R.L. McCray

Jackie Pondel Reynolds graduated from Corry in 1979. Her claim to fame is probably as Bee Bee the clown. And she is also a ventriloquist. She's also quite a writer. She recently published “Springtime: Refresh Your Soul and Renew Your Spirit”. It is an uplifting book with stunningly beautiful watercolor illustrations. It's available on Amazon.

Bob Harrington was in town the other day, running a 10-miler back on his old stomping grounds. He hit Spring Street hill for old time’s sake. "Coach (Scott) Crowell used to hold hill repeat parties there for us,” he said.

Happy 27th anniversary to Maggie and Police Chief Rich Shopene (yesterday). Hoping for many, many more.

In response to last Saturday's column about the Beaver Mascot, this is from Donna Simmonsen, a sister of Kay Hickle. "What Kay was talking about was the Beaver Mascot painted on the marching band drum," she wrote. "My father came up with the design and painted it on the drum. I have the base of the drum with the mascot on it hanging in my home along with a picture of my father and Ron Rairie that was printed in the Corry Journal showing the new design."

Richard Bova was quite a man. From starting Corry's Sunday in the Parks, his work and contributions at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and so many other things, he was so accomplished and will be missed.

Did you read that 20 years ago, Corry won the Edinboro Jaycees Track Invitational at General McLane? The Beavers’ Steve Grice was voted the meet’s outstanding field athlete with victories in the high jump (6-3 1/2) and triple jump (42-8 1/4).

I saw Larry Walters mowing the outfield grass at Bracken Field the other day. Hope that somehow there are games there this season.

The Associated Spring-CMC golf league is having its meeting Tuesday at North Hills in the pavilion. If you have questions, message Beaver Smith. The Corner League starts this Thursday. Call Mike Schrecengost at 882-5007 for info.

Karalee Kemp will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of her 29th birthday on Monday.

Belated birthday wishes to Clancy Walsh. Bob Hunt and Brian Sullivan celebrate tomorrow.

Robert Cmiel says that the Corry Area High School Class of 1968 is doing ZOOM Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Contact him for a password.

Kaye-Nine Grooming is now open (yes, dogs can get haircuts, humans can't) and Jane Roche notes that The Whistle Stop will open on May 20.

John Holthouse says the weather is so cold he's thinking of going back to Florida.

Even though she's been gone for some time, I still miss my mom every day. If you still have your mother, remind her how much you love her.

Anything of interest happening? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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