2009-03-12 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Richard and Kathy Lake recently returned from an 11-day Mediterranean cruise on Royal Caribbean's Brillance of the Seas.

They visited the ports of Barcelona, Palerno, Athens,

Rhodes, Alexandria and Malta.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Harold Parson, who passed away last week, and also Anna Mae Lucas of Harrisonville and Annie Mellott of Needmore.

Birthday wishes to Cyrus Cunningham, 4 years old on March 8; Dorothy Mellott, March 1; Robert Strait, March 8; Alice M. Mellott, March 12; Wanda Sweeney, March 14; Kathy Gracey, March 15; Gerald Peck and Rhonda Weller, March 15; Paul Eckert, March 7; Ed Truax, March 6; Arlene Umbrell, March 5; George Carbaugh, 80 years old on March 11; Thelma Bratton, March 17; Beatrice Morton, March 18; and Betty Shelley, March 14.

Marion Sickles is at home recuperating after having surgery in Hershey Hospital recently.

Drew Washabaugh spent the weekend with his friend, Jordan Ott, and attended the Michigan State basketball game in Michigan.

Maggie Riggs has returned home after spending a week with her daughter, Leslie of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Gabrielle McGarvey and Jenny Buterbaugh, members of McConnellsburg Methodist Church, were pictured in the Herald Mail last Monday on a sled they made for the 2009 Cardboard Sled Derby at Whitetail, held last Sunday, March 1.

Grace Howell will celebrate her 89th birthday on March 12. She would enjoy having cards from folks.

Ruth Bolinger returned home last week after a three week visit with her sister, Sara, in California.

Geraldine Cornelius is now a resident in the extended care unit of Fulton County Medical Center.

Remember the folks who are ill in your prayers, including the ones, who are in the hospital. Lyle Duffey, Chambersburg Hospital; Kay McBeath, Wilma Bivens, Audrey Bivens, and all others in Fulton County Medical Center.

Quotable quotes: "You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were and I say 'why not?'"

It happened this week; Barbie dolls arrived in stores in 1959, making this year the cultural icon's 50th birthday. Today there are more Barbie dolls than people in the United States.

Country shortcuts: Neatly fold off-season blankets, bedspreads and comforters,then slip them inside pretty pillow shams. Viola! They'll stay easily accessible and organized and create more space in your closets.

What does "Erin go bragh mean?" It's Gaelic, and means "Ireland forever!" Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Congratulations to Southern Fulton girls basketball team on its 50-48 win Saturday over Coudersport.

Pete Miller of Etters, Pa., formerly of here, was awarded a trophy in Harrisburg on Tuesday night by the Hunters and Anglers Association for catching the second largest flathead catfish in 2008 in the state. The big fish was caught in the Susquehanna River. It was 40 inches long and weighed 30 pounds. Pete is the son of Dick and Esther Miller.

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