2010-02-18 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jerry Mellott, February 14; Debbie Swope, February 15; Helen Glunt, February 20; Barry Weller, February 19; Kari Glass, February 20; Deb Culler, February 19; Jamie Morton, February 19; Cole Seville, February 24; Aileen Culler, February 21; Robert Fox,

February 23; Ron Hege, 69 on February 18; Sally Hege, 68 on February 22; Joyce Washabaugh, February 18; Preston Carbaugh, February 20; Fred McFadden, February 22; Kevin Bookheimer, February 24; and Adam Gress, February 24.

Ruth Bolinger is home after spending two weeks with her sister in California.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Ralph Mellott, Dorothy Shives and Kate Keebaugh, all of whom passed away last week.

Dixie Bishop was admitted to Harrisburg Hospital last week with heart complications and is now home recuperating.

Public Opinion weekly honor student-athlete was Lacey Beatty, Southern Fulton basketball.

Mike Keebaugh and wife of Sarasota, Fla., and Allen Keebaugh and wife of Ohio were called home last week in the death of their mother, Kate Keebaugh.

Congratulations to Brad and Melissa Gordon on the birth of their second daughter, Briana Kay, on February 3, in Waynesboro Hospital. Her older sister is Emily Rose.

Clarence “Bushy” and Nancy Kerlin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Kendra’s Kitchen on Saturday with more than 50 attending. They are the parents of two daughters: Joan of Warfordsburg and Angela of Colorado. They were married February 10.

Bobby Hall is at home recuperating after extensive throat surgery last week in Holy Spirit Hospital.

Another big snow crippled a lot of activities for a couple days last week. An old-fashioned winter is in the county.

Quotable quotes: Friends are light in winter, the older the friend, the brighter the light.

It happened this week: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted the first-ever televised tour of the White House in 1962. It was also the first prime-time documentary to explicity court a female audience.

Country shortcuts: If a screw and nut have rusted into place, soak a soft cloth with cola and wrap around the rusty pair. The acid in the cola will eat away the rust, so they’ll come apart easily.

McConnellsburg and Fannett Metal varsity clubs, along with local folks, including Jordan Ott’s parents John and Pam, attended the Michigan-Penn State game on Saturday.

A special award for community and Boy Scout services was given to Richard Miller on Sun- day, February 14 at Upton Community Center by the Cruiser Association.

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