2016-02-04 / Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

By Heidi Seymore

Happy February everyone!

A crowd gathered at Gobbler’s Knob early Tuesday morning, awaiting the emergence of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. After a tap of a cane on Phil’s treetrunk cage, his door was opened and the animal emerged. He was held aloft to cheers and applause. Phil did not respond, other than to blink. Placed on top of the trunk, he attempted to flee before his actions were closely analyzed. Interpreting Phil’s behavior, the Groundhog Club emcee proclaimed, “There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!” He added, “Take your jackets off, you’re not going to need them!” Few in the crowd followed that advice; the temperature Tuesday morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., was reported at 22 degrees.

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a shooting match February 6 and a benefit dinner auction February 13.

At Hustontown Market and Beverage the hot case is only open until 2 p.m. on Sundays.

What’s Happening at Forbes Road School District:

Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings at 7:30 a.m., in the high school auditorium. The elementary school is currently having an Easter candy fundraiser. Please show your support to the “Little Cardinals.”

February 12 is a snow makeup day for Forbes Road students.

Wednesday night worship services will be held February 3 at Center United Methodist Church. We will be studying the movie, “War Room.”

Ash Wednesday services will be held February 10 at Center United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Ashes will be distributed.

Good Luck to Forbes Road High School Choir as they go to districts this weekend.

Best of luck to JJ Martz as he leaves home this week to join the U.S. Navy. Thoughts and prayers are extended to his family as they embark on a new chapter of their life.

Happy Birthday to Chris Newman on February 5.

To help you with your New Year’s resolutions: Healthy doesn’t mean a salad. Healthy isn’t a measure of weight. Being healthy involves your mind, spirit and heart just as much as it involves your body. Each person’s version of healthy is different. Sweets don’t make you unhealthy, but sadness will.

Happy Moments: Praise God

Difficult Moments: Seek God

Quiet Moments: Worship God

Difficult Moments: Trust God

Every Moment: Thank God

If you have information to share weekly about your family, friends and community, or someone or something to celebrate call, text or e-mail Heidi Seymore at 717-752-6205 or seymore. heidi@gmail.com.

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