May 1st, 2013
Elva A. Fike, 89, Mayport, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manual J. and Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Dale E. Fike of Mayport, who survives.
Throughout her life, she was employed by Cameron, Sylvania, and Rolo.
Her family was her life.
She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and feeding and watching her backyard birds.
She attended the Langville Church, where she was the pianist.
DUBOIS â "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The oath of the Special Olympics remained its centerpiece as the event returned to the local area for its 34th year on Wednesday at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois, where it was met by sunshine, blue skies and warm weather.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Many guys, including teenage boys, are known for thinking they know everything, but in reality most know very little about living their lives, which is why the book "99 Things Every Guy Should Know" that was co-written by a local youth pastor has become a popular read.
"In culture world, teenage guys learn what it is to be a man mostly from their friends, who don't have a clue either," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Hammer co-wrote the book with fellow youth pastors Jeffrey Wallace and Matty McCage.
BRADFORD â A long road trip always goes faster and is much more enjoyable after a resounding victory.
The Lady Chucks blistered the host Lady Owls, 20-1 for the 15-run four-inning mercy rule in Bradford on Tuesday.
Punxsy produced four scores to open the contest before each team pushed across a single second-inning tally for a 5-1 score.
The Lady Chucks exploded for nine runs in the third before adding a decisive six more to earn the going away 20-1 win.
Punxsy (8-2) posted 15 hits coming from nine different players on the roster.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The battling Chucks gave it a valiant effort, but a good and deep Beavers boys' tennis squad volleyed to the win, 9-0, on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
"DuBois has an incredible program. They are solid from the top to the bottom of their roster," noted Punxsy head coach Lisa Good.
The two biggest Chucks' match highlights came at the second and fourth doubles matchups.
In the second doubles pairing, Jared Burkett and Josh Smith hung tough throughout the match and stayed tight with DuBois. The Punxsy pair took four games but fell short, 4-8.
Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.
Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.
According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.
Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spiritâs offices to take a tour of the facility.
Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper â from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.
The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.
Itâs that time again for clothing lovers who love a good bargain.
This Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon will be "Free Clothing Days" at the First Church of God.
The event is being coordinated by Shelley Rowan (pictured here), who has been doing it for the past 5 to 6 years.
She has received help from members of her congregation, as well as the PAHS Key Club members.
The event is held in the spring and fall and offers free clothing, shoes, purses and other accessories.
Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.
Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.
He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.
He enjoyed playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.
Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.
He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, and he always spoke well of others.