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May 9th, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A local gun dealer will hold a rally Saturday in support of Second Amendment rights.
"We're holding a rally for the Second Amendment at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mahoning Valley Milling on Old Indiana Street to show people in the area that there's a lot of people out here who support the Second Amendment," said John Keeley, gun shop manager at Mahoning Valley Milling.
He said that they will also demonstrate the importance of the Second Amendment in regards to the other amendments.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There is a new director of education and programming at the local Weather Discovery Center, and those who know her best will tell you that she always wears a cheery smile.
The new director, Punxsy native Amanda Hornack, is a 1998 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
She graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002, where she earned a bachelorâs of science degree in education.
Hornack assumed her new position on March 1, but had been involved with the center for years.
Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
The 21st Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive will be held this Saturday.
Post offices in Anita, Brockway, Brookville, Falls Creek, Hamilton, Punxsutawney and Summerville are participating.
Residents can leave a bag filled with donated food â such as peanut butter, canned soups, meats and fish, canned juices, fruits, veggies and boxed goods â at their mailboxes for pickup.
The Annual Sidewalk Commentary Contest was held Wednesday for some of the students at the IUP-Punxsy Campus.
Students were asked to do a drawing using sidewalk chalk, and the drawing had to relate to an issue that was important to them.
Social topics such as politics, diversity, human rights and health had to be expressed through the drawing.
Winning first place was (from left) DeAndre Lawson, Jordan Williams and Phill Euston.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported that Steven D. Miller, 18, of Punxsutawney, was charged with forgery (24 counts), identity theft (24 counts), theft by unlawful taking (25 counts),
receiving stolen property (25 counts), criminal conspiracy (45 counts) and theft by deception (24 counts).
Police said the charges stem from a March 19 incident on Belmont Avenue.
Miller was committed to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $80,000 cash bail.
Tom Curry (left), Ginger Momyer (center) and Kathy Bish paused during rehearsal for "Laughing All the Way," an evening of entertainment being presented this month by the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) and the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.
The show benefits PASR's Educational Support Grant and the activities of each hosting senior center. In addition to the light-hearted songs, skits, jokes, a monologue and a most unusual fashion show, audiences will be treated to an assortment of desserts and beverages during intermission.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Area School Board voted to approve the preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year at Monday's voting meeting.
Bob Pascuzzo, board member, asked how much fund balance the district will need to finish the 2012-13 school year.
Susan H. Robertson, district business manager, said as of right now, she has projected $500,000 but believes it will be closer to $300,000 by the end of the school year.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last Friday, the students at Parkview Elementary School were given a special treat, when Dr. Robert Altmeyer, who the students already knew as âDr. Bob,â and his two helpers â his son Aaron and Therman the dog â delivered a presentation to them on taking care of their pets.
After some brief introductions, Altmeyer showed the students how to do a pet inventory and asked the students what kinds of pets they had.
BROOKVILLE â Tonya S. Geist has announced that the Jefferson County Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts Office will be hosting a special passport event this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 200 Main St., Brookville.
âThe fair is to provide passport information to the citizens and to accept passport applications for persons who may not be accommodated during regular business hours,â Geist said.
U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.
The Punxsutawney Garden Club beautification committee continues to plan for the new planting season.
Pictured in front of the bandstand at Barclay Square in Punxsutawney â one of nine projects that the club takes care of throughout town â are (from left): Dotty Jekielek, hayrack chair; Pat Prushnok, trestle flower bed chair; Jonna Irvin, bandstand chair; Dr. Gloria Kerr, Fairman and library beds chair; and Debby Elder, urns and barrels chair.