40 Years Ago
Construction is expected to begin within the next four weeks on a four-classroom addition to the new high school building in McConnellsburg following the awarding of contracts on bids.
Gaye Keefer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Keefer of McConnellsburg and a junior at the Central Fulton High School, has brought honor to her school by being appointed to the state executive committee of the Future Homemakers of America. She is the first student in the history of the local school to be chosen for a state office.
Howard R. Furman of Warfordsburg has announced the beginning of an industrious and worthy program which he calls “Save a Child To Serve Mankind.” Through the purchase of one of the finest, largest and most beautiful antique European mechanical orchestral organs still in existence today, Furman has completed one large hurdle on his way to raise funds for crippled children. He recently visited the Belgium Embassy in Washington by special invitation of Belgium Ambassador Loridan. At that time, he discussed with the Belgium government future plans regarding the purchase of a 121-key Mortier mechanical organ. Built in Gelbium and the only one of its kind in existence, the hand-carved organ will be mounted on a specially designed trailer and will go on tour to be publicly displayed for people to see and hear.
Marriage license: James Theodore Brennan Jr. of Media, Pa., and Joyce Laurel Hamil of McConnellsburg; Gary Anson Rouzer of Harrisonville and Twana Leona Hill of Warfordsburg.
An open house was held on December 19 for Mr. and Mrs. Thad Winegardner of Fort Littleton in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Engagements: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Colledge of Wells Tannery wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Elaine to Pete Stunkard, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lamont Stunkard of Everett. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Shives of Hancock announce the engagement of their daughter, Pa- tricia Ann, to Larry G. Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mellott of Needmore. Mrs. Gertrude Ansell of Three Springs announces the engagement of her daughter, Betty Arlene, to William D. Warthin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Warthin of McConnellsburg.
The Burnt Cabins correspondent writes: “Due to the melting snow, ice and rain, Little Aughwick Creek was at flood stage Monday and Tuesday.”
Lindsay Riggs, a student at Drexel University, Philadelphia, spent the weekend with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Riggs. Lindsay will leave on March 15 for an 8-day visit to London, England.
Deaths: William Kling, St. Thomas; Mrs. Carrie Snyder, Waynesboro; Orien Mellott, McConnellsburg; Charles Sipes, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Ellie Morrow, Burnt Cabins; Guy Park, Saltillo; Mrs. Mae Lodge, McConnellsburg.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wiser of Orbisonia on February 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mellott of Needmore on February 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Keebaugh of Harrisonville on February 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bradshaw of Warfordsburg on February 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Mellott of Breezewood on February 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bookheimer of McConnellsburg on February 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson of Great Cacapon, W.Va., on February 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mellott of McConnellsburg on February 26; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Daniels of Warfordsburg on February 26.