2014-05-08 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Ida Flory, May 9; Carrie Glee, 12 on May 13;

Leah Horton,

May 12; Sherry Perry, May

12; Andrea Minnier, May 12; LaDawn Hoffman and Morgan Smith, May 14; Judy Strait, May 13; Paula Cook, May 15; Jessica Vance, May 15; Jane Bat- dorff, 82 on May 11; Reta Chamberlain and Dennis Richards, May 11; Danny Lake, 50 on May 3; and Dick Barton, 93 on May 16.

The winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby was California Chrome. The winning jockey was Victor Espinoza.

McConnellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church held its mother/ daughter dinner Tuesday evening with a covered dish meal. Bingo was the entertainment.

Dave and Pam Keefer and Rick and Susie Keefer held their annual fishing rodeo on Saturday.

A memorial service was held May 3 on a quaint hillside in Aurora, W.Va., for Kathleen Keiper. Kathleen had been a resident of the long-term-care unit, Shimer Trail, Fulton County Medical Center, at the time of her passing January 13. Her husband, Ed, had been the longtime manager of the H&P Store, which closed in 1981. Locals will remember the couple’s graceful moves on the dance floor.

Public Opinion honor roll student- athletes were McKenzie Gelvin, Forbes Road track and field; Connor Litton, Southern Fulton baseball; and Ryan Koontz, McConnellsburg baseball.

Richard and Stella Mellott of Needmore will observe their 70th wedding anniversary May 13.

Randy and Lana Crouse will observe their 26th wedding anniversary on May 14 and Dustin and Kiera Keefer will celebrate their first anniversary on May 11.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Hershey track meet was held Saturday at McCon- nellsburg High School for students between the ages of 9 and 14 years old.

Sympathy goes out to the families of Velda Deshong and Homer Mellott who passed away last week.

Quotable Quotes: Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.

It Happened This Week: In 1908 the first Mother’s Day celebration was observed in Philadelphia. To commerate her own Mom, Anna Jarvis campaigned to create the day. In 1914 President Wilson declared it a national holiday.

Country Shortcuts: Next time you are trying to open a stubborn jar, place a rubberband around the lid to give yourself a better grip before you twist – it’ll pop right open.

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