30 Years Ago
Michael Betts, son of Ray Bets and Susan
Dahlgren, had a grandstand view of the launching of the space shuttle at Cape Canaveral last Monday. He was visiting his uncle and aunt, John and Anike Tarver, and his uncle, an employee at the base, took him, as a guest, to the official observation post to see the launch.
The rate of unemployment fell four percentage points in Fulton County in February, but remained unusually high.
Some children born this year will be graduating from high school in the year 2000. And while that observation may seem to be just simple arithmetic rather than advanced science, consider the following. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that over the next decade there will be a 93 percent growth in the number of jobs in this country. Over the same period of time, the number of unskilled blue-collar jobs is expected to dwindle while the number of professional and technical jobs are expected to increase.
Two raccoons found last week not far from the Fulton County line in the Bean’s Cove Area of Bedford County have been confirmed as rabid animals, according to tests done at the Agriculture Department’s laboratory in Summerdale.
For his swine project that took up to 2,000 hours of his time over three years, Curtis L. Glazier was awarded the coveted American Farmer Degree at the annual Mc- Connellsburg FFA banquet held at the high school last Tuesday evening. Awarded Keystone Farmer degrees were Brian Culler and Frank D. Reel Jr. Special awards went to the following: Tricia Glazier, for the highest scholastic average; Joe Mellott, DeKalb Award for excellence in leadership, scholarship and a supervised project; and Brian Hann, top seed salesman award.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Golden of Warfordsburg were surprised at an open house held Sunday, February 28, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.
Specials at the IGA: Wesson oil, $1.19; Pampers convenience pack diapers, $7.99; boneless ham, $1.99; potatoes, 99 cents, 10-lb. bag; large eggs, 79 cents; Downy fabric softener, $3.19.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Peck of Breezewood on March 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Deshong of Berkeley Springs on March 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Drenning of Wood on March 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wills Jr., Berkeley Springs, on March 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Booher of Orbisonia on March 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Strait of Harrisonville on March 25.
Deaths: Phillip E. Smith, Artemas; Marjorie T. Saylor, Todd; Theodore R. Keyser, Harrisonville; Charles R. Omps, Crystal Spring; Floyd Brant, Mercersburg; Earl Fix, Brooklyn, N.Y.