2011-02-03 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

The Friendship Class of the McConnellburg United Methodist Church was busy last Thursday and Friday making their soup and holding a bake sale of pies and apple dumplings.

An old-fashioned card party was held at the Mc- Connellsburg Alumni Building on Saturday evening with a covered-dish meal.

Friday, January 28, was the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster that killed all seven crew members on board just 73 seconds after lift-off.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Maynard “Bill” Gordon, who passed away last week.

Big Cove Tannery St. Paul’s Lutheran Church hosted her sister churches on Sunday with a worship service.

Birthday wishes to Bradley McClain, January 29; Ada Gress, February 5; Shirley Truax, a long-term care resident in Fulton County Medical Center, 66 on February 6; Bill Nesbitt, February 5; Michael Paylor and Andy Rasp, February 6; Janet Mellott, February 7; Maxine Bard and Skip Diegelman, February 3; Norma Helman, February 2; John Ott, February 2; Chance Carbaugh and Roger Carbaugh, February 3; Yvonne Miller, Scott Earley, Yolanda Ramsey and Jim Hendershot, February 8; Rebecca Leese, February 8; Samuel Blumenthal, 12 years old and Loren Leese, February 9; Annette Bain Williams, January 30; Bonnie Miller, February 1; Bob Miller, February 2; and Darla Cunningham, February 8.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Lacey Beatty and Ryan Harper, Southern Fulton; Chris Everts, Tanner Henry and Kaili Hockensmith, Forbes Road.

George and Sally Gress will observe their 56th wedding anniversary on February 10.

Rena Ott recently celebrated her 85th birthday at a party given by her children.

Quotable Quotes: Kindness is always fashionable.

It Happened This Week: In 1887 Groundhog Day officially began. There’s now an annual trek to Pennsylvania on February 2 to see Punxsutawney Phil. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter.

Country Shortcuts: Keep spare candles in the freezer and they’ll drip less and burn longer.

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