2009-01-29 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Ashley Souders, 6 years old on January 20; Lloyd Covert, 90 years old on January 22; Sis McQuade, January 21; Pauline Lynch, January 4;

Bill Agesen, January 28; Sue Keefer, Shirley Feagley and Sue Fox,

January 30; Clarence Weim-er and Chad Gress, January 16; Mary Robison, January 28; Misty Ritchey, January 22; Wylan Gress, January 31; Bob Miller and Annette Gress, February 2; and Maxine Bard and Skip Diegleman, February 3.

McConnellsburg and Big Cove Tannery and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church members enjoyed a dinner at the Antrim House Restaurant in Greencastle last Thursday night, with 41 attending. The entertainment was by the Cumberland Valley Quartet. A skit was performed by Paul Cutchall of Big Cove Tannery Church and Helen Rank of Mt. Zion.

Lydiah Truax, daughter of Ed and Tracey Truax of Willow Hill, celebrated her fourth birthday at Chuckie Cheese in Hagerstown on Friday with her sister, Mariah, and her parents. Lydiah's birthday was January 26.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Jesse Newman of Forbes Road; Rachel Porterfield, McConnellsburg; and Brooke Whiteside of Southern Fulton, all for basketball.

Tim, Deb, Gabrielle and Abagael McGarvey attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Deb's parents, Dwight and Sylvia Winck at the Heartland Hall in Bedford. The Wincks reside in Breezewood and are the parents of five children.

Congratulations to Jeff Gelvin, coach of the Forbes Road boys basketball team, on his 200th win last week against Shalom Christian. Jeff has coached for 14 seasons, with a record of 200-141.

Rena Ott celebrated her birthday with her friends in the birthday club on Wednesday night at the American Legion.

Kay McBeath remains a patient in Pittsburgh Hospital, hopefully improving a bit each day.

The Willing Workers of Mc- Connellsburg Lutheran Church were busy on Tuesday and Wednesday making the ladies' first batch of chicken corn soup to sell this year.

Dena McGarvey spent a few days in Dallas, Texas, this week. The trip was business related.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Miles Horne, who passed way on Friday. His plumbing business took him into many homes in the county.

Quotable quotes: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

It happened this week: In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the Gold Rush of 1949.

Country shortcuts: To keep battery jumper cables, tools, flashlights, flares and other emergency car equipment from rolling around in your trunk, put them in one of your children's old backpacks. Your trunk will stay neat and you'll always be able to find your equipment.

Will "Phil" the groundhog, see his shadow on February 2? My thought is yes!

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