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DEATH RECORD

GARLOCK, Ronald Ellis, 66, Hopewell KAURUDAR, Betty J., 94, Martinsburg OTT, Albert L. “Elbow,” 79, Martinsburg SALYARDS, Robert L. Sr., 85, East Freedom STIFFLER, Dianne M., 68, East Freedom...

 

RONALD ELLIS GARLOCK

Ronald Ellis Garlock, 66, of Hopewell, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring, followed by a time of...

 

BETTY J. KAURUDAR

Betty J. Kaurudar, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, where she resided for the past 17 years. A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 28, at the Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg. Pastor...

 

ALBERT L. 'ELBOW' OTT

Albert L. “Elbow” Ott, 79, of Martinsburg, died Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2019, at home, following a battle with cancer. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Bell Seventh Day Baptist Church, Salemville. Pastor Darwin...

 

ROBERT L. SALYARDS SR.

Robert L. Salyards, Sr. 85, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2019. A funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Sean McGil...

 

DIANNE M. STIFFLER

Dianne M. Stiffler, 68, of East Freedom, died Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a brief illness of cancer. A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Luke's...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

S. Woodbury Discusses Recycling Problems

The Board of Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 1. It has been noticed that residents are bringing recyclables to the township’s recycling center and not properly preparing them. For example, cardboard boxes need to be broken...

 

Homewood Sets Activities

Homewood at Martinsburg has released its scheduled activities for the first week in November. The Rev. Evelyn Madison of Whenwood United Methodist Church will speak at vespers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Bice Memorial Chapel. There will be...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Last fall, my autumn turkey season did not begin until Monday afternoon of the first week – the only week in WMA 4A. It rained cats and dogs on Saturday and continued through Monday morning. As an...

 

Hollidaysburg Blitzes Dragons, 34-2

The Central Dragon football team traveled to Hollidaysburg last Friday to battle its District 6 Class 5A neighbor and came up on the wrong side of a 34-2 final. The game started well for Central as it...

 

NBC Boys' CC Team Wins D-5 Title

The Northern Bedford High School boys' cross-country team captured its second straight District 5 Class 1A title Oct. 22 at the Bedford County Technical Center course in Everett. Led by Ian...

 

Turkey Season

Two consecutive light fall wild turkey harvests and a substantial statewide turkey population of 212,000 birds should provide plenty of action in the upcoming fall turkey hunting season, which opens Saturday, Nov. 2 in most Wildlife Management...

 

Newly Detected CWD-Positive Deer Will Expand DMA 4

A captive-raised deer that recently tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will result in a southward expansion of Disease Management Area 4 (DMA 4) in 2020. The exact adjusted boundary for DMA 4 will not be announced until next year,...

 

KEGLER'S KORNER

The Cove Community League standings for the week of Sept. 4 are: W L Woodcutters 18 0 Martin Oil 13 5 McKee Playground 11 7 Frederick Farm 9.5 8.5 I Don’t Know 8.5 9.5 Saxton Market 7 11 Bearded Skull 5 13 High scores: Team three: Frederick Farm...

 

Lady Dragons Defeat NBC in Four Sets

The Central Lady Dragon volleyball team split a pair of contests last week, giving them a 5-11 record on the season. Last Monday, Oct. 21, the Dragons hosted Northern Bedford and defeated them in four sets 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19. The junior...

 

C-K Spikes McCort

Claysburg-Kimmel's Rebekah Claar hits past Bishop McCort's Julia Howwath during District 6 Class 1A playoff action Monday, Oct. 28, against Bishop McCort at C-K High School. The Lady Bulldogs swept...

 

Lady Panthers Blank Tussey

The Northern Bedford girls’ soccer team concluded its season Oct. 21 with a 5-0 victory at Tussey Mountain. NB scored twice in the first half and three more in the second. Aylisa Morral, Makayla Hall, Taylor Nycum, Abby Kline and Emily Heck each...

 

Martinsburg High School Class of 1949 Celebrates 70 Years

The Martinsburg High School Class of 1949 met at the Bistro restaurant in Martinsburg on Sept. 7, 2019, to celebrate its 70th year. Of the 21 class graduates, 10 are still living with four attending...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Tomatoes from our gardens, unless they are preserved, will rot. Sometimes, though, the small amount of ripe fruit doesn't merit the messy setup to can them. Learning from my daughter's friend that...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    October 31, 2019

Trunk-or-Treat Event at Long's A Huge Success

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg was alive with Halloween music Saturday, Oct. 26. Nineteen decorated car trunks lined the parking lot and more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire enjoyed...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

You've heard the expression "opening a can of worms." It indicates that what you are about to do is going to be more complicated than it would appear. Sharing faith experiences can be a little like th...

 

The Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 21:1-9 Acts 21:10-16 Acts 9:10-17 Acts 11:25-29 St. John 13:31-38 St. Luke 22:27-34 Acts 1:7-11 Indeed the journey continues, but we have now moved on to Acts Chapter 21. The...

 

Taste of the Cove Raises $11,000 for the Martinsburg Library

The Martinsburg Community Library's fifth annual Taste of the Cove event was held Oct. 19 at the Givler Cultural Center at Homewood in Martinsburg, with 140 in attendance to support the library. The...

 

Walk to Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

The Blair County Chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) will sponsoring a two-part ecumenical event called a “Journey of Remembrance” on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2, to honor those who have been the victims of gun violence and to offer...

 

State Makes $5 Million Available Linking Teachers with Employers

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Oct. 23 that $5 million in grants is available to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness....

 

Grants Available for Farmers, Businesses

Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Small Business Advantage Grant program. The...

 

Tuition Assistance

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation recently received a $10,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit donation from Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania. The donation will enable the foundation to...

 

Children Enjoy Pumpkin' Picking Perfection at Kladder Station

"Coming into Kladder Station," the conductor announced as the powerful steam engine rounded the bend. Up ahead, the green grass accentuated the gleaming orange pumpkins. "Time to pick your pumpkins!"...

 

Genealogical Society to Host Open House Sunday, Nov. 3

The Blair County Genealogical Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. During the open house, volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through the facility. Attendees can take a free...

 

Northern Bedford High School Class of 1969

The Northern Bedford High School Class of 1969 held its 50-year class reunion Sept. 28 at the Bistro in Martinsburg. The group held a tailgate party at the high school Sept. 27 and attended the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses New Roof for Community Center

Woodbury Council met Monday, Oct. 7. Kenney Ott was present at the meeting to provide information on bids for a new roof for the Woodbury Area Community Center. He said presently there is $35,692 in the roof fund. A special meeting will be called to...

 

We Need Ways to Hold Presidents Accountable

By LEE H. HAMILTON “I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation into President Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria. “Was there no chance for...

 

Local Elections are Important. Your Vote Matters

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton received 65,853,514 votes to Donald Trump’s 62,984,828. Clinton garnered 2,868,686 votes more than Trump, but still lost the presidency due to the electoral vote of 304...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Broken Bone China By Laura Childs Theodosia Browning owns the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. She is assisted by Drayton, Haley, and Miss Dimple. Drayton is a master of teas. He...

 

Tussey Mining Co. Formed

Herald of Oct. 25, 1894 The Tussey Mountain Mining & Smelting Co. was organized at the Park Hotel in Roaring Spring. Officers were Hon. D.D. Morrell of Henrietta, president; W.S. Nicodemus of Martinsburg, secretary and treasurer; and W.S. Taylor of...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 3, 1919 September 29 marked a new era in the educational history of Morrisons Cove for on this day was initiated the Morrisons Cove Vocational school–a school which fits the boys and girls for farm and home. Why not? When we think of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 12, 1944 Residents along some of the highways leading out of Martinsburg were somewhat amazed Monday and Tuesday in seeing loads of tomatoes going away from Martinsburg instead of toward the H. J. Heinz receiving station in the town. A...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 30, 1969 Talking Books and tape recordings for the blind or otherwise handicapped will be sought for the Martinsburg Community Library under state and federal programs which make such matters available. The Martinsburg Library Board...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 27, 1994 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority heard a tentative proposal for a 35-percent increase in the 1995 water budget. If the proposal passes the increase will mean that the minimum rate for water customers will increase from...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 29 2009 With dairy farmers getting milk checks at 1970s levels, it’s time for action, speakers said Thursday evening at a meeting on milk prices. About 300 people turned out for the meeting at Central High School and heard four...

 

Public Notice

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representatives named who request all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons...

 

Don't Forget!

Daylight saving time 2019 in Pennsylvania began at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Most people will turn their clocks back one hour when they go to bed Saturday, Nov. 2. The change means that there will be more...

 

County Commissioners, Sheriff up for Election Nov. 5

There’s an important election on Nov. 5, with county commissioner candidates up for election in Bedford and Blair counties. Bedford County is also electing a sheriff. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for registered...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 31, 2019

Weather Forces Local Municipalities to Move Trick or Treat

The threat of thunderstorms and heavy winds have forced municipalities to postpone trick-or-treat night from Thursday Oct. 31 to Saturday No. 2. Trick-or treat will now be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the following areas. Martinsburg...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    October 31, 2019

Trunk or Treat!

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg hosted a trunk-or-treat event Saturday, Oct. 26. more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire went from trunk to trunk gathering treats. Shown are Aden Thomas as...

 

Bedford County Sheriff – Vote for One

Wayne E. Emerick Jr., 58, of Alum Bank. I am the Republican Candidate for Bedford County Sheriff. I currently reside in Alum Bank and engaged to Patricia Baraniak, of Everett. I am a proud father of...

 

Bedford County Sheriff – Vote for One

Diane D. Nelson 1. Office candidate is running for – Sheriff of Bedford County 2. Candidate's Party affiliation – Democrat 3. Candidate's full name – Diane D. Nelson 4. Candidate's current age...

 

Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Two

Ted Beam Office candidate is running for-Blair County Commissioner Candidates Party - Democratic Candidates age - 67 Town of residence - Altoona Candidates immediate family - Wife-Cathy (Cronin);...

 

Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Two

LAURA BURKE Office candidate is running for-Blair County Commissioner Candidates Party – Democratic Candidates age – 39 Town of residence -–Hollidaysburg Candidates immediate family – Husband...

 

Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Two

Bruce Erb Office candidate is running for-Blair County Commissioner Candidates Party – Republican Candidates age – 65 Town of residence - Hollidaysburg (Frankstown Township) Candidates immediate...

 

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