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Altoona couple involved in overseas ministry

Penn State Altoona Enactus students develop marketing plan for store while visiting orphanage last March Gary and Jerri Zimmer-man of Altoona, founders of Love in Action International Ministries, have been involved in overseas ministry since 1974. In 1998, it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit ...

Rachel’s Challenge reps to visit Claysburg-Kimmel

CLAYSBURG — On Jan. 23, the Claysburg-Kimmel School District will host representatives from Rachel’s Challenge. Both high school and elementary students will participate in age-appropriate assemblies. In the afternoon, select high school students will participate in facilitated ...

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Veterans, widows invited to food bank DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724 Auxiliary sponsors a monthly Central PA Food Bank at the Duncansville VFW Post 8724, 1665 Newry Lane. The next give-away will be held on Monday. It is for Blair County veterans, widows ...

Blair Garden Club flower show ‘a delight’

Event set to return in summer of 2020 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On July 28, Blair Garden Club presented a Small Standard Flower Show at the First United Methodist Church. According to organizers, “impressive entries, the welcoming venue and lovely weather set the stage for a delightful ...

Foundation to host ‘Winter Splendor’

The UPMC Altoona Foundation will host the fifth annual Winter Splendor from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Blair County Convention Center. Funds raised will support nursing scholarships for students pursuing un-dergraduate and graduate level nursing education. The foundation is establishing ...

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Role-Playing Games Night Wednesday BEDFORD — A new Role-Playing Games Club (RPGC) Game Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Off Pitt Street Theater, inside Locality Gallery at 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, downtown Bedford. Chris Bonello is the coordinator. This club is recommended ...

Library to host ‘Revisiting the Founding Era’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will hold three special programs called “Revisiting the Founding Era” — one in January for adult participants, and one in February, especially planned for teenage participants. Plus a March session with details later. “Revisiting ...

Hakuna Matatas celebrates anniversary

The Hakuna Matatas HandiCapable square dance club of Altoona celebrated its 13th anniversary in September, National Square Dance Month. More than 60 people attended the huge gathering of past, present and future dancers and angels helper dancers as they celebrated at The Arc of Blair ...

Edmundson Foundation honors Shuster

Courtesy photo The Spc. Chad A. Edmundson Memorial Foundation recently honored one of its biggest behind-the-scenes supporters — Congressman Bill Shuster — with a plaque for his many years of assisting the foundation with its mission of helping veterans and their families. The ...

Patience prevails for cat who stayed at shelter 985 days

Imagine how the cat, appropriately named Patience, felt during her stay at the Huntingdon County Humane Society. She spent 985 days at the shelter (two years, eight months and 11 days) before finally finding her forever home. Thankfully, HCHS is one of many local shelters who do their best to ...

Wreaths Across America

Courtesy photo Friends and military veterans Keith (USMC) and Elizabeth Myers (back left) of Patton and Mark (USAF) and Amanda Scalice (front) of Cresson volunteered for Wreaths Across America on Dec. 15 at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Club notes

Wm. Penn Association elects officers The Dec. 10 meeting of the William Penn Association, Branch 800, Altoona, was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Education Center, Altoona. The following officers were elected: Dan Greiner, president; Dennis Greiner, vice president; Joan Ballash, secretary; ...

Association for the Blind sets programs for January

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information call 944-2021. Programs are open to the ...

Service notes

ALEX B. LITZINGER U.S. Air Force Airman Alex B. Litzinger 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 ...

CPHS to hold Chili Fest & Wings Fundraiser

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society (CPHS) will hold its Chili Fest & Wings fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Bavarian Aid Society’s Grand Ballroom in Altoona. Tickets are $20 per person, and participants must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets will be sold ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Gloria Dunio, 89, of Altoona, got her first four-generation photo with her daughter Gina Dunio of Altoona; grandson Travis Gibbons of Cranberry; and great-granddaughter, Aria, who was born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 8. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Dec. 12 — Jean Keller and Carol Moyer, first; Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, second; John Regan and Helen Gorsuch, third; and Jeff Gourley and Larry Gourley, fourth. Dec. 13 — Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, ...

Yesteryear

The Altoona Area High School Class of 1968 celebrated its 50th anniversary reunion this summer, and this photo was discovered of the sixth-grade class from that group at Pleasant Valley Elementary from 1962. Shown are (from left): front row — Roselyn Goldberg, Marsha Kline, Debbie Roccio, ...

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Bingo to benefit B-A cheerleaders BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Cheerleading Association will sponsor its 12th annual Longaberger Basket, Vera Bradley and designer handbag bingo on Jan. 27 in the Bellwood-Antis Middle School gymnasium. All proceeds will benefit the Bellwood-Antis ...

Matches for MS raises $3,000

The fifth annual Matches for MS Awareness Charity Tennis Tournament took place on June 22, 23 and 24 at the Summit Tennis and Athletic Club in Altoona and Tiger Tennis Center in Hollidaysburg. The tournament brought together more than 30 sponsors and 70 players from counties across the ...