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Bible Conference sets spring session

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference spring session will feature Tom Wallace of Fortress of Faith Ministries. He will speak on “Islam: America’s Greatest Challenge.” The three-day conference begins at 6 p.m. April 29 and continues at 7 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at Faith Baptist ...

Dads, daughters celebrated

The men’s committee at Faith Assembly of God Church, Roaring Spring, held a dads and daughters event March 17. Tom Smith, Hoss’s employee and Faith member, along with the men’s committee and many volunteers made the evening at Hoss’s Corporate Building into a dinner date for dads with ...

Spiritual Notes

Choral institute sessions The Academy of Sacred Music Choral Institute is returning to its roots and will conduct its choral skill development sessions and public performance in Altoona. The institute will be held June 18 to 21 with a reduced registration fee of $25. The three workshops and ...

Safe in Comforter’s arms

With my readers’ permission I’d like to offer a poem I composed a few days ago: “Ode to an Easy Chair” With open arms and gentle sway, You nurture me after a stressful day. Rocking my body and soothing my soul, To give sweet comfort is your only goal. But I’m happiest of ...

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Across the area

Society seeks artifacts for WWI exhibit BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will be opening its World War I exhibit this month. The society is seeking artifacts from World War I that belonged to Bedford County residents. If you have anything you would be willing to loan to ...

‘Godspell’

Courtesy photo The Bellwood-Antis High School Musical Department will present “Godspell” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available online at seatyourself.biz or through the “Godspell” ...

Y to hold Healthy Kids Day

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Regional YMCA, formerly known as the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, will hold a free community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at its 1111 Hewit St. location. The event is being held to inspire all youth, parents and caregivers — regardless of YMCA membership ...

Birthday

Hulda Dively Hulda May (Feathers) Dively recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born April 16, 1918, in Kimmel Township. Family, relatives and friends gathered at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, Hollidaysburg, on April 15, to honor her and to celebrate her ...

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Honor roll

ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL, NEWRY THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS EIGHTH GRADE — Peter Shivas. SIXTH GRADE — Dalton Davis, Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Cammie Krug, Sarah Little. THIRD GRADE — Payton Garner, Kayden Weyandt. SECOND GRADE — Kendra Dodson, Anna ...

Graduates

ALTOONA BEAUTY SCHOOL — Hannah Walnock, Curwensville, cosmetology; Jalynn Wilt, Duncansville, cosmetology; Marlena Brink, Patton, cosmetology teachers.

‘Godspell’

Courtesy photo The Bellwood-Antis High School Musical Department will present “Godspell” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available online at seatyourself.biz or through the “Godspell” ...

Honor roll

NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL, LOYSBURG THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Richard Bolinger, Ren Bowman, Alayna Bowser, Remington Bowser, Lydia Byler, Cody Campbell, Jenna Carberry, Cameron Clark, Olivia Clark, Deerin Davis, Hailey Douglas, Andrew Francis, ...

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Ricci Lutsko, Nicholas Smith

Ricci Linn Lutsko of South Fork and Nicholas Martin Smith of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Lutsko is the daughter of Alice Lutsko and the late Richard Lutsko of South Fork. She is a 2009 graduate of Forest Hills High School, Sidman. She is a pharmacy technician at Mainline ...

Karly Fowler, Nikolai Dumin

Karly Fowler and Nikolai Dumin, both of Tyrone, are engaged to be married. Miss Fowler is the daughter of Stephen and Kathy Fowler of Tyrone. She is a 2009 graduate of Tyrone Area High School; a 2014 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family ...

Casey Smith, Chester Kowalski IV

Casey Marie Smith and Chester John Kowalski IV, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. The bride is the daughter of the late Kevin “K.C.” Smith, who had lived in Altoona, and Dene and Timothy Schaut of Altoona. She is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2014 graduate ...

Emma Baughman, David Swanger

Emma Baughman of Duncansville and David Swanger of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Baughman is the daughter of Lorena and James Baughman of Duncansville. She is a 2012 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2017 graduate of Saint Francis University, ...

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Barbara and Donald Gummo Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald W Gummo Sr. celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a family celebration. The family is planning a picnic during the summer. The couple were married March 31, 1948, in Altoona. Mrs. Gummo is the former Barbara Troxell, daughter of the late Paul and ...

Actor Corey Feldman says he was attacked

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police on Wednesday were investigating an alleged attack on actor Corey Feldman, who tweeted that he was hospitalized after being stabbed. A passenger in Feldman’s vehicle shined a flashlight at another vehicle they thought was following them at an ...

Gene and Betty Harbach

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harbach are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on March 20, 1948, at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Loganton. Mrs. Harbach is the former Betty Lamey. The couple have three daughters: Judy, wife of Carl Fairbanks, of Indiana; ...

Dwight and Connie Hartman

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hartman of Duncansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24. A family celebration was held on Feb. 17 with family and friends. They were married Feb. 24, 1968, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Hartman is the former Connie Focht. The couple have two daughters: ...

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Jessica Cox, Adam Hunter

Jessica R. Cox and Adam J. Hunter were united in marriage on Feb. 24 in Castries, St. Lucia. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Vicki Reed of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of the late Robert and Cynthia Hunter, who had lived in Altoona. The ceremony and reception took place ...

Jesip Gresham, Garrick Houck

Jesip Gresham and Garrick Houck were united in marriage on March 15 in the Altoona office of Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio. The bride is the daughter of Jeremy Gresham of Hollidaysburg and Brandy Wachter of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Mark and Susan Houck of ...

Kaitlyn Yahner, Nicholas Smith

Kaitlyn E. Yahner and Nicholas W. Smith were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Park Amphitheater, Gallitzin. The bride is the daughter of James and Doreen Yahner of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of David and Michelle Smith ...

Katie Belis, Scott Lowry

Katie Belis and Scott Lowry were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. April 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellwood. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Belis of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. Don Lowry and Ms. Sheri Stalberger-Lowry, both of Westmont. Father ...