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Satsop News: October brings beautiful fall weather and Halloween

What a great October we have had. There’s fog in the morning and sun shine in the afternoon, with just a small amount of rain now and then. The evenings are getting colder and colder, warning us that winter is on its way. I have gotten most of the flowers that I try to save in the greenhouse and a few covered up for the winter, so hopefully several will survive. I guess I am as ready for winter as I can be. It is hard to believe that we haven’t had a hard frost yet.

Jim and I got our flu shots this past week. They sure give shots better than when I was a kid. I watched the nurse put the needle in my arm and I could not even feel it. My memories of shots as a kid is that they really hurt bad.

The Elma United Methodist Church, at 502 West Young St., will be hosting a Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. They will have free hot dogs, chips and juice for all. Outside they will have several car trunks for the community children to “Trunk or Treat.” Inside, the trunks will be warm coats and blankets for those who need them for the winter. It will coincide with the Elma Business Community “Trick or Treat” time.

Friday evening my granddaughter, Danielle Lott, and I enjoyed the Elma High School football game. The Elma dance and drill team put on another outstanding performance at halftime. This must be one of the first times in years that they haven’t performed in a muddy, muddy field. This good weather has been great for keeping the field green and dry.

Saturday, we received a phone call from a neighbor that one of our cows was in their yard. I drove to their house and got the young steer back where he belonged and then saw the fence needed fixing. Of course son, Bob, was gone so that left me to fix it. I found a fence panel that would cover the hole but needed help to move the panel. I called Jim Crisp, but he had just left for the Husky game but Missy Crisp said her and daughter, Baylee, would help me. Well us “gals” fixed the problem. Thanks Missy and Baylee for your help.

Saturday evening Jim and I enjoyed dinner at the Elma Eagles for their chicken-fried steak dinner.

Pastor K led the Sunday Service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Cadie Nuxoll lit the candles. Pastor K read the scriptures. Red Tarman shared the joy of attending the Husky game and the memorial for Coach Don James at halftime. Dalton Combs shared the joy of the Montesano middle school football team beating Elma. Dave and Sheri Russell shared the joy of attending the wedding of Britt Johnson and Donna Cook. Pastor K said they had 21 people joining for the Saturday activity and meal. Continued prayers were asked for Marlene Thele and for Cadie Nuxoll’s cousin, Noah. Please keep Alyx Marsh in your prayers for healing. The offering was collected by Mark Carpenter and Dalton Combs.

If you are out and about Thursday evening — Halloween — please drive very carefully and watch out for any and all children who will be out trick-or-treating. Have a safe Halloween.

My thought for the week: “No matter how bad things look at night, they usually look better in the morning.”

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.