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June 16th

There is such a thing as a free lunch: Once again, PAHS kicks off summer program for students 18 and under

June 16, 2013

The Free Lunch Program is underway once again for the summer.

Any child up to 18 years of age is welcome to come in and eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p..m. Monday through Friday, now through Aug. 21, at the PAHS cafeteria.

Pictured enjoying their free lunches at the PAHS cafeteria are (from left) Jennifer Smith, Jayden Hyde and Chloe Boal.

Read more details in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Fireworks light up Walston sky

June 16, 2013

It may have been a bit chilly Saturday evening, but that didn't stop those from the Walston community and surrounding area from coming out to see fireworks sponsored by the Walston Club through the Walston Playground, where they were set off.

Members of the Walston Club said that the fireworks were being set off for the St. Anthony's weekend.

Carey Pyrotechnic artists were in charge of the fireworks.

Way Back When

June 16, 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
June 16, 1897

The Maccabees Sermon

Last Sunday, about fifty members of the order of Maccabees assembled in their lodge rooms, and at 10:45 o'clock marched to the Baptist church where they occupied seats in a body.

KOC, CDA to hold blood drive Tuesday

June 16, 2013

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 452 and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Rita No. 353 will sponsor a Red Cross bloodmobile at SS.C.D. on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m.

All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.

Pictured here are (from left) Joe Harcleroad, Knights of Columbus treasurer; Frank McSteen, Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight; Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer and CDA blood drive chairperson; Bernie Horner, CDA treasurer; and Joe Henninger, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight.

June 14th

Musical ‘Charlie Brown’ Coming to Town

June 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz's world-famous "Peanuts" comic strip come to life on stage as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the revised version of the 1967 classic Broadway musical.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through next Saturday, at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Music and lyrics of this award-winning family show are by Clark M. Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

Big Run commemorates Flag Day

June 14, 2013

Colonel Francis Romeo (left) delivers a short speech on the American flag, held by charter member of the Jefferson County Honor Guard E7 QMC/SS Gerald Triponey, at a program held in recognition of Flag Day and the
“birthday” of the United States Army Friday in Big Run.

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

Don’t let ‘the one’ get away: Bass season now underway

June 14, 2013

Friday, these young anglers were fishing for trout at Cloe Lake in Bell Township and even caught one.

Today, they are now permitted to catch bass, as that particular season started at midnight.

Pictured (from left) are Harper Cameron (in front), Dylan Bender, Joey DiPietro and Aiden Cameron.

Read more about bass season in today's edition of The Spirit

PCS marks milestones for Class of 2013, Class of 2025

June 14, 2013

The Punxsutawney Christian School said “Congratulations” to the PCS Class of 2013 and Class of 2025 recently.

The graduating seniors and kindergarten students recently participated in ceremonies marking these major milestones in their lives and the start of their next chapters.

Those associated with PCS would like to give their best wishes and prayers to these students as they continue on their life journeys.

For information on enrolling a student (grades K-12) at PCS, call the school office at 938-2295 for more information.

June 13th

‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’

June 13, 2013

The Second Amendment March was held Wednesday in Punxsy with a smaller-than-expected crowd of marchers.

Pictured are the marchers preparing to head down Mahoning Street demonstrating their right to bear arms.

Read more in Friday's edition of The Spirit

Locals impress, communication skills enhanced through 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation program

June 13, 2013

Jefferson and Clearfield counties’ 4-H recently held the 22nd Annual Bi-County 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation Contest at the DuBois campus of Penn State University.

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