April 16th, 2014
Frances Jean Patrick, 76, of Mahaffey, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte.
She was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Isabelle (Brown) Battles.
Her enjoyments were gardening, cooking, mowing the grass and taking care of her dogs.
Gregory J. Gresock, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Greg was born on Oct. 19, 1948, the son of the late Matthew and Helen (Anderson) Gresock, in Punxsutawney and grew up in Anita. He had lived in the Syracuse, N.Y. area for almost 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dana Gresock; his brothers, Jack and Terry Gresock; and his sister, Janice (Fred) Pellegrino.
Helen Louise Dean, 85, of Henderson Street in Brookville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her family at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Helen was the daughter of William L. Duncan and Bessie C. Bartle Duncan, born on May 16, 1928 in Portersville, Pa.
In 1948, she married Jay Fred Dean Sr., who survives.
Helen retired from the Brookville Area School District, where she was the supervisor and cook of the Hickory Grove Cafeteria for 27 years.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building in Suite 104 at 83 Hillcrest Drive â€” well, a sort-of new face. Those who have been to the hospital will quickly see that while Dr. Anas Alzuhaili, M.D., is a new face to the position, he's also a very familiar one as well, having worked in the Emergency Room at PAH since 2012.
The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring awareness to the dangerous conditions created when large or small farm equipment is traveling on the back and main roads, not only in Jefferson County but throughout the area.
The annual safety event is sponsored by Fezell's County Market, Kengersky Insurance, PennDOT District 10, PSP-Punxsutawney, Jefferson County Commissioners, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Rep. Sam Smith, R-66th district.
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave a special presentation showcasing their recent trip to the state convention that was held in Harrisburg.
A few of the members received awards, with one of them being Megan Strawcutter, who received the Bob E. Bagan's Unsung Hero Award.
You won't need your Easter bonnet, but all kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an Easter party at the New Anchor Inn, located at 466 Harmony Rd. in Young Township, in the downstairs banquet room, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and B.K. Smith Auto Body in Punxsutawney.
Drinda Smith, event organizer, said there will be a Bible story, which will center on Judas, and there will also be games for the kids.
Smith said that there will be pizza and snacks for everyone, and the party begins right after the kids are dismissed from school at noontime on Thursday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the economy taking its toll on Americans everywhere â€” including locally â€” the Punxsutawney Branch of Marion Center Bank took a step toward helping the problem on Monday with a donation to the Cross Town Ministry Food Pantry, one of the biggest food banks in the
Clay Snyder, Marion Center Bank Punxsy Branch manager, said that
they've been contributing to Cross Town and the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank at SS.C.D. on an annual basis.
Snyder said that April is Community Bank Month, and each branch is picking an organization in its area to support.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
BROOKVILLE â€” When it comes to helping those in need, there is no minimum age requirement â€” just a big, kind heart with lots of room for love.
For 15-year-old Ginger Verdill, those who are in need of help happen to be adult cats and kittens.
After her grandfather, William O. Uncapher, passed away more than a year ago, Verdill found herself looking at a barn full of cats.
With her grandfather no longer there to take care of them, she knew that the best thing she could do for them was to get them spayed or neutered, then find them new homes.
Soon enough, school will be out and the local hangout in town will once again be the public library.
The library just finished complete renovations, including a meeting room, a media room, an improved children's library and a spiced-up teenagersâ€™ room.
Pictured at Saturdayâ€™s open house event are (front, from left) Debbie Sherry, Kathy Smith, Amanda Hornack, Judy Hampton; (back) Coral Ellshoff, Lara Little, Cassandra Bellerillo, Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, Roz Pete and Peggy Johnston.