2011-05-12 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to LaDawn Hoffman, Morgan Smith, May 14; Judy Strait, May 13; Paula Cook and Jessica Vance, May 15; Brian

Shafer, May

18; Carl Duane Souders, May 17;

Glenda and Doris M. Sheeder, May 19; Doug Shafer, May 19. Belated birthday wishes to Margaret Horton, April 11.

McConnellsburg High School prom was held Friday night. Crowned king and queen were Stanton Souders and Dakota Deneen. The theme of the from was “Underwater Escape.”

A 90th birthady celebration for Kate Berkstresser of Hustontown will be held Sunday, May 15, at Knobsville Methodist Church from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

St. Paul Lutheran Church held its mother/daughter banquet on Thursday night with 40 attending. Bridget Martin had a program on “De-Stress Yourself.” A delicious covered-dish dinner was served and a drawing was held for door prizes.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Jacob Ashkettle, Southern Fulton track and field, and Tristan Gelvin, Forbes Road baseball.

Visiting with Irvin and Joy Dasher recently was their granddaughter Madison of the Baltimore area. Unbeknown to Madison, her thirdgrade teacher knew where Big Cove Tannery was located when Maidson mentioned the area where she was going. Her teacher was born and raised in Warfordsburg. She is Eileen Drexel, the daughter of Mercy Elbin and the late Keen Elbin.

Fulton County Society of Farm Women held a mother/ daughter tea at the Tea House in Mercersburg on Saturday.

Congratulations to Taureem Spriggs and Lesley Umbrell, who were married on April 15 in Key West, Fla. Fifty family members and friends were in attendance for the special day.

Sympathy goes out to the family of James “Big Jim” Miller, who passed away last week.

Evy Zentmeyer, Chambersburg, Edna Ramsey of Hustontown and Ida Strait of McConnellsburg enjoyed a weekend in the country music capital, Renfro Valley, Ky. They enjoyed many live gospel and bluegrass music shows and an evening of back porch picking and singing. Randy Travis was also there for the weekend.

Norma Ricker was admitted to Fulton County Medical Center last week from blood pressure complications.

Bruce Schade of California visited with Andy and Joyce Washabaugh last week. Bruce was in the armed services with Andy.

Quotable Quotes: The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic’s terrible.

It Happened This Week: The world’s largest pearl, weighing in at 14.1 pounds, was discovered in a giant clam off the coast of the Phillippines in 1934. Today, the storied gem, which is privately owned, has an estimated value of $93 million.

Country Shortcuts: Put a layer of gravel on top of the soil in window boxes. The gravel will prevent rain from splattering dirt onto the windows.

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