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November 16th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Femco is hosting a 'Gingerbread Open House Party' on Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon to 2 p.m.
This will be a joint effort between Femco, Community Action and Kiwanis.
Femco is encouraging people to drop off new and unwrapped toys for Toys
for Tots while they're out and about getting ready for the other holiday festivities that day (parade, etc.).
One age group which is often overlooked in Toys for Tots donations are babies.
There will be free food and refreshments provided.
Friday marked the grand opening of Punxsutawney's newest store, Girl Friends.
The store is operated by friends Joyce Gunderson and Jennifer Frederick.
Both are wholesale reps who have been in the clothing business their whole lives. Their pink/white/black-themed store is filled with designer clothes, purses and jewelry.
"I was wandering through this town one day and just fell in love with it," said Gunderson.
The friends celebrated their grand opening with other friends and customers.
The annual SS.C.D. Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be over 85 vendor tables. Both breakfast and lunch will be served for anyone looking for a yummy meal. The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds from the meals and rented spaces going to the school. Pictured taking a break from helping with the setup are (front, from left) Alyssa Campbell, Abbey Stello, Teaghan Riggie, Emily Dobbins; (back) Elizabeth Stello, Morgan Riggie, Sawyer Hall and Gracie Hall.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” What started out as a dream for Bruce Walker of Punxsutawney last year, has now become reality for him, with the help of many great people.
Walker's goal was to help local children at Christmas time. His statement â€” "No child should wake up without presents on Christmas" â€” was taken to heart by some friends who helped him host the first annual Tunes for Tots & Auction on Dec. 3, 2011, at Walston Club in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Nurse practitioner: It's a profession that most have probably heard of, but perhaps one that folks don't exactly know much about.
The week of Nov. 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and with a national health care provider shortage, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, in a recent press release, spoke to the aim and importance of NPs.
BROOKVILLE â€” Christopher Thornhill was sentenced by John Foradora to a minimum aggregate sentence of no less than 45 years and no more than 90 in a state correctional institution following his conviction in a shooting that occurred on Sept. 22, 2011 in Punxsutawney.
At halftime of Tuesday nightâ€™s Powder Puff football game, which was held to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish program, the annual Kingâ€™s Court ceremony was held. This yearâ€™s court consisted of seniors Austin Sabatucci with escort Audrianna DeLacour; Devan Snyder with escort Mary Sloniger; Alex Anderson with escort Ashley Bacha; Trevor Peace with escort Sydney Dubensky; Jamie Bush with escort Lauren Ball; and Ty Zimmerman with escort Chelsea Engeholm.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Richard Galluzzi, the Punxsutawney Area School District director of federal programs and curriculum, presented the 2012 PSSA District Report Card to the school board at its meeting this week, which was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans' Day.
Throughout the district as a whole, the students performed as follows:
â€¢ In Mathematics, which was on the test for grades three through eight and 11, 80.4 percent of students were deemed proficient or advanced, as opposed to 75.7 percent at the state level.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the preliminary 2013 borough tax budget with no tax increase at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting.
The motion to put the budget on display for 30 days was approved.
The council approved the following mileage rates with each mill being the equivalent of $0.10 on each $100 of assessed valuation, all under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act:
â€¢ 10.0 mills for The Borough General Purpose Fund.
â€¢ 0.90 mills for the Fire Department Fund, which includes equipment
SNYDER TOWNSHIP â€”Â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a 34-year-old man who left the Just for Jesus Ministry, located along Route 28, between Oct. 13 and Nov. 7 for an appointment and failed to return.
Timothy Weidinger also failed to notify state police of his current address, as required by law. Criminal charges have been filed through District Court.
Police describe Weidinger as 5'08", 235 pounds, with brown eyes and balding brown hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 371-4652.