2009-08-20 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

Now that those warm dog days are over we still are having nice warm temperatures.

Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Grover Mellott, who passed away last week.

Several folks visited with Vivian Covert on Wednesday, August 12, at the extended care unit at Fulton County Medical Center to wish her happy birthday wishes. Visiting were Don and Belle Berkstresser, Kelly Joe Truax and son, Lloyd Covert and Kate Berkstresser.

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

Correction on a name in last week's items: the name should have been Nancy Saxe instead of Nancy Sipe.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction Friday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:00 p.m. Also, an open stage will be held Saturday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Hustontown Fire Co. will also sponsor shooting matches beginning October 3 at 1:00 p.m. More details later. Mark your calendar. It's always good to support your fire company, and they are always on call for our needs.

The Clear Ridge folks will be having a food and yard sale on Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your support will be appreciated.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Shawn Knepper August 5 and glad to hear he is doing much better. Hope he continues to improve until he is fully recovered.

Belated congratulations to Dick and Grace Barton, who celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 31.

Happy birthday wishes to the triplet boys: Jacob, Joel and Jona Peck on Tuesday, August 18. They are the sons of John and Heidi Peck and have a sister, Haley.

Merrill Houck is a patient at Chambersburg Hospital. We send get well wishes his way.

This week is fulton County Fair Week and guess what the next week is - school will be starting. It seems the summer was so short.

Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ray Koontz, who passed on Sunday, August 16. He was known as a prominent businessmen and an avid hunter.

Household hint: bulk up - larger quantities mean lower costs. Buy wisely, divide into smaller portions. It is nice to package amount for serving for a meal for freezing. Makes it nice just to take out the amount needed.

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