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Council members continue to question officers’ overtime

May 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council members continued to question overtime pay for Punxsutawney Borough Police officers at Monday's meeting.

Eric Story, Punxsutawney Borough Council Public Safety chair, said during the first pay period in April, the overtime was down, but it was way up in the second.

"I think it can use some more improvement; it's getting better," Story said.

Toby Santik, council member, asked about one part-time officer who received 18 hours of overtime.

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

Murphy using talents, passions to serve others via storytelling & writing

May 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's National Nursing Home Week, and if you're looking for a way to volunteer at a personal care facility of some type, here's one idea that may appeal to you.

Perhaps helping with the residents directly is not your thing. If that’s the case, how about being a storyteller and writer?

Jane Murphy, a volunteer reader and story writer at Mulberry Square, said the program she works with is called Timeslips and was created at the University of Milwaukee and designed by a psychiatrist who was working with dementia patients.

Marion C. Price, 85

May 14, 2014

Marion C. Price, 85, of Mahaffey, went home to the Lord, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Andrews Village in Indiana.

Mrs. Price was born June 26, 1928, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Herman and Maragert (Powell) Cleaver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold T. Price.

Marion was a member and assisted in the founding of Cornerstone Worship Center in Indiana.

She worked for 40 years for Stanley Home Products before retirement.

She was a very loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ethel Ruth Farnsworth, 95

May 14, 2014

Ethel Ruth Farnsworth, 95, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

She was born July 7, 1918, in Valier, Pa., the daughter of the late William and Ora (Bath) Plowman.

She was married to Ralph Farnsworth, who preceded her in death in 1987.

Mrs. Farnsworth and her husband were the owners of the former Farnsworth Jewelry in Punxsutawney for many years,

She was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Punxsutawney Chapter No. 72, Order of the Eastern
Star.

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