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January 23rd, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

Mary L. Wright, 74

January 23, 2015

Mary L. Wright, 74, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Wright was born April 2, 1940, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Rowles) Price.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Wright of Mahaffey.

She loved gardening, flowers and being a grandmother and homemaker.

Josephine Gaffney, 81

January 23, 2015

Josephine Gaffney, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, Pa.

Born May 22, 1933, in Rossiter, Indiana County, she was the daughter of the late Blair and Bessie Hawthorne Hawk. She was married to the late Thomas Gaffney Sr.

Josephine retired after being a home care aide for over 25 years. She attended the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Mary Margaret Brink, 81

January 23, 2015

Mary Margaret Brink, 81, of Rossiter, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in DeLancey (Adrian), a daughter of the late Nicholas Midock and Mary (Brudnock) Midock.

She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Rossiter.

On Aug. 6, 1955, she married her husband, Alexander William “Bill” Brink. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2001.

Mary loved to cook, bake and spend time gardening.

Rosalie "Rose" A. Astorino, 76

January 23, 2015

Rosalie "Rose" A. Astorino, 76, of Walston, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

Miss Astorino was born March 6, 1938, in Walston, a daughter of the late Charles and Angelina (Adams) Astorino.

She was a lifetime resident of Walston and a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she served as sacristan for many years and was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

PSP issues attempt to locate notice

January 23, 2015

Troopers from the Clarion Station of the Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate Chaundra L. Alderette, said a release issued to The Spirit by PSP Trooper Jamie LeVier on Friday.

Alderette is a white female, 53 years of age, 5’2” tall, 155 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Her last known address is 419 South 5th Ave. Clarion Township Clarion County PA.

Alderette is known to operate a dark blue, 2002 VW Beatle with a PA registration: JRZ6520.

January 22nd

PAHS defends against cancer

January 23, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a full house Thursday evening, as the Lady Chucks held their second annual Defend Against Cancer basketball fundraiser.

The girls and those in the stands donned purple shirts, a color the Lady Chucks chose because it represents all forms of cancer.

"I'm very proud of all the girls. They all contributed in some way or another," said Jeanine DiPietro, mother of PAHS senior Lady Chucks player Nicole DiPietro.

Elva Jane Cameron, 83

January 23, 2015

Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Cameron was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Robert and Elva (McCarty) Mallory.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Cameron.

Elva was a member of the Steffey United Methodist Church.

Her lifelong career was as a bus driver for Cameron Bus Company, and she was the co-owner of Cameron Farms. She was an excellent cook and loved her flowers, gardening and her favorite cats, Pandy, Butterscotch, Muffy and Woody.

Lady Chucks defend home court on Defend Against Cancer Night

January 22, 2015

On Defend Against Cancer Night at PAHS, the Lady Chucks turned up the defensive pressure to match the evening’s theme en route to a 57-39 victory over DuBois.

Pictured here, Alyssa Reitz (right) and Hope Bridge clamp down on the defensive end in the paint as Anna Horner (back, right) looks to help.

Bridge also had a big night offensively, scoring 22 points.

For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Friday's PAHS athletics schedule includes the following:

• 7/8/9 Boys' Basketball at DuBois, 4 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at DuBois, 6/7:30 p.m.

January 21st

Elva Jane Cameron, 83

January 21, 2015

Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

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