1/19 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

The roads were slippery in Pedee on Sunday, Jan. 9, but that didn't deter almost 50 people from attending Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church to hear Tim Barnhart's message on "Simple Encounters."

Pedee Church Pastor Mitch Lee's 9-year-old son, Isaac, again played the djembe drum with the rest of the musicians during the singing. He has been playing the drums ever since he was old enough to stand up to them, and at this point is an accomplished drummer and adds a lot to the music.

Isaac is a home-schooled fifth-grader.


Ruth Stafford went to Monmouth recently to visit her niece, Susan Hatch, and Susan's three children, Jennifer and husband Ryan Foster from Fresno, Calif., Jeff Hatch from Brookings, and John Hatch from Boise, Idaho.

While there, Stafford helped the family make some of her almost-world famous candy. She and her sisters started making candy when they were quite young and she has helped the Pedee Women's Club make it every year for their holiday fair in November.


Connie Ames has finally recovered enough from her knee surgery that she was able to come home.


The Pedee Women's Club worked on quilts for CASA on Wednesday, Jan. 12. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, which help children in crisis.

On the first Wednesday of each month the club cleans the clubhouse, on the second week they make lap quilts for CASA, on the third week they make lap quilts for veterans, and on the fourth week they pack boxes of treats for servicemen. Help is always needed, as well as completed quilts and items to put into the boxes.


Paul and Diane Telfer went to Redmond to visit their son and his wife, David and Kelly Telfer. They are all hikers and had the opportunity to hike up Smith Rock while there.


Carolyn Hall's daughter, Debbie Strange, came to visit her from Lincoln City as a late birthday gift. Strange spent the day helping Hall set up her new computer and learn to use her electronic reader.


Have something to report from the Pedee area? Send your news to Arlene Kovash via e-mail to akovash@earthlink.net.


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