2009-12-17 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Dena Mc- Garvey, December 20; Judy Seville, December 22; Barbara Sowers, December 18; Peggy Headley, December 23; Hannah Skiles, 7 years old on December 10; Shorty Bivens, December 19; Josh Seville, December 23; Conrad Glazier, 17 on December 10; Connie Cunningham, December 17; Reuben Knepper, 3 years old on December 20; Kimmy Harris, 10 years old on December 8; and Kiersten Siko, who was 9 on December 15.

Tim Wright, Ronnie Snappy and Mikie Belcher of Tennessee visited Ida Strait and family and friends. They gave been deer hunting here for the past 28 years. Some years were unlucky for hunting, but all are always glad for their visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be back at their station on old Route 30 starting December 20 through December 24. The hours are 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Be sure to visit them and welcome their return.

The McConnellsburg choral concert was well attended Wednesday, December 9, and very enjoyable. District chorus participants were Dakota Deneen, A’leese Dickerson, Emily Watkins, Emily Wenschhof, Ryan Strait and David Mellott.

Brandi Welsh had knee surgery last week asa result of a past soccer injury and her mother Michele Welsh is on crutches after breaking her ankle.

A Christmas luncheon for former classmates was held last Thursday at Kay McGarvey’s. Those attending were Janet Geyer, Sharon Glazier, Pat Horton, Dorothy Potter and Naomi Waite.

Drew and Catherine Washabaugh’s new addition to their family was a daughter, Kya Elizabeth Ann, born December 10 in Waynesboro Hospital. Kya has two brothers: Andrew and Karson.

Junior Truax had an appendectomy on Tuesday in Harrisburg and is home recuperating.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Susan Moore, who passed away last week.

The descendants of the late Carl and Ruth Carbaugh held their annual Christmas party in Shippensburg on Sunday at Lee and Jane Carbaugh Teeters.

Mary Knepper is now a resident in Fulton County Long Care Unit. Her room number is 25B.

Quotable quotes: Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?

It happened this week: The post office in Wilmington, Del., sold the first Christmas seals for 1 cent each in 1907 to help fund the fight against tuberculois. A total of $3,000 was raised. The seals are still sold today to benefit the American Lung Association.

Country shortcuts: No time to put clutter away? Fill a laundry basket with things you haven’t gotten a chance to put away and hide it behind the shower curtain in your bathroom.

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