2009-08-27 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Vic and Nick Erickson and Greg Garland enjoyed the weekend deep sea fishing in Ocean City, Md.

The descendants of the late

Wallace and Grace Hershey held their annual family reunion on Saturday, August 22 at Sideling Hill State Park.

Birthday wishes to Audrey Hall, August 19; Michele Frinafrock, August 29; Donna Bishop, August 27; Wade Stermer, August 30; Frank and Fred Martz, August 28; Xavier Buterbaugh, 6 years old on August 20; Hope Mellott August 27; Doris Taylor, August 31; Shelia Eader and Greg Gordon September 2; Dave Kerlin, August 25; Pam Rohm August 26; Lori Kerlin and Nancy Shearer, August 27; Stella Pittman August 28; Roger Rhodes and Sherwin Fix, August 30; Kenny Atherton September 2; Marlene Elison, August 28; Sharon Strait August 28; Agnes Snyder 93 on August 29; and Amanda Garlock on August 29.

Cory and Donna Gress will observe their ninth wedding anniverasry on September 2.

A big crowd enjoyed watching the fireworks at the fair on Friday night.

Welcome to the Community State Bank of Orbisonia, whICH opened its doors for business on Fulton Drive Friday with refreshments and door prizes.

Some folks from the senior center enjoyed a day last week at the senior center in Bricktown, where they had a meal and played bingo.

It happened this week: With the sweep of President Eisenhower's pen, Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state in 1959. Today, it remains the most isolated population center on Earth, sitting 2,390 miles from California, 3,850 miles from Japan and 4,900 miles from China.

Good luck to all students who will be entering the college of their choice for their first year and the ones returning to college.

Jeff Richards of Maryland visited with his mother, Ann Richards, over the weekend. Jeff is a corporate program manager for the U.S. Navy for 23 years and will be trasnferred soon to Jacksonville, Fla.

Country shortcuts: Jazz up vanilla ice cream - add maple syrup and chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans to softened ice cream. Freeze until firm.

Quotable quotes: "Take pleasure in life's daily treasures. It's the most important thing in measuring success."

A birthday party was held for Kendall Earley on Saturday at the home of her parents, Ryan and Nicole Earley. Kendall was a year old on August 21. She has an older brother, Bronson.

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