2009-06-04 / Correspondents' Notes


By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes this week to McKenzie Wilson, Jeff Yoder, June Yoder, Philip Horne, Alayna Gaff, Phil Speck, Benjamin

Glunt, Linda Myers, Adam Heaster, Travis Kling, Cortney McMath and

Sue Fleming.

Anniversary wishes to Rob and Danny Dickinson.

Get well wishes to John Goshorn, Wayne and Mary Mort, Cloyd Stains, Emma Stains, Sonny Cutshall, Dick Rhoades and John Nearhood.

A speedy recovery is wished to Gail Stains, who fell and broke her ankle in several places.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of John Horton. John was a guidance counselor at SHC for many years.

Amanda Yocum enjoyed an outing to Huntingdon on Monday with Terri Grissinger. Amanda is sporting a new fashion accessory; she is now walking with a cane.

An all-you-can-eat ham potpie dinner will be held on June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Orbisonia United Methodist Church Outreach Center. The cost is $9 and $6.50 for takeouts. Doors will open at 4 p.m. There will also be a public bake sale (and sugarfree baked goods) available during the dinner. The meal benefits the Amanda Yocum Miracle Fund.

Buzz and Bea Covert attended a Memorial Day picnic at the home of Andy, Tasha, Shaine and Kean Goshorn.

Buck and Bernadine Mills hosted a picnic on Saturday evening at their "Lonesome Dove" picnic area. Attending the gathering were Rick, Lee, Reese, Kylee and Raquel Zittle, Jim and Eunice Hawbaker, Wayne and Mary Mort, John and Dorie Mills, and Linda and Christian Mc- Clure. Also attending were George and Ruth Riley, Wayne and Dawn Lapp, Ken and Daphne Fraker, Mike, Teresa, Ben and A.J. Souders, Andy Mills, Terry, June, Steve, Shawn and Shane Mills, Shirley and Tim Henry, and Ivan McMullen.

Tom and Mamie Streightiff enjoyed a picnic at the home of Shawn and Cody Young last Sunday evening.

Someone is sending happy belated birthday wishes to Boyd Varner, who turned 30, again.

Darlene McMath and Ruth Grissinger enjoyed dinner and the Huntingdon High School musical production of "Beauty and the Beast" on Friday evening. Also enjoying the musical were Tom, Mamie and Kristi Streightiff.

Deepest sympathy and prayers are with Karen Wible and the rest of Dr. Todd's family.

There will be a gospel fest at the Orbisonia UMC Outreach Center on Saturday, June 6 to benefit David Knepp. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Bea Covert and Karen Grissinger attended the Huntingdon Co. FFA Chapter annual banquet on Thursday evening at the Most Holy Trinity Church in Huntingdon. A Maddensville "hello" goes to John Los, who helped with the meal.

Gordon, Donna and Justin Locke and Irene Park recently traveled to Erlanger, Ky., to visit with Stan and Julie Martin and Chris, Stacy, Corin and Cody Crawford.

Congratulations to Cameron Locke on his home run last week.

Walnut Grove Church of God will be holding its annual Mother's and Father's Day chicken barbecue following worship service on Sunday, June 7, at the fellowship building. Everyone is welcome.

On Saturday evening, the Walnut Grove Sr. Youth Group traveled to "Help Me Rhonda's" for dinner and ice cream and then on to Lewistown for bowling. The way home, of course, included a stop at Wal-Mart.Those enjoying the evening were Alex Cornelius, Dane Martz, Dezaray Swope, Dustin Barr, Joe, Melanie, Cody and Dison Myers, and Kevin "Red Knees," Lynette, Ryan, Kelsey and Brianne Fleck.

A surprise 50th anniversary celebration was held on Saturday at Anderson's Grove for Mearl and Kay Rosenberry. The event was hosted by Rick and Tonja Doyle and Rick and Kathy Rosenberry. Everyone attending enjoyed the pleasure of the recently installed temporary traffic light in Maddensville.

Visitors with Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger this week were Nora Grissinger, Brent Carlson, Bea Covert, Travis Madden, Randy Anderson, and Tom and Mamie Streightiff. Visiting last weekend were Adam, Toryn, Cameron and Brayden Locke Travis, Tonja and Tristen Hall, James Locke, Ramon Martin, Travis Madden, Angie Roher, Mark and Cherry Hale, Heidi, Harlie and Michael Strait, and Sawyer Hollibaugh.

Over the years, farming has put this writer in some fickle situations but this week topped them as one evening Steve decided we should try to capture a bee swarm. After some thought, or should we say no thought at all, we managed to capture as many as possible and put them in a bee box. An old saying is "a swarm in May is worth a load of hay," so we shall see. The rest of the saying goes, "a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon" and "a swarm in July isn't worth a fly."As of Sunday, they seemed to like their new home and were busy collecting the goods for honey.

The Clear Ridge ladies and gents will be holding a festival on June 25. The menu will be turkey dinners, homemade pies and ice cream.

Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. will be having an antique car show at the firehall on July 18. More details about the event will be coming.

Three Springs Fire Co. will be having a chicken barbecue on Sunday, June 28, beginning at 11 a.m.

The annual Maddensville School House reunion is scheduled for June 20 beginning at noon at the schoolhouse. Please bring a covered dish, lawn chairs and beverage. Place settings will be provided. If you have any questions or need directions, please give Bea Covert (814-448- 3435) or Kay Rosenberry (814- 448-2567) a call.

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