2009-01-15 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 23, 1969

'69 Three Fulton County farmers were winners in the state hay show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last week. Nearly 100 hay exhibits

from all areas of Pennsylvania were on hand. Webster Fischer and Sons of Crystal Spring won first award in the first-cutting alfalfa grass, first place in the mixed legume class, second place in the clover class and second in the first-cutting grass. Robert Knepper of Three Spirngs won first place in the first-cutting grass class and Nathan Hixson of Crystal Spring won fourth place in the first-cutting alfalfa grass class.

One evening last spring, some of the school children of the Forbes Road School District began "tootin' their horns," "strutting" and "beating the band." Translated this means that a drum and bugle corps was organized for the elementary students from grade four and above. The suggestion to organize such a group came from Kenneth Hutchinson of Sagner's in McConnellsburg. Mrs. Goldie Stains, Mrs. Patsy Gelvin and Mrs. Jody Hann are working with the majorettes; Robert Swope is teaching drum; and Mr. Hutchinson also worked with the drummers but, during an interim period when they were without a bugle instructor, he worked with the buglers. Rev. Robert Dent is now giving instruction to the buglers. At present, there are over 75 members, composed of students from the fourth through the ninth grade.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ott left Friday for a 10-day cruise to the Caribbean.

Men in Service: Paul L. Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Mellott of Needmore, who is serving in the U.S. Navy, will celebrate his birthday on February 7. SP-3 Harry E. Meyers has returned to Ansbach, Germany, after spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers, and friends of Harrisonville.

Steven Grissinger, a student at Delaware Valley School of Science and Agriculture, underwent surgery for a blood clot on the brain and over last weekend lay in a very critical condition at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is now reported to be improving daily.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mellott of Hustontown celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on January 20.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sharpe of Harrisonville wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, June Lucille, to Donald Sloan Glenn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Glenn of McConnellsburg.

Deaths: Mrs. Esther Horton, Wells Tannery; Mrs. Emma R. Middaugh, Hawstone; Merl H. Sowers, Lancaster; Mrs. Lena Mehafey, Chambersburg; James P. Hill, Hancock.

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