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on March 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Blairsville Elks Ladies Auxiliary

BLAIRSVILLE — The slate of officers presented by the nominating committee at the February meeting was unanimously elected at the regular monthly meeting of the Blairsville Elks Ladies Auxiliary on March 5 with Shirley Jones presiding. Practice for all outgoing and incoming officers will be at 7 p.m. April 1.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were accepted as read.

The annual spring card party benefiting the scholarship fund will be April 22. Members are to bring a donation of food to the club or the April meeting for the food basket to be raffled off. Admission is $6 and includes a salad bar and door prizes. Tickets are available from members and will be available at the door. Applications for qualifying seniors are available at the guidance office at Blairsville, Saltsburg, United, Derry Area and Homer-Center schools. Applications must be received by April 18. Winners will be invited to the June 4 meeting to accept their award.

The auxiliary will help the Elks Club at a cash bash on April 14. Tickets are available from members.

A thank-you was read from Carol Pike for the book placed in the Blairsville Library in memory of her father, J. Elmer Masher Jr.

Patti Ann Cribbs was the 50/50 winner and Jane Potochniak was recognized for her March 1 birthday.

Annette Lucas and Carol Pike, assisted by De Iezzi, served pineapple upside down cake and Jell-O salad, carrying out the St. Patrick’s Day theme in the table decorations.

Dixie Kalafsky, Jean Gallo and Ginny Profetta will host the April 2 installation meeting.

Members are reminded the 2013-2014 year dues are now payable to the secretary.

Homer City Kiwanis Club

HOMER CITY — The Homer City Kiwanis Club met at the Homer City American Legion Monday.

Tom Mains, president, called the meeting to order. Helen Bencic, program chairwoman, introduced Sheriff Robert Fyock to the members.

Fyock spoke about the increase of firearm permits issued by the sheriff’s office. He said of the 37 years that he has been in the office, he had never seen chairs out in the hallways with people filling out gun permits. Some of the people getting permits are older people who have never had a permit before.

Fyock said residents must be 21 years old to get a license. The fee is $20 for five years and you must be a resident of the county.

The next meeting will be Monday. The members will tour the Homer City Library.

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