April 21st, 2011
Grace P. Neal, 85, Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Rittenhouse Assisted Living.
She was born March 20, 1926, in Big Run, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Nell (Smouse) Patterson.
In July 1946, she married Robert Neal, who survives. They were married for 64 years.
Mrs. Neal was a graduate of Big Run High School, and in addition to being a dedicated mother, she worked as a secretary for MFA Insurance.
She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Neal enjoyed gardening, her pets and being a homemaker.
DUBOIS â€” The Punxsy boys' tennis team fell behind during numerous matches and was unable to come back to win during DuBois' 6-3 victory Wednesday in DuBois.
Only two Chucks were victorious Wednesday â€” Mike Blose and Tim Pearce. Both players won a singles match and teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles contest.
(From left) Joseph Harclerode I, Joey Harclerode III and Joe Harclerode II caught this 21 3/4-inch brown trout Monday in Little Sandy Creek in Coolspring. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Norma J. Mottern, 67, Stump Creek, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Marie (Lockard) Peace, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late Merle G. Peace Sr.
In December 1992, Mrs. Mottern married her husband, Gaill Mottern, who preceded her in death.
She was employed by the Area Agency on Aging, where she was a caregiver and also delivered the Tribune Review with her husband for many years.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Republican party members and candidates held their annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Bellamauro in Reynoldsville.
Candidates in attendance were those contending for the Jefferson County Commission, sheriff, auditor and Brookville magisterial district judge posts.
Also present were state House Speaker Sam Smith and representatives for state Sen. Joe Scarnati and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.
Party Chairman Troy Harper began by thanking county residents for heavy turnout in last fallâ€™s elections.
Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association
â€˘ The Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association will hold a community Good
Friday service at noon Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor John Buchmann as the speaker.
Chestnut Grove Independent Church
â€˘ The choir of Chestnut Grove Independent Church, under the direction of Randy Doverspike, will present the musical â€śMore Than a Carpenterâ€ť for its Good Friday service at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
The church is located at 342 Lipp Rd., southeat of Punxsutawney, just off Route 36 near Hudson.
Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Members of SADD at Punxsutawney Area High School were among students across Pennsylvania sticking it to underage drinking this week.
Tuesday, SADD members posted 250 stickers on cases of beer at Sandyâ€™s Beverages with a clear message: â€śDonâ€™t be a party to underage drinking. Itâ€™s against the law.â€ť
The event, Project Sticker Shock, runs this week throughout Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, alcohol has been identified as the No. 1 drug of choice among youth â€” and according to youth, one of the easiest to get.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” That shortcut on a rural road to save time could cost you more than minutes if you donâ€™t keep an eye out for horses, buggies and slow-moving farm equipment.
In an effort to reduce farm-related vehicle crashes and to bring awareness to farm safety, PennDOT, the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau joined together to promote Rural Road Safety Week at Fezellâ€™s County Market Tuesday.
Shawn Houck, PennDOT press safety officer, said slow-moving vehicles fall under one category, which means they are generally traveling under the speed limit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The budget for Riverview Intermediate Unit No. 6 (RIU6) will be short about $177,000, according to the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâ€™s representative to the consortium, on account of Gov. Tom Corbettâ€™s proposed budget.
â€śRight now, with the budget thatâ€™s been proposed, they are not getting any money,â€ť Punxsy school board member Penny Pifer told the board last week. â€śThey will be short, about $177,000.â€ť
John Brudnock, 88, Inverness, Va., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at home.
He was born in DeLancey, a son of the late Metro and Mary Catherine Brudnock.
His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2005.
He moved to Florida from Baden in 1973 and was a retired M/Sgt in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Brudnock graduated from Punxsutawney High School and was a former member of Baden Lions Club.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Jerry Brudnock of Inverness, and John B. Brudnock of Doral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.