Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka, February 24; Teresa Knepper, February 24; Adam Gress, February 24; Kevin Bookheimer, February 24;
Sharon Martin, February
Peck, February 27; Brayden Ramsey, 5 on February 23; Zoe Shearer, 5 on February 24; Jim Deshong, February 23; Clay Rasp, February 28; Lisa McConahy, February 26; Alex Keaton, February 27; Lisa Johnston, February 27; Morgan Barclay, 19 on February 22; Donald Sowers Jr., February 27; Jesse Newman Creager, February 26; Sally Hege, February 22; Fred Mc- Fadden, February 22; Greg Gordon and Katherine Washabaugh, February 22; and Charlotte Crouse, a leap year baby.
Sympathy goes out to the family of Lois Nunn of Fort Loudon area who passed away last week. Lois had longtime golfing friends in this area.
Observing wedding anniversaries are Ron “Buck” and Carol Richards, 52nd on February 27, and Gene and Dianne Stenger, February 21.
Congratulations to Macey Hollenshead on scoring her 1,000th point for the Southern Fulton Lady Indians recently.
Public Opinion weekly basketball honor roll student athletes were Macey Hollenshead, Southern Fulton; Jessi Keefer, Mc- Connellsburg; Taelor Morton, Southern Fulton; Chase Shaw, Forbes Road; and Nick Smartt, Southern Fulton.
It was nice to have Jim and Eunice Hawbaker attend church services at Mc- Connellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church recently. Jim and Eunice are now living at MennoHaven retirement community in Chambersburg.
Race fans are gearing up for the first big race of the year, the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Danica Patrick won the pole position for the NASCAR race next Sunday. She is the first female to win a pole position in a top-division race.
Quotable Quote: Friends are the family we choose.
It Happened This Week: In 1863 the International Red Cross was founded in Geneva.
Country Shortcuts: Old dryer sheets are great for lining flowerpots – the soil won’t fall out, but water can still drain.