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November 23rd, 2010

Miss Pa. tells students: ‘Don’t COPP out!’

November 24, 2010

BROOKVILLE — Miss Pennsylvania 2010, Courtney Thomas, graced her Hickory Grove Elementary alma mater with a visit last Friday, leaving students with the message, “Don’t COPP out.”

The acronym stands for the 22-year-old Sigel native’s personal platform on the consequences of peer pressure (COPP).

While an eighth-grader at Brookville Junior-Senior High School, Thomas said she experienced the serious repercussions of falling to peer pressure first hand. The 2007 graduate decided to leave a high school football game, against her better judgment, to join friends for a car ride.

November 22nd

Circle of Trees event to feature new model of library

November 23, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The holiday season is upon Punxsutawney, and Barclay Square’s circle of patiently waiting pines is proof that Christmas is just around the corner.

This year will mark the Rotary Club’s fourth-annual Circle of Trees project. Placed Veterans’ Day weekend, 19 artificial trees surround Memorial Bandstand in Barclay Square, ready to be decorated by local non-profit groups and scheduled for illumination on “Light Up Night” Saturday.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PRIDE!

November 22, 2010

Jefferson County’s three participants in the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick event — (from left) Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, Laney Monroe of Punxsutawney and Blaise Carney of Reynoldsville — took part in the contest at the Steelers’ training facility on the South Side and then took the field at halftime during the Steelers versus Raiders game Sunday at Heinz Field. Abby Jo took second in the 10-and-11-year-old girls’ division, while Laney took third in the eight-and-nine-year-old girls’ division. Blaise’s placement in the eight-and-nine-year-old boys’ division was unavailable.

November 21st

County residents support troops through PASR project

November 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In the real spirit of Thanksgiving, area residents demonstrated their appreciation for the service of the American troops in Afghanistan by generously responding to a drive to send gifts to the men and women serving abroad.

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the project encouraged people of all ages to drop off snack foods, stationery, toiletry items and other merchandise which the troops have requested.

Tibbs family celebrates 14 years at church

November 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The congregation of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney recently celebrated the completion of 14 years of service for Greg Tibbs as the senior pastor of the church located on Skyview Drive.

Tibbs, his wife Jolanda and three sons — John, Chase and Hunter — have also served the congregation in a variety of ways over the past 14 years.

The Tibbs family was serving at the First Church of God in Cynthiana, Ky., for 13 years when they received the call to pick up their young family and move to Punxsutawney.

Way Back When

November 22, 2010

(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

(January 15, 1896)

Of Interest to School Directors

A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.

November 19th

Modest hero fulfills her duty: ‘Keep Rose safe’

November 20, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Carol Stephens, one of Rose Setree’s caretakers, had arrived at Rose’s apartment above the New Anchor Inn Nov. 7 to begin her 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.

Rose said she had gone to bed around 10:30 p.m. after a busy day that included attending church and going to the grocery store.

“Sabrina (another one of Rose’s caretakers) had given a report, and she had left, so I just checked on Rose, turned the lights on and then I was watching the news,” Carol recalled this week. “But I looked up and smelled plastic burning.

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: BLAISE CARNEY

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — Nine-year-old Blaise Carney’s been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelers’ training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. He’ll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boys’ division.

Jefferson County sending a trio to NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday: ABBY JO NORTHEY 

November 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH — When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.

Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.

November 18th

Report reveals authority’s positive impact

November 19, 2010

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Wednesday released a report that documented the authority's positive effect on the environment.

According to the report, which was issued by the North East Recycling Council, the authority's recycling programs collected 17,086.2 tons of waste, such as paper, glass, metals, plastics, wood and computers that were used during production of new items.

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