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Satsop News, Aug. 21, 2014

Jim and I spent a busy week volunteering at the Grays Harbor Couny Fair. Jim at the vintage equipment and me working at the information booth. The fair is always a fun five days, and this year with the weather so nice, breaking the attendance record, seeing many friends and meeting and greeting so many people who stop at the information booth it made this year’s fair great. Thanks to Mike, Rod, Kellie and the staff in the office, the maintenance crew, all the volunteers who put in many hours of work before the fair starts. Also a big thanks to all the sponsors. They all help to make this fair so great. It’s good to be back home now and get things done here at the house.

Mike and Arline Tobola spent two weeks in Pennsylvania visiting their daughter and family and returned home in time to enjoy the fair. Their daughter and her children returned home with them and are enjoying time visiting family and friends here in Washington.

Saturday, the Elma Class of 1956 held a picnic at Friends Landing. Jim and I attended and there were 21 classmates and spouses enjoying a fun afternoon of good food and friendship. A trike club was also at Friends Landing for a weekend get-together. I have never seen that many three-wheeled motorcycles in one place. They were so many different sizes and shapes and all so colorful and beautiful.

Saturday, Bob Borden, Bill Zwarun and Denny Everson held the annual BuckHorn Golf Tournament at the Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma. They have been having this tournament now for 31 years, ever since they all graduated from Elma High School.

Greg and MaryAnn Jackson have guests, Mike and Henrietta Rash from Houston, visiting this week. They will all be attending Greg and Mike’s 50-year class reunion in Vancouver, Wash.

Sunday morning at the Satsop Methodist Church, Pastor K led the service. I put coins in for my birthday. The coins that are collected for birthdays and anniversaries are donated every year to Habitat for Humanity. Joys shared: Cindy Nuxoll and family celebrating her mom, Marlene Thele’s birthday. Mark and Francine Carpenter had a family gathering at Wynooche Wildwood with more than 50 people attending. Mark had five generations of family present and Francine had four generations of family. A special reunion was held between Anthony Carpenter and his biological sister, Amanda Frebree, they hadn’t seen each other in nine years. He also met his 8-year-old niece for the first time. A great family reunion for all. I shared the joy of the successful Grays Harbor fair and the fun of friends getting together for class picnic. Prayers were asked for the family of Steve Fox, who passed away this past week; the family of Elsie Chiles, who lost her battle with cancer; the family of Janice (Pullar) Myers-Malsch, who passed away this week. Prayers for Pat McGuin and family in the passing of his wife. Prayers for Tim and Jules Holms in loss of their home. Prayers for safe travels for Arline Tobola’s daughter and children as they travel back to Pennsylvania. Prayers for Dick Bramstedt, who has a hard cast.

If you are looking for something to do this coming weekend drive to Toledo for the Cowlitz Grange Thrashing Bee. There are always signs out showing the way. It is held out in a big field with a tractor pull, lots of restored tractors to look at, stationary engines and lots of vendors to check out. Jim and I hope to get down there. We always enjoy this event.

Enjoy this nice weather. I can already feel fall is getting close.

The Satsop News will only be in the Vidette every other week. If you have news you would like shared please give me a call.

My thought for the week: I saw this on Facebook and thought how true this statement is. BE KIND — for everyone you mMeet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

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.