2012-05-10 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Gary Ludwig, May 4; Ida Flory, May 9; Carrie Glee, 10 years old on May 13; Leah Horton, May 12; Robert Bingaman, May 16; Sheri Perry, Andrea Minnier, May 12; Larry Cordell, May 14; LaDawn Hoffman, Morgan Smith, May 14; Judy Strait, May 13; Paula Cook, Jessica Vance, May 15; Robert Bingaman, May 16.

Ida Strait enjoyed a baby shower for her greatniece, Maggie Cunningham, on Saturday. Maggie and husband Freddie will soon be welcoming their first baby, a son.

Gerald “Jerry” Reed is at home recuperating after having knee surgery recently.

McConnellsburg High School Prom was held Fri- day night at the Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg. Crowned king and queen were Casey Randler and Sarra Kendall. The theme was “Hidden Gardens.”

McConnellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church held its mother/daughter banquet in the church social room Monday night.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Jacob Ashkettle, Southern Fulton track and field, and Tristen Douglas, Southern Fulton baseball.

Grant and Evelyn Souders will be married 63 years on May 17.

McConnellsburg kindergarten class, along with parents and teachers, enjoyed last Friday at the Hershey Zoo and Chocolate Factory.

McConnellsburg youth soccer league has been having their games on Friday evenings in the field by the Lions Park with friends, relatives and parents attending. It is good to see the coaches taking time with the youth for games and practice.

A card shower was held for Jane Batdorff for her 80th birthday.

Sam, Luke and Ellie Brumback ran Saturday in the “Bloomin Mile Run” at the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. Ellie finished second in her division. They are the children of Aimee Hann and Clay Brumbaugh of Winchester and the grandchildren of George and Jody Hann of here.

A 13th birthday party was held on Sunday for Cloe Richards at the home of her father, Cody Richards, and wife Rebecca.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Clara Shore and Marian “Skip” Carbaugh who passed away last week.

Quotable quotes: “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”

It Happened This Week: In 1956 Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” was the number one song. The King holds records for the most top 40.

Country Shortcuts: Protect your tools. Rub them with a bit of car wax to help prevent rust.

Have a happy Mother’s Day!

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