Sympathy goes out to the family of Elsie Kendall Riggs, a former Fulton County resident, who passed away last week at the home of her daughter, Valerie, in Virginia.
Congratulations to Harry Jr. and Winter Johnston on the birth of a daughter, Maggie Mae, born in the Waynesboro Hospital on August 23. Maggie has an older sister, Ella Dawn.
A “I”m Not Going Back To School Picnic” for all former school employees was held last Wednesday at the Lions Club Park with a good turnout.
Summer is nearing the end! Have a safe Labor Day weekend.
Visiting with Margaret “Peg” Gordon last week were her daughter, Sandy Premeaux of New Mexico, and granddaughter Diane Kokes of Arizonia.
Mary Hoover and her family attended the funeral of Dean Hoover, brother of the late Rev. David Hoover on Friday in Spring Grove.
James Hedges of Big Cove Tannery, a retired Marine band member, was invited to participate in the alumni band concerts held in Washington, D.C., at the Capitol and the Mall on August 25 and 26. Hedges plays the tuba.
Jean Kies is now home after spending a couple weeks in Fulton County Medical Center.
Quotable quotes: The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball!
It happened this week: In 1945, we celebrated V-J Day, Japan’s official surrender to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri, marking the end of World War II.
Country shortcuts: Peanut butter sandwiches on any kind of bread freeze well for up to six weeks. Make a bunch ahead of time and wrap them individually. When you’re packing lunches, you can just pop one in – it’ll thaw by lunchtime.
Birthday wishes to Shelia Eader, September 2; Greg Gordon, September 2; Peggy Wagner, September 2; Brandi Mellott and Dani Brady, September 4; Colton Strait and Barbara Weller, September 1; Harry Smith, September 5; Robin Souders and Jane Lininger, September 7; Marie Richards, September 6; Joan Skvarka, September 5; Tina Seiders Washabaugh, September 6; Melissa Glunt, September 7; Jen Clugston, September 4; Naomi Waite, September 2; Dorothy Smith, August 28; and Mason Burch, 9 years old on September 7.
Carl and Hulda Bain observed their 59th wedding anniversary on September 1.
Ty and Lisa Daniels observed their 21st wedding anniversary on August 27. Their daughter, Kaitlin, was 21 on August 25 and their daughter, Krista, 17 on August 27.
Mary Hoover is now a resident in the long-term care unit of the Fulton County Medical Center. Her room number is 16B, Shimer Trail.
A baby shower was held on Saturday in the social room of St. Paul Lutheran Church for Lindsay Martin, wife of St. Paul Lutheran minister Pastor Martin, with members of Mt. Zion and St. Paul’s Lutheran attending also.