December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Catholic Mission Works To "Make Glad The Hearts Of Children" On Christmas Morning

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

As we pause to reflect on the upcoming holiday season amidst a world torn by war and economic strife, it is, perhaps, fitting to remember the words of the late missionary, Amy Carmichael. More...

Needmore Home, Business Destroyed In Blaze

Propane tanks explode in fire; no one injured

A Needmore area man safely escaped his home last Tuesday evening after a propane explosion caused the rear of his residence that also housed the homeowner's welding business to erupt into flames. More...

Local & State

Americans Hail A Postman's Junk-mail Jihad

Numerous groups try to trim the burden of 100 billion pieces of mail a year

APEX, N.C. - To the folks on his route through the cul-desacs of Apex, N.C., Steve Padgett wasn't just a great mailman but a decent guy who once sent a pink teddy bear to an ailing neighborhood kid. More...

Gift-giving Gets A Little Smaller

Faced with tight budgets this year, many Americans put greater value on time with family

For Kay Meyers, and evidently for millions of others, silver bells will ring out new and creative ways of holiday gifting this year, as Americans come to terms with today's tough economic times. More...

JLG Lift Raises Awareness For Autism

If you are among the 1.5 million Americans living with the effects of autism spectrum disorder or a family member of someone with the disability, you know how devastating it can be. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 22, 1988 '88 Winter officially arrived this week. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cindy Lynch, December 14; Barb Sowers, December 18; H.J. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cindy Gahagan, Alton Madden, Naomi Winnick, Mary Serotkin, Becky Snyder, Cassie Gahagan, Derrick Gahagan, Eric Patterson, Cole Weist, Tim Fields, Steve Heaster, Kayla Gahagan, Kenny Brown and Charles Shoop. More...

Hustontown

Time is really moving with only 10 days until the special holiday when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. How great it is to celebrate such a special birth. Glad to report Gil and Donna Deshong are on the improvement list. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Tussey Mountain 45, McConnellsburg 16 The Tussey Mountain Titans easily dispatched the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans last Thursday, clinching the Sideling Hill League match 45-16. J.J. DeShong totalled five points for McConnellsburg. More...

Boys Basketball

Everett 59, McConnellsburg 32 The McConnellsburg Spartans only managed to score nine points during the second half of Monday evening's loss to the Everett Warriors. More...

Racing Roundup

As we approach the holidays next week, I'd like to send Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to all of my readers, and I wish everyone a safe and prosperous new year as well. More...

Features

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger was submitted by Raymond Melius of Carlisle, formerly of Hustontown, and pictures him in his first automobile. He bought the car from Ben Lane for $130 while he was still in Hustontown High School in 1951. More...

Family

Pure Weight Loss Agrees To Pay Back Pa. Customers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bankrupt weight loss company has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle complaints from former customers who did not get products or services they paid for. More...

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Rosella Souders family. Standing left to right are great-granddaughter Amanda (Bain) McNamee, grandson John Bain, and daughter Doris (Souders) Bain. More...

Our Tall, Grand, And Clumsy Tree

Like the best gifts, the perfect Christmas tree sometimes comes in smaller sizes

"Time to go chop down our Christmas tree!" my husband enthusiastically announced. "Clean up the playroom; we need to leave in 10 minutes." "Hurrah! After, can we stop at Grandma and Grandpa's house like we did last year?" my daughters asked. More...

Photo

McConnellsburg Junior Girl Scout Troop 898 members, left to right, Cloe Richards, Kaylee Gress, mom Lori Fortney, helper Hunter Souders and junior scout Michaela Rosenberry wrap some of the 1,800- plus Christmas gifts that St. More...

Two Get Prison Sentences

A Hancock, Md., man and a Big Cove Tannery resident were sentenced last Tuesday in connection with two unrelated incidents involving a Warfordsburg area convenience store heist and the indecent assault of a teenage girl. More...

Tree Of Love Ceremony Held At FCMC

Despite a very cold night, the Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary Tree of Love Ceremony was held in the activities room of the new Fulton County Medical Center last Sunday evening. Rev. Richard Bernhard opened the ceremony with an invocation. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

RAMSEY In loving memory of Lewis Allen Ramsey on his birthday and Christmas - December 15, 1953 - August 28, 1999: After years and years, moment to moment, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. More...

Howard L. Keefer

McConnellsburg, 60

Howard L."Sonny" Keefer, 60, McConnellsburg, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. More...

Gerald S. Klock

Chambersburg, 77

Gerald Stanley LaVerne Klock, 77, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born September 7, 1931, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Paul J. Klock and Regina Garland. He worked at T.B. Woods Co. More...

Letters

Thanks Fulton Co. People For Help After Fire

Editor's Note: The Buterbaughs lost all of their possessions in a fire November 3. More...

USA Today Report Absurd

To The Editor: According to USA TODAY, we are breathing toxic air on Cherry Street. Lets re-read the text and cite the evidence to support this generalization. How did the 'federal EPA' make this determination? More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Struck A mailbox along Route 301 just west of Black Oak Road was struck by an unknown vehicle on Saturday, December 6, at 11 p.m. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the crash in Bethel Township. More...

4 Hurt In Northeast Pa. School Bus Crash

JEDDO, Pa. (AP) - Four people were injured and more than 20 students were taken to the hospital as a precaution following a Friday morning crash in Jeddo, Luzerne County. More...

Entertainment

Bacon With Dessert?

Chefs nationwide are pairing up sweets with a surprising savory

"Bacon maple? There's actual bacon in that cupcake?" an incredulous visitor blurts out after scanning the selections at More, a sleek modern cupcake boutique in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. More...

Forbes Road September Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Students of the Month for September. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas Program 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...

RECREATION

Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Toys For Tots Toys For Tots distribution will be December 19 and 20. Contact Rev. Diane L. Jefferson at Bethel Cito A.M.E. Church in McConnellsburg to get on the distribution list at 717-404-5119. More...

Church News

MHS Ensemble Performs At Pleasant Ridge Church

The MHS Choral Ensemble performed at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene on a recent Sunday. The group has been performing a Christmas program for the past several weeks at various churches in Franklin and Fulton Counties. More...

Christmas Programs

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...

Ignoring The Christmas Letter Dos And Don'ts

Sometimes there is no right way to express what is in our hearts

My knowledge of etiquette comes in handy sometimes. More...