2014-01-23 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kate Berkstresser

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peg” Gordon, 95 on January 29; Bodie Shives, 6 on January 16; Wylan Gress, January 31; Tom Strait, January 29; Thomas Glenn, January 29; Ike Bivens, January 30; Clarence Weimer, January 31;

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Clain, January 29; Annette Bain Williams, January 30; Gene Stenger and Sarah Duvall, January 26; Doretta Mellott, January 28; and Jane Lamison, January 17.

Forbes Road and Central Fulton schools hosted the annual Franklin- Fulton County Band Festival Saturday at McConnellsburg.

Youths from the county attended the “winter jam” in State College at the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday night.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Jacob Everts Jr. and Sophie Heinbaugh who passed away last week.

Public Opinion weekly honor student-athletes for basketball were Macklin Hawkins, Forbes Road; Bronwyn Mellott and Sam Roberts, McConnellsburg; and Trent Rider, Southern Fulton.

Brenda Gordon, the manager of Penn’s Village F&M Trust office, recently retired after 44 years in the banking world.

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. sponsored an Elvis Tribute with Taylor Brown on Saturday at Mc- Connellsburg American Legion.

Super Bowl Sunday will see the Denver Broncos and the Settle Seahawks go for the title.

Wayne and Betty Miller observed their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 22.

A year has gone by since Pastor Neil Ray and wife Marie came to our community for him to be the new pastor of Big Cove Tannery, McConnellsburg and Little Cove Luthern churches.

Quotable Quotes: “Without friends you are like a book that nobody bothers to pick up.”

It Happened This Week: In 1849 the gold rush took place when 300,000 folks went west to search for a fortune, after mill worker James W. Marshall discovered gold flakes in northern California in 1848.

Country Shortcuts: Use rubber gloves to clean your blinds! Slide your glove-covered hands through each slat. The dust particles will cling to the glove. Shake dirt off the glove into a trash can.

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