2013-11-28 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Hazel Sipes, November 13; Arlene Nesbitt, November 29; Emma Bivens, 97 on December 5; Carl Knable, December 3;

Lynette Helman, December 4; Bob

Hoffman, 83 on November 29; David Bivens, December 3; Pastor John Godissart, December 4; Wendy Mellott, December 5; Alma Anderson, December 1; and Monte Rasp, December 5.

Correction from an item in last week’s paper: Marlene Savant, not Marlene Strait, had stomach surgery.

The Family Life Committee of St. Stephen’s held their annual fall pie sale on Saturday.

An open house for Laverne Brown to celebrate her 90th birthday was held in Center Community Building on Sunday.

Evelyn Lister is home recuperating after shoulder surgery and spending awhile in ManorCare.

Christmas In McConnellsburg will be held Saturday, December 6.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Mary Knepper who passed away last week and to the families of Agnes Snyder and Kathleen Zimmerman who also passed away.

Local school students enjoy a break from studies this week, and college students are home visiting with relatives and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Good luck and safe hunting to deer hunters as the season opens on Monday.

Knobsville United Methodist Church held a bake sale on Saturday.

Knobsville Church of the Brethren held a Thanksgiving hymn sing on Sunday.

Pastor John and Karen Godissart observed their wedding anniversary on November 27.

Mark and Jill Plessinger held an early Thanksgiving get-together at their home with family and friends including Mark’s sister, Jeanie, and husband and children of California.

Linda Culler of California visited this week with her mother, Mary Culler.

Abagael McGarvey, daughter of Tim and Deb McGarvey, underwent her first liver transplant November 19, 1996, which failed, given to her by her uncle, J.R. Her second transplant was on December 11, 1999. She is now a junior at McConnellsburg High School and is employed at McDonald’s.

Quotable Quotes: “The best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer someone else up.”

It Happened This Week: The first Macy’s Thanksgiving parade was in 1924. Floats, bands and live animals, borrowed from the Central Park Zoo, graced the streets of New York City. Three years later the first giant character balloon “Felix The Cat” appeared.

Country Shortcuts: Instant postcards – The inside left of greeting cards is usually blank. Simply cut off the right side and write a message. Stick a stamp on it and mail.

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