2009-05-07 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

A fourth birthday party was held for Abby Hann recently. Abby's birthday was on April 18. She is the daughter of Chris and Christian Hann of Knobsville.

Birthday wishes to Tom Christian, May 3; Troy Yaukey, May 10; Mack Bishop, Randy and

Rodney Waters, May 8; Tessa Bivens and Trudy Gelvin, May 5;

Richard Miller and Leah Horton, May 12; Bob Appleby and Beverly Spriggs, May 4; John Griest, Reuben Hann, Harlan DeShong and Starr Ann Gallagher, May 5; Craig Paylor and Nikole Gelvin, May 6; Vicky Bogetti, May 7; Amy Gallagher, May 9; Rheon Gelvin, May 8; Harper Cline, Justin Rasp and Janet Hann, May 11.

Jean Weller is home afater falling and breaking her foot, and spending a few weeks in Chambersburg Hospital and Fulton County Medical Center.

Betty Jane Sheffield is home recuperating after falling recently at home breaking her arm, and spending some time in Chambersburg Hospital.

Bob and Theresa Carter have moved into their newly purchased home on South Second Street. It was the late Audrey Greathead's home.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Megan Eichelberger, softball, Mc- Connellsburg; Jesse Smartt, baseball, Southern Fulton; Kelsey Whiteside, Southern Fulton softball and Nathan Swope, McConnellsburg baseball.

Joan Kendall is home after spending a few days in Fulton County Medical Center.

Lois McGowan of Hustontown was admitted to Fulton County Medical Center after breaking her arm in a fall.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Jim Miller, who passed away last week.

Alma Shives of Harrisonville was admitted to Fulton County Medical Center last week.

Congratulations to Nathan Swope and Brenna Deshong, who were crowned king and queen at McConnellsburg High School's prom on Friday night.

Arlene Umbrell is now home after a stay in Harrisburg Hospital where she underwent some tests.

Madeline Humbert is now a patient in Fulton County Medical Center.

Please keep all who are ill in your prayers.

Correction on the memory jogger in last week's issue: Herman B. Mellott is a cousin to Charles, not his uncle.

Quotable quotes; "Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles."

It happened his week: The first Mother's Day celebration was observed in Philadelphia in 1908. Six years later Congress and President Wilson declared it a national holiday. Last year Americans bought almost three million Mother's Day cards.

Country shortcuts: Instead of using bleach, which can erode fabrics over time, switch to baking soda. Use 1/2 cup per load for whitening results that won't wear your clothes out.

Have a blessed and Happy Mother's Day.

Shawn Knepper remains a patient in the intensive care unit at The University of Maryland Hospital. His address is Shawn Knepper, c/o University of Maryland, Neurocare ICU (C7W), Guldesky Building, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Congratulations to Veronica Gamble who competed in the County Music I/2 Marathon (13 miles) in Nashville. Veronica's time was one hour, 41 minutes. She placed 91 out of 14,505. Good job!

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