2009-12-31 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey
Birthday wishes to Cindy

Strait, December 31; Chris Keepers, December 31; Evelyn Reeder, December 23; Reed Lynch, January 1; Shirley Hall, January 4; Pete Bogetti, January 4; Kurt Kendall, January 6; and Ricky Souders, January 8.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Veryl Fletcher, who passed away last week.

Visiting over the Christmas holiday with John and Pam Ott were their children, Jordan and Emile.

St. Paul Lutheran Church congregation enjoyed special music by Dick and Esther Miller and Joe Hall and family on Christmas Eve. They also entertained at St. Paul’s in Big Cove Tannery.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Evan Appleby, McConnellsburg; Lacey Beatty, Southern Fulton; Ryan Defibaugh, McConnellsburg; and Jesse Newman, Forbes Road, all for basketball.

George and Alice Mellott and around 40 of their family enjoyed Christmas dinner on Sunday, December 20, at Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Christmas carolers from area churches and organizations sang beautiful music in the county over the pre-holiday season.

Congratulations to Pastor John and Karen Godissart on the birth of a daughter, Lillie Catharyn, on December 21, in Chambersburg Hospital. Lillie has two older brothers and a sister.

Galen and Vickie Tackett and children Amber and Tyler of Warrenton, Va., visited with Vickie’s parents, Norman and Hazel Mellott, and former neighbors Toby and Dena McGarvey and children over the holiday.

The descendants of the late Harold and Irene Hall held their Christmas dinner on Saturday in the Assembly of God Church in Shade Gap.

Aaron Ott of Colorado visited with his parents, Mitch Ott and Ellen Ott, over the holiday. Bonnie Laidig of Johnstown visited with her sister, Rhoda Sowers, over the holiday.

Quotable quotes: “May all your troubles last as long as your new year resolutions.”

It happened this week: The Christmas carol “Silent Night” was sung for the first time at midnight mass in 1818, in Obendorf, Austria.

Country shortcuts: Stubborn lid? Wrap a thick rubber band around it – it’ll give you the grip you need to twist it open.

A Happy New Year to all and a safe one, too.

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