Archive - Nov 7, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Giving 41 years of one's life to anything these days stands out as a great achievement, and one local man â€” Punxsutawney's own Master Sgt. Bill Foster â€” recently retired after dedicating just more than 41 years of service to the military and the local community through his involvement in the Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Colleen Schott.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Colleen Schott is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as a kindhearted volunteer who has rung the bell for the Salvation Army.
Though she may not work right in town, she certainly makes an impact on the lives of those who need guidance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There's soon to be a new mayor in town, as Republican Richard Alexander was elected mayor in Tuesday's general election.
Mayor-elect Alexander said in an interview that running for mayor has been a good experience for him.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Eugene Smith, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
He was born on Christmas Day, 1935, a son of Clarence and Marion Patrick Smith of Punxsutawney.
Eugene was a 20-year U.S. Army veteran, a life member of the V.F.W., and he was retired from TVA at Sequoya.
He was first married to Joyce Davis, of Soddy-Daisy, the mother of their children.
He later married Eulene Mayberry, also of Soddy-Daisy.
He is survived by his wife, Eulene M. Smith, two children and two