2009-08-27 / Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes to Colton Strait, Teresa Roher, Daphne Fraker, Peggy Bush, Naomi Madden, Becky Everts, Andy Fleck, JoAnn Wain, Billy Rhoades, Stephanie Glunt, Dave LeBeau, Joe Myers, Mindy Horne, James Locke and Irene Park.

Camden Lupey will be celebrating his big number-one birthday this weekend. He is the son of Jim and Lori Lupey and little brother to Brenden and Holden Lupey. Local grandparents are Donnie and Panda Horne. Happy birthday wishes to Camden.

Get well wishes to Faye Appleby, Sam Park, Sandy Hilbert, Merill Houck, Tommy Nesbitt, Dick Rhoades, Mary Mort, Bob Hoffman and Neva Fleming.

Dan Reynolds, husband of Amber Armagost Reynolds, has been deployed to Afghanistan. If you would like to send him a card or letter, his address is: MAJ Daniel Reynolds, CJTF-82, CJTF Surgeon's Section, APO AE 09354

Tom and Mamie Streightiff and Gene, Nancy and Travis Cornelius visited Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant last Saturday evening.

Dusty and Lucy Ramsey and friends from Franklinville, N.Y., visited with Jen Ramsey this past week.

Maddison Wible and Tammy Grissinger spent Saturday at Hershey Amusement Park. Maddison especially loved the new "Fahrenheit Roller Coaster" ride, even with the one-hour wait.

Jen Lyon and Tammy Grissinger met for dinner last Monday evening in Chambersburg. Terri Grissinger spent three days last week attending a conference in Lancaster.

Congratulations to Destinie Ramsey and Justin Whitsel on the birth of their baby daughter, Kaydence Rae Whitsel, born on Friday, August 21. Grandparents are Mark Ramsey and Linda Ramsey. Great-grandparents are Donnie and Harriet Brown and Frances Ramsey.

Roger and Pat Ramsey visited with Brian, Emily and Micah Ramsey on Sunday. Also visiting were Wayne, Elaine and Rylan Good.

Visiting this week with the Steve and Karen Grissinger family were Donnie Horne, Nora Grissinger, Brent Carlson, Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Travis, Tawnya and Tristen Hall, and Maddison Wible.

Donna Locke, Ruth Grissinger, Irene Park and Greg Locke visited Belleville on Wednesday. Greg is home from Georgia for a few days visiting with George Locke and Gordon and Donna Locke and family.

The Shade Gap Area Fire Co. auxiliary will be hosting "the ultimate bingo" on September 13 at the auxiliary building. Doors open at 1 p. m. and games start at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call 814-259-3430, 259-3860, 259-3206 or 259-3560 and leave a message, someone will return your call. All proceeds benefit the Shade Gap Auxiliary freezer/ cooler drive.

Immanuel Bible Church will be hosting a blood drive in Three Springs on September 10. Donors will be greatly appreciated.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will be sponsoring a gun drawing on September 12 beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and a limit of 200 will be sold. To purchase a ticket and support the fire company, please call 717-987-3016, 987-3108 or 987- 3783.

Liberty Crouse, 6-year old daughter of Michael and Mary Crouse, recently had surgery for a brain tumor. If you would like to send her a get well card, her address is 8129 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212. She will be traveling to Hershey five days a week for treatments, so please keep them in your prayers.

Clear Ridge ladies and gents will be hosting a festival on September 17 beginning at 4 p.m. A pie and soup sale is scheduled for October 29.

A benefit auction will be held on Sunday, August 30, at 2 p.m. at the old high school gymnasium (Alumni Association gym) in McConnellsburg for Tommy Nesbitt of McConnellsburg. Auctioneer for the benefit is Lyle Reed. Items up for auction are Longaberger baskets, gift cards, baked goods, crafts and much more.

The tomato blight has hit most of us and the critters have found the corn, but despite the setbacks there has been plenty of good food on the table. Last week the meal included Terri Gris-singer's pork tenderloin (Thank goodness it wasn't a pet.), Steve Grissinger's sweet corn, Uncle Buzz Covert's potatoes, homemade jelly and neighbor Patty Ramsey's cabbage. It doesn't get much better than that. So, as always, there is enough and more.

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