his apologists are still blaming […]

‘Trivia Questions and Answers’

Kent: In the last issue of the Echo you asked if Mr. Collins had two sons. Mr. Collins had a daughter and two sons. The daughter’s name is Betty and the two sons are Carl and Robert. If I’m not mistaken, Kent, they lived across the street from you on East Fifth Street. I don’t […]

‘Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction’

To whom it may concern: We are asking for a donation for a Chinese Auction to be held during a spaghetti dinner on November 18th at the firehall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Frederick Moore

(1936-2012) Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave. Ridgway, passed away Monday (Nov. 5, 2012).  

Mabel Jones

(1926-2012) Mabel Cush Howard Jones, age 86, formerly of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on (Nov. 3, 2012) in Frisco, Texas.

Smith’s Federal Trial Delayed To February

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Jury selection and a federal trial for Thomas Smith of Emporium will be delayed until February 4, in the U.S. District Court in Williamsport. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Boro’s 2013 Budget Has No Tax Increase

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium Borough Council moved to advertise a 2013 budget with no tax increase. Total budgeted expenditures come to $1,174,749 and match anticipated revenues. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Sandy Didn’t Show For County Date

    Sandy never kept her date with Cameron County and that’s fine. She wasn’t the kind of girl we wanted to associate with anyhow. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Shoe Box Gifts Campaign Comes To Emporium

    While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Emporium volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department responded to two calls Sunday. The first was for a fire in an outside metal storage shed at the Malizia home in Sunrise Acres. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Minor Change In Local Job Rate

    The unemployment rate in Cameron County slipped slightly during the month of September according to state Department of Labor & Industry figures. Cameron County’s rate climbed slightly to 11.5 percent, up from 11 percent for the month of August. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

  Cameron County Commissioners have announced a revised schedule of their November meetings. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

October Realty Transfers

Following are the Cameron County secured real estate transactions for October: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Dynamite Book Available From Historical Society

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo “70 Years—‘Explosive Industry’ of Cameron County is now available for purchase through the Cameron County Historical Society. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Deck Your Halls With a Mesh Ribbon Wreath

    Mesh ribbon wreaths are appearing as favorites on pinterest.  Nancy Zoschg will teach a class on making the wreath just in time for holiday decorating.  The class is planned for Tuesday, November 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The cost of $15.00 covers materials to make the wreath. (Full Story available on […]

Local Red Cross Reopens, Hosts Open House

    The American Red Cross serving Elk and Cameron counties will reopen the doors of its local office to area residents this November. The humanitarian organization, which aims to alleviate and prevent human suffering across the country, once again has a home base in the St. Marys community. (Full Story available on the newsstands, […]

ERHC Urges Outdoor Caution This Fall

    Elk Regional Health Center officials are urging local residents to be cautious when spending time outdoors this fall. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

National Fuel Rates Go Up

The Pennsylvania division of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has announced a quarterly adjustment to Gas Supply Charges effective November 1, 2012.  This adjustment will raise the monthly bill of a typical residential customer in northwestern Pennsylvania by $3.23, from $76.81 to $80.04. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Garden Club To Decorate Downtown

    The Emporium Garden Club will be decorating the downtown area for the holidays on Tuesday, November 13th at 10 a.m.  Members will meet at the Chamber office and get materials and go from there.  If you want to bring cutting tools for the evergreens and gloves, that would be helpful. (Full Story available […]

Charismatic Mass

    A huge indoor yard sale will be held at Country Blessings along with the weekly sale of  all shoes and purses 50% off. The sale runs now through November 9th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Whoooo Knows Owls, CCOYA Presents Program at Woodland

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities recently presented a program at the Woodland School for 1st and 2nd grade students. The program was for students who sign up for the Afterschool Express program through the Local Family Center. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Country Blessings

    A huge indoor yard sale will be held at Country Blessings along with the weekly sale of  all shoes and purses 50% off. The sale runs now through November 9th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bingo, Card Party

    CD of A Bingo/Card party will be held Thursday, November 8th at 7 p.m. in O’Connell Hall. Girls of all ages are invited to attend. There will be refreshments and prizes; $5.00 admission. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Food Pantry Distribution

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

4-H Shooting Sports Looking For New Members, Volunteers

    4-H Shooting Sports will hold an informational meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Moose Club in Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Muzzeloader 101 This Saturday

    The Sinnemahoning  Sportsmen’s Club and Pastor Chris Haas would like to remind you that Muzzeloader 101 will be presented at the club on Saturday, November 10th at 2 p.m.  Chris will share his love of the sport with young and old alike.  Plan on attending this event and learn all about the sport […]

Spaghetti Dinner

The youth of the Emporium Alliance Church will be having a spaghetti dinner on November 10th at 5 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Boosters

    There will be a meeting of the CCHS Music Boosters on Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the High School band room.  All boosters/parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Raiders Drop Season Finale

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team played their final game of their 2012 season last Friday night but fell to the Eisenhower Knights by a score of 49-12. At the CCHS football field, the Red Raiders gave the District 10 Region 2 Class A champions […]

Songer, Vogt To Play In Penn State DuBois Alumni Game

    The Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball program will kick off their 2012-2013 season with the 1st Annual Alumni Game. The PSUD basketball program will begin their PSUAC Championship defense with an exhibition game against some of the former greats from the program. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Got a great surprise when both my kids decided to take a break from their studies and come home for the weekend. For the first time in a long time our whole family was gathered in the living room on a Saturday afternoon and of course we watched college football. […]

Three Raiders Tabbed For AML Honors

    Three Cameron County High School seniors were named to the Allegheny Mountain League North Division all-star team for the 2012 season. Josh Reynolds was named as an offensive guard, Devin Mason was named as a linebacker and Dylan Armstrong was named to the defensive backfield. Port Allegany led with nine players selected, Otto-Eldred […]

Wandering Aimlessly, Hunting In Super Storm Sandy

  by Phil Burkhouse   It was Sunday afternoon, October 28th, and Jake and I had spent most of the day hiking ridges in West Creek looking for deer sign.  Sandy was on her way up the east coast, but the cloudy and misty weather we were experiencing was from a cold front from the […]

Hunting the Rut; Something New?

  by William Crisp   The hunting and fishing culture is a world heavily dependent on the virtue of “experience” and little changes over the years. Even our controversies are current issues which are dressed up in “new” packaging, but read decades old manuscripts and you’ll see the exact same old gripes being repackaged. (Full […]

4-Day Statewide Bear Season Centerpiece of Line Up

    Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said bear hunters soon will be able to enjoy a four-day statewide bear season, in addition to a full-week archery bear season and a series of extended bear seasons in certain Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) during the upcoming fall months. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

Bear Check Station Hours of Operation

    Hunters who harvest a bear during the statewide four-day general bear season must take it to one of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s check stations within 24 hours. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Take A Veteran Hunting

    Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, in partnership with the state chapters of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), are encouraging hunters to help veterans discover or rediscover the thrills and joys of hunting in Pennsylvania, including the archery bear season that will be open when Veterans Day is observed on Monday, […]

Bear Hunting Tips

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials point out that one of the biggest mistakes bear hunters make is failing to locate areas with good fall food supplies – acorns, hickory nuts, beechnuts, apples, corn – before the hunting season and overlooking areas of dense cover where bears like to hide. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Emporium and the Radio Days’

Cameron County, Emporium, Pa. has always seen disasters, small earthquakes and fires and the “Great Flood.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Skating Rink Trivia’

Congratulations to Jim Thomas for correctly answering the skating rink trivia question. Coins were thrown on the floor for skaters to collect. During my time, they included all denominations….not just pennies. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Shelley Slottje

(1961-2012) Shelley E. Slottje, 51, of 19 W. 6th St., died Friday morning (Nov. 2, 2012) at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Shirley Henry

(1922-2012) Shirley C. Henry passed from life on earth to the arms of her Lord Friday evening (Nov. 2, 2012) at The Bradford County Manor in Burlington. Prior to returning to Bradford County, Shirley was in assisted living at Stratford Court in Palm Harbor, FL.  

James Lathrop

(1934-2012) James E. Lathrop, 78, formerly of Volney Street, Port Allegany, died Friday (Nov. 2, 2012) in Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Andrew Kalafut

(1940-2012) Andrew W. Kalafut, 72, formerly of Emporium, passed away peacefully on Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) at his residence in Bullhead City, Arizona after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Whiting Found Not Guilty In Cameron County Trial

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor After deliberating more than two hours, a Cameron County jury last week found Stanley Whiting not guilty of all charges, including burglary. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

3,653 Voters Eligible For Nov. 6 Election

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor With the Presidential election fast approaching, more than 3,000 voters are registered here in Cameron County. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Come Run With the Big Dogs at the Park

    Come and Run With the Big Dogs at the Sinnemahoning State Park! Canadian-American Sledders Dry – Land Races will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Holiday Home Tour Is Back

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The halls will be decked in time for this year’s Holiday House Tour during Christmas in the Wilds on Friday, December 7.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Outdoor Club Hikes Fred Woods Trail

    The High School Outdoor Club recently took advantage of a beautiful Fall afternoon to hike the Fred Woods Trail. The Trail takes its visitors through large rocks and rock slots and leads to great overlooks above the Bennett Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Open Prayer, Communion at UMC

    The First United Methodist Church of Emporium invites you to join us for a day of Open Prayer and Open Communion.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

School Retiree Christmas Luncheon

    A Christmas Luncheon is being planned for ladies who retired from or are past employees of the Cameron County School District,  on Wednesday, December 5, at the firehall.  Doors will open for the luncheon at noon and lunch will be at 1 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

Daughters of the American Revolution Dedication Ceremony

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Members of the Penn Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Rich Valley Cemetery outside of Emporium to dedicate a newly-installed memorial to “Real Daughter” Susannah Chadwick.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Story of the Sinnemahone

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Time is almost up to order a copy of “The Story of the Sinnemahone” from the Cameron County Historical Society.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)    

Blood Drive Short of Goal

The Emporium Red Cross Blood Drive was held at the VFW Club Rooms on Thursday, October 11th, with 27 successful donations. Thirty donors were presented but five of them were deferrals. Unfortunately, the goal of 40 pints wasn’t met, but hopefully, there will be a better turnout for the next scheduled Blood Drive.   (Full […]

CD of A Bingo, Card Party

    CD of A Bingo/Card party will be held Thursday, November 8th at 7 p.m. in O’Connell Hall. Girls of all ages are invited to attend. There will be refreshments and prizes; $5.00 admission.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Veterans Day Dinner

    uThe annual Veterans Day Dinner at the Cameron County Vets Club will be held Sunday, November 11th.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Elk Regional Improves Imaging Capabilities

    The MRI Department at Elk Regional Health Center recently received software and hardware upgrades that have enhanced the hospital’s imaging capabilities by improving image quality, decreasing image processing time, and enabling the department to perform more imaging exams for patients with impaired kidney function.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

Grove, Gibson Halloween Party

    Grove and Gibson townships’ Halloween party will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 31st) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sinnamahoning Fire Department.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)