2009-11-12 / Correspondents' Notes


By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes this week to Kolton Gaff, Gavin Myers, Penny Mixell, Bernie McMath, Jody Newman, Neil Shehan, Bonnie Anderson, Derrick Grissinger, Scott Shehan, Jean Fleck and Betty Lou “Bea” Covert.

Anniversary wishes to Nelson

and Sandy Nead, Fred and Sue Fleming, Adam and Shawn Heaster, Kevin and Lynette Fleck, and Ken and Jean Brown.

Get well wishes to Mary Mort, Dick Rhoades, Tom and Linda McMath, and Patti Grissinger.

We are happy to report that Ryan Fleck is able to move around some but is still mostly housebound while his fracture heals. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Tom and Mamie Streightiff and Dick and Carole Armagost attended the annual SHC Educator Association Banquet on Thursday evening at the Huntingdon Country Club. Phil Speck was honored as SHC Teacher of the Year and J. R. Watkins was recognized for his recent retirement.

Mamie Streightiff, Jen Ramsey and Kristi Watkins attended a baby shower on Saturday at the New Life Fellowship Church near Mount Union for Bridget Hall Boden, daughter of Stanley and Sue Hall of Saltillo.

Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Steve and Karen Grissinger, and Maddison Wible attended a meal at the Allensville Family Restaurant on Saturday evening with members of the Chestnut Springs Hunting Club.

The Rockhill Factory Banquet will be held on December 6 at 2 p.m. at the Brethren Church in Rockhill. Please bring a covered dish. Spouses are also welcome to attend.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Madeline Ulsh.

Immanuel Bible Church hosted a children’s daycare on Sunday afternoon for 20 children, who enjoyed crafts, program practice and baking cookies.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will be holding shooting matches each Saturday in November beginning at 1 p.m. Firstand second-place prizes will be awarded.

The fire company will be hosting an open stage event on Saturday, November 28, beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m.

The fire company is selling afghans featuring local landmarks and the history of Hustontown for $39. The afghans would make nice Christmas gifts and are available in cranberry, green or navy blue. If interested, please call 717-987-3108 or 987- 3115.

Three Springs Fire Co. will be holding a chicken and waffles dinner on Sunday, November 15, beginning at 11 a.m.

There will be a community supper at the Shade Gap Auxiliary building on Saturday evening. The meal will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Visitors at the home of Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger this week were Merle and Bonnie Houck, Jim, Lori and Camden Lupey, Donna Locke, Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Chuck Streightiff, Rhonda and Maddison Wible, and Travis Madden.

If you live in McConnellsburg and can remember hearing someone wandering the streets calling the name “Brady” last week one evening, you might want to talk to Tasha Goshorn about her adventure with “Brady,” who slipped his collar and cornered a cat several houses down from his veterinary visit.

A Christmas bazaar will be held December 5 and 6 at the Shade Gap Ladies Auxiliary Building; the hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gift wrapping will be done for donation. Warm soups, sandwiches and beverages will be for sale. If you didn’t purchase gifts but have some to wrap just drop them off, get a bite to eat and have them wrapped while you wait. Interested vendors can contact Tami at 717-485-3968 before November 23. Limited space is available, so please call early!

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