2009-04-23 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Barbara Weller, Mattehw Fletcher, Myreta Elvey, Lynn Lanehart and Kyle McFadden enjoyed spring vacation in Williamsburg last week.

Birthday wishes to Dustin

Souders, April 23; Eric Culler, April 24; Carol Tebo and Eva Hoffman, April

25; Dorothy Storto and Beverly Souders, April 26; Mike Sowers, April 25; Dennis Chism, April 24; Betty Geyer and H.P. Kies, April 28; Mary Jane Morton, April 26; Stuart Fletcher, April 19; and Eunice Hawbaker, April 28.

Peggy Headley and daughter Karen visited with Peggy's daughter, Glenda Hilt, and family of Connecticut last week.

Tessa McGarvey spent the weekend with her cousins, Mariah and Lydiah Truax, in Willow Hill. Mariah will be 16 on April 23.

McConnellsburg High School musical "Footloose" was wonderful and had a packed house each night. Good job, students.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Sam McQuade, McConnellsburg, softball; Devin Petty-John, Mc- Connellsburg, baseball; Robert Shehan, McConnellsburg, track and field; and Jesse Smartt, Southern Fulton baseball.

Sympathy goes out to Sheral High and family on the recent death of her mother, Mary Sample of Upper Strasburg.

Ira Kramer, former pro at the Great Cove Golf Club and now at the Lancaster Host Inn, was in the area last week and attended the high school musical on Thursday night.

Lee and Sharon Glazier and their family spent a long weekend in Deep Creek, Md., recently, where Sharon's brother, Dale, and wife Esther Mellott joined them. All had a wonderful time being together.

A birthday party was held on Saturday for Katrin Eckert, who will be three on April 23. She is the daughter of Pastor Paul and Jen Eckert. She has a younger sister, Kallie.

Quotable quotes: "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

It happened this week: "In 1773, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

Country shortcuts: Cut the top off a milk carton, rinse and keep next to the sink. Use it to collect garbage that's too drippy for the trash bag.

Jim Hawbaker of town and Barb McAfee of Mercersburg will celebrate their 64-year survivial of their ship being torpedoed by a German submarine in the North Atlantic during World War II while serving in the Merchant Marines.

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