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Notary Notes

PAN Member Has Lifelong Entrepreneurial Spirit

by PAN
Love for his community and a deep entrepreneurial spirit continues to keep Stanley Sones active at 83 years old. 

A long-time PAN member, Stanley was 32 years old when he became a notary. 

"When the township's justice of the peace died, our little township didn't have a notary," said Stanley, of Morris Township, Clearfield County. "Being an entrepreneurial kind of fellow, I took the opportunity." 

Stanley worked for The Progressive Publishing Company as a printer-cameraman for 31 years. "I saw the newspaper industry go from hot metal to film and camera." 

In addition to his full-time job, Stanley served as secretary-treasurer for 13 years for the Morris Township supervisors and was the township's wage tax collector for four or five years. From 1985 to 1993, he was the director of Unilec District 2, the United Electric Cooperative. Stanley was also a past president and coach of the Four Leaf Clover Little League. 

A former master of the Centre Hill Grange, Stanley continues to serve as a Grange member. 

"The Grange is a nation-wide organization for farmers. However, in our area, there are few farmers. So we are a civic organization and do lots of programs for the community," said Stanley, who is also a lifetime member of the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department and an active member of the Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport. 

He and his wife Donna have three children, Deborah, Denise, and Douglas; four grandchildren and one step-grandchild. 

Stanley had an office built at the end of his home so he could continue to work as a motor vehicle full agent and notary. "It allows me to be very flexible and available to customers. I get to see people who I normally wouldn't see if I weren't involved in these activities." 

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