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Bradford Journal Photo Students in Mrs. Franz’s second grade classroom at GGB Elementary School Bradford Journal Photo look up from their work, October 22nd. First grade teacher Miss Wight gives personal attention to two of her students, Makiah Johnson 7, in front, is writing a Cameron Dunlap 7, and Isabella Moore 6 at the right. They are working on math note about a book she read, while John Perkins 7, at back, is writing a sentence in their classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd. about a Witch with a Twitch.

In Mrs. Frantz’s Class, Writing Stories

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Bradford Journal Photo From the left, clockwise around the desks, October 22nd, are Adriana Dennison 8, Emma Tyger 7, Brendan Confer 7, and JC Tyler 7, all writing short stories about Willa the Witch. They are second grade students in Mrs. Franz’s class at GGB Elementary School.

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LOCAL NEWS It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “What We Deserve ” -by Bob Perry We the people of America are not getting what we deserve, which is a transparent government and the truth from the politicians that run for elected office. What we do deserve is ‘civility’ from representatives we have elected. When any elected representative of the people, or spokesman of same, state clear falsehoods and/or a misrepresentation of the truth, they need to be held responsible for such an act resulting in a penalty . The act of initiation of a direct falsehood attacking the character of another goes beyond the pale and is deserving of elevated penalties. With the growing effect of political PACs, and their support of a candidate, but legally unable to interact with a candidate, their attack(s) on another candidate creates perceptions affecting votes and isolates a candidate from responsibility of the attacks. By not disavowing the attack(s), the candidate should by lack of such action, be held responsible for such attack (s). Viewing that we the judge and jury and vote, the noted in-proprieties could be considered perjury and therefore punishable.

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We are in the midst of probably one of the most divisive and downright nasty presidential campaigns ever, and there seems to be no protection against such abuse. Isn’t it interesting that it is not an ethics violation for a member of Congress to lie in defamation of a person’s character on the floor of the Senate? Recalling that twice in this current campaign time frame Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, attacked presidential candidate Mitt Romney creating perceptions that are false. It is apparent that he was acting the part of an ‘attack dog’ to discredit Romney. So when can we the people be protected from false information and invalid ‘soundbytes’ filling the airwaves? Seventy-eight percent of us are frustrated with the rhetoric, and 66% of the time candidates have been witnessed attacking their opponent. All we want and deserve is the unvarnished truth! For the better part of four years we have witnessed an administration that vowed to be the most transparent in history. But has proven to be one of, if not the least, transparent one ever. The latest saga, being the Benghazi incident, is proving to show a lack of transparency as to the actual events, and a distortion of what the truth is. If left to their own devices, the political parties will not provide any solutions since they are not effective in restraining their own members from being guilty of noted wrongdoings. Attempts have been made for politicians to agree to respectful discourse. And, one such attempt was made by evangelical activist Mark DeMoss who sent a letter to every governor and member of congress with the dismal results of receiving only three signatures (notabley those of - Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn); Representative Frank Wolfe (R-Va); and Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC). DeMoss shut his effort down after spending $30,000 and receiving a volume of hostile mail. Sad commentary indeed! We do need to find some solution to this prevailing issue and the lack of agreement of candidates to live by a code of ethics that are based upon Christian values. I urge you to vote for candidates that better represent such values.

New 4-H Theatre Arts Teen Club To Form The McKean County 4-H Program is teaming up with the Bradford Little Theatre by starting a 4-H Theatre Arts teen club at the BLT office (79 Main Street, Bradford). The first meeting of the 4-H Theatre Arts club will be held Sunday, October 28, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participants are asked to wear a costume; the project focus will be characterization and improvisation. Refreshments will be provided. The monthly club will feature 4-H Theatre Arts acting and stagecraft activities as well as special guests from the Bradford Little Theatre community who will share their expertise. The activities will be geared toward youth in 6th through 12th grade. Standard 4-H member fees will apply; contact the Extension Office at 887-5613 for more information or to preregister. Other new 4-H clubs in the works or on the wish list are Robotics, Gardening, Cooking, Sewing, and Cloverbuds ages 5-7. If you have an interest in any of these (or other) 4-H project areas, contact Ann Dunkerton at the Extension Office in Smethport. McKean County 4-H Clubs is a youth development program of Penn State Extension, which encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the McKean County Extension Office in advance of your participation. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Thursday, Oct. 25: Sunny and warm today with a high of 73°. Thursday Night: Mostly clear and cool tonight with an overnight low of 51°.

Friday, Oct.26: Mostly sunny and pleasant today with a high of 69°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers tonight. Low of 48°.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Partly sunny today with a chance of showers later. High of 64°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers tonight. Low of 41°.

Sunday, Oct. 28: Mostly cloudy and cool with a chance of showers today. High of 49°. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and cold tonight with a low of 34°.

Monday, Oct. 29: Cloudy and cool today with a high of 44°. Monday Night: Cold tonight with a chance of a snow shower. Low of 32°.

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5 ¢ENTS WORTH

Work On Various Activities At Desks

by Grant Nichols

Most of our photos this week come from another visit to GGB Elementary School, this time, to one first grade and one second grade classroom. In the second grade classroom students were working in Language Arts both reading and writing, and the subject details were in line with the upcoming Halloween holiday. The first grade students were enjoying an interesting math review. Some were using the computer, some the iPods, while others were working on regular and special worksheets, with and without the teacher’s help……...One interesting photo and its associated caption this week reflects deer hunting in the area. The photo was submitted on the day of the kill, October 23rd by Jason Babcock of Shinglehouse……..Remember to stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Burgers & BBQ Saturday, October 27th. Ten per cent of all revenue and tips will be contributed to the Great American Cheer Leader trip to London……..This year’s Halloween Safety and Information special is found on pages 8 and 9 of this issue. The special is brought to you by John Williams European Pastry, Togi’s Family Restaurant, Burns and Associates, Inc., Timeless Treasures, Tasta Pizza, Dexter Service & Collision, J&K Pet Store, and Bottorf Embroidery and Screen Printing……..

Bradford Journal Photo We stopped at Mrs. Franz’s second grade classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd were students were busy at their tables. From the left, clockwise around are Madison Persing 7 (drawing a mermaid collection); Claire Thompson 7 ( looking at books); Jacob Lucco 8 ( drawing a mask); and Andrew Renwick 7 (making a mask and drawing a picture).

First Grade Students Pose Near Computers

A Smile From Maddie

Bradford Journal Photo Near the end of the class period in Miss Wight’s classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd, three first grade students pose near the computers. From left to right are Xander Miskovish 7, Kassidy Defilippo 6, and Staysha Reynolds 6. Students were usBradford Journal Photo ing the computers to work at various levels of math. Xander was working on a fourth We took Maddie Hinchman 7 away from grade level. her work for a photograph, October 22nd. She had been drawing and coloring a butterfly heart. Maddie is a student in Mrs. Franz’s second grade classroom at GGB Elementary School.


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OBITUARIES Thomas Alcorn Sr. Thomas J. Alcorn Sr., 57, of 14 Homestead Ave., passed away Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012) at his residence. Born July 20, 1955, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Thomas G. and Shirley Blum Alcorn. On Jan. 2, 1976, in Bradford, he married Mary Elizabeth Chirillo Alcorn, who survives. He had been employed at the Central Garage and was a driver and mechanic for the Bradford Area School District from 1980 through 2006. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Michele L. Alcorn of Limestone, N.Y.; two sons, Thomas J. Alcorn Jr. and Michael J. (Cassie Carlson) Alcorn, both of Bradford; five grandchildren; three sisters, Kim

Steven (Lyde) Patterson of Olean, N.Y.; two sisters, Beverly Ayers of Bradford and Nadine McAndrew of Smethport; sevJeanette en grandchildren; Patterson eight great-grandJeanette L. Pat- children; and severterson, 84, formerly al nieces and nephof 810 Bolivar ews. Drive, Bradford, passed away Satur- Michael Krouse Michael George day (Oct. 13, 2012) at Sena-Kean Man- Krouse, 50, of 42 Thompson Ave., or in Smethport. Born Aug. 13, passed away Satur1928, in Olean, day (Oct. 13, 2012) N.Y., she was a at Bradford Regiondaughter of the late al Medical Center. Born on April 2, Carl and Margaret Howard Gardner. 1962, in Bradford, On Aug. 13, 1948, he was a son of the in the East End Pres- late George W. and byterian Church, Connie Taft Krouse. she married Jack E. On May 31, 2009, Patterson, who died in Bradford he married Tina Winne on July 13, 2003. She had been Krouse, who suremployed as a clerk vives. He was emat JCPenney. Surviving are ployed as a house three sons, David painter. In addition to his Patterson of Warner-Robins, Ga., wife, he is survived Dennis (Melanie) by two daughters, Patterson of Fort Hannah Krouse and Wayne, Ind., and Andrea Krouse, in Blum, Linda Blum and Patty Blum, and a brother, Brian Blum, all of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

Tennessee; a son, Tim Mihalko of Bradford; a stepdaughter, Angela Anderton in Virginia; two stepsons, James Runyan of Gaines and Paul Runyan of Galeton; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Kerrie Gallup and Dianne Krouse in Delaware and George Krouse of Bradford; two brothers, John Krouse and Randy Krouse of Bradford and David Krouse in New Mexico; several stepbrothers and stepsisters from the Mott family; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles Glover Charles J. Glover, 76, of Bradford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center after a twoyear heroic battle with pancreatic can-

cer; during which he participated in a clinical research trial in the hopes of helping others. He was born on June 24, 1936, in Bradford, a son of the late Frank W. and Katherine Jordan Glover. On Aug. 15, 1959, he married Janet S. Heath in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford; she survives. After graduation he began working for Dresser Industries as a mechanical engineer. He retired in 2002 after 47 years of service, with several patents in his name. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Janet S. Glover of Bradford, he is also survived by three sons, David C. (Jo Ann) Glover, Eric J. (Donna Miller) Glover, all of Bradford, and Greg J. (Michele) Glover of Sinking Springs; four grandchil-

dren; two greatgranddaughters; one brother, William Glover of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Ann Moore of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.

Sidney Stahlman Jr. Sidney E. “Sid� Stahlman Jr., 84, of the Riley Road Apartments, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) at his residence. Born April 9, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Sidney E. and Laura Childs Stahlman Sr. On Oct. 2, 1954, in Bradford, he married Helena L. Hartburg Stahlman, who died on April 16, 2001. After high school he worked for Dresser Manufacturing. On Dec. 28, 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, served as a senior radio in(Continued on page 12 )

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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES The Ins And Outs Of E-payments -by Jason Alderman Are you ordering far fewer checks for your bank account these days? Does a roll of postage stamps seem to last a lot longer? Like most people, you’re probably performing many more financial transactions electronically, either by choice or because companies and government agencies have increasingly made it all but mandatory. For example, most gyms require automatic deductions from a checking or credit card account. Utilities, mortgage lenders, insurance companies and others strongly encourage electronic payments. And many states now distribute benefits like unemployment, child support and disability assistance using prepaid cards instead of paper checks. Electronic transactions have caught on because: They’re cheaper. Businesses save on the costs of printing, processing and mailing millions of paper checks and statements; and with first-class postage costing 45 cents, customers rack up savings over time. And they save millions of tons of paper. They’re faster. Bill payments, funds transfers and direct deposits to your bank account or prepaid card occur the same day (often instantly), versus being delayed in the mail. And, if you sometimes forget to mail payments on time, auto payment protects against late fees and overdraft charges. They’re convenient. You can choose one-time bill pay, where you first review your bill and then authorize payment; or recurring bill pay, where your bills are paid automatically at a scheduled time – for either for the full amount (usually mandatory with utilities), the minimum payment due, or an amount you choose. You can usually have funds drawn from either your checking or credit card account (be sure to ask). They’re safer. Even in these high-tech times, old-fashioned mail theft remains a major problem. For example, in 2010 more than 540,000 mailed federal benefit checks were reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. That doesn’t mean electronic transactions are risk-free. As with email or any kind of online activity, you should take precautions to protect your computer (and cell phone) from being hacked. For example: • Make sure your anti-virus and antispyware software is up-to-date. • When making online payments, look for safety symbols like a padlock icon in the browser’s status bar, an “s” after “http” in the URL, or the words “Secure Sockets Layer” (SSL). • Review credit card and bank account statements regularly and report duplicate bill payments or suspicious/unauthorized charges to the card issuer. • Ask whether your credit or debit card offers “zero liability,” which means you won’t be responsible for unauthorized or fraudulent purchases. • Regularly order your credit reports

from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), and review for errors or fraudulent activity. You can order one free report annually from each at www.AnnualCreditReport.com, or more frequently for a small fee from each bureau. • Create complex, random passwords and change them regularly. Be a savvy consumer whenever using a bill-paying service:

• Ask if any fees are involved. • Before signing the agreement, make sure you understand and accept the terms. • To stop service, you must notify the merchant as well as the bank/credit card company. Cancellation may take a month or two to become effective, so plan ahead. • If your payment card expires, the merchant will need new card information to ensure uninterrupted service. • Track expenses carefully and keep your budget up to date.

Tastefully Simple Consultant Cooks Up Success (Bradford, PA- Grassroots Newswire) Kara Kennedy, a Bradford resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a Team Leader with the national direct seller of delicious, easy-toprepare foods. Kennedy earned the promotion through

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Photo Submitted Jim Babcock of Shinglehouse, PA, poses with his eight point buck at the New Keystone Restaurant on Oct. 23, 2012. He tells us that after a week of passing up this buck three times, waiting for something bigger, he decided that this one was meant for him.

sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team. The promotion entitles Kennedy to a variety of benefits, such as commissions, bonuses, allowances and more. “These types of promotions encourage our consultants to develop their businesses and take control of their incomes,” said Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan. Consultants also are rewarded for their hard work through many extra incentives throughout the year, she adds. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Kara Kennedy at kjkmom2boys@yahoo.com. About Tastefully Simple: Tastefully Simple is the original national home taste-testing company featuring easy-to-prepare foods and gifts. The company&undefined;s unique, high-quality products are offered through independent business consultants across the United States. For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit tastefullysimple.com.


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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Brett Highlights Poster Bradford Area Calendar of Events: OCTOBER 2012 OCT. 25: Brown Bag Lunch – Managing Your Business Using Google Apps 12noon Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA. John Pascasio, Chief Technology Officer of Cloudcast Computing, will lead a discussion on the basic concepts and features of Google Apps. In this free seminar, find out why companies all over the world are starting to adopt Goggle Apps in their enterprise and how you can begin yours. Presented by the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center. Please pre-register by contacting the SBDC at 814-393-2060, 877-292-1843, sbdc@ clarion.edu, or online at web.clarion. edu/sbdc/training. OCT. 25-28: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” 7:30pm(25-27), 2pm(28) First Presbyterian Church, E Corydon St, Bradford, PA. Two-act musical kicks off Bradford Little Theatre’s season. $11 advance tickets available at Graham Florist, Ott & McHenry Pharmacy, Tina’s Hallmark, and bradfordlittletheatre.org. $12 at

BIRTHS Daughter, Oct. 15, to Lucinda Motyka and Jonathan Gebauer, Eldred, PA. Daughter, Oct. 18, to Jenny Bryant and Willard Bunce, Bradford, PA.

the door. Senior citizen tickets: $11. Group discounts available through the website. OCT. 26: Preschool Story Hour 10:30-11:30am Bradford Area Public Library, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Includes story, craft, snack, and social interaction. Geared toward pre-K children, accommodates infants and toddlers. For more information, contact Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527 OCT. 27: Harvest Festival The First Wesleyan Church of Bradford will be holding its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 27th, from 1pm to 4pm at the First Wesleyan church located at 692 South Kendall Ave. Judging of costumes will take place at 3pm. Also prizes will be given for the best biblical costume. Transportation will be provided if needed. This event is free and fun for all. For more information call 814 -598-9371. Halloween Earthquake 7-11pm Pennhills Club, Pennhills Drive, Bradford, PA. Annual Bradford Hospital Auxiliary fundraising event. Tickets: $30. Featuring: The Earthquakers. Great munchies! Spooktacular punch! Costume prizes! Cash bar! Drink specials! Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For tickets, reservations, or information, contact the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary at 814-362-8582 or brmcaux@ brmc.com OCT. 30: Writing Center 3-5pm Bradford Area Public Library, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. To assist students and adults who need guidance with homework or work-related writing. For more information, e-mail marietroskosky@hotmail.com.

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Reading And Drawing In Mrs. Franz’s Class

Bradford Journal Photo Second grade students in Mrs. Franz’s classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd work quietly at their desks. From the bottom, clockwise around are Lacey Rodgers 8 (drawing a picture); Rylee Jennings 7 (reading a Bailey Collection kids book); Chase Gray 7, (making a mask); and Elisa Hayden 7 (drawing).

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Bradford Journal Photo In Mrs. Franz’s second grade classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd, Braydin Plowman 7 looks up from his work. He is writing about the witch and the cat in the story he just read.


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Q:Do supplements of B vitamins really help people who are nervous or low on energy? A: Supplements can legally carry claims about how a nutrient is linked to structures or functions in the body, but these claims don’t always mean what consumers assume. Vitamins B-12 and B-1 (thiamin) are important for healthy nerve cells that send messages to the brain, allowing us to see, smell and move. However, that does not mean that boosting these vitamins offers any help to people who feel nervous. Likewise, we need several B vitamins for metabolic processes that convert the food we eat into energy. If your diet is low in B vitamins, therefore, you may feel less fatigued if you boost consumption of these vitamins. Other people, such as those who have had certain kinds of digestive tract surgery or disease (such as celiac disease or Crohn’s) or who take medications (like some peptic ulcer meds or metformin), may not absorb the B-12 they need despite adequate intake. Because about 10-30 percent of adults over age 50 have reduced stomach acid that splits food’s vitamin B-12 into an absorbable form, they are advised to take a B-12 supplement. However, once needs are met, research suggests that adding more does not improve energy level. If you are low on energy because of lack of sleep, over-zealous calorie-cutting, a poor diet low in other nutrients, a sedentary lifestyle or too much work or stress, you need to address the real problem to resolve your energy shortage. Q: How can I be sure my baby is getting enough from breastfeeding? My mother keeps telling me I should “supplement” with formula, too. A: In most cases, experts advise not to feed a baby formula while getting breastfeeding established, because this can decrease baby’s demand for breast milk and end up reducing mother’s milk supply. Ask your baby’s doctor if your baby is growing at a healthy rate. It is quite normal for babies to lose weight during the first week after birth, but then should be consistently gaining. Growth rate of breastfed babies is typically a bit slower than that of babies fed only formula, and research now suggests this may be a healthier pattern. For the first few days, mothers produce thick, immuneboosting colostrum rather than regular milk. After that, expect your baby to wet five to six disposable, or six to eight cloth, diapers daily. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, besides the number of wet diapers, another sign that your baby is getting enough milk is acting satisfied after each feeding. At first, your baby may have two to over five bowel movements daily, but then it is quite normal to reduce to two or fewer daily. Feed your baby as often as he or she wants to feed, which will change with growth spurts, but is usually at least eight times a day. Let your baby nurse until satisfied, often 10 to 20 minutes per breast.Your body produces breast milk based on demand, so if you think your baby needs more milk, boost production by adding extra feeding times daily. Also, make sure you are getting adequate rest and drinking enough water. And not only does smoking let harmful chemicals into your breast milk, it also reduces your milk supply; so if you’ve been a smoker, this is a fabulous reason to quit. If you have questions, or think your baby is having trouble getting the hang of this, contact a lactation (breastfeeding) consultant at your local hospital or the La Leche league in your community or online.

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Bradford Journal Photo Students were working at various activities in Mrs. Franz’s second grade classroom, at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd. From the left, clockwise are Kaliyah Powell 7 (writing a note); Abreea Acevedo 7 (making a paper mask); Anna Nannen 7 (reads a book); and Aydan Landes 7 (colors a mask).


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Blueberry Coffee Cake Warms Those Chilly Mornings combine, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix just until well blended, about 30 seconds. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the blueberries. Turn batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly on top; press lightly.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before serving. Yield: 16 portions Per portion: 216 calories; 33 g carbohydrate; 8 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g fiber

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(NAPSI)—When the temperature drops, a cinnamon-scented kitchen is especially warm and inviting. Savor the warmth every time you bake a Blueberry Coffee Cake. The classic recipe here, rich with sour cream and dense with luscious blueberries, is a blue-ribbon winner! And a bonus—because it’s made with reducedfat products, the calories are relatively low for a treat that tastes so indulgent. Blueberries—fresh and frozen—are abundantly available through the winter months, so you can enjoy Blueberry Coffee Cake and all the blueberry dishes you love anytime you like. Find a large collection of recipes, nutrition information and more at www.LittleBlueDynamos.com. Blueberry Coffee Cake Topping: 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup flour ¼ cup sugar 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Bradford Journal Photo Cory Sudbrook gives his personal attention to Robert Ackley 7, on the right, and Liam Haven, on the left in Miss Wight’s first grade classroom at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd. They are working on math.

terceptor operator Cake: during the Korean 1 2/3 cups flour War. He was honor2 teaspoons baking powder ably discharged on ½ teaspoon salt Sept. 17, 1952. He 6 tablespoons butter, softened returned to Brad1 cup sugar ford and worked as 2 large eggs a well log engineer ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream at Birdwell, Piper, ¼ cup fat-free half-and-half Sand Survey, Ap1 teaspoon vanilla palachian, Gerhart, 2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) blue- and U.S. Energy. berries Surviving is a daughter, Sandy Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9 x (Steve) Mills of 9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Bradford and LaMake the topping: In a small bowl, stir fayette La.; one son, oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add Sidney E. “Sid” butter and blend until crumbly. Set aside. (Debbie) Stahlman Make the cake batter: In a medium bowl, III of DeQueen, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; Ark.; four grandset aside. In a large mixing bowl, add but- children, six greatter and sugar; with an electric mixer, beat grandchildren and until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, several neices and sour cream, half-and-half and vanilla; beat nephews. until well blended, about 1 minute. Add Burial was in the flour mixture; beat on low speed to McKean Memorial

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Ronald Schillinger Ronald K. Schillinger, 67, of 7 Burnside Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday (Oct. 18, 2012) at Select Specialty Hospital, in Erie after a brief illness. Born on Feb. 25, 1945, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Luella A. Willis Schillinger. On Dec. 30, 1987, in Bradford, he married Marlene DiProspero Davis Schillinger, who survives. He was employed as a tool & die maker at Zippo

Manufacturing Co. for 44 years. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Janelle Shikoski of Watford City, N.D.; two sons Mike (Amy) Schillinger of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brian (Mikki) Schillinger of Brad-

ford; two stepsons Matthew Davis and Eric (Christen) Davis, both of Bradford; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, Eve and Myra Baker; a brother, William (Emma) Schillinger of Marshburg; and three nieces.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths

ENGAGEMENTS:

(none) MARRIAGES: YOHE/DOUGLASS Jennifer Lynn Yohe, daughter of Mike and Jodi Yohe of Bradford, and Raymond Thomas Douglass, son of Tom and Dottie Douglass of Gifford, were united in marriage in a doublering ceremony July 21 at the West Branch Methodist Church in Bradford. They reside in Bradford. ALEXANDER/ BURR Amber Lynn Alexander, daughter of Rebecca Black of Los Angeles, Calif., and Gary Kleiderlein of Bradford, and Kevin Edward Burr, son of Dan Burr of Demoriscotta, Maine, and Lydia Burr, were married. CAIN/ MACFARLANE -

Tamara Jean Cain, daughter of John and Theresa Cain of Brooksville, and Andrew Daniel Macfarlane, son of George and Susan Macfarlane of Bradford, Pa., were united in marriage on June 23 at Palm Island Resort in Cape Haze. They reside in Greenville, NC. BIRTHS: OCT. 15, 2012: Daughter, to Lucinda Motyka and Jonathan Gebauer, Eldred, PA. Son, to Bryan and Julia Nolder, Allegany, NY. OCT. 17, 2012: Daughter, to Adria Lipka, Allegany, NY. Daughter, to Benjamin and Melissa Chew, Allegany, NY. OCT. 18, 2012: Daughter, to Jenny Bryant and Willard Bunce, Bradford, PA. OCT. 19, 2012:

Daughter, to Edward and Stacey Maine, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Mitchell Corey, Port Allegany, PA. DEATHS: OCT. 1, 2012: SHOTTS, David A. – 54, of Longmont, CO, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 8, 2012: WALDRON, Marian L. – 82, of Eldred, PA. OCT. 12, 2012: DEMING, Dorla J. Marvin – 82, of Limestone, NY. MOREY, Margery C. Winkie – 96, of Bradford, PA. CUNNINGHAM, Thomas E. – 86, of Mt. Jewett, PA. DAVIDSON, Ronald H. – 85, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 13, 2012: KROUSE, Michael G. – 50, of Bradford, PA. PATTERSON, Jeanette L. – 84, of Brad-

ford, PA. OCT. 14, 2012: ALCORN, Thomas J. Jr. – 57, of Bradford, PA. BURFORD, Donald – of Jamestown, PA, formerly of Smethport, PA. OCT. 15, 2012: BARRETT, Donald L. – 64, of Clayton, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 16, 2012: HAYES, Phillip W. – 84, of Halifax, formerly of Bradford, PA. LUZZI, Mary J. Bifano – 73, of Southern Pines, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 17, 2012: GLOVER, Charles J. – 76, of Bradford, PA. HECTOR, Arthur O. – 79, of Smethport, PA. STAHLMAN, Sidney E. Jr. – 84, of Bradford, PA. OCT. 18, 2012: SCHILLINGER,

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE OCTOBER 25- OCTOBER 31, 2012

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Where you are struggling to determine what you believe you want, try focusing instead on what you know you don’t want. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) This week, it should become clear how special what you’ve been given really is. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Rather than focus on what could go wrong, try investing faith in what might actually go right. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Smaller problems keep multiplying and making it difficult for you to tackle what you believe to be a much bigger issue. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) Slowly but surely, uncertainty in some areas of your world is being replaced with certainty and awareness that you were right to pursue a particular plan of action. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) A ball and chain around your ankle in the form of negativity is slowing you down and hindering a plan you can afford to be more optimistic about. Let it go. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) If you really want to feel secure, comfortable, loved and reassured, then accept thinking now needs to be replaced with action. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) If you’re already aware of how much more pleasant life has become recently, then you too will like what this week brings! SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) Rather than accept that a result will never be forthcoming, try modifying your approach. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) You are concerned about whether time, effort and faith you’re investing in a plan will result in disappointment. Trust you will not be disappointed. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Before going to lengths you appear willing to go to, be sure that the change really is necessary. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Don’t stubbornly accept that what happened previously is guaranteed to happen again.

Ronald K. – 67, of Bradford, PA. FINLEY, Frances L. McAnallen – 86, of Smethport, PA. LOBAUGH, Marion R. – 85, of Mt. Jew-

ett, PA. OCT. 19, 2012: DAVIS, Carsen T. – 13, of Kane, PA. BLACK, Matthew L. – 31, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Rixford, PA.

Steven Displays Café

Bradford Journal Photo Steven Hensley 6, poses near the “Math Café” in Miss Wight’s first grade classroom, at GGB Elementary School, October 22nd.

Working On Math

Bradford Journal Photo On the left, Khristine Watts 6, works on a math worksheet from the classroom’s “Math Café”, while on the right Wyatt Jordan 6 works at an iPod math game. They are first grade students in Miss Wight’s first grade classroom at GGB, October 22nd.


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Bring Decadence And Ease To The Holiday Season (NAPSI)—There’s no question that chocolate is a crowd-pleaser. From snacks and baked goods to desserts and drinks, the flavor of chocolate signifies a sweet treat and a chance to indulge. This holiday season, the pastry chefs at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts have developed delicious recipes that take chocolate to the next level and prove decadent doesn’t have to be difficult. Thanks to Chef Edward Leonard, certified Master Chef and vice president of culinary education for Le Cordon Bleu, his special recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Torte will help anyone create the perfect centerpiece dessert for any holiday party or great edible gift. “This year, we’re seeing great new chocolate desserts that incorporate other flavors that make the perfect indulgent treat for the holidays,” said Chef Leonard. Le Cordon Bleu pastry chefs recommend giving your chocolate dessert a seasonal flair by creating new flavors with unique ingredients, such as: • caramel • salt • herbs and spices • beer • espresso powder • a variety of nuts These ingredients will quickly help your dessert become a family favorite and stand out from the crowd at parties. Students at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts learn the foundational techniques necessary to develop the skills to create exceptional dishes. Regardless of your comfort in the kitchen, a delicious chocolate dish provides a great opportunity to create a decadent dessert that will make for a memorable holiday meal. “If you are looking to learn how to create new desserts or want to brush up on your culinary skills, I encourage you to attend a Le Cordon Bleu MasterChef class,” said Chef Leonard. “Our campuses around the country host hands-on classes where foodies can experience a class with a professional Le Cordon Bleu instructor.” To learn more about Le Cordon Bleu, visit www.chefs.edu

6 ounces cold unsalted butter, diced 2 tablespoons Nutella ½ cup granulated white sugar 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ cup granulated white sugar

Toast nuts: Place hazelnuts in 300°F oven for 10−12 minutes. In food processor, pulse nuts, flour, cocoa and salt until finely ground. Heat oven to 375°F. Line the bottom of an 8 x 3-inch spring-form pan with parchment paper that has been rubbed with cold butter. Separate eggs. Melt chocolate, butter and Nutella in a stainless steel bowl over a small pan of low simmering water. Remove from heat; reserve. With electric mixer, beat egg yolks, ½ cup sugar and vanilla until pale and thick (about 4−5 minutes), creating a ribbon effect when you lift beater. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the warm chocolate mixture. Then fold in the ground nut mixture; reserve. Chocolate Hazelnut Torte In a clean stainless steel bowl, with the whisk attachment, whisk egg whites at ½ cup peeled hazelnuts medium speed until foamy; add cream of tartar. Whisk just until soft peaks form. ¼ cup all-purpose flour Gradually add sugar, beating at high speed, until meringue is fluffy and still moist. 1 tablespoon quality cocoa With a whisk, fold 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate batter. Quickly fold in the ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt remaining whites. Do not overmix. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth the 4 large eggs, room temperature top. Bake 30 to 40 minutes. Check cake by 6 ounces 72% cacao extra bittersweet placing a toothpick into the center of the chocolate baking chips cake; when done, moist crumbs will ap-

pear. Cool in pan on wire rack for about 15 minutes. It will slightly rise and fall a bit in the center. Remove from pan. Serve with chocolate sauce and soft whipped cream, if desired.

Simple Steps That Can Cut Energy Costs (NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners. By taking a few practical steps, they can help to put a lid on rising energy costs. According to the ENERGY STAR program, the typical U.S. household spends approximately $1,300 per year on home energy bills—and 50 to 70 percent of that is spent on heating and cooling. Fortunately, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use at home is to ensure that your home is properly insulated. Starting At The Top From attics to basement walls to floors over crawl spaces, there are many areas of the home that can benefit from proper insulation. One of the more important places to start is the attic. It’s the most accessible and least expensive to insulate. Some recommend using a fiberglass loose-fill insulation, such as CertainTeed’s InsulSafe SP, which boasts superior thermal efficiency and sound control. Adding insulation can also qualify homeowners for rebates and tax credits. Check out www.certainteed.com/itools to find out what incentives are available in your area. A Helpful Energy Audit Another resource is the Residential Energy Services Network, or ResNet. It offers certified auditors who can help homeowners evaluate a home to determine where and how energy is being lost.


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Say Ahhh To Get More Zzzz’s Dentists Help Patients Say “Good Night” To Sleep Issues (NAPSI)—Healthy teeth, healthy gums and now... healthy sleep? For those who have never consulted a dentist about treatments for sleep apnea and snoring, it may be time to make an appointment. Dental sleep medicine is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on managing snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy—an effective alternative to the standard treatment of the disease, the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask. Oral appliance therapy uses a “mouth guard−like” device, worn only during sleep, to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. “Oral appliances are very effective in treating sleep apnea because they help open the airway for patients,” said B. Gail Demko, D.M.D., president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). “Depending on the patient’s needs, the device will either hold the tongue in place or support the jaw in a forward position to keep the patient’s airway open and provide more refreshing sleep.” The Dangers of Sleep Apnea According to the AADSM, at least 12 to 18 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, which causes them to stop breathing hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute. Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition that can increase the risk for serious health problems, from congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease to diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence if left untreated. Traditional Treatments CPAP is the traditionally recommended treatment for sleep apnea. Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, however, can be difficult to adjust to. According to the AADSM, up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. Alternative Solutions From a Dentist Dentists pioneered the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. For many, oral appliance devices are more comfortable to wear than a CPAP mask. The devices are also quiet, portable and easy to care for. Research suggests that oral appliance therapy can often equal CPAP in effectiveness and offers a higher patient compliance rate. “Dentists trained in dental sleep medicine work in conjunction with a sleep physician and recommend a specific oral appliance based on a patient’s needs,” said Dr. Demko. “The important thing for patients to remember is that effective oral devices are always custom fit by a dentist and may need adjustments over time to ensure maximum effectiveness.”

Oral appliance therapy is recommended for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Once a patient is diagnosed with primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep physician, a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can provide treatment with oral

appliance therapy. There are more than 80 different styles of oral appliances that have received FDA clearance and the treatment is often covered by medical insurance. To find a local dentist who offers oral appliance therapy, visit www.LocalSleepDentist.com

Survey Reveals Myths About Back Pain (NAPSI)—People are so afraid of being told they will need surgery that they may not seek even the most basic help for their back pain. That’s a key finding of a recent member survey of an organization dedicated to improving spine care—the North American Spine Society (NASS). “It is heartbreaking to see that myths and an unnecessary fear of surgery are holding people back from getting even the most conservative help for their back pain,” said Joseph Cheng, MD, MS, associate professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and NASS Public Affairs Committee chair. Most Don’t Need Surgery According to Cheng, the vast majority (90 percent) of people with back pain will get better without treatment or by using conservative treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, exercise, coping skills and physical therapy. Spine surgery is recommended in only about 1 percent of cases, with very specific diagnoses, after a more conservative course of treatment already has been tried. Back Pain Myths Despite these facts, patient concerns about potential surgery came up many times throughout the “9 for Spine” survey results. The survey shows that 66 percent of spine specialists surveyed believe that fear of possible treatments, including surgery, keeps their patients from seeking help for back pain. Many of their patients believe the myth that once you have spine surgery, you are

destined to have multiple spine surgeries. The survey also found that over 12 percent of patients wait more than 90 days from the onset of their back pain to seek help from a spine specialist—far longer than the recommended four to six weeks. Preventing Back Pain When asked what advice they would offer their patients to prevent back pain, 76 percent of the specialists surveyed stressed the importance of regular exercise and nearly 50 percent urged patients not to smoke. Said Dr. Cheng, “Right at the top of the list are common sense things like exercising regularly, not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and using proper body posture and mechanics when using electronic gadgets or lifting heavy objects.” The North American Spine Society’s 6,500 members are dedicated to providing the highest-quality spine care. To learn more about back pain myths and caring for your back, visit www.knowyourback.org


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Test Your Hand At Smoke Cooking With Succulent Slow-Roasted Ham From New York Times Best-Selling Author (NAPSI)—According to the 23rd annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, nearly half of Americans (44 percent) are interested in cooking on an outdoor smoker. With the colder temperatures moving in, now is the perfect time to give smoking a try no matter what type of grill you have. “Smoke cooking can be intimidating to many people—even experienced grillers,” says Jamie Purviance, whose “Weber’s Smoke—A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill” made the New York Times Best-Sellers list. “My goal is to take the mystery out of smoke cooking and walk people through every step— from setting up whatever type of grill they are using to adding the best kind of smoke at the right times.” Purviance’s Top 10 Smoking Tips include cautioning against adding too much wood, chunk after chunk, to the point where the food tastes bitter. “In general, you should smoke food for no longer than half its cooking time,” says Purviance. Try your hand at smoking with this great seasonal recipe, perfect for beginners to experienced smoking enthusiasts. Slow-Roasted Ham With Sweet-and-Sour Cider Glaze Ideal grill: charcoal Smoke intensity: strong Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1¼ to 2 hours Special equipment: large disposable foil pan, instant-read thermometer Serves: 10 to 12

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Allow the ham to stand at room tem1 whole, fully cooked, bone-in smoked perature for about 30 minutes before cooking. ham, 8 to 10 pounds (not spiral cut) 2. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking 4 large handfuls apple wood chips, soaked with low heat (250° to 350° F). For a charcoal grill, light about 25 briquettes and diin water for at least 30 minutes vide them into 2 equal piles on opposite sides of the charcoal grate. Glaze: 3. Brush the cooking grate clean. Drain and add 2 handfuls of the wood chips to ½ cup cider vinegar the charcoal and put the lid on the grill. Put the ham, flat-side down, in a large dis½ cup ketchup posable foil pan and add 1 cup of water. When the wood begins to smoke, place ¼ cup fresh lime juice the pan on the cooking grate over INDI-

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RECT LOW HEAT. Cook the ham, with the lid closed as much as possible, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham (not touching the bone) reaches 135° F, 1¼ to 2 hours (about 10 minutes per pound). Replenish the charcoal as needed to maintain a steady temperature, adding three to five lit briquettes to each pile every 45 minutes, along with the remaining drained wood chips. Meanwhile, make the glaze. 4. In a small saucepan combine the glaze ingredients and simmer over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. 5. Glaze the ham during the last 30 minutes of cooking time. If the ham begins to look too dark, cover it with foil and stop glazing. Carefully transfer the ham from the foil pan to a cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut the ham into slices and serve warm. For more information and tips on smoke cooking, visit www.weber.com/smoke


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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too with “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts”

(NAPSI)—The dessert table doesn’t have to be an enemy during the holidays. Simply be mindful of portions. “It isn’t necessary to feel deprived of your favorite desserts,” explains Cheryl Toner, M.S., R.D. “Instead, shift your thinking to how much is enough. When you are living an active, healthy lifestyle, there is room for a small holiday treat.” Indulgence and moderation can go hand in hand with CanolaInfo’s “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection. It takes care of portion control for you and features bite-sized indulgences to limit calories while pleasing your sweet tooth. Each skinny mini dessert has 200 calories or less per serving and is made with canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of all common culinary oils. This keeps saturated fat levels in check (2.5 grams or less) in the recipes, which include Mini Peppermint Cupcakes, Almond-Apricot Snowballs, Mini Pear-Ginger Cheesecakes with Ginger Snap Crust, Mini Pumpkin and Date-Nut Cakes with Maple Glaze, Cherry Pie Bites mini chocolate chips and these pops: Brownie Party Pops Yield: 32 pops Serving: One pop Brownies canola oil spray ½ cup canola oil 1¼ tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs ½ cup all-purpose flour 1¼ cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup cocoa powder ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips Pops 2 cups milk chocolate chips 1 tsp canola oil Optional Toppings candy sprinkles chopped peanuts coconut flakes

Special equipment 32 candy/lollipop sticks (6-inch) plastic foam block Preheat oven to 325° F. Line bottom and sides of 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Leave about 4 inches of overhang on two opposite sides. These serve as handles to remove brownies from pan in one piece, so there should be enough overhang to have a solid grip. Spray parchment or foil with canola oil. In medium bowl, mix together canola oil, vanilla and eggs until fully combined. In large, separate bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt together. Slowly whisk liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring constantly. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread brownie batter evenly

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in lined pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Remove from pan and trim off any overly crusty parts. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt milk chocolate chips in double boiler. Add canola oil and stir until smooth. Dip one candy/lollipop stick into melted chocolate (this will help brownie adhere better to stick). Scoop up about 1 Tbsp of brownie. Form brownie onto stick, making sure brownie is nice, round and secure. Immediately after molding it to stick, dip pops one at a time into melted chocolate. Allow some chocolate to get onto sticks to help keep them secure. Dip into different toppings as desired. Place sticks into plastic foam block to keep them upright as they set. Once all pops are finished, place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set. When finished, store in an airtight container in refrigerator or cool place for up to one week. Nutritional Analysis per Serving (excluding optional toppings): Calories 140, Total Fat 8 g, Sodium 45 mg The complete “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection is at www.CanolaInfo.org

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