2010-09-02 / Correspondents' Notes


By Kate Berkstresser

We had another beautiful weekend. Only a little warm and badly in need of rain.

Shawn and Jackie Berkstresser and son Ryan of Slippery Rock visited in the home of Bob and June Bennett in Carlisle. They attended the Corvett car show over the weekend. Ryan returned home early to enter college.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Lillian Sheeder of New Grenada, who had a special day on August 30.

Congratulations to Hazel Houck Edwards, who is proud great-grandmother of a little girl.

Liberty Crouse, 7-year-old daughter of Mike and Mary Crouse, has had a very tough time the last couple of years fighting cancer. She has a lot of courage and doesn’t complain, but she does enjoy receiving mail. Please keep her in your prayers and remember her with a card to: 8129 Big Cove Tannery Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.

Hustotown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a “Tribute to Elvis” in concert by Jeff Krick at Forbes Road High School auditorium on September 18. Food stand opens at 5:00 p.m. and meet Jeff from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Show times are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, call 717- 987-3219, 814-259-9918 or 717- 987-3783 or send a self-addressed envelope with check or money order to HAVFCO Tickets, PO Box 537, Hustontown, PA 17229.

We send get well wishes to Harvey Berkstresser who had the misfortune of injuring his ankle.

Happy birthday to Tristan Gelvin on September 2.

Visitors in the home of Herbie and Tammy Berkstresser and Aaron on Sunday were Herbie and Tabitha Berkstresser and children of McConnellsburg and Kate Berkstresser.

Leonard, Linda and Sarah Shaw recently took a trip west. They visited the following national parks: Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota, Glazier in Montana, Olympia, Mt. Rainer and Mt. St. Helens in Washington, Crater Lake in Oregon, Redwood, Yosemite, King’s Canyon, Sequoia and Death Valley in California and Arches in Utah. They also travelled through the Columbia River Gorge from east to west. It separates Washington and Oregon. While travelling from the Pacific Ocean to Redding,Calif., they hit a rock and had to be towed to Redding. After getting a new transmission oil pan, they continued on. They stopped in Coulterville, a former gold mining town, to get information about and directions to the naitonal parks in the area. After leaving Las Vegas, they followed I15 through the Virgin River Gorge into Utah. In Utah they picked up I70 which goes through the spectacular rock formations in easter Utah. After going up the cog railraod to the top of Pike’s Peak, it was time to head home. They had gone through 20 states and had travelled 8,721 miles by the ime they returned to Hustontown.

Household hint: Before wearing a new garment, resew any fasteners such as buttons, hooks, eyes or snaps as they are usually loosely sewn.

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