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Pedee News / Nola Womer

A project close to home: The Ritner Creek Bridge on Kings Valley Highway in Polk County near the Benton County line needs repairs beyond the resources of Polk County, according to the county commissioners.

The public is invited to a volunteer organizational potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Pedee Women's Clubhouse, next to the fire hall.

Anyone who wants to help save the bridge is invited to attend. Bring a hot dish or dessert to share with other volunteers. For more information: Gail Oberst at 503-838-4275.

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Arlene Kovash and daughter Suzanne Burbank of Airlie flew from Portland to Mesa, Ariz., to attend the wedding and reception honoring Arlene's niece, Alyssa.

Parents of the bride are Arlene's sister and husband, Vicki and Grant Massey of Mesa.

Alyssa and Matt Hardwick were married May 2. Also attending were Arlene's sister and husband, Janet and Ted Hirth of Laguna Nigel, Calif.

Arlene and Suzanne arrived home on May 3.

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The Evangelical Women's mission offering for January to July mission will go toward instruction books for pastoral counseling training classes, as there are no books for these classes taught by Minda Kleman in Honduras. The offerings need to be in by Sunday, June 25.

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Aaron Burbank assisted Pastor Lonnie Burbank with the morning worship service on May 7 at Pedee Evangelical Church. The pastor reminded all that the graduates will be honored at the worship service on June 4.

Mikki Burbank introduced her sister, Christina Davis and her mother, Rita Lopez. They recently moved from Marysville, Calif., and are with Rita's son and other relatives in Monmouth.

At prayer time, Harriet Maganas shared that she will not have knee surgery, as the problem can be treated.

Pam Burbank's offertory was "`Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus." Mark and Kathy Riddle led the activities for the Children's Church. The pastor's message was "True Contentment," and the scripture reading, from Exodus 20:1-17, was a review of the Ten Commandments.

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