May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Forbes Road Split On Budget

Foster to step in as acting superintendent

Members of the Forbes Road School Board found themselves at odds Monday night following a 70-minute executive session where they discussed at length "personnel and contract" issues in conjunction with next year's general operating budget. More...

Local & State

Fulton Co. Farm Women Celebrate 50 Years

Fulton County Society of Farm Women was formed in October 1959 by Lois Gordon. The group marked its 50th year by hosting a convention on Saturday, May 2, at McConnellsburg firehall. The program was attended by 60 members and guests. More...

Area Girls Donate More Than 100 Inches Of Hair To Locks Of Love

Fourteen area girls donated more than 100 inches of hair to Locks of Love in Florida over the weekend and raised money to benefit the American Cancer Society on behalf of 9-yearold cancer survivor Lexi Richards. More...

15th Annual Camp Cadet June 7-12

Fulton County Camp Cadet Association's 15th annual Camp Cadet class members will report to Camp Sinoquipe, located near Fort Littleton on Sunday, June 7. More...

Letters

Center Takes Good Care Of Our Children

To The Editor: I have been meaning to write this for a long time. On Friday, May 8, it is Childcare Providers' Day. More...

Watershed Group Gets Job Done Without Government Oversight

To The Editor: I cannot thank Derrick Winegardner and the Friends of the Aughwick Watershed group for all the work that was done on Saturday with the trash collection and pickup. More...

Cowans Gap Meeting Planned

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

Sports

Kyle Busch Sweeps Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kyle Busch celebrated his 24th birthday by winning both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Richmond this past weekend. More...

Hershey Track And Field Games Set For May 16

On Saturday, May 16, Mc- Connellsburg High School track team will sponsor a local Hershey track and field meet for ages 9-14 at McConnellsburg High School track. Registration will be from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. More...

Softball Ratings

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Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

National Day of Prayer An informal National Day of Prayer gathering will be held on the lawn of the Fulton County Courthouse at noon Thursday, May 7. All are encouraged to participate and offer prayers to the Lord for the community and nation. More...

RECREATION

SF Spring Concert Schedule Southern Fulton High School spring concert schedule is: senior high chorus, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. All events presented in the high school auditorium. Admission to all events is $3 for adults and $2 for students. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Food Drive On Saturday, June 6, Fulton County 4-Hers will be set up around the county to collect nonperishable foods for the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Joshua Gray Hufham, 20, Warfordsburg, and Julie Pauline Leese, 18, Warfordsburg. David E. More...

Birth Announced

David Truax Jr. and Trisha Pittman, McConnellsburg, announce the birth of a son, Camren Lee Truax, April 28, 2009, at 3:16 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 0.2 ounce and was 19 inches. Camren has a sister, Ariahna. More...

Cards Of Thanks

GARLOCK We extend our love and gratitude to friends, neighbors, churches and families for all their acts of kindness during the illness and death of Helen Garlock. More...

PennDOT Awards Six Stimulus Projects In District 9-0

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the award of the first six transportation stimulus projects in south-central Pennsylvania that are financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More...

Volunteers Tidy Up Little Aughwick

Local volunteers worked diligently Saturday to remove 70 bags or trash and litter as well as multiple bulky items from roadways running parallel to three tributaries of the Little Aughwick Creek. More...

Pa. Judicial Candidates Speak To GOP

Several judicial candidates representing various levels of the court system ranging from the county Court of Common Pleas to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court topped the list of scheduled speakers appearing Friday night before county Republicans. More...

Obituaries

Naomi S. Clippinger

McConnellsburg, 65

Naomi S. Clippinger, 65, Mc- Connellsburg, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Harrisonville, August 16, 1943, the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Mary N. (Berkstresser) Mellott. More...

Susan C. Garman

Huntingdon, 59

Susan C. "Susie" Garman, 59, Huntingdon, died at 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

James S. Miller Jr.

McConnellsburg, 58

James S. Miller, Jr., 58, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., died at 4:15 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2009, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. Born April 14, 1951, in Hill Valley, Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late James S. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 4, 1989 '89 Praise Animal Products Inc., which has operated out of the former Gordon mobile home site along Route 16 east of Mc- Connellsburg, has recently expanded, according to company owners. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

A fourth birthday party was held for Abby Hann recently. Abby's birthday was on April 18. She is the daughter of Chris and Christian Hann of Knobsville. More...

Hustontown

This was quite a rainy weekend, but we are getting some very badly needed rain. Quite a few folks have planted some garden, which the rain will help. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Gordon Locke, Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson, Angela Centi, April Grissinger and Richelle Grissinger. More...

Entertainment

Historical Society Holds Tea

The Museum Spring Tea, held in the Fulton House on Saturday, was a huge success with 30 ladies in attendance. Violinist Elise Rinehart complemented the conversation with classical music, blending the whole into a pleasant experience. More...

Concert To Benefit The Daisy Fund

The board of directors of the Daisy Fund is pleased to announce its second annual county music concert benefit featuring Nashville recording artist The O'Donnells, with special guest appearance by Joe Bonson & Coffee Run, Tom Barkdon and Emily Cent More...

Comcast Ready To Pull The Plug On NFL Network

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Without a last-minute agreement, the NFL Network might be unavailable on Comcast Corp.'s cable TV systems beginning Friday. More...

Features

Colleges Offer No-frills Degrees

A less-expensive education is the appeal at stripped-down satellite campuses

SALEM, N.H. - Kaileen Crane was hardly interested in the hefty price tag that comes with the traditional college experience. More...

Rising Cost Of Penna.'s Jobless Checks Means Big IOU

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment checks that Pennsylvania is sending out this year is no doubt helping to sustain many families through difficult times. That money, however, has a big IOU attached to it. More...

Engineering Suddenly Hot At Universities

The recession and a desire to make a difference drive more students to engineering programs

MILWAUKEE - Jonathan Liegois once wanted to be a marine biologist. Instead, the college freshman is here at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, his dream of undersea discovery replaced by the more practical ideal of a steady job and good income. More...

Church News

Miller - Cutchall United

Katie Jo Cutchall and James R. Miller III were united in marriage Saturday, November 15, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., at the Heritage Hills Country Club in York. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...