2009-11-12 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Seina Decker, November 12; Stephen Waite, November 12; Jack Miller, November 14; Kathrine Earley and Pat Decker, November 15; Dayton Gress, November 11; Arnie Gaylor, November 6; and Justin Strait, November 17.

Sam McQuade, Brenna Deshong and Casey Pollock, members of the McConnellsburg

girls soccer team, were named to the 2009 Sideling Hill All-Star Girls Soccer team. Sam Mc- Quade and Brenna Deshong also were chosen for the ICC All Star Girls Soccer team.

Ruth Souders, ar resident in the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, will observe her 97th birthday on Friday, November 13. She recently had cataract surgery and has regained better eyesight.

Folks gathered on Tuesday night to hear the Hope For Africa Children’s Choir present a concert at Cito United Methodist Church. A great show was presented.

Happy anniversary wishes to Harry and Mildred Strait, who will be married one year on November 17 and to Greg and Tina Gress, who will celebrate their 29th anniversary on November 15.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Alex Zanella, Southern Fulton crosscountry and A’Leese Dickerson, McConnellsburg volleyball.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Madeline Ulsh, who passed away last Thurdsay.

Toby McGarvey was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital last week with a severe case of asthma and is now home recuperating.

A surprise 70th birthday party was held for Kathleen O’Connor on Sunday in the community room at Fulton County Library. It was given by her daughters and families, with around 70 friends and relatives attending.

Bill and Judy Smith have moved into their newly purchased home on Fifth Strait.

Alex Zanella, a junior at Everett High School, was named Public Opinion Female Athlete of the Week. She runs cross-country. She competes for Southern Fulton, thanks to a co-op program for girls cross-country. She captured the District 5 crosscountry championships girls race last Wednesday. Alex is the daughter of Dean and Barb Zanella.

Quotable quotes; Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

It happened this week: The Chicago Daily Tribune printed its famous incorrect headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” in 1948. The managing editor was so sure of Dewey’s victory he went to press before all the votes were counted.

Country shortcuts: Add a splash of vinegar to your dishwater to dissolver grease and make even the messiest pots a cinch to wash.

Mike and Misty Ritchey celebrated their first wedding anniversary on November 8.

Mildred Mellott, a lifetime resident of Burnt Cabins, passed away Saturday in Fulton County Medical Center at the age of 98. Mildred will be missed.

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