The Daily Press http://punxsutawneyspirit.com http://punxsutawneyspirit.com/apfeed.xml--1 Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-04-16T21:11:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8502Background, desire to help others make Dr. Alzuhaili a fit at PAH2014-04-16T21:11:43-04:002014-04-16T21:11:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritAlzuhaili attended medical school at Damascus University in Syria and did fellowships in trauma surgery at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., and in transplant surgery at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. So, the road to Punxsutawney has been a long one for him, but the journey started a while back, when he decided that he wanted to be a surgeon.Punxsutawney, PAZak LantzBackground, desire to help others make Dr. Alzuhaili a fit at PAHPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8502Change0Usable2014-04-16T21:11:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8500Farm Bureau hosts Rural Road Safety Day2014-04-15T23:10:55-04:002014-04-15T23:10:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe 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. Pictured are some of the participants in the event standing in front of a large tractor and wagon and a PSP/DOT large truck inspection vehicle.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableFarm Bureau hosts Rural Road Safety DayPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8500Change0Usable2014-04-15T23:10:55-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8499Key Club makes state convention presentation to board2014-04-15T23:04:18-04:002014-04-15T23:04:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritA few of the members received awards, with one of them being Megan Strawcutter, who received the Bob E. Bagan's Unsung Hero Award. Pictured (front, from left) are Kristen Luzell, treasurer; Strawcutter, secretary; (back row) Braden Neal, former vice president; Zane Dilts, former webmaster; Colton Brooks, current vice president; Jake Whitman, current president; Josh Volchko, current webmaster; and Kim McFetridge, Key Club advisor.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableKey Club makes state convention presentation to boardPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8499Change0Usable2014-04-15T23:04:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8498Easter party for kids to be held Thursday2014-04-15T22:55:30-04:002014-04-15T22:55:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritDrinda 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.Pictured here is Mercy Smith with the Easter Bunny. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableEaster party for kids to be held ThursdayPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8498Change0Usable2014-04-15T22:55:30-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8493Marion Center Bank celebrates Community Bank Month with donation to Cross Town 2014-04-15T20:01:03-04:002014-04-14T23:10:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spiritarea.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."I got together with the rest of the Punxsy Branch employees, and we chose Cross Town Ministry's Food Pantry," Snyder said, adding that instead of giving something to the employees and their customers, Marion Center Bank is giving the food pantry a monetary donation."We're giving Cross Town the monetary donation that we give them each year," he said. "We're also giving them another amount that the bank contributed."Snyder said the Punxsy Branch is also asking its customers and employees to bring non-perishable food items to the Punxsy Branch to donate.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableMarion Center Bank celebrates Community Bank Month with donation to Cross Town Punxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8493Change0Usable2014-04-14T23:10:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8492Teenager with big heart helping cats, kittens in honor of her grandfather2014-04-15T11:55:51-04:002014-04-14T23:08:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritOf The SpiritBROOKVILLE — When it comes to helping those in need, there is no minimum age requirement — 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. To learn more about Bill Barn Cats and the adoption process, visit www.facebook.com/billsbarncats or http://www.billsbarncats.weebly.com.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableTeenager with big heart helping cats, kittens in honor of her grandfatherPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8492Change0Usable2014-04-14T23:08:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8491National Library week kicks off with open house2014-04-14T23:05:33-04:002014-04-14T23:05:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe library just finished complete renovations, including a meeting room, a media room, an improved children's library and a spiced-up teenagers’ room. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableNational Library week kicks off with open housePunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8491Change0Usable2014-04-14T23:05:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8490Punxsy man arrested, charged with theft in FEMCO incident2014-04-14T23:01:25-04:002014-04-14T23:01:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availablePunxsy man arrested, charged with theft in FEMCO incidentPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8490Change0Usable2014-04-14T23:01:25-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8489Sun setting on winter? Not quite yet, perhaps2014-04-14T22:58:47-04:002014-04-14T22:58:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableSun setting on winter? Not quite yet, perhapsPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8489Change0Usable2014-04-14T22:58:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:8486LOCAL KIDS HAVE ‘EGGS-TRA’ FUN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND2014-04-13T23:00:04-04:002014-04-13T23:00:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritEgg Hunt sponsored by the First Church of God in Punxsutawney's Youth Group at Harmon Field. More than 500 people attended the first-time event. Ian Leseman guessed how many Cadbury chocolate eggs were contained in a jar and won a $10 gift certificate to the Punxsy Dairy Queen. Punxsutawney, PANo author availableLOCAL KIDS HAVE ‘EGGS-TRA’ FUN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKENDPunxsutawney Spiriturn:publicid:dailypress.com:8486Change0Usable2014-04-13T23:00:04-04:00