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Death Notices
Irene M. Hicks
Irene M. Hicks, 89, formerly of Genesee, died April 26,
2010, in the Sweden Valley Manor. Burial was in Raymond
Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Olney
Funeral Home, Ulysses. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance.
Violet M. Abbey
Violet M. Abbey, 76, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Westfield and Harrison Valley, died April 26, 2010 in her home.
Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery. Arrangements were under
the direction of Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Katheryn Tomaino
Katheryn Kelly Tomaino, 87, of Westfield, died April 15,
2010, in Sweden Valley Manor. Arrangements were under the
direction of Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Charles S. Downing
Charles S. Downing, 81, of Genesee, formerly of Cleveland,
Ohio, died April 20, 2010, Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements
were under the direction of Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Burial, with military rites, was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
Coudersport Alliance Church is hosting missionary conferences this month. On Saturday (today), Debbi Clouser, missionary to Africa, will be speaking following a dinner at 6:15
pm. On Sunday, she will meet with the youth at 8:45 am, followed by a presentation to the congregation at the 10 am
worship service. At the same time, a children’s missionary
conference will be conducted, enhanced with puppets,
games, stories and awards. Next weekend, Tom and Tina
Froehlich (shown with their family) will speak. They are missionaries to Uruguay. On Saturday, May 8, at 7 pm, they’ll be
guests at a dessert social. On Sunday, Tom will address the
teens at 8:45 am, and both will share in the 10 am worship
service. The children will once again have their own missions
conference. The public is welcome at any of the events.
Joanne A. Smith
Joanne A. Smith, 72, of Emporium, died at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, on April 23, 2010. Among survivors is her
husband, Charles Smith. Mrs. Smith retired from Motor Coil,
where she worked for many years. Arrangements were under the direction of Barnett Funeral Home. Burial was in the
Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Christian music festival planned
Christian bands are being sought to perform at a Christian Music Festival, slated for Aug. 19-21 at Allegheny
River Campground, between Coudersport and Roulette.
Jennifer Stambaugh and Andy Kulp are spearheading the
event, with lots of music as well as morning and evening
devotion times. Booking of bands is continuing; local acts
will also be featured along with some big names.
A raffle is underway to raise funds. Tickets can be
purchased online at The website
also features updated information on the festival.
Primitive camping will be available on-site. Food and
vendor items will also be available.
Volunteers are needed in many capacities. Sponsors and
vendors are also being sought.
Special musical entertainment slated
Music is in the air at Café Olga in Coudersport, with more events
recently added to the schedule.
On Saturday (tonight), Every Tom, Jeff and Larry will be performing rock ‘n roll favorites starting at 7 pm.
On Tuesday, May 4, host band will be Jakob’s Hollow for a free
“open mic” format starting at 7 pm. Singers and instrumentalists are
The big event is the Saturday, May 8, Songwriter’s Roundtable.
Joining host Jakob’s Hollow will be the bluegrass favorites, Fellswoop, from Allentown and noted blues guitarist V. W. Paul from
The night kicks off with open mic at 6, followed by the main
show at 7:30. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for those
under age 18. There will be a Mexican theme in recognition Cinco
de Mayo.
Caregiver programs has openings
Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in
the Family Caregiver Support Programs, which assist those
who are helping older relatives or friends stay at home and
as remain as independent as possible.
Programs provide funds for caregiving, as well as assistive devices (bedside commode, lift chair, etc.) and home
modifications (ramps, grab bars, stair lifts) on a limited
Reimbursement rates for services and supplies vary,
based upon household income, and range from $200-$300
per month. An additional funding stream covers home
modifications and assistive devices, to a maximum lifetime
amount up to $2,000.
For more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging
by calling Rhoda or Donna at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-8002560.
Fellswoop, recording artist and festival favorite, brings its instrumental and vocal fun to the Songwriters Roundtable in
Coudersport on Saturday night, May 8.
CCHS Class of 1985 plans reunion
Members of the Cameron County High School class of 1985 will gather
for their 25th reunion July 30 through Aug. 1.
Activities will include a memorial bowling tournament on Friday night, a
fishing derby on Saturday morning and a dinner and dance at the Emporium
Country Club on Saturday night.
More information is available from Darryl Lyon at [email protected]
I would like you all to know how much your caring for Gordy and me and our family has meant during
this time. Each day receiving your notes and condolence and all the beautiful flowers and mass cards has
filled me with a great feeling of love which you have
expressed. Whether you spoke it or thought it I believe
I could feel it. Gordy and I have such beautiful friends.
Thank You
Joan Klinestiver
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Alumni Banquet reservations due
Plans have been announced for the annual Emporium/Cameron
County High School alumni banquet, to be held on Saturday, May
29, at the high school gym, starting at 6 pm.
Reservations are due by May 1 and are $15, which includes
dues. Additionally, donations are being accepted for the Harriet
Kennedy Horning Scholarship Fund.
Reservations should be sent to Ruth Metcalf, 216 W. Allegany
Ave., Emporium PA 15834.
Coudersport Area High School
has announced its honor roll for the
third nine-week marking period of
the 2009-10 school year. Students
named to the distinguished honor
roll have maintained an average of
95 percent or above. Those on the
honor roll have averaged at least 90
Grade 12: Sheldon Carpenter,
Madel Coole, Dakota Dehn, Christopher Deitrick, Kyle Freeman,
Allison Giannotti, Emily Giannotti,
Shelby Glassmire, Sarah Hutcheson,
Jacob Kio, Katherine Lamb, Maureen McCusker, Denielle Moshier,
Kyle Pelchy, Kory Rees, Heidi
Reese, Christopher Symans, Eric
Szekely, Kayla Thomas and Savannah Whitman.
Grade 11: Victoria Brown, Nicole
Burdick, Allyson Elliott, Jenna Elliott, Hannah Fink, Colton Gerhart,
Keri Hamilton, Nicholas Jolley, Brian Kane, Vincent Marzo, Korianne
McManus, Rachel Morris, Circe
Rosenberry, Madison Stager, Justin
Strawderman and Kevin Wolfinger.
Grade 10: Kayla Ayers, Trey
Borro, Delanie Cowburn, Alexander
Hutcheson, Jennifer Kane, Colin
Mahon, Joanne Martinez, Timothy
McCusker, Amanda Morey, Sabrina
Newton, Christopher Rigas, Garrett
Russell, Miranda Sickler, Marina
Snyder, Kirstyn Whitman and Haley
Grade 9: Nickolai Ayers, Jason
Bertrand, Sarah Doyle, Mitchell
Freeman, Ryan Gerner, Kayla Gleason, Alyssa Kautz, Jeffrey McManus, Kelsey Miller, Josiah Ott, John
Michael Rigas and Clayton Wilson
Grade 8: Philip Andrus, Hailey
Brown, James Brown, Keirsten
Counts, Nicole Fink, Jenna Gabreski, Natalie Giannotti, Reese Hayes,
Ethan Hite, Cameron Kockler, Rebekah Long, Adelyn Martinez, Joel
Pepper, Jerzi Phelps, Jenna Rees,
Andrew Rigas, Victoria Robinson,
Courtney Rogers, Forest Tuttle and
Katelyn Wright.
Grade 7: Madison Carts, Michael
Chambers, Branson Elliott, Scott
Furman, Brittany Hunt, Daniel
Kane, John Maher, James Maynard,
Rachel Newton, Austin Ricke, Gabe
Trimbur, Cheyenne Williams and
Morgan Wilson.
Honor Roll
Grade 12: Jordan Barnett, Kenneth Boyd, Dirk Cowburn, Kati
Franklin, Kyle Franklin, Megan
Gleason, Samuel Hankins, Daniel
Kudrick, Simon Lange, Andrew
Mickle, Samantha Reed and Bruce
Grade 11: Maggie Acker, Nathan Amidon, Joe Ayers, Danielle
Fitzsimmons, Josiah Kenyon,
Holden Ottolini, Amanda Ramage,
Caleb Spring and Sara White.
Grade 10: Johnnyo Amato, Andrew Eckert, Rachel Eller, Steven
Forney, Alexander Furman, Megan
Gee, Jason Gibson, Brailee Linden,
William Majot, Skyler Marshall,
Victoria Russell, Angela Smoulder,
James Snook, Kyle Strawderman,
Heather Supplee, Kyla Wright and
George Wyatt.
Grade 9: Ty Borro, Robert Brown,
Ryan Counts, Rachel Gibson, Taylor
Green, Sarah Henning, Kelsey
Karpinski, Summer Lauber, Michael
Lauer, Kelly Loveland, Santiago
Martinez, Megan Strawderman and
Caden Whitman
Grade 8: Briggs Amidon, Sara
Buchholz, Aaron Burkhardt, Darian
Dubots, Zachary Elenchin, Cody
Heasley, Thomas Heller, Alexander
Hershey, Logan Marshall, Kayla
Morey, Sarah Olvera, Benjamin Ragosta, Emily Sharer, Jacob Swede
and Carlie Watson.
Grade 7: Elizabeth Burd, Michaela Keating, Dianne Matteson,
Derek Matzinger, Adele Smith and
Dustin VanPelt.
We would like to express our appreciation for all
those who participated and donated to the Red Cross
Blood drive on April 15. You succeeded in changing
many lives by giving. Our goal was 73 and we received
71 units. The following individuals were awarded pins:
First time donors- Louis Fragale, Richard Balizet, Gabrielle Hopwood, Yvonne Bard and Delores Haas. A
one pint gallon pin was awarded to Dorothy Beck and a
13 gallon pin to Robin Kuleck.
The following people volunteered to help make this
drive a success: Eleanor Kerr, Josephine Sarick, Bonnie Pearson, Pat Pearson, Phyllis Sullivan, Peggy Vail,
Joanne Thompson and Barry Sarick. Verna Kondek
was with us and is getting stronger each drive. A blood
donor quilt made with t-shirts awarded Gladys Miller
was also on display. Thank you, everyone!
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