2012-05-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Betty Strait, May 16; Kathleen Zimmerman, May 21; Paul L. Cutchall, May 28; Anna Cutchall, May 30; Makayley Shafer, 4 years old, May 28; Garry Miller, Sue Price, Deb Deshong and Maggie Riggs, May 29; Eli McGarvey, 20 on May 29; Jill Doyle, Jeff Glenn and Jeff Doyle, May 30; Ethan and Emily Eader, 10 years old on May 30; Lucas McClain, May 28; Ruth Bain, 93 on June 1; and Sylvia Peck of Needmore on May 22.

Toby, Dena, Hannah and Tobias McGarvey recently vacationed in Florida for a week.

Ronnie and Robin Barnhart will observe their 22nd wedding anniversary May 26.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Adrian Spade and Michael “Mike” Swope, who passed away last week.

McConnellsburg School spring choral concert was held Thursday night. The students did a great job with their performances.

Sue Nesbitt held a graduation party for her daughter, Ellen, on Sunday, May 13. Ellen graduated from Millersville University on Saturday, May 12. Friends and relatives of here, York and Camp Hill attended. Ellen’s grandparents are Bill and Arlene Nesbitt.

Congratulations to Jeff and Sheral Heffner on their marriage Saturday, May 19, in Evangel Assembly of God, McConnellsburg. A reception was held following at the American Legion.

The Green Hill Class of 1958 held its class reunion Saturday in the Gateway restaurant in Breezewood.

A wedding reception was held Saturday for Max Heinbaugh and Ashley Starliper, who were married by District Justice Tammy Bard.

Kay McGarvey attended the Color Day festivities Friday at Chambersburg High School. Her granddaughter, Cooper, a junior, was chosen the maid of honor. She is the daughter of Tony and Martina McGarvey of Scotland. Kay also enjoyed the afternoon visiting with Nellie Fox’s widow, Joanne Fox. Also attending Color Day from this area were Ralph and Doretta Mellott. Their granddaughter, Lauren Mellott, a freshman, was also in the court. She is the daughter of Allen and Amy Mellott.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Gabby Danner, Mc- Connellsburg softball, and Connor Litton, Southern Fulton baseball.

Forbes Road students held their prom Friday night at Lake Raystown Convention Center. The theme was “Lakeside Romance.” Named king and queen of the prom were Philip Dodson and Kelly Keesaman.

Quotable Quote: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

It Happened This Week: In 1881 Clara Barton, a Civil War nurse, founded the Red Cross. She assisted on the battlefield well into her 70s.

Country Shortcuts: Mealon the-go. Roll up sliced corned beef or pastrami with deli coleslaw in a flour tortilla for an all-in-one wrap.

Ida Strait enjoyed her niece’s bridal shower Saturday at My Father’s House Church. Leslie Chilcote will become the bride of Alan Tritt. She is the daughter of Pastor Bill and Ann Chilcote of Hustontown. Their wedding date is July 28 in Carlisle.

Edna Ramsey and Ida Strait enjoyed a week in Renfro Valley, Ky. They saw five gospel and country bluegrass shows, visited the Hall of Fame in Kentucky, also the Bittersweet Cabin Tour and a train ride through the first coal mines of Kentucky and Tennessee. They also had lunch at the ‘Ole Coal Miner’s town and were entertained with live country music. The ladies spent part of the day in Berea Artisan Center, which included arts and crafts exhibits.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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