2011-03-24 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 1, 1971

The trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Shives, located at Black’s Trailer Court along the Reservoir

Lane, was considerably damaged by fire last Thursday. McConnellsburg firemen were able to save a few of the household goods from the burning structure. The cause of the fire, which started while Mr. and Mrs. Shives were both at work away from home, has not yet been definitely determined.

Working mothers who are members or who will be eligible for membership in the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, will be offered excellent childcare service following the completion of the child care center, now being constructed in McConnellsburg. The cost for each child, aged between 2 and 6 years, will be $5 a week, and the facilities now being constructed are designed to care for 80 children.

More than 412,000 low-income persons in Pennsylvania benefitted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Stamp Program during the month of January.

Lindsay Riggs, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Riggs, returned Monday from an eight-day trip to England, with a group of students from Drexel University.

Engagement: DeKalb Mellott of Harrisonville wishes to announce the engagement of his daughter, Neva Kay, to Richard Watters of McConnellsburg, son of Mrs. Beryl Watters of Mercersburg.

Airman Kay Swope, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Swope of McConnellsburg, has completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Deaths: Miss Cora Winters, Hagerstown; B. Merle Akers, Conemaugh; Leonard A. Weller Sr., Mercersburg; H. Milton Young, Hopewell.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Omar E. Stine of Chambersburg on March 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Buterbaugh of Big Cove Tannery on March 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hosey of Three Springs on March 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Danie Hall of Hancock on March 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Clark of Rockhill Furnace on March 26.

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