2011-01-20 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 15, 1981

The National Weather Service is predicting six more weeks of below-normal temperatures and with fuel oil at $1.09 or more a gallon it promises to be a costly winter. Temperatures have been recorded at 12 degrees below zero and lower several nights the past week. The cold front has even reached Miami, Fla., where freezing temperatures were recorded.

Needmore firemen were kept busy on Monday and Tuesday of this week fighting fires which completely destroyed one home and caused an estimated $5,000 damage to another. At 2 p.m., Monday they were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Yost, located on Route 655, south of Needmore, to a fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined, which gutted the one-story frame, aluminumsided house. Neither the owners or their two daughters were at home when the fire broke out. The second blaze started with a chimney fire at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Mellott, located on the Sipes Mill Road, three miles west of Needmore, which broke out Monday night. There was an estimated $45,000 damage to the house, which is owned by Benjamin Truax of Warfordsburg.

Forty-six-year-old fire Chief Gerald Strait was named Fireman of the Year at the 11th annual banquet of the Needmore Fire Co. held Saturday.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mellott of Warfordsburg on December 31; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnston of McConnellsburg on January 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Suders III of Mc- Connellsburg on January 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Russell of McConnellsburg on January 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Melius of Fort Littleton on January 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Ward of Everett on January 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Waters of Burnt Cabins on January 7.

The United Methodist Church provided the setting for the December 26 ceremony which united in marriage Christine A. Soter, McConnellsburg, and Joel G. Bradnick, Mercersburg. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parson, McConnellsburg, and the groom is the son of Mrs. Nellie Bradnick, Mercersburg.

Linda Sue Jackson and John Thomas Phillips II were married January 10 at Bethesda-By-The-Sea, Palm Beach, Fla., Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Capt. S. Perry and Mrs. Rise R. Jackson of Palm Beach and the granddaughter of the lat Earl A. Jackson of Crystal Spring. The groom is the son of Cmdr. and Mrs. John Phillips of Norfolk, Va.

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