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Showing at SAMA: ‘Red Rock Cave’ takes first in annual exhibition

The cave was less than 100 yards from the road, but Randy Klobetanz said he wouldn’t have found it on his own. He made his way and dropped to the ground to capture the photograph of the hole in the red rocks, barely wider than his shoulders. “I had to lie down to stick my head in, and ...

Volunteers to enhance the spiritual care at UPMC Altoona

The UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care Department commissioned 11 volunteers to enhance the spiritual care given to inpatients. Graduates of the intensive 10-week, 80-hour, training are: Kathy Rhodes, Bonnie Pfeffer, Mary Jo McConnell, Pete Mitchell, the Rev. Charles Riley and Diane Vellner, all of ...

Spiritual Notes

Catholics Returning gathering will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Bellwood. Those who have been away from the church are invited to return for the celebration of the upcoming Christmas season. For more information, call 742-7894. East End United Methodist Church, ...

‘Retirement will be a challenge’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pastor Greg Harbaugh is concluding the liturgical year Sunday by preaching his last sermon at Zion Lutheran Church on Allegheny Street. It is Christ the King Sunday. “The emphasis will be on the Lord Jesus. I want to do that as I leave,” Harbaugh said. After eight years ...

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Tennis matches raise money for MS Society

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The fourth annual Matches for MS Awareness Charity Tennis Tournament took place on June 16, 17 and 18 at the Tiger Tennis Center in Hollidaysburg. The tournament brought together more than 40 sponsors and 70 players from counties across the state. Participants in the ...

Golden Nuggets Club sets two dinner-dance events

The Golden Nuggets Club in Altoona will hold dinner-dances at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 28 at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The cost is $10 per person. The dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom. The club is accepting new members. For more information, call Hilda at 944-6320 or ...

Young Life holds fall golf scramble

More than 70 supporters participated in Young Life’s 24th annual Fall Scramble on Sept. 22 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Young Life is an interdenominational Christian organization that has been working with teenagers internationally for 76 years and for 43 years in Blair County. ...

Cancer Care event to be held at Saint Francis

LORETTO — Come join the Master of Cancer Care Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the DiSepio Conference Room on the campus of Saint Francis University as they discuss steps you can take to prevent cancer. Professors and students will talk about on how you can reduce the risk factors ...

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Promoting peace and kindness

Courtesy photo Students in grades pre-K through fourth grade from Holy Trinity, Hollidaysburg, made a peace sign in honor of International Day of Peace in September, focusing on showing kindness and peace toward others.

Across the area

UPMC employees donate supplies EVERETT — UPMC employees helped hundreds of local students in Bedford and Blair county schools during the health system’s recent “Lend A Hand” campaign, which focused on providing children with the tools needed for school activities. During July and ...

Foot of Ten receives new playground equipment

DUNCANSVILLE — Foot of Ten Elementary School unveiled its new playground on Aug. 22. PTO President Heather DeStefano thanked a crowd of donors, administrators, parents, teachers and students at the event. The $40,000 project was the culmination of a yearlong fundraising effort. ...

Honor roll

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ALTOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Vincent Cioffari, Katelyn Krish, Meghan Norris, Jaden Quinn, Lucas Steinbugl. SEVENTH GRADE — Andrew Abraham, Ian Bennett, Grace Broadrick, Anthony Cioffari, Ben Dodson, Edie Manfred, Lia ...

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Shannon Hunter, Larry Shields Jr.

Larry Shields Jr., formerly of Altoona, and Shannon Hunter of Pittsburgh are engaged to be married. Mr. Shields is the son of Lawrence Shields Sr. of Claysburg and Joy Shields of Altoona. He is a 2000 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2004 graduate of University of Pittsburgh with ...

Brooke Wilson, Jamie Abrell

Brooke Wilson of Flinton and Jamie Abrell of Paw Paw, W.Va., are engaged to be married. Miss Wilson is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Wilson of Flinton. She is a 2011 graduate of Glendale High School, Flinton. She is employed as a travel agent. Mr. Abrell is the son of Lonnie and Susie ...

Erica Daversa, Gregory McNeal

Gregory F. McNeal and Erica R. Daversa, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Ms. Daversa is the daughter of Stephen and Stephanie Porter. She is a graduate of Altoona Area High Shcool. She is an optician at the office of Centar, Imler, Gjurich and Caldwell in Duncansville. Mr. McNeal ...

Jordan Pufka, Jesse Davis

Jordan Pufka and Jesse Davis, both of Kokhanok, Alaska, are engaged to be married. Miss Pufka is the daughter of Joseph and Patricia Pufka, both of Altoona. She is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School; a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, with a ...

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Wayne and Gloria Delozier

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Delozier of 1309 Veterans Memorial Highway, Altoona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 14 with a party with family and friends at the Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona. They were married Oct. 14, 1967, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Cresson, by the ...

Curtis and Gloria Cuff

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cuff of 1011 19th St., Altoona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. They were married May 26, 1967, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Altoona, by the Rev. Charles Hickerson. Mrs. Cuff is the former Gloria Harding. The couple have a daughter, Carmen Jones, ...

Larry and Tammy Biddle

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Biddle of 2622 Oak Ave., Altoona, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 3 with the renewing of their vows at Simpson Temple United Parish, Altoona, and with a dinner at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Duncansville. They were married June 6, 1992, at Fourth Lutheran ...

Ken and Priscilla Brantner

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Brantner of Altoona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married Nov. 18, 1967, at the Mill Run Mennonite Church, now known as Cornerstone Fellowship Church, by the Rev. Sidney Martin. This picture was taken at the same church in the exact ...

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Kristen Boland, Thomas Lutz

Kristen Boland and Thomas Lutz were united in marriage on May 13 at St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Carol Boland of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Donna Lutz of Pittsburgh. Father John Sweeney performed the ceremony, ...

Amanda Suhrie, Barry Robertson

Amanda Lee Suhrie and Barry Ray Robertson were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore. The bride is the daughter of Philip and Kathy Suhrie of New Baltimore. The bridegroom is the son of Neil and Cheryl Robertson of ...

Kelcie Heverly, Kyle Waite

Kelcie Heverly and Kyle Waite were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Martinsburg Brethren in Christ, Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Heverly, Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Ricky and Christine Waite of Duncansville and the late Kathy ...

Emily Clancy, Daniel Brandt

Emily Clancy and Daniel Brandt were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. April 29 at McCann School of Art, Petersburg. The bride is the daughter of James and Laura Clancy of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Karen Brandt of Altoona. Pastor Michael Blackie performed the ...