Corry's new U.S. Marine, Pfc Joe Cambra, will be welcomed home this Saturday at 3 p.m. The Patriot Guard Riders will escort him from the Corry Plaza down West Congress Street, across Center Street and ending up at the Corry American Legion pavilion. Wonder if Kim's twin sister, Anne, will be there?

His family and friends didn’t see this one coming. Wayne Joncas got married this past Saturday down in Washington, D.C. Deacon Bill Saborsky and Glenn Clark made the trip, along with the Joncas clan, including his mom, Rita. Wayne is quite a guy. He’s legally blind, but works for the IRS and does things like play pingpong and pass the football in the yard.

The Golden Apple Award this week goes to Verna Kasper.

I’m not surprised, but I just learned that trains would stop on the tracks in Columbus so the personnel could hop out and eat at Frank and Verna’s.

For those who asked me, the annual Winds of Autumn band competition is Oct. 19 at Sheen Field.

The 5th annual Breast Cancer Bingo Event is on Friday at the St. Elizabeth Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starting at 6 p.m. The event benefits Corry Area Regional Home Health and Hospice, plus the John Kanzius Cancer Research Fund. If they exceed 120 players, there will be a second $500 jackpot game.

Nice that the recently retired Chuck Mack has returned to help out at Associated Spring.

Stan Komenda, Mr. 299, is 59 and holding as of Tuesday. Joette Kerr's birthday was also yesterday, as was Andy Sventek's. Reva Lowry's special day is Friday.

Bill “Pooch” Raupach, that’s what his son Scott calls him, turned 63 on Monday.

Gerry Griffis and Derick Stine celebrated their birthdays Saturday at the Corry Kids Wrestling fundraiser. Amy (and Phil) Griffis ended up a big winner.

Ron Savko was proudly wearing is K.C. Chiefs hat Sunday after another win and a 5-0 record.

There's a "Night at the Museum" at the Corry Historical Museum this Saturday.

This Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Community Church, Worship & Hymn Sing with the SCCC Praise band will take place. It will be followed by a bluegrass jamboree, so folks can bring their own instruments and voices. A love offering will be taken for the mission trip to Peru.

North Hills Golf Course Commission chairman John Patterson reminds golfers that you can play 18 holes with a cart for $20 in October.

Caleb Jackman and Bethany Morris have birthdays tomorrow.

There’s a benefit for Dan Downey this Saturday at the Corry VFW from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be bands, snacks, beverages, a Chinese auction, 50-50 drawing giveaways and “Team Downey” shirts. For information, phone Mary Bailey at 665-7455. Kim Daniels, at Davis Insurance, has 50-50 tickets.

No tumbling or stunts were allowed for the CAHS cheerleaders at Friday’s football game at Seneca. I’m told it’s for insurance and safety reasons.

The famous dancing Jack McCoy is 41 today, plus 40.

The Knights of Columbus Breakfast is Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Corry VFW.

Comedy Night is set for Nov. 9 at the Corry Moose Club, featuring national touring comedian Mike Conley, plus a special guest. Tickets are $20 and available at the Corry Journal, Blaney Vision and Corry Lumber, from any softball player or coach Bob Williams by calling 664-0606. The event, which includes snacks and beverages, is sure to be a good time.

I hear, and see, big improvements are coming at Pine Junction.

Mary Norton thinks she may have spotted some of the Boston Red Sox players in Spartansburg recently.

Corry grad and standout athlete Bobby Cummings is making quite a name for himself as an airman first class in the U.S. Air Force. His recently published magazine picture was voted the “photo of the month.” Bobby, who is stationed at the Beale Air Force Base (Calif.), was in Detroit a couple of weeks ago serving as the best man at Zach Dow’s wedding. Zach works for Ford Corp.

Anything new? Send me an email at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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