2013-12-12 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthay wishes to Selena Johnson, 40 on December 1; Erin Shafer, December 20;

Dena McGarvey, December 20; Barbara Sowers,

December 18; Judy Seville, December 22; Connie Cunningham, December 18; Edith Rhodes, December 19; Betty Bivens, December 5; Jean Carbaugh, December 13; Norma Vores, December 14; and Wava Hess, 84 on December 14.

Norma Ott received word last week that her brother, Jack Mellott of Texas, passed away. Jack was raised in Fulton County. Sympathy goes out to the family.

Sympathy also goes out to the family of Ronald “Stucky” Seville who passed away recently. Everyone knew Stucky.

The annual Walk Thru Bethlehem was held Friday night at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Ethel Lake and Clifford Speers who both passed away last week.

Louise Long was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday with heart complications.

We had our first measurable snow arrive Sunday, making travel rather difficult.

The descendants of the late Charles and Edna Matthews held their annual Christmas dinner at Mercersburg VFW on Sunday.

A 20th birthday dinner was held for John Washabaugh on Sunday at parents Dwight and Tina Washabaugh’s.

Knobsville Singles had its Christmas party Monday at K’s Place.

Calvary Independent Baptist Church held its annual Christmas dinner, with the Jacob Brothers entertaining, on Saturday.

An open house 94th birthday party was held for Helen Rosenberry of Fort Loudon on Saturday in the social hall of Fort Loudon Freedom Lighthouse Church. The party was given by her family.

Community State Bank held its Christmas party last Thursday night in the bank’s Orbisonia social room.

Fulton County Medical Center held its Christmas party on Saturday night at the American Legion home.

Jeff Richards of Virginia visited with his mother, Ann Richards, last week.

Quotable Quotes: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

It Happened This Week: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premiered on television in 1964 and has aired every year since, making it the longest-running Christmas special in history.

Country Shortcut: Install a towel rod or two on the back of your bedroom door to neatly stow extra blankets or spreads.

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