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Juniata Elementary School Show Choir to present ‘Rise Up!’

The Juniata Elementary School Show Choir, under the direction of drama club advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present “Rise Up!” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the school gymnasium. The show will include medleys from hits such as “Newsies,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and ...

Park programs

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Pavilion 1, near the ballfield. State parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should fax their programs to 946-7540 or email ...

Across the area

Book sale underway in Portage PORTAGE — The annual Portage Station Museum Book Sale is going on now. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The Portage Station Museum is at 400 Lee St., Portage. Swinging Squares to dance ...

Commission touts coal museum visitation

COALPORT — At its Oct. 22 meeting, the Coalport Area Museum Commission heard about the recent visit of the board members and employees of the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Agency, led by director Josiah Jones. “We greatly enjoyed having these individuals of ...

Livestock show, sale held in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG – The Blair County Junior Livestock Show and Sale (4-H/FFA) was held Aug. 12 and 13 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Forrest Ohler from Rockwood judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. The rabbit judge was Wesley Planthaber from ...

Livestock sale-group photos

Courtesy photos First- and second-place showmanship winners at the 2019 Blair County Junior Livestock Show and Sale were (from left): first row — Nathan Carney, Landon Rhodes, Ty Uplinger, Madison Ross, Katie Ross, Emma Stock, Drew Heltzel and Konstantina Crull; second row — Lacey Lynn, ...

Classmates attend reunions

Courtesy photos The Central High School Class of 1969 celebrated 50 years since graduation by attending the CHS home football game Sept. 6 where the class went on the field pre-game and was acknowledged for the highlights from their senior year. On Sept. 7, the class celebrated with a ...

Club notes

Dorcas Temple receives awards Dorcas Temple No. 129, Daughters of the Nile, has had a busy summer. This spring marked its 21st year of working the concession stands at the Altoona Curve games. Supreme Session was held June 9 to 13 in Reno, Nev. It was attended by Temple Queen Mary Kay ...

Service notes

DEREK DELOSH U.S. Air Force Airman Derek Delosh 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, ...

Morden Foundation announces fall spotlight

The Brian Morden Foundation has announced Kiera Chirdon as its fall BMC Cares Spotlight. Kiera was born Oct. 22, 2000. During the next 16 1/2 years, Kiera lived an amazing life; fuller than many people much older than her. She was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma at the age of 9, ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. Oct. 30 — Jean Green and Jean Keller, first place; Carol Moyer and Ed McCauley, second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, third; Helen Gorsuch and David Maletta, fourth; Hope Sheehan and Betsy Goulionis, ...

Eagle Scout project

Courtesy photo Noah Hoover completed his Eagle Scout project at the Rails to Trails near Williamsburg in October. Pavilion No. 7 was the last to be restored. In addition to the pavilion, he has also added a bike rack and a horse hitch post. Noah is a member of Troop 3031, Duncansville. He is ...

Yesteryear

James Thompson of Blandburg submitted this spring 1962 photo of 11th Avenue, Altoona. The old Wolf Furniture building is on the left and the old Holly Clothing Store is on the right. Thompson said parking meters along the avenue were part of the demise of the stores as the Pleasant ...

New climate equals new concerns for our pets’ health

When our family arrives in Florida, the dogs and I will arrive before the movers by a week or so. We’ll be living skimpily, but that’s pretty much what my husband has been doing since he went down in September — getting by on the bare necessities. When the movers show up, I am ...

Across the area

Golden Nuggets change dance date The Golden Nuggets Club in Altoona will hold a dinner-dance at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. It was originally scheduled for today. The cost is $12 per person. Three hours of dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom after the meal. ...

Supporting the Shriners

Courtesy photo On June 9, Martin Oil Co. made a check presentation of $3,002 to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, at the Jaffa Walk For Love. Shown are (from left): Julia Cacciotti, Shriners patient; Todd Plowman, credit manager, Martin Oil Co.; Cindy Petucci, marketing and ...

Cresson Legion holds 10th, final motorcycle run

CRESSON — On March 28, 2010, Ed Eckenrode of Cresson suddenly passed away. It was a shock to his family, community and his friends at the Cresson American Legion. After his death as plans were underway for the construction of a Legion Memorial Wall, a plan was devised by Greg “Fuzzy” ...

Roaring Spring library announces activities for Nov.

ROARING SPRING — Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for November. The library will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day and Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. 6 p.m. today — “Understanding pH.” Victoria from Little Rock Natural Remedies will ...