2012-02-16 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Bessie Rasp, 81 on February 8; Jerry Mellott and Gilbert DeShong on February 14; Helen Glunt, February 20; Barry Weller, February 19; Deb Culler, February 19; Sherry Metz, February 16; Karen Bishop, February 18; Jamie Morgan, February 19;

Andy Rasp,

February 5;

Robert Fox,

February 23;

Ron Hege, 71 on February 18; Sally Hege, 70 on February 22; Joyce Washabaugh, February 18; Preston Carbaugh, February 20; Fred McFadden, February 22; Mike Hinckle, Orlando, Fla., February 19; Cassie Stermer, 13 on February 20; Trinity Fox, 4 years old on February 15; Greg Gordon and Karson Washabaugh, February 22; and Wylan Gress, January 31.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Jessica Gearhart and Brett Burger, Forbes Road; Tyler Green, McConnellsburg; and Macey Hollenshead, Southern Fulton, all for basketball.

Sympathy to the family of Freda Welsh and to the family of Hollis Beatty of Mercersburg.

George and Sally Gress celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary February 10.

The 28th annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday night at the American Legion.

Hancock Arts Council held its winter festival Saturday in Widmeyer Park with live music played by Mike Kligerman.

Very cold weather arrived here over the weekend with some snow.

Quotable Quotes: “Your attitude determines your altitude.”

It Happened This Week: In 1809 Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was in present day Larue County, Ky.

Country Shortcuts: Spray the inside of your plasticware before you put leftovers that are likely to leave a permanent mark, such as tomato sauce. It will keep the stain out.

Did you hear about the owl that married a goat? They had a hootenanny!

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