Archive - Feb 15, 2013
ROSEVILLE â€” Penn State Cooperative Extensionâ€™s Jefferson County Extension held its annual dinner at the Roseville Grange and elected four people to its extension board for 2013.
Don Tanner, extension director, honored two people who are coming off the board; Michel Pifer, president; and Louise Christofor, treasurer.
Tanner said he will miss their services on the board and asked that they would keep the extension in mind to serve again in the future.
He then presented both of them with certificates of service.
The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR) are sponsoring a Bloodmobile to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the SS.C.D. Auditorium.
Laudrea Frampton, DAR chaplain and Red Cross bloodmobile chair, said due to the recent storms in the northeast, many blood drives were cancelled, leaving the blood supply at an all time low.
She said it is important that all healthy individuals donate.
Donors may make appointments at: redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
All blood types are needed.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's been a busy month for Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney.
First, he was named Man of the Year at the Groundhog Banquet on Feb. 1, and now, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has appointed him to the first Pizza Industry Council.
Anthony said the NRA is a non-profit organization that represents restaurants across the country and educates the public regarding food safety.
The 14 members will serve as the primary advocate for the pizza industry, he said.
Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85, formerly of Burnside, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
The daughter of Stanley Baran and Catherine (Ranevitch AKA Rentovich) Baran, she was born on Nov. 22, 1927, in Valier, Pa.
Ceceliaâ€™s father came from Poland and was a veteran of World War I.
Cecelia was baptized at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Punxsutawney on Dec. 11, 1927.
She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1945.
At the age of 17, Cecelia was awarded a Certificate of Merit to Art Instruction, Inc.