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Girl Scouts create Buddy Benches

A group of Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 42043 have completed a project to receive the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades six through eight. This award recognizes girls who demonstrate — individually or as a group — ...

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Claysburg-Kimmel sets registration CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year on March 23 and 24. To be eligible, a child must be 5 years old before July 1. If you have a child who is eligible for kindergarten and do ...

Honor roll

ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL, NEWRY SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Madison Bunk. FIFTH GRADE — Lauren Bunk, Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Shane Conrad, Miranda Little, Violet Yingling. THIRD GRADE — Kiri Dougherty, Cammie Krug, Sarah Little, Jace ...

WISE Women of Blair County awards grants

WISE Women of Blair County awarded $13,579 in grants to area nonprofit organizations on Jan. 18. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. Funded for the 2017 grant cycle were Family Services Inc., the Gloria Gates Foundation and Mount Aloysius College (working with ...

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AFSCME to meet March 1 EBENSBURG — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Sub-Chapter 8303 will meet at 1 p.m. March 1 at the Ebensburg Municipal Building. No meeting will be held if local schools are canceled due to the weather. Beekeepers to present ...

Park programs

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 Winter Tree ID Walk, 2 p.m. Saturday, visitor center. Take a short walk around the park and identify several trees. The Coyote in Pennsylvania, 2 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Learn about the intelligent and ...

Correction

The Second Century Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has helped thousands of students in Catholic schools throughout the diocese, thanks to Educational Improvement Tax Credit contributions from various businesses. EITC was incorrectly identified in a story on Page A11 ...

Service notes

DEREK M. HESS U.S. Air Force Airman Derek M. Hess 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, physical fitness ...

Club notes

Republican club installs officers for 2017 MARTINSBURG — The Morrisons Cove Republican Club 2017 officers were sworn into office at its annual Christmas dinner. Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti was the installing officer. Officers installed were Jeanne Bolger, secretary; ...

Family establishes Wertz Family Fund through foundation

The Joyce Wertz Family Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by William C. “Bill” Wertz in honor and memory of Joyce, his wife of 54 years. Joyce A. (Martin) Wertz was a 1961 graduate of Altoona ...

Yesteryear

A special detail of WAC recruiters was in Lockport, N.Y., in August 1944, with headquarters at the offices of the New York State Electric and Gas Corp. In the above picture, they are shown on a visit to the Niagara Falls plant of the Bell Aircraft Corporation. Seated on the wing of a P-39 ...

Reunion

The Altoona High School class of 1957 is planning its 60th anniversary reunion to be held Sept.22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park Grand Pavilion, followed by a Sunday brunch at The Blairmont Club, Holli-daysburg. A “Save the Date” letter or ...

Scholarships assist students seeking careers in health

EVERETT — The Memorial Hospital of Bedford County Foundation, through the Comm-unity Foundation for the Alleghenies, is accepting applications from students interested in health care professions. Through the donations of the late Dr. Bert and Lucille Wiley, as well as Thomas E. Bailey, ...

Pet obituary

Brittany On Sept. 4, 2016, Brittany crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Brittany was given to me on my birthday, and she was the best gift that I ever received. She was a joy to both myself and my husband. Brittany was a loving companion and a bright spot in our days. She will be sadly ...

Adopt a senior dog and receive twice the joy, half the problems

In my world, every month should be Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Senior pets are by far the best companions I’ve ever had. Having adopted seniors for the past 16 years, I never understood the whole “need” for a puppy, I guess. My senior adoptees come complete with the most amazing ...

ARC offers scholarship to high school seniors

The ARC Federal Credit Union is offering a $3,000 college scholarship to an area high school senior. To apply, the student must be graduating from high school in 2017 and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning. The applicant, or parent/guardian of the ...

Scholarship fund marks milestone

The Second Century Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has surpassed the $14 million mark, thanks to a contribution by Allegheny Orthodontics Associates of Hollidaysburg. The fund has helped thousands of students in Catholic schools throughout the diocese, thanks to Earned ...

AASD to hold String Spectacular

The Altoona Area School District Music Department will perform a String Spectacular Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. This concert will include feature performances by the Altoona Area High School Orchestra, Altoona Area Junior High School Symphonic ...

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Lego Day planned in Alexandria ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Memorial Library, 303 Main St., will hold Lego Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday. Everyone is invited to participate in free fun with Lego and Duplo Building, crafts, snacks and the Lego Movie. All ages are invited to ...

Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from organizations that meet its criteria. The organizations must be 501(c)3 organizations or organizations that qualify for a deductible contribution using IRS rules. The charity must be a qualified organization that ...