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Horseshoe Seniors planning the holiday dance

Horseshoe Seniors to host a special night “Christmas Horseshoe Dinner Dance for Seniors” with Santa hats and Christmas tree decor on Wednesday December 15th at Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

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

It’s a fun night out for seniors, and new people are encouraged to go out and enjoy some time of friendship, fun, and camaraderie with others. This dinner dance is a monthly event and will usually take place on the third Wednesday of each month.

Reservations must be made by the Monday before each event. For reservations 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 2021 Historian of the Year.

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

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

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

Please submit applications in the form of a letter or essay explaining why you think the candidate deserves this title. Please send nominations by January 31 to the Historian of the Year Committee, Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522.

Survivors register for the Pink Game

STATE COLLEGE – The Pennsylvania Pink Zone and Lady Lion Basketball have announced the opening of survivor registrations for the 2022 Pink Game, which will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022.

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

“We all missed being able to celebrate together last year. We are delighted to look forward to a live game experience and the opportunity to recognize our survivors at halftime, ” said Mitch Kirsch, chairman of the board of PA Pink Zone.

Survivors are entitled to four free tickets. Additional tickets cost $ 5 each. Each survivor will also be able to participate in the halftime celebration in the field and receive a free official Survivor T-shirt.

The pre-match opening ceremony is new this year. Survivors, their family and friends will walk the pink carpet upon arrival, enjoy photo ops with the Lady Lions and other Penn State teams, participate in the pre-game radio show and more again.

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

WISE Women Presents Fall Scholarships

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

These scholarships are available to residents of Blair County aged 21 and over 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 Program in Medical Billing and Coding at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College; Alicia Williams, a student in the BA program at Penn State Altoona in Human Development and Family Studies; and Kierstin Hogan, a student at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, in the associate degree program for physiotherapist assistance.

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


Hall of Fame nominations expected on December 31

CLAYSBURG – There is still time to finalize your nominations for the Claysburg Hall of Fame for an induction in 2022. Nominations are expected before December 31st.

You can get a PDF copy of the request at www / hall-of-fame.html or by visiting the Claysburg area public library to obtain a copy of the form.

New “friends” eligible to win a backpack

Canoe Creek State Park has a group of friends. It features small libraries, a butterfly garden, day one hikes, summer movies, Mountain Pie Madness, and Campfire Rings.

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

.com / FriendsOfCanoeCreek.

Register online at

SFU offers $ 100,000 to the accounting program

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

SFU will guarantee a minimum amount of institutional funding of $ 25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years for those who meet specific academic standards and enroll in accounting or accelerated accounting / MBA programs.

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

Additionally, students must maintain all conditions associated with Saint Francis University scholarships to renew their scholarships each year.

The accounting program, hosted at the Shields School of Business, has seen a 100% graduate placement rate over the past five years.

Learn more or apply today at

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