12/22 Pedee News: Nola Womer



Heads-up, everyone: Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church's Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 8 p.m. at the church on Friday, Dec. 24, rather than the earlier time advertised.

This service is one of our most beautiful, as we sing lots of Christmas carols and close by lighting candles and singing "Silent Night" together. All are welcome.

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Friends and family from near and far gathered on Wednesday, Dec. 15, for the Pedee Women's Club luncheon in the beautifully decorated clubhouse.

Ethelene Osgood announced that there will be a New Year's Eve party at the clubhouse, starting at 7 p.m. Bring snacks and join the fun.

Portia Perkins, who lives in downtown Pedee, displayed woodburned items made by her husband, Jack Giles, who is the lead carver for the Albany Carousel. Go to Albanybrassring.com to read about the carousel and see these extraordinary carousel animals.

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Louisa Gonyou went to Florida to visit her two sisters. One lives in Winter Haven year-round, the other lives in Fort Myers six months of the year.

It was cold while she was there. While in Fort Myers, Gonyou wore ear muffs, gloves, and a fleece jacket while watching her sister play tennis.

Gonyou and her husband, Bill, came from Gaines, Mich., and became part of the Pedee community when they put an ad on the Internet to house sit in Oregon and eventually stayed at two different homes in Pedee. A few years later they moved from Michigan to Oregon City to be near 5-year-old granddaughter Violet, but still drive to Pedee to participate in women's club activities.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Nola Womer died Sunday, Dec. 19, at the age of 95. She had written "Pedee News" for the I-O for more than 62 years. Arlene Kovash will be taking over "Pedee News" for the foreseeable future. She is seeking information from everyone in Pedee on what they are doing and where they are going. Please e-mail her with your news at akovash@earthlink.net or call 503-838-3512.



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