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Bradford Journal Photo The students at GGB Elementary School enjoyed some pre Halloween fun on October 28th. These children in Mrs. Amy Krepp’s Kindergarten classroom are happy to display their costumes. From left to right are Lucas Eliason, Xander Miskovish, Marlanna Wilson, Brendan Warner, Adam Ward, Victoria Langianese, and Andrew Case.

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Bradford Journal David Skaggs 5, as he was during the YMCA Halloween Party, October 28th. His mom, Leslie Skaggs, tells us his costume is that of a famous local newspaper reporter. Can we guess which one she had in mind? DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT 2 AM SUNDAY NOV. 6


Bradford Journal Photo Left to right are Donna Good 14, Maggie Costa 17, and Kelsey Hoover 14 during the Barracudas vs. Corry dual meet held in Corry, October 29th. With only half an hour left in the event this is what they had to say. Donna tells us that swimming’s her favorite thing to do. Maggie tells us that while a little tense before the event, she’s getting some good times. And Kelsey tells us she’s thinking about getting some lower times during the remainder of the meet.

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LOCAL & AREA NEWS In McKean County, 9.9 Percent of All Income Comes From Social Security -by Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo, The Daily Yonder If McKean County residents didn’t re- curity beneficiaries represent 24.5 percent Kean County amounted to $3,181 per ceive their monthly payments from the of the total county population. person in 2009. The national average was Social Security Administration, 9.9 perIn rural counties and counties such as $2,199 per person and in Pennsylvania it cent of total personal income in the county McKean with smaller cities, Social Se- was $2,734. would be lost, a total of $137,417,280 in curity payments constitute a much larger Social Security payments in McKean 2009. chunk of the local economy than in ur- County have been changing as a proporMcKean County is more dependent on ban areas. A greater percentage of people tion of total income. These payments Social Security payments than is the rest in rural America receive these payments amounted to 5.9 percent of total income in of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of than in urban counties, and so rural coun- 1970, 8.7 percent in 1980, 10.1 percent in total personal income in 2009 came from ties have higher average payments per res- 1990, 8.3 percent in 2000 and 9.9 percent Social Security payments. In Pennsylva- ident. in 2009. nia, 6.7 percent of all income comes from “In many rural places, Social Security Social Security payments are particuthese payments. is a very critical element of the local eco- larly important to rural counties and small In McKean County, 10,590 people re- nomic base,” said Peter Nelson, a geog- cities because the money is largely spent ceive some form of Social Security pay- rapher at Middlebury College in Vermont. in the community. “The seniors who get ment, either an old age pension, a survivor “It’s less important to a place like Los An- these payments are primarily going to benefit or a disability check, according to geles because there is so much additional spend their money locally,” said Mark the Social Security Administration and the economic activity going on there.” Partridge, a rural economist at Ohio State Bureau of Economic Analysis. Social SeTotal Social Security payments in Mc- University. “And they are a key reason why some communities are still viable. If this money dried up, there wouldn’t be a lot of these small towns.” Social Security payments amount to 5 percent of the total income in urban counATTENTION ties. In counties with small cities, such as MCKEAN COUNTY VOTERS McKean County, these payments amount Be sure to VOTE On to 8.2 percent of total income, and in rural


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Thursday, Nov. 3: Partly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy today with a high of 52°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy and chilly tonight with a low of 35°.

Friday, Nov. 4 : Mosty cloudy this morning then becoming partly sunny today with a high of 51°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy early this evening becoming partly cloudy later. Low of 33°.

Saturday, Nov. 5: Mostly sunny and nice today with a high of 53°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight and a little warmer with an overnight low of 37°.

Sunday, Nov. 6: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers today. High of 52°. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy this evening with an overnight low of 38°.

Monday, Nov. 7: Mostly cloudy and chilly today with a high of 49°. Monday Night: Cloudy and dreary tonight. Cooler tonight with an overnight low of 35°.

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by Grant Nichols

This week’s photos include a Halloween Friday at GGB Elementary School where we picked up a little Halloween spirit that will last long after the holiday. While the children were in their classrooms, Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, direct from the Harry Potter series roamed the halls there. Included also with this week’s photos is one of the Bradford High School Owls football team outside the party room at Togi’s Family Restaurant where they had just been treated to a Friday afternoon lunch/dinner. And finally, to top off the week, we have included some of the photos taken during the YMCA Barracudas dual swim meet at Corry this last weekend.……..Last week, we mentioned that The Bradford Landmark Society is inviting all those interested in Bradford history to become members. And we included a link for our Internet savvy readers to take a closer look at the organization. Here again this week is that same link < > but this time in a much more usable format…….. Our readers should remember to mark their calendars for the Tuesday, November 8th, General Elections. Once again, Harrijane Hannon and Bob Onuffer are asking our readers to give them their vote of confidence……… Soon it will be November 11th. On that day the date will be written 11/11/11, six ones in a row. This configuration will not occur again for a hundred years. It occurs to us that given a little more thought, much more can be said about such interesting configurations in dates………During this week’s readings we completed the book entitled The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell. Interestingly, they conclude the book with questions that we might all take to heart: “How did we get to a place where .. our doctors, know little, if anything, about nutrition; where our medical institutions denigrate the subject; where using prescription drugs and going to hospitals is the third leading cause of death? ..How did we get to a place where the companies that profit from our sickness are the ones telling us how to be healthy; where the companies that profit from our food choices are the ones telling us what to eat; where the public’s hard-earned money is being spent by the government to boost the drug industry’s profits; and where there is more distrust than trust of our government’s policies on foods, drugs, and health? How did we get to a place where Americans are so confused about what is healthy that they no longer care?”

Children In Costume For Coming Holiday

Bradford Journal Photo On Halloween Costume day at GGB Elementary School, October 28th, Mrs. Amy Krepp and some of her Kindergarten students stand for us. Left to right are Korie Dixon, Angela Ngo, Madeline Parisella, Brendan Warner, Cheyanne Gross, and their teacher, Amy Krepp.

Owls Football Team After Chowing Down

Bradford Journal Photo Following a great early afternoon dinner, on the house at Togi’s Family Restaurant, October 28th, members of the Bradford Owls High School football team pose outside the Party Room. In no special order in the photo are Ty Reiley, Nunzio Cavallero, Pat Asinger, Sean Siffrinn, Tristan Carter, Tommy Smith, Matt Yurkewiz, Josh Corignani, Danny Rinfrette, Jake Sirline, Tate Runyan, Zach Britton, John Golden, David Reinhardt, Jordan Graffius, Ryan Mcammon, Zach Ware, Zach Zawatski, Cody Mascho, Dakota Sera, Dan Kline, Craig Whitmer, Steve McCormick, Jordan Peterson, Dylan Lamberson, Kyle Colosimo, Dustin Rhodes, and Zach Vleminckx. For more info on the players and the teams record this year, click <,pa%29/football/home.htm > While the coaches tell us that it’s been an up and down season, they still have a couple good games to go. Copy Deadlines Persons interested in submitting materials for news releases in the Bradford Journal should submit their copy to the Bradford Journal office, no later than 5 p.m. on Fridays.

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OBITUARIES Lawrence Pessia

S. (Dusti) Dennis of Bradford; a brother, Benny Pessia of El Segundo, Calif.; eight grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

She is survived and Edna Rogerson by two daughters, Kramer. Karen Louise AllLawrence R. PesShe had been wood of Bradford sia, 88, of 34 Homeemployed at Zippo and Joan Loustead Ave., passed Manufacturing Co. ise Coatsworth of away Wednesday as a receptionist and Kennesaw, Ga.; (Oct. 26, 2011) at switchboard operaone son, Scott W. his residence surtor for many years, (Kathy) Coatsworth rounded by his lovretiring in 1976. of Pittsburgh; two ing family. Surviving are grandchildren; and Born Oct. 5, two daughters, Mary three great-grand1923, in Bradford, Deborah L. Cole children, he was a son of Coatsworth of Bradford, and Burial was in Louise the late Joseph and Mary Charlene L. (Steve) Fairview Cemetery, 90, Amelia D’Orazio Coatsworth, Graham of Reston, Port Allegany. Pessia. On Dec. 29, of Bradford, died Va.; a son, Jeffery 1962, in Bradford, Wednesday (Oct. D. (Sheryl) Cole he married June 26, 2011) in the Peggy Cole of Marks, Miss.; a Peggy K. Cole, sister-in-law whom K. Koehler Pessia, Bradford Manor, Bradford. 83, of 599 Bolivar she raised, Juanita who survives. She was born Drive, passed away (Jack) Bowen of Mr. Pessia had been employed for March 31, 1921, Thursday (Oct. 27, Montrose, Colo.; 38 years at Dresser in Port Allegany, a 2011) at her resi- seven grandchilManufacturing Co. daughter of William dence. dren; one sister, Born June 10, Mary Florence of retiring as a tool J. Dickie and Elsie crib machinist in B. “Baba” Nan- 1928, in Bradford, Mount Vernon, Ill.; carrow Kelly. On she was a daughter and several nieces 1985. In addition to May 2, 1942, in of the late George and nephews. June, his wife of 48 Olean, N.Y., she Personalize Your Clothing! years; he is survived married Thomas W. by a son, the Rev. Coatsworth, who Bottorf Embroidery Wayne J. (Anne) died Sept. 14, 1998. Mrs. Coatsworth Pessia of Coshoc217 W. Washington Street ton, Ohio; a step- was a librarian Bradford, PA 16701 daughter, Deborah employed by the Phone 814-362-0536 (Wendy Hord) Den- University of PittsOR VISIT US AT: nis of Albany, N.Y.; burgh at Bradford. a stepson, Gregory She retired in 1986.

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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events:

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Leader Vickie Johnson conducted the Thursday, Oct. 27th afternoon meeting of Tops Pa #16 at the First Church of the Nazarene. The meeting started with the Tops prayer and a song “Mark another Loss for Me” to the tune of “Music, Music, Music.” There were 27 weigh-ins with a loss 19.5 pounds. Sylvia Vigliotti was loser of the week. Loser in waiting is Vickie Johnson and officer of the week is Vickie Johnson.Jean McAdams gave a fashion tip for fall. “Start wearing your jackets and pants in all those fall colors in suede they are so easy to wear.” Bev Hannon’s thought for the day, “In helping others we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle that comes back to us.” Tofu and tomatoes were Dorothy Young’s foods for the week. Tofu can be used as a substitute for meat if prepared with calcium carbonate. Tomatoes provide half the daily Value of vitamin C and were once referred to as love apples because of there heart shape. Next week please bring a food item for the Church’s food basket. The group read the by-laws and the new Top’s magazine. Next week is the business meeting. The Tops meeting was closed with a song and a prayer.

Nov. 4: First Friday 10am University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Admissions event gives students opportunity to see campus on a weekday. Includes presentation from the admissions office, campus tour, and lunch. For information or to register, call 814-362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787. Fall Bazaar and Craft Fair 6-9pm George G. Blaisdell Elementary School, 265 Constitution Ave, Bradford, PA. More than 30 vendors offering a wide variety of goods, such as hand quilted bags, alpaca products, kitchen items, handmade jewelry, and more. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the GGB Parent Teacher Organization. Nov. 5: Country Roads Holiday Tour 9am - 5pm - OPEN TO PUBLIC - County wide. Follow the leading of a directory and map throughout the area to open house events at specialty shops and restaurants. For more information call or email Anita Dolan, Main Street Manager, at 814-598-3865 or Admissions Open House 12:30pm registration Frame-Westerberg Commons, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Includes welcome, speakers, and campus tours. $45 application fee waived for all prospective students who attend. For information or to register, call 814-362-7555 or 1-800-872-1787. Nov. 6: Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov. 8: Election Day Bradford Area Public Library Nov. 8: 814-362-6527 fax: 814-362-4168 “A New Beginning” Ladies’ Breakfast 9:15am Masonic Center, 625 South Avenue, Bradford, PA . Speaker and music: Lorraine Serra of South Park, PA. Special feature: Jackie Taylor of the Country Porch Café, NOVEMBER 2011 Smethport, PA. Cost: $8. Free child care by reservation. Sponsored by Bradford Area Friday, November 4 10:30 am Christian Women’s Connection. For reservations, contact Loisanne at 814-368-3669 Preschool Storyhour or Bonnie at 814-362-2466. Wednesday, November 9 6:30 pm Nov. 9: Joint meeting of the Friends of the LiHoliday Grief Workshop brary and No Rules Book Clubs 10:30am Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. The holidays are ofThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ten a difficult time for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.This workshop by Rebecca Skloot is being offered to help the bereaved through the holiday season. For more informaFriday, November 11 10:30 am tion, contact Community Nurses at 814-362-8183. Preschool Storyhour Saturday, November 12 10 am WIFI Club Linda Miller of Bradford, PA is the win- entered to win a $500 gift card. Friday, November 18 10:30 am ner of a $500 gift card from Tops Friendly The JDRF paper sneaker campaign is Preschool Storyhour Markets.During a presentation that took hosted annually by Tops Friendly Markets place at the Bradford, PA Tops Markets, stores in an effort to raise funds for the Saturday, November 19 10:30 am Saturday Crafts with Girl Scout Troop located at 150 Main Street, on Thursday, research initiatives of the foundation. All 20029 Oct. 27, Miller received her prize. From 133 Tops Friendly Markets locations parAugust 28, 2011 – September 17, 2011, ticipated in Juvenile Diabetes Research The MOMs Club of Bradford sponsors one preschool storyhour each month customers who contributed to the Juvenile Foundation campaigns from the months Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) pa- of April through September. At checkout, All Programs Held at the Library are per sneaker campaign were automatically Tops Friendly Markets customers were free and open to the Public. asked to purchase a JDRF sneaker for one dollar and were entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card. Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered Daughter, Oct. 21, to Stephan and Brandi in Williamsville, NY and operates 133 Crowe Rosenswie, Bradford, PA. full-service supermarkets – 127 compa- Daughter, Oct. 24, to Jeannie Hannon and ny-owned and six franchise locations. Nicholas Distrola, Bradford, PA. Fri., Nov. 4th With more than 14,000 associates, Tops Son, Oct. 24, to Susan Hassek, Bradford, is a leading full-service grocery retailer in PA. upstate New York and northern Pennsyl- Son, Oct. 24, to Jennifer and Jason Benjavania. For more information about Tops min Freer, Port Allegany, PA. Markets, visit the company's website at Son, Oct. 27, to Sarah and Shawn Grunthaner, Johnsonburg, PA. Open To Members & Guests Son, Oct. 27, to Bambi Lindquist and Dale Yohe, Bradford, PA. 22 Pine St. Bradford Son, Oct. 27, to Christina Taylor, Coudersport, PA.

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(Continued from page 2) counties, Social Security totals 9.3 percent of all personal income. More than one out of five Americans living in small cities and rural counties received some kind of Social Security check in 2009. Judith Stallmann, an economist at the University of Missouri, explained that Social Security payments help generate the sales that keep a rural business afloat. “We find that Social Security income can be the difference between success and failure for some local businesses,” Stallmann said. “If you took away, say, 10 percent of the demand, would that local business be able to remain open? Often it’s that 10 percent that keeps them going. Social Security is providing that margin.” Social Security payments go to those over the age of 62 who have filed for benefits, to survivors of insured workers and to those with disabilities. The program is mainly funded by payroll taxes. In McKean County, 67.1 percent of recipients were retirees in 2009, 11.7 percent were survivors and 21.2 percent were disabled. Changes to Social Security are being discussed in Congress, which is looking for ways to balance the larger federal budget. If benefits are cut — or if the eligibility age is increased — rural counties and small cities would be disproportionately affected, according to Peter Nelson. “Cuts would have a bigger negative impact on rural places, absolutely,” Middlebury’s Professor Nelson said. “They are more dependent on Social Security.”

Local Social Security Income Per capita income from Social Security McKean County Pennsylvania Nation

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Percent of all income from Social Security 9.9 6.7 5.5

Bradford Journal During Halloween dress-up day at GGB Elementary School, October 28th, we met up with the wizard Professor Albus PerSource: Bureau for Economic Analysis and the Social Security Administration. cival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore[1] a major character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. In real life she is known simply About the Authors: Bill Bishop is co-editor of The Daily Yonder (, as Mrs. Grady who tells us her mustache an online publication covering rural America, published by the Center for Rural Strategies (http:// is bothering her. He has owned a weekly newspaper in rural Texas and he has worked for newspapers in Texas and Kentucky. Dr. Roberto Gallardo is a research associate with the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University ( This study was made possible with a grant from the National Academy of Social Insurance.


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In GGB Great Hall With Great Pumpkin

Tough Little Bunch

Bradford Journal Photo At GGB Elementary School, October 28th, Miss. Kelley’s Pre-K children stand with the “Great Pumpkin (once again donated and carved by the able Gus Chrisman). Children (generally from left to right) are Elijah Schlopy, Cody Vancise, Tarence Brown, Isabella Ard, Tony Harris, PJ Marion, Nouvelle Fuller, Mackysenzy Baker, Mersaydes Dillaman, Sara Cox, Liberty Christjohn, Alexis Defilippo, Logan Pessia, Tyler Carinci, Madison Lekas, and Gage Livingston. Teachers and classroom high school Students in the back are (l-r) Miss Katie (H.S. Student), Miss Kelley (Classroom Teacher), Ms. Christy (Teacher’s Aide), Miss Makensi (H.S. Student), and Miss Kristen (H.S. Student).

Bradford Journal A couple of hours into the meet with Corry, October 29th, these young Barracudas swimmers tell us that the competition is “pretty good”, and that the meet is “fun and cool”. Left to right are Mackenzie Lucas 8, Laryssa Webster 7, and Mallory Whitlow 6.

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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Can You Tell The Difference Between Cold And Flu?

AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN

American Institute for Cancer Research

(NAPSI)—You may have warm memQ: I recently heard that diet- or drinking tea instead of eating when you ories of staying home sick as a child: your mother making tea and caring for ers’ teas can contain dangerous may not be hungry, you’ll cut calories in a way that will add up to true body fat you while you stayed in bed for days. For ingredients. Can that be true? A: Yes. Tea is not regulated like medi- weight loss. It won’t be fast, but it will be your health, however, it’s best to put those cherished memories to bed. The flu is far cine, so just as some supplements can safe and lasting. Q: What are wheat berries? more serious than a cold. It doesn’t mat- pose risk, dieters’ teas may promote ter how much chicken soup you eat, soup weight loss in risky ways. Sometimes Is it true that they are a superthese teas use ingredients that are laxa- healthy choice? won’t treat the flu. A: Wheat berries are the whole-grain Linda Davis-Alldritt, president of the tives or diuretics. This produces water National Association of School Nurses, loss, which you see on the scale as weight kernel of wheat – including the bran, germ explains how to recognize flu symptoms loss. However, it’s vital to remember and endosperm.That means they are great that this kind of weight loss is not loss sources of antioxidant phytochemicals as and prevent and treat the virus. Can you tell the difference between of body fat and is sure to be temporary. well as vitamins and minerals. And just a cold and flu? According to a survey, one The risk comes in when fluid loss is sub- half-cup of cooked wheat berries provides in four Americans have trouble telling the stantial or leads to loss of electrolytes at least 4 grams of dietary fiber, comparalike potassium. This can create problems ble to what you get in two slices of many difference between the two. “That’s a major problem when it comes with heart rhythms or pose other heart- whole-grain breads. Look for wheat berto the flu. You need to know it’s not just related strains. Examples of laxative-type ries in the “natural food” section of your a cold or allergies,” said Davis-Alldritt. ingredients in some of the common diet- supermarket. As with regular brown rice “There is a great memory tool that every- ers’ teas include malva (Chinese mallow), and whole-grain barley, this is not a quickone should learn to help them remember buckthorn, cascara, frangula and rhubarb cook dish (about one hour); however, you the specific symptoms of the flu. Think flu root (da huang, Chinese rhubarb). Anoth- can cook a large batch and refrigerate to facts: F.A.C.T.S. stands for fever, aches, er problem these pose is that with con- use within a couple days. Or package it in tinued use, you can become dependent meal-size portions and freeze for up to chills, tiredness and sudden onset.” on them for bowel function. Diuretic in- a month. Wheat berries also come out How do you fight the flu? The flu vaccine is the first and most im- gredients in dieters’ teas include dandeli- well cooked in a slow cooker for eight to portant step in protecting against flu virus- on root, juniper berry and uva ursi. These twelve hours. You can use wheat berries es. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ingredients produce only water loss, not as a side dish, as a “bed” for stir-fries or and Prevention (CDC) recommends eve- body fat loss, and some have caused liver chili, or added to stew or soup. They have ryone 6 months of age and older get a flu damage. For a safer approach, drink regu- a satisfying, slightly chewy texture and vaccine. However, last year a substantial lar black, green or herbal tea as a bever- subtle nutty flavor that also make them percent of Americans did not get a flu vac- age. Simply by switching to a zero-calorie delightful in a salad with apples, cranbercine (57 percent). This leaves most people drink to replace higher calorie choices, ries or other fresh or dried fruit. unprotected against the flu virus. “If you have flu symptoms such as a high fever and aches, it’s important to see your doctor quickly,” Davis-Alldritt explains. “There are prescription medicines that directly target the flu virus that might be able to help you.” Unlike a cold, there are prescription medicines for flu, so it is important to see your doctor at the first sign of flu symptoms. If you catch the flu, what should you do? If you do get sick with the flu, there are simple ways to stop the spread of germs. First, know that you are contagious, so avoid that hug or handshake. Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. The virus can travel up to six feet every time a person with flu sneezes or coughs, so be sure to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. “Of course, visit your doctor quickly to see if it’s the flu,” DavisAlldritt added. For more information, visit <> . There you can check your Bradford Journal Photo symptoms, track the flu in the area and download a free “Fight the Flu” iPhone Barracudas swimmer Paige Hetrick wisely conserves her energy before the dual swim meet with Corry, October 29th. But maybe she’s just tired. The competition was held app. at the Corry, PA YMCA.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths


ford, were united in marriage Oct. 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Bradford. They reside in Bradford.

DEIBLER/AARONTiffany Deibler and Michael Aaron have announced their plan to wed on Dec. 17. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronald Jr. and Kristine Deibler of Eldred. He is the son of Boyd and Tina Schneider of Rixford and the late Patrick Aaron.



BARTLETT/ OSTRUM Susan Bartlett, daughter of the late Lawrence and Patricia Bartlett, and Craig Ostrum, son of Ray and Karen Ostrum of Brad-

OCT. 21, 2011: Son, to Bianca Tripodi and Justin Federowicz, Portville, NY. Son, to Mary and Jess Langdon McFall, Olean, NY. Son, to Emily and Douglas Rook, Kane, PA. Daughter, to Stephan and Brandi Crowe Rosenswie, Bradford, PA. OCT. 22, 2011: Twin son and daugh-

ter, to Kellie Dugan and Jeremy Baxter, Allegany, NY. OCT. 24, 2011: Daughter, to Jeannie Hannon and Nicholas Distrola, Bradford, PA. Son, to Susan Hassek, Bradford, PA. OCT. 23, 2011: Son, to John and Victoria Djurnevec Magee, Allegany, NY. Son, to Sara Lewis and Tyler Tedesco, Salamanca, NY. OCT. 24, 2011: Son, to Jennifer and Jason Benjamin Freer, Port Allegany, PA. Son, to Claire Dapolito, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Brenda Perks, Little Valley, NY.

Daughter, to Jeannie Hannon and Nicholas Distrola, Bradford, PA. Son, to Susan Hassek, Bradford, PA. OCT. 26, 2011: Daughter, to Shane and Kailei Carlson Sudbrook, Olean, NY. OCT. 27, 2011: Son, to Sarah and Shawn Grunthaner, Johnsonburg, PA. Son, to Bambi Lindquist and Dale Yohe, Bradford, PA. Son, to Christina Taylor, Coudersport, PA.


63, of Tooele, Utah, formerly of Mt. Jewett, PA. OCT. 21, 2011: STAKE, Sandra L. Church – 69, of Port Allegany, PA. PETRUZZI, Nancy A. – 63, of Santa Fe, NM, formerly of Kane, PA. OCT. 22, 2011: GRISHAM, George J. – 91, of Macon, GA, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 23, 2011: JOHNSON, Florence V. Furlong – 74, of Bradford, PA. OCT. 25, 2011: MCCLAIN, Robert D. – 88, of Kane, PA.

OCT. 26, 2011: PESSIA, Lawrence R. – 88, of Bradford, PA. C OAT S WO RT H , Mary L. – 90, of Bradford, PA. SARGINGER, Helen B. – 83, of Williamsport, formerly of Coudersport, PA. OCT. 27, 2011: COLE, Peggy K. – 83, of Bradford, PA. WASSON, M. Jeanette Scott – 94, of Lakewood, NY, formerly of Rixford, PA. OCT. 28, 2011: GUSTAFSON, Mildred – 92, of Mt. Jewett, PA.

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YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NOVEMBER 3 - NOVEMBER 10, 2011 ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) It’s truly a glorious thing when a plan comes together in the right way at the right time and the coming week promises a very pleasing, heartwarming result. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) A shared financial issue that needs to be brought out into the open. An honest discussion will serve to bring you and you-know-who even closer. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Your heart will be truly touched by gestures or words of one or two people. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) It’s clear that upheaval and adjustment are occurring within your world. A state of flux or uncertainty exists now . LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) You appear to be working to some tight deadlines to finalize an agreement and well in advance of the end of this year. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) Where a tense discussion with a certain individual is concerned but you can make progress with this disgruntled person in terms of getting them to ‘try to see it your way’. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You’re caught in a sensitive scenario involving someone close but are having to take into account input from a third, unseen party. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) A small issue is likely to be exaggerated or overblown this week. This might make it appear much bigger than it really is. Give something only as much attention as it truly deserves. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) You probably sense a situation is close to ‘breaking point’; a scenario cannot continue as it has done. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) Stakes are getting raised and effort you’ve made recently to get a result in a particular area will increase. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Trust that something can be decided without nearly as much difficulty or complexity as you believe it will require. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) If you’re to experience success with something close to your heart, you must be allowed to move forward in strides and this week, you take the first steps to doing precisely that.

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Avoiding Ruffled Feathers: Simple And Smart Safety And Tech Tips For Snowbirds (NAPSI)—If you’re thinking about spending winter in a warmer climate this year, you’re not alone. According to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, almost 1 million North American “snowbirds” plan to migrate south. But before these snowbirds can settle into their Southern roosts, it’s important for them to secure their Northern perches. Best tips include: Security and Remote Monitoring—Before the bags are packed, you may want to investigate new products that put technology to work while you’re gone. For peace of mind, new services now remotely monitor and control your home’s security and thermostat from a smartphone or computer. You can remotely arm or disarm the alarm system and control lighting, household appliances and the thermostat— which can save money on utility bills. With connected cameras, you can monitor the home from anywhere in the world— even receive instant text messages when doors are opened or closed. Telecommunications Services—David Gregg, new product journalist and senior editor,, shares the following advice on telephone, cable TV and Internet services: “Instead of making two separate calls, check out for disconnecting your TV, phone and Internet at your current home and reconnecting at your winter address. And it doesn’t matter if your cable service provider is different in each location. The best part is, once you are ready to return, you can use the same service again to reverse the process.”

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A Cheesecake Even The Lactose Intolerant Can Love (NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: According to the U.S. Food Allergy and Intolerance Report, between 30 and 50 million Americans have some type of lactose or dairy intolerance. Many individuals must omit dairy from their diet. Previously, individuals with dietary restrictions had to sacrifice taste but not anymore. Today, there are many products to use as substitutes and creating greattasting recipes is easy. The Red Velvet Alternative Cheesecake below uses a new dairy-free cream cheese alternative to make a delicious dessert perfect for any occasion. Red Velvet Alternative Cheesecake by Lisa Green The Butter Flys Baker 1 8-ounce tub of Galaxy Nutritional Foods bottles of red food coloring, blending unVeggie til completely colored. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and fold into Plain Cream Cheese alternative batter slowly until they disappear. Pour batter into cooled Chocolate Cookie Crust 6 ounces lite silken firm tofu in springform pan and bake at 325° F for 1 package white chocolate sugar-free pud- one hour. Crust recipe found at Galaxy’s website. Shut off oven and prop open door ding mix with a kitchen towel. Cool completely ½ package cheesecake-flavored sugar-free for best results; leave in oven overnight. Refrigerate for several hours. Release the pudding mix cake and invert onto cake plate. 8 ounces vanilla sugar-free yogurt made Cream Topping: with coconut milk 2 teaspoons white vinegar

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1 cup Stevia or sugar substitute 2 full bottles of red food coloring 3 egg whites In a food processor, combine one 8-ounce tub of the plain cream cheese alternative, silken tofu, coconut yogurt until smooth. Add mixture to large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer the milk, egg substitutes and white vinegar. Add the dry pudding mixes, protein powder, cocoa and Stevia. Add additional nondairy milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed. Add 2

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Can’t Stay Awake During Your Night Shifts? Shift Work Disorder May Be The Cause (NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 15 million Americans work odd hours or nontraditional shifts and are “at risk” for shift work disorder. The condition occurs when the body’s internal sleep-wake clock is not in sync with the individual’s work schedule, which causes people to struggle to stay awake during their waking hours or have trouble sleeping during their sleeping hours. While some people may not consider their work schedule “shift work,” alternative work schedules can be found in many industries across the country and may require either permanent or occasional shift work. Studies have shown that up to 45 percent of shift workers report symptoms of excessive sleepiness and/or insomnia, the primary symptoms of shift work disorder. While not all shift workers will develop shift work disorder, approximately 10 to 25 percent of those who work nontraditional hours will. Only a change in work schedule can completely resolve shift work disorder, but there are some things one can do to try to cope with excessive sleepiness due to shift work disorder: • Planned napping before or during the night shift to improve alertness and performance • Timed light exposure in the work environment to decrease sleepiness during night shift work • Wake-promoting agents to improve wakefulness during the shift. Studies have shown that up to 45 percent of shift workers report symptoms of excessive sleepiness and/or insomnia. One of these wake-promoting agents is NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV], which is an FDA-approved prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults who experience excessive sleepiness due to shift work disorder. If you are having difficulty staying awake during your night shift, it’s important to talk to your physician and make sure they are aware that you work shifts. It will help your doctor determine if you could have shift work disorder and if NUVIGIL could be right for you. For more information, ask your doctor, call (800) 896-5855 and visit Shift workers help keep our society moving 24 hours a day. And they work in many different industries. Here are just a few examples of professions that work nontraditional schedules and are at risk for shift work disorder: • Health care professionals—such as emergency room physicians, evening and night shift nurses and overnight pharmacists • Protective services—such as firefighters, dispatchers and night security guards

• Production and manufacturing—such as steel, textile and other factory workers who keep machines running throughout the night • Professional and business services—IT support staff and other people with corporate jobs who may work very early morning hours or late into the night • Leisure, entertainment and hospitality— such as bartenders, servers, chefs, casino dealers, performers, radio DJs, concierges and doormen who are prone to working “odd hours” • Wholesale and retail trade—such as warehouse workers, department store and other retail store workers who often work outside of the traditional workday. Important Safety Information: What is NUVIGIL? NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults who experience excessive sleepiness due to one of the following diagnosed sleep disorders: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD) or narcolepsy. In patients with OSA, NUVIGIL is used along with other medical treatments for this sleep disorder. NUVIGIL is not a replacement for your current OSA treatment, and it is important that you continue to use this treatment as prescribed by your doctor. NUVIGIL may help the sleepiness caused by these conditions, but it may not stop all your sleepiness and does not take the place of sleep. NUVIGIL is a federally controlled substance (C-IV), so use NUVIGIL only as directed and keep in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. It is against the law to sell or give NUVIGIL to another person. What important information should I know about NUVIGIL? NUVIGIL may cause serious side effects including a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction that may affect parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells, and may result in hospitalization and be life threatening. If you develop a skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, blisters, swelling, peeling or yellowing of the skin or eyes, trouble swallowing or breathing, dark urine, or fever, stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help. NUVIGIL is not approved for children for any condition. It is not known if NUVIGIL is safe or if it works in children under the age of 17. You should not take NUVIGIL if you have had a rash or allergic reaction to NUVIGIL or PROVIGIL® (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV], or are allergic to any of the following ingredients: modafinil, armodafinil, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, or pregelatinized starch. What are possible side effects of NUVIGIL?

Stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor or get emergency help if you get any of the following serious side effects: • Mental (psychiatric) symptoms, including depression, feeling anxious, sensing things that are not really there, extreme increase in activity (mania), thoughts of suicide, aggression or other mental problems; • Symptoms of a heart problem, including chest pain, abnormal heartbeat and trouble breathing. Common side effects of NUVIGIL are headache, nausea, dizziness and trouble sleeping. These are not all the side effects of NUVIGIL. Tell your doctor if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Talk to your doctor for medical advice about side effects. What should I avoid while taking NUVIGIL? Do not drive a car or do other dangerous activities until you and your doctor know how NUVIGIL affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol. What should I tell my doctor before starting NUVIGIL? Tell your doctor about all your health conditions including if you have a history of mental health problems (including psychosis), heart problems or have had a heart attack, high blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, or are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Women who use hormonal birth control may have a higher chance of getting pregnant while taking and for one month after stopping NUVIGIL. Talk to your doctor about other birth control methods while taking NUVIGIL. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, call (800) FDA-1088 or fax at (800) FDA-0178. For more information, ask your doctor, call (800) 896-5855 or visit <> This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor for medical advice about your condition or treatment. Please read the Medication Guide for Patients in the full Prescribing Information for NUVIGIL. Please note: This article was written by Cephalon, Inc., makers of NUVIGILÆ 2011 Cephalon, Inc. October 2011 NUV2949.

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Holiday Ham: The Meal That Keeps On Giving (NAPSI)—Serving up a delicious ham for the holiday table can be easy and stressfree. That’s especially true when you can get help from the experts on standby at the Kentucky Legend Ham Hotline—(866) 343-5058—open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, from November 8 through December 30. They can even offer some creative ways to prepare any leftovers. How To Ham It Up Their top ham prep tips include: • Allow ¼ to 1/3 pound per person if the ham is boneless; 1/3 to ½ pound for bonein hams. • Most hams are precooked (read the label) and require only gentle reheating at 325° F to an internal temperature of 140° F. • Score the ham before you place it in the oven by making crisscross cuts with a sharp knife about ¼ inch deep, then add a delicious glaze during the last 30 minutes ded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, jalaYou can find more advice about ham of cooking/reheating time. peños) and serve. and great recipes at <> A Word From An Expert Learn More: Anyone can prepare a delicious ham, especially with the help of the hotline, says Diane Morgan, author of more than 16 cookbooks. “Ham is a very versatile choice for the holiday table,” she says. “And the leftovers can be used in endless ways, from sandwiches and omelets to easy and economical casseroles and soups.”

Broaden Your Food Horizons

How Come A Ham Hotline? Launched in response to the many calls received regarding ham preparation, the Kentucky Legend Ham Hotline is the first hotline dedicated just to ham. From ham selection and preparation to carving and serving up leftovers, the hotline is there to help. Here is one recipe suggestion: Ham Tacos 2-3 cups Kentucky Legend Ham, finely diced 1 cup chopped onions 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup mild prepared salsa 1 teaspoon ground cumin Sauté onions in olive oil in large skillet until soft. Add ham, salsa and cumin; heat through. Place in hard or soft taco shells; add fixings (lettuce, tomato, shred-

(NAPSI)—Snack time can be a great time to broaden your food horizons and share new taste treats with friends and family. If you have never tried hummus or if you already love the delicious flavor, there are several new ways to enjoy it. For example, you could pair Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with some crunchy vegetables, such as carrots or celery, for a great alternative to traditional chips and dip. Or pair warm pita bread and heat up some Classic Hummus for a toasty treat on a cold winter day. Hummus can also be a healthy way to add flavor to sandwiches. Try spreading

Basil and Pesto Hummus on your favorite deli sandwich or using Supremely Spicy Hummus to kick up chicken salad instead of mayonnaise. You can also eat them as a dip with pretzels. Whether you choose to dip, spread or spice up your everyday snacks, dozens of flavor possibilities and taste adventures await you. Sabra offers more than 20 flavors of hummus, fresh salsas, guacamole and Greek yogurt vegetable dips. For more information and recipes, visit

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Helping Seniors Celebrate The Season (NAPSI)—When celebrating the holidays this year, don’t forget to check on elderly friends and family members. While the holidays are a happy time for most people, some seniors may find the season less than festive. The holidays can be difficult for a variety of reasons. For many seniors, the holidays are a reminder of parents, siblings and friends who are no longer alive. For others, the holidays are lonely, as relatives with whom they might celebrate live far away. Also, seniors who are ill or disabled may have difficulty getting out to shop or taking part in religious observances and seasonal festivities. And winter weather can further complicate travel, isolating seniors from the companionship and social interaction that are so essential to mental health. Even writing or reading a Christmas card can be difficult if your vision is affected. If you can, call, send a card or bring over a plate of cookies. At this time of the year, seniors can derive extra benefit from companion care. If you live far away or are unable to provide that kind of attention, you may consider companion care. A companion can do more than remind seniors about their medication and take care of household responsibilities; he or she can help make the holidays a little brighter. A companion can help write cards, prepare a festive meal and help decorate a home. The companion can also help alleviate seniors’ isolation by taking them out for seasonal shopping and shipping, and helping them to attend religious services and festive community events. Before you decide on a companion care agency, it’s important for the agency to first carefully assess the condition of the senior. Ask the agencies you research which services they will provide and how their caregivers are selected and are scheduled. Some agencies offer both companion care and home care to seniors. For example, Interim HealthCare, one of the leaders in the home care industry, provides both companion care (or nonmedical personal care and support services) and medical services to over 50,000 individuals nationwide.

Through trained health care professionals, Interim provides a broad array of home care services including senior care and physical, occupational and speech therapy. When should a senior get such care and

what kind does he or she need? The company offers a self-assessment test to help families identify factors that may place someone at home alone at risk. For more information, visit

Holiday Water Bottles Aid Communities In Need (NAPSI)—There is good news for those who wish to do good while embracing a healthier lifestyle. The maker of the best-selling reusable water bottle has teamed up with a company that brings clean water to developing communities. Their objective is to help those in need this holiday season. The result is a holiday gift that may make a lifechanging difference for those without access to clean water. Working together, and CamelBak have created limited-edition graphics for the CamelBak Groove, a reusable bottle with a filter built into the straw to bring tap water in and freshly filtered water out. The artwork is intended to evoke the ripple effect of water droplets and is available in BPA-free Tritan plastic or insulated stainless steel. With the purchase of each custom-designed Groove bottle, $10 will be donated to’s effort to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to some of the 884 million people in need throughout the world. Transforming Communities Co-founded by actor and advocate Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White, is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of

communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America by providing access to clean water and sanitation. “Matt and I co-founded to make a difference and end the suffering around the world from not having safe water,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director Gary White. “We chose the CamelBak Groove bottle because of its unique design, the company’s continued commitment to innovation and its generous support of the safe water cause.” Using Social Media Expanding on last year’s “Bottle Project,” which provided safe, clean water to more than 10,000 people around the world, CamelBak has added a Facebook Give Bak™ “like” campaign with the goal of helping an additional 2,000 people in need. To participate, visit To learn more about the limited-edition water bottles, visit

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"Every Thing On It": Poems And Drawings By Shel Silverstein (NAPSI)—From beloved author and illustrator Shel Silverstein comes “Every Thing On It.” Drawn from archived material that spans many years of Shel Silverstein’s prolific work, “Every Thing On It” is the first poetry collection in the tradition of his acclaimed and best-selling titles “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” “A Light in the Attic” and “Falling Up” to be published since Silverstein’s passing in 1999. The poems and illustrations that compose this collection have been carefully curated by the Silverstein estate and its editorial team at HarperCollins Children’s Books. With 145 never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist, this collection will follow in the tradition and format of his acclaimed poetry classics. When the book was first announced in March 2010, Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said, “It is an honor to carry on the legacy of Shel Silverstein with this new collection of poems and illustrations. His work continues to inspire readers of all ages, and this book will delight and astound just as his previous collections have.” Generations have grown up with the works of Shel Silverstein, known not only as a poet and illustrator, but also for his work as a cartoonist, playwright, performer, recording artist and Grammy Award− winning songwriter. He has encouraged children to dream and dare to imagine the impossible with his extraordinary poetry and unforgettable characters. Now longtime fans will have a chance to discover even more riches and new readers will delight in the timeless magic of his works. Silverstein’s children’s books have sold more than 25 million hardcover copies in the U.S. alone and have been translated into over 30 languages. This momentous publishing event is sure to join best sellers

“Falling Up,” “A Light in the Attic” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends” as a classic and essential book to be treasured by generations to come. About The Author: Shel Silverstein is the author of “Don’t Bump the Glump”; “Runny Babbit”; “Where the Sidewalk Ends”; “Falling Up”; “A Light in the Attic”; “Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back”; “The Giving Tree”; “The Missing Piece”;

“The Missing Piece Meets the Big O” and many other classic books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist and a Grammy-winning/Oscar-nominated songwriter. Shel Silverstein’s children’s books have sold more than 25 million hardcover copies in the U.S. alone and have been translated into over 30 languages. You can learn more about Shel and his books by visiting

Nutritious Snack Choices For Get-Up-And-Go (NAPSI)—A nutritious snack can be a smart way to provide kids with the energy needed for busy days—and the right snack may also help them maintain a healthy weight. “Choosing nutrient-rich snacks can be a great way to maintain energy between meals,” says Sherry Coleman Collins, registered dietitian. For example, peanuts can provide a welcome alternative to sugar and nutrient-deficient snacks. Preliminary research suggests that peanuts may help people feel full, which may help moderate appetite. Peanuts are a nutrient-rich superfood. They contain the most protein of any nut at seven grams per serving, and have more antitoxidants than broccoli or green tea. Peanut butter is a good source of vitamin E and an excellent source of niacin, an es-

sential vitamin that converts food to energy, both of which are important for proper growth and development. Try this tasty recipe. Get-Up-and-Go Peanut Crunch Bars Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 cups GoLean Cereal (or other high-fiber cereal) 4 oz. peanuts, dry roasted w/salt, all types ¼ cup cranberries, sweetened, dried ¼ cup blueberries, dried 1/3 cup honey, strained or extracted ¼ cup peanut butter, smooth 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed 2 Tbsp. peanut flour, defatted (optional) Directions: Prepare an 8” square dish by lightly spraying with nonstick spray or lining with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix

cereal with peanuts, cranberries and blueberries and set aside. Stir together honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and peanut flour (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until the mixture is combined and pourable. All at once, add honey and peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients, stirring quickly to combine. Pour this mixture into the prepared pan, pressing into the pan with a silicone or lightly oiled spatula, and let cool completely. Once set up, turn out on a cutting board and cut into 12 equal-sized bars. Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 serving 40.5g, Calories 170, Calories from Fat 70, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 120mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 14g, Protein 6g. For more information, visit

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Keeping Families Healthy During Cold And Flu Season (NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 35 to 50 million Americans come down with the flu during flu season, which typically lasts from November to March—but there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy. There are even ways to avoid the common cold, which accounts for more visits to the doctor than any other condition in the United States. “Many seasonal sicknesses that affect families each year can easily be prevented,” said Todd Prehm of Sanford-Brown Colleges, a leading provider of healthcare education. “Being aware of the possible health risks and taking action to prevent illnesses can save many trips to the doctor’s office.” Flu-Fighting Tips One of the most effective ways to avoid the headaches of seasonal sickness is prevention. To keep your family healthy and active this year, consider these tips: 1. Stay hydrated—Encourage all family members to carry a reusable bottle filled with water wherever they go. Keeping hydrated will help your immune system stay strong and fight off illness. 2. Avoid close contact—Cold and flu viruses can be passed through a simple handshake or cough. Try to keep some distance from family members who are sick to avoid infecting others. 3. Take advantage of health resources— Sanford-Brown Colleges hold an annual Give Back Week that focuses on providing a variety of free health services to

members of the community. As part of the school’s commitment to service learning, this event gives students the opportunity to put their skills to use and contribute to wellness in the community. 4. Wash your hands often—Each day, you come in contact with many more germs than you may realize. Washing your hands a few times throughout the day can stop germs in their tracks. Keep hand sanitizer with you, as well. 5. Keep surfaces clean—Cold and flu germs can live on home surfaces such as counters, door-knobs and telephones. Be

sure to wipe down common surfaces daily to prevent the spread of illness. By practicing these tips, families have a better chance of escaping a number of common illnesses. Anyone interested in turning a passion for healthcare into a profession can visit a Sanford-Brown College campus to learn more. From diagnostic medical sonography to veterinary technicians, the campuses offer technical instruction for students looking for a career in a field that really makes a difference. Learn More: Visit <www.sanfordbrown. edu> for more information.

Tips For Buying An ATV That’s Right For You (NAPSI)—When buying an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), there are numerous models to consider with different features that provide a variety of benefits. Depending on your situation, you might need fourwheel drive, independent suspension or even power steering. All of these and more are available today, but there are also some great value models that might get your job done. The countless options make it important to do your homework. Here are some tips: • First, consider how you will use your ATV. Recreational riding? Then a twowheel drive sport ATV might be your ride. High-performance models combine fuel injection, hybrid aluminum frames and race-ready suspension. Or you can find value buys, especially for entry or stepup-level riders. Working the land or hunting large acreage? A utility ATV is what you need. Something that can handle towing and hauling, crawl through mud and over rocks. Topline models feature full four-wheel drive systems, but there are also lower-priced two-wheel drive utility options.

Whatever your priority, work or fun, look to a reputable manufacturer. Companies like Yamaha, which assembles many of its ATVs in its Newnan, Georgia, factory, will stand behind their product with warranties, parts, and dealers with service departments. Buying from a lesser-known manufacturer can get you a cheap price up front, but low quality and no dealer support will almost surely have you paying more in the long run. • Next, think about what size engine you need. Are you going to be hauling big loads or pulling light chores and riding around your property? Many ATVs can do both, and some of today’s machines boast engines up to 1,000 cc, but if you are a cost-conscious shopper with a lighter workload, then you can probably find a smaller-cc engine that will get you around just fine. Still, look for the models with automatic, dual-range transmissions. The high- and low-range options will help you tour and tow better no matter the engine size. • Then, read customer reviews online, talk to friends who ride ATVs and look for

third-party endorsements. For example, a company that works with motorsports dealerships across the country, ADP Lightspeed, recently released a study showing that Yamaha’s CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission, was more durable than similar systems in competitive models. A specific third-party finding like this goes a long way in backing up a company’s own claims, and a lasting transmission means more time working or playing on the trails. • Finally, there’s price. And as mentioned before, each of the different categories— sport, utility, four-by-four or two-wheel drive—will come with a variety of pricing options. Balance your needs with your budget and you should be able to find a model that matches both. For more information, visit:


Bradford Journal Issue Nov. 3, 2011  

First Issue November 2011

Bradford Journal Issue Nov. 3, 2011  

First Issue November 2011