2013-01-23 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Pearl Souders, January 15; Margaret “Peg” Gordon, 94 on

January 31;

Wylan Gress,

January 31;

Tom Strait,

January 29; Thomas Glenn, January 29; Ike Bivens, January 30; Clarence Weimer, January 31; Bradley McClain, January 29; Annette Bain Williams, January 30; Gene Stenger and Sarah Duvall, January 26; Doretta Mellott, January 28; Jane Lamison, January 17; and Yvonne “Sis” McQuade, January 21.

Sympathy goes out to the families whose loved ones passed away last week: Raymond Martz, Naomi Brown Weller, Mildred “Millie” Truax, Polly Waters, Helen Crouse, Charles Kipe Jr. of Mercersburg, Paul McGarvey of Shirleysburg and Vestra Seville, Mercersburg.

Welcome to Pastor Neil Ray and wife Marie to the community. He was voted in on Sunday at St. Paul and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches and Mt. Zion in Little Cove as their new pastor. He is the son of Bonnie and Ken Ray, formerly of here.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Nelson and Rachel Deshong, would like to thank everyone who made it possible for them to give goodies to the little visitors who came to their annual Christmas function. Around 225 stopped by.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athlete of the week was Macey Hollenshead, for basketball at Southern Fulton.

McConnellsburg Fire Co. held its annual banquet at the McConnellsburg American Legion on Saturday night.

Wayne and Betty Miller celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary recently.

The 57th inauguration activities were televised over the weekend. President Obama was sworn in on Monday for his second term.

Super Bowl Sunday will see the Baltimore Ravens going against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.

Quotable Quotes: “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world!”

It Happened This Week: In 1789 George Washington was elected president of the United States.

Country Shortcuts: When making chocolate chip cookies, dip your spoon in milk before dropping the dough onto the cookie sheet. The dough slides off easily and with less mess.

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