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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 3, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
established 1812 192nd year 41 june 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Iraq bomb memorial Day weekend in Bedford county wounds county Soldier Zelanko by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer Matthew a 2002 graduate of Northern Fie Ford High sustained head injuries monday during a patrol Mission in i son of Darrell and Judy Zelanko of was Riding Pas Senger in a United states army h u m v e e when a Road Side bomb went off and flipped the according to he had been unconscious for about 20 minutes alien he awoke to his ser Geant and other soldiers standing around he said they told him to Lay so he could be life flighted from the Jody they took him to Hospital in Jody was contacted by army officials after the Inci Dent but she was out of the after receiving a message on her answer ing she said she was very scared and afraid to make the Call i was shaking until they finally put me she i was very relieved to hear his voice and to know that he was Fine and that he was Jody said it was not until late monday night that she spoke to Matthew on the he sounded a Little bit in Shock from she he said Hes in a Little bit of he has a lot of swelling and stitches in the left Side of his head and Staples in the Back of his As Jody spoke to her she said it was like he was Reading a he told me that was injured and in the Jody they were in Iraq somewhere when it he did Tell me where he was sitting on the the door had been completely blown off the Lehi Matthew was not the Only Soldier injured during the a second Soldier was flown to a Hospital in Ger Many for surgery because his Arm had been badly broken in several Jody unlike the Soldier will be returning he probably will not return Jody we have no idea when hell be Back Matthew is currently on his second tour in he enlisted in the army in the fall of 2002 and departed for the Mideast the following Matthew f turned to the United states 10 months later in july he was then called Back into combat in mid March Matthew is member of the 3rd armoured Calvary regi ment out of fort family has Jody then this Jias been a Shock for All of we Are very thankful to god that our son is is one of three children to Darrell and Fife has an older and a younger that the family has been supporting one another and trying to reach out to one another emotional a during this time of the Church and the com a Unity have really pulled they have been so Jody Matthew will remain in the Hospital in Baghdad until he has Gazette Paul Jennifer Patty poet top Roth Cadet Ben Bullington plays taps at the Schellsburg cemetery top Tina Walter sings during Everetts memorial Day the fort Bedford Honor guard presents the colors in a trumpeter with the the clays Burg american legion band plays at Gazette Stup Fishertown wrapped up the weekend with a Parade on Valley Road monday speaker be Good citizens by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor new Paris Vietnam Veteran Larry Garlock told his audience sat urday that they can fight the War on terrorism by being Good Garlock was gust speaker at the annual new Paris Parade and memo rial Day which Drew a sub Stantial crowd undeterred by the intermittent rain and Cool tempera continued on Page 5 Ivy Xcvi a Flag waving youngster Rode his tricycle to in u but the tricycle was in a Wagon of a t special Day in Pavia Gazette Maust Larry backed by the first american Speaks at the new Paris ceremony by Patty poet Gazette correspondent Pavia to stand in solemn quiet and reverence on a still morning in listen ing to the echoes of a trumpet Salute to the veterans who have Given their lives in Battle creates a sense of serenity and and it reminds each of the gratitude and Pride we1 All feel on this Day toward those who have Laid Clown their lives to preserve the freedoms we take for granted each and every Many communities for a ceremony on memorial but one Small Community continued on Psi go 5 Rabid Raccoon killed in fort Bedford Park by the Gazette staff a Raccoon killed by a dog in fort Bedford Park sunday has tested positive for Bedford county currently is leading the state in reported rabies the Racoon found at the Park brought the coun Tys total to which More than doubles the number of rabies cases reported last for the county had six the Raccoon was spotted in the Park sunday and one witness said it showed no fear of a Short time the Raccoon apparently encountered a dog belonging to Heidi Custer who lives on Pitt Street in that according to the game another witness said the dog had the Raccoon by the neck and apparently had killed state game commission officer Tim Flanigan said the Raccoon was found outside the Entrance to Custers apart he said the a 7year old chows Arpei had a bite Mark on its Flanigan said the dog had a current rabies inno caution and should be but it is Possi ble that the Raccoon May have bitten some other animal in the area that authorities Arent aware Flanigan retrieved the Rac Coon and on wednes the agriculture depart ments Bureau of animal industries reported it had tested positive for Flanigan said the incident is worrisome because it occurred in town in an area frequented by children and people should be on the Lookout for animals that Arent showing Normal behaviour they Are Active in the Day time and they Arent afraid of Flanigan he cautioned people to keep an Eye on their children and and especially to warn children not to approach wild he said that is particularly True at this tune of year when wild animals have Young ones that May attract Tell your children not to pick up baby animals of any Flanigan sundays incident with the Raccoon took several Days to resolve because those who called the game commission sunday had to leave a message and the Case want assigned until a local resident said Calls to continued on Page 5
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