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Archive - Oct 2012

October 30th

‘Get Ready for Kindergarten’ aims to prepare tikes, parents for school

October 30, 2012

Landon Neal and Leanne Zampini are kindergarten students in Judy Fetterman's kindergarten class at Jenks Hill Elementary School. The students are shown displaying the "Get Ready for Kindergarten" tote that will be given out at a program to be held Nov. 1 at Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.

For the full story on the program, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Fido 5K to raise awareness for local animal shelter

October 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This Sunday, individuals with a passion for animals, a passion for running/walking — and especially those with passions for both — will have the opportunity to put their feet to the ground to help raise funds for and awareness of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, owned by Margo Stefanic and Tommy Shaffer, in Coolspring.

The Fido 5K Walk/Run will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Rails to Trails course, beginning near Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field.

Keep your eyes peeled for ghouls & goblins running tonight!

October 30, 2012

Sunday evening, Reynoldsville held its trick-or-treat after a 5 p.m. parade. Pictured here after collecting their treats are (front, from left) Connor Ansinger, Joelle Getch, Andrew Getch; (middle) Jacob Getch; and Heather Ansinger (back), holding AnnaMarie Ansinger. Trick-or-treat is scheduled to take place in Punxsutawney and many surrounding townships this evening.

Punxsutawney will hold the Halloween Parade at 6 p.m. (The parade will form at NAPA Auto Parts on Union Street at 5:30 p.m.), and trick-or-treat will follow until 9 p.m.;

October 29th

Toys for Tots gearing up for annual campaign, seeks applicants & donations

October 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what has become an annual happening, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. are once again teaming up to put together this year’s Toys for Tots drive.

 FEMCO Machine Company became a partner in the campaign last year, and this year will be no different with FEMCO and Chambers Replacement World also assisting with the drive.

Punxsy senior cheerleaders honored at Senior Night

October 29, 2012

The Punxsy cheerleaders honored their senior members as part of Senior Night last Friday before the Chucks football game. The three seniors were (from left) Afton McAfee with parents Cyndee Pifer, Randy Collarini, and Mike and Michelle McAfee; Kelsey Snyder with parents Joe and Sandy Snyder; and Holly Waltman with parents Richard and Kathy Waltman.

Mission accomplished: Chucks claim D-IX boys' XC gold

October 29, 2012

RIDGWAY — Mission accomplished! The Punxsy boys' cross country team set its season goal of reclaiming the District IX title and made it become a reality with a complete team effort on Saturday afternoon in Ridgway.

Althea M. Peace, 83

October 29, 2012

Althea M. Peace, 83, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Herman Murray and Iva Bliss Murray.

Dec. 24, 1946, she married Robert C. Peace, who preceded her in death on April 30, 2002.

Mrs. Peace was a homemaker. She was Protestant in faith.

Surviving relatives include a son, Gregory W. Peace and wife Cynthia of Reynoldsville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marlin Murray of Reynoldsville.

Helen Eileen Rishel, 82

October 29, 2012

Helen Eileen Rishel, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Isaac M. McKee and Emma M. (Cole) McKee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine E. Rishel, on Nov. 12, 2009.

She was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Rishel was the co-owner of Wholesale Auto Parts before retiring.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Robert J. Shields, 83

October 29, 2012

Robert J. Shields, 83, of Rossiter, Indiana County, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in his home.

He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Norma (Mains) Shields; father of Bobby Shields, Bill Shields, Linda (Matt) Messina and Albert Shields; grandfather of Michael Messina, Candace Shields, Nicholas Messina, Samantha Shields, Thomas Messina, Valerie Shields and Lisa Messina; brother of Teresa (Edward) Fitzroy, Kitty Pivirotto and the late Sarah Shields.

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Changes to First Church of God Trunk-or-Treat

October 29, 2012

Trunk-or-Treat at the First Church of God will be held inside of the gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

If school is closed that day, there will be no Trunk-or-Treat.

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