2008-09-24 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

This Week's Items

Belated happy birthday wishes to Lois McGowan who had a special day September 21. Happy birthday wishes to Terry McGowan, on September 26; Harold Berkstresser on

September 28, and Kristin Torcasco on September 28.

The Fulton

County Democratic supper will be held Saturday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Needmore Firehall.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and share their talents. Admission is free.

A community pig roast will be held at Forbes Road Lions Club Park Saturday evening, September 27 at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring a covered dish and lawn chair.

Music will be held at Clear Ridge United Methodist Church Sunday evening, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Everyone enjoyed the ham potpie supper held at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Saturday evening.

Some folks attended the softball tournament in Tennessee this weekend. They were Fran Mellott and June Bennett.

Sorry to hear Willis Heefner wasn't doing so well over the weekend. We hope he is much better soon.

Household hint: Baking soda scrub. To remove black heel marks from the kitchen floors or any floor, rub them with a paste of baking soda and water. Just sprinkle baking soda on the mark and rub with damp sponge. Don't use too much water or the baking soda will lose its abrasive quality.

Intended For last Week

Hurricane Ike was very nasty to the Southern states, but fortunately it didn't come our way. The only misfortune for us is the increase in gas prices and, of course, fuel oil will follow.

Glad to hear Mary Ellen Martz is doing better after spending a couple days at Fulton County Medical Center. We hope she continues to recovery.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Tammy Berkstresser, September 11, and Brooke Sheeder on September 21.

Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Bessie Strait, who passed away Sunday morning.

We hear Fairview United Methodist Church had a good attendance for their festival Saturday evening.

Our prayers go out to Joan Shepherd, who is not doing as well as we would like to hear. We send get well wishes her way.

It is hard to believe Fulton Fall Folk Festival is only about a month away. I'm sure everyone will be busy making preparations. This is a great activity for Fulton County. Everyone should make an effort to make it a success.

Remember election time is coming soon, so if you are not registered to vote, you might want to do so as this is a presidential election.

Susan Ranck of Chambersburg and Kay Wagner of Fayetteville called on Kate Berkstresser last week.

Fulton County Democrat supper will be September 29 at 6:30 p.m., at Neemdore Firehall. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Household hint: A little salt on the shirt. Color safe bleaches are designed to keep colors bright. But there's no need to spend money on those products unnecessarily. Try adding a couple of pinches of salt to the wash water. Your clothes will keep their vivid color and they'll wear longer because bleach is harder on the fabric than salt is.

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