November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Grapples With Police Issue Again

Business owner threatens abolishment of council

Tempers flared again during last Wednesday evening's regular Borough Council meeting as the majority of council members continued to be put on the defensive over their decision to abolish the town's two-man police force effective at the end of this More...

County Revises Office Construction Plans

Two-story office building will not be constructed

The Fulton County commissioners revealed last week that their plans for the construction of a new county office building have been revised greatly in comparison to when they kicked off their series of town meetings and aired their wishes earlier th More...

Local & State

88-Year-Old Goes The Extra Mile To Vote

Carolyn Hixon casts her vote from hospital bed

Like many Americans, Buck Valley resident Carolyn Hixon was eager to vote in last week's presidential election. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners signed a contract agreement last Tuesday with an area construction company and gave their final authorization for the company to begin its efforts as part of the ongoing renovations at the Fulton County Library. More...

PSU Expert Offers Tips For Economizing

If balancing your household budget is getting harder, you should consider ways to economize, reduce your costs and cut wasteful consumption, says a financial literacy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Letters

Salutes Home Care Providers

To The Editor: November is National Home Care & Hospice Month and I would like to take this opportunity to salute the nurses, therapists, aides, social workers, companions, housekeepers, physicians, phlebotomists, volunteers and chaplains who brin More...

Election Moves Country Toward Socialism

To The Editor: November 4, 2008 (soon under the control of O'Bama, Pelosi and Reid) is the day that America, as we older citizens know it, died. More...

Remembering Two Departed Veterans

To The Editor: Yesterday, November 11, was a particularly special day for all veterans. Not only were we honored to serve our nation, we are recognized yearly as a result. These were special services conducted around the world. More...

Police Reports

Mailboxes Struck By Unknown Vehicle

An unknown vehicle struck a post holding three mailboxes along Back Run Road in Ayr Township on Wednesday, November 5. Victims were Ginger Joe Flemming, 38; Robert L. Sample, 53; and Frank Quattro, all of McConnellsburg. More...

Mailboxes Damaged

Mailboxes belonging to 65-yearold James William Divelbliss Jr. and James William Divelbliss III, 40, were damaged between 11 a.m. on November 1 and 12:30 p.m. on November 3. More...

Deer Causes Accident

A white-tailed deer darting across Route 30 in Todd Township caused a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday, November 4, according to state police. More...

Entertainment

Robin Hood Takes Center Stage At MES

Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, is trying to save the kingdom of King Richard from his brother's poor care and help the good people from being taxed into starvation and death. More...

National Players To Perform At Wilson College

Performance this Friday, Nov. 14

A revered national theater company will perform one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies - "As You Like It" - as part of the Wilson College 2008-09 Performing Arts Series on Friday, Nov. 14. More...

Features

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger is the property of the Fulton County Historical Society and pictures the Rev. David R. Hoover family, from left to right: Steve, Mary, Marilyn, Rev. David R. Hoover, and David II. More...

Family

Advertisers Up The Ante As Products Become TV Plots

Products no longer simply appear in shows - they're becoming important parts of the plot, too

LOS ANGELES - Forget "product placement" - that's so 20th century. Even "product integration" is passe. More...

Txt 2 Stay In Touch

When children leave for college, parents may find they need a new way to communicate

About a year ago, my daughter and I had breakfast before moving her into an off-campus apartment. Suddenly, my phone made a trilling sound I'd never heard before so I looked at it. "There's a picture of an envelope here," I said to Courtney. More...

Boro Makes 2 Mill Tax Cut For 2009

Council's expects to save nearly $95,000 with police force gone

STAFF WRITER McConnellsburg Borough Council approved a tentative 2009 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for a 2 mill tax decrease for property owners in the borough. More...

Military Memor ies Honors Veterans

Display opened, membership club forming

Every photo and tour album as well as each medal on display told an individual story. More...

Truck Wreck Backs Up Traffic On Turnpike

A Bedford County collision involving a tractor-trailer and a dump truck backed up traffic along the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Friday. More...

Obituaries

Ricky W. Benson

Three Springs, 38

Ricky W. Benson, 38, Three Springs, died early Saturday morning, October 25, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident along Fort Littleton Road, Springfield Township. Born August 20, 1970, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Jean K. More...

George D. Bishop

McConnellsburg, 53

George D. Bishop, 53, Mc- Connellsburg, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born in McConnellsburg, January 14, 1955, the son of the late Virgil and Ruby J. (Johnson) Bishop, He was the husband of Stephanie "Deb" M. More...

Loren A. Chaney

McConnellsburg, 60

Loren Allen Chaney, 60, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Saxton, June 19, 1948, the son of the late A. Francis and Charlotte (Moore) Chaney. He was the husband of Normalee Chaney. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 17, 1988 '88 Veterans Day observances for Fulton County were held Friday with a parade through Mc- Connellsburg and ceremonies at the courthouse. Col. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Jane and Paul MacDonald and family attended the interment of Jane's brother-in-law, Francis T. Moran, 88, of Port Orange, Fla., on November 4. The ceremony, with full military honors, was at Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Bernie Mc- Math, Jody Newman, Neil Shehan, Bonnie Anderson, Derrick Grissinger, Scott Shehan, Jean Fleck, Bea Covert, Samantha Anderson, Sherry Collins, Danny Fleischer, Tim Henry and Terry Cutshall. More...

Wells Valley

On November 1, my family and I attended the wedding of Michael Souders and Stephiane Resser in Carlisle. Michael is the son of Randy and Teresa Souders, formerly of Wells Tannery. The wedding was held at the Holiday Inn West on the Carlisle Pike. More...

Sports

Johnson Wins, Increases Point Lead

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix Int'l. Raceway, and is now 141 points ahead of second-place driver Carl Edwards. More...

Racing Roundup

Hagerstown Speedway officially wrapped up the 2008 racing season over the weekend with the 21st annual Octoberfest 350. The event was rescheduled from two weeks ago. More...

FR Youth Fair Well At State Finals Of Punt, Pass And Kick Competition

The Jaycees state finals of the punt, pass and kick competition were held November 9 at Holuba Hall (affectionately known as the JoePa dome) in University Park, Pa. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Hymn Sing Buck Valley New Testament Church, Warfordsburg, will hold a hymn sing November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Music will be by Richard Fox and family. All are welcome. Refreshments served afterwards. More...

RECREATION

Christmas Parade The 23rd annual Greencastle Christmas parade will be held Saturday, November 22. The parade will begin at 9:21 a.m., at the Lillian S. Besore Memorial Library and will proceed down E. 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...

Church News

Global Survey: Youths See Spiritual Dimension To Life

In the most ambitious such review to date, young people in 17 countries most often defined spirituality as belief that life has a purpose, belief in God, and being true to one's inner self

Around the globe, the vast majority of young people share a conviction that life has a spiritual dimension. Seventy-five percent in a recent survey believe in God or a higher power. More...

Quilt Donated To Historical Society

A Fulton County quilt, hand-pieced by Bessie Raker Foreman in the "wagon wheel" pattern, has been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society museum. More...

3 Pa. Courthouses Receive Anthrax Scare Letters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Identical letters sent to three Pennsylvania county courthouses this week mentioned anthrax but did not contain the poisonous substance. More...