Pedee News : Nola Womer


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The Pedee Christmas Craft Fair sponsored by Pedee Women's Club will be from 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the fire hall and women's clubhouse.

Friends and neighbors are invited for for handmade crafts, "the best candy in Oregon" and the club's handmade quilt raffle in the firehouse; and homemade soups and pies and baked goods served in the clubhouse.


Maxine Prevo's reception honoring her 88th birthday was held Oct. 14 at the new health center at Dallas Retirement Village.

Relatives attending were here daughter, Sherie Henderson, who helped Joni Scholz plan the party; and granddaughter, Patty Lathrap and great-granddaughter, Kim Lathrap, who helped serve the birthday cake to Maxine's friends. All three are from Clackamas.


Bud Bush of Kings Valley, who was in the Corvallis Hospital Oct. 19, came home Oct. 21. It is thought he may have had a mild heart attack.


The memorial service for Lillian Elliott of Dallas, 85, who died Oct. 16, was held Oct. 19 at Dallas Evangelical Church.

Pastor Gene Ragan officiated and read the obituary. Musical selections were by Florence Schmitke who accompanied the Congregational hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul," and the solo, "I'd Rather Have Jesus," by Ray Dickey.

Lillian's daughter, Eunice Logan of Harrodsburg, Ky., gave many insights of their family life.

Several scripture passages were shared before Pastor closed the service with prayer.

Baskets and vases of beautiful flower arrangements and potted plants were placed across the front of the sanctuary. Cookies, punch and coffee were served at the social room, which was decorated in autumn colors.

Copies of one of Lillian's cookie recipes and packages of forget-me-not flower seeds were given out in memory of Lillian.

Those attending from Pedee were Pastor Lonnie Burbank, the Rev. Lee and Beverley DeSaulnier, Aaron and Nonie Burbank, former Pedee resident, Laura Dyer of Monmouth, and myself.


The October meeting of the Coalition to Save the Ritner Creek Covered Bridge, combined with a potluck dinner, was held Oct. 19 at the Pedee Women's clubhouse. Marjorie Robertson and Juandeane Skidmore served coffee and punch.

Martin Robrecht conducted the meeting and led the discussion of various ideas presented.

Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to Ritner Creek Bridge, c/o Polk County Procurement Fund, 850 Main St., Dallas, Oregon 97338. All donations are much appreciated.


Pastor Lonnie Burbank had the assistance of Aaron Burbank and Dan Hayes for the worship service Oct. 22 at Pedee Evangelical Church. Those present were reminded that the Christmas Shoe Boxes for the mission churches in New Mexico must be ready to send by Sunday, Nov. 5.

LaVerne Bennett announced that "Relay for Life" will be taking orders for Christmas wreaths. For more information contact LaVerne.

Pam Burbank's offertory piano music was "Spirit Song." The pastor's message, "Focus on the PLAL," was from Ephesians 1:15-18: Jesus' focus was to seek and save the lost.

Among visitors was Merrilou Gilmore who came with her parents, Dave and Joyce La Voie. Merrilou's husband, Steve Gilmore, is pastor of a church in Enterprise.


Pedee Creek neighbors met Oct. 22 at the home of Paul and Arlene Kovash and made apple cider.

Joining the group were Kovashs' two daughters and families, Doug, Lorraine, Victoria and Christina Odell of Salem, and Dave, Suzanne, Brennan and Derek Burbank of Airlie, along with Polish exchange student Jacek Czalkowski, who is spending the school year with them.

Jacek and Brennan are seniors at Dallas High School.


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