Pedee News

Craft fair sees community turn out

Pedee News / Nola Womer

Pedee Women's Club held its 40th annual Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 12 at the Pedee Fire Hall. A wide variety of crafts and vendors greeted a good turnout of folks.

The homemade pies, soups and hand-dipped candies were well received by the many visitors and community guests. A selection of 33 pies and 16 soups were offered at the lunch served by the women in the club house.

It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet old friends and made for a very successful day.

The winners in the adult ticket drawing were Bob "B." for the Navajo quilt; Kali Arnas, baby quilt; Jean Weisensee, one pound of candy; Lynne Parsons, doggie treats; Sue Garton, kitchen towels; and Debbie Cates, crocheted doily.

Winners in the children's drawing were Michelle Nickelson, truck; Eva Ronco, tin of candy; McKenzie Smithson, small quilt and nail salon; Ashley Smithson, tin of candy; Sara Furutani, Scrabble game; Shea Sommelfeldt, tin of candy; and Catricia Vandereek, child quilt.

(To claim his prize, Bob "B." needs to call holiday fair coordinator Juandeane Skidmore at 503-838-5720).



Arthur Ronco, former resident of Fir Grove and brother of Paul Ronco of Pedee, died the evening of Nov. 12 of a heart attack.

He was born to Albert and Pearl Ronco when they lived on the farm at Fir Grove, north of Pedee.



Charles and Geraldine McKinney had relatives visiting on Nov. 13. Charles' mother, Ethel, and Jim Putt came from Salem. Their sons Ken McKinney of Pedee (with wife Michelle and children), and Scott McKinney of Salem (with wife Randi and children) also were there.

Jim Putt was honored for his 95th birthday on Nov. 13.


Agri-Women Convention

American Agri-Women held the organization's 30th convention Nov. 9 to 13 in Monterey, Calif. Representing Oregon were national president Carol Marx of Rickreall, Oregon president Gwen Mulkey of Monmouth, and AAW Newsletter editor Arlene Kovash of Pedee.

During the convention, a resolution was passed urging Congress to pass legislation to counter the attack on private property rights by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo vs. City of New London, Conn.

The AAW also supports legislation which would provide much needed reform of the Endangered Species Act.

Arlene drove to the convention with OWA members from Silverton. They visited Carmel, Calif., on their way home, Nov. 14.


Church news

Pastor Lonnie Burbank was assisted by Aaron Burbank and Dan Hayes at the Nov. 13 service.

Stacy Wiedenmann sent 19 boxes of "Christmas in a Shoe Box" gifts to missionaries in New Mexico for Navajo families. That was an increase of one box from last year's gifts.

It was also noted that the church Christmas decorating will be done during the Sunday School hour, 9 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 4.

Mark and Kathy Riddle led the Children's Church during the pastor's message, "If You Want It, Just Ask," from I Chronicles 4:9-10.

At the close of the worship service, the congregation cookies, frosted doughnuts, punch and coffee were served in the foyer.


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