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Pedee News With Nola Womer

Christmas play a hit in Pedee

The Pedee Women's Club had a Family Christmas Dinner at their clubhouse in Pedee on Dec. 7. Many neighbors and friends shared the delicious meal and enjoyed visiting.

Plans are being made for their New Year's Eve party, Saturday, Dec 31.

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Paul and Arlene Kovash attended the Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Convention Dec. 6-8 in Newport, and Paul received an award for lifelong dedication to agriculture and the work of the farm bureau.

Chris and Jennifer Vandenberg also attended the convention.

Chris participated in the Young Farmers Discussion contest. He also received the Top Hand Award for all he does for the farm bureau.

Only six awards were given among the 12,000 members of the Oregon Farm Bureau, so it was a pleasant surprise and an honor that Pedee residents received two of them.

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Pastor Lonnie and Pam Burbank had an open house at the parsonage on Dec. 11. Friends and neighbors enjoyed a time of fellowship and refreshments and admired the Christmas decorations.

Lonnie's uncle, Lew, and wife Sue Burbank helped them with the preparations after church.

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The third Sunday of Advent was observed on Dec. 11 at Pedee Evangelical Church. The worship service included Christmas hymns.

Pat Lyday thanked all for their prayers. She and husband, A.S. Jr., and her sister, Lois Marquardt of Eugene, had a safe trip to Las Vegas where they spent Thanksgiving with their daughter and husband, Vicki and Leo Wood, and other relatives.

The small children who attend Children's Church opened the Christmas program with two action numbers under the direction of Kathy Riddle. Mark Riddle accompanied on the piano. The cast included Dan Hayes as Mr. Grey, the older children and young adults as members of the Grey Family, and Brennan Burbank as Mr. Phipps. They performed the Christmas play, "Letters to God," to present the true meaning of Christmas.

The cast, and organizers Pam Burbank and Debbie Baldwin, were thanked for their work. The programs was followed by a cookie fellowship time in the foyer.

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A baby shower honoring Rebekah Jahn was held at the First Christian Church in Dallas on Dec. 10. Hostesses for the afternoon were Sasha Richards of Salem, Audrey Cameron and Stephanie Barth. Refreshments and games were enjoyed.

Rebekah's sister, Rachael Phelps, assisted her in opening gifts.

Among others attending were Rebekah's mother, RoseAnne John; Hazel McQuown, who gave the afternoon prayer; and Georgia Marincovich, Audrey's sister from Astoria.

As each one left, they received a blue Christmas decoration from Sasha and the poem, "The Gift of Life."

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A Candlelight Service will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be no Sunday School on Christmas Day, and the 10 a.m. Worship Service will be a Christmas Communion Service.

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