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Archive - Jul 25, 2013

Fezell’s County Market marks 30 years in business

July 25, 2013

The employees and managers of Fezell's County Market in Punxsy have been busy preparing the store's 30th Anniversary celebration.

Pictured in front of the store in the Groundhog Plaza are (listed with their positions and their total years of service, front, from left) Denise Smith, office manager, 29 years; Kaye Brestovich, service desk, 25 years; Heather Hicks, cashier, 18 years; Michelle Shugarts, receiving, 19 years; Patricia G. Fisher, scanning coordinator, 9 years; Judy Jordan, store manager, 9 years; Bob Shemuha, meat cutter, 22 years; George Rumbaugh, meat cutter, 20 years;

Local runners ready to ‘Race to the Face’

July 25, 2013

Retired coal miners and members of PRIDE'S Coal Memorial Committee Duane Miller (left) and Bob Lott complete work on the finishers’ chute, which will be used in Saturday's Race to the Face.

The race will be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, beginning at the softball field in DeLancey (also known as Adrian).

For more information, visit www.runpunxsyrun.org, contact Lott at 814-938-4589 or pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Music in the Park attendees treated to a double dip

July 25, 2013

Those who came out to Music in the Park on Thursday night in Barclay Square were greeted by some nice, cooler weather and a pair of acts ready to entertain.

First, Randy Paul (pictured) did their thing, then the members of the Grampian Community Band (not pictured) finished things off with their own show.

Donald W. Buffington, 79

July 25, 2013

Donald W. Buffington, 79, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at The Heart of Florida Hospital after enduring a courageous 10-year battle with cancer.

He was formerly of Cogan Station, Pa.

He was born on May 25, 1934, in Beaver Township, Pa., the son of Dalton and Mary (Burkett) Buffington.

Donald was the husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Buffington. They would have observed their 59th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2013.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Tank Division of the 29th Infantry at Fort Benning, Ga., from 1955 to 1957.

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