October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HAVFCO Auxiliary, Co. Members Slice, Dice, Roast And Mash For Folk Festival

Company sponsors five dining events this weekend

This is the weekend that Fulton County throws open its gates to welcome thousands to enjoy our beautiful fall foliage as well as our hospitality. More...

Local & State

Pa. Legislature OKs Electricity Conservation Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

5 Stops On Festival House Tour

Historical Society hosts annual event this Saturday and Sunday

The Fulton County Historical Society will showcase five of Fulton County's unique homes and historic structures at its annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival house tour this Saturday and Sunday afternoon. More...

John Deere Tractor Collection On Display During Fall Folk Festival

The third annual "Can't Help It - I Love that Green" John Deere tractor collection belonging to Fulton County residents Gary H. and Nancy L. More...

Letters

Responds To Local Comments About Obama

To the Editor: Just a short note regarding the letter to the editor in last week's paper concerning comments on Obama from three Fulton County citizens. More...

Democrats Caused The Financial Mess

To the editor: I saw a poll last week that indicated that 67 percent of Americans thought that the Democrats were better on the economy and/or fixing our financial problems. More...

Obama's The Most Anit-Gun Candidate Ever

To The Editor: Obviously, Erwin (letter to the editor October 9, 2008) is lambasting the NRA to trick local people into thinking Obama is not antigun. I have this to say about that notion: Hogwash! More...

Police Reports

Biker Injured In Belfast Township Accident

Emergency responders from Needmore render assistance at the scene of a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Mountain and Sipes Mill roads. Driver Gene Timberman of Needmore lost control of his eastbound motorcycle at 2:40 p.m. More...

McConnellsburg Man Caught Stealing Gas

A McConnellsburg man was one of two individuals recently caught siphoning gasoline from a van owned by the Community Chapel Church of Hesston. Huntingdon state police reported 20-year-old McConnellsburg resident Devin Rock Jr. More...

Threatening Phone Calls Made

Threatening telephone calls were allegedly made to several Bedford County residents by a Warfordsburg area man. Zachary L. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Revival Evangel Assembly of God Church would like to announce revival services with Pastor Bill Piker, Sunday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and October 20-22 at 7:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

X Card Shoot X-card shoots will be held Friday nights until November 21, at 7:00 p.m., at Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club. Enter to win a New England Arms 12 gauge pump shotgun when playing X card. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Photo Contest Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting photo entries through November 14 with the winning photo to be used in a community art room mural located in the basement meeting room of the Lions Club Community Building. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Maxwell Bruce Suders celebrated his first birthday on July 12, 2008. Max's birthday cake was a big cupcake baked by his mother. Max's proud parents are Morris and Melissa Suders, and he has a big brother, Carter. More...

Celebrates Third

Carter Lyle Suders celebrated his third birthday on June 13, 2008. He had a tractor-theme birthday party at his home with his family, friends and his little brother, Max. Carter's parents are Morris and Melissa Suders. More...

Celebrates Sixth

Riley Tucker Black celebrated his sixth birthday on October 10, 2008. He is the son of Maynard and Rhonda Black of Three Springs. Grandparents are Gloria Black and Chalmer and Patsy Mellott. Great-grandmother is Evelyn Mort. More...

Doug Ray To Lead Festival Parade

Saturday's parade marshal is McConnellsburg native

Doug Ray, a well-known Mc- Connellsburg man, has been chosen to lead the Fulton Fall Folk Festival's annual parade through town this Saturday. More...

Township Officials Gather For 86th Annual Convention

Whitetail health, library construction and open space among topics

From open space and the health of the white-tailed deer population to aging matters, local township officials were updated Monday on a multitude of ongoing topics affecting the operation of their municipalities and the well-being of their residents More...

Obituaries

Vera E. Hixson

Crystal Spring, 82

Vera E. Hixson, 82, Crystal Spring, died Sunday, October 5, 2008. She was born October 16, 1925, in Everett, a daughter of the late Veryl Alvin Dodson and Mary Esther (Bowman) Dodson. More...

Colleen R. Craig

Fort Loudon, 33

Colleen Rae Craig, 33, Fort Loudon, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, as a result of a Tuesday afternoon automobile accident in Green Township. More...

Marie A. Crouse

Spring Run, Pa., 82

Marie Anna Crouse, 82, Spring Run, Pa., died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at home. Born May 3, 1926, in Orbisonia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Elmer and Eva Jane Varner Worthy. She was a member of Laurel Grove United Methodist Church. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Don't forget our Fulton Fall Folk Festival, is held this weekend. A parade will be on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. Lots of good food too all over the county. More...

Buck Valley

Birthday greetings to Brandon Bundschuh, October 15, Norma Deshong and James McKeever, October 16, Edgar Cornelison, October 17, Lee Allan Mellot, October 20, E. More...

Hustontown

It sure has been a beautiful October weekend. We just hope it lasts through all next week for the fall festival. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Willis Heefner who passed away on Saturday. He was very well liked by all. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

McConnellsburg 2, Forbes Road 1 Forbes Road's last-period goal was not enough to advance the Cardinals over the McConnellsburg Spartans, who clinched Monday's Sideling Hill League match by the score of 2-1. More...

Junior High Soccer

Fannett-Metal 4, Southern Fulton 1 Jordan Lake scored the only goal for the Southern Fulton Indians during a 4-1 ousting by the Fannett- Metal Tigers last Wednesday. More...

Field Hockey

Forbes Road 4, Belleville Mennonite 1 Forbes Road clinched the Keystone League title last Thursday, defeating Belleville Mennonite by the score of 4-1. Kaili Hockensmith rallied for two goals, and Stephanie Clippinger had a goal as well. More...

Entertainment

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: swiss steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, pears. Tuesday: turkey and cheese sandwich w/lettuce, tomato, potato soup, wheat bread, banana, mayo. More...

Franklin Financial Announces Regular 4th- Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 27 cents per share regular cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2008. More...

Features

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 20, 1988 '88 The 15th annual Fall Folk Festival parade kicked off promptly at 10:30 a.m. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Kay Souders McGarvey of McConnellsburg, was taken in the early 1970s and pictures her children, from left to right: Toby, Tim, Tony, Terri (front, center) and Tracey. More...

Pa. Healthcare Battle Shows States Struggle Alone

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - When Gov. Ed Rendell first proposed an ambitious plan to expand subsidized health insurance to uninsured Pennsylvania adults, he wanted the state to step into a void left by the federal government's failure to act. More...

Church News

Chambers Fort Park To Be Dedicated Oct. 18

Chambers Fort Park, named in honor of the founding family of Chambersburg, will be dedicated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 during the annual AppleFest celebration. More...

Reed - Woodal United

Cajan Bleu Woodal and David Scott Reed were married on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Needmore Bible Church. The bride is the daughter of William and Satricia Woodal. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, October 20: chili, turkey or ham sandwich, tropical fruit. Tuesday, October 21: chicken patty sandwich, potato rounds, applesauce, peaches. More...