By R.L. McCray

Anything going on? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

Here's an example good kids. Gerrit Hinsdale, the football quarterback of the two-time state championship Clymer/Sherman/Panama team, is running with the ball after a sermon he heard in church this past Sunday. The pastor's message was simple: Help your neighbors. So Gerrit, his brother Bryce (who played Little League baseball in Corry) and Matthew White have announced that they are willing to do errands, yard work or house cleaning for anyone who needs to stay home to help curb the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

Sorry to see that exchange student Lena Mitschke has to leave Corry and go back to Germany. She'll miss several important things like trips and the prom. She'll still have her memories and though she was here a short time, she will be remembered for a long time.

For the first time in over 40 years, yesterday I stayed home on St. Paddy's Day. And looking back, I really miss Joe Hand's and Dan's Tavern.

One thing that the Cornonavirus has taught people is the difference between postponed and canceled. Postponed events will be made up, if possible. Canceled means it will not be made up.

I'm thankful Kaye Portice at Kaye-Nine Grooming and Boarding is still open. And so is our dog Buddy, now wearing a green kerchief. She always does a great job of grooming.

It's official. The Corry fantasy baseball leagues, who have been in operation for about 30 years, have suspended this year's draft that was to take place this weekend. With the bars and many places now closed, there really was no place to have it. Plus, more importantly, there is no baseball and may not be for another 6-8 weeks.

Birthday wishes today to Nancy Malek Hayes and tomorrow to Charlie Buckshaw. Belated wishes to John Wawrejko who turned 67 on Monday.

Hats off to all those who helped with the fundraiser for Angie Burlew. Kudos to John Stroup for donating almost all of his 50-50 winnings back.

Hope everything works out for Ashley Ongley who was a substitute teacher in the Clymer School District and a well-liked bartender at the Corry VFW.

Did you have corn beef and cabbage yesterday?

Sympathy to well-traveled photographer Jeff Parkin on the recent passing of his brother Gary.

I know people are staying home more, and they should. But there's bound to be some news out there. If you have any, anything, email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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