2010-05-20 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey
Our Town

Birthday wishes to LaDawn Hoffman and Morgan Smith, May 14; Brandy Lynch and Judy Strait, May 13; Paula Cook and Jessica Vance May 15; and Brian Shafer, May 18.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Helen Rosenberry, who passed away last week.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Sinking Springs, Pa., for Ed Culler, a former resident of Fulton County, and a graduate of Mc- Connellsburg High School. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Sylvia Culler.

Tim McGarvey is home recuperating and undergoing rehab at Fulton County Medical Center.

The St. Paul Lutheran Church of McConnellsburg held its annual mother/ daughter/other covereddish banquet Thursday night in the social room. The theme was “Once Upon An Apron.” A delicious variety of food, along with desserts, were enjoyed by 40 attendees. Thanks to Sandy Novak for the entertainment.

Carl Paylor was surprised with an 80th birthday gathering by his golfing friends last Thursday evening at the home of Vic Erickson. Happy birthday, Carl.

A 20th year memorial service was held on Saturday, May 1, for the Hustontown firemen who lost their lives in a well on May 1, 1990. It was held at the Hustontown Firehall and they also visited the Fairview and Hustontown cemeteries. The firemen killed were Jim Chestnut, Rick Hershey and Tom Lane.

Jim Chamberlain is now home after a lengthy hospi- stay.

Simon Mellott is now a patient in Fulton County Medical Center.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Geraldine Madden, who passed away on Saturday.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Evan Appleby, Mc- Connellsburg baseball; Lucas Banks, McConnellsburg track; and Amy Bard, Southern Fulton track.

Central Fulton prom was held Friday night in the American Legion hall. The king and queen chosen were Clayton Garlock and Rachael Kendall. The theme was “Manhattan Masquerade.”

Southern Fulton High School prom was held Saturday night at the Country Inn in Berkeley springs. Named as king and queen were Dylan Whiteside and Alexandra Barnhart.

The annual spring concert at Forbes Road high and elementary schools was held last Tuesday night. The first Forbes Road musical “Grease” was held on Friday and Saturday night to a full house. The performance was great.

Rodney and Dot Kelly and Larry Deshong attended the graduation of Chelsey DeShong on Sunday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Quotable quotes: There’s nothing like a good family when you’re really up a tree.

It happened his week: President Wilson made Mother’s Day an official U.S. holiday in 1914. This year, Americans are expected to spend about $2.6 billion on flowers and $68 million on greeting cards to mark the occasion.

Country shortcuts: Got a splinter? Soak your hand in warm water and soap. The soap cleans your hand as the water softens the skin, and the splinter will easily be removed.

Did you now? Our favorite word in the English language, according to survey? Mom!

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