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November 14th, 2013
(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 Kimberly Hetrick.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Kimberly Hetrick is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as the owner of Kimberlyâ€™s Cut Above, where she
is a stylist, or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
BROOKVILLE â€” The sheriff's sale scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Sheriff's office for the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney has been postponed again.
Tracy Anderson, real estate deputy, said the mortgage company has once again postponed the sale â€” this time pushing it to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at the sheriff's office.
The original sale date was scheduled to be Sept. 6.
Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald, Sr., said back in August that the total amount due, including back taxes, was $839,550.13.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You're never too young to show off your artistic abilities, and for the preschoolers at Creative Garden, LLC., they are doing it for a good cause.
All 30 students have been busy creating works of art, which will be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the gym at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that wouldâ€™ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesdayâ€™s council meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.
Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.
One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.
The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.
Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe (right) is pictured presenting Board Vice President Francis J. Molinaro with his eight-year school board member certificate.
Robert Pascuzzo (not pictured), board member, also received his 16-year certificate.
See Wednesday's edition of The Spirit for an article on how Punxsy students are performing in mandated testing.
VFW Post No. 2076 and American Legion Post No. 62 saluted area veterans with Veterans' Day services held at the First Baptist Church in Punxsy.
Pictured are the veterans who were in attendance (front, from left) Gene McKee, Robert Bish, Raymond Depp; (back) Jim Dunlap, L. Eugene (Snuffy) Smith, Robert Lott, Dick Magolis and Paul McMillen.
The residents and staff of Mulberry Square took time out to honor the veterans who reside there on Veterans' Day with an address by State Rep. Sam Smith.
Pictured (front, from left) are Charles Kovatch, Bill Smith and Otto Grube, U.S. Army; Shannon Rimer, U.S. Marines; Clyde Evans, U.S. Army; Macklin Snyder, U.S. Navy; Sam Powers and Roy Bouch, U.S. Army. (back) Harry Gardner, singer; Richard Bianco and Smith.
BIG RUN â€” It was a day to honor not only the veterans in our military who served in countless wars, but also those who are currently fighting in the current one.
Veterans and their family members gathered at the Big Run War Memorial on Monday evening to honor their service to our country and to also honor those who have fallen.
VFW Post No. 9044 hosted the event that brought together members of the community, local Boy Scouts and families who currently have a loved one in the military.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The residents of a house on Pine Street in Punxsutawney barely escaped with their lives when their house was completely destroyed by a quickly spreading structure fire at 7:28 a.m. on Saturday.
Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said when firefighters from Central, Lindsey and Elk Run arrived on scene at the home owned by Kimberly L. Stormer, 41, at 331 Pine St., it was fully involved with flames and heavy smoke showing.