2009-04-09 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Sympathy goes out to the family of Richard Seville, who

passed away last Thursday. A happy and healthy retirement to

Raymond Aller, who retired last week from JLG after 38 1/2 years of service.

Birthday wishes to Denise Chestnut and Charles "Bud" Sain, April 1; Julia Strait, April 2; Chelsea Chestnut and Wayne Crouse, April 3; Nancy Lynch, April 4; Audrey Bivens, April 5; Michele Hill and Sue Sipes, April 7; Heather Sigel, April 6; Rachael Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; Matt Hill, April 12; Carolyn Thomas and Mary Sipes, April 13; and Guy Truax, April 7.

Adrian Spade was 90 years old on March 30. Happy belated birthday.

On Friday, March 27, Victoria Lynn, 16, and George Lynn, 68, celebrated their birthdays at a surprise party given by family at the FOE #4274, Eagles Club in Harrisonville. George and Victoria were surprised by family members and friends who travelled in for the party from West Newton, Shippensburg, Everett, Bedford, Saxton, Hopewell and Philadelphia. The party was catered by Mamma's Pizza and Giant. The music was provided by DJ Jeff Wilson. The food was great and the music was made for dancing the night away. Everyone had a great time.

Public Opinion female athlete of the week was Carissa Gordon, a junior at southern Fulton High School. She is an outfielder and plays third base for the softball team. She is the daughter of Dennis and Angie Gordon.

Elie and Avrie Harr, twin daughters of Charlie and Dusty Harr, had their third birthdays on April 5.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athlete was Amy Bard, Southern Fulton track and field.

Shelley O'Connor of Pittsburgh and Stacey Taylor of Baltimore and families recently visited their mother, Kathleen O'- Connor of Knobsville.

Thelma Grissinger is at home recuperating after more than a month's stay at Fulton County Medical Center.

Vesta Hull of Big Cove Tannery is back at home after a few months stay in the extended care unit at Fulton County Medical Center.

Quotable quotes: You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can control what goes on inside.

It happened this week: In 1818, Congress decided the United States flag would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state of the union.

Country shortcuts: For gourmet mashed potatos, stir crumbled cooked bacon and sliced scallions into potatoes along with some sour cream and a dash of hot sauce.

John Rasp finished first in his feature race at Path Valley Speedway Friday night and his son, Justin, finished fifth in the Thunder Car feature.

Kay McBeath is home recuperating from a severe fall, after spending months in different hospitals.

Jamie Greathead spent last week visiting his aunt, Jeannie Hutchinson of Miami, Fla.

Have a happy and blessed Easter.

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