2011-03-31 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jessica Grosh, April 2; Cheyenne Hege, April 6; Steve Weller and Dorothy Hoffman, March 30; Nancy Shafer, March 31; Jamie Strait, March 31; Goldie Mellott, 84 on April 4; Mary Deshong and Sonny Stevens, April 2; Norma Jean Deshong, April 3; Craig Paylor, April 5; Heather Sigel and Cheyenne Hege, April 6; Brittany Ott, March 29; Denise Chestnut and Bud

Sain, April

1; Julia

Strait, April

2; Chelsea Chestnut and Wayne Crouse, April 3; Nancy Lynch, April 4; Audrey Bivens, April 5; Kitty Hann, April 2; and Susan Bottenfield, March 23.

Sympathy is extended to Jaimy and Christy Ott Beale, Exton, Pa., on the loss of Jaimy’s parents this past Friday, March 25. Will Beale lost his battle with leukemia Friday afternoon, and his wife, Carol, suffered a heart attack earlier in the week and passed away Friday night. They are survived by four children, two grandsons and three granddaughters.

Pastor Frank and Jody Heidler and family of Penns Creek are visiting with relatives and friends of this area and will be singing in Grace Bible Methodist Church at its revival the week of April 3- 8. Frank is the former pastor of Harrisonville Holiness Church.

Activities have started at Lions Club Park. When driving by there, be careful and go slowly because of little and big people crossing the road.

Luke Duffey is a senior in Shippensburg High School, not Chambersburg High School as stated in this column last week.

Teen night was held on Friday night, March 25, at Fulton County Library. Everyone enjoyed movies, crafts, music,food and other games. There were eight teens and two adults attending. These teen nights will last through August on the last Friday night of the month.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Mary Golden of Waterfall and Jean Raker, wife of Robert Raker of Bloomsburg, and former residents here, who passed away recently.

Mary Deshong of Myers Avenue Apartments was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital last Friday.

Wanda Truax of Pleasant Ridge Road underwent a series of tests for her heart recently in Chambersburg and Harrisburg hospitals and is now at home, hopefully to get better.

Randy and Kim Waters celebrated their third wedding anniversary on March 29.

Gilbert Deshong underwent heart surgery last week in Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill and hopes to be home soon this week.

A youth conference “Epic Impact” was held in Ocean City, Md., this weekend. The Methodist Church members, along with other community youths, 26 in all, and seven chaperones were in attendance and had an enjoyable time.

Kathleen Hill O’Connor visited with her daughter, Sharon of Baltimore, and attended granddaughter Jennifer’s performance in the musical “State Fair” on Saturday.

FOVA held a dinner on Sunday for the students in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests.

Quotable Quotes: “The simplier things are the hap- pier they are.”

It Happened This Week: In 1918, Daylight Saving Time was first observed throughout the United States. Congress had passed the Standard Time Act as a way to conserve fuel while the country was at war.

Country Shortcuts: Keep the cardboard pieces that light bulbs come in folded flat. They’re perfect for protecting photos in the mail.

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