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School board casts deciding vote on middle school soccer program

March 6, 2013

At Tuesday's voting meeting, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted on a proposal to start a middle school soccer program.

To see how the discussion surrounding the vote went, and to see results of the vote, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Local photographer Jane Spencer displays her work at PAH

March 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A true artist is one who not only has a passion for art, but also an eye for detail.

And there are many forms of visual art, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and photography.

For Jane Spencer, her love of all things art began at a very young age.

“When I was a kid, I used to draw cartoons out of the funny pages,” said Spencer.

As a teenager, she began to do still-life art, as well as oil painting.

Spencer says that once she got married, it was hard to find time to paint or draw, especially after having three children.

Mother’s heart reaching out to daughter in Calif.

March 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One of the hardest parts of being a mother is
learning your child is ill and not being able to do anything about it.

For Darla DeHaven, that nightmare became a reality when she learned that her 27-year-old daughter Keara Dove has Stage 3 breast cancer.

A couple of months ago, Keara, who has been living in Tustin, Calif., with her husband and 5-year-old son, returned to Punxsutawney to attend a funeral.

While here, she discovered a lump on one of her breasts. The doctors ran tests, which came back with benign results.

School board votes on third art teacher position

March 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following numerous testimonies regarding the art program at Punxsutawney Area High School, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted Tuesday on the future of that position.

To find out the result of the vote and for more meeting details, pick up a print edition of Wednesday's Punxsutawney Spirit.

Crash claims two lives in Indiana County

March 6, 2013

EAST MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning has claimed the lives of two Indiana County residents.

Coroner Michael Baker said a car collided broadside with a large tree on Route 403, about one mile south of Marion Center in East Mahoning Township, killing a male driver and his female passenger.

‘My New Weigh of Life:' Class focuses on healthy eating to lose weight

March 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Need to shed those winter pounds? My New Weigh of Life, a weight loss and healthy eating class set to begin March 9 at the Brookville YMCA, might be just what the doctor ordered.

My New Weigh of Life is a 12-week weight loss program.

It’s central goal is to get participants to change the way they eat so that they continue with what they’ve learned after the class is over and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s basically just about changing your eating behaviors and your habits,” said Sally Hall, the instructor for the class.

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