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June 30th, 2014

Snyder’s career celebrated as he retires

June 30, 2014

Clay Snyder, the manager of the Punxsutawney branch of Marion Center Bank, retired after 37 years in the banking business, 14 of them with Marion Center Bank.

Members of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce presented Snyder with a ceremonial rose bush for his rose garden.

Ryder H. Hamman, infant

June 30, 2014

Ryder H. Hamman, Coolspring, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.

He was born March 16, 2014, in DuBois, a son of Damon and Crystal (Boyer) Hamman.

In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include his maternal grandparents and great-grandparents; paternal grandparents and great-grandparents; two aunts and two uncles; great-aunts and uncles; and several cousins.

“There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”

Arrangements are under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

June 29th

Charles M. “Mac” Marshall, 84

June 29, 2014

Charles M. “Mac” Marshall, 84, Rochester Mills, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at home.

He was born May 19, 1930, in Armstrong County, a son of the late Truman N. “T.N.” and Mary M. (Mitchell) Marshall.

On Aug. 12. 1960, he married Shirley M. (Miller) Marshall, who survives.

He was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed crocheting, music, cooking, tinkering with things and automobiles.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the Clarion State Teachers College in 1957 and went on to receive his master’s degree from Indiana University in 1968.

Punxsy Fire Department 2014 Old Home Week Firefighter’s Parade

June 29, 2014

2014 OLD HOME WEEK PARADE WINNERS

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mahoning Street was packed Saturday afternoon for the Punxsutawney Fire Department’s 2014 Old Home Week Firefighter’s Parade, an annual tradition in town.

The parade was a success, and here are the winners:

FLOATS, PERFORMANCES
• High School Bands: 1st place, West Branch; 2nd place, Marion Center.

• Senior Baton: 1st place, Firettes.

• Junior Baton: 1st place, Firettes; 2nd place, Commodorettes.

• Junior Drill: 1st place, Cheer Force; 2nd place, KLA.

Red Cross, Music Saves Lives blood drive set for Tuesday in Rossiter

June 29, 2014

ROSSITER — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
More than 41,000 donations are needed every day.

To help the American Red Cross reach their goal, two friends are teaming up to unite music lovers and anyone wanting to make a difference.

On Tuesday, July 1, in conjunction with Music Saves Lives, the American Red Cross will host a blood drive for the Rossiter community.

Those who donate will get a unique incentive.

2014 GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL - Monday's schedule

June 29, 2014

Groundhog Festival Schedule of events

MONDAY, JUNE 30
• 10 a.m.-Noon – Children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s theme is “Native America.” Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society.

• 10:30-11 a.m. – Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course) Sponsored by: Adagio Health/GFC and Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

• 11-11:30 a.m. – Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race.

• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Dennie Huber, Balloons. Co-Sponsored by Indiana First Bank

•12:30-1 p.m. – Airborne Jugglers

June 27th

Boddorf, Burke and Johnson will help make up Penn State DuBois Cross Country Team

June 27, 2014

DuBOIS – A roster of five runners will make up the Penn State DuBois Men's and Women's Cross Country Team this year.
Runners are currently training for the fall season. Team members include Juliann Boddorf, Matthew Burke and Tamera Anthony, all from Punxsutawney; Micah Shaffer of DuBois, and Austin Hawkins of Philadelphia.
The team members bring a wide variety of athletic experiences and accomplishments to the table.

Full schedule to get Groundhog Festival rolling on Sunday

June 27, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Brenda Mishler

2-3 p.m. — 3-4-1

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Pearls to Pigs

All afternoon gospel music sponsored by Miller Brothers Furniture

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Glory Way Quartet, Gospel

8-9 p.m. – Glory Way Quartet (2nd Show)

Week-Long Events
Food Vendors in Barclay Square; Arts and Crafts Vendors; Sponsor Vendors; Bring Lawn Chairs, No Seating Available; Rides and Games Provided by Fun Zone, 1 to 4 and 5 to 9 p.m. (Tentative schedule, subject to change); Bake Sales by Various Churches and Organizations; REACT First-Aid Booth

Bach’s presentation informs local residents, asks ‘Are You Getting What You Paid For?’

June 27, 2014

Wednesday afternoon, the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) welcomed a visit from Mary Bach, a consumer advocate who has gained national fame for her crusade for consumer rights.

The program "Are You Getting What You Paid For?" was held at the Jefferson Street Social Hall.

Pictured (from left) are Charlotte Fye, general coordinator; Bach; and Tom Curry, president of PASR.

To read Bach's tips, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Old Home Week Parade set for 4 p.m Saturday

June 27, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that summer is officially here, it's time for the annual Punxsutawney Fire Department Old Home Week Parade, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Punxsutawney.

Mahoning Street will be shut down at approximately 3:15 p.m., with the parade moving out at 4 p.m.

Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said he was sorry to

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