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Nursing alumni host guest speaker The Altoona-Mercy Hospital Schools of Nursing Alumni Association celebrated a Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 7 at The Dream restaurant, Hollidaysburg. Guest speaker was Stacey Ann Okoth, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at UPMC ...

Service notes

BLADE M. BURCHFIELD U.S. Air Force Airman Blade M. Burchfield graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the winners of its recent games. Nov. 20 — Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, first; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, second; Marcia Dravis and David Dravis, third; Diane Beaver and Leida Milazzo, fourth; Lydia Kachur and Joan Blinn, fifth. Nov. ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo The Winegardner family welcomed Charlotte Nadine Bouchard as its fifth generation Jan. 1. Shown are (from left): seated — Cleora Winegardner, great-great-grandmother, holding Charlotte; standing — Joe Winegardner III, great-grandfather; Carrie Winegardner, grandmother; and ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this 1942 photo of the Pennsylvania Railroad pushers. Readers are encouraged to submit old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be ...

Pet obituary-Gus Patterson

Gus Patterson Gus, the beloved pet of Blenda Patterson, sadly passed away Nov. 13, 2019. He was a very smart dog and loved his doggie cookies and ice cream. He would touch his nose to the treat he wanted and would drop it if you gave him the wrong one and look back to his stash of treats ...

’Tis the season for giving … anything but a pet!

When I was a child, I asked Santa for a puppy every Christmas. And every Christmas, I was disappointed. No puppy. Couldn’t Santa see that a puppy was the only gift that I really wanted? Apparent-ly, my parents had other ideas! On the surface, a puppy or kitten seems like the perfect gift ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Dec. 13, 1969 Local state Congressmen W. William Wilt and Denny J. Bixler both confirmed that they would vote no on a state income tax proposal by Gov. Raymond Shafer of three percent. Bixler said that only one of 3,000 letters he received was in favor of the tax. 25 YEARS ...

Across the area

WISE Women adds board members WISE Women of Blair County Tribute welcomed new board members Dr. Barbara Thaler, Traci Naugle, Angie Yasulitis and Terri Wilkinson. The new board members will be joining and assisting in the annual Tribute dinner to be held at 6 p.m. April 15 at The Casino at ...

Scouting for Food

Courtesy photo Boy Scout Troop 49, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes participated in the annual Fall Scouting for Food Drive. Taking part in the delivery are (from left): Frank Ogureck, Denny Woomer, Aaron Saylor, James Weibley, Guido Santella and Colin Conahye. The troop would like to thank ...

Hollidaysburg names WinterFest Parade winners

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The WinterFest Parade kicked off the holiday season Nov. 24 in Hollidaysburg Borough. The parade was sponsored by American Legion Post 516 and had nearly 60 registered participants. Marching groups, bands, charities and businesses braved the cold to bring holiday cheer to ...

Studio on 5th completes competition season

Inaugural Christmas show Dec. 22; Winter Showcase Jan. 18 The Studio on 5th (TSO5) Dance Company’s award-winning competition team has completed its fourth competition season with multiple wins. The team attended seven regional competitions this past spring. Every competition, the ...

Across the area

Frontier Patriots to meet Saturday BEDFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon Saturday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 4308 Business 220. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Bedford, Blair, ...

Women’s Club donates $20K to TRHN Foundation

Money will benefit women’s health services at Tyrone Hospital TYRONE — The Women’s Club of Tyrone recently presented a $20,000 donation to the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation. The donation was made to support women’s health services at Tyrone Hospital. The ...

Correction

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will not meet in December. The meeting was inadvertantly included in the Health Calendar on Page G4 Sunday. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call ...

Across the area

NARFE to meet at Altoona Grand The Altoona Blair Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association (NARFE) will meet at noon Friday at the Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Drive. It will be the group’s annual recruitment luncheon and 1 p.m. meeting. The meeting is ...

Winter concerts

Courtesy photos The Hollidaysburg Area Music Department will present its Winter Band Blast concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. The program will feature students from C.W. Longer, Frankstown and Foot of Ten Elementary schools, the junior high ...

Taste of the Cove raises $11,000

Annual event aids library in Martinsburg MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg Community Library’s fifth annual Taste of the Cove event was held Oct. 19 at the Givler Cul-tural Center at Homewood, with 140 in attendance to support the library. The event raised nearly $11,000 for library ...

Decking the halls with … holiday pet hazards!

It’s that time again. Time for holiday decorating. Twinkling lights, glittering ornaments and shiny garlands create a magical ambiance in your home that’s warm and inviting. But for our pets? Not so much! Holiday greenery and decorations are almost irresistible to many dogs and cats, just ...

PSU Altoona receives endowed fund from employee, supporter

Penn State alumnus C. David Kimmel of Altoona has established an endowed fund of $150,000 to Penn State Altoona. The C. David Kimmel Intercollegiate Athletics Enhancement Endowment will be used in support of the college’s Division III athletics teams and benefit student athletes in ...