2011-09-15 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 23, 1971

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One hundred eight Fulton County veterans have been paid $32,550 for their service in the Southeast Asia Conflict, according to C. Harry Reeder of McConnellsburg, veterans’ affairs director for Fulton County.

Rare birds have paid a visit to Cowans Gap State Park. Two avocets were sighted last Wednesday on the shores of the lake by members of the Chambersburg Bird Club. The avocet is a wading bird seldom seen in this area. A large bird, it is about 18 inches long with a long neck and legs. It walks slowly along the water’s edge with a continual and rather strange bobbing motion of its neck or whole body.

Pennsylvania’s 1971-72 season for big game will get under way when archers begin hunting whitetail deer one-half hour before sunrise on September 25.

Craig Mellott, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Mellott of McConnellsburg, is one of 120 FFA members from across the nation who have been selected to participate in the National FFA Band at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buck Valley will observe its 100th anniversary on Sunday, September 26.

Deaths: Lewis Strait, McConnellsburg; Andrew Lynn Morse, Warfordsburg; Mrs. Edith Mardin Mellott Garland, Chambersburg; Perry H. Foe, McConnellsburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Henry of McConnellsburg on September 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baughman of McConnellsburg on September 12; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rouzer of Warfordsburg on September 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Miller of Burnt Cabins on September 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mellott of Needmore on September 15.

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