2010-06-24 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 2, 1970 70 The McConnellsburg Lions Club officially opened Sagner Park with a family picnic on Tuesday. Several picnic tables have been

placed at the park and may be used by the public at any time. The baseball field is now ready for use

the Little League. The Fulton County Sportsmen’s Club’s cooperative nursery

is now under construction.

Four of the varsity cheerleaders of the McConnellsburg High School went to Camp Maple Lake, a cheerleading camp, north of Williamsport last week. The girls attending were: Lisa MacDoanld, Marilyn Hoover, Pam Richards and Michele Kendall.

Marriage licenses: Melvin Everetts of McConnellsburg and Carol Sue Strait of Harrisonville; Gary Daniels of Needmore and Irma Keefer of Big Cove Tannery; Donald Golden

of Warfordsburg and Helen Mellott of Needmore.

Judith Truax, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Truax

McConnellsburg, was graduated with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University on June 13. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.

A. Zane Shives, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shives of Three Springs, was graduated with honors from the Tennessee Temple Bible School of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Mumma of Fort Loudon on June 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Mellott of Mercersburg on June 3; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lanehart of Hancock on June 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Myles of Mercersburg on June 25.

A surprise silver wedding anniversary luncheon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Hustontown and Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of Fayetteville was held at the Clear Ridge community building on Sunday, June 21.

Newlyweds Teresa Peck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Peck of McConnellsburg, and Robert Murray of Harrisburg are shown in this issue posing on the deck of the Greek luxury liner, “TSS Olympia,” just before sailing from New York on an ocean holiday vacation cruise to the sunny Bermuda Isles. They were married June 13 in the United Presbyterian Church of McConnellsburg.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Walnut Grove Church of God for Larry Stains, Three Springs, Vietnam hero, who was instantly killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning near Cape May Courthouse, N.J. Stains was with a party of 20 of his relatives Saturday en route to Camp May Courthouse for a camping weekend. He and his wife, Nancy, were riding a motorcycle. Two cars and two motorcycles made up the caravan.

Deaths: Bernard M. Gress, McConnellsburg; D. Kenneth Morton Sr., Big Cove Tannery; Mrs. Bertha Maria Ensley, Harrisonville; Harrison Hoover, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Maude Pearle Mills, Altoona.

News of men in service: U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Donald O. Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlen H. Bard of Mc- Connellsburg, has arrived for duty at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina; Staff Sgt. Howard B. Deshong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. DeShong of Mc- Connellsburg, has been recognized for helping his unit earn the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

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