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First Church of God welcomes return of Living Christmas Tree for holiday season

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After a year hiatus for retooling, the Living Christmas Tree returns to the First Church of God in Punxsutawney, with free tickets available to the public beginning Monday.

Ron Shirey, chairman of the tree committee at the church, pointed out that it was a difficult decision to not have the program last year.

“We see the Living Christmas Tree as a ministry to our community, and we’re very appreciative of the community support, so we don’t want to let the community down,” Shirey said.

The shopping season begins

November 26, 2010

(From left) Verna Storm, of Punxsutawney; Ivy Storm, of Chambersburg; and Susan Matus of Pittsburgh search the area’s Black Friday steals and specials at Fairlady & Company. (Photo by Holly Shok)

Residents reminded to be safe as deer hunting season begins Monday

November 26, 2010

HARRISBURG — As you’ve been hearing for the last several weeks, Monday marks the opening day of the two-week general deer hunting season.

Jerry Feaser, public information officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reported that nearly 750,000 hunting enthusiasts sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing will be hitting the woods at sunrise to try and harvest a trophy buck.

Lois E. Miller, 89

November 26, 2010

Lois E. Miller, 89, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Jefferson Manor Health Center.

She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Limestone Township, a daughter of the late Jerome W. Reinsel and Marie Antoinette Kerr Reinsel.

Feb. 22, 1941, she married Cameron W. Miller, who preceded her in death.

A homemaker, Mrs. Miller was a member of the Brookville Immaculate Conception Church and Altar Rosary Society.

Gerald C. Justice, 74

November 26, 2010

Gerald C. Justice, 74, formerly of Oliveburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mary Josephine Justice.

Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary Elbel, who survives.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Justice served in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

A retired postal carrier and member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, Mr. Justice, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and following them in their sporting events.

Vance Hankinson, 51

November 26, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Hankinson was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Jamestown, NY., a son of Dorothy (Cameron) Painter, who survives, of Rossiter.

He was married to Carol (Byerly) Hankinson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Hankinson was a devoted family man who adored his sons and granddaughter Harper. He touched the lives of many people and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Chucks stressing defense and intensity in first week

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy boys' basketball team — which features a half-dozen football players — is looking to use the school's football success as a jumping-off point in 2010-2011, rather than worrying about last year's struggles on the hardword.

The Chucks finished 4-17 overall in 2009-2010, including 0-12 in the D9 League. But rather than looking back to last season, Punxsy has its sights set on the year at hand under first-year head coach Dirk Neal

4-H leaders continue to volunteer after a combined 80 years of service

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — To make the best better” has been the motto of the 4-H Club for the past 100 years.

And making the best better is just what Jefferson County 4-H volunteer leaders Lois Pifer and Diane “Dolly” Smouse have been doing for 40 of those 100 years.

The “learn by doing,” life-skills program engages area youth members, ages five to 19, in carrying out the mission of the club’s founding four H’s: Head, hands, heart and health.

County announces budget with no tax increase

November 26, 2010

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners Wedn-esday advertised the prop-osed budget for the 2011 fiscal year, and there will be no inc-rease on property taxes.

The property tax rate will remain at 10.75 mills of assessed property value.

County finance officer Deborah Gillung said it was “kind of a surprise” that a tax increase was not needed. This is the second consecutive year that the commissioners did not have to raise taxes.

Punxsy police receive gold award for traffic safety

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police was chosen again this year for the American Automobile Association (AAA) gold award.

Police Chief Tom Fedigan said the award was presented by the AAA Traffic Safety Awards program.

“This is our third consecutive year for being recognized,” he said. The award is for implementing programs and projects that demonstrate the department’s endeavor to improve local traffic safety issues.

Fedigan said there are four standards for awards.

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