Archive - Feb 16, 2013
BRADFORD â€” When playing a good team, you cannot expect to win by committing key turnovers for a long stretch of time in a game, such as for a whole eight-minute quarter.
After leading 15-10, the Punxsy girlsâ€™ basketball tide turned after the first quarter Friday night.
The defending District IX champion Bradford took the second quarter turnovers and converted them into points before posting a 57-43 final score at the end of the night over Punxsy in Bradford.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In an intense preview of the District IX AAA championship game in two weeks, the home Chucks held serve on Friday night.
With a stroke of irony, Punxsy proved to be a second-half and fourth-quarter team to hit for 50 points on head coach Dirk Nealâ€™s 50th birthday in besting Bradford, 50-46, in Punxsutawney.
â€śIt was beautiful,â€ť smiled the birthday-celebrating Chucks coach. â€śThe kids responded just like we asked. Bradford is a scrappy team. Itâ€™s getting to be a real rivalry between the two schools 90 miles apart.â€ť
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.