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Estate of Beulah Yvonne Detar, a/k/a Beulah Y. Detar.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Beulah Yvonne Detar, a/k/a Beulah Y. Detar, late of Warfordsburg, Fulton County, Pa., deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, by the Register of Westmoreland County, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and to those having claims against the same to present them to the undersigned, duly authenticated, for settlement.

Jonathan Dietz
723 Grant Avenue
Irwin, PA 15642
William J. Wilker, Esq.
Suite 205
231 South Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601


The Fulton County Commissioners do hereby give notice of a public hearing for the Alleghenies Ahead comprehensive plan for Fulton County. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 9 a.m., in the Fulton County Commissioners Office, 116 West Market Street, McConnellsburg, Pa. All interested persons or parties will be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the Alleghenies Ahead comprehensive plan and to submit statements if they so desire. Information regarding the plan may be viewed at the Fulton County Planning Commission Office or online at:

Anyone needing special accommodations to attend this meeting should call the planning office at 717-485- 3717 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Estate of Maxine E. DeShong, late of the Township of Taylor, Fulton County, Pa., deceased.

Letters testamentary on the above estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims are required to present same, duly authenticated, without delay.

Deborah K. Shaw Gress
12852 Pleasant Ridge
Harrisonville, PA 17228
Stanley J. Kerlin, Esquire
204 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
717- 485-4151


Forbes Road School Board at its regular meeting held May 7, 2018, adopted a tentative budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

The budget is open for public inspection in the business office of Forbes Road School District during office hours. Final adoption is planned at the meeting of the board on June 4, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Tammy Fraker
School Board Secretary


The Fulton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators will be holding their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018, 7 p.m. in office of the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency located at 219 N. Second Street, Suite 106, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233.

Anyone needing special accommodations to attend this meeting should call the office at 717-485-3201 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



1985 Ford F700 dump truck with reconstructed title, sold as is.

Detroit diesel, 240,334 miles, manual transmission, 2-speed rear, 10-foot Flink snowplow and stainless steel cinder spreader.

Interested parties can look at it at the Bethel Township building Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call 717-294-6583 to schedule an appointment.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at the township office, 289 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg. Bethel Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Bethel Township
Ray E. Powell, Chairman
Kelly S. Peck,


The Taylor Township Board of Supervisors will be accepting sealed proposals until 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the municipal building for the following stone products to be delivered as directed:

1000 ton anti-skid and 5000 ton 2A special limestone.

Sealed proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the municipality and accompanied by a bid bond in the amount of 10 percent of the total bid. To obtain a bid form, please contact the municipal secretary.

Taylor Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Taylor Township
Monica J. Mellott, Sec.


Sealed proposals will be received by Wells Township, Fulton County, Pa., at 891 Enid Road, PO Box 34, Wells Tannery, PA 16691, until 7 p.m. on June 25, 2018, for the following:

Item 1: 546 ton warm mix binder course, 19.0mm, in place.

Item 2: 409 ton, warm mix wearing course, 9.5mm, in place.

Item 3: 193 ton, aggregate shoulder, in place.

Liquidated damages apply at the rate of $870 per calendar day. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the municipality. For third class cities the bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10 percent of the bid, made payable to the municipality. For other municipal types it is the discretion of the municipality. A performance bond or certified check in the amount of 100 percent of the contract shall be furnished by the successful bidder within 20 days after the contract is awarded. The municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Wells Township
Connie L. Barnett, Sec.


Sealed bids will be received by the township of Brush Creek, 1792 Layton Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267, until June 29, 2018, at 6 p.m., for a 1998 Ford dump truck with power angle snow plow, spreader and good tires, AS IS. Call 301-667-3219 for more information.

All envelopes containing bid shall be clearly marked “Bid Proposal For Opening On June 29, 2018.”

The township reserves the right to reject any and all bids.



Due to the next regular scheduled borough council meeting falling on July 4, 2018 the date will be changed to July 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Bids for the painting of the Fulton House windows also will be open at this time.

Jack D. Fields
Borough Secretary


Forbes Road School Board at its regular meeting held June 4, 2018, adopted a final budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

The budget is open for public inspection in the business office of Forbes Road School District during the business day.

Tammy Fraker
School Board Secretary


The budget for the 2018- 2019 school term was adopted at a regular meeting of the Forbes Road School Board held June 4, 2018, with the followikng taxes levied:

35.042 mills, wage and profits tax at 1 percent; per capita tax under 522 at $5; occupation tax at $10; real estate tax at 1 percent per capita tax under 679 at $5.

Tammy Fraker
School Board Secretary


On June 4, 2018, at a regular meeting, the Forbes Road School Board passed a resolution to divide aggregate property tax allocation using gambling funds of $176,355.31 to those taxpayers that qualify for the homestead/ farmstead.

The real estate reduction amounts to approximately $192.11



On June 4, 2018, at a regular meeting the Forbes Road School Board approved a motion to move any additional unassigned fund balance at June 30, 2018, to committed fund balance, with the amount to be determined upon completion of the 2017-2018 fiscal year audit.

Committed fund balance will be used for future payment of bond principal, interest payments, health insurance increases and PSERS retirement increases.



Pursuant to the “Non- Coal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act” and the “Clean Streams Law,” notice is hereby given that Bluegrass Materials Company, LLC, with offices at 10000 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030, has made an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to renew existing NPDES Permit No. PA0607908. The associated mine site is located in Bethel and Thompson townships, Fulton County, and is known as the Warfordsburg Quarry. The permit area is 160 acres. The entrance to the quarry is located at 424 Pigeon Cove Road (LR 29007/SR 3001). The area described is contained in the Needmore Pa., and Hancock, Md., U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. The receiving stream for the operation is the Little Tonoloway Creek.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Fulton Co. Conservation District Office at 216 North Second Street, Suite 15, McConnellsburg, PA 17233-1170, 717-485-3547. Written comments, objections, or a request for an informal conference or public hearing may be submitted to the DEP Cambria Office, Bureau of District Mining Operations, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931 by August 4, 2018, and must include the person’s name, address, telephone number, and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection( s).



Todd Township Supervisors are offering for sale on sealed bids a 1982 International Dump Truck w/ Plow and Cinder Spreader, 38,480 GVW, diesel, automatic with 191,295 miles.

It is being sold as is. Current PA inspection. Includes three extra wheels and tires. Bids to be opened at 6 p.m. on July 5, 2018 during a regularly scheduled meeting at the Todd Township Municipal Building, 2998 East Dutch Corner Road, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17223.

Please call 717-987-3812 with questions or to inspect.

Connie Hann


Dwight B. Washabaugh and Tina M. Washabaugh, plaintiffs vs. Lacie Ann Washabaugh and David Wayne Thomas Jr., defendants, Civil Action - Law, No. 106 of 2018- C, Assigned Judge, Custody.




Now this 25th day of May, 2018, this order will notify Lacie Ann Washabaugh, defendant, that you have been sued in court to obtain sole legal and primary physical custody of the child A.B.T.

It is ordered and directed that George E. Wenger Jr., esquire, the court’s child custody conciliation officer, conduct a conciliation conference on July 6, 2018, at 10 o’clock a.m. in the assigned room at the Franklin County Courthouse, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. The anticipated length of the conciliation conference is one hour. The parties, along with their counsel, shall appear in person at the designated time for the conciliation conference. A memorandum shall be furnished to the conciliator at least three days prior to the scheduled conciliation conference pursuant to 39th Judicial District Civil Rule No, 1915 3(e)(5). Failure to provide said memorandum may result in the imposition of sanctions.

At the conciliation conference, an effort will be made to see if the issues can be resolved by agreement of the parties. If an agreement cannot be reached, the conciliator will assist in defining and narrowing the issues to reduce the time required for hearing by the court. At the conclusion of the conference, the conciliator will prepare a conference summary report for further action by the court.

You have the right to be represented by an attorney who may attend the conciliation conference with you. If you have not secured an attorney by the date of the scheduled conciliat1ion conference, you shall, nonethe- less, personally appear at the time scheduled for the conciliation conference without an attorney.

The plaintiff has deposited the sum of $250 with the prothonotary for the cost of the conciliation conference and the court reserves the right to further assign or divide these costs

Lacie Ann Washabaugh and David Wayne Thonas Jr., defendants, are notified that if you fail to appear as provided by this order, an Order of Court for custody, partial custody or visitation may be entered against you or the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.

Pending the hearing, with emphasis placed on the custody arrangement for the six months preceding the filing of this complaint and with particular attention paid to the role of primary caretaker, the court hereby establishes the following temporary order for custody pending a hearing

A. Dwight B. Washabaugh and Tina M. Washabaugh shall have sole legal and primary physical custody of the child, A B T

B. Natural parents shall have visitation at the discretion of Dwight B. Washabaugh and Tina M. Washabaugh.

You must file with the court a Criminal Record/ Abuse History Verification regarding you and anyone living in your household on or before the presentation scheduled on ______ but no later than thirty days after the date of service of the complaint or petition for modification.

No party shall be permitted to relocate the residence of the child to significantly impair the ability of another person to exercise custody UNLESS every individual who has custody rights to the child consents to the proposed relocation OR the court approves the proposed relocation. A person proposing to relocate MUST comply with the notice requirements of 23 Pa. C.S.A. Section 5337(c).

Defendant is hereby notified that if she disputes the plaintiff’s averments regarding the current status of the custody arrangements and this order is entered on the basis of those averments, she has the right to request a prompt conference with the court. If the matter of the temporary custody arrangements is not resolved at the conference, the court may in atypical factual situations and its sole discretion schedule a brief hearing limited to the issues of determining temporary custody arrangements pending the scheduled conciliation conference.

The parties and their legal counsel, if applicable, are hereby directed to engage in meaningful negotiations to resolve this matter prior to the conciliation conference.

This order shall become a final appealable order 181 days after the date of filing of the attached complaint, that is, on October 30, 2018, fill in date 181 days after the date of filing of the complaint/petition, unless prior to that date ( 1) a party files a praecpe, motion, or request for trial, or (2) there is filed a final intervening order.

You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer, go to or telephone the office set forth below. This office can provide you with information about hiring a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, this office may be able to provide you with information about agencies that may offer legal services to eligible persons at a reduced fee or no fee:

Franklin County Bar Association Find a Lawyer Service, 100 Lincoln Way East Suite E, Chambersburg, PA 17201; telephone 717-660- 2118;

Americans With

Disabilities Act of 1990

The Court of Common Pleas of Franklin County is required by law to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For information about accessible facilities and reasonable accommodations available to disabled individuals having business before the court, please contact our office. All arrangements must be made at least 72 hours prior to any hearing or business before the court.

By the court,


July 5, 2018

By virtue of certain writs of execution out of the Court of Common Pleas of Fulton County, Pa., and to me directed, I will expose at public sale by public venue or outcry in the hallway of the Fulton County Courthouse, McConnellsburg, Pa., July 5, 2018, at 10 a.m., on the above date, the hereinafter mentioned real estate. All parties in interest and claimants are hereby notified that a schedule of distribution will be filed by the sheriff on July 16, 2018, and that distribution will be made in accordance with said schedule unless exceptions are filed thereto within ten (10) days thereafter.

Sale #1
Wells Fargo Bank
Timothy K. and
Kathy J. Gelvin

All the following real estate, together with improvements thereon erected, situated in Taylor Township, Fulton County, Pa. Being known as 183 Stoney Lane, Hustontown, PA 17229. Being recorded in Deed Book 0375 Page 0118. Tax Parcel #08-13-026..-000


As soon as the property is knocked down to the purchaser, 10 percent of the purchase price or 10 percent of all costs, whichever may be higher, shall be delivered to the sheriff. If the 10 percent payment is not made as requested, the sheriff will direct the auctioneer to resell the property. The balance due shall be paid no later than July 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. prevailing time. Otherwise, all money previously paid will be forfeited and the property will be resold August 2, 2018, at 10 a.m. prevailing time in the hallway of the Fulton County Courthouse, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., at which time the full purchase price or all costs, whichever may be higher, shall be paid in full.

All sheriff’s sales can also be viewed online at

Keith B. Stains, Sheriff
Fulton County, Pa.

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