2012-02-02 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Ada Gress, February 5; Shirley Truax, a long-term-care resident in Fulton County Medical Center, 67 on February 6; Bill Nesbitt, February 5; Michael Paylor and Monte Rasp, February 6; Maxine Bard and Skip Diegleman,

February 3;

Janet Mellott, February 7; Norma Helman and John Ott, February 2; Chance Carbaugh and Roger Carbaugh, February 3; Scott Earley, Yolanda Ramsey and Jim Hendershot, February 8; Darla Cunningham, February 8; Samuel Blumenthal, 13 on February 9; Yvonne Miller, February 8; Rebecca Leese, February 8; Loren Leese, February 9; Bonnie Miller, February 1; and Wanda Truax, February 2.

Eat out on February 10 at Lincoln Way Pizza and help Fulton Chapter of Eastern Star raise money for activities at the Masonic homes. Ten percent of all proceeds goes toward the project.

The Friendship Class of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church was busy this week making pies for their annual sale of homemade favorites.

Lamont and Alma Brady celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on February 2.

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute will perform a night of a capella music on Wednesday, February 1.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Nick Smartt, Southern Fulton; Tony White and Jessi Pittman, McConnellsburg; all for basketball.

Groundhog Day is Thursday, February 2. Will Phil see his shadow? Odds are he will. We have had a mild winter so far.

Pat Bader of Shippensbrug visited with her sister, Annette of Meyers Avenue, for a couple of days last week.

Quotable Quotes: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

It Happened This Week: In 1995 the Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off with the first woman in the pilot’s seat: Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins.

Country Shortcuts: It can be hard to chop up nuts or candy so just chop them up with a potato masher to make the perfect-sized toppings for your ice cream.

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