Archive - Nov 26, 2010 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After a year hiatus for retooling, the Living Christmas Tree returns to the First Church of God in Punxsutawney, with free tickets available to the public beginning Monday.
Ron Shirey, chairman of the tree committee at the church, pointed out that it was a difficult decision to not have the program last year.
âWe see the Living Christmas Tree as a ministry to our community, and weâre very appreciative of the community support, so we donât want to let the community down,â Shirey said.
(From left) Verna Storm, of Punxsutawney; Ivy Storm, of Chambersburg; and Susan Matus of Pittsburgh search the areaâs Black Friday steals and specials at Fairlady & Company. (Photo by Holly Shok)
HARRISBURG â As youâve been hearing for the last several weeks, Monday marks the opening day of the two-week general deer hunting season.
Jerry Feaser, public information officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reported that nearly 750,000 hunting enthusiasts sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing will be hitting the woods at sunrise to try and harvest a trophy buck.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â To make the best betterâ has been the motto of the 4-H Club for the past 100 years.
And making the best better is just what Jefferson County 4-H volunteer leaders Lois Pifer and Diane âDollyâ Smouse have been doing for 40 of those 100 years.
The âlearn by doing,â life-skills program engages area youth members, ages five to 19, in carrying out the mission of the clubâs founding four Hâs: Head, hands, heart and health.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County Commissioners Wedn-esday advertised the prop-osed budget for the 2011 fiscal year, and there will be no inc-rease on property taxes.
The property tax rate will remain at 10.75 mills of assessed property value.
County finance officer Deborah Gillung said it was âkind of a surpriseâ that a tax increase was not needed. This is the second consecutive year that the commissioners did not have to raise taxes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Police was chosen again this year for the American Automobile Association (AAA) gold award.
Police Chief Tom Fedigan said the award was presented by the AAA Traffic Safety Awards program.
âThis is our third consecutive year for being recognized,â he said. The award is for implementing programs and projects that demonstrate the departmentâs endeavor to improve local traffic safety issues.
Fedigan said there are four standards for awards.