2010-01-14 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Janet Souders, January 4; Betty Remsbyr, 87 on January 13; Dave Washa-baugh, January 15; Beth Summers, January 15; Betty Hershey, January 17; Helen Johnston, January 16; Jane Koehler and Fred McFadden Jr., January 18; Mary Hoover, January 19; Ashley Souders, 7 years old on January 20; Clarence Weimer and Chad Gress on January 16; Jeannie McQuade, January 20.

Michele Horton and daughters Chelsea and Leah and grandson Elijah visited with Jenna Horton in Orlando, Fla., recently.

The Willing Workers of St. Paul Lutheran Church were busy this week making their good vegetable soup.

Public Opinion male studentathlete of the week was Luke Mellott, a Southern Fulton senior who plays forward for the basketball team. He was also named the Tri-State Shootout MVP after leading Southern Fulton to the tournament title in Berkeley Springs. He is the son of Mark and Connie Mellott.

Sympathy goes out to Rheon and Patsy Gelvin and family in the death of their son, Mark, who lost his battle to cancer last week.

Jesse Newman, the sharpshooter on the Forbes Road basketball team, reached his 1,000 points recently in the Sideling Hill League win over Northern Bedford.Tanner Henry had a career high 25 points.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Arthur “Butch” Knepper, another cancer victim, who passed away last Wednesday.

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

Mary Culler is back home after spending a few days last week in Fulton County Medical Center.

Susan Hann Schuster of Baltimore visited with her mother, Marie Hann.

Elizabeth Spriggs is at her daughter’s home after spending last week in Chambersburg Hospital with a heart problem.

Quotable quotes: “If you want a happy ending that depends of course, on where you stop your story.”

It happened this week: The Boston Red Sox announced they’d sold slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 in 1920 after their 1918 World Series win. The Red Sox didn’t win another title until 2004.

Country shortcut: If a lightweight item, such as a box of cereal, pasta, etc., is on a top shelf, use a pair of tongs to grab it if it is beyond your grasp.

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