2011-08-18 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Kim Waters, August 10; Marlene Savant, 57 on August 14; Archie Berkstresser, 84 on August 14; Matthew Russ Barmont, 3 years old on August 7; Jim Souders, August 18; Kevin Richards, August 14; Donald Ray and Kathie Sipes, August 20; Lee Vicroy, August 19; Margaret Shepard, August 19; Nancy Harris,

August 21;

Pete Culler,

August 22;

Mary Knepper, 95 on August 24; Larry Sipes, August 24; Nancy Wible Hewett, August 22; Marie Sharp, 95 on August 21; Dylan Gelvin, 19 on August 26; Kendall Earley, 3 years old on Augsut 21; Xavier Buterbaugh, 8 years old on August 20; Nathan Karczewski, 19 on August 19; Emily Karczewski, 17 years old on August 25; Carl Mellott, 62 on August 3; Maggie Mae Johnston, 1 year old on August 23; Deb Buterbaugh, August 21; Janet Mellott, August 22; Jenny Buterbaugh, August 22; and Judy Shafer, August 23.

It has been 11 years this month that Jamie asked me if I would like to write Our Town column after his mother, Audrey, my good friend, passed away. I said I would try it. I hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Thanks to all for all the news items you have offered. Hopefully you will have to put up with me for awhile. Please call me if you have anything at 717-485-3671.

Grace Howell fell last week and broke her leg. She will be in ManorCare for some time, undergoing rehabilitation. She would enjoy having cards sent.

C.J. McGarvey is now recuperating in Fulton County Medical Center after recent back surgery in Chambersburg Hospital. Hopefully he will be coming home this week.

The late Robert “Shark” and Rebecca Hamil annual reunion was held on Saturday in the home of Carole Mellott of Cold Spring Drive. Relatives attended from several different locations.

Congratulations to Lucas Suders and Amanda Eckstine on their marriage Saturday in the alumni chapel at Wilson College, with a reception following the ceremony.

Joan Piluk and daughter Vicki Tyler have moved to McConnellsburg from their home in Needmore. We welcome them to this area.

Steve and Barb Weller will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on August 21.

The weather was nice for all the festivals and other outdoor events this past weekend.

Don’t forget next week to take caution for school buses, as schools will start to open on Monday. Hope everyone had a good and healthy summer. Have a good school year.

Kelly and Toni Howell held a belated wedding reception oer the weekend, camping, fun activities and good food, in Big Cove Tannery.

Fredrick Memorial Hospital employee Ed Hopper of Greencastle, helped create a display dedicated to those who served in the military. The display consisted of a picture and small biography of who served. Ed is married to the former Beverly Long and is the son- in- law of Louise Long of here.

Quotable quotes: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

It Happened This Week: America’s first supermarket opened for business in 1930. It was King Kullen and it was the first to offer self-service groceries, meats, dairy products and baked goods, all under one roof.

Ike and Audrey Bivens will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary on August 18.

Country Shortcuts: Put a one- two- and three-inch mark on the blade of your scissors with a permanent felt-tip pen. If you need to make quick measurements while cutting you won’t have to look for a ruler.

Congratulations to Emily Watkins on being selected Fulton County Fair Queen on Sunday night. The runnerup was Kirsten Mellott.

The families of the late Cam and Lucy Mellott and the late Ted and Hazel Shives held their reunion on Sunday in the Cito fellowship hall.

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