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Fun had by all at Elma High reunion

On Friday evening, Sept. 13, the Elma High School class of 1956 held a social gathering at the Rusty Tractor restaurant in Elma.

It was a fun evening with about 25 classmates and spouses catching up on family news and remembering the fun days of growing up in Elma. On Saturday afternoon a “big” class reunion was held at the Little Creek Casino with classes 1953 through ‘57 joining together. It was so much fun to see friends from all the other classes.

Joe Malik was the emcee and he announced the next joint reunion would be in 2015. There were more than 100 classmates and spouses in attendance. It was a great reunion and I’m looking forward to the one in 2015. As we were leaving, members from the Elma Class of 1973 were just arriving for there class reunion — a big day for Elma class reunions.

Kathy and Jerry Elofson had the fun of hosting a foreign exchange student this past summer. She was from Italy. They enjoyed being a host family so much that they are now hosting a young man from Norway for this school year.

On Sunday. Pastor K led the service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Dalton Combs and Mason Boyce lit the candles. Rose Patton put coins in for her birthday and Janet Whipple told that it was her daughter Brenda’s birthday. Happy birthday, girls. Stephanie Parson and Ralph Osgood took the children out for Sunday school. Francine Carpenter read the scriptures. Joys shared: The Elma FFA is heading to Nationals. Red Tarman wore a football jersey to the Elma game Friday night with his grandson’s number on it. Arline Tobola shared the joy that her husband, Mike, and Gene Covey bought a fishing boat at an auction. Mike took the two grandsons, Oliver and Porter Vandewark, on a little fishing trip/ride on Summit Lake. The grandsons had a great time. Prayers were asked for healing for Jake Meyers, Jim and Vonnie Morton, Clark Cafall and MaryJo Bohren. Prayers for the families of Helen Field and Ralph Milan. Prayers for all the families in Colorado who have lost so much in these terrible floods that are hitting their state; also prayers for all who have lost homes in all the forest fires across the nation. The offering was collected by Mark Carpenter and Dalton Combs. Abby Combs collected the offering for Fifi and her family.

Dates to remember: The Satsop Methodist Harvest Dinner and Bazaar is Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Have a good week. Fall is truly in the air: rain-thunder and lightning, a tiny drop of sunshine and the leaves are turning golden and falling off the trees. The days are getting shorter and the weather cooler. Yes, fall has arrived.

My thought for the week: “A friend is someone you can do nothing with, and enjoy it.”

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.

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