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Erma M. Astorino, 78

June 13, 2013

Erma M. Astorino, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.

On Feb. 8, 1956, she married John Anthony Astorino. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.

She was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston.

She was also a former member of the Rosary Altar Society.

Erma enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting and the daily activities at the Punxsy Senior Center.

Velma L. Cressley, 94

June 13, 2013

Velma L. Cressley, 94, of Juneau, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Cressley was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Merle White and Nora (Baun) White.

She was married to Ralph E. Cressley, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.

Velma was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Juneau.

She was employed by Rola-Jensen and Loree Footwear before retirement.

She was a special and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor who loved the Lord.

‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’

June 13, 2013

The Second Amendment March was held Wednesday in Punxsy with a smaller-than-expected crowd of marchers.

Pictured are the marchers preparing to head down Mahoning Street demonstrating their right to bear arms.

Read more in Friday's edition of The Spirit

Locals impress, communication skills enhanced through 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation program

June 13, 2013

Jefferson and Clearfield counties’ 4-H recently held the 22nd Annual Bi-County 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation Contest at the DuBois campus of Penn State University.

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