The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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January 5, 2014

In brief: Blood screening offered by Windber laboratory

JOHNSTOWN — A multiphasic blood screening will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the laboratory of Windber Medical Center, 600 Somerset Ave.

The cost of the screening is $30.

Additional tests offered include PSA for $20 and hemoglobin A1C for $20.

The additional tests are available at this screening only.

A 12-14 hour fast is recommended.

Free services offered include blood pressure checks and pulmonary function testing.

To schedule an appointment, call 467-3961. Walk-ins are welcome.

AmeriServ seeking vintage displays

AmeriServ Financial of Johnstown is searching for additional vintage holiday window displays from Glosser Brothers, Penn Traffic or other department stores.

Last year, the bank purchased and refurbished the first two holiday displays for public viewing and placed them at its downtown Johnstown office.

Residents of the city who grew up there were very familiar with Glosser Brothers and Penn Traffic, two former department stores that were longtime anchors of downtown Johnstown’s retail landscape.

Glenn Wilson, president and CEO, said the displays are a tradition the bank wants to keep and build on.

If anyone has any information regarding additional holiday displays from Glosser Brothers, Penn Traffic or other department stores, please contact Dan Hummel, executive vice president of corporate marketing, by email at dhummel@ or by phone at 533-5345.  

St. Francis accepting Upward Bound students

The St. Francis University’s Upward Bound Program is accepting applications from college-bound ninth and 10th grade students attending public schools throughout Cambria County.

Upward Bound is designed to help students prepare for and pursue a college degree following high school graduation.

Provided at no cost to participants, the program offers a wide variety of academic, career, cultural and social development activities.  

To qualify for the program, students must either come from a family with a modest income or from a family in which neither parent has a bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about the program or request an application, call 472-3023 or (800) 457-6300.

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