2008-09-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1978 held its 30-year reunion on Saturday night at the Great Cove Golf Club restaurant.

Dale and Cindy Fairchild of North Carolina visited last week with Cindy's mother, Dorothy McQuade of town.

Re-Creation presented a program in the McConnellsburg High School auditorium on Saturday night and at Cito Methodist Church on Sunday, with a huge attendance

to hear their wonderful singing and vocations. They provide the only live entertainment in all of our nation's VA medical centers and many veterans homes. Re- Creation was started in 1976 by Hugh Brooks, an instructor at the Pennsylvania State University.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Dale Garland and Walter Smith, who passed away last week.

The descendants of the late Ross and Bertha Ott held their reunion at the country home of Rena Ott and the late Paul Ott on Saturday evening.

Quotable quotes: Dwell in possibility.

It happened this week: In 1873, panic swept the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures.

Country shortcut: For tastier burgers or meatloaf, stir in potato chips with the ground beef

Congratulations to Derek and Danielle Mann on the birth of a son, Dawson Lee, September 16, in Chambersburg Hospital. Grandparents are Lynn and Fred Mellott and Randy and Kim Waters.

The youths at St. Paul Lutheran Church enjoyed a fun evening on Monday at a "Tour-de St. Paul." They biked on routes near the church and had refreshments afterwards at the Kelso farm. A great time as had by all.

Birthday wishes to Jean Kies, Bob Albright, Mark Vinson and Jack Buterbaugh, September 25; Bob Wible and John Kelso, September 26; Jeff Doyle and Dolly Peffer, September 28; Harriett Warsing, September 27; Christy Buterbaugh, September 28; Mike De-shong, September 30; Jeff Shearer, September 21; and Carl Bain, September 25.

Brian and Erin Shafer celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on September 20.

Congratulations to David Golden Jr. and Janelle Everitt on their marriage Saturday in Needmore Bible Church. A reception followed the ceremony.

Bushy and Nancy Kerlin recently pent three weeks with their daughter, Ann, and family in Colorado. Bushy enjoyed the fishing and being outdoors with his grandchildren.

An 85th birthday open house was held for Mary Culler on Saturday at Cito Methodist Church. The party was given by her children, Betty Munch of Florida; Fred of Selinsgrove, Pa.; Sharon of town; Linda of California; and their families.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Jarrod Appleby, McConnellsburg, soccer; A'Leese Dickerson, McConnellsburg, volleyball; and Sarah Brady, Mc- Connellsburg, soccer.

Jeff and Deanna Carmack celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on September 19.

Elfriede Parsons is still at home recuperating from complications after a knee replacement a few months ago. She celebrated her birthday on September 19.

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