2011-03-24 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 19, 1981

The complaint heard most frequently from shoppers is the price of peanut butter. That family staple now costs as much a pound as some cuts of steak, around $2 a pound, or a jump of 122 percent since April of 1979. Last summer’s drought wiped out 42 percent of last year’s peanut crop, and the industry had to use imported peanuts.

The cost of mailing a first-class letter will climb to 18 cents on March 22, but the Postal Service doesn’t have enough 18-cent stamps on hand to meet the deadline.

Friday will mark the first day of spring, but judging by the falling snow and low temperatures, spring will be a little late this year.

Keith R. Jaymes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jaymes of Shade Gap, has completed basic training in the U.S. Air Force at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Debra Kay Boring and Bob Lee Wright Jr. were united in marriage on December 20. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Boring of McConnellsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wright of McConnellsburg.

Deaths: Mrs. Lulu G. Taylor, formerly of Mercersburg; Mrs. Mary J. Hornbaker, Clear Spring; Mrs. Edna R. McGehee, Chambersburg; G. Marshall Chesnut, Hancock.

Specials at the IGA: broccoli, 69 cents; cabbage 17 cents lb.; Kraft cheese singles, $1.29; Tide, $5.99, 171 ozs.; Bisquick, $1.25, 40 ozs.; Pepsi Cola, 2 liter, 99 cents; cauliflower, $1.59; roasting chickens, 75 cents lb.; hams, 99 cents lb.

Births at the Medical Center: twin daughters to Mr. and Mrs. John Brady of Big Cove Tannery on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Hann of McConnellsburg on March 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Troy Large Jr., Warfordsburg, on March 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney K. Mellott of Big Cove Tannery on March 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wilber S. Parks of Marion on March 13.

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