July 8th, 2011
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Friday, the Jefferson County Salary Board unanimously approved Michelle Fusco, the current adult victim witness coordinator, to take over as coordinator of the juvenile victim witness program.
The program‚Äôs current coordinator, Dan Leonard, is retiring.
District Attorney Jeff Burkett made the motion, which was seconded by Jeff Pisarcik, county commissioner, to add the juvenile position to Fusco‚Äôs job description.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ‚ÄĒ That‚Äôs right: It‚Äôs here again, and according to the now-retired teacher who keeps track of such, well, oddities, there are only two more such dates left in this century.
Once again, today ‚ÄĒ July 9, 2011 ‚ÄĒ is Odd Day, according to Ron Gordon, who recently retired as a teacher in the Sequoia-Union School District in Redwood City, Calif.
If you‚Äôre still confused: Today is Odd Day because the date ‚ÄĒ 07.09.11 ‚ÄĒ is a correct sequence of odd numbers.
Gary Lee Cooper, 76, Glen Campbell, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings.
He was born May 20, 1935, in Sunbury, a son of the late Rev. Albert C. and Elizabeth ‚ÄúBetty‚ÄĚ S. (Clark) Cooper.
Feb. 23, 1963, he married Irene C. (Androsky) Cooper, who survives, of Glen Campbell.
Mr. Cooper served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and then with the Combat Engineers.
Carolyn B. Phillips, 84, Punxsutawney, formerly of Mahaffey, passed away July 8, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born March 3, 1927, in Bell Township, a daughter of the late Bruce R. and Linda (Passmore) Young.
She was married to A. Ray Phillips, who preceded her in death.
Rose M. Tote, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Tote was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Sam and Ann (Yorio) Barber.
April 15, 1950, she married John J. Tote, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 61 years.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and the Ladies‚Äô Rosary Altar Society.
Mrs. Tote sang in the choir for many years.¬†
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ Two months removed from his first collegiate baseball season, Punxsy's Braedon Pennington was nearly unhittable Thursday night during the Jefferson County American Legion playoffs.
Pennington, who will begin his sophomore year at Allegany College of Maryland this fall, allowed just one hit and an unearned run during John J. Fisher Post No. 62 of Punxsutawney's 2-1 victory over DuBois at Showers Field.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Leading 2-1, DuBois added five insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning after a controversial call seemed to change the momentum, and it went on to win 7-1 in Junior League softball All-Star action Thursday in Punxsutawney.
DuBois' No. 8 hitter, Shelbie Jamison, led off the seventh with a double to the left field fence.
The next hitter, Emily Krise, hit a ground ball in the hole between the shortstop and the third baseman.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ Punxsy's Little League baseball All-Stars were tied 2-2 with DuBois going into the fourth inning of the brackets' final, a rematch from earlier in the tournament, but DuBois scored 11 runs in the final three innings to cruise to a 13-2 win and claim the District 10 southern tier baseball championship.
DuBois starting pitcher Noah Schneider picked up the win, pitching four innings and allowing two runs.
Schneider allowed only three hits, struck out six and walked one.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Hoping to put Jefferson County on the map, officials recently created a natural gas task force, with county Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik serving as chairman.
According to Director of Economic Development John Weible, the group is in the early stages of formation, but seeks to debut at the Pennsylvania Gas Expo 2011, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at the IUP Kovalchick Complex in Indiana.
The purpose of the expo is to seek and bring businesses and the public together to educate and network about Marcellus Shale.
Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule
- 10 a.m. to noon ‚ÄĒ Children‚Äôs Workshops. Settler-era children‚Äôs activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House. Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical Society.
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Mahoning Street near Barclay Square.
- 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Kids‚Äô Projects in the Park.
- 11:30 to noon ‚ÄĒ Balloons The Clown.
- Noon to 1 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Grandpa Cratchet.
- 12:30 to 1 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Bubbling & Juggling.
- 1:30 to 2 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Balloons The Clown.
- 2:30 to 3 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Bubbling & Juggling.
- 3 to 4 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Grandpa Cratchet.