2011-03-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Peggy Reed, March 17; Sylvia Smith, March 18; Tony Mc- Garvey, March 26; Tracey Truax, March 25; Russell Seville, March 24; Dave Welsh and Diane Harr, March 24; Jamie Greathead, March 24; Steven Wible, 19 on March 18; Charles Dean, March 26; Ryan Earley and Jacob Biedler, March 25; Carol Hoffman, March 25; Henrietta Chamberlain,

March 24;

Anita Shives March

28; Beulah

Grissinger, 94 on March 27; Roger Mellott, March 24; Alan Gress, March 28; Anita Weller, March 25; Susan Moody, March 28; Adrian Spade, 92 on March 23; Lee Glazier, March 29; Jim Chamberlain and Ruth Reeder, March 19; and Parker Knepper, March 28.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Ken Wisner, who passed away last Wednesday.

Tessa Peck, a freshman at McConnellsburg High School, spent a few days in Fulton County Medical Center with the flu last week.

Matthew McQuade, who just ended a tour in Somalia and is stationed at the Navy base in Norfolk, Va., is spending a week visiting with his mother, Christine McQuade.

The first day of spring arrived on Sunday.

The Willing Workers of McConnellsburg Lutheran Church were busy on Tuesday and Wednesday making chicken corn and chicken noodle soup of which they sold more than 250 quarts.

Happy birthday to Alice Branch, who will be 98 on March 29; Beulah Grissinger, 94 on March 27; and Adrian Spade, who will be 92 on March 23. Wishing them good health and many more years.

The Forbes Road Drama Club presented the musical “ Footloose” at the high school auditorium last Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The students did a great job, and there was a full house every evening to enjoy it.

Luke Duffey recently received the Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship. He is a senior at Chambersburg Area High School and will be attending Shippensburg Univeristy. He is the son of Jim and Crystal Duffey of Shippensburg. Jim graduated from McConnellsburg High School.

Southern Fulton basketball player Ryan Harper was chosen to play in the sixth annual Roundball Classic held Saturday at Hagerstown Community College. Nearly 160 boys and girls basketball players, representing close to 80 schools from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia participated.

Ruth Bolinger enjoyed a two week visit with her sister, Sara, recently in Palm Springs, Calif. While she was there, the temperatures hit the 80-degree mark.

Congratulations to Forbes Road High School student Olivia Mills on making it into the top three contestants of Bedford County’s Rising Star contest. According to Mills’’ family and friends, during this stage of the competition votes are crucial. As a result, community members are asked to come out and support our Rising Star Olivia. Competitions are every Sunday at Heartland Hall in Bedford at 2 p.m.

Morris Crouse of Hustontown spent time in the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., for a stay with complications from pneumonia and is now home recuperating.

McConnellsburg Elemen- tary K4 program held an early Father’s Day program last week with a breakfast and bowling.

Saturday, March 19, the moon was the closest to Earth it has been in 18 years.

Quotable Quotes: “Don’t count the day, make the days count.”

It Happened This Week: The first White House wedding was held in 1812, when Lucy Payne Washington, Dolly Madison’s sister, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.

Country Shortcuts: Place potatoes in a muffin tin when baking them. You won’t have to handle the hot potatoes when they’re done.

Question: What do vegetables wear when they get married? Answer: onion rings!

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