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Council members continue to question officers’ overtime

May 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council members continued to question overtime pay for Punxsutawney Borough Police officers at Monday's meeting.

Eric Story, Punxsutawney Borough Council Public Safety chair, said during the first pay period in April, the overtime was down, but it was way up in the second.

"I think it can use some more improvement; it's getting better," Story said.

Toby Santik, council member, asked about one part-time officer who received 18 hours of overtime.

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

Murphy using talents, passions to serve others via storytelling & writing

May 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's National Nursing Home Week, and if you're looking for a way to volunteer at a personal care facility of some type, here's one idea that may appeal to you.

Perhaps helping with the residents directly is not your thing. If that’s the case, how about being a storyteller and writer?

Jane Murphy, a volunteer reader and story writer at Mulberry Square, said the program she works with is called Timeslips and was created at the University of Milwaukee and designed by a psychiatrist who was working with dementia patients.

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