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Horseshoe Seniors plan holiday dance

The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a special “Christmas Horseshoe Seniors Dinner Dance” with Santa hats and Christmas tree decor on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ Admission is $13 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

This is a fun evening for seniors, and new people are encouraged to come out and enjoy a time of friendship, entertainment and companionship with others. This dinner-dance is a monthly event and will usually be held the third Wednesday of every month.

Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event. For reservation and more information, call Pat Cheeseman at 814-650-2449.

Bedford seeks Historian of the Year

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking nominations for Historian of the Year for 2021.

The nominee will be honored at the annual banquet on Saturday, April 23, at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob.

The award is open to any resident/group/citizen of Bedford County or member of the Historical Society of Bedford County.

They must have been involved in the past year (2021) with the history of Bedford County through research, restoration, writing, collection, preservation, etc. This may be a cumulative work over a period of years, but it needs to have been finished, accomplished or completed in 2021.

Please submit nominations in the form of a letter or essay stating why you feel the nominee is worthy of this title. Please send nominations no later than Jan. 31 to Historian of the Year Committee, Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522.

Survivors to register for Pink Game

STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania Pink Zone and Lady Lion Basketball announced the opening of survivor registration for the 2022 Pink Game, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.

The Lady Lions will play Northwestern at 2 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. Survivors can register at www


“We all missed being able to celebrate together last year. We are thrilled to look forward to an in-person game experience and to have the opportunity to recognize our survivors at half-time,” said Mitch Kirsch, PA Pink Zone board president.

Survivors are entitled to four free tickets. Additional tickets are $5 each. Each survivor will also be able to participate in the on-court, halftime celebration and receive one free Official Survivor T-shirt.

New this year is the pregame opening ceremony. Survivors and their family and friends will walk the Pink Carpet upon arrival, enjoy photo opportunities with the Lady Lions and other Penn State teams, participate in the pregame radio show and much more.

PA Pink Zone unites Central Pennsylvania in the battle against breast cancer by mobilizing resources and improving lives. The organization has distributed more than $2 million to support its partner organizations since 2011.

WISE Women presents fall scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County announced the scholarship recipients for the fall 2021 term.

These scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education.

A total of $10,000 was awarded to the following three women: Annette McGahan, a student in the associate’s degree program for medical billing and coding at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College; Alicia Williams, a student in the bachelor’s degree program at Penn State Altoona for human development and family studies; and Kierstin Hogan, a student at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, in the associate’s degree program for physical therapist assistance.

The scholarships are awarded through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. To obtain an application packet, visit www.wisewomenofblaircounty


Hall of Fame nominations due Dec. 31

CLAYSBURG — There is still time to complete your nominations for the Claysburg Hall of Fame for induction in 2022. Nominations are due by Dec. 31.

You can get a PDF copy of the application at www

.claysburg.us/hall-of-fame.html or by visiting the Claysburg Area Public Library for a copy of the form.

New ‘Friends’ eligible to win a backpack

Canoe Creek State Park has a Friends group. It includes Little Libraries, Butterfly Garden, 1st Day Hikes, Summer Movies, Mountain Pie Madness and Campfire Rings.

Become a Friend of Canoe Creek by Jan. 31, 2022, for a chance to win a REI Survival Backpack pictured on the group’s Facebook page. The winner will be contacted and shared on the Facebook Friends page: www.facebook


Join online at https://bit.ly/canoe-creek-2021.

SFU offers $100K to accounting program

LORETTO — With a nationwide shortage of qualified accountants, Saint Francis University is helping to recruit more talented high school students into this profession.

SFU will guarantee a minimum institutional financial package of $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years for those who meet specific academic standards and enroll in either the Accounting or Accelerated Accounting/MBA programs.

To qualify, students must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.30 (89%) and 1060 SAT or a 21 ACT composite. Students applying as test-optional must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50 (91%).

In addition, the students must maintain all terms associated with Saint Francis University scholarships to renew their awards annually.

The accounting program, housed in the Shields School of Business, has had a 100% graduate placement rate for the past five years.

Learn more or apply today at francis.edu/accounting.


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