2009-09-17 / From Days Gone By


This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Jim and Stella Pittman of McConnellsburg, was taken on December 18, 1963, and pictures their son, Jeffrey (age 10 months, 3 weeks), getting his first haircut from barber Marshall Booth. Marshall retired in September 2009 after 46 years of cutting hair. This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Jim and Stella Pittman of McConnellsburg, was taken on December 18, 1963, and pictures their son, Jeffrey (age 10 months, 3 weeks), getting his first haircut from barber Marshall Booth. Marshall retired in September 2009 after 46 years of cutting hair. 20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 14, 1989 '89 Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal and the investigator hired by the insurance company are in agreement that the fire which destroyed

the McConnellsburg Motor & Implement building on August 19 was electrical in origin.

Work continues on the replacement of 17 miles of pipe through Fulton County as pipeline workers keep to the schedule of completing the Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. natural gas pipeline replacement in time for the heating season. Work in Fulton County is 45 percent complete and that upon completion the new pipeline will offer increased capacity to the Northeast.

Sympathy to the family of Edith Wilds who died Sunday at the Medical Center. Miss Wilds was the "News" correspondent for the Fort Littleton area for more than 50 years and taught in the Fort Littleton school prior to retiring.

Forty-five members of the late Ross Ott family entertained their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on the occasion of her 93rd birthday on Sunday at the Paul and Rena Ott farm in Ayr Township.

Marianne Sickles and Will Hoffman were united in marriage July 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mc- Connellsburg. Marianne is the daughter of Jim and Marian Sickles of McConnellsburg, and Will is the son of Bob and Christine Hoffman of McConnellsburg.

Chalmer and Mary Horton observed their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks of Shade Gap on September 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Farley of McConnellsburg on September 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker of Winchester, Va., on September 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hershey of Saltillo on September 7.

Clarence Vance of Exton, Pa., and Marie Vance of Warfordsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Cami Vance, to Pvt. Raymond Truax Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Truax of Warfordsburg.

Lori Peck and Jeffrey Blair were married August 12 at Cedar Grove United Christian Church of Dott. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Warren Peck of Needmore and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Topper of Hagerstown.

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 13, 1979 '79 JLG Industries Inc., McConnellsburg, announced its fourth consecutive year of record sales and earnings for the fiscal year

ended July 31, 1979. Net income rose 33 percent from $2,483,190 or $1.77 a common share in fiscal 1978 to $3,307,038 or $2.30 a common share in fiscal 1979.

Mrs. Donald Divens is recuperating at home after being a patient in Washington County Hospital for 10 days following an accident while mowing. She suffered painful foot injuries when the garden tractor fell on her while mowing an incline by the pool in her backyard.

Marriage licenses: Donald Eugene Sipes, Needmore, and Wanda Fix, McConnellsburg; David Howard Carbaugh and Doris Jean Knable, both of Warfordsburg.

Three area students were among the graduating September class of the Practical Nursing Program of the Franklin County Area Vocational Technical School. Area members graduated were Victoria Ann Daniels, Needmore; Angela Marie Kerlin, McConnellsburg; and Edna Louise Roberts, Chambersburg, a former Knobsville resident.

Pamela Sayre Kopec and Beverly Grimball Jr. were married August 10 at Duke University Chapel, Durham, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kopec of Chapel Hill, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Grimball Sr. of Charlestown, S.C.

Ronald and Edith Foreman were honored at a surprise reception celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Specials at the IGA: Kraft macaroni and cheese, 29 cents; Heinz ketchup, 89 cents; Viva towels, 59 cents; C&C cola, 89 cents.

Now playing at the Fulton Theatre: "Take Down."

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Best of Hopewell on September 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Darwin W. O'Donnell of Dry Run on September 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Blaine E. Middaugh of Doylesburg on September 5.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary S. Murawski, Big Cove Tannery; John P. Shore, Burnt Cabins; Kenneth Whitsel, Orbisonia; Mrs. Mary B. Martin, McConnellsburg; S.V. Humbert, Greencastle; Donald Walker, Shippensburg.

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 25, 1969 '69 A testimonial dinner for Sgt. Lester F. Hoover, retired, was held last Wednesday night at the American Legion hall in Mc-

Connellsburg, with more than 100 guests attending. Sgt. Hoover retired from the state police last month after serving more than 31 years.

Nine-year-old Victor Landers Jr. is improving satisfactorily at Chambersburg Hospital from injuries he suffered Friday night in a tractor accident at his parents' farm in Hancock. Victor was standing on a tractor being used to load silage when he felt it tilt and then tip over. He jumped down a 15-foot embankment to get clear of the heavy vehicle. His injuries included a broken right arm, a dislocated hip and deep lacerations of the back.

Marriage licenses: Roger Hearth of Chambersburg and Suellen Morton of Harrisonville; Larry Snyder and Kay Swope, both of Wells Tannery; Samuel Gardner Ranck III of Hustontown and Susan Diane Black of Waterfall.

The line of hunters applying for licenses extended from the treasurer's office to the outside courthouse steps at one time on Saturday morning. Treasurer Emma Lodge Gordon reports a land-office business all week on the sale of licenses, with only a few doe licenses remaining to be sold on Tuesday.

Recent births at Berkeley Springs Hospital include: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Vance of Warfordsburg and a son to Mr. and Mrs. James F. Trail of Warfordsburg.

Deaths: Robert E. Foreman, Chambersburg; Edna C. Leedy, Hustontown; Nora V. Fritz, Mercersburg; Clara Belle Brant, Waterfall; Walter E. Hornbaker, Mercersburg; Clark Allan Long, infant son of Donald and Joyce Long of Herndon, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Barling Thomas celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 31, with an open house held at their residence in Wood.

Bonnie B. Walker of Harrisburg graduated on September 4 from Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Walker of Waterfall.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Souders of Big Cove Tannery announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Joan, to Pfc. Dennis R. McCardell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William McCardell of Greencastle.

Specials at the IGA: Campbell's tomato soup, 12 cents can; Crisco, 79 cents, 3-lb. can; Mussellman applesauce, 15 cents can; Chiquita bananas, 17 cents lb.

Additional deaths: Edward Shaw, Tyrone; Pearl E. Weaver Booher, Rockhill Furnace; James E. Black, Wells Tannery; Ethel Marie Forsythe, Boonsboro, Md.; E. Elizabeth O'Neal, Everett; Lydia R. Brewer, Mechanicsburg; Wilbur L. East Jr., Waynesboro, Va.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bouchard of Hopewell on September 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens of Needmore on September 16; daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Swailes of Fort Loudon on September 17; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. McKee of Hancock on September 19.

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 24, 1959 '59 Ray Sprenkle had a complaint for the "News" this week. He was a little "peeved" that his name was not mentioned in the story about

the rattlesnake "crashing the Lions Club party." After all, he says, it was his pocketknife that Dr. Alexander and undertaker Kelso used to dissect the snake.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harris Jr. have taken up residence in Camp Hill where they are both employed.

S.E. McKee of Amaranth celebrated his 90th birthday on September 9.

Following a recent inspection of the Fulton County Jail by an inspector of the Department of Justice, Sheriff and Mrs. Humphrey Yaukey were complimented by letter for their "conscientious administration as custodians" of the local lockup.

With 65 boys in the local school, ranging in age from 8 to 10 years interested in becoming Boy Scouts, local firemen are now making plans to sponsor a Cub Pack.

Sylvia Chesnut Shives, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Chesnut of Warfordsburg, is now doing her student teaching in home economics at the high school in Windber.

Appearing voluntarily at police headquarters in Chambersburg, four youths from Fulton County pleaded guilty to stealing hubcaps from two Chambersburg cars. Taken before a justice of the peace, they were released after making restitution and paying the prosecution costs.

Kenneth Lee Geesaman and Nina Joanne Berkstresser were married on September 12.

Four young people from Fulton County have enrolled at Shippensburg this year. They are C. Ronald Bookheimer of Knobsville; D. Raymond Chesnut of Warfordsburg; Donna J. Clingerman of Warfordsburg, and Yvonne W. Graeber of Wells Tannery.

Bond of Carl L. Houck of Wells Tannery as tax collector has been approved by the local court.

Miss Florence Welsh has been elected president of the local American Legion Auxiliary.

These three young men left Monday for Pittsburgh for induction into the armed forces: Glenn Marvin Layton of McConnellsburg; Richard Allen Miller of Mc- Connellsburg; and Ronald Leroy Umbrell of Mc- Connellsburg.

William M. Wright and Constance Ada Earley were married on September 5.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hopkins of Lemasters on September 14; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Sherman M. Gordon of McConnellsburg on September 15; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Berkman A. Miller of Warfordsburg on September 15; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn F. Edwards of Shade Gap on September 16; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Deshong of Harrisonville on September 16; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gracey of Waterfall on September 19.

Miss Rachel Ann Crippen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Crippen of Wells Tannery, has graduated from Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing. She has accepted a position in the operating room at that hospital.

Deaths: James L. Hampton of New Brighton; Otto A. Benson of Orbisonia; Mrs. Agnes Mary Lambes of Turtle Creek.

60 Years Ago

Form The Files Of September 29, 1949 '49 A Berryville, Va., truck driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter last week in the death of John W. Kelso, McConnellsburg undertaker,

and was sentenced to serve a year in jail.

Dr. And Mrs. R.E. Riggs of Somerset have moved into the Russell Runyan home.

Miss Barbara Martin is a patient in Chambersburg Hospital.

The first polio case in Fulton County this year was reported on Monday when 9-year-old John Group, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Group of Dublin Mills, was taken to Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Both of the boy's legs are affected by the disease.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peck of Warfordsburg on September 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Seiders of McConnellsburg on September 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mellott of Needmore on September 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy McGowan of Hustontown on September 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill E. Seiders of McConnellsburg on September 27.

Harry Earl Pittman and Whrelda Jane Everts were married August 20.

Robert Shaw of Wells Tannery underwent an operation in the Altoona hospital last week.

Walter L. Wakefield and Stella Swope were married September 23.

A party was held recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Truax of Burnt Cabins in honor of the 15th birthday of their daughter Shirley.

Freshmen from Fulton County enrolled at Shippensburg this year include: Donna J. Deshong of Mc- Connellsburg; Evelyn R. Glee of McConnellsburg; John A. Hollenshead of Needmore; Bonita R. Madden of Big Cove Tanney; Dorothy Schultz of Warfordsburg.

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 28, 1939 '39 Deaths: Amanda E. Lynch of Belfast Township; Wilbert Layton of Todd Township; Mrs. Henrietta Peterson of Philadelphia; George

Alvin Krugh of Dublin Township, Huntingdon County.

Because it is thought it was so much worthwhile in past years, the Wells-Taylor District Sunday School Leader Training School will be held again this year in the Hustontown High School, starting on October 2.

Petit jury men for the October session of court have been notified by Sheriff Ross W. Hamil not to appear since there are no civil cases on the docket.

Two highway projects in Fulton County are now being held up because of lack of men through WPA. The subjects are the roads from Dott toward Emmaville and could provide work for 155 men and Route 329 near Warfordsburg, which could give work to 100 men.

The local FFA chapter held its first meeting of the year last Wednesday evening, initiating these Green Hands: Jan Miller, Clyde Bivens, Harold Richards and Norman Doyle Jr.

Mrs. J. Emory Thomas was the largest contributor at the flower show sponsored by the local Woman's Club, winning the sweepstakes award.

Born: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe Mumma.

David Glenn, son Harvey and grandson Harlen, of Milledgeville, Ill., arrived here last Thursday to visit a cousin, Andrew Washabaugh, and other relatives. Mr. Glenn was born and reared at Webster Mills and as a young man took Horace Greeley's advice and "went west." He returned here for a visit three years later but since the last visit, 50 years had elapsed before he found time to come "home" again.

Four calves, a bull and about 20 hogs perished in a fire Sunday that destroyed two barns and their contents on the farm of Henderson Mellott, near Lemasters. The loss was estimated at $12,000.

Juanita Melius has been elected president of the Fulton County League of Methodist Youth. Other officials are George Stenger, vice president; Dorothy Paylor, secretary; and Harvey Laidig, treasurer. Committee chairmen are Mary Ann Gordon, Winifred Strait, Lester Hann and William Horton. Rev. J.M. Pheasant is the counselor.

Stephen Bradley, 54, of Jackson Heights, a veteran tunnel man, died in Everett Hospital last Thursday from injuries he received while directing work on the east portal of the Rays Hill Tunnel. He received a fractured skull, fractured vertebrae and crush injuries of the chest when a heavy plank fell on him.

A party was held on Saturday in honor of the 13th birthday of Miss Frances Alexander.

Rev. Lewis A. Duvall of Akersville is a patient in Everett Hospital, suffering from a broken pelvis he received when he fell out of an apple tree.

Scott Oliver is a surgical patient in Everett Hospital.

Lewis Harris broke ground Monday for his new home on South Second Street. Stenger Brothers are the contractors.

Chester Brant of Fairview entered Clearfield Hospital on Tuesday for a goiter operation.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pine of Cito.

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 26, 1929 '29 Deaths: Leo Jack Hendershot of Buck Valley; Jesse Stanley Smith of Mt. Union; Mrs. Harry Creek of Pittsburgh.

Those homes in Burnt Cabins and vicinity which have been wired are now enjoying the conveniences of electricity.

Death: Forest Dean Bowman of near Mapleton.

Master Radford Locke is now carrying his arm in a sling after taking a "header" off a building and breaking both bones in his forearm.

Guy Gienger marked his 20th birthday on September 14.

A fatal accident occurred last Tuesday morning near the foot of Sideling Hill Mountain in Bethel Township when a Ford roadster driven by Clarence Hendershot, accompanied by his brother, Leo, overturned as they were on their way to high school in Hancock, throwing both boys out. Roy Hoopengardner saw the accident happen and took Leo to the doctor in Hancock, who pronounced him dead of a fractured skull.

Roy A. Rice of Jeannette, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rice of Amaranth, has been awarded the entire contract for enlargement and remodelling the first Baptist Church of Greensburg, at a cost of $32,000.

Fred R. Wise and Anna C. Miller were married September 14.

Arlene Mellott celebrated her 13th birthday on September 15.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Cunningham of Wells Valley (Will and Minerva) celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Wednesday.

Elmer Covalt marked his 50th birthday on September 9.

A party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamil of Knobsville on September 21 in honor of the 15th birthday of their son, Donald.

Signs Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death for women in the US. In 2009, nearly 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and the disease will kill an estimated 14,600 women.

The ovaries are the small organs located on either side of the uterus. They produce and release eggs (ovulation) and are the main source of a woman's female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Most cases of ovarian cancer are epithelial, where the cancer grows within the cells that cover the ovaries. It may also form on the cells in the ovary that develop into eggs (germ cell tumors) or in the connective tissue that holds the ovary together and produces female hormones (sex cord-stromal tumors).

The survival rate is high for women who are treated for ovarian cancer before it spreads to other organs. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer often goes undetected in its earliest stages because of its vague symptoms— such as unexplained bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, back pain, increased abdominal size, difficulty eating, unexplained weight loss, urinary incontinence, frequent urination, constipation, fatigue, and indigestion—which can easily be mistaken for other stomach or digestive problems.

Women who regularly experience these symptoms for an extended period should be evaluated to rule out ovarian cancer as the culprit. It is also important to have yearly checkups and take note of how your body looks and feels so you can notice changes if they occur.

There are no screening tests currently available to detect the presence of ovarian cancer early. However, some women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, including women who never had children or were pregnant after age 30; never used birth control pills; have a family history of breast, endometrial, ovarian, or colorectal cancer; are between ages 50 and 75; went through menopause after age 55; or are obese. Women who experience symptoms, have a family history, or who have a certain gene mutations (BRCA 1 or 2) that predis-poses them to cancer may be evaluated with a pelvic exam, blood tests, an ultrasound, or genetic counseling.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may have a protective effect for some women. Using oral contraceptives may also reduce ovarian cancer in women who are at high risk.

Some women with BRCA gene mutations decide to have their ovaries removed—even if cancer is not present—as a preventive measure. If you are considering this option, it is important to consult a genetic counselor and your doctor to discuss whether this is the most effective option for you.

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