2011-11-03 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jean Pepple and Ruth Bishop, November 5; Michelle Johnson, November 7; Linda Garber, October 29; Florence Fix, Gary Benedick, Mary Johnston and

Barney Wilt,


8; Mearle

Rosenberry, November 9; Sam Metz and Jade Anthony Shoemaker, November 10; Dena Goldy, November 6; Arnie Paylor, November 6; Kathleen O’- Connor, November 9; Frank Shehan Jr., October 31; Troy Bookheimer, November 1; Ted Gress, November 4; and Steve Gelvin, November 1.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Vincent Carbaugh, who lost his life to cancer last week.

Don’t forget to turn all clocks back on Sunday, November 7, at 2 a.m. or earlier.

The first snow of the season arrived here on Saturday and left behind around four inches of the white stuff. With this weekend’s snowfall, there have been four snows that have been recorded in October 1. First snowfall was in 1925 on October 30 with 2.8 inches; October 19, 1940, with 1.3 inches, and October 10, 1979, with 0.1 inch.

Harry and Carolyn Kline of Harrisonville joined Ralph and Lisa Todina of Chambersburg in celebrating the adoption of their daughter, Louise Marie Todina, on Sunday at Majestic Ridge Golf Club.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Spriggs is undergoing rehab in Fulton County Medical Center after having knee-replacement surgery in Harrisburg.

Jane Mellott is now a resident in Woodland Center in Orbisonia. She is formerly of Peach Orchard Road.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Nikki Fleming and Tyler Green, McConnellsburg, for soccer.

Jeff Wilson of Hustontown, along with his pool shooting teammates of the Breezewood-Everett area and sponsored by Rock Box Bar of Everett, won a trip to Las Vegas for a week, where they will be shooting pool in the national tournament. They leave on November 10.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Bertha Kesselring, who passed away last week.

An 86th birthday party was held for Jim Hawbaker on Saturday evening in St. Paul Lutheran Church with 30 family members attending. It was prepared and served by the Willing Workers.

Martina McGarvey, wife of Tony McGarvey of Scotland, and Kristen Ott, daughter of Jeff and Pam Ott of Greencastle, ran the Marine

Corps 26.2- mile marathon in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Martina’s time was 4 hours, 32 seconds, and Kristen’s time was 5 hours and 55 seconds. Good job, girls!

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