2010-11-04 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jean Pepple and Ruth Bishop, November 5; Michelle Johnson, November 7; Linda Garber, October 29; Florence Fix, Gary Benedick, Marty Johnson and Barney Wilt, November 8; Carol Edwards and Mearle Rosenberry, November 9; Sam Metz and Jade Anthony, November 10; Dena Goldy, November 6; Arnie Gaylor, November 6; Kathleen O’Conner, November 9; Frank Shehan Jr., October 31; and Troy Bookheimer, November 1.

Mary Ellen Ott visited with Warren and Bernice (Cook) Brown in Mechanicsburg last week. Bernice has Parkinson’s disease but is doing quite well at this time.

Congratulations to Yolanda Ramsey on passing her service food test on Saturday. She operates Granny’s Kitchen downtown.

Pastor Bill and Ann Chilcote and Ida Strait enjoyed a girls field hockey game Tuesday night in York. It was a AAA District 3 tournament between Carlisle and Dallastown. It was a very close and exciting game. Bill and Ann’s daughter, Leslie Chilcote, is the head coach for the Carlisle team. This was her first year as coach.

Russell Gordon and wife Joanne recently took his mother, Margaret Gordon, 91, and her sister, Leona Gordon, 93, to visit with their brother, Ronald Manning, who is 95 and lives in Frederick.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Joyce Hann Bookheimer and Homer Lynch Jr., who passed away recently.

Craig Paylor, Greg Garland and his 15-yer-old grandson, Casey Randler, enjoyed a hunting trip recently in Utah, with Craig bringing home an elk, Greg a buffalo and Casey an elk.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Dakota Deshong, Forbes Road soccer; Sarah Pollock and Libby Strayer, McConnellsburg soccer; and Josh Voight, Southern Fulton cross-country.

St. Paul Lutheran Willing Workers had a successful homemade pie sale Monday and Tuesday, selling more than 150 pies.

Cito Methodist Church held an outdoor fall fest youth night on Saturday that included a roast of hot dogs and s’mores over a bonfire, games and an outdoor movie. It was quite a success with everyone having a good time.

Lee and Sharon Glazier spent last week vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., along with Sharon’s brother, Dale, and wife Esther Mellott. They stopped in Virginia to treat Sharon’s sister, Cleo, and husband to dinner for Cleo’s 87th birthday.

Don’t forget to set the clocks back Sunday, November 7.

Ruth Bolinger, Sally Cover of town and Audrey Hall and Kathy Piper of Burnt Cabins enjoyed a week in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., to celebrate Ruth’s big belated birthday. They also visited with Randy and Cheryl Bolinger of Orlando and nephew Peter Morton and wife of Melbourne.

Quotable quotes: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”

It happened this week: In 1876, the U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.

Country shortcuts: Easier onion peeling by soaking them in boiling water for 30 seconds and then running them under cold water. The skin will practically fall right off.

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