2011-02-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes this week to Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka, February 24; Teresa Knepper, February 24; Adam Gress, February

24; Cole

Seville and


Bookheimer, February 24; Mike Hinckle, Orlando, Fla., February 19; Cassie Stermer, 12 years on February 20; Trinity Fox, 4 years old on February 15; Fred McFadden, February 22; Dorothy McQuade, February 11; Sharon Martin, February 11; Dorothy Mellott, March 1; Floyd Peck, February 27; Brayden Ramsey, 3 years old on February 23; Charlotte Crouse, a leap year baby on February 28; Rudy Mihalick and Howard Tomlinson, March 1; Dot Peck, March 2; Elwood Gallagher, February 26; Zoe Shearer, 3 years old on February 24; and Marian “Skip” Carbaugh, 81 on February 24.

Congratulations to Tanner Henry, Forbes Road Cardinal basketball player who went over the 1,000-point mark last Tuesday night when Forbes played Hyndman. He is averaging 18.5 points per game.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Lacey Beatty, Chelsie Eader and Ryan Harper, Southern Fulton; Jesse Gearhart and Tanner Henry, Forbes Road; and Billy Fleming, McConnellsburg. District basketball playoffs begin this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers fan Tawnie House and Darick Brumbaugh, a Green Bay Packers fan, are reportedly following through with their Super Bowl bet. With the Packers prevailing in the Super Bowl, House is slated to pay up on her end of the bet and on March 4 will be wearing Brumbaugh’s Packer’s cheese head hat. Brumbaugh is welcoming everyone to visit the village of Fort Littleton to partake of the post Super Bowl festivities.

Emma Bivens has returned home to McConnellsburg after spending three months at the home of Delores Frankheiser of Lancaster.

Donald and Doris Ray will observe their 64th wedding anniversary on March 1.

John Ott, Mitch Ott, George and Jodi Hann visited with Jordan Ott over the weekend and attended the Michigan State and Illinois basketball game. It was also college ESPN game day on Saturday.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Anna Moser and Dorothy Storto, who passed away last week.

Jim Culler, former local businessman and community leader, passed away Sunday after a long illness.

Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka spent two weeks recently with her granddaughter and family of Greencastle and helped care for her new twin great-grandsons.

Kathleen Zimmerman is now a resident in the longterm care unit at Fulton County Medical Center after suffering a stroke and is doing now quite well.

Quotable quotes: “When life makes waves, jump right in.”

It happened this week: In 1288, women in Scotland were first allowed to propose to a man and if he refused, he had to pay a fine!

Country shortcuts: If you break a cork when opening a bottle of wine, pour the wine through a coffee filter to remove pieces of cork.

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