Archive - Dec 18, 2012
BIG RUN â The Big Run Volunteer Fire Companyâs "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday not â¨only allowed children to deliver their Christmas wish lists personally to the jolly old elf, but also â¨raised funds for two Big Run-area non-profit organizations and provided everyone with a delicious breakfast.
"This is the second year for 'Breakfast with Santa,' and we collected a total of $902.60 from hungry people in the Big Run area," said Rick Smith, Big Run Area Volunteer Fire company vice â¨president.
Members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) recently enjoyed packing 50 cheerful holiday stockings that they, in turn, distributed to senior members (80 and above) throughout the area from Brockway to Falls Creek to Reynoldsville, Big Run, Brookville, Punxsutawney and other communities. Each stocking contained a small stuffed animal, a notepad and pencil, a Yuletide hand towel, twin packs of Kleenex, small chocolate bars, a fresh clementine, a holiday cup or mug and a greeting card.
Peggy Sue (Rodgers) Bailey, 54, of Clearfield, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1958, the daughter of William S. and Judith Rodgers.
On Sept. 9, 1983, she married Joseph Bailey, who survives.
Peggy donated much time to several charitable causes and to the church over the years.
Ruth Snyder Fiscus, 82, a longtime resident of Brookville, passed away peacefully at the Laurel Brook Assisted Living Facility on Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1930, in Ringgold, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Maurice W. and Veda G. (McGaughey) Snyder.
She worked for 18 years at the Truckstops of America, where she made many friends throughout the years and attended the Immaculate Conception and St. Dominic Catholic churches.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, cooking and canning.
CLEARFIELD â Winning can either be exciting and high scoring or lower scoring and methodical.
After racing past rival Brookville last Thursday, Punxsy grinded out a road victory, 39-29, over Clearfield on Monday night in Clearfield.
âIt was a grind-out game. We didnât shoot the ball well from the perimeter but we played very good defense and had very good ball pressure,â noted Lady Chucks coach Randy Reitz. âWe also did a very nice job on Clearfieldâs big girls.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Coming out trailing from the intermission, Punxsy turned up the second-half defensive heat to give Homer Center its first loss of the season, 64-60, Monday night in Punxsutawney.
âOur defense really is improving. We forced some key turnovers on their (Homer Center) end,â pointed out Punxsy coach Dirk Neal. âWe hope this win can carry us a long way. It was a great team effort.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society has once again graced the community with its wonderfully fascinating exhibits.
This year, at their Christmas Open House, the society brought a variety of exhibits, all pertaining to the history of our town.
ROSSITER â The Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 honored two of its members with honorable lifetime memberships at their annual Christmas party Friday at the legion hall in Rossiter.
"We honored Shawn Guidish and Dick Bubb with honorable lifetime memberships for their hard work and dedication to the club over the years," said Barbara Mack, of the Rossiter American Legion.
Preparing for the worst but praying for the best
The horrific scenes of what took place on Dec. 14 at Sandy Creek Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were broadcast worldwide within minutes.
These were unimaginable events that have left everyone wondering how something like this could happen.
In situations such as this, I believe we never truly understand the circumstances that lead someone to resort to such heinous and destructive behavior.