Birthday wishes to Taylor Lake, 13 years old on July 1; Sierra Strait, 13 years old on July 2; Tally Harmon, July 1; Kathy Souders, July 13; Pat Bingaham, July 15; Ember Keefer, 13 years old on July 13; Betty Everts and rose Bivens, July 8; Evelyn Souders, 77 on July 13; Hanna Mc- Garvey, 13 years old on July 9; Robert Strait, July 8; Earl Barnhart, July 3; Deb Welsh and Jenna Horton, July 13; Dick Ray and Paul Gress, July 12; Selena Strait, 19 on July 11; Fred Lynch and Earl Carbaugh, July 12; Betty Rhodes and Dave Welsh, July 14; Edith Seville, July 8; and Paul “Pinky” McCullough, 76 on June 23.
Junior and Hannelore Hann will observe their 21st wedding anniversary on July 7.
Ida Strait attended her great-niece’s wedding reception at the Greencastle social room on Saturday. R.N. Brooke Blair and her new husband, Chris Times, and son Maliki reside in Leesburg, Va. Ken and Diane Swope and daughter Maggie Cunningham, Hap and Jeannie Swope and family also enjoyed the beautiful fun-filled evening.
Dick Ray had hip-replacement surgery last Monday in Washington County Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m., in Lititz, Pa., for Bob Barclay, who passed away recently in Wisconsin. He was a former resident of this area.
Fran Mellott of Hustontown is home recuperating after spending some time in Harrisburg Hospital from having a stroke recently.
Sheral High made the dean’s list for the first term at Kaplan University. She is a medical assistant major.
Ronald “Buck” Richards of Needmore spent last week in Fulton County Medical Center with complications in his blood stream.
Darlene Snyder and her children enjoyed a 10-day cruise in the Carribbean. They visited several port-ofcalls.
The descendants of the late Chester and Mary Decker family of Harrisonville held a family reunion with a dinner at the Sideling Hill Christian Church on Sunday and an ice cream festival at Gordon’s Cruise-in in Needmore on Saturday. Relatives attending were from the states of Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana and Pennsylvania. One of the descendants, Don and Pat Hutchison of Indiana, was in town shopping at Strait’s Market and had a nice conversation with folks.
A retirement party was held recently for Kathy Kendall at the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association building. She was with the Central Fulton School District for 37 years.
Sympathy to the family of E. Ray Souders, who passed away last week.
Susan, Danny, Tammy and Jaycie Moody attended a Fourth of July picnic with Susan’s daughter, Laurie, and husband Brad in Somerset and celebrated daughter Lisa’s birthday along with other relatives.
Quotable Quotes: Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?
It Happened This Week: In 1963 the U.S. Postal Service established the zip code system. Zip stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Country Shortcuts: Peachy blueberry salsa. Mix berries with peaches, diced red onion, mint and a red wine vinaigrette. Serve over grilled salmon.