2009-05-07 / Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

By Karen Grissinger

Belated birthday wishes to Gordon Locke, Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson, Angela Centi, April Grissinger and Richelle Grissinger.

Special one year birthday wishes to Caleigh Clark, daughter of Gary and Donna Clark and little sister to Cassie Clark.

Birthday wishes this week to

Lacey Anderson, Addie Barnett, Uncle Dale Fraker in Florida, Luke

Reynolds, Patti Grissinger, Beth Clark, Rick Grissinger, Earl Martin, Katherine Hollibaugh, George Summers, Ryan Grissinger, Barb Swope, Pam Cornelius, Nicholas Watkins and Bon Scott Booher.

Anniversary wishes to Dickie and Pam Glenn, Jim and Eunice Hawbaker, Marlin and Arlene Martin, Fred and Sharon Horne, Rich and Betty Heaster, George and Naomi Winnick, and Nick and Shannon Brown.

Get well wishes to Gordon Locke, Nancy Horne, Dick Rhoades, John Horton, John Nearhood and Justin Locke.

Curt Patterson was back in the hospital for some follow-up surgery but is now home.

Walnut Grove Church of God went bowling at the Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek on Saturday evening. > They enjoyed pizza and birthday cake to celebrate Barb Frehn's birthday.

Sonny Cutshall had a heart attack and was a patient in the Altoona Hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Amanda Yocum had bone construction and hip replacement surgery in Hershey on Wednesday. She is now home and enduring some physical therapy. A fund has been established for Amanda Yocum's medical expenses. Donations can be made at the Community State Bank to "Amanda's Miracle Fund."

Ruth Grissinger and Donna Locke were guests, along with Jude and Marybeth Harrington, of Penn Central Physical Therapy owners John and Carol Puskarich for an employee appreciation dinner at the Olive Garden in Altoona. Ruth and Marybeth were also presented with beautiful bouquet of roses.

Visitors with Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger last Sunday were Mike Pintozzi, Henry Lovett and Marty Sinkiewicz of Langhorne. Also visiting were Brenden, Holden and Camden Lupey. Their mother Lori Lupey is recovering from a foot fracture and will be in a cast for a few weeks.

Gene Park of Saltillo visited with Steve and Karen on Saturday morning. Visiting this week were Pamela, Harlie, Heidi and Michael Strait, Brent Carlson, Travis Madden, Donna Locke and Tom and Mamie Streightiff.

Brian and Emily Ramsey visited with Roger and Pat Ramsey last Sunday. In the afternoon they enjoyed looking for some mushrooms.

Mushrooms have been showing up sporadically between showers. Mostly what we are finding are the black or dark brown mushrooms. A few reports of white mushrooms are starting to surface, so if we see sunshine after all this rain, there should be loads of mushrooms to find.

A bear was spotted near the Fulton/Huntingdon County line last Friday evening. We like to see bears but would rather they be in someone else's backyard. The hummingbirds have also returned to the area.

Visiting with Tom and Mamie Streightiff on Sunday were Tim Streightiff, Kristi Streightiff and Kenny Watkins.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Mother's Day smorgasbord on May 10 beginning at 11 a.m. A variety of six meats, side dishes, salads, vegetables and desserts will be available. Adult meals are $10, meals for children ages 5 to 10 are $5 and under age 4, the meal is free.

A food auction is planned at the firehall for Friday, May 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Open stage will be held at the firehall on May 23 beginning at 6 p.m.

Three Springs Fire Co. and Lions Club will hold their annual carnival from May 21 through May 24. The parade will be held on May 21 beginning at 7 p.m.

Happy Mother's Day and here's a wish that you don't have to cook.

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