Cambria County will hold a public meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday on its application for a $255,750 state grant to help finance the purchase and installation of ice equipment at the county-owned War Memorial Arena.
The meeting, which will be held in the Stars and Stripes Room, will follow the War Memorial Authority’s meeting, which begins at 4 p.m.
John Dubnansky, the county’s grant writer, said com-ments from the public are to be included with the county’s grant application to the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
The project has been called the War Memorial Environmental Impact Reduction Project because of the goal of improving energy efficiency at the arena, he said.
Prayer vigil planned for shooting victim
A prayer vigil will be held at noon Monday in Central Park for Elip Cheatham, who was shot and killed by Johnstown police June 24.
Organizer Nancy Compton said the vigil also will be for survivors Cardell Clinton and Hayward Gaines III, who were in the same car.
Compton said friends and supporters are coming together to support the family as they wait for a state police report on the police shooting.
That report is expected later this month.
VA outpatient clinic to open in Indiana
INDIANA – Many area veterans seeking medical care won’t have to travel as far when a new outpatient clinic opens next year, U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, said Friday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics in nine states, including one in Indiana, Critz said in a news release.
The Johnstown outpatient clinic is located in University Park Plaza off Scalp Avenue.
With 152 medical centers and more than 812 community-based outpatient clinics, the VA operates the largest integrated health care system in the country.
It provided health care to about 6.1 million patients last year.
“Our local veterans shouldn’t have to commute to Pittsburgh or Altoona to receive world-class health care,” Critz said.
“It should be available closer to where they live. I applaud the VA for its efforts to expand community-based outpatient clinics, and I look forward to the 2013 opening of the Indiana facility.”
Vendors needed for farmers market
CLAYSBURG – The Blair County Conversation District and the Southern Alleghenies Conservancy are trying to establish a farmers market in Claysburg to promote the
market for locally grown foods.
Anyone interested in being a vendor can attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Carpet Depot, 12756 Dunnings Highway.
The new market is planned to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning July 28 in the Carpet Depot parking lot.
For more information, contact Beth Futrick at the Blair County Conservation District, 696-0877, ext. 5.
Camp PARC ready for summer session
DAVIDSVILLE – Jamboree in the Hills, Camp PARC’s summer camping program, will be held Sunday through July 28 at Laurel Hill State Park’s group camp No. 8.
The full-week, residential camping session is offered to those 18 and older with developmental disabilities.
Camp PARC in Davidsville is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that creates recreational and social opportunities for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities.
In addition to the daily schedule, evening activities will provide some of the highlights of the week.
There will be square dancing Sunday, a petting zoo Monday, a theme dinner Wednesday, a show in which all campers and counselors can perform Thursday and a carnival Friday.
For more information, call 410-5343 or email email@example.com.