2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files of August 1, 1991


The announced July 31 closing of the state health center in Fulton

County and the subsequent furloughing of employees was rescinded early this week. The department Monday advised the two employee unions involved that the furloughing of employees as outlined in a July 9 letter has been rescinded. The closing of several small state health centers, including Fulton’s, has been rethought; and the department will instead “take a look at the overall community health program” to determine “if the way we are doing it is the way to do it.”

This spring and summer’s drought conditions have produced disasterous effects on the county’s crops, and last week’s state designation for drought emergency in Fulton and 38 other counties brings with it mandatory restrictions on nonessential water uses. Gov. Casey designated the 39 counties as drought emergency areas, imposing water use restrictions and banning open fires in state parks and forests in those 39 counties. Don Fowler reports that the county’s corn crop will be about zero to 40 percent and in some areas there will be nothing for silage or grain.

Maria Berkstresser and Steven Novick were united in marriage Saturday, June 1, at Fairview United Methodist Church. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Berkstresser of Harrisonville and Mr. and Mrs. James Novick of Westminster, Md.

James and Lucille Garland of Warfordsburg are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Lou Garland, to Clinton Shane Mellott, son of Richard and Trudy Dickeroff of Mercersburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jared Wilt of McConnellsburg on July 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cunningham of Harrisonville on July 24.

Deaths: Della Weller, Boonsboro; A. Dorothy Kauffman, Chambersburg.

Bart and Karen Elbin of Warfordsburg announce the birth of a daughter, Keena Rose, July 12, at Chambersburg Hospital.

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