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District attorney Burkett speaks to area seniors on fraud abuse and prevention

August 6, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — In light of the prevalence of scams and financial abuse, particularly those targeted at senior citizens in the modern world, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett is traveling to senior centers throughout the local area to speak about identifying, preventing and responding to fraud and other forms of elder abuse.

"People are always looking for opportunities to scam somebody, to swindle them, to do something to victimize them for their own gain," Burkett said at the first of his presentations on Tuesday morning at the Reynoldsville Foundry.

McCoy honored with proclamation

August 6, 2013

Rob McCoy, director of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, received a surprise birthday party held in his honor at Gobbler's Knob on Sunday afternoon.

McCoy received a proclamation from Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle, who proclaimed Sunday, Aug. 4, as Rob McCoy Day in Punxsy.

Pictured is McCoy (right), receiving the proclamation from Mick Mumau, who substituted for Wehrle.

Donna H. Brush, 78

August 6, 2013

Donna H. Brush, 78, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at McKinley Health Center.

She was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Willam Harrison "Buff" Harriger and Catherine Prythena (Troutman) Harriger.

On July 16, 1952, she married James Barr Brush. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1999.

Donna was a member of the Brookville Church of God.

She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Laurelbrooke Auxiliary.

Mrs. Brush was a devoted wife, and tenderly cared for her husband after he became ill.

Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84

August 6, 2013

Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84, of Home, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 11, 1929, to Joseph and Rose (Yasko) Beresnyak in South Mahoning Township.

Helen worked as a homemaker and a telephone operator for Bell of PA in Indiana and Pittsburgh.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She enjoyed going to Atlantic City and was a wonderful mother and grandmother to her family.

Dorothy F. Stewart, 91

August 6, 2013

Dorothy F. Stewart, 91, of Rochester Mills, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

Online condolences can be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.

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