2009-09-24 / Correspondents' Notes


By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes to Bill Livezey, Richard Armagost Jr., Kristi Streightiff, Sandy Hilbert, Jacob Hann, Larry Houck, Monica Armagost, Bob Paruch, Garry Book and Carolyn Henry.

Also birthday wishes to Althea Stains, George Winnick, Paul Bennett, Zachary Diehl, Buck Mills, Carole Armagost, Raymond Field, Chanin Rotz Mountz, Landon Kling, Gerald Booher and Ashlynn Gearhart.

Special one-year birthday wishes to Anna Young, daughter of Chris and Julie Young and granddaughter of Lyle and Thelma Reed. She will be celebrating with a party on September 26.

Anniversary wishes to Tom and Carolyn Henry, Chris and Julie Young and Will and Jenn Greenland.

Get well wishes to Kyle Wilson, Darlene Cowan, Sharon Horne, Joe Calagouri, Shannon Cornelius, Dick Rhoades, Jessie Rhoades and Mary Mort.

Get well wishes to Leah Brown and friend Caleb who had a kitchen accident and suffered severe burns. We wish them a speedy recovery. Leah is the daughter of Mark and Penny Brown.

Junior and Wilda Drake have moved from Meadow Gap to Lancaster and are enjoying their new residence. The house in Meadow Gap is now owned by Bob Anderson. Their address is Lancashire Terrace, 4 C Terrace Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. We send them out a Maddensville hello.

Congratulations to Cory Hall and Lindsey Hale on their exchange of vows Saturday at Kennywood Picnic Area near Fort Littleton. A beautiful, outside wedding was followed by a reception in McConnellsburg. Lindsey is the daughter of Mark and Cherry Hale, and Cory is the son of Ted Hall and Shirley Souders Hall.

Best of luck to Alan Knepper, son of Lynn and Julie Knepper, who left this weekend for a position with the entertainment crew on a cruise ship. He will spend the first couple months traveling to Alaska.

Brian, Emily and Micah Ramsey had lunch with Roger and Pat Ramsey on Sunday. Ronnie Horne visited with Roger and Pat Ramsey on Monday evening.

Last Sunday evening the Walnut Grove Church had a competitive softball game at the Three Springs ballfield with the junior and senior youth groups facing the "Ever So Young" adults. Hotdogs, sloppy joes, peanuts, soda and popcorn were served to the spectators right in their seats. The evening wrapped up with a pie, brownie and cupcake auction. Other than a few sore muscles, a good time was had by all and plans are being made for the 2010 matchup.

Ed and Kim Stevens, Heath Forslund and Betty Ramsey attended the wedding of Hilary Forslund and Eric Costello at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, an island on Lake Erie, over the weekend. Others formerly from this area attending were Janie Crawford, Holly Forslund and Barb Reel.

Several friends met at the Fort Littleton Family Restaurant on Tuesday morning for breakfast and devotions led by Judy Tyson. Following breakfast, Linda Myers provided cupcakes for Linda Burrell's birthday. Those attending were Althea Stains, Judy Tyson, Charlotte Hodge, Sharon Horne, Barb Frehn, Betty Ramsey, Daisy Burrell, Dorothy Hall and Linda Myers. The next breakfast get-together will be October 20.

Visiting recently with the Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger were Kolton and Alayna Gaff, Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Brent Carlson and Nora Grissinger. And we must not forget the porcupine that walked up the road one evening.

Last Friday evening while traveling from Three Springs to Mount Union, Terri Grissinger and friends had the pleasure of seeing not two, nor three, but four baby bear cubs along the road. That must be one busy mama bear and just like kids; one was on one side of the road while the other three stayed together.

Brian and Tammy Fraker attended the Ray Stevens show in Lancaster on Friday evening.

Mason and Jen Lyon, Ramon Martin and Tammy Grissinger attended the Penn State football game on Saturday afternoon. Also attending were Kenny and Kristi Watkins.

Tammy Cantrell and Ruth Grissinger spent Friday evening snapping beans while the kids shared stories of their first three weeks of school.

The annual Immanuel Bible Church hayride and bean soup will be held on Sunday, October 4, beginning at 5 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, October 11.

Congratulations to Braydon Locke for scoring a 50-yard touchdown at his football game on Sunday afternoon. His big brothers, Toryn and Cameron, have a way to go to match that brag story.

A basket bingo for Relay for Life Ridge Runners will be held on October 25 at the Shade Gap Auxiliary Building. Early purchased tickets get an extra "special" card to play.

There will be a free worship gathering at the Agape farm stage area on Saturday, September 26, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chair to enjoy music, food, laughter, love and fellowship in our Lord. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ed at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church.

The Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. will be having a turkey dinner on October 4 beginning at 11 a.m.

The Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will be hosting an open stage event on September 26 beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m.

Big bingo will be held at the firehall on Sunday, September 27, beginning at 1 p.m. The doors and kitchen will open at 11 a.m. Shooting matches will begin at the firehall on October 3 at 1 p.m. This year a five-round shoot for youths will be held after the regular shoot. Shooters must be 16 years and under to participate and be accompanied by parent or guardian.

A pie and soup sale is scheduled at the Clear Ridge Community Building for October 29.

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