Upcoming Community Events


Mt. Zion Historical Society 2017 Dedication – Your Help Needed!

The Mt. Zion Historical Society will honor veterans of Jay and Benezette townships who have been awarded either the Bronze and/or Silver Star with a plaque in the Mt. Zions Historical Park’s Honor Walk. It is the intention of the Society to dedicate this memorial during the park’s annual dedication in 2017, usually held the Saturday before Memorial Day.
Your help is needed! Listed below are the names that were presented at the Society’s August meeting. The Society would be most grateful of you have any comments on this list, or know anyone who is not on the list but should be included. Your information can be emailed to jburke@myzionhistoricalsociety.org, or mailed to Susan McClintick, McClintick Road, Weedville OA, 15868, or phoned into either Ken or Rita Ovell at 814-787-7282.
Silver Stars: Dill, Christopher J. * Guilyard, PFC Gene G. * Mijavec, George J. * Overturf, Arnold A. * Russell, Lawrence I. * Swackhammer, Donald M
Bronze Stars :  Barr, James * Bertolasio, Ernest A. * Carpin, Ronald * Douglas, Jack * Gardner S/Sgt James I. * Guilyard, Gene C. * Harrison, Harry E. * Huff, Pvt. Glen C. * Lee, Elmer * Liptak, Duane, Jr. *
Malfer, Albino * Overturf, Arnold A. * Overturf, Neil * Pfaff, Ralph * Russell, Lawrence * Santo, Joseph * Stroup, George * Wheeler, Gary

Area Organizations Invited To Apply For LEC Team Assistance

The Community Education Center’s Leadership Elk & Cameron program (LEC) is inviting local nonprofits and public organizations to apply for a team of LEC participants to complete a community project. The objective of the project is to provide LEC participants with an opportunity to learn how to make a direct and visible impact in their communities through service to an organization or agency. Three to five participants will work as a team under the direction of the partnering organization to complete a service project. It is expected that four to six projects will be selected through the application process. Charitable organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities which serve Elk or Cameron County are invited to apply for a team of LEC participants to assist in making progress on real projects which benefit the community. For more information visit www.leadershipelkcounty.com. The Project Application can be completed online by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 9.

DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants

Up to $1,000,000 of grant funding is now available through the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency projects. Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer fulltime employees. The grant-supported project must be located in PA and must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.  Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.  Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 2016-17 funds are exhausted or April 14, 2017, whichever occurs first. For applications, visit the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office Site. Applicants are advised to carefully review the guidance document, which has been updated and is also available on the DEP eLibrary. To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-5160 or email epadvantagegrant@pa.gov.

 AUGUST 27 & 28
August 2016 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Saturday, Aug. 27, 1 pm – “Venomous Snakes” Do you really know the truth about these reptiles with such a bad reputation? Chances are, some of what you think you know, isn’t really true. Learn how they survive in their habitat and why the poor reputation of timber rattlesnakes is so unfounded. They are amazing creatures with many special adaptations and the more you understand them, whether you like them or not; the more you will see how valuable they are to our ecosystem.
Sunday, Aug. 28 1 pm – “All About Elk” Come and learn about Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

Penn Highlands Elk Stroke Prevention Screening

Friday, Sept 9 8 AM – 3:30 PM and Saturday, Sept. 10 7:30 – 11 AM at Penn Highlands Elk, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys. Complete wellness package of Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening, Abndominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening, and Osteoporosis Screening – $99. Registration is required – call 814-788-8844 or 1-800-370-9640 Monday thru Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or checks. All scans will be performed by qualified diagnostic medical sonographers. Results will be read by board certified radiologists.

2016 Annual Multiphasic Screening

Helpmates Charitable Foundation and Kane Community Hospital will be holding their annual Multiphasic testing on Saturday, Sept. 10th from 6am – 9:30am at St. Leo’s Social Hall in Ridgway on Depot St. 30 blood tests for $35.00 Tests include but are not limited to: Triglycerides; Cholesterol; Blood Sugar; Tests for Kidney Diseases (BUN); Liver Disease (AHLPH-Bilirubin); Anemia and Uric Acid. Additional tests available for an additional fee including A1C hemoglobin test for diabetics. To register please call 1-800-565-9200 ext. 4570. If you are uninsured or under insured do not miss this opportunity. Walk-ins welcome.

Penn Highlands Elk Job Fair

date, time & location: September 13 from 11 AM – 3 PM and September 14 from  3 PM – 7 PM at the Penn Highlands Elk Education Center, 763 Johnsonburg road, St. Marys PA
description: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurses Aides – don’t miss the Penn Highlands Elk Job Fair! On-site interviews – bring resumes, arrive early.
Preregister by applying online at phhealthcare.org/careerselk – Job Fair Application. For info contact 814-788-8534 or elkcareers@phhealthcare.org

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