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November 4th, 2012

Rides for Vets fundraiser offers a way to honor a veteran

November 4, 2012

The annual holiday to remember veterans is quickly approaching and the Rides for Vets program in Elk and Cameron counties is offering a way to honor the veteran(s) in your life.
"We were looking for a way to honor military service people on Veterans Day while giving loved ones a memento to hold on to after the fact," said Kellie Rusciolelli, Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator. "Elkwood Arts was the perfect place to request help in creating ornaments."
Once the wooden ornament is purchased it will then be displayed for all to see.

ERHC gives back to Cameron County

November 4, 2012

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Monica G. Defranco

November 4, 2012

Monica G. Defranco, 89, of 207 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Mae Kerner Bauer. On June 28, 1948 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Fred T. Defranco, who survives.
Mrs. Defranco was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1940. She was a former employee of Sylvania and a member of the Queen of the World Church.

November 2nd

Dutch close out regular season with 24-0 win over Bellefonte

November 2, 2012

Equine Dice Run raises funds for Make-A-Wish

November 2, 2012

Organizers of the Equine Dice Run appreciate all of the participation from the riders and volunteers for their hard work in hosting the event, which took place at the St. Marys Campowners on Sept. 15 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event raised an amazing $7,216.22.

Area Catholic churches taking up collection for Sandy relief

November 2, 2012

Please be advised that in response to the many individuals and parishes who have been inquiring, Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Erie, has authorized parishes to take a collection to support disaster relief services related to Hurricane Sandy. Pastors are free to choose the Sunday on which they will hold the collection. Donations will then be sent to the Diocese of Erie for distribution to organizations providing help on the ground in the areas most in need of relief. One hundred percent of the money collected will be donated.

Shelley L. Robuck

November 2, 2012

Shelley L. Robuck, 56, of 510 Third Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1955 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque.
She married David E. Robuck on June 15, 1974 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He survives.
Shelley resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1974 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.

Brookville named one of 'Prettiest Painted Places'

November 2, 2012

If you want to see the prettiest painted communities in America, you’re going to need a lot of time, several tanks of gas, and a state-of-the-art GPS.  The Paint Quality Institute has identified the nation’s 12 most beautifully painted neighborhoods and towns, and many are little-known and far from the beaten path.

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes

November 2, 2012

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes, 65, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at home.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Guido and Mary Wurm Facchine.
Gail was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School and Seton Hill College. She received her Masters in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught fourth grade and was the Instructional Support teacher at Mt. View School in Latrobe prior to retiring in 2004.

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth

November 2, 2012

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth, 71, of 811 Washington St., St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 following a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in New Millport, a son of the late Russell and Bertha Chittister Farnsworth.
On Feb. 4, 1967 in St. Mary's Church, he married Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, who survives.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been discharged in January of 1968. He made his career working at St. Marys Carbon and Stackpole Carbon Company. He also spent time as a truck driver and working at the All American Car Wash.

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