Tuesday, December 18, 2007
By Nola Womer
Paul and Arlene Kovash attended Oregon Farm Bureau's 75th Anniversary Convention last week in Pendleton. Paul was inducted into OFB's Hall of Fame for his more than 35 years of service to the farm bureau.
They also got to tour the Pendleton Woolen Mill and the Pendleton "underground," which was dug out under the city in the late 1800s. The underground included a Chinese laundry, meat market, ice cream and candy shop, and several other shops.
Oregon Farm Bureau was started in 1932 in Pendleton to provide a voice for agriculture.
Relatives and friends gathered Dec. 8, to help Paul Maddux celebrate his 80th birthday. They met in the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Women's Club House in Pedee.
Paul's wife, Deanne, was glad that Paul's sister, Judy Houston, arrived from Chicago on Thursday to help with the activities.
Among those attending were daughter Janet Maddux and sons Phil and Steve Maddux and their families, Paul's sisters Alice Haling of Corvallis and Mildred Birchell of Bend, and brother Robert Maddux of Philomath and their families, cousins, nieces and nephews, and longtime friends.
The large birthday cake honored Paul's Dec. 6 birthday.
Those arriving early for church at Pedee on Dec. 9 found Sunday school people all very busy decorating the foyer and sanctuary, and even the small children were able to help decorate the large Christmas tree in the foyer and a smaller tree at the front of the sanctuary.
The antique small manger scene was placed on the table beneath the large cross in the foyer.
Pastor reminded that the Candle Light Christmas Eve Service on Monday, Dec. 24, will start at 9 p.m.
The Wednesday evening 7 p.m. Bible study of Galatians is at the Bud Bush home at Kings Valley on Hoskins Road.
Pastor's message was "If you believe ... nothing is impossible," scripture lesson was Luke 1: 26-45. This is the story of the angels' message to Mary and her acceptance of it. The pastor closed service with prayer.