2010-10-14 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jordan Keefer, 12 on October 6; Sandy Novak and Kevin Strait, October 14; Edna Keebaugh, 91 on October 16; Hulda Bain, October 19; Jonathan McGarvey, October 18; Sonnie Stenger, October 15; Donna Sain, October 15; Julie Stenger Beidler, October 17; Richard and Crystal Bivens Stepanik, October 20; Danny Souders, October 18; Peggy Hauman, October 13; Stella Wakefield, October 14; Kim Mills, October 9; and Becca and Ike Hahn, 17 years old on October 18.

Jesse Barton, New York, N.Y., and formerly of here, competed in her first-ever marathon, the Hamptons Marathon in East Hampton Long Island, on October 2. She easily completed the 26.2 mile event and after a little rest plans to begin training for her next run. Jesse is the daughter of Rod and Sandy Barton, Burnt Cabins.

A 60th birthday celebration was held recently for Randy Hill in the social room of Fulton County Medical Center, given by his sister, Kathleen O’Connor, and relatives. Around 29 people attended. Randy’s birthday was September 29.

Making the dean’s list recently at Millersville Univeristy were local students Ellen Nesbitt and Logan Peck.

The ladies classmates of McConnellsburg High School Class of 1957 enjoyed a luncheon Tuesday at Sunnyridge Restaurant. Those present were locals Sharon Glazier, Janet Mellott, Pat Horton, Naomi Waite, Sally Sowers, Kathleen O’Conner, Dot Potter of Greencastle, Edna Straley of Saxton, Jane McKinley Himes of State College and Kay McGarvey.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Sammie Clippinger, Forbes Road field hockey; Whitney Ritz, Southern Fulton volleyball; Dustin Shffield, Forbes Road soccer; and Emily Watkins, Mc- Connellsburg volleyball.

Jean Kies celebrated her 92nd birthday with friends at a luncheon on Thursday at the American Legion.

Mariah Truax of Willow Hill graduated from certified nursing aid class on Friday at Falling Springs facility in Chambersburg. She is the daughter of Ed and Tracey McGarvey Truax.

Congratulations to Tommy Glenn and Erin Harper on their marriage Saturday at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle.

Delmar Mellott of Harrisonville is home after a stay in Fulton County Medical Center. He has a birthday coming up November 5, when he will turn 66 years old. He would love to have cards sent. His address is 10101 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville, PA 17228.

Don’t forget the Fulton Fall Folk Festival in the county this weekend, with a parade on Saturday in town at 10:30 a.m. and delicious food all over the county.

Judy Sherman, Barb Garlock, Sandy Mellott, Jeanne Hollenshead, Lisa Doyle and Michele Hill spent a week touring the New England states.

The class of 1953 from the former Hustontown High School held its 53rd reunion at Cowans Gap on Saturday with around 25 members and guests present.

Quotable quotes: “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

It happened this week: In 1884, American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City.

Country shortcuts: For fluffier mashed potatoes, just before mashing potatoes, add a teaspoon of baking powder, use normal beating and they will turn out light and creamy.

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