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By Staff | Nov 5, 2008

Some very exciting events took place during the past week. First of all, my beloved Philadelphia Phillies became number one in baseball and captured the World Series. It took 28 years, but they finally achieved baseball excellence once again.

I watched as my husband and son bonded over every hit, strike and homerun. They whooped and hollered when Ryan Howard hit his homeruns, when Chase Utley made an incredible judgment call and fielded a play that could have changed the status of the series, and when game five was postponed due to a fierce rain storm (a first in series history). My husband and son will talk about this series or years to come. Again, it’s the “sports thing”–the language, passion and understanding of a sport that only a father and son can share.

The second event to take place over this past week was the “Backyard Brawl” between Hughesville and Muncy. These two long-time rivals met on the football field in Muncy. Enthusiasm and excitement were the themes for this match up. Hughesville was victorious with a 34-7 win over Muncy and brings an end to the regular football season. You boys make us proud!

Finally, we celebrated another year of trick-or-treating. Hughesville hosted another great parade packed with ghouls, goblins, clowns, hillbillies and dinosaurs. At our house we gave out lots of candy and did see a few kids who did not wear a costume, but expected candy–you know who you are. At our annual Halloween skating party we saw witches, mad professors and even a rock star rolling around on skates. All in all, a very fun-packed week in the community; and, hopefully, by the time you read this, we will have a new President-Elect of the United States. Hope you all went out and voted.

Kudos to the Friends Church in Hughesville for sponsoring the “Fifth Quarter,”–a worthwhile get together is for students in grades 7-12. It is held after every home football game and is a place for kids to congregate, play games, win prizes and just have fun together. I’m sure the church would appreciate any donations to help further this great idea. Well done!

Christ United Methodist Church, Main Street in Hughesville, will be hosting “A Night of Music” on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy local musicians sharing the love of God through music. Proceeds from this event will benefit the church organ fund.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 22, the East Lycoming Historical Museum gift shop will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 20.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly meet at the Friends Church in Hughesville every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 435-2902 or 584-4530 for more information.

Glen Sharrow American Legion Post 35 Ladies Auxiliary monthly meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the 1st floor meeting room the second Monday of every month, Main Street, Hughesville.

Thank you to all of our veterans who served our country as we celebrate Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Birthday wishes to Brett Gordner, April (Tompkins) Roberts, Kaitlin Snyder, Lori Staman and Sandy Bitler-Nov. 1; Patti (Michael) Martin, my second grade teacher Harriet Watts, and Fred Robbins-Nov. 2; Abby Swisher-Nov. 3; Hannah Staman, Pam Troxel, Shirley Vandine and Jason Baer-Nov. 4; Woody Fry, Joseph Brown, Jamie Fry, Ron Rider, Zachary Kline, Janet Baylor and Ken Edwards-Nov. 5; Jakob Charles, Jerry Fought, Martha Starr (87 years), Luke Temple, Bradley Golder and Skylar Corbin-Nov. 6; Deanna Crawford and Karen Jodry-Nov. 7; Emily Ann Sweeney-Nov. 10; the beautiful Sarah Pysher, Kevin Arbogast and Taylor Davis-Nov. 11.

Anniversary wishes to Bill and Theresa Guthrie-Nov. 1; Clarence “Toots” and Arlene Barto-Nov. 3; Jason and Stacia (Fry) Gardner-Nov. 5; Daniel and Louise “Stossie” Sheehan-Nov. 7; John and Linda Snyder, Dale and Donna Stackhouse and Carl and Tiffany Moser-Nov. 8; Kenneth and Jodie Burkholder, Phil and Wendy Snyder and Wayde and Phyllis Farnsworth-Nov. 10; Glen and Barb Brown-Nov. 11.

Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.