2009-12-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Mary K. Seville, December 28; Kara Shives, December 26; Betty Cutchall, December 26; Bill Agesen, December 28; Larry “Sebole” Seville and Dave Peck, December 29; and Isabel Miller, December 30.

McConnellsburg Middle and High School held their Snowball dance on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Ty Trainor

is home for the holidays with his family after graduating from marine corp boot camp in Parris Island, S.C.

The descendants of the late Charles and Edna Matthews held their annual Christmas dinner recently at the VFW in Mercersburg.

The Willing Workers of St. Paul Lutheran Church enjoyed a luncheon at the Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg last Wednesday.

P&W held its annual Christmas party on Saturday night at McConnellsburg FOVA.

G&P Distributors held their Christmas dinner on Friday night at the Orchards Restaurant.

Joyce Souders of Pyle Drive is home recuperating with a broken ankle, the result of a recent fall.

Nelson and Rachael Deshong attended the graduation party held for Dennis Shindle Jr. on Friday in the home of his parents, Dennis and Sharon in Greencastle.

Richard and Kathy Lake and daughter Melissa returned recently from a 12-day Caribbean cruise to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary, which was on December 18.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Verda Seiders, Adrian Reeder of Chambersburg and Vada Mellott, who all passed away last week.

Jan Holland-Hayes and husband David spent the weekend visiting with her cousin, Lindsay Mellott, and husband Lex at their home near Needmore. Also spending the weekend was Lindsay’s mother and Jan’s aunt Maggie Riggs of town. Jan and her husband are returning to Ireland on Sunday after living on this side of the Atlantic for the last 2 1/2 years.

Ruth Bolinger visited with her son, Randy, and wife Cheryl of Williamsburg, Va., last week.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athlete was Luke Mellott, Southern Fulton, for basketball.

Quotable quotes: “We make a living for what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Country shortcuts: To remove a pesky price sticker, put a piece of clear tape over the entire price sticker, holding up one end with your fingernail, scissors or a coin, then peel the tape away. The price sticker will easily come off with the tape.

It happened this week: Josh Groban set a new record in 2007 when Noel became the first Christmas album to top the Billboard 200 chart for four straight weeks. It beat Elvis Presley’s record of three weeks at number one.

Santa Claus visited with young and old on Sunday at the McConnellsburg FOVA.

Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

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