Department president to visit district
Julia Marie Dever, president of the Department of Pennsylvania Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., will make a visit to the area this weekend.
Dever will arrive today and depart on Monday. She will be laying a wreath during the Armed Forces Day event at 2 p.m. today at The Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.
At 6 p.m. today, she will visit the D. Merl Tipton VFW Post 43 in Martinsburg for a meet-and-greet with District 22.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, she will conduct District 22's inspection. District 22 consists of Blair, Clearfield and Centre counties with 1,492 members. The current District 22 president is Linda Dilling.
On Monday, Dever will tour the Van Zandt VA Medical Center, where she will meet with hospital director William Mills and then meet with the residents on the Community Living Center floors.
Beekeepers to hold meeting Sunday
EBENSBURG - The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Bernie and Anne Svidergol at 2654 Ben Franklin Highway.
The topic will be "Queen Reaing and Making Splits." There is no charge to attend, and participants do not have to be beekeepers.
For more information, call 472-7637, email
Family planning intro offered
STATE COLLEGE - A free introduction to the ovulation method of natural family planning will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St.
The ovulation method allows couples to confidently identify their times of fertility and infertility and then use this information to either avoid or achieve a pregnancy.
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UPMC offers speech, language screening
EVERETT - In recognition of National Better Hearing and Speech Month, UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital will provide free speech and language screenings from 9 a.m. to noon May 24 in the hospital's speech therapy office on the second floor. It is for children of Bedford County residents ages 2 to 18.
Certified speech-language pathologists will evaluate children for concerns, including:
n Speech sound disorders (difficulty pronouncing sounds).
n Language disorders (difficulty understanding what they hear or expressing themselves with words).
n Stuttering (fluency disorders -?interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions or prolongations of sounds or words).
n Voice disorders (quality of voice, including hoarseness, nasality or volume that is too loud or too soft).
Registration is recommended. For more information, contact Rebecca Burns at 623-3545.
Health, welfare council to meet
The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at The Arc of Blair County, 431 Jackson Ave., Altoona.
The council provides education and information to the public on health and human service needs, services and resources. The public is welcome to attend.
Discovery House to hold open house
DUNCANSVILLE -?Discovery House Blair County will hold an open house and fifth anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 at 3438 Route 764.
Discovery House welcomes the community and health professionals to attend. Enjoy refreshments and speak with experienced staff.
Information will be provided about how Discovery House helps patients, families and the community live healthy lives free from illicit drug use.
There will be a slide show, educational materials, door prizes and fun.
Attendees can tour the facility and learn about its Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) philosophy applied to Medication Assisted Treatment.
For more information, call 944-7000.