By Emmy Lou Holtz/Harrisville Correspondent
Grove City Medical Center recently announced the addition of Dr. Cheryl A. Thompson to its medical staff.
A family practice physician, Dr. Thompson has joined Family Health Care Partners and will staff its Harrisville clinic. She has big shoes to fill here. The late Dr. Kenneth Dunkle opened the Harrisville Clinic and served there until his death.
Dr. Thompson grew up in the Sarver area of Butler County. She is a graduate of the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency and geriatrics fellowship at West Virginia University Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Thompson also found time to attend physician's assistant training, and worked in that capacity for 15 years.
We welcome Dr. Cheryl Thompson to the Harrisville cinic, and look forward to having her to serve us and our friends and neighbors for many years to come. We are happy to have a physician here again.
Harrisville Community Band
A special note -- at their fall concert on Nov. 11 Harrisville Community Band will sponsor a food drive to benefit the Food Cupboards in Grove City and Slippery Rock. When you come to the concert, please bring some canned or packaged nonperishable food items. Everything will be divided between the two cupboards. The band wishes to do something special for those not so blessed this holiday season.
Why should we honor our veterans?
381,000 -- Number of veterans who served during both the Vietnam era and the Desert Storm era (August 1990 or later.)
429,000 veterans served during both the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict.
143,000 served during three periods: World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam conflict.
498,000 served in World War II and the Korean War.
Pennsylvania is home to 1.2 million veterans.
Say "thank you" to one of them tomorrow!
Calendar of events
Nov. 11: Harrisville Community Band Concert, 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 16: Soup sale at Forestville Church, chicken noodle, beef vegetable, broccoli cheese and ham and bean. Order early at $5 per quart
Nov. 18-20: HUMC Youth Group Fall Retreat at Wesley Woods
Nov. 20: HUMC concert with music by Allegheny Boys, 7 p.m.
Nov. 20: HUMC Kids Club "Thanks for Giving Celebration, 6 p.m.
Nov. 25: HUMC Youth Group Thanksgiving Dinner, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This week in our history
Nov. 9: North Carolina overturned its secession ordinance, prohibited slavery, and elected a representative to the United States Congress, 1865.
Nov. 10: The United States Marines were established by the Continental Congress, 1775.
Nov. 11: Washington was admitted into the Union, the 42nd State, 1889.
Nov. 12: Ellis Island received its last immigrant, 1954.
Nov. 13: The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18, 1942.
Nov. 14: The first streetcar, a horse-drawn vehicle called the John Mason, went into operation in New York City, 1832.
Nov. 15: The retail price of sugar soared to 65 cents a pound; the sixth increase since Oct. 9. On Jan. 6, the price for a pound of sugar was 18 cents, 1975.
A lighter moment
Isolated thoughts from a twisted mind:
1. Friends may come and go, but enemies tend to accumulate.
2. How does Teflon stick to the pan?
3. All those who believe in psycho kinesis raise my hand.
4. Laughing stock: Cattle with a sense of humor.
5. Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms.
6. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
7. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
Thought for the Week
"The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them." -- Denis Waitley
Call Emmy Lou Holtz with Harrisville area news at 724-735-2600. Published Nov. 9, 2011 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.