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Archive - Jun 20, 2013

Spotting those in need: Lisa's Ladybugs Patient Care Fund

June 20, 2013

A new, local non-profit organization called Lisa’s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund is starting in Punxsutawney with the aim of helping families that are going through cancer treatments for one of their family members.

The group hopes to provide assistance and aid to these families, especially in the areas of service-based needs such as cleaning, cooking or providing childcare.

Pictured here are some of the organizers (from left) Lori Ebel, Christina Hibbard, Sherri McMahan, Mary Kay Fedigan and Jaime Sherry.

Upcoming events for Lisa's Ladybugs include:

Renne following God’s calling on his life

June 20, 2013

The parish of Saints Cosmas and Damian Church recently celebrated a momentous occasion, as the Rev. David M. Renne, a Punxsy native, officially became an ordained priest on June 7, at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie.

He will be taking on the duties as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie.

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

PHIL WELCOMES TOURISTS

June 20, 2013

A group of 14 visitors from the Alle-Kiski Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) came to Punxsutawney on Tuesday to learn more about the town and its legendary weather forecaster.

After their arrival at the Civic Center, the tourists heard some interesting stories of local history from Tom Curry.

Tour guides Terry and Charlotte Fye had arranged for Ron Ploucha, Phil's co-handler, to stop by and greet the guests.

Following Ploucha's lively and informative speech about Phil and Groundhog Day, everyone posed for a photo with the world's most famous

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83

June 20, 2013

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Nov. 13, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Arabell (Enterline) Alcorn.

On June 6, 1953, she married Ray R. Reitz in the Worthville Church.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2000.

She was a member of the Cliff United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, canning, sewing and reading.

She was a member of the Ringgold Ladies Auxiliary and taught Sunday School and the Good News Club.

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53

June 20, 2013

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at UPMC-Presbyterian Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born March 30, 1960, in Grove City, Pa., the daughter of Rev. George R. and Ida Belle (James) Krupp.

She was married to David C. Bridge, who survives.

She was a cafeteria worker for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She attended the Tuesday Night Bible Study Group at St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

Her greatest joy in life was seeing her son, David, graduate from college.

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