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Verizon chooses PWDC as recipient of EITC funding

August 20, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Monday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center (PWDC) was the recipient of a donation from Verizon.

Verizon participates in the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), for which it receives a tax credit said Frank P. Budzylowski, director, state government relations for Verizon in Pennsylvania.

"Speaker (Sam) Smith is one of the big supporters in the state House of the EITC and voted to expand it this year," said Budzylowski, adding that Verizon, being a participant, had the opportunity to contribute $2,500 to the weather center in Punxsy.

Rhodes’ loved ones ready to get down and dirty for his cause

August 20, 2012

ROSSITER — When bad news comes one's way, that individual is faced with a choice: to sulk or to make the most of the time and resources he or she has in the situation.

This past May, Terry Rhodes was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and now he is in the final stages of the life-threatening illness.

Some of those closest to Rhodes were forced to make a decision, and they chose to make the most of the time they had with Terry and to hold a benefit doing something they enjoy most: Mud drag racing.

Storm clean-up still on Big Run Council’s mind

August 20, 2012

BIG RUN — Once again the Big Run War Memorial came to the rescue in the time of emergency, providing shelter for people without power following numerous thunderstorms with high winds that knocked out power in the Big Run, Gaskill and Henderson Township areas this summer.

Bob Hartman, the emergency management administrator for Big Run Borough and Gaskill Township, said at Monday's Big Run Council meeting that it has been a very busy summer of heavy storms and high winds, which have caused power outages throughout the area.

Shirley A. Barnoff, 77

August 20, 2012

Shirley A. Barnoff, 77, Anita, died Sunday Aug. 19, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Preston and Rose Lewis.

Nov. 21, 1959, she married Richard C. Barnoff, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1998.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Brenda Easton and husband David of Anita and Karen Fetterhoff and husband Quinley of Smicksburg; two granddaughters, Stephanie Ansinger and Crystal Wooten; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

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