2010-04-08 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Wanda Souders, Guy Truax and Terri McGarvey Blumenthal, April 7; Michele Hill and Sue Sipes, April 7; Rachael Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; Matt Hill, April 12; Carolyn Thomas and Mary Sipes, April 13; Mallory Gress, April 10; Norma Jean Deshong, April 3; and Linda Miller, April 11.

Visiting with Carole Mellott over Easter weekend were Larry and Joyce Warthin of Camp Hill and children.

Auctioneer Lyle Reed stopped by the “News” Tuesday and reported a huge turnout for the Ray Koontz estate auction he called on Good Friday. According to Lyle, 426 bidder numbers were issued. He said that most items were “well sold” and that a butter print on stand sold for $1,000.

Mary Spriggs is a patient in the long-term-care unit at Fulton County Medical Center recovering from a stroke.

Lee and Sally Hege will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on April 9.

Sympathy goes out to Deb Ward and Dotti Barton and families in the death of their mother, Charlotte Ward Stahle, and also to the family of Norman H. Mellott, who passed away last week.

Belated wedding anniversary wishes to Randy and Kim Waters on their second year on March 29.

Belated congratulations to Sarrah Pollock on her vicstar tory in the Elks Hoop Shoot regional competition. Sarrah will compete for the national title in Springfield, Mass., in April.

Summer activities have started at Lions Park, so slow your speed down and be alert for anyone big or small.

Jim Hawbaker and Bard McAfee celebrated their 65th anniversary of their ship being tarpedoed in world War II in the North Atlantic.

Belated congratulations to Wes Newman and Lindsay Lininger on their marriage on March 6 at Heartland Hall in Bedford. They are residing on Brooklyn Drive.

Sympathy goes out to Sidney Fisher and family of Carlisle in the death of his wife, Shirley, formerly of Fulton County, who passed away last week.

Quotable quotes: “even if you are on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

It happened this week: In 1882, outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford member of James’ gang.

Country shortcuts: Keep a plug-in nightlight in your suitcase when going on vacation. It keeps you from tripping on furniture in unfamiliar hotel rooms.

In last week’s column I had “Whimp” Nelson Harmon having to go for knee surgery. It was discovered that he had some heart blockage and should not do the surgery. Instead he had heart surgery in Chambersburg Hospital and is now recovering.

Danielle McGarvey Wagner of Seattle, Wash., visited with relatives in the area last week, including her 97-yearold great-grandmother, Ruth Souders, a resident in Fulton County Medical Center. Also visiting folks was her mother, Brenda.

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