Scarnati Sworn In As Senate President Pro
WARREN—State Senator Joe Scarnati of the 25th
District was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for a
third time. He will serve this term for the 2011-2012 legislative session.
"Once again, I am honored and humbled to be named President Pro
Tempore by my colleagues in the Senate," Scarnati stated. "Certainly, we have
accomplished a lot over the past several years, and I look forward to leading
this chamber in the next legislative session."
Scarnati mentioned that during his swearing-in
speech, he wanted to focus his remarks on jobs, the struggles of working
families, and the concerns of our job creators.
"We are going through the worst economy since
the Great Depression, and I felt it was important to drive home to
Pennsylvanians that focus must continue to be on putting people back to work,"
Scarnati stated. "With many new faces and ideas, I am confident that we can
enact fiscally sound policy that will get workers working and businesses doing
business right here in Pennsylvania."
"With that said, a recognition of the fiscal
realities of the Pennsylvania family and a reduction in government spending must
go hand in hand," Scarnati added. "Our attention cannot be diverted, as we are
clearly living in difficult economic times. Therefore, it is not only
necessary, but our responsibility to make difficult budgetary decisions, and
ensure that our citizens are keeping more of the money they earn."
According to Scarnati there will be many
issues facing legislators in the 2011-2012 legislative session, such as
transportation, education, Marcellus Shale, and others.
"However, I am confident that we will not lose
sight of our core mission of not compromising the family budget for that of the
state budget," Scarnati concluded. "Again, I thank my colleagues, and I am
ready to continue making Pennsylvania a better place to live, work, and raise a
Causer Takes Oath of Office
Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) officially began his fifth
two-year term representing the people of Cameron, Potter and McKean counties
today as he and 200 other state House lawmakers were sworn in at the state
Capitol in Harrisburg.
a substantial House Republican majority and a new governor on the way, there is
a lot of optimism and excitement among lawmakers today,” Causer said. “I know we
have significant challenges ahead, especially when it comes to our state budget,
but I believe we have the right leaders in place to move our state in the right
Causer said his top priority for 2011 is to pass an on-time,
fiscally responsible state budget.
“Not one single budget was done on time in the eight years of the
Rendell administration, and spending increased substantially on his watch,”
Causer said. “It’s time to reassess every budget line item and bring state
spending under control, and we need to do it by the June 30 budget deadline.”
The lawmaker said he is also focused on making the state more
attractive to employers to create jobs and reduce unemployment. As part of that
effort, Causer said lawmakers need to repeal onerous regulations that stifle job
Other issues the General Assembly will likely take up in the new
session include privatizing the state’s liquor store system, enacting expanded
Castle Doctrine legislation to ensure an individual’s right to self defense,
reforming lawsuit abuse and ensuring sufficient and fair distribution of funding
for the state’s transportation infrastructure.
In addition to these legislative issues, Causer said he remains
committed to providing the best possible constituent service to residents of the
67th Legislative District.
“Harrisburg is a long way from Cameron, Potter and McKean
counties, but my office is available to serve as your link to state government,”
The lawmaker operates offices at 78 Main St., First Floor, in
Bradford (telephone 814-362-4400) and at 107 S. Main St. in Coudersport
(telephone 814-274-9769). He holds office hours once a month in Emporium and
Port Allegany. He also maintains a Web site at
www.RepCauser.com and is on Facebook at
- Bill Belitskus of Kane, left, environmental activist, attended
the McKean County Commissioners' meeting Tuesday morning to talk about concerns
over Marcellus Shale drilling. Commissioner chairman Joe DeMott is standing;
seated are Judith Church and Al Pingie.
Martha Knight Photo/Story
Forged Clothing: A
company with a mission
Forged Clothing is a company that
sells rock-style merchandise with a mission. They
are big contributors to many charitable
organizations, giving back to those men and women
who have served our country. I asked Forged’s
president, Mike Sauers how this idea came to him and
what the company’s mission is. Here’s Mike’s
response to how Forged Clothing came to be the
successful business it is today:
The concept for
Forged was conceived while I was deployed to Ramadi,
Iraq in 2006, Ramadi’s in the al-am bar providence;
It was home to the most bloodshed in the Iraq war.
On November 19, 2006 we got into a heavy engagement
with enemy fighters, at the end of the day, one man
had lost his life, two others had been shot, and two
of my teammates had suffered catastrophic injuries,
and were battling for their life.
After the smoke
had settled, and we got back to camp, I dropped my
gear and sat in my room, I started thinking about
all my teammates who will never be able to
accomplish their life’s goals, and dreams because of
injury or death, and then I began to think about my
own life goals and ambitions.
To this point in
my life, I had been successful in achieving almost
everything I seriously put my mind into, I thought
to myself, “what else in life do you want to
accomplish?”, I’ve always had the entrepreneur
mindset, just no real motivation to pursue it, even
back in high school, I was always hustling something
to make a few bucks. I loved being a SEAL, and
everything we stand for, you could never have told
me when I was in my early 20’s that I wasn’t going
to stay in for the long haul, but the more I thought
about it the more it made sense, if I was going to
try and build a successful empire, I should do it
while I’m still relatively young, with limited
attachments. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to
pursue, but one thing was for certain, I wanted to
be able to give back to my brothers, and the
community that made me who I am today.
I started writing
business plans, I must have written a dozen, and
then I compared them to see which one was most
attainable, I had some money saved up, but not
enough to get any of my plans off the ground. My
enlistment in the Navy was up in a few months, so I
had a choice to make, they were offering me a
$75,000 bonus to sign for another four years, I was
31, and had twelve years under my belt, over half
way to military retirement, so this was a major
I contacted my
long time friend and teammate Ryan Williams to seek
some advice, he was at the same pinnacle point in
his career also, we had tried to start a few small
time ventures in the years prior, but with the heavy
work schedule of the Teams, they always fizzled out.
Ryan was interested in pursuing a new adventure
also, we talked about it for a few weeks then
decided to go for it, even know we still weren’t
sure what “it” was.
When I got back
from Iraq we started brain storming Ideas, In the
mean time I was helping a friend produce a T-shirt
to raise money for a wounded teammate, I had been in
charge of making shirts and hats for my platoons for
a couple years, I never actually designed anything,
but managed the production process. The shirts sold
out in a few days, and we raised some good money for
the cause, I remember watching guys wear the shirts
around the team with pride, that’s when it came to
me. There’s no better way to express yourself or
relate yourself to a community than with what you
wear, it’s like hanging a sign on your chest. You
can tell a lot about a person from what they’re
wearing, like what kind of music they listen to,
their favorite sports team, interest, hobbies, etc.
I talked with Ryan
and we decided to make some shirts and test our idea
out. With no graphic design experience, Ryan bought
a design program, and taught himself how to use it.
I started researching apparel manufactures, and
print shops in southern California. We knew we
wanted to make this a big scale operation so we
searched out the biggest and best in the field, but
getting our foot in the door with these companies
was difficult. Finally, after pitching our story a
few dozen times we found some good patriots who were
willing to work with us. We sold the shirts around
the teams and to our friends. During the holiday
season our sales shot through the roof; we sold 500
shirts that month, not bad considering that was out
of the back of my car. We got outstanding support
from the Special Forces community; they’re a big
reason why Forged is so successful today.
We had originally
named the brand Knox, like in Hard Knox, but soon
enough we were in a trademark dispute with another
company. This was a tough blow for us and seemed
devastating at first. Little did we know it would
end up being a blessing in disguise, we had cool
shirts with gnarly designs, and knew what the brand
stood for. We just needed the right name.
After about a
month of searching the internet for names that
weren’t trademarked, my brain was fried; I took a
break from the computer and for some reason I can’t
recall. I was digging through my closet, and I came
across my old Bud’s hell week t-shirt which I hadn’t
seen in years. I picked it up and looked at it,
there was a saying on it that read “the hardest
steel is Forged in the hottest fire,” I paused for a
second and read it again, aloud this time, and with
some emotion. I was like, that’s it, “FORGED” is the
single most word that sums up who we are, and what
we stand for. Forged is used commonly in the Special
Forces community to explain someone who has been
strengthened (or hardened) from facing adversity.
paragraph of the United States Navy SEAL Creed
reads, in times of war or uncertainty there is a
special breed of warrior ready to answer our
Nation’s call; common men with uncommon desire to
succeed. Forged by adversity, they stands alongside
America’s finest special operations forces to serve
their country, the American people, and protect
their way of life. We are those men.
EMA and County Planning Commission Update County A-HMA.
SMETHPORT – The McKean County Emergency
Management Agency and the McKean County Planning Commission, together with
Michael Baker Jr., Inc. have begun updating the McKean County All-Hazards
The updated Hazard Mitigation Plan will be the
blueprint for further reducing property damage and saving lives from the effects
of future natural and man-made disasters within the County. This update is also
required in order for all jurisdictions within the County to be eligible to
receive certain types of state and federal funding both before and after a
Municipal officials must attend meetings and
actively participate in the planning process by providing valuable local
information in order to be covered by the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The County is pleased to announce that the
hazard mitigation planning process will have a dedicated website that can be
http://www.McKeanHMP.com. This website,
which will be updated throughout the planning process, features general
information on hazard mitigation and specific information about the County
planning process including announcements and a calendar of events. The website
also allows those interested to submit comments and/or concerns pertaining to
the Hazard Mitigation Plan throughout the planning process.
The McKean County Hazard Mitigation Planning
Team is also seeking the public’s assistance and input by requesting that anyone
with disaster-related stories or photographs submit those via the dedicated
Hazard Mitigation Plan website at
The public is invited to comment in person on
the draft Plan and the planning process at a public meeting slated for March 16,
2011 at the McKean County Emergency Management Agency.
Ben is the grandson of Mona and the late
Richard Budd of Port Allegany.
Man's Travels Abroad Discussed During
Recent Rotary Meeting - Ben
Capatch of Coudersport, and former
Coudersport Rotary Foreign Exchange
Student, provided a slide show and oral
presentation to the local Rotary members
earlier this week about his experiences
living abroad in Istanbul, Turkey last
year; together with a display of various
Turkish jewelry and artifacts that Ben
brought back as gifts for the local
Rotarians as a thank you for
coordinating his travels abroad.
Changes Business Model
By Martha Knight
ELDRED—Sixty years of beef and
other meat distribution are coming to an end at Whitehawk Beef. The company will
continue in business, but as a broker and trader of meat.
Steve Slavin describes the change
as a change in business model, in which meat processing, warehousing and
shipping or delivery are ending. Meanwhile, the company is expanding its
brokering and trading operations, which have been regional, but will now have a
Steve Slavin co-owns the Railroad
Avenue-based company with his sister, Catherine Slavin. It was founded in 1950
by Cleary Slavin.
Later, Jim Slavin was instrumental
in shifting from a slaughter operation to one that processed carcasses and
dressed beef. This continued through the 1970s.
With Steven Slavin at the helm, Whitehawk continued providing the boxed beef patties and other distributed meat
products until now. He said the Whitehawk brand will not be seen in grocery
store freezers, as it has.
The change is not related to any
of the recent storm and flood woes in the Eldred area, Steve Slavin said. The
change had been contemplated because of changes in the meat industry as well as
in the Slavins’ business.
Around a dozen processing and
warehouse jobs are being eliminated, Slavin said. “That is in process right
There will still be five or six
employees working in the office.
Drilling, Landfill Topics At Commissioners’ Meeting
By Martha Knight
SMETHPORT—Kane area activist Bill
Belitskus attended Tuesday morning’s meeting of the McKean County Commissioners
to ask and comment about landfill issues and others relating to Marcellus Shale
Noting that he had read that the
commissioners had “signed off on the landfill permits,” Belitskus, president of
the Allegheny Defense Project, asked, “Who is liable?”
He followed up by asking, “Was
this negotiated with Casella?” Commissioner chairman Joe DeMott replied in the
Belitskus asked, “Is the agreement
the same as (with) Rustick?” and was told it is.
Belitskus referred to the recent
action by the commissioners to waive the remainder of the 90-day review period
allotted for review by the host county, of Casella Waste Management’s
application for transfer to it of important operating and expansion permits,
granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to
Rustick Landfill in 2009.
Casella seeks transfer of the
permits to allow for full operation of the former McKean County Landfill at
Hutchins. Casella was sole bidder on the facility and holdings when they were
sold in October, as part of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The acquisition is
ongoing, with the permit transfer being one key provision.
“Do we know how much radioactive
sludge is being handled? How much radioactive tritium is being hauled to the
landfill? They are taking Marcellus sludge. That landfill is not approved for
radioactive material,” Belitskus continued.
Belitskus said Marcellus sludge
and drilling waste include heavy metals, toxic chemicals, radioactive isotopes
and total dissolved solids which are not safely disposed of in a landfill. He
likened a landfill to “a giant teabag.”
DeMott told Belitskus that the
county leaves the monitoring and regulatory issues concerning the landfill to
DEP, because “We do not have the expertise.”
DeMott mentioned that the
commissioners receive copies of many permit filings, which Belitskus or others
interested are welcome to review. He had some brought to the commissioners’
meeting room after the meeting, for Belitskus to look at. The documents were
many inches in thickness.
The commissioners did not act on
contracts based on bids opened last week, for “fitting out” work in the new
Domestic Relations facility. “I don’t feel we are ready to make that decision,”
DeMott said. Review by the architects is continuing.
County solicitor Dan Hartle said
the bids are good at least 30 days and the effective period could be extended.
John Walker of Bradford was
appointed to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (ADAS) board for a three-year
Economic Development director
Michael Roche was appointed to the North Central Regional Planning and
Development Commission, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee,
for a two-year term.
The commissioners authorized a
contract extension with De. George Castellano to provide physician services at
the McKean County Jail. He has been paid $55,000, and will receive a one percent
increment each year of the contract.
Dike Project Stalled Again
By Martha Knight
Much work has been done, borough
manager Richard Kallenborn explained at the monthly borough council meeting.
Some $6.7 million in funding has been secured, toward the project that would
extend and increase the height of the dikes along the river in part of the
many delays in approvals and planning, and other factors, have increased costs
to the point that the price tag may be as much as $16 million. Funds have been
allocated by the Pennsylvania Legislature, but are made available only when
released by the Department of General Services, a step that appears to be
subject to delays.
Meanwhile, a Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) requirement that the flood plain and floodway be
remapped has been carried out by an engineering firm. Their findings, compiled
in a massive report, await review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
At a meeting this past June, all
agencies involved agreed with the proposed alignment of the dike. The final
designation was to have been made within 90 days, but there have been repeated
A re-designation of a floodway
area to show it as a flood plain would allow siting of structures in that area,
Kallenborn said. This would be of great importance to the major industry in the
borough, Saint-Gobain Containers (part of Verallia). As it stands, the company
cannot expand its facility on land it owns, because part of the property lies in
the floodway as presently drawn. The redrawn floodway and acknowledgment that
part of it actually is flood plain would allow creation of additional production
and warehouse capacity.
Kallenborn pointed out that the
over-all reason for dike improvement is enhanced flood protection to those areas
in the borough that would be affected by another major flood—something that has
caused disastrous damage in the borough in the past.
Reporting for the Streets and
Sidewalks Committee which he chairs, council member Dave Fair said the Committee
is recommending that Maple Street be designated one-way all the way from Main
Street to Willow Street, rather than as far as the Church Street alley as is
presently the case. Also, the parking space closest to the alley should be
eliminated, to improve line-of-sight at that intersection.
Council voted to have the proposed
changes advertised, preparatory to official action.
Kallenborn was appointed assistant
borough secretary, to serve in the absence or inability to serve of borough
secretary Susan Roboski. Also, he was appointed delegate to the annual
convention of the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs.
James Rigas of Zito Media, the
franchised cable television provider, made a return visit to the council, having
attended a recent meeting at council request so as to discuss issues concerning
signal quality, channel availability and possible changes.
One change that had been mentioned
is addition of a Pittsburgh channel. Rigas said KDKA would not be available, his
company has learned, because viewership is not considered “significant” by KDKA.
However, WTAE may be available, and Zito Media is pursuing that possibility.
As to the “tiling effect” reported
of by some local subscribers, Rigas said possible causes include a weak signal
and “individual wiring” in homes of subscribers. These are better checked out by
company personnel than by having subscribers use the cable modems for diagnostic
procedures at support staff direction, Rigas said.
Rigas also told a reporter he
would be happy to meet with representatives of Port Allegany Cable TV (PAC-TV)
to arrange for the local group to broadcast its videos of local events on
In a move that has been a local
tradition for decades, council members voted unanimously to waive council member
and mayor compensation for the coming year. Mayor Don Carley indicated that he
James Rigas, standing, addresses the Borough Council
at its meeting
night. Shown from left are borough secretary Sue Roboski and council members
Lynn Farber, Sam Dynda and Dave Fair. Rigas, of Zito Media, had been invited
back to continue discussion of the cable service issues.
Martha Knight Photo/Story
Actors’ Workshop Starts Here Next
An Actors’ Workshop will begin
Thursday evening at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Education Unit, and continue
until March 3.
All sessions will begin at 6:30
p.m. (Thursdays) and last three hours. Sponsored by the Potter County Education
Council, the workshop course is open to adults, and high school students with
permission of parent or guardian.
The charge for the course is $50,
but the Potter-McKean Performers group will cover half of the fee for members.
Membership in the Potter-McKean Performers is free.
Well-known producer, director and
acting coach Paul Herzig and associates will instruct the six-session course,
using the Strasberg acting method and including Acting Conservatory techniques.
Stage production will be offered
as part of the course.
Those who want to register may
Meet Sunday At Laurelwood, Coudersport
The Potter-McKean Players will
meet Sunday afternoon at 3, at the Laurelwood Inn and Steakhouse, 1115 East
Second Street, Coudersport.
Discussion will include upcoming
plans for productions. One major undertaking will be a Broadway-themed review in
September. Members are encouraged to suggest one or more songs for inclusion.
To join or for a ride to the
meeting, call Dave/Anna Fair.
Township Keeps Leaders, Debates Road Staffing
By Martha Knight
brought no leadership change, but downsizing in highway crew size had the
supervisors divided, as Liberty Township supervisors held their annual
reorganizations meeting and their first monthly meeting of the year, Monday
Gary Turner was re-elected
chairman and Charles Safford will continue as vice-chairman. Lucinda Speeth will
continue as township secretary-treasurer with compensation set at $11.57 per
Full-time road crew workers will
be Fred Ernst III and Dan Kinney, with wages set at $15.72.
Jim Boorum was named road foreman
at $17.55 per hour. However, Ernst said Boorum had “stopped in today, and said
he is not interested.” Days earlier, Boorum had presented a disability claim
based on a back problem.
This leaves the township without a
roadmaster, and with two crewmen Although road repair projects are few in the
winter, snow plowing and traction treatment are major tasks. During storms and
heavy snowfalls, plowing can be almost continual, some members of the public
Turner and Safford favor trying a
two-man approach for now, and having Ernst serve as “fall-back” foreman or
roadmaster. Ernst stated that he believes there should be a roadmaster or
someone to call the shots when necessary, in addition to two regular workers. No
definitive action was taken.
Ernst expressed concern about
getting school bus routes cleared in time for morning bus runs after heavy
overnight snowfalls, with two men, each operating one snowplow.
Some members of the public present
commented that two men with two plows will not be able to plow as much as three
men did before; there ought to be a “white hat” or foreman; in some repair or
improvement projects there should be a flag person for safety; and calling in
part-timers as needed does not always get good results, especially on holidays.
Turner said using a two-man
staffing level had worked well last fall; the staffing change is not set in
stone, but is something worth trying as an efficiency and cost-cutting measure;
and Ernst is qualified to “call the shots” and should be trusted to do that
based on his seniority.
Safford said that he does not
favor having someone on a crew who is just “watching two guys work.” Concerning
snow removal in advance of morning school bus runs, he said supervisors can “get
with the bus garage” to find out what roads are used by bus runs and when. He
said the crew members “know what they are doing” and do not need constant
Sandra Kinney was reappointed per
capita tax collector. Speeth will continue as earned income tax (EIT) collector
for the time being, although a new, county-wide system is being implemented.
Ernst will serve on the EIT Board.
Robert Lowman was named
chairperson of the vacancy board.
Raymond Bulson of Portville was
reappointed township solicitor, with a retainer of $500.
The First National Bank will
continue to be used as depository of township funds. The treasurer will be
bonded in the amount of $500,000.
Township supervisors will continue
to meet at 6 p.m. on second Tuesdays in the Township office on Route 155 south
of Port Allegany (Liberty Villa). Changes from that schedule will be advertised
Some bills will be paid prior to
formal action at meetings, when necessary to obtain discounts or avoid
penalties, supervisors agreed. “We should sign checks here, in the meeting,”
Ernst commented, with Turner adding that the auditor said bills should be
initialed as well.
The schedule of holidays was left
unchanged. There are ten official holidays observed.
Turner was named voting delegate
to the annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township
Turner mentioned a letter from
Port Allegany mayor Don Carley about the redesignation of flood plain areas in
Port Allegany that may affect township areas.
Also announced was a letter from
the Port Allegany Fire Department, which provides fire protection in the borough
and in Liberty and Annin townships, stating the department’s intention to seek
additional financial support from the municipalities within its fire protection
area. The fire department and representatives of the municipalities will be
asked to meet to discuss the matter.
Haines and Company, St. Marys, was
reappointed auditing firm for the township.
Natural Gas Expo
The Natural Gas Expo: Cameron-McKean-Potter is being held on Thursday March
10th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday March 11th, 9:00 am – Noon at the Sports and
Fitness Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Education and
industry seminars will take place on both days at Blaisdell Hall.
Wednesday evening networking event will be held for only exhibitors and their
guests. You can register, get information and explore sponsorship, exhibitor,
and advertising opportunities on the expo's website at
The event will bring together the natural gas industry and local business
entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities that are emerging out of the
Marcellus natural gas play. The industry is raving about the quality and
quantity of natural gas in Pennsylvania. Industry leaders are taking note and
putting major resources into this region. Taking the opportunity to be part of
the Natural Gas Expo in Bradford, Pennsylvania is a must if you and your
business are interested in becoming part of this emerging industry.
Registration is open! Sign-up today to reserve the best Expo booth locations.
Register online at
Mark your calendars now and join us for the Natural Gas Expo in Bradford,
For more information contact the Natural Gas Resource Center at (814) 260-5625
or visit www.natural-gas-expo.com,
Liberty To Lead
Liberty Township supervisors reorganized Monday
night--but stayed the same. Shown from left are township secretary treasurer
Lucinda Speeth and supervisors Fred Ernst III, Gary Turner and Chuck Safford.
Turner was re-elected chairman and Safford vice-chairman.
Martha Knight Photo/Story
Pastor Randy Headley of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church
is pictured presenting Denzel Middleton with the 2010 UMC Sunday School
Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to Port Allegany High School graduates
for their participation in UMC Sunday School and for their dedication and
service to the church. Middleton is the fourth UMC SS student to be honored.
He currently atends Penn State University, Main Campus. First recipients of the
scholarship were members of the Class of 2009 - Chris Fabish, Brent Frontino and
Emily Schena. Pam Fischer Photo/Story
Senior Center To Sell Dog Licenses
Dog licenses will be available at the Port Allegany Senior Center on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays licenses will
be sold from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rotary Learns About
Tiger Lily - Julia Collver and Rebecca Culver are pictured with
Rotarian Lloyd Eastman following the program they presented on the PAHS Tiger
Lily, the high school's yearbook. The pair gave a power point presentation to
the club. Eastman was the program chair for the day.
REPORT - The Port Allegany Rotary Club met Thursday at noon at the Moose
Family Center. There were 16 members present for a reportable attendance of
53 percent. There were several guests including former member Bryan Smith;
visiting Rotarian Troy Herzog; Anna Fair, guest of Dave Fair; and Julia
Collver and Rebecca Culver, guests of Lloyd Eastman and program speakers.
The program, a power point presentation,
gave the club an idea how the Tiger Lily is put together, the costs
involved, how funds are raised and the amount of time involved. Julia
Collver, President; and Rebecca Culver, Vice-President are also co-editors
in chief for the yearbook. The yearbook committee works with faculty
advisor, Mrs. Kim Bowser. The students design and layout the yearbook doing
their work online. They take the pictures needed for the book. Each
student has an individual photo. Other photos revolve around academics,
clubs, sports, music and student life in general. Funds are raised through
the selling of advertisements to local businesses, senior ads and
fundraisers sponsored by the staff. President Jason Stake thanked the girls
for their interesting and informative program.
On January 6, Club Assembly will be held.
There will be no Rotary meeting on the 13th as the Holiday Dinner will be
held that week, on the 15th at the Moose Family Center. Reservation forms
are due to Tony Flint by January 10th. Program Chair for January 20 is
Debby Campbell and Billy Burleson will do the honors on January 27.
Winner of the 50/50 raffle was Joe DeMott.
Action - The Gator Wrestling Team defeated the Kane Wolves Tuesday
night at PAHS with a score of 39-30. Chet Tanner (pictured) wrestled with Will
Hulings in the 135 weight class, earning a pin and his 99th career win. Also
pictured are Troy Halle who decisioned Brandon Kowatch at 125 and Ryan Kio who
got a technical pin over Nate Moore in the 160 match. The Gators travel to
Coudersport Friday night and take on the Falcons.
Pam Fischer Photo/Story
Gator Hoops - Cora Bova is pictured shooting for 2 when the Lady
Gators took on the Lady Hubbers during the 2010 Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The Lady Owls from Bradford High School took the Championship trophy. Also
pictured is Seth Lowery as the Gator Guys took on the Smethport Hubbers in the
first round of play. Smethport took the Tournament Trophy after defeating
Galeton in round two of the competition.
Pam Fischer Photo/Story