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  1. Petee is a really nice lady!! She always takes the time to stop & talk to me when we see each other.
  2. I think it is a combination of things. The hunters safety course is a good start. You do learn a lot from that, but the youth mentor program really helps the kids learn right from wrong!! Wearing orange makes you stand out, if someone shoots you while you are an orange blob in the woods, they should never be allowed to go hunting again!!
  3. Petee, people don't look!!! All they see is brown, if it's brown, it's down!! Shoot first, ask questions later.
  4. A 4yr old is doing that as "discipline" It hurts for an adult, I can't imagine a child doing wall squats!! Just wondering if this would hurt her leg & back muscles as she gets older.
  5. Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Rice melody for my hubby, & chicken planks
  6. Remember a couple of decades ago when a Pittsburgh girl shot a bull elk thinking it was a buck?! She didn't know the difference. She lost her hunting privileges for quite some time, along with fines. Her father was also fined, I'm not sure about his hunting privileges.
  7. Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with change Aris Folley, ,•November 13, 2017 1 / 2 Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with change A Walmart cashier's simple act of kindness has shown that slowing down and showing patience can sometimes make all the difference. A Walmart cashier's simple act of kindness has shown that slowing down and showing patience can sometimes make all the difference. In a widely-shared Facebook post, Spring Herbison Bowlin said her heart was warmed during a recent shopping trip to a Walmart in Mississippi. Bowlin had stopped by the megastore on her lunch break Thursday and was waiting in the checkout line when she said she was moved by a cashier's kindness toward one customer. Bowlin wrote that a man in front had just been given his total when he nervously looked back at her and started to apologize as he placed handfuls of change on the counter. "He miscounts and starts to get flustered," Bowlin wrote. "His hands and voice are shaking," she said. "This beautiful cashier takes his hands and dumps all the change on the counter and says, 'This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.'" After the transaction was handled, Bowlin said she thanked the cashier for being so patient with the customer. "She shakes her head and replies, 'You shouldn't have to thank me, baby. What's wrong with our world is we've forgotten how to love one another.'" The post, which was uploaded Thursday, has since been liked more than 24,000 times.
  8. (HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,679,678 in state funding for nine local transportation, flood protection, trail, recreation and water projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). “Today’s approval of grants for so many crucial local projects will have a tremendous impact upon our region,” Scarnati said. “I commend our local boroughs, townships, businesses and organizations for seeking out support and receiving these substantial CFA grants. I am extremely pleased that so many local projects have received state funding for important public improvements, to better serve area residents and businesses.” The projects approved for funding are a part of four different programs that are administered by the CFA, including the Flood Mitigation Program; Greenways Trails & Recreation Program; Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and Sewage Facilities Program. According to Scarnati, the more than $2.6 million in local funding is being distributed as state grants. The financing was approved at the November 14th CFA meeting in Harrisburg. Funding for the projects comes from money generated by the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee (Act 13 of 2012) and the Transportation Funding Plan (Act 89 of 2013). Scarnati explained that in the 25th Senatorial District the following projects were approved across seven counties: Cameron County Emporium Borough – $220,000 grant (Flood Mitigation Program)This grant will provide the Borough with support to conduct an engineering study on the Sinnemahoning Creek levee. The study will show that approximately 8,000 LF of levee that is constructed along the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek meets or exceeds code requirements for levee certification. This certification is required by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The total project cost is $275,985. Clearfield County Huston Township – $237,000 grant (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)This funding will provide support for the replacement of the bridge located at Winterburn Road over Bennett Branch. This has been a public safety concern due to the poor structure of the current bridge which is severely weight restricted by a maximum of 3 tons. The bridge provides the only access to the properties across the stream and does not safely or legally support necessities of these properties such as rescue vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, fuel oil, construction vehicles or school buses. The project will also address the erosion of the stream bank and approach roadway. Work includes the installation of structure mounted guide rail, approach and transition guide rail and bituminous paving on the bridge. The total cost of the project is $346,000. Clearfield & Elk Counties Western Pennsylvania Conservancy – $40,000 grant (Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program)This grant will assist with development of a multi-use trail system on the Bennett Branch Forest property located in Jay Township, Elk County and Huston Township, Clearfield County. The trail system will incorporate forest management roads improved to accommodate hunting, hiking, biking and wildlife watching. Trail improvements also include improved surface and drainage of forest management road. In addition, there will be construction of a gathering area and installation of park signage. The total project cost is $49,802. Clinton County UPMC Susquehanna – $285,266 grant (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)This funding will assist UPMC Susquehanna with a streetscape improvement project in the City of Lock Haven. The project will include pedestrian safety enhancements to improve safety, mobility and accessibility to Lock Haven Hospital. These improvements are critical due to the hospital’s remote location in one of Lock Haven’s residential communities. Currently, residents walk on Cree Drive and other streets in the city due to the lack of sidewalks, which creates potentially serious conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians. Streetscape improvements along Cree Drive and Irwin Street include sidewalk installation, lighting and landscaping. The total project cost is $407,524. Elk County Benezette Township – $18,000 grant (Sewage Facilities Program)This grant will provide assistance for an Act 537 special study to evaluate modifications and upgrades to the existing Benezette Township wastewater treatment plant. An engineering evaluation will include a description and justification of the improvements, operational changes and/or design modifications that are necessary to ensure permit compliance. The total project cost is $37,908. Jefferson County Brockway Borough – $1,000,000 grant (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)The project includes the realignment of an existing intersection at SR 219 and SR 28 as well as building a new 700 foot access road near this intersection that will help traffic flow to a nearby residential neighborhood. The area is experiencing increased growth due to two major manufacturing plants, Phoenix Sintered Metals and Owens Brockway Glass, retail establishments including Sheetz, and two recently established secondary training centers, Brockway Center for Arts and Technology and Butler Community College branch campus. High traffic volume is converging through the current intersection creating safety and traffic congestion issues. The borough proposes to improve access in and out of the area to improve safety measures for vehicles, bikes and pedestrian mobility. The total project cost is $3,304,370. McKean County Eldred Borough – $129,412 grant (Flood Mitigation Program)This funding will be used for the re-certification process for the levee system in Eldred Borough. The borough was recently notified that their levee system no longer meets the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) requirements. As a result, FEMA’s new Flood Insurance Rate Map will require the majority of the borough to carry flood insurance, including the school and all of the business district. This study will re-accredit the levee system, to FEMA’s requirements under the National Flood Insurance Program in order to avoid such high insurance costs on its residents and businesses. The total project cost is $152,250. Borough of Johnsonburg – $450,000 grant (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)Johnsonburg Borough, on behalf of the Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania applied for this grant, which will provide assistance for the construction of a downtown transit center in Bradford City. The Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania is planning to construct a regional transfer center for local and intercity public transit passengers and tour buses in the central business district of Bradford. The transit center will provide a location for buses to meet and transfer individuals, an indoor waiting area with seating, restrooms, ticket booths, bus system information and a parking lot for buses and commuter cars. The total project cost is $2,647,000. Potter County Borough of Coudersport – $300,000 grant (Flood Mitigation Program)This grant will provide support for Phase 5 of the levee certification process in the Borough of Coudersport. The Mill Creek Levee was constructed in the 1950’s by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Borough is required to have the levee inspected by an engineer and have them provide a feasibility study recommending corrective actions. During construction to repair the existing Mill Cree Levee, a sewer line was discovered along the upper section. This sewer line is currently at the toe of the levee and is exposed. FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers do not allow a utility line to be located along a toe of the levee unless concrete encased. The Borough plans to upgrade and repair this existing sewer line with a new SDR-35 line which provides concrete encasement. The total project cost is $391,419. The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. More information regarding programs administered by the CFA can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website:
  9. November 14, 2017 12:45 am· UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville native and Vietnam War hero Jim Harding was the honorary captain at the Penn State/Rutgers football game this past Saturday. (Pictured: Jim Harding, a Brookville native and Vietnam War Hero, at Beaver Stadium on Saturday where he served as the Honorary Captain for Penn State’s game with Rutgers. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here) Harding, who played football for the Nittany Lions, graduated from Penn State in 1956. He then served in the United States Air Force until retiring as a colonel in 1979. During his time in the Air Force, Harding fought in the Vietnam War flying 596 combat missions according to, including 139 North Vietnam missions. He was one of the most decorated servicemen in U.S. Air Force history. Among Harding’s numerous honors are four purple hearts, three Silver Stars, the Bronze Star, the Air Force Cross, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. A 2016 story on Harding in the York Daily Record described a time in 1972 when his plane was shot down over North Vietnam with three foxholes of enemy soldiers below. The story tells of how Harding killed the first North Vietnamese soldier with his .38 pistol and then the rest of the enemy combatants with the dead man’s AK-47 rifle. The story also talks of Harding’s upbringing on a dairy farm in Brookville, one of five siblings, and how Penn State head coach and a young assistant coach by the name of Joe Paterno, visited him at his house to convince him to continue playing football at Brookville. “My mother almost fainted,” Harding told the York Daily Record in the 2016 interview. “She wanted to make a good impression.” See the full YDR story here.
  10. November 14, 2017 12:30 am· BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – Dubois-based State Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a registered sex offender in Jefferson County. State Police say 42-year-old Brian James Barr left “Just for Jesus Ministries” in Brockway on September 7 but failed to register a new address within three business days as required through Pennsylvania State Megan’s Law. Hart is facing felony charges of “Transient – Fail to Verify Address or be Photographed.” A warrant has been issued for Barr’s arrest. He was last known to be in the Pittsburgh area. Court documents indicate Barr is also a former resident of Punxsutawney. He is 5′ 11″, weighs 170 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Barr is registered as a Tier 1 sex offender. He was convicted of Indecent Assault in 2011. Additional details on Barr can be found here. Anyone with information is urged to contact Dubois-based State Police at 814-371-4652.
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  12. Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Big Mac, fries, lg chocolate shake. I also had a piece of chocolate cake from Dee Dee's Bakery for our great niece's 5th birthday today!! Clara is happy to be 5!!! lol
  13. That brick is giving me a really bad headache!!! Maybe it was the Big Mac attack!! lol Must be a hard headed emoticon, the brick is breaking apart!!
  14. November 12, 2017 12:40 am· VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Shawn Latshaw decided it had been long enough since he had attempted to draw an elk hunting license in Pennsylvania, and there’s no doubt he’s glad he did this year. Latshaw, of Franklin, filled out his application, and not long afterward, he received word that he had been one of the fortunate 125 people to have his name pulled from more than 30,000 applications. On Monday, October 30, Latshaw dropped a massive bull elk with one shot from his Remington Model 700 7MM STW caliber rifle. The bull elk, which featured an 8×7 rack, turned out to be the heaviest elk taken during the 2017 season. It weighed an estimated 833 pounds after field dressing, putting the monster bull at more than 900 pounds live weight. The scouting trips and that day of the hunt gave Latshaw and his family a lifetime of memories. “It’s certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Latshaw said. “Spending weekends up there scouting with my guide, then being able to down the bull with my daughter and having most of my family join me afterward made it an unforgettable experience.” Latshaw applied for an elk license for about the first five years of the hunt when it began in 2001; however, he – like so many – didn’t have his name picked. He hadn’t applied for a number of years but decided the time was right. Latshaw had retired from the Pa. State Police in 2016, so he had a little extra time. “I didn’t care if I drew for a bull or a cow tag, and I didn’t even mark a preference for which zone,” Latshaw said. After the August 19 drawing, Latshaw had received a message on Facebook from Jeff Colwell, the man who ended up guiding him to his big bull. Not knowing Colwell at the time, Latshaw ignored the message. Then, Latshaw’s wife, Hilary, who is currently a State Trooper at the Franklin barracks, got a message from Colwell and relayed it to her husband. “We got in touch, met, and decided to hunt together. He also has a law enforcement background, being a deputy conservation officer, so I was confident we’d have a safe, ethical hunt,” Latshaw said. Latshaw began spending weekends with Colwell, who runs Hicks Run Outfitters, scouting in Zone 3. The area is mostly public land, a mix of State Game Lands and State Forest Lands that straddles eastern Elk County and western Cameron County. It’s one of the wildest parts of Pa., lacking paved roads and permanent buildings. “It was a great experience spending fall weekends up there, hearing them bugle, watching them during the rut,” Latshaw said. Once the first day dawned windily and with rain on the way, Latshaw, his 22-year-old daughter, Alexa, and Colwell worked their way up a natural gas pipeline right-of-way that led to some fields. “Jeff had found an area where the elk were feeding on acorns, so we headed there,” Shawn said. “It wasn’t long before we saw him. We watched him, trying to size up how big his antlers were.” “I asked Lexa what she thought, and she said ‘Shoot it.’” Shawn fired one round from his 7 MM and the bull went about 40 yards before dropping. “As we walked up to him, it just kept getting bigger and bigger,” Shawn said. “It was really something to see.” Shawn called Hilary, who packed up their three-year-old son, Teague, and headed to the hunt site where they all hiked up to the elk. Shawn Latshaw pictured with his family. “Having them all there, only my other daughter couldn’t be there, was really something to be able to share. We all took a certain amount of pride in the accomplishment,” Shawn said. “Hearing my son say ‘Daddy, you did good’ was just priceless.” “We just feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to have this experience.” The antlers on Latshaw’s bull initially scored 422, making it an excellent candidate for the state record book as well as the Boone and Crocket book, which tracks national big-game trophies. Part of the antler scoring process is a 60-day drying period, after which the rack will be measured for its official score.