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Satsop News, April 17

Tuesday evening, Jim and I met our friends, Cliff and Sunny Cotey and Ron and Judy Pierce, in Olympia at Anthony’s Home Port for dinner to celebrate the guys’ birthdays.

Denise Davidson took her five grandchildren to California to see a redwood forest during their spring break. She said they had a great time and enjoyed seeing those big, beautiful trees.

Saturday evening, the Satsop pinochle club met at the home of Ed and Jean Comfort. The group takes a break for the summer so no cards until fall.

Arline Tobola shared the joy that her granddaughter, Madison Idom, performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee on Sunday evening, April 13 with her high school choir from Lewisburg, Pa. She also wanted to say thank you for all the prayers for her surgery this past week. Her grandchildren, Oliver and Porter Vandewark, visited on Saturday and they got new baby chicks that will stay and live at grandma Arline’s home.

Keith and Janet Whipple enjoyed a few days visiting Leavenworth with their grandchildren.

Pastor K led the service at the Satsop Methodist Church on Sunday. The Elma/Satsop choir sang two hymns, “Sorrow to Joy” and “The Love Behind the Cross.” Pastor K read the scriptures. Pastor K’s message was: “Does Prayer Make Any Difference.” My thought immediately was “yes.” Joys and concerns shared: Prayers are needed for healing for Debbie Colvin, and prayers for Linda Wilder. Joys: Bill Muhlhauser is doing very well after his hip surgery; Pastor K enjoyed the gospel music that was performed at the Aberdeen Methodist Church this past week.

Dates to remember: Sunday, April 20, come and join the sunrise service at the Satsop Cemetery at 7 a.m. A potluck breakfast at the Satsop Methodist Church follows at 8 a.m.

My thought for the week: “Wake up with a smile and go after life … Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.” — Joe Knapp

Yvonne Borden is a regular contributor to The Vidette of news from the Satsop and Elma areas. She can be reached at (360) 482-3284.