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Rosann T. Williams, 62

August 21, 2013

Rosann T. Williams, 62, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.

The daughter of the late Jack L. and Thressa Torell Tabone, she was born July 14, 1951, in DuBois.

On Aug. 8, 1970, she married Kenneth L. Williams of Reynoldsville, who survives.

Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85

August 21, 2013

Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born May 5, 1928, in Valier, a son of the late Nicholas Francis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.

Mr. Schepis served in Guam as a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy during World War II.

On Aug. 31, 1962, he married the former Virginia Rose Tyger. She survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God.

Motivated by his sister, youngster collects toys for autism

August 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Angela Fairman of Punxsutawney recently reported a bit of good news worthy of sharing, as her son, Dan, performed a very kind deed.

Dan's 3-year-old sister, Lauren, was diagnosed with low-functioning autism when she was 18 months old, and the family recently heard about an organization called Toys AUcross America, which collects toys and distributes them to children across the country who have autism.

The charity was started by a father whose child has autism, and the tradition carries on, providing the much-needed sign of caring to others.

AVTT Traveling Wall crosses through town

August 21, 2013

On Wednesday, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute memorial wall made its way through Jefferson County, departing DuBois at approximately 3 p.m. and wending through Sykesville, Big Run and Punxsutawney en route to its final destination — the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Brookville. The wall will be on display there through Sunday. Pictured above are the traveling tribute truck (top photo), some of the several hundred motorcycles that accompanied the wall on the trek (bottom left photo) and a military vehicle with a flag waving in the foreground (bottom right photo).

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