Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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DEATH RECORD

BECHTEL, Anna Marie, 89, Martinsburg DORMAN, Christina Kathryn, 96, Moline, Ill., formerly of Morrisons Cove GATES, H. Dean “Mace,” 88, Roaring Spring GORBA, Judith E., 78, Portage HOLSINGER, Louise A. (Hiney), 91, Roaring Spring MILLER, George...

 

Public Notices

Co-Executor Notice Estate of Marjorie M. Gunnet, late of Catharine Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on said esate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment...

 

ANNA MARIE BECHTEL

Anna Marie Bechtel, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Homewood at Martinsburg. A service was held Friday, Aug., 16, at Martinsburg Brethren In Christ Church. Pastor Michael Abell officiated. Interment was in Dry Hill...

 

CHRISTINA K. DORMAN

Christina Kathryn Dorman, better known as "Teen," died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at the age of 96 in Moline, Ill. Teen was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was a lifelong devotee...

 

H. DEAN 'MACE' GATES

H. Dean “Mace” Gates, 88, of Roaring Spring, died Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring. Pastor Rachel Neely-Pletcher officiated....

 

JUDITH E. GORBA

Judith E. Gorba, 78, of Portage, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Roaring Spring. A funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. Committal will be private to the family....

 

LOUISE A. (HINEY) HOLSINGER

Louise A. (Hiney) Holsinger, 91, of Roaring Spring, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 17,at First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. The Rev. Kevin...

 

GEORGE WAYNE 'MOSE' MILLER

George Wayne "Mose" Miller, 90, of Woodbury, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Woodbury Church of the Brethren. Pastor...

 

JAMES L. MUSSELMAN SR.

James L. Musselman Sr. 60, of Claysburg, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a short battle with cancer. At the request of the deceased...

 

CHARLES F. 'PETE' YINGLING

Charles F. "Pete" Yingling, 85, of Roaring Spring, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief battle with cancer. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug....

 

Albright Church to Host Gospel Concert Sun., Aug. 25

The Faithful Friends Quartet will perform a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. Pastor Jonas Hight and the congregation have invited the...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

When I was a lot younger, I was a moderately enthusiastic night fisherman. I liked to arrive at a familiar section of stream at the edge of dark; and when the first star appeared, I made my first...

 

Angler Reels in 70-Pound Marlin

Brandon Dick-Giordano of Roaring Spring participated in the White Marlin Open (fishing tournament in Ocean City, Md.) earlier this month. Dick-Giordano caught a 70-pound white marlin (side photo)...

 

PGC, U. Penn Vet Partner to Protect Wildlife in Pennsylvania

White-nose syndrome has killed 99 percent of most cave-bat species. Chronic wasting disease continues to spread to new parts of Pennsylvania, infecting and killing deer and threatening hunting tradition. West Nile virus has left Pennsylvania’s...

 

New Web-Based Tool Guides Conservation of At-Risk Wildlife, Fish

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Tuesday, Aug. 20, announced publication of the new Conservation Opportunity Area Tool. This free, innovative and interactive web-based map puts features of the...

 

4-H, FFA Junior Dairy Show Winners Announced

The Blair/Bedford 4-H/FFA Junior Dairy Show was center stage at the 69th Morrisons Cove Dairy Show Tuesday, July 30, at Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Weston Clark Trey, a senior 5-year-old Holstein...

 

The Inkwell to Meet Sept. 5 At Marzoni's in Duncansville

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7:15 p.m. with author Hope Willis Sheehan’s...

 

Old Oder Mennonite Memoirs

Chloe Pup begged for a walk into the evening dusk on Sunday but no one went with her. I really wanted to, but instead I flopped on the grass in the backyard, hoping for a stray breeze to cool me...

 

RS High Class of 1957 Holds Birthday Party

The Roaring Spring High School Class of 1957 held an 80th birthday party Aug. 17 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. Classmates in attendance were (from left): Front row: Sally (Miller)...

 

Claysburg Theatre Sets Auditions

The Claysburg Area Community Theatre will hold auditions for its next production, the musical “The Music Man.” Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 25-26, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. Performances will be...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." ~Psalm 23:5 (NIV) There were once two little buckets. They were left sitting outside on a stone wall. One bucket was turned upside down so that it...

 

Thought for the Week

For about three months Paul was able to preach and teach about Jesus as Christ in the synagogue of Ephesus. The NIV Translation says then some of them became obstinate. A mental picture came into my...

 

Healthcare Scholarship

Nason Auxiliary awarded one $500 scholarship to a local 2019 high school senior who was interested in pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Students from six area school districts were eligible to...

 

Separating Facts from Fiction In Regard to Organ Donation

Organ donation is overwhelmingly supported by the adult population of the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 95 percent of adults in the United States support organ donation. In spite of that, the DHHS...

 

How to Organize Shopping Receipts

The season of giving will be arriving in a few months, and with it will come frequent trips to stores and more time spent shopping online in the name of finding those perfect gifts for friends and...

 

Have Fun as a Family Without Breaking the Bank

Raising children is no small task. Parents face numerous challenges when raising their kids, and while it may not be the biggest hurdle they face, the cost of raising a family can sometimes seem...

 

W-burg Board Discusses Flexible Instruction Days

Flexible Instruction Days, also referred to as FIDs, was the lead topic of conversation during last Thursday evening’s (Aug. 15) Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Flexible...

 

Grand Marshals 'Dedicated' to Farm Show

Community, Cooking, Tradition: For this year's Williamsburg Community Farm Show Parade Committee, it was an easy task of who was going to be this year's grand marshals – David Hanna and Judy...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As with the Williamsburg Community Farm Show, one of the most popular items there is the food. Taking part in all the delicious fair food is one of the highlights of the farm show, especially for me. I decided to give out two fair-inspired recipes th...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This week of course is the Williamsburg Community Farm Show – the big gathering of those far and wide converging on the Williamsburg fairgrounds for a week of food, fun, family and agriculture. The fair is home to many things – amusement rides,...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Grief Share Support Group A support group for those who are grieving will begin Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Grief Share is a 12-week support group that includes a weekly video seminar with experts, discussion...

 

Gas Prices Drop By a Nickel in W. Pa.

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is five cents cheaper this week at $2.811 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gas prices are as much as five cents cheaper throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast...

 

2019 Little Miss Claysburg Queen, Runners-up

The 25th annual Little Miss Claysburg Pageant was held Saturday, Aug. 10, in conjunction with Claysburg Area Community Days. Above are the eight runners-up along with the 2019 queen and their escorts...

 

Blair County Tea Party to Meet at Bavarian

The Blair County Tea Party will host Attorney Dan Kiss to talk about red flag laws and the possibility of Blair County declaring itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Bavarian Hall in...

 

Survey Aims to Help Citizens Protect Themselves from Tick-Borne Illnesses

The Penn State Extension has established a new vector-borne disease team that focuses on diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitos. To ensure that its efforts address community needs, the team is launching a survey, the results of which will allow...

 

Central High Volleyball

Coach: Brad A. Heuston Number of Years as Head Coach: First League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 8-11; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Lainie Heuston, Erin Brumbaugh, Hannah...

 

Central High Tennis

Coach: John Riley Number of Years as Head Coach: 13th year League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 6-7; League Record: 4-2 (second place) Returning Starters: Kierra Mountain SR, Lindsey K...

 

Central High Boys' Soccer

Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: Seven League: Mountain Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-15-0; League: 2-12 Returning Starters: Seniors – Colin Rupert (MF), Brandt Kensinger (F);...

 

Central High Golf

Coach: Robbie Keith Number of Years as Head Coach: 12 League: MAC Mountain Athletic Conference Last Year's Record:​ Overall:​​​ 23-14; League: 16-12 Returning Starters and Letterwinners:...

 

Central High Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country

Coaches: Lacey Ceschini and Allison Caddy Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year’s Record: varsity girls and boys 4 wins, 8 losses Returning Starters: Lane Kocher, Dominick Minnoia, Lauren Crilly, Dylan Ceschini,...

 

Central High Girls' Soccer

Coach: Brian Campbell Number of Years as Head Coach: Six League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 9-8; League: 7-6 Returning Starters: Tori Longenecker, Jenna Mock, Emma Lingenfelter,...

 

Central High Football

Coach: Dave Baker Number of Years as Head Coach: Ninth season at Central League: Mountain League Last Year's Record: Overall: 3-7; League: 2-6 Returning Starters: Offense: Braden Kitt QB, Bryer...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel High Football

Coach: Matthew Bilchak Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 7-5; League: 6-4 Returning Starters: Returning Offensive Starters (9): Corey...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel High Volleyball

Coach: Julie Cavender Number of Years as Head Coach: First year League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall:15-5; League: 10-4 Returning Starters: Megan Hartman, Joceyln Shultz...

 

Northern Bedford High Football

Coach: Garry Black Number of Years as Head Coach: Four League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 5-6; League: 4-5 Returning Starters: Offensive starters (8): Thad Leidy, QB; Dalton...

 

Northern Bedford High Cross-Country

BOYS Coach: Wayne Sherlock Number of Years as Head Coach: Three League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 17-1; League: 7-0 Returning Starters: Ian Sherlock, Josh Strayer, Justin Grine, Connor Laird, Ian Zimmerman, Kaidin...

 

Northern Bedford High Boys' Soccer

Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 20th League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 0-15; League: 0-10 Returning Starters: Hunter Corle – Sr.; Eyziak Cottle – Sr.; Eli Grimes – Jr.; Curtis Clark – Jr.;...

 

Northern Bedford High Volleyball

Coach: Terisha Mitchell Number of Years as Head Coach: Three years League: Bedford County League, Inter-County Conference South Last Year's Record: 6-12 Returning Starter: Madison Johnson Newcomers:...

 

Northern Bedford High Girls' Soccer

Coach: Barbara Zanella Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 2-16; League: 2-12 Returning Letterwinners: Taylor Nycum, 12; Taylor Miller 12;...

 

Williamsburg High Football

Coach: Ryan Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: First League: Inter-County Conference Last Year's Record: Overall: 0-10; League: 0-10 Returning Starters: (84): Shane Brantner, TE/DE; (22): Tyler...

 

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