2010-07-15 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago From The Files Of July 23, 1970

’70 John Gracey of Waterfall, one of the consistent champions of the Fulton Pistol and Rifle Club, has won statewide recognition by qualifying for

the Pennsylvania State Small Bore Rifle Team and will represent the state in matches throughout the year. Gracey is the first Fulton Countian in a number of years who has attained the marksmanship needed to qualify for the state team.

Harry Hill, St. Thomas, recently killed a 47-inch diamondback rattlesnake, with 10 rattles and a button, on the mountain back of Mercersburg, known as the corner near the iron house.

Pictured in this issue are three generations of the Fleming family who will be hosts at the Fulton County Dairy and Crops Field Day to be held on July 30. Pictured are Robert, Wayne and Fred Fleming and Janet and Neva Fleming, all of Clear Ridge. Wayne and Fred now operate the farm as a partnership.

Recent graduates of the McConnellsburg High School now attending the National Institute of Computer Professionals at Silver Spring, Md., are Dennis Carmack, Eldon Strait and Mahlon Shimer.

Mrs. Etta Garland Sipes, who was 100 years old on June 3, is the oldest living member of the Garland family. She attended the Garland family reunion on July 12 at Pleasant Grove United Church of Christ in Needmore.

News of men in service: Pvt. Neil S. Kendall, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kendall of McConnellsburg, graduated on June 5 from Marine boot training at Parris Island, S.C. David Michael Cline entered the Army on April 15 and completed basic training at Fort Dix, N.C., on June 18. He is now stationed in California.

Guynethia Bard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Durkee Bard, recently enjoyed a two-week vacation in Port au Prince, Haiti.

Fair lovers can enjoy a week of entertainment next week with both the Hagerstown Fair and the Shade Gap Picnic opening on July 27.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shives of Hancock on July 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weaver of McConnellsburg on July 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of McConnellsburg on July 14; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hall of Burnt Cabins on July 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bradshaw of Warfordsburg on July 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Myers of McConnellsburg on July 16.

Deaths: Oda P. Swope, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Carrie Gore, Hancock; Mrs. Louise Glenn, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Ola Conner Gibbs, South Carolina; Mrs. Gertrude Watkins Steel, Huntingdon; Mrs. Nannie Anderson, Three Springs; Mrs. Annie M. McLucas, Burnham.

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