2011-12-01 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Emma Bivens, who will observe her 95th birthday on December 5; Carl Knable and John Duffey, December 3; Lynette Helman, December 4; Dolly Miller and Martha Sheffield, December 5; Don Diehl, December 7; Mark Buterbaugh, December 8; David Bivens, December 3; John Washabaugh, December 7; Joyce Wright, December 6; Wendy Mellott, December 5; Kimmy Harris, 12 years old on December 8 and Pastor John Godissart, December 4.

Doug Ray is home after spending five months under hospital care. Doug and his family are elated that he is back home and doing well.

Thanks to all the church-

By Kay McGarvey es and other organizations for providing homecooked meals for the elderly and homebound people on Thanksgiving.

Area college students spent the holiday weekend their parents.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Linda Hoffman, who lost her battle with cancer last week.

Greg Garland and grandson Casey recently enjoyed a hunting trip to Utah where Casey bagged a royal elk.

Thelma Mellott of Needmore spent a few days in Fulton County Medical Center to regulate her sugar level and is home feeling better and had her family for Thanksgiving dinner.

Patty McQuade and daughter and family Mark, Melinda, Tessa and Emma Peck spent a week in Florida. Tessa had a checkup visit with her doctor in Gainesville, and they also visited DisneyWorld.

Arnie and Linda Gaylor of Williamsburg, Va., spent the Thanksgiving holiday at their home in the Meadow Grounds, along with some of their children.

Members of McConnellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church helped with the hanging of the Christmas greens on Sunday afternoon, and enjoyed homemade soup served afterwards.

Pastor John and Karen Godissart observed their 12th wedding anniversary on November 27.

Quotable Quotes: Remember the greatest gift is not found in a store, nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.”

It Happened This Week: The Grand Ole Opry debuted on Nashville radio in 1925. It was called “Barn Dance” until 1927, when announcer George D. Hay nicknamed it “The Grand Ole Opry!”

Country Shortcut: Planning to place poinsettias on your holiday table? Keep them looking great until the big day by placing them near a window so they can soak up the sun. Water them when the soil feels dry to the touch.

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