NEW CASTLE —
A Neshannock High graduate could be the next Miss Maryland USA.
Brittany Barclay will compete for that title Oct. 28-30 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & conference Center. The pageant winner will represent Maryland at next year’s nationally televised Miss USA Pageant.
Brittany, a 2007 Neshannock High graduate, is a daughter of former Neshannock Township residents Dr. Timothy H. and Lynn Barclay. She is a graduate of Liberty University and holds a bachelor of science degree in communications/journalism. She is completing her master of business administration.
She is a granddaughter of Diane Esposito, Domenick Esposito and the Rev. and Mrs. Donald Barclay.
The Miss Maryland USA pageant is the official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants and are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal Inc. joint venture.
The Miss USA pageant began in 1952. It is part of the Miss Universe organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions.
East Brook reunion
Flo and George McConahy were the longest-married couple at a reunion of East Brook High School graduates from 1935 through 1955.
Overall, 146 alumni and friends gathered for the event at the Scott Township Fire Hall.
Eastbrook closed in 1955 when consolidation created the Laurel School District.
Jim Robinson was recognized for having received his diploma 75 years ago, in 1936. Doris Pattterson Nene had the youngest descendant, a child born the morning of the reunion.
Barbara Buchanan of California was the grad who came the farthest distance to attend, although others came from Utah, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan as well as Pennsylvania.
The reunion committee was comprised of Saundra Wettich Boyle, Eleanor Patterson Boyles, Joseph and Marian Booher Fennick, David Kennaday, Wayne Patterson and Bill and Carol Patterson Sickafuse.
A nine-week interactive program for children ages 6 to 14 and their families gets underway soon.
Jameson KidShape classes start Sept. 19 at the Jameson South conference center.
The classes focus on behavior modification, peer discussion, group support, exercise and other activities that promote wellness and self-esteem.
They are sponsored by Jameson Hospital’s community and staff education department, and the Highmark Foundation.
Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 29.
For more information or to register, call (724) 656-4094.
Sheila Bupp of New Castle was one of six Westminsteer College studens who received an undergraduate degree at the completion of the summer term.
Bupp, who majored in business administration, was a student in Westminster’s Lifelong Learning Program.
Meanwhile, six Lawrence County residents earned master of education degrees over the summer.
They were: Brian Fadden, New Castle, administration; Jamie Howell, New Castle, administration; Robert Kerr Jr., New Castle, education; Stephanie Mateja, New Castle, education; Lori Shaffer, New Wilmington, education; and Kristen Murphy, Volant, education.
NEW CASTLE —
Counseling center recommended by planning commission
The New Castle Planning Commission has recommended approval for a conditional use request for a drug and alcohol counseling center.
Archeology club hears talk by local author
The King Beaver Archeology Club will have its monthly meeting Sunday.
North Hill watch group to meet
There will be a meeting of the North Hill Neighborhood Watch Thursday.
Gibbons’ office to close
The office of state Rep. Jaret Gibbons will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the New Year holiday.
Veteran expert slates city visit
A department service officer from the American Legion will be in New Castle Thursday.
The officer will be at state Rep. Chris Sainato’s office, 20 S. Mercer St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer any questions regarding Veterans Administration and state benefits.
EMT course set in county
An emergency medical technician course is being offered in Lawrence County. The program — presented by EMS Lawrence County Council and the Community College of Allegheny County — will be at the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center.
- Class reunions
Trail group to meet Monday
The Wampum Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will meet Monday.
New Castle class schedules picnic
Members of New Castle High School’s class of 1950 will gather for a picnic Aug. 18.
Union reunion group to hold meeting
Union High School class representatives will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the township building
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