August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

3 Vie For Fair Queen

Pageant set for Sunday at 8 p.m.

Three lovely, young ladies will strut their stuff and wow the crowd with both their looks and their intelligence Sunday evening as part of the Fulton County Fair's annual fair queen pageant. More...

Local & State

Pa. Lays Off 255 As Rendell Advocates Spending

HERSHEY, Pa. - Pennsylvania officials began notifying more than 250 state employees Monday that they are losing their jobs, as a stubborn budget stalemate driven by the recession and partisanship threatened to exact a higher toll. More...

Medical Center Prepares For Flu Season

Offers advice for avoiding H1N1 virus

With the influenza season perhaps just weeks away, Fulton County Medical Center is offering advice on prevention methods that can, hopefully, help to avoid the flu. More...

Photo

K&M Dri-Lay Masonry Inc. of Waynesboro puts down pavers at the entrance of the newly renovated Fulton County Library on North Second Street late Tuesday morning. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 10, 1989 '89 Two young men from the Needmore area, Darren Hamil and Gary Bradshaw, are ultra-light enthusiasts and many county residents have seen them overhead on evenings and weekends - touring the county More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jody Shimer, Sue Oswald, Emily Greenland, Rebecca Weaver, Alexis Fogal, Craig Mitchell, Mike Greenland, Chad Ramsey, Allyson Barnett and Amber Reynolds. More...

Our Town

Cam Mellott of Needmore celebrated his 82nd birthday recently with a party at the Dale Garland farm, given by sister-inlaw Sue Yeager. Fifty-five people attended and enjoyed good food and entertainment by the Dale Garland bluegrass band. More...

Hustontown

We are having beautiful August weather. Our sympathy is extended to Ruth Byers and family on the loss of her husband, Paul Byers, last week. We are glad to hear Lester Swope is doing well after having back surgery. Hope he will be home soon. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

PA State Singing Convention The 34th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention and Reunion will be held August 13-16 at Morrison Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg, Pa. Featured will be 150 Gospel groups, soloists and duets. More...

RECREATION

Gun Drawing The Hustontown Area Vol. Fire Co. will sponsor a gun drawing at the fire station on Saturday, September 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Gun Drawing Needmore Fire Co. will hold a 200 gun drawing September 26, at the firehall. Doors open at noon, dinner begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $30. Must be 18 years of age to attend. More...

Features

Pa. Man's Tech Web Site A Hit, And Then Some

WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) - Mike Cermak Jr.'s passion for fixing computers and helping others began in his teens when he started a free technical support Web site, TechGuy.org. More...

Pittsburgh Reinvents Itself Through Green Economy

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Imagine this: At a meeting, you pull out your solar-powered, flexible plastic laptop - fueled by an organic "ink'' solution - and roll it out on the desk. More...

That Tantalizing Tropical Touch

Create that lush jungle look just about anywhere

Despite the long and brutish winters where I live, our shortish summers are mostly sultry and subtropical. More...

Church News

Hymn Sing

"For His Glory'' will be at Mercy's Way Community Church of God Saturday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 170 Horseshoe Drive, off Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, Pa. (next to Bumper-To-Bumper). More...

In Memory

LOWERY In memory of Guy Lowery. You left this earth so suddenly one year ago, August 2008. When anyone needed a hand you were always there to help. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse the past week: Andre Ulysses Miller, 21, Alexandria, Va., and Marja Gabrielle Bertrand, 29, Alexandria, Va. More...

16 Applicants Seek Vacant Commissioner Position

Court seeks public comment up to Aug. 20

Sixteen people are in the running to replace former Fulton County Commissioner Daniel E. Swain. More...

Boro Divided On County Rehab Plans

Some council members oppose one-way alley; tabled until Sept. meeting

McConnellsburg Borough Council members met again last Wednesday evening with the county's planner and architect to continue discussion on the county's proposed building project near the courthouse. More...

Let's Go To The Fair!

89th annual Fulton County Fair to get under way Aug. 16

For many county residents and their families, the fair has become a part of their life. More...

Stunning Sunflowers Brighten First Street

Golden sunflowers line the sidewalk in front of Steve and Carlton Walker's home on North First Street in Mc- Connellsburg Tuesday morning. More...

Obituaries

Mabel Wilda Brady

McConnellsburg, 97

Mabel Wilda Brady, 97, peacefully passed away Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., on January 20, 1912, the daughter of the late Samuel Wade and Elizabeth Jane (McCray) Brady. More...

Paul E. Byers

Hustontown, 73

Paul Eugene Byers, 73, Hustontown, died at 11:13 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Donald D. Duvall

Riddlesburg, 64

Donald D. Duvall, 64, of Newtown Road, Riddlesburg, Pa., passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Pa. He was born on February 22, 1945, in Six Mile Run, Pa., a son of the late Eugene "Sy" E. Duvall Sr. More...

Letters

McCain Not Honest About Federally Sponsored Healthcare

To The Editor: Having read with much interest Charlotte Ford's excellent letter in the August 6 edition of The Fulton County News, I have found one misconception that warrants the reader's attention. Sen. More...

Healthcare Crisis Is A Scam

To the Editor: Not so long ago the average American had plenty of common sense; they could easily spot a phony and recognize a scam. More...

Obama's Healthcare Plan Means More Government Control

To The Editor: The United States has the finest healthcare system in the entire world. Make no mistake, the Obama healthcare reform plan has nothing to do with improving healthcare. It is about exerting more government control over our lives. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Retail Theft Charges Filed Charges of retail theft have been filed against 26-year-old McConnellsburg resident Josiah Aaron DeShong by state police. More...

Sports

Stewart Wins Again At Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—Tony Stewart won Monday's rainpostponed Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen ahead of Marcos Ambrose, the winner of Saturday's Nationwide Series event. More...

Racing Roundup

McConnellsburg's Marvin Winters ended a long dry spell with his first Late Model win of the season Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway. Winters' last win came back in July 2006. More...

Four Get First Wins In 2009 At Path Valley

Four of the six divisions that raced at Path Valley Speedway Friday night featured drivers claiming their first victory of the season. More...

Family

McCray Family Holds Reunion

The ninth annual McCray reunion was held at the Cedar Grove Christian Church pavilion at Dott, Pa., June 27, 2009. Edward G. and Jennie Truax McCray had seven sons: Wade, Mark, Willis, Cam, Lloyd, Leon and Bob, who are all deceased. More...

Celebrates First

Jordanna Elizabeth Sharpe celebrated her first birthday on July 10, 2009, with one precious little candle on her cake. More...

Celebrates First

Jersey Lee Knepper turned 1 year old on Friday, August 7, 2009. She is the daughter of Justin and Hillary Knepper. Family and friends gathered for a party on Saturday to help her celebrate. More...