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East Freedom Township Fire Hall Turkey Dinner to be Offered Sunday, July 12

There was an error in an advertisement on Page B-6 of the July 9, 2020, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. The Freedom Township Fire Hall turkey dinner event is on Sunday, July 12. An incorrect date appears in the advertisement. The turkey dinner... Full story

 

The Herald Isn't 'Marxist.' I Promise.

There are a couple of little birds in the Herald community who occasionally chirp to me about things people are saying about the Herald which those people are, for some reason, afraid to actually say to me, the Herald’s publisher. Since I have no...

 
 By Helena Bassler    News    July 9, 2020

Memorial Church of the Brethren is distributing milk

The Memorial Church of the Brethren is distributing milk July 9. The event is made possible by various local dairy organizations. This milk distribution event is part of the Federal CARES Act, the...

 

MORE MILK POURING INTO BLAIR COUNTY AS LOCAL DAIRY FARMER TEAMS UP WITH FARM BUREAU & IMLER'S POULTRY

More than 4,000 of gallons of milk arrived in Blair County on July 7 and will be distributed to local families through food pantries, churches and shelters as a result of a collaboration between the Blair County Farm Bureau, local dairy farmer Jennif...

 

Fire Company Ox Roast Set For July 17-18 In M-burg

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its largest fundraiser of the year – the annual Ox Roast Festival – Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, starting at 11 a.m. each day at the Alley Kitchen at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Food will...

 

e-Books, Audiobooks From the Comfort Of Your Home

cloudLibrary saved me from absolute and total boredom. I discovered this gem when the Commonwealth was shut down due to COVID-19. I read a lot of books. I think it was somewhere around 25 in total. Without cloudLibrary the harmonious vibe of my home...

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    July 9, 2020

Collectors to Share Love of Old Machinery at Show July 11 in New Enterprise

Fred Mellott, of F.M. Mellott & Sons in New Enterprise, is excited to be introducing a new event in the Cove. On Saturday, July 11, the first Antique Truck & Construction Equipment Show will be...

 

Ex-Sheriff Visits Reformatory

Herald of July 4, 1895 Ex-sheriff Stiffler of Blair County and Levi Bolger of Martinsburg visited the Reformatory at Huntingdon. Daniel Ott tendered his resignation from Town Council, high constable and street commissioner and accepted a position in...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020

Blair Nursing Homes Recognized for 'Exemplary Service'

The Blair County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, July 2, recognized Blair County's nursing homes to recognize their exemplary service during the COVID-19 pandemic Mark Taylor, Blair County...

 

Curfew Enforced in Towns

Herald of July 9, 1970 Martinsburg Borough Council has voted to accept a bid of $50,840 for the installation of pumps, piping and other equipment necessary to tie the town’s two new wells into the borough water system. A curfew was put into effect...

 

Crochet Club Hosts Outing

Herald of July 9, 1920 At a meeting of the board of directors of the Morrisons Cove Vocational High school held Saturday, Prof. C.A. Byers was elected director of the school to take the place of his brothers, Prof. Edward E. Byers, who had been...

 

Mowry Region V Director

Herald of July 6, 1995 Kenneth R. Mowry of Roaring Spring RD 1 had been appointed as the regional director for Region V office, to oversee the Department of Agriculture’s inspectors and services for 10 counties – Clearfield, Centre, Mifflin,...

 

10 Pound Carp Caught

Herald of July 12, 1945 After a service of 20 months overseas in the 28th Infantry Division, Corp. Samuel Kenneth Gates arrived at his home in Martinsburg for a 30-day furlough and is in the best of health after months of strenuous service. Chief...

 

Sumner Receives Award

Herald of July 8, 2010 The start-up plans for an abandoned limestone quarry in Catharine Township generated a lot of attention at the July 5 township’s board of supervisors meeting. James Ross, representing the Gulf Group, was expecting an...

 
 By TIM HARCLERODE    Opinion    July 9, 2020

COVID-19: How the Pandemic Made Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Better

In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, I’ve been intentionally looking for every...

 

Public Notices

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application for a Certificate of Organization, was filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on the 22nd day of June, 2020 for the purpose... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

BARNER – Mabel Shirley (Gumpher), 71, Woodbury BOOR – Lenora Jane “Sis,” 80, Richmond, Va. DETWILER – Allen L., 70, Martinsburg HELSEL – John N. “Pete,” 83, Claysburg MUSSER – Irene M., 94, Williamsburg... Full story

 

MABEL SHIRLEY (GUMPHER) BARNER

Mabel Shirley (Gumpher) Barner, 71 of Woodbury, Bedford County, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 2, 2020, and she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born on Feb. 19,...

 

LENORA JANE 'SIS' BOOR

Lenora J. Boor, 80, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at her home, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born on Oct. 28, 1939, in Henrietta, Pa., the daughter of the...

 

ALLEN L. DETWILER

Allen L. Detwiler, 70, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday evening, July 5, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born on Dec. 8, 1949, in Roaring Spring, the son of Jane (Eckman) Detwiler of East Freedom...

 

JOHN N. 'PETE' HELSEL

John N. "Pete" Helsel, 83, of Claysburg, passed away on Thursday July 2, 2020, at home. He was born on April 7, 1937, in Roaring Spring, son of the late James and Ella (Imler) Helsel. He married Dolor...

 

IRENE M. MUSSER

Irene M. Musser, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away early Friday morning, July 3, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born on March 13, 1926, in Greenwood, daughter of the late...

 

Alto Model Train Museum to Hold Open House July 17-18 at Altoona

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona, across the street from Altoona Pipe and Steel. An open house will continue each month on the...

 

Capt. Phillips Memorial Event Moved to 2021

Capt. Phillips Memorial Event Moved to 2021 The Frontier Patriots chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has postponed an event originally scheduled for July 18, a Ceremony of Remembrance which honors the memory of the Capt. Phillips Rangers...

 

Altoona Rotary Club Aids Area Organizations with 'Grapes for Good' Funding

The Rotary Club of Altoona sent more than $27,000 in checks to area organizations to fund their operations, events, and projects. Blair County organizations were encouraged earlier this year to apply for grants based on the proceeds raised from the...

 

Central High School Lists Award, Scholarship Winners

Central High School graduated 142 students on June 3 from Spring Cove School District. Forty-five seniors were presented with awards and scholarships. Recipients of awards and scholarships were: Mason Baker of Martinsburg – son of Brent and Betsy...

 

– – Martinsburg's Annual Agricultural Parade – –

Martinsburg's 38th annual agricultural parade was held under sunny skies on Tuesday, June 30. This year's route was different in past years, as the procession began at the D. Merl Tipton Post 43 VFW...

 

Keims Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jon W. Keim of Martinsburg recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Jon Keim and the former Phyllis Freidenbloom of East Freedom were united in marriage on June 30, 1955, at...

 

Dodsons Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence "Mike" Dodson of East Freedom celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Laurence Dodson and the former Dorothy Clouse of Woodbury were married on July 8, 1960, in Winchester,...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Matthew and Leanna (Martin) Weaver of Martinsburg are parents of a son, Karson Eric Weaver, who was born at 3:33 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. The infant weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 21...

 
 By Roseann Zimmerman    Life    July 9, 2020

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

“Fill your soul, your memory, With layers and depths and textures And heights of lush green, Before the miracle of summer Fades away once more, as it always does. “Drink in, absorb every hue and Shade of green, from pale of mint To the rich,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    July 9, 2020

Tractor Pulls on Display at Southern Cove Power Reunion

A tractor pull was held on Saturday, June 27, at the Southern Cove Power Reunion in New Enterprise. Attendees brought their own chairs, sat in the provided bleachers and in their vehicles to watch....

 

Students Earn Degrees at California, Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its graduation list for the spring 2020 semester, which ended on May 8. The list includes those undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) students who graduated in January and May 2020. Area students...

 

Kelly Keith Named to Dean's List at St. Francis

Kelly Keith, Exercise Physiology PT major from Duncansville, was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Keith was among more than 700 students who earned a spot on one of the honors lists for the spring 2020...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    July 9, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought of reading the prophets in the Old Testament, I would have made a face. If you ask me that same question today, you will get a completely different...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Faith    July 9, 2020

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: St. Luke 6:27-31 St. Luke 3:10-14 Ephesians 4:29-32 Jonah 42 St. Luke 10:30-37 St. Matthew 5:43-48 St. Matthew 7:15-23 We celebrated a national holiday on July 4. We call it...

 

Wedding Unity Ceremony Ideas

Weddings celebrate the joining together of hearts, families and homes. The unification of a couple pledging vows to each other is the key component of the ceremony, and unity rituals are common...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 9, 2020

The Sportsman's Corner

The term "sartorial splendor" means "magnificent in the manner of dress." In relation to fishing, sartorial splendor could mean that an angler dresses himself so that he looks magnificent to other...

 

Antlerless Deer Licenses To Go On Sale July 13

If you haven’t yet purchased your 2020-21 Pennsylvania hunting license, now might be the time. The new license year began July 1, meaning new licenses are required when hunting. And without a 2020-21 general license, hunters are unable to apply...

 

Shoot for Life Set for July 18 At Everett Club

The 22nd annual Shoot for Life for the American Cancer Society will be held on Saturday, July 18, at the Everett Sportsmen’s Club. This is a 50-bird shoot ( clay pigeons ). There will be food available and a chance auction will be held. All...

 

CWD Areas Expand in Pennsylvania

The Disease Management Area 2, which accounted for 200 of last year’s new cases of CWD, is now approximately 7,470 square miles. That’s up from 6,715 last year. It expanded west into Westmoreland County as the result of a CWD-positive adult doe...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Toda la información viene...

 

El Departamento de Sauld Proportional Actualización de COVID-19

El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó a las 12:00 a.m., el 6 de julio, que hay 450 casos positivos adicionales de COVID-19, lo que eleva el total estatal a 90,304. Los 67 condados en Pensilvania tienen casos de COVID-19. Se han...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020

Woodbury Council Still Has Open Mayor Position

Woodbury Borough Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, July 6. Wayne Brumbaugh, who considered the open mayor’s position, was in attendance but declined. Brumbaugh is interested in the role of Majority Inspector. He told council he will...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 9, 2020

South Woodbury Twp. Remembers Bob Detwiler

The supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, July 7. Supervisor Rick Musselman remembered the late Bob Detwiler, a community member who was also on the planning committee for the township. Detwiler served the community in many...

 

Penn State Extension To Offer Pesticide Applicator Correspondence Course

Penn State Extension is offering a correspondence course for certified private and commercial agronomic pesticide applicators. This offering is meant to provide an educational delivery method that some may prefer or require because of computer or int...

 

State Fire Commissioner Opens $50 Million Grant Program to Support Fire, Rescue and EMS Companies Affected by COVID-19

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego announced July 8 that the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) opened registration on July 6 for state grants aimed at providing direct financial relief to fire, rescue and emergency medical...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 9, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week's edition. This information is taken from the...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    July 9, 2020

Memorial Park Reports 'Successful' J4; Profit Expected

Visitors to Morrisons Cove Memorial Park's annual Fourth of July Celebration did not let coronavirus derail their excitement. With so many events around the region cancelled due to COVID-19, the...

 

Open Letter from the Clinic for Special Children to the Plain Community

March 20th, 2020 Dear Friends, Ensuring your safety and well-being is at the heart of our mission at the Clinic for Special Children (CSC). In that spirit, we are taking steps to protect you and your... Full story

 

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