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5/26 Pedee News: Nola Womer

The ride to church at Pedee on May 16 was under a dimmed sun that lasted all morning.

The dogwood tree near the office at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church was pretty with pink blooms.

Pastor Mitch Lee was in the foyer when we arrived. The Sunday worship services folder and conference mission folder were ready.

Dan and Grace Hayes came. Pam Burbank played all the hymns on the piano.

Hayes opened the service with prayer and led the opening hymn before turning the service over to Lee. The pastor took the praise and prayer requests and then closed with prayer. Hayes led the songs on the song sheet.

Lee had the dedication of Kindan Brotherton, baby son of Shawn and Trina Brotherton. He has an older sister, Kalina.

The pastor's message was from Ephesians 3: 1-13.

Hayes led the closing hymn and gave the closing prayer and benediction.

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Descendants of Orlando Riley and Elizabeth Burbank met May 15 at the Pedee Women's Clubhouse for their annual family reunion. About 40 family members attended.

People came from Dallas, Salem, Monmouth, Junction City, Lebanon, Kings Valley, Keizer, Springfield, Portland, Tualatin, Corvallis, Clackamas, Damascus and Gresham in Oregon, as well as Battle Ground, Wash.

Grandchildren of Riley and Burbank were Pat and Junior Lyday, Ruth Van Daam and Laura Dyer. All the rest were great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren or still younger. Dyer was the oldest and there were three 2-year-olds who were the youngest. They were Uriah Pankratz, Olivia Grant and Aviela Darnall.

JoAnne Hardman was the organizer and several others helped her.

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Marjorie Robertson just arrived home from four months in Brenda, Ariz., east of Quartzsite. She has a winter place there.

Her son, John, and his wife, Janet, drove down with her and helped get her settled, then drove back down this month and brought her home.

While there, she got to see her newest great-granddaughter, Tessa Mae, and parents, Arlo and Laurie Robertson, who live in Mariposa, Ariz.

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Tom and Cinthia Jones finally got to go on their honeymoon. They spent four days in Depoe Bay fishing, whale-watching, kayaking and shopping. The weather was beautiful, so they had a great time. They were married in October of 2008.

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Paul and Diane Telfer visited relatives in St. Paul, Minn., and St. Cloud, Minn., earlier this month. They researched family history while there and visited the property where Diane's great-grandparents lived.

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