October 22nd, 2012
Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
ITHACA, N.Y.â€”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.
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.
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 Associationâ€™s (POTA) annual conference in Lancaster.
The following is the volunteer schedule for the Christian Food Bank for the month of November 2012.
Week 1 â€“ Thursday, November 1
PACK: Lois Straub â€“ 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 â€“ 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
Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.Â All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise.Â Voter's names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.Â Acceptable IDs include:
â€˘ Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (including the Department of State Voter ID Card)
â€˘ PA Driverâ€™s License or Non-driverâ€™s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” 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 Stateâ€™s Innovation Park on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG â€“ Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday ceremonially signed the Firefighter Grant Program law, also known as Senate Bill 866, providing grant money for Pennsylvaniaâ€™s fire, ambulance and emergency companies.