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Class of 1964 to meet for lunch Monday The Altoona High Class of 1964 will be gathering for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Marzoniás in Greenwood, 1830 East Pleasant Valley Blvd. All classmates and their guests are welcome. Golden Nuggets dinner-dance Thursday The Golden Nuggets Club in ...

Artificial sweetener hits a sour note with dogs

Columnist’s note: There has been growing concern recently about the toxic effect the artificial sweetener xylitol can have on dogs. Because of this upswing in awareness – because xylitol is popping up as an ingredient so frequently in so many foods, I wanted to review the subject ...

American Legion anniversary

There were 2.5 million men that were sent to Europe during World War I. The battle ended Nov. 11 1918 but in February many of the men were still there due to transportation problems. MIlitary officials, including Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelet, decided something must be done for the soldiers. ...

Robert and Frances Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beck of Woodbury celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary April 8. They were married April 8, 1944, in Washington D.C. by Rev. Stevens. The couple have four sons and one daughter. Their oldest son passed away at age 61. They also have seven grandchildren, nine ...

Area libraries slate talks about ‘American Creed’

Blair County Library System, in partnership with area libraries and Penn State Altoona, is hosting community conversations drawing upon themes of the documentary “Amer-ican Creed,” facilitated by Dr. William J. White of Penn State Altoona. These events are designed to bring individuals ...

Brooke Wilson, Jamie Abrell

Brooke Wilson and Jamie Abrell were united in marriage Sept. 15 at Four Fillies Lodge, Peterstown, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Wilson of Flinton. The bridegroom is the son of Lonnie and Susie Abrell of Paw Paw, West Virginia. Todd Gray was the officiant. The bride was ...

Service notes

NATHAN TRUDE U.S. Air Force Airman Nathan Trude graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Dave and Theresa Wilt

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wilt of Lakemont celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in September with an open house, surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Wilt is the former Theresa Hoover. They have three children, Joy of Duncansville, Brandy of California, and Travis of Hollidaysburg. Dave and ...

Penn Cambria Middle School Honor Roll

Penn Cambria School District — Middle School Second Quarter High Honors Eighth Grade — Sage J. Dignan, Jordyn L. Farabaugh, Ashley A. Galovich, Julia A. Gil, Vincent G. Gongloff, Zachary E. Grove, Garrett C. Harrold, Emily P. Hite, Zachary M. Hufford, Jenna M. LaGesse, Kyiah J. ...

Five generations

Courtesy photo Standing left to right are Justin Hetrick of Hollidaysburg; Jeremy Hetrick of Hobe Sound, Fla. and Barry Hetrick of Hollidaysburg. Seated is Evelyn Hetrick of Williamsburg holding Jace Charles Hetrick.

Supporting the library

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library presented a check for $50,000 to the Altoona Area Public Library. The friends work year-round to raise money for the library through the Spring and Fall book sale, pecan sale and other activities. The Friends are always looking ...

ACROSS THE AREA

Descendants of veterans to meet BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. Dee Blazier will speak on the life and times of Elizabeth Van Lew. The public is invited to attend.Humane Society meeting is Monday The ...

Blair County Dairy Promotion Committee seeks Ambassadors

The Blair County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking individuals between the ages of 9 and 24 with an interest in promoting the dairy industry. Girls ages 9 to 11 will serve as Dairy Misses, girls ages 12 to 16 will be Dairy Maids, boys ages 9 to 16 will be Dairy Ambassadors, and young ...

Lakemont Lions Club shares details on its Easter event

Lakemont Lions Club, 109 21st St., announces its Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Project, a new service for local families that doubles as a club fundraiser over the Easter season. For families registering for the service, Lakemont Lions Club members will place filled Easter eggs in the family yard ...

Births

March 5, 2019 Paul Richard Calhoun, a son born to Sarah M. (Lashley) and Kristopher R. Calhoun, Bedford, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 4:50 p.m. March 13, 2019 Kelsey Jean Dively, a daughter born to Laura Anne Campbell and Mark Wayne Dively, New Enterprise, at ...

CONTACT Altoona sets training

When CONTACT Altoona, Blair County’s only 24-hour helpline, began in 1982, potential volunteers were required to take a 10-week training program. A few years ago, the training was condensed into five weeks in order to attract more volunteers while complying with CONTACT USA’s training ...

Glendale foundation’s WineFest raises $7,100

COALPORT — Glendale Education Foundation board director and event chairperson Jessica Radcliffe has announced that the inaugural “Winter WineFest Warmup” fundraiser, held Feb. 9 at the Coalport Fire Hall, raised a net profit of more than $7,100. “We were blessed by sunny yet cold ...

Across the Area

St. Luke’s Food Pantry sets schedule The Food Pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church lists the following Thursdays through spring: this Thursday, April 18, May 30 and June 27. The pantry is now held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Eighth Avenue entrance. To register, new ...

Births

Feb. 27, 2019 Callen Theodore Diehl, a son born to Jennifer L. (Frazier) and Kevin A. Diehl, Bedford, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:05 p.m. William Andrew Shelton, a son born Chelsea C. Trent and Gene F. Shelton, Flinton, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring ...

Yakety-yak, it’s tough figuring out sick cats

I always thought our cats were the experts at eating too much food too fast then yakking it up all over the house. I come to find out this binging and barfing is one of the most common things cats do. It’s called regurgitation and I know it’s not a pretty visual. When a cat’s stomach ...