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 By CORA FOX    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Abuse Of Agricultural Trade Aid Costs U.S. Taxpayers

In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Market Facilitation Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has administered this aid to provide...

 

Scams Are Old As The Hills

Scams have been around for a very long time. As a kid, I remember some strange men wearing suits arriving at the farm on a summer evening. They came with an offer to paint our barn for free. They assu...

 

When We Were Young By Karen Kingsbury

“What if you could see into the future and know what will happen tomorrow if you really walk out the door-today? Pay attention. Life is not a dress rehearsal.” From the first time they meet, to...

 

Practicing Politics at a High Level

Over a lifetime in politics, I’ve met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating – a rarer combination of talents than you’d hope for...

 

In Appreciation Of Law Enforcement Officers

On Jan. 3, Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was on duty in Northeast Philadelphia when a minivan attempting to enter traffic crashed into his motorcycle. The collision threw Officer Chan 25 feet – resulting in emergency brain surgery. He...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Could Be Trouble For Cove Farmers

As the government shutdown enters its second month, a lot of attention has been focused on the thousands of government employees who have either been furloughed or have been forced to work without...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

Domestic Incident In North Woodbury Twp. Leaves Two Dead

Two people who were involved in a deadly domestic dispute in North Woodbury Township, Blair County, just outside of Martinsburg Borough, were both found dead on Monday morning, Jan. 21. According to...

 

The Herald Launches a New Website at www.mcheraldonline.com

Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced the launch of a new Morrisons Cove Herald website at www.mcheraldonline.com. The website is live now but is still a work in progress, according to Publisher Bassler. The Herald’s website will offer...

 

ANGELA C. ELLIS

Angela C. Ellis, 81, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church,...

 

ANDY WAYNE CARPER

Andy Wayne Carper, 49, of Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at his home, due to a fall. A funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 18, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church....

 

JACOB MARTIN 'PETE' BARLEY

Jacob Martin "Pete" Barley, 92, of Martinsburg, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial...

 

WARREN C. DETWILER SR.

Warren C. Detwiler, Sr., 80, of Roaring Spring, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday evening, Jan. 21, 2019, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Friends will be...

 

EZRA L. STERN

Ezra L. Stern, 80, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Warrenton, Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He was born on May 19, 1938, in Roaring Spring, to the late Luke and Frances Stern. He and his loving wife, Lin...

 

BETTY L. SNYDER

Betty L. Snyder, 94, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2019, at home. A funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Bice Memorial Chapel, Homewood at Martinsburg. The Rev. Gerald McCuller officiated. Interment was...

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission Commissioners to Meet

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2019, from Jan. 27 through 29 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. On Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 1 p.m., the commissioners will hear public...

 

Soil Health, Cover Crops Subjects of Cove Meeting

Penn State Extension will show how farmers can increase their soil organic matter, improve infiltration and create more resilient soils by improving soil health at a workshop in Martinsburg on Jan. 30th. The event will feature Dr. Sjoerd Duiker,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

East Main Street In RS In Front Of Appvion Restricted To One Way

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 14. The new year brought old problems as council once again discussed the ongoing issue with the wall along...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel, W-burg Receive Computer Science Funding

Building on his commitment to prepare students to use computers and technology in their careers, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, Jan. 17, announced $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools acro...

 

Spring Cove Grant Revenue Highest in Years

At the Tuesday, Jan. 22, Spring Cove School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that the grant money secured this year by the school district is the highest recorded competitive grant revenue in recent years. So far this school...

 

Farm Bill Could Increase Funding to Control Ag Runoff to Chesapeake

Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed stand to get more financial help from the federal government to reduce polluted runoff from fields and feedlots under the new Farm Bill passed by Congress in...

 

Chimney Fire

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a chimney fire at a home on Chandelle Drive in North Woodbury Township on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22. The fire was quickly put out and...

 
 By JOHN ROACH    News    January 24, 2019

Can You Trust Weather Forecasts During The Gov't Shutdown?

With winter storms wreaking havoc up and down the California coast and a major snowstorm that blasted the Northeast over the weekend, could there be a more inopportune time for the longest government shutdown in American history? Reports from the...

 

State Police Seize $16 Million in Illegal Drugs

The Pennsylvania State Police announced Jan. 14 that troopers confiscated $16,982,054 worth of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, fentanyl, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2018....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 24, 2019

Woodbury Council to Help with Lift System

Members of the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Co. attended the Woodbury Borough Council meeting Jan. 7. Harold Zimmerman and Kim Grimes demonstrated the need for a new lift system for the ambulance. The ambulance was brought to the meeting and shown...

 

Dragons Split Home Games

The Central Dragons boys' basketball team played its first two home games of the season last week with mixed results. Although their defense stood out in both games, their offense came up short...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Outdoor Shows Season Upon Us

Here in the middle of winter we are once again entering the season for outdoor sports shows. Though there are numerous shows throughout the state beginning in January, there are three shows that are probably most convenient for sportsmen in and...

 

Bulldogs Fall to 7-7 on Season

A 23-11 run in the second quarter helped propel the Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team to an 80-60 victory over visiting Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 14. B-A had an 18-16 lead after one quarter, then broke open the game in the second frame. The Blue...

 

Lady Dragons Knock Off WHS

The Central Lady Dragons defeated visiting Williamsburg in a non-league match-up before falling to Tyrone and Penns Valley in Mountain League road games. Central’s record now stands at 5-8 on the season. CHS 44, WHS 29 On Monday, Jan. 14, Central...

 

C-K Girls Lose Twice on Court

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team suffered back-to-back losses for the first time during the past week. The two-game skid dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 8-3 on the season. B-A 70, C-K 68 Bellwood-Antis rallied for a 70-68...

 

Lady Pirates Top West Branch

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team had three players score in double figures during its 57-41 victory against visiting West Branch on Jan. 15. Alexi McMonagle (two 3-pointers) paced the Lady Pirates with a game-high 19 points....

 

College Signing

Northern Bedford High School senior Ariel Reed (center) signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, on Jan. 14. With Reed are her parents, Brad and Marlene Reed;...

 

NB Lady Panthers Lose Twice

Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball team came out of halftime in a flurry on Monday night, Jan. 14, in a home game against Fannett-Metal. The Lady Panthers had not played well in the first half and trailed 26-13 at the half. “The girls knew I...

 

NB Boys Fall to 1-12 on Season

Northern Bedford’s boys’ basketball team dropped to 1-11 overall as a result of a 63-59 loss at Fannett-Metal on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15. The Panthers fell behind early and trailed by as much as 53-43 with six minutes remaining in the game. The...

 

CHS Grapplers Fall to P-burg

The Central Dragon grapplers (4-8) hosted Philipsburg-Osceola (now 7-5) last Thursday, Jan. 17, in a Mountain League dual meet and fell short 60-15. Three Dragons were victorious including two by fall. Zach Parks, wrestling at 170 pounds, had a...

 

Liftoff

Central freshman Parker Gregg (41) drives in for a layup and gets fouled against Penns Valley in junior varsity action on Friday, Jan. 18. The Rams edged the Dragons 50-47....

 

Scoring Droughts Hurt Pirates

The Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team, outscored 20-3 in the fourth quarter, suffered a 72-45 loss at West Branch on Jan. 14. The Blue Pirates were behind 52-45 entering the final frame. Jake Hileman paced Williamsburg with 12 points,...

 

Forfeits Help NB Wrestlers Defeat Claysburg-Kimmel

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team took advantage of five wins via forfeit en route to a 36-30 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel on Jan. 17. Black Panthers who won by forfeit were Austin Mowry (170 pounds), Alex Fouse (182), Luke Welsh (195)...

 

Free-Throw Contest Jan. 26

The Tyrone Elks has rescheduled its annual Hoop Shoot Contest for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bellwood-Antis High School gym. Registration and time to warm up will start at 4 p.m. The contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. This free-throw competition is open...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

As is his habit, after finishing in the milk house, my husband surveyed the western skies. In the summer, he usually steps outside the door but on Saturday evening, it was dark wintertime, so he stood inside. Peering through the window, he watched...

 

Racers Recognized with Awards

Three area racers were recently recognized at the 54th annual Area Racing Club of Hagerstown (ARCH) Awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge. Nick Bechtel (left, top sid...

 

Sheetz For the Kidz Raises Record $700,821

Sheetz For the Kidz raised more than $700,821 during its annual December campaign through customer donations. This is a record for the Sheetz employee-driven charity and exceeds last year's campaign fundraising total by more than $82,000. Each year,...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Who Killed Joy?

It was a classic murder-mystery of Agatha Christie proportions. When we left the room she was alive and vibrant. When we walked back in a moment later, there she was, face down on the floor. The...

 

Gospel Sing to Benefit Claysburg Library

The Claysburg Library Friends will hold their annual Gospel Sing and Soup Meal from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg. The event will benefit the Claysburg Area...

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath

Paul and Barnabas leave the island of Cyprus and sail northward. When they land, John Mark leaves them. Remember he was their apprentice-servant. His leaving may not seem important. Unfortunately...

 

The Faith Baptist Church to Host Central Pa. Bible Conference on Feb. 2

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be conducting a One-Day winter session on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona. The speaker will be Dr. Steve Scheibner, an American Airlines pilot whose life God spared when he was...

 

Religious Giving and Tithing Today

Nonprofit organizations rely on the generosity of donors to help them meet their mission statements. Billions of dollars are donated to charities each year, but few people may know that religious organizations are among the biggest beneficiaries of...

 

Blair County Recognizes 4-H Members, Leadership

The Blair County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Christian Missionary Church Hall in Williamsburg. Listed are the awards the 4-H club members received and the club they are...

 

Catharine Township Hosts Meeting to Address Ganister Sanitary Sewer Issues

The Catharine Township supervisors paid host to many professional individuals during a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. Among the individuals in attendance besides the supervisors were Sewage Planning Specialist from Pa. Department o...

 

Catharine Twp. Appoints New Secretary

Following the acceptance of Secretary Loranne Keithley’s resignation from the Catharine Township board of supervisors, Chairman Ken Brenneman made a motion to appoint Eleanor Harclerode to the same position during last Tuesday afternoon’s...

 

Hileman Takes Reigns of Williamsburg Football After Service as Junior High Coach

Ryan Hileman was named the new head coach of the Williamsburg Football team during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg School Board meeting on Jan. 15. Hileman was previously the junior high football coach. Ryan Brantner was named as a volunteer...

 

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