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Time-honored tradition: Variety Show continues to support Boles Foundation

March 27, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Class of 2014 are hard at work preparing for the 2014 Variety Show, which will be held in the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area High School on April 3, 4 and 5.

Read details of the Variety Show in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Familiar Faces Friday!

March 27, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Loretta Shaver.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Loretta Shaver is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a volunteer at the Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, where she puts in long hours helping wherever she can.

Shaver was born and raised in Maryland.

Borough Police, Fire Dept. will go toe-to-toe on the court for Betty’s Angels

March 27, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It will be the battle of public safety forces as the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Punxsutawney Borough Police will come together on the hard court at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) tonight.

The firefighters and police officers will face off in the PACC gymnasium to raise money for Betty's Angels — a Relay For Life team.

Melissa McAfoos, who organized the event, is literally in the middle, as she's a member of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Department and is a dispatcher for the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department.

Local youngsters celebrate Girl Scouting Week

March 27, 2014

Girl Scouts in the Punxsutawney Service Unit celebrated Girl Scouting Week March 10-14, wrapping up the celebration with a Friday-night dance at the
Punxsutawney Area Middle School.

There were 105 girls in attendance, ranging in age from kindergarten to 9th grade.

Girls who are interested can become members by contacting Melissa Franklin at (800) 248-3355, ext. 1606.

Helen Louise Himes, 97

March 27, 2014

Helen Louise Himes slipped away peacefully on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at King Community Hospital in Kane.

She was 97 years old. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She will be remembered for her love of life, beautiful "posies," fantastic cooking, story-telling, infectious laugh and generous loving heart.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Himes.

She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coolspring.

She loved deer hunting, fishing and her flowers.

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