2008-12-25

Greetings at Christmas



Fulton County Gets An Early Christmas Gift

$14,288 allotted locally through federal program

Futon County is one of nine counties in the 9th Congressional District slated to receive funding for food and shelter-related emergencies through a federally based program. Congressman Bill Shuster announced Friday afternoon that a total of $583,625 will find its way into the 9th District as a result of an allotment by the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and […]

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors To Boost Holiday Inventor ies

Gift cards for donors at Xmas Eve blood drives

Come out to donate blood Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24) and the 100-county Greater Alleghenies Region of American Red Cross Blood Services will offer a little help with your last-minute holiday errands. Presenting blood and platelet donors at all Greater Alleghenies Region blood drives on December 24 will receive a $5 gift card for use toward their holiday purchases, while […]

Carlson To Lead Vo-Tech School JOC

Brant to serve as vice president

Central Fulton School Board Director Dr. Brent Carlson was recently selected to head the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School’s Joint Operating Committee in the capacity of president, while Forbes Road School Board President Terry Brant was appointed to the position of committee vice president. As a result of the action taken by the JOC on December 11, Carlson and […]

Christmas Eve, Day Weather Cold, Windy



While Santa Claus and his troop of elves are finishing up the final touches on his sleigh full of toys and holiday joy, temperatures are well below zero at the North Pole. Meanwhile, as the jolly ole man decked out in red prepares for his ride to Fulton County, local residents are bundling up and battening down the hatches for […]

New Open Records Law Seen As Key To Public Access



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s list of dangerous roads and intersections is an official secret, shielded from the public because of loopholes in the state’s Right-to-Know Law. In 2006, a Commonwealth Court panel upheld PennDOT’s refusal to turn over a partial list to a Pittsburgh television station, saying it had failed to prove that the information […]

Paula Deen Giveaway At Blood Drives Over Holidays



Several community blood drives during the holiday period will feature a Paula Deen Thanks for Givin’ apron and recipe card for presenting donors, while supplies last: Wednesday, December 24: Bedford/Heartland Mall, Mount Union/First United Methodist Church, Martinsburg/Trinity Episcopal and Winchester/War Memorial Building. Friday, December 26, 2008 Roaring Spring, Pa. – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nason Hospital, 105 Nason Drive. […]

Pa. SPCA Officers To Carry Guns In 2009



STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Humane officers in Pennsylvania will soon start carrying guns as part of an SPCA policy change made to ensure officers’ safety. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals approved the decision recently and officers will be armed starting in January, chief executive Howard Nelson told the Pocono Record for a story Sunday. “The […]

Snowball Raises $10,100

McConnellsburg SADD Annual Fundraiser

McConnellsburg SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) held its annual Snowball on Saturday, December 13, 2008. The theme this year was “2008 Christmas Cruise.” The students enjoyed music by Heart and Sound Production, had an opportunity to play “Rock Band,” Dance Dance Revolution, get their pictures taken by Kristen Earley Photography, make their own music with karaoke and enjoyed Mrs. Susan […]

Pa. Legislature’s Chairmen Prepare For New Session



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Nearly 4,500 bills were introduced during the two-year legislative session that ended last month, but only 292 laws were signed – and about a quarter of those were routine appropriations bills. Those are long odds for lawmakers hoping to get a favorite bill passed, particularly given that the General Assembly’s agenda is largely driven by the […]