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James L. Jones, 69

December 10, 2013

James L. Jones, 69, Reynoldsville, died at 7:02 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

James, the son of the late Orland D. and Dorothy L. (Martin) Jones of Reynoldsville, was born on Dec. 9, 1944.

He married his wife, Judy C. (Burkett) Jones of Reynoldsville, on Feb. 17, 1968. She survives.

James served in the United States Army (SP4) during Vietnam.

He was a retired truck driver for W&W Equipment and Jefferson Paving.

Chamber looking to brighten things up a bit in town with new Bulbs

December 10, 2013

Pictured is one of the Punxsy snowflake lights which adorn the utility poles and light standards throughout the borough during the Christmas and Groundhog Day seasons.

The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a fundraiser to replace the bulbs with new, brighter LED lights and purchase additional lights in time for next Christmas.

For more information, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

It’s unanimous: Council overrides the mayor’s tobacco ban veto

December 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to unanimously override Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle's veto of the tobacco-free ordinance at November's meeting.

To find how the ordinance will affect tobacco use on borough-owned property — as well as the fines assessed with the ordinance — pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Local duo gives presentation on creating comics at Punxsy Memorial Library

December 10, 2013

Comic book and graphic novel lovers visited the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Monday evening for a presentation on how to make their own comic or graphic novel.

The presentation was done by Thom and Kambrea Pratt, artist and author, respectively, of the graphic novel "ShadowBinders."

Pictured is Thom Pratt (left) sketching a picture of Spiderman on a drawing template that transports the design to a computer, while Kambrea (right) explains the process.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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