2009-10-29 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jean Divas and Cheryl Mellott, October 29; Wayne Hamil and Larry Ensminger, October 30; Nancy Lemsley and Frank Shehan, October 31; Lester Hawkins, November 3; Greg Gress, October 31; and Miriam Keebaugh, October 30.

Kacey Hann was 10 years old on October 19, and Jacob Hann was 2 years old on September 24. They are children of Chris and Christian Hann.

Get well wishes go out to Denny Buterbaugh, who had bypass surgery recently in Hershey and Dorothy H. McQuade of town, who had shoulder surgery in Harrisburg. Both are home recuperating.

John and Karen Bishop, Bob and Cheryl Wible, Patty Hershey and Kay McGarvey enjoyed a three-day bus trip to Connecticut this week.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Trent Black, Forbes Road soccer; A’Leese Dickerson, McConnellsburg volleyball; and Colby Sowers, McConnellsburg soccer.

Big Cove Tannery St. Paul’s Lutheran Church hosted a hayride for young and the old on Sunday, with refreshments following the hayride. Pulling the wagon with a tractor was Dickie Glenn.

Michael and Danielle McGarvey Wenger of Kirkland, Wash., visited last week with Danielle’s parents and other relatives, including Danielle’s great-grandmother, Ruth E. Souders, at Fulton County Medical Center. They also attended the wedding of a longtime friend, Erin Bain, and Marshall Mills in Hagerstown on Saturday.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Donald Wink, Dorothy Glenn and Ruth Harris, who passed away last week.

Relatives and friends helped JoAnne Harr have a happy 75th birthday by having a card shower for her. Her birthday was October 25.

Don’t forget the McConnellsburg Halloween parade Thursday night, October 29, at 7:00 p.m.

Quotable quotes: “If you always do what interest syou, at least one person is pleased.”

It happened his week: The Tappan Co. introduced the first microwave oven for home use in 1955. It was the size of a built-in oven and sold for nearly $1,300 – about $10,000 in today’s dollars.

Country shortcuts: Get coffee and teacups gleaming! Fill the cup with a solution made of one part baking soda and two parts warm water; let sit overnight. In the morning the stains will rinse off.

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