2009-05-21 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Dave and Barb Sowers travelled to South Carolina last week to attend Clemson University's graduation ceremony where son Anthony received his doctorate degree in environmental toxicology. Anthony has accepted a post-doctoral position at Clemson University. During their stay, they were able to visit the North Carolina site for the September wedding of Anthony and his fiancee, Holly Nance.

Emma Bivens of town and daughter Delorse Frankhouser and great-granddaughter Kathryn of Lancaster, visited with Emma's daughter, Evelyn, and husband Van Tack in the Outer Banks, N.C. On May 15 Emma, Delores, granddaughter Kathy and Linda Melon of Cumberland, Md., attended Emma's greatgrandson Phillip Eckman's graduation from dentistry school in Baltimore.

Harry and Carolyn Kline attended the graduation of their nephew, Darryn Elliott Deshong, on May 2 at Millersville University and attended his graduation party at Majestic Ridge Golf Club on May 9. Darryn is the son of Elliott "Sonny" and Sandy Deshong of Chambersburg. His father is formerly of Harrisonville.

Matthew Hill, a graduate of Lock Haven University on May 2, has taken a job as a sales associate for the Columbus Crew, major league soccer team, in Columbus, Ohio, on May 11. Matt is the son of Michael and Michele Hill, who recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

Army Specialist Anthony Hughes, serving in Iraq since February 8, has appreciated and enjoyed the cards, letters and care packages from the folks back home. He hopefully will be home for two weeks in July. His sister, Meagan, who is in the Air Force, in Texas, is home visiting for two weeks, with their parents Vince and Lisa Hughes of town and other relatives. They both are McConnellsburg High School graduates.

Anita Bishop of Hustontown, an employee of Fulton County Medical Center, is recuperating at home after foot surgery.

Dick Mumma of Burnt Cabins is home recuperating after having three surgeries for his heart in Harrisburg. He is doing quite well.

Birthday wishes to Michele Horton, May 21; Dr. Jeremy Mc- Garvey, May 22; John Rasp, May 22; Annabelle Mellott, May 24; Nancy Recard and Hilary Chestnut, May 25; Toby McGarvey, Garry Miller, Evan Hoffman, Sue Glazier and Carol Batdorff, May 26; Jeremy Fletcher, May 25; Dearld Lemley, May 21; Greg Johnston, May 24; and P.R. Mc- Quade, May 21.

Helen Buterbaugh of Knobsville was admitted to Altoona Hospital last week with injuries from a fall. Her birthday was May 16.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Robert Shehan, McConnellsburg track and field, and Kelsey Whiteside, Southern Fulton softball.

John and Pam Ott and George and Jodi Hann attended the graduation on Saturday of Emile Ott at Penn State University. Emile's brother, Jordan, of Michigan, also attended.Emile graduated in the top of her class. She will be a freshman at Duke Univeristy studying physical therapy this fall.

Public Opinion female athlete of the week was Amy Bard of Southern Fulton. She is in track and field and a sophomore. She also runs cross-country and plays basketball. Her parents are Patrick and Alice Bard.

Ruth Boligner visited with her son, Randy, and wife Cheryl in Williamsburg, Va., over Mother's Day.

Helen Black, a former Fulton County resident, fell in her home at Menno Haven recently, breaking her hip and a leg in three places. Her address is Room 304, Nursing Home Facility, Menno Haven, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Quotable quotes: A single rose can be my garden - a single friend my world.

It happened this week: In 1939, the government began its food stamp program in Rochester, N.Y.

Country shortcuts: For a homemade no-scrub toilet cleaner, sprinkle 1/3 cup baking soda into the bowl then pour in one cup vinegar. When the fizzing stops, just swirl around with a toilet brush to leave the bowl shiny.

Madison Ketcham, granddaughter of Joy and Irvin Dasher of Big Cove Tannery, and her best friend, Aubrey Mollock, visited with the Dashers this weekend and took part in Sunday's Youth Fishing Rodeo. The girls each caught three fish.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Jane Crouse, who passed away on Sunday.

Greg and Glenda Hilt of Middletown, Conn., visited with Gene and Peggy Headley and Karen Gordon on Friday and Saturday. They all attended the graduation of Matthew Hilt at Penn State University where Matthew received his doctorate degree in physics. He is the son of Greg and Glenda Hilt and grandson of Peggy Headley.

Mike and Tina Reeder celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 19.

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