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 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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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.