September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Emergency Responders Recount Trip To Hurricane-Stricken Louisiana

Three local residents render aid during Hurricane Gustav

Three emergency responders serving as members of the Mc- Connellsburg Strike Team recently completed deployment to Louisiana where they rendered aid to victims of Hurricane Gustav. More...

Local & State

Muslim Students Say YES To The U.S.

Teens from Muslim countries spend a year attending high school in the U.S. and dispelling cultural misconceptions on both sides

When Junaid Bin Masood, a 17- year-old Pakistani exchange student studying in southern California, was asked whether he had a gun in his backpack, he was speechless. More...

So. Fulton Parents Outraged Over Sr. Class Field Trip

Students who did not meet adequate yearly progress in state testing excluded from Ocean City trip

After writing a "Letter to the Editor" criticizing the administration and school board of the Southern Fulton School District on their recent decision to award certain members of the senior class with an out-of-state field trip, a Harrisonville are More...

Tea Party Held At Fulton House

The log cabin kitchen at the Fulton House was the scene of an autumn tea party on Friday. Eighteen ladies enjoyed the food and opportunity to meet others. They also had a preview of the teapots that will be on display in the museum in October. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1978 held its 30-year reunion on Saturday night at the Great Cove Golf Club restaurant. Dale and Cindy Fairchild of North Carolina visited last week with Cindy's mother, Dorothy McQuade of town. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Garry Book, Carolyn Henry, Ashley Ramsey, Althea Stains, George Winnick, Karen Pine, Paul Bennett, Zachary Diehl, Buck Mills, Carole Armagost, Raymond Fields, Seth Benson, Chanin Rotz-Mountz, Landon Kling, Gerald Booher, Bill L More...

Hustontown

This Week's Items Belated happy birthday wishes to Lois McGowan who had a special day September 21. Happy birthday wishes to Terry McGowan, on September 26; Harold Berkstresser on September 28, and Kristin Torcasco on September 28. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

Forbes Road 0, Belleville Mennonite 0 Forbes Road and Belleville Mennonite settled for a 0-0 tie Friday evening after the time clock ran out at the conclusion of double overtime. More...

Field Hockey

Greencastle-Antrim 3, Forbes Road 0 The Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils were led by Sarah Gipe, who tallied three unanswered goals last Wednesday against the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals. More...

Girls Soccer

McConnellsburg 4, Northern Bedford 2 McConnellsburg snapped its losing streak Monday evening with a 4- 2 Sideling Hill League win over the Northern Bedford Lady Panthers. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Sunday Spiritual Service Special Sunday spiritual music services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, Sunday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m. Music by Hancock Arts Council Band. More...

RECREATION

Bowling Pin Shoot A bowling pin shoot will be held September 27 at Fulton County Rifle & Pistol Club. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Handguns only - automatics, revolvers and single actions. Bring own ammo and a holster. More...

THIS 'N THAT

FFFA Yard Sale Vendors Wanted Fulton Fall Folk Festival yard sale vendors are needed for a yard sale at the Eagles Club in Harrisonville. More information may be obtained by calling 485-0155. More...

Family

All Revved Up: A Teen's First Set Of Wheels

Big or small? Used or new? Who pays for gas? So many decisions to make about teens' cars

As the mother of a 16-year-old son, Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro remembers the family's conversations when he wanted to buy a car. More...

Woman's Dog Saves Her From Attack In W. Pa. Park

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman is safe after her dog chased off a violent assailant in Linn Run State Park. More...

Church News

Special Fall Services

Special fall services will be held at Jerusalem Christian Church October 2-5 at 7:00 p.m. each night with guest speaker Gary Sams. More...

River Oaks Seeks Volunteers For Christian-based Crisis Helpline

River Oaks Helpline is currently looking for volunteers. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: pork loin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. Tuesday: corn dog, baked beans, coleslaw, orange, brownie. More...

Seniors Asked To Share Annual Center Costs

Area Agency On Aging Executive Director Alan Smith meets with McConnellsburg senior citizens

A request to share the expenses associated with the ongoing operation of local senior centers was presented to senior citizens in Mc- Connellsburg Tuesday afternoon during a special meeting with Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Alan Smith. More...

Shives Faces Attempted Murder Charges

Jailed after shooting at ex-girlfriend

A Big Cove Tannery man remains lodged in the Franklin County Prison on charges of criminal attempted murder this week after he allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend from a moving vehicle. Forty-three-year-old Michael Frederick Shives Sr. More...

Obituaries

Violet Benson

Three Springs, 83

Violet Benson, 83, Three Springs, died Saturday morning, September 13, 2008, at her home in Clay Township, Huntingdon County. Born February 20, 1925, in Clay Township, she was the daughter of the late Chloe Watkins. She was married to Edgar H. More...

Marlin H. McQuade

McConnellsburg, 80

Marlin H. "Deke" McQuade, 80, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Altoona Regional Hospital. He was born December 8, 1927, in McConnellsburg, the son of the late Floyd and Mildred (Hixson) Mc- Quade. More...

Virginia L. Johnson

Hancock, 82

Virginia Lee Johnson, 82, Hancock, Md., died Monday, September 22, 2008, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. More...

Letters

Thanks For Support Of Abused Animals

To The Editor: As one gets older we often look back on lessons learned from our families. My father and his relatives are from Germany. More...

The Great Pumpkin

To The Editor: Atlantic Giant pumpkins are fun to grow. They require an extreme amount of dedication and work. Last year's world record for one of these was 1,689 pounds. More...

Police Reports

Store Burglarized

D&D Corner Market located at 5557 Pleasant Ridge Road in Needmore was the site of a burglary and theft between September 13 and 15. Burglars forced open a rear door and removed various items from the store, according to state police. More...

Vehicle Chase

Sixty-one-year-old Robertsdale area resident Lawrence Duvall allegedly chased two Three Springs women in their vehicle and threatened them along Hoover Road in New Grenada on Sunday, September 14. More...

DUI Charges Filed

Charges of driving under the influence have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson against 42-year-old Fort Loudon resident Margaret Rose Lawyer. More...

Entertainment

Leidy And Rasp Win Path Valley Shootout

Dave Leidy in the Mini Stocks and John Rasp in Thunder Cars each took home $1,000 for winning the Four-Cylinder Shootout Sept. 22 at Path Valley Speedway Park. Leidy led all 50 laps in the Mini Stocks. More...

Hershey And Brookens Lead Path Valley Sprints To Victory

As a preview of the Four-Cylinder Shootout Sunday, Friday night's features went to Ricky Harper in the Mini Stocks and Denny Scofield in the Thunder Cars at Path Valley Speedway Park. More...

Ethiopian Men Finish 1-2-3 In Philly Distance Run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Yirefu Birhanu won the Philadelphia Distance Run on Sunday as Ethiopian men finished 1-2-3 in the halfmarathon. Liliya Shobukhova, of Russia, won the women's race, edging out six-time winner Catherine Ndereba, of Kenya. More...

Features

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 29, 1988 '88 Board of directors and staff members of Fulton County National Bank and Trust Co. held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning for the opening of its branch bank in Shade Gap. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Maggie Riggs of McConnellsburg, was taken in 1980 at Maggie's annual Christmas Eve party held at her home on South Second Street, and pictures from left to right: Mary Hoover, Maggie Riggs, Rev. Dr. David R. More...

Reading-Area Student Documents Hex Signs

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) - At first, Patrick J. Donmoyer photographed only the hex signs that he found interesting. Now, he's interested in all of them. More...