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Remember our veterans on Veterans Day

Thursday is Veterans Day, and the annual parade and program will be held here in town starting at 10:30 a.m. The parade will be held first, followed by a program in Veterans Park to feature different speakers from the area. Veterans Day is an important day during which we should pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country, fighting for our freedom. Please take the time to pay them the tribute that they so deserve.

Mt. Pleasant Public Library is delighted to announce a robotics presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday to be presented by former students of Carnegie Mellon. Those attending will have a chance to meet the presenter’s robots and hear about their experience in this exciting field. Please call the library at 724-547-3850 to register, as space is limited.

I wanted to pass on some important information to everyone who has credit card accounts and uses the Internet to pay their bills. During the past week, I was contacted by two of my credit card companies via e-mail, both requesting information. Both stated that they needed my password and user name to “verify” my account. A red flag went up in my head, and I contacted the companies. Both e-mails were attempts to access my accounts and were fraudulent. Please, never give your account information to anyone over the Internet. Both e-mails that I received looked legitimate, and both took me to sites that looked like the sites used for the national credit card services, but neither were real. Please be careful.

There will be a special “Brad Geyer Roast” fundraising event Saturday in the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale. If you know Brad, you know there are a lot of funny anecdotes and jokes that will be told about him that night — all in fun and all to benefit the theater. Tickets will be $10, and if you want to get up on the stage and tell your own Brad Geyer story or joke, an additional $5 will give you that opportunity. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Don’t plan on cooking on Nov. 20. That will be the day the Visitation Finance Committee will be cooking its wonderful pasta dinners for all to enjoy. The group will be offering spaghetti or cavatelli with meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Cost for adults will be $8.50 and for children ages 4 to 10, the cost will be $4. Toddlers will eat for free. The dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Visitation Community Center, Walnut Street. Tickets will be available at the door.

If you have ever wanted to act, now is your chance. The Banquet Bandits is looking for three men and three women for the upcoming live dinner and theater show titled “Someone Snuffed Santa.” Show dates will be Dec. 15, 17, 18 and 19. Rehearsals have already begun. Anyone interested can e-mail director Mark Hofmann at [email protected]

The Mt. Pleasant Rotary is selling a 2011 calendar ticket for $25. The tickets benefit local Rotary projects. Tickets are available at Dale Walker’s office, 841 W. Main St., Mt Pleasant. For information and registration, call 724-547-2980.

If you love nice crafts, a bus trip to the 2010 Pennsylvania Christmas Craft show may be just the thing for you. A trip is being planned for Dec. 1. The bus will leave the Visitation Church parking lot at 7 a.m. Cost for the trip to Harrisburg will be $47 and includes transportation and entry into the show. For more information, call 724-547-2010.

Curbside recycling will be held Monday and Tuesday. Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded and bundled and tied, not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes.


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