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Two of a kind: Another pair of wins for Punxsy

October 17, 2011

DUBOIS — Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams played well on both sides of the ball again, using solid defense and consistent scoring from a variety of players to earn a pair of wins against the Lady Beavers in DuBois Monday afternoon.

In the eighth-grade game, Punxsy led 21-10 after three quarters and held off a late rally by DuBois to win 24-17.

"The girls played really well," Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said after the game. "Our man-to-man defense was the best it's been all season."

Retired Punxsy firefighters recall days of old

October 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nearly 50 years of firefighting came to a close for two members of the Lindsey Fire Company, who recently submitted their resignations for the purpose of retirement to Punxsutawney Borough Council.

Frank Davis and Don Ross have decided to call it a career as volunteer firefighters. Both were members of the original scuba team that formed in 1974.

Ross said he became a member of Lindsey in 1962, and was the first in his family to do so.

SS.C.D. School welcomes new principal

October 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jessica Newcome got a jump start on her teaching career as soon as she graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, having majored in early childhood education.

"A friend of mine had called and said there might be a position for an aide for the day care," Newcome said Monday. "Ann (Smith, retired SS.C.D. School principal) hired me right out of college. I called about being an aide, and Ann hired me as the director."

Mamie L. (Jarbeck) Bosak, 74

October 17, 2011

Mamie L. (Jarbeck) Bosak, 74, DeLancey, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Michael and Madeline (Leba) Jarbeck.

She was married to Lawrence Bosak, who survives.

Mrs. Bosak was a homemaker and a graduate of St. Adrian Roman Catholic High School.

She was a lifelong member of St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and a former president of its Rosary Altar Society and the church choir. She also maintained beautiful altars, as well as the church's annual festival.

Melvin E. Reasinger, 86

October 17, 2011

Melvin E. Reasinger, 86, Coopersburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Sandy Township, a son of the late Howard and Beatrice (Reasinger) Rhodes.

He was the husband of H. LaRue (Schwartz)Reasinger, who survives, for more than 65 years.

Mr. Reasinger was employed as a master printer for Moore Business Forms for more than 40 years, until retiring in 1988.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a volunteer firefighter and fire police officer at the Coopersburg Fire Company. He also worked for the Coopersburg Ambulance.

Dorothy “Ockie” Joyce Shaffer, 76

October 17, 2011

Dorothy “Ockie” Joyce Shaffer, 76, Rossiter, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

She was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Levi and Ethel (DeHart) Shaffer.

She worked in housekeeping at Havrilla’s Personal Care Home in Rossiter for the past seven years. She will be remembered as a kind and conscientious person. She had previously worked at Green Acres Personal Care Home and at Rola-Jensen.

Donald L. Weisdock, 78

October 17, 2011

Donald L. Weisdock, 78, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, to be with the Lord.

He was born June 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Ethel Weisdock.

In 1974, he married the former Peggy Shepler, who survives.

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