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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Christmas toy drive
deadline Tuesday
Death Notices
A drive to provide Christmas
toys for children from low-income families continues in Cameron County. Families who would
like to sign up for gifts should
stop at the Cameron County Assistance Office at 411 Chestnut
Street in Emporium.
Meanwhile, many Emporium
area businesses and organizations are supporting the annual
Christmas Toy Drive for needy
children, in partnership with the
local Ministerium and the Salvation Army.
New, unwrapped toys can be
taken to any of these locations
through Tuesday: Northwest
Savings Bank, Dollar General,
Emporium Post Office, Citizens
and Northern Bank, GKN Sinter
Metals, Mountain Laurel Federal
Credit Union and local churches.
Patricia B. Chapell
Patricia B. Chapell, 75, of Sweden Valley died Dec.4, 2010,
at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. In 1968, she married Clement C. Chapell, who predeceased her. She worked at several local health institutes, including Potter County Memorial Hospital, Maple View Nursing Home and Sweden Valley Manor. She
was a member and secretary of AMOMA and was a 4-H horse
judge. Among survivors are her mother, Elnora (Douglas) Burrous; a son, Chuck Chapell of Coudersport; a daughter, Edith
Nickelsberg of California; and a sister, Leona (Allen) Matz
of West Branch. A memorial service will be held at noon on
Sunday, Dec.19, at Sweden Valley Grange. Memorials may be
made to the Potter County Unit of the American Cancer Society or Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Assn.
Irene M. North
Irene M. North, 73, of Harrison Valley died Dec. 3, 2010, in
her home. She was employed by the Northern Potter School
District for many years and was organist for Harrison Valley
Federated Church. She also was a local election official for
Harrison Township and served as Potter County coordinator for
the state’s West Nile Virus Project. Among survivors are her
husband of 56 years, Jerrold L. North; two sons; three sisters
and a brother. Burial was in Whites Corners Cemetery. Olney
Funeral Home of Ulysses was in charge of arrangements.
Gregory S. Hess
Lucinda Weakland & Thomas H. Greene
Gregory S. Hess, 50, of Emporium, formerly of Lancaster
County, died Dec. 4, 2010, in an automobile accident. He was
a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his mother, Elva
Bucher Hess of Wrightsville, and two brothers. Barnett Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Weakland of Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucinda Weakland to Thomas H. Greene, Jr., son of the late Barbara Buck of
Oakland, CA and the late Thomas H. Greene, Sr. of Lake Placid,
The bride is a graduate of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (1982), Medaille College, Buffalo, NY (1980), and Hamburg High School, Hamburg, NY (1976. She is employed at the
Potter County Department of Emergency Services.
The groom is a a graduate of the California Pacific School of
Religion (1977), the University of California at Berkeley (1971),
and Richmond Union High School (1971), Oakland, California.
Mr. Greene is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and a veteran
of two tours in Vietnam as a U.S. Army Ranger and POW, receiving numerous medals and commendations.
A December 29, 2010 wedding is planned at St. Eulalia Church
in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.
Marian A. Whiting
Marian A. Whiting, 84, of St. Marys, formerly of Emporium,
died Nov. 30, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center. A 1944
graduate of Emporium High School, she was briefly employed
by Sylvania Electric and later was a clerk for several Emporium businesses. Among survivors are her husband of 70 years,
James Whiting, and a sister in law, Beverly (Richard) Cool of
Emporium. Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
Mary J. Elliott
Mary J. Elliott 94, of Westfield, died Dec.1, 2010, at Sweden
Valley Manor, Coudersport. Arrangements are under the direction of the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.
support group
to meet
Cedryck Richard Walaski
A son, Cedryck Richard Walaski, was born on Nov. 30, 2010,
to Gary Joseph and Nicole Lynne (Hurd) Walaski of Mills. He
weighed, 8 pounds, 8.6 ounces, and joins a brother, Dawson,
age 3.
Maternal grandparents are Clayton and Patty Hurd of Mills.
Maternal great-grandparents are Roxie Sharp of Mills and Fred
Hoppe of Sabinsville.
Paternal grandparents are Gary and Sue Walaski of Coudersport. Paternal great-grandmother is Betty Northrop of Coudersport.
A fibromyalgia support group is being formed
at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, under the
leadership of Terri Cooney.
Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in
2005, Cooney has researched the illness extensively, including various treatment options. She
is also a Reiki master and teacher and is experi-
Students promoting
local shopping
Hebron Center Christian School
students are once again offering
free gift wrapping at Wagner Ace
Hardware in Coudersport. It’s an
effort by the school to promote
local shopping.
Students will have their wrapping booth set up at Wagner Ace
on Saturday (today) from 9 to
4; Friday, Dec. 17, from 11 to 6;
Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 4.
The following week, students
will wrap Monday through Thursday (Dec. 20-23) from 9-6 and on
Christmas Eve from 9 to 3.
They’ll be selling locally-made
chocolate lollipops to raise money
for the school.
enced in a number of mind/body therapies such
as meditation, biofeedback, yoga and hypnosis.
Group will provide education to patients and
caregivers, coping strategies and moral support
as well increasing awareness of fibromyalgia.
She can be reached at fi[email protected] or
Jayden Joseph Kightlinger
Rory and Ellin (Saullo) Kightlinger of Port Allegany are parents of a son born Oct. 30, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial
Hospital in Coudersport. Jayden Joseph Kightlinger weight 6
pounds, 13 ounces.
Paternal grandparents are Joe and Lisa Kightlinger. Paternal
great-grandparents are Dan Kightlinger Sr. and Katherine and
Amador Garrote of Galeton.
Maternal grandparents are John and Nancy Saullo of Russell. Maternal great-grandparents are John and Ann Rupczyk of
Sugargrove and Angie Saullo of Jamestown. N.Y.
Week of December 11
Saturday, December 11:
Cameron County Christmas in the Wilds - Downtown
Emporium with events throughout the day!
Cookie Walk - First United Methodist Church, Emporium from 9am - 1:30pm
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Cameron County School Board Meeting - High
School Library, Emporium at 7pm
Friday, December 17:
Cameron County Community Christmas Service
- First United Methodist Church, Emporium at 7pm
Week of December 18
Sunday, December 12:
Saturday, December 18:
Sunday Bingo Fundraiser - Emporium Senior Center
from 1:30 - 4:30pm
Read About It! Discussion Group - Coudersport Public Library from 1 - 2:30pm; visit www.pahumanities.
org for info
Monday, December 13:
Coudersport School Board Work Session - Jr./Sr.
High School LGI Room, Coudersport at 7pm
Tuesday, December 14:
Potter County Planning Commission Meeting - Commission Office, Coudersport at 6pm
Wednesday, December 15:
Community Blood Bank Blood Drive - Conference
Room, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital from 10am
- 4pm
Winter Backyard Birding - Sinnemahoning State Park
from 1 - 3pm; meet at Maintenance Bldg., Swank
Rd., below the dam
Sunday, December 19:
Service of Lessons and Carols - Christ Episcopal
Church, Coudersport at 7pm; all welcome!
Monday, December 20:
Senior Luncheon - Austin United Methodist Church
basement at Noon
Community Advent Luncheon - Sweden Valley
United Methodist Church at Noon; Fr. James, St.
Eulalia Church, speaker
Cameron County Commissioners Meeting - Cameron
County Courthouse at Noon
Cameron Co. Food Pantry - Bldg. behind Northern
Tier Community Action offices, 135 W. 4th St.,
Emporium from 1-3pm
Wednesday, December 22:
Coudersport Borough Meeting - Borough Maintenance Facility, Damascus Road, Coudersport at
Tuesday, December 21: First Day of Winter
Community Advent Luncheon - First Presbyterian
Church, Coudersport at Noon; Rev. Scott Ogden,
Park UMC, speaker
Thursday, December 23:
Coudersport 5th & 6th Grade Chorus/6th Grade
Band Christmas Concert - Coudersport HS Auditorium at 7pm
Medicare Enrollment Assistance - Coudersport
Senior Center from 10am - 2pm; call Darcy Shutt at
544-7315 or 800-800-2560 for an appointment
Thursday, December 16:
Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve
Potter County Commissioners Meeting - Gunzburger
County Office Building, Coudersport at 11am
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