2009-04-30 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Chris and Christian Hann observed their 10th wedding anniversary on April 25. They are the parents of four children. They celebrated at the Hill Country Whitetail at Blue Ridge Summit.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Helen "Nana" Garlock who passed away last Tuesday.

Mrs. Garlock was a very sweet and endearing lady and will be

missed. She was 97 years old.

Birthday wishes to Jodi Hann - April 29, Norma Garland - April 30, Danielle McGarvey Wagner - May 1; Jesse Gordon - May 1; Leroy Sheeder and Tom Howells - May 3.

Word was received this week that Sonny Hann, a graduate of McConnellsburg and now living in California, passed away with a heart attack last Monday.

The congregation at St. Paul Lutheran Church enjoyed listening to the McConnellsburg High School choral ensemble on Sunday. They were great.

A surprise 80th birthday party was held on Sunday at Great Cove Golf Club for Grant "Toot" Souders given by his wife, Evelyn and family. His birthday was April 27.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athlete was Megan Eichelberger, McConnellsburg softball.

Tim McGarvey visited with his son, Dr. Jeremy McGarvey, over the weekend in Philadelphia, where Jeremy is finishing his medical education, specializing in heart surgery. They attended the Flyers/Penquins playoff game on Friday.

Virgil "Jimmy" and Stella Pittman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 1. They were surprised with a party on Sunday at New Fort Restaurant, given by their family.

The first big horse race of the year will be held at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2. The Kentucky Derby has been held there since 1875.

Katherine Mellott, formerly of Cooper Lane, is now living with her daughter, Anna Martin, in St. Thomas after injuring her hip in a fall in January. She is now a patient at Fulton County Medical Center with pneumonia. Her twin sister, Kathleen, is now living in an assisted living home in Hagerstown.

Quotable quote: In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

It happened this week: A 20- year-old Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first big hit - a swinging version of the nursery rhyme "A Tisket A Tasket" in 1938. It went straight to the top of the charts.

Country shortcuts: Need help keeping grocery bags from spilling over when you're driving home from the store? Just put them on a seat and fasten a seatbelt around them. They'll stay upright without being crushed.

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