December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Medical Center Books Show Mixed Results

Profit for operating income, loss for net income

Fulton County Medical Center held a state-of-the-company meeting on Monday evening and although the news was not entirely good, it was not as bad as had been predicted. More...

Local & State

Needmore Fire Co. Receives $117,515 FEMA Assistance Grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an $117,515 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. More...

Medicare Part D Open For Enrollment

Enrollment ends December 31

Area senior citizens wanting to enroll in Medicare Part D or change their current provider still have until the conclusion of December, according to the executive director of the tri-county based Area Agency on Aging. More...

McConnellsburg Schools Among Worst In U.S. For Outside

Air Quality USA TODAY ranks schools No. 168

Central Fulton School District's schools have been named some of the worst in the nation for having outside air with high levels of dangerous toxic chemicals. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 15, 1988 '88 Record cold temperatures greeted the many avid sportsmen who heard the call of the wild on Monday for the first day of doe season. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Jesse Smartt was picked first team football for the Public Opinion all-star team. He was also named to the Mid Penn Liberty Division first team on both sides of the ball. He is the son of Scott and Karen Smartt of Needmore. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Dave Booher, Stacey Martz, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Jo Fleming, Betty Collins, Philip Myers, Devin Horne, Celeste Horne, Robyn Gaff, Ryan Hann, Jamie Brown and Betty Hann. More...

Hustontown

Winter temperatures have arrived which made for a cold weekend, but fortunately we didn't get much snow. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Joan Shepherd, who passed away last week. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Emmanuel Christian School 65, FCCCS 51 The Emmanuel Christian School prevailed over the Fulton County Community Christian School Friday during the opening game of the 12th annual Calvary Baptist Academy Tip-Off Tourney. T.J. More...

Girls Basketball

Emmanuel Christian School 29, FCCCS 28 Josie Spade led the Fulton County Community Christian School Chargers with nine points last Friday during the opening round of the 12th annual Calvary Baptist Academy Tip-Off Tournament. More...

Yarbrough: No Respect For Fear

"Lee Roy was one of the best racers I ever ran against," said former NASCAR driver Sam Mc- Quagg. "There are lots of good drivers, but he had natural driving talent that most of them don't have." "If you were ahead of him, you better watch out. More...

Features

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger was taken in 1956 by Calla Hill on the Hill farm on the Narrows Road near Knobsville. More...

Family

Four Generations

Pictured above are four generations of the Nellie (Shaffer) Brant family. Left to right are son Bill Shaffer, mother Nellie, greatgrandson Austin Shaffer and grandson Ed Shaffer. More...

Celebrates 85th Birthday

George N. Mellott turned 85 on December 6, 2008. A party was held in his honor on Sunday, December 7, at Sideling Hill Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Sixty-five guests were in attendance. George has been married to his wife, Alice, for 58 years. More...

Pa. Bear Hunter Charged With Killing Heckler

VINTONDALE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania bear hunter already jailed on charges he assaulted a heckler is now charged with criminal homicide after a coroner's ruling. More...

County Posts Highest Jobless Rate In State

Now ranks 67th out of 67 counties

Fulton County's unemployment rate climbed 1.7 percentage points in October, going from 8.5 percent in September to 10.2 percent in October, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry last week. More...

County Taxes Remain Steady

Final budget to be adopted Dec. 30

With word finally being passed down from Washington, D.C., confirming what many have already known about the country's economic status and ongoing recession, the Fulton County commissioners have tentatively opted to hold the line on taxes for 2009 More...

Boro, Police Reach Tentative Agreement

End-of-contract issues likely resolved in binding arbitration

With only about 20 days remaining on the McConnellsburg Police Association's contract, council members announced last Wednesday evening that the endof contract negotiations with the union would go to binding arbitration. More...

Obituaries

Marian R. Hollingshead

Mercersburg, 80

Marian R. Hollingshead, 80, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born January 15, 1928, in Markes, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Cleone Benedick Kiser. More...

Lewis J. Hose Jr.

Hagerstown, 85

Lewis Jacob Hose Jr., 85, Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at his home. Born October 29, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis Jacob and Emma Lou Speilman Hose Sr. More...

Justin L. Mellott

McConnellsburg, 28

Justin L. Mellott, 28, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at Altoona Regional Trauma Center, Altoona, as a result from a fall from a tree stand. He was born in McConnellsburg June 24, 1980, the son of L. Lee and D. More...

Letters

Not Clear What Makes An Emergency At FCMC

To The Editor: I have always considered myself to have a firm grasp on the English language and up until this weekend, I thought I could define the word "emergency." On Saturday, my 2-year-old son woke from an afternoon nap struggling for breath More...

ER Care At FCMC Not What It Should Be

To The Editor: I am writing this to make the people of Fulton County aware of what has happened to the level of healthcare in our very own Fulton County Medical Center emergency room. More...

Praises SF/Community Choir

To The Editor: On Sunday, Dec. 7, I attended the Southern Fulton choir/community choir Christmas cantata. The performances were inspirational. I'm sure that a lot of work goes into preparing for such an event. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Rolls Onto Roof Two Huntingdon County residents were involved in a singlevehicle crash along Route 655 in Licking Creek Township last Tuesday. Driver Rebecca L. Neff of Huntingdon suffered minor injuries during the 9:57 p.m. More...

Crime Of The Week

Burglary Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a burglar responsible for a break-in at 3660 North Hess Road. More...

Pa. Driver Charged In Deaths Of Charity Walkers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man was charged with careless driving in the deaths of a couple who were struck as they walked to a fundraiser. David K. 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 main lobby. 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...

Church News

Garland - Spade United

Laura Spade and Lester Garland Jr. were united in marriage October 4, 2008, at Needmore Bible Church. Rev. Doug Poffenberger performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Price of Berkeley Springs and Mr. More...

Christmas Program

The Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, will hold its annual Christmas program on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Re-Creation To Appear At Cito

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