December 2013

James Joseph Wilk

James Joseph Wilk

JAMES JOSEPH WILK, 86, of Parker passed away at 11:15 PM Friday evening (12-27-13) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on March 31, 1927, he was the son of the late Walter J. and Monica Faber Wilk.
Jim graduated from Peabody High School in Pgh., the former Gimbel’s Mercantile School, and completed the management courses with Dale Carnegie.
A veteran of World war II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.  He was honorably discharged with rank of Seaman 1st Class, and earned the American Area Victory Medal.

James Joseph Wilk

James Joseph Wilk

Local Veterans Participate In Wreathes Across America

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Jim Meyer, Roger Sigworth and Bob Ripper

Wreathes Across America began in 1992. Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreathe Co. in Harrington Maine had an overstock of wreaths at Christmas time. He decided, with the help of many volunteers, to put these wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the years, more people became involved, and began registering local cemeteries to participate in the wreath laying. This is done the first or second Saturday in December at 12 noon. All cemeteries involved have their ceremonies at the same time as Arlington National Cemetery.

Jim Meyer, Roger Sigworth and Bob Ripper

Jim Meyer, Roger Sigworth and Bob Ripper

A Desire to Give at Sugar Creek Rest

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Sugar Creek Rest staff and residents giving for "Toys for Tots"

Worthington, PA – With huge hearts and the desire to help others, the residents and staff at Sugar Creek Rest, a skilled nursing community located at 120 Lakeside Drive in Worthington, developed a plan to raise funds with their desired goal to benefit "Toys for Tots."

 

Sugar Creek Rest staff and residents giving for "Toys for Tots"

Sugar Creek Rest staff and residents giving for "Toys for Tots"

Double Drivel 12-31-13 Issue

 

Dick’s Thoughts
Pitt won the Pizza Bowl 30-27 over Bowling Green. The win gave Pitt their first winning season since Dave Wannstedt was the coach. Beating the MAC champion is not a big deal, but beating them with the number of freshmen that Pitt used is. Pitt has sunk to a level where they were actually 7 point underdogs in the game. But again the future looks bright for Pitt when you consider that all 30 points were scored by freshmen.

Into The Outdoors 12-31-13 Issue

 

As many of us are painfully aware, it’s been really cold lately, which could spell some decent ice fishing. Since one of my New Year’s resolutions was to try to go ice fishing at least once, let’s look a bit at this somewhat brutal (on the angler) sport. I did it for many years in my younger days, but I haven’t gone ice fishing in many years now.

Operation True Grit

 
Whenever a year draws to a close, many of us question the way we’re living our lives and what we’d like to improve about ourselves. Lt. Col. Mark Weber faced that question too. But it wasn’t in relation to a new year.

Donna M. Rodgers

Donna M. Rodgers

Donna M. Rodgers, 65, of Turkey City, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 23, 2013 after a short stay at the Serenity House in Shippenville following a ten month battle with cancer.

Mrs. Rodgers was born on January 11, 1948 in Monroe, Clarion County. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Naomi Smith Sheesley.

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