2012-09-13 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Lynette Shindle, September 7; Shari Washabaugh, September 8; John Culler, Joanna Sain and Stacey Morton, September 17; Marg Kobel, Dale Brown and Cyndi Carbaugh, September 18;

Elfriede Parson, Donna

Welsh and Ashley Fix, September 19; Alan Sigel, September 9; Linda Blosser, September 20; Barbara Bishop, September 20; Ronnie Sowers, September 16; Louise Long, September 19; Jean McLucas, 89 on September 20; Pat Shafer, September 14; Carrie Kelso Martin and Les Gordon, September 15; Della Mellott, 91 on September 12.

The class of 1955 of Mc- Connellsburg enjoyed a luncheon at the Red Lobster in Chambersburg last Wednesday with five class members and three guests attending. A good time was enjoyed.

Victor and Evelyn Gobin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on September 13; Ellis and Shirley Yingling, 57th anniversary on September 17; and Ted and Kellie Gress, 8th anniversary on September 8.

An outdoor gospel sing was held Saturday at the Knobsville Church of the Brethren. Refreshments were served.

Hustontown Class of 1958 held its 54th reunion on Saturday at Hustontown Firehall with a buffet meal.

Matthew and Tiona Deshong and daughter Persephonie of Fort Hood, Texas, where Matthew is serving in the United States Army, surprised his parents, Ed and Jeanne Deshong of Knobsville, with a visit over Labor Day weekend.

The descendants of the late Earl and Geraldine Truax held their annual family reunion at Sideling Hill Park on Sunday.

Mary A. Deshong is now a resident in ManorCare Home in Chambersburg. She is in the Arcadia Unit, Room G11.

The Big Cove Tannery and McConnellsburg Lutheran churches gathered with the Little Cove Lutheran Church for their annual picnic Sunday at Little Cove in the Warren Township building. It was catered by Sunnyway Restaurant, which provided homemade des-serts that were very tasty.

Please keep Cody Trail in your prayers. Cody was diagnosed last week with colon cancer. He is now home, but will be returning to a Washington, D.C. hospital for further treatments. Cody is 16 and a junior at McConnellsburg High School.

Quotable Quotes: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

It Happened This Week: Still beloved by millions of children, Raggedy Ann debuted in 1915. The original doll had dark brown hair and a heart sewn onto her chest to symbolize her love.

Country Shortcut: Can’t slide a ring off? Rub a little baby oil over the problem finger, then gently twist the ring.

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