Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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M-burg Resident Pens Book About the Cove and the Civil War

Martinsburg resident Randy K. Stoltz has been compiling a list of Civil War veterans from Morrisons Cove for many years covering the area from Williamsburg to Loysburg. The modest list has grown from...

 

Libraries Benefit From Friends Groups

How do libraries benefit from Friends groups? They benefit by the expansion of their resources to serve the public. Friends extend a library’s capacity through dollar gifts, volunteer and program support, and through advocacy. Friends are very...

 

GAME OF THE WEEK

Week 3 of the high school football season will feature a Mountain League showdown Friday, Sept. 6, in Roaring Spring. A battle of 2-0 squads – Clearfield and Central – will kick off at 7 p.m. at t...

 

World War II Navy Vet Looks Back on a Well-Lived Life

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, John Fisher was a 14-year-old boy living in the borough of Saxton. Four years later he found himself on a ship just off the coast of Japan,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The American author Toni Morrison died in August at the age of 88. She wrote about the legacy of slavery and the brutality of Jim Crow in the South. Her comments about Donald Trump, written just after the 2016 election, have proved to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 5, 2019

Aug. 30 Farm Accident Kills Man, 22

A farming accident in North Woodbury Township, Blair County, claimed the life of a 22-year-old man last week. Criserio Alverez Jimenez, of Martinsburg, was working on a farm along Cove Mountain Road on Friday, Aug. 30, when, at approximately 4:40...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Kings Family Restaurant, 201 Sierra Drive, Altoona. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Aug. 30, 1894 A kitchen attached to the Methodist parsonage in Williamsburg caught fire when the wind blew sparks onto the roof, igniting the structure. The blaze was extinguished by volunteers before any major damage was done to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 5, 2019

Freedom Twp. Couple Facing Tampering Charges

A Freedom Township couple is facing charges of evidence tampering in connection with the death of a 1-month-old boy in early June. Donald E. McChessney, 37, and Cara J. McChessney, 33, are accused of hiding evidence and cleaning a camper where the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 4, 1969 The goals for the community fund campaigns in Martinsburg and Roaring Spring this fall total $25,000. Roaring Spring has set its goal at $15,000, up $500 from last year. Martinsburg has set its goal at $10,000 the same as...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept.5,1919 About the year of 1865, Christian Allen, of Woodbury, became the Sunday School teacher in the M. E. church of a class of eight boys, namely: Clarence Reed, Watson Allen, Harry Oellig, S. E. Fluke, C. W. Fox, H. G. Hair, W. S....

 

Occupation: Foole*

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Most of us are familiar with that proverb which assures us that we can blame the trickster who catches us in a con the first time, but the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 1, 1994 The Defense Department has awarded a $10 million contract to the Cove Shoe Co. of Martinsburg. The contract calls for Cove Shoe Co. to deliver up to 110,820 pairs of intermediate cold-wet boots for military use. The contract...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 3, 2009 The National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers gave nine-year-old Caden Hazenstab, of Roaring Spring the VIP treatment at his first visit to the Super Bowl champion’s training camp Aug. 15 at St. Vincent College,...

 

Public Notices

Notice Notice is hereby given, that Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Department of State by a nonprofit corporation, the name of which is NO STRINGS ATTACHED - GOD. The nonprofit corporation is incorporated under the provisions of the...

 

DEATH RECORD

EASTEP, Mary Gladys, 80, rural Williamsburg HEVERLEY, Linda D., 62, Martinsburg HOOVER, Hazel O., 92, Martinsburg LEAR, Joan K., 72, rural Williamsburg MILLS, Shirley M., 84, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg PRICE, Donna...

 

MARY GLADYS EASTEP

Mary Gladys Eastep, 80, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Pastor...

 

LINDA D. HEVERLY

Linda D. Heverly, 62, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, Aug. 24, 2019, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at John K. Bolger Funeral...

 

HAZEL O. HOOVER

Hazel O. Hoover, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Friday, Sept. 6, at St. Matthew...

 

JOAN K. LEAR

Joan K. Lear, 72, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord Thursday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Grace Pointe Community Church of...

 

SHIRLEY M. MILLS

Shirley M. Mills, 84, formerly of Loysburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg. Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 5, at...

 

DONNA L. PRICE

Donna L. Price, 84, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Blue Knob, died Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 2019, at The Village, following a brief illness. A funeral was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Village at Morrisons...

 

RAY L. 'COOK' SHAW

Ray L. "Cook" Shaw, 84, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of McKee, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the home. A funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 31, at the...

 

JOHNATHAN D. WESTOVER

Johnathan D. Westover, 71, of McAlisterville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 Main St.,...

 

Passing Game Propels C-K Past WHS

A week after scoring just six points in a 42-point loss to Tussey Mountain, Claysburg-Kimmel showed its fans what it is capable of Friday night, Aug. 30, at Williamsburg. The Bulldogs racked up 596 ya...

 

Panthers' Fast Start Blasts Rockets, 41-20

Northern Bedford coach Garry Black has a lot of weapons in his arsenal with this season’s Black Panther football squad. That arsenal, which included a lot of speed and electrifying plays, was on full display last Thursday night, Aug. 29, at...

 

USP Backing Bastian

Dr. Frank Bastian, formerly of the Louisiana State University (LSU), has promoted a theory since about 2003 that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is caused by spiroplasma bacteria. Nearly every other...

 

Central Tennis Team Tops Tyrone, Windber

The Central Lady Dragon tennis team opened the 2019 season with two scheduled non-league matches and one in the Mountain Conference. The Lady Dragons were defeated by Altoona, victorious over Tyrone and had their match with Hollidaysburg stopped due...

 

Last-Second TD Lifts Central to Victory at Tyrone

When you first don’t succeed, try again. The Central football team found itself in that scenario Friday night, Aug. 30, at Tyrone’s Gray-Vets Memorial Field. On third down in the wanning seconds of the game and with his team trailing 7-6,...

 

Mason Baker Leading Central Dragon Golfers

The Central Dragon golf team got off to a great start with a solid victory over homestanding Everett Aug. 19. The Dragons won by a 358-371 score. Mason Baker was the medalist of the day as he finished with a score of 79. Jonah Snowberger followed...

 

Third Annual Wild Pheasant Hunt Planned

Thirty-eight junior hunters drawn by lottery soon will experience the thrill of seeing a wild pheasant rooster pounding skyward while having the special opportunity to harvest it. The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced the application...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Why am I on this side of the wall?" The words caught my attention from the back cover of a book on our coffee table. I knew it was written by Gary Miller before I picked it up. I knew it was an...

 

Carcass Show

The 4-H and FFA Livestock Carcass Show was recently held at Holland Brothers Meats. Luke Uplinger (right) earned Grand Champion and Madison Benfer earned Reserve Grand Champion. Glenn Myers from Penn...

 

Ward Appointed to Dairy Future Commission

State Sen. Judy Ward has been appointed to serve on a newly created commission that is focused on addressing the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. The Dairy Future Commission was created by Act 66 of 2019 in order to study current an...

 

'The Sugar Bean Sisters' on Stage

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but there might be some extraterrestrial beings lurking around The Playhouse at McConnellstown this September when “The Sugar Bean Sisters” takes the stage. “The Sugar Bean Sisters” opens Sept. 13 and...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It had been a week of ups and downs. A beloved family had lost their barn and all their cows in a tragic fire. Although grieved and wounded, they did not fail to trust God. Though shaken, they continu...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 1:15-20 Genesis 3:17-24 Genesis 4:2-7 St. Matthew 11:28-30 Isaiah 40:28-31 Isaiah 55:1-7 Isaiah 55:8-13 We have just celebrated "Labor Day." It is not exactly a world-wide...

 

WISE Women of Blair County Announces Funding Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established a funding opportunity to support efforts to empower women and eliminate racism through collaboration, service and education techniques. Funding...

 

WISE Women Seek Applicants for Scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. These completed applications must...

 

Blair Senior Services to Celebrate Anniversary with Hosting Open Houses

Blair Senior Services Inc., is celebrating its 45th anniversary by hosting four Senior Center Open Houses. The Southern Blair Senior Center in East Freedom is set to host its Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. During the Open House,...

 
 By KIM JARRETT    News    September 5, 2019

Spread of African Swine Fever has State Looking at Ways To Keep Disease Out Of Pa.

Three words kept coming up at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees this week – African swine fever. The committees meet to discuss biosecurity and animal health with much of the meeting focused on the...

 

Pennsylvania Preserves 40 More Farms

The farms protected at Thursday’s meeting of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board exemplify the diversity of the state’s agriculture products and the people that grow them, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. The...

 

Allegheny Pullers Visit New Enterprise for Benefit Event

The Allegheny Pullers had a show Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Southern Cove Power Reunion Grounds, New Enterprise. This was a benefit pull with proceeds going to the Shriner Children's Hospital. The...

 

Herald Joins Honeymoon

Melody (Ross) and Kent Snare of Loysburg took a copy of the Morrisons Cove Herald with them while on their honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica. They were married June 11, 2019, in Martinsburg. The Snares...

 

Redistricting Could End Up in Hands of Citizen Commission

The bipartisan Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission released a final report Aug. 29 with recommendations to improve the process of creating legislative district boundaries. Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last year creating the commis...

 

Meat-Processing Grants Available

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Aug. 15 announced the opening of the second grant program made possible by the recent PA Farm Bill. The Very Small Meat-Processor Grant Program will provide funding to reimburse a portion of inspection and...

 

The Herald Visits Woodstock

On Saturday, Aug. 17, Mary and John Manges attended the 50th anniversary concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the grounds on which the original Woodstock Music festival was held. John and...

 

The Farm Credit Corner

Identity theft is defined as all crimes against individuals where personal and financial data is illegally obtained by fraud or deception, usually for financial gain. Once identity thieves steal your...

 

Winners Announced at Junior Livestock Show, Sale

During the Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale, the 2019 scholarship recipients and 2018 scholarship donors were announced. Pictured are (from left): Front row (scholarship recipients):...

 

Jr. Supreme Champion of Junior Dairy Show

Windy-Knoll-View Protection, a Holstein senior (fall) calf owned and showed by Kelli Wyles (third from left) of New Enterprise, was named the junior supreme champion of the Blair/Bedford 4-H/FFA...

 

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