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May 27th, 2011
BROOKVILLE â€” At least 125 people died in Joplin, Mo., when a mile-long tornado struck last Sunday, leaving in its path complete devastation.
But amid tragedy, there is hope.
In conjunction with Clarion County Career Center and Charlie Schrecengost Trucking (CST), the Jefferson County Firemenâ€™s Association will gather goods to send to tornado victims.
â€˘ A Memorial Day parade and service, sponsored by American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 2076, will be conducted Monday.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at Barclay Square bandstand at 11 a.m.
The veteransâ€™ memorial wreath will be placed at Circle Hill Cemetery immediately following the service. The publicâ€™s participation and attendance will be greatly appreciated.
â€˘ VFW Post 9044 and Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary, Big Run, will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery, Church Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2011 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a location â€” Jack LaMarca Memorial Field or the PAHS auditorium, in the event of inclement weather â€” to be determined.
The guest speaker will be Senior Master Sergeant Charles Buterbaugh, a 1991 PAHS graduate.
The first project of three is nearly complete with the demolition of this house Monday, located at the corner of Route 310 (Elk Run Avenue) and Route 119 (Ridge Avenue). According to PennDOT, the property was purchased from Brian Horner, who was using the former store and house to store tires. The demolition of the structure is a sight and distance improvement project, which is a portion of two other projects: The replacement of the bridge on Route 119 that travels over Elk Run Creek, and a third project which involves construction of a turning lane at the intersection.
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed the month of May as Older Americans Month.
More than 4,000 people aged 60 and older live in Jefferson County, and this proclamation is designed to recognize their involvement in the lives of the countyâ€™s residents.
Mikki Oakes, director of the Area Agency on Agingâ€™s Development and Community Relations, thanked the commissioners for their efforts in connecting to the community.
â€śWe appreciate the commissionersâ€™ support of our seniors here in Jefferson County,â€ť she said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Like everything else, the price of lunch will probably rise once again in all cafeterias in the Punxsutawney Area School District due to federal guidelines.
Lesa Conner, board member and chairperson for the cafeteria committee, said at Wednesdayâ€™s board committee meeting that the board is looking at raising the price of school lunches by $0.05 for the 2011-12 school year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During the final week that the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 2011 was able to share together, seniors not only shared memories of character, but also memories of scholarship as they came together as a whole for Class Night.
Class Secretary Marcy Sallack opened the program by saying the night would celebrate individual and group achievements of the class.
Principal David London expressed his wishes for the class as it enters the world. He also congratulated seniors on being May 2011 graduates.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When a tragedy occurs like the one Saturday, when a three-year-old boy from Clearfield County lost his life after falling into Mahoning Creek, it not only affects the family and friends of the victim, but it also affects the emergency responders who attempted to rescue him from the chilly waters of the creek.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” More than 300 people crowded into the Alliance Church Tuesday to watch the Rainbow Express pre-school graduating Class of 2011 receive their diplomas.
There were four groups of students graduating. Cookie Monsters and Big Birds are ages four and five, and many were in their second year at Rainbow Express. The Muppets and Little Birds are first-year students between the ages of three and four.