Arden Earll is a national, or international treasure. Staff Sgt. Earll, landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, where he was wounded in action. He rejoined his outfit to defend the Roer River, where he was wounded again. After recovering, he went to Bremerhaven, Germany, where he stayed until World War II ended. He was honored at a 95th birthday party this past Saturday. Concord Station, featuring Randy Brown, Mark and Jeff Cox, provided the mood music. A traveling bus stopped by from Warren and several on board thanked him for everything he had done for his country.

Holly Bailey, Pat Cooney, Tom Vogler (80) and Logan Fedyshin (4) also celebrated birthdays.

Donkey basketball returns to Corry Area High School on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $6, the cost $8 at the door and children 6 and under get in free. There will be free donkey rides for kids 12 and under during intermission. It benefits the Safeline Youth Advisory Council.

0002000003A10000045C39B,Happy birthday today to Jackie Berkhous, one of Charlie’s Angels, and to Candi Carrier. Chud celebrates tomorrow while Friday birthdays go to Jen Yatsko, Sherry Anderson, Jen “KC Chief fan” Almeda and Jean Brooks.

Viking Plastics’ Julie Slye had a birthday yesterday, Sandy Fladry tomorrow and Bryan Malecki on Friday.

Birthday wishes this Saturday to Tammy Rogers and Tonja Messinger from Judy Amoroso.

The annual Corry Regional Fire Department Buck & Doe Pool returns. You need to sign up before the season starts.

Sympathy to the family of Caitlin Maloney. She was a special person.

Great to see Jeff Black back in Corry, along with his service dog Willow. The two flew into Erie this past Saturday.

On Nov. 9, Michael Shannon, son of Richard Shannon, married Lindsay in Malibu, Calif. In the wedding party were former Corryites Jeremy Ross and Jamie Thiesen. The presiding minister was ex-Corryite Dr. Nathan Eshelman.

There’s a benefit for Paul Brown on Saturday at the Union City American Legion starting at 5 p.m.

If you are driving on White Street, check out the Christmas lights at the Griffis residence.

Finally, remember that the Corry Journal is a drop off location for Toys for Tots. It runs through Friday.

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

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