October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County's Jobless Stats Drop Slightly

Improves in Sept. but actual August UE rates higher than reported

Fulton County's unemployment rate dropped by 1.5 percentage points in September, going from 9.2 percent in August to 7.7 percent in September, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry last week. More...

Local & State

Gov. Rendell Visits Pittsburgh Senior Center

Announces school taxes eliminated for 113,000 senior homeowners statewide

PITTSBURGH - Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced last week that an estimated 113,000 senior homeowners have had school property taxes completely eliminated as a result of Pennsylvania's historic property-tax relief law. More...

Choochy The Pooch Delays Flights At Boston Airport

BOSTON (AP) - Just call Choochy the poodle a "runway runaway." The "fast and elusive" poodle scampered across runways and taxiways at Logan International Airport over the weekend, evading airport personnel for more than 17 hours and delaying at l More...

Gator Attack Survivor Gets Bionic Arm And Hand

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - What price tag does one put on an arm? A man who lost his recently during a fierce battle with an alligator, has a new one worth $110,000. Kasey Edwards, 18, jumped into a canal near Lake Okeechobee, at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Community Organizing Is Hard

To The Editor: I've listened to a lot of people make fun of being a "community organizer." I heard a York resident on the radio say that no one had ever explained to him what a "community organizer" does. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Fatal Crash Claims One A crash just one-half mile from the Fulton County line claimed the life of a person whose identity has not yet been released by Pennsylvania State Police in Huntingdon. Sgt. More...

Former Pa. Police Officer Convicted In Sex Case

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A former small-town police officer accused of molesting or propositioning more than a dozen teenage girls while on duty was convicted of several sex offenses. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session

Judge Carol Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 21. More...

Entertainment

Path Valley Ends Season Wingless/Topless

With many competitors asking for a wingless show for sprint cars, the management of Path Valley Speedway listened and ran a wingless show for all of their sprint divisions, along with "topless" Late Models and a "Run What You Brung" 4-cylinder race More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

David King To Appear Recording artist/evangelist David King will be appearing at Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon on Sunday, November 2, at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 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

Improved "Marketplace For The Mind" Site Focuses On Teachers, Students

The Pennsylvania Web site aimed at helping educators and students explore the world of agriculture has been redesigned, making it easier to for educators to find lessons on and about the state's number-one industry, said Agriculture Secretary Denni More...

PennDOT Reminds Teen Drivers To Avoid "Rookie Mistakes" Behind Wheel

As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, PennDOT reminds teen drivers and their parents/ guardians to be aware of the behaviors that cause most teen driver crashes. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary News

As summer ends the FCMC Auxiliary has been very busy with its traditional fund raising activities this time of year - the Fulton Fall Folk Festival in October and the Tree of Love Ceremony in December. More...

Voters To Pick New Leader November 4

Registered voters urged to have their say in historic election

The clock is ticking down and history will be made in less than a week when registered voters head to the polls across the nation on November 4 to elect what will be either the country's first black president or female vice president. More...

SF Head Says Lack Of Teacher Help Linked To Compensation

Shares views on dual enrollment program in response to letter to the editor

The issues of dual enrollment courses and the proposed "double dipping" of payment for services were again brought to the forefront of last Tuesday's Southern Fulton School Board meeting when the district superintendent publicly went on the record More...

Vo-Tech Assessing Priority Jobs, Curriculum

Due to the ever-changing economy and job market, the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School is continuing its efforts to prepare area students for job opportunities not only in the area but the commonwealth through the preparation of a deta More...

Obituaries

Julia Chesnut

McConnellsburg, 89

Julia L. (DeShong) Chesnut, 89, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, October 26, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born in Three Springs, December 24, 1918, the daughter of the late Harry A. and Olive M. (Fix) DeShong. More...

Robert L. Funk

State Line,Pa., 79

Robert L. Funk, State Line, Pa., died in his home on September 28, 2008. A memorial service will be held on November 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. More...

William "Bill" Rouser

Saxton, 78

William "Bill" Rouser, 78, Saxton, died Thursday, October 23, 2008, at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. He was born on February 26, 1930, in Saxton, a son of the late William Ray and Clara (Weaver) Rouser. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

A 50th birthday party was held on Saturday night for Mark Weller at the FOVA, given by his wife, Rhonda and family. Iva Seiders, a resident at Fulton County Medical Center, was 95 on October 22. Happy birthday! More...

Hustontown

Mother Nature gave us another beautiful weekend. A good chance to get out and enjoy it because we are going toward those winter days. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Sarah Smith, Linda Ramsey, Dean Varner, Adam Patterson, Chris Hann, Autumn Whitsel, Jim Tucker, Daryl Patterson and Tim Cromwell. More...

Sports

Edwards Gets Double Weekend Wins

HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards won Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Memphis, then he took Sunday's Cup race at Atlanta. More...

SF Clinches Girls Cross-Country Title

J.C. Munson takes sixth place for boys team

Southern Fulton had an outstanding showing last Wednesday at the District 5 Cross-Country Championships held in Bedford with Lady Indian Lacey Beatty clinching the title during her team's first year of competition. More...

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature had the final say in what was supposed to be the final weekend of racing at Hagerstown Speedway. The 21st annual Octoberfest 350 was rained out and has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9. More...

Features

Financial Focus

Don't Wait For Market To Hit Bottom Before Investing

Whether you've been investing for four decades or four weeks, you've no doubt heard this classic piece of investment advice: Buy low and sell high. More...

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 3, 1988 '88 The remains of a Great Falls, Mont., man who disappeared last November while on a hunting trip with the son of Fulton County residents were found October 10 in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Sally Gress of Harrisonville, pictures Harry N. and Arisha Everts Deshong and was taken at their home place on Goldie Road near Scrub Ridge Mountain. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

GOBIN On behalf of all the people involved with the art exhibit, I would like to thank Bill and Jewel Palmer for the use of the building and the time and effort spent getting it ready for this year's show And I personally would like to thank all More...

Special Speaker

Megan Hixon with Word of Life Bible Institute, a missionary to Hungary, will be speaking at Antioch Christian Church November 2, at 11:00 a.m. More...

Franklin County Library Receives Grant To Improve Computer And Internet Services

Franklin County Library System received a $27,300 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to replace and increase public computer workstations for its patrons. More...