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October 21st, 2012

More Project FeederWatch participants needed to track winter birds

October 21, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y.—The 26th season of Project FeederWatch begins November 10, and participants are needed more than ever. By watching their feeders from November through April and submitting their observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird watchers make it possible for scientists to keep track of changing bird populations across the continent. New or returning participants can sign up anytime at www.FeederWatch.org.

ECCOTA announces upcoming art classes

October 21, 2012

Elk County Council on the Arts is excited to announce two upcoming art classes for November.
Please call ECCOTA at 772-7051 for more information or to sign up for these classes. Information is also available at www.eccota.com. Elk County Council on the Arts is located at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.

Students present work at State Occupational Therapy Conference

October 21, 2012

Three Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students from Penn State DuBois recently made a presentation on their circular and extra circular work at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association’s (POTA) annual conference in Lancaster.

October 19th

Volunteer Schedule for Christian Food Bank

October 20, 2012

The following is the volunteer schedule for the Christian Food Bank for the month of November 2012.
Week 1 – Thursday, November 1
PACK: Lois Straub – Dick Bauer, Rita Wiesner, Alice Wiesner, Bonnie and Butch Sherry, Gwynne and Sonny Lenze, and Darcy Geci
RECEIVE: Mary Benigni
INTERVIEW: Tina Gradizzi
DISTRIBUTE: Peg Schreiber – Ron Haberberger, Ann Lenze, Fred and Peg Schreiber, Bonita Zelt, Sandy and Joe Wilhelm, Jean Miller, Jean Rigard and JoAnn Fritz
CHAPLAIN: Fr. James Falusczak
Week 2 - Thursday, November 8

ID requested, not required, in General Election

October 20, 2012

Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.  All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter's names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.  Acceptable IDs include:
• Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (including the Department of State Voter ID Card)
• PA Driver’s License or Non-driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)

WPSU hosting live debate with Thompson, Dumas

October 19, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fifth Congressional District Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Charles Dumas will face off at a debate in front of a live audience in the lobby of the Outreach Building at Penn State’s Innovation Park on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson

October 19, 2012

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79, of Cranberry Township, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Alexander P. and Virginia (Kellert) Reid. On May 8, 1953, in Dubois, she married Francis T. Etherson, who survives.
She lived in St. Marys for over 30 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church of St. Marys, a member of several bridge clubs, a local Quilt Guild, a volunteer knitter for Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

October 18th

Sara J. Parana

October 18, 2012

Sara J. Parana, 76, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Sept. 19, 1936 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Jacob and Marquerite Smith Ames. On Aug. 28, 1959, she married Joseph V. Parana, who survives.
Mrs. Parana was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years.
She had been employed at Ridgway Area High School, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Parana loved animals and enjoyed reading.

Corbett signs law helping Pa. fire and emergency companies

October 18, 2012

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday ceremonially signed the Firefighter Grant Program law, also known as Senate Bill 866, providing grant money for Pennsylvania’s fire, ambulance and emergency companies.

Pennsylvania is RV friendly

October 18, 2012

CAMP HILL – Pennsylvania welcomes RVers with the official “RV Friendly” logo designed to let travelers know which businesses can accommodate their RV. 

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team defeated the visiting Bellefonte squad 121.125-114....
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...