2009-08-06 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

It is hard to believe August has arrived already. Of course school bells will be ringing later this month.

Sorry to hear Nancy Sipe is not doing so well and will be starting chemo treatments. We send recovery wishes to her real soon. Her address is 3664 Robisonville Road, Clearville, PA 15535.

We are glad to report Aaron Koons will be able to return home this week after spending several days in Altoona Hospital Trauma Center, but he still will need a few weeks more for recovery. Hope he will be recovered soon.

Sorry to hear Paul Byers is a patient at Fulton County Medical Center. Hope he will be recovered and home soon.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Ashton Cutchall August 2 and also to Loni Crouse of New Stanton, formerly of Hustontown, and also to Derwood Orr, August 5; Betty Malot, August 7; Breanna Kylor, August 8; Nathan Karczewski, August 11; and Casey Englert, August 11.

Happy anniversary to Garey and Irene Sprowl, August 1; Dick and Deb Cutchall, August 4; and Jim and Alice Chesnut, August 5.

A reminder that open stage will be held at Hustontown Fire Co. on Saturday, August 22. More details later.

Fairview United Methodist Church will have a free community fun night on Saturday, August 15, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Games and activities will be available for all ages from tots to seniors. There will be a hotdog roast with s'mores and even homemade ice cream. The community is invited to participate in this evening of fun. Bring your own lawn chairs.

We hear John Seiders had eye surgery at Heshey Medical Center due to getting a piece of metal in his eye. We send recovery wishes to him.

We hear Kermit Heefner is not doing so well. We hope he will be improved real soon.

Leonard, Linda and Sarah Shaw enjoyed a two-week Western vacation. They went to the rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. They drove through Montana and Idaho on their way to Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah. Then it was on to Las Vegas, Nev., and Needles, Calif., before starting home. They enjoyed the Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley and the Four Corners area in Arizona. After traveling through New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, they attended a show in Branson, Miss. They had traveled through 18 states with each wheel turning more than 11,300,000 times in the 6,416-mile trip.

Household hint: remove blood stain. To remove blood stains, soak the garment in cold water, change the water when it turns pink. Make a thick paste of meat tenderizer and cold water. Use a damp sponge to apply, leave for 20 to 30 minutes. When dry, rinse with cold water.

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