November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving Day Celebrates Harvest Bounty

Americans will consume 46 million turkeys on Thursday

As economic worries continue to dominate the national, state and local news, millions of Americans will still celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and for an estimated 90 percent of American families, turkey will be the centerpiece of the More...

Local & State

New Bailout Focus: How To Fight Foreclosures

The government will help homeowners restructure shaky mortgages financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but partisan debate looms over how to keep up the aid

WASHINGTON - First came Wall Street. Now Washington is turning more of its attention to Main Street, as the federal government moves to try and rescue more mortgage holders in financial trouble. On Nov. More...

Dog Found In W. Pa. Goes Home To N.J. After 5 Years

PITTSBURGH—For the first time in five years, Tootsie will spend Thanksgiving at home in New Jersey. The dachshund got lost five years ago, and is now headed home to Pleasantville, N.J. More...

McCbg.'s Own Mr. & Mrs. Claus Stepping Down This Christmas

Nelson and Rachel DeShong hope to continue bringing cheer to area children next year

With their bellies full of turkey and trimmings as dusk descends on Fulton County Thursday evening, passing motorists and residents seeking an early dose of Christmas spirit will only be greeted by darkness at 1748 Lincoln Way West, Mc- Connellsbur More...

Letters

What Does Thanksgiving Mean To You?

To The Editor: What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Besides being thankful, is it football games, car races, a big dinner? More...

Food Basket Operating As Usual

To The Editor: The Fulton County Food Basket Inc. would like the community to know that it is operating under its usual conditions. This month Food Basket has given out 148 food orders and 156 TEFAP food orders. More...

Take Time To Donate Blood

To The Editor: Last week you published an article from the American Red Cross discussing the low blood supply and in conjunction with that, I would like to urge all those who are able to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives. More...

Police Reports

Two Charged Following Vehicle Stop

Two men have been charged in connection with a vehicle stop that occurred along Miller Road in Taylor Township after Pennsylvania Game Commission officials observed a spotlight sweeping across a field. More...

Windows Broken

The driver's side window and sunroof on an automobile owned by Jai Lance Hall of Broad Top were broken while the vehicle was parked along Route 913 just west of Waterfall between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, November 14. More...

Car Rolls Onto Roof

A Harrisonville man was not injured when his southbound 2003 Ford Focus drove over an embankment and rolled onto its roof in a cow pasture located in Cass Township, Huntingdon County. Forty-fiveyear old Franklin Reel Jr. More...

Entertainment

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, December 1: no school. Tuesday, December 2: no school. Wednesday, December 3: french toast or cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham salad, potato soup, pickle beets, wheat bread, pears. Tuesday: hamburger w/American cheese, coleslaw, tater tots, hamburger bun, chocolate pudding. More...

SF Students Tour Space Center

Southern Fulton students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience on Monday, November 10. They traveled to The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for a day of aerospace experiences. More...

Features

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 1, 1988 '88 Buck hunters in Fulton County took an estimated 450 deer on the first day of buck season on Monday. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger is the property of the Fulton County Historical Society and pictures the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of George and Bessie Richards. They were married February 5, 1914, by Rev. J.L. Yeavick. More...

18-Year-Old Dies In Head-On Collision

Greencastle man with area ties suffers fatal injuries

An 18-year-old Greencastle man with ties to Fulton County suffered fatal injuries early Friday morning when his car collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle along Route 16 near Shady Grove in neighboring Franklin County. More...

500 More Workers Lose Jobs At JLG

Staggered layoff takes place through January

JLG Industries has given up an additional 500 employees worldwide to the worsening global economic slowdown. The staggered layoff began Nov. More...

F&M And Community Trust Merger Approved

Franklin Financial Services Corp., holding company of F&M Trust, and Community Financial Inc., holding company of Community Trust Co., announced last week that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. More...

Obituaries

Gregory E. Barry

Warfordsburg, 55

Gregory Eldon Barry, 55, Warfodrsburg, died Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born September 15, 1953, in Palo Alto, Calif., he was the son of the late Eldon and Myra Staley Barry. More...

Bruce M. Bookheimer

Hustontown, 65

Bruce M. Bookheimer, 65, Hustontown, died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Harrisburg General Hospital. Born in Bedford, October 9, 1943, he was the son of the late George I. and Bertha A. (Chilcoate) Bookheimer. More...

Joyce A. Chaney

Hagerstown, 45

Joyce Ann Chaney, 45, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, November 22, 2008, at College View Nursing Home in Frederick, Md. Born May 1, 1963, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Marian Rhodes Johnson, Rose Hill, Ga., and the late James Johnson. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to the family of Betty Miller Kuhn of Chambersburg, who passed away last Wednesday, and to Anna Harvey whose great-grandson was killed in an automobile accident last Friday morning. More...

Hustontown

It was a nice weekend but those cool breezes were here and some folks we hear had some snow. Hope we will have a nice week as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Take time to give thanks for what the Master gives us. More...

Navy Graduate

Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit Spencer L. Golden, son of Diane L. and Elzy E. Golden of Hancock, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Sports

Benson And Bowyer, The Other NASCAR Champions

Johnny Benson and Clint Bowyer have had great seasons. Benson won the Craftsman Truck Series title, and Bowyer held off Carl Edwards to win the Nationwide Series. More...

Racing Roundup

Lincoln Speedway honored its top drivers at its banquet this past weekend at the Holiday Inn in York. More...

FCMC Home Care Services Offering Blood Pressure Screenings

Fulton County Medical Center Home Care Services will be offering free blood pressure screenings the first Tuesday of every month. Beginning December 2, 2008, Home Care invite you to come in and meet its team between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Re-Creation On Sunday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m., the singing group "Re- Creation" from Port Trevortion, Pa., will present "An Evening of Christmas," at Cito United Methodist Church. More...

RECREATION

Bake & Craft Sale Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary's bake and craft sale will be held Friday, December 12, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the long-term activity room. A wide variety of baked goods as well as hand-crafted items will be featured. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Holiday Toy Drive Odd Fellow Lodge #773 of New Grenada is collecting new toys to be distributed to area children this Christmas. More...

Family

On The Trail Of The Perfect Recipe

She wanted to re-create the cream puffs she had tasted in Venice. Was that possible or just a pipe dream?

Sometimes a cream puff isn't just a cream puff. Sometimes it's proof that with enough recipes, plenty of trial and error, and a little perseverance, the ultimate in a food experience can actually become a possibility in your very own kitchen. More...

Church News

Young Stroke Patient Spreads Understanding

SOLEBURY, Pa. (AP) - It's impossible to look at Emily Hyland and not smile. With her crimson-colored hair and soft blue eyes, she is a child who radiates kindness and warmth. More...

Christmas Play

Laurel Ridge Christian Church will hold a Christmas play, "The Not Too Perfect Nativity Play," December 13 and 14 at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Engagement

Denny and Elaina Swope and Rodney and Jackie Mellott wish to announce the engagement of their children, Heidi Lee and Christopher Allen. More...