2012-04-26 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Helping Polly Richards celebrate her 91st birthday at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, at her home were her husband, K. G., her brother, Andrew, and Nora Grissinger of Shippensburg; her sisters, Dorothy, of here, and Florine and Dwight Gordon of Needmore. Everyone enjoyed a good visit and meal.

Congratulations to Jim Novak and co-worker Mike Mele and wife Kellie of Harrisonville on completing a 17- mile mountain trail run in Hyner, Pa., north of Lock Haven. Out of 1,200 entries, Jim finished 343rd; Mike finished 276th; and Kellie finished 538th.

An Earth Day Festival was held Saturday at Mc- Connellsburg Library. It was well attended with around 100 enjoying several activities.

Pat Horton attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Jenna, in Key West, Fla., Friday, April 20. Jenna’s mother, Michele Horton, and her sisters, Leah, Chelsea and nephew Alijah of Waynesboro also attended, along with cousins Drew and Catherine Washabaugh.

Quotable Quotes: In mattes of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

It Happened This Week: Congress ordered that the motto “In God We Trust” be placed on American currency in 1864.

Country Shortcuts: Any label on a hard surface will come off easier if you rub in a small amount of peanut butter. Let sit a few minutes then rinse with soap.

Jack “Jackie” Garlock is now home recuperating after having major heart surgery and a 10- day stay in York Hospital.

Casey Wade was named a weekly honor roll studentathlete by the Public Opinion last week. He plays baseball for Forbes Road.

It’s a pleasure to attend games at Lions Club Park and the other ballfields for young children. Thanks to parents and friends who give their time to coach and help in different ways.

Pastor Chris, Lindsay and Branden Martin enjoyed a week vacationing in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., recently.

Congratulations to Mark Hahnlen and Crystal Aller on their marriage April 20 at Fort Littleton. A reception followed at their home.

Birthday wishes to Eunice Hawbaker, April 28; Jodi Hann, April 29; Danielle McGarvey Wagner, May 1; Jessa Gordon, May 1; Leroy Sheeder and Tom Howells, May 3; Tom Christian, May 3; Andraya Waite, 3 years old on May 4; and Tim Gress, April 23. Belated birthday wishes to Ellie and Avrie Harr, 6 years old on April 5, and Margaret Horton on April 11.

Clara Hedrick will be 79 years old on May 1. She would enjoy cards at PO Box 80, McConnellsburg.

Richard and Candi Diffenderfer will celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary May 5.

Sympathy goes out to the family of David Kenneth “Junior” Morton, who passed away last week; to the family of Gladys Williams, who passsed away this week; to the family of Evelyn Hann of Hustontown, who passed away last week; and to the family of Kathy Barnett, who passed away recently.

Richard “ Dickie” and Pam Glenn will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary on May 1.

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