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According to the Cancer Patients Alliance, between 20 and 30 percent of pancreatic cancer cases are believed to be attributable to smoking. Other forms of consuming tobacco, including smokeless forms like chewing tobacco, also are associated with...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear December, Like a blanket, you covered all the months that came before you and brought the year to an end. A misty, gray day was the knot that tied it all together. Though your nights were long...

 

Switching Hats

Crist Bardell, manager of the CBT Bank in Williamsburg, switched hats after the Dec. 17 snowfall to clear the snow from the walks outside the bank....

 

Heating Bobcat at Martinsburg

Jared High is a service tech at Bobcat of Martinsburg who stopped by the shop Sunday, Dec. 27, to add some wood to the boiler that supplies the heat to the business's in-floor radiant heating...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

New year, new me, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes? For some of those who keep their New Year’s resolutions, perhaps eating healthy is at the top of your list, so this month’s recipes all have to deal with eating right. This week’s theme...

 

Conemaugh Nason Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is ringing in 2021 with the year's first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches, Palmer Skye Smouse was born to Mallory and Zachary...

 

New Piece of Equipment

Branson Heeter (left) and Kristopher Dick make some minor alterations Monday, Jan. 4, to an excavator, a new piece of equipment their company, Martinsburg-based Mingle Contracting, recently...

 

Olivia Smith on Dean's List

Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, W.Va.) student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg has achieved the dean's list for the fall 2020 semester. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Delay is natural to a writer," quoted E. B. White, 'like a surfer, he bides his time and waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. Delay is instinctive with him. He waits for the surge (of...

 

The Benefits of Making New Year's Resolutions

The end of December is a busy time of year. Families are shopping for gifts for loved ones and friends, holiday celebrations are in full swing and thoughts begin to turn to the new year ahead. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, it is...

 

Six Popular Health-Based Resolutions

Resolutions that focus on health and fitness are made each year. Numerous people are eager to lose weight, improve their physical fitness levels or even stop habits that can hinder their mental or...

 

Passing the Time

Erla Michael plays a game on her cellphone on the front porch of her East Main Street home in Roaring Spring Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, while waiting for her sister Bev Kennedy to arrive. The sisters...

 

Did You Know?

Homeowners rely heavily on electricity to power their homes and their lives. Coal, nuclear power and water energy help to generate this electricity. Without electricity, lights wouldn't work, digital devices wouldn't charge and cities would come...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

In a world full of uncertainty and the extraordinary changes that our country has gone through this year, not many of us can see any positive things that have happened this year. For instance, I got a new home with my sister and I got a new car. I de...

 

A Chilly Stroll

Barb and Calvin Zook are out for a walk along Mulberry Street in Martinsburg Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27. According to www.weather.com, freezing rain may be in the forecast for late New Year's Eve into...

 

Wheels of Joy Offers Help

Herald of Dec. 30, 2010 This year, 44 families in the community were blessed by the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church cycling ministry’s Wheels of Joy project. It provided Christmas presents, toy store gift cards, furniture, household items and...

 

'Finest Evergreen' Cut Down

Herald of Dec. 27, 1945 W. Floyd Bush, electrical contractor of Martinsburg, and wife have become the owners of Spring Hope farm on Spring Street, partly in the borough limits on the road to the airport. It was bought from Mrs. Carrie M. Nicodemus...

 

NES&L Low Bidder on McKee

Herald of Dec. 28, 1995 The New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. is the apparent low bidder for the $8 million widening of Route 36 through McKee Gap, submitting a bid that was $1 million lower than the only other bidder, HRI Inc. of State College. The...

 

Guests Visit from Akron

Herald of Dec. 31, 1920 Miss Gertrude Kauffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Kauffman living near Bossler station in North Woodbury township, became the bride of Mr. Ezra C. Bender of Somerset county. Sixty some guests attended and the ceremony was...

 

RS Sets $185,950 Budget

Herald of Dec. 31, 1970 The Roaring Spring Borough Council adopted a budget of $185,950 for 1971 at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. The council retained the same real estate millage which it adopted in 1960 as timber sales since 1964 have been...

 

McKees Quarry Fills Orders

Herald of Dec. 26, 1895 The Juniata Ganister Co. at McKees was shipping large orders of ganister from the local quarry. Dr. Garver and his clerks were preparing to occupy the new offices at the book factory in Roaring Spring. New Enterprise teachers...

 

Holidays During a Pandemic Inspire United Behaviors, Expectations For Life In 2021

For many Pennsylvanians, the late fall and early winter holiday seasons hold memories of coming together with friends and loved ones; a time of happiness and unity. Unity can be defined as many...

 

Prepping for the NHL?

Noah Zimmerman, 13, works on his hockey skills on a small frozen pond that formed outside his home along State Route 164 just east of Roaring Spring on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27....

 

Holly Brightens the Landscape Beyond Holidays

As I walked through a tiny wooded trail near my home, I tried to tread softly so I could spy any birds or mammals remaining for the winter. It was impossible as my feet crunched on the crisp orange,...

 

Milder Temps Make Way for Bikes

Milder area temperatures gave (from left) Aiden Hollern, 12, Brintlee Foor, 6, Zane Walter, 10, Elijah Walker, 10, and Wyatt Walker, 7, an opportunity to ride their bikes along Riverview Street in...

 

Gables Has Electric Star

Herald of Dec. 19, 1895 One of the greatest sights of Altoona and one that delights the hearts of all holiday shoppers is the great daylight department store of Wm. F. Gable & Co. of that city. Never before in the history of this big store has...

 

Camerer, 100, Passes On

Herald of Dec. 24, 1920 Mrs. Elizabeth Camerer, who on May 21 before, had reached the age of 100 years, died at her home at the Camerer farm just outside Martinsburg borough, on Sunday. Death was due to pneumonia. The woman who was said to have been...

 

Flu Closes Schools

Herald of Dec. 20, 1945 Owing to the prevalence of the flu among students and teachers some of the schools in the Central section of the Cove closed Wednesday afternoon and will remain closed until Dec. 31. 75 students at Cove High were out...

 

Henry Star Re-Lighted

Herald of Dec. 24, 1970 The A star can be seen shining brightly over Martinsburg again after being noticeably missing for several years. The star is situated in a pine tree 100 feet above the home of Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Henry and their son, Gene....

 

Homewood Promotes Fleegle

Herald of Dec. 21. 1995 Douglas J. Fleegle had been appointed the new executive director of Homewood Retirement Community at Martinsburg. Fleegle had been the administrator at Homewood’s health care center in Martinsburg since July 1992. Fleegle...

 

'Woodburys' Could Merge

Herald of Dec. 23, 2010 Supervisors in Woodbury Township, Bedford County heard from a neighboring Woodbury Borough resident who would like to see the township and borough merge. The Woodbury Good Time Christmas band traveled through the Woodbury...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The grandfather's clock in the corner of the living room chimed to me about my approaching bedtime and brought me away from my reverie of poetry reading and Christmas card creations. The darkness of...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 8-11 Winner

Grace Zimmerman, 11, of New Enterprise is the Morrisons Cove Herald's first-place winner for ages 8 to 11 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Grace will receive a prize for her...

 

W-burg Grade 4 Students Write Cinquains and Haikus

The students in fourth grade at Williamsburg Elementary School penned cinquain and haikus poems. A cinquain consists of five lines. Line 1: one word (subject or noun). Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe Line 1. Line 3: three words (action...

 

Jingles 2020 Looks Different Than Most Years

The Morrisons Cove Herald’s annual Jingles edition looks much different in 2020. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on schooling this year. A lot of the schools have met virtually since November. Area schools elected to have their students focus on...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 8-11 Second Place

Janeva Rose Snyder, 9, of Woodbury, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's second-place winner for ages 8 to 11 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Janeva will receive a prize for her...

 

Simple Ways to Prolong the Life Of Poinsettias

Poinsettias and their rich red, white or variegated color schemes are the ideal backdrop for Christmas celebrations. In fact, poinsettias are among the most popular decorative flowers during the...

 

Boxing Day Extends Holiday Fun

The end of the year presents plenty of opportunities for shopping and celebrating. Starting with Thanksgiving preparations, there is a steady supply of days geared around generosity and merriment, counting down to the holiday gifting and entertaining...

 

Shades of Joy Ages 5-7 Second Place

Levi Steele, 6, of Martinsburg, is the Morrisons Cove Herald's second-place winner for ages 5 to 7 in the annual Shades of Joy coloring contest. Levi will receive a prize for her e...

 

Best Ways to Host Virtual Celebrations

The 2020 holiday season figures to be vastly different than seasons past. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has transformed daily life in many ways. The public has become accustomed to wearing masks whil...

 

'Deck the Halls'

It's hard to hear "Deck the Halls" and not immediately be overcome by the festive nature of the holiday season. The lyrics to "Deck the Halls" were written by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant in...

 

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Larry & Sharon Frederick of Martinsburg are very proud of their college sophomore grandson, Tyler Horvat. Due to the restrictions put into place throughout the pandemic, children have been faced...

 

Fun Facts About Three Kings Day on Jan. 6

The holiday season began with Thanksgiving, and many people believe that the festivities come to a close after ringing in the new year. In fact, for the faithful, the Christmas season does not end...

 

Let's Take a Sled Ride!

Hadassah Brockus (left), 9, Adaya Brockus (center), 8, and Christopher Corle, 9, all of New Enterprise, enjoy being off school from Northern Bedford Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 17. They...

 

A Versatile Molasses Oatmeal Loaf

Cooks who want a versatile bread that's great for sandwiches and morning toast can try the following recipe for "Molasses Oatmeal Loaf" from Linda Collister's "Quick Breads" (Ryland, Peters &...

 

Help Isolated Loved Ones This Holiday Season

A phenomenon called "cabin fever" tends to set in around late autumn or in midwinter. Long hours of darkness coupled with cold, inclement weather often is a recipe for increased time spent indoors....

 

Did You Know?

Christmas Day is the most popular day to get engaged. According to the 2020 WeddingWire Newlywed Report, more couples who were married in 2019 got engaged on Christmas Day than any other day during the year. Christmas Eve was the second most popular...

 

New Enterprise Christmas Scene

The Baker Ranch on Ridge Road New Enterprise looks like a Christmas card with wreaths lining the driveway to the house among the new-fallen snow Thursday, Dec. 17. The snowstorm dumped approximately...

 

'O Christmas Tree'

"O Christmas Tree" is a wildly popular holiday song. In fact, the song is so popular that there are many different versions, each of which is based on a traditional German folk song. That song, "O...

 

Stock the Pantry with Holiday Baking Ingredients

Many holiday traditions begin with family and friends gathered in the kitchen or around the dinner table. Food is an integral part of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chanukah, and key components of each holiday are tied exclusively to food....

 

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