2009-01-15 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 11, 1979

'79 Fulton County produced three first-place winners in the home economics divisions at this year's state Farm Show in Harrisburg,

and each of them received the added distinction of being named best in their class among all competitors throughout the state. Harrisonville grandmother Betty Berkstresser made it two years in a row. Last year, her entry in the open class home-related arts, a "log cabin" design quilt, won a second-place ribbon, but was still judged best in the state that year. This year, Mrs. Berkstresser, a cook at Forbes Road Elementary School, put it all together, winning first place and first in the state with a new entry, a yellow, white and red quilt in the "turkey tracks" design. She won second place for her canned yellow corn, third for canned green beans, fourth with quince jelly and another canned green bean entry won a fifth-place ribbon. Fifteen-year-old Patty Suders of McConnellsburg is also no stranger to the Farm Show judges. This year, her entry in the 4-H class home-related arts, a batik print, was awarded a first-place ribbon and declared best batik entry in the state. Also a multiple winner, Patty won a third-place ribbon for her tomato juice entry in the 4-H foods class. Nettie Chubb of Mc- Connellsburg, a 69-year-old retired housewife, entered a camel and eggshell color crocheted dress that earned a first-place ribbon and was declared the best crocheted garment in the state. Other winners available at press time include Teresa Houdersheldt of Warfordsburg, whose oatmeal drop cookies won a third-prize ribbon in the 4-H foods class and Mrs. Bertha Deshong of Harrisonville, who was awarded a fifth-place ribbon for the quilt she entered in the open class home-related arts.

More than 350 people braved the cold on Saturday to attend the late Floyd Sipes sale, but few people came away with the bargains they hoped for. Some of the old and rare collectibles and the price they brought included a Dutch cupboard, $775; pedestal table, $350; three-piece wicker suite, $220; corner cupboard, $610; ice box, $400; dry sink, $235. Dark came before the sale could be completed and the remaining items will be sold this Saturday.

John L. Grove had a birthday party Monday for his JLG Industries in McConnellsburg and its 700 employees. Standing atop a JLG scissors lift in the huge assembly building a half hour before quitting time, Grove addressed a mass meeting of the workers with the smell of smoke and ozone still hanging in the air. The pomp and circumstance surrounding Grove's speech served to mark the 10th anniversary of the local manufacturing operation.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nazelrod, McConnellsburg, are the proud parents of the first baby born at the Medical Center in 1979. Joshua Lee Nazelrod, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was delivered at 8:06 a.m. on January 3 by Dr. William Milroth.

Specials at the IGA: Coronet paper towels, 2 for $1; Campbell's chicken noodle soup, 4 cans for 89 cents; Borden's ice cream, $1.19 half gallon.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heinbaugh on December 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Duvall of Mercersburg on December 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nazelrod of McConnellsburg on January 3; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Hixon of Hancock on January 4.

The marriage of Melinda Kay Saylor to Lennis Wayne Regi took place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at the Knobsville Church of the Brethren. Melinda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Saylor of McConnellsburg. Lennis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Regi of Fort Littleton.

Deaths: Willis F. Doyle, McConnellsburg; Rei Sprowl, Wells Tannery; Mrs. Ruth Haman, Chambersburg; Gaylen Shaw, Berkeley Springs; Mrs. Margaret Burns, St. Thomas; Clara Keyser, Fort Loudon; William Holman, St. Thomas.

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