Police Chief Rich Shopene

Police Chief Rich Shopene sure did it all for the Northwest Savings Bank American Legion baseball team.

Parents, you may not want your children to read this.

You know how many kids often ask for a pony, or horse? Well, Maddi Myers turned 12 the other day and got her dream — a real horse. She has been taking horseback riding lessons. The horse is a Morgan, and its name is Brownie.

Now grandpa Pat Catalfu needs to build the horse a home.

Thumbs up to Corry’s Senior American Legion baseball players who stuck it out to the end. Though undermanned, the team never gave up, stayed upbeat and battled to the end. Kudos to manager Rich Shopene, whose team earned its first win in region play in four years.

Great line in the paper the other day about Union City: You can get there from here.

That was interesting to see CAHS Superintendent Bill Nichols seated next to Gov. Tom Corbett at yesterday's town hall-style meeting at Harbor Creek High School. Hope Corbett listened to what Nichols had to say. Bill has decades of experience.

The Corry Area High School junior varsity cheerleaders are having a car wash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Advance Auto Parts. The cost is a donation, and proceeds help pay for cheerleading camp and warm-ups.

Can it be? Teresa (Gibas) Gilson will be a half century old on Friday.

Get-well wishes to Tim Tomcho, Dave Turner, Sally Szymecki and Pat Stockton. All are class acts.

I just missed it, but Clymer's Don Hanson (age 82 I was told) performed a "spoons" concert yesterday afternoon at the Corry American Legion.

Buck night sure draws a big crowd. I see the Wetmores at the Uht on occasion, including Monday when I crossed paths with Lisa Frisina, her husband Steve, plus nephew Scottie. Wonder how many hot dogs Steve consumed.

The "Golf Balls from Heaven" event is Sunday at the Union City Country Club, with a shotgun start at noon. The 1,000 balls get dropped at 6 p.m.

I understand Beth Rose has a new ride, even if it’s temporary.

This past Sunday was the 46th wedding anniversary for Trudy and Harv Halfast. She says they have had highs and lows but are still going strong.

You can now pick out Jim Carrier's black truck, with the sign on the side. Unless it's upside down.

Tim Gates is still excited about the recent birth of his son, Tristen Robert. Tim's dad, Tom, is just about as excited.

The Pops Open, in Jerry Christianson's memory, had an enormous turnout despite Saturday's rain.

It was quite a surprise for those Corryites driving through Edinboro and noticing that the McDonald’s building was gone. By Tuesday, the new McDonald’s structure, on the same location, had the frame all up and they were working on the roof.

Double D Brumagin is back in town, having been to Altoona with his grandson and some Cub Scouts. He’s now 62. His birthday was a day before Stacy’s. Brenda Reslink had a birthday the other day. Nina and Cliff Moats’ daughter is a teacher’s aide at Corry Elementary School.

My aunt Eleanor McCray will turn 90 years young on July 30. The family is planning a party for her on Sunday, Aug. 3, after the church service at McCray United Methodist. That will be about 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sandwiches, cake and ice cream will be served.

I mentioned that Popo was headed to Johnny’s Lunch the other day. No hot dogs made it back to Corry. “My lack  of will power was stronger than my desire to feed,” Popo admitted.

The 20th annual Hubert S. Vaughn Memorial Fly or Drive In Breakfast is Sunday, July 27, at Lawrence Airport. It runs from 8 a.m. to noon with a big, all-you-can-eat breakfast, aircraft on display, plus helicopter and airplane rides.

Anything new? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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