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Nickel Mines tragedy revisited

October 2, 2015 Today marks the most devastating day in Marie Roberts Monville’s life. more »»

Teacher did not plan to be a pastor

October 2, 2015 David O’Hara never started out to be a pastor, but he believes it was God’s plan. He was raised in a home where his mother was Presbyterian and his father was Catholi. more »»

Teens from Cresson minister in Costa Rica

October 2, 2015 Two teens from Cresson Alliance Church, Creed Conway and Alexis McMullen, ministered to the people of Costa Rica as part of a team from Teen Ques. more »»

Spiritual notes

October 2, 2015 The Altar Rosary Society of St. Benedict Church, Carrolltown, will hold a fall arts and crafts show and pie sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the church hall. more »»

Family finds it takes time to adjust to new furniture

October 2, 2015 “Out with the old and in with the new.” My husband, Bob, posted these words on Facebook along with two pictures of furniture. more »»

Faith Baptist Church schedules fall revival

October 2, 2015 The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, 315 40th St., has announced its fall revival with Dr. John Hodge. Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 to 14. more »»

Sing out comforts families

September 25, 2015 Uplifting music and stories about violent crimes don’t seem like they belong together, but people who have attended a Sing Out for Crime Victims would say otherwise. more »»

Claysburg COB plans renewal week

September 25, 2015 Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., Claysburg, will hold spiritual renewal services from Sunday through Wednesday. more »»

Riggles Gap Bible Church plans revival

September 25, 2015 Riggles Gap Bible Church, 613 Lear Road, will hold fall revival services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 9 with evangelist Alton Beal. more »»

Lutheran teens make a difference in Motor City

September 25, 2015 Teenagers from the area went to Detroit this past summer and left it a little better than when they arrive. more »»

People share too much information

September 25, 2015 The 2000s have been called The Information Age. I would like to amend that to The “Too Much” Information Age. more »»

Spiritual notes

September 25, 2015 East End United Methodist Church, 405 E. Hudson Ave., is having a free community block party from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. Food includes funnel cakes and hot dogs. more »»

Excitement builds for papal visit

September 18, 2015 Excitement is building in the Altoona area for Catholics who will board buses next Friday, bound for Philadelphia and the opportunity to see Pope Francis. more »»

Bartchak to concelebrate Masses, meet with pope

September 18, 2015 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will have numerous responsibilities during Pope Francis’ visits to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia next week. more »»

Methodist minister sacrifices his hair for worthy cause

September 18, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey The Rev. Jim House has such a thick head of hair that he probably never gave going bald a second thought. At least until no. more »»

Diocese to be represented at World Meeting of Families

September 18, 2015 Catholics from all over the world will converge in Philadelphia next week for the first World Meeting of Families to be held in the United States. The world meetings were started in 1994 by S. more »»

Victims to speak at Sing Out

September 18, 2015 The fifth Sing Out for Crime Victims will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at First Church of Christ. The event will include inspirational music and testimonies of faith from victims of crime. more »»

Spiritual notes

September 18, 2015 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Fifth Ave., is observing its 142nd anniversary this weekend. A pre-anniversary revival continues at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Dr. more »»

School chaplain to speak

September 18, 2015 Rosangelica Acevedo-Delgado, missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St. more »»

Perspective on how to handle problems comes with maturity

September 18, 2015 Our daughter, Val, asked her dad and me an interesting question the other day. more »»

Crafts, food and demonstrations part of fair at Camp Blue Diamond

September 18, 2015 The Middle Penn­syl­vania District, Church of the Brethren, will hold its 35th annual Heritage Fair Sept. 26 at Camp Blue Diamond. A breakfast will served from 6:30 to 8:30 a.. more »»


Benefit Shotgun Shoot at AVSA October 7, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Benefit Shotgun Shoot at 7 pm. This benefit raises money to send a child with a life threatening illness on a hunting/fishing trip of their dreams. $10 for 6 Rounds. Extra chances sold for a 50/50 and on various gift cards & other donated items. more »

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How did Steelers blow it?
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October 2, 2015 The score: Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20 The bottom line: Coaching, quite simply, is maximizing player strengths and minimizing player weaknesses to produce a desired outcome. more »

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