2011-12-08 / Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Judy Anderson, Jim Grissinger, Arlie Knepper, Dave Booher,

Stacey Senft,

Fawne Yoder,

Eddie Benson, Bobbi

Shoop, Betty Collins, Devin Horne, Celeste’ Horne, Robyn Gaff, Ryan Hann, Jamie Brown, Ty Hall, Nattalee Dickinson and Betty Hann.

Anniversary wishes to Tom and Cindy Gahagan and Victor and Denise Watkins.

Get well wishes to Angela Hamman Cook, Dorothy Steele, Dick Rhoades, Eloise Swope, Bob Hoffman, Huck and Sarah Smith, Homer Ansel and Lynn Knepper.

Get well wishes also to Brenda Park, Erma Jenkins and Jess Jenkins.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the families of Linda Hoffman and Bobby Young.

Shaine Goshorn celebrated his 13th birthday on Satten

By Karen Grissinger urday evening. Joining the celebration were Andy, Tasha, Kean and Miah Goshorn, Buzz and Bea Covert, Fred and Sharon Horne, Travis and Angela Madden, and other members of the Goshorn family.

Congratulations to Shaine and Kean Goshorn on getting their bucks the first week.

Tom and Mamie Streightiff and Kenny and Jase Watkins traveled to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the annual “Hot Chocolate Marathon.” Tim Streightiff and Kristi Watkins were both participants in the run. Saturday morning was in the chilly 20s, so hot chocolate would have been a good thing.

Walnut Grove Church sponsored a trip to Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Md., on Saturday even-ing. The group of 31 enjoyed the drive through the battlefield to see the 23,110 luminaries set out in remembrance of the casualties of the one-day battle. Everyone enjoyed dinner at the Golden Corral in Hagerstown before the tour.

Roger and Pat Ramsey and Wayne and Dawn Lapp enjoyed the singing during the living Christmas tree program at Newburg Church of God on Friday evening.

Walnut Grove Church held a ham and turkey dinner at the fellowship building following worship services on Sunday. Unwrapped toys to be donated to Toys for Tots were collected.

Brent Carlson, Travis Hall, Travis Madden, Ramon and Tammy Martin, Galen Martin and Buzz and Bea Covert visited with Steve and Karen Grissinger and family this past week.

Roger and Pat Ramsey had dinner with Brian, Emily and Micah Ramsey on Sunday evening. Christmas tree decorating followed the meal.

Pat Ramsey and Karen and Terri Grissinger traveled to Mechanicsburg on Tuesday to enjoy lunch at the Olive Garden and some shopping at Wegmans.

The annual Immanuel Bible Church Christmas party was held on Sunday evening. After an overwhelming selection of foods was enjoyed, games were played and a visit from Santa followed. Looking back it would have been wise to walk several times over the weekend while the weather was nice.

Codi, Kasey and Cally Brown, daughters of Nick and Shannon Brown, enjoyed the Christmas party with Grandma Deb Cornelius.

Orbisonia United Methodist Church will host the community Christmas cantata again this year on Sunday, December 18, beginning at 3 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Donations of clean and ingood condition coats, hats and gloves for all ages and sizes can be dropped off at the offices of ORJMA and Penn Central Physical Therapy weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Penn Central P.T. or the Orbisonia UMC Outreach Center on Tuesday evenings. The items donated may bless you when you see someone in our community who you helped keep warm!

Immanuel Bible Church will have its annual Christmas program on Sunday evening, December 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve services will also begin at 6 p.m. Please plan to attend for a great Christmas blessing.

Birthday wishes to Rick Smith, Levi Kling, Logan Fraker, Shaine Goshorn, Lynette Fleck, Christian Everts, Rylan Cutshall, Kylynne Fraker, Alexis Streightiff, Wyatt Barnett, Rich Heaster, Sam Heaster, Logan Kennedy, Glenn Winnick, Gary Mitchell, Collin Edgell, Jada Branche and Valerie Mitchell.

Anniversary wishes to Foster and Minerva Park.

Get well wishes to Dick Rhoades, Eloise Swope, Rick Grissinger, Bob Hoffman, Huck and Sarah Smith, Homer Ansel and Lynn Knepper.

Get well wishes also to Angela Hamman Cook, Brenda Park, Erma Jenkins and Jess Jenkins.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the families >of George Winnick Jr. and Zella Waite Andrews.

Walnut Grove Women’s Prayer Group traveled to the Golden Corral in Hagerstown for their breakfast meeting last week. After the meal, they did some shopping in nearby stores.

Brent Carlson, Travis Madden, Ramon and Tammy Martin, Marty, Brian and Mark Sinkiewicz, Rich, Steve and Ben Haines, and Mike, Chris and Kevin Pintozzi visited with Steve and Karen Grissinger and family this past week.

On Friday evening, the crew gathered to make hard crack candy. Visitors and helpers included Terri Grissinger, Tammy Martin, Donna and Gordon Locke, Janet and Norm Sipes, and Hannah, Naomi and Sarah Diehl.

Congratulations to Heath and Dusty Hilbert on getting nice bucks on Monday.

Chris, Stacy, Corin and Cody Crawford of Hebron, Ky., were recent guests in the home of Gordon and Donna Locke.

Gregg Locke and John Gaul of Atlanta, Ga., were guests this past weekend with George and Heather Locke.

Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed by Gordon, Donna, James and Justin Locke, George and Heather Locke, Tiffany Moore, Gregg Locke, John Gaul, Ruth Grissinger, Irene Park, and Chris, Stacy, Corin and Cody Crawford.

Roger and Pat Ramsey hosted Thanksgiving dinner for Chad, Brian and Micah Ramsey.

Jen Ramsey hosted Thanksgiving dinner for Tom, Mamie and Tim Streightiff, Kenny, Kristi and Jase Watkins, and Dusty and Lucy Ramsey of Franklinville, N.Y.

Gail and Nancy Greenland recently visited with Buck Mills.

Terri Grissinger was out and about early for Black Friday shopping. Many started soon after Thanksgiving dinner, but Terri waited for the wee hours of morning to head out, hoping to avoid some of the shopping madness.

Orbisonia United Methodist Church will host the community Christmas cantata again this year on Sunday, December 18, beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Donations of clean and ingood condition coats, hats and gloves for all ages and sizes can be dropped off at the offices of ORJMA and Penn Central Physical Therapy weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Penn Central P.T. or the Orbisonia UMC Outreach Center on Tuesday evenings. The items donated may bless you when you see someone in our community that you helped to keep warm!

Immanuel Bible Church will have its annual Christmas program on Sunday evening, December 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve services will begin at 6 p.m. Please plan to attend for a great Christmas blessing.

While traveling from Sinoquipe last weekend, Karen Grissinger spotted the eagle near the creek. What a beautiful sight on one of our spring like days we have been enjoying. Every warm day is hopefully one less cold day for winter.

The countdown for Christmas has begun. Please remember the true reason for the season as you hurry from one chore to the next.

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