H. E. Shoup Trucking, Inc. Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Guy W. Shoup and Robert Hunter

On Saturday, January 4th, Guy W. Shoup, owner of H.E. Shoup Trucking, Inc., hosted a "100 Years in Business" Celebration in the Allegheny Room at the Plaza Restaurant in Emlenton.

On hand were employees, friends and business associates who have been associated with H.E. Shoup Trucking, Inc., over the years.

After a buffet style dinner, owner, Guy W. Shoup spoke and gave a brief history of H.E. Shoup Trucking, Inc. Guy also thanked the many employees and businesses that have supported him over the years.

Clarion Free Library Hosts MLK Day: On!



Clarion, Pa - January 8, 2014 - The Clarion Free Library will host a day-long series of programs on Monday, January 20th in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK) Day. The program series is called MLK Day: On! and is intended to be a celebration of MLK's life and legacy. There will be events throughout the day from children, teens, and adults.

Animal Rescue Donations

Participants from Leap of Faith Gymnastics donated to local animal shelters.


Leap of Faith Gymnastics of Clarion, recently collected donations for Animal Rescues. They held a Free night of Gymnastics Fun on December 20, 2013 for those who donated. Monetary Donations in the amount of $50 was donated by Bryan, Kelly, Taylor and Brody Ripple, $50 from an Anonymous Donor, and a $100 donation from Jon, Patty, Bailey and Laken Lewis, with a total of $200. Each Family was asked to donate at least $15 (item value or monetary) per child, and through this they were able to donate to three Rescues this year.

To Celebrate 100th Birthday With Open House Celebration

Veda McGinnis

We know that over the years Veda has touched many lives within the family and throughout the community. Veda's family invites you and your family to an open house to celebrate the blessings of these 100 years that God has granted.

This opportunity to reminisce with Veda will be at the North Washington Firehall on February 1, 2014 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please RSVP bo Abbie Reeder at 724-376-2231 or Susan McCoy at 724-867-1176 by January 20, 2014.

8th Annual Parker Polar Bear Plunge

The post-plunge bonfire

308 swimmers braved the 33 degree waters of the Allegheny River, in Parker, PA on January 1st, 2014, for the 8th annual Parker Polar Bear Plunge. Their theme is, "Freezin’ for a Reason", because the event raises money for local charities. Each year participants gather at Parker’s Landing Boat Launch, huddle around the bonfire until the green light is given to rush into the frigid Allegheny River. After rushing into the river for a few moments, the crowd then races back to shore and to the bonfire once again to warm-up and get dry as quick as they can.

Local Veterans Participate In Wreathes Across America

Jim Meyer, Roger Sigworth and Bob Ripper

Wreathes Across America began in 1992. Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreathe Co. in Harrington Maine had an overstock of wreaths at Christmas time. He decided, with the help of many volunteers, to put these wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the years, more people became involved, and began registering local cemeteries to participate in the wreath laying. This is done the first or second Saturday in December at 12 noon. All cemeteries involved have their ceremonies at the same time as Arlington National Cemetery.

A Desire to Give at Sugar Creek Rest

Sugar Creek Rest staff and residents giving for "Toys for Tots"

Worthington, PA – With huge hearts and the desire to help others, the residents and staff at Sugar Creek Rest, a skilled nursing community located at 120 Lakeside Drive in Worthington, developed a plan to raise funds with their desired goal to benefit "Toys for Tots."


Assisted Living Facility Project Receives $1 Million State Grant


A proposal to develop an assisted living facility in Clarion County will receive a $1 million state grant, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson and state Representative Donna Oberlander, both strong supporters of the project.
The funding for a proposal by WRC Senior Services (WRC) to establish The Villas at Water Run, a new continuing care senior community in Monroe Township, Clarion County, was one of a number of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants announced by Governor Tom Corbett today (December 23).

ATV Traction of Venango County Helps Local Kids Club

Kaiden McNany receives a gift from Santa to open, an X-box game.

Fortunate would be the word to describe what the children of the Boys & Girls Club Along The Allegheny experienced on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Fortunate due to the generosity of ATV Traction Club of Venango County which has provided the Boys & Girls Club Along the Allegheny with gifts for the kids at Christmas for the past several years.

A Christmas Message and Invitation From Fr. William Barron & St. Michael's Parish

Fr. William Barron

Emlenton: This Christmas, we might think God is far away from us, for many reasons. Sickness, death, and grief can make us feel far from the embrace of God. We are challenged by a difficult job environment.  Family break-up is common.  We feel lost in the midst of our broken family. Everyday questions, such as “what is life all about?” or “where is my life headed?” cause us anxiety. Addictions enslave us. We can begin to feel like travelers in a strange place.

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