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New Year’s Eve service
Looking for a meaningful way to close out 2006 and prepare for the New Year? Bald Eagle United Methodist Church invites the community to an early service of worship on New Year\\\’s Eve at 6 p.m. at the Bald Eagle church. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

Legion dues
Legion dues should be paid by December 31. Due to National raising their share of the dues, the Legion is forced to raise the yearly dues starting January 1, 2007. To avoid paying the increased dues for the upcoming year, be sure to pay by December 31.

Tyrone Hospital meeting
Tyrone Hospital corporate members and the public are invited to an informative meeting to be held January 4 in the Tyrone Area Elementary School’s LGI room at 7 p.m.
During this meeting, the public will hear from the elected Board of Directors concerning the status of the hospital and potential solutions to resolve the hospital’s current financial crisis.

Buffet dinner
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church will host a buffet dinner on Friday, January 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature oven fried chicken, shepherd’s beef pie, green bean casserole, Harvard beets, Jello salad and ice cream with toppings. Children four and under eat for free.
The Warriors Mark UM Church is handicapped accessible. Anyone with questions can contact the church office at 632-6906.

Gun show
There will be a gun show at the Bald Eagle Fire Company January 6 and 7. Buy, sell, trade guns, knives and sports related items.
For more information, call Ron Ayers at 684-3637.
Friday night setup time is from 5 to 9 p.m.
No flea market items. All local and state laws must be observed. All firearms, handguns, rifles and shotguns must be unloaded.
This event will be open to the public Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is an admission fee.
Stuffed chicken breast/baked steak dinner
The Port Matilda Fire Company will serve a choice of stuffed chicken breast or baked steak dinner complete with dessert and drinks on Sunday, January 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the fire station at 101 E. Plank Road, Route 220 in Port Matilda.
Local delivery to senior citizens and shut ins by calling 692-4074. Take outs are available. Benefits the Port Matilda Volunteer Fire Company.

Post Everlasting service
The Annual Post Everlasting Service for Departed American Legion Comrades will be held at the post home on Sunday, January 7 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this service, which honors all members who passed on in the year 2006.

Luncheon
The public is invited to “The Winner’s Bouquet” luncheon on Wednesday, January 10, at the Ramada Inn, Banquet Room C, at noon. The special feature will be “Candy Bouquet” by Jeannette Rutherford of Hollidaysburg. Special music will be presented by Pam Wertman of Tyrone. The featured speaker will be Jennifer Ebaugh of Saxonburg. She will be speaking on “Winning the Race of Life”.
For information call 944-3779.
Sponsored by Altoona Christian Women’s Club, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

20th Annual Respect Life March
Join the 20th Annual Respect Life March on Sunday, January 21 beginning at noon.
The march will begin with a prayer service in St. Matthew Church in Tyrone. Participants will then walk the 1.25 miles to Oak Grove Cemetery to the grave of Baby Agnes Doe, for another short prayer service. A hot luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the march.
Individuals are encouraged to bring a sign; if you are unable to walk this distance feel free to join in by driving at the end of the procession.
The march is sponsored by the St. Gregory Council No. 1218 Knights of Columbus. For further information, call Peter Kreckel at 684-2898 or email: pharmcanoe@aol.com.

March for Life bus trip
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Huntingdon is sponsoring a bus to the 34th Annual March for Life in Washington DC on Monday, January 22. The bus will leave Peebles Plaza, Route 22, in Huntingdon at 7 a.m. Individuals are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the trip to Washington. The bus will leave Washington about 4 p.m. with a stop for dinner on the return trip, arriving back in Huntingdon between 9 and 9:30 p.m. There is a cost, due when the passenger boards the bus. Reservations can be made up to the time of departure, on a first come, first serve basis. Those under 18-years-old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, or to reserve seats, call Juanita Kissel at 643-5095.

Tyrone History Museum closed for winter
The Tyrone History Museum is closed for the winter. The museum will reopen Sunday, April 1, 2007.
For more information, contact the Tyrone Area Historical Society at 684-5141 or visit the website at www.tyronehistory.org.
Gift shop items can be purchased on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Society’s office/research library in the Tyrone Shopping Center, Washington Avenue.
Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.

Singles 45 Plus
Singles 45 Plus meets every third Tuesday of the month. Interested individuals are invited to come for a meal and to socialize. Those attending would be responsible for their dinner, drinks or desserts.
Meetings are held at King’s Restaurant, 6th Avenue and 31st Street.

Inkjet cartridge collection
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Avenue in Tyrone, is now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. Cartridges can be brought to the church during office hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and deposited in the collection bin.
Simply place the old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in the collection bin. Most businesses simply throw their empty cartridges in the garbage so check at work to see if they would donate their would-be garbage. No large laser cartridges are accepted with this program and will not fit through the holes on the collection box.
Recycling inkjet cartridges has a positive impact on the environment. Consider the following: nearly one million inkjets are thrown into landfills every day. Less than five percent of the cartridges produced are recycled. It takes 1,000 years for the plastic to decompose.
Questions about the program can be directed to the church office at 684-3341.

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Children’s Christmas program
Northwood Baptist Chapel will be presenting a children\’s Christmas program with puppets December 17, at 6 p.m. Mrs. Jane Miller is the director. Following the program, there will be a Christmas party with desserts at the activity center. All are welcome. The church is handicapped accessible, and questions may be left on Pastor Tangen\’s answering service at 684-3958.

Presbyterians to feature Norm Huff and Civil War Christmas carol
At 10:30 a.m. worship on December 17, Tyrone Presbyterians will host Methodist Minister Norman Huff in an Advent Peace service with a theme from Zechariah 9:10 – “He will proclaim peace to the nations.”
The church choir will perform poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s miraculous peace carol entitled, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”.
How miraculous that on Christmas day 1863, Longfellow could compose this carol after his wife died in a house fire, his eldest son suffered a bullet wound to the spine and nearly 50,000 soldiers already had died at Gettysburg.
Today, as American soldiers still die and Americans still feel depressed, Tyrone Presbyterians, along with Reverend Huff, invite folks to join them at 10:30 a.m. on December 17 as they offer the uplifting message of peace on earth, good-will to men.

Special services
Bible Baptist Church of Tyrone (behind Bressler’s Food Mart) will host a special service on Sunday, December 17 during the morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
“The True Light of Christmas” will be the theme of the day with special music by Bill and Judy Jones of About Him Ministries.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. there will be a special service on the Feast of Dedication found in John chapter 10 and its significance to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
All are invited; refreshments will follow both services.
For more information, call the church office at 684-1455.
Candlelight service
Birmingham Presbyterian Church will host the annual Christmas Candlelight service on Sunday, December 17 at 7 p.m. A special invitation goes out to the public. Join church members as they join together for a night of fellowship and special music which will be provided by Kate Coltabaugh. Also, Susy Winters will share a violin solo with the congregation.

Local author to visit library
Richard Hurd, a resident of Port Matilda and author of international selling science fantasy-fiction series “Mythosian Chronicles”, will be appearing at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library on Tuesday, December 19 beginning at 7 p.m.
Hurd will be speaking on the process of putting his first novel together, from basic idea, to finished work, and how he got his books published. There will also be a question and answer period and a book signing after his presentation.
The Mythosian Chronicles Series is a conflict between ancient mythology and futuristic technology. Some reviews have categorized it as “Harry Potter meets Star Trek” while others refer to it as “Chronicles of Narnia meets Star Wars”.

Tyrone Sportsman officer elections
The Tyrone Sportsmans Association will be conducting its annual election of officers on Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Any member seeking an office should contact Kevin Swartz at 684-3675.

Class of 1946
The Tyrone High School class of 1946 will hold their monthly meeting at the Ramada Inn, Altoona on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m. All classmates and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Class of 1955
The Tyrone Area High School Class of 1955 will hold its Christmas get together on Wednesday

Food Bank distribution
The Tyrone Area Food Bank will hold Christmas distribution for one day, Thursday, December 21 with the hours of 8 to 11 a.m. Clients will please note that the Food Bank will then be closed until January 4, 2007.
Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

Legion dues
Legion dues should be paid by December 31. Due to National raising their share of the dues, the Legion is forced to raise the yearly dues starting January 1, 2007. To avoid paying the increased dues for the upcoming year, be sure to pay by December 31.

Tyrone History Museum closed for winter
The Tyrone History Museum is closed for the winter. The museum will reopen Sunday, April 1, 2007.
For more information, contact the Tyrone Area Historical Society at 684-5141 or visit the website at www.tyronehistory.org.
Gift shop items can be purchased on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Society’s office/research library in the Tyrone Shopping Center, Washington Avenue.

Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Tyrone Renaissance
The Tyrone Middle and High School Renaissance would like to encourage grandparents to come and help out with the sundae bars for the students’ good grades. If interested, please call 684-4240 ext. 1.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.

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Tyrone History Museum closed for winter
The Tyrone History Museum is closed for the winter. The museum will reopen Sunday, April 1, 2007.
For more information, contact the Tyrone Area Historical Society at 684-5141 or visit the website at www.tyronehistory.org.
Gift shop items can be purchased on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Society’s office/research library in the Tyrone Shopping Center, Washington Avenue.

Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m. The final meeting this year is scheduled for December 14.

Class of 1943
All members and guests of the Tyrone High School class of 1943 are invited to meet for lunch on Thursday, December 14 at noon at Joe’s Place. Please plan to attend.

Special services
Bible Baptist Church of Tyrone (behind Bressler’s Food Mart) will host a special service on Sunday, December 17 during the morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
“The True Light of Christmas” will be the theme of the day with special music by Bill and Judy Jones of About Him Ministries.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. there will be a special service on the Feast of Dedication found in John chapter 10 and its significance to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
All are invited; refreshments will follow both services.
For more information, call the church office at 684-1455.
Presbyterians to feature Norm Huff and Civil War Christmas carol
At 10:30 a.m. worship on December 17, Tyrone Presbyterians will host Methodist Minister Norman Huff in an Advent Peace service with a theme from Zechariah 9:10 – “He will proclaim peace to the nations.”
The church choir will perform poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s miraculous peace carol entitled, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”.
How miraculous that on Christmas day 1863, Longfellow could compose this carol after his wife died in a house fire, his eldest son suffered a bullet wound to the spine and nearly 50,000 soldiers already had died at Gettysburg.
Today, as American soldiers still die and Americans still feel depressed, Tyrone Presbyterians, along with Reverend Huff, invite folks to join them at 10:30 a.m. on December 17 as they offer the uplifting message of peace on earth, good-will to men.

Tyrone Sportsman officer elections
The Tyrone Sportsmans Association will be conducting its annual election of officers on Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Any member seeking an office should contact Kevin Swartz at 684-3675.

Class of 1946
The Tyrone High School class of 1946 will hold their monthly meeting at the Ramada Inn, Altoona on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m.
All classmates and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Class of 1955
The Tyrone Area High School Class of 1955 will hold its Christmas get together on Wednesday

Food Bank distribution
The Tyrone Area Food Bank will hold Christmas distribution for one day, Thursday, December 21 with the hours of 8 to 11 a.m. Clients will please note that the Food Bank will then be closed until January 4, 2007.

Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

History Museum hours
The Tyrone History Museum is currently open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested individuals can also visit the website, www.tyronehistory.org for more information.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.
Bible study class
The Tyrone Church of the Brethren has added a Saturday morning Bible study to its educational opportunities. The class is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Preschool openings
A Child’s Garden Preschool, located at the Tyrone Church of the Brethren, has a few openings for children ages three to five-years-old, for the 2006-07 school year.
There is available extended hours before and after preschool. For more information, call Mrs. Deihl at 946-1886 or Mrs. Kobuck at 684-2509.

Singles 45 Plus
Singles 45 Plus meets every third Tuesday of the month. Interested individuals are invited to come for a meal and to socialize. Those attending would be responsible for their dinner, drinks or desserts.
Meetings are held at King’s Restaurant, 6th Avenue and 31st Street.

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‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’
The Musical Theater Ministry of Pleasant Valley Assembly of God, Altoona, presents \”I\’ll Be Home For Christmas\”, a Broadway-style dramatic musical comedy production about family, and hope in the golden days of radio.
Dates are December 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. each evening, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on the 9th. All seats are reserved. Call 944-1948 to reserve your ticket or stop by the church office located at 800 Valley View Blvd. (near Dairy Queen).
The time era is set in 1941 just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into WW II. The musical captures the optimistic \”can do\” wholesomeness of the times. You\’ll find your feet tapping, your heart full of laughter, and even some tears in your eyes. You will enjoy the jazzy sounds of swing during the big bands era of Glen Miller, the Christmas musical styles of Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Lawrence Welk. Featuring live broadcasts from Fibber McGee & Molly, the Lone Ranger, the Shadow, Andrew Sisters and Jack Benny.
\”I\’ll Be Home For Christmas\” is a touching story of hope and community, and how we all can rediscover the Prince of Peace at Christmastime no matter what our circumstances.
Pleasant Valley Assembly of God has been an integral part of performing musical theater ministry for more than 20 years in Blair County. The cast and crew come from different churches and denominations from all over the county, including Tyrone. Tickets can also be obtained at the door.

Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Children’s Christmas ornament workshop
The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library is having a Children\’s Christmas ornament make \’n take workshop on Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children who wish to attend should call 684-1133 to register before December 8, so that the library can have an idea of how many to prepare for. This is for children ages 5 to 12.

Open house
The sixth annual Montgomery family Christmas open house will be held Saturday, December 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at 810 W. 15th St., Tyrone.
Please feel free to stop by especially if you have little ones, Grandma’s Singing Fuzzies are a kid pleaser. Each year keeps getting bigger and bigger. There is parking in the rear. The home is handicap accessible.

DCWV Christmas banquet
The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will have their Christmas banquet on December 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellwood Firehall. Send reservations to Jack Stewart by December 1.

Bellwood Soup Sampling
The first ever Bellwood Soup Sampling is scheduled for Sunday, December 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (after the parade) at the Bellwood Excelsior Fire Hall, 339 South First Street. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 330-2486. Proceeds benefit Hope Center and Bellwood Fire Hall.
Participating restaurants include: Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge, Especially For You Catering, The Morning Star Family Restaurant, Downtown OIP and Grille at Coach’s Corner, Bellwood Hometown Market and Houser’s Subs.
Tyrone Senior Center activities
There will be a program on Consumer Fraud, Privacy and Record Keeping presented by the Penn State Extension Service at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 11 at the Senior Center on 3rd Street. All seniors are encouraged to attend; reservations are not necessary.
Wednesday, December 13th at 11 a.m. Marney Twoey from the Pa. State Health Center will conduct a Prime Time Health Program and on Friday seniors will have breakfast at “Joe’s Place at 9 a.m. and then a Dinner Dance from 4 until 10 p.m. with Rich Hagens. Lunches are available at 11:45 Monday through Friday at the Senior Center for a very modest fee; reservations are necessary.
For details on programs activities and charges, if any, call Linda Bowers at 684-7853.

Financial Aid Night for college-bound seniors
The Tyrone Area School District will be having a Financial Aid Night for parents of this year’s college-bound seniors. It will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the TAHS Library. Mr. David Pearlman, Student Aid Officer, at Penn State Altoona will be the presenter.

Holiday fruit basket sale
Cub Pack 320 is selling Leidig’s farm fresh fruit baskets for the holidays. Orders must be in by December 12. Baskets will be available for pickup on December 18 at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 6 p.m. or delivery can be arranged. For prices or to place an order, call Ron Osborne at 684-2488 or Harry Mogle at 684-4263.
Class of ’44 luncheon canceled
The class of 1944 luncheon scheduled for December 13 at noon at Joe’s Place has been canceled until further notice.

B-A AARP
The Bellwood-Antis AARP Chapter No. 1063 will hold its Christmas party Wednesday, December 13, at the Trinity United Methodist Church at noon.
Tickets go on sale at the November 8 AARP meeting at 1 p.m. or by calling 742-7276 or 742-7882. The last day for tickets are December 9. Anyone may come to the Christmas dinner. Those attending are asked to bring a food item for the food bank.
The next AARP meeting is Wednesday, January 10 at the Bellwood-Antis Senior Center at 1 p.m.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m. The final meeting this year is scheduled for December 14.

Tyrone Sportsman officer elections
The Tyrone Sportsmans Association will be conducting its annual election of officers on Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Any member seeking an office should contact Kevin Swartz at 684-3675.

Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

History Museum hours
The Tyrone History Museum is currently open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested individuals can also visit the website, www.tyronehistory.org for more information.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Tyrone Renaissance
The Tyrone Middle and High School Renaissance would like to encourage grandparents to come and help out with the sundae bars for the students’ good grades. If interested, please call 684-4240 ext. 1.

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Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Children’s Christmas ornament workshop
The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library is having a Children\’s Christmas ornament make \’n take workshop on Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children who wish to attend should call 684-1133 to register before December 8, so that the library can have an idea of how many to prepare for. This is for children ages 5 to 12.

Open house
The sixth annual Montgomery family Christmas open house will be held Saturday, December 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at 810 W. 15th St., Tyrone.
Please feel free to stop by especially if you have little ones, Grandma’s Singing Fuzzies are a kid pleaser. Each year keeps getting bigger and bigger. There is parking in the rear. The home is handicap accessible.

DCWV Christmas banquet
The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will have their Christmas banquet on December 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellwood Firehall. Send reservations to Jack Stewart by December 1.

Bellwood Soup Sampling
The first ever Bellwood Soup Sampling is scheduled for Sunday, December 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (after the parade) at the Bellwood Excelsior Fire Hall, 339 South First Street. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 330-2486. Proceeds benefit Hope Center and Bellwood Fire Hall.
Participating restaurants include: Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge, Especially For You Catering, The Morning Star Family Restaurant, Downtown OIP and Grille at Coach’s Corner, Bellwood Hometown Market and Houser’s Subs.

Tyrone Senior Center activities
There will be a program on Consumer Fraud, Privacy and Record Keeping presented by the Penn State Extension Service at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 11 at the Senior Center on 3rd Street. All seniors are encouraged to attend; reservations are not necessary.
Wednesday, December 13th at 11 a.m. Marney Twoey from the Pa. State Health Center will conduct a Prime Time Health Program and on Friday seniors will have breakfast at “Joe’s Place at 9 a.m. and then a Dinner Dance from 4 until 10 p.m. with Rich Hagens. Lunches are available at 11:45 Monday through Friday at the Senior Center for a very modest fee; reservations are necessary.
For details on programs activities and charges, if any, call Linda Bowers at 684-7853.
Financial Aid Night for college-bound seniors
The Tyrone Area School District will be having a Financial Aid Night for parents of this year’s college-bound seniors. It will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the TAHS Library. Mr. David Pearlman, Student Aid Officer, at Penn State Altoona will be the presenter.

Class of ’44 luncheon canceled
The class of 1944 luncheon scheduled for December 13 at noon at Joe’s Place has been canceled until further notice.

B-A AARP
The Bellwood-Antis AARP Chapter No. 1063 will hold its Christmas party Wednesday, December 13, at the Trinity United Methodist Church at noon. Tickets go on sale at the November 8 AARP meeting at 1 p.m. or by calling 742-7276 or 742-7882. The last day for tickets are December 9. Anyone may come to the Christmas dinner. Those attending are asked to bring a food item for the food bank.
The next AARP meeting is Wednesday, January 10 at the Bellwood-Antis Senior Center at 1 p.m.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m. The final meeting this year is scheduled for December 14.

Class of 1943
All members and guests of the Tyrone High School class of 1943 are invited to meet for lunch on Thursday, December 14 at noon at Joe’s Place. Please plan to attend.

Tyrone Sportsman officer elections
The Tyrone Sportsmans Association will be conducting its annual election of officers on Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Any member seeking an office should contact Kevin Swartz at 684-3675.

Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Tyrone Renaissance
The Tyrone Middle and High School Renaissance would like to encourage grandparents to come and help out with the sundae bars for the students’ good grades. If interested, please call 684-4240 ext. 1.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.

Bible study class
The Tyrone Church of the Brethren has added a Saturday morning Bible study to its educational opportunities. The class is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Preschool openings
A Child’s Garden Preschool, located at the Tyrone Church of the Brethren, has a few openings for children ages three to five-years-old, for the 2006-07 school year.
There is available extended hours before and after preschool. For more information, call Mrs. Deihl at 946-1886 or Mrs. Kobuck at 684-2509.
WMUMC Preschool
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church Preschool, located at 1840 Centre Line Rd., Warriors Mark, is now enrolling students for the 2006-07 school year. The preschool provides a loving, creative learning environment for a child’s first preschool experience.
Programs are offered for three, four and five-year-olds, which runs September through May. Three-year-olds attend class two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday and four and five-year-olds attend class three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 632-6906 for more information or to obtain a registration packet.

Singles 45 Plus
Singles 45 Plus meets every third Tuesday of the month. Interested individuals are invited to come for a meal and to socialize. Those attending would be responsible for their dinner, drinks or desserts.
Meetings are held at King’s Restaurant, 6th Avenue and 31st Street.

Breaking Bread Ministry
The Church of the Good Shepherd wants those within the community and surrounding areas to know that Breaking Bread Ministry is on-going, not just during the Lenten season. One has only to inquire at the church or call 684-1955 between 9 a.m. and noon during the week to confirm Breaking Bread Ministry is open to all and eager to support those who request this service. The Church of the Good Shepherd has selected this ministry as a way to provide assistance, and is finding that Breaking Bread Ministry is becoming of growing interest throughout the area.

Presbyterian preschool
Individuals are invited to register their children now at the Presbyterian Preschool on Logan Avenue and 13th Street.
Presbyterian preschool has provided classes for the three and four-year-old children of the community since 1969. The 2006 fall term begins their 37th year. Call 684-2003 for information about the program and to schedule a visit.

Inkjet cartridge collection
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Avenue in Tyrone, is now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. Cartridges can be brought to the church during office hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and deposited in the collection bin.
Simply place the old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in the collection bin. Most businesses simply throw their empty cartridges in the garbage so check at work to see if they would donate their would-be garbage. No large laser cartridges are accepted with this program and will not fit through the holes on the collection box.
Recycling inkjet cartridges has a positive impact on the environment. Consider the following: nearly one million inkjets are thrown into landfills every day. Less than five percent of the cartridges produced are recycled. It takes 1,000 years for the plastic to decompose.
Questions about the program can be directed to the church office at 684-3341.

Senior Citizens
The Warriors Mark Senior Citizens meet every first and third Thursday of the month at the Warriors Mark Firehall. Come eat, play bingo (first Thurs.) and socialize with other seniors. Reservations for lunch must be made one week before the meeting, by calling Marion Shultzaberger at 684-4878.

T.O.P.S.
T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Monday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m. It is a friendly atmosphere, an awesome support group, and all weigh ins are very private. Individuals are welcome to attend the meetings. There is a cost.

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Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Tyrone Termites, Cootiette Club No. 585
The Tyrone Termites, Cootiette Club No. 585 Christmas party will be held at Joe’s Place on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Bellwood Quilting Bees
The Bellwood Quilting Bees will host a Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Library on Main Street.
Refreshments will be available and quilted items by the members will be displayed. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact, Mary Lou at 742-9827

Civil War reenactment group meeting
The December meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held on December 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, State College.
The company will have election of officers for the 2007 year and discuss their reenactment agenda for 2007.
During the Civil War, seven of the 10 companies of the 148th PA Regiment were recruited from Centre County and became known as “The Centre County Regiment”. The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Reenactment Group has over 80 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Blair and Carbon Counties. The Regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War reenacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Captain David Felice at 814-234-4019 or Liaison Director Paul Mackes at 814-238-0440.

Grazierville Club Christmas party
The Grazierville Club will hold its Christmas party on Thursday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m. at Joe’s Place in Vail.
Members and guests are invited to attend but must have reservations for the event. To register, contact any members or call 684-4268.
Bring a $5 exchange gift. Door prizes will also be awarded.
A Christmas dinner will be served homestyle. Merry Christmas!

Children’s Christmas ornament workshop
The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library is having a Children\’s Christmas ornament make \’n take workshop on Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children who wish to attend should call 684-1133 to register before December 8, so that the library can have an idea of how many to prepare for. This is for children ages 5 to 12.
?Open house
The sixth annual Montgomery family Christmas open house will be held Saturday, December 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at 810 W. 15th St., Tyrone.
Please feel free to stop by especially if you have little ones, Grandma’s Singing Fuzzies are a kid pleaser. Each year keeps getting bigger and bigger. There is parking in the rear. The home is handicap accessible.

DCWV Christmas banquet
The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will have their Christmas banquet on December 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bellwood Firehall. Send reservations to Jack Stewart by December 1.

Financial Aid Night for college-bound seniors
The Tyrone Area School District will be having a Financial Aid Night for parents of this year’s college-bound seniors. It will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the TAHS Library. Mr. David Pearlman, Student Aid Officer, at Penn State Altoona will be the presenter.

B-A AARP
The Bellwood-Antis AARP Chapter No. 1063 will hold its Christmas party Wednesday, December 13, at the Trinity United Methodist Church at noon. Tickets go on sale at the November 8 AARP meeting at 1 p.m. or by calling 742-7276 or 742-7882. The last day for tickets are December 9. Anyone may come to the Christmas dinner. Those attending are asked to bring a food item for the food bank.
The next AARP meeting is Wednesday, January 10 at the Bellwood-Antis Senior Center at 1 p.m.

Chicago Rivet retirees
The Chicago Rivet retirees will hold their monthly breakfast at Joe’s Place at 8:30 a.m. The final meeting this year is scheduled for December 14.

Class of 1943
All members and guests of the Tyrone High School class of 1943 are invited to meet for lunch on Thursday, December 14 at noon at Joe’s Place. Please plan to attend.

Christmas Eve candlelight service
Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of candlelight, music and an uplifting message to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The Steinbeiser Gospel Band will provide special music.
Weather permitting, the streets of Warriors Mark will be lined with Luminaries, a custom that started in Mexico many years ago as a symbol of light that would lead the Wisemen to baby Jesus’ manger.
The WMUMC is handicapped accessible.

Public walking
Public walking at the Tyrone High School has once again started for the winter season. Walkers are invited to walk Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no walking when school is not in session. Running is not permitted. Children must be supervised. Rubber-tired strollers only.

Tyrone Renaissance
The Tyrone Middle and High School Renaissance would like to encourage grandparents to come and help out with the sundae bars for the students’ good grades. If interested, please call 684-4240 ext. 1.

Master Beekeeper
Master Beekeeper will make educational and informative presentations to a class or group on honeybees and beekeeping. For more information, call 684-1783.

Bible study class
The Tyrone Church of the Brethren has added a Saturday morning Bible study to its educational opportunities. The class is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Preschool openings
A Child’s Garden Preschool, located at the Tyrone Church of the Brethren, has a few openings for children ages three to five-years-old, for the 2006-07 school year.
There is available extended hours before and after preschool. For more information, call Mrs. Deihl at 946-1886 or Mrs. Kobuck at 684-2509.

WMUMC Preschool
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church Preschool, located at 1840 Centre Line Rd., Warriors Mark, is now enrolling students for the 2006-07 school year. The preschool provides a loving, creative learning environment for a child’s first preschool experience.
Programs are offered for three, four and five-year-olds, which runs September through May. Three-year-olds attend class two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday and four and five-year-olds attend class three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 632-6906 for more information or to obtain a registration packet.

Singles 45 Plus
Singles 45 Plus meets every third Tuesday of the month. Interested individuals are invited to come for a meal and to socialize. Those attending would be responsible for their dinner, drinks or desserts. Meetings are held at King’s Restaurant, 6th Avenue and 31st Street.
Breaking Bread Ministry
The Church of the Good Shepherd wants those within the community and surrounding areas to know that Breaking Bread Ministry is on-going, not just during the Lenten season. One has only to inquire at the church or call 684-1955 between 9 a.m. and noon during the week to confirm Breaking Bread Ministry is open to all and eager to support those who request this service. The Church of the Good Shepherd has selected this ministry as a way to provide assistance, and is finding that Breaking Bread Ministry is becoming of growing interest throughout the area.

Presbyterian preschool
Individuals are invited to register their children now at the Presbyterian Preschool on Logan Avenue and 13th Street.
Presbyterian preschool has provided classes for the three and four-year-old children of the community since 1969. The 2006 fall term begins their 37th year. Call 684-2003 for information about the program and to schedule a visit.

Brain Injury support group
The Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, 2005 Valley View Blvd., Altoona.
Contact Brenda Williams at 941-3359 or Ann Marie Montgomery at 941-3236 for more information.

Inkjet cartridge collection
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Avenue in Tyrone, is now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. Cartridges can be brought to the church during office hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and deposited in the collection bin.
Simply place the old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in the collection bin. Most businesses simply throw their empty cartridges in the garbage so check at work to see if they would donate their would-be garbage. No large laser cartridges are accepted with this program and will not fit through the holes on the collection box.
Recycling inkjet cartridges has a positive impact on the environment. Consider the following: nearly one million inkjets are thrown into landfills every day. Less than five percent of the cartridges produced are recycled. It takes 1,000 years for the plastic to decompose.
Questions about the program can be directed to the church office at 684-3341.

Senior Citizens
The Warriors Mark Senior Citizens meet every first and third Thursday of the month at the Warriors Mark Firehall. Come eat, play bingo (first Thurs.) and socialize with other seniors. Reservations for lunch must be made one week before the meeting, by calling Marion Shultzaberger at 684-4878.

History Museum hours
The Tyrone History Museum is currently open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested individuals can also visit the website, www.tyronehistory.org for more information.

T.O.P.S.
T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Monday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m. It is a friendly atmosphere, an awesome support group, and all weigh ins are very private. Individuals are welcome to attend the meetings. There is a cost.

Tyrone VFW Teener baseball fund raiser
As a fund raiser, members of Tyrone VFW Teener baseball will be collecting newspapers and magazines. Individuals may drop off newspapers or magazines at 1454 Bald Eagle Ave., or 504 W. 15th St., or call 684-5177 or 684-0509 for a pick-up.
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Warriors Mark luminaries
Donations are currently being accepted for the Christmas Eve luminaries in Warriors Mark. There is a donation can located at Uni-Mart in Warriors Mark. Interested individuals can also send donations to the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church at PO Box 134, Warriors Mark, Pa. 16877.
Also, anyone wishing to help set up the luminaries may contact the church office at 632-6906.

Yuletyme Christmas Parade and Celebration
Everyone is invited to participate in the Eighth Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Celebration sponsored by the Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Committee and the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce. The Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. A tree lighting is scheduled just before the parade at 6 p.m. The parade will commence at 6:15 p.m.
Immediately following the parade, join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies. The visit with Santa will be held at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory.
The bad weather date is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.
The Eighth Annual Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy holiday shopping through the craft show and the shops in Tyrone. Fun-filled activities begin Thursday and Friday evening which lead up to Saturday’s events, including: carriage rides, a tree decorating contest, children’s crafts and activities, food vendors and entertainment.

TACO to collect canned goods during parade
TACO members will again be doing their annual food drive for the Salvation Army the day of the Christmas Parade. Members from TACO said it makes them feel good to be able to help those in need in the community. Salvation Army representatives said that the food TACO collects the day of the parade enables the Salvation Army to help more families in the area. TACO members said watch for the truck and give generously.

Canned goods collected at parade
Girl Scout troop 1210 will be collecting canned goods along the parade route. The girls are working on their Silver Award and the Tyrone Food Bank is their community service. The truck will be decorated by the girls. Please bring canned goods and help the less fortunate that might not be able to buy food. Any local businesses that would like to donate food may do so and the troop will pick it up. The food bank is located at the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Buffet dinner
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church will host a buffet dinner on Friday, December 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature Swiss steak, meat loaf, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, stuffing, gravy (plain and onion), tossed salad and cottage cheese with peaches. The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church is handicapped accessible. Anyone with questions may call the church office at 632-6906.

Live Nativity canceled
The live Nativity scheduled for Friday, December 1 at the Warriors Mark UM Church has been canceled.

Breakfast With Santa
The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Fourth Annual “Breakfast” with Santa at Tyrone Colonial Courtyard on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Santa will have goodies for each child. Tickets can be purchased at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office, 1004 Logan Ave., Tyrone, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about “Breakfast With Santa” contact the Chamber at 684-0736.
Living history program
The Colonel Crowther Foundation will present a living history program at Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 2, as part of Tyrone Yuletyme Christmas. The program will be presented using two of the basement rooms of the church between noon and 5 p.m. Entry will be through the door on the 12th Street side of the church.
Christmas in 1862 as might have been experienced by the James and Sarah Crowther family will be the focus of the program. Colonel Crowther was not home for that Christmas. He was on duty at Falmouth, Virginia. He did write to his wife telling her how Christmas was celebrated in camp.
A civilian Christmas is the first part of the program. Living historians will present various aspects of Christmas as experienced by civilian members of the Tyrone community in 1862. A tabletop Christmas tree decorated with trimmings used at the time, original Christmas issues of Harper’s Weekly newspaper, and other interesting items will be on display.
The second part of the program presents Christmas in the Union Army camp at Falmouth, Virginia. Visitors will be able to sample the Christmas meal Colonel Crowther described to his wife. Living historians will read passages from actual letters written by soldiers describing their Christmas experience.
Attendance is free to the general public. A donation to The Colonel Crowther Foundation will be appreciated.

High Tea at Trinity Episcopal Church
Purple Iris, one of the last of artist Andy Moore’s water colors, will be featured at the third annual High Tea at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
The gorgeous painting, which is 15 inches by 25 inches, will be offered in a raffle. The painting was previously on display at the Tyrone Hospital and was left to the church by Andy to use as a fundraiser. Andy, who died in late May, was a well-known artist previously living in Birmingham. This is the last of Andy’s works to be offered to the public.
The popular high tea will take place on December 2 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue. Tickets for this event are sold out, but individuals are still encouraged to purchase chances for the original painting by Andy Moore.
Tickets for chances may be obtained from any church member or by calling Honey Wilson at 684-2055.

Christmas Program
Kip Woodring and students Christmas program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2 in the ballroom of the Tyrone Moose. Donations will be accepted.

Tyrone Elks No. 212 Memorial Service
The Tyrone Elks No. 212 has scheduled a memorial service for Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. to be held at the Elks Lodge. The service is for those members who have passed away during the year. Reverend Norman Huff will be the special guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Ham or turkey dinner
Port Matilda Fire Co. will hold a dinner on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will be a choice of ham or turkey with vegetables, dessert and a drink. Takeouts available. Open to everyone.

Allegheny Chorale concerts
The Allegheny Chorale has announced its holiday concerts, titled “Christmastime is here”, for December 5 at 7 p.m. at Tipton Baptist Church and December 12 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tyrone. All are welcome to attend.
Bellwood Quilting Bees
The Bellwood Quilting Bees will host a Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Library on Main Street.
Refreshments will be available and quilted items by the members will be displayed. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact, Mary Lou at 742-9827

Civil War reenactment group meeting
The December meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held on December 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, State College.
The company will have election of officers for the 2007 year and discuss their reenactment agenda for 2007.
During the Civil War, seven of the 10 companies of the 148th PA Regiment were recruited from Centre County and became known as “The Centre County Regiment”. The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Reenactment Group has over 80 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Blair and Carbon Counties. The Regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War reenacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Captain David Felice at 814-234-4019 or Liaison Director Paul Mackes at 814-238-0440.