2012-01-05 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Lori Bottenfield, January 8; Heidi Newman, January 6; Karen Shives, January 8; Deb Seville, January 9; Roy Pittman, Adam Doyle and Joe Pollock, January 10; Donald Bard,

January 12;

Chris Keepers, December 31; Shirley Hall, January 4; Pete Bogetti, January 4; Lizzie Seville and Don Kinzie, December 30; Kate Ott, Janu- ary 5; Jordin Smith, January 2; Linda Kelso, January 4; Lillian “Toots” Buterbaugh, January 1; Reille Keefer, 7 years old on January 4; and Kurt Kendall, January 5.

Frank and Jody Heidler and children of Penns Creek visited with Jody’s parents, Guy and Wanda Truax of Harrisonville, and her brother, Ed, and Tracey Truax and daughters of Willow Hill over the weekend. They celebrated son Caleb’s 19th birthday, which was January 1.

Pete and Bessie Rasp celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary January 5.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Damon Gordon and Macey Hollenshead, Southern Fulton basketball.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Harold “Shorty” Bivens, who passed away on Monday.

The descendants of the late Harold and Irene Hall held their annual Christmas dinner recently in Fairview Church of Shade Gap, with 80 attending.

Congratulations to Southern Fulton girls basketball team on its win in the Hancock Holiday Tournament. Macey Hollenshead was named the most valuable player.

Congratulations to Bronwyne Mellott on winning events at the Dustin Gibbons Holiday Tournament tin in Zullinger, Pa. She won 18U singles, 18U mixed doubles, women’s singles and women’s doubles.

Congratulations to Southern Fulton boys basketball team on its championship at the Tri-State Shootout game over the holidays.

A belated welcome to town to Bill and Blanche Mellott, formerly of Webster Mills, where they lived for 52 years. They bought the late Dale and Kate Keebaugh home.

An after-Christmas dinner was held on Monday in the home of Carl and Nancy Mellott of Cito Road. Those enjoying the meal were Carolyn and Andy Taylor and Tiara Bard.

Aaron, Jordan and Emile Ott spent the Christmas holidays with their parents of town.

Sharon Glazier and grandson Conrad visited with Sharon’s daughter, Tricia, and family in Boston, Mass., last week. The girls enjoyed a day at the Wang Theatre to see a performance of the Rockettes and a luncheon.

Quotable Quotes: Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

It Happened This Week: In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency.

Country Shortcut: Once a month run uncooked rice through your coffee grinder. The rice helps remove builtup oils and pieces of beans.

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