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2103 Make-A-Wish schedule

December 13, 2013

Make-A-Wish will be broadcasting live on WPXZ 104.1 starting Monday.

To donate, call 814-938-8888.

The 2013 Make-A-Wish schedule is as follows:

• Miller Brother’s Furniture, West Mahoning Street Dec. 16-20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Ragley’s True Value Hardware, North Findley Street Monday, Dec. 16, 7 to 9 a.m.

• Fox’s Pizza, North Findley Street, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 to 9 a.m.

• Caterina’s, North Findley Street, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 to 9 a.m.

• Punxsy Area Middle School, Beyer Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 to 8 a.m.

Bartlebaugh, 3, thriving through family love, Make-A-Wish support; annual area MAW campaign kicks off Monday

December 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There is a saying that “God works in mysterious ways,” and we don't always know why things happen the way that they do, but He does.

For one brave little boy, the battle to survive began the moment he was born.

Mitchell Bartlebaugh was born with what the doctors diagnosed as Pierre-Robin Syndrome, a condition that left him with an underdeveloped bottom jaw and a tongue that fell back into his throat, causing him to be unable to breathe, accompanied by a cleft palate.

Now 3 years old, little Mitchell is a happy little boy, despite what he has had to endure.

NHS holds induction, honors officers

December 13, 2013

The National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Thursday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.

Three seniors and 22 juniors were inducted.

Pictured are the NHS advisors and officers: (front, from left) Tessa Spearing, vice president; Emily Travis, treasurer; Haley Hartman, president; Laura Chelgren, secretary; (back row) Mr. Jeff Long, assistant principal; Mr. Russell Bishop, teacher; Mr. Josh Conrad, teacher; Johnny Gigliotti, historian; and Mr. David London, principal.

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

Familiar Faces Friday! Shelly Bishop

December 13, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Shelly Bishop.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Shelly Bishop is a familiar face. You may recognize her from the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the lab. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Bishop was born in Punxsutawney but raised in Ringgold.

Fire department’s annual boot drive hopes to help kick hunger

December 13, 2013

The 30th annual Punxsutawney Fire Department boot drive to benefit area food banks will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in front of the fire halls.

Pictured above are a pair of Punxsutawney firefighters collecting money for last year’s drive.

Firefighters raised $8,325.05 during the 2012 drive, which was an increase from $7,102 in 2011.

Members and family of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday in front of...
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Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

 

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