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June 23rd

Punxsy Major softball All-Stars breeze past Warren into D-X Championship round

June 23, 2013

Kassidy Graham slides across home plate with one of the dozen Punxsy Major softball All-Star team's runs on Sunday afternoon in Warren.

Leading 6-1, Punxsy scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to finish off host Warren, 12-1, by the 10-run rule to advance to Thursday's District X Championship.

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

Concetta “Connie” Cappella, 92

June 23, 2013

Concetta Cappella, 92, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Concetta (Portafola) and Andrew Cappella.

She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

She was a supervisor at Pramco and Sportswear Company.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Louise Cappella; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Quinton F. Reams, 93

June 23, 2013

Quinton F. Reams, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Reams was born June 12, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Walter and Lena Agnes (Kuntz) Reams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ryta S. (Stuchell) Reams.

Quinton was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, 1st. Infantry.

He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 and the Elks No. 301.

PAHS Alumni Band’s musical tribute

June 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area High School Alumni Band held a free community concert Sunday afternoon in the PAHS auditorium.

The concert was held in memory of Elizabeth Glover, who taught instrumental music in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 25 years, between 1954 and 1979.

The concert capped off a reunion of sorts for the alumni, who met for rehearsal, followed by dinner, on Saturday.

For more about the PAHS Alumni Band, visit punxypa.com/Band/.

Punxsy Betas to hold food fair July 6

June 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority is a group that is dedicated to helping others and making a difference.

On Saturday, July 6, the sorority will be holding its Annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser at the Findley Street Festival, to be held on south Findley Street.

Vendors are invited to set up tables, and whatever money they make they can either keep or donate to a charity.

Money that the sorority raises will go to the Western PA Cares For Kids Child Advocacy Center in Brookville.

Way Back When

June 23, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
June 23, 1897

Material Signs of Prosperity

Now that he tariff bill is nearing the President's desk and capitalists and corporations are satisfied that the bill will become a law, it is not to be wondered at, and in fact is a consequence, that they are beginning to prepare for a period of greatly increased activity.

June 21st

Fido 5K to benefit the animals of Willow Run for the second year

June 21, 2013

June 29 will be the second annual Fido 5K to benefit animals in need at the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals.

Pictured here is the smallest Willow Run resident, Holly, with Margo Stefanic, founder and co-owner of Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc.

The cost is $20 per runner, and those wishing to participate must sign a waiver.

The event will be held rain or shine, with no refunds.

Donations of dry dog and cat food are appreciated, and boxes will be on site for those wishing to bring those donations.

PASR PROJECT SUPPORTS SHELTER, PROMOTES KINDNESS

June 21, 2013

Before they finished loading a car to transport the group's contributions to the pantry at the Crossroads Shelter, these members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees paused with some of the grocery and pantry items collected as part of the state-wide initiative to combat hunger in local communities.

Shown (from left) are Betsy Neal, Roxie Miles (back), Jo Ellyn ElMasry and Edith Bernardi.

Congratulations to the June Garden of the Month winner

June 21, 2013

Congratulations to P.J. Manners (pictured) and Herb Manners, who live in Young Township and have been chosen as the winner of the June Garden of The Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

For the full story and more photos from Manners' beautiful garden, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Church Festival set for this weekend

June 21, 2013

On Friday, members of the Men’s Fraternity of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Church (pictured here) set up tents in Adrian in preparation for the church festival to be held this weekend.

The festival’s hours are from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m Sunday.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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