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Annual golf tournament to aid Tyrone Hospital

Event is June 4 at Iron Masters TYRONE — The Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation will hold its 17th annual golf tournament on June 4 at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. The event includes golf, lunch, dinner and prize opportunities at select holes. Tournament ...

Yesteryear

This photo shows the D.S. Keith basketball team from 1946. First names are unknown. Shown are (from left): first row — Wolfe, Nedimyer, Yon, Platt, Lloyd, Bates and Hall; second row — manager Kline, Fleck, Davis, Riley, Quirin, Armstrong and manager Dinsel; third row — coach Moatz, ...

Cushing’s symptoms put pup on treatment roller coaster ride

Last July, Hope (our 10-ish-year-old mixed breed rescue girl) was diagnosed with Cush-ing’s Syndrome — she became a certified “Cushie” — not something to get excited about, but it certainly made her even more special with this chronic condition. Dogs (or people) with Cushing’s ...

Claysburg Hall of Fame holds induction

CLAYSBURG — The Clays-burg Area Hall of Fame inducted its fifth class on Saturday at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. Approximately 70 people were in attendance. This year’s inductees are: Claysburg American Legion Band Post No. 522; D. Orville Ebersole, a former businessman ...

Foundation hears about ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

COALPORT — At its Feb. 26 dinner meeting, the board of directors of the Glendale Education Foundation heard a topical presentation from high school English teacher and Aevidum Club director Dawn Cunningham. The presentation focused on the anti-bullying program “Rachel’s Challenge,” ...

Car and motorcycle events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is today. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Relay For Life Paint Party canceled A Paint Party to benefit Relay For Life, originally scheduled for Saturday at the East St. Clair Township Building near Cessna, has been canceled. For more information, contact Melissa at 839-2643. The event was to be sponsored by the Ridge Walkers ...

Across the area

Smiles for Miles plans symposium The Smiles for Miles Foundation will host its inaugural “Finding Our Smiles” Health Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Altoona Grand Hotel in the Courtyard, 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona. This symposium will bring together health care providers, ...

Commissioners declare Library Week

HOLLIDAYSBURG — At their April 3 meeting, Blair County commissioners Terry Tomassetti, Bruce Erb and Ted Beam proclaimed April 8 to 14 as National Library Week in Blair County. The Blair County Library System joins libraries throughout Pennsylvania and the country in celebrating all that ...

Altoona library announces April activities

The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its activities for the remainder of the month. n Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to attend “Robot Hangout” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays in April. Regis-tration per class is required by calling 946-0417, ext. 123. n ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Nature Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Friday, meet in the lower level of the park office. Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity or demonstration and make a fun craft to take home. Activities are designed for children ages 3 to 6, ...

Across the area

Breakfast, lunch for trout season HOLLIDAYSBURG — Canoe Creek Brethren In Christ Church will have its annual food booth set up in the church parking lot (or inside the church in the case of rain) on the opening day of trout season on Saturday. Breakfast is being added this year to the ...

HARP to perform ‘Pride, Prejudice’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players will present the play “Pride and Prejudice” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. This classic Jane Austen tale is the story of love, pride and redemption, ...

AAHS jazz concert set for Thursday

The Altoona Area High School Jazz Band and Advanced Jazz Ensemble will perform a jazz concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the AAHS auditorium. The jazz bands are under the direction of Larry Detwiler. The concert will feature selections from the AAHS Advanced Jazz Ensemble that will be ...

Society to honor three at History Banquet April 28

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its annual History Banquet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob, BCHS, second floor. The Bertha Restoration Committee (Jay Speicher, Rocky Fetter and Dave Shedlock) will be honored as Historians of the Year for 2017. ...

Service notes

MATTHEW MYERS U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew C. Myers 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 ...

Club notes

DAR hears about land in Sinking Valley The Adam Holliday Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met March 24 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Chapter Registrar Karen Morrow spoke on “Penn Family Land in Sinking Valley.” William Penn was granted land in a ...

Yesteryear

This 1948 photo shows 11th Avenue in downtown Altoona. It was submitted by Richard Heiler of Altoona. According to a local historian, the truck in the middle of the photo traveled to area ballgames and around Tipton, selling peanuts and popcorn. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old ...

Ear infections can be a frequent nuisance for dogs

Our pup, Rio, has an ear infection. I’m used to my golden retrievers having yeast infections in their ears since a golden retriever’s ears are long, making them a great conduit for moist conditions that love yeast. But, when I say our “puppy,” you have to remember this is a 90-pound ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Donald G. Meckley is the fifth in a line of Donald Meckleys. His great-great-grandfather, Donald Meckley, died in 2016. Shown are (from left): front — Donald P. Meckley of Lynchburg, Va., father; and Donald H. Meckley Sr. of Altoona, great-grandfather; back — the Rev. ...