Pee Vee's News Bits

A New Collection

Recently, I was reprimanded by my boss that I was writing too many stories about God, so I was asked to stop including Him in my stories. So, what I’m planning to do in the future is to continue to write stories about the Trinity and start a new collection. The good thing about these stories is that I don’t have to make my stories 750 words, 57 lines. They may be a bit shorter or longer, as the case may be.

If any of you would like me to put you on a list of recipients, email me. They may not be weekly, only when the Spirit moves and wants me to relate to others HisWords of wisdom.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you.

-March 20, 2017

Volkmann Releases New Book

Paul J. Volkmann, photographer, journalist author and freelance columnist for the Latrobe Bulletin newspaper has recently published his latest book, With Me Always, My Journey Without and With the Trinity.

In the book, Peevee examines his life from the age of seven to seventy and how he came to have a relationship with the Trinity.”

“Ever since I asked Jesus to come into my life,” Volkmann said, "I’m a whole new me...full of joy knowing the Trinity, saints and angels are watching over me daily.”

The book is an easy read. Many of the prayers and columns that were God-inspired are included and even rumors that non-Catholics tend to believe are corrected in the book.

Asked, why he wrote the book, Volkmann summed it up this way. “ All through my life, I pushed the Trinity aside and took chances as to the roads I took. I was on course as Satan led me. If somebody like me can take that chance and ask the Trinity into his life, then writing this book was worth the time it took and the expense. Having a relation with the Blessed Trinity is the best move one can ever make.”

The eBook and softcover editions of With Me Always can be ordered from BookBaby. For copies of his earlier books, Off the Wall Favorites and Peeveetry, In Form of Verseity From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, or for additional information, one may email Volkmann directly at or telephone him at 724-539-1951.

-March 18, 2017

Winter Wonderland Craft Show

The Second Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be held Saturday, February 25, from 9 am to 3 pm at the A.V. Germano Hall, 100 W. Second Avenue, Derry.

Proceeds will benefit the Derry Voluntary Fire Department. For additional information, please contact Heather Adams 724-493-3419.

-February 21, 2017

$400 Prize at Upcoming Derby

The Ligonier Camp and Conference Center along with Ligonier’s Boy Scout Troop 375 are hosting a Catch and Release Fishing Derby at the Ligonier Camp Lake, 118 Dugan Lane, Saturday, September 24, from 8:30 to noon.

The person catching the longest fish will be awarded $400.00.

Following the end of the tournament, lunch will be served with a short program to follow.

The Derby is open to everyone including the young, or old, boys and girls. A fishing license is required for all participants 16 years of age and older.

Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. The event is $20 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under). Day of registrations will be $30. The registration fee includes lunch; parking is in the lot off of Two Mile Run Road.

One can also register online by logging onto WWW.LIGONIERCAMP.ORG.

The Ligonier Camp and Conference Center was formerly known as The Ice Pond and the Lady of the Lake Bread and Breakfast.

For additional information or registration, one may call 724-238-6428 or 724-238-2717.

Last year, eight-year old Adam Moreland of Ligonier, together with his cousin George Golden, won the competition. Their catch was a 20 and one quarter-inch Largemouth Bass, beating out second place finisher, Latrobe resident, Greg Fenton, by one-quarter of an inch!

-August 23 , 2016

Fishing for Strippers at Raystowne

Each year, I received word that area residents go to Raystown Lake to try for stripers. They are no little fish to mess around with. They would give one’s muscles a good working over.

One fellow recently contacted me to ask about bait. “What are guys using to catch stripers at Raystown?” he said. I did a little research and found out the one food these fish love the best - five to six inch trout. Oh yes, they will hit on big shiners, too. As for lures, I’m told, anything large that resembles a shiner.

For more information, contact Seven Points Bait and Grocery, 814-658-3718. Its address is 5280 Seven Points Road in Raystown.

P.S. I am selling fishing lures in all forms and sizes down at the Latrobe Farmer’s Market, Legion Keener Park, Tuesdays 12-4 p.m. For all communications, email me at All proceeds from the sale of the fishing items benefit Holy Family Church’s Restoration Program.

-July 8, 2016

Divine Mercy Film to be shown in Latrobe

Reserve your tickets now for a limited showing of the Original Image of Divine Mercy film that will be coming to Latrobe the end of July.

Thanks to a dedicated group of parishioners from Holy Family Church, a license was purchased for the viewing of this film. It will be featured for one week only beginning Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Latrobe 30 Plaza and Café, 315 Latrobe 30 Plaza. The rest of the week it may be featured at various times in the Parish’s Social Hall beginning Tuesday, July 26th. This film will not be shown anywhere else in Western Pennsylvania or online.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. They may be purchased at the Church’s rectory. Popcorn and a beverage accompany each admission.

For additional information or reservation of tickets, one may call Ryan Coyne at the Church’s rectory office at 724-539- 9751, extension 215, or email him at Keep in mind seating is limited, so get your tickets today!.

-June 19, 2016

HFC Youth to Sponsor Dinner

The Youth Ministry of Holy Family Church, 1200 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner June 4, 2016, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., to be held in the Parish social hall. The cost per meal is $10 per person. Included, in addition to the spaghetti, will be two meatballs, bread and butter, a salad, beverages and a desert.

The public is invited. Keep in mind, the food will be tasty, the fellowship always terrific, and one’s help, a real treat! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to cover expenses for their trip to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in July.

To make a donation, or for additional information, contact Ryan H. Coyne, youth ministry director, at 724-539- 9751 ext. 215.

-May 13, 2016