2010-12-23 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 31, 1970
’70 Three Fulton County boys have been named to receive the highest honor in the statewide FFA organization, having been nominated to receive the Keystone farmer awards for 1971. The boys are Jay Knepper of the Forbes Road High School and Alonzo Palmer and Thomas L. Strait, both students at Southern Fulton.

Big Brother and Big Sister of Fulton County is a nonprofit organization for the sole purpose of helping boys and girls in the neighborhood. A recent survey was made in the public schools of Fulton County, and it was discovered that more than 150 children from age 6 through 16 are without fathers or mothers. The function of Big Brother/Big Sister is to provide companionship and guidance for these unfortunate boys and girls.

The State Health Center in McConnellsburg disclosed on Monday that no cases of infectious hepatitis have been uncovered in Fulton County despite the fact that more than 30 cases have been reported in nearby areas in the past two weeks.

Quite a number of people took advantage of the cover of snow on Sideling Hill to enjoy some snowmobiling over the holidays.

Martin Mowen picked up a truckload of groceries from the Elks Club in Chambersburg a day last week and delivered them to needy families in the community.

Deaths: Virgil M. Keebaugh, Needmore; Baltzer R. Sipes, Harrisonville; Orace Rockwell, Mercersburg; Avery G. Cromwell, Hustontown; Howard Fisher, St. Thomas.

Engagement: Mrs. Cindy Fleck of McConnellsburg wish- es to announce the engagement of her sister, Florence Harr, daughter of William Harr of Big Cove Tannery and the late Margaret Harr, to Leland Wilds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilds of Fort Littleton.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heffner of Fort Loudon on December 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newman of Waterfall on December 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson of Mercersburg on December 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Youtzy of Shade Gap on December 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher of Warfordsburg on December 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Cook of Three Springs on December 23.

Beth Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clark of Hustontown, was to undergo surgery on Monday of this week at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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