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February 13th, 2014
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Patricia Rougeux.)
HUDSON â€” Patricia Rougeux is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a volunteer who helps out at Saints Cosmas and Damian Church and also chips in around the community.
Rougeux was born and raised in Morrisdale, Pa.
If you are looking for a brief encounter with something that will remind you of spring, try attending a barbecue on Saturday.
The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department is holding a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the fire hall, located on Front Street in Punxsutawney, adjacent to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Station.
Pictured are (from left) Chris Smith, Jagger Smith, Wanda Thomas and Larry McGuire-Rembowski of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.
Representatives of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc., recently accepted a donation from CNB Bank to assist with veterinary care provided through the Animal Hospital of Punxsutawney. Willow Run is dedicated to the well-being of all animals and has a focus on preventing the continuance of overpopulation regarding animals. Pictured above at the presentation are (from left) Kim Kopas, CNB Bank; Margo Stefanic and Tommie Shaffer (with Mike), Willow Run Sanctuary; and Lauren Stefanic, holding Holly.
The Jefferson County Extension held its annual meeting on Tuesday at the Roseville Grange. (Top photo) Dr. Timothy G. Pierson, extension educator and forester with the McKean County Extension office, spoke to attendees on forest health issues in Pennsylvania.
For a full re-cap from the meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It wasn't unanimous, but Punxsutawney Borough Council hired three new part-time police officers at Monday's meeting.
Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander said for the new shift schedule to work, he needs to have three part-time police officers.
"We have three right now, but one is going back to his permanent job next month, one only works once a year to keep his MOPEC number current, and the other only works on weekends," Alexander said, adding that, currently, there's one full-time police officer who is off for medical reasons.
Sam Smith announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House in 2014. For more details see Wednesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following a lengthy discussion at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting, the members of council and a group of business owners agreed to meet and discuss the best way to handle snow removal throughout the business district in Punxsutawney.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The sorts of temperatures and snowfall weâ€™ve had in the area are causing everyone â€” even those in the animal kingdom â€” to change their routines.
Spirit sports reporter Michael Waterloo recently caught this herd of deer sprinting through the yard at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Punxsutawney on his way to a game.
No details were available on any pending charges, but the deer seem to have guilty looks on their faces as they sprint away.
DUBOIS â€” Approximately 35 occupants of a 10-unit, two-story structure are homeless as a result of an accidental fire that broke out around noon Saturday along 136 East Park Ave. in DuBois, according to Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police.
See details in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Firefighters battled a blaze that broke out at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a woodshop in Worthville.
For details, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.