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Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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Donald R. Smith

Donald R. Smith, 99, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday evening, December 18, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Martinsburg, son of the late G. Clair...

 

James R. Myers

James R. “Jim” Myers, 73, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Muncy,...

 

Nellie R. Lang

Nellie R. Lang, 100, of rural Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Dec.15, 2022, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Altoona, daughter of the late George W. and Margaret (Smay)...

 

Aldine M. Over

Aldine M. Over, 81, of Woodbury, passed away Dec. 13, 2022, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born April 26, 1941, in Woodbury Township; daughter of the late Ira and Thelma (Shoop) Amick. On Oct. 9, 1...

 

Emily Blanche McNally

Emily Blanche McNally, 81 of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. She was born April 23, 1941, in Halifax, Nova Scotia a daughter of the late Louis Z. and Marie (Marchand) LeBlanc. On June...

 

Curtis E. Simington

Curtis E. Simington, 70, of East Freedom, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at UPMC-Altoona. He was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Gerald E. and Dawn Bernice (Langham)...

 

S. Glenn Speacht

S. Glenn Speacht, 88, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, Dec. 19, 2022, at his residence. Friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at Williamsburg Christian & Missionary Alliance Church;...

 

Newcomers to the Cove: Christmas at Grandpap's Farm

When I was growing up, at Christmas our family would travel to Grandpap’s farm along Bloomfield Road. This soirée was always the Sunday before Christmas Day. It seemed to me that in addition to celebrating the Nativity, another purpose was a...

 

Bedford County Commissioners Ask for Action on FCC Map

Dear Community Leaders, Schools, Businesses, Residents and Media: Right now, we have a short window of opportunity to position Bedford County for additional broadband funding to help those in our county who are still unserved or underserved by...

 

'The Messy Lives of Book People' by Phaedra Patrick

Essie Starling, famous best-selling author, has fired every employee but one – Olivia. Liv is glad to still have her position cleaning house for the reclusive author when it seems one wrong move or...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 30, 1897 Christmas in town was a quiet day. The sun shone brightly and the day was a pleasant one. The majority of business places were closed. The annual Christmas festivals were observed in a number of our churches. The exercises...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 28, 1972 George P. Emigh, Jr. of Roaring Spring was elected president of the Roaring Spring Friendship Fire Company. Mr. Emigh, a member of the fire company for 17 years, succeeded Ronald C. Smith as president. Merle G. Pote was...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 22, 1922 Myths and legends associated with the celebration of Christmas in France: Loaves of bread baked at Christmas will remain fresh for 10 years. During the whole of the Christmas holidays a portion of bread should be left on the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 31, 1997 Top 5 Stories of 1997 The Imler Volunteer Fire Company Hall and Equipment Garages burn. A fire company member was charged with arson. Williamsburg Girls Basketball team wins the state Class A championship. Loysburg bypass...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 23, 1947 A seven year old Roaring Spring girl became ill with chickenpox and died while her parents were taking her to Mercy Hospital. Deputy Coroner Edgar G. Walls reported that the child, Beverly Ann McNally, died of encephalitis,...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Dec. 27, 2012 Jeffrey Lee Michael of Hollidaysburg RR was shot and killed by Pennsylvania state troopers after he went on a shooting rampage along Juniata River Road in Frankstown Township near Williamsburg. Michael was suspected of...

 

The Best Christmas Ever

Can you feel the excitement in the air today? We have a special gift to unwrap. The box it comes in is a lowly manger. The tissue paper surrounding it is sweet smelling straw and it's tied in a bow...

 

Martinsburg​​​​​​​​ Volunteers Send Christmas Joy to Children Overseas

Martinsburg​​​​​​​​​-area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message to children around the world: God loves you, and you’re not...

 

Faith Baptist to Hold Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve service The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona will be holding a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The theme of the service will be: “down from His glory.” The service will include the singing of some...

 

Thought for the Week

Do you have a "life-goal?" Many people do and state it. I want to be (or have) or (wind up with)... They put their effort, their education, their money, into an attempt to reach that goal. Not...

 

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Mitten Tree Helps Children

Every year at this time, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg has a tree decorated with mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks. These items are distributed to needy children at the local elementary schools before Christmas to help children...

 

Public Notices

TIVITY THAT MAY BE LOCATED WITHIN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN PENNSYLVANIA CDBG PROGRAM COUNTY OF BLAIR To: All Interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals In accordance with Section 2 (a) (4) of Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Section...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 5-7 Winners

The Herald's annual Shades of Joy contest winners for the 5-7 group are Laura Steele and Brielle Wise, both of Martinsburg. The Herald was thrilled and proud to print every submission to the Shades...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 8-11 Winners

The Herald's annual Shades of Joy winners for the 8-11 group are Jackson Lingenfelter of Culpeper, VA, and Shawn Zimmerman of Roaring Spring. The Herald was thrilled and proud to print every...

 

Piney Creek School Draws Christmas Pictures for Jingles

Douglas Horst, Lanson Martin and Colson Martin of Piney Creek School sent in Christmas drawings for the 2022 Jingles....

 

The Herald's Annual Christmas Jingles 2022

The Herald’s annual Jingles are a little different this year. The Herald proudly presents the Jingles special section, which includes poems and art by Cove-area school students. This year we asked fourth-grade classes for their contributions....

 

South Cove School Gives Christmas Drawings

Laura Grace Zimmerman, Christopher Lynn Zimmerman, Delvin Rissler and Richard Sauder of South Cove School sent the Herald Christmas drawings....

 

Northern Bedford Fourth Graders Pen Acrostics, Haikus

MRS. BLACKBURN’S CLASS Snowman No time to sleep Out of school Wintertime Aleah Smith Christ came down for us Happy New Year Really fun time It’s a joyful time of the year So warm-hearted Too much to do Merry Christmas A superlative time Such a...

 

Martinsburg Elementary Grade 4 Writes Acrostics

MRS. BARBARINI’S CLASS Dear santa come here Everyone is here Everyone is your dear Reindeer. Tommy G. Presents Remember to get someone a present Everyone open presents Santa Excited Night is when we fly to our Grams Tree Stockings. Lucas H. SANTA...

 

C-K's Fourth Grade Composes Poems

MR. CRAIN’S CLASS Glowing Christmas lights I wish you a Merry Christmas New Years Gifts Elf Reindeer Blitzen Rudolph the red nosed reindeer Egg nog An ornament Deck the halls Mrs. Claus Angel North Pole Ava Candy cane Hot chocolate Rudolph the red...

 

Williamsburg Elementary Presents Cinquains, Haikus

MISS LONG’S CLASS Cinquains Snowmen Snowmen! Snowmen are white Singing, playing, walking With three bottoms on their body Snowmen! Ainsley Fay Christmas Day Christmas You get presents You can get many toys Kids are happy on Christmas day Fun day...

 

Lone Oak School Participates In Herald's Annual Jingles

Please enjoy the Morrisons Cove Herald's special Christmas section. Thank you to all the fourth graders who submitted to the Jingles this year....

 

All In A Necklace

For many years, the question always arises – what was your favorite holiday memory or your favorite gift? For me, I always have the same answer. It is my honor to share this wonderful memory with all you readers this holiday season. Back in 1997...

 

Getting in the Spirit and Services

Our area churches will be celebrating the Christmas holiday; here is a list of Church services in Williamsburg: • St Joseph’s Catholic Church – Saturday Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.; Christmas Day mass at 9 a.m. • Williamsburg Church...

 

Civic Club Holds Annual Christmas Tea

Linda Lang plays the piano as Charlotte Walker and Michael Merritts sing for the annual Civic Club's beloved Christmas Tea. This year's theme was "Christmas in the Country." The red-truck themed-tea...

 

Gingerbread House Named Light Fight Winner

Williamsburg held its 2022 Light Fight, which allowed residents to show off their Christmas cheer. The Gingerbread House (12) was the victor of Light Fight. The house is owned by Jayelle Smith and...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    December 22, 2022

New Enterprise Couple Welcomes Christmas with Luminaries

Lori and Scott Douglas of New Enterprise have been blessing New Enterprise with homemade luminaries for the past five years. Lori had decided she wanted to try this for New Enterprise just to bring...

 

Joseph Conlon Recounts Christmas Eve as a POW

A man, who over the years touched the lives of many young people in the central Morrisons Cove, spent some of the most formidable of his years living under conditions one can barely imagine. Joseph Conlon, best known for his teaching at Roaring...

 

Jolly 'Belsnickel' Served as Cove's Early Day Santa

Published in the Herald of December 21, 1972, in his Local History column. Burgess was a former editor of the Herald. The people of the Cove have their own Christmas customs, many of which stem from t...

 

Wreath Day Celebrated By Bedford Co Vets

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the Fort Bedford Honor Guard boarded a Bollman Bus and rode to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the grave sites of our fallen heroes. FBHG Treasurer Dave McGill said...

 

State Champ has a Nice Ring to It

During a half-time ceremony of the Central vs. Bishop Carroll basketball game Friday, members of Central's 2022 AAA State Championship baseball team were given state championship r...

 

Lady Dragon Basketball Edges Out First Victory

The Lady Dragon Basketball team ended the week 1-1, coming upon the cusp of victory but falling just short against the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders 52-46, then seizing a 53-52 victory over the Bishop Carroll Huskies later in the week. Facing the...

 

Dragon Wrestling Falls to Bisons

The Central Dragon Wrestling team started off the season with a bout against the Bedford Bisons. A final score of 52-12 for a loss for the Dragons doesn’t truly reflect the outcome of the match. Of the 14 possible matches, eight were ruled...

 

Free Course for Beginners Fly Tying Open for New Year

The John Kennedy Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a free, 8-week, beginners fly tying program, open to the public, starting on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, and continuing every Saturday through Feb. 25. The classes start at 9 a.m. and end at noon...

 

Dragon Basketball Succeeds in Second-Half Spectacles

Facing two skilled opponents, the Dragons had their hands full throughout the week against the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders and the Bishop Carroll Huskies. Against both the Bishop teams, the Dragons...

 

Bulldog Basketball Fights Against Opponents

C-K Junior High Basketball On Wednesday, the Claysburg Kimmel Junior High boys' basketball team faced off against the West Branch Warriors. Despite having a home court advantage, Claysburg "started...

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today (Dec. 22, 2022) is my 73rd birthday. If you believe what "The Bible" says - a lifespan is three score and ten years - I am beginning the fourth bonus year of my life. I guess I can attribute my...

 

Central Students Visit Saint Francis University for STEAM Day

On Nov. 22, Central High School teachers Mrs. Kayla Wheland and Mr. Gerald Albright (PLTW/STEM Teachers) took a dozen students to Saint Francis University for itss 29th annual STEAM (Science,...

 

College Students Present at CHS on LiM Program

The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to bring you updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within our school district with which teachers are involved. In...

 

Electric Outage Still Planned for Dec. 28

A 10-hour power outage is still planned for the Martinsburg and Williamsburg areas on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Residents have expressed concern that there will be a separate power outage in Martinsburg on Friday, Dec. 23. Some have reported receiving...

 

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