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Archive - Nov 2012

November 29th

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November 30, 2012

‘Get what you give’ mentality has driven Fye to help others, from teaching to serving

November 30, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Downtown Mahoning and Findley Building receives facelift, including new elevator

November 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Things are looking up at the partially renovated Mahoning and Findley Street building in downtown Punxsutawney, as the installation of an elevator has been completed.

The building, owned by Bev Fairman recently received a facelift, with a new elevator being installed.

The third-floor offices were also redone, and a flashy sign spiced up the entryway, as well.

Crews respond to 2-car wreck near CMA

November 30, 2012

Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident near the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church near Wal-Mart in Young Township.

No further details were available at The Spirit’s press time.

James M. Barkley

November 29, 2012

James M. Barkley died Nov. 25, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., after a short illness.

After spending most of his life in the Northeast United States, Jim moved to Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2005.

He volunteered for the ACA organic farm and for the Lake Chapala Society as head of the Audit Committee.

Jim was known for his wry sense of humor and loved nothing more than trading jokes with friends.

Defelice-Cameron keeps reaching for higher goals

November 29, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

November 27th

Cold, slick road conditions lead to accidents

November 27, 2012

FROSTBURG — Numerous drivers throughout the tri-county area were either unaware or not prepared for their first drive under icy and snowy conditions on area roadways, which caused several accidents — some with injuries.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Casaday’s path to helping others centers around education of all kinds

November 27, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

PAMS’ Kuntz rewarded for creative curriculum

November 27, 2012

Punxsutawney Area Middle School teacher Jeff Kuntz was recently rewarded for his creative curriculum “Geometry: Survival Style” by First Energy’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) grant program with a $500 grant.

Kuntz’s curriculum intends to add some fun to the education process, and the grant will be used to defer the cost of books and materials.

Pictured during the check presentation are (from left) Richard Britten, PAMS Principal; Kuntz; and John Shimko, manager of external affairs, First Energy.

Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87

November 27, 2012

Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, Emporium, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

He was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Emporium, a son of the late Charles and Rose Gennacaro Vassallo.

On Sept. 25, 1952, in Emporium, he married Mary A. Johnson, who passed
away April 28, 2003.

On July 31, 2004, in Brockway, he married Jeanne Krauss, who survives.

Mr. Vassallo was a veteran of two wars, having served during World War II for three years with the Merchant Marines and during the Korean War for 26 months with the U.S. Army.

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