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March 26th

BENEFIT TO HELP RHOADES’ CANCER BATTLE

March 26, 2013

A benefit event for Donna J. Rhoades will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday at the Punxsy Eagles Club.

Rhoades, who was a former Groundhog Festival Committee member and former owner of Winslow Pizza, began battling uterine/ovarian cancer back in 2010.

After a long series of treatments and PET scans were completed, Rhoades was thought to be cancer-free.

Months later, another PET scan was conducted, and Rhoades was diagnosed with a cancerous lymph node in her abdomen.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Rhoades’ medical and travel expenses.

March 25th

Jefferson County Geriatric Interest Network bands together to help raise awareness of elder abuse

March 25, 2013

Monday night, the Jefferson County Geriatric Interest Network conducted a Community Education Night at The Foundry in Reynoldsville for the elderly members of the community.

The purpose of the event was to provide education about elder abuse and ways to prevent it.

The main speaker at the event was Jodi Reitz, protective services supervisor, Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging. Reitz informed those in attendance about the different forms of elder abuse and what her organization does to help those being abused.

Fluffy Feathers Fashion Show skit held at Mahoning Hills Center

March 25, 2013

The Mahoning Hills Players recently had a great time getting together once again for a skit.

Skits first started at the center under the direction of
friend and center participant Betty Spencer.

Spencer has moved away from this area, but the skits have become an ongoing tradition every chance there is to perform.

The actors had a great time, as did the audience that attended.

March 24th

An "Eggs"Cellent Time

March 24, 2013

Despite the decidedly un-spring-like temperatures, several kids turned out Sunday for the Big Run Betas’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Big Run
Veterans’ Park. Here, Hailey Macauley, 8, of Big Run, fills up her smiley-face bucket.

RUN/WALK FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL RETURNING FOR 34th YEAR

March 24, 2013

SYKESVILLE — Now in its 34th year, the annual Run/Walk for Someone Special is still going strong, and this year, it will take place on April 7 in Sykesville at the Town Hall.

Registration and activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the big event — the race — to start at 3 p.m.

The event has a long history in Western Pennsylvania. Pat Mowrey, one of the event organizers, said it began about 35 years ago, when his father was on a board in Jefferson County that worked with the mentally disabled.

Out of that board came Camp Friendship, located outside of

Way Back When

March 24, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
April 7, 1897

A New Depot
The B. R. & P. Railway company is preparing to make some extensive improvements in town. A fine new passenger depot, built of brick; is to be erected this summer as well as a new freight depot.

March 22nd

Phil under fire: Groundhog Club President Deeley taking the blame

March 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, Bill Deeley, said it is his fault that Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast might have missed the mark this year.

Punxsy Phil, who is the world’s most famous weather prognosticating groundhog, has been charged with misrepresentation of spring, a felony “against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio,” according to Cincinnati prosecutor Mike Gmoser.

Get your tickets for Fire Department Gun Raffle while they’re hot!

March 22, 2013

The Punxsutawney Fire Department will hold its second-annual Gun Raffle on Saturday, April 27, at the National Guard Armory on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Tickets are available from local firefighters, including (from left): Ben Bishop, president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee; Tony Runco, vice president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee; and Courtney Cole, treasurer of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Gun Raffle Committee.

Crystal Waters celebrates PEER program graduates with ceremony

March 22, 2013

Six residents from the Crystal Waters Personal Care Home recently celebrated with a small graduation ceremony.

The residents recently completed the PEER program (Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents), which provides training to residents of long-term facilities.

These residents have been trained to become advocates who will help to improve the environment for their fellow residents.

March 21st

Give blood, save a life in Big Run today!

March 22, 2013

Big Run VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive today at the Big Run Fire Hall. The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m., and all blood types are needed. Pictured are members of VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary (front, from left) Josie McElwain, president of Post 9044 Auxiliary; Sara Fox, junior vice-president of Auxiliary; Ann Lott, Auxiliary trustee; (back) Charles Fox, honorary member; Gene McKee, chaplain; and Bob Lott, quartermaster of Post 9044.

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