Newry Lions Club honors Central senior
NEWRY - Cody Thompson, a senior at Central High School, Martinsburg, was recognized by the Newry Lions Club during its January meeting.
Thompson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 31, Duncansville, along with family and friends, constructed six park benches with concrete bases, along with building a sign and installing it on the south side of Leighty's Market along Old Route 220.
Cody Thompson (second from left) was recognized by the Newry Lions Club during its January meeting. Pictured with Thompson are (from left): Michael Klock, Newry Lions Club third vice president; Boyd Thompson, Cody’s father; and John Harker, club president.
Linda Clapper (right), a member of the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, is shown with Genevieve Robine, wearing native dress from?Africa.
The project went toward Thompson earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Newry Lions Club sponsored a Christmas party in December for the community. Dr. Keith Eicher of Roaring Spring provided the music.
Cresson Lions to hold pancake breakfast
CRESSON - The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at the Cresson American Legion.
Advance tickets are $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $5 for children.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.
March 19 - Carl Hurd and Jean Green, first; Roger Howey and Peg Robinson, second; Helen Gorsuch and Ed McCauley, third; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, fourth.
March 20 - Hurd and Robinson, first; Stevens and Moran, second; McCauley and Irv Seltzer, third.
March 26 - Hurd and Robinson, first; Dauby Oswalt and Louise Magee, second; Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, third.
March 27 - Stevens and Moran, first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second.
Games are open to the public and are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Park Hills Country Club.
Beginning Bridge lessons will start Monday at 1 p.m. at Park Hills Country Club.
For more information, call Robinson at 942-8396.
VFW?ladies auxiliary to elect officers
DUNCANSVILLE - Duncansville Veterans of?Foreign?Wars Post 8724 Ladies Auxiliary will hold nominations for and the election of officers for the 2014-15 term at the April 16 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.
All members in good standing are encouraged to attend.
Armed Forces Mothers recognize woman
The U.S. Armed Forces Mothers elected Helen Hoover of Altoona as Mother of the Year for 2013 at the annual Christmas party.
For information about the group, contact Michelle Focht at 317-7705 or Helen Patterson at 695-1289.
Alpha Beta holds chapter meeting
On March 15, Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society gathered for its first meeting of the year, a brunch at Spring House Estates in Everett.
The projects committee has been focusing on School for Africa, raising funds for education improvements for children in Africa.
Linda Clapper introduced the guest speaker, Genevieve Robine, who in 2013 had the opportunity to teach for one month at a school in Beyin, Ghana, in West Africa. Her presentation included a slide show and commentary on her work there and on the daily lives of the people.
Robine grew up on the Barnes Family Farm near Blue Knob and graduated from Greenfield-Kimmel High School. She taught biology, life sciences and special education during her 35-year teaching career. She is a member of the Beta Xi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
The next meeting of the chapter is scheduled for May 1 at the Spring House Estates. Planned are a visit from the Alpha Alpha State president and a flower auction to raise funds for grant-in-aid, the scholarship program of the chapter.
Ostomy society to resume meetings
The Central Pennsylvania Ostomy Society will meet at 2 p.m. April 13 at UPMC Altoona, sixth floor rotunda. There will be a roundtable discussion.
At the May 18 meeting, there will be a speaker from Convatec. Light refreshments will be served.