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November 8th, 2010

Inner Circle observes Veterans’ Day by unveiling new flag pole, stone

November 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — B.P.O. Elks No. 1231 and the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club observed Veterans’ Day a bit early Sunday by unveiling a refurbished flag pole and new stone at Groundhog Park.

The new stone — donated by Philip States and designed and crafted by R.D. Brown Memorials — is dedicated to all local veterans, said Ron Ploucha, exalted ruler of the Elks and the Inner Circle’s Stump Warden.

“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things — simply put, that’s who veterans are,” said Gene Roberts, leading knight at the Elks.

Through life’s journey, Stamler continues to enjoy helping people

November 8, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Way Back When

November 8, 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)

Died in Church

November 6th

Commission: No new hearing

November 6, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Former Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Sean Weaver was turned down Friday for a hearing by the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission in a continued attempt to get his job back.

Commission Solicitor Jeff Lundy, who was not available for Monday’s meeting, filed his opinion on two issues: As to whether Weaver would be granted a hearing by the commission, and a request by Timothy Morris, Punxsutawney Borough Council solicitor, regarding the candidate eligibility list.

Community Center eyes Raffle Night, Pepsi event to aid in improvements

November 6, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY —The Punxsutawney Area Community Center will host its second-annual Raffle Night tonight.

From 6 to 9 p.m., at the Pantall Hotel’s Rooftop, ticket holders are invited to join the festivities as the center raffles away an array of awards.

Guests will be entered into the drawings of numerous winnings, including a 42-inch HD TV; bedroom suite; sofa and chair set; vacuum cleaner; and several cash prizes, said Mick Mumau, president of the center’s Board of Directors.

Tickets may be purchased at the door tonight.

November 5th

CRW Home Center comes a long way from humble beginnings

November 5, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Twenty-one years ago, the current CRW Home Center established itself as a small showroom tucked away along Mulberry Alley.

Fast-forward to 2010, when CRW now stretches out in a 35,000-square foot facility with 19 full- and part-time employees, and owners Tim and Cindy Chambers and their store have been named the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Small Business of the Year.

“A little birdie had said I better make sure I go” to the annual Chamber banquet Thursday at the Punxsutawney Country Club, Tim Chambers said. “I thought, ‘OK, now I know why.’”

School district eyes taking part in NFL wellness program

November 5, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students who attend PAMS and PAHS could have the opportunity to kick off a program that helps them not only get into better physical condition, but to learn to eat better, as well.

PAMS Assistant Principal Michael Guidice recently told the Punxsutawney Area School Board that the National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL) are helping schools across the country score big with Fuel Up to Play 60, a program to tackle childhood obesity by giving young people a voice in changing the school nutrition and physical activity environment.

November 4th

BREAKING NEWS: West Shamokin forfeits Friday football game due to lack of players

November 5, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — According to PAHS Principal David London, West Shamokin has forfeited its football game — scheduled for Friday in Rural Valley — against the Punxsy Chucks due to lack of players.

London said Thursday afternoon, West Shamokin Athletic Director Tom McClain notified him and Punxsy Athletic Director John Knopick that the Wolves are unable to field enough eligible players for the game.

London said the forfeit moves Punxsy's record to 10-0, and playoff points will be awarded to Punxsy for the win.

Leaf collection runs until Nov. 12 in Punxsy borough

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Haven’t raked your leaves for collection yet? That’s OK; borough residents have until next Friday, when the collection ends.

Roger Steele, chairman of the Public Works Committee, announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the collection continues on schedule at this time, and Borough Manager Ben White said crews hope to have all leaves collected by Friday, Nov. 12.

“Those frosty nights we’ve been experiencing knocked most of the leaves onto the ground this past week,” White said.

Oregon woman’s horseback trek isn’t for a cause, but for a dream

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kathleen Dodds isn’t riding her two Appaloosas across the United States for a political cause, a social movement or to bring attention to a common or uncommon medical phenomena.

If she’s riding for any cause, it’s to encourage people to follow their dreams.

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