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  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Cancels Construction Show

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion announced at their June meeting that the antique construction and truck show to be held on June 15 is canceled. The club may try to incorporate some of this in the fall show. June 15 is also the club tractor ride which will start at 10 a.m. from Helsel’s at 211 Smith Road Woodbury. A break will be taken at the Barry Hall property and lunch at OIP in Woodbury. The tractor pull will be held with weigh in at 3 p.m. and the pull starting at 4 p.m. A wagon will be provided for those who do not have a tractor to ride o...

  • Woodbury Mayor Pabon Resigns

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Board president Shawn Claycomb, announced at Woodbury Borough’s June meeting that Woodbury Mayor Jordan Pabon resigned due to circumstances beyond his control. The council is looking for someone to apply for this position. The Grass Mowing Ordinance is in review and may need an addendum. This will involve grass mowing by the borough. Residents are reminded to keep their grass mowed to no longer than six inches. If the borough has to do it this could be very costly. The treasurer’s report and secretary’s report made known agiven, total of $60,6...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds Awards Banquet

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    On Saturday, May 16, the Southern Cove Power Reunion held its annual award ceremony at the club grounds. Over 150 members and their families attended. The weather cooperated for the banquet which was under the pavilion, but due to the possibility of more rain, the tractor pull was canceled. The Royal Rangers of Everett, under the leadership of Dennis Dibert, prepared barbecue chicken dinners on the grounds. This group of boys also made a large pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Corn on the...

  • South Woodbury Township Gives Bridge Update

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Board of Supervisors held their May meeting as scheduled on May 7, at 9 a.m. An update was given on Pine Hill Road Bridge Project; some signage will need to be done on the weight limit. Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission will hold a meeting on May 22 at 10:30 a.m. for fiscal year 2025-2028 at the County Court House. John I. & Minerva R. Subdivision was discussed. This is located on 916 Ridge Road and will be a sewing machine shop. First approved subdivision and sewage proposal was presented for business and house....

  • Issues with Pine Hill Road Bridge Project Resolved

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    South Woodbury Township held their monthly meeting on June 4, at the township building. All issues have been resolved by the Pine Hill Road Bridge Project. Golden Rule Bridge Signs have been ordered. A dedication ceremony will be planned once the signs are obtained. The office will be closed on Monday, June 24. In the treasurer report given, it said the Wastewater Treatment Facility has $6,821,112.22 in it and total liabilities and equity is $2,563,684.56. Two planning members’ terms were up for the planning committee, and they agreed to s...

  • Freedom House Ministries Holds Fundraising Festival

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Power Reunion|May 23, 2024

    Freedom House Ministries located at 176 Chalybeate Road, Bedford, held a fundraising festival on May 18. Freedom House is about 95% ready to open its doors according to Dennis Dibert, chaplain at the Bedford Jail. The restored facility will house up to 34 men. This program is designed to rehabilitate men who have been incarcerated or may face incarceration for drugs and alcohol. Faith Healing Men is the message they send. “So, if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 Thi...

  • Woodbury Borough Meets

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|May 16, 2024

    Woodbury Borough Council members held their regular monthly meeting on May 6 at 7 p.m. Claudia Keith and Mayor Jordan Pabon were absent. Minutes and the treasurer’s report written by Barb Wilt were approved. The total balance in the state aid fund is $6,799.74, the balance in the general fund is $121,886.66, the CD balance is $15,122.05, and the total balance in the Hometown Bank is $143,788.45. The total balance in both bank accounts is $213,405.39. Total funds in liquid fuels reimbursement are $7,138.55. No reports were given on Woodbury C...

  • South Woodbury Twp. Building Landscaping Gets Facelift

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|May 9, 2024

    On Thursday, May 2, Bethany Kensinger, horticultural and agriculture teacher and FFA advisor took students from the Northern Bedford Vo Tech to do some grounds work for South Woodbury Township. The students were busy weeding and putting new mulch around the shrubbery in front of the memorial statue. Some of the students, according to Kensinger, will obtain jobs in this area. Other students take this class for fun to be educated in horticulture. Some will go on to college and incorporate this...

  • Truck Fire Strikes S. Cove Power Reunion

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2024

    Southern Cove Power Reunion held Plow Days on Saturday April 20. Despite the weather being a little cold folks came out for the event. The event got underway early, before 8 a.m. Numerous tractors were seen plowing the fields and spectators watched the process. Craft vendors were permitted to set up free of charge and they were busy getting their tables and goods ready for display. Items such as natural products, homemade candy apples, homemade place mats and tumblers were just a few. The newly...

  • New Thrift Store Opens in New Enterprise

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 25, 2024

    A new thrift store has opened in New Enterprise at 3440 Brumbaugh Road. The new store, which is owned by Louise Martin and Maranda Brown, opened in March. Martin said she has always loved thrift store shopping and gets a thrill just going through everything on sale. She is a wife and a mother and is able to bring her child to the shop next to home to make this happen. Unwanted items may be dropped off at anytime. The hours of the store are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and...

  • Woodbury Resident Achieves Her Dream

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2024

    Shaylea Gates, a local cosmetologist who was employed at Serenity Hair Salon in Woodbury, has opened her own spa in Bedford, at 126 East Pitt St. Bel Cielo Hair and Nail Spa is the chosen name which was named in honor of her daughter Sky. The name means “beautiful sky” in Italian. Gates specializes in nail design, pedicures, hair coloring and styling. As a child she always had an interest in serving others and making them feel beautiful, she said. Gates attended The Salon Professional Academy be...

  • Church CPR and AED Training at Martinsburg Church

    Judith Ott, Correspondent|Apr 18, 2024

    Aaron Andrews who works for Hollidaysburg Ambulance Emergency Medical Service (EMS) as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) taught 15 people on Sunday, April 7, the basics of CPR and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Paramedics assess the patient’s condition at the scene and work to keep them stable while transporting them to the hospital. EMTs are paramedics who are required to complete more extensive training and are therefore, qualified to perform more advanced p...

  • Woodbury Mayor Absent

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    Woodbury Borough council held its monthly meeting April 1 at the Woodbury Community Center at 7 p.m. Councilmember Tim Wentz and Mayor Jordan Pabon were absent. One community resident was in attendance. After the pledge of allegiance was recited, the meeting was called to order by President Shawn Claycomb. The community resident in attendance questioned why the mayor was not present again. Barb Wilt, secretary, stated that Pabon had told her he may be late. But he did not show up at this meeting and is frequently absent. Although Pabon was...

  • Circle K Gifts Holds First Craft Sale

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    On March 23, Circle K Gifts of Main Street, Woodbury, held its first craft show. Twenty-three vendors participated in the craft show. Althea Kelly, an artist from Woodbury, offered hand-sewn flags featuring John Deere and other brands. She also sells potholders. Althea said that she has been doing this for 20 years. Jennifer Stiffler was selling PZ fragrances. These are scented meltable sprinkles made from soybeans grown in the U.S. They are used in plug-in air fresheners instead of using wax cubes. Multiple scents are available from fruit...

  • S. Woodbury Township Awards Road Projects

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    On April 2, the monthly meeting of the South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors meeting took place at the township building at 9 a.m. The township office will be closed on April 22-26 for vacation. Also, on April 23, the township building will be a polling place for the Primary Election. After the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports, bids were opened for the 2024 road projects. New Enterprise Stone and Lime won the project with a bid of $65,392. The PennDOT Annual Transportation Meeting will be held on April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sna...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Plans Plow Day, Tractor Show and Ride

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. More than 35 members attended the meeting and were enthusiastic about the group’s upcoming events. The secretary and treasurer report were read and accepted as read. A discussion took place on the Spring Plow Day and Tractor Show which is on April 20 with the rain date being April 27. The show will start about 9 a.m. and plowing demonstrations will take place. There will also be a Tractor Parade with the Tractor Pull starting at 4 p.m. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. All size tractors a...

  • Boy Scout Troop 358 Holds Pancake Fundraiser

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Apr 4, 2024

    Boy Scout Troop 358 held a fundraising event at the Martinsburg Fire Hall on Saturday, March 23. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee were provided for a donation. Troop members were eager to talk and serve folks who came to enjoy this breakfast and support the cause. The boys helped serve and clean up while socializing with the attendees. Three troop members welcomed everyone at the door. They had a table full of baked goods. This included Easter cookies, brownies and cakes. A donation allowed the...

  • Woodbury Borough Makes Appointments; Buys CD

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Mar 14, 2024

    Woodbury Borough Council met at the Woodbury Community Center on March 4. One person from the community attended. The mayor was not present. Barb Wilt gave the treasurer’s report. The borough has a balance in the General Fund of $109,537. Rounds are being made by the mayor as requested by Shawn Claycomb to make sure ordinances are being followed. Rita Miller committed to being appointed as auditor. Caroline Shank was appointed as Judge of Elections. Briana Weist and Sharon Graybill agreed to be appointed to Inspector of Elections. A d...

  • SCP Reunion Upgrades Club Kitchen

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Mar 14, 2024

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion Club met on March 7 in the clubhouse with 29 attending. The group was very enthusiastic about planning the 2024 season. Joe Teeter discussed insurance for the club and answered questions. Teeter said that event insurance is hard to get because of the many different events, but also because there are many protocols that must be in place. Teeter said the club has had an “outstanding record” in safety and this is one reason the club can continue to get insurance. Insurance costs increased about 20 percent over las...

  • Stylish Fashions Supports UPMC Childrens Hospital

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Feb 15, 2024

    Stylish Fashions located at 908 Spruce St., Roaring Spring, opened for business in November 2023. Owner Susan Knisely has sold fashions on eBay for over 23 years. She also had a store about 12 years ago in Roaring Spring. Knisely has always been interested in fashion and decided to open this store selling new and used items. Used items are accepted and bought by appointment only. A variety of clothing and shoes can be found in many sizes. T-shirts can also be made to order. Saturday event sales...

  • SCPR Seeks Members

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion met Feb. 1. Tractor and gun raffle tickets are being sold. Those interested should contact any club member. Additional electrical work was completed in the museum building. With the new shelving and flooring, the building will be better set up for equipment displays. May 18 will be the member banquet, held on the grounds. More information will be released in the newsletter and at the next meeting. June 29 will be the club’s tractor ride. More information is forthcoming. The club is always looking for members a...

  • Cove Fixture Creekside Inn Closes it Doors after 44 Years

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    A well-known and loved Cove restaurant closed its doors forever on Jan. 21. What was known for 44 years as the Creekside Inn was originally called Bull Snyders and The Red Lantern. Original Creekside owners Nancy and Ron Brumbaugh purchased the property near East Freedom at 3059 Everett Road in 1980 and Nancy renamed it the Creekside Inn. The establishment’s fish tank was always noticed and commented on. Nancy tells the story of how a woman came in to the restaurant who sold fish tanks. B...

  • 'Stylish Fashions' in R.S. Helps support Childrens Hospital

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    Stylish Fashions, located at 908 Spruce St., Roaring Spring, opened for business in November 2023. Owner Susan Knisely has sold fashions on eBay for more than 23 years. She also had a store about 12 years ago in Roaring Spring. Knisely has always been interested in fashion and decided to open this store selling new and used items. Used items are accepted and bought by appointment only. A variety of clothing and shoes can be found in many sizes. T-shirts can be made to order. Saturday event...

  • Woodbury Boro Joins Co-op Buying Program

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Feb 8, 2024

    The Woodbury Borough met on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Community Center. President Shawn Claycomb led the group on the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and then called the meeting to order. The expenditures and treasurer’s report was given by Barbara Wilt. There was no mayor’s report given, no SCJMA report, and no Woodbury Area Community Center report given, as the council was not provided any. The next BCAM meeting will be March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Legion. Claycomb provided an update on tar and chipping that is to be done on low...

  • S. Woodbury Township Names Hileman Chairman

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jan 25, 2024

    The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors organization meeting took place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. Nominations were made for chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, teasurer and auditor. John T. Hileman Jr. was voted chairman; Rick Musselman as vice-chairman and Jay Claycomb as supervisor. Rachel White was voted secretary and treasurer. The auditor chosen was Ritchey, Ritchey and Koontz of Martinsburg. Wages were set for the new year, with the secretary-treasurer position receiving a $1 per hour increase. Donations were provided to the...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Light Show Shines

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Jan 18, 2024

    The monthly meeting of the Southern Cove Power Reunion was held on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. Fred Mellott opened the meeting with a pledge to the flag followed by a prayer. Secretary Melanie Clapper read the secretary’s report and it was approved as read. The treasurer’s report was read by Amy Mellott and approved as read. There were 228 hook-ups at the last tractor pull in October. A new stove was donated by Lynn Merrill for the kitchen. Raffle tickets are being sold for the 2024 fall show for a tractor and other prizes. McCoy’s Lawn and Garden is pr...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds Third Annual Light Show

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 28, 2023

    A larger-than-last-year’s spectacular light show took place at the Southern Cove Power Reunion’s grounds in New Enterprise this December. More than 30 light displays were placed by area businesses, FFA chapters, and friends of SCPR. Ballots were given and folks were asked to vote for their favorite display. The first night was pajama night so folks could come in their PJs. Santa was in the clubhouse for photos, along with the dairy princess and some hot chocolate and cookies. Wagon rides wer...

  • Polar Express a Huge Hit

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 28, 2023

    The Polar Express, a 4D movie experience, was held on Saturday, Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 at the Bistro Restaurant in Martinsburg. This has not been done for three years. The price remained the same and the actors, dancers, and elves were extraordinary. Before the movie experience began, children dressed in pajamas enjoyed popcorn and a short film on a young boy dreaming. A live actor acted this scene out also and the children’s attention could not have been better. When snowflakes came down, they giggled with excitement and joy. Next the conductor c...

  • Woodbury Establishes 2024 Meeting Dates

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    Woodbury Borough held its December meeting on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. A Bedford Co. Association of Municipalities (BCAM) meeting will be held on Jan. 24. Tim Wentz will attend. The 2024 budget was passed and adopted. Resolution 2023-05, which covers a fee for issuance of certificate of real estate sales & return checks, was discussed. An increase from $5 to $10 was approved. Meeting dates for 2024 were stated. All will be held the first Monday of the month, except the Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, meetings. The meeting went into a...

  • Christmas Craft Show Sees 40 Vendors

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 7, 2023

    On Dec. 2 and 3, a Christmas Craft Festival was held in St. Johns United Church of Christ Hall in Bedford. There were more than 40 vendors. The craft show had vendors from different places, including New Enterprise and Everett. Vendors offered items such as freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, tie-dye shirts and onesies for babies, and kettle popped popcorn overtook your senses. Meadows Kettle Corn had many unique flavors of kettle corn to purchase, including a Christmas popcorn. Meadows works...

  • SCFC Holds Christmas Craft Show

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    On Saturday, Nov. 26, Southern Cove Fire Company held its annual craft show in the Replogle School building. This has been an ongoing tradition for years. Vendors lined the downstairs and upstairs with various items. The spirit of Christmas was alive with folks laughing and enjoying looking at the talents of many with their displays. Michelle Conrad, with the assistance of her husband, oversaw this year’s event. Conrad has assisted the fire company for many years and has been an associate member for over a year. Southern Cove Fire Company is a...

  • Northern Bedford FFA Honors Chapter Members

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 30, 2023

    On Nov. 16, the Northern Bedford FFA Chapter hosted a pig roast at Northern Bedford High School at 7 p.m. Hundreds of folks come out for this event held each year by FFA. Members of the chapter stayed up all night and cooked the pig to be served. The pig was donated, and everyone brought a side dish or dessert. Chocolate milk and white milk was available from Ritchey's Dairy. Officers for 2023-2024 are President Emma Byler, Vice President Samantha Corle, Secretary Lindsey Bolinger, Treasurer Emi...

  • South Woodbury Looking into Sewer Policy

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    South Woodbury Township held its November meeting on Nov. 8, 2023, due to Election Day on Nov. 7. The office will be closed on Nov. 23, 2023, for Thanksgiving. The treasurer’s report ending Oct. 31 revealed the balance of $2,341,702.12. The Wastewater Treatment Facility has a balance of $40,037.50. Roadmaster Rick Musselman reported trees were trimmed. Bedford County Township Officials Association Convention Commissioners were present and discussed ATVs on the roads, solar heating, PSATS and Pennsylvania One Call. The Sewage Management P...

  • Rangers Clean Up Freedom House Ministries

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    On Nov. 11, Royal Rangers of Everett completed a service project for Freedom House Ministries. It was built in 1788 and has the original front of the Tavern Springs Seasonal Resort. Freedom House Ministries is a 12-month, four-phase residential program for men with drug and alcohol addiction. There is an on-site independent living program for 90 days after completing the program. Freedom House Ministries supports men as they are going through their recovery process. This property has two house f...

  • Mellotts Make Wreaths, Swags for Southern Cove EMS Fundraiser

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    On Saturday, Nov. 18, Deb Mellott, Jeff Mellott and Beverly Ritchey were busy making Christmas wreaths of various sizes and swags. These items are made from Frazier Fir and Douglas Fir with a little white pine scattered throughout. This is the third year these items were made for a fundraiser for the Southern Cove EMS. Members of the EMS have been making wreaths and the Mellott's who have made these for years when they operated a greenhouse. According to Jeff Mellott the wreaths will last until...

  • HopeWell Homestead Organizes Christmas Show in Loysburg

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    On Saturday, Nov. 18, HopeWell Homestead and Friends held a Christmas Show for the first time in the Lions building in Loysburg. Lorie LaSala lives in Hopewell on her family farm called HopeWell Homestead. The family moved here about four years ago from Lancaster. LaSala has home schooled her children and believes in utilizing what they raise and grow to make natural products. She had many types of soaps for all different skin types. One soap is used for anyone who just got a tattoo to help the...

  • Fall Country Store Tour Shows Off Cove Businesses

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 22, 2023

    The Cove Country Store Tour was held Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11. For those who wanted to get started on their Christmas shopping or just wanted a day to get out of the house and explore this is for you. This correspondent started the tour on Friday, Nov. 3. There were 12 businesses to visit, most giving a discount for the tour. Some provided light refreshments. I started at Nolt’s Furniture Barn, where there was a large selection. This building was great to roam through seeing all kinds of items. Free refreshments were given out. Next, a trip to P...

  • Final Results of Benefit Auction Announced

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    The Benefit Auction was held on Sept. 7 at the Morrison Cove Produce Auction. The auction committee met and analyzed the auction results. This year the auction succeeded in increasing its goal. Total raised was $181,000, which is around $16,000 more than last year. On Friday evening of the auction, 800 rib dinners were made. This will remain the same amount for next year’s auction. If they are not all sold, they will be auctioned off on Saturday. But very few were left this year. This year this dinner raised $15,100. Auction blocks raised $...

  • Leamersville Grace Fellowship Church Holds Christmas Bazaar

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    Leamersville Grace Fellowship, a beautiful newly renovated church located at 14 Brethren Lane, Leamersville, held a variety-packed bazaar on Nov. 11. Vendors from various areas came to set up and displayed their Christmas items for sale. Judy Schirfacher, who is 93, had a beautiful booth with towels, dishcloths, scrubbies, sparkling hats and scarfs and numerous other brightly colored items for sale. Schirfacher said she has been doing crafts since she was 11 years old. Her mother taught her to...

  • Southern Cove EMS Coordinator Speaks at Woodbury Meeting

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    On Nov. 6, Woodbury Borough had its monthly council meeting at the Woodbury Community Center at 7 p.m. Southern Cove EMS Coordinator Keven Brumbaugh was present at the meeting to discuss the Southern Cove Ambulance and the Hollidaysburg Ambulance new agreement. Hollidaysburg will work with Southern Cove on calls, especially ones that need an EMS when a crew is not available in Southern Cove. Hollidaysburg will honor Southern Cove Ambulance subscriptions. Cards come in the mail from Southern Cove to join. If you do not receive one, please call t...

  • SCPR Prepares for Christmas Light Show

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Nov 9, 2023

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its last member meeting for the year on Oct. 2 at 6 pm. Melanie Clapper Secretary read the minutes and they were approved after a small correction was made. Amy Mellott Treasurer gave the treasurer report. There were 34 members in attendance. The last tractor pull, held on Oct. 28, was successful with 221 hook ups. Various donations were made at the club meeting. A new propane stove for the kitchen, a pedal tractor for next year’s raffle, a toy tractor for next year, and pieces needed for equipment. Thank-yo...

  • TUMC 2023 Angel Tree Kicks Off

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting an Angel Tree located at Roaring Spring True Value Department Store. This tradition has continued for more than 20 years. It was started by the Roaring Spring Merchant Association, which included stores such as Longs Furniture, Joyces, Fredericks, and the Roaring Spring Department store, and Hollidaysburg Trust. This association is inactive currently. The first year George Kensinger was the driving force behind this project. Trees were put up Hollidaysburg Trust and the Department Store. It was...

  • It Takes A Village: Village at Morrisons Cove Serves 120 years

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    The Village at Morrisons Cove, in affiliation with the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren and was established to serve the members of the Church of the Brethren and our neighbors in the larger community. The Village at Morrisons Cove provides a residential community and health care to men and women in active retirement and those in need of convalescence, assisted living , or long-term health care. For 120 years, the Village has provided services to enrich the spiritual,...

  • 2023 Day of Responsibility Held at Bedford Co. Correctional Facility

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 19, 2023

    The Bedford County Correctional Facility held its second annual “Day of Responsibility” on Oct. 13, 2023. The mission statement was “Use the PRESENT to address the PAST so you have a FUTURE.” The event was held in the chapel of the facility. The “Day of Responsibility” came about from a group of prisoners with long-term sentences at the State Correctional Institution of Dallas in Luzerne County. They recognized that some of their past behaviors caused terrible pain to their victims, families and communities. They also recognized incarcerati...

  • Shriners Help Children's Hospitals

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Christopher E. Ritchey, owner of Curry Supply in Martinsburg, is currently the potentate of Jaffa Shriners in Altoona and vice chairman of the board of Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. In January 2024, he will become the chairman of the board. The mission statement for the Shriners is “We treat every child regardless of their ability to pay.” Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded in Shreveport, La., in 1922 to treat pediatric polio and burn patients. There are 22 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Funds...

  • Jim Law Speaks at Roaring Spring ARCH

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Jim Law is the Director of Prison Ministry for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, La. He spoke at the Roaring Spring Arch on Saturday, Oct. 7. This presentation was powerful and left an impression that God can deliver anyone no matter how they may have sinned. Law described his life from growing up in a dysfunctional family to having a father hit you, especially in an alcoholic state of mind. His life of addiction was described to the audience from his...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Fall Show Persisted Through Breakdown

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion meeting was held on Thursday, Oct. 5. The minutes were read by Club Secretary Melanie Clapper and approved after revision. Amy Mellott gave the treasurer report and reviewed the fall show's income, expenses and profit. At the August show, there were 252 tractor hook-ups. A water hydrant by the pavilion was replaced. A Ford A tractor was purchased for the 2024 tractor raffle and tickets are now available. Hook ups for the fall show was 141 on Friday and 225 hook...

  • South Woodbury Office Closed for Election

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. in the township building. The Bedford County Township Officials Association Convention will be held on Oct. 16, 2023, at 9 a.m. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, and the office will be closed. The November meeting will take place on Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. Cold patching and tile work was done this past month. The Bedford County Board of Elections letter was reviewed. PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Letter was presented. There was no change with...

  • Woodbury Sets Trick Or Treat Date

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 5, 2023

    Woodbury Borough met Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Shawn Claycomb led the Pledge Allegiance to the flag and called the meeting to order. The treasurer/secretary reviewed the expenditures and treasurer’s report with the group, and it was approved as read. A new budget was presented for 2024. Members will review it and resume the discussion next month. The Southern Cove EMS/Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service Resolution 2023-01 was discussed and was tabled until next meeting for more information. Trick or treat was set for Oct. 26, 2023, from 6 t...

  • Cove Community Theater Performs 'Escape the Haunted Mansion'

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 5, 2023

    Cove Community Theater performed “Escape The Haunted Mansion” for the first time on Friday, Sept. 29. The play was written and directed by Fallon Smith. She came up with the idea the brought it to life at Breezewood Volunteer Fire Company. Lord Shaw Hornsby’s body was found face down in his bedroom. Police had a hard time doing their investigation because of the spirits in the manor. The audience was summoned by a crystal ball with the face of Madame Leona. There are 10 suspects, all have staye...

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