COOKSBURG — In the middle of the forest is a small museum with a big story to tell: lumbering on the Clarion River.

Sue Rensel, a naturalist at Clear Creek State Park, recently conducted a tour of the Lumber and Nature Museum and two sawmill sites in the park. The story unfolds during the peak of the timber industry on the Clarion River and ends with reforestation efforts by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Randy Bartley, reporter for The Derrick and The News-Herald, can be reached at 814-226-7000 or at randybartley.thederrick@gmail.com.

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A community discussion about how Clarion residents can work on becoming a more welcoming community, which was to be held today at the Clarion Main Street Center, has been canceled.

APPOINTED — Jessica Rudegeair was appointed the new chair of the Oil Region Library Association board of directors at the association’s annual meeting last month. Sarah Margherio, Deb Rosen and Anne Bakker were reappointed to their officer positions on the board. Margherio is vice chair, Ros…