2008-12-11 / Correspondents' Notes


By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes to Dave Booher, Stacey Martz, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Jo Fleming, Betty Collins, Philip Myers, Devin Horne, Celeste Horne, Robyn Gaff, Ryan Hann, Jamie Brown and Betty Hann.

Chalmer and Patsy Mellott, Kenny and Daphne Fraker, Jim and Eunice Hawbaker, and Buck and Bernadine Mills celebrated their family Christmas with dinner at Sunny Ridge on Saturday evening.

Also birthday wishes to Rylan Bennett, Ed Anderson, Josh Edgin, Fred Steach Jr., Teresa Greenland, Denny Fraker, Joe Tyson, Ronnie Horne, Donnie Horne, Lydia Souders, Sonny Flasher and Joan Houck.

Anniversary wishes to Victor and Denise Watkins, Tom and Kay Cromwell, and Alton and Treva Madden.

Get well wishes to Lewis Fleck, Mary Mort, Nancy Horne, Ralph Brown, Junior Anderson and John Horton.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Fred and Sharon Horne were Tom and Barb Ramsey, Eric, Bethany and Lily Bair, Chris and Jenifer Ramsey and daughter of South Carolina, Andy, Tasha, Shaine and Kean Goshorn, Travis Madden, and Buzz and Bea Covert.

Buzz and Bea Covert attended a birthday party for Shaine Goshorn last Saturday evening.

Roger and Pat Ramsey attended the annual "Living Christmas Tree" presentation near Newburg on Friday evening.

Early shoppers for Black Friday were Sharon Horne, Bea Covert, and Tasha, Shaine and Kean Goshorn.

Leaving the Steve and Karen Grissinger home by 4 a.m. on Black Friday were Travis Madden and Terri and Tammy Grissinger. We heard stories of shoppers who left home to be at the Hagerstown Mall when it opened at midnight. (Could that have been Kathy and Ashley Keebaugh and Crystal Taylor?) There was definitely nothing on my list that I needed to leave home for that early on a holiday.

Julie and Stan Martin of Kentucky, Irene Park of McConnellsburg, Gregg Locke of Atlanta, Ga., visited with Gordon and Donna Locke over the Thanksgiving weekend. >Attending Thanksgiving dinner were Adam, Amanda, Toryn, Cameron, Brayden, George, Gregg, James and Justin Locke, Ruth Grissinger, Irene Park, and Julie and Stan Martin. >On Friday, Adam, Gordon, James, Toryn and Cameron Locke cut firewood in the Gettysburg area. While they were cutting wood, George, Gregg, Julie and Stan went shopping at the Chambersburg Mall and stopped in to visit Junior and Reba Campbell. Everyone then found their way back to Maddensville >and enjoyed homemade ice cream before traveling home on the weekend. >

Dusty and Lucy Ramsey, Tom, Mamie, Tim and Kristi Streightiff, and Kenny Watkins enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with Jen Ramsey.

Chuck and Tom Streightiff and Travis Madden visited the Steve Grissinger family last Saturday morning and graciously helped unload coal. Thanks, fellows, for giving us ladies a break.

Visiting this weekend with Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger were Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Brent Carlson, Travis Madden and Bob, Alicia and Hunter Albrecht.

It was "hard crack candy" time at the home of Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger last Friday evening. Helping to crack the candy were Janet Sipes, Neva Fleming, Amanda Yocum and Travis Madden. Also visiting were Norm Sipes, Mike, Kevin and Chris Pintozzi, Steve, Rich and Ben Haines, and Marty and Brian Sinkiewicz.

Norm and Janet Sipes, Neva Fleming and the rest of the Fleming family had Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Fred and Sue Fleming on Thursday.

Walnut Grove Church of God held its Christmas dinner on Sunday following church services. The Christmas program will be held at the church on Christmas Eve beginning at 7 p.m.

Immanuel Bible Church held its Christmas party on Sunday evening beginning at 5 p.m. As always, there was too much food and way too many new dishes to try. The Christmas program will be held at the church on December 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve services will begin at 6 p.m.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will be hosting shooting matches beginning on Saturday, December 20. This match will be a 410 shoot. The shooting match on December 27 will be a regular shoot. A hog shoot will be held January 1 beginning at 1 p.m.

The fire company will hold an open stage event on Saturday, December 27, beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and share their talent or enjoy the talent of others.

The fire company would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank everyone for their gracious support throughout 2008.

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