Happy New Year to everyone! Did you make a New Year's resolution? I did but I'm not telling what it is; in case I don't do it then nobody will know.
As you know, Emmy Lou Holtz has retired from writing this column after 30-plus years; she has done a great job and I will do my best to follow in her footsteps.
On a personal note, I hope she enjoys her retirement.
Thank you, Emmy Lou, for all your writings.
I am Brenda Bole (McCoy) and am going to be the Harrisville columnist for the Allied News. A lot of you know me, and some of you may not.
I have lived in Harrisville going on 30 years this July, have served on the town council for about 15 years and I have been doing the Harrisville Community Days for more than 16 years.
I have a son, Christopher Rodemoyer, and I also have a granddaughter, Isabelle.
The Jan. 3 Harrisville council meeting
Mayor Jere Donovan swore in elected officials Joe Lowers, Heather Krenn, and Brenda Bole.
There was an election of council officers which named Joe Lowers as president and Denny Blom as vice president.
Other council members are Jonathan Crighton, Bob Hovis and Frank Sabin.
It was discussed that council hire Rachel McQuiston as office clerk to help in the borough office.
In other business:
▪ The Harrisville Park main entrance by the cemetery will be closed during the winter season.
▪ Jonathan Crighton mentioned that sign up for T-ball, little League and Pony will be at 6 p.m. Jan 23 at Harmer Elementary School.
▪ New sidewalks are going in on North Main Street and East and West on 58.
▪ If anyone wants to rent a pavilion at the park this year, please call the borough office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday at 724-735-2222
▪ Please shovel your sidewalks when snow falls.
▪ Council meeting dates for 2012 are: Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.
Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are open to everyone.
▪ If anyone needs something addressed, they can call the borough office to be put on the agenda.
Harrisville United Methodist Church
Ellie Upton, Rosemary Stalker, Melissa Harris, Evelyn Baum, Don Miller, Amy Harris, Samantha Dunkle, Missy Miano, Payton Peterson, Hannah Rojas, Bobbie Jo Stahlman, Connie Rider, John P. Stalker, Justin Leone, Carol Codispot, Richard Dunlap, Gwen Cihonski, Marla Critchlow, Melinda Harris, Tory Bray Vaughn, Shirl Van Dyke, Jim Fischer, Paul Stalker, Ed Weiss, Dottie Van Dyke.
Anniversaries: Carl and Evelyn Baum, Bruce and Connie Rider, Phil and Carol Codispot, Ron and Missy Miano, Jack and Connie Emmett.
West Unity Community Church
Birthdays: Gene Johnston, Courtney Johnston, Dan Buchanan, Denny Blom, Olivia Goncus, Raylene Gerareo, Maxine McCall, Jeff Knoblespease, Mike Shimo, Woody Miller, Cooper Williams, Dave Thiry, Jim Criss, Veda McGinnis.
Forrestville and St. John's United Methodist Churches
Birthdays: Jean Davis, Violet Miller, Josh Rock and Devon Rock, Ed Osburn, Ethel McCandless, Larry Stewart, Frank Fenush, TJ Grossman, Shirley Anderson, Kendall Grossman, Jonah Foster, Traci Foster, Luccas Ralston.
Bit of History:
Jan. 11 --
* Major League baseball (American League) adopted the designated-hitter rule, 1973
* Alabama seceded from the Union, 1861
Jan. 12 --
* The first public museum in the United States (South Carolina) established, 1773
* The Alamo, a Franciscan Mission, was built, 1722
Jan. 13 --
* The Beatles US album Yellow Submarine was released, 1969
* Air Florida jet crashed in Washington, D.C., 1982
Jan. 14 --
* Henry Ford introduced assembly line, 1914
* NBC's "Today" show premiered, 1952
* Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, 1929
* First Super Bowl held, 1967
Thought for the week:
"Life is a bed made of roses. To get on it, you have to maneuver through the thorns."
Written in 2011 by Sheldon Mollineau --- Pennsylvania
To share news with Brenda Bole McCoy about happenings in the Harrisville, Forrestville, Barkeyville and Clintonville areas, call her at 724-967-4440 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published Jan. 11, 2012, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.