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Civil War descendants to meet

BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.

Charley Campbell will speak about Women’s Contributions to the Civil War, from nurses to spies.

The public is invited to attend.

‘Join Us at Our Table’ set for Monday

Penn State Altoona will host a special community dinner and discussion beginning at 5 p.m. Monday in the Adler Athletic Complex.

According to a press release, “The current political climate across the nation has raised bitterness and tensions: Republican against Democrat; Conservative against Liberal; Us against Them. The recent hate-fueled massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh leaves many wondering what will happen next.

“Leaders at Penn State Altoona hope to begin the process of turning down rhetoric and hostility and identifying ways our communities can find common ground while celebrating the differences among us. Share a meal of soup and bread while voicing your concerns and hopes for the future in a safe and inclusive environment.”

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit to “Join us at our table.”

DESA to meet Nov. 15 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — The Horseshoe Curve Chapter 37 Destroyer Escort Sailors Association will meet at noon Nov. 15 at the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company, 205 S. Market St.

The cost is $15, which includes a $3 donation to the Martinsburg Fire Hall.

The guest speaker will be a representative from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Election of officers for 2019 will be held.

The dues are $10 per year or $50 for life.

Those attending are asked to take non-perishable food to donate to the Martinsburg Food Pantry.

Reservations must be made by Monday by calling 793-3958 or emailing

Tyrone Hospital marks diabetes month

TYRONE — Area residents who have diabetes can access education at Tyrone Hospital’s Diabetes Center for one-on-one help in learning to manage diabetes.

Also offered is the PreventT2Program which is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control.

Individuals with prediabetes can access the yearlong lifestyle change program, delivered in a group class setting, for help to prevent or delay diabetes onset.

During November, the Diabetes Center is offering the following activities to support diabetes awareness:

n A diabetes information table will be located in the hospital’s main lobby for the month of November.

n Free blood sugar screening and nutrition-related information will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Healthy Resolutions Expo at the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona.

n Free blood sugar screening and information will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at a diabetes awareness event at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 222 Brisbin St., Houtzdale.

n In November, interested individuals can begin to enroll in the free Prevent T2 class, set to begin in January.

The Tyrone Hospital Diabetes Center is certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Since the program is certified, most insurance companies will pay for the education. A physician referral is required.

For more information, call the Diabetes Center at 684-1255, ext. 5101.

Comedy Night to aid humane society

JOHNSTOWN — The Humane Society of Cambria County will present “Comedy Night 2018” on Nov. 15 at Ace’s Banquet, 316 Chestnut St.

Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

The headline entertainment is Dave Dugan, seen on Comedy Central, HBO and Fox-TV.

The event also will feature Larry XL, heard on SiriusXM Radio, and David Kay, seen on ABC-TV.

Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Cambria County Services.

Cost is $25 per person or $40 for two.

Light dinner items will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar for those 21 and older.

There will be a gift basket auction and a 50/50 raffle.

For tickets, contact the shelter at 535-6116, email or visit