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The Eaton Calendar – May 14

The Eaton Calendar – May 14


  1. Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. to Meet Thursday, May 16
  2. Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting is Thursday, May 16
  3. Jeff Mamett and The Hired Guns Concert is Friday, May 17
  4. 29th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament is May 18 & 19; Register in Person at the Clubhouse on Friday, May 17 or During Tournament Hours
  5. SpringFest is Saturday, May 18
  6. Wellsboro Men’s Chorus Spring Concert is Thursday, May 23
  7. Register Now for The Eight-Hour NRA Basic Pistol Class on Saturday, May 25 at Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800


The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. The meeting will be followed by a training, International Defensive Pistol Association shooting scenarios. Leading this training is Marilyn Jones.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Mill Cove Shooting Range followed by a review of the safe gun handling rules with shooting drills and self-defense scenarios.

“Any woman who is 18 or older from any county or state is welcome to join our chapter,” said Jones who with Pat Butts leads the Well Armed Woman meetings. Membership is not limited to women who live in Tioga County, Pa. Those who join can be a beginner or novice with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled and experienced shooters. The fee is $50 per year.

Women who don’t own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are welcome to contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.


At the Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, Physician Assistant Helen Hiserman will talk about Ondamed therapy and how it is used in the treatment of patients with Lyme disease. The meeting will be in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. It is free and open to the public.

“Ondamed is an electromagnetic impulse frequency instrument that allows a medical practitioner to detect weakness or a disorder in an individual’s body through the pulse feedback method,” said Hiserman. “This is a non-invasive treatment. The practitioner can determine which frequencies a body requires and apply those frequencies so the body can move toward healing and balance,” she added. The Ondamed was developed in Germany and has been used in the United States since 2002.

Hiserman is currently working part-time for BNG Aesthetics Skin & Laser Center in Williamsport where she does nutritional consults to evaluate the status of patients to help them with weight loss, digestive issues and chronic health issues. She also provides Ondamed treatment. From 1998 to 2015, Hiserman had worked at the Powers Clinic in Williamsport where she received certification as an Ondamed® practitioner.

She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants having served as secretary and currently as the awards chair.

Hiserman received her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Santa Clara in California and her Physician Assistant certificate along with a Masters in Health Professions from Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. Her background is in family medicine with the last 20 years in integrative and nutritional medicine.

Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and co-leaders of the support group. Both are being treated for Lyme disease and co-infections. For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at tiogacountylyme@palyme.org or by calling Putnam at (570) 439-2000.

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Helen O. Hiserman, MHP, PA-C


At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, Jeff Mamett and The Hired Guns will perform in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Mamett is a singer-songwriter whose country and western songs have an authentic, earthy quality. He is a storyteller, influenced by writers such as Guy Clark and John Prine, merging elements of American roots music into what some have called a “modern western” sound.

His new album, “Carry Me Back” with 12 original songs recorded in Nashville and produced by lifelong friend and Trace Adkins’ pedal steel player Wayne Addleman has been critically acclaimed. “Carry Me Back” was listed in “Making A Scene” magazine as one of the top 40 Americana CDs of 2018 and among Wide Open Country’s “Artists to Watch.”

Here are quotes from a few other publications: “instantly classic… A Cattle Drive Down The Plains With A Cowboy Poet” – Americana Highways; “You ain’t heard nothing like this since we all went back to Luchenbach with Waylie, Willon and the boys. Hot stuff.“- Midwest Record; “the sort of sound that was once so predominant in honkytonks from Bakersfield to San Antonio.” – Gold Mine Magazine.

Growing up near State College, Pa., Mamett began learning to play the guitar when he was seven years old. He began performing at 13, working with older musicians, playing dances, bars and fraternity parties. After high school, he honed his skills hitting the road with club bands, grinding out six sets a night six nights a week before ending up in L.A. and then Nashville. There, he gained experience recording and touring with various artists.

Once he and his wife began to have children, Mamett made the decision to leave the road and the music industry to be a dad. He spent the next 26 years in the cattle business.

“In 2013, I stopped at a music store that had all of these Martin guitars. I pulled one off the wall and started playing it and couldn’t stop. I bought it there and then. As I began practicing at home, songs just started coming out of me. I had always worked as a ‘sideman,’ never considered taking on the artist role, but it all came together kind of organically. I did some testing first to see what it would sound like if I sang and played my own songs and kind of surprised myself. After a while, I put enough material together to record my first album with10 originals. It was released in 2015 and entitled “Here’s Your Hat.”

Joining Mamett are members of The Hired Guns: Terry Wright on guitar and fiddle, Bryan Noaker on guitar and background vocals; Jay Ganz on pedal steel guitar and Joe Turner on drums.

Because this is a BYOB event, concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own favorite beverages and snacks. Tickets are $20 and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For a table and tickets, call (570) 724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.

Photo provided
Jeff Mamett


Successful anglers who catch tagged fish on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 during the 29th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament can win up to $14,000 in prizes. Top prizes are $1,000 and two $500 cash prizes.

The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three. Anglers can earn more than one prize depending on how many of the 250 float stocked tagged trout they catch.

What anglers win is based on the luck of the draw. They have to bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the check-in station. The angler draws a Ping-Pong ball for each tagged fish he or she catches. The number on the ball identifies the prize.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, the tournament takes place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough, Potter County and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township, Tioga County.

The tournament check-in station is the snowmobile clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Galeton and Wellsboro.

For those who want to register, the check-in station will be open on Friday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $15 for youth under 16.

All fish must be legally caught. No fish will be accepted one hour after the cut-off time. Anglers caught fishing before or after stated tournament times will be disqualified.

Those competing in the tournament must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and must observe and obey landowners’ rights. Trespassing on private property is not allowed, nor is littering.

To register for the tournament online, visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com and download a registration form. Registration forms can also be found at many businesses in the area.

For more information, call (717) 881-9358 or the club at (570) 724-2888 or visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com.

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This photo is of Scott Kent displaying the check he received on the first day of last year’s Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament. After catching a tagged trout on his spinner fishing lure around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, he drew a Ping-Pong ball that netted him $500 in cash. Last year, he also caught a tagged trout at 6:50 a.m. on May 19 and won two $25 gift certificates from two different stores, Pag-Omar Farms in Delmar Township and Morgan & Margraff Lumber Supply in Elkland. “I entered this tournament the first year it was held in 1991 and have returned every year since,” Kent said.


WELLSBORO – Free, family-friendly outdoor activities for all ages are being offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Springfest on Saturday, May 18 at Hills Creek State Park, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township.

Smokey Bear will stop in for a visit and have some great giveaways.

There will be stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing for people of all ages at Hills Creek. Mansfield University Kayak Club members, other volunteers and park staff will be assisting.

“Springfest provides the perfect opportunity to try before you buy,” said organizer Tim Morey, Hills Creek State Park Complex natural resource specialist. “We have youth-specific kayaks, which are easier to paddle and more maneuverable than what parents will find at most rental locations. Youngsters can also find out if they enjoy stand-up paddle boarding. Just stop by anytime during the event in clothes that can get wet. All equipment is provided free to either paddle with a parent or solo if the child is capable and wants to try it even for just a minute,” Morey said. “We can help people of all ages, including adults, improve their paddling and enjoy it more. They can try a different boat and see if it’s the boat or them. Many times, it’s the boat,” he noted.

Youth will have the opportunity to experience fishing on Hills Creek Lake with help provided by Jim Mucci of Hills Creek State Park. Fishing poles, bait and lures will be provided free to those who want to learn basic fishing skills. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 and older.

Anglers of all ages can learn how to tie a fly with Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 volunteers. Fly tying materials and equipment will be provided free. Also available will be fly rods to practice casting at different distances and targets. Free T-shirts for kids will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

Adding to the excitement will be an opportunity to meet the dogs of Laurel Mountain K9 Search & Rescue. This non-profit search team is comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to assisting fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies with incidents involving lost or missing individuals. Currently, there are 10 team members, five of whom are certified by the National Academy of Search and Rescue. One dog is certified in trailing and as a cadaver dog. Six other dogs are in various stages of training. Find out what it takes to turn a dog into a search dog. Presentations will be given at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Visit Mandy Marconi, environmental education specialist at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s station to learn all about elk. See what an elk calf (mount) looks like when it is just a few days old and feel a real velvet elk antler. Color a plaster cast elk track to take home. Supplies are limited.

Community Health Nurse Kara Gochnauer with the Northcentral District of the Pennsylvania Department of Health will have free pamphlets and handouts with information on Lyme disease and how to prevent it and also be available to answer questions about this tick-borne disease.

At the Tiadaghton Audubon Society station will be information on creating a backyard habitat for birds and Wellsboro being designated a Bird Town community. Available will be a free bird sleuth explorer’s guidebook for kids that includes scavenger hunt activities. The guidebook was prepared by Cornell University’s Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In addition, TAS volunteers will conduct short bird walks at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those who don’t have binoculars can borrow a pair.

Find out why non-native plants should not be allowed to grow on landowners’ property at the Bureau of Forestry station. Landowners will see live samples of invasive plants found in this area and get hands-on advice on how to control them from Steve Hoover, service forester. Also on display will be native plants that landowners can use on their properties along with free handouts on invasive and native plants.

Members of the Mountain Modelaires R/C Airplane Club of Wellsboro will have a display of radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, and quadcopters. A radio controlled airplane flight simulator will be available for adults and children to try. Children, eight and older, along with their parents can assemble and decorate a foam model glider to take home. All materials will be provided free.

At the craft station, Grand Canyon FFA members will assist youngsters with a plant-related activity.

Go on a self-led hike using park maps as a guide. Or, at 1 p.m. go on a 45-minute slow-paced easy hike led by Bureau of Forestry staff.

Children and adults are welcome to bring their bikes and wear helmets, as required by law, and bike at the park.

To learn more about Springfest or for directions, email hillscreeksp@pa.gov or call (570) 724-4246.

Photo by John Eaton
During Springfest 2019, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards will be available for children and adults to try for free. Pictured are a mother and child trying a two-person kayak on Hills Creek Lake at last year’s event.


The Wellsboro Men’s Chorus is presenting its Spring Concert on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium in the Wellsboro Area School District building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. Christina Simonis is the director and piano accompanist is Pat Davis, known as the Ivory Lady.

Special guests will be ninth through twelfth graders in the 25-member Wellsboro Area High School Men’s Chorus directed by Dan Sensenig, music teacher with accompanists Jessa Lohr and Ariana Carleton and the 15-member Hamilton-Gibson Young Men’s Choir directed by Thomas Putnam, Hamilton-Gibson Productions artistic director.

The concert will open with the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus singing “Seize the Day” from the Disney musical “Newsies.” The song was composed by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken and arranged by Roger Emerson.

The three choruses will join in singing “Tell My Father” by Jack Murphy and Frank Wildhorn, arranged by Andrea Ramsey. This beautiful selection is from the musical, “The Civil War.” Soloist is Aiden Locke from the HG Young Men’s Choir.

The Wellsboro Men’s Chorus will then perform “Lida Rose” from “The Music Man” by Meredith Wilson, arranged by William Stickles and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury, arranged by Mark Brymer.

They will be followed by the HG Young Men’s Choir singing “Chickens in the Garden,” a traditional British folk song arranged by Stephen Hatfield; “Loch Lomond,” a traditional Scottish tune arranged by Jonathan Quick; and “Non Nobis, Domine” with music by Rosephanye Powell and Latin text, arranged by William C. Powell.

The Wellsboro Men’s Chorus will then perform “Joshua” arranged by Robert Sells and “An American Quilt,” a suite of three American folk songs arranged by John Leavitt, including “Deep River,” “Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Old Dan Tucker.” Guest artist Carl Conn of Wellsboro will play the fiddle for “An American Quilt.”

The Wellsboro Area High School Men’s Chorus will sing three selections: “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” arranged by Victor C. Johnson; “Take Me Home, Country Roads” arranged by Bobby L. Siltman and “Johnny Schmoker” arranged by James Rodde.

The concert will close with the three choruses performing “River In Judea” by Linda Marcus and Jack Feldman, arranged by John Leavitt.

A freewill donation can be made at the door.

The Wellsboro Men’s Chorus, now in its 73rd year, annually holds three fundraisers, including this concert, with the money used to help provide college scholarships. The Lester Haner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Wellsboro High School graduating seniors who are majoring in any area of music in college; the Ellsworth Robert Memorial Voice Scholarship to a Wellsboro High School graduating senior majoring in voice in college, and the Todd Antoine Memorial Scholarship to a senior who is a member of the Wellsboro Area High School Men’s Chorus.

The men rehearse Thursday evenings in the Deane Center. New members are welcome. For information, call President Thomas Reindl at (570) 724-8496.

Photo by John Eaton
Pictured are members of the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus with Director Christina Simonis (standing, far left) and Pat Davis (seated, far left), piano accompanist.


MANSFIELD—The eight-hour National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Class is being offered on Saturday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pistol range at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club, near Mansfield. This handgun training class is open to women only whether they are novice or experienced pistol shooters and owners.

A shooter can borrow a .22 pistol for the day or bring her own pistol or revolver to learn how to use it and become comfortable shooting it. Participants should also bring eye and ear protection.

Those taking the class are asked to bring 100 rounds of ammunition for the gun they bring or .22 long rifle ammunition for a borrowed gun.

Participants are asked to arrive at 7:45 a.m., leave all of their ammunition in their vehicles and give their unloaded pistols or revolvers to the instructor at check-in for a safety check and clearing.

Women who register for the May 25 class will receive a handbook and information handouts when they arrive that day. Topics to be covered will include the rules of gun safety, information about the parts of both the gun and ammunition, the fundamentals of proper and safe pistol shooting and how to clean and store a pistol. Upon successfully completing the written test and shooting exercises, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and a Basic Pistol Class rocker patch.

A cadre of women will teach this course. Lunch, soda and water will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring snacks.

Shooters need to dress for the weather and for shooting. To avoid being burned by spent cartridges, it is recommended that women wear a long-sleeved, cotton shirt over a T-shirt and closed-toe shoes. Not recommended are shorts, tank tops, halters and open-toe footwear.

Those interested in registering are asked to contact Lead Instructor Marilyn Jones whether they borrow a .22 pistol or bring their own gun and whether they do or don’t have eye and ear protection.

The fee is $50. To register, send a check for $50 made out to Marilyn Jones to her at 1155 Old State Road, Covington, PA 16917. To register, each woman is asked to provide her name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth to Jones. To borrow a .22 caliber pistol or eye and ear protection and for more details about this class, call (570) 549-2794 or email jones_mk@yahoo.com.