2009-12-03 / Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

By Karen Grissinger

Belated birthday wishes to Holly Forslund, Billie Jo Cutshall, Zach Smith, Ron Kasper, Jim Mills, John Mills, Marlin Martin, Melanie Myers, Junior Anderson, Patty Ramsey, Jamie Fleming and Art Brown.

Birthday wishes to Kathy Keebaugh, Logan Kling, Rich Heaster, Rick Smith, Wyatt Barnett, Sam Heaster, Levi Kling, Logan Fraker, Shaine Goshorn, Lynette Fleck, Logan Kennedy, Christian Everts, Rylan Cutshall, Alicia Albrecht, Gary Mitchell, Colin Edgell, Kylynne Fraker, Alexis Streightiff, Valerie Mitchell and Judy Anderson.

Anniversary wishes to Chris and Meagan Barnett, Brian and Erica Gahagan, and Foster and Minerva Park.

Get well wishes to Bridgette Hall Boden, Fred Wible, Lynn Knepper, Dick Rhoades, Jessie Rhoades and Mary Mort.

Sympathy is extended to the families of Inez Brown Barnett and Richard “Dick” Wible.

Our sympathy is also extended to Cheryl Blosser on the loss of her son, C.J. Blosser. C.J. attended Spring Farms Elementary with our children in their early years.

Jen Ramsey fractured her elbow and spent several days in Hershey Medical Center. Tom and Mamie Streightiff were busy traveling over the holiday. Get well wishes to Jen for a speedy recovery.

Paul and Susie Schmidt hosted Thanksgiving dinner for Tim and Shirley Henry, Peg Miller, George Locke, Barney Wilt, Donnie and Panda Horne, Alan Schmidt and Barb Frehn.

Patty Ramsey and Karen Grissinger enjoyed dining at the Standing Stone Coffee Company Café in Huntingdon to celebrate their November birthdays.

Roger amd Pat Ramsey attended the child dedication service at the Newville Church of God last Sunday. Grandson Micah was dedicated in the service conducted by his maternal grandfather, Pastor Wayne Good. Grandparents and great-grandparents joined Brian, Emily and Micah Ramsey for lunch at their home near Newburg following the service.

Visitors with Roger and Pat Ramsey this past week were Destinie and Kadince Ramsey, Brian, Emily and Micah Ramsey, Chad Ramsey and Terry and Trudy Fix.

Visiting with Fred and Sharon Horne over Thanksgiving were Heather Horne and children, Travis Madden, Angie Roher, Andy, Tasha, Shaine and Kean Goshorn, Barb Ramsey, Lily Bair, Devin, Mindy and Camryn Horne, and Buzz and Bea Covert.

Sharon Horne has her own version of the “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” story to share. Thankfully, there were no injuries.

Tammy, Jayla and Jenny Cantrell and Ruth Grissinger had a “girls evening” at the parade, Victorian Tea and shopping at the Brass Lantern on Saturday during the eighth annual “Christmas in our Hometown” events in Rockhill and Orbisonia sponsored by the Historical Society. Amanda Yocum was seen “on the scene” taking photographs of the parade and festivities during the celebration. Other folks in the crowd enjoying the parade were Dean and Karen Varner and Addie and Aiden Barnett.

Dodie and Steff Price, Ruth Grissinger, Lori Shehan (and even Ronnie) spent a little time and lots of laughs decorating the Snow Princess float for the parade. Nancy Rowe was the Snow Princess and the float came in second place after the Nazarene Church.

There will be a first annual Christmas bazaar sponsored by the Angel Wings Organization at the Shade Gap Auxiliary building December 5 and 6. There will be food available, a portrait center by Snap Shot Photography, holiday wrapping center and many vendors.

Tami Ulsh, Deb Snyder and Ruth Grissinger spent Sunday afternoon in last preparation for the Angel Wings Christmas Bazaar to be held in Shade Gap this weekend. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Angel Wings organization may do so at any Community State Bank. All charitable donations will be distributed throughout the surrounding communities to help those who are having financial difficulties because of illness. Anyone wishing to request help should contact Ruth Grissinger at 814- 599-9123 or Tami Ulsh at 717- 485-3968.

A special thank-you goes to Sandy Ridge Market of Orbisonia, The Brass Lantern of Rockhill and also Save-A-Lot food chain of McConnellsburg for their kind and generous donation toward the Angel Wings Christmas Bazaar.

Deb Snyder and Ruth Grissinger were guests for dinner at Tami Ulsh’s home last week.

The Orbisonia Food Bank is still in need of items such as canned 16-ounce vegetables, boxed instant potatoes/rice, powdered drink mixes, cereal, pop tarts, ketchup, mustard, mayo and instant soups.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Dennis Stubb’s family of McConnellsburg.

Recent visitors in the home of Steve, Karen, Terri and Tammy Grissinger were Norm and Janet Sipes, Neva Fleming, James Locke, Nora Grissinger, Travis Madden, Brent and Jared Carlson, Ramon Martin, Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Buzz and Bea Covert, Amanda Yocum, Mike, Chris and Kevin Pintozzi, Rich, Steve and Ben Haines, and Marty, Brian and Mark Sinkiewicz.

Hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend before the countdown to the Christmas madness begins. Some crazy folks were up bright and early on Friday to start their holiday shopping.

Immanuel Bible Church will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner on Sunday, December 6, at 5 p.m. Their Christmas musical will be held on Sunday evening, December 13.

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