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Satsop News: Lots to be joyful for as Christmas nears

Here it is: The first week of December. This year has gone by so fast. I think the older I get, the faster time flies by. Christmas is approaching much too fast this year. I, for one, am not even close to being ready. Oh well, ready or not, everything will work out and Christmas will again be a special time with all the family together.

Friday, Marlowe Todd, granddaughter, Danielle, and I enjoyed going to the “Country Chicks” Christmas Bazaar out by Rochester. We also stopped at other Christmas bazaars around the area. It poured down rain and we did get wet but had a fun day of looking and buying a few things.

Arline Tobola shared the news of having her niece, Mary Marcello of Portland, Ore., visit this past week. Arline’s sister, Marie McMillion, also from Oregon, is here visiting her this week. Arline and husband, Mike, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary with a special dinner at Anthony’s restaurant in Olympia.

My granddaughter, Danielle, and I enjoyed the open house Saturday at the North By Northwest Farm, outside of Elma, Saturday. What a beautiful farm and seeing all the beautiful horses. We really enjoyed the open house. Thank you, Michael Lamb, for returning to where you grew up and bringing your dream farm to Elma. I’m looking forward to and hoping you will hold another open house in the future. Again, thank you for a fun day.

Sunday morning at the Satsop Methodist Church, the Walker family hosted the breakfast. Pastor K led the Sunday service. Avery and Peyton Walker lit the candles. Abby Combs put coins in for her 16th birthday and also coins in for her grandpa’s birthday. Pastor K lit the first Advent candle, the candle of hope. The Elma/Satsop Choir sang the hymn “Will We Know Him?” Myrna Manier and Stephanie Parson took the children for Sunday School. Francine Carpenter read the Scriptures.

Prayers: Alex Patton will be having knee surgery on Thursday; Bob Hauge, Jack Brooks and Tim Nuxoll need prayers for health problems; Sharon Wilson needs prayers; Nadine Aldinger of Longview, the district United Methodist Women president, passed away Saturday… prayers for all her family; Janet Whipple’s mother, Bonnie Evans, passed away this past week — please keep Janet, her family and other family members, in your prayers; prayers for so many who are suffering during this holiday time with loss of a job, sickness, loss of family members, depression … this can be a very tough time for so many.

Joys shared: The beautiful rainbow as we were driving to church; great breakfast served by the Walker family; Cindy Nuxoll found a very nice ring while shopping and took it to the front desk and Cindy heard from the store that the lady who lost it was very glad to have her ring found and returned; Red Tarman thanked everyone for the prayers and cards he received when he had his back surgery … he is using a walker to get around and is looking real good… it’s good to see him at church; Elma FFA sponsored the state logging rodeo at the fairgrounds; Elma FFA took second in the rodeo and Angie Patton took second in the individual for girls … good job, Angie. The big joy: Montesano football team CHAMPIONS. Great job, Monte. We’re very proud of all of you: the coaches, team members, parents and all the supporters. We’re looking forward to next season. I love high school football. The Elma/Satsop Choir sang “Come Share God’s Gift.”

Pastor K and Francine Carpenter served Communion.

My thought for the week:

“Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness.”

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

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