30 Years Ago
From The Files Of September 3, 1981
A short time ago, Pennsylvania legalized the running of bingo games by charitable organizations. On November 7, the law will go into effect, but before any games can be played legally, licenses must be purchased. Treasurer David Wright says he expects a maximum of six licenses to be applied for in the county. One organization, St. Stephen Catholic Church, has already inquired about the licenses.
Scott Martz, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Black of Hustontown and a student at Forbes Road School, was reported in critical condition on Monday with severe head and other injuries as the result of an accident on Saturday evening.
Dollar General Stores of Scottsville, Ky., plans to begin interior renovations this week in preparation to open a new store in the former location of the H-P Store in downtown McConnellsburg, but no opening date for the store has been firmly set.
The First National Bank was the high bidder again this year for the grand champion baby beef at the 18th annual youth livestock sale, held Saturday at the fair. Craig Knepper’s 1,100-pound Charolais sold for $2.55 per pound, well above the $1.40 bid for last year’s champion. The First National has donated the steer to Needmore Fire Co. Mark Roebuck’s 1,005-pound reserve champion was bought by the IGA for $1.90 per pound.
Von Richard Jaymes of Shade Gap and Mary Linda Goshorn, Neelyton, applied for a marriage license last week at the county courthouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Sargie Baughman and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Baughman recently celebrated a double 25th wedding anniversary surprise party at the Mt. Pleasant Church in Chambersburg on August 2. The double wedding took place August 25, 1956, in Hagerstown.
Specials at the IGA: lettuce, 49 cents head; Country Time lemonade, 69 cents; Heinz ketchup, 59 cents; Hi-C drinks, 69 cents; Parkay margarine qtrs., 2 for $1; Pepsi Cola, $1.79, 6-12 ozs.
Beulah Fix was named Great Cove’s champion woman golfer for the eighth time, following the 1981 championship 36-hole tournament played on Saturday and Sunday at the local club that was decided in an exciting sudden-death playoff. Both the champion and runner-up, Beulah Paylor, carded totals of 182 for the 36-hole tournament.
The Fulton County 9-10 Little League All-Stars again won the Tuscarora Mountain Tournament this year. Team members are: Brian Ramsey, Leonard Mellott, Cory Shaw, Allen Mellott, Kevin Swope, Jeff Eisaman, Chris Mellott, Darren Hamil, Kevin Fowler, Toby Mellott, Ronnie Morgan and David Poffenberger.
Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skiles of McConnellsburg on August 31; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Starliper of Chambersburg on August 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg on August 26.
Amy Lynn Sickles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. James Sickles of McConnellsburg, and Steven F. Goodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goodson, were united in marriage on Saturday, August 22.
Deaths: Melvin J. Shives Sr., Needmore; Ruth R. Mellott, Everett; Mrs. Emma A. Anderton, Bellevue, Wash.; Walter Barnhart, Mercersburg.