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Scottdale Cemetery Association praised for its work

| Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

A thank you goes out to the Scottdale Cemetery Association for all the work they are completing to improve the overall appearance of the cemetery. The officers of the association are: President Don Kiefer, board members Lynn Andrus, Ralph Ermine, Tom Ermine and Rob Ferguson Sr., and Superintendent Tom Dugger. What you are doing as an association is appreciated. Readers, if you have the time, take a walk through the cemetery and observe the dates on the older tombstones.

Kid's Stitch, a learn to crochet or knit program, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Scottdale Public Library, 106 Spring St. For more information, call Caroline Bailey at 724-887-0952.

The Steelers will oppose the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. Sunday in London.

The Scottdale Senior Citizens will meet at noon Oct. 1 in the Scottdale Firemen's social hall, 405 Porter Ave. For more information, call Pat Etling at 724-628-8509.

Friends of the Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Scottdale Public Library. New members are welcome; call Patti Miller at 724-887-6140 for more information.

Students have been in school a month and I know they have adjusted into the new routine. Drivers please watch out for students at the bus stops and other locations where they might be. Children are our precious jewels and need to be taken care of.

The 2013 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival will observe its last weekend of the year at its festival grounds, 112 Renaissance Lane, off Interstate 70, six miles west of New Stanton. There is music, comedy, jousting, games, rides, master artisans and delicious food and drink. For more information, visit

Fall courses are being offered at the Westmoreland Academy of Music, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. For more information, call 724-837-1850.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Lambing No. 314 of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church will hold its annual fall bingo/card party and salad bar at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the church social hall, 504 S. Broadway, Scottdale. There will be door prizes, basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing. There will also be a bake sale which will begin at 11 a.m. The donation is $8.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its 10th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Oct. 10. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Chambers Hall, 150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg. More than 35 schools and programs are expected to be in attendance. Pre-registration for visitors is not required. All majors and academic levels are welcome. Visit for details on the event and the exhibitors.

A Princess Tea Party will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Miss Martha's Tea Room, Scottdale. For more information, call 724-887-6574.

After more than 750 hours of volunteering credit, Zoe Farrell, 18, of Scottdale has received the Excela Frick Hospital Junior Volunteer Scholarship to pursue her dreams of working in health care. She also received scholarships from Scottdale Business and Professional Women's Club, Rotary Service, Seton Hill Presidential and Scottdale Fall Festival. Your dedication to helping others really shows. Thank you for your service as a volunteer.

The Daily Courier welcomes weather drawings from local students used in the weather package that appears daily on page A2. Fall and winter drawings are especially needed. Also, holiday theme weather drawings are welcome (Fourth of July, Halloween, Mother's and Father's Day, etc.). Submitted drawings will be published at the discretion of the editor. Submit drawings to the Daily Courier, 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville, PA 15425. Make sure to include the name of the child and the school he or she attends. Teachers, please make sure students' names are legible. Call Roxanne Abramowitz at 724-626-3530 with questions.

Last month, First Baptist Church of Smock celebrated its 91st anniversary and homecoming. Its pastor is the Rev. Charles E. Morgan Jr. The pastor of my church, Beulah Baptist Church of Smithfield, the Rev. Carl Jackson, was speaker for the afternoon service. Solos were performed by Karen Tracy, the pastor's wife Karen Jackson and Sandra Tracy. It was an enjoyable afternoon. The dinner in between services was delicious and the friendship and fellowship was top drawer.

Readers, fellowship with another church when you have a chance. It will give you a good feeling.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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