2010-01-21 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Rena Ott and Mary Hoover, who was 93 on January 19; January 22; Paul Johnston, January 23; Dean Strait, January 26; Beth “Pug”

Lane, 15 years old on January 23; Pam Carmack, January 20; Todd Earley and Ruby Gress, January 27; Lloyd Covert, 91 years old on January 22; Sis McQuade, January 21; Misty Ritchey, January 22; Lydiah Truax, 5 years old on January 26, and Pam Karczewski on January 24.

“News” publisher Jamie Greathead and brother Johnny Greathead traveled south last week to spend time with their aunt, Jeanne Greathead Hutchinson, at her Miami Shores, Fla., home. The two visited with Aunt Jeanne from Wednesday through Sunday, catching up on family news and news from home. Jeanne has lived in Florida for 60 years but still thinks of Mc- Connellsburg as home.

Ryan Chamberlain returned Monday to IUP to finish his last semester of college. He will doing his second audition for the singing group “Recreation” in February. Ryan is the son of Mont and Reta Chamberlain of Mc- Connellsburg.

Tony and Martina McGarvey observed their 17th wedding anniversary on January 16.

Jane Batdorff of Sipes Mill Road reports seeing two robins at her house on Tuesday.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Luke Mellott of Southern Fulton and Tanner Henry of Forbes Road, both for basketball.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Agnes Reed, who passed away last week.

Welcome to Pastor Chris Martin and wife Lindsay, who will be the new pastor of the St. Paul and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches of the county and Mt. Zion of Little Cove. A big thanks to Pastor Joe Hall who has been filling in for awhile and the good music he and his wife presented at the services.

Mary Culler is at home after spending a few days in Fulton County Medical Center. She is still suffering with pain.

Please keep the people in Haiti in your prayers.

Marie Shimer is home recuperating after spending a few days in Harrisburg Hospital.

Quotable quotes: A great flame follows a little spark.

It happened this week: The firs pirate televisions sets were placed in three homes in New York in 1928, by RCA and GE.. The TV screen size was 1.5-inch square. The average screen size of TVS sold today is 40 inches.

Country shortcuts: Freshen your washing machine by filling the tub with hot water and add one quart of white vinegar. Run it through the longest cycle.

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