2010-05-27 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Devonna Skiles, May 22; Mildred Yaukey, May 28; Makayley Shafer, 2 years old on May 28; Garry Milelr Sr., Sue Price, Deb Deshong and Maggie Riggs, May 29; Jill Doyle, Jeff Glenn and Jeff Doyle, May 30; Jesse Gordon, June 1; Lucas McClain, May 28; Kathy Hedrick and Ralph Deavor, June 2; Ruth Bain, 91 on June 1; and Nancy

and Nancy Burke, May 27.

Gary Barnhart has made a fast recovery from his surgery. All his customers can come and say “hi” to him at his hunting store. He is back in business.

Aaron Hahn, an ATV accident victim last Tuesday, remains in Conemaugh Hospital in very serious condition. Aaron is a senior at Mc- Connellsburg High School.

Clarence “Bushy” Kerlin was admitted to Fulton County Medical Center recently with stomach complications and is now back to his part-time job at the Citgo and still telling stories. Whether they are true or not is a matter of opinion.

Please keep Kathy Stiles of Tennessee in your prayers. She had surgery last week.

Paul and Annette Bain Williams renewed their wedding vows of 15 years on Saturday, May 15, in Alpine Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Alma Anderson is home after visiting with her son, Roy, and wife Sue and family of Pittsburgh.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Amy Bard, Southern Fulton track; Nikki Mc- Quade, McConnellsburg softball; and Jake Fritz, Southern Fulton baseball.

Dorothy Cornelius Seiden of Atlanta, Ga., is spending two weeks with her mother and sister, Geraldine and Elsie in Cowans Gap.

Bob Earley remains a patient in Conemaugh Hospital.

A seventh birthday party was held recently for McKenna Hoffman at parents Dustin and Destiny Hoffman’s home. Grandparents, other relatives and friends attended.

McConnellsburg sixthgraders enjoyed a field trip on Wednesday to Washington, D.C., with their teachers and parents accompanying them.

Quotable quotes: “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”

It happened this week: Connecticut dentist Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube in 1892 – but toothpaste was invented centuries before by the ancient Egyptians!

Country shortcuts: Double the life of your bouquet. To keep flowers living as long as possible, add 1/4 cup cola to the water in the vase. If you have a clear vase use lemon lime soda instead.

Bessie Rasp had a pacemaker replaced in Harrisburg Hospital last Thursday and is now at home.

McConnellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church honored 35 50-year and over members of the church on Sunday. The longest of 73 years was Helen Glunt, who was confirmed as a member on March 28, 1937. She is now residing in the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center.

Dallas Mellott, Belmar, N.J., visited with his parents, Lex and Lindsay Mellott of Needmore, over the weekend. Visiting with him was friend Ann Protzmann of Ambler, Pa. The Mellotts celebrated son and brother Bobby Mellott’s graduation this month from Penn State University.

Maggie Riggs returned this week from North Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she was visiting with daughter Leslie, grandson Marshall and great-grandson Rowan Broyles. She and Leslie also spent some time in New Orleans, La., with son and brother Bobby Riggs, who is special effects assistant supervisor on the “Green Lantern” movie that is in production there.

Annette Gress has moved into her recently purchased home in Clear Ridge, the former Robert Clippinger home.

Visiting with Henrietta Chamberlain last week was her son, Denny of Charlotte, N.C., and friend Ron Cheves, fire chief of Idlewild Fire Co. They also attended the fireman show and convention in Harrisburg.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

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