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June 14th

Dolly Lou Snyder, 82

June 14, 2013

Dolly Lou Snyder, 82, of Coolspring, formerly of Georgia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Wilbert T. Burkett and Pearle E. (Best) Burkett.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bear" Lingenfelter and Vernon C. Snyder.

She was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

Dolly was a much-loved mother and grandmother and is missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lingenfelter and wife Karen of

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85

June 14, 2013

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.

She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.

June 13th

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.

June 12th

Spring Sports Outstanding Player ballots available now!

June 12, 2013

Thursday's edition of The Spirit officially announces the nominees for The Spirit's Spring Sports Outstanding Player Awards.

Pick up a copy to see who's on the ballot and to cast your vote!

A community effort: Used book sale approaching, donations being accepted

June 12, 2013

A few members of The Friends of the Library gathered for a photo before they went to work preparing for the upcoming used book sale. They are (from left) Peggy Johnston, Coral Ellshoff, director of the Punxsy library; Connie O'Brien; Emily Cassidy; and Julie Baun, head of the book sale.

For more details on the sale, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Curtis D. (Curt) Williams, 55

June 12, 2013

Curtis D. (Curt) Williams, 55, of Ligonier, formerly of Smithport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born in 1958 to Delbert J. and Alda Jane (Elbel) Williams in Punxsutawney.

Curtis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell, Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer and Waterford Christian Church in Ligonier. He was a district manager for Trican Well Services, Mill Hall and a former district manager for Universal Well Services, Connellsville. Curt was a member of the Society of Petroleum

June 11th

Commissioners support multi-county Challenger Learning Center

June 11, 2013

(Pictured above, from left) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik; Julia Trimarchi Cuccaro, Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center chairman; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; Walter Schroth, vice chairman of the Indiana Area School District; and Commissioner Jim McIntyre look over details on the planned multi-county regional Challenger Learning Center, for which the commissioners recently declared support.

Read more in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

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