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"Tubbie" and the Touchdown

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) smiles while taking a break during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled. Six-year old Anton "Tubbie" Clayborn Jr. (11) smiles while taking a break during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football coach arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has brain arteriovenous malformation, a rare condition that has caused Anton to undergo 13 brain surgeries nor expected to live past his 1st birthday, is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled. Valley News Dispatch

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. runs laps with his brother Malik Febbinger during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) charges towards a submissive teammate during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) watches as his teammates stand up after tackling each other--something Anton cannot do--during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. prepares to throw a pass during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) jokes around with a teammate during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) laughs as he rolls on the ground after falling from tackling a teammate with extra enthusiasm during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) laughs as he rolls on the ground after falling from tackling a teammate with extra enthusiasm during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

6-year old Anton "Tubby" Clayborn Jr. (11) walks with his coach to watch the team run plays during football practice at Bushman Stadium in Harrison Township on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. On Saturday, the Highland Hornets youth football team arranged for Anton to make a touchdown against the Butler Knights. Anton has a rare brain disorder that has required many surgeries and is mostly on the sidelines as he cannot be tackled.

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Fireworks

vnd-LO-TarWorks-070415.jpgAlana Wisnick, 2, tries to get even closer to the fireworks while sitting on the shoulders of her step-father Jordan Nesbit, both of Fawn Township, during the Tarentum Community Fireworks Celebration at Dreshar Stadium in Tarentum on Friday, July 3, 2015. Alana's mother, Trenece Wisnick, was also in attendance.

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Shooting Hoops

vnd-lo-nkball3-071615.jpgParticipants with the PA Shooting Stars Summer Basketball League compete during their play-off game at JFK Park in New Kensinton on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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Trail Volunteers

vnd-volunteer2-071915.jpgVolunteers Patrick Fullerton, 18, and his father BT Fullerton, both of Butler, Butler-Freeport Community Trail President Chris Ziegler, of Jefferson Township, and Larry Griffith, of Jefferson Township,  help spread dirt after part of the trail was washed out at the Sheetz Drive trailhead in Jefferson Township on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

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Emu Rescue

lt-emu1-072115.jpgAnimal Rescue volunteers work together to rescue a rogue emu in Parks Township on Monday, July 20, 2015. lt-emu2-072115.jpglt-emu3-072115.jpglt-emu4-072115.jpg

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New Bishop

vnd-newbishopmass5-072415.jpgMadeline Skowronski, 1, of Lower Burrell, keeps occupied by playing with crayons as newly appointed Bishop Edward Malesic delivers his first welcoming mass to the Alle-Kiski Valley area at Saint Margaret Mary Church in Lower Burrell on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Valley News Dispatch.

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Hot Weather

vnd-lo-HotWeather-072815.jpgJohanna Adams, 4, of West Deer Township, cools off by running through the fountain at the spray park at Deer Lakes Park in West Deer on Monday, July 27, 2015.

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Happy Birthday, Bess Higgins

Bess Higgins, a resident at Concordia Nursing home in Cabot, greets Santa Claus, portrayed by Bob Hilliard, of Butler, while Bess's daughter, Marilyn Davis, of Yardley, takes photographs during Bess's 108th birthday/Christmas party.

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