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December 1, 2011

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the always-dreaded lulls between my favorite seasons: Football, hockey and baseball seasons. Last week, I wrote about how thankful I am for the memories I have had the opportunity to make with those who mean the most to me.

This week, I'd like to say a few words about one of the seasons I forgot to mention which has brought me many cherished, joy-filled memories with loved ones: Hunting season.

Look at that spread! Local youngster nabs first buck

December 1, 2011

Matthew Thom, of Punxsutawney, landed this 175-pound, eight-point buck at 12:30 p.m. Monday while hunting in Canoe Ridge. The buck was Matthew's first. (Photo submitted)

Another nice one: Punxsy youngster downs first buck

December 1, 2011

Drew Maines, of Punxsutawney, dropped this 150-pound six-point, his first, at 8 a.m. Monday while hunting in Porter Township. (Photo submitted)

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle drive today

December 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you think Black Friday is a sure sign that Christmas is coming, here’s another one: The Punxsy Salvation Army is holding its Red Kettle kickoff event today at County Market.

The biggest fund-raiser of the year for the corps is already down $3,000 from this time last year, said Captain Keith Jache, co-corps commander in Punxsy.

He said the kickoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday, and is another way to let the community know that the kettles are in full swing.

Alvin Eugene Remaley, 75

December 1, 2011

Alvin Eugene Remaley, 75, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1936, in Big Run, a son of Cecile (States) Remaley and the late John Remaley.

Mr. Remaley was a member of the Smithtown Community Church in Falls Creek.

In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include two sons, Jeffrey A. Remaley of Ohio, and Todd A. Remaley of Florida; two daughters, Beth A. Remaley, and Joan A. Remaley-Zovko, both of Ohio; and two brothers, Edward Remaley of Brookville, and Ronald Remaley of Everett.

Wilma G. Haines, 93

December 1, 2011

Wilma G. Haines, 93, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

She was born in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Clara Gall of Punxsutawney.

She was married to Dr. W, Ardell Haines, who preceded her in death, of Sun City West, Ariz.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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