2009-02-19 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Barney Wilt had surgery last week in Chambersburg Hospital and will be undergoing rehab at Fulton County Medical Center.

Mike and Carol Gregory of Kentucky visited with Carol's father, Rudy Mihalick, last week and her siblings in the area.

Birthday wishes to Trinity Fox, who was 2 years old on February 15; Lois Strait, February 15; Joyce Washabaugh and Ron Hege, February 18; Barry Weller, Deb Culler and Jamie Morton, February 19; Preston Carbaugh, Kari Glass and Helen Glunt, February 20; Aileen Culler, February 21; Fred McFadden and Sally Hege, February 22; Adam Gress, Kevin Bookheimer and Cole Seville, February 24; Robert Fox, February 23; Sharon Martin, February 11; and Dorothy McQuade, February 11.

Approximately 50 Hall family members and friends enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Sunny Ridge restaurant on Saturday, February 14, to celebrate brother Larry "Bill" Hall's 60th birthday.

Jim and Inga Smith celebrated their wedding anniversary on February 14.

Congratulations to Harry and Mildred McFadden Strait who were married recently. Harry formerly lived in Mercersburg.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Michelle Baker, McConnellsburg, and Brooke Whiteside, Southern Fulton, both for basketball.

The United Methodist Church Friendship Class made 229 quarts of vegetable and chicken corn soup on Friday. This was the first soup sale of the year.

The breakfast on Saturday morning at Cito Methodist Church was well attended and the food was tasty.

Jeannie Plessinger Wang of California visited with her grandmother, Jean Mellott, and her mother, Rita, and other relatives last week.

Blaine Fix is now home after spending five days in Altoona Hospital with complications from breaking five ribs after falling on the snow and ice last Sunday.

Quotable quotes: "Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it's yours."

It happened this week: In 1929 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in Chicago garage when seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.

Country shortcuts: Your scraper will perform its purpose better if you sprinkle table salt over your icy windshield before scraping.

Sympathy to the family of Harvey Snowberger, who passed away.

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