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Mona Holbert, 234-3298
BURR, IT’S COLD! The month of December is very cold. We’ve even had a few snow showers but not enough yet. Bring on the snow.
LIGHT CONTEST. If you have decorated the outside of your home for Christmas, be sure and have your lights on Dec. 17 in the community. There will be judging for it and you can even earn a prize. First and second place of cash will be given. The contest is sponsored by the Howevalley Vertrees Community Club.
GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to John Shope, Reba “Darling” Goodman, Jeanetta Chappell, Barry Childress, David Knight, Joyce McCamish, Adam Hay, Rose Marie Hay, Thelma Dunn, Willard and Opal Smallwood, Mary Belle Hornback, Patricia Hornback, Amy Meredith and Cathy Morgan.
I spoke to my friend and co-worker Steve Brown on Dec. 5. He recently had surgery and is doing well. He teased me about the snow we have gotten so far. He doesn’t care for it.
FAMILY GATHERING. Pam Ford hosted Christmas at her home for her sisters, Wilma Jean, Shortie, Joyce and Sheila, and brother, Dwight, and families. Also attending were Roger Stillwell, Barney Goodman Jr., Calvin Skees and Neil Cundiff. Pam prepared a delicious meal and everyone had a great time.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy birthday wishes to Orsaya Johnson (9 years) on Dec. 15; Dwight Goodman Jr., Jermie Johnson, Amy McCubbins, Stevie Ash and Doris Cook on Dec. 16; Allie Ramsey (6 years) on Dec. 18; and Nathan Powell, Mike Nall and Scott Smith on Dec. 20.
FRUIT BASKETS. The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club prepared Christmas fruit baskets and delivered them throughout the community.
SPECIAL E-MAIL. I received an e-mail from my friend, Karen Williams, Jamilee’s first-grade teacher. She is so sweet to take the time to thank me for writing about her last week.
BACK IN THE DAY. Live Christmas Trees. The other day at work I heard some of the ladies talking about live Christmas tree. One said her aunt always has a live tree. They go out and cut one. This year she wants her son to experience the old fashioned tradition of going out and cutting a tree with the family. Another lady said she always has a live tree in her home at Christmas. It’s heartwarming to know that some traditions are still being done. We always had a live tree when we were growing up. That is a treasured memory in my mind, going out with daddy and finding the perfect tree to take home.
LAUGH LINE. What do the reindeer sing to Father Christmas on his birthday? Freeze a jolly good fellow.
NEWS ITEMS. Call in your news and leave on voice mail at 234-3298 or e-mail to email@example.com . Deadline is Sunday evening. Have a cup of hot cocoa and keep warm.