2011-04-14 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Alta Keefer, April 1; Nancy Lynch, April 4; Malachi Gress, April

15; Sally

Gress and

Sally Sowers, April 17;

Joseph Beidler, April 15; April Hawbaker, Clyde Hull, Lois Linke, Randy Seville and Marsha Ray Fetsko, April 16; Darlene Snyder, April 17; Jim Novak, April 19; Steve Weller and Roger Skvarka, April 19; Tina Gress, Delores Christian and Wendy Sipes, April 20; Roy Divens, April 20; Beverly Foster, April 21; Abby Hann, 6 years old on April 18; Polly Richards, April 18; Stuart Fletcher, April 19; Lindsay Martin, April 5; and Wayne Crouse, April 13.

Jeff Richards of Jacksonville, Fla., visited with his mother, Ann Richards, last week.

Public Opinion girls basketball player of the year is Lacey Beatty of Southern Fulton. Lacey is a senior and played guard position. Her parents are Todd and Billie Jo Beatty. She totaled 1,056 career points.

Public Opinion 2011 allstars for basketball are first team - Lacey Beatty and Chelsie Eader of Southern Fulton; Kali Hockensmith of Forbes Road; second team - Nikki Fleming, McConnellsburg; and honorable mentions went to Macey Hollenshead of Southern Fulton; Jessica Gearhart of Forbes Road and Valerie Green of McConnellsburg.

Evan Hoffman recently had surgery in Chambersburg Hospital and is now home recuperating.

McConnellsburg High School musical “42nd Street” was well attended, and the students did a great job.

Mary Richards celebrated her 93rd birthday with a card shower.

Public Opinion’s 2011 boys basketball all- stars were announced. Named to the first team were Ryan Harper and Seth Hall, both of Southern Fulton and Tanner Henry, Forbes Road. Second team were Chris Everts, Forbes Road; Evan Appleby, McConnellsburg; and Damon Gordon, Southern Fulton. Honorable mention went to Billy Fleming of Mc- Connellsburg. Named coach of the year was Kent Hendershot of Southern Fulton.

Congratulations to C.J. and Alicia Whitehill of Fayet- teville, N.C., on the birth of twins on March 16 – Bodie Ray and Olive Marie. Grandparents are Dave and Heidi Newman. Great-grandparents are Bob and Darlene Snyder, Ed and Betty Park, Ray and Ellen Newman, and the late Mary Edna Snyder.

Sympathy goes out to the families of William “Billy” Peightel, Helen Barnett and Steve Thomas, who passed away last week.

A birthday party was held on Saturday for Rodney Peck, who will be 12 on April 16. He is the son of Rodney and Becky Peck and has a younger sister, Faith.

Jean Kies is back home after spending the winter months in Florida. While there, her daughter, Cindy, and granddaughter Tammy visited with her.

Quotable Quotes: “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.”

It Happened This Week: Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., in 1775, warning American colonists that the British were on the March.

Country Shortcuts: Leave a dryer sheet beneath the garbage bag to release a fresh smell into your trash can.

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