2009-01-08 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

Now the holidays are over it's back to work and back to school and settle in for winter months


We report Pastor Bill Kuhn has been hospitalized for a few days. Hope he will be recovered and back home soon.

We send recovery wishes to Betty Malot, who is still not as well as she could be. We hope she will be better soon.

Grace Heefner had the misfortune of falling, so she is nursing some bruises, but fortunately no fractures. Hope she is all recovered soon.

Hustontown Fir Co. has some activities coming up: a food auction on Friday, January 9, at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Soup, sandwiches, etc., will be available. Also, three regular shooting matches on January 1, 17 and 24 and on January 31 a beef will be given away.

On Saturday, January 10, the fire company will sponsor a soup and bread sale from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Homemade bread loaves and soup by the quart will be for sale.

Glad to report Precious Mae Mann is home after knee surgery. We hear she is doing well and hope she will be out again soon.

Happy birthday wishes to Nora Boyer, January 7; Olivia Mills, January 11; and Judith Rusack, January 13.

Household hint: Saving freezer containers. Freeze leftover soups, stews and casseroles in containers that you'll be cooking the food in later. To free up containers, remove food when frozen by dipping in hot water so it can removed easily. Then put in freezer bag and just label. When ready to cook frozen food can be put back in containers. sympathy to the family of Bonnie Sipes, who passed away on Sunday.

Norma Ricker has move into her apartment on Myers Avenue in the M.E.H. Building.

Public Opinion male athlete of the week was Josh Wertz of Southern Fulton. Josh is a senior and plays forward for the Southern Fulton Indians basketball team. He is the son of Terry and Paula Wertz.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athlete was Jesse Newman of Forbes Road for basketball.

Jane Lamison of Cooper Lane visited with her daughter and family over the holidays in New Jersey.

Tom and Delores Christian and daughters and son-in-law and grandchildren celebrated Christmas with a dinner in their home on Sunday for Tom's siblings and families. Around 20 attended.

Sharon Glazier had shoulder surgery recently and is now able to be out and about.

Bob Carter, local postman, had not one, but two knee replacements last week. Get well soon, you are missed.

Quotable quotes: In hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

It happened his week: Elvis Presley's parents bought him his first guitar for his 11th birthday in 1946. They chose it because they couldn't afford the bicycle that he really wanted.

Country shortcuts: Even the inside of your dishwasher can get grungy and stained. To get it clean in a flash, fill the detergent cup with powdered orange or lemon drink mix and run it through the normal cycle and it will sparkle.

Did you know? Grenada produces a third of the world's nutmeg - it's even pictured on their flag. the Washington, D.C., area on Monday.

John and Tammy Cantrell, along with their children, enjoyed a surprise pizza party with Ruth Grissinger on Friday evening.

The New Year's Day celebration at Gordon and Donna Locke's was enjoyed by Justin Locke, Ruth Grissinger, James Locke and friend Tiffany Moore.

A Friday night "jam fest" will begin this Friday evening, Jan 9 at 7 p.m. at the Orbisonia United Methodist Outreach Center. It is free and open to the public. Bring your musical instruments and join in or enjoy the talents of others.

Tim and Shirley Henry visited with Don and Lib Brown of Pogue over the Christmas holiday.

Tim and Shirley visited with cousins Kay Shatzer and Joe Snyder of the Mount Union area over the Christmas holiday.

John and Mary Mumma visited with Buzz and Bea Covert on Tuesday afternoon.

New Year's Day visitors at the home of Shirley and Tim Henry were Terry, June, Shane and Shawn Mills.

Visiting recently in the home of Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger were Brent Carlson, Donnie Horne, Travis Madden, Donna Locke, Amanda Yocum, Buzz and Bea Covert, James Locke, Tiffany Moore, and Tom and Mamie Streightiff.

While dining out on Sunday afternoon, Steve and Karen Grissinger enjoyed catching up on some local gossip with Dick Rhoades and Sonny Flasher.

A pesticide update meeting will be held on January 22 at the Southern Huntingdon County High School from 7 to 9 p.m. On February 10, an update will be held at the Huntingdon Co. Extension Office from 7 to 9 p.m. The third update will be held at the extension office on February 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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