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June 10, 2014

Local News in Brief | Group hosting forum for vets, family

— The Central Pennsylvania National Guard Veterans Association is hosting a program from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Pennsylvania National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive, Duncansville.

The program will provide a forum for veterans and family members of veterans, including those who served in the National Guard, for obtaining information on how to obtain lost military records, including DD Form 214, discharge papers and record of service.

There also will be personnel present from the Blair County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Van Zandt Veterans Hospital to answer questions.

Information: 942-5391.

Social will honor scholarship recipients

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies will hold its Cake and Ice Cream Scholarship Social to honor scholarship recipients and donors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., downtown Johnstown.

To date, approximately 450 scholarships valued at more than $469,000 have be awarded to students across the region.

The funds, many of which have been established in memory of loved ones or to honor friends and colleagues, benefit students in more than 20 school districts across Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties, as well as parts of Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

The recipients also include students from a six-state area who have coordinated community blood drives to earn scholarships from the American Red Cross Blood Services High School Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a wide range of criteria, including academic, civic, athletic or leadership achievements that occurred during the students’ high school careers.

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